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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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+ mainkster on February 18th, 2013 at 8:51 am said:

already got it , o well maybe i will install it on my hd , cuz im too lazy to swap disc


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+ RateX_BR on February 18th, 2013 at 8:52 am said:

Solid update. Vanquish is an AMAZING game!

One feedback: I think you change Plus weekly update to a monlty update like our European brothers.


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+ PlayEvoinsec21 on February 18th, 2013 at 8:52 am said:

Nice Awesome Update !! Its a shame that some people still complain about it !


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+ logikclay on February 18th, 2013 at 8:53 am said:

Vanquish is 3 YEARS OLD!!!!….. and why are people so quick to thank and praise Morgan for the updates they like but when others criticise the updates they’re quick to say ”leave him alone its not Morgan’s fault”???

Also, @morgan…. why do you always say that we no longer get FULL monthly updates for upcoming games because there are ”last minute changes possible” yet other sites post what games are coming well before the blog does. I asked a moderator of one of those sites and they said that the games are picked out a month or two before hand, so there are no last minute changes. The real reason cause Sony knows that future potential subscribers would wait or not even subscribe …EVER,if they knew the crap they were going to be getting.

I know its not your fault, but you’re a gamer too. So, if you didn’t work for Sony and had to wait around and pay for these ”free” games, would you honestly always be happy with crappy old titles??

im sure you’ll give the typical ”Sony employee” answer, cause if you were to tell any of us the truth, you’d probably lose your cushy job and actually have to pay for the PS+ service. And then you’d really understand our frustration!!!!


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    + Morgan Haro on February 18th, 2013 at 10:21 am said:

    I think your argument is kinda flawed.

    Other sites do not post what Plus content is coming before this update. Not sure who your sources are my friend, but I’m the closest person to the Plus program that discusses this stuff with the community. And I’m afraid moderators at other sites are not a good source of truth for how content in Plus gets set up. I mean….cmon.

    Second, listing out monthly content would be a great way to show everyone what a great value Plus is. No one here is scared of the community thinking giving a monthly preview is bad because folks wouldn’t like the content.

    That said, we’re exploring ways right now to give a month outlook, however, it may or may not be something we can do.

    Thanks!


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+ ocray on February 18th, 2013 at 8:53 am said:

Great updafe finally :)


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+ IIL0YDII on February 18th, 2013 at 8:54 am said:

Wait a second a good game at US PLUS?Am I dreaming?


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+ komentra on February 18th, 2013 at 8:54 am said:

Remember playing the Vanquish demo. It seemed chaotic. Will be nice to play it.
And some PSP love! Thanks!

Looking forward to tomorrow’s announcement as well.


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+ Jabileus on February 18th, 2013 at 8:55 am said:

what about BAYONETTA ? … we need it free for PLUS please :)


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+ Zionine on February 18th, 2013 at 8:56 am said:

OOOOOooo. Vanquish and Mega Man.. Will be playing them this week.


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+ Ikaros19 on February 18th, 2013 at 8:58 am said:

already have vanquish from my europe acount plus :S
now USA plus copy the Europe Plus GameS??


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+ aro52 on February 18th, 2013 at 8:58 am said:

Nice. Looking forward to Vanquish. Enjoyed the demo a long long time ago, but never got around to picking it up.

Also looking forward to Trials… err.. I mean, Urban Trial Freestyle!


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+ KidCommando on February 18th, 2013 at 9:01 am said:

I already own Vanquish but this post still gets 5 out of 5 because Plus is just that damn good.

Kinda sucks that Urban Trial is not cross-buy however. boo-hoo.


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+ kenb6870 on February 18th, 2013 at 9:01 am said:

I am going to need a bigger memory card!


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+ ItaChu on February 18th, 2013 at 9:03 am said:

I love how people are saying OH ALL YOUR DOING IS COPYING EU PS PLUS …..

