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PS Plus: Resident Evil Chronicles HD Collection Free for Members

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It’s zombie-hunting time with Resident Evil Chronicles HD Collection hitting the Instant Game Collection tomorrow. Compatible with PlayStation Move Controllers, you can partner up and take down the undead hordes together. If zombies aren’t your thing (but seriously, who doesn’t like killing zombies?), there are discounts for both PS3 and PS Vita titles, as well as a couple pre-orders, so check all that out below. It’s also the third week of the PS Vita Select Sale – this time KickBeat will be available at a discount all launch week for PS Plus members.

These PS Plus benefits will be available after the PlayStation Store updates tomorrow, 9/3.

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

Instant Game Collection

Resident Evil Chronicles HD Collection (PS3)

Free for PS Plus members, Regular Price: $26.99

RE Chronicles HD
Gear up for the ultimate Resident Evil shooting experience with Resident Evil: Chronicles HD Collection. Use the PlayStation Move Motion Controller or traditional wireless controller to take down hordes of zombies across two full titles, Resident Evil: The Umbrella Chronicles and Resident Evil: The Darkside Chronicles. Relive the events from the original series with classic characters in HD.


Puppeteer (PS3 Pre-Order, Day 1 Digital)

PS Plus Price: $35.99, Regular Price: $39.99

Puppeteer is a brand new franchise developed exclusively for the PlayStation 3 system by SCE JAPAN Studio. Set in a magical puppeteer’s theatre, this title will introduce you to a strange and fantastic world, where the environment is constantly changing. Players will enjoy a rich, dark fairytale where surprises lurk around every corner. With the game coming out on 9/10, you’ve only got one week to act on this deal!

F1 2013 (PS3 Pre-Order, Day 1 Digital)

PS Plus Price: $53.99, Regular Price: $59.99

F1 2013
Make history in FORMULA ONE! Experience all-new 1980s classic content plus all the cars, stars and circuits from the 2013 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP in F1 2013. F1 2013 includes F1 Classics, an expansive new mode introduced by legendary broadcaster Murray Walker, where you’ll race icons of the sport in famous cars at historic circuits.

F1 2013 Classic (PS3 Pre-Order, Day 1 Digital)

PS Plus Price: $67.49, Regular Price: $74.99

F1 2013 Classic
Make history in FORMULA ONE! F1 2013: CLASSIC EDITION is a premium package which expands F1 2013 with extra classic content from the 1990s and additional classic tracks. F1 2013 includes all the cars, stars and circuits from the 2013 FIA FORMULA ONE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP and classic content from the 1980s.

KickBeat (PS Vita and PS3, Cross-Buy)

PS Plus Price: $7.99, Regular Price: $9.99
Part of PS Vita Summer Select

Beat matching meets kung fu in KickBeat, an award-winning rhythm game where rhythm and action merge seamlessly. It features licensed tracks from bands like Papa Roach and Pendulum, as well as a music analyzer that lets you create tracks from your own music.

Zombie Driver HD (PS3)

PS Plus Price: $3.99, Regular Price: $9.99

Zombie Driver HD
Insane mix of cars, speed, explosions, blood and zombies! Fight through an epic narrative campaign or test yourself in the Slaughter and Blood Race modes. Engage huge bosses, save survivors, drive crazy vehicles such as a bulldozer, fire truck or even a tank and smash everything in your way. Take part in the Blood Race tournament – chase other cars and take them down without mercy on brutal racing tracks. Jump into the Slaughter mode and survive as long as possible on specially crafted arenas.

Retro City Rampage (PS Vita and PS3, Cross-Buy)

PS Plus Price: $8.99, Regular Price: $14.99

Retro City Rampage
This 8-bit nostalgic throwback warps open-world carjacking BACK TO THE… ’80s. Lock and load your light gun! It’s a retro overload with over 60 story missions and over 40 arcade challenges. ‘Borrow’ vehicles and outrun the law while mowing down your fellow citizens! Jump on pedestrians for coins, or use them for target practice with over 25 weapons and POWER-UPS! WHOA!

Last Chance (Leaving on 9/10)

Instant Game Collection
Knytt Underground (Cross Buy)

1 Year Music Unlimited Premium Subscription

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 on today’s Plus update make sure you leave a comment below. If you want to engage with some like-minded people, head over to the PlayStation Community Forums to discuss all things PlayStation, including this update. You’ll also find other topics you can contribute your thoughts to, or start one for yourself.

