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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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+ KazeEternal on February 18th, 2013 at 9:38 am said:

Vanquish is an Awesome game…… To bad its story line is a steaming pile of crap, platinum needs better writers.


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    + Morgan Haro on February 18th, 2013 at 7:04 pm said:

    eh, it’s like saying The Expendables needs better writing. Story is there to move things along, but it’s not the main attraction. At the very least, it gives a setting for amazing set pieces on space stations.


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+ IceColdKilla44 on February 18th, 2013 at 9:38 am said:

I already own Vanquish, but this is still a fantastic update for those who don’t. Easily one of the best hidden gems of this generation.

Mega Man’s the only thing for me this week. Looking forward to playing it!


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+ bombbreath on February 18th, 2013 at 9:39 am said:

Morgan anwser your customers, tell them the free game process, let them know about the publisher process, the meetings chooseing tons of great tittlles, and haveing more meetings etc ect. then waiting, then getting permission at the very last minute to post then release said tittles. Morgan I think its time so they know, Kaz would approve.
Thank You From your customer Ambassador to the Playstation Network online id:bombbreath Sony make.belive Its all about the customers dont loose sight of the companies goals. Keep up the good work Morgan , your doing fine. The boss is watching.


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+ logikclay on February 18th, 2013 at 9:40 am said:

@149 REALLY?????? “just wait”???? You’re joking right? All we do is WAIT!!!! and SURPRISE…… we never get them.


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+ xClayMeow on February 18th, 2013 at 9:40 am said:

When I heard this week’s Vita IGC was going to be a PSP title, I was a bit worried…but hot damn, Mega Man X! As a slightly “older” gamer, I have fond memories of the original MM games on NES. A few friends told me MMX is awesome, but I never played it. Now’s my chance! Only wish it was a true Vita title with trophies, but owell, still a solid addition to my Vita library!


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+ Godchild1020 on February 18th, 2013 at 9:41 am said:

Thanks for the awesome update. I can’t wait for Urban Trial Freestyle and the update to the IGC is great.

Sony is on a roll this week. From the SCEJ event this morning (evening in Japan) to what we will get in the IGC today. Can’t wait for Wendesday!


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+ JROD0823 on February 18th, 2013 at 9:42 am said:

Amazing! Three weeks in a row of Plus games I don’t own/haven’t borrowed from a friend. Plus just may be turning a corner here, for the better.

Morgan, please find this out, not only for me, but for everyone that has pre-ordered the Collector’s Edition of God of War: Ascension.

Why has Sony Santa Monica replaced the awesome 8″ statue of Kratos for a comparatively lackluster in appearance and styling 6″ statue of Kratos instead?

It feels like a bait-and-switch tactic that is not representative whatsoever of the standard practice that Sony and the Playstation Brand is usually known for. Usually we get MORE/BETTER content for the same value, not LESS.

I didn’t pre-order the Collector’s Edition for the new, smaller statue, I preordered it for the much better looking 8″ statue.

Myself and everyone else would appreciate it if you could get us some answers from Sony Santa Monica, and thanks!


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+ paragroth on February 18th, 2013 at 9:44 am said:

NICE! For several weeks there was nothing for me in Plus! Vanquish! Awesome! Great update!


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+ logikclay on February 18th, 2013 at 9:45 am said:

@154 if its so ”last minute” as you say then why do other sites and blogs post upcoming games (correctly and consistently) days or sometimes weeks before it happens??? Don’t sound to ”last minute” to me!!!


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+ logikclay on February 18th, 2013 at 9:47 am said:

i meant @153


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+ LeoRJ on February 18th, 2013 at 9:47 am said:

What? And Sleeping Dogs? And Red Dead Redemption? And Mortal Kombat 9? And Motorstorm Apocalypse?


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+ N7Recon on February 18th, 2013 at 9:48 am said:

Ahhh, the streak is broken! I already own Vanquish.

But it is a great action game that didn’t get the attention it deserved. Hopefully getting Plus members to try it out will change that. Plus Mega Man for Vita/PSP?!? Awesome.


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+ detictiveconan on February 18th, 2013 at 9:49 am said:

I was all disappointed after seeing Vanquish was the next game ( I’m not a fan of shooters) and then you go and throw Mega Man in. I love PS+!


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+ xCh0z3n-0n3x on February 18th, 2013 at 9:50 am said:

yeeeeeeeessssssssssss


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+ andrerubio on February 18th, 2013 at 9:51 am said:

cool, great update!


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+ DazeOfWar on February 18th, 2013 at 9:53 am said:

A good game to add to Plus. Unfortunately for me I already own it and beat it last month. While it did have some fun to it I felt a little bored playing it. The credits do have a cool feature though.

I may download the Mega Man game but that’s a maybe. Hopefully something will come to Plus soon that I don’t have or I might want. With the last few months being bad for me I’m just not sure if I want to renew when my subscription expires. Plus has kind of become something that’s really not for me like it use to be. Who knows though maybe it’ll get better for me in the next coming weeks.

