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PlayStation Plus: Saints Row: The Third Free for Members

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After an incredible week at E3, we’re back in action with our noses to the grindstone, so to speak. You likely saw the announcements that touched on PlayStation Plus, and we’re looking forward to sharing more news with you in the coming months on PS Plus and the benefits of one membership across PS3, PS Vita, and now PS4; of which we confirmed will have an Instant Game Collection.

Of course, we’re still bringing you new content every week in PS Plus, and this week is no exception. With tomorrow’s PlayStation Store update, you’ll have access to the critically acclaimed Saints Row: The Third on PS3, and the anime stylized PSP action game Gods Eater Burst (compatible on PS Vita); both free with your PS Plus membership. Read on, and let us know what you think!

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June 18th PlayStation Plus Update

Saints Row: The Third (PS3)
Saints Row The Third
PSN Price: $39.99, Free for PS Plus members
Years after taking Stilwater for their own, the Third Street Saints have evolved from street gang to household brand name, with Saints sneakers, Saints energy drinks and Johnny Gat bobble head dolls all available at a store near you. The Syndicate, a legendary criminal fraternity with pawns in play all over the globe, has turned its eye on the Saints and demands tribute. Refusing to kneel to the Syndicate, you take the fight to a new city.

Gods Eater Burst (PSP, Compatible on PS Vita)
Gods Eater Burst
PSN Price: $19.99, Free for PS Plus members
In Gods Eater Burst, the earth is plagued by altered beasts known as Aragami. The player is a new member of an elite force created to wield the God Arc (the only weapon capable of killing the Aragami) and devour the hostile gods. The player’s mission is to defeat the Aragami and gather material from them for research, but the player soon will realize they are being drawn into a giant conspiracy that will irreversibly alter the fate of humanity

Last Chance (Leaving on 6/25)

Instant Game Collection
Blazblue: Continuum Shift Extend


You’ll find all the content detailed above with their Plus benefits active when the PlayStation Store updates tomorrow.

If you’ve got feedback or thoughts on today’s Plus update, leave them below, or, if you’re looking to engage with more of the PS community, make sure you head over to the PlayStation Community 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!

PlayStation Plus Update 6-16-2013

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FearMonkey said:

June 17th, 9:12 am

I have Saint’s Row the Third on PC. I love that game. Not sure I want to play through it again, but I’m glad more people will get a chance to play it. I hope it motivates people to get Saint’s Row IV too.

lisatsunami said:

June 17th, 9:15 am

Thanks, will try Saints Row.

Sopalista said:

June 17th, 9:26 am

Saints Row The Third . Cant Wait xD


June 17th, 9:26 am

god eater ? really ? hooo yeah !!!! psplus ist great !!!!

Wolverick said:

June 17th, 9:27 am

Please pass the word to stop with the psp games for vita and push more for the actual vita titles.

dodgedoors said:

June 17th, 9:38 am

Hate psp games but my love for plus is deep like the ocean. Morgan, we will get orc attack free when it comes out as a bonus right? It would be great if it was added into the IGC upon release without taking up a slot for that month (for example we get 2 vita titles per month on average, the month Orc Attack comes out can we get 3)? I know we would have to lose a title for it to come on but don’t make it so we lose a monthly title for it.

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    Morgan Haro said:

    June 17th, 10:42 am

    I don’t have any followup info on Orc Attack just yet, so I’m afraid I can’t confirm anything on whether that will be free at launch. Will let you guys know as soon as possible.

TwinDad said:

June 17th, 9:40 am

I’d like to see in PS+:

PSP Games. I’d rather have the selection that is available in PSP games, then to have a native Vita game playable with a poor selection.

RPG games. Any RPG, As somebody pointed out there has yet, as I can remember, been a RPG game for the PS3. I realize they have to be available digitally to give away, but there are a few on the PSN store.

I’ve been wanting to play god eater burst for a few years now. I get the chance, so thank you. I’ll try saints row, but don’t play shooters for more than 20 minutes before I turn them off.

KnifingGrimace said:

June 17th, 9:42 am

Thanks for PS Plus this month. The E3 sale is one of the best the service has seen thus far. I’m eagerly awaiting the unveil of next month’s game selection!

