Coming to PS Plus: Midnight Club LA, NHL Arcade Discount, Streets of Rage 2 FREE!

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Coming to PS Plus: Midnight Club LA, NHL Arcade Discount, Streets of Rage 2 FREE!

Hi everyone,

As you know, the Welcome Back Program is well underway and we hope you’ve already taken the time to get your two free games, but if you’re yearning for even more content, well – yearn no longer. Today we’re announcing all of the content coming to PlayStation Plus in two publishes on June 14 and 21.

As a reminder, PlayStation Plus works on a bi-weekly publish schedule, with the free games (PS3, PS one, and two PS minis) coming once a month to Plus. The next set of free games start on July 5, and will be announced in a June 22 post.

We also want to provide an update on the Sega Genesis Collection offers which we announced back in March. Due to the attack and subsequent outage the release schedule has changed for these. Take a look at the new schedule and be sure to take advantage of the free offers:

PlayStation Plus Releases (free)

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2: Mar 1 – June 14
  • Streets of Rage 2: June 14 –July 12
  • Golden Axe 2: July 12 – August 9
  • Comix Zone: August 9 – September 6
  • Altered Beast: September 6 – October 4

Regular PlayStation Store Release ($4.99 each)

  • Streets of Rage 2 – June 26
  • Golden Axe 2 – July 26
  • Comix Zone – August 23
  • Altered Beast – September 20

On yet another side-note: In case you didn’t see, Uncharted 3 Multiplayer Beta is coming for all Plus subscribers on June 28!

Finally, as we announced last week, we’re offering the full-game trial for Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Advanced Warfighter 2 in a special E3 publish tomorrow, June 9.

OK, thanks for bearing with us through all that, now go check out some of our highlighted offers below, along with the full list that follows:

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Free Games and DLC

As mentioned above, Streets of Rage 2 becomes available for free on the 14th as a part of the Sega Genesis Collection.

Huge Discounts

Launching tomorrow, June 9, look out for the new PlayStation Plus Welcome Back Special Offers category within the Plus page. This category will contain extra deals beyond our typical content offerings, so check often because new deals will be rotating in and out weekly through July 5. PlayStation Plus is offering the following PS3 titles, each for 50% of the regular store price on June 14: The Fancy Pants Adventures, Spare Parts, and MicroBot. Madden NFL Arcade is also available for 50% off, but that starts June 21.
Run, jump and climb through levels as you attempt to solve physical puzzles in Braid. It’s available starting June 14 for $2.50 – that’s 75% off the regular store price!

For all the hockey fans out there, 3 on 3 NHL Arcade will be available at a 70% discount starting June 21.

Finally, to round out our discounts, Plus is offering Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters Eagle Pack at 40% of it’s regular store price on June 21.

In our last update, we announced that PlayStation Plus is offering Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2011 for free starting on June 7. Today, we’re letting you know that we’ll be offering the next title in the franchise, Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 at a 20% discount for four weeks starting on June 14 – the day it’s released!

Exciting Exclusives

Ready to hop in the driver’s seat and race through South Central L.A. at ridiculous speeds? Well, get ready to ride this one ‘till the wheels fall off’ because the full-game trial for Midnight Club Los Angeles: Complete Edition becomes available on June 14!
As always be sure to check the full list of new items as well as items that are being taken down from the PlayStation Plus storefronts below:

PlayStation Plus Highlights for 6/14:

Full Game Trial

  • Midnight Club Los Angeles: Complete Edition

Featured Games & DLC

  • Streets of Rage 2 (Free and exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers)

Discounted Games

  • Braid (PlayStation Plus price $2.50, regular price $9.99)
  • Magic the Gathering: Duels of the Planeswalkers 2012 – 20% Discount (PlayStation Plus price $7.99, regular price $9.99)
  • MicroBot (PlayStation Plus price $5.00, regular price $9.99)
  • Spare Parts (PlayStation Plus price $5.00, regular price $9.99)
  • The Fancy Pants Adventures (PlayStation Plus price $5.00, regular price $9.99)
  • Interpol: The Trail Of Dr. Chaos – End Sale – (PlayStation Plus price $7.99, regular price $9.99)
  • Cuboid (PlayStation Plus price $7.99, regular price $9.99)
  • Smash Cars (PlayStation Plus price $11.99, regular price $14.99)
  • Magic Orbz (PlayStation Plus price $3.99, regular price $4.99)

