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Preview May’s Instant Game Collection

Kristine Steimer's Avatar Posted by Sr. Community Specialist

Next month PlayStation Plus members will receive several games as part of their membership including Stick it to the Man! on PS4, Puppeteer, PES 2014 and Skullgirls Encore on PlayStation 3, and Limbo and Surge Deluxe on PS Vita. Several of these titles are a visual treat, boasting distinct, vibrant art styles.

Stick it to the Man! is a mix of point and click adventure puzzles plus a bit of platforming, and the animation-inspired art style is really slick. You’ll solve problems as Ray, a regular guy who wakes up one day with a giant pink hand floating out of his head. This pink hand gives him the ability to read people’s minds and grab stickers from their thoughts to use in the world.

On PS3 members will receive three very different titles: the award-winning, uber-charming platformer Puppeteer, the popular soccer simulator Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 and the indie-darling fighter with a crazy roster, Skullgirls Encore. Puppeteer is a visual treat that follows the story of a boy named Kutaro who gets turned into a puppet by the evil Moon Bear King (great name) and loses his head. After the transformation Kutaro must borrow other heads and use his fancy new pair of scissors to navigate the world and return home (preferably with his original head). Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 allows you to play as your favorite soccer team and pit them against teams from around the globe. The improved FOX Engine means that the soccer ball will be much more fluid than previous PES games. The 2D fighter Skullgirls Encore houses a bunch of wacky characters, each with their own unique attack style. The Encore version has new systems, balance updates, stages and music and a few new characters to mess around with.

PS Vita owners will get to download Surge Deluxe, an intense color-matching title and the critically-acclaimed puzzle platformer Limbo. The action in Surge Deluxe heats up quickly as you chain together color-coordinated blocks. The faster you move the more likely you are to be successful — taking too long means the pressure will build up in the pipes surrounding the screen and BOOM! Game over. If you haven’t played Limbo yet you’ll be in for a real treat when it comes to the Instant Game Collection for PS Vita. Limbo’s haunting atmosphere, intriguing puzzles and vague narrative make this a game you’ll remember for a long time.


May PlayStation Plus Preview


Stick it to the Man! (PS4)

Free for PS Plus members

On an ordinary day, hard hat tester Ray has a bizarre accident and wakes up with a giant pink spaghetti arm sticking out of his brain, giving him extraordinary mind-reading powers. Ray can suddenly change the world with stickers, transforming his paper universe by tearing it, folding it and using the crazy stickers he finds (along with his awesome new powers) to solve mind-boggling puzzles! Sadly, Ray doesn’t have much time to get to grips with his new-fangled psychic abilities. Instead, he’s on the run from ‘The Man’ for a crime he didn’t commit. Can you help Ray out of this sticky situation?


Puppeteer (PS3)

Free for PS Plus members

One dark moonlit night, a young boy named Kutaro was carried away by the maleficent Moon Bear King to a black castle where the unlucky lad was transformed into a puppet. Kutaro displeased the terrible tyrant, who devoured the boy’s wooden head and cast away his body. But the headless hero was not alone, for he had discovered a very special pair of scissors to help him on his harrowing adventure to find his head, and his way home.


Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 (PS3)

Free for PS Plus members

Experience a whole new ball game with KONAMI’s PES 2014. The stunning new FOX Engine has been combined with a revolutionary soccer system that puts the ball at the heart of the action for the first time. Every element has been rebuilt and now features all-new physics systems, custom team and player AI and a huge leap forward in animations and atmosphere.


Skullgirls Encore (PS3)

Free for PS Plus members

Skullgirls Encore is an update to the original Skullgirls, a fast-paced 2-D fighting game that puts players in control of fierce warriors in an extraordinary Dark Deco world. Building on its established game systems tried and tested by veteran and casual fighting game fans alike, Skullgirls Encore includes new systems, new stages and music, balance adjustments, gameplay tweaks and more. All brought to you with the same high quality Skullgirls and Lab Zero Games are known for!


