Hey there folks. You may notice something a little different about the PlayStation Plus update this week. Yes, as some of you may have heard, Ross has moved on to pastures new. I hope you’ll all join me in wishing him well in all his future endeavours – we’ll miss having him around! Ross 2.0 will be along soon enough, but in the meantime I’ve stepped into the breach and will be keeping you informed of the latest updates to your Plus service.
So, without further ado, let’s kick off with your new Game of the Month. As announced at Gamescom last month, from tomorrow until 2nd October you can pick up Rockstar’s epic open world Western adventure Red Dead Redemption. Rightly hailed as one of the finest games of this console generation, it’s an absolutely unmissable experience. If you haven’t played it yet, you’re in for one heck of a treat. And if you have, the multiplayer community is still very active. Jump in.
Next up, from 12th September until 4th December, you can download retro-fabulous side-scrolling beat ’em up Scott Pilgrim vs. The World. It’s a rare movie tie-in that is every bit the equal of its source material, and a delightful nostalgia hit for anyone raised on the likes of Streets of Rage or Double Dragon.
And speaking of which, Double Dragon Neon is your third game of the month, downloadable soon. Developed by the seriously talented Wayforward Technologies (Bloodrayne: Betrayal, Mighty Flip Champs! DX and the forthcoming Silent Hill: Book of Memories), it’s a hypercolourful reboot of the classic arcade punch-up. Should be a good ‘un.
Finally, the next game in our PlayStation Plus Presents indie initiative is the wonderful point and click puzzler Machinarium. It’s one of the finest adventure games of recent years, and sports some stunning art design to boot. I’m a big fan of this one – be sure to check it out.
Running out of space for all these great titles? Fear not. We don’t have a confirmed date for you today, but as promised at Gamescom, your cloud storage limit will be increased to 1GB later this month. I’ll let you know when that goes live.
And finally, if you’re not yet a Plus subscriber, your excuses for not signing up are starting to run out. From 5th to 19th September a 365 day subscription is on sale at 25% off – that’s €37.49/£29.99, down from €49.99/£39.99. Current subscribers take note – annual subscriptions stack, so you can also take advantage of the reduced price.
Myself and the store team will do our best to answer any questions you have below. Fire away.