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PlayStation Plus Update: King of Fighters XIII Free For Members

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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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PrimeroIncognito said:

October 10th, 1:36 pm

The spoiled bratty 0.1% of the Plus community is STILL thinking they’re going to sway Sony in their favor against the 99.9% of the Plus community who are satisfied with the service? Really? Still?

Anybody wanna place bets on whether or not these clueless blockheads are ever going to come to their senses or not?

Seriously, it’s embarrassingly amusing at this point.

“I’m a selfish little baby and I say you should give me whatever I want when I want or else I’m leaving you! And you’ll miss me! Oh yes you will! You can’t live without me and my $4.17 a month Sony! I swear I’m really gonna go this time!”

Jesus Christ, just shut up and go already. Stop embarrassing yourselves.

QueenB82 said:

October 10th, 4:55 pm

Oh fo’ shizzle, I’m jumping on this one! I’ve always head KOF is a good fight games series, just never had the chance to experience it. Looks like NOW I can! ^_^

W00t, first free Plus game in a while I actually wanted to download, lol. Also, on the note of what we’d like to see for PS Plus for Vita, I voted for the free games naturally. Of course, as I’m sure other have probably stated, I don’t mean throw us a bunch of corny-ass or weak Vita games and thinking that will satisfy everyone. Actually make them good game choices. Plus if you’re not gonna offer the AAA titles, for free exactly, at least give Plus members really discounts.

C’mon, Sony, you’ve got a chance w/ this Plus for Vita to really kick up the interest in the Vita tenfold……don’t squander it.

Moofboy said:

October 10th, 4:58 pm

@cusetown: Pretty sure Morgan doesn’t sit here just waiting for posts to view… give him some time to respond, possibly more than 35 minutes. He can’t possibly respond to everyone. Some blog etiquette might help your chances also.

croze343 said:

October 10th, 7:04 pm

God damn I am jealous!
You guys get this great fighting game and i get Bullet storm in Australia…..

StrykerINF_1_23 said:

October 10th, 7:19 pm

@4 Just means that Mexican PS+ memberships will increase because one of the two finalists in the EVO 2012 was a Mexican!

But anyways, way too many people think that Plus is their personal games wishlist. Honestly if you people want RE5, Dues Ex, and Red Dead, etc, then why don’t you go buy them?? Buy them used online or Craigslist. If you really wanted those games, you would buy them. It makes no sense to buy Plus for $50 a year, then wait around every Tuesday to see if the game you want is added to the IGC. Quit complaining about something thats optional! You don’t have pay for Plus if you don’t think its a good value. I see plus as a game enhancer. It gives me access to games I might not otherwise buy, but still wanted to play. You could just go pay for XboxLive and get nothing in return. That might seem like a better deal to you, or you could enjoy regualr PSN for $ FREE.99.

StrykerINF_1_23 said:

October 10th, 7:20 pm

Sure EU has been getting the superior games lately, but its about time. EU usually gets new games released months later, they pay more not only for games, but for Plus, and their store isn’t as organized. I’m sure US will get some better games one month and EU users will be mad. If not then go buy a EU account. Seriously stop asking for games that you personally want. Not everybody plays RPGS, so please stop asking for you own RPG filled Plus IGC. The same goes for other genres.

The only thing I want to add for recommendations for Plus is to add some good racing games now and then, because lately it has been fighting games. Also discounts on older games that still haven’t came down in price would be nice. I still see the Midnight Clubs for PSP at $20, yet Burnouts are $10. Also Tekken 6 is still overpriced. I’m not looking to buy those games, I’m just saying if you guys have any say in making recommendations to the publishers prices, then maybe you guys can ask them to bring their prices down for older games, or put them on sale.

StrykerINF_1_23 said:

October 10th, 7:23 pm

Can’t wait for Plus to hit the Vita and I honestly think Vita games should come first with a mixture of discounts/free PSP games because there aren’t many Vita games out that most people won’t already have. Once the Vita has a larger library, then I think Plus can focus more on Vita only games, and less on PSP/PS1 9but don’t drop it altogether, just don’t make it main focus).

Anyways, keep up the good work guys.

Wileyx22 said:

October 10th, 8:34 pm

US Playstation plus needs more mainstream titles you can download for free.

Smokey1882 said:

October 10th, 8:43 pm

Bulletstorm and re5 gold Vs a street fighter knockoff. Just sayin

trum3n1 said:

October 10th, 10:13 pm

Bulletstorm and re5 gold Vs a street fighter knockoff. Just sayin [2]

trum3n1 said:

October 10th, 10:16 pm

PS+ US just sucks…. I wish I had PS+ EU.

PrimeroIncognito said:

October 11th, 3:35 am

StrykerINF_1_23 on October 10th, 2012 at 7:20 pm said: “way too many people think that Plus is their personal games wishlist. Honestly if you people want RE5, Dues Ex, and Red Dead, etc, then why don’t you go buy them?? Buy them used online or Craigslist. If you really wanted those games, you would buy them. It makes no sense to buy Plus for $50 a year, then wait around every Tuesday to see if the game you want is added to the IGC. Quit complaining about something thats optional! You don’t have pay for Plus if you don’t think its a good value.”