Surge Deluxe (PS Vita)

Free for PS Plus members

A new energy source provides humanity with enormous electrical power, but by-product materials build up fast, and must be constantly cleared to keep pressure levels in check. Shatter the dangerous by-products by routing electrical surges between matching blocks, and then vent pressure in huge blasts to buy you more time! Surge Deluxe puts sizzling electrical energy at your fingertips!


Limbo (PS Vita)

Free for PS Plus members

Uncertain of his sister’s fate, a boy enters LIMBO.

If you’ve got feedback on PlayStation Plus make sure you take the poll above as well as leave a comment below. To chat about all things PlayStation, including this update, you can head over to the PlayStation Community Forums. You’ll also find other topics you can contribute your thoughts to, or you can start your own discussion.

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AssaultMonkey150 said:

April 24th, 8:02 am

Stick it to the Man looks great. But I thought by May 2014, we would be playing Planetside 2 on PS4! What’s the holdup, it went from launch title to MIA!

Niko_Yoshimitsu said:

April 24th, 8:05 am

surge deluxe u gottta be kiding me

saab01 said:

April 24th, 8:05 am

A soccer game :/

Stick it to the man might be interesting

I already have skullgirls

Gorvi said:

April 24th, 8:05 am

Is the PS4 version of Stick it to the Man Cross Buy? I already own it, but it’d be nice if people who only have a PS3 or Vita get it too.

NX_Nytrux said:

April 24th, 8:09 am

Noooo!!! I bought Puppeteer a few weeks ago.

FriedConsole said:

April 24th, 8:09 am

Just when I thought I have gotten every fighting game possible on PS+.

NewpDawg said:

April 24th, 8:09 am

Is Limbo crossbuy?

Strock33 said:

April 24th, 8:10 am

Gooooooooaaaalllll! I’ve been wanting a sports game for awhile now can’t wait to give PES a try!

T3DV0L70L1N4 said:

April 24th, 8:10 am

Definitely psyched for Stick it to the Man! I’ve heard good things about Puppeteer, but I’m not sure it’s my thing. Limbo is amazing but I’d assume most people have it already. The other titles seem pretty lackluster.

MyrequeArk said:

April 24th, 8:15 am

I like Puppeteer…

The rest either I already have (Like Skullgirls) or I have literally ZERO interest in playing (Like PES14 and Stick it to the man)

Hopefully the sales make up for this :D

freshprincepbg said:

April 24th, 8:15 am

a soccer game? Why? :(

And the Vita line up is really bad, when are we going to get Lumines or Resistance? Eu this month gets Muramasa and hot shots stings too.

Gorvi said:

April 24th, 8:16 am

The poll appears to be broken, I just get a “Survey has already been completed” message.

Oh, and I didn’t say it in my initial post, but this is another good month. :)

PanTheMan16 said:

April 24th, 8:17 am

Not a good month for me. Limbo is the only gem here, in my opinion and I already own it. But, I can’t really complain. Free is free and I’m sure there are plenty of people who will enjoy these games. I look forward to see what’s coming to the IGC in June, and of course the inevitable sales. Keep ’em comin’!

Cotrip said:

April 24th, 8:18 am

Wish there was Muramasa, like Plus EU. :(

Any chances of it appearing on US later?

N_Triple_AAA said:

April 24th, 8:20 am

wow…. surge deluxe…. Really? Come on. Why couldn’t we get Muramasa like EU >.>?

Shinra_Soldier7 said:

April 24th, 8:20 am

@4 The PS4 version of Stick it to the Man is not cross buy. That version is a standalone game.

Very good month in my opinion. Finally a sports game for sports fans, been a while since the last one. Other games look great as well so I am looking forward to trying some of the games out.

Also Kristine, are there any plans or news for new yearly titles for the IGC next month (June) or any other changes to the the IGC at all with E3 and the second birthday of the IGC. Figured I ask just in case there are any news as of yet! Great videos by they way. I love watching them! You do a very good job with them.

