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PlayStation Plus Update: Vanquish Joins Instant Game Collection

Morgan Haro's Avatar + Posted by Morgan Haro on Feb 18, 2013 // Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

We’ve got a monster update to the Instant Game Collection today as not one, but two fantastic games are coming to PS Plus members for free! By now, you’ve got your hands on last week’s addition: Closure. Dungeon Defenders is still free in PlayStation Plus, and has a PS3 Community XP Event coming up this Thursday (register here for more info).

With tomorrow’s PlayStation Store Update, you’ll be able to download Vanquish and Mega Man Maverick Hunter X free if you’re a PS Plus member. We’ve got more including special content for Dust 514, and a launch week discount; so without further ado, let’s get to the goods.

Don’t have PlayStation Plus? Go to the PlayStation Store on your PS3 or PS Vita or click here to get access via the Sony Entertainment Network online store.

February 19th PlayStation Plus Update



Vanquish (PS3)

PSN Price: $19.99, Free for PS Plus members

Celebrate the release of Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance by playing one of Platinum’s finest action titles: Vanquish. The same studio that’s bringing you Raiden this week, also delivered one of the finest sci-fi shooters in Vanquish. Check out its fast and fluid combat system, experience the visceral melee combat, and download this PS3 Full Game free as a PS Plus member.



Mega Man Maverick Hunter X (PSP and PS Vita Compatible)

PSN Price: $9.99, Free for PS Plus members

An enhanced remake of the classic Mega Man X, complete with 3D character models, remixed music, and all new unlockable features, this is classic Mega Man turned up to 11. When Sigma leads a group of Reploids in a revolt against mankind, it’s up to X and Zero to protect the world from ruin. You can download this title free as a PS Plus member and play it on your PS Vita, or PSP.



Dust 514 Starter Pack

PSN Price: $9.99, Free for PS Plus members

DUST 514 brings intense infantry combat, large-scale warfare, and deep character advancement to a free-to-play massively multiplayer shooter. Wage war in the next generation of first-person shooters, where a single victory could prove the crushing blow to a galactic empire of thousands of online EVE Online gamers. While the game is still in its beta phase, you can take advantage of this free Starter Pack. Remember, additional content you purchase in Dust 514 while it’s in beta will be carried over to your account when the game sees its full release. You can download Dust 514 now, and it’s free to play.

Urban Trial Freestyle (PS3 and PS Vita – No Cross Buy)

20% off for PS Plus members (PS3 Version: Original price: $14.99; PS Plus Price: $11.99 PS Vita Version: Original price: $9.99; PS Plus Price: $7.99)

Urban Trial Freestyle challenges players to push their risk-taking to the absolute limits and deliver maximum stunt rewards. The game`s nonstop action is complemented by a host of features including multiple game modes, leader boards, rider and bike customization, and much more. With slick urban detailed graphics and an innovative physics engine fine-tuned for fun pick-up and play, the game has been specifically engineered to get the most out of both PS3 and PS Vita versions.Learn more about the game from the PlayStation Blog’s coverage and download it this week!

PlayStation Community Update 2-15-2013

Don’t forget about the upcoming Dungeon Defenders PS3 Community XP event as well! The game is still free for PS Plus members. Click here to learn more on how to sign up for this event!

Lastly, if you haven’t downloaded Retro City Rampage or PAYDAY: The Heist, today is the last day they will be free in PS Plus; same goes for the Critter Crunch, Derrick the Deathfin and Karateka discounts.

Let us know your feedback on PlayStation Plus in the comments below, and don’t forget to use the poll links to speak your mind about what content you liked the most. If you want to see what the rest of the PlayStation community is talking about, head over to the PlayStation Community Forums in the PS Plus space to continue chatting about PS Plus, or find other topics to contribute your thoughts to, or start one for yourself. See you in the comments!

PS Plus Update 2-19-13

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+ Bergen75 on February 19th, 2013 at 7:20 pm said:

@448

As already said, Vanquish has been updated and is now free for Plus members.


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+ PrimeroIncognito on February 19th, 2013 at 7:23 pm said:

@ eeveesaur

Sounds like the update wasn’t the culprit if all that other stuff happened first.

Were you updating to the latest firmware (4.31) for the first time?


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+ TheAznOne420 on February 19th, 2013 at 7:23 pm said:

@447

Umm Gaming websites of course. I could name a few but I think it’s against the rules advertising another website on here. Hit up a major search engine to find what you need to know.


