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PlayStation Plus: Battlefield 3 Free for Members, Summer Blast Discounts

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It’s July! That means summer! Sun! But we must be careful and enjoy those things in moderation, because… videogames. They need playing. And this month, PlayStation Plus is bringing plenty of content as part of the Instant Game Collection; which means free games as part of your PS Plus membership, not to mention discounts galore on fantastic content throughout the PlayStation Store.

Battlefield 3 is leading the way this month and will be free to download for PS Plus members starting with the 7/2 PS Store update. You’ll also find some truly great savings with this year’s two week long Summer Blast 2013 sale! Read on to learn more about what’s coming in July, as well as the deals in the PlayStation Store this week.

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July Preview

The following games are slated to be free to PS Plus members through the Instant Game Collection in the month of July.



Battlefield 3 (PS3)

PSN Price: $39.99, Free for PS Plus members

Battlefield 3
In Battlefield 3, players will step into the role of the elite U.S. Marines. They will experience heart-pounding single player missions and competitive multiplayer action ranging across diverse locations from around the globe. Powered by the innovative technology of Frostbite 2, Battlefield 3 takes first person shooters to a whole new level.
Metal Slug XX (PSP, Compatible on PS Vita)

PSN Price: $19.99, Free for PS Plus members

Metal Slug XX
The excitement of the arcade comes to your PSP system with the series’ uncompromisingly crazy “run-and-gun” gameplay and a 2-player ad hoc mode that lets you and a friend take on the challenge together! After General Morden is defeated and captured, a mysterious army arrives from the future to save him. They reveal themselves to be Morden’s Army from the future, and their goal is to provide their future leader with special advanced weaponry to take on his enemies in the present. Classic characters Marco, Tarma, Fio, Eri, Ralf, and Clark return once again to take on General Morden and his new and improved Rebel Army.
Jet Set Radio (PS3)

PSN Price: $9.99, Free for PS Plus members

Jet Set Radio
Tag, grind, and trick to the beat in SEGA’s hit game Jet Set Radio! Fight for control of Tokyo-to, mark your turf with graffiti, tag walls, billboards, and even rival gang members! Perform tricks and flips on magnetically driven in-line skates, but watch out for the local police force!
Dokuro (PS Vita)

PSN Price: $13.99, Free for PS Plus members

Dokuro
Dokuro is a stoic, little skeleton who is a mere peon in the Dark Lord’s army. One fateful day he witnesses his master returning with a helplessly abducted Princess he intends to force into marriage. At once smitten by her plight, Dokuro resolves to free her from the Dark Lord’s treacherous, monster-infested castle. Along the way, he happens upon a mystical blue potion with the power to transform him into a dashing Hero tragically, this is the only time the Princess can witness his noble endeavors.
Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee HD (PS3)

PSN Price: $9.99, Free for PS Plus members

Oddworld Munchs Oddysee
It’s up to you to help guide Munch in efforts to rescue fellow test creatures. These critters will be forever loyal to Munch and in turn enable his escape . Once free, Munch teams up with Abe and together they are guided by the wisdom of the Almighty Raisin. They are informed as to how to accomplish their goals, but in order to do so, they must work together. For Munch, his dream is to bring back his species from the brink of extinction. For Abe, it is to rescue his Mudokon buddies.

Leaving PS Plus In July

  • July 2nd – Deus Ex: Human Revolution
  • July 9th – Joe Danger 2 The Movie
  • July 16rd – The Cave
  • July 23rd – Germinator
  • July 30th – Zero’s Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward

Entering PS Plus in July (in no particular order)

  • Battlefield 3 (PS3)
  • Metal Slug XX (PSP, Compatible on PS Vita)
  • Jet Set Radio (PS3)
  • Dokuro (PS Vita)
  • Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee HD (PS3)

Remember, check back every Monday to learn when Metal Slug XX (PSP, Compatible on PS Vita)
Jet Set Radio (PS3), Dokuro (PS Vita), and Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee HD (PS3) are arriving to PS Plus members. You’ll also find more discounts and other exclusives that we weren’t able to detail here just yet. Remember the month preview is subject to change.

