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PlayStation Plus: Disgaea 3 Free on PS Vita for Members

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

This month, there was a lot to love in PlayStation Plus. Whether it was a gruesome mystery in the middle of Dubai in Spec Ops: The Line, or the hilarious mis-adventures of those in The Cave. Tomorrow, Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention joins the Instant Game Collection. We’ve also got more deals and discounts from our friends at Square-Enix and THQ. Not to mention, there are also two new timed trials of BioShock: Infinte and Army of Two: The Devil’s Cartel. Play an hour of these new releases, free with your PS Plus membership. If you like em’, make the purchase and continue playing.

One last reminder: you’ve only got until until the end of March to take part in the Get $10 for Every $50 Spent promotion. We’ll be sending out your rewards around mid-April via XMB Message and email.

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March 26th PlayStation Plus Update

Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention (PS Vita)

PSN Price: $39.99, Free for PS Plus members

Disgaea 3
One of the kings of strategy RPGs makes its debut in the Instant Game Collection! Take a field trip any time you want with Mao, Raspberyl, Almaz, and the rest of the Evil Academy gang with Disgaea 3 on PS Vita! Offering incredible depth and hours upon hours of strategy RPG goodness, Disgaea fans or RPG fans in general should have this one on their PS Vita, which features 5 new chapters on top of the original’s content.
Square-Enix Sale

55% Discount for PS Plus members on titles listed

Square Sale
Four of Square-Enix’s action blockbusters are getting a tidy sale, with extra discounts for Plus. Select add-ons are on sale too; check the PlayStation Store Update tomorrow for the full breakdown.


Game Title Normal Price Sale Price Plus Price
Just Cause 2 $19.99 $9.99 $8.99
Kane & Lynch 2: Dog Days $19.99 $9.99 $8.99
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men $14.99 $7.49 $6.74
Lara Croft And The Guardian Of Light $14.99 $7.49 $6.74
THQ Sale

Various Discounts for PS Plus members on titles listed

THQ Sale
THQ has provided a legacy of fantastic games that deliver unforgettable experiences. Now is your chance to pick up some of these titles at a great price, including classics like Costume Quest and Stacking, as well as heavy hitters like Red Faction: Guerrilla.


Game Title Normal Price Sale Price Plus Price
Darksiders II $49.99 $34.99 $27.99
MX Vs ATV: Alive $19.99 $14.99 $10.49
Red Faction: Armageddon $19.99 $9.99 $5.00
Red Faction: Guerrilla $19.99 $9.99 $5.00
Costume Quest $14.99 $7.49 $3.75
Stacking $14.99 $7.49 $3.75
De Blob: 2 $14.99 $7.49 $3.75
Red Faction: Battlegrounds $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Darksiders II: Official Soundtrack $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
escapeVektor (PS Vita)

55% Discount for PS Plus members (Regular Price: $9.99, PSN Sale Price: $4.99; PS Plus Price: $4.49)

Vektor has been trapped inside the CPU for what feels like an eternity and you are his only hope of escape. As he travels through the CPU, help him recover his memories and destroy the different enemy types sent to hunt him. But be careful, the further Vektor gets, the more devious the CPU becomes. This title is 50% off for all PSN users, but Plus members see an extra 5% discount.

Last Chance (Leaving on 4/2)

Instant Game Collection:
Spec Ops: The Line (PS3)

THQ Sale
Square-Enix Sale
Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken Discounts
Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational Course and Character Pack Discount

Thanks for reading this week’s update. You’ll find all the content detailed above with their Plus benefits active when the PlayStation Store updates on 3/25. Got more questions on Plus? Leave your comments below, or, if you’re looking to engage with more of the PS community, make sure you 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!

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ItaChu said:

March 25th, 1:02 pm

Nice PS+ sale this week :) …. Do we get out $10 dollars back (Spend $50 get $10 back) before this sale ends Morgan?

