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PlayStation Plus: Super Street Fighter IV Arcade Edition Free for Members

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

This week PlayStation Plus continues the piping hot delivery of updates to keep you warm this December. Last week, you took the plunge into the underwater world of Rapture with BioShock 2 joining the Instant Game Collection. This week, you’ll be busting out your shoryukens and controlling gravity with two great games: Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition and Rochard!

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

December 11th PlayStation Plus Update

Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition (PS3)

Free for Plus members

Street Fighter IV was already a bonafide hit when it ushered in a new era of 2D fighters. Take that winning formula, refine and balance one of the best fighting game engines, add four new characters (Yun, Yang, Evil Ryu, and Oni), take part in new online modes and you’ve got one of the most complete fighting game packages ever. See you online; I’ll be the guy using this handy guide to my all time favorite fighting game character.
Rochard (PS3)

Free for Plus members

A PSN gem, Rochard brings fantastic puzzle-platforming in the form of taking control of astro-miner John Rochard. Though a humble premise it may be, you’ll be addicted to the gravity control mechanics of Rochard as you solve environmental puzzles and explore new ways to navigate the wonderful trappings of this galactic platformer. It’s a PSN exclusive that, if you missed, you should definitely make the time to play. You can read more on the game from the PlayStation Blog’s coverage. Please note, this title will only be available free in Plus for one week.

That’s it for this week’s update, and remember that the above updates will be in effect once the PlayStation Store updates on December 11th; usually between the times of 2:00pm – 5:00pm PST. Also, for those wondering, we do have PS Vita games on the way in December that will add to the already great library of content on PS Vita Plus. Watch for those to be announced in this space later this month.

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Please remember to jump in to the PlayStation Community Forums in the Plus space where you’ll find threads (or start your own!) to discuss Plus. Of course, leave your thoughts here as well and remember, giving specific feedback is always the best course. Enjoy the update, and see you in the comments.

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MyrequeArk said:

December 10th, 10:31 am

I already have 3 copies of SSF4AE but I found this update very appealing. KEEP BRINGING THE FIGHTERS!

How about making the Uncharted Trilogy free for PS Plus?

dh4645 said:

December 10th, 10:31 am

sweet. glad i have this 500 GB HDD.

was hoping Rochard would be free at some point. demo was really fun.

SS4 will be fun too.

Logical_Dolphin said:

December 10th, 10:31 am


Someone should make sure that the PS+ sales page on stays updated with changes to the IGC.
As of today, RE5 is still listed as part of the IGC. If no changes are made by tomorrow, it will be two weeks behind.

I mention this because at least two people in the forum have purchased a PS+ subscription based on what is listed in the IGC, only to be disappointed that a game is no longer available.

Most likely the site doesn’t update as dynamically as the PS Blog, but something should be done to the PS+ sales page to make sure it stays accurate to what is currently available…

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    Morgan Haro said:

    December 10th, 4:26 pm

    That page should be getting updated every week on Tuesday evenings (after the Store publishes) but I’ll double check to ensure that the teams are on top of it. Thanks!

Patalin said:

December 10th, 10:32 am

waiting to renew my plus …. now i have a question, already have super street fighter IV in disc, can i download the “arcade edition” dlc only o have to download all game and not use the disc?, very good month this =)

joeylw said:

December 10th, 10:33 am

You guys do realize we are done getting anything this month except for probably a shovelware-quality Vita PSN game.

BunnySavior said:

December 10th, 10:35 am

Will there be an additional update next week for a PS+ PS3 game, or this it for December?
I am not a fighting game fan at all, and PS+ seems to be crazy about fighting games, handing them out like hotcakes in the past months. Zzz
Hopefully there is one last update, of a different genre that isn’t side scroll fighting. :D

infamousXX87XX said:

December 10th, 10:35 am

@ 94


And I find it funny that people sign up to Gold which is pretty much renting access to play online. Only thing PS3 is missing is party chat but that will be on the PS4. PSN and Steam is where it’s at

jonjon0890 said:

December 10th, 10:37 am

SSF IV: Arcade Edition is 17.9GB

WOW Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition! That’s one hellva update! X-mas comes early. Keep up the good work Sony of America.

CaptainRadical said:

December 10th, 10:37 am

Wow! Thanks for this amazing update! It’s good to see so many “classic” hits coming to the Plus service. I am such a fan of these older games… I can’t wait for you guys to offer Madden and Fifa 11 next month. Keep up the great work.

