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PlayStation Plus: Dokuro Marches to PS Vita’s Instant Game Collection

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We’re putting the finishing touches on July’s PlayStation Plus lineup by welcoming Dokuro! The PS Vita exclusive that captured the hearts of many can be yours, free as part of your PS Plus membership. Also, PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD for PS Vita is on sale for its launch week!

With all the PS Vita love, our friends at Rockstar decided to balance things out by putting a huge discount on one of the most intense action games of 2012. PS Plus members can grab Max Payne 3 for $7.99, or the Ultimate Edition for just $11.99. Action game lovers who may have not been able to play it last year: do not miss this one.

The clock is ticking to grab the PS Plus preorder discount on PlayStation Store PLAY titles, like Ibb and Obb and DuckTales Remastered. You can only snag those discounts by preordering.

Read on for this week’s full PS Plus lineup, and we’ll see you next week for the reveal of August’s Instant Game Collection additions!

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Dokuro (PS Vita)

Regular Price: $13.99, Free for PS Plus members

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, Dokuro must switch between his Skeleton and Hero forms to utilize his various skills and abilities. While the Skeleton form allows him to stalk about in the shadows and ensure her safe passage, the Hero form enables him to mount a gallant offensive against the armies of darkness!
PixelJunk Monsters: Ultimate HD (PS Vita)

Regular Price: $14.99; PS Plus Price: $11.99

PixelJunk Monsters Ultimate HD
The definitive PixelJunk Monsters experience! Tikiman the Forest Defender is in trouble. Hordes of monsters are sweeping through his realm, hoping to chow down on his offspring – and it’s up to you to defend them. Whether you’ve played the original, or have never taken PixelJunk Monsters for a spin before, this is an amazing way to experience a classic PSN game.
Max Payne 3 Sale (PS3)

Max Payne 3 – Regular Price: $39.99; PS Store Sale Price: $9.99; PS Plus Price: $7.99
Max Payne 3 Ultimate Edition – Regular Price: $69.99; PS Store Sale Price: $14.99; PS Plus Price: $11.99

Max Payne 3
For Max Payne, the tragedies that took his loved ones years ago are wounds that refuse to heal. No longer a cop, close to washed up and addicted to pain killers, Max takes a job in São Paulo, Brazil, protecting the family of wealthy real estate mogul Rodrigo Branco, in an effort to finally escape his troubled past. But as events spiral out of his control, Max Payne finds himself alone on the streets of an unfamiliar city, desperately searching for the truth and fighting for a way out.

Last Chance (Leaving on 8/6)

Instant Game Collection
Battlefield 3

Thomas Was Alone: Benjamin’s Flight
Ibb & Obb Preorder

You’ll find all the content detailed above with their Plus benefits active when the PlayStation Store updates on 7/30. We’ll be back next week with more details on the game arriving to the Instant Game Collection as well as any other benefits we can share.

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, find other topics to contribute your thoughts to, or start one for yourself. See you in the comments!

PlayStation Plus Update 7-30-2013

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purse317 said:

July 29th, 12:14 pm

I’d love to buy more digital Vita but I can’t let my brother play them on his Vita under his name. Not looking to share with everybody in the world but we can do so with ps3 digital games. Any plans to address this.

samv33 said:

July 29th, 12:15 pm

I’m surprised to see all the PSP talk on a week when one isn’t part of the Plus lineup.

Anyway, I spent a few hours with Metal Slug XX this week, and am very happy to have it. I think comment 101 said it well — heck, I’m even open to PS 1 games, at the very least, some PS1 discounts. Feels like it’s been a while since they’ve been on sale.

And, on topic, that Max Payne price is great, for a great game.

FeistFan said:

July 29th, 12:16 pm

I think the complaining about PSP games is a little silly, personally. I don’t own a Vita OR a PSP right now – but I’m not going to complain about games for either platform coming out (in fact, I usually start a download of any good ones I see, so if I *DO* get a Vita, I can have a built-in Plus library!).

Can’t the Vita play PSP games? So isn’t each PSP game *ALSO* a Vita game? Yes I can understand being tired of last-generation games being the primary content, and if the only device you own is a Vita I can see some of the frustration. Still, it’s ridiculous to expect the entire Vita library to show up free on Plus – and if the release schedule doesn’t improve, two new Vita Plus games each month would pull in the entire library before long. I’d be more worried about how fast new games are being added for the Vita overall, than about whether you get a Vita or PSP game each month.

badgerryan15 said:

July 29th, 12:19 pm

Well won’t be getting new game for 3rd straight week. I dont have a PS VIta, I didn’t want that racing game and I forgot what the other one was. Hope next week I can get something for my PS3. Already played Max Payne 3 it was alright, too hyped up.