PlayStation Plus Highlights for 6/21:

Discounted Games

  • 3 on 3 NHL Arcade (PlayStation Plus price $3.00, regular price $9.99)
  • Madden NFL Arcade (PlayStation Plus price $5.00, regular price $9.99)
  • Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 12: The Masters Eagle Pack (PlayStation Plus price $20.99, regular price $34.99)

Featured Themes & Avatars

  • Growing Garden Dynamic Theme (Free and exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers)
  • Mega Man Legends 2 – 18 Avatar Bundle Exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers for $1.99)

Last Chance, Get Them While You Can – Coming Down on June 14

Featured Offers to PlayStation Plus Subscribers

  • Sonic the Hedgehog 2 (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers, regular price $4.99)
  • Duael Invaders PlayStation minis (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers, regular price $3.99)

Discounted Games/DLC

  • Under Seige (PlayStation Plus price $10.00, regular price $19.99)
  • Red Johnson Chronicles Episode 1 (PlayStation Plus price $9.74, regular price $12.99)
  • Mad Alpha Blocker PlayStation minis (PlayStation Plus price $2.00, regular price $3.99)
  • Cubixx PlayStation minis (PlayStation Plus price $1.00, regular price $3.99)
  • Ace Armstrong vs. Alien Scumbags PlayStation minis (PlayStation Plus price $1.50, regular price $5.99)
  • Shank (PlayStation Plus price $5.00, regular price $9.99)
  • Deathspank (PlayStation Plus price $7.50, regular price $14.99)
  • Deathspank Thongs of Virtue (PlayStation Plus price $7.50, regular price $14.99)
  • Dead Space Ignition (PlayStation Plus price $2.50, regular price $5.00)

Last Chance, Get Them While You Can – Coming Down on June 21

Featured Offers to PlayStation Plus Subscribers

  • Anomalies Static Theme (Free and exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers)
  • Crane Dance Static Theme (Free and exclusive to PlayStation Plus subscribers)

Discounted Games/DLC

  • Killzone 3: Steel Rain DLC (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers, regular price $4.99)
  • Yakuza 4: The Men of Yakuza 4 Dynamic Theme (Free to PlayStation Plus subscribers, regular price $4.99)
  • MicroBot (PlayStation Plus price $5.00, regular price $9.99)
  • Spare Parts (PlayStation Plus price $5.00, regular price $9.99)
  • The Fancy Pants Adventures (PlayStation Plus price $5.00, regular price $9.99)
  • Braid (PlayStation Plus price $2.50, regular price $9.99)


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  • #47, I’m not agree for this. If you were not a member when the outage happens, it is normal that you have nothing for it. You didnt purchase anything on the psn, and never go online with the ps3 before so technically, you miss nothing. If sony have to give free games for every new account, anyone would just create new account to grab all the games.

    Its a compensation for existing playstation members, not for new ones who never used the psn before.

  • This is awesome thanks

  • I’m beginning to regret signing up for PlayStation Plus. Magic The Gathering is not my style nor are old Sega classics that my brother has on the Sega Collection. I can’t really be picky but this is a disappointment in all honesty. And even though everyone has said it before, please give me my Cross Game Chat. That would make PlayStation Plus worth it. I’d rather have that than games that I grew up playing and have little interest in anymore.

    My fault for jumping the gun on PlayStation Plus. I could of sworn Sony promised Cross Game Chat in some press release but I guess I heard wrong. Maybe in the future, eh?

  • TheUndertaker85

    Ok, I asked these questions in the store thread for this week too, but…

    Beyond Good and Evil HD was supposed to be released sometime in May. However with the store being down still at that time, obviously that didn’t happen.

    Will Beyond Good and Evil HD still be released on PSN?
    If yes, when can we expect to see it available here in the US?
    Will PS+ members still be receiving a discount on the purchase?
    Will the free avatars still be included if you purchase the game within the first week?

    Sorry, I’m just getting a little antsy here.


