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PlayStation Plus: Machinarium (PS Vita) Free for Members

Morgan Haro's Avatar + Posted by Morgan Haro on Aug 26, 2013 // Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

Machinarium returns to PlayStation Plus, this time with the PS Vita version available for those who didn’t have a chance to play it on PlayStation 3! The much-anticipated Spelunky is also releasing this week as part of PS Vita Summer Select. Grab this new release on PS Vita and PS3 as a Cross-Buy purchase with an exclusive PS Plus discount to boot. Lastly, the PAX 2013 sale rings in one of the best community gaming events on the planet: PAX Prime.

You’ll find these PS Plus benefits active after the PlayStation Store updates tomorrow, 8/27.

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August 27th PlayStation Plus Update

Machinarium (PS Vita)

Regular Price: $6.99, Free for PS Plus members

Machinarium
An award-winning adventure game by Amanita Design, now available free for PS Vita!
Spelunky (PS Vita and PS3, Cross-Buy) – Part of PS Vita Summer Select

Regular Price: $14.99; PS Plus Price: $11.99

Spelunky
Spelunky is a unique platformer with randomized levels that offer a challenging new experience each time you play. Journey deep underground and explore fantastic places filled with all manner of monsters, traps, and treasure. Go solo or bring up to three friends to join you in cooperative play or frantic deathmatch!
Draw Slasher (PS Vita)

Regular Price: $5.99; PS Plus Price: $3.00

Draw Slasher
Meet Hanzo. He’s a ninja. While he was training ‘out there’ the Pirate Monkey Zombies™ – stupid, ugly, smelly, rotten and disgusting creatures – kidnapped his family. Take control of his awesome blade and aid him in the quest to free them.
PAX 2013 Sale

Various Discounts

PAX Prime Sale
In the spirit of one of the biggest community game shows in the world, we’re putting a handful of great games on sale. Check em’ out!

Discounts

Game Title Normal Price Sale Price Plus Price
Penny-Arcade Adventures On the Rainslick Precipice of Darkness Ep 1 & 2 $14.99 $7.49 $3.75
Closure $14.99 $7.49 $3.75
Retro City Rampage (PS3 and PS Vita Cross-Buy) $14.99 $4.99 $3.74
Dragon Fantasy Book I (PS3 and PS Vita Cross-Buy) $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Limbo (PS3 and PS Vita Cross Buy) $14.99 $7.49 $5.99
Tokyo Jungle $14.99 $7.49 $3.75
Zombie Tycoon II: Brainhov’s Revenge (PS3 and PS Vita Cross-Buy) $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Journey $14.99 $7.49 $3.75
Skullgirls $14.99 $7.49 $3.75
Retro/Grade $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Dyad $14.99 $7.49 $3.75

Last Chance (Leaving on 9/3)

Instant Game Collection
HITMAN: ABSOLUTION SPECIAL EDITION

Discounts
SPELUNKY
Penny-Arcade Adventures On the Rainslick Precipice of Darkness Ep 1 & 2
Closure
Retro City Rampage
Dragon Fantasy Book I
Limbo
Tokyo Jungle
Zombie Tycoon II: Brainhov’s Revenge
Journey
Skullgirls
Retro/Grade
Dyad
MS. GERMINATOR
Muramasa Rebirth
GRID 2

You’ll find all the content detailed above with their Plus benefits active when the PlayStation Store updates on 8/27. We’ll be back next week with more details on the game arriving to the Instant Game Collection as well as any other benefits we can share.

If you’ve got feedback or thoughts on today’s Plus update, leave them below, or, if you’re looking to engage with more of the PS community, make sure you head over to the PlayStation Community to discuss this week’s news, find other topics to contribute your thoughts to, or start one for yourself.

And finally, with next week’s September PS Plus month outlook, my good buddy Kristine Steimer on our PlayStation Community Management team will be taking over these PlayStation Plus update posts. Please welcome her when you see her next week, but you’ll also notice that I, along with Kristine and our other community managers will all be joining in the comments to answer your questions on PS Plus, PlayStation Store updates, and other PS Blog posts when we can. So as ever, see you in the comments!

PlayStation Plus Update 8/27/2013

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+ Jesszman on August 26th, 2013 at 8:02 am said:

Gotta love the PS Plus sales. Hopefully they don’t diminish in quality when the PlayStation 4 comes out.