EXACTLY! Finally, someone with some sense!

Thanks for posting Stryker. I was starting to worry that I was the last one left with a brain around here.

The_Zombanana said:

October 11th, 6:21 am

Ugh… Lately it seems like PS+ is picking their free games straight from my collection.

Smokey1882 said:

October 11th, 7:16 am

We don’t need people to tell us to buy the games, we (obviously) know that. I personally came on here to express my opinion which is what they want so they can improve their service. As for the games… Look at it like this, Christmas morning and your sibling got two great presents while you got a brown itchy Christmas sweater. You did get something but you feel duped.

kaka_campolongo said:

October 11th, 7:25 am

Once again I feel upset about the attitude of ps plus to their subscribers, for example I bought about two months the game THE KING OF FIGHTERS XIII in the ps store, and this came for free to subscribers plus, and that I ‘m also a subscriber feel abandoned by not having any kind of toast in place

It is the second time that happens to me, first with OUTLAND and now with KOF XIII, for in such cases the ps plus does not release another download of the same amount that has already been made ​​available for those who already bought the game until then the free month? ?

KOF XIII example the costs 39.99, 39.99 release is just a credit to subscribers who have already purchased the game on ps store in your library

kaka_campolongo said:

October 11th, 7:28 am

and I would like a response, positioning the ps plus, since you never answered me and I am already on my second consecutive year subscription

Sukhijay said:

October 12th, 2:42 am

Lmao last week we were told we would be pleasantly surprised with next weeks free game.

I would use the word pleasantly tbh. Another week and another piece of donkey shiz.
Lets see now….

Week 1 : A useless, game worth less then $1 for FREE!!!! (OMG WHAT A DEAL!)

Week 2 : A Street fighter rip off (OMG HOW DO THEY ALWAYS PICK THE BEST GAMES!!!)

I feel so blessed to have such **Wonderful** games to choose from!!!

Ryumoau said:

October 12th, 8:04 am

@417 my thoughts exacetly.

StrykerINF_1_23 said:

October 12th, 10:34 am


Bro you can’t be mad at anyone for that, not even yourself. Any game you buy has a chance of appearing on Plus. You might as well stop buying any games from now on, just so that you aren’t forced against your will to download it again from Plus. I mean that would be like, totally terrible. If you buy alot of games, then maybe Plus isn’t worth it because theres always a chance that your games will be added on there. Its happened to me too, but really there is nothing you can do about it.

shadwayne said:

October 12th, 12:28 pm

idownloaded this instantly….to believe was gonna buy this saturday….i just wanna see the discounts on vita games… yet to own a vita game….20 psn points left on my account…what should i buy

giddings75 said:

October 12th, 12:29 pm

Is there plans on having any free PS Vita content available in the future?

Xnightwish said:

October 12th, 8:01 pm

Seriously? we get KoF and europe gets RE5 and bulletstorm? I REALLY don’t want to sound whiny but this is no way to maintain a continued subscription base outside of europe, I could see once in awhile EU gets a better month than the US and vice versa…but this has been going on since the instant game collection started…either put forth the effort to satisfy ALL your subscribers or don’t bother.

hunterdragoonx said:

October 13th, 10:42 am

Next poll should include, what genre of game or what features like “multiplayer” we would like to see.

cusetown313 said:

October 14th, 3:43 pm


Type Rating Game
Retail 95 Red Dead Redemption
Retail 89 Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Retail 89 Dead Space 2
Retail 84 Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition
Retail 83 Bulletstorm
Retail 82 Darksiders
Retail 77 Motorstorm Apocalypse
PSN (day of release) 78 Machinarium
PSN (day of release) 77 Retro/Grade
PSN (day of release) 71 Hell Yeah! Wrath of Dead Rabbit
PSN 82 Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD
PSN 78 Chime Super Deluxe
Type Rating Game
Retail 77 King of Fighters XIII
Retail 70 Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One
PSN 91 Pac-Man Championship Edition DX
PSN 84 The Walking Dead (Ep. 1 & 2)
PSN 80 NFL Blitz
PSN 76 Hard Corps: Uprising
PSN 72 Gotham City Imposters
PSN 73 Sideway: New York
PSN 71 Choplifter HD
PSN 69 Bloodrayne Betrayal
PSN 67 Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone

RampageDeluxe said:

October 14th, 6:25 pm

@422 It looks like they already chosen not to bother.

cusetown313 said:

October 14th, 9:43 pm


Sh0nuffThaMasta said:

October 15th, 4:25 am

Mr. Haro i understand youre probably the announcer of what games are chosen. You may have input i dont know. I dont Mean to offend you. But im sure there are things out of your control, like what the other company decides to do. These people are ridiculous. Did they even realize that you thanked Atlus? That means something doesnt it? Like them approving it? I bet theyre not emailing the companies whining to them

AUG209 said:

October 15th, 6:21 pm

Bout time sony. Put better games out and stop over billing peoples credit cards smh.

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