PlayStation Plus Update 9-3-2013

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wait-4-meh said:

September 2nd, 9:51 am

@Ryumoau Implying AC3 is good
I love how people cry about these plus updates.
If you don’t like NA updates, buy EU plus membership, problem solved.

pOcHo_OX said:

September 2nd, 9:51 am

Weak…. why the only kind of games(ICG) we have is shooters?? may we have an RPG???, its like we are Americans are stereotyped with “shooters only”

I need an EU account….

samv33 said:

September 2nd, 9:53 am

Good update for me. I have a Move, and I like the RE shooters. Worth my $4 a month. And it’s only the first week!

kratos1984 said:

September 2nd, 9:54 am

Great update. Been looking forward to playing RE Chronicles. Those who are complaining, I’m sure it’s not sony’s fault; I’m pretty sure sony has to strike deals with publisher. Maybe Ubisoft doesn’t want them giving ACIII for free to both regions at the same time. We’ll probably get it eventually, like Sleeping Dogs.

ThumbsOfSteel74 said:

September 2nd, 9:54 am

29 + Yuranium on September 2nd, 2013 at 8:29 am said:

“Doesn’t matter what comes out for IGC, there’s always people not happy about it. It’s $5 a month, don’t get PS+ if you are so unhappy about it.”


carlpain said:

September 2nd, 9:56 am

Zombie Driver…maybe?

DMP_17 said:

September 2nd, 9:58 am

man i dnt understand if u guys dont like it stop SAYING ur gonna switch on every new post u dnt like and actually do it go take urselves to an xbox website and whine and moan there i cant people are crying because they dont give u the free games u want… yea u pay 50 buks 4 it but thats just it artards ur getting 50 buks worth of games eveery month.. STOP WHINING GET A JOB AND BUY THE GAMES U WANT. i read it everyday but this is my 1st time writing on the blog because im tired of all the pathethic whining get out here wit that wackness

AL_B_614 said:

September 2nd, 9:58 am

I’m happy with PS + i get games for free every month and i get great discounts on games. I subscribed to XBL for 8 years and never got great game’s for free, i never got good discounts and if there was a discount it was always something i didn’t want. I’ve gotten more for my money on PS + in 2 years than i got out of XBL in 8 years. Thanks PSN ,I’m not mad at u, i bet u will have cool stuff this month. The first week is a little light every month, but it doesn’t stay this way all month.

DMP_17 said:

September 2nd, 10:00 am

btw all AC games sux donkey ballz… thats just my opinion tho

klassymike said:

September 2nd, 10:01 am

The $50.00 a year isn’t the problem, it’s the huge disparity between the regions that is the problem. I honestly agree that Plus is a great deal, BUT they should at least try to make it close to what the other regions are getting with the same amount of bigger titles. Just my honest opinion.

zzamaro said:

September 2nd, 10:08 am

Thanks Mrs. Steimer.

Finally another game where my GF(and sometimes cousins) and I can play together.

Oh, and don’t get down by those ungrateful people.

swavage415 said:

September 2nd, 10:09 am

ico hd huh, too bad I had to go to another site to find out

DMP_17 said:

September 2nd, 10:10 am

and ill honestly agree wit u on that but they do wat they do out there nobody said that u have to get the USplus memebership didnt u read the comment about the guy whos in japan and has USplus i mean this isnt even new people been setting up japanese accounts for games out there all the time

Ghostwize said:

September 2nd, 10:11 am

@111 Whatchu talking about Swavage415? The entire month of psplus was outlined on this blog on Friday. Just learn to use the interwebs.

AL_B_614 said:

September 2nd, 10:11 am

When streaming becomes available id toatly pay $65 – 70 for PS+ platinum just make it upgradeable for current subscribers. Unless u guys r going to make it available to all PS + subscribers. I hope its not like $15 a month, then id have to pick between services and i cant afford both.

snakeeyes211 said:

September 2nd, 10:14 am

As I’m getting PS4 and it requires plus to play online and I’m sure many of us do play were forced to B + members. so of course we should have the right to complain if we don’t like what we’re getting in the service! And I feel that the people that are mostly happy with plus are people that don’t buy games because they’re always happy with what ever game they give them :-/

xFuzylilManPeach said:

September 2nd, 10:19 am

@115, i buy games all the time and im happy with Plus.

D_Arkss said:

September 2nd, 10:20 am

Is there any reason why todays preview only includes tomorrows update?

To be honest I was hoping for NFS:MW… oh well

purse317 said:

September 2nd, 10:21 am

Ni No Kuni has been on sale twice in the EU region this year I mean 50% off or more plus some other great rpgs can we get can rpg sale or that rpg game we requested in that survey so very long ago.

