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PlayStation Plus Update: King of Fighters XIII Free For Members

Morgan Haro's Avatar Posted by Community Manager, PlayStation Digital Platforms

Once again, we’re here to brighten your Monday with the weekly update on incoming Plus content this week. So far in October, NFL Blitz joined the Instant Game Collection and Plus members received some discounts on Alex Kidd and Spelunker. This week, please join us in thanking our friends at Atlus for delivering the legendary King of Fighters XIII, free for Plus members! These updates will take effect with the October 9th (that’s tomorrow!) PlayStation Store update.

Don’t have PlayStation Plus? Go to the PlayStation Store on your PS3 or click here to get access.

October 9th PlayStation Plus Update

King of Fighters XIII

Free for PlayStation Plus Members
Select Add-Ons (An additional 30% off the PSN Sale Price)

King of Fighters XIII captured the attention of the fighting game community at this year’s amazingly salty EVO 2012 fighting game tournament. That said, we’re happy to get this deep fighter in to the hands of Plus members everywhere! With tons of play modes, a refined, faster paced engine, over 30 beautifully rendered and animated characters, all with great online play; this is one fighter you won’t want to miss. You’ll also find select Add-ons, including extra characters Mr. Karate, on sale for 30% off the PSN sale price, which is 50% off the regular store price. If you want to see how crazy the game can get, check out the final match in this year’s tournament. Epic stuff.

The Revenge of Shinobi

80% Discount for PlayStation Plus Members (Regular Price: $4.99, PS Plus Price: $1.00)

SEGA’s got more gaming to deliver this week with The Revenge of Shinobi available to Plus members for just $1. The Genesis original holds up with the gameplay and music you remember (as well as the crazy difficulty). With save anywhere capabilities, Trophy support, and graphical touch ups for an HD close-up, it’s an accessible classic that everyone should play.

Derrick the Deathfin (New PSN Release)

30% Discount (Regular Price: $7.99, PS Plus Price: $5.59)

You may have seen the PlayStation.Blog post revealing this PSN exclusive, and Plus members will be able to jump on a release week discount for this unique underwater papercraft action game (yes, that’s accurate). Packing an amazing artistic design, 32 handcrafted levels, and diverse gameplay, it’s a steal at just over $5.

Finally, we’ve got another poll for you. This time, we’re curious to know what you would be most interested to see in PS Plus on PS Vita. The service is scheduled to arrive this November, and we’ll have more concrete information as we lead up to launch. And remember, it’s all one Plus subscription whether you get Plus now, or later. Don’t forget to also rank this post in the upper right corner too; we use all that data.

What type of benefits would you place as most important for PS Plus for PS Vita?

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That’s it for this week. Make sure you check out tomorrow’s PlayStation Store update post to see all the details for this week’s Plus update, and come back next week when we’ll have more great Plus news to share (including another free game for October 16th). See you in the comments, where I’m sure you’ll let us know what you think!

PlayStation Plus Update 10-9-2012

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Elvick_ said:

October 8th, 12:16 pm

I want discounts on Vita content mostly.

Strike-Snake85 said:

October 8th, 12:16 pm

Nice MORGAN!!! I really like King of Fighters XIII, now bring to us Rayman Origins!!!

nolo451 said:

October 8th, 12:18 pm

Honestly I think KoF is a crappy game, but if lots of people like it, it must not be a horrible update.

Can’t wait for next weeks update.

Doutrinador666 said:

October 8th, 12:23 pm

That’s it.

I’m migrating to EU PSN+.

Goodbye, see you never, putrid updates.

meFreeman said:

October 8th, 12:25 pm

I want to download this game NOW!!!!

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    Morgan Haro said:

    October 8th, 12:29 pm

    around this time tomorrow, you should be able to = with tomorrow’s PS Store update =)

Uraizen said:

October 8th, 12:27 pm

I had to log-in solely to say that this is a godlike free game.

legendmake said:

October 8th, 12:29 pm

That’s a good deal for ps+ members, I will be waiting for the update tomorrow to get kof13.

RE_Player said:

October 8th, 12:30 pm

Excellent Plus update. I was looking to get King of Fighters XIII so this is perfect.

milennos said:

October 8th, 12:32 pm

Which game King of Fighters XIII will replace this week ?
agree with @76

boomstickbhg said:

October 8th, 12:34 pm


Thanks heh.

I’m disabled (hit by a van a few years back, got a lot of physical issues) so I have more time to play games than the average person my age. So for me Plus keeps releasing old games I’ve owned/rented/played.