  • Still patiently waiting for Beyond Good and Evil.. Even though it’s already out in EU.. It IS the 8th of June today isn’t it? Or am I in some kind of Groundhog Day situation

  • Hmmm odd, i signed up for playstation plus for all the great games, not for a useless feature like cross game chat what do you people need to talk about so bad when you are playing different games, can’t you use a phone?

  • I appreciate the great discounts Sony.



  • Thanks a bunch on the update for Playstation Plus content, Sony! Keep up the good work and it’s awesome to be back!



  • SEAL_TEAM_7p

    It’s not about talking across games. While that’s nice while playing a single player game, it’s about being able to get your friends together easier. It’s also about being able to play with your friends where you only have to talk to your friends. I’m 23 years old and I’m not about to sit in a public lobby listening to a child screaming into the microphone or another person blasting their music through the microphone. And honestly, the mute option is not an acceptable solution because it becomes a hassle. It’s extremely sad that my friend and I have to be signed into XBOX Live while we play Socom 4 to avoid all of the above and the non-sense of hitting a button to talk to each other. No thank you.

    And great games? The highly acclaimed games, such as Stacking, were awful in my opinion. And now we’re getting games that I have no interest in playing any of them. Sonic 1 and 2? I played those on the Sega Collection and even XBOX Live years ago. Not to mention when I was a kid. But that’s fine, to each their own.

  • thats all good but what is coming out tomorrow other then the black ops map pack

  • BRAID FOR 2.50!!! grrr i had just bought it for full price a few weeks before the network went down. its a great game ,but it would of been even better to get it for this cheap…=(

  • what time does call of duty escalation map pack come out?

  • All the Sega games they are releasing can be found the in the Genesis Collection.


    Is there going to be another E3 pub today? Maybe some more sales too?

  • WOOT!!!!

    I’ll finally get my PS+ free month on the 14th cuz Magic the Gathering 2012 will be a little cheaper =D

    other than that eh…….

  • #50, I bought a console for the purpose of playing online, but surprise! could not play online for a month. If that’s not worth even a small conciliatory gesture from Sony in your eyes, then yeah, we definitely disagree!

  • Braid for $2.50 is almost criminal. Will be trying it.

  • @43 Hell yeah! Megaman Legends2 was literally my first ever Megaman game! :D

  • Wow, PS+ is awesome. Well done, Sony–it’s about time you started to reward all of your loyal, patient fans.

  • I actually prefer to have the button to press to talk, see i have 2 daughters that are excessively loud, it’s nice to only hear what is necessary. I happen to really enjoy the games from when i was a child i guess because i was old enough to remember them in detail considering you must have been 2-3 years old when it released. And humans can’t remember anything clearly for their first 3 years… Hmm my daughter is older than that and so she will have the same memories of sonic as i did. Also did you buy your xbox just so you can talk on your playstation i figured skype would have been easier and cheaper.

  • Is Sony’s Gamer Advisory Panel still around? I was a member and use to fill out surveys for all sorts of things Sony related. I refuse to pay for online gaming and can’t stand Microsoft on any level. I used the all throughout the outage to stay up to date. The wide range of posts from the whole community really kept me from saying anything, even though there was a very long wait between updates from Sony. The free 30 days of PS+ is really making me question whether the service is worth it or not. Basically I am paying for a subscription so I can buy more stuff? I don’t purchase content on a regular basis, so after the trial anything that I have paid for at a discounted price I get to keep correct? And I lose access to the content that I got for free. All in all, I love my PlayStation3 and PSP, but not feeling the love from Sony after over a decade of being a customer…
    PS: quit whining about paying $15 for Black Ops Maps…Sony is not Treyarch and won’t throw their weight around for one game’s DLC. You paid $60 for the game and $15 for the last map pack, is this one really worth it? I am trading my copy in to get the most out of the $75 for the first FPS I have played since Nintendo 64’s Goldeneye.

  • Not much for me.. great update though. U3 beta :3

  • Seriously, do you guys hate us? Pretty weak offerings, EU always has better stuff…

    Not a good way to get free Plus members to stay after the 30 days is up btw.

  • I’ve been seriously disappointed with PS+ these past few months. The lasts few months have seen pretty poor offerings. Lilo & Stitch, repeats of Minis and Oddworld, replacing Crash Commando that was originally promised with Magic. I actually didn’t even bother downloading some of the stuff this month. Seems like Sony is really scraping the bottom of the barrel to avoid giving out much of value to those getting the month of PS+ free.

