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PS Plus: Preview December’s Free Game Lineup

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PS Plus: Preview December’s Free Game Lineup
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The weather is getting colder, which means two things: 1) It’s time for delicious food and 2) it’s time to hibernate with videogames. We’re here to help keep you gaming this winter with December’s free PlayStation Plus titles.

You can keep warm but stay social with Injustice: Gods Among Us Ultimate Edition, a fighting game that lets you finally figure out which DC heroes & villains would win in a fight, and Secret Ponchos, a wild west arcade-style duel where you’ll face off against friends or team up to take down other players.

Catch up on the Hitman series with Hitman HD Trilogy, which includes Hitman 2: Silent Assassins, Contracts and Blood Money, and experience the bizarre yet beloved Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut.

PS Vita owners get two Space Invaders-inspired games this month: Final Horizon and Titan Attacks. Fight off waves of space robots (they have spider tanks, gross) in tower defense title Final Horizon, or grab Titan Attacks!, which focuses on arcade-style gameplay but features some interesting elements that kick gameplay up a notch.

All of these games will be free for Plus members starting December 2nd. If you want to see these titles in action, check out the video below.

December’s PlayStation Plus Preview

PS Plus: Injustice: Gods Among Us
Injustice: Gods Among Us – Ultimate Edition (PS4)

Free for PS Plus members
Injustice: Gods Among Us – Ultimate Edition enhances the bold new franchise to the fighting game genre from NetherRealm Studios. Featuring six new playable characters, over 30 new skins, and 60 new S.T.A.R. Labs missions, this edition packs a punch. In addition to DC Comics icons such as Batman, The Joker, Green Lantern, The Flash, Superman and Wonder Woman, the latest title from the award-winning studio presents a deep original story. Heroes and villains will engage in epic battles on a massive scale in a world where the line between good and evil has been blurred.

PS Plus: Secret Ponchos
Secret Ponchos (PS4)

Free for PS Plus members
Set in a stylized and iconic Wild West, Secret Ponchos pits players against one another in this fast paced and innovative new form of online combat.

• Experience a completely unique combat style that thrives in a wide range of modes from intense 1vs1 stand-offs to chaotic 4vs4 all-out team battles
• Master dynamic outlaw archetypes, each possessing a variety of deadly attacks and unique weapons
• Compete against others using skill and precision timing: dive in and out of range, string together devastating combos and take cover to break line-of-site in order to regroup or plan an ambush

PS Plus: Hitman HD Trilogy
Hitman HD Trilogy (PS3)

Free for PS Plus members
Experience Agent 47’s classic hits, now in HD. Enter the mind of Agent 47, the world’s most deadly assassin. Staying anonymous, being smart and totally ruthless is the key to a perfect execution. Includes Hitman 2: Silent Assassin, Hitman: Contracts and Hitman: Blood Money.

PS Plus: Deadly Premonition
Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut (PS3)

Free for PS Plus members
Revisit the mysterious town of Greenvale with Deadly Premonition: The Director’s Cut and discover more secrets, bask in the beauty with redefined graphics and move with greater freedom with a complete control overhaul.

PS Plus: Final Horizon
Final Horizon (PS Vita)

Free for PS Plus members
Final Horizon takes you on an epic story across far reaching planets and solar systems as you fight the mysterious and deadly Swarm. Described as “2 minute tower defense”, Final Horizon is a new take on the popular strategy genre. Combining fast paced action and deep strategy, you’ll need to keep your wits about you if you want to survive.

PS Plus: Titan Attacks!
Titan Attacks! (PS4|PS3|PSVita)

Free for PS Plus members
Single-handedly turn back the evil invading Titan army! Drive back the aliens across the Solar System, and finally defeat them on their homeworld in this modern remix of classic arcade shoot ‘em ups. Titan Attacks! has the same easy-to-learn but hard-to-master gameplay of classic arcade shooters, but is packed full of new features, new strategies, and stylish neo-retro visuals.

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  • PhantomGazebo

    Great PS3 picks

  • Wow. Great line-up. Thanks for the update! :)

  • Very poor month for vita. Its a shame that being so powerfull it doesn´t get the attention it needs

  • I’ve been wanting to play Secret Ponchos. The month looks okay. I should be busy with travel and holidays to really not care about what PS+ brought me for Christmas.

  • lt_ulquiorra

    Really? Vita gets crap again (at least I kind of like Steamworld Dig from November’s IGC). Seriously guys, it’s Christmas! I’m not asking for a AAA title, but Vita’s lineup is pretty bad compared to November one, tbh. I seriously should buy a 3DS. Anyway, I was kind of hoping at least some good games for Vita this December (something like Dragon’s Crown or Velocity game at least). :(((

  • I agree with 44 an 45

  • wheres our free version of driveclub ? holding it back to sell more retail cops . another shady sony scheme

  • I already own Injustice thanks to one awesome PS+ sale from a while ago, but other than that strong lineup. The PS3 selection is particularly good; the fact that you guys returned to retail games doesn’t go unnoticed. More of this and renewing my membership will be an easy call.

