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Coming to PlayStation Plus: Sonic the Hedgehog, Spyro: Year of the Dragon, and ModNation Racers Full Game Trial

Grace Chen's Avatar Posted by Sr. Director, PlayStation Store

Hi everyone,

Hope you all had a nice Valentine’s Day. We’re continuing to spread the love around PlayStation Plus into March with four featured games, an early access demo for Playstation Move, and a discount on another PlayStation Network exclusive title – all coming to you on March 1.


As mentioned in an earlier post about the arrival of the SEGA Genesis Collection, PlayStation Plus subscribers will get Sonic the Hedgehog for free and one month early from when it will be released to the rest of the PlayStation Network! Not that it needs much of an introduction, but SEGA is reviving the classic adventures as Sonic battles Dr. Robotnik for control of South Island. Speed through classic levels like “Green Hill Zone” as you unlock trophies in this piece of gaming history. The SEGA Vintage Collection also includes Streets of Rage 2, Golden Axe 2, Altered Beast and many more – all free for PlayStation Plus subscribers.

ModNation Racers (Lil Tinker)

In addition to Sonic the Hedgehog, we are offering downloads of a sequel of one of our favorite PSone series and a full game trial of one of our signature “Play, Create, Share” titles. We’re happy to release Spyro: Year of the Dragon, from Insomniac Games, which is the third installment in the PSOne series. This is a great follow up for any PlayStation Plus subscribers who downloaded Spyro the Dragon and Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage. Also, be sure to download the full-game trial for ModNation Racers, developed by United Front Games. With the highly active community there are tons of mods, karts and tracks to download and try out. PlayStation Plus subscribers will also get early access to the demo for PlayStation Move Heroes. Explore the familiar landscapes from the smash hit franchises Ratchet and Clank, Jak and Daxter, and Sly Cooper – ripped apart and rebuilt for the PlayStation Move Motion Controller.

Finally, our update includes a discount of 80% off on Blast Factor – one of the first PlayStation Network exclusives – and downloads for Enigmo (the new mini from Pangea Software) and Pix’n Love Rush, which are both being offered to PlayStation Plus for free two weeks prior to their release to the rest of the PlayStation Network.

As always be sure to check the full list of new items as well as items that are being taken down from the PlayStation Plus storefronts below:

PlayStation Plus Highlights for 3/1:

Full Game Trial

  • ModNation Racers

Featured Games

  • Sonic the Hedgehog (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers)
  • Spyro Year of the Dragon (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers, regular price $5.99)
  • Enigmo (Free and exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers)
  • Pix’n Love Rush (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers, regular price $2.49)
  • PlayStation Move Heroes Demo (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers)

Discounted Games & DLC

  • Blast Factor (PS3) (PlayStation Plus price $2.00, regular price $9.99)

Featured Themes & Avatars

  • Liquid Metal Static Theme (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers, regular price $1.49)
  • Viewtiful Joe Avatar Bundle (10 avatars) ($0.99 and Exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers)

Last Chance, Get Them While You Can – Coming down on March 1:

Featured Offers to PlayStation Plus Subscribers

  • Digger HD
  • Karimogi
  • Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage
  • Atomic Blast Static Theme

Discounted Games/DLC

  • Mega Man 2 (PlayStation Plus price $3.00, regular price $5.99)
  • Kung Fu LIVE (PlayStation Plus price $11.99, regular price $14.99)
  • Fat Princess (PlayStation Plus price $7.50, regular price $14.99)
  • Fat Princess PSP (PlayStation Plus price $10.00, regular price $19.99)
  • Blacklight Tango Down (PlayStation Plus price $7.99, regular price $9.99)

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MadmanV10 said:

February 16th, 3:04 pm

You should probably change it to say “Playstation Move Heroes DEMO” underneath the featured games. It makes it appear as though you’re giving this game away for free to us.

smokedphish said:

February 16th, 3:04 pm

Does that say PlayStation Move Heroes for FREE ???? Is that not big big news?

halowars7 said:

February 16th, 3:05 pm

Awesome! Love All those oldies…

smokedphish said:

February 16th, 3:06 pm

oh okay its the demo, if I could delete my comment I would. Darn. Nothing else in that update worth playing for me at least.