D3m0n__89 said:

December 10th, 10:37 am


Why are we getting crappy games…


All we got at least that may have compared is BIOSHOCK 2…

Let me guess… “Wait till you see next weeks deal!”

jjdburd said:

December 10th, 10:37 am

okay i’m not gonna waste a lot of time on this since all of my questions about making a EU account have been answered. I have about 80 some plus games on my ps3 right now and even tho that is a lot of games to lose or not be able to play who cares (if you have 80 pieces of dog crap who cares if you lose them and i believe now its turning into doggy diarrhea it just keep getting worse) when NA plus realizes they are goin under because of greed then they will start giving out better games to get people back. I encourage everyone to either make a EU account and get plus or use your money to buy something you want which is their marketing strategy anyway LOL. I mean come on you just gave out a street fighter on 3/6/2012. im lookin at it right now. you gave sonic 1 and 2 cant make fools out of people and expect to keep raking in the dough. every other comment on here is bashing you and praising EU So good bye NA plus it was a good run maybe ill see you again someday if you cut the crap lol>

kingbet123 said:

December 10th, 10:38 am

Love the new update. Now I’ll be able to play AE with both my PS3 friends and my 360 friends. :)

Looking forward to the next Vita addition… the initial selection.

I bought a PS3 and Vita on Black Friday with the Playstation + being a big reason why.

ScorchedRusalka said:

December 10th, 10:39 am

Just in time!!!… I was going to buy ROCHARD this week… I just saw the trailer a week ago and was planning to buy. Thanks SONY!

Necsync said:

December 10th, 10:39 am

I thought I might just add my feedback to the heap. I really enjoy having Playstation Plus, getting free games every week is pretty sweet. Since getting PS+ in June I have downloaded pretty much every single one that has come up(500gb hard drive). Having cloud storage is a god send as I have had my PS3 die not once but twice on me. The deal for music unlimited was amazing and I have enjoyed well over $12 dollars worth of music now. That being said I do agree with many of the people on here that sometimes it seems like EU plus is getting a better deal. Crysis 2, Deus Ex(not so much anymore as I bought it when it was on sale), and Arkham City would all be amazing games to get on US plus. For me it is not so much about which games as the lack of uniformity between the two. However, I do understand the issues that come along with doing that. Again just thought I add some feedback. I think you guys are doing a great job! I realize you put up with a lot of negativity when people do not quite get what they want so I hope this comment was mostly positive.

TL;DR: Doing a great job. However, Uniformity between US Plus and EU Plus would be nice.

WrekGar said:

December 10th, 10:40 am

For those of us that bought Super SF IV will we be able to just download that Arcade Edition patch or do we have to get the whole game?

dh4645 said:

December 10th, 10:41 am

man, EU got Batman AC. damn…and we get some old SF game.
very weak.

shb23 said:

December 10th, 10:45 am

Great update for me, I do not own either game, but have heard nothing but positive for Rochard, and SF is widely regarded as the best fighter.

Can we get price drop on Legends :Patton for PSP? It appears the HD remake for Vita has been quietly scrubbed, was rather looking forward to it.

TJF588 said:

December 10th, 10:45 am

Strong update, here. The premier fighting game series in its ultimate current form (and an interesting counter-point to KOFXIII earlier), and a gravity-manipulation platformer. Seems that latter’s cropped up a good bunch of variations, but even though I have it on PC (note: “PSN-exclusive” should take PC into account, ffs), I’m a trophy hound, so I’ll end up booting it up on my black box o’ Blu-ray.

But, yeah, totes want to see avatars and themes make a comeback.

Zezzler said:

December 10th, 10:46 am

I already have Super Street Fighter 4, but not the arcade edition, so this update is fantastic for me! Thank you!

I have a question though; For those of us who already have SSF4, will the AE DLC be an option for us to download instead of having to download the entire SSF4:AE game?

Logical_Dolphin said:

December 10th, 10:46 am

I only count 3 fighting games (including tomorrow’s update) released since the IGC:

Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
King of Fighters XIII
Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition

IMO Scott Pilgrim & Double Dragon Neon don’t count, I consider them side-scrolling brawlers, definitely a different category than the first 3 games I mentioned…

joelda23 said:

December 10th, 10:46 am

@ Morgan Haro,
Chime Super Deluxe
Dead Space 2
Deus Ex: Human Revolution
Double Dragon Neon
inFamous 2
Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit
Just Cause 2
Lara Croft & The Guardian of Light
LittleBigPlanet 2
MotorStorm: Apocalypse
Oddworld: Strangers Wrath HD
Red Dead Redemption
Renegade Ops
Resident Evil 5 Gold
Rock of Ages
Saints Row 2
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Starhawks (Campaign)
Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
Warhammer 40k: Space Marine
Vanquish and much more. Lets see NA