Welmosca said:

July 29th, 12:23 pm

Nice was wanting to play Dokuro and when was announced free for Plus…I became very happy….also $8.00 for MP3….hoou thats cheap….I bought the retail version some weeks ago….by the videos the game looks good….so for that price is really worth it…very nice sale.

Cant wait to see what we’ll be getting on august.

deathshadow799 said:

July 29th, 12:25 pm

I was planning on getting Max Payne 3 sometime soon, and now it’s only $10 !! I feel so great I waited for this sale.

Welmosca said:

July 29th, 12:28 pm

@ 101 Mjolnirs – Agree 100%…well said…but you know the damn whiners…they must whine about everything.

@ 152 samv33 – Agree I had lots of fun this week with Metal Slug XX as well…and you’re right we really need some PS1 games back on Plus.And I really appreciate the PSP games on Plus.The whiners should just STFU.


July 29th, 12:28 pm

Hey Morgan, do you think we will get more psp titles available to use on the PS Vita on the near future, like MGS Portable Ops? Why there’s so many people complaining about the PSP games on pluss? I hope psp games don’t stop coming, I really like them and I want more of them!

ItsKayJayBee said:

July 29th, 12:30 pm

Any chance that the U.S. PS+ will get Okami HD or KoA: Reckoning? EU PS+ got both if them a couple months ago.

Keep up the great work!

Doc_Tury said:

July 29th, 12:32 pm

Wow!!! Getting Max Payne 3 for sure and waiting for Cloudberry Kingdom! Keep the good work Morgan! And I agree that we need more PS Vita support!!

PainOfSarrow said:

July 29th, 12:36 pm

Point made Morgan.

Reshes said:

July 29th, 12:38 pm

I have a vita and would love to take advantage of the Disgaea and Persona 3 FES PS3 discounts, for the future when I get a ps3.

Is there a PC storefront similar to media go that let’s me buy ps3 games for my account, without needing a ps3?

Darth_Chaos09 said:

July 29th, 12:43 pm

PSP games definitely need to stay in the IGC. There are too many great PSP games out there that people have never even experienced. What better way to introduce them than to slap “Free” on the cover. It’s also nice to get digital versions of my favorite PSP games on my Vita. Funny thing, my UMDs won’t fit in my Vita game slot :/

Speaking of PSP games… Ys: Memories of Celceta(Vita) is coming out soon… There are three Ys PSP games currently on PSN. What better way to get people hyped about Ys: Celceta, than to give them a previous Ys title to play. Plus, it can intoduce new fans to the series. Even a discount would be cool.

Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII on PSN?

Anticipating more news on Lone Survivor, Spelunky and Terraria(Vita).

Last random statement: an NIS sale would be awesome. And an Aksys sale.

PS+ is looking a little better each month, keep up the entertainment ^_^

Hayterfan said:

July 29th, 12:46 pm

Already own MP3, but if the season pass is on sale that would be awesome.
Question heard Fatal Frame 2 is coming back on the store, why was it taken off?
Also any chance of Phantasy Star Universe and its addon Ambitions of the Illuminus (or however you spell it) making it as PS2 classics, I know the online servers are off, but id still like to play these again seeing as my PS2 is pretty much dead. Also any chance of Persona 4 being added as a PS2 classic?

enJoy69r said:

July 29th, 12:49 pm

@#114 Morgan is right I’m not leaking or have access of any kind to the the poll results, the balance ( @71) is my subjective perception of comments trying to follow this rules about what people say about the titles of that week in the comments

Positive: going to download, play, buy (with discounts) or express any kind of satisfaction with ps+ run or recognizes the benefit for other users.
Negative: nothing for me, disatisfaction with ps+ so far
Neutral: equally positive and negative statements.
Unralated: questions, answers, requesting games, pointing out spelling/pricing errors, unintelligible/unexpressive emoticons or words, tech support.

I did it because the official polls are private and wanted to know if my perception was biased… and it was. I guess the best thing to do is to participate in the poll, I didn’t do it before but found out reading the commentaries… how good is poll participation? I had been visiting this blog for months and didn’t notice the link until I started looking for it after reading the comments. And morgan don’t quit! :P keep up the good work and that thick internet skin.