Butters360 said:

February 16th, 3:06 pm

Awesome, looking forward to Sonic and PlayStation Move Heroes.

Gogo_ZvC said:

February 16th, 3:09 pm

You lazy schmucks should read the paragraphs as well as the bullet points.

But they should add Demo to the end of that.

Also I would like some clarification on the Sega Collection and if those games will be their own thing or our monthly game for the next 5-6 months?

Viewtiful Joe FTW!

UltraRazpacho said:

February 16th, 3:12 pm

How much is ModNation Races going to cost? Hopefully it’ll be in the 20 to 30 dollar range.

B-Real206 said:

February 16th, 3:14 pm

I want the original final fantasy on psn please!

usedtoiletpaper said:

February 16th, 3:16 pm

You can get sonic ultimate genesis collection for under 20 bucks on amazon.

KwietStorm said:

February 16th, 3:20 pm

Pretty weak update for me. I already have Modnation and I have the whole Genesis Collection disc.

spocar said:

February 16th, 3:22 pm

You can put an old game in the playstation store? like sonic unleashed? it would be great if this game is in the ps store

Ace2540 said:

February 16th, 3:23 pm

wait, it says “get them while you can, coming down on march 1”, does that mean you’re taking them off of the PS Store completely?! Is Spyro:Ripto’s Rage gonna be free for PS+ Members?

StargamerX said:

February 16th, 3:23 pm

Are the SEGA games going to be our free PSN games for the next couple of months, or are they just a special offer?

Stoffinator said:

February 16th, 3:24 pm

Sony for the love of god stop giving us Spyro the Dragon. Every single thing you give away (with Qore, Plus) its always the same Spyro game. We get it, its easy for you to give away, but please do something else for a change.


February 16th, 3:25 pm

“PlayStation Move Heroes (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers)”

wait, tell me this isn’t a typo?

EJStrat said:

February 16th, 3:27 pm

Are the Sega Genesis Collection games coming out individually? This article says that all the games (Gauntlet II, Altered Beast, etc..) are going to be free for PS+ subscribers, and then it says Sonic is our free game for March.

I’m gonna be bummed if the free downloadable games are all genesis ports for the next 4 months. That’d be super lame.

Phoenix8387 said:

February 16th, 3:28 pm

You guys really need to get better about being clear whats being offered. Again, quite a few people will only read the bullet points and not the rest of the article.

For those who can’t read, in which case you probably won’t read this, PlayStation Move Heroes is a early access DEMO.

bbonds_007 said:

February 16th, 3:28 pm


Shut the heck up, Spyro is my favorite PS1 classic and your a fool to not enjoy them. Thanks Sony!!!!!!!

DOOMkillz said:

February 16th, 3:29 pm

nice, now i can play modnation with 1 of my friends

NekoNiv said:

February 16th, 3:30 pm

your both fail to read the pretty words above….
“PlayStation Plus subscribers will also get early access to the demo for PlayStation Move Heroes”
key word being “demo”, it’s a typo on behalf of the writer of the blog post, Grace Chen. Should be under Demos.

Pls fix Grace

ChronoGear said:

February 16th, 3:31 pm

Pix’n Love Rush? Score! Great iPhone game.

Brameriz said:

February 16th, 3:33 pm

Love this #TeamBON

gearhead32 said:

February 16th, 3:33 pm

@1 if someone is stupid enough too believe that psn is gonna give away a 40.00 game for free then they need get their brains checked

ModernYorkster said:

February 16th, 3:33 pm

Hey Grace,

I know you and your team at SCEA enjoy getting ideas and such. So I was thinking it would be nice to have a Retail Game Store Front for the games such as (Mod Nation, MAG, God of War, and Tomb Raider. This would make finding those games just a bit easier. Also in the PlayStation Network Exclusives Store Front, it would be nice to have the option to only show PSP Games or PS3 Games.

Have a good night

gearhead32 said:

February 16th, 3:34 pm

its easy way too find out that playstation move heroes comes out march 22

allenyjessy07 said:

February 16th, 3:40 pm

what about mlb the show 2011…..demo

Phoenix8387 said:

February 16th, 3:41 pm

@12 “Coming down” means for PS+. They will still be available in the store, just not for free/discounted for PS+ users.

