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PlayStation Plus: Battlefield 3 Free for Members, Summer Blast Discounts

Morgan Haro's Avatar + Posted by Morgan Haro on Jul 01, 2013 // Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

It’s July! That means summer! Sun! But we must be careful and enjoy those things in moderation, because… videogames. They need playing. And this month, PlayStation Plus is bringing plenty of content as part of the Instant Game Collection; which means free games as part of your PS Plus membership, not to mention discounts galore on fantastic content throughout the PlayStation Store.

Battlefield 3 is leading the way this month and will be free to download for PS Plus members starting with the 7/2 PS Store update. You’ll also find some truly great savings with this year’s two week long Summer Blast 2013 sale! Read on to learn more about what’s coming in July, as well as the deals in the PlayStation Store this week.

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July Preview

The following games are slated to be free to PS Plus members through the Instant Game Collection in the month of July.



Battlefield 3 (PS3)

PSN Price: $39.99, Free for PS Plus members

Battlefield 3
In Battlefield 3, players will step into the role of the elite U.S. Marines. They will experience heart-pounding single player missions and competitive multiplayer action ranging across diverse locations from around the globe. Powered by the innovative technology of Frostbite 2, Battlefield 3 takes first person shooters to a whole new level.
Metal Slug XX (PSP, Compatible on PS Vita)

PSN Price: $19.99, Free for PS Plus members

Metal Slug XX
The excitement of the arcade comes to your PSP system with the series’ uncompromisingly crazy “run-and-gun” gameplay and a 2-player ad hoc mode that lets you and a friend take on the challenge together! After General Morden is defeated and captured, a mysterious army arrives from the future to save him. They reveal themselves to be Morden’s Army from the future, and their goal is to provide their future leader with special advanced weaponry to take on his enemies in the present. Classic characters Marco, Tarma, Fio, Eri, Ralf, and Clark return once again to take on General Morden and his new and improved Rebel Army.
Jet Set Radio (PS3)

PSN Price: $9.99, Free for PS Plus members

Jet Set Radio
Tag, grind, and trick to the beat in SEGA’s hit game Jet Set Radio! Fight for control of Tokyo-to, mark your turf with graffiti, tag walls, billboards, and even rival gang members! Perform tricks and flips on magnetically driven in-line skates, but watch out for the local police force!
Dokuro (PS Vita)

PSN Price: $13.99, Free for PS Plus members

Dokuro
Dokuro is a stoic, little skeleton who is a mere peon in the Dark Lord’s army. One fateful day he witnesses his master returning with a helplessly abducted Princess he intends to force into marriage. At once smitten by her plight, Dokuro resolves to free her from the Dark Lord’s treacherous, monster-infested castle. Along the way, he happens upon a mystical blue potion with the power to transform him into a dashing Hero tragically, this is the only time the Princess can witness his noble endeavors.
Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee HD (PS3)

PSN Price: $9.99, Free for PS Plus members

Oddworld Munchs Oddysee
It’s up to you to help guide Munch in efforts to rescue fellow test creatures. These critters will be forever loyal to Munch and in turn enable his escape . Once free, Munch teams up with Abe and together they are guided by the wisdom of the Almighty Raisin. They are informed as to how to accomplish their goals, but in order to do so, they must work together. For Munch, his dream is to bring back his species from the brink of extinction. For Abe, it is to rescue his Mudokon buddies.

Leaving PS Plus In July

  • July 2nd – Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • July 9th – Joe Danger 2 The Movie
  • July 16rd – The Cave
  • July 23rd – Germinator
  • July 30th – Zero’s Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward

Entering PS Plus in July (in no particular order)

  • Battlefield 3 (PS3)
  • Metal Slug XX (PSP, Compatible on PS Vita)
  • Jet Set Radio (PS3)
  • Dokuro (PS Vita)
  • Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee HD (PS3)

Remember, check back every Monday to learn when Metal Slug XX (PSP, Compatible on PS Vita)
Jet Set Radio (PS3), Dokuro (PS Vita), and Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee HD (PS3) are arriving to PS Plus members. You’ll also find more discounts and other exclusives that we weren’t able to detail here just yet. Remember the month preview is subject to change.