PlayStation Plus Update 7-2-2013

July 2nd PlayStation Plus Update

Battlefield 3 (PS3)

PSN Price: $39.99, Free for PS Plus members

Battlefield 3
In Battlefield 3, players will step into the role of the elite U.S. Marines. They will experience heart-pounding single player missions and competitive multiplayer action ranging across diverse locations from around the globe. Powered by the innovative technology of Frostbite 2, Battlefield 3 takes first person shooters to a whole new level.
Summer Blast 2013 Sale (PS3)

Various Discounts

Summer Blast Sale
Summer Blast 2013 is a two week event where we’ll be bringing you some of the best deals in gaming. Take a look at this list, and tell me there’s not ONE game on there that you won’t be picking up at those prices. Go ahead, I dare you. If not this week, we’ll have more games to pick up in the second week of Summer Blast 2013. This sale offers discounts to all PSN, but PS Plus members get the edge in discounts for this one.

Discounts

Game Title Normal Price Sale Price PS Plus Price
Call Of Duty: Black Ops II $59.99 $41.99 $37.79
The Amazing Spider-Man $49.99 $29.99 $20.99
Batman: Arkham Asylum $19.99 $9.99 $5.00
The Lord Of The Rings: Aragorn’s Quest $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Mortal Kombat PS Vita $19.99 $9.99 $5.00
Mortal Kombat $19.99 $9.99 $5.00
Prince Of Persia: The Forgotten Sands $19.99 $7.99 $4.00
Scott Pilgrim vs. The World: The Game $9.99 $3.99 $2.00
Shadow Of The Colossus $19.99 $7.99 $5.00
Ratchet & Clank Collection $29.99 $14.99 $7.50

Last Chance (Leaving on 7/9)

Instant Game Collection
Joe Danger 2: The Movie

Discounts
Creat Studios Summer Survival Pack
Pool Nation
Hydrophobia: Prophecy
Call Of Duty: Black Ops II
The Amazing Spider-Man
Batman: Arkham Asylum
The Lord Of The Rings: Aragorn’s Quest
Mortal Kombat Ps Vita
Mortal Kombat
Prince Of Persia: The Forgotten Sands
Scott Pilgrim Vs. The World: The Game
Shadow Of The Colossus
Ratchet & Clank Collection

PlayStation Plus Update 7-2-2013

Thanks for reading this week’s update along with the month outlook. 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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RicanV said:

July 1st, 2:31 pm

BF3 is a good addition for those who don’t have it yet and with BF4 right around the corner it will be a nice introduction. I would have liked to see Kingdoms of Amalur but to be fair I would have jumped for joy if I did not already have BF3. Excited to try Jetset Radio and Oddworld, I will also be picking up 9 games from the summer sale. Many thanks to PS+ for adding even more to my gaming library.

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    Morgan Haro said:

    July 1st, 2:41 pm

    Yeah, definitely going to be a great way for people to get more familiar with the BF series before 4 hits. It’s looking like an incredible game for sure.

glaciusx25 said:

July 1st, 2:32 pm

Wish the Vita would get better games from PS+. I feel like it’s getting ignored while the PS3 gets AAA games.

Don’t get me wrong, I like the PS3 PS+ offerings. Just wish the PS Vita offerings were on par this month.

dodgedoors said:

July 1st, 2:33 pm

Sad about PSP game but pretty good update overall. Own Dokuro, psyched for oddworld (wish it was Vita version), I will try Battlefield but I am not sure about it. I am just glad people can shut up about EU vs US about Battlefield.

Valde_zerocool said:

July 1st, 2:33 pm

Is this the full version of Battlefield 3 or only single or multiplayer experience?