Guys thats what you’ve all been complaining about week after week LOL that the EUR PS PLUS is better …

And now that they brought something thats free over there you complain …. BUUUUUU!!! lol you guys are nuts

I did say I have this already but I also said im still getting PS PLUS :) I really miss all the old games I got for free lol


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+ bombbreath on February 18th, 2013 at 9:04 am said:

It Just Does Everything and More Playstation-4 Destiny/bungie games Playstation-4 tittle launch, You heard it first here . Playstation-4 around 350 $Retail WOW From your Customer ambassador to the Playstation Network PSN online id:bombbreath Sony make.belive


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+ ItaChu on February 18th, 2013 at 9:05 am said:

PRAISE THE PLAYSTATION!!! PRAISE THE PLAYSTATION FOUR!!! …. >.> lol too early? lol


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+ davo20xx on February 18th, 2013 at 9:06 am said:

Horrible Month to be a PLUS member, this game is good but is OLD! europe have Sleepeng Dogs!!! Hate this Update!!! :(


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+ DuoMaxwell007 on February 18th, 2013 at 9:06 am said:

lol I agree with 114.. isnt copying EU EXACTLY what we want them to do I mean everytime we get a crappy game its always “Im switching to EU they got this, this and that.” Soo we get a game EU got and now its “youre copying EU? umm wtf?” lol


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+ BansheeWrath on February 18th, 2013 at 9:06 am said:

Vanquish actually looks pretty cool. What’s up with all the Mega Man? I might be getting a PS Vita this week, i’ll pass on mega man


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+ gus_xl on February 18th, 2013 at 9:07 am said:

Vanquish is one of those games I bought, but I haven’t gotten around to playing it yet. Maybe I should actually pick it up some time.


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+ DavidFCG on February 18th, 2013 at 9:08 am said:

Really nice update. I really wanted vanquish and i love getting psp games.


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+ JeanLucAwesome on February 18th, 2013 at 9:08 am said:

That’s more like it! Though I already have both of those games, this is a quality update.


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+ ItaChu on February 18th, 2013 at 9:10 am said:

Morgan the photo next to Vanquish is Dust 514 …. >.> lol chage that xD


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+ Lefoul-123 on February 18th, 2013 at 9:11 am said:

What this week has proven is that we can also get the kind of content UE gets.

I asked my brother what he want from ps plus, and he told me he want a ps4.


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+ ryanbot135 on February 18th, 2013 at 9:11 am said:

Major improvement over the recent dumpster updates. However(brace for eu comment), Europe got vanquish AND arkham city in the same month, back in december. Everyone is now like “OH EM GEE A DECENT UPDATE!” but in reality US is a few months behind and even showing up late to the party, its only a fraction of what EU was putting out there a while ago. Dont get me wrong I’m totally jazzed that its not just another fighter or psn game….but really? This update is good COMPARATIVELY to recent updates.

Like I said, I’m much more satisfied with this update, but I still dont like Morgan. Yes, I do not like him as an individual. The reason my beef is with him is because of his obnoxious “I know that this update is crappy, but I’m going to act like I dont and pretend that I’m good at my job” attitude.


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+ PlayEvoinsec21 on February 18th, 2013 at 9:12 am said:

For me Weekly update is better because week by week you have the expectation of the announce of the new addition…sometimes its a disappoint, some times its a awesome game ( like this week ) but anyways its something new every week… with monthly update… you know all the additions in a single day.. and thats all… wait another 30 days to know whats comming !


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+ xPITS211x on February 18th, 2013 at 9:13 am said:

morgan I want to know if I spend a certain amount of money on the psn store this month like say 100 dollars.do you still get like 20 back the next month?


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    + Morgan Haro on February 18th, 2013 at 10:23 am said:

    No, that’s a special promotion we do every so often, but it’s not going on now.


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+ Tjoeb123 on February 18th, 2013 at 9:13 am said:

@98 (Ryumoau)

Well, luckily for you, Neptunia mk2 and the Record of Agarest War series are the only JRPGs I know that are on the PSN (let alone by Compile Heart) right now. Even if RoAW2 becomes free on PSN, I’d still buy the Limited Edition anyway (and just use the download version if it actually becomes free).

Honestly, I don’t like WRPGs (and yes, I played a lot of them, including DA2) because I just couldn’t get into them.

@99

Um…..you can subscribe?


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+ henriqueb182 on February 18th, 2013 at 9:14 am said:

thank’s sony. A really nice update :DD


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+ akisuo on February 18th, 2013 at 9:15 am said:

Nice! Really awesome to see a PS3 game and a PSP game to play on my Vita. Been eyeballing Mega Man Maverick Hunter X since I gotten my Vita last year.


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+ bombbreath on February 18th, 2013 at 9:16 am said:

Playstation Plus back on track , great week ahead with Dust 514 starter pak.free for Playstation Plus subscribers and Vanquish free for Playstation Plus subscribers .Lets keep the customers happy, Dont forget the New Generation console anouncment Feb/ 20/ 2013 6:00 pm east coast 3:00pm west coast watch it here live, It Just Does Everything and More Playstation-4 Entertainment Complete Sony make.belive From your Customer Ambassador to the Playstation Network online id:bombbreath Sony make.belive P.S any ? or comment leave them for me in community forums. Thank You.


