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PlayStation Plus: Malicious Free for Members

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This week, we hope you’ll join us in welcoming Malicious to the Instant Game Collection! Download it for free starting with tomorrow’s PlayStation Store update.

We’re smack dab in the middle of Spring Fever 2013 — this week, you can look forward to a launch week discount on Dragon Fantasy Book I, along with deals on a sweet lineup of titles from the Grand Theft Auto franchise; perfect to catch up on any missed entries in the series.

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April 16th PlayStation Plus Update


PSN Price: $9.99, Free for PS Plus members

Take control of the Spirit Vessel and battle waves of brutal fighters and colossal enemies to rid the world of the evil force of Malicious. Gain new weapons, build your powers and perform devastating combo attacks as the final showdown between good and evil draws near. With a beautiful art style, Malicious is a treat to look at and will be coming to PS Plus later this month.

SPRING FEVER – Dragon Fantasy Book I (PS3 and PS Vita – Cross Buy Enabled)

20% Discount for PS Plus members (PSN Price: $9.99; PS Plus Price: $7.99)

Dragon Fantasy
Experience an all-new old adventure! Fight your way through hordes of monsters, explore the caves, castles, and dungeons of an ancient evil, and meet warriors, princes, pirates, zombies, and crazy old woodsmen in a huge world epic retro RPG adventure. Authentic 8-bit artwork and an original soundtrack by renowned 8-bit musician Crashfaster keeps the game true to its retro roots. Get this new release at a launch week 20% discount, only for PS Plus members.
SPRING FEVER – Grand Theft Auto Franchise Sale (PS3, PSP with PS Vita Support)

Up to 50% Discounts for PS Plus Members

Grand Theft Auto Sale
Excited for Grand Theft Auto V? Who isn’t! If you happened to miss any of the excellent entries in the series, this might be a great time to catch up before jumping back in the worlds that only Rockstar Games can create.
Game Normal Price Sale Price Plus Price
Grand Theft Auto 3 (PS2 Classic) $9.99 $6.99 $4.89
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars (PSP; PS Vita Supported) $19.99 $13.99 $9.79
Grand Theft Auto IV Digital (PS3) $19.99 $13.99 $9.79
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City (PS3) $19.99 $13.99 $9.79
Grand Theft Auto IV – Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony (PS3) $19.99 $13.99 $9.79
Grand Theft Auto IV – Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned (PS3) $9.99 $6.99 $4.89
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas (PS2 Classic) $14.99 $10.49 $7.34
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories (PSP; PS Vita Supported) $19.99 $13.99 $9.79
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City (PS2 Classic) $9.99 $6.99 $4.89
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories (PSP; PS Vita Supported) $19.99 $13.99 $9.79

Last Chance (Leaving on 4/23)

Instant Game Collection

Mega Man Maverick Hunter X (PSP; PS Vita Supported)


Dragon Fantasy Book I
Grand Theft Auto 3
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars
Grand Theft Auto IV Digital
Grand Theft Auto: Episodes from Liberty City
Grand Theft Auto IV – Grand Theft Auto: The Ballad of Gay Tony
Grand Theft Auto IV – Grand Theft Auto: The Lost and Damned
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories
Zombie Driver HD
Zombie Driver HD + Soundtrack
Zombie Driver HD Soundtrack
Zombie Driver HD Apocalypse Pack

All these deals will go live when PlayStation Store updates tomorrow.

What are you most excited for this week? What do you think could be better? Leave your comments below, or, if you want to get more involved, head over to the PlayStation Community Forums to discuss this week’s news, find other topics to contribute to, or start one for yourself. See you in the comments!

PlayStation Plus Update 4-16-2013

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TwinDad said:

April 16th, 8:04 am

I received and email saying thank you and here is your code for your $30 rebate. I do not believe it was added to the wallet.

Fake edit: Just checked the web store and yes it was not added I need to redeem the code for my rebate.

