PlayStation Store Update: In which Sony goes free game crazy (for PS Plus)

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At about this time last year, Sony’s Jack Tretton was on stage in Los Angeles apologizing for the complete dismantling of the PlayStation Network by hackers. As a token of good faith, six titles were offered for free and everyone got some free time with PlayStation Plus.

Fast forward to this year and some things remain the same. Jack Tretton was on stage last night touting Sony’s upcoming titles and on this week’s PlayStation Store Update, there are a ton of free games for PlayStation Plus members.

In celebration of E3, Sony doubled the free game count to 12, including titles like inFAMOUS 2, Little Big Planet 2, Just Cause 2, Saints Row 2 and Hard Corps: Uprising. The offer is only available for PlayStation Plus members, though.

Other than that, Virtua Fighter 5 Showdown Complete Edition was released for regular users at $14.99 (though it’s free for PS Plus members as well). There are also a couple of demos for PS3 and the Vita.

For the full list of gratis games, as well as the other offerings this week, hit the jump.

PlayStation Plus

Free Games: Virtua Fighter 5
inFAMOUS 2
Little Big Planet 2
Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One
Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine
Just Cause 2
Saints Row 2
Lara Croft and the Guardian of Light
Hard Corp: Uprising
Choplifter HD
Zombie Apocalypse Never Die Alone
Sideway NY

PSN Games

BANG BANG RACING ($9.99)
Bang Bang Racing is a brand new, top-down arcade car racer for the whole family! Choose from 20 sleek racing cars, eight different skins and nine exotic reversible and variable tracks around the world.
ESRB rated E
File size 209 MB

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown ($14.99)
This definitive version of the VF5 series includes overhauled fighting mechanics, new characters, new single player & online multiplayer modes and more.
ESRB rated T
File size 1.91 GB

PS3 Full Games

Madagascar 3: The Video Game ($39.99)
In Madagascar 3: The Video Game, adventure with the entire cast of Madagascar including Alex the Lion, Marty the Zebra, Gloria the Hippo and Melman the Giraffe.
ESRB rated E
File size 3.84 GB

LittleBigPlanet 2 ($39.99)
Join Sackboy in a completely new adventure – filled with new abilities, new gameplay rules, innovative tools and a smarter LBP Network, evolving the whole PLAY CREATE SHARE experience.
ESRB rated E
File size 4.7GB

Game Demos (free)

BANG BANG RACING DEMO
Bang Bang Racing is a brand new, top-down arcade car racer for the whole family! In the demo version, choose from two sleek racing cars, two different skins and two variable tracks, one in Europe and one in Japan. Cones and exploding barrels will put your driving skills to the test. In the demo, you can play alone against the AI or in 2-player split-screen multiplayer!
ESRB rated E
File size 209 MB

The Pinball Arcade Trial
You can now play exact recreations of the all-time greatest pinball tables from Williams, Bally, Stern Pinball, and Gottlieb together in one game. Every flipper, bumper, sound effect, and display pixel has been painstakingly emulated in astonishing detail.
ESRB rated E10+
File size 207 MB

Sorcery Demo
Sorcery is a fast-paced action adventure where your PlayStation Move controller is transformed into a powerful magic wand, immersing player in a unique fantasy adventure like never before. As the sorcerer’s apprentice Finn, it is up to you to master the arcane arts and defeat the Nightmare Queen. Use an intuitive spell-casting system to master an arsenal of different spells and combos. Collect rare ingredients and return to your alchemy bench to brew your own powerful magic potions.
ESRB rated: E10+
File size: 597 MB

PS Vita Demos (Free)

The Pinball Arcade Trial
You can now play exact recreations of the all-time greatest pinball tables from Williams, Bally, Stern Pinball, and Gottlieb together in one game. Every flipper, bumper, sound effect, and display pixel has been painstakingly emulated in astonishing detail.
ESRB rated E10+
File size 115 MB

PS3 Add-ons

Atelier Meruru: Hanna ($3.99)
The General Store owner Hanna joins the team! She’s ready to follow Meruru and go out in search of new gathering locales! This will allow you to recruit the in-game character Hanna into your party and experience all-new character-related events.
File size 111 KB

Dragon’s Dogma: From A Different Sky – Part 3 ($0.99)
The third of the ‘From a Different Sky’ series, you will need your wits to clear all 10. Check the Pawn Guild to begin!
File size 707 KB

Dynasty Warriors 7 – Original Costume Pack 6 – 9 ($4.99 each)
Various costume packs.
File size 28 MB – 38 MB

Sniper Elite V2 Assassinate The Fuhre ($9.99)
One bullet can change history. The Ultimate Mission. The Ulimate Shot. Kill Hitler.
File size 309 MB

