PlayStation Plus: Your December content


Hello everyone! It’s that time of year again when snows starts to cover the ground; fairy lights and mince pies take over the world and everyone is a little bit merrier! So, what better way to get in the mood than by divulging the latest PlayStation Plus content coming your way throughout December?

I hope you’re excited as we are about the content line-up for this month, as we bring you a critically-acclaimed AAA blockbuster, an epic sci-fi shooter and a phenomenal puzzle platformer – and that’s just the PS3 content!

So, let’s kick off with a big one. We’re very happy to announce that from 5th December we’ll be offering the stunning Batman: Arkham City as your headline title for the next four weeks!

Delivering a genuinely authentic Batman experience that takes you deep inside the diseased heart of Gotham City, critics universally agreed that this is a shining example of what a superhero game should be. I don’t think it needs much more of an introduction – just play it and find out for yourself.

Also out on 5th December, we are pleased to announce that we have secured the beautifully designed LIMBO from the hugely talented Danish developer Playdead. This wonderfully eerie platformer takes you on a challenging journey through hostile environments, overcoming a series of physical puzzles and deadly traps in an effort to learn the fate of your sister.

It’s one of the most critically-acclaimed downloadable games ever and packs a real emotional punch – check it out as soon as you can.

To round off your PS3 content for December we have secured Vanquish, the stunning third person shooter from developer Platinum Games and publisher SEGA. Directed by Shinji Mikami – the creator of the Resident Evil series – it’s a sci-fi shooter that sees you take on the role of Sam, a government agent kitted out with a futuristic battlesuit. Fast, fun, fluid and utterly frenetic, if you’re after a rush of pure gaming, Vanquish is the game for you.


And that brings me onto the next section of my update – your upcoming PS Vita content. From 19th December your headline title will be the latest version of a classic franchise: Mortal Kombat (not available in AU). Developed at series creator Ed Boon’s NetherRealm Studios, critics agreed it was a stunning return to form and one of the finest brawlers in recent years. A gritty, gruesome treat lies in wait!

Your second piece of PS Vita content, launching on 21st December, is beautiful puzzle platformer Knytt Underground – the exciting follow-up to indie hit Knytt Stories. Boasting over 1,800 rooms to explore and multiple story-driven quests to complete, this one should keep you occupied well into 2013.

I guess that’s it folks! Look out for an update just before Christmas on your January content, but until then enjoy the December offerings.

Actually, hold on! I almost forgot we have a little extra surprise coming your way!

We’ve been working hard with publisher Ripstone to bring Knytt Underground to the PS Vita Plus service for a while now, but because we’re feeling in the Christmas mood we’ve also arranged to bring you the game on PS3 too, through our PlayStation Plus Presents line. Like the PS Vita version, it will be available from 21st December and will support Cross Buy so you can make the most of your extra 1GB storage and play at home and on the move!

But that’s not all! As we believe Christmas really is a time for giving, as of 12th December we will also be bringing you Big Sky Infinity, a stunning shoot ’em up from the development teams at VooFoo Studios and Boss Baddie. Like Knytt, this title also supports Cross Buy so you can enjoy it on both PS3 and PS Vita.

We’ll have developer Blog posts soon looking at both Knytt Underground and Big Sky Infinity in greater detail – stay tuned.

As usual, you can also expect exclusive PS Plus discounts on lots of titles, including the phenomenal Rayman Origins. We’ll update you on these offers in the weekly Store posts.

If you are not currently a Plus member, visit our PlayStation Plus  site to find out more about the service. Here you’ll learn all you need to know about the Instant Game Collection, which gives members access to at least 14 games at any one time, and over 65 games across the course of a 12 month subscription – all for a one-off payment of just £39.99.

I think that really is it this time, so I am signing off for now! Enjoy your games!