BloodRayne: Betrayal
Choplifter HD
Double Dragon Neon
Gotham City Imposters
HardCorp: Uprising
Hot Shots Golf 2 (PSone Classic)
inFamous 2
International Track & Field (PSone Classic)
Just Cause 2
Lara Croft & The Guardian of Light
LittleBigPlanet 2
NFL Blitz
Pac-Man Championship Edition DX
Payday: The Heist
Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One
Renegade Ops
Saints Row 2
Scott Pilgrim vs. the World
Sideway New York
Starhawk (Campaign)
Virtua Fighter 5: Final Showdown
The Walking Dead (Ep. 1+2)
Warhamer 40k: Space Marine
Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone.

Its pretty much safe to say, that is becoming unfair.

joelda23 said:

December 10th, 10:47 am

US UPDATES SUCK. IS Europe like the main country for SONY?

CrusaderForever said:

December 10th, 10:49 am

I am very happy with any free game I receive. The number one thing every one in the USA wants is an explanation in regards to the disparity between the US and EU PS+ free content. Otherwise thanks for this great update.

bamahollis88 said:

December 10th, 10:50 am


Ok but 3 is still to many when we don’t have any racing game, RPG’s, and the only sports game was BLITZ.
There should be more variety.

YungShep said:

December 10th, 10:51 am


stalemate666 said:

December 10th, 10:55 am

Really street fighter IV? We already have street fighter III and battle fantasia and King of Fighters XIII which we just got…

psn+ is a great service and most of the games we get are good ones but can we please have some variety, I mean I’m not even done one of the fighting games and the situation with shooters is even worse.

Busca-Cabezas said:

December 10th, 10:56 am

Did somebody just… Ha! Nevermind! :P

GeneralOfDeath said:

December 10th, 10:56 am

Can we stop getting these garbage fighter games. I don’t even know why they still make them they are a game way out of their generation. EU gets games like Crysis 2 and Arkham City and what do we get Street Fighting IV Arcade Edition, is this a joke?

CaptainRadical said:

December 10th, 10:58 am

In all seriousness. Best buy had a deal last week 3 months of PS+ for 9$
Even at 36$ a year I still thought that was a ripoff.
I would like to thank everyone over at Sony and the people who run this blog. Thanks for making the decision to NOT buy whatever your next console is going to be WAY easier. Not sure where the arrogance and general lack of caring for the customer came from. Reminds me of when you first launched the PS3 saying “screw them. They’ll buy this machine at 700$ because it’s a playstation”. See how well that worked out for you the first time? This attitude of “they will take what we give them” kinda sucks. You should care more about customers. You should wait to launch a massive handheld until developers have had time to work with it, and I dunno make games for it? And if you want to really try and make this Playstation Plus service work. Why not put something good in it for once? Or go all out on your day 1 digital sales. But update your store before 9PM! That would be something.
On the bright side you do have the number 1 Netflix box right now. Too bad it just sucks for games.
I’ll just stick with Valve, and Steam. Maybe you’ve heard of them? They actually know how to do business right.

Hayterfan said:

December 10th, 10:58 am

Sweet, been looking for a reason to get the digital version (other then slightly faster load times over the disc version) Also means I can finally take SSF4 out of my PS3 and put something else in

DrApollo said:

December 10th, 11:00 am


Thanks! and ….18 Gigs
!!! Jeez! I barely had room for Bioshock 2. Looks like I need a bigger HD.

Hayterfan said:

December 10th, 11:00 am

@178 Id gladly take SSF4AE, Mortal Kombat or any other fighting game over Crysis 2

EvolvedMessiah said:

December 10th, 11:00 am

So Europe gets Arkham City and we get….this. WTF is Rochard?

Tsupi_Az said:

December 10th, 11:02 am

Don’t have either games, I am not a fighting game person since MK3 in the arcades and haven’t researched Rochard but still this week is not as impressive as Morgan stated it would be last week.

I agree give us the monthly update along with the weekly update to lessen the pain every month.

I guess there is always next week to hope for something to amaze me with!

Still loving the Dungeon Defenders game wish they included the DLC as well but still a solid game for PS+.

I like the service and wish we had some of the same games as EU has but I am not going to waste money on two plus accounts to receive their games as well. Maybe one day we will be about even on content. But until then I will just continue to play or not play the games they give us to download every week and month.

Squiggle55 said:

December 10th, 11:02 am

I’m only half-way complaining because I’m still a big believer in PS+ and its amazing value. Let’s just say fans of the niche fighting genre are well taken care of now. At least this is a fighting game that is a little more mass market than all of the previous ones – so I’ll actually get a little bit of playtime out of it.