Deadpoolian said:

April 24th, 8:21 am

Great month for me! I’ve been meaning to buy Puppeteer for a long time, but never got around to it. Very excited to finally play! Also looking forward to Limbo and Stick it to the Man. Thanks!

I really gotta stop looking at youtube comments. So many ungrateful people in there. When are they going to realize that triple A titles aren’t going to be given out for free on a brand new console? There’s nothing wrong with indie games.

reson8er said:

April 24th, 8:22 am

Very good games for me but more importantly, I am glad more people will finally get to play the AMAZING Puppeteer. Hopefully this will bring attention to this gem of a game. I look forward to the day time permits me to play through again.

Mando44646 said:

April 24th, 8:23 am

thanks for another crappy month on Vita! Some people might enjoy Indies constantly without anything else, however I am not one of them. Again, PLEASE offer us retail Vita releases. Europe gets them consistently but it seems all we get are old PSP games and meh Indie titles.

Disappointed by yet another lackluster Vita month

DanteMerfi said:

April 24th, 8:24 am

EU Vita owners get Muramasa Rebirth and look what we get. Limbo was already part of the IGC on PS3. So disappointing.

MatheusRuggeri said:

April 24th, 8:27 am

Cool Puppeteer, Yeah!

I like Fifa, but, for free I will try PES 2014.

Crazysoulman said:

April 24th, 8:28 am

Sweet games that I don’t own this is really another great month for games! free games thank u guys again!

PanTheMan16 said:

April 24th, 8:30 am

Kristine, could you pass a message on to whoever takes care of the 2014 PS4 game list to update it? It says Backgammon Blitz is TBA 2014, but obviously that’s been released. There are others that need to be updated too.

PanTheMan16 said:

April 24th, 8:31 am

Also have to say that playing Limbo on PS Vita with headphones on makes for an anazing and super eerie experience.

BazilSan said:

April 24th, 8:31 am

PSPLUS amazing as aways!
Tks for the update ;)

OBS: Hope for muramasa on vita in june <3

M-Brother said:

April 24th, 8:31 am

Puppeteer is one of my top 10 favorite games that I’ve ever played because of its brilliant voice acting, storyline, and art style! I’m so glad more people will get to experience it’s immense charm now.

klleristonr17 said:

April 24th, 8:31 am

I hope you havê any discounts and Sales in May.

Drew_Croft said:

April 24th, 8:31 am

Well, nothing for me this month. Thankfully the game drought is over.

SillyBastid said:

April 24th, 8:32 am

we don’t need these previews… just look for big sales in the playstation store. Those game will be available free on PS Plus a month or so later.

samv33 said:

April 24th, 8:32 am

Puppeteer is a nice add, even if I own it — and the rest I don’t know much about or I also own, like Limbo. But it’ll be fun to try it on the Vita.

The soccer game, while not for me, is a nice variation, I think.

diegocevallos said:

April 24th, 8:33 am

I bought PES 14 a few weks ago xD Cool Puppeter and Limbo

dbvirago said:

April 24th, 8:34 am

First time in the year and a half that I get nothing and like it. Platformers, sports sims and fighters. Might as well throw in a driving game. Ah well, I still have 6 I haven’t started and 4 I’ll play through again

Pinguim556 said:

April 24th, 8:34 am

Why, why EU PSN got much better games on Vita?
Limbo again? I already played this on PS3.
They got Sly last month, now Muramasa. And now we are five months in a row without a good retail game for Vita.

SSJBen said:

April 24th, 8:35 am

Are you guys even trying with the Vita anymore?
Muramas Rebirth on the EU PSN, but Limbo (okay, decent game) and a puzzle game? Really?

Also, you guys think it’s funny to enable full PS1/PSP games support on the Vita 3 days ago silently as a “mistake” and then silently remove the support this morning?
Do you know how pathetic the backward compatibilty is for the PS1/PSP games on the Vita on the US PSN? It’s not like the games does not work because they do as was proven by that “mistake” a few days ago.