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    Morgan Haro said:

    July 29th, 2:25 pm

    The polls go a long way, but every month I go back through all the comments and categorize pretty much just like you did. So it’s not just polls, but participating in them does help. For the comments, as mentioned, at the end of the month, I use some statistical sampling so I’m not going through every single comment, but per the general rules of statistical sampling, it ends up resulting in a fairly accurate picture of what people are sayng. Thanks for the support!

    Also, poll participation is pretty huge. It’s got a great number of participants, so I’m comfortable using it to relay information to the teams as well since that large of a sample size is good for analysis.

rdly75 said:

July 29th, 12:52 pm

ty Morgan Haro and ps+team love all the ps3/psn/psp/vita games iv been getting. Been with plus since day 1 and was ok with it b4, but sine the IGC stared it been nothing but great. Keep up the great work you and your team do.

Fardeenah said:

July 29th, 12:53 pm

no psp game unless its the gow games, syphon filter!!!

hagane31 said:

July 29th, 12:58 pm

No plans for Dragon’s Crown pre-order like in the japanese store? The game is out next week and I’d like to know if this gonna some kind of discount for plus members or the pre-order like in Japan. Thanks in advance.

Kchow23 said:

July 29th, 1:00 pm

Wow PixelJunk Monsters for full $15? Is there Crossbuy? Also, I really enjoyed Metal Slug XX, it was a worthwhile PSP game :)

Kchow23 said:

July 29th, 1:01 pm

Emails to PS Plus members for polling would be great idea along with polls for those that aren’t PS Plus members as to what they would like to see that would make them want to buy in.

neuropunk said:

July 29th, 1:02 pm

Morgan, WHY IS THERE NO OPTION TO ALPHABETICALLY SORT OUR GAMES IN THE XMB (not store download list, the actual games list) Why can we sort by creation date or last played, but not by title?


July 29th, 1:06 pm

Wake up SONY Fallout3 for PSN :)

Kchow23 said:

July 29th, 1:07 pm

The Max Payne discount is great although I already own the game, but it is still a great discount. Noting that you guys did way too many fighters on IGC before, it would’ve been neat to have something like UMvC3 or SSFIV for Plus during EVO.

The main issue with PS Plus that I have is sending saves to the cloud on PS Vita since you have to check games manually… please fix that issue. I was happy to see that the Facebook app logo was updated. Moreover, secondary account upgrading to master account as I have been asking for months now.

Valde_zerocool said:

July 29th, 1:08 pm

Great preview, hope we get to see that farting orc game in August, keep up the good work!

Monterossa said:

July 29th, 1:13 pm

Thank god, Max Payne 3 has an option to invert both horizontal and vertical camera, which is rare for western game.

Morgan, can you tell the system developer to add an option to invert both camera and switch between O/X button for OK/cancel in the XMB and in games? I bought some game like Alice Madness, GTA4, Tomb Raider and found they don’t have an option to invert X-Axis and I don’t like it.

saintaqua said:

July 29th, 1:14 pm

Hmmm…that still seems like too much for Pixel Junk Monsters.
The game is really fun, but I’ve already bought it on PSN years ago. Wasn’t it cheaper then, too?

jwmp79 said:

July 29th, 1:16 pm

How long will Max Payne be on sale??

tusunami said:

July 29th, 1:19 pm

This is cool definately getting getting Pixel junk HD, it’s great to see more games on the PS Vita!!!!!!!!

carlpain said:

July 29th, 1:26 pm

I’ve $4.01 in my wallet, so Max Payne 3 UE will be even cheaper. I’m getting that version because it comes with the original game. I don’t care about the season pass because it is more for online.

exjraordinary said:

July 29th, 1:27 pm

Where are all the vita games on the ps3 store like logans shadow which was written as compatible for vita at launch and still isnt on the actual ps vita store or other games like portable ops, motorstorm which are on europes. Also updates on snapshot, lone survivor, great little war game, final fantasy type 0, etc. which were said to being worked on for vita way last year. Are you guys trying to compete with 3ds or letting them win, this is probably why monster hunter jumped ship to 3ds.

UltimateBatman said:

July 29th, 1:28 pm

This game is like Super Mario meets Ico. Mario may sell better bu Dokuro explores new gameplay in a way Mario hasn’t in years, and actually shows that once the princess is saved, you have to get her out of the castle as well.

kmetek said:

July 29th, 1:33 pm

what does MP3 ultimate have?