TheUndertaker85 said:

July 1st, 2:33 pm

Not wasting my time with Battlefield. Seriously the first game for Plus you all have offered that I won’t even bother adding to my Downloads List. Thanks, but no thanks.

For those wondering, Jet Set Radio here is free for PS3, not PS Vita. The Vita version was free before.

First month I’m not excited about anything coming within the month.

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    Morgan Haro said:

    July 1st, 2:42 pm

    Well, we can’t win em’ all, but I’m sure you’ll find more great content that benefits from being a PS Plus member. Whether it’s more additions to the IGC in the coming months, crazy discounts, etc. But check back through the month to see what’s coming week to week.

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    Morgan Haro said:

    July 1st, 2:43 pm

    meant to say, we can’t win em’ all for everyone, sicne game opinions will always differ from person to person =)

rafael_miolow said:

July 1st, 2:33 pm

Where the f*** is Velocity Ultra???

steadydecline said:

July 1st, 2:33 pm

BF3 multiplayer is not going to be easy for all these n00bs to get into. Stay out of my server pls lol

DeathKiller49 said:

July 1st, 2:33 pm

Wow, this month is great, just like last month! We rarely get FPS, and with BF3, I can play with my friends now! Also, Jet Set Radio is an awesome addition, since I love Sega. I also always been wanting Dokuro on my Vita, so thanks a lot! Never played the other two, but I’m sure they’re great. Overall, a great month, Morgan! Just a question, for Scott Pilgrim, is the DLC on sale too? All I need is the Wallace Wells and Knives Chau pack.

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    Morgan Haro said:

    July 1st, 2:52 pm

    I don’t believe so, that’s the whole list of content on sale for this week.

x_PlaTtiNuM said:

July 1st, 2:33 pm

wow awesome update guys ,ill be downloading those ps vita games im getting a vita next friday .keep it !

dvdran said:

July 1st, 2:33 pm

I already have BF3 years ago. I always buy my own games. Wish plus can get games earlier so i would not have to buy them when they first come out!

al2009man said:

July 1st, 2:33 pm

Reading and Typing with BF3 Soundtrack (Track 1).

LIKE A BOSS.

BTW nice update…aside of Jet Set RAAAAAAAADDDDIOO (witch was on PS+ as PSVita Version)

Enigmatech said:

July 1st, 2:33 pm

Looks like I’m gonna get an easy plat on Forgotten Sands for only $4

scorpionov4 said:

July 1st, 2:33 pm

Also, any chance we can see some free add ons down the road? would rather have that over games at this moment. Like battlefield 3 premium or add ons for old games.

Pildoring said:

July 1st, 2:34 pm

This is awful, you guys drop the ball in this month awful

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    Morgan Haro said:

    July 1st, 2:44 pm

    Appreciate the critiques, but would encourage you to be more specific about what you don’t like. Otherwise, the feedback doesn’t help us much, know what I mean?

Ryumoau said:

July 1st, 2:35 pm

Jesus christ…this is an awful plus update!! I mean my god, could you possible pick worse titles to enter Plus after the E3/ 1 year induction of the instant game collection?

Anyone who cares about Battlefield already has it. I’m so sick of these old generic shooters, especially when you know most people want rpgs (western or japanese) to enter the IGC, according to that poll you guys took months ago.

Jet Set, Metal Slug, and Oddworld? Ugh….

And Dokuro is the Vita game for the month? Really? the incompetence of the NA Plus branch is just astounding to me.

To hope that there would be day 1 plus discounts on games like DW8, would probably be wishful thinking. It would at least make turn this month from god-awful to meh.

greghove79 said:

July 1st, 2:35 pm

Guess I’m happy for everyone who was clamoring for BF3, since they actually got it. However, FPSs just aren’t my thing; they make me sorta motion sick and everything moves too fast. The rest of the month is pretty terrible, though. Jet Set Radio is a total repeat, worthless for those who’ve already downloaded it for free before. And I’ve never been a fan of the Oddworld games. Will never own a Vita, so don’t care about those titles. Nothing for me this month.

