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PS Plus August Preview: Hitman: Absolution Free for Members Tomorrow

Morgan Haro's Avatar + Posted by Morgan Haro on Aug 05, 2013 // Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

Video games. You play them, otherwise, something tells me you wouldn’t be here. Since you’re here, you’re probably wondering what new games are going to be coming to PlayStation Plus as part of the Instant Game Collection in August. Well wonder no more, as we’re about to detail this month’s line up of games that are coming free to PS Plus members!

Hitman: Absolution brought a fine return to form for Agent 47 last year and now, this highly acclaimed title will be leading the way this month, supported by other fantastic titles like Bit.Trip Runner2, and plenty more!

In addition to the month outlook, you’ll also want to dig into the other PS Plus benefits this week. Sales on a ton of Rayman games, EscapeVektor, and more await, so read on, then let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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August Preview

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

Hitman Absolution (PS3)

Regular Price: $19.99, Free for PS Plus members

Hitman Absolution

Hitman Absolution offers freedom of choice, unique disguise gameplay and the innovative Contracts mode that lets you create your own hits by choosing the level, targets, weapons and the rules of assassination. In Contracts mode, you play to create, which means that no contract is impossible and that you are in control of how the contract is shaped. Contracts can be shared with friends or the whole Hitman community and the money that you earn will unlock weapons, upgrades and more disguises. This digital version includes the following:

  • Deus Ex Disguise DLC for use in Contracts Mode.
  • Deux Ex ‘Zenith’ Handgun DLC for use in Contracts Mode.
  • Discount on the digital version of Sleeping Dogs.
Bit.Trip Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (PS3)

Regular Price: $14.99, Free for PS Plus members

Runner 2
Runner2 is a rhythm-music, auto-running platformer. Players will run through fantastic environments, using brand new moves, to amazing new soundtracks as they run, jump, slide, kick, and soar toward the goal of tracking down the Nefarious Timbletot who has un-fused CommanderVideo’s reality. Runner2 features 5 exciting worlds, 125 tantalizing levels and 5 death defying BOSS battles! Play as 8 different characters and find secret areas to unlock new and zany costumes!
Zen Pinball 2: Star Wars Pinball (PS3 – PS Vita Cross Buy)

Regular Price: $9.99, Free for PS Plus members

Star Wars Pinball
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away…. Star Wars Pinball lets you relive the greatest moments of the Star Wars universe on a set of brand new pinball tables! In Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back lead the Rebellion with Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Chewbacca, Princess Leia, Lando Calrissian, R2-D2, and C-3PO to defeat Darth Vader and the evil Emperor. In The Clone Wars, join Anakin Skywalker and Ahsoka Tano as they battle the most dangerous Sith assassins in the galaxy. On the Boba Fett table, the player takes on the role of the most feared bounty hunter in the Star Wars galaxy, working for sinister clients such as Darth Vader and Jabba the Hutt.
Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower (PSP, Compatible with PS Vita)

Regular Price: $9.99, Free for PS Plus members

Darkstalkers Chronicle
The secret power of the dark is unleashed! Fight head-to-head in a fierce and brutal battle for supremacy! Darkstalkers sets the standard for monster fantasy fighters. This fan favorite features vivid animations and unbeatable fighting combinations. This fighting phenomenon is updated, redesigned, and ready for a comeback.
Machinarium (PS Vita)

Regular Price: $6.99, Free for PS Plus members

Machinarium
The famous point-and-click adventure is now free for PS Vita PS Plus members. Winner of several awards including IGF – Excellence in Visual Art Award, DICE Awards Finalist, and Gamasutra – Best Indie Game Of The Year.

Leaving PS Plus In August

Entering PS Plus in August (in no particular order)

Remember, check back every Monday to learn when Zen Pinball 2: Star Wars Pinball (PS3), Bit.Trip Presents Runner2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (PS3), Machinarium (PS Vita), and Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower (PS Vita, Compatible with PS Vita) is 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.

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Hitman Absolution (PS3)

Regular Price: $19.99, Free for PS Plus members

Hitman Absolution

Hitman Absolution offers freedom of choice, unique disguise gameplay and the innovative Contracts mode that lets you create your own hits by choosing the level, targets, weapons and the rules of assassination. In Contracts mode, you play to create, which means that no contract is impossible and that you are in control of how the contract is shaped. Contracts can be shared with friends or the whole Hitman community and the money that you earn will unlock weapons, upgrades and more disguises. This digital version includes the following:

  • Deus Ex Disguise DLC for use in Contracts Mode.
  • Deux Ex ‘Zenith’ Handgun DLC for use in Contracts Mode.
  • Discount on the digital version of Sleeping Dogs.
EscapeVektor

Regular Price: $9.99, PSN Sale Price: $4.99, PS Plus Price: $3.99

Escape Vektor
Vektor has been trapped inside the CPU for what feels like an eternity and you are his only hope of escape. As he travels through the CPU, help him recover his memories and destroy the different enemy types sent to hunt him. But be careful, the further Vektor gets, the more devious the CPU becomes!
Wicked Monsters Blast! HD