PlayStation Plus Update 7-2-2013

July 2nd PlayStation Plus Update

Battlefield 3 (PS3)

PSN Price: $39.99, Free for PS Plus members

Battlefield 3
In Battlefield 3, players will step into the role of the elite U.S. Marines. They will experience heart-pounding single player missions and competitive multiplayer action ranging across diverse locations from around the globe. Powered by the innovative technology of Frostbite 2, Battlefield 3 takes first person shooters to a whole new level.
Summer Blast 2013 Sale (PS3)

Various Discounts

Summer Blast Sale
Summer Blast 2013 is a two week event where we’ll be bringing you some of the best deals in gaming. Take a look at this list, and tell me there’s not ONE game on there that you won’t be picking up at those prices. Go ahead, I dare you. If not this week, we’ll have more games to pick up in the second week of Summer Blast 2013. This sale offers discounts to all PSN, but PS Plus members get the edge in discounts for this one.

Discounts

Game Title Normal Price Sale Price PS Plus Price
Call Of Duty: Black Ops II $59.99 $41.99 $37.79
The Amazing Spider-Man $49.99 $29.99 $20.99
Batman: Arkham Asylum $19.99 $9.99 $5.00
The Lord Of The Rings: Aragorn’s Quest $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Mortal Kombat PS Vita $19.99 $9.99 $5.00
Mortal Kombat $19.99 $9.99 $5.00
Prince Of Persia: The Forgotten Sands $19.99 $7.99 $4.00
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game $9.99 $3.99 $2.00
Shadow Of The Colossus $19.99 $7.99 $5.00
Ratchet & Clank Collection $29.99 $14.99 $7.50

Last Chance (Leaving on 7/9)

Instant Game Collection
Joe Danger 2: The Movie

Discounts
Creat Studios Summer Survival Pack
Pool Nation
Hydrophobia: Prophecy
Call Of Duty: Black Ops II
The Amazing Spider-Man
Batman: Arkham Asylum
The Lord Of The Rings: Aragorn’s Quest
Mortal Kombat Ps Vita
Mortal Kombat
Prince Of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game
Shadow Of The Colossus
Ratchet & Clank Collection

PlayStation Plus Update 7-2-2013

Thanks for reading this week’s update along with the month outlook. Got more questions on Plus? Leave your comments below, or, if you’re looking to engage with more of the PS community, make sure you head over to the PlayStation Community Forums to discuss this week’s news more, find other topics to contribute your thoughts to, or start one for yourself. See you in the comments!

//Add Your Own

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+ whitepony02027 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:24 pm said:

Yay BF3!


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+ goldenratio13 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:24 pm said:

nice


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+ BryanRG08 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:24 pm said:

que bien sony, gran actualizacion


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+ Stoner_Man_420 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:24 pm said:

Glad to see we are getting BF3.


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+ ANGRY_TACOS on July 1st, 2013 at 2:25 pm said:

FINALLY


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+ Jarek23 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:25 pm said:

Meh…


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+ oycomics on July 1st, 2013 at 2:26 pm said:

NICE! Been wanting check out Jet Set Radio. Not much into FPS’s, but for free, I’ll give BF3 a shot.


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+ lamaryo123 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:26 pm said:

Sweet BF3!!! Been wanting to play on PS3! :D


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+ scorpionkid234 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:26 pm said:

Thank god, there was no way they would let EU alone just have BF3!

I am almost having a heart attack here.

I think I need to redownload BF3 now.

Thanks Sony, I have always wanted to play the game!


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    + Morgan Haro on July 1st, 2013 at 2:32 pm said:

    Awesome! Yeah it’ll be available to download when the Store Update goes live tomorrow


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+ DaRealR2RO on July 1st, 2013 at 2:26 pm said:

yes i was going to buy it but not anymore i get it for free!