I am glad that games like Infamous 2, Borderlands, R&C All 4 One and starhawk SP were given out to the Plus community, I think people will have a lot of fun with those games. (and some others, those just stand out to me)

I bought all 4 mentioned above at release, so for me… yeah. Almost feels like they’re rewarding peeople who don’t support the game company and wait a long time (if ever) to buy games with price drops.

Hopefully they’ll fix Plus as they continue to tinker with it. Some kind of points system/choice of games would help, since they keep releasing old games, odds are a lot of people will already have them.

hawkthehunter said:

October 8th, 12:37 pm

Cool Morgan! I’m not that good at fighting games but I’ll check it out. I’ll also pick up that $1 game.

As for the poll I picked option two because I don’t have a vita yet, it’s out of my price range, and I still want to get my money’s worth out of my psp so option two is most important to me. Thanks.

donkeypunch12312 said:

October 8th, 12:37 pm

Come on PS+ I was hoping u guys would give us members a great and well know title for this month since its like October. We need a great titles to give the player the INSTANT GAME COLLECTION you all promised.

Rootboi_Root said:

October 8th, 12:40 pm

Come On! Why are you doing this to us? Why King of Fighters? Actually the real question i would like an answer to is when will the US PSN Plus catalog come even close to the European one? Why is it that we aren’t getting all those triple A Retail games like they do? Where are:

1. Darksiders (Retail PS3 game)
2. Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD
3. Motorstorm Apocalypse (Retail PS3 game)
4. Deus Ex: Human Revolution (GOTM) (Retail PS3 game)
5. Dead Space 2 (GOTM) (Retail PS3 game)
6. Red Dead Redemption (GOTM) (Retail PS3 game)

AND this weeks Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition and Bulletstorm??????

All those got replaced with PSN games in the US , whyyyy??

We got instead:

1.Hard Corps Uprising
2. Choplifter HD
3. Zombie Apocalypse
4. Sideway NY
5. Pac-Man DX
6. Bloodline Betrayal

Doesn’t really seem fair, does it? Can you please ease my mind n tell me things will change, especially when the Vita gets added to the service???
I reaaally love the service, I am just sick of my European friends laughing at me and my US friends not wanting to join because of the games that are offered :(

hurricane2001 said:

October 8th, 12:40 pm

How about Final Fantasy 3 for the Vita like everyone else in the world has but us? No asking for much!! I have a $300 system that all it does is collect dust!!

KemetMan72-_ said:

October 8th, 12:40 pm

Red Dead has been on sale manytimes. Go spend $30 and get the Goty edition for god’ sake. Darsiders is at leastt 2 years old buy DS II it’s much better and RE5 Gold is on the store for $30 and for christ’s sake RE6 is out….stop being cheap and actually buy some games.

JUGGALO414 said:

October 8th, 12:42 pm

Looks like yet another week I won’t be downloading anything. I hate fighting games. Also, to the person that keeps defending Plus, if you’re happy with a system that favors one region over another and repeatedly screws you over, great, but some of us would actually prefer better service and better quality. US Plus keeps saying “I think you’ll be happy next week” well I never am. I have been Plus since the beginning, but us Plus veterans are ignored. We no longer matter. They only care about our money and not our opinion. Like I said before, I am not happy with this service and I am not happy with the favoritism they show to EU.

FullMetalDoctor said:

October 8th, 12:42 pm

thanks for the post, its a great update, and way to keep up with the comments morgan haro, much appreciated

KemetMan72-_ said:

October 8th, 12:42 pm

113 buy some games especially the old ones you want!

FullMetalDoctor said:

October 8th, 12:43 pm

i just realized my post looks a little sarcastic, and ijust wanna say theres no sarcasm behind it lol

doctorSTRANG said:

October 8th, 12:45 pm

KOF XIII is really something! But I hope there will be more games next update, specially because being an fighting games fan I already had this game :(

TobiramaUchiha said:

October 8th, 12:49 pm

Since i gotten ps+ i have yet to see anything good that’s free other than Infamous 2 kinda regret i gotten it.

djsaiyan said:

October 8th, 12:52 pm

For PS+ on Vita, I’d like to see a system that’s similar to the old PS+ setup.