TwinDad said:

April 16th, 8:10 am


Are you charged sales tax on your PSN purchases? If you are then you didn’t spend $150 on items in the store, you spent less and paid your state sales tax. Nobody counts sales tax to the amount spent in store for a promotion.

TomatoDragon said:

April 16th, 8:21 am

I’ve had Malicious for a while now. Only been able to beat two bosses. Game is definitely difficult. Gotta get back on it

staticoverdub said:

April 16th, 8:36 am

I was originally looking forward to Malicious because of its apparent similarity to Nier, which is one of my favorite games. Was a little disappointed to here how underwhelming it really is…

Mr_Savage11 said:

April 16th, 9:04 am

Horrible update as usual. You seriously need to step it up.

CaptainRadical said:

April 16th, 9:12 am

I doubt I will get an answer to this question, because you know that would imply that someone on this blog actually has to work… But here goes. While on the web version of the PSN I was thinking of possibly picking up a game or 2. Then I noticed an add for the PS+ Instant Game Collection. There’s a string of games one after another: Gravity Rush, Uncharted, Limbo, Little Big Planet 2, Infamous 2, Vanquish, and then Batman Arkham City. Now, I’m no detective but I can safely say Batman is NOT part of the North American PS+ Instant Game collection. Is this a case of you guys being that incompetent and just straight up false advertising? Or is someone just bad at their job and jumping the gun?

Teflon02 said:

April 16th, 9:45 am

Don’t tell he how things work, I’m not dumb. First did I say it was all at once? No and matter a fact, Yes I am correct I just went into my transaction history. I put $50, the following week, then after that $50 I put another cause I wanted P4A and Fat Princess, then I put a next 50 cause I wanted a few episodes of Fairy Tail and some games, and if I put 50 3 different times, and had a previous balance of 40+cents and at the end have 13, how in the world is that NOT spending $150+. It doesn’t take a genius to figure that out.

Teflon02 said:

April 16th, 9:52 am

Nope, lol. Toronto Canada doesn’t get taxed on PSN, funny thing is I went out of my way to make sure it was over 150 cause, they stated if your a penny off they’ll still give you, but they didn’t state that the penny from every purchase would be forgiven, so I made sure just to be safe. And STILL didn’t get what I’m suppose to smh,

Xenobits said:

April 16th, 9:59 am

Do all of those GTA games work on PS Vita? “with PS Vita Support” is confusing. I am generally confused as to what works on Vita and what doesn’t work….

DesertPunkDwarf said:

April 16th, 10:06 am

How about GTA made for Vita.Waiting for more PS+ Vita games.
Sent with my Vita.

Satnamji said:

April 16th, 10:14 am

GTA isn’t really my cup of tea, but you totally got me on the Borderlands sale. $20.99 for both games was sick, though I had just bought all the Borderlands 1 DLC the week before to get me up to another $10 credit. lol

Looking forward to Zombie Tycoon II.

labam88 said:

April 16th, 10:17 am

I’m looking forward to trying out Dragon Fantasy Book I.

Morgan, I have a couple of suggestions. First, when there are promotions or messages that are sent through the PS3 XMB, those messages should also be sent to the Vita somehow. I didn’t have access to my PS3 for several days when the $10 for $50 promo code was sent out but I did have my vita with me. This would be invaluable to the people who only have a Vita.

Secondly, I know it’s not up to you but it would be great if the Playstation store was updated at the same time every Tuesday. It would be great to not have to check several times every Tuesday to check if the update has been posted yet.

As always, great job on the blog Morgan and I look forward to great things in the future for Plus and Playstation.

Airwalkinman17 said:

April 16th, 10:28 am

I love PS PLUS!!!
Its like Christmas every tuesday!


This years Spring Fever is off to a rockin’ start btw.
Guacamelee is AWESOME!!! Going for Platinum.
Can’t wait for Dragon Fantasy, Thomas was Alone, and Zombie Tycoon.
Too much Goodness!

