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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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wrrfwefw said:

October 8th, 3:08 pm

Thx but psn+ FAR BETTER.
What games will be removed for KOFXIII?

wrrfwefw said:

October 8th, 3:12 pm

@CrazyGuy62 your point have no sense and fix your cap lock.

D33DL1T said:

October 8th, 3:14 pm

Great update !!!

race2winnet said:

October 8th, 3:18 pm

On the subject of Plus for Vita, I am begging you, please DO NOT include Virtua Tennis 4, Hot Shots Golf or Hustle Kings in the IGC. Not that I don’t like these games, quite the opposite actually, but simply because these games have been the only Vita games offered with a Plus discount so far. I assume that most of us grabbed those games when they were discounted a few months ago, I know that I did, and I am afraid that the comments would be flooded with complaints (even more so than usual!) We all have seen how gravely upset people get when a game that has been given previous Plus discounts (Hustle Kings has been discounted twice already) is then given away for free.

I really am looking forward to Plus for Vita and I cannot wait for November, although I am pretty sure that I will be quite busy with AC3: Liberation. Morgan, do you have a timetable on an announcement that will give details on the Vita program or is that something that we will have to find out when it launches?


Vcheese said:

October 8th, 3:20 pm

Great game, too bad i own it already. Very excited for what may come for psvita plus next month!

YungShep said:

October 8th, 3:24 pm

@203 u make valid points!!! dead nation was discounted twice before it was free.. and i sincerely hope games like escape plan, pulZar, little deviants, or modnation racers are not apart of the IGC….

ive decided im gonna wait out the remainder of this month for renewing ps plus. i need to see what the vita is gonna come up with. i have confidence, but slowly losing faith..

elnxno said:

October 8th, 3:24 pm

This cool and I thought that I would buy but I expect a good time haha

MakoSOLIDER said:

October 8th, 3:27 pm

Requesting Sorcery please!

As for Vita I really do not think there are enough GOOD games to give and if u give the good ones most likely we prob own them already…

tusunami said:

October 8th, 3:34 pm

And who says being a Ps Plus member isn’t worth it LoL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DazeOfWar said:

October 8th, 3:35 pm

Well I was just going to download KoF to try it out but after watching the trailer I’ve realized I’m never going to play it. Hopefully next week will bring something in my area of fun. Hell I’d be happier to get the Phineas and Ferb game over these last 2 games.

SamuelSpade said:

October 8th, 3:42 pm

@207 I agree that to give out Vita only games is a poor choice. I really don’t think there’s enough games to give away. I’ve already purchased all the games that I’ve wanted (and some that I just needed something to play) on my Vita. There’s probably alot of Vita owners just like us.
It’s be great for new adapters, but I’m not one of those.

dodgedoors said:

October 8th, 3:43 pm

210 the poll is for what is most important, they are saying we will get all of thos offers, just personally what you want most.

RyanNR said:

October 8th, 3:44 pm

I saw someone complain that it’s ONLY ONE free game (this week!). Are you kidding me? I’m loving all the free stuff Sony and the devs are handing out. In a way, it somewhat resembles the free-to-play model in that you get something for free, but there’s dlc etc. that you can buy if you really like the game.

Sure PS plus isn’t free, but it sure beats the heck out of the competition ::cough:: xbox ::cough::

Keep up the good work, Sony! I’ll be with you when PS4 rolls around!

SamuelSpade said:

October 8th, 3:53 pm

@211 No they did not say we get all of those offers, they asked what we are most interested in.

BunnySavior said:

October 8th, 3:55 pm

KOF sounds ok, though I am not much of a fighting game fan. Plus the past weeks two fighting games were already released, Scott Pilgrim and Double dragon; sure they might be side scroller style but fighting games they are. Zzzz

Heatseeker125 said:

October 8th, 3:55 pm

I really don’t want to take my money overseas for EU Plus, but I pretty much have to at this point. Too few top tier retail games being offered over here outside of the IGC from E3. Thanks anyway, SCEA.

ceedub2 said:

October 8th, 4:01 pm

So sick of all the old school fighting games. For the love of all thats holy its enough.

MarkakaJin said:

October 8th, 4:15 pm

I hope there’s another discount event on the Persona psp games again. I would like to play one of them, especially the first one.