One or two PS Vita exclusives
One or two PSP/PS Vita titles
PS1 Classics that’re PS Vita compatible
And some minis

And the first month needs to be BIG to really get people drawn in to the program (and hopefully bump up the Vita sales numbers)

So something like

Gravity Rush and Black Ops: Declassified
Final Fantasy 3 and a surprise digital release of Crisis Core (we all know by now Birth By Sleep isn’t happening, it’ll get an HD remix instead)
Resident Evil 1+2+3 (to help Capcom push RE6)
And then some minis

That’s a lot, especially in addition to the PS3 plus stuff that’ll be coming out, but Plus on the Vita NEEDS to launch super strong to get people talking, and hopefully buying consoles.

yupi890 said:

October 8th, 12:53 pm

Great ps plus update. I voted for free ps vita games, but in further thought maybe discounts would have a better variety. Also regarding Ps plus, being October and everything I’m surprised theres no “scary” sale or free horror games.

smoothboarder540 said:

October 8th, 12:56 pm

Oh come on. Another fighting game. I may be in the minority reading these comments but I really don’t want another fighting game. To me they are all the same thing. And I dont play virtua fighter 5 or street fighter or double dragon or scott pilgrim. I’ve never even heard of this game. I want a real game.

Rootboi_Root said:

October 8th, 1:01 pm

For the Vita PSN Plus i am hoping for more Vita Retail titles than anything else, it’s suppose to be Vita’s PSN Plus and not the PSP’s. N if you haaave to give us psp games, for god sakes please let it be titles like Patapon 3. But too be honest that is already it for me and what interests me from the psp collection of games and that is only because there still isnt a vita version of this game. I have had a psp, i got rid of a psp, i don’t really want it and it’s games to come back into my life. I moved on, there is a reason i spend so much freaking money on a shiny new hardware when i got the Vita, it was so i could play shiny new games using this hardware. N i agree that titles like Escape Plan, Stardurst, Mutant Blob Attack and sound shapes for free will be redundant since 90 percent of vita owner already got those (since there isn’t much else to get). Dunno if Hustle Kings belongs in that list, me and alot of my friends got that too.

Durane said:

October 8th, 1:04 pm

What i would really like to see is a discount on resident evil 4. I know it was previously discounted about 18+ months ago, but i did not have PS plus then.

Busca-Cabezas said:

October 8th, 1:06 pm

I think there might be a few awesome PSP games that lots of gamers would enjoy on their PSVita thanks to an instant PS+ game collection. I would totally enjoy great games such as Final Fantasy: Crisis Core, etc, etc… Now, my main interest are current or brand new PSVita titles. Just having PS+ cross over to the PSVita has got me very excited. I can’t wait for more!! Oh! Also, this great new PSBlog updates and polls ROCK!! (Shinobi for a $1Buck? Got me!! :P)

carlosm71 said:

October 8th, 1:08 pm

Would it be possible to add Siren: Blood Curse to PS+ in the spirit of Halloween?

IIL0YDII said:

October 8th, 1:09 pm

sadly King of Fighters XIII is the worst in the whole series

BluSpykz said:

October 8th, 1:11 pm

Lots of good arguments for PS+ for Vita on the board.

I’d rather see a plethora of free PS Vita and PSP / PS1 games; and less in terms of discounts offered.
I’m not one of the people who will only play free games; but if I’m going to PAY for a Vita game I’d rather get the physical copy, to save the space on my already expensive memory card.

Whereas if it’s free, that’s something to fill the cards with. Also, your discounts are great and everything, but shopping around can usually yield a physical copy cheaper – eBay, game shops etc – and really, a downloaded game should NOT cost more than a physical copy which has resale value.

Monterossa said:

October 8th, 1:12 pm

Good to see a japanese game as a PS+ free game.

sad thing is I already bought KoF XIII.

how about Resident Evil 5 or SSFIV Arcade Edition?

Lasdrub said:

October 8th, 1:12 pm

Games that can be played on PSP and Vita are Minis, PS1 games, and PSP games. Now, I do like those games, but I bought a Vita to play Vita games. I’m glad the results reflect what I want (Vita-specific games). PSP games are alright, but it would be like getting PS2 games with Plus on PS3.

Diablos2525 said:

October 8th, 1:12 pm

Nice update, but I hate not knowing what the other game in the month is. I was thinking of buying Bioshock 1 and 2 but I’ve heard rumors that Bioshock might be coming to Plus. Sigh.

Lasdrub said:

October 8th, 1:14 pm

Also, I really appreciate that you are polling your most-loyal fans to see what they want. I really respect Sony for doing what makes their fans and consumers happy.

BluSpykz said:

October 8th, 1:16 pm

@Lasdrup. I agree, PSP games belong on a PSP system – there are very few PSP games I’d consider downloading / buying for Vita… But there ARE some.

Diablos2525 said:

October 8th, 1:16 pm

I wouldn’t mind free PSP games, that being said I don’t have a Vita but a PSP with a small library(ff1,2,4, tactics ogre, KH).

corenthian90 said:

October 8th, 1:17 pm

I would like to see a few games added to the plus roster myself such as catherine, tekken 6 and a few others but the couple games i wish they would put on the psn is nightmare creatures 1 + 2 i know that there not all that popular but i really liked em and would love to have them back, but thanks for what i do get out ps+ cause i know they didnt hv to do that.