Also, I love PSP titles as long as they are good games. I don’t care if it’s for PSP or for Vita, as long as it’s good, I’m interested. That said, I would rather see more RPGs as free games. Dracula X Chronicles would be fantastic too.

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    Morgan Haro said:

    June 17th, 10:43 am

    Yeah, the split on people wanting, or not wanting PSP in the IGC for PS Vita is actually fairly even. So for the time being, the PSP titles to the IGC aren’t going anywhere anytime soon just yet. But of course, we will continue to include PS Vita native titles as well for an even mix.

UnrealButcher said:

June 17th, 9:44 am

According to this link.

Soul Caliber should be the one leaving this week. So why is it in the picture and BlazBlue isn’t?

Leaving PS Plus In June
June 4th – Sleeping Dogs
June 11th – Closure
June 11th – Ratchet & Clank All 4 One
June 11th – inFAMOUS 2
June 11th – LittleBigPlanet 2
June 18th – SOULCALIBUR: Broken Destiny
June 25th – BlazBlue: Continuum Shift EXTEND

RulitoCR said:

June 17th, 9:45 am

Yeah I was waiting for Saints Row!!! But, no sale this week!? Why!?

destinyboyx said:

June 17th, 9:45 am

I would absolutely love to see Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning available on IGC in July!
PSN Plus Europe got it this month and it would be so awesome to see North America get it as well!

Also, discounted DLC for amalur would be greatly appreciated as well :D

kimboforever said:

June 17th, 9:50 am

thank for god eater burst,for the complaint for psp games in igc,if the game is good what is the problem,thanks to psp games vita can have more variety of whishlist psp is corpse party,black rock shooter,metal slug collection,ys,metal gear peacewalker.

Hefestus91 said:

June 17th, 9:55 am

Im wondering, do you need to buy the separate online pass to be able to play online with a friend, or does this download already has online capabilities?

Nickjayz said:

June 17th, 9:55 am

Been looking forward to playing Saint’s Row 3 for awhile. I was just waiting for a price drop on it, and now I get it for free. Thanks Sony, you guys are amazing. Ok, now enough talking, I need to get back to The Last of Us, and XCOM.

Nickjayz said:

June 17th, 9:57 am

Online pass will be included #61. It has been included with all the other PS Plus games(that don’t specifically say “Single Player mode” only.).


June 17th, 9:58 am

You know what I love about PlayStation Plus the most? I already have 2-3 FREE PS4 games, and the system is not even out yet! :)

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    Morgan Haro said:

    June 17th, 10:43 am

    it’s true. Start that IGC early on PS4!

Techly said:

June 17th, 9:59 am

Cool… I have SR3 on the PC… I second Red Dead Redemption for PS3.. sounds good to me…
Also I’d like to know when will Pinball Arcade be fixed? It still errors when I try and download it… ??!!

MyrequeArk said:

June 17th, 10:01 am

Nice update, although my HDD is jam packed with games so I can’t download any of those titles hahahaha.

By the way, here’s my wishlist for the PS Vita side of PS Plus

Persona 4 Golden (PSV)
Resistance: Burning Skies (PSV)
Shinobido 2: Revenge Of Zen (PSV)
Silent Hill: Book Of Memories (PSV)
Uncharted: Fight For Fortune (PSV)
Sumioni: Demon Arts (PSV)
New Little King’s Story (PSV)
Army Corps Of Hell (PSV)
Atelier Totori Plus: The Adventurer Of Arland (PSV)
Dead Or Alive 5 Plus (PSV)
Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock (PSV)
Dokuro (PSV)
Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus R (PSV)

Any of those would make me happy.

Will Wipeout2048, Uncharted Golden Abyss and Gravity Rush change for another 3 games soon?

ferrers405 said:

June 17th, 10:03 am

Saint Row for PS3 goes up, but PSP, Megaman X, soul calibur, tekken, final fantasy and now gods eater …. I better win a free game via PSN plus like limbo and flower for the Vita than that, everyone played these games on the PSP.

