PlayStation Plus: Machinarium (PS Vita) Free for Members

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PlayStation Plus: Machinarium (PS Vita) Free for Members

Machinarium returns to PlayStation Plus, this time with the PS Vita version available for those who didn’t have a chance to play it on PlayStation 3! The much-anticipated Spelunky is also releasing this week as part of PS Vita Summer Select. Grab this new release on PS Vita and PS3 as a Cross-Buy purchase with an exclusive PS Plus discount to boot. Lastly, the PAX 2013 sale rings in one of the best community gaming events on the planet: PAX Prime.

You’ll find these PS Plus benefits active after the PlayStation Store updates tomorrow, 8/27.

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August 27th PlayStation Plus Update

Machinarium (PS Vita)

Regular Price: $6.99, Free for PS Plus members

An award-winning adventure game by Amanita Design, now available free for PS Vita!
Spelunky (PS Vita and PS3, Cross-Buy) – Part of PS Vita Summer Select

Regular Price: $14.99; PS Plus Price: $11.99

Spelunky is a unique platformer with randomized levels that offer a challenging new experience each time you play. Journey deep underground and explore fantastic places filled with all manner of monsters, traps, and treasure. Go solo or bring up to three friends to join you in cooperative play or frantic deathmatch!
Draw Slasher (PS Vita)

Regular Price: $5.99; PS Plus Price: $3.00

Draw Slasher
Meet Hanzo. He’s a ninja. While he was training ‘out there’ the Pirate Monkey Zombies™ – stupid, ugly, smelly, rotten and disgusting creatures – kidnapped his family. Take control of his awesome blade and aid him in the quest to free them.
PAX 2013 Sale

Various Discounts

PAX Prime Sale
In the spirit of one of the biggest community game shows in the world, we’re putting a handful of great games on sale. Check em’ out!


Game Title Normal Price Sale Price Plus Price
Penny-Arcade Adventures On the Rainslick Precipice of Darkness Ep 1 & 2 $14.99 $7.49 $3.75
Closure $14.99 $7.49 $3.75
Retro City Rampage (PS3 and PS Vita Cross-Buy) $14.99 $4.99 $3.74
Dragon Fantasy Book I (PS3 and PS Vita Cross-Buy) $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Limbo (PS3 and PS Vita Cross Buy) $14.99 $7.49 $5.99
Tokyo Jungle $14.99 $7.49 $3.75
Zombie Tycoon II: Brainhov’s Revenge (PS3 and PS Vita Cross-Buy) $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Journey $14.99 $7.49 $3.75
Skullgirls $14.99 $7.49 $3.75
Retro/Grade $9.99 $4.99 $2.50
Dyad $14.99 $7.49 $3.75

Last Chance (Leaving on 9/3)

Instant Game Collection

Penny-Arcade Adventures On the Rainslick Precipice of Darkness Ep 1 & 2
Retro City Rampage
Dragon Fantasy Book I
Tokyo Jungle
Zombie Tycoon II: Brainhov’s Revenge
Muramasa Rebirth

You’ll find all the content detailed above with their Plus benefits active when the PlayStation Store updates on 8/27. We’ll be back next week with more details on the game arriving to the Instant Game Collection as well as any other benefits we can share.

If you’ve got feedback or thoughts on today’s Plus update, leave them below, or, if you’re looking to engage with more of the PS community, make sure you head over to the PlayStation Community to discuss this week’s news, find other topics to contribute your thoughts to, or start one for yourself.

And finally, with next week’s September PS Plus month outlook, my good buddy Kristine Steimer on our PlayStation Community Management team will be taking over these PlayStation Plus update posts. Please welcome her when you see her next week, but you’ll also notice that I, along with Kristine and our other community managers will all be joining in the comments to answer your questions on PS Plus, PlayStation Store updates, and other PS Blog posts when we can. So as ever, see you in the comments!

PlayStation Plus Update 8/27/2013

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  • I should also state that I certainly don’t WANT to cancel. What I want is a prominent Plus program again. I was waiving the Plus banner all throughout the winter & Spring. I should have been PAID to be a Plus member for all the folks I talked to about it & convinced to get it. Now I feel like I was hooked in for a year’s membership & you’re not trying anymore. Why do you have to? You have my money, after all.

    • rest assured, your money spent on a year Plus membership WILL deliver value. Moreso than any subscription service I know of, that’s for sure.

  • How come all14.99 games are 3.75(4) except for Limbo? Ruined the sale for me. It sucks too,because I have 5.80 in my wallet.

  • If my friend gonna start PS+ right now, what games he will be able to download?

  • Nothing for me this week. :(

  • Thanks, I love Machinarium!