DragonLordPR said:

September 2nd, 10:22 am

Tanto esperar para nada -.-
Gracias por traer uos juegos tan prometedores,cuando por fin me hago miembro ps plus esto son los juegos q ponen gracias por nada seguire jugando MVC

Ghostwize said:

September 2nd, 10:22 am

@115 I buy games constantly. It’s kind of a problem to be honest. :D PSPlus is an amazing service. Some times you get treasures, sometimes you get trash. Totally worth the price of admission though. Currently waiting on GTAV and Diablo III. Bought Xillia a few weeks back. On the fence about Diablo III though. Just don’t know. My wife went and bought GTAV for me last week. Didn’t even ask. Fantastic woman. :D

Ghostwize said:

September 2nd, 10:23 am

@117 the monthly outlook was posted on Friday.

PowerGusso-US said:

September 2nd, 10:23 am

Please personnel responsible for PSN PLUS U.S. please improve the IGC, because I began to see many comments about Xbox here these past few weeks, I think it must be a bad sign for you, you can be with something expectable for the coming months, but are leaving all the magic that revolved around pLUS get lost in the last three months, I hope it gets better, especially with a new generation of consoles coming up, and I think the dedication of all this time of IGC may be thrown away with that last updates you made. Remember that those who do not know the consoles will look for the difference between them, and between their paid plans, and compare with the Live Gold PLUS U.S. in recent months, we can say that we are in disadvantage, and only the true lovers Playstation know the true capacity of the company and its users!!!

klassymike said:

September 2nd, 10:23 am


They had the monthly update on Friday. You can go back through the “Older Entries” to see it.

purse317 said:

September 2nd, 10:24 am

@101 yeah its like we are stereotyped they don’t seem to remember the survey we took months ago where we requested overwhelmingly to get rpgs not these shooters and fighters. Don’t get me wrong I’ll play a shooter a good one (Spec Ops for sure) but I’m an rpg gamer thru and thru.

lamaryo123 said:

September 2nd, 10:24 am

The amount of complaining is rediculous. Perfectly fine with RE HD. Get what you get and you dont throw a fit.

Sarrop39 said:

September 2nd, 10:29 am

Don’t really care about the IGC, most are games I wouldn’t have bought anyway. Instead I’d love to see some discounts on recent AAA games like The Last of Us,

dodgedoors said:

September 2nd, 10:30 am

Do you people realize just how terrible most of AC3 is? The thing I lke about US plus is that I don’t own most of what is given for free. In the US more people buy the AAA big name games. AC3 has been given a bunch of discounts on Plus. Do you have any Idea how many plus members own or played and traded in AC3? Sure Resident Evil and ICO aren’t the best we could get but this service is awesome.

Wiisley said:

September 2nd, 10:35 am

Cool, something for PlayStation Move owners.

terminode said:

September 2nd, 10:36 am

No two ways about it: this update is junk.

JeffsonP_US said:

September 2nd, 10:38 am

It is KickBeat for me. Thanks! ^^

xFuzylilManPeach said:

September 2nd, 10:39 am

@120, my lovely girlfriend pre-ordered GTA V for me for my bday. lol

and i agree with 127, ive played AC3 and traded it in long ago, but haven’t played ICO or the RE Chronicles. I’ll take two games i haven’t played over one i already got a platinum for.

Plus i hear ICO is pretty awesome :)

aardmadrox said:

September 2nd, 10:39 am

For people who keep complaining that Europe gets better games than the US market there is a logical reason for this. Europe doesn’t have as many installed users of ps3 or ps plus. So when a company decides to release its game in europe for free it isn’t taking that big of a financial hit. Yet releasing it in US for free is a bigger decsion as there is loads more users to download it and probably alot more lost in sales because of it.

Redux99v5 said:

September 2nd, 10:41 am

Again Europe have better game for the same price
what the probleme with us sony ?


September 2nd, 10:48 am

Really?? old games ??

this is my first month with the service… and i paid it for a year XD!!!

i dont want old games :/

Losabos1 said:

September 2nd, 10:50 am

Regardless of the cost of PS Plus, it is a membership service and the NA members are disproportionally unhappy compared to the other regions with the same service model. All it takes is a quick read on the other regions forums to see there is a vast difference in the member comments.
To those that say “if you are unhappy with NA plus just subscribe to the EU service” I ask why should we have to go threw third party vendors and manage multiple region accounts just to get the same level of service given in other regions?
If you truly believe that there is not a disparity between regions, ask yourself how many NA subscribers would remain if Sony were to allow one region swap a year with no regional account limitations. If the comments here are a indicator, NA would become almost non existent.

If the cost of NA plus is to low to offer similar titles to other regions then simply charge more. I personally would be happy paying 4 times as much for what EU gets a year as long as I did not have to use third party vendors to get subscription cards and manage multiple accounts.

mcbuttz78 said:

September 2nd, 10:59 am

I wish it had ps move options, this on the re game.. Only thing that disappoints me is the fact xbox screwed up their policy now we have the full toilet of these bad xbx gamers. who don’t know ps+ is about for and ruin the image good xbx gamers who do. Sometime I wish those Eu complainers would just be quiet , if your service is good why are you complaining here for and berating the usa version?