I’m just thinking as I write but I always seem to be happier when a PS+ update includes a bunch of various deep discounts so I have a chance of picking up something I’ve always wanted. It may sound strange but I was more excited to pick up Peggle for $2.50 than I am for this update. Just a little bit though.

But it’s still going to be fun trying these games so rock on.

KingBlade82 said:

December 10th, 11:04 am

Awesome street fighter i hate fighters with a passion but this one brings back childhood memories i just cant play online or ill get owned lol

Cyb3rfr34k-iso said:

December 10th, 11:05 am

i love weekly update, i think its better than monthly…
and ssf4!!! are you kidding me!? i was just about to buy it :)

JonJonXD said:

December 10th, 11:06 am

looks like im going to start playing street fighter again

kcasa said:

December 10th, 11:07 am

hey whats the deal with all my plus games say expired there is no lapse in membership is good till next year i dont want to redownload all these games

palermo1886 said:

December 10th, 11:08 am

FINALLY. See sony? That’s what we want,FULL RETAIL GAMES like te EU store,not crap psn games

joelda23 said:

December 10th, 11:08 am

Best Part about it is that I’m a trophy hunter. NONE OF THESE GAMES HAVE PLATINUMS!!!!

BrianC6234 said:

December 10th, 11:09 am

So much complaining. Is Sony supposed to give away a big game every week? I agree with #11 too. Why give away the big sellers like Red Dead Redemption so many people seem to want? Most gamers bought those games. I haven’t bought either of these games so it’s a good update. Nobody is going to like every game. You get plenty every year though to cover the $50 you spent on PS Plus.

angelbless45 said:

December 10th, 11:10 am

Althought SSFIV:AE is a great game, I dont think it can compete with a game like Batman AC….. and more since I already own the game. Of course its free but….

I dont know… Im gratefull with PS Plus, its a great service and everything, but personally, its not giving me anything new or great.

I will have to consider if Im going to get the service for my US account next year. Probably open an EU account xD

dlm1982 said:

December 10th, 11:10 am

We want Batman: AC, Red Dead Redemption and others triple A games, like UK PSN+ members

Ghostwize said:

December 10th, 11:12 am

This really is a high quality game for sure and it’s awesome. I do want some damned RPGs though! Has there ever been one added to the igc yet? Amalur or something please. Really curious as to why no discounts in the update. A bit odd to say the least. Surely there will be something? I mean….c’mon, tis the season! :P Very shocked that there hasn’t been a plus sub discount like EU is getting. I would be all over that. :D

superfriar19 said:

December 10th, 11:12 am

“*shakes fist* youtube!”

How exactly is it YouTubes fault that Sony put the trailer on a Sony website? Wow, talk about passing the buck. Is anything Sonys fault?

Very disappointed about Big Sky Infinity not being on Plus tomorrow. I was really looking forward to that. For the first time I am upset that EU Plus is getting better stuff.

Maxomega said:

December 10th, 11:14 am

This is extremely disappointing. Free games or not, the difference in quality between the US and the EU Playstation Plus rewards is getting ridiculous. I’m not sure why the US is getting the short end of the stick here but it would be nice to start seeing things even out between the two stores.

DCS-Tekken said:

December 10th, 11:16 am

If u got Super Street Fighter IV and not the Arcade Edition? Yes there is just an Arcade add-on… But u still need the disc to play it…


Why do u want to still use the disc? Just download the FREE Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition entire game to ur HDD that way u will no longer need a DISC to play that add-on part.

Game Disc’s are great when they first come out. If that’s all ur playing right now. But if ur like me game disc’s are allot of trouble also… U have to take out siad game to put in other said game to play em’ If u do all Fighting Games like i do taking out the disc’s all the time is a Big Hassel!

With Digital Downlaoded versions we can have the full game on our HDD now and not need a disc version at all in order to play that game…

Digital Versions have there Purpose!

nolo451 said:

December 10th, 11:16 am

“I’m a mouthbreather and just popping up to say I HATE PS+ even though I’m most likely going to renew, but I’ll say that I won’t!”

Lol, some of these comments are hilarious. Man, you sure are going to show Sony what’s up.

Tsupi_Az said:

December 10th, 11:16 am

@189 dont worry about the expires on said date, as long as you have continued your service it will reset the expiration of the sub once the current one has expired. Mine said that as well when I added a 3 month in October to get me through X-MAS until I get all my new PSN cards to re-up for a year or more on Plus.

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