PlayStation Plus December content:

  • 5th December: Batman: Arkham City (PS3)
  • 5th December: LIMBO (PS3)
  • 5th December: Vanquish (PS3)
  • 12th December: Big Sky Infinity (PS Vita and PS3)
  • 19th December: Mortal Kombat (PS Vita) – not available in AU
  • 21st December: Knytt Underground (PS Vita and PS3)
  • Additional offers and savings TBC

Titles removed from IGC:

  • 5th December: Crysis 2 (PS3)
  • 5th December: Scott Pilgrim vs The World (PS3)
  • 5th December: Double Dragon Neon (PS3)
  • 19th December: Chronovolt (PS Vita)
  • 21st December: Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack (PS Vita)
32 Author replies

Limbo and Batman, yeah!

sweet, last month nothing interested me, but this month batman, limbo, Big Sky and Knytt Underground are great titles to get, thank you !!!!


Been on the fence about buying Limbo, about to get stuck into Arkham Asylum, this will feed my hunger nicely. Thanks!

Excellent choices (too bad I already have Batman AC and Vanquish)!


I think “Wow!” is the correct response to that! And that’s just off Batman: Arkham City!

Great line up on both PS3 and Vita.

Looking forward to playing Vanquish as I never got round to it, and it will be good fun playing through LIMBO again, an enjoyable experience even if it was very much style over substance.

Vanquish for me, I suppose…

almighty-slayer 28 November, 2012 @ 13:07

Fantastic update. Nice work dudes. Look forward to Knytt

Stunning line-up for December. Already have Arkham City and Vanquish, bot both come highly recommended. Can’t wait to give Limbo a try, also looking forward to Mortal Kombat.

Wow awesome lineup. It is a shame that I have the first 3 releases on the list but after that all new games.

will there be any Arkham City DLC discounts to accompany the game


We do not have anything planned at the moment but leave it with me and we will try and arrange some discounts with the publisher, can’t promise anything though! :)

Amazing titles added, again people (like me) already own half of them and what not, but getting to access them online for the PS+ price is brilliant.

Once again: great value! Good work guys. Just 1 question, am I able to play games received through PS plus (I downloaded chronovolt for instance and am still a ps+ member) for the Vita after it was removed from the IGC? I still need to finish that game…


Yes make sure that you download it while it is part of the IGC and you can continue to play it. It will only not be available to you if do not continue with your subscription to Plus but with so much great content and much more planned why would you want to do that!!!! :)

Sweet. Already have Arkham City, but excited about Limbo.

Carnivius_Prime 28 November, 2012 @ 13:08

No thanks. Arkham City came with my PS3 Slim last year and I sold that game soon after. I gave it a good go but it’s just too tedious and I actually like Batman (reading or watching, but turns out I find ‘being’ Batman remarkably dull). Mortal Kombat has never been good. Limbo’s not much fun either and Knytt is one of the most pointless and overrated games to come out of the indie scene.

Pretty disappointed with this lot. Sorry. Vanquish might be worth a few goes and I don’t know what that shooter’s like to play but other than that I’ll pass.

Excellent!! Can’t wait for this!!


great list, shame no Jet Set like the US got earlier, I wish sony could just do equality between regions like MS can.

DarkManipulative 28 November, 2012 @ 13:09

I need to stop buying games and just have Plus games. Recently bought Arkham City, Vanquish and got Mortal Kombat in a bundle with my Vita. I might just DL them and trade in the boxed versions for a tin of beans or whatever they give you for used games these days.

I’ll check out Limbo but I’m not too fussed about Knytt Underground and Big Sky Infinity.

I don’t get why every PS3 / PS Vita owner doesn’t have Plus? The value is astounding.

crackalakaling 28 November, 2012 @ 13:10

Good update, but not for me, Got batman, played vanquish, and not really interested in limbo, still might give it a try. Any chance for some plus discount on arkham city dlc?


as above, I will see what we can do

I have none of those, I think for the very time at all. So I can rate this content nothing but brilliant! :P

any chance we can get some new game trials,
and silent hill avatars and themes usa have had these for ages now.

also bring back the old store new one sucks big time.
hate using it.


I <3 this company :))) Amazed.

