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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  • So…there is still no news on the games that were supposed to be released in May? Particularly, Beyond Good and Evil. What, did the PSN outage simply render them impossible to be put up on the store now? I’m just going to assume at this point they simply aren’t coming out in the US. Way to keep your customers informed there, Sony.

  • ObamaBomBinLaden

    i need help i cant download the 2 free games on welcome back i follow either step but it said “this content cannot be accessed on your account” and i dont know what to do

  • few things is cool to download. keep bringing on the genesis. im an old school gamer. i got the collection and the games on genesis already but hey they got there own set of trophys. gives me an excuse to play em again. streets of rage sucks just cant wait for comix zone. i wanna see some phantasy star or shining force. best 2 game series ever made. shining force beats final fantasy and whatever rpg games anyday.

  • Cuboid is 3.99 right now for Plus Members, but don’t worry next week it’s more expensive at 7.99? Huh?

  • WilliamFuchs420

    Is the new fallout dlc comin on the 14th

  • prototypejack69

    Discount Tekken 5 – Dark Resurrection please!

  • I would like to echo the concerns mentioned previously about the release of Beyond Good and Evil HD. I’m so very close to going and buying an Xbox or PS2 just to play it. The release can only be avoided for so long, can’t it?

  • Cuboid (PlayStation Plus price $7.99, regular price $9.99)
    Smash Cars (PlayStation Plus price $11.99, regular price $14.99)

    Are these misprints? Cuboid is currently on sale for Plus members for $3.99 and Smash Cars is on sale for $5.99. Why would they almost double the prices and call it a sale?

  • WOOOT…

  • hm.. i already got midnight club los angeles the complete edition its totally awesome :)

    and im mad that i brought fancy pants for $10 when it first came out and now its going to be discounted to $5 oh well that was a shocker

  • I still would just like my Dissidia dlc you guys said was released. I’m gonna keep posting this on every store update blog until you put it up.

  • I like the news about getting the 20% of the new Magic game. I was already getting it but for a few bucks off makes it a little better.

  • nice! been waiting for deals on Braid and 3-on-3 NHL Arcade – and here they are!

  • oh, and I second some of the other posters – are we no longer getting Crash Commando free?

  • Really disappointed with plus, they are giving us, old game without trophy support. I dont think that I will renew my subscription. A big let down

  • we were suppose to get the red faction game free while network was down.@#2

  • @115 – all of these Sega Genesis vintage collection titles DO have trophy support. So far we’ve received both Sonic and Sonic 2, and both have trophies.

  • I love tou Grace Chen

  • Ops_soldier5590

    cant wait!!!!

  • Ops_soldier5590

    p.s. wheres the midnight club l.a????

  • wowww 4 something for 1 sega game eatch ? yall do realize that you can get the whole sega collection hard disc that contains about 50 or 60 games that include all those just for 15 or 20 bucks. seriouslyyy ppl ?????? am i in the twilight zone ? it has most sonic games and streets of rage games…

  • Waffle_Monster07

    I have a question. Say i download some free minis only to ps+ users, will my game expire when my 30 days trial end???

  • Question I was under the impression that one only lost free games when PS+ expired, but does that include DLC downloaded while free as well?

  • @ 121

    Each game is now split up and has it’s own trophy list. To me this is very good. Adds to my 5000+ trophies.


  • I thought that ps+ also installs your system updaes for you.Cuz had to go and istall 3.65 myself… an i do have auto download on

  • I already got streets of rage 2 from the uk psn store last week and magic the gathering too.

    not only the us store is getting things late, but they’re things not even announced here yet. I already downloaded the no more heroes and outland demos from the uk store and there’s no mention of that here

    it seems you guys (sony) were not serious about the updates to the store. There was no official update last tuesday, no official update last thursday, and the ps+ updates are far behind than the ones of the UK store. I never paid for the ps+ because I never considered you offer anything of a good value, and now that I got it for free for 30 days (and due to this kind of updates) I can be sure that it doesn’t worth paying for it

    you better wake up sony and start offering some good updates in the nex couple of days, cuz instead of catching up and making up the missing time, you look like slacking around and don’t worry to rebuild any customer fidelity

  • Drop vandal hearts please!!! I want to be able to get that & front mission 3 for $20

  • Quite honestly, I don’t like the Welcome Back package Playstation did. The selection of free games to pick from is extremely limited, and I have absolutely no interest in what they’re offering. And the idea of free Playstation Plus service for a short time rubs me the wrong way because I want to retain a game when the trial ends. Sorry Sony, but considering what you’re offering in light of how my personal data has been compromised, it’s not good enough.