    What are the chances of having GTA IV Complete Edition free for PS+ in September, since GTA V is coming out?

    As usual, here’s my IGC wishlist:

    God of War (all games in the series; digital versions of GOW3 & Ascension)
    Grand Theft Auto (all games in the series)
    Hotline Miami
    LA Noire Ultimate Edition
    Max Payne 3
    Metal Gear Rising
    Metal Gear Solid HD (PS3), digital version of MGS4
    Red Dead Redemption
    Red Faction Guerrilla & Armageddon
    Stealth Inc
    Uncharted 1 & 2
    Velocity Ultra

    Also, could you please add Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops to the Vita store?

  • Will PS4 have voice messaging?

  • Isn’t Machinarium cross-buy?

  • I don’t mind getting cross-buy games for PS3/Vita but to give us the same game and have it count twice in the IGC is lame. Please don’t do this again or you’ll have one irate PS+ subscriber on your hands.

  • While I am annoyed Machinarium Vita is now free (bought it a few days before it was announced for Plus), I have been wanting to get Tokyo Jungle. Definitely going to pick that up!

  • I like all the Vita games for free even though I don’t own a Vita. building up that collection for a rainy day. I would rather wast my money on a PS4 at the moment. I say 40-50% of all PS4 being sold day 1 will likely end up on Ebay selling for 800 easy… just kidding maybe:)

  • @16 (Ryumoau)

    I hate to break it to you, but that’s only for the EUROPEAN market. Unless I missed something that said it’s coming to the North American IGC as well?

  • #14 “I normally don’t have a problem with the weekly selection, even if I already own the game or it’s a vita title. This week is a little different though. Making the featured free game this week the PS Vita version of a previous free game is a pretty scummy move. I can’t help but feel that I, and all of my fellow plus users have been robbed blindly this week. This is a crumby move that I really hope you guys don’t replicate in the future.”

    This^^ WTH PSN Things like this is what makes people not want to get PS+ I usually love my PS+ even when I do not like the free game of the week but to have the exact same game offered again but only on a different platform is just BS ( the VITA version should have been put on at the same time as the PS3 version like every other game before it that I know of). 2 thumbs way down for this.

  • Tengo la esperanza de que algún mes la cuenta de playstation plus americana alcance el nivel de la cuenta de playstation plus europea.

  • Yay! I’ve already paid full price for some of these, but I’ve been waiting for a discount on Tokyo Jungle and you guys DELIVERED! SCORE!

    You can’t be serious. How can you offer us Hitman Absolution, a game with technical issues that has left hundreds of people (at least) without the posibility of coming to an end, because the saved data gets lost randomly (the same for the Contracts Mode). At the same time, you are supporting the bad behavior of the company in charge of HA, because promissed on their official forum ( to give us a solution but they have done nothing from the released date until now.
    I consider this disrespectful, specially coming from Sony…How is this possible?
    I’m STILL waiting for an official answer.

  • Love the sales guys. So appreciated.

    Also a plague on the houses of all who don’t purchase Tokyo Jungle. Would still love a native Vita version though remote play is great on its own.

  • Limbo at 5.99, Dragon Fantasy at 2.50 and they are both cross-buy? YES!

  • Comment 29 made me laugh.

  • Morgan, great content this week, but i just want to make a sugestion. Could you, in future posts, put the store link of the titles? I really love every discount, but it’s a pain to go to the store and search the game i want. It has so many clicks! :D Now that we have a web store, it would be easy to buy a title wherever i am, and just download them when i’m home.

    • I’m afraid I can’t support putting the links to the Store in the titles. Mainly because this post is published before the deals are live in the PS Store. So I don’t want to mislead people to click through to the PS Store to put the content in their cart when it’s not on sale / free yet. Trust me, there are many who might think that the deals would be live, then have to go through CS to get refunds etc. But agreed, the web store is great!

  • I was going to pick up Limbo and Tokyo Jungle when I finished the list of games I need to get through but at that price how can you resist?

  • Great sales, terrible to repeat a ps3 IGC game for Vita that should have been a crossbuy igc game to begin with though as many other igc games have been in the past I must say. Bring us something epic next week! :D Cheers.

  • Picking up Limbo and Dragon Fantasy Book on discount cross-buy. Sweet. Cant wait

  • Nice update and great discounts, hope get 1 or 2 of those this week, or save for september update

  • Machinarium is a great little game. I have no regrets buying it on sale even though it was later offered free on both platforms for Plus members. However, it has very little replay value as a point and click puzzle game, so it makes little sense to be offering it free now on Vita two months after it was free for PS3.

  • $3.75 for Journey, huh? I think I’ll finally pick it up and see what’s all the fuss about.

