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

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

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!

PlayStation Plus - 1-year MembershipPlayStation Plus - 3-month Membership

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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rpgfiend said:

July 31st, 7:29 am

FFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUu I just ordered Max Payne 3 off Amazon for $19.

Ryumoau said:

July 31st, 8:34 am

God, Sony NA sucks big time. No preorder option for Xilia on the store and no plus discount on it. But i guarantee we will get another old as dirt shooter next week. :/

Snake97_ said:

July 31st, 10:35 am

What about Red dead redemption undead nightmare for ps plus in august? ;)

PrinceofXIII said:

July 31st, 11:32 am

this is awesome :)

jdayrit07 said:

July 31st, 5:47 pm

Finally, a super doooper lovely update :) thanks Morgan ur the best…and can u give us a sneak peek for the next month? Max Payne 3’s price is INSANE !! yeah, like most of us saying is that instead of giving us a PSP GAMES, why not make it on sale instead of giving it away free..i know some people like that way..and please more VITA GAMES and PS3 GAMES on the next IGC :)


jdayrit07 said:

July 31st, 7:05 pm

And, ohh! Morgan here’s my IGC Wishlist for the Vita Games:

Ragnarok Oddyssey
Army Corps Of Hell
Persona 4 Golden
PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale
Resistance: Burning Skies

Damn! Atleast one of those JUICY GAMES :) i was hoping atleast one of those games will be included to the IGC next month C: ohhh pleaase !


x9zachattack5x said:

July 31st, 10:30 pm

Nice update Morgan!

Are we getting need for speed next month? Doubt it, but one can hope.

If not, how about Protoype 1 and God of War 3? :)

hazelcabug said:

August 1st, 12:22 am

I will be giving out my psn account if US ps plus still gives indie/psp in a month. July is the worst month ever!

hazelcabug said:

August 1st, 12:24 am

1 AAA / 1 psp is never a good thing. But putting indie and psp in a single month is worst.

adrianvon said:

August 1st, 6:06 am

I just read through this whole blog posting, and it’s amazing how many people will stop and complain about things they get for free.. Just because something is on your wish list, doesn’t mean that’s what should be added as free content.

Honestly, if sony is any kind of marketing company – that’ll prompt them to KEEP it off the ps+ list just because you want it. PS+, while it does give us free games, I’m sure (being that I’ve actually got a background in marketing) that the main purpose is to get people to play games that haven’t been/weren’t played a lot at the time when they were new, and that sales have dropped off for.

See, if they give away a game that’s not selling anymore, all they’re doing is building on customer/brand loyalty with freebies, but not hurting profit margins.. Now, if they took a game that was still selling regularly for 30$, and doing well, they’d lose a ton of money on that. No real motivation to do that.

adrianvon said:

August 1st, 6:07 am

While morgan might not be aware of what’s going on higher up in sony, I’d almost bet situations like SR3 being on ps+ are directly related to marketing for sr4 next month. That’s a given right there, anyone who knows marketing is gonna agree with that statement. I mean, anyone with a ps3/+ account that hasn’t played it now has, and is likely to preorder/purchase sr4 as soon as it comes out now, because let’s face it, SR is a great IP/series, and all you have to do is play it to want the next one generally :)

How can you guys sit and say that PSP games are a waste of space for vita owners though? I’m a vita/ps3 owner, I have a psp also.. haven’t touched it in a while, but that doesn’t change the fact that there’s brilliant games for it, games I would love to add to my vita library especially if I don’t have to buy them.

Just a couple weeks ago we had an AMAZING psp title up for download.. God’s eater burst.. Whoever was mentioning monster hunter – you should be playing gods eater instead. I grabbed that game to play it again when I get some time, or find a friend with it, but I also have it on my psp because that game is amaaazing. I easily put a good 50+ hours into it, and could play it more still.

adrianvon said:

August 1st, 6:09 am

There’s also the dissidia games, castlevania dracula x chronicles.. I hear killzone liberation is amazing (im not a fan of fps games personally). jeanne d’arc was pretty amazing, the kingdom hearts birth by sleep was great.. all the megaman games are great.. gta libertycity was great..I personally liked chinatown wars more just because it was rather unique. (oh, quick lil thing about that – anyone who has a vita and a ps3, and missed out on the $5 crossbuy for retro city rampage.. big mistake :P still worth it at 15$ IMO), etc. etc. etc.