  • I love classic sega games, but I can’t wait to get some real games for ps plus again, like shatter or stacking or even lead and gold. I know that ps plus updates all the time and the amount of free awesome games I’ve played has payed for it self and then some, just am sick of half asked minis and lilo and stitch. Lmao. I’m not of the plus members that hopped on the train witht he welcome back package so I’ve seen the goodness that comes with being a member, and I know they don’t want to give too amazing of games for free since every one has it for the next 30 days, I just need more meat on my plate for ps plus.

    I’m grateful and love the service but we need better games more often and better deals on PSN exclusives like joe danger and the last guy, etc.

    But can’t wait for the uncharted 3 MP beta! Going to own!

    And when skyrim comes out, I won’t care at all what I get for free!


  • Do you guys know when the MAG DLC is coming down (its free for PS+ right now? I can’t get to my PS3 until sometime next week. Thanks in advance.

  • Wow, too many of you complain about online services that are still fairly new and unique to the gaming industry. When I was a kid, the consoles didn’t have online multiplayer and the internet was barely a twinkle on the radar… but PS+ is definately worth the money if you are a poor gamer and can’t afford the hundreds of $60 titles that hit the store shelves every year.

  • @kirkpad
    Sorry bro I didnt know I was a free loader. I thought I recieved ps plus because I bought a 350 dollar playstation that got hacked for 2 months and due to that I recieved complimentary service. I didnt know I was taking ur stuff!!! Ps plus blows and I already got the genisis collection anyway….. so kirkpad keep ur crappy games and updates half of us guys dont want the crap taking up our memory anyway

  • Im not hating on Sony tring to make a few bucks however if they wanted me 2 stick around they should have given out better games. I actually played oddworld and lilo and stitch. i am grateful but I just could not get into these games though…. From what it seems actual members are unhappy and I gave PS Plus a fair shot I like the discounts but thats about it…. PS plus needs to be more exclusive ….It needs to make me feel left out for not having….I should feel like I was left stone-age insted Im exonerated not to have

  • Nice.

    Get to check off games I’ve been waiting for to go on sale off my list over the next two weeks. :)

    Still not pleased that our free PS3 games over the last couple months, including this one (Magic), continue to be games that have add-ons (this one has alot)…which are not on sale anytime soon thereafter and add trophies to our list that we can’t complete without purchasing add-ons. As a customer and plus member, I’m tired of seeing this. If you’re going to do that, just give us a bundle on sale to make it worthwhile and we can just forever keep the thing. Why would people venture to buy the add-on if the game is gonna go buh-bye after their subscription is up? Missing out on actual sales, but not my profit margin to stare at.

  • When does the free Magic game offer end? Also, do you get to keep the game once our 30 day PS Plus sub ends?

  • Any chance the Japanese PS1 Imports could go back on sale before the month is over? That was the main thing on PS+ that I have been drooling over and it got dropped before the free trial :/ I so want to try Cho Aniki.

  • wow first MTG now SOR2 and then the 21 is going be discount sports games i am so going get some.

  • I got in on the free 30 days with the welcome back promo and I am very glad it is free. Seriously what they are offering it nothing I would want in the first place or even consider buying but I will admit free is free. The discounted stuff is a joke and the whole game trial is equally a freaking joke. So I go through the hassle of downloading the entire game and get to play it for only 60 minutes????? Seriously…what a joke.
    This is seriously not worth paying for.

  • Where’s Beyond Good & Evil HD?!
    Where’s Beyond Good & Evil HD?!
    Where’s Beyond Good & Evil HD?!
    Where’s Beyond Good & Evil HD?!
    Where’s Beyond Good & Evil HD?!

    anyone at playstation blog listening?!

  • playstation plus is ok just the games they gave us for free were stupid…

  • When is the publish from 26 April per previous blog post ( going to happen? I’m looking forward to playing the free Alien Zombie Death Mini before deciding whether to purchase Alien Zombie Mega Death on PSN… Also, still wanting to play the free Crash Commando for us PlayStation Plus members that was to be in that publish before the network outage occurred.

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