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+ BigBacon87 on February 19th, 2013 at 7:24 pm said:

Yeah it must be in the middle of the update right now. I just grabbed Mega Man Maverick Hunter X as it is showing free for plus users now and Urban Trial Freestyle can be downloaded for both platforms at it’s discounted price if you use the search engine.


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+ walder26 on February 19th, 2013 at 7:24 pm said:

This issue makes me think that at the very last moment something legal came out, maybe platinum games disagree with some terms with Sony , I just dont know what’s going on, this is by far the longest await for a playstation plus update ! ! !


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+ D_Arkss on February 19th, 2013 at 7:25 pm said:

where is the update? *runs in circles* ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh


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+ HyperFlash on February 19th, 2013 at 7:27 pm said:

long wait for update way yes it is


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+ Tsupi_Az on February 19th, 2013 at 7:28 pm said:

@447
I saw nothing online of rumors of a switch from current format to a new Gold type version.
I would not take anything off the web as being true, Only Sony can state any changes that would hold any merit.


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+ walder26 on February 19th, 2013 at 7:29 pm said:

I think we should ask for something else due to this failure from Sony, how about Sleeping Dogs ! ! ! ! yei yei ! !


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+ Tsupi_Az on February 19th, 2013 at 7:29 pm said:

just do search for what you want i have been downloading vanquished for over 30min….


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+ paragroth on February 19th, 2013 at 7:31 pm said:

I’m already downloading all freebies from this update! Yay!! Still updating i guess as it’s not still showing in main screen!


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+ mattweimer on February 19th, 2013 at 7:33 pm said:

The updates are there, just search them. Downloading Urban Freestyle now!


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+ brents on February 19th, 2013 at 7:33 pm said:

hearthfire’s UP!


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+ mattweimer on February 19th, 2013 at 7:33 pm said:

Woops, late to the party I see…


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+ walder26 on February 19th, 2013 at 7:34 pm said:

It’s thereeeee ! ! Vanquish ! !, use the search option and u’ll find it ! ! !


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+ DingKingDS on February 19th, 2013 at 7:35 pm said:

Now it shows up. Won’t be playing this until tomorrow.


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+ eeveesaur on February 19th, 2013 at 7:37 pm said:

@ PrimeroIncognito No I don’t believe so – the system was already on 4.31. The actual update itself was prompted when I tried to start up the LBP2 disc again, the update itself said it was for Little Big Planet 2 and was about 1000 MB. Thought it must have been the PS+ update, since I knew it was the right time and date for that, but it’s very possible it was caused by LBP2. Just as possible that it’s the system malfunctioning. Don’t know.


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+ ch8882002usnavy on February 19th, 2013 at 7:40 pm said:

I’m glad I put a 1TB HDD in my PS3 because all of these Free Full PS3 games are starting to add up. I have used a little over 500GB already!


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+ Toasty_Burger on February 19th, 2013 at 7:41 pm said:

I can purchase Patapon 3 on my Vita but I am unable to download it on my Vita


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+ PrimeroIncognito on February 19th, 2013 at 7:54 pm said:

@eeveesaur

Yeah, it sounds like you’ve just had some misfortune here. Seems like your console just decided to flop for whatever reason. It’s not the firmware if you already had it, I doubt it’s the update, and it’s obviously not LBP2… so, I think it’s just bad luck. :(

This kinda stuff is exactly what I’m worried about happening to me, that’s why I’m going to be signing up for Plus real soon so I can use the cloud.

Hope you get it all worked out.


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+ WAR1965 on February 19th, 2013 at 7:59 pm said:

its 10:57 pm eastern time tuesday wheres the awesome update


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+ sdp1974666 on February 19th, 2013 at 8:02 pm said:

You have to search for the games individually, by name, and they’re there…


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+ eeveesaur on February 19th, 2013 at 8:31 pm said:

@ PrimeroIncognito I feel so bad for my little brother, all the game data stuff – poof! Really seemed like some sort of glitch somewhere. I know there was a LBPK update today, I don’t see why that would affect LBP2 or whatever the hell. Gonna call tomorrow and see what’s up.

I’m not too keen on cloud services (even though I have PS+ on my other account I don’t use it) because who knows when my internet is gonna go down (east coast – crazy storms!) or when the server goes down. Plus, if it’s anything like XBLA Gold and you stop paying your saves are locked up until you renew… But, I *do* always backup to a hard drive. Damn thing managed to not restore from that backup and corrupted that too. Something weird went down.