ItaChu said:

July 29th, 1:34 pm

No teases until next week morgan?! lol …. so your not gonna be on the PS Blogcast this week ?! :( buuuuu get on it Morgan :) give us the info :)

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    Morgan Haro said:

    July 29th, 2:40 pm

    Yeah, Sid and I chatted and felt that the best channel for the Plus news was to break the news here on the Blog. It’s best for the wider pick up of the news in general, even though it’s appreciated by some of the blogcasts’s avid listeneres. But we have to look at the full picture when it comes to communicating about PS Plus. However, I’d love to be on more in the future just as a regular; but we’ll see!

kmetek said:

July 29th, 1:35 pm

found :)

In addition to the full game, the Rockstar Pass gives you access to brand new multiplayer maps, modes, bursts, items, playable characters, challenges and more, all from the in-game interface.

intheface88 said:

July 29th, 1:38 pm

I passed up Max Payne 3 as a $60 title. Never played the earlier games. But this one looked a lot more fun. And for $8?!!? Thank you PS+/PSN for forcing me to have to play more games. Can’t beat that price.

hla-33 said:

July 29th, 1:39 pm

hope we see one of these games :

1- ni no kuni wrath of the white witch .

2- deadly premonition director’s cut .

3- hitman hd trilogy .

4- just dance 4 .

5- monopoly streets .

6- CSI: fatal conspiracy .

7- SSX .

8- sonic the fighters .


Wizman87 said:

July 29th, 1:55 pm

I’ve been waiting to play Dokuro all month! I can’t wait! ^_^

Aside from that, I hope we see the Jak and Daxter HD Collection for PS3 go on sale – or even better, come out for the PS+ IGC! A lot of other regions have also gotten Rayman: Origins for PS Vita and the Ico and Shadow of the Colossus HD Collection for PS3. I wouldn’t mind seeing those two games show up on the IGC too! Any of the other Ratchet and Clank and Sly Cooper games (outside of their original HD collections) would be awesome additions as well!

Thanks for the update, Morgan! I can’t wait to see what we’re getting in August!

PatricioUSA said:

July 29th, 2:03 pm

Would you mind start taggin “Playstation” and “plus” on every plus blog post? Thank you a lot.

sirbflo114 said:

July 29th, 2:04 pm

I am disappointed with ps+ once again. It has been like a month and a half since I have downloaded anything from ps+. Max Payne 3 for $7.99 is a good deal but I already have it. No “free game” for PS3 owners this week? I don’t see myself subscribing anymore if ps+ continues like they have been the past 2 months.

TainoGunslinger said:

July 29th, 2:09 pm

Ducktales needs to come to Vita, then I will purchase it.

martinirage1 said:

July 29th, 2:22 pm

Hi Morgan, Since it seems like PSP games aren’t going anywhere why not just put a couple or event just one of the vita games on sale during the ps plus updates rather than giving them away for free. People would be happy that you are still showing support for vita and Sony gets some extra sales rather than nothing.

I personally havent enjoyed the psp games and would like some more vita games. I’ve never even heard of Dokuro but after seeing the video it looks like it’s going to be very good!

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    Morgan Haro said:

    July 29th, 2:38 pm

    much easier said than done but thank you for the suggestion!

ItaChu said:

July 29th, 2:31 pm

for whoever is considering buying max payne 3 …. please get the ultimate edition …. its just what 4 dollars more? your getting the game plus all the dlc … each one is 9.99 and one is a little cheaper i think …. you know … get it while its hot!

chowdude0183 said:

July 29th, 2:34 pm

just woundring why has the store not updated since Battlefield 3 was released for free on plus

ShuaReborn said:

July 29th, 2:35 pm

Man I love PS+ :D

Conaaando said:

July 29th, 2:36 pm

I’m getting Dokuro. :-)

ItaChu said:

July 29th, 2:40 pm

carlpain …. you dont give a #$% about the season pass…. lol well get the normal version cuz the season pass is all the online dlc XD

Kevvik said:

July 29th, 2:44 pm

Great sale on Max Payne 3!

Am I the only one wondering if this is going to show up in the IGC in the next couple months after we all buy it on sale this week?

Or am I just being pessimistic looking back at PSN’s history of great sales that showed up on IGC a couple of months afterwards.

Either way, it’s still a great price.

ItaChu said:

July 29th, 2:48 pm

now that im looking at these ultimate editions in the ps store …. Morgan lol a lot of them are over priced man…. the store has to get fixed …. and some prices have to come down

ItaChu said:

July 29th, 2:50 pm

90 dollars for fall of cybertron UE …. omg please …. lol fix those prices are terrible ….. im sure no ones bought that

BlackKoolaid said:

July 29th, 2:51 pm

What a crappy month from PS+. Almost nothing worthwhile.

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