  • dirtylemons

    Already have ‘Hitman HD Trilogy’ and ‘Deadly Premonition’, but I’m definitely looking forward to downloading them.

  • My only concern is that the PS3 lineup is nothing but FPS games, I also don’t play fighters either, but AAA games is what the crowd wants.

    They don’t cater to only me, so I can understand not everything is perfect.

    *insert cools kids indie hate here*

  • Go_Buddie_Go

    Bought Injustice a couple of months ago when it went on a Flash Sale for like $8.50 and with this Plus offering it should breath new life into the game… Until Guilty Gear Xrd drops and Injustice gets deleted off my PS4.

    Bright side is Secret Ponchos is finally launching!

  • People complaining about the vita games forgot that last month’s lineup had 5 vita games? And most of them were very good.

  • Uhm, sorry to point this out #60, but neither of the PS3 games are FPS titles.

  • To me video games are entertainment and I like to get good value for my money just like most. It costs $8-$10 for a movie ticket ($4-$5 an hour to be entertained), most cable bills exceed $2 a DAY, internet costs at least $1-$2 a DAY,, buy an episode of your favorite 22 min show for $3, any pro sporting event is gonna cost at least $20 an hour to attend yet we get ps+ for about .13-.20 CENTS a DAY. Of the 6 games that are on offer every month even if you only play one title for one hour then you got good value for your entertainment dollar.

    I’ve complained in the past without playing a game but over the last couple of months I’ve tried games that I would not otherwise buy and have had fun playing them. Steamworld, Isaac, escape plan were all titles I would not waste my money on but to play and beat them on ps+ for pennies is the best.

    You can’t make everyone happy but as a ps+ subscriber I find it to be a good value for my entertainment dollar.

  • Rezolution77

    Your service is horrible.
    Anyone saying otherwise has probably been paid for such a false statement.

    I for one will be letting Plus expire.
    I would have been better off selling my last year renewal instead.

    Good Bye Sony, Hello Xbox One.

  • #62
    >Good games
    >Indies

    Are you crazy or what?
    Do you really think i paid to get TWO SPACE INVADERS CLONES on my PLAYSTATION VITA?
    Seriously i would undust my ATARI for that.

  • Rezolution77

    Noone even bothers to think that some of the members bought those games, and then they went free shortly after.
    Worst yet, you guys can not even be routine in which titles join IGC and which ones do not.

    If you NEED multiplayer and LOVE paying for a service that was once free…
    Good for you.

    But being happy about it,…
    Give me a break.

  • Good line up. Already owned Injustice but been wanting to try Deadly Premonition and Hitman Trilogy for a long time now. Secret Ponchos sounds interesting.

  • Rezolution77

    @#63

    So Hitman Trilogy isn’t FPS? And Deadly Premonition ?

    Hmmm, so why are their guns invoved as the basis for gameplay?

  • To everyone threatening (every single month it seems) to let their PS Plus membership expire:

    Please, please, please do. Because your constant whining and monthly empty threats are so tiresome.

  • @67

    Games get sold that’s how the business works. How in the world can sony give a title on ps+ that no one owns unless it is a new release? Are you asking for sony to give away new unreleased titles on ps+? give me a break

  • Rezolution77

    Like 3rd person is much different.

    But argue about it.

  • Rezolution77

    @71 And WHERE IN THE WORLD did you readke saying that?

  • “Noone even bothers to think that some of the members bought those games”

  • Rezolution77

    JustLu
    Try learning to read, before you infer your obviously ignorant idea on what I think.

  • I don’t ever recall online multiplayer being free on ps4. Did they start charging for online multiplayer on ps3? Cause that’s the only platform it’s been free on. You are complaining about something that was never free on this generation of consoles.

  • DarkWolfAngel

    This is how the lineups should be (just a lil improvement needed with PS Vita lineup) but otherwise virtually perfect. Can’t wait to see what comes next. :)

  • Rezolution77

    And you can state the obvious.

    Your very smart.

  • dogpound10880

    Yo Steimer! Just wanna make sure, vita owners do not get Injustice, correct?

    • Kristine Steimer
      Kristine Steimer

      Yo! I’ve been told Titan Attacks! is the only Cross buy title, so that’s correct that Vita owners don’t get Injustice.

  • RE4LNOiZE_42

    The “problem” with PS Plus, is that since it’s now mandatory on PS4 to play online, a whole bunch of people are subscribing not because they want to, but because they have to.