Do you know how pathetic you guys look right now? What’s this nonsense about “We are all about the gamers”, what you did wasn’t at all for the gamers. It was akin to giving a cookie to a kid and slapping the kid across the face, and snatching that cookie back.

Sorry for the harsh words, but being a very loyal Sony supporter who has owned all the PlayStation producs and many other Sony devices, you guys really got my blood boiling this morning.

theXsilentXchild said:

April 24th, 8:35 am

I own stick it to the man when it was on sale. Same with puppeteer. Nothing for me this month. I also doubt I will buy any further sales because they end up being on the instant game collection. And soccer? Really? Worst ps+ month In awhile

Crazysoulman said:

April 24th, 8:35 am

I forgot to these are I’m glad I didn’t buy also I’m still dealing with the 99¢ flash sale u just did! Great month for PlayStation plus!

DeviantBoi said:

April 24th, 8:35 am

I’m really disappointed in the Vita offerings.

I was looking forward to Muramasa Rebirth… but then, DENIED!

Frodomec said:

April 24th, 8:35 am

I’m a Vita-only owner and i used to be a ps plus user like 2 months ago.
Now? I just gave up on Ps plus for Vita.

InfinitiProject said:

April 24th, 8:36 am

You know what would make a REALLY good May onwards? Retracting on the re-lock of PS1 and PSP games being playable on the Vita. I really planned on picking up the slim Vita on the 6th since I thought I would be able to play Vita games on top of my old PSN purchases. Way to go with ensuring the death of an already failing Vita guys.

LeeJ55 said:

April 24th, 8:37 am

Wow! What an amazing month. Those are some top quality games all around. Great job Playstation Team! Like always…seriously can’t believe some of those are free…

Teh_AKOD said:

April 24th, 8:37 am

Skullgirls looks fun and I might check out pupeteer too. Also Limbo on Vita is awesome and I can’t wait to play that. Also, is PES a Blitzball simulator? and why are the players not swimming? is this a new mode?

tengfei-hayabusa said:

April 24th, 8:37 am

bonjour a tous
je suis français et je voulais vous remercie pour muramasa et Everybody’s Golf ps+ mai. deux jeux que j’ai toujours voulu jouer sur vita .
et merci aussi pour la promotion de pâque.

rickbarrerah said:

April 24th, 8:38 am

yeah finally a month of stuff i dont have hahaha
PS+ for life

Kssio_Aug said:

April 24th, 8:38 am

Is that Vita selection some kind of JOKE???
Limbo is a 4 years old indie game, that most of people may already have been played since now… its cheap nowadays and got many and many disccounts along the way. And that Surge Deluxe I believe that no one really cares for it, with all due respect for the developpers, but those who wanted that game would buy it, and not wait that on PS Plus since its not for general taste.

Come on!! Me, as a Vita owned, am VERY disappointed by those last months. I really expected to be getting Muramasa, or, if not, any other good games, specially some JRPJ. Thats ridiculous!!

Frodomec said:

April 24th, 8:38 am

@33 Nice Words..

C’mon Sony..

TimeSkipLuffyUS said:

April 24th, 8:41 am

No Murasama Rebirth… When I had hope Vita offerings fro PS+ US will get some real love, you are posting news and destroy all my hope and left a broken gamer back with his Vita eating dust….

chavez1138 said:

April 24th, 8:41 am

didn’t we already get Limbo on the IGC?

jacobeid said:

April 24th, 8:42 am

Europe gets Muramasa Rebirth and we get Surge Deluxe.

Step it up SCEA.

chavez1138 said:

April 24th, 8:43 am

PES 2014 is a nice change!

DarkHawk2099 said:

April 24th, 8:43 am

Really disappointed with the last couple of months of PlayStation Plus offerings. Everything has been either something I have or just no interest in especially May’s. :(

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