Regular Price: $9.99, PSN Sale Price: $4.99, PS Plus Price: $1.00

Wicked Monster Blast HD
20 action-packed missions each with their own unique theme. Keep your students awake in Lazy Brain Attack, keep the hippos hungry in No Mercy for Hippos, and defeat Colonel Eureka in Desert Striker and many more!
Superfrog HD (PS3 and PS Vita Cross Buy)

Regular Price: $9.99, PS Plus Price: $7.99

Superfrog HD
Superfrog HD is the classic side-scrolling, 2D platformer developed by Team17. Launching originally in 1993 to much critical acclaim, Superfrog has now been re-imagined for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita. Superfrog HD features: 24 levels with enhanced HD graphics, a Level Editor and a new endless runner mode.
Rayman Sale

Various Discounts (PS3 and PS Vita)

Rayman Origins
Check out the following discounts to see if the Rayman title you might have missed is on sale!

Discounts

Game Title Normal Price Sale Price PS Plus Price
Rayman Origins $19.99 $9.99 $5.00
Rayman 3 HD $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Rayman Origins PS Vita $26.99 $13.49 $6.75
Rayman Arena $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Rayman 2 Revolution $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Rayman 2: The Great Escape $5.99 $2.99 $1.50
Rayman $5.99 $2.99 $1.50

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!

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+ EdwardCORE on August 7th, 2013 at 8:31 pm said:

Morgan, I’d like to know why Plus won’t give us the possibility to buy the game at a discounted price when they are available for free for subscribers. An example: Uncharted is free for Plus members, but still, I like owning the games, so why not add the option to buy the game at a discounted price if someone wants to, it would be a great addition to Plus value. After all, I wouldn’t buy all games you guys give for free, but some I’d like to keep as my own if I ever stop subscribing. In fact, I subscribed Plus for a whole year and did it for the discounts and not for the free games alone, the free games were a nice plus, but having massive discounts on games that will be mine indefinitely is what made it great for me. But my subscription ended back in June, and I’m now holding for a big Plus sale to get it back on it, and hope that Uncharted and some others like Resistance get some great discounts for permanent buy. That would be my suggestion then, to be able to download the game to play it for free as long you are a Plus subscriber or, as a Plus subscriber, be able to buy it at a nice discounted price (75% off would be sweet) to own it. Thank you.


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+ token_all_night on August 7th, 2013 at 9:42 pm said:

well i know my question will most likely never be answered since i have been asking on and off for almost a year now but will we see and more playstation classics and ps2 classics in ps plus again and what about a rpg im getting sick of fps and hack and slash games becuase thats all we seem to be getting


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+ kmetek on August 8th, 2013 at 4:06 am said:

+ HavocPC on August 7th, 2013 at 7:20 pm said:

I free’d up 20gb for Hitman Absolution, and it says there’s not enough free space. What’s going on here? The game is only like 8 or 9 gb.

you need double the space….. 9 + 9 =18….


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+ maxideaccion on August 8th, 2013 at 6:15 am said:

You can’t be serious. How can you offer us Hitman Absolution, a game with technical issues that has left hundreds of people (at least) without the posibility of coming to an end, because the saved data gets lost randomly (the same for the Contracts Mode). At the same time, you are supporting the bad behavior of the company in charge of HA, because promissed on their official forum (forums.eidosgames.com/showthread.php?s=563c38ee688739184931ffe696d27f03&t=131742) to give us a solution but they have done nothing from the released date until now.
I consider this disrespectfull, specially coming from Sony…How is this possible?
I’m still waiting for an official answer.


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+ godofbacon09 on August 8th, 2013 at 7:23 am said:

Its a meh month hit man+sleeping dogs discount is pretty good but I have been hoping for something like ratchet and clank or killzone


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+ TimeSkipLuffyUS on August 8th, 2013 at 2:33 pm said:

no wonder the Vita is doing bad… with that kind of support for real Vita games on PS Plus that piece of hardware just die.., and PS+ with it!

It doesn’t make any sense to put more money in PS+ NA edition… better get an EU account…


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+ Aliothale on August 8th, 2013 at 8:36 pm said:

Pretty decent month, I still say you should toss in some PS1 game for the Vita IGC every month. I spent thousands of dollars on my PlayStation console including games.. least Sony could do is throw me a bone on backlogging some stuff I’ve more than likely payed full price $39.99 for in 1995-2000. Looking forward to playing Machiniarium

-IGC Wishlist for PS1 Content (Vita)-
Twisted Metal/2/3
Jet Moto/2/3
Tekken/2/3
Syphon Filter/2/3

-Things we NEED on PS1 for Vita-
Metal Gear Solid
Diablo
Command and Conquer + Red Alert
Dave Mirra BMX
Tony Hawk Pro Skater 1 + 2

-IGC Wishlist for PSP on Vita-
God of War
Castlevania
Socom
Syphon Filter

All of these games I have bought hard copies of at full price + sequels, throw me a bone Sony I have a 32GB stick that loves swapping games for my attention! Keep me playing! <3


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+ Aliothale on August 8th, 2013 at 8:39 pm said:

Definitely buying a copy of Rayman on sale! Maybe I could get a sale on GTA Chinatown Wars after buying both LCS and VCS again in digital format for $19.99 each while already owning UMD’s!