Soulcalibur V add ons (x4) ($1.99 – $2.99)
Various add on content.
File size 133 KB – 25 MB

Street Fighter X Tekken Add ons (x12) ($0.99 – $17.99)
Various add on content.
File size 100 KB each

Test Drive Unlimited 2 Add ons (x3) ($4.99 – $8.99)
Various add on content.
File size 100 KB each

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Add ons (x21) ($4.99 – $14.99)
Various add on content.
File size 76 MB – 163 MB

Worms Ultimate Mayhem: Customization Pack ($4.99)
The Worms Ultimate Mayhem “Customization Pack” features hilarious new additions to extend the already vast array of customization options available in the game, including a number of crazy new hats, glasses, gloves, x5 new speech-banks and x5 new gravestones. The “Customization Pack” also includes x5 new weapon payloads for the Weapons Factory.
File size 212 KB

Rock Band 3 
Build your Rock Band library by purchasing these song game tracks. For song credits, visit www.RockBand.com.

  • “DOG DAYS ARE OVER” – Florence and the Machine ($1.99)
  • “POWER AND THE PASSION” – Midnight Oil ($1.99)
  • “TEEN ANGST (WHAT THE WORLD NEEDS NOW” – Cracker ($1.99)

File size: 28 MB – 46 MB (singles)

Rock Band Network v2.0

  • “APOLOGY REJECTED” – These Hearts ($1.99)
  • “EXAMINATION” – I Am Abomination ($1.99)
  • “IN A HURRICANE” – Blame Ringo ($0.99)
  • “RIDDLE ME THIS” – Anarchy Club ($0.99)
  • “THE DEVIL’S IN THE DETAILS” – Aesthetic Perfection ($1.99)

File size: 20 MB – 35 MB (singles)

PS Vita Add-Ons

Ridge Racer Add ons (x2) ($1.99 – $2.99)
Various add on content.
File size 1.26 MB – 5.36 MB

Updates

Deus Ex: Human Revolution (Ps3 Full Game) – Price Change (PS3) (now $29.99, original price $39.99)
Final Fantasy Iv: The Complete Collection Digital – Price Change (PS3) (now $19.99, original price $29.99)
Hamsterball (Sale) (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)
Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (Digital) (Price Change) (PS Vita) (now $19.99, original price $39.99)
Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (PSP Digital) (Price Change) (PS3) (now $19.99, original price $29.99)
M.O.Z.O.X. Space Salvager – Minis (Price Change) (PS3) (now $1.99, original price $1.49)
Need For Speed: The Run (Price Change) (PS3 Full Game) (PS3) (now $29.99, original price $39.99)
Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus (Sale) (PS3) (now $6.99, original price $9.99)
Sly 2: Band of Thieves (Sale) (PS3) (now $6.99, original price $9.99)
Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves (Sale) (PS3) (now $6.99, original price $9.99)
Smash Cars (Sale) (PS3) (now $7.49, original price $14.99)
Wakeboarding Hd (Sale) (PS3) (now $4.99, original price $9.99)

Game Videos (free)

Alien: Colonial Marines Suspense Trailer

Assassin’s Creed III Gameplay Reveal Trailer

Batman: Arkham City – Harley’S Revenge Trailer

BEYOND: Two Souls™ E3 Trailer

Darksiders 2 – Behind The Mask: Deaths Story

Disney Pixar Brave: The Video Game Announcement Trailer

DmC Devil May Cry E3 2012 Trailer

DUST 514®: E3 2012 Beta Gameplay Trailer

E3 Press Conference Video Part 1 – 3 (PS3 Store Only)

Hitman: Absolution Attack of the Saints Trailer

LittleBigPlanet™ Karting E3 Trailer

MAD RIDERS DARREN BEERCLOTH VIDEO DIARY

MAD RIDERS MASTERS OF MOVEMENTS POWERED BY DEGREE MEN

MAD RIDERS MILES DAISHER VIDEO DIARY

MAD RIDERS TRAVIS RICE VIDEO DIARY

Papo & Yo Developer diary #1

Papo & Yo E3 2012 Trailer

Skullgirls Launch Trailer

Sly Cooper Thieves in Time™ Vita Annouce Trailer

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Dev Interview

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Trailer 1

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Trailer 2

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Trailer 3

PS3 Wallpapers (free)

Mix Superstar Wallpaper

Bundles

Icon’S 5-In-1 Minis Collection ($4.99)
ESRB rated E
File size 112 MB

Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown Complete Edition ($29.99)
ESRB rated T
File size 3.84 GB

Source: Playstation Blog

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Andrew Martins is the owner/Editor-in-Chief of Pixelitis.net. Over the years, he has written for outlets like GotFrag.com and the New York Daily News. In his spare time he loves to sing at karaoke events, travel to New York City and of course, play video games.