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+ terrencec06 on February 18th, 2013 at 9:17 am said:

Nice… I almost bought this game.


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+ spaceboy21 on February 18th, 2013 at 9:17 am said:

Awesome update!

Hard to choose on the favorite for the week between the free Vanquish or the Urban Trials discount. I went with the UT discount because I was most likely going to buy it for Vita anyways, so the discount is a pure win. I will download Vanquish and play it eventually but I can’t keep up with all the free content plus what we bought retail.

As for the Jan update, again tough call between Darksiders and NGS for Vita. I went with NGS since lately my Vita has gotten more time than PS3 due to it’s portability.


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+ duke301 on February 18th, 2013 at 9:19 am said:

Great update this week. I’ve never heard of Vanquish, but then I’ve never heard of several titles which were added to Plus, most of which turned out to be great games. Also, I’ve been wanting to pick up Mega Man Maverick Hunter X for a long time. Now there is no excuse not to! Thanks a lot!


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+ gokugt25 on February 18th, 2013 at 9:20 am said:

Awesome update , Thanks Morgan!


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+ iAvernus on February 18th, 2013 at 9:20 am said:

Vanquish AND the DUST 514 starter kit for me. Voting does not allow multiple options to be voted on sadly. Nice update.


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+ SidNightwalker on February 18th, 2013 at 9:22 am said:

You’ve done good plus….you’ve done good.i’m sure all those people that weren’t really gonna cancel are kiddy now.


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+ allegretto2500 on February 18th, 2013 at 9:23 am said:

will we be getting battlestar galactica blood and chrome in the videos section tomorrow?


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+ nanaki85 on February 18th, 2013 at 9:24 am said:

I’m just waiting for Terraria to come to PSN.


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+ Don_Knotts on February 18th, 2013 at 9:25 am said:

FINALLY games I don’t already own or are also interest in are in my plus update that hasn’t happened in months. Since Double Dragon Neon to be exact. Vanquish and Mega Man! I get 2… I am so into this!! Thank you guys so much!!!


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+ Dark_Yoda_313 on February 18th, 2013 at 9:25 am said:

To those of you who have never played Vanquish, you are in for a unique delight – it is the most criminally ignored game of this generation.


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+ TaLTaL55 on February 18th, 2013 at 9:29 am said:

Finally we get Vanquish! a game UE got like… years ago.


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+ logikclay on February 18th, 2013 at 9:30 am said:

@125 AMEN!!!!!!!!!! Just wait till the PS4 comes out and we get even crappier games. Or SONY will say ”PS+ is moving exclusively to PS4 and will no longer be on PS3, but your subscription is waiting so go buy a PS4.” It wouldn’t surprise me one bit given the way they already treat us.


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+ mihaibara on February 18th, 2013 at 9:30 am said:

Very good update, even though I bought Vanquish a couple of years ago. It’s a fabulous underrated game, every Plus member should give it a try.


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+ xandn on February 18th, 2013 at 9:33 am said:

Nice update – I’ve beaten Vanquish, but it’s a sweet game. Haven’t played Megaman, but it looks like a good reason to dust off the ol’ PSP.


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    + Morgan Haro on February 18th, 2013 at 10:23 am said:

    I played Maverick Hunter quite a bit on my PSP. If you haven’t played it, and like Mega Man in the slightest, I think you’ll dig it.


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+ Obrusnine on February 18th, 2013 at 9:33 am said:

FINALLY, we got a good game, THANK YOU SONY!


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+ Zeniselv on February 18th, 2013 at 9:33 am said:

damn you playstation, you are really making me want to own a psvita, huh?
great update, surprisingly there aren much “another shooter” complainers this time.


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+ quesobros on February 18th, 2013 at 9:34 am said:

Really happy to see a free PSP game. My PSP has been lonely :(


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+ jwj011576 on February 18th, 2013 at 9:35 am said:

To all the people that complain about the European Games compared to the USA Games for Plus. If you would just pay attention all the games we get are games Europe already has. So all them games like sleeping dogs if you just give it time we will have them here in the USA for our PlayStation Plus instant game collection.


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+ Ldrofmn on February 18th, 2013 at 9:37 am said:

Great update guys!! Vanquish is definitely a game that I’ve wanted to try out, and with Mega Man X and the Dust 514 Starter Pack being free as well, it just make this update all the better! :)


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