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PlayStation Plus: Venture into The Cave, Free for Plus Members

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

Spec Ops: The Line rocked your Instant Game Collection at the start of March, and Joe Danger 2: The Movie rode in last week. This week, you’ll find The Cave, as well as Tekken 6 available free for PlayStation Plus members. You’ll also find deals on fantastic games like Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken, among others.

Don’t forget that the Get $10 For Every $50 Spent promotion is still on, but ending at the end of March. That means if you purchased a 1 year PS Plus membership at $49.99, you’re already set to get $10 back on or around April 12th. We’ll cover you on that extra penny. And yes, it’s stackable.

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March 19th PlayStation Plus Update

The Cave (PS3)

PSN Price: $14.99, Free for PS Plus members

The Cave
The Cave is a new adventure game from Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion creator Ron Gilbert, and Double Fine Productions. Assemble your team of three from seven unlikely adventurers, each with their own unique personalities and stories, then descend into the mysterious depths to explore locations including a subterranean amusement park and a medieval castle, not to mention a fully armed and ready-to-launch nuclear tipped ICBM. The Cave awaits.
Tekken 6 (PSP, Supported on PS Vita)

PSN Price: $19.99, Free for PS Plus members

Tekken 6
Armed with the largest character roster ever in TEKKEN history, a robust single player game experience, countless mutiplayer and online options, and an addictive character customization system, the greatest fighting game franchise soars is here for PS Vita and PSP owners to add to their Instant Game Collection!

*Not available in Mexico

Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken

40% Discount for PS Plus members

Set out on a mission to assassinate the totalitarian penguin leader as Hardboiled Chicken. Destroy enemies with a slew of weapons and illuminate the secrets to his past while uncovering the real enemies of Albatropolis. Master fowl play in the co-op campaign as a pair of Budgie commandos on a mission to save the general’s daughter. Many lives will be destroyed, countless penguins will die!

  • PS3 Version (PSN Price: $11.99; PS Plus Price: $7.19)
  • PS Vita Version (PSN Price: $9.99; PS Plus Price: $5.99)

Hot Shots Golf World Invitational: New Courses and Characters

Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational Course and Character Pack

25% Discount for PS Plus members (PSN Price: $11.99; PS Plus Price: $8.99)

Hot Shots Golf World Invitational
Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational is an incredibly fun and accessible golf experience on PS Vita. If you already have the game, here’s your chance to download all 3x characters (Erika, Gloria, & Kat) and 3x courses (Mt. Sakura, Northern Fox, & Mar Cielo). If you don’t have the game, you can add it to your download list here; then hop on this great deal for even more content. Read more about these Add-ons from the PS Blog’s post last week as well.

You’ll find all the content detailed above with their Plus benefits active when the PlayStation Store updates on 3/19. Got more questions on Plus? Leave your comments below, or, if you’re looking to engage with more of the PS community, head over to the PlayStation Community Forums to discuss this week’s news more, find other topics to contribute your thoughts to, or start one for yourself. See you in the comments!

Last Chance (Leaving on 3/26)

Instant Game Collection
Plants vs. Zombies (PS3 PS Vita)

Scott Pilgrim Ultimate Edition
Scott Pilgrim Online Multiplayer + Wallace Pack

PlayStation Plus Update 3-19-2013

Add Your Own

detictiveconan said:

March 18th, 7:35 pm

Great update but I don’t have anymore room On my Vita for Tekken until I finish up some games.I’ll only be able to fit Disgaea next week if I delete PS all stars.


OmegaSpear said:

March 18th, 7:52 pm


DecadanceFantasy said:

March 18th, 8:13 pm

Hi Morgan,
I bought a PS Plus card and redeemed it by March 2nd. I had the error when I tried to redeem it and called CS about it. They said it actually went through, and I had the year plus 3 months on there. The problem is my tranaction history says $0.00 for it instead of $49.99.
I’m worried about it working for the spend 50 get 10 back, since that was one of the deciding factors for me getting one. Can you shed any light on this. The CS guy didn’t seem to sure about it.


E-I-K-I-C-H-I said:

March 18th, 8:22 pm

I am so glad that I saw this update. I just finished playing The Cave Demo and had a lot of fun with it. I received a $50 PSN gift card earlier this month and still have $35 left to spend. I was planning on spending $15 on The Cave, but now it looks like I can spend it on something else. This update made my day.

CaruthK said:

March 18th, 8:32 pm

Yeah for Tekken 6

ArchAngelMai said:

March 18th, 8:35 pm

Looking forward to trying the Cave out, the demo intrigued me, bit not enough to purchase. Well I too was hoping for Disgaea 3 this week. See this is why I, like many prefered the weekly updates. Now it just feels like one long blueballing while waiting for the game you want, especially with the waiting and not knowing. I would rather be surprised rather than have to deal with anticipation.