    From a business standpoint, what’s the logic in trying to make a paid service appealing to the consumers, when they’re going to pay for it anyway? Why would a business spend a ton of money to offer “value”?

    I was a big fan of PS Plus before the PS4 was released. The Instant Game Collection back then was awesome. When I got my Vita, I had many great titles ready to play. That was nice. Very nice.

    Now, it’s just a shadow of what it once was. Has been since the PS4. Hence my theory about Sony cutting back on the PS+ freebies because people will eventually have to subscribe to play online anyway. And the PS4 selling better than the competition only cemented the fact that it’s even less relevant now to make PS Plus a good value.

    I’m not saying PS Plus is bad. Far from it. Just that it’s not as good as it used to be.

  • Rezolution77

    Members.
    Don’t mind the false advertisements of sales representatives disguised as Plus members.
    Don’t believe me, try inviting them on your friends list, and watch them hide behind more false statements.

  • lt_ulquiorra

    @77 I’m happy for PS3 and PS4 users, yay! We have PS3 here but is registered under my uncle’s PSN account. Anyway, I agree that PS Vita lineup need improvement. I seriously am thinking that November’s IGC is way better than this month. So yeah, they should’ve given something like Dragon’s crown instead :/

  • I’m happy. Seriously, all the complainers every month. Don’t bother renewing your Plus!

  • nice lineup !!!!!!

  • lt_ulquiorra

    If injustice was cross-buy to PS Vita, that would be awesome. People might change their opinions about this, lol

  • @#65 + Rezolution77… have fun with your Xbox One and Worms Battleground. Don’t let the closed browser window hit you on the way out.

  • Rezolution77

    @87
    No worries I wil, eventually.

  • You are killing PS3. I’ve already played hitman on my ps2. Last months were really bad

  • RE4LNOiZE_42

    Also, why would I pay for any indie game on the Vita? That’s practically the only thing Sony is giving for Vita owners since a while. Why would I pay for an indie game if Sony’s going to make it free eventually?

    I don’t have anything against indie games, BTW. Many are tons of fun. I have many of them on my PC that I actually paid for. I just see less and less reason to actually BUY one on PSN.

    Why isn’t Sony giving some PS1 classics or PSP games from time to time? Again, this is not a rant against indies (I love them). But it would be so easy (in my opinion) to actually give something more… substantial (for lack of a better word) than a constant stream of indie games…

    Indies are fun, but if that’s the only thing I really wanted for a portable gaming experience, I would’ve bought an iPod Touch instead. It seems Sony don’t understand the reason why people bought the Vita.

    Oh well. At least I’m getting Injustice for my PS4. That’s nice. Even if I already have it on my PC. And Titan Attacks looks fun.

  • Crapy games for ps3 and PS VITA and injustice already have it :-(

  • Devil-Jinius

    Wow is this an early xmas gift for us!? PS VITA Ps+ Indie so GOOD! much wow! so Delicious.. keep up the good work!.. indies for more 5 years.. Meh -__- NO.

  • toranoshi_us

    Why are you leting we PSVita die?? It’s a great console, PS Vita owners are Sony clients and PS Fans too!!.
    I Don’t have a PS4, so, i don’t pay my PS+ suscription for play online, i pay it for the games! And you are giving me nothing but indies for PS Vita, i already have a smart phone, i dont need more indies in my Vita!
    I’m not wienning, i just want an PS Vita instant game collection that worth my 50 dollars for 3er consecutive year.

  • Welcome back, PS Plus! Very good line up.

  • ok christmas month… but not for vita owners!
    What a pity!!!! Sony you su@# with the vita… again and again and again!

  • Called it.

    They start giving out retail PS4 games, people still find something to complain about.

    By the way kids, you don’t have to wait for your Plus to expire. You can call in and cancel. You don’t get a refund for your remaining time, but that doesn’t sound like something that’s going to bother any of you anyway.

  • Lame lineup.. Again, and it has been months since a good sale; I’m so tired of this

  • Rezolution77

    @97
    Now that is such a great idea DJ, the best one you have had yet.

    Too bad I paid for it, and too bad I want others to know about it.

  • Rezolution77

    And if you like it so much, why are you even here complaining?

  • Rezolution77

    Tell you what, you credit all my Sony digital titles for Xbox, and swap my console.
    I’ll leave, and stop complaining to Sony about it.

    Till then STFU, I ‘ll complain if I want.

  • This is pretty amazing. Last month I was seriously contemplating on buying Injustice but was really hesitant because I own it for the 360. Then I happened upon some leaked info about it being free in December so I get to play all the DLC guys for free, which is sweet. Thanks for this!

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