* “very first time at all” of course


Will Australian PS plus subscribers be be able to download Mortal Kombat? Last time I checked it was refused classification here and was considered a prohibited item.


We are aware of this issue and we are working with the publisher to find a replacement title. Once we have it locked you guys will be the first to know

Shoot, I bought Mortal Kombat just recently… Was hoping for a game like Wipeout 2048 that US had already in the November update, or maybe Rayman Origins for PSVita.

Too bad, but thats the way it is. I’ll just trade in MK at the gameshop I think towards buying LBPV or something.


Vita gets 3 games, PS3 gets 5 games. Sounds fair to me. Oh wait…

Knytt and Big Sky Infinity look really cool.

That is a really excellent lineup. As an Australian subscriber, I have a question, though. With Mortal Kombat refused classification in Australia is there anything else lined up for those down-under or do we just miss out? It’s an unfortunate situation and I understand if there isn’t anything else lined up.


As above, we are working on it at the moment with the publisher and will update you as soon as we can

PARAN0ID_PANDA3 28 November, 2012 @ 13:13

finally a game i haven’t played before vanquish and i was hoping to get batman again just for the Harley Quinn dlc


Chris, thanks a lot. This is becoming so great…

This month I’d have to say that I have 2/3 titles (AC and Vanquish). However, Vita turns things around, as I’m getting one this week and I wanted MK for Vita (given I have the PS3 version). So you’ve made me really, really happy.

I do really think PS Plus is one of the very best things to happen to the PlayStation brand in a long time.


Also, it doesn’t seem like you, a Sony employee, knows the different between Cross Play and Cross Buy.


Have all the PS3 games, but my god is this a good month!

Oh and that doesn’t mean I think the rest of the PS+ line up is incredible :-)

Keep it up!

Anybody not yet paying for PS+ is really missing out.

Yet another great month of content. I already own Limbo which was excellent but I’ve still not got round to Arkham City and Vanquish.


I have all 3 of the PS3 5th December games also, but only played Limbo.
As is happening too often now with PS+, I buy the games because they’re dirt cheap (Arkham city £12.95 and Vanquish £9.99) and then they sit on my shelf just waiting for them to be included in IGC (cause that happens before I play them :p ).
Oh well, guess I’ll sell them both and keep the digital versions.


Great! Mortal Kombat Vita and Limbo!

Two games I’ve been wanting for quite some time now, but never purchased.

And everyone who hasn’t played Arkham City yet, are in for a treat.

Great job guys :D


Excellent! I borrowed Arkham City off my brother and have just given it back so that’s cool. Vanquish looks good, I recently got round to playing Lost Planet 2, so hopefully this will be better. Limbo is also very good, I already have it but it is beautiful and worth a play. When you play it, say ‘I being moody in Limbo’.
I was debating whether to make the cut of my PS+ membership, looks like no cigarettes for a week. I’m not passing this opportunity up. Thanks a lot. You really do make an old man happy! ;)

Good stuff.Almost got vanquish the other week off the store,but had a gut feeling.
Never got around to the Batman game,but was looking at the GOTY edition the other day

will the ps+ be doing that 12 days of christmas thing again this year like last year

Woot! sometimes feels like every month i make my PS+ year subscription cost back!!

Keep up the goodies guys!


Does the Batman Arkham City game come with the Catwoman missions/DLC ?


No I’m afraid that this does not in include the Catwoman missions / DLC


So my question is, will Mortal Kombat be available for Australians? I don’t believe the game got released over here originally.

If not, this is kind of a bummer month for me, as I have 2 of the PS3 games already.


Sorry no as explained above, MK is not allowed to be released in Australia at the moment so we are working with the publisher to find a different title for you

This is the best monthly offer I have seen. Hope you can keep it up every month xD

WOW truly fantastic stuff!!
even though I have Batman AC
I am really set up to play vanquish and limbo :)!!!

also I would love if the new next content update for PS+ would include MK for PS3 now that it is on vita :D


I already have Batman and Vanquish (both are amazing games) and Limbo on the xbox. But I don’t mind, since last month I had none of the games. You can’t win ’em all.
But I think I will DL Limbo anyway, for the trophies and the spectacular gameplay. Limbo is brilliant, is what I’m saying.