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+ Sa7er_USA on July 1st, 2013 at 2:26 pm said:

i am in the top 10 in the comment :)


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+ moecage on July 1st, 2013 at 2:26 pm said:

Great work guy really awesome stuff.not really getting anything from July PS+ or the sale but I’m not angry,still great deals.


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+ snakeeyes211 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:26 pm said:

awesome!!!
psn rocks


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+ ossiecastro5 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:26 pm said:

Wow, that was one long wait for an update. But really worth it. Thank you Sony! :)


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    + Morgan Haro on July 1st, 2013 at 2:34 pm said:

    Sorry for the wait, we had to do some last minute stuff, but appreciate everyone’s patience


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+ Sa7er_USA on July 1st, 2013 at 2:26 pm said:

:(


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+ trum3n1 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:26 pm said:

Nice, BF3, Metal Slug and Oddworld. Thank you.


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+ herbalsticky on July 1st, 2013 at 2:27 pm said:

There, you guys got your BF3, probably because of all the whining. Now, prepare to get gunned down in MP.. ;)


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+ PatricioUSA on July 1st, 2013 at 2:27 pm said:

Meh….


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+ Nemesisx666x on July 1st, 2013 at 2:27 pm said:

BF3?! Thanks sony, you’ve just taken away my month of July because I thought I didn’t have any games to play! ^_^


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+ steadydecline on July 1st, 2013 at 2:27 pm said:

worst update ever.


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+ zzamaro on July 1st, 2013 at 2:27 pm said:

Wow. Great additions, but I’m disappointing with the summer sale, and there’s barely any Vita love :(
And wasn’t Jet Set free already?


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    + Morgan Haro on July 1st, 2013 at 2:34 pm said:

    Jet Set was already free for PS Vita, yes. This is the version for PS3 only.


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+ Andy10003 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:28 pm said:

Jet Set Radio again? :( Would have been great if we got the Metal Slug Anthology to go along with XX. Also, BF3 is a great game and all but it’s like one of the top selling games of the year it came out. I don’t think it was a wise move to put it on plus seeing as how half of us likely already own it. A very meh month.


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+ EvenStephen114 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:28 pm said:

Very nice! Not only do we get BF3, but we get to dive into HD remasters of Jet Set and Munch’s Odyssey! I’m really going to look forward to firing up those games for nostalgia’s sake (I was just thinking about how I wanted to re-buy JetSet for my Dreamcast). Thanks guys!


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+ poodude on July 1st, 2013 at 2:28 pm said:

Amazing update Morgan & team. Looking forward to finally playing Battlefield 3. Munch’s Odyssey should be a delight too, considering Stranger’s Wrath was awesome.


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+ felipeat91 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:28 pm said:

DAMN


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+ khaledseif1 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:28 pm said:

Can we get a sort of games backup application, most of us are running out of space.


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+ thelookey6 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:28 pm said:

garbage


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+ fede01_8 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:28 pm said:

YEEEEAAAAh BOY! Awesome, for once Europeans are not the only one getting the royal treatment


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+ MatheusRuggeri on July 1st, 2013 at 2:28 pm said:

BF3 Yeah!

And Unit 13, any information about this game come to IGC some day?


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    + Morgan Haro on July 1st, 2013 at 2:36 pm said:

    No new information other than what’s shared on the PS Blog; but check every week for updates as they come


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+ RBCJoker on July 1st, 2013 at 2:28 pm said:

Really boring month other than BF3 imo…


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+ adugg747 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:28 pm said:

Metal slug xx. Nice


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+ thelookey6 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:28 pm said:

jet set radio again


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+ UncannySilk on July 1st, 2013 at 2:28 pm said:

Jet Set Radio is nice.


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+ DanteMerfi on July 1st, 2013 at 2:29 pm said:

I am not into military FPS, but good job mixing things up. Everyone should have their chance to have their fix.


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+ FeddeCampo on July 1st, 2013 at 2:29 pm said:

Great to know that our store is taking the same games as the european.

Another great month coming :) Thank you SONY and Morgan ONE-MORE-TIME :) thanks a lot for all this!