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    Morgan Haro said:

    March 25th, 5:43 pm

    You should get the rewards back around April 12th

AizawaYuuichi said:

March 25th, 1:03 pm

Dammit… now I have to be even more careful. I’ve already stopped buying almost anything at launch that doesn’t get a PS+ discount, but even that content isn’t safe. escapeVektor launched on January 22nd with a 20% discount. I thought that a launch discount would indicate it would be a while before Plussers saw it again… now it’s $4.49 for PS+… I realize it’s a great discount for people who didn’t buy it the first time or who joined Plus in the last two months, but crap like this makes it really hard to buy anything at a small discount when I could just wait and save even more on it later. And this can’t be tossed aside as “Oh, things fall in price with time!”, because no, it’s still a $10 game. It’s just getting a second, steeper, Plus discount. And Just Cause 2 and Lara Croft GoL were both IGC launch free games…
I’ve tried being supportive of PS+, but really… the longer the IGC goes on for, the more redundant content is being shoved into it, and people who actually spend money rather than just demanding what games they get free are getting screwed over by the way the program is run now, compared to pre-IGC Plus. I am really disappointed.

inFAMOUS-787 said:

March 25th, 1:04 pm

dang it,already had D3 as well as the other games already for PS+ this yr,its been real weak for me all these updates for 2013 so far :(

GeoDarky said:

March 25th, 1:15 pm

I love Tuesdays :)
Thanks guys great PS+ update

Ventus_Fury said:

March 25th, 1:18 pm

If I used $49.96 do I still get my $10 next month? @_@ I have 26 cents in my wallet still.

IIL0YDII said:

March 25th, 1:19 pm

these discounts suck

Hayterfan said:

March 25th, 1:20 pm

Oh if more people had bought Darksiders 2 maybe THQ would still be around, shame on all of your for not buying it.
As for the other stuff in the THQ sale hell I might just have to buy all of it.

Chizuzuu said:

March 25th, 1:22 pm

This week’s IGC update for Disgaea 3 really puts the PS Plus membership over the top in value for me as someone who owns a Vita, but not a PS3.

historyguy64 said:

March 25th, 1:28 pm

Anyone have a list of the US games for April?

gemuvan said:

March 25th, 1:34 pm

Eh, I already have Disgaea 3 =)….

Isidrera said:

March 25th, 1:39 pm

Hey Morgan, cool update, quick question, can you download a game’s timed trial and then when you buy it or receive it on ps+ you just unlock it like psn games?

that-acmilan-guy said:

March 25th, 1:39 pm

Thanks for clearing it up Morgan.

viceforce said:

March 25th, 1:48 pm

EU Playstation Plus Updates for April

Okami HD
TLOTR: War from the North
The Cave

Zero Escape
Thomas Was Alone

Is it me or are these NOT the best updates EU has come with. Is it possible that NA can top EU?

FranklynStreet said:

March 25th, 1:49 pm

Hey Morgan– I’m assuming if a game is in the IGC, and I download it or place it in my download queue, and I remain a Plus member, I can download it (or re-download it) after it’s gone from the IGC.

Case in point: my hard drive is full at the moment, and I have slotted Spec Ops into the download queue (it’s viewable in the “My Downloads” section). If I don’t download it before Tuesday, and I go to download it in several weeks, will I still be able to download it? Also, I did fully download a couple of other games that were in the IGC a while back but have since been rotated out, but deleted them to make hard drive space. Am I going to have problems re-downloading them when I’m ready to play them in the future and go to re-download them?

Hope that isn’t too confusing, and thanks in advance for the answers. Again it’s my assumption that as long as I remain Plus, and as long as I’ve “purchased” them while the games were in the IGC, I can re-downloaded them at any point in the future after they’re rotated out of the IGC.

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    Morgan Haro said:

    March 25th, 2:05 pm

    You are exactly right. As long as it’s in your download list, you can access this content at any time as long as you’re a PS Plus member. It does not have to be currently in the IGC.

ajallday365 said:

March 25th, 1:51 pm

Darksiders 2 at a saweeet price…thx a bunch :)

PainOfSarrow said:

March 25th, 1:51 pm

financial sexiness ???? sayy whattt shadow ??”??

PitchBlack69 said:

March 25th, 1:59 pm

No chance of this ever coming to Oz/NZ? The spend $50 get $10 thing I mean. Also… are the THQ games gone for ever? Forever ever? What if I get the DLC from the US store, will that work with my NZ version of the game?

Elvick_ said:

March 25th, 2:01 pm

That’s a pretty crappy SE sale to be honest.

Probably pick up de Blob 2 for that price.

TJF588 said:

March 25th, 2:02 pm

@114 FranklynStreet – Once a Plus freebie is in your Download List, it’s available for your use whenever you’re subscribed to Plus, even if you lapse your subscription; you’ll have to be online for games with an older expiration date to update that date, should you have added more time to Plus since it was downloaded to your system. The exception is Full Game Trials, which look purchased, but will show as previously owned an hour after they’re booted up (or a year after being added to the Download List).