ArchAngelMai said:

March 18th, 8:39 pm

@151, the 32GB cards have been on sale numerous times since launch, I got my 32GB for $49 on amazon back in August. It has been on sale many other times since then too around the Internet.

LAVOS55 said:

March 18th, 8:45 pm

@ #153. Unfortunately if you got a ps+ card it will not count. Reason is the $50 for $10 deal is tracked via your psn walllet. Since the ps+ card doesnt add funds to your psn wallet it doesnt say it spent anything. Honestly they really need to make that apparent. Now if you got a $50 psn card then purchased ps+ in the ps store. That would net you money spent thus it would work for the deal.

Kchow23 said:

March 18th, 8:49 pm

Very excited to play The Cave, really happy with this week’s update!

Kchow23 said:

March 18th, 8:50 pm

I would still like to mention that I want to see the ability to upgrade a secondary account to a master account. Moreover, I noticed that the Twitter app for PS Vita will not narrow down the users you are trying to tweet at as you enter their user name.

MrBanballow said:

March 18th, 8:51 pm

I know on PS3, you can go Playstation Network > Account Management > Transaction Management > Transaction History. After that, it’s just a matter of adding up what you’ve spent in March, anything marked “Product Purchase”. Not sure what the Vita equivalent would be.

MrBanballow said:

March 18th, 8:55 pm

Okay, figured it out for Vita (wish there was an edit button on here). Playstation Store > “… Bubble” in bottom right corner > Transaction Management > Transaction History.

RaiJal29 said:

March 18th, 9:03 pm

nice update more free games please!!! :)

Tyrannikos said:

March 18th, 9:04 pm

Do I get $10 back if I bought a one year PS+ card? Cause that’s still $50 I spend on Sony… ;]

LAVOS55 said:

March 18th, 9:16 pm

@ #164. That would be a negative. Sorry dood…

leotherf said:

March 18th, 9:45 pm

I already have the cave on another system, and it’s not really the type of game you need more than once, but I’m glad others can play it. Kinda looking forward to Tekken, but I’m more of a DOA guy. Can’t wait until next week for Disgaea too! Thinking about RPGs, it would really be cool if we could get some Hyperdimensional Neptunia on the IGC.

Hayterfan said:

March 18th, 9:57 pm

Nice, almost bought The Cave the other day.
Question will there ever be a update for PS3 to read hard drives and flash drives in other formats, I got a external hard drive with a lot of movies and tv shows I bought off the store, kinda wish I could just plug that in and access the stuff

ArchAngelMai said:

March 18th, 10:51 pm

The PS3 uses a standard laptop HDD, you can buy a 500GB HDD for around $50. I’ve heard the PS3 accepts up 1 TB for HDD, I installed a 500 in my 80GB MGS4 PS3 almost 2 years ago, works great.

ColorlessMage said:

March 18th, 11:23 pm

>.< dammit I wanted disgaea 3 not tekken :< I guess it wouldn't hurt playing it again upscaled but c'mon T.T

dopeboy081991 said:

March 18th, 11:59 pm

hey morgan when do updates normally happen

Nomad-PhX said:

March 19th, 12:01 am

so i redeemed my playstation all stars character code from god of war: ascention and it let me download Isaac and Zeus but when i installed them and tried to play as Isaac (only reason i wanted the code lol) neither him or Zeus could be found…… the game receiving an update prior to compatibility?

BustahhWolf said:

March 19th, 12:25 am

Hi Morgan, have a question. I put $50 credit into my account 2 times, so I have $100 credit in my store wallet. Will I qualify for the promotion 2 times?

ZaGe-zAiKaNo said:

March 19th, 1:12 am


Isaac & Zeus won’t be available to play until tomorrow, as well as the character & system changes SSM has made.

@ BustahhWolf

Every 50$ you spend on the Store will definitely stack up the 10$.

Knightedrik said:

March 19th, 2:11 am

Great job Morgan and the + crew.

I’m looking forward to picking up The Cave, Both editions of Rocketbirds, and the Hot Shots DLC.

I have a question though.. Is there a limit of the $10 back for every $50 you spend, because I’ve went a little crazy so far.. lol.

Thanks and keep up the stellar work!

Knightedrik said:

March 19th, 2:15 am

And one more thing.. Is does all the money stack up, no matter what you spend.. or do you HAVE to stick $50 in your account at once.. because I have made many small transactions over the last few weeks.

Basically, is it $50 chunks? Or everything you’ve spent overall?

ZaGe-zAiKaNo said:

March 19th, 2:23 am

@ Knightedrik

50$ = 10$, 100$ = 20$, 150$ = 30$, 200$ = 40$ & so on.