MapleStory said:

July 1st, 2:35 pm

Morgan, you misspelled Mortal Kombat under the Last Chance section! Don’t you know how to spell?! ;P

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    Morgan Haro said:

    July 1st, 2:45 pm

    oh man, I’ll fix that now. I noticed it was mispelled on the info sheets that I get and at least made the correction on the table with the discount listings, but didn’t notice it was in the last chance section too. will fix shortly!

Spiral-INfinity said:

July 1st, 2:35 pm

BF3 killed my PS3 Fat.. i had to buy a Slim got my Fattie fixed.. they both will have BF3 on their HDD.. thank you Sony :)

avatarguy said:

July 1st, 2:35 pm

When will I receive my free one year of playstation plus for the 44.5 update hell, that you put me through?

Gorvi said:

July 1st, 2:36 pm

Well, June was awesome, but July doesn’t hold much for me. I think Metal Slug is my highlight since I already have Dokuro. Can’t win ’em all, I guess.

Still, I’m sure many will love this update.

RBCJoker said:

July 1st, 2:36 pm

When are we going to see some actual good vita games on this list? Like maybe Unit 13, Ragnarok Odyssey, Rayman Origins, or UMvC3?

FarmFreshEggBoy said:

July 1st, 2:36 pm

JSR was, for Vita. This time it’s for PS3.

Tsupi_Az said:

July 1st, 2:36 pm

@26 as long as you have downloaded the games before hand you can delete them and re-download them at a later time to make room for the new games coming to the IGC or other games you have bought or intend to buy later. Once downloaded they are in your download list in account management or on the store itself.

alemaho2008 said:

July 1st, 2:37 pm

gracias sony playstation plus y mis amigos Morgan Haro me agradesco mucho que sean tan amable con amor y felicidad yo he terminado mi cuanta playstation plus pues espero me puedes regalerme un codigo playstation plus en un año o en 3meses tu decides tambien espero que me responda mis mensajes en mi cuenta gracias felicidades

passivefamiliar said:

July 1st, 2:37 pm

not a fps guy. but happy all the same. loving the sales. decent month of free stuff to boot. those of you who are complaining can go play in traffic.

SandBryz said:

July 1st, 2:37 pm

Nice month, maybe ill buy alice madness return for the summer sales.
Waiting for oddworld and jetset radio, the other ones i already own them. n_n

thebgj said:

July 1st, 2:37 pm

Does anyone know if i download BF3 do i need the disc to play online? or will it come with its own pass to play online? I already own it so i would like to not have to put the disc anymore.

Acceljeeg said:

July 1st, 2:37 pm

YES

MMatt0904 said:

July 1st, 2:38 pm

I already have this… nothing much for me to play this month…

IVANBARROK said:

July 1st, 2:38 pm

Excellent game, but… Why Europe is getting, minimally, two PS3 games per month and we, most of the time, just one? THX

Ryumoau said:

July 1st, 2:38 pm

And why is there no ‘Nothing for me this week’ option in the poll? Stop being manipulative.

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    Morgan Haro said:

    July 1st, 2:47 pm

    ohh sorry about that, good catch. It’s now in there

dinkin-flicka said:

July 1st, 2:38 pm

Already have BF3 as well but great news for the server pop!

Mando44646 said:

July 1st, 2:38 pm

Pretty lackluster month. Battlefield is old enough that everyone who wants it, has it. Another PSP game which I have no interest in, and Oddworld on PS3 – I’m only interested in Oddworld if its on Vita

cmdluke said:

July 1st, 2:38 pm

wow. thanks playstation. you guys rock!