Thanks, for hearing me out, though! :D


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+ WAR1965 on February 19th, 2013 at 8:44 pm said:

ok so the up date is in now but the dust 514 starter pack thats free for plus is charging 9.99 for it


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+ ccanfield1 on February 19th, 2013 at 11:25 pm said:

I was wondering why the purchase option no longer appears when I want to get free content ? For example, if I want to purchase content that is currently free for Plus members but don’t want to actually download it right now. There is no purchase tab anymore and has been changed to a “Download”.

While I understand this was probably done to streamline the process so people didn’t have to take an extra step and checkout from the cart. However, for people like me that wanted to have the content registered to my account before it expires and download at a future date when I had enough hard drive space available, it is frustrating. I don’t see where I have the option to do this other than canceling an automatic download that has already started and with some small download files, this can be difficult to do in time.

Only work around I have found is by purchasing online at https://store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com but I would prefer to be able to do this right from my PS3.

Hopefully someone reads this and can add a feature that adds a download and purchase tab to free content. That way users can decide which they want to do.
Thanks.


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+ migz8732 on February 19th, 2013 at 11:46 pm said:

Vanquish is an amazing game! And if you’re looking for suggestions for PSN titles in the future, 3D Dot Game Heroes would be a great addition!


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+ MykaelMERK on February 20th, 2013 at 1:44 am said:

Thats it. not going to renew my membership until something worthy comes out…

These old games just arnt cutting it..

Not to mention EU members have gotten some pretty nifty stuff the past few months but we get crap.

Vanquish is ok and all.. but really.. come on.


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+ OmegaSpear on February 20th, 2013 at 2:01 am said:

Damn! so many comments!.


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+ Ridanipo on February 20th, 2013 at 7:22 am said:

Nice game, played it before and will be giving it another go! Would like to see Way of the Samurai series coming up too. Is it even possible? xD


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+ ruthless_stylez on February 20th, 2013 at 9:46 am said:

For some reason when i click on the Dust 514 starter pack in the store it goes back to $9.99 when its added to my cart


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+ ghost4512 on February 20th, 2013 at 10:27 am said:

@Haro.

So Vanquish is awesome!! Great update, also did you know PSN is giving out free money? Just checked my messages and i got 10$. But thanks for the amazing game!!


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+ death_by_wabbit on February 20th, 2013 at 10:33 am said:

@eeveesaur

You might want to be be careful with that Primero guy. He’s extremely insecure. I’ve been down that road with him already. If you make a point he doesn’t like, he’ll start attacking your personality or something similar. He’s got a real bad habit of not only acting like he speaks for everyone, but also reflecting his own negative characteristics onto others, and he’s also unable to recognize his own faults. Proceed with caution.


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+ Shadow_Enz on February 20th, 2013 at 10:43 am said:

Vanquish, nice! I’ve already got the game, but it’s a great addition to the PS+ collection. Also, THANK YOU (you have no idea) for Mega Man Maverick Hunter X! What a great PSP game! Though I have it on UMD, I can now add it to my VITA thanks to Playstation +!

Don’t let any negativity swat at you or the staff behind the program, Morgan; you guys are doing a great job with what you’ve got!


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+ death_by_wabbit on February 20th, 2013 at 10:47 am said:

@ghost4512

yeah, they gave me a $10 voucher last year. only $10 but still beats a sharp stick in the eye :)


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+ hellsflamecharge on February 20th, 2013 at 11:52 am said:

Great addition! I’ve only played the first part so far, but, this game has SEGA written all over it. The added dust pack is very sweet as well!


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+ jurrut on February 20th, 2013 at 12:31 pm said:

huh vanquish ,? I got the game from PsPlus a month ago???!!


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+ PrimeroIncognito on February 20th, 2013 at 2:24 pm said:

My point has been proven yet again…


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+ PrimeroIncognito on February 20th, 2013 at 2:30 pm said:

@eeveesaur

You probably won’t see this, nor may you even care, but just in case, you should know that everything that stalker/hater up there just said about me was a copy and paste job of my exact words about him in a previous post. As you can see, he lived up to everything I said about him… the idiot proved me right and continues to shoot himself in the foot. He keeps following me around, and when he posts, it’s always something about me. I have no clue why he’s so obsessed with me. My only theory at this point is that he’s jealous of my intelligence, that he desperately wishes he had.

Oh well.