SidNightwalker said:

June 17th, 10:07 am

Whoa, I must say I’m very surprised on how awesome that Gods Eater Burst looks.I’ll have to try it out on my buddy’s PSP for sure.With some neat games like that I might actually consider getting a Vita if you ever drop the ridiculous price to something reasonable….and get more games that don’t suck on it.

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    Morgan Haro said:

    June 17th, 10:44 am

    yeah I personally never saw anything about it until it was coming in Plus and I did some research on it. Game looks pretty cool.

PANTHER1030 said:

June 17th, 10:07 am

OMG, Plus is amazing I downloaded Deus Ex (rated by IGN 9.0), Uncharted (10.0) and Xcom (8.9) for free, I bought Tomb Raider ( 9.3) and Borderlands 2 (9.4) for 19.99 each and now Saint Row 3 for free. You are the best of the best Sony.

bldudas said:

June 17th, 10:07 am

I love Saints Row the Third. So I will definitely get it for my PS3 now.

And not everyone who has a Vita has a PSP, so these PSP games for Vita are nice for us that don’t have a PSP.

LiquidJose said:

June 17th, 10:13 am

are we getting Saints Row 3 The Full Package or are we just getting the regular Saints Row 3 ?

Welmosca said:

June 17th, 10:13 am

Thanks for the update…SR3 is not a game that is worth of ma money….also thanks for Gods Eater will see if its any good since its anime stylized should be good…..BTW I’m really curious about how plus will work on PS3 when the PS4 releases…because I’m not getting a PS4 anytime soon and I really wanna keep getting some freebies.

Hefestus91 said:

June 17th, 10:14 am

Thanks Nickjayz!

schreekuline said:

June 17th, 10:14 am

Loved Saints Row: The Third on 360, glad I get to go through it again for trophies!

xClayMeow said:

June 17th, 10:18 am

Agree with #44….I don’t want PSP games, I want Vita games!

viceforce said:

June 17th, 10:20 am

@64 what do you mean 2-3? All we are getting is Driveclub free for plus. Where do you get 2-3 from?

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    Morgan Haro said:

    June 17th, 10:56 am

    there were some additional indie titles announced at the press conference as well for the PS4 IGC. We’ll have more detailed information on this in the coming months, but he’s not wrong.

FullMetalDoctor said:

June 17th, 10:21 am

color me impressed, thank you very much sony, I am a satisfied customer

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    Morgan Haro said:

    June 17th, 10:55 am

    glad to hear it!

jahonius80 said:

June 17th, 10:23 am

I’ve also been a member for about a year now, and I gotta say, PS+ this month makes me a proud member.

Seriously, other than Uncharted 3, ALL the games that you guys are throwing at me this month have been on my wish list!

Thank you!

CrusaderForever said:

June 17th, 10:32 am

Thanks again! Another great addition to the IGC!!

FMF said:

June 17th, 10:34 am

Are the E3 discounts getting removed this week?

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    Morgan Haro said:

    June 17th, 10:45 am

    yes, this is the last day to snag em’.

Zook024 said:

June 17th, 10:38 am

Thank you for Saints Row The Third! I wasn’t too keen on it when it first came out but the buzz on it was making me take a second look, now it’s free baby!

darkenlyrical said:

June 17th, 10:40 am

So I noticed that PS Plus has lots of M rated games, as a 1st party compliance specialist, I am wondering if there is something on the PSN implemented to keep under-aged kids from accessing these M rated titles? I haven’t had the chance to test PS Plus titles before.

Akuma_Ryuu_69 said:

June 17th, 10:50 am

Hey morgan, are we getting the Digital version of the Jak and Daxter collection for vita in this update? I wanna know so i can go buy a PSN card. Any news would be greatly appreciated.

Ghostwize said:

June 17th, 10:55 am

Oh…E3 sales vanishing and … sales?

boomstickbhg said:

June 17th, 10:59 am

Well, still nothing for me THIS YEAR!!!!

But SR3 was a fun game for anyone (if there is anyone) who hasn’t played it yet.

PSP games suck though, the Vita needs Vita games.

If you want to give us really old (like psp) games, then bring back PS1/classics to Plus and dump this whole BBRC (Bargain Bin Rental Collection) stuff already.

scorpionkid234 said:

June 17th, 11:00 am

@84, you need parent consent to have a PSN account, and you need a credit card for playstation plus, so it’s all up to the parents.