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+ BlackRedder on July 1st, 2013 at 2:29 pm said:

Saints Row 3, then Uncharted 3, now BF3!? Just gets better and better!!


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+ Blood-Pudding on July 1st, 2013 at 2:29 pm said:

Hey, check out our PSN-centric video game podcast Go For Rainbow!

Go For Rainbow #13 The Last of Us is a Subtle Comedy

(Note that the show veers dangerously off-topic, gets quite personal, and is not for everybody)

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+ Tsupi_Az on July 1st, 2013 at 2:29 pm said:

Looks like a decent month, have not played a BF game since the 1st one don’t like wasting my money on FPS’s so for me it is good for them to be on Plus. JSR was a great game when it came out so excited to play that on PS3 as well. OddWorld will be interesting as well.


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+ devilforce12 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:29 pm said:

Wow bf3?! you guys are the best! thank u!


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+ KwietStorm on July 1st, 2013 at 2:29 pm said:

Drop ammo, noobs.


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+ johnanddeidre on July 1st, 2013 at 2:30 pm said:

Playstation continues to be the best gaming system out there. I pay 50 bucks a year for this and get almost my moneys worth in 2 games. Morgan I know you catch alot of flack, but your doing a great job man, and ill admit it, imma ps fan boy. Been so since i preordered ps1.


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    + Morgan Haro on July 1st, 2013 at 2:37 pm said:

    Nothing wrong with being a fan; appreciate your support for team PlayStation ^_^


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+ FMF on July 1st, 2013 at 2:30 pm said:

Pretty good update, although I already own Battlefield 3 and don’t care for psp games. The sales are fantastic though.
My one minor complaint is there are still no racing games, free or discounted!


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+ Jimusmc5 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:30 pm said:

BF3! oh yeah thank you sony


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+ BIGJDOGG-13 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:30 pm said:

Pretty decent update! I’m not too big on FPS but for free dollars I’ll give it a whirl. And you can’t beat $5.00 for Arkham Asylum. Gotta pick that one up also. Good variety on the PS3 plus game this month!


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+ Binarynova on July 1st, 2013 at 2:30 pm said:

Sweet. A gray multiplayer FPS. Haven’t played one of those in days! :P


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+ fede01_8 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:30 pm said:

Jet Set Radio? ugh don’t you hate when a game you boughts months ago is on the IGC? Oh, well, it’s a great game anyway


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+ Darklurkr23 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:31 pm said:

Kewl :P


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+ pOcHo_OX on July 1st, 2013 at 2:31 pm said:

Battlefield 3 is a great game, you can add me and I will take your dog tag…. I mean we’ll play and enjoy a lot of battles… My psvita has been asking me for Dokuro and as a birthday gift I will have it, thanks Playstation.


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    + Morgan Haro on July 1st, 2013 at 2:37 pm said:

    Dokuro is a great little gem. Super easy to get into, characters are wonderful and the gameplay is fun. Definitely check it out if you hadn’t had the chance to do so before.


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+ scorpionov4 on July 1st, 2013 at 2:31 pm said:

meh nothing for me this month except for metal slug. loved dokruo. I had a question, would th plus support for IGC stop on ps3 and ps vita after ps4 is released? because $50 for games on ps3, ps vita, and ps4 and also payment for online play sounds way too good. Why do you love us sony!?


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    + Morgan Haro on July 1st, 2013 at 2:38 pm said:

    I don’t have any information to share on anything beyond what we announce month to month. But we’ll be sharing more about the PS4 IGC in the coming months.


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+ TwinDad on July 1st, 2013 at 2:31 pm said:

Metal slug. I like side scrollers, so that is my rewards for the month.

Thanks for the platformer in oddworld HD and dokuro.

Any chance of a RPG coming in the next month or so?


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    + Morgan Haro on July 1st, 2013 at 2:39 pm said:

    Yeah tons of good platformers this month. As for an RPG in the coming months, I don’t have any information to share beyond what we announce, but check back for the month updates as they come.


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