PlayStation Plus Update: Become War in Darksiders, Free for Members

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PlayStation Plus Update: Become War in Darksiders, Free for Members

PS Plus members rang in the New Year with NBA JAM: On Fire Edition and Mega Man 9 and 10 for free. This week, we’re bringing you a mix of action and exploration with the original Darksiders. Read on to find out more about this week’s update and remember to use the polls on the right to let us know what you think of this week’s update! Also, if you haven’t already, make sure you check out NBA Jam: On Fire Edition and Mega Man 9 and 10, which are some of the more recent additions to the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection.

Don’t have PlayStation Plus? Go to the PlayStation Store on your PS3 or PS Vita or click here to get access.

January 15th PlayStation Plus Update

Darksiders (PS3)

Free for PS Plus members

Take control of War, one of the fabled Horseman of the Apocalypse, and rain down destruction with a combination of brutal attacks and supernatural abilities. Darksiders’ true appeal however isn’t just in its visceral action. With an emphasis on open world traversal and mind-bending dungeons to explore, Darksiders delivers a true adventure, supported by the amazing art styling of comic book art genius Joe Madureira.

PlayStation Plus Update 1-15-2013

Stardrone Extreme

50% off for PS Plus members (Original price: $3.99; PS Plus Price: $2.00)

Don’t miss out on this great deal for the PS Vita charmer Stardrone Extreme. Each level starts by aiming and shooting yourself out of a cannon into outer space. Your spaceship stays in motion from this point on, and it’s your job to attach to nearby gravity beacons to navigate its flight path. While tethered to a beacon, you’ll swing and attempt to circle the beacon until you release and slingshot yourself further. This core mechanic brings together elements of shoot ‘em up, pinball, collecting objects; all in one unique game.

One other note; some of you noticed that inFAMOUS 2 left PlayStation Plus as a free game last week. This was an error and it will be back in the Instant Game Collection on the 1/15 PlayStation Store Update.

Tell us what you think of this week’s update in the comments below and don’t forget to vote by using the links near the top of the post. You can also delve into the PlayStation Community Forums in the PS Plus space to continue chatting about PS Plus, find other great topics to contribute your thoughts to, or start one for yourself. See you in the comments!

PlayStation Plus Update 1-15-2013

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  • Where are the ps vita games? Like someone already said i’d even take some psp games. If there are going to be ps3 game updates there should always be some ps vita stuff also no matter what kind of games.

  • @45 Ryumoau

    Doesn’t appear the need to this week. It’s generally a pretty hateful place in here with people such as yourself flooding it with negativity. :D Cheers! Darksiders is a fantastic game btw! Got all of the achievements for it when I played it on the 360!

  • I’ve been very disappointed in Plus recently, but this is a good update. I played a few hours of Darksiders back when it first came out but I didn’t get a chance to finish it. It was a good game though, so I’m happy with this update. You’re on the right track. Hopefully we see an RPG soon though, I remember the polls showing that the majority of people wanted RPGs. I know that takes time though as you guys have some updates prepared in advance.

    • I’ve officially passed along the recommendation for more RPGs, however, you’re exactly right in that feedback takes time to implement; and that there are other factors involved when making selections for Plus. But by and large, we want to get you guys games that you’ll love.

  • Darksiders nice!

  • finally a ps3 game this year!!! I didnt like the demo… ill give it a try to the complete version…

  • Alright, this is good news, we are finally starting to see some decent games here, i hope NA PS+ gets back on its feet, not saying that the past updates were horrible, but they were average at best, however i can’t deny that i am in strange love with SSIVAE, never expected to like it though.

  • this again proves i need to take a back seat in purchasing games so rapidly…ps plus continues to make me regret buying games i could of got for free.

  • I have a couple of ideas here. Playstation Plus is great, I enjoy at least 9/10ths of what is released here. I think you should have an app that one could use to reactivate all content aquired through plus, when you have a bunch of games, and not always connected to the internet, it can be a pain when you go to play a game that wasn’t reactivated. Also, some kids games, like toy story for instance would be great considering my kids would love that. And lastly people stop complaining, Plus is for everyone, it is not catered to your individual tastes, there are people out there who do enjoy content that you do not.

  • @106 dont hold your breath, lol. it could be good this week and then next week a ps mini, lol. so fingers crossed we dont go through another drought..

  • Bring ps2 Classics to the vita allready. why not? Cause it will save the handheld thats dying from no Dev support? |Rockstars not gonna make a GTA vita game if they can only sell 1 mill copies at most, and thats if EVERY vita owner bought one. PS2 support= more sales. ps one support = who the hell cares? When was the last time you heard someone say- ” oh man, remember the sweet graphics on PS one?” Put PS2 Games on the vita, or mines getting pawned just like every other person i know who bought one. No PS3 controller support, no Cross play other than 5 games NO ONE plays. n dont even mention “super smash Playstation stars”. Before the vita came out all you ever heard was how fantastic its going to be, functions like a controller, pick up ps3 games where you left off on the go! and ive seen nothing other than controller support for LPB almost a year after vita release!! thats a fail, thats a big ol fail.