MMatt0904 said:

July 1st, 2:39 pm

All I want is for UC3 NOT to be 40GB… THATS INSANE

SHAVEZ said:

July 1st, 2:39 pm

If I could make a suggestion for content, I’d like to see some sports titles, like maybe NHL13 or NBA2K13 if possible or Tiger Woods, etc. I’m not really a fan of 1st person shooters and online multiplayers. Go ahead, call me old fashion! 3rd person and amazing single player experience is what gets my juices flowing

DoctorKwakkwak said:

July 1st, 2:40 pm

I already have battlefield 3 and its premium edition! Damn!

BuriedSorrow said:

July 1st, 2:40 pm

Now I can get BF3 for price of what it’s worth… nothing. I’m looking forward to Oddworld though. That’s about it.

T3DV0L70L1N4 said:

July 1st, 2:40 pm

I heard very good things about Dokuro, so I’ll definitely check that out. I’ve never played an Oddworld game so I’ll give that a shot too.

I’m very biased against Call of Battlefield games, but I might as well give this one a shot since it’s free. No expectations though.

dodgedoors said:

July 1st, 2:40 pm

@Morgan

Can you say whether people who have the season pass of Walking Dead will get 500 Days for free tomorrow?

FLYPino said:

July 1st, 2:41 pm

pretty good for those who don’t own BF3

archism74 said:

July 1st, 2:41 pm

There are other game genres other than shooters, just saying.

Dookykong said:

July 1st, 2:42 pm

Greatness gets better and better!

emiru69 said:

July 1st, 2:42 pm

Can we get some JRPGs with the Summer Blast discounts? At least some for the psp please!

UncannySilk said:

July 1st, 2:43 pm

Oh, does this version of Battlefield 3 come with all of the DLC?

blakseed said:

July 1st, 2:44 pm

Have BF3 already, but looking forward to Oddworld: Munch’s Oddysee HD and the sales.

CrimsonDream24 said:

July 1st, 2:44 pm

I’m a little bit disappointed with this months ICG additions, but you can’t win ’em all. I’ll at least try everything (though I’ll have to wait a couple of months for vita games). Jet Set Radio at least I’ve been wanting to try solely for the fact it’s a Sega classic.

I’d also like to say that PS+ is the reason I’m getting a Vita instead of a 3DS.Can’t wait to see what’s to come for PS+!

lisatsunami said:

July 1st, 2:44 pm

Thanks.
And hey, for the first time in months we can see poll results. Is that a mistake? Interesting, nonetheless.

Squiggle55 said:

July 1st, 2:44 pm

Curses! Already bought Dokuro. But it’s a fantastic game and I’m happy to have given support to the publisher who decided to bring it over from Japan.

I’m sure I’ll be able to get into Battlefield 3 multiplayer so that will probably be the highlight for me this month, and I’m interested to give MetalSlug a shot – I know absolutely nothing about it.

For June I voted for Virtue’s Last Reward, even though I already owned it, because I wanted to show how awesome of an addition that was to PS+. The game I didn’t own that I was happiest to get was probably Xcom. For this week I voted for the Summer Sale.

Binarynova said:

July 1st, 2:45 pm

Serious response now:

“What’s your favorite content from this week’s update?”

Nothing that I’m really feeling to be honest. But luckily I have a ton of other games I need to play.

“What was your favorite content from June?”

Only game I downloaded in June was LBP Karting, and I don’t think I’m going to keep it. I’m just over kart racers. I prefer my racing games with fewer weapons these days. I already own XCOM, Deus EX: HR, and Machinarium on PC, and the others didn’t do anything for me.

As for what I’d like to see on PS+
– Dragon’s Dogma: Dark Arisen (PS3)
– Eternal Sonata (PS3)
– Unit 13 (Vita)
– Persona 4 Golden (Vita)
– Arkham City (PS3)
– Red Dead Redemption (PS3)
– ICO & Shadow of the Colossus (PS3)
– Nier (PS3)

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