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+ death_by_wabbit on February 20th, 2013 at 5:16 pm said:

Hehe, how desperate you are. I am perfectly happy with with my level of intellect. Whether or not you are smarter than me doesn’t matter to me in the least, though you have yet to prove it one way or the other. Yes I copied it word for word, (mostly) It really sucks when people spread lies about you to other people, doesn’t it? Though I really suspect that everything that you say about other ppl are things that others have accused you of at one point or the other.
When you finally stop, so will I. Until then, get used to it, ’cause I always give as well as I get, trollette


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+ bcduggan on February 21st, 2013 at 12:17 pm said:

A problem and a question here

The problem

First, how big is vanquish? The download says 12 GB. My hard drive says I have 21 GB left but when I go to download Vanquish it says I do not have enough space available for it.

The question

A gamer friend of mine was telling me about the $10 voucher that he received from PSN thanking him a fan and a loyal user and he received an auto code to claim $10 credit. Was this credit supposed to go to everyone or just a random few?


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+ DonkeyKongKilla on February 21st, 2013 at 1:12 pm said:

BRAVO morgan, tell the team I said BRAVO! hah Vanquish is not the type I’d go for but I like it, I like it a lot.


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+ DonkeyKongKilla on February 21st, 2013 at 1:16 pm said:

@bcduggan – There has to be space left for other stuff I’m assuming.


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+ DonkeyKongKilla on February 21st, 2013 at 1:16 pm said:

Oh and yeah it’s only 12gb


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+ bcduggan on February 21st, 2013 at 8:53 pm said:

@492/493

Here is the simple problem

21-12 is 9. I would have 9 GB left of space after downloading it.

My wife’s PS3 has less than 3 GB of space left on it and she can still download stuff as needed withing the space left.


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+ BeastRC on February 22nd, 2013 at 6:31 am said:

Vanquish is a really good game so good to see that was finally put in the lineup…….

However, here are the upcoming instant games lineup for EU PS plus for march…..

Entering EU PS Plus in March:

6th March: Mass Effect 3
6th March: Dead or Alive 5
6th March: Joe Danger 2
13th March: Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
20th March: Puddle


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+ Soldner_Kei on February 22nd, 2013 at 8:13 am said:

6th March: Mass Effect 3
6th March: Dead or Alive 5
13th March: Metal Gear Solid HD Collection

this is really nice… for EU…. anyway I downloaded DoA5 pack already and I know this will never be in US psn, so no harm done, let’s hope for something as good as EU psn+ games next week… but I think we have been doing that since last year…


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+ V_A_N_D_I_E_L on February 22nd, 2013 at 8:47 am said:

Ty Psn US for all the games i have been able to play since i became Plus, but to be honest the EU Plus this month ( Mass Effect 3, DOA 5, MGS HD,etc) is far better that anything i have seen on US Plus since i became a member. My Plus service expires today so i wont be renewing US service, am going EU.

Maybe someday the US service will get better offers and you will see me again here. Bye ;)


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+ Xx432 on February 22nd, 2013 at 9:18 am said:

Already subscribed to EU plus service, downloaded sleeping dogs, motor storm apocalypse, f1 racers


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+ JoeGoodsnake2 on February 22nd, 2013 at 9:27 am said:

Looks like I got banned for promoting too much truth.

Not that easy to ban me, I will continue to create new IDs and will continue come back here and post the reasons why SCEA is doing a poor job. As a matter of fact, because you’ve successfully pissed me off by attempting to ban me, let’s add some salt in the wound of comparison to EU.

We can do this easily, by simply comparing last year’s February update on SCEA to this year’s. These are the games that were offered as free rentals last year in February for us:

Far Cry 2 – 2/14 (V-Day Special One Week Offer)

The Simpsons Arcade Game – 2/7
Sega Genesis Bundle – 2/21
Altered Beast – 2/21
Comix Zone – 2/21
Golden Axe – 2/21
Sonic 1 – 2/21
Sonic 2 – 2/21
Streets of Rage 2 – 2/21
Battle Fantasia – 2/14
Fatal Inertia – 2/14
Hamsterball – 2/14
Inferno Pool – 2/7
Mahjong Tales: Ancient Wisdom – 2/14
Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket Powered Battle Cars – 2/14

Hungry Giraffe – 2/7
Gold Medalist – 2/7

Final Fantasy V – 2/7

All those games were free last year during February for PS Plus NA. What the hell happened?


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+ AnoyoIkari on February 22nd, 2013 at 10:29 am said:

Lke alot of others. I just saw the line up for PS+ for EU. I’m loving PS+ so far, so don’t think I’m just griping. However, if our March doesn’t have at least 1 game as good as Mass Effect 3, DoA5 or Metal Gear collection. I am going to be severely disappointed. I’m not sure what the difference between EU and US makes such a difference in the quality of games. The month of March however could make alot of US PS+ subscribers really sore if we get stuck with weak titles.


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