DeviantBoi said:

October 8th, 4:16 pm

It’s a horrible update and you should feel bad about it.

swisstylez said:

October 8th, 4:21 pm

Since the Walking Dead back in August I haven’t seen one game worth playing, except for borderlands which I already had. what’s happen to plus? I don’t see nothing especial now days, the only reason I have it is because of the online storage. I would hold on to my membership with the faith of seeing if at least we get something nice for the vita.

szor2 said:

October 8th, 4:29 pm

So, where is Red Dead Redemption and Deus Ex? Europe only?

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    Morgan Haro said:

    October 8th, 4:47 pm

    For now, yes. Important to note that they were never announced for any other regions aside from EU, but we’re aware of the discrepancy in the # of PS3 Full Games between the regions and are looking forward to seeing how we can make all Plus members feel great about their membership =)

mrk1976 said:

October 8th, 4:42 pm

Hi Morgan, if I may get clarification on something…

The PS Plus for PS Vita poll includes the option “Free Games compatible with both PS Vita and PSP.” This makes it sound like content that will play on Vita and PSP systems.

However, you responded to ar052 in message #34 with:

“Because there are a ton of great PSP games that maybe folks didn’t play, but if they could get them as part of PS Plus on PS Vita, their gaming horizons might expand? I think it’s a fine, sensible option =)”

So I’m a little confused. Does “Free Games compatible with both PS Vita and PSP” mean:

A) Content playable on PSP and Vita systems


B) PSP legacy titles as PS Plus content for Vita systems?

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    Morgan Haro said:

    October 8th, 4:48 pm

    both A and B are kind of the same thing. Basically, I mean PSP Games which can also be played on PS Vita, but would also be part of an Instant Game Collection for Plus on PS Vita.

Hundredhandslap said:

October 8th, 4:45 pm

I see what’s happening here, we got those 6 Genesis games free a while back and now they’re charging a buck each for the next batch.

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    Morgan Haro said:

    October 8th, 4:50 pm

    Yeah the last batch of Genesis games were released free in Plus a little over a year ago, but recall that they were the main marquee free content in a Plus program of which only had 2-3 free games available at a time. Progress!

LitheArt said:

October 8th, 5:00 pm

Like many said before me : Too many Fighting Games. These one on one fighting games are extremely Like or Hate- A poor choice really.

I really don’t like what I see since that “Instant game collection” marketing started.

killersancho47 said:

October 8th, 5:09 pm

this is awsome thanks, any news on Playstation Pulse? is it canceled?

Ikillshy1 said:

October 8th, 5:14 pm

Any info on if we’re ever gonna get Playstation Plus for our PS Vita?

toadlickerbr said:

October 8th, 5:15 pm

How i can cancel Playstation Plus?

Oh I forgot this is not possible I’ve already paid this for ridiculous games free

TheHardyz said:

October 8th, 5:18 pm

NICE PS+ update

T-Cal said:

October 8th, 5:21 pm

Damn, I brought this game three months ago…

SlashGashTerror1 said:

October 8th, 5:22 pm

Must…..Have….More…Walking….Dead…..Morgan…. Ugh(Dies From Lack of MORE Walking Dead Awesomeness On Plus)

LanerGT said:

October 8th, 5:22 pm

People (including myself) wouldn’t complain so much about the NA offerings if the EU releases weren’t head and shoulders above. The dearth of AAA titles on the American side is very disheartening.

Dcrazy204 said:

October 8th, 5:24 pm

i would like to see castle crasher and tmnt turtles in time reshelled make it free for psn plus user.Also i would like to see ultimate marvel vs capcom 3 alone with the dlc,tony hawk pro skater hd,joe danger 2,limbo be free for plus user.I think these games i just mention would be good if they become available free for xmas and new year.

jhernandez360 said:

October 8th, 5:30 pm

Please!!!!! Do Not put PSP games in the PS Vita Instant game collection!!!

jhernandez360 said:

October 8th, 5:32 pm

I wonder if the people putting this together even own a Vita?

poolmav45 said:

October 8th, 5:37 pm

It’s a good/great update. Much more of an improvement over last weeks imo. Last weeks would have been OK if Blitz was any good. I mean it’s football season so it made sense.
But holy crap, I couldn’t believe how poor that game was handled and exacuted.

Also, I can’t help feeling what we need next week is a horror game for Halloween. I don’t care if it isn’t RE 5. That would be the coolest, but any game with a horror-type theme. You guys went all out last year during this time. RE 1-3, Burn Zombie Burn, Dead Nation, Plants vs. Zombies and Custom Quest. Some of those games were release for September but still around the time of Halloween.