  • i will be grabbing darksiders, thanks

  • Darksiders 1 is valued at about $5 but still it’s great to get a good game for free thank you PSN+

  • I’m glad we are finally getting some good games! Too bad I already have this from the Humble THQ Bundle, but I will still be downloading it for PS3 as well since it is such a great game.
    Good job guys!

  • I missed the sale on this about a year back….wooohooo, Thanks guy’s….

  • Wow – see how much more positive the mood on this blog is when the + free game is actually decent and one that got great reviews and is an Action game rather than a sports or fighting game?

    I won’t even mention how EU got this over a year ago or that it’s a pretty old game now. Whoops, couldn’t help myself. Imagine how this place would have exploded with praise if you gave out Batman Arkham CITY (not Asylum) or gasp, Dishonored.

    But I’ll be dl’ing this one for sure.

  • Awesome Update! I just grabbed this game over the holiday for $10, but it’s one I asked PS Plus for a several months ago… which means I felt obligated to vote Darksiders as my favorite part of the update today. I really enjoy my PS Plus account, but I do agree with some of the grumblings that it’s been slightly weaker the last few months. That being said, I’m one of the few who hadn’t played Bioshock 2 yet, which is now one of my favorite games. So I still feel like I’m getting way more than what I paid for your service. I think this week is definitely a step in the right direction. Keep it up! I’m always excited to see what’s coming.

  • Excellent update this week. I’ve wanted to try Darksiders for a while and for two bucks I’ll give Stardrone a shot.

  • Just to throw my two cents in on the debate over weekly over monthly, I’d prefer to see an overview of the month with weekly check-ins. I also like getting a chance to play games I’ve missed and probably won’t really end up buying (unless they’re in the bargain bin like Darksiders). Could we get some of the HD collections on Plus? I would love to see the Sly Copper and Ratchet and Clank collections. The PS3 is my first Playstation, though I did have a PSP, so PS2 classics are completely new games to me. I keep thinking of picking up Okami HD, but I patient enough to wait for it to go on sale. My last request has nothing to do with Plus, I just want it. Veiwtiful Joe 1 & 2 HD Collection! (Yes, I’m one of the few who loved my Gamecube!) Or in other words… “Henshin-a-go-go, baby!”

  • @115 i would even like Asylum
    darksiders is ok still mad EU gets better stuff but i think its because in america we buy more games in the first place

  • nice update, is there any news on making monthly updates?

  • Instead of complaining, I’ll instead outline the kind of content that I would be thrilled to see from Plus and, more importantly, that Plus could realistically offer:

    1. Recent/new PSN games. There’s no chance of anyone already having a game if it has just been released, so the appeal is pretty universal.

    2. Games that are enticing enough to be worth a download but not enough to buy outright. This category includes many so-called AA games. A few good examples of this are Operation Raccoon City, Binary Domain (you guys already have a pretty good arrangement with Sega, right? Please try to get this), and Lollipop Chainsaw.

    3. Games that went overlooked upon release. How many people bought White Knight Chronicles 2? Folklore? Hell, you guys own Folklore. It’s yours to give at any time. With the polls indicating a heavy interest in RPGs, I really hope you guys take a look back at some of the games you have in your IP stable. Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom is another Sony RPG that many people might not even know exists, let alone own.

  • Can you please provide us next week with a discount on unfinished Swan ;-) thanks

  • This is a great pick after December was a pretty weak month for free games. Will make time to play this after Ni no Kuni.

  • @StupidDirigible – weeks of sports game?.. really…. I’ve seen two on my list spread apart on here sense I’ve been a member in Oct. and I don’t even know when they gave out NFL blitz. but weeks you say?… ha ha ha ha ha.

    @ StECnet – everyone makes mistakes.

  • thanks, you have made my day :D

  • Great, I’ll be glad to pick up Darksiders.

    Good update, although I was hoping for some decent discounts to come to Plus. Ah well.

  • Jebus i shouldve set up an EU Ps PLus account.

  • Fantastic! For the last couple of weeks I’ve been hunting for a copy of Darksiders at my local game stores, but came up short. It’s like you read my mind. My only regret about PlayStation Plus is that I waited until December to join. Keep up the good work!

  • This is a cool update. More people should play Darksiders.

  • @terminode – ehhh… #1 is ideal, but if it’s just released that’s where a title would make the most profit from it. then people would be mad because they bought it before it came out on plus. just like how many were made to buy a game recently on discount then a couple weeks later it was free I heard.

    Overall, Plus needs to be more organized.

  • Nice PS+ content this week. Although I already got Darksiders on my PC, it’s nice to see Sony actually giving something people seems interested in.