  • Woot!!! Glad to see Streets of Rage 2 & Golden Axe 2 re-dated so soon.


  • people… you are missing the point here: LILO AND EFFING STITCH!!! WTFFFF??

  • I’ve enjoyed my PS+ subscription ever since I got it (mainly because a friend go it for me). Glad to see the Sega Classic releases are getting back on schedule and plenty of good deals to come. I have only one nagging question thats bothering me still after reading this article: What does the Duels of the Planeswalker picture in the article mean? Are we getting something special involving the game? Will it be like Stacking and we get the game for free and before everybody else? Really itching for an explanation here guys.

  • @ShiranaiJittai
    “Patrick Seybold did a sound job of keeping everyone informed of what was going down on the outage. Telling everyone how important they were as customers, and that we would get everything back up, and running as soon as possible. I commend the companies willingness to be forthright, and tell us point blank this is what is going on, here is what we are doing, and providing us with a timeline.”

    Do you live in a parellel universe? None of the above is true from the one I’m in.

  • Oops. Never mind. I found it. I think I was just too excited to read it properly. :/

  • Seal Team,

    No, I bought my XBOX 360 far before my PlayStation 3. The online experience is well worth the $60 a year so I don’t ever see myself becoming a PlayStation gamer over an XBOX 360 gamer based on that alone. But for those exclusive titles, I would enjoy being able to talk to my friends. Also, while the button push to talk is a great way to block out some noise, I can’t accept that feature as a solution either. At times, I get teammates who continue to push the button just to scream in the microphone. Kind of sad, really.

  • I’m seriously disappointed to the PS+’s product line. It lacks everything, basicaly. There are months we don’t get one thing or another, the games are just silly and 90% of the promises made when it was created aren’t being kept. I probably won’t renew my subscription once it ends.

  • So… where’s Burnout Paradise for US users? I’m a little hurt to see one country get this game and not the other – that would hit the sweet spot. Unfortunate that we do not get this game.

  • love this awasome for sony great

  • When are we going to get the free games that were promised before the network went down? They were going to arrive on April 26. Crash Commando is what I was looking forward to the most. When will that be up for Plus?

  • that-acmilan-guy

    I just don’t like the fact here at plus we got old titles.. i mean street fighter old.

  • Alright! More Genesis games on the way! Streets of Rage 2 next week on the 14th and cant wait!

  • that-acmilan-guy

    I though Midnight Club Los Angeles: Complete Edition will be free :\

  • streets of rage!! nice!!

  • Will the free downloads still be playable after the free 30 day PS+ subscription runs out?

    When I first signed up, I had gotten Wipeout HD for free and it stated that I could only use free Plus content as long as my subscription was active.

  • You just answered your own question tisoyboy2.

  • PlayStation Plus is a ‘Coupon Service’. It is definitely not worth the money because after the subscription expires then all the free stuff from plus, including games, is unusable unless you renew. Since the PS3 is over the hill, all the content will be unusable after service is discontinued for the PS3 once the next PS arrives.

    The Auto-Update only applies to the last 10 played games which is useless when I put in a game not part of my last 10 and still have to wait 15 minutes for updates. If you’re going to auto-update then update all my games from the list of saves on my PS3; duh. It can’t be that challenging.

    The PlayStation Plus Cloud is a ‘Backup Service’. A true Cloud service allows loading AND saving files directly from the Cloud.

    Any purchases made during Plus are yours to keep but that doesn’t make Plus any better. I have had Plus since day 1 and it hasn’t been memorable. I don’t plan on renewing but I had to at least try it once.

    Sony said it was going to do 2 updates per week until they were caught up after the 6 week outage of downtime. It seems Sony got lazy quick and is going back to the weekly update. Who can you believe anymore.

  • why is braid under highlights and also under games that will be taken down from PS+?

  • good 2 know , thanks grace. :D

  • Great update, I wish it was like this all the time.

    Welcome back PSN, we missed you.

  • $2.50 for Braid and $3 for NHL Arcade? Sold.

  • lame games offered for plus monthly. im out when sub ends.

  • Thanks sony i’m still a fan since psx!!!!!!

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