Matter of fact, as long as it doesn’t affect the “Instant Game Collection” you might want to re-release some of these games for those who didn’t have plus last year. You would be a hero to many first time subscribers. But you should still give out some never been release for plus horror game.

Just some suggestions. Keep up the good work.

waldo-san said:

October 8th, 5:43 pm

Al fin algo bueno para nosotros los de PlayStation PLUS :D

waldo-san said:

October 8th, 5:43 pm

Finally something good for us PlayStation PLUS: D

portablebr said:

October 8th, 5:51 pm

ff3 will release the vita?

PrinceofXIII said:

October 8th, 5:52 pm

yay FREE KOFXIII!!!!!!!

1$ for Revenge of Shinobi?? definitely getting it!!!!!!

pers1m0ny said:

October 8th, 5:56 pm

The ps vita poll should have another option: “I don’t care about Vita content”. This poll seems to make the assumption that everyone wants Vita stuff. Either that or you don’t care to ask the opinion of those of us who don’t.

About the content in this update its really ‘meh’. Nothing there for me.

Oh well… back to playing NFL Blitz and Borderlands. Here’s hoping we’ll get at least one game the quality of borderlands this month.

NFL Blitz is ok for a little while but I’m not a big fan of Sports games.

As to ‘Fighter king 23.5’ if its anything like Double Neon, I have absolutely no interest in it. So this week’s update is a dud for me.

Bcrazyman said:

October 8th, 5:57 pm

oh my cant wait for the ps+ games for vita!
also what else is coming for ps+ this week?
any discounts games any more free games?
need to know also is there gonnna be price drop on the vita? need to know thanks!
morgon,any one at playstation need to know ok thanks!
also need to know about the games for the vita ok before i buy it ok thanks!
also will they full games please need to know ok thanks!

manzoor47 said:

October 8th, 6:25 pm

wow that is a nice PS update. Even though i am busy playing RE6 atm; i am still going to to play King of Fighters XIII.

Proud PS+ users!

Rainwater said:

October 8th, 6:27 pm

i almost voted for playable on psp and vita, since I’d enjoy that, but playable on Vita only is a better option as it would be more likely to move more units. I want more Vita’s in gamers hands so more games will be made for it.

Rainwater said:

October 8th, 6:34 pm

@pers1m0ny yeah that option makes zero sense in a a poll specifically about PS Vita content. Perhaps you didn’t read it?

Elli27r said:

October 8th, 6:37 pm

It would be great if both PS Vita games and PSP games will be free, not just one of them also free PS1 games is not so bad

andre_elias said:

October 8th, 6:47 pm

So I see that Borderlands was part of the free games (it’s on PSN Plus website!), but excited, bought the subscription and now after googling around I found that’s it’s not free anymore!

Ugh, I feel ripped off… :\

Diablos2525 said:

October 8th, 6:48 pm

To the poster who said these Psn titles were crap:
1.Hard Corps Uprising
2. Choplifter HD
3. Zombie Apocalypse
4. Sideway NY
5. Pac-Man DX
6. Bloodline Betrayal

Just because a game doesn’t have a huge budget behind it doesn’t mean it’s crap…use your brain for goodness’ sake. I thought 1,5,6 were awesome.

Kchow23 said:

October 8th, 6:57 pm

I’m confused… I thought that A) was games that will only work on the PS Vita such as PS Vita games and possibly PS Mobile games since most people don’t own the supported devices so far. However, B) sounds more like PSP games, PS1 Classics and Minis.

It makes sense that there aren’t that many PS Vita games to give out like on PS3 and therefore it has to be padded out with PSP games (list of supported games has yet to be completed and we keep getting told to ask the publishers), PS1 Classics and Minis. If it functions like this then I’d rather have PSP games and discounts on PS Vita DLC and games.

Kchow23 said:

October 8th, 7:03 pm

A good thing to ask for the next poll would be prefered game genres, so you guys have an idea of what type of titles people would like to see on PS Plus and have the option to choose “Other” and be able to write in your suggestion.

Sevyne said:

October 8th, 7:08 pm

Actually Morgan your comment about the previous genesis games we got for free is incorrect. They were given out as additional games each month and didn’t take away from our normal Plus freebies so they really had nothing to do with the normal monthly releases. Just a bit of a nitpick I know, but I felt I had to correct you on that.

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