Sweet been hoping for Batman to show up. And the rest of the list is great.

75 117 100 111 115 to you.


Thats a great update.
I have one question though.

Mortal Kombat was refused classification in Australia and therefore is not available on the PS Store, can we expect a diiferent game to be offered in its place for customers in Australia and New Zealand?


Fantastic. I already played Batman and Limbo but i would love to play them again. Always wsnted to play Vanquish, i love Shinji Mikami and Platinun Games – they made Bayonetta :-)

Since I doubt us Aussies will get Mortal Kombat since it is banned. Would we get another fighting game instead? Or just nothing?


Will aussies get another game in place of mortal kombat or do we miss out because of our nanny state government?


see above guys

Very good this month, shelby likes this.

Yeah!!! Again 2 games I already own… :(


Great titles ALL of them!!! Thanks Sony!


Ok. None should complain about Batman and Vanquish. I ve played Vanquish and if you ivest some hours the game is fantastic.
As for batman: HOLY MOLY BATMAN!!

I feel guilty taking all these games jeez, thanks so much!

I swear you just read my mind… I was so close to just buying batman but you’ve pulled it off again with a absolute belter of a month. Ps plus is the best service in gaming. FANTASTIC!!!

Thank you!

AussieOutsider 28 November, 2012 @ 13:24

So, going to ask just like every other Aussie has on here…

Are we going to get Mortal Kombat for the Vita? if not, are we going to be offered a similar title in place?

Already have Batman but at least there are a few other decent games there this time. Really disappointed with PS+ discounts. All discounts are for older games. Where’s the discounts for Unfinished Swan, PID and Dyad for example? PS+ is great for new PS owners but long term customers that have been buying AAA games are shafted. Why would I buy Unfinished Swan now when there’s every good chance it will be given away in a few months?


all very super awesome games in there this month, nice going! :)

counting Arkham City and Vanquish im still on a streak of free PS Plus games that ive already got. since the Instant Game Collection started ive had about 2 new ones xD. not a bad thing of course, (a tad sad maybe) just shows we have the same taste in great games :D

That is a very impressive update, completed arkham on 360, great game. looking forward to playing limbo and vanquish.

I love ps+. Even when you already have the main stuff, they throw in plenty more games, so there’s always something to play. Hell, I still haven’t got through Motorstorm: Apocolypse, Darksiders, Just Cause 2, Far Cry 2, Crysis 2 etc, and that’s just the retail games! – There’s more free games then I know what to do with! Looking forward to giving Vanquish a go.

Excellent update for anyone who doesn’t have these games too; Limbo in particular is absolutely amazing.


I feel bad for complaining but… no Wipeout 2048? I’d take that over anything else in the list, and I really thought it’d be the game this month. Hell, I thought it’d be the first game handed out. Damn.

Mortal Kombat, approximate time to platinum: 500+ hours, with 10/10 difficulty rating. Never was a fan of fighters anyway. Damn.

Still though, great effort on that PS3 haul.


New to this Playstation plus, I must say that it is very good value for money. Vanquish is an excellent fast paced FPS, I have Arkham City and I have another question…. Maybe a daft question but if you download a title and it is then removed from the IGC, can you still play it? Thank you all………


Welcome to the Plus family, you need to make sure that you download the titles when they are in the IGC as you can then continue to play them for as long as your subscription runs


Just realised my last two comments were pretty negative. Still an awesome update, I’m just disappointed that the Vita isn’t getting the same treatment as the PS3 and was confused by the Cross Play mentions.

Hi Chris,

great update! Any chance of getting an RPG (not Mass Effect) or a sport/fighting game to the ICG?

These are pretty much the only genres which weren’t yet offered as part of Plus.