ZaGe-zAiKaNo said:

March 19th, 2:30 am

@ Knightedrik ( Again ) – Check #127 regarding that question.

Knightedrik said:

March 19th, 3:24 am

Thx ZaGe.. good to know.

gogunners23 said:

March 19th, 4:37 am

that 10 bucks is going to Hot Shot Golf DLC

B66_butterfly said:

March 19th, 4:53 am

@ 93: + ZaGe-zAiKaNo:

Yes ^_^

ZaGe-zAiKaNo said:

March 19th, 5:05 am


Yeah, if you bought it during the anniversary sales, your purchase will count towards the 50$.


March 19th, 5:52 am

would it be to much to ask for a psn update that actually isnt at 9pm est but in the morning?

smoothboarder540 said:

March 19th, 5:58 am

@Knightedrik and BustahhWolf
Make sure you guys actually spend the money you put into your wallet. That is how the it is counted. You can make as many small transactions you want as long as you spend a total of 50, 100, 150, etc. on items in the store.

smoothboarder540 said:

March 19th, 6:05 am

I think they should just do the updates on Monday and if a game is supposed to come out on Tuesday just restrict access to the download until midnight. That way people will stop complaining about the timing and you will always get midnight releases. It probably wont happen though because they would get a lot of people buying digital versions over physical copies.

Bionicle123 said:

March 19th, 6:08 am

*Sigh* I was hoping for something better this week… Lately these releases have been uninteresting. What’s up with these mini games?

jahonius80 said:

March 19th, 6:31 am

Such a great month to be a PLUS Subscriber!

I finished Spec Ops yesterday, and I gotta say, it was such a great experience!

I’m gonna get Cave tomorrow!

Oh, yeah

CrazyGuy62 said:

March 19th, 6:46 am


I know right? If you can say what is coming tomorrow a day in advance, you should be able to push the data early morning or if not noon at the latest!!

that-acmilan-guy said:

March 19th, 7:01 am

I have a question, how often does PS3 retail games rotate? Some of them are there for ages and I think it eats up that spot for new games

Conall-Star said:

March 19th, 7:33 am

question about purchasing playstation plus. If i wanted to purchase another year to get the $10 rebate, but my current subscription isn’t up yet, could i do so? would the additional year start at the end of my current subscription, or would they overlap (thus losing months), or would i not even be able to purchase another year and would just have to wait for the auto-renew?

I definitely want another year of playstation plus, and wouldn’t mind the additional $10 to boot. Thanks.

m4dDmUdD said:

March 19th, 8:04 am

What about defience beta for Plus members?

swisstylez said:

March 19th, 8:05 am

how vita discounts are going to get this month damn, you guys are on a streak.. keep up the good work

smoothboarder540 said:

March 19th, 8:32 am

@that-acmilan-guy It depends on the game. They like to keep the big name staples, like littlebigplanet 2 and infamous 2, to bring in new customers and keep variety. The smaller games don’t last as long. The next full ps3 game will probably replace Vanquish, Darksiders, or Spec Ops.

doorshu said:

March 19th, 8:32 am

Thx, I will buy a Vita now…

smoothboarder540 said:

March 19th, 8:36 am

@Conall-Star You can buy plus now and it will count towards the $10 back promotion. The time will add to what you still have left. But make sure you buy it with money and not from a playstation plus card.

Nomad-PhX said:

March 19th, 8:44 am

a simple yes would have worked but repeating my question as your answrr works too…..

DesolatiionAngel said:

March 19th, 8:56 am

@If they start doing updates on mondays people will complain why they arent doing them in monday mornings then people will complain it is not at midnight at the start of monday then someone will suggest they start doing updates on sundays and so on… they better stick with it as it is always the same day no specific time that way they have no obligation to release anything at a certain time.

RoII_chan said:

March 19th, 9:19 am

Hey Morgan, why isnt Tekken 6 available for México??

jolmash said:

March 19th, 9:19 am

The Cave!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YAAAAAAAY!

m4dDmUdD said:

March 19th, 9:25 am


No they need to set a specific time EARLY on NEW RELEASE TUESDAY! it’s not new release tuesday night, its NEW RELEASE TUESDAY in the consumer world… sometimes there are time sensitive betas and things people want to take part in or want to be able to download their content before going to work. This 5pm crap is rediculous it might as well be updated wednesday. There is no reason why they cannot do this in a timely manner!

TwinDad said:

March 19th, 9:47 am


I can get behind a set time, but I don’t see any law that states it needs to be early so that they can cater to your schedule. They changed the update from Thursday to Tuesday so be glad you are getting it on Tuesday now.

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