  • First off @Morgan please please please no no no AC3 next month. If there is a way to stop it if we are getting it, DO it. I think I’d rather get Amy free than play that mess again. If it is free I will survive but I would rather have better games that weren’t as popular.

    I am glad to get Machinarium. I cleared out some room on my Vita and just platted Walking Dead vita so I can clear that out as well. I will be picking up Dyad, Dragon Fantasy, and Limbo. great sale

  • Ugh. This month made it a very decision to cancel auto renew. Let’s see if September can turn things around before my subscription ends.

  • Very easy decision dang.

  • Nothing for PS3 users this month? Last week was a Pinball game that I can play on my cell phone and the previous one I can’t even remember… step up your game PS+!

  • I forgot to add: Another indie sale, gimme a f… break. Journey for the 15th time on sale… And if you don’t have anything for PS3 users At least make it up with a good sale on AAA games and DLCs for popular games

  • WOW that Limbo sale is a STEAL!!!!!

    glad i waited, cant wait to play on my PS3 and vita (it is cross play right?????)

    Morgan dont know how u do it but every update has at least something good or great. The plus discounts are insane (say hi to MGS HD collection vita)

  • Just a question… when AC III was annunced as free game for PS PLUS members at latest gamescom conference… it will be free for all continents?… i really hope so :)

  • Random question, not sure what other post would be a good place to ask. Morgan is usually pretty good about responding to questions here, so… here goes.

    Last week you said you’d look into refunding the $3 price change to people who bought Fruit Ninja its first week of release. Is there any news on that? I was one of the people who bought it right off the bat and was quite disappointed when it got such a large percentage price cut only 7 days later. If not, I just won’t buy anything from Halfbrick again. But if there is a thread on the forums where you’re tracking any updates on this situation, I’d appreciate a link, or a response of any sort. Thanks.

    Also, Machinarium on my Vita. Another easy set of trophies. Good enough for me. Will definitely check out the Spelunky demo to see if it’s something I’d like.

  • Yeap. One of the worst months since the beggining of PS+. And I’m a user since before the IGC.
    And the sales feels somewhat recycled. These titles been of sale almost every month (or it seems so).

  • Buuu nothing for me this week… Let´s wait for september!!

  • Wow! the updates have been very nice lately! Tokyo jungle and skull girls (I dont like that game but for that price wth!) for me this time =)

  • Any chance Neo Geo Ultimate Shooting can be offered as a Plus freebie please?

  • I dig that I can pick up Tokyo Jungle for just a few quarters more than the savings I got on Spelunky on Day 1. Been waiting for both of those for quite a while.

  • This two last weeks from august, surprise me! …
    Nice discounts… news from upcoming PSVita games…

    … Continue please!

  • Hey Morgan can we have some sales on season passes just a suggestion :-)

  • Journey, yeah!

    One question:
    My Plus will finish in the next month, and European Plus have 3 months free for those buy 1 year. Here it is valid too or not?

  • why EU have best things that US THIS IS unacceptable Morgan repond me please

  • @48

    At least it’s a Vita game. GameStop advertised Soul Caliber Broken Destiny with Vita box art when it was free on plus.

  • How about a fix for the Vita Preparing to download please wait lock up screen.
    Im happy to be a plus member and get all these discounts, but i’m tired of having to try and download stuff over and over again only to get stuck and ” Preparing to download please wait” No matter how long you wait you’re stuck there until you turn your vita off and retry.
    Just making sure this is noted and is hopefully getting a fix soon.

  • I want Equivalent games

    on a par with EU PSN Plus User ..

    more more PS VITA games

  • Great sales. I like machrium but we did already get that for PS3, so its just annoying.

  • And Haro, when we will know the next month update before we are in the current month?

    In Eur Plus they shows next update at least 2 weeks before the next month.

    • Thanks for the note, but our announcement structure will stay the same for the foreseeable future. Tune in at the start of the month where we’ll be there to break down what’s coming!

  • Glad to get Spelunky with a week one discount!

    But the IGC is a complete joke. If titles are available for both PS3 and Vita, then if one is given as IGC, the other should as well at the same time instead of trying to pass it off as an additional IGC.

  • I already own Journey but holy crap, anyone who doesn’t have it already should absolutely pick it up at that Plus price. Such an amazing experience.

  • @MattheusRuggeri

    How rude to call someone by their surname and expect an answer to your question. I don’t care what industry you work in, if you treat someone with that level of decency then you really don’t deserve an answer to your question.

    I’m a Plus UK user and yes I think our Plus is better, but our sales aren’t anywhere near as good, so it works out in the end.

    I’m sure if Morgan was in a position to give you the best free games then he would do.

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