City, Date: Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) today announced an exciting update to PlayStation®Plus that guarantees subscribers receive at least three full games a month from a selection of the very best titles from the PlayStation®Store. The update will provide users with a wide variety of the hottest titles, at no additional cost.
Starting June 6th, there will be an Instant Game Collection of 10 games to choose from ready to download and play as part of the updated PlayStation®Plus subscription, with at least three being updated monthly. The amazing launch line-up includes the brand new Virtua Fighter 5™ : Final Showdown, as well as Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath HD, Renegade Ops™ , Chime Super Deluxe, Outland™ , Darksiders and Warhammer 40,000®: Space Marine®.
As part of the 10 games available, there will be a PlayStation®Plus Game of the Month. This will change every four weeks and represent the very best PlayStation®Store has to offer, including brand new download-only games and Digital Blu-rays.
Additionally, as part of their subscription, members will have access to three digital Blu-ray blockbuster titles from SCEE - inFamous™ 2, MotorStorm: Apocalypse® and LittleBigPlanet™ 2.
PlayStation®Plus will also deliver some of the best games in production from smaller, independent developers that every member will have the chance to play. The first game to be included as part of this new offering is Retro/Grade, the arcade shooter with a twist from 24 Caret Games and will be available later this summer for eight weeks, at no cost to subscribers.
On top of all of the exciting new updates, the PlayStation®Plus service will continue to offer the same special features, huge discounts and exclusive access that subscribers know and love.
Over the last year PlayStation®Plus has delivered incredible value to its members worldwide. Between June 2011 and June 2012, subscribers have received:
· Over €150 in games that are brand new to PlayStation®Store and included as part of the subscription, like Awesomenauts, Trine 2™ and The Simpsons™ Arcade
· Over €450in games from the massive collection of great titles already available on PlayStation®Store, like Castle Crashers®, Plants vs. Zombies™ and Far Cry® 2
· More than €1000 in discounts on brand new games at launch, including digital Blu-ray titles from franchises like Assassin’s Creed®, Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon® and Call of Duty®, as well as additional money-off PlayStation®Store special offers.
Subscribers also received an array of exclusive features and access, including cloud storage for game saves, automatic update and beta access to titles like Uncharted 3: Drake's Deception™ , Resistance® 3 and StarHawk™ , as well as a huge collection of exclusive dynamic themes and PlayStation ® Network avatars.
Last year PlayStation®Plus gave members access to content valued at over 30 times the cost of their yearly membership and this will only continue to increase over the coming months.
PlayStation®Plus still costs just £39.99/€49.99 for a one-year subscription or £11.99/€14.99 for a 90-day subscription..
About Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), based in London, is responsible for the distribution, marketing and sales of PlayStation®3, PlayStation®Vita, PlayStation®2, PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) and PlayStation®Network software and hardware in 109 territories across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Oceania. SCEE also develops, publishes, markets and distributes entertainment software for these formats, and manages the third party licensing programs for the formats in these territories.
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