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    + Morgan Haro on August 26th, 2013 at 9:47 am said:

    I think it’s safe to say that we’ll always look for the best ways to get good deals to you as time goes on. Obviously with a ton of content on the PS3 and PS Vita store, you’ll likely see more sales there just because of sheer quantity, but glad you appreciate the discounts! It’s a big way that PS Plus delivers value for sure.


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+ JimmyHACK on August 26th, 2013 at 8:04 am said:

Yet another great week of games and sales.

Morgan, will September preview be up next Monday, or Tuesday due to the holiday?


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    + Morgan Haro on August 26th, 2013 at 9:45 am said:

    I believe we should be up on Monday!


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+ thebgj on August 26th, 2013 at 8:04 am said:

cool


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+ GeoDarky on August 26th, 2013 at 8:05 am said:

Those discounts are great deals, gotta refund my wallet


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+ chavez1138 on August 26th, 2013 at 8:05 am said:

too bad I already paid for the ones I wanted… well, at least is good for the developers


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+ Mando44646 on August 26th, 2013 at 8:06 am said:

I wish some of those sale games were available on Vita, as Id rather play them on the go instead of on a TV screen. Great prices though.

Im really hoping for better PS+ free games next month, the only interesting one this month was Hitman


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+ Gorvi on August 26th, 2013 at 8:06 am said:

Well, I have Machinarium already (loved it), but I’ll be picking up Spelunky almost for certain. Dyad, Retro/Grade, and Tokyo Jungle are definitely under consideration looking at those sale prices.


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+ chavez1138 on August 26th, 2013 at 8:08 am said:

we been having good sales with Plus, they somehow make me less frustrated with getting Machinarium again (I love that game, the first time)


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+ KillerBane91 on August 26th, 2013 at 8:08 am said:

Hey my PS3 is having problems right now can i buy these on the web or on my ps vita?


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+ Clantron on August 26th, 2013 at 8:08 am said:

Nice PAX sales!

Will we be getting a PS+ 90days free deal on year membership like EU is getting?
My membership runs out in a few days and was waiting for this update to see if we’d be getting it as well.


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    + Morgan Haro on August 26th, 2013 at 9:49 am said:

    The EU deal that was announced at Gamescom was only for that region at this time


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+ Ryumoau on August 26th, 2013 at 8:08 am said:

sigh….lame free game and uninteresting sales.


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+ Clantron on August 26th, 2013 at 8:09 am said:

Looks like I’ll be picking 4 games up from the sale.
Dragon Fantasy Book 1 – Tokyo Jungle – Journey – Retro/Grade.
and ofcourse Machinarium :)


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+ cubbielovr on August 26th, 2013 at 8:09 am said:

Nothing for me this week, but that’s ok. Here’s hoping for Prince of Persia, Castlevania: Lords of Shadow, or DMC next month. *fingers crossed*


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+ Dark_Yoda_313 on August 26th, 2013 at 8:11 am said:

Looks like Dragon Fantasy and Tokyo Jungle this week! Those are some sharp discounts. Nice work, Haro!


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+ Ryumoau on August 26th, 2013 at 8:11 am said:

@13
Assasin’s Creed 3 is already confirmed to be the big ps3 retail game for next month. They announced it at Gamescom. Not sure how i feel about that. i have only played the second game so maybe it might be fresh enough that i’ll enjoy it more than the reviewers did.


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+ jbisnutbush on August 26th, 2013 at 8:12 am said:

Pretty sweet deals! I bought Journey Day 1 and my kids love Tokyo Jungle.
Dragon Fantasy Book I is a steal at $2.50

Hey Morgan, off the question..
Any news you can share on when the Magic 2014 expansion might be coming?

Thanx and LONG LIVE PLAY!


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+ Suicide_Surfer on August 26th, 2013 at 8:12 am said:

Morgan, please stop with the repeat games! I understand how some people only have one of the consoles, but for us with both, it is highly frustrating. just some friendly advice. I would love to see some more platformers and/or shooters in the IGC!


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    + Morgan Haro on August 26th, 2013 at 9:50 am said:

    Thanks for the feedback on this. I’ll ensure it gets to the teams


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+ DesertAss2in on August 26th, 2013 at 8:13 am said:

Man, I still haven’t played Machinarium from when I got it for ps3 with plus. I have to catch up!