The kicker is ps+ was here 1st , we never berated you guy on games or what ever, as matter of fact some guy on eu blog come fom here usa blog), when you guys got nothing for long time. Hell some guys from this blog went to your eu blog and got Eu ps+ on the ball with ideas, Canada as well… It ok to give concerned feedback but to it sit here every week and berate, its gets tired!!

vp-ps legioniaree group

JimmyNEUTRON413 said:

September 2nd, 11:02 am

I really don’t understand all of the complaints. Yeah this month isn’t all that exciting for me either. But these are games I would never have tried otherwise. Think about all of the GREAT stuff we have gotten in just the past year…never mind all the amazing DEALS I’ve gotten all year. Thanks to PS Plus my gaming horizons have been VASTLY expanded. So for those unhappy with this months plus perks, just remember there’s always next month for more great titles, but personally I am excited to try ANYTHING new that we get…, thanks again Sony and this Blog!!!

YorlecmNwahs said:

September 2nd, 11:02 am

NICE! It’s sad that so many fail to recognize the awesomeness of Resident Evil Chronicles Collection HD. Also sad that they fail to realize that Sony doesn’t HAVE to give us free stuff.

mettreidici said:

September 2nd, 11:03 am

Not sure about all that. The market shares between consoles (with the exception of Wii) show that there are more PS3 users than Xbox users in Europe. In the US, the Xbox is still winning this market share war. Seem to me the logical strategy is to reinforce the position of the PS3 in the US in order to be more competitive against the Xbox (and I think it’s doing fine on this front). There’s many ways to do that, and PS + is one of them. Consolidating the service with PS + seem to be a good strategy to win over some previous Xbox owners.

That being said, I think it’s the disparities between PS+ NA and EU is more a question of licences and stuff. I may be wrong. I may be wrong on all this.

Fardeenah said:

September 2nd, 11:04 am

i really hoped we’d get a vita game to play. vita users are always the last to get IGC content. wish we had something to play at the beginning of the month and at the end and not leave us high and dry waiting for a game. come on… do something about it. rayman origins would be nice as a start.

btw will sony in the future allow us to preload a game so that when the store updates we can start playing immediately instead of downloading? like steam?

UltimateDisco said:

September 2nd, 11:05 am

I really enjoyed the RE Chronicles games on the Wii when they initially came out, but I do find this to be a bit of an odd PS Plus game. Reason being is that a lot of PS3 owners don’t own Move, so this could very simply be a reason why quite a few people are upset in the comments right now, despite the fact that it’s a good game.

I know the same argument can be said for when Vita games are released on Plus and someone only has a PS3, but Sony tends to be strongly moving forward with the Vita and not-so-much moving forward with the Move.

For future PS3 Plus releases, maybe Move games aren’t the best option for the masses. I think this is definitely something to consider, since Move isn’t a necessity for PS3 users.

YorlecmNwahs said:

September 2nd, 11:05 am

Go to Google

Search “Let’s Get FlatOut Head On PS Vita Compatible”

Click on the first result.

Sign the petition please.

Thank you

Nakiro said:

September 2nd, 11:23 am

People on these posts always sound so spoiled and unappreciative. It’s downright sad.
Grow up.

PrinceofXIII said:

September 2nd, 11:24 am

woo always wanted to play the Resident Evil Darkside Chronicles(Umbrella Chronicles is ace)

whitewolf2112 said:

September 2nd, 11:25 am

HELL YEA !!!!! Resident Evil Chronicles HD Collection… Big time fan
Cant wait for this one. have been wanting this one for awhile now and is great for its the only one I don’t have to finish my collection… have every game sony has put out starting back with the 1st playstation ..Great Job On That One ……Thanks to who ever picked it……….. guess its Time to kill some zombies again….Resident Evil Rules …. all Movies Awesome Too….TWO THUMBS UP

DARK_REAPER_543 said:

September 2nd, 11:29 am

Us ps plus is lazy, europe gets better games than we do, next month better be better.

Shinra_Soldier7 said:

September 2nd, 11:31 am

Any chance we could see NFS MW or an RPG finally next month or in the coming months. It would not be a spoiler, just would nice to know that we may get one. Possibly Okami HD, Dragon Age, or some true RPG?

kmetek said:

September 2nd, 11:31 am

2 months in a row worse then EU PS+….great job US PS+.

punkmusic2009 said:

September 2nd, 11:33 am

retro was already free for plus and this week it was free to everyone and now its discounted to plus what heck is this this is the most crappy update ive ever seen

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