Oh, and for those of you mentioning games like god of war and ni no kuni – I have ni no kuni, it’s an amazing game.. It won’t be getting discounted to free anytime soon, not as long as it’s worth buying, and trust me when I say it is. I’ve already got over 100 hours on that game, and I’m LOVIN’ it.. (not mcdonalds style, either:P) But, god of war ascension and ni no kuni are both on sale right now, with shipping charges unfortunately, through best buy for 19.99. Anyone with amazon prime can probably get amazon to pricematch BB.

adrianvon said:

August 1st, 6:11 am

While we’re at discounts and good deals — can a sony employee possibly comment on if this bundle :: is going to be available via PSN? or from a US retailer? or is that canada only? Btw, if you live in canada or know someone who does.. Pick that up :P talk about an amazing deal. devil may cry 4, resident evil 6, dead rising 2, super street fighter 4, and mega man 10. It’s on prepurchase/prerelease right now, at 60$ only! that’s amazing. 5 brilliant games for 12$ each. I’ll take that any day of the week. Supposedly it hits the market oct8th.. Please tell me that’s coming to the US?

Also, wasn’t there supposed to be a ninja gaiden game on PS+ sometime this month? I thought i remember reading about that during the e3 postings.. Something about a upcoming ninja gaiden freebie. Never saw it though. Any word there?

adrianvon said:

August 1st, 6:12 am

And, what about that brilliant metal gear bundle? is that going to be on the store at some point? Cuz i thought that it was supposed to hit the store BEFORE it hit retail according to Hideo’s blog.. Unless I read it wrong? But, either way I’d love to get a digital copy of that.. Or maybe splice it up and sell off the individual games on PSn at a mathematically fair % of the full price of the package?

Just remember – we all still love playstation either way, that’s why we’re here posting about it, instead of on XBL talking about that upcoming POS. :)

adrianvon said:

August 1st, 6:12 am

I’ve only seen one feature on the new machine that actually interested me, and that’s the new player ratings feature, that has the full ability to rate a player in a fair manner (doesn’t account for multiple almost instant reports, from people who didn’t play a game with them, etc..), and it looks to be a GREAT way to separate out griefers and problem causers. Any system that can remove the people who just talk trash, complain, and D/C from games in mid session would be great.. Even just a warning flag that they do those kinda things would suffice.

While you’re obviously not going to be able to please everyone with PSN+ and the deals you offer/free games you offer.. you could make some changes that could potentially make other people happy. Like, say.. add a game for each platform when you add games in.. and maybe give them the choice of one, two or three of the games based on how many of the different consoles they own? like.. a person with just a ps3 could opt to grab the ps3 game, or if they dont like it.. grab the vita or psp game to save for later on? or vice versa.. while a person with all 3 could get more games that way, and always ensure they get a game relevant to the console they have..

adrianvon said:

August 1st, 6:13 am

I’m sure something like that would contribute to far less complaining. Or, if that’s not feasible, petition the companies you work with for more games to put on PS+ for free, and then just put up a poll about which games to give us free, and to contrast it, take the other games that were going to be added and either save them for later to add systematically by vote ranking, or just dump them on an exclusive discount page for ps+ members maybe (similar to how the individual god of war games are split up on the store right now exclusive to plus).

Lastly, I know some people only recently got PS+ and missed out on some great games (me being one of those, as I just recently acquired a new ps3 after my old one broke, and just recently bought my first vita (and second one.. broke the first one the 2nd week.. QQ))from earlier on in the plus membership..

adrianvon said:

August 1st, 6:14 am

Instead of forcing certain games on them, and only giving them those options, you could always give them a special type of ‘subscriber point’ or ‘game credit’ thing, where instead of automatically getting the newest games published as free, the user would potentially be able to tag their game of choice, from the current/past games they dont already have, and still get the same basic amount of content, while achieving a bit more at the same time – giving them a much better CHOICE over their reward, and also showcasing what has been available in the past, to encourage more people to stay with PS+..