@Morgan – Since I’m on that subject, I’ve realized that my inFAMOUS 2 shows up with a Plus expiration, despite buying it in the pre-IGC sales *grumble*. Tangentially, I got inFAMOUS from the Welcome Back Program, and it still isn’t showing in the Store right (one of those “not available to [purchase] because you own it” snafus).


March 25th, 2:05 pm

I think Kingdoms of Amalur would be a viable -and great- addition to the IGC. The PS3 IGC is in need of an RPG and KoA could be the title to fill that niche, at least for a time. It is still relatively new and was generally met with positive reviews from critics and gamers alike. For whatever reason, though, KoA was overlooked by many a gamer, perhaps in part due to the financial struggles of the now-defunct 38 Studios.

It’s a title that deserves recognition and, having just undergone a price drop on PSN to match retail pricing, may now be an easier sell to be included in the IGC. In addition, it has a few DLC packs which could help to monetize the whole thing. In fact, players may be more inclined to pick up a pack or two knowing they got the game for free.

Gscorpio14 said:

March 25th, 2:06 pm

Please, please, please put Warhammer 40,000 Space Marine Ultimate Edition on sale. Question: how do I read reviews on the PS store?

TJF588 said:

March 25th, 2:12 pm

As for Plus:

1) GET THE COSTUME QUEST BUNDLE. It and Stacking (which you should also get) have an expansion each, and there should be game+expansion bundles for ’em. CQ is a light JRPG with charm & humor, Stacking is a puzzle/adventure game with multiple approaches to each puzzle.

2) /THAT’S/, DISGAEA…THREE? Sorry, D4’s trailer’s still in my head. Anyone with space on their Vita (MediaGo doesn’t have Vita support), give the series a try. It pride itself on breaking “ridiculous” to awesome levels. If ROGs are all about numbers, Disgaea takes more numbers than should exist!

3) From the EU Plus, I’d love to see Ōkami HD, Zero Escape, and Thomas Was Alone, even though I don’t have a Vita. Are either of those last two Cross-Buy or PSP? *too lazy to check*

4) Anyone who wants to purchase a title they got for free, find its Transaction Number in your purchases history and contact Customer Support. They may be willing to “refund” you, since there was no price on those.

BeerManMike said:

March 25th, 2:17 pm

More crap updates, if you’re PS+ and don’t own a stupid VITA you are out of alot of the discounts/updates. The last 3 months have been crap and haven’t really “used” more than 3 things from +:

VITA game, if you don’t own one then you got a goose egg this week.

Darksiders 2 for $28? It’s been like $8 for PC and like $15 for the PS3, great “sale” guys.

How about a Playstation All-stars Battle Royal sale for $19.99? Then maybe i’ll buy some DLC for it.

TJF588 said:

March 25th, 2:19 pm

And Plus requests:

FULL GAMES: BioShock, Dead Space, Mirror’s Edge

PSP GAMES: Dead Head Fred, Half-Minute Hero (“JRPG”), Lunar: Silver Star Harmony (JRPG), The Legend of Heroes: Tales in the Sky (JRPG), Castlevania Dracula X Chronicles (only the first do I not have on UMD)

PLAYSTATION CLASSICS: …like, at all. minis, too, and access to PS Mobile from the Store.

TJF588 said:

March 25th, 2:20 pm

@122 – I meant to ask if MediaGo does or doesn’t have support from MediaGo. I only use PSP, so I’unno.

Nejithegreat said:

March 25th, 2:23 pm

Hey @Morgan Haro can you tell me when the demo for Soul Sacrifice will be out on the North American PSN?

TJF588 said:

March 25th, 2:23 pm

@124 – Aaaand to clarify, I meant, “of these PSP titles, only DHF do I not have on UMD.” Plus members are clamoring for RPGs, and the PSP has played host to several in that genre, woefully disserviced in the States by the PSP’s lackluster support and reception.

meisdevin said:

March 25th, 2:25 pm

If I spend 49.97, will I be able to get the 10 dollars next month? Also a gravity rush dlc pack sale would be cool. Or you could add them into a single pack for a buck cheaper or something.

Heatseeker125 said:

March 25th, 2:38 pm

Finally a decent month of US Plus that has convinced me to re-activate my account. Please keep it up.