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+ Suicide_Surfer on August 26th, 2013 at 8:13 am said:

Oh is AC3 coming to the EU only or is it coming to the US as well?


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    + Morgan Haro on August 26th, 2013 at 9:49 am said:

    AC3 is only for EU at this time.


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+ ThiagoArroadie on August 26th, 2013 at 8:14 am said:

Giving a game they already gave for PS3… meh…
Almost a nice sale, thou.


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+ ninth_prey on August 26th, 2013 at 8:14 am said:

Nothing for me this week for once. No worries. Killzone beta is keeping me busy till its release.
I get that when it comes to the vita we can’t always get full AAA games for it and that’s why we get indies and psp titles. But I was wondering if there’s any chance we can get some action adventure psp games? I’d love to see Tomb Raider Legend, both God Of Wars, Dantes Inferno and one day Ratchet and Clank Size Matters. Maybe even The 3rd birthday. Even a good sale on these games would be awesome.

Thanks Morgan for the early uodate and good work.


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+ AngryCharger on August 26th, 2013 at 8:15 am said:

wow for less than the original price of journey I´m getting journey, limbo and tokyo jungle!!! WOW!!


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    + Morgan Haro on August 26th, 2013 at 9:51 am said:

    Jealous that you’re getting to play Journey for the first time! and Limbo too! Tokyo Jungle is super fun as well, but those first two are some of the greats, imo


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+ n-hex on August 26th, 2013 at 8:15 am said:

Great sale, thanks!


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+ TheMic2000 on August 26th, 2013 at 8:15 am said:

It would be nice to get a little bit more in advance the Instant Game Collection update of the next month, just like our EU friends. Don’t tell me you guys don’t already know some of the games that will be made available.


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+ sephirothmoy0110 on August 26th, 2013 at 8:15 am said:

nop, sorry but no…. its not possible that you keep on giving the same game… why you no give the game for the to consoles at once??? thats not getting a new game, its just a cheap shot to psplus members…. btw stop it with fighting style games for vita. im complaining about receiving the same games when you could make it better.


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+ Spine999 on August 26th, 2013 at 8:16 am said:

Machinarium is awesome


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+ Ryumoau on August 26th, 2013 at 8:18 am said:

@23 kinda shows how overpriced some of these indie games are regularly.


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+ SiriusCJS on August 26th, 2013 at 8:18 am said:

So how long before Morgan tries to defend Machinarium as being technically a different game offer?

It’s a good thing I don’t have that stinky EU Playstation Plus where I can play REAL PlayStation 3 games & REAL Vita games. I want Android apps & PSP games!!

If next month’s update isn’t AT LEAST UP TO PAR with what EU gets, I’m DEMANDING my subscription be canceled & I be prorated my money back.


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+ Zionine on August 26th, 2013 at 8:19 am said:

Grabbing Dragon Fantasy Book 1.. Good thing I waited. :)
Also nabbing Spelunky.. love that style..
and Machinarium, obviously. :)

Thanks PS Plus. <3 Making my Sony experience so easy to promote.


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+ myPSismyfriend on August 26th, 2013 at 8:20 am said:

Will journey or tokyo jungle be in the instant gaming collection anytime soon? It would stink to buy them now only to have them available for free 2 months later.


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+ DanteMerfi on August 26th, 2013 at 8:20 am said:

You had me at $3.75 for Tokyo Jungle.


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+ Suicide_Surfer on August 26th, 2013 at 8:21 am said:

Morgan, I would be so happy if we got a sale on R&C Full Frontal Assault. I don’t think it sold too well, and it would be a great way to get people into the series before Into the Nexus. Or better yet, maybe an R&C (not including A4O) into the IGC. I own all of them, but I WANT EVERYONE TO EXPERIENCE THE AWESOMENESS OF RATCHET AND CLANK!


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+ snakeeyes211 on August 26th, 2013 at 8:21 am said:

When are you guys going to talk more about the interface and what to expect from PlayStation plus on PS4


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+ mynameisdats on August 26th, 2013 at 8:21 am said:

Not bad. Keep it up!


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+ tylerh1701 on August 26th, 2013 at 8:21 am said:

I gotta say, the free game for this week is a total lame duck. Not only is it a fairly niche (and IMO quite boring) genre of point-and-click adventures, but it’s also a game that PS3 owners got just a couple months ago. I’ve got to think that the vast majority of Vita owners also own a PS3, so for many of us this is just considered a repeat.