I know this is a very long post, and some of these ideas are probably terrible, but some of them would at least potentially fix the issues with minimal huge changes, or catering to one or two specific people because they’re asking for certain games, or chance alienating more gamers by limiting/forcing things upon them. Just wanted to offer solutions by my thoughts.

adrianvon said:

August 1st, 6:19 am

While we’re at discounts and good deals — can a sony employee possibly comment on if this bundle :: The capcom essentials pack, with 5 games in it? ::— dubya dubya dubya dotpolygondotcomSLASH2013SLASH7SLASH30SLASH4570272SLASHcapcomDASHessentialsDASHpackDASHoffersDASH5DASHgamesDASHbundledDASHforDASH60 —is going to be available via PSN? or from a US retailer? or is that canada only? Btw, if you live in canada or know someone who does.. Pick that up :P talk about an amazing deal. devil may cry 4, resident evil 6, dead rising 2, super street fighter 4, and mega man 10. It’s on prepurchase/prerelease right now, at 60$ only! that’s amazing. 5 brilliant games for 12$ each. I’ll take that any day of the week. Supposedly it hits the market oct8th.. Please tell me that’s coming to the US?

Also, wasn’t there supposed to be a ninja gaiden game on PS+ sometime this month? I thought i remember reading about that during the e3 postings.. Something about a upcoming ninja gaiden freebie. Never saw it though. Any word there? sorry was moderated from the URL before, so just copy paste that, and change SLASH to / and DASH to – if you want to see the page.. Can’t believe they block URLs.

adrianvon said:

August 1st, 6:34 am

Oh, and for the record, telling people AFTER they get done writing a giant comment that it’s limited to 1250 characters probably isn’t a great thing to do :P I wasn’t about to delete 10,000+ characters of text.. just because there’s a limit.. So you guys got 8 posts plus the broken post with the actual url.

Sorry about that, wish it could have all been in one instead. May I propose a live counter that keeps track of how many characters have been typed, in or near the comment window, rather than leaving people to guess and find out after they’ve written a commentt, that it’s insanely long and important to them :)

adrianvon said:

August 1st, 6:43 am

I’d just edit my last one there, as I forgot about this simple fix too, if you guys want to forcefully limit the amount of characters someone is posting long before they type up a comment like that, it’s best to use the value maxlength=”1250″ inside your input tag for that form field. That’ll make it so this particular window (or input field, if you will) will actually STOP them from typing further once the number of characters set in that variable are reached. :)

Joker1243 said:

August 1st, 7:49 am

ANOTHER PS Vita/PSP game? Seriously …

hazelcabug said:

August 1st, 11:29 am

They better make up for August! July is the worst month ever!!! Metal slug psp and 1 indie vita.

MatheusTomiatti said:

August 1st, 4:54 pm

PLEASE!!!! put the Rage for free!!!!

gibson_xie said:

August 1st, 6:08 pm

Is there any chance that “Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition 2012” & “The King of Fighters XIII” would be free again ? I became this PS+ member a little late.thx

wassimo1 said:

August 2nd, 12:13 pm

mafia 2 & nfs most wanted please

GalP15 said:

August 2nd, 12:23 pm

Please give somthing good for August month … and plase dont bring the same thing the EU plus got try to be creative for once..

klleristonr17 said:

August 2nd, 2:00 pm

Catherine & Mafia 2 & Discounts.

Bonny_US said:

August 2nd, 5:02 pm

When will we have the august free games?

klleristonr17 said:

August 2nd, 5:35 pm

Não tá fácil pra ninguém…

kenjial12 said:

August 2nd, 6:53 pm

Ya ni siquiera un post de lo que viene si el 4 no esta subido eso si e preocupa porque allí se deja ver que no se preocupan por el server tanto como en España que a ellos si le dan grandes ofertas de juegos y a nosotros lo que le dan a ellos y eso no le pedimos que ya lo actualicen pero si que den un post de lo que viene y cuando va a subirse a la psn.

