PlayStation Plus July to August Update with 4 New Free Games
Sony PlayStation Store Director Grace Chen has revealed today the PlayStation Plus July to August 2011 update, which includes 4 new free games!
To quote: Summer is just starting to sizzle, and we have some amazing content offers coming to PlayStation Plus that will keep you gaming all through the hottest season of the year.
Before we get to the offers available starting July 26th and August 2nd, we are thrilled to let you know that the critically-acclaimed title Limbo is now available for $11.99 (a 20% discount) to all PlayStation Plus members, until August 1st.
You may also notice a change in the look of the Plus category on PlayStation Store. We've updated the design to make it easier for members to navigate through the 100+ offers available, and grouped everything together in a way to easily identify what's being offered. Here's a rundown on what you'll see on PlayStation Store's Plus page:
New Releases: Find the weekly Tuesday updates for PlayStation Plus. We'll still feature the bigger bi-weekly offers which will cover the monthly free games, along with discounts and exclusives, and there will continue to be smaller updates throughout the month.
Last Chance: You should snag these offers quick, as they'll end the upcoming Tuesday.
Games: Here you'll find all the games offered in Plus, including the free games available for the month to PlayStation Plus users.
Reminder: Access to Free Games requires an active PlayStation Plus subscription; Games purchased in Plus Are Yours to keep.
Add-Ons: Find free and discounted add-ons in this category.
Reminder: Access to Free Add-Ons requires an active PlayStation Plus subscription; Add-Ons purchased in Plus are yours to keep
Themes and Avatars: Your one-stop shop for all custom themes and avatars, free and discounted, through PlayStation Plus.
Reminder: Any of these offers downloaded in PlayStation Plus are yours to keep
Full Game Trials: Play PlayStation Network High Definition Digital Games for an hour. These are the high valued (some $30 - $60) digital copies of the Blu-ray games available at retail stores you can download directly to your PS3 for free.
Experience the full game with all features turned on such as: Multiplayer, Trophies, online and more. If you want more after the one-hour test drive, you can directly purchase from PlayStation Store the game afterwards and keep all your hard earned trophies and game data.
Reminder: All downloaded Full Game Trials in PlayStation Plus are yours to keep
Side Note: We've been hearing from PlayStation Plus subscribers that the yellow icons are difficult to read, so starting on August 2nd, you'll notice a new, darker tone for those icons. Thanks for your feedback!
As always, check below for the highlighted offers, along with the full list that follows:
Free Games and DLC
As we mentioned in the headline, we have four free games lined up for you soon on PlayStation Plus. On August 2nd, subscribers can download PSN title Crash Commando, PSone title Destruction Derby, and minis Dr. Maybe and the Adventures of Scarygirl and Omg-Z! all for free. We also have the Funky Lab Rat: Challenge Bundle DLC coming to you for free on July 26th.
Starting July 26th two new $5 offers.
Sega Rally Online Arcade (One-week only). Also available, action-packed monster romp Eat Them!
Channel your inner futuristic super soldier in Section 8: Prejudice with access to an exclusive Prejudice Hunter Armor, available for free to all PlayStation Plus subscribers. Additionally, the first 1,000 PlayStation Plus subscribers to download Section 8: Prejudice will get a message sent to their XMB message box for the original game, Section 8, completely free! This offer will end on August 2nd.
We also have some new high-profile Full Game Trials coming your way, with the medieval fantasy RPG Dragon Age: Origins and the action packed open-world FPS Far Cry 2.
Thanks again, and be sure to check out our full list of PlayStation Plus deals below.
Here is the content list for July 26th and August 2nd:
Crash Commando, Aug 2
Free PS One:
Destruction Derby, Aug 2
Dr. Maybe and the Adventures of Scarygirl, Aug 2
OMG-Z!, Aug 2
Funky Lab Rat: Challenge Bundle, Jul 26
Free Exclusive In Game Item:
Section 8: Prejudice Hunter Armor, Jul 26
SEGA Rally Online Arcade - 50% off, Jul 26 (One Week Only)
Eat Them - 50% off, Jul 26
One Epic Game Mini- New Release 50% off, Aug 2
Farm Frenzy Mini - 70% off, Aug 2
Full Game Trial:
Dragon Age: Origins, Aug 2
Far Cry 2, Aug 2
Free Dynamic Theme:
City Dynamic Theme, Aug 2
Exclusive Avatar Bundle:
Super Street FighterŪ IV (8-Bit) PSN Avatar Bundle (35), $2.99, Jul 26
Qore, August Episode - Single Episode, August 2
Last Chance Items - Coming Down Soon
Bomberman Ultra, Ends Aug 2
Free PS One:
Medievil, Ends Aug 2
Alien Zombie Death Mini, Ends Aug 2
ME MONSTAR: Hear Me Roar, Ends Aug 2
Funky Lab Rat, Ends Aug 2
Limbo, Ends Aug 2
SEGA Rally Online Arcade, Ends Aug 2
Richochet HD, Ends Aug 2
MotorStorm Apocalypse Outlaw Vehicle Pack, Ends Aug 2nd
Free Exclusive Themes:
Fresh Curves, Ends Jul 26
Fireplace Dynamic Theme, Ends Jul 26
Fish Tank Dynamic Theme, Ends Jul 26
Growing Garden Dynamic Theme, Ends Aug 2
PlayStation Plus Clock Dynamic Theme, Ends Aug 2
Qore, July Episode - Single Episode, Ends August 2
"Full Game Trials: Play PlayStation Network High Definition Digital Games for an hour. These are the high valued (some $30 - $60) digital copies of the Blu-ray games available at retail stores you can download directly to your PS3 for free."
Does that mean you'd get to waste time downloading the entire game?