SLICK_T said:

October 8th, 1:17 pm

I better not get main ps plus account SLICK _ T I’m using now restricted from commenting my constructive criticism comments again. It took me having to complain on the sony forums and days of waiting for someone to fix my account cause they said you guys marked this psn account as a spam account and thats why my comments never posted right after hitting send. It took the cool sony forum employee 2 days to fix it and now I finally can finally use my plus account to comment again and not bogus ones. I am very mad and hurt to know the fact your blog team tryed to shut me up with my constructive criticism comments over the years by marking my account as a spam account the nerve your team has just to shut me up. Its my right to give my constructive criticism. Yet I’m marked as spam. THANKS for treating this customer since 2007 to now and has spent OVER 2,000 on psn like SPAM. I appreciate it!

asc1982 said:

October 8th, 1:21 pm


YungShep said:

October 8th, 1:23 pm

@113 wait…..Darksiders was free on EU???????????????????????

AizawaYuuichi said:

October 8th, 1:25 pm

Hm… week #2 and still PS+ hasn’t quite gotten my attention yet. Heck, put up racing game next week and hit the three main genre of games that I don’t touch (sports, fighting, racing). Ah well, at least there are discounts and other content coming out on PSN that’s worth a purchase.

@ ebineesey: They used to announce the full month at the beginning of the month on the US blog, but when schedules changed, or things were removed, the commentors went after the Blog with pitchforks, so they stopped doing it. Sucks that common sense is kind of dead here, but hey, we roll with what we can get. The users here only have themselves to blame for getting the update info the week of release.

saab01 said:

October 8th, 1:26 pm

Any news on the file Size for King of fighters???

If i remember correctly this was one of my friends favorite games back on the PS2. Every time I would go to his house he wanted to play KOF. Maybe I can try it out and see how it plays.

EdwardCORE said:

October 8th, 1:27 pm

Morgan, if there is one thing I’d like to see added to the PSN Vita survey is that there should be more games from the PSN “arcade” and original games to run also on Vita. Nights, Daytona, Marvel Vs. Capcom Origins, Closure, Doubke Dragon, all games that could also run smoothly on Vita since they can manage to work the output resolution of this games, just adding a Vita resolution output. If the Vita can run Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom, Uncharted and now SFxTekken, it sure can hold it up with these titles. It would make the Vita the most attractive game machine ever made, period. Please, take this for the big guys who run Sony and tell them we need it bad, and we need it fast!

asc1982 said:

October 8th, 1:31 pm


freshprincepbg said:

October 8th, 1:34 pm

It seems like other people are happy with this game so I apologize about my last comment. I just really don’t like fighting games and I feel like there’s been tons of them already. I’d like to see some Acton Adventure type games for once.

As for Vita, I don’t own one yet, so it’ll be neat if I can add them to my download list from my Ps3 and download them when I get a Vita. Obviously I’d prefer full Vita games, games like Gravity Rush, Escape Plan, Rayman Origins, Super Sttardust and Lumines. There’s not many PSP games I want. And I hope they are kept to a minimum. But I do like PsOne Classics, I signed up Plus whenthere were 3 games every month with Ps One Classics, on the side. And I loved that. But I dont want those taking up a majority of the collection either, but I will accept them. I just dont want the Game of Month to be a PSP/PSOne classic. Or them taking up half the collection.

SLICK_T said:

October 8th, 1:35 pm

@ EdwardCORE …….. Daytona USA on vita would be SWEET. Also a GT5 vita version along with a vita version of nascar games would make me run through my grandmother and throw her aside to get into the walmart or bestbuy doors to buy a vita right away lol. Sorry to my grandmother but hey, Gaming is my most favorite spare time hobbies not cranky old grandmas. Sorry grandma no offense even though I haven’t seen her since I was a kid but still lol. I know I know I’m mean!

Superstone said:

October 8th, 1:38 pm

Great update looking forward to it. I agree with @3. What about new ps1 & ps2 classics?

CrashSpyro said:

October 8th, 1:43 pm

Why are two games being taken down tomorrow with only one going up in their place? Wouldn’t it make more sense for one to go down this week and the other next week since the second game is going up then?

bago21 said:

October 8th, 1:44 pm

YEa im really digging the variety of games offered by psn plus.I dont have the time to play 90% of the games being offered but im more than willing to support what i think is the best subscripion service around. Keep up the good work sony.

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