Para-182 said:

April 16th, 10:45 am

Glad to have joined plus… will pick up gta 4 :)

computing9 said:

April 16th, 11:57 am

@Morgan Haro, do you know what time today it will be available? I’ve been checking the store and don’t see anything there so far. Does anyone else see this game available for free yet?

zingakun said:

April 16th, 11:57 am

Morgan, can we expect a discount on Ni No Kuni and other titles from Namco Bandai during this Spring Fever sales?? Do you know where can I officially reach Namco Bandai to make this type of request?


DarKLeGenD21 said:

April 16th, 12:05 pm

Great release this week. I love the games that have been coming out!, Maybe do you guys think you would ever give playstation plus subscribers terraria? Malicious looks amazing @morgan haro

Michzadood said:

April 16th, 12:27 pm

man i was hoping for some PS Vita games in this update, well next week it is, i just hoping to see something that worth for PS Vita next month.

razsam said:

April 16th, 12:52 pm

For my this a portable game I mean A Vita game a game that I loved to play when I am not in my home, not a PS3 game!!!!

D_Zcorpion said:

April 16th, 12:56 pm

Any hope of us getting Okami HD on the Plus discounts? Getting it for free as our European comrades would be awesome, but I’d even settle for a good discount.

Aeryn_James said:

April 16th, 1:18 pm

There may be some confusion due to the blog format.*

April 16th PlayStation Plus Update*

PSN Price: $9.99, Free* for PS Plus members
Take control of the Spirit Vessel and battle waves of brutal fighters and colossal enemies to rid the world of the evil force of Malicious. Gain new weapons, build your powers and perform devastating combo attacks as the final showdown between good and evil draws near. With a beautiful art style, Malicious is a treat to look at and will be *coming to PS Plus later this month.

Wdog-999 said:

April 16th, 2:04 pm

Well, looks like those years of waiting for GTA IV’s Ultimate Edition to plummet in price have paid off. I’ll be getting Dragon Fantasy and Malicious as well.

klassymike said:

April 16th, 2:29 pm

It looks like another later than usual store update…Are XBL and Nintendo that much more advanced than you are Sony?!?! Every Tuesday it’s a guessing game as to when the store will update. You really need to work on that and at least TRY to get it done around the same time EVERY week, instead of haphazardly doing it. I’m sure others agree, that this gets very annoying!!

Gamescook said:

April 16th, 2:52 pm

Had to double-check and make sure Malicious was coming out today instead of later in April due to a misleading typo in this blog entry: “Malicious is a treat to look at and will be coming to PS Plus later this month.” Found it in the game’s description, right under the “April 16th PlayStation Plus Update” title.

Please fix for future visitors to the blog? Thanks again for the great deals!

HuynhR said:

April 16th, 3:07 pm

I wonder what time do this ps+ update go on effect in the psn store? I know obviously on tuesday but I notice the updates doesn’t go into effect into late afternoon.

Slackerdude33 said:

April 16th, 3:08 pm

Five pm (Central Time) on 4/16/2013 and my PSN store still has not updated, altho I’m tempted to go ahead and bite on some of last weeks deals.

legendkiller08 said:

April 16th, 3:18 pm

I bought Malicious last year on PSN when it first came out. Good game, just watch out for the lock on and camera (really was a pain). But being that’s free, I would say people should check it out.

P.S. Heard some rumors of a Vita version last year, I’m guessing it was just “talk?”

usumaki-12-3 said:

April 16th, 3:59 pm

What about malicious rebirth for de vita?

ugonefealme said:

April 16th, 4:08 pm

Went to work at 8:30am come home at 7:00 tired ready to open gifts and there are none what gives.

TheInfamousE said:

April 16th, 4:27 pm

The GTA sale is great and everything, but they need to announce a true GTA for Vita! We all know its coming, they just need to give up the goods because I can’t wait!

rainfault said:

April 16th, 4:37 pm

When is the update going… up?