PLEASE, BONES, THROW THEM BACK BRO!


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+ SharinganSakura on August 9th, 2013 at 3:51 am said:

Ehh, nothing for me unfortunately.. :(


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+ RK128 on August 9th, 2013 at 8:41 am said:

Nice update :)

Looking forward to playing Hitman after beating Max Payne 3 and really looking forward to Runner 2. Its also cool that you guys had that great Rayman Sale (1.50 for the PS1 games is an steal, as is the 6.75 price for Vita Origins) allowing me to get pracity all the sales except Arena, looking forward to play the Vita Rayman’s.

As for the free Vita offerings, its a shame that you guys are once again having a PSP fighter, giving the Vita version of a game you gave out in June for PS3 owners, and another Pinball game even though we got Pinball Arcade already (not dising Zen Pinball though, heard it’s a lot of fun), but they are great games even though you guys gave similar types of games already. I hope that you take that input many have posted here to better the Vita offerings; you guys may have killer sales for the system for the past three months (AC Liberation, Sound Shapes, MK, Lego Batman, Silent Hill, and Rayman Origins for dirt cheep prices is awesome), but its free offering could be much better.

Otherwise keep up the good work :)


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+ nosforatu75 on August 9th, 2013 at 1:25 pm said:

What happened to the digital discount for Sleeping Dogs? It is not listed in the Hitman description on Sony’s website.


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+ jdayrit07 on August 9th, 2013 at 5:08 pm said:

Awesome update for the PS3 :) Hitman Absolution..
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And still no love for the vita :( Indie games + PSP Fighting Games..Yup, ur giving us again another PSP Fighting Game..I’m not hating on the indie games but seriously we like to get a great game for a REAL PS VITA TITLE..not a PSP Fighting Games..A REAL TITLE FOR VITA..i will be honest, PS PLUS on the Vita is horrible..let’s see what EU get this Month:
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (PS3)
Mafia 2 (PS3)
Spec Ops: The Line (PS3)
Lego Lord of the Rings (Vita)
When Vikings Attack! (Vita)
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Wow EU’s PS PLUS is a big time! what’s up with the US? what happen? am i dreaming?
Please hear us who buy this SERVICE ! games ur giving us on the Vita are just PSP and Indie..
CAN WE DO BETTER ON THE NEXT UPDATE FOR PS PLUS?


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+ hazelcabug on August 10th, 2013 at 3:27 am said:

If you own only a VITA system, I suggest to stay away from PS PLUS NA. It will only give you crappy very low rated psp game and 1 indie title every month.

Buy and sell used games is BETTER.


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+ oakridge345 on August 10th, 2013 at 8:21 am said:

When I press Rayman 3 HD on the sales, it takes me to Rayman Origins for PS Vita. Help?


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+ panshobfmv on August 10th, 2013 at 1:42 pm said:

where is “NFS most wanted”? I will return when this much better :(


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+ MuscularComic on August 11th, 2013 at 10:08 am said:

Obviously I know nothing about the inner workings of Sony, and this comment will probably be buried buried underneath the rest. But has Sony ever considered giving out some of their old movies every month? Sony Studios could easily toss in some of its old productions to make PS Plus even better.


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+ EXQUISITEEMPRESS on August 12th, 2013 at 8:08 pm said:

Picked up Hitman Absolution even though I already owned it on PC.


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+ awarder on August 16th, 2013 at 2:40 pm said:

#849 I’m having the same issue with Hitman Absolution. No matter how far I get, the game gets corrupted after a couple loads. Sometimes it crashes during loading screens. I looked into it and it’s been a common issue for the past year. I’m surprised there isn’t a working patch yet.

Apparently the best way to resolve it is to delete all of your previous Hitman Absolution game save files to wipe out the corrupted ones but… I can’t imagine what difference it would make. For whatever reason it happened in the first place, I’m sure it would be bound to happen again.


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+ ShaideCa on August 20th, 2013 at 2:32 pm said:

would love to get some Vita love. It seems like any vita game is just a PSP game that’s compatible with Vita, but not actually using the full power of the Vita. Kind of a disappointment really. Even the PSP/Vita game is another fighting, Can we lay off the fighters? Here’s hoping next month brings something better.

Although good move on the Hitman game! I bought it day one, and it was worth it. It’s great seeing it on here for others to enjoy as well.(Though it does mean that I go a month without a big name title. :’( lol)


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+ lica-licoo on August 20th, 2013 at 5:13 pm said:

hip hip hurray?


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+ KALYRULES on August 26th, 2013 at 11:24 am said:

really!!!! Rayman Origins was on Discount on the Vita?!??!!?! damn it i didn’t get it… will have to wait and see if it is ever on discount again to buy it. a definite must have


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