I will say good job on bringing something people have been asking for and making a lot of people happier.


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+ Trieloth on February 18th, 2013 at 9:55 am said:

Thats is a awesome update! Thanks!


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+ Milagres_ on February 18th, 2013 at 10:01 am said:

Now thats a great update!! Good games, discount on a launch title… that’s the way to go sony, keep it up!
(and whinners will always be whinners, don’t worry about them)


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+ CZOOM01 on February 18th, 2013 at 10:02 am said:

Best Update since the 13 for 13 Deal

Great Job Morgan and Sony Plus Team.


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+ Rainwater on February 18th, 2013 at 10:03 am said:

Nice update, thanks!


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+ KingTygerVII on February 18th, 2013 at 10:04 am said:

Also…. why is no one working for PSP and PS3 play? take all those old PSP games and make them compatible to PS3 … that would make me and so many others so happy.


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+ BigBangBear on February 18th, 2013 at 10:07 am said:

Thank you. Great update. Been wanting to play Vanquish for ages, but can’t find it any stores in town or the usual places I order online. Also the Mega Man and Dust 514 additions help make this one of the best updates I have seen in a while (not saying others were bad). Glad I have been a member of PS+ from the get go and that I re-upped PS+ again.


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+ UNHOLYxNbK on February 18th, 2013 at 10:07 am said:

Sadly nothing for me. I only own a vita and i had maverick hunter x (really good and entertaining) on the psp a couple years back. Not enough for me to renew my plus which expires today. Rather wait till something worthwhile is dropped.


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+ mhn5 on February 18th, 2013 at 10:08 am said:

Lord knows how many hours I’ve spent with my old PSP playing Maverick Hunter X. I am so glad I can start over with it on my PSvita.
I never did like Vanquish that much,but im happy for everyone else who gets to try this.


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+ marc2henri on February 18th, 2013 at 10:09 am said:

my goodness. vanquish. still playing darksiders. thanks sony will get on it. also we would like to see more vita freebies as well. im sure on the 20. you guys will announce the vita price drop along with the stupid memory cards. dont even wanna go to class. but thank god its 6PM EST :D


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+ ugonefealme on February 18th, 2013 at 10:16 am said:

This is a really good update if u never played Vanquish your in for a treat.Cant wait to play mm on vita.This update help with ur back log if u have alot of games.Shout out to Mr.Haro keep up the good work.? how bout psp beauty parasite eve 3rd birthday.


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+ four24twenty on February 18th, 2013 at 10:16 am said:

Steamboat, CO……12 inches of fresh powder homies!

Great start to the day, then pleased to see Vanquish as the freebie of the week. I don’t think this game is for necessarily for me but it should do well to please the masses….will try.

I also heard if you look closely at the EU Plus program it’s nothing but horsemeat.

I’m gonna go buy 3 PS3′s. Garnet Red, Classic White and Azurite Blue. I like my Plus.


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

People should be more excited for Maverick Hunter X! Seriously, folks didn’t buy it when it came out and there for it didn’t get a sequel. Rabble Rabble Rabble, but now if you guys have Plus…there’s NO EXCUSE!


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

@ morgan are we going to be getting any classic games any more? thats the one reason i bought my ps3 ad i found it cool that ps plus gave away for free some classics every now and then


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+ Barborah_FL on February 18th, 2013 at 10:19 am said:

Vaniquis + Urban freestyle.. this ps+ update is very nice :) thx


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+ neokid832 on February 18th, 2013 at 10:20 am said:

Any update on the oddworld strangers wrath hd ps vita discount that is suppose to happen for ps+ members?

It was mentioned that there is suppose to be a 25% discount coming up.


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+ FireArg on February 18th, 2013 at 10:22 am said:

Liked the update pretty much, so thank you Morgan and team, I adhere to some other posts about getting an RPG, nothing in particular, just an RPG, would love spending endless hours going through a solid story and collecting items =) If thats not possible just yet, what about a racer? maybe for vita?

Thanks guys keep up the good work =)


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+ nolo451 on February 18th, 2013 at 10:22 am said:

LOL,

people are seriously saying this is a bad update because its copying EU?

Talk about dumb..


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+ JoeGoodsnake on February 18th, 2013 at 10:27 am said:

Nothing for me this week, since I already played Vanquish on my EU account and since I own nearly all the Megaman Games (except the Battle Network games, I still have to try those). While the update did not hold up to the expectations that came from the EU update, I still think it’s a good attempt and the best attempt to please subscribers this month.

I’m going to choose not to vote this month as there is no option to commend the update but still state that there was nothing for me. Better not to skew the vote by voting for something that doesn’t represent my reaction.


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+ JoeGoodsnake on February 18th, 2013 at 10:28 am said:

@logikclay

I’m -extremely- interested in knowing what sites you get those earlier updates from. It would save me a lot of headache for a full month to know the updates ahead of time. Care to share your sources by any chance?


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+ WAR1965 on February 18th, 2013 at 10:33 am said:

Wow wow wow !!! Now thats what i call fresh air !! THANKS !!!!