    The only thing lacking now, is some Vita content. Sure, 2$ for Star Drone Extreme on Vita is nice, and I’ll surely get it, but considering Sony is sitting on a huge PSP and PS1 library that can play on PS3 and Vita (and PSP too), it is almost a crime to not see them giving a little bit more to all of those loyal followers. Even if it’s just a single PS1 title, it would actually make it look like they care, and be better than nothing.

    Even some huge special sale might be nice. You know, like a ton of PSP or PS1 games on sale. 50% off for plus users. Most of PS1 games being around 5$, at 2,50$, surely many people will get a few of them.

    Awesome for Darksiders. But as always, Vita owners seems to not get much.

  • Wow, Darksiders? I didn’t see that one coming! Wait, this AND little to no negative comments!? With this and Wake Up Club coming to Vita tomorrow, this is shaping up to be a pretty good week.

    Thanks Morgan and team!

    P.S. God of War Ascension beta is pretty cool too, I advise anyone who thinks it was some tacked-on last-minute thing to try it out.

  • This is what I am talking about…. I almost bought this. Good One Guys. This is what we want.

  • @131 what do you mean as always. Vita just went plus less then 2 months ago, and it started off with 6 full length games…

  • Cool! But I dont own a PS3 =/

    Nothing for Vita again?

  • So another really old game?

    Another game that’s only about 10$ to buy brand new in most stores I’ve seen it.

    Another game I’ve owned for a long time.

    So have you just given up on Plus being a good service entirely at this point?

    I’ve certainly given up hope that Plus will ever be as good as it was before the IGC rentals.

    You can’t even begin to compare to Plus for other regions (yeah yeah EU is different etc… doesn’t change the fact that they get MUCH MUCH NEWER GAMES for IGC and MUCH MUCH HIGHER DISCOUNTS on games and add-ons and MORE SALES IN GENERAL).

    Oh this was posted by Morgan, that explains the lack of quality.

  • Vita was given 6 games in the first week. Pretty much got a game a week except this one since it came out. That’s like 30% of the catalogue lol.

    Clearly there needs to be more Vita games made! :D

  • @ Morgan Haro
    Who do I contact about the Playstation 3D Display, I know this is the wrong place to bring it up, but Id like to try and find out the cause of a issue im having with mine, and maybe send it to Sony before my warranty expires to fix it if need be

    • Your best bet is to contact PlayStation Customer Service to see if they can advise. I’m not sure if a possible fix would be executed by PlayStation CS or the wider Sony CS, but that would be my recommondation

      PHONE 800-345-SONY
      Mon – Sun 6:00AM – 10:00PM Pacific

  • @ RE4LNOiZE_42 I agree. I don’t know what all goes into setting up a sale, but I, and I’m sure many others, would like to see a price drop for some of the PSP games on the store. Soul Calibur Broken Destiny is still $39.99 for example and I got the game almost 3 years ago.

  • While I am happy that we finally get a full PS3 game again, Darksiders is a rather old game.. I have already platinum’d it, so I am glad that at least PS Plus members will be able to check it out and may consider getting Darksiders 2.

  • Great news!

    Darksiders is a really good addition to the PS+ games collection.

    Thanks PS+ team!

  • Morgan & Crew,

    Thanks for this awesome update guys! I was going to borrow this from my friend but now i can play i without having to borrow it!

    I just re-newed by playstation plus last december on my birthday, and haven’t regretted it since! You guys are awesome and really give us great deals and other awesome goodies.
    Playstation will always be the leading console!

  • Darksiders bored me to tears who chooses these games and im ok with vita content since there arent many games atleast discounts would be nice how about dungeon hunter for vita 29.99 is steep wow I havent been happy about the service since vita ps+ launch now im dissapointed ive had plus since day one and am not liking where this is headed.

  • Can we get Skyrim or Guardians of Middle Earth please?

  • well its nice to see the post stats actualy high this time. as for me personaly. Nothing, i reather get the disc version of this.

  • Great game even though i already own it.

  • very good I shall get both! :)

  • i hope there are good psn game sales again. the 1 $ games was greattt last tuesday.

  • In response to terminode’s Posts 121, Bayonetta would be a cool game for Plus too. Never played it, heard its good, but I will probably never buy it since I have too many games to save up for this year. I was wondering if Resistance 1 & 2 will ever find a place here as well. I loved the third installment, but the first two somehow flew under my radar.

  • Playstation blog staff take note how those of us who usually complain about our plus membership are rejoicing and happy. It’s not because it’s a new year or college is starting up again.

    It’s the game we got this week.

    Now one thing worth looking into is discounts particularly on pre-orders you guys have in the store what’s my incentive for buying the game early online. No midnight activation no small discount I’m better off picking it up on my way home from work and stil playing it before the store updates. That’s something that needs fixing guys.

    Lastly you guys might wanna try using plus to get Vita sales moving along drop some psp classics on us make a Vita a must own for a plus member.

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