@14 Speak for yourself. I personally purchased the first Spyro game and am VERY happy to get the following two games for free via PS+. YOU may not like it, but there are plenty more who do.

Dosx001 said:

February 16th, 3:44 pm

Hero on the Move awesome need more games 4 the move. love u PSplus

Ace2540 said:

February 16th, 3:44 pm

@27 oh thanks for clearing that up, i was freaking out a bit :P

KazeEternal said:

February 16th, 3:48 pm


That technically already exists, just go to the games section. Should be a Disc Icon that says “PS3 Games”.

KazeEternal said:

February 16th, 3:49 pm

Just occurred to me, why aren’t we getting the genesis collection for PSP also? Or is the UMD already on the PSN?

timmy19888 said:

February 16th, 3:50 pm

this is why i dont get ps plus.

TomHoang said:

February 16th, 3:50 pm

Although it’s nice to get these old Genesis games for free, I hope they aren’t the only free PSN games for the following months.

Chaoticblaze27 said:

February 16th, 3:51 pm

I Love Ps+ Advantages

raikage4375 said:

February 16th, 3:52 pm

hey guys keep these Spyro games coming :D i love them all!

raikage4375 said:

February 16th, 3:55 pm

and also do you guys think that PS+ subscribers could start getting some psp digital comics for free?

we would really appreciate it

Permafry_42 said:

February 16th, 3:56 pm

already have both the disc version and the ps3/psp version of spyro 3, so looks like i’ll be playing sonic and move heroes.

Also there’s not going to be any special deals to PlayStation Plus subscribers for Pixel Junk Shooter 2? damn! i might not have enough for it then if they don’t release a discount on the game for people who bought the first game.

tylerh1701 said:

February 16th, 4:02 pm

Wow I was right on the verge of suscribing to PS+ for a year. Sign up now, pick up Digger HD before its taken down, pick up Stacking, and the next free game is……..SONIC 1??? Seriously??? I own that game at least 2 or 3 times already. Oh well, saved me $50.

Fiesty_Cat said:

February 16th, 4:04 pm

I was wanting some of the digital comics too. I also could be one of the crazy ones, but when I read through the letter and through the list I saw that it was talking about the demo in both places it mentions Playstation Move Heros….

PSWii2008 said:

February 16th, 4:07 pm

Viewtiful Joe avatars? Could we see Viewtiful Joe on PSN? Or better yet, a new installment??!!

MRGamer01 said:

February 16th, 4:10 pm

Sonic the hedgehog and other classic releases? Oh glad I got my copy of Sonic’s Ultimate Genesis Collection then. But hey, if they release Sonic 3&K I’ll be happy to buy it.

Stoffinator said:

February 16th, 4:10 pm

@18. It’s one of mine too. But we’ve gotten it like 10 times in the past year. Maybe trying a conversation than flaming someone?

ZFM12 said:

February 16th, 4:14 pm

Looking forward to Sonic and Spyro. I love Spyro!!!


February 16th, 4:14 pm

Whats up with all these PS1 games.. Where the PS2 games at..I want GTA: San Andreas its the number 1 selling ps2 of all time. I dont need it HD or nothing just the game.


February 16th, 4:15 pm

GTA: San Andreas


February 16th, 4:15 pm

GTA: San Andreas ?????????????????????

NeoHumpty said:

February 16th, 4:17 pm

Gotta say, + is shaping up nicely these last few weeks. I’d like to see some FF ps1 discounts, though.

Trixzter7 said:

February 16th, 4:19 pm

Got the PlayStation Move Heroes demo from GameStop already ;)
Oh and Kingdom Hearts avatars kthxbai

SoYoung said:

February 16th, 4:25 pm

Sony : For the game trials, please, do something for the trophy list of game trials and regular games, like create a folders just for game trials trophies because even if nobody saw them, I’m stuck with them in my game list and I dont like it at all and because of his, I didnt try trials games anymore.

JKar275 said:

February 16th, 4:26 pm

@36: I’d also like to see free or discounted comics for the PSP.

@Grace: I would really like to see DCUO subscription fee discounts for PS Plus subscribers.

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