That being said, the sales this week are once again spectacular. 75% first time discount on Dragon Fantasy Book I is an amazing deal. I’ll be grabbing that and Limbo this week, simply for the cross-buy (very smart decision of the developer to implement the post release cross-buy, it’s the only reason I’ll be buying it since I bought it at launch on the 360).

Other great deals this week include Dyad, Tokyo Jungle, and Retro/Grade for 75% off. That is crazy! I bought them all for 50% off and, even at those great prices, I still wish I had held out for this even better sale. So bravo on your sales PS+.


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    + Morgan Haro on August 26th, 2013 at 9:57 am said:

    Lots of stuff on discount this week for sure. I think I’m finally going to jump on Dragon Fantasy myself. Thanks for the feedback!


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+ Zionine on August 26th, 2013 at 8:22 am said:

Oh.. forgot Limbo, too. :)


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+ Ozumalite on August 26th, 2013 at 8:23 am said:

Hi Morgan, is AC3 coming next month for PS Plus members?


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    + Morgan Haro on August 26th, 2013 at 9:57 am said:

    For NA, there is no news about AC3 in PS Plus I’m afraid. This is a EU only deal at this time.


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+ Zionine on August 26th, 2013 at 8:23 am said:

@Tyler1701, I suppose I’m a rare one that downloaded it and have just not had the time to touch it.. and am glad it’s on Vita now. :) When I have PS3 time, I’m putting it on TLOU, Tales of Xillia, Ni No Kuni, or LBP with the lady.. soon KH.


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+ Malkavilis on August 26th, 2013 at 8:24 am said:

@Morgan Hey Morgan!

Thanks for all the love that Vita is receiving lately. I feel a little unconfortable asking this (after all that love, of course), but, is there any chance of we have WRC 3 for Vita at IGC or discounted?

Thanks for reading.


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    + Morgan Haro on August 26th, 2013 at 9:58 am said:

    Well, any discount is possible, as long as the publisher is ok with it! So the best place to leave this note would be on their communitys ections, websites, etc and let them know


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+ BrianMcGuinness on August 26th, 2013 at 8:24 am said:

@29. Haha, what a crybaby. WWWWwwaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhh. I’m demanding my money back like a big boy!


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+ Phoenix9889 on August 26th, 2013 at 8:25 am said:

I saved my money in hopes by the end of the month would have a great sale but instead nothing of interest was available this whole month. Probably the worst month for having plus in my opinion.


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+ Spine999 on August 26th, 2013 at 8:30 am said:

So we can hope to see Grid 2 for $14.99?


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+ Monterossa on August 26th, 2013 at 8:31 am said:

Too many indie games nowadays. Especially on the Vita. I don’t know why people should buy a Vita to play those indie games.

PS2 and PSP were so great because of the game library with AAA games and a lot of Japanese games compare to the current generation.


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+ Suicide_Surfer on August 26th, 2013 at 8:31 am said:

One more thing, will GTA 5 be available to pre load in the US? It’s gonna be a nightmare trying to get into the PS Store on 9/17.


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+ grbolivar on August 26th, 2013 at 8:31 am said:

Will PS+ give discounts on DLCs for games sometime?


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    + Morgan Haro on August 26th, 2013 at 9:59 am said:

    sure, it can happen


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+ Ryumoau on August 26th, 2013 at 8:31 am said:

I hope maybe Sony will work with Namco or Koei to give us a day one discount on One Piece PW 2 next tuesday. I remember they had a discount on the first game last year but it was less than 3 weeks after the game released, which screwed plus members who bought it at release.
I’m hoping they will do the discount more reasonably this time.


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+ vanwinkle on August 26th, 2013 at 8:33 am said:

I love how you guys make a “box art” for Machinarium in the picture, to make it seem like it’s a bigger deal than it is.


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+ Suicide_Surfer on August 26th, 2013 at 8:34 am said:

@48 haha It’s like a $5 game too


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+ CptQwark on August 26th, 2013 at 8:34 am said:

Thanks for the update Morgan!
I never played Limbo so I will definitely pick it up for the Vita.


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    + Morgan Haro on August 26th, 2013 at 9:59 am said:

    awesome, it’s a great game. At its core,it’s a puzzle game so stick with it through the first part and get used to the controls, and then get ready for a really great, dark, and entertaining game


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