Tyrannikos said:

March 25th, 2:48 pm

Those sales are weeeeeeaaaaaak. Wish I had a Vita for Disgaea. Good month though. Looking forward to April!

MushThePainter said:

March 25th, 2:49 pm

Saving my money for Defiance next week! Thanks for Disgaea though, this game is much better portable

rscayab2064 said:

March 25th, 2:49 pm

umm i just checked my us psn store and i was wondering where is the free disgaea?? and also machinarium

GoldenShaka said:

March 25th, 2:51 pm

Hi, Morgan.
I hope you answer this question.
Does this RF:Armageddon digital include the recon pack and ruin mode that every physical copy of RF:A contains?

thebiglouie said:

March 25th, 2:57 pm

Thumbs up to the Full Game Preview for Bioshock Infinite. I may have to check that out if it isn’t too big to download.

I wish most of the other PS3 Full Games released in the last few months had them, but I think you already said that it’s a publisher decision for those. : /

klassymike said:

March 25th, 2:58 pm

The store updates on Tuesday afternoon-evening, not on Monday.

ZaGe-zAiKaNo said:

March 25th, 3:03 pm


Yup, that’s tomorrow.

Hushed-Massacre said:

March 25th, 3:11 pm

@Morgan – I think @45 “zingakun” was asking about purchasing games that he already has as a part of his IGC.
For instance, he already has “Lara Croft And The Guardian Of Light” as part of his IGC, but he’d still like to *own* it, and wants to buy it while it’s on sale.

Problem for Plus+ users is that we don’t seem to be able to purchase this content if it’s already considered “purchased” through IGC.

Any workarounds for that, is what I believe he was asking.

Thanks for the updates in any case!

CONTOM-X said:

March 25th, 3:16 pm

Yes, Disgaea 3 finally!! Man, I’ve been waiting all week for this!!
Thank GOD that the THQ sale doesn’t include Saints Row 3… I just bought it like 3 days ago!!

Also, does anyone know if EDF: 2017 Portable will stay on sale until we get the rebate for the March $50 promotion?

mackenzy67 said:

March 25th, 3:29 pm

When does plus update tomorrow ? Can’t Wait !

GoldenShaka said:

March 25th, 3:35 pm

Yes, Hushed, that’s why I think a lot before to rent one of those games, because apparently there’s no way to buy them later when they’re on sale.

Hushed-Massacre said:

March 25th, 3:39 pm

@140 – And ultimately that feels like a bug that should be corrected in some capacity.

DigiOps said:

March 25th, 4:17 pm

Disgaea is the only JRPG series I’ll touch… and by touch I mean get obsessed with it for the next half of a year AT LEAST. Thank you, Morgan. :D

lazhiral said:

March 25th, 4:18 pm

I hope April brings some nice games for PS3! Darksiders was the last thing that got me excited on Plus.

Sevyne said:

March 25th, 4:19 pm

I’m getting really tired of people saying that Vita being a part of plus is taking away from PS3 offerings because they don’t get a game the last week of the month. It has ALWAYS been this way even before Vita was added to Plus. You have lost absolutely NOTHING so stop saying you are. You are just complaining about the problem that does not even exist.

Now that that is out of the way (and will help in no way. they’ll still do it every week), the sales kind of suck. Hell, Darksiders 2 has been under $15 on PS3 almost every week somewhere on sale and even cheaper on PC.

To create a little balance against my complaint though, I am very happy for Disgaea 3. Here’s hoping next month can deliver as well. March was the first time in a long time I was very satisfied with Plus. Keep it going now!

Senjutsu_Dav said:

March 25th, 4:20 pm

NOOOOOooooOOOOoooOOOOoo!! I’m an absolute fan of Disgaea, but I don’t have a vita… :'(

Would have been nice to have it on the PS3.

Matthew60two said:

March 25th, 4:21 pm

Damn! No new SoundShapes DLC tomorrow :(

Sevyne said:

March 25th, 4:26 pm

@145: Well you could just select it on the PS3 so it sticks in your downloads list. If you ever decide to get a Vita then Disgaea 3 will be waiting for you with open arms. :)

MickaeL486 said:

March 25th, 4:32 pm

Say “dude” one more time! I dare you. I double dog dare you!

Jarek23 said:

March 25th, 4:33 pm

The EU PS+ update for April is amazing, hopefully we get something decent in comparison next month.

Sevyne said:

March 25th, 4:33 pm

Why do you want me to say “dude”, DOOD?!

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