Triforcefighter said:

August 2nd, 8:02 pm

It would be awesome to see Tales of graces F for ps3 and New Little Kings Story for Vita

Triforcefighter said:

August 2nd, 8:03 pm

Or Catherine

iDonosso said:

August 3rd, 12:22 am

please tell what will be the games for the month of August, we are paying for a service and you do not respond

Shelter_GirL said:

August 3rd, 7:52 am

Thanks sony for all the games that give to us, please need for speed most wanted and mafia 2 8-) ^_^ \o/

kenjial12 said:

August 3rd, 8:50 am

ok the game is the 6 of august because each Tuesday is for us I know that we are waintg a lot of time but we can do nothing , only waiting

xX-Mozart-Xx- said:

August 3rd, 12:59 pm

When Are getting The Update for August!!!!!!!!!!!!!

BirdmanHB said:

August 3rd, 1:06 pm

Why not start supplementing games with DLC on Plus? Some DLC on older games needs to be discounted or free. For example, Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is a 5 year old game that can now be purchased on disc for $5-10, yet to play the DLC we would have to spend $30. That is pretty ridiculous for a 5 year old game, so why not throw DLC for older games on Plus for free or at a discount. I would buy DLC for several older games if the price would drop. SW:TFU being one of them, but i refuse to pay $30.

GalP15 said:

August 3rd, 5:54 pm

Please bring discounts for Prototype 2 and Mass effect trilogy.

Kssio_Aug said:

August 4th, 12:12 am

OMG guys, keep calm and stop that flood!! So many double posts (and for the other guy, 11 giant posts in a row)… =/

But for Morgan, and for all others reponsables to the PS+ Free Games Updates, I would like to say that im kind satsfied, but not THAT much, and I beleive that my opinion is also the majority. I mean, thats because the European updates are far more interesteting, and also they recieve their next-month update info FAR EARLIER than the US subscribers.

This picture here proves it quite well:
Since the launch day, eurpeans are receiving A LOT more quality games than us. That doesnt look fair to me, it cant be that impossible to bring the good stuff to US PSN+.

Look at that list for PS3. They already received Batman, Red Dead, Hitman, Dead Space 2, Mortal Kombat, Bullet Storm, Kingdom of Amalur, Metal Gear Solid Collection, etc. While the best we had exclusively for US were Street Fighter IV. REALLY???? IT LOOKS FAIR???

I really hope to see something as good as, or better, Augusts PS+ EU (to compensate what we have already lost).

Pleasy. Change that picture!

alhe1419 said:

August 4th, 8:03 am

Please bring good games next month and one question is saint seiya: brave soldiers coming to psn?

ivarietymix said:

August 4th, 11:13 am

Hi Morgan, I’ve restarted playing Persona 3 and would love to see more PS2 RPG’s on the Playstation Network. There are a lot of great RPG’s from that era. Is there a chance we will see more of these coming out.

Kssio_Aug said:

August 4th, 12:11 pm

August will be awesome to PS+ Europe! Please bring to us at least Lord of the Rigns to Vita, and Need for Speed Most Wanted to PS3. Its good to have something thats not a shooter to PS3m and not a indie or psp game for Vita. =)

Thanks in advance. Looking forwardt to the new update!

klleristonr17 said:

August 4th, 12:44 pm

Please bring discounts for Catherine and Mass Effect Trilogy.

Hassan1011 said:

August 4th, 1:24 pm

Im new to the playstation plus thing and so far i am nor really happy about it i have most of the titles of the ps3 lineup but i just got a ps vita and well so far not really happy. Instead of the psp titles why dont you just bring back a ps vita title that some off us missed the chance to download

GalP15 said:

August 4th, 5:17 pm

When is the August update?!!

SamZombi said:

August 4th, 11:41 pm

I would love to see the Metal Gear Acid games on IGC, at least on the store. ( )

x9zachattack5x said:

August 5th, 1:27 am

Guys, relax. Morgan may take his time but his updates are freaking amazing, and we love him for it. Give the man a breather.

x9zachattack5x said:

August 5th, 1:30 am


You’re paying for a service that Sony basically give you for free. 3-5 free games a month is worth like 6 months membership right there.

WooTs_67 said:

August 5th, 4:22 am

I just got ps plus last month. Decided to try it out for 3 months

Only thing good so far has been the Max Payne 3 discount, haven’t really enjoyed the free games. Xcom was tolerable for a bit but that got boring.

Please give me a reason to extend my ps plus. I see that there were some good games before I joined

WooTs_67 said:

August 5th, 4:24 am

I like what EU is getting this month, hope its the same

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