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+ WAR0979 on February 18th, 2013 at 10:39 am said:

See now this is an acceptable update to plus. Vanquish is a fun game and very overlooked. Now let’s just try to stick to this level of games or higher and no more of that art crap black and white garbage you tried to pass off as an update last week.


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+ Crimson-ScarXX7 on February 18th, 2013 at 10:39 am said:

This is a fantastic update. Plus was definitely one of the best investments I made last year (along with my Vita) haha. I’d love some more PSP games though. Fate/Extra *hint hint* looks awesome (we could always use some more RPG love around here). Maverick Hunter X is a giant step in the right direction. Thanks again for the great update Sony! :)


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+ WoundedUnderwear on February 18th, 2013 at 10:40 am said:

Vanquish a great game but I already own it. Bought it when it was on sale month ago. Little angry how you folks at Sony draw people in to buying a games that is on sale then a month later its FREE for PS PLUS. This is like the 3 time this happen. “Let put a game on sale then a month later we give it for free on PS PLUS”. Also its a very old game and EU again just does everything better then US. Sad, very sad !!!

There are over 1000 and 1000s of games on PS3 and it seem you only give us useless PSN games, games that be on sales and / or very very old games that no on cares about.


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+ DeathKiller49 on February 18th, 2013 at 10:40 am said:

@ZaGe-zAiKaNo

Yeah, me too. Hopefully they’ll do what they did for this update again, remove two games and provide two games. One for PS3, and one for Vita, typically I like this. If one game sucks, (which I usually find something to like about all games) there will be the other game to be glad about. That or we can have a cross-play title so everyone is happy.


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+ DeathKiller49 on February 18th, 2013 at 10:43 am said:

@nolo451

I know right! First they complain EU gets better content, now that we get something they’ve gotten before they’re complaining again. Just appreciate you gotten something on EU’s level, which you’ve been crying about for so long in updates, and play the game, simple.


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+ shamrock816 on February 18th, 2013 at 10:44 am said:

F YES! Maverick Hunter X is an amazing remake of Mega Man X. Capcom need to get off there lazy A’s and make a sequel.

JUST 2 MORE DAYS!!!! LETS GO PS4!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ V_A_N_D_I_E_L on February 18th, 2013 at 10:45 am said:

Great Update!!! i have played both games already but this update is very good.

Vanquish is one of the best TPS i have played, in fact it was nominated as one of the best games that ppl never played, the story is good, the combat is fast and exiting, there are huge bosses, a great game indeed, the weak point of this game is that there is no multiplayer/online game modes, for me, this was the reason this game wasnt a AAA hit because it have all that needs to be a great game. Great Update!!!

Megaman Maverik Hunter X:

Ok… how i put this… if u are like me and u played the original one in your Snes, this game is gonna blow your @$%& mind!!!! is the same game we played but reloaded whit 3D models, remastered music and the same challenge that the original one. A True enjoyable game for new generations and an amazing reload for us Snes hardcore gamers ;)

Dust 514 is a good fps ( but not amazing) i have played it a couple times, but there are some details that needs to be reviewed ( it is still in beta i know) but there are some things like machine guns extreme long range and sniper rifle low damage that needs to be corrected.

Overall: Good – Very Good Update.


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+ stalemate666 on February 18th, 2013 at 10:52 am said:

lol the only shooter that I actually want yay, but still another shooter seems odd. Weren’t rpgs at the top of the poll a few months back when you were asking what genre people wanted and we still haven’t got one that seems really weird to me, I know you can’t control all the psn+ content because of third parties but would it be so hard to throw a Sony owned ps1 rpg our way?


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+ greghove79 on February 18th, 2013 at 11:00 am said:

Meh, I guess I’ll give Vanquish a shot, even though it’s not really my cup of tea. The other releases this month are of zero interest to me. Seems to be getting a favorable response in general, though, so at least it appeals to some members.

I sure would appreciate a full-PS3 RPG (Amalur, Demons Souls, etc) — the fighters and shooters just fail to sustain my interest for long.


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+ HeLLeVeN11 on February 18th, 2013 at 11:03 am said:

Vanquish! HELL YEAH!!!


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+ ZaGe-zAiKaNo on February 18th, 2013 at 11:05 am said:

@DeathKiller49 Makes me wonder if this post would have been any different – if Sony had offered Sleeping Dogs. Or would customers have said the US copied EU still.


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+ TitleOne on February 18th, 2013 at 11:05 am said:

@WAR0979 ,

Morgan don’t listen to this guy, I’m sure no one takes him seriously since he labels anything that resembles a “kids game” as crap, or anything he does not like.

Most of us fans have been content with February’s offerings. Closure was a nice little gem, glad I was able to play it for free.


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+ WanyaRolf on February 18th, 2013 at 11:06 am said:

OH well, it was about time. Thanks for the update and the effort.


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+ Nemesishunter420 on February 18th, 2013 at 11:08 am said:

Great looking game vanquish, how many gigs install is this? damn bandwith cap. Streetfighter ate alot…..


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