For your question, No, why would there be?

ZSF333 said:

June 17th, 11:04 am

It would be nice to play Pinball Arcade on my Vita sometime this year. Still errors whenever I try to download it. Some information on WHEN you’re going to fix it would be nice.

macuita12 said:

June 17th, 11:08 am

Thx ps+ :D

shogun00 said:

June 17th, 11:09 am

You goofed up on the new Instant Game Collection photo. On the Vita portion, you removed the Blazblue CSE image (leaving next week) instead of Soul Calibur: Broken Destiny (leaving tomorrow).

purse317 said:

June 17th, 11:09 am

Hey Morgan

You mentioned its complicated how games enter the IGC. So take some time one day and break it down for us. As paying customers we’d like to know seriously.

leotherf said:

June 17th, 11:10 am

I’m a huge fan of Plus, and finding out it will continue to the PS4 made me pre-order it. I hope that we can expect the same breadth of games going forward.

OneMoreVillain said:

June 17th, 11:11 am

@84 If you are concerned about what someone you know is playing you can always adjust the system “Parental Control” settings to not play games rated higher then a certain point. They use use numerical values for rating. 1 Being Everyone 9 Being Grotesquely Violent or Extreme subject matter.

@88 Playstation Plus does not require a Credit Card. You can use pre purchased network cards from retailers to purchase your membership without ever using a credit card.

DonkeyKongKilla said:

June 17th, 11:12 am

@Morgan – Been waiting on this uspdate but to be honest you could of gave us a heads up on the Uncharted. First we could of downloaded the multiplayer and had it waiting if we didn’t already have it. Next, Multiplayer – 5gb, Single Player Add-on 12GB, 2D movies 12GB. That’s just killing the memory right there.

Having fun with the newly released Tekken game, but people glitch out of the world on it.

LBPK not bad

XCOM I don’t know I just couldn’t get into it.

Still amazing month. I bought Liberty City Stories to keep me busy.

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    Morgan Haro said:

    June 17th, 11:37 am

    sorry man, I can only share stuff when it’s ready to be shared, but I always try to get that info out as soon as possible.

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zack2091 said:

June 17th, 11:12 am

PS4 E3 was great , PS Vita E3 was a big joke , if sony don’t make the Vita better than now (and by now I mean it’s a device to play indies and old ports LOL) I will never support it anymore and start investing in my 3DS at least I know it have better fufter and it’s getting more and better exclusive games, while the Vita YAY we are getting lots of indies and old ports , maybe there is 1-2 great titles coming in very long time , but we don’t know anything after these games come out , and it seems to me that sony will turn the PSV into an accessory for the PS4 , what about the people who don’t want ps4? why sony didn’t tell us that at the time we bought our Vitas? for me it’s hard to trust sony again.

zack2091 said:

June 17th, 11:13 am

better future*

Shadow64 said:

June 17th, 11:15 am

Hi Morgan,

In all of the amazing announcements about PlayStation Plus and the Playstation family last week at E3, there was something missing that has been bothering me as a PlayStation Plus user. I love PlayStation Plus and the IGC, but I’d like to request a new feature – if at all possible.

Sometimes I’ll “buy” an IGC game because it’s available and I want to play it – however, later this game will be available again to PSPlus users at a discount. If I REALLY like the game, sometimes I’d be totally willing to drop the dough for the discount, just so that if I ever leave PSPlus, the title is still mine. Under the current system, if I buy a game through IGC, I can’t buy it later at a discount to keep. Is there any way to get around this? Are there any plans to allow people to buy a game OUT of their IGC?

It’s just a feature I’d like to see. I know it sounds counter-intuitive, but I think a few people would agree that it’s unfortunate that you can’t outright buy the games once you’ve had them on IGC.

Thanks for an awesome week!

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    Morgan Haro said:

    June 17th, 11:36 am

    I hear you, and it’s something that the teams are aware of. Thank you for the note though, i think it makes sense.

DJPlace said:

June 17th, 11:20 am

dang now i need more room on my ps3 LOL. but still i have not beaten saints row 2 should i do that before i get 3?

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