JoeyGerms said:

April 16th, 4:59 pm

Been waiting patiently all day for the update. You guys really need to get that together and have a set time. It would be most appreciated by all of us. Just want San Andreas and GTA4. Probably will get Malicious. Not sure yet though.

klassymike said:

April 16th, 5:30 pm

I think they’re having some major issues. I keep getting an error when trying to access the store. It won’t even let me sign out…..Always something with this new store. they need to trash it, and go back to the way it was…..Motto: Don’t fix it, if it isn’t broke!

klassymike said:

April 16th, 5:38 pm

I give up! I’ll just save my money, since they can’t fix the damn store!

dinkin-flicka said:

April 16th, 5:53 pm

“Download it for free starting with tomorrow’s PlayStation Store update.”

I guess they moved it to Wednesday’s now?

x_PlaTtiNuM said:

April 16th, 5:56 pm

cmon sony its already 6pm pst and still no update

Last_Windbender said:

April 16th, 5:56 pm

There’s a typo in your article: its not the April 16th Playstation Update, it’s more like the April 17th Playstation Update because I won’t get to play Injustice until April 17th! Is there honestly no way to update the PSN earlier in the day?

ScroteLuvr said:

April 16th, 5:59 pm

Store still hasn’t updated at 6pm PST? Really? I feel bad for those on the east coast that were hoping to get anything today…

rainfault said:

April 16th, 6:01 pm

Wish Sony would at least respond.

Brock51174 said:

April 16th, 6:06 pm

Any day now it seems like i have waited forever

Last_Windbender said:

April 16th, 6:15 pm

I owned a 360 earlier this gen but got a PS3 after too many 360 breakdowns. I have been in love with Sony ever since the switch, the ONLY negative experience I’ve had is waiting for PSN updates that seem to always happen at the very last possible moment of the day lol. It’s not an April 16th update if it updates at 10pm EST and no one gets to play anything new on April 16th. Please address this problem so that I can finally become a true Sony fanboy, Cheers!

Thiagots85 said:

April 16th, 6:22 pm

still waiting for store to update…

C’mon guys…. I wanna new games =D


April 16th, 6:28 pm

And at 8:30, I’m still sitting here playing arkham city and waiting. But hey, replaying arkham city totally worth the wait. I

Crunch1500 said:

April 16th, 6:30 pm

Cool… now can we have Borderlands 1 on the instant game collection… please

PrimeroIncognito said:

April 16th, 6:36 pm

@ four24twenty

I don’t know if you’ll see this message now, but I understand.

Yes, the disappearing platform level was actually easy for me. I breezed right through it, but I think that’s from all the time I spent playing Mega Man and other classic platformers that also featured disappearing and re-appearing platforms. So, my skills were already fine-tuned ahead of time. It’s all about rhythm.

However, yes, the Tree Tops area did prove to be a little challenging, but not all the way through. It was easy until that little strip in the middle with the spikes on either side that you have to keep switching dimensions and landing on the opposite side so perfectly. That took about 10-15 tries before I got it right, and after that, the part with the red gears killed me a couple times until I just decided to be patient… I sat there and just looked at it for a little bit… and just by studying it for a minute, I realized how to do it properly, and then got through easily. Looking back now, I realize how easy it actually was. It only required a little patience and focus, which isn’t that hard to do.


April 16th, 6:48 pm

@crunch, we already did. Sorry, you missed it.

Server is undergoing maintenance.

Edzo04ps said:

April 16th, 6:53 pm

so it looks like liberty city stories and vice city stories were both pulled from the store. at least on my vita they are no longer listed.

etcee1 said:

April 16th, 7:06 pm

Store is back up yet again. And yet it’s still Borderlands sale. No gta mention or discounts are live as of 10pm est/ 7pm pst

Einhand said:

April 16th, 7:16 pm

How come we haven’t seen any PS1 games lately?

I really want to play Einhander!

rainfault said:

April 16th, 7:18 pm

I have been waiting for Soul Sacrifice all day. Sigh.

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