We are looking at lots of different titles all the time and we realise that over the past few months it has been a little shooter heavy, we really appriciate your feedback on titles so please share your ideas

Another excellent Plus update.
The work you guys do is amazing securing all these diverse and great games!

Why are my posts taking so long to get approved? I have broken no rules for the blog.


nice update but i would like to have the psvita content closer to the ps3 one.lets say one week after if not the same day.the idea of waiting until the end of the month is not the best imo.still a great update.

Great work. I just wish Sony advertised Plus content more outside of the community. This really could do with a TV ad.

Cool stuff, but we need more Japanese games for free!
One game I’d like to see free for Plus-members:

– Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention (PSV)

I love this game, but have already bought the PS3-version when it was released. Not looking to shell out another €50,- for a portable version…

But I will check out Limbo, though! Heard good things about it. :)


thanks Chris Howe for this awesome games
i am only have limbo :)


everybodys golf would be a great sports title for plus :)

batman = top game if u not have in u colection

i wil try
Mortal Kombat (PS Vita)

Been waiting for Limbo to have a big discount before buying, but now I don’t have to! Yay! Been meaning to play Batman, and will try Vanquish too. What an awesome service. Thanks guys!


Hey, Cris!
This update is awesome. But I am afraid the german users have the same problems like the australian with mortal combat. Please look into a worthy replacement. ;) It is a sad fact that there are governments that prohibit games and I know that it isn’t Sony’s fault.


Yep we are aware of this issue for Germany at the moment and we are working on replacements. I will update you all as soon as I can.

Insane_Killer06 28 November, 2012 @ 13:39

Anyone knows what will be the size of mortal combat? I just have a 4gig mmc :(


Would suggest having 3GB of space

Oh my, you spoil us so much. Thank you.

I have been meaning to pick Batman up since I loved Arkham Asylum. Limbo has been a title I have been wanting to play. Vanquish I almost bought when it first come out but due to money problems I could not. I pretty much forgot about it then but am happy I get to play it now.

Mortal Kombat for Vita is another great title. I loved it on PS3 but since I all ready had it on PS3 I thought what is the point getting it for the Vita. So am happy I get to play it on the Vita as well.

Thanks Chris for your reply on #13. I think I will have to buy less games now with the many good games available through PS+. I have Mortal Kombat and will sell it or trade it in now that the digital version will become available through PS+. Thank goodness I have bought the 32GB memory card for my Vita!!! With so much content becomming available I am really glad I bought it.


@75 even my 250gig ps3 feels smaller with these kind of deals from plus.completing-deleting is the way to go on vita.



Hopefully Chris will address the Mortal Kombat situation. If we can’t get it, then you guys need to have a look at how the PS+ system works, there’s no reason why some countries miss out on games when we’re paying the same price.

That is all!

Got all the PS3 titles but they are awesome and a great advert for Plus.
I’ve got a vita though so although I was hoping for Jet Set Radio , they all look like decent titles and will make for a great month.
Can’t understand why any PS3 and Vita owner is not a member as its great value.

The_Iceman2288 28 November, 2012 @ 13:48

Will Arkham City come with the Catwoman DLC like the retail version or does that need to be downloaded separately?


You will need to byu that seperately I’m afraid but we are hoping to arrange some discounts on some DLC for you guys

oh man…once again, already got the ps3 stuff :/
besides that, that’s a great update for plus :)

Post of the year.

Arkham City and Vanquish have both been on my “I really must get around to playing those” list for a while, and Limbo is the only game I own on the list. Bravo!

nice one Batman: Arkham City i was going to get tis from asda the other day for £7.00 phew good thing i didnt now ty

some contry are veri racist and superstitious to the effect of games
like germany and australia

many people go berserk by reasons other than games such as laws that affect us in a negative way (but they do not talk about)
i am very sory to german + ausi peopel them have crazy governement about gaming .

also i hope great store update to :)

Still no Wipeout and JSR for EU PS+? Disappointing. I already own Wipeout and part of my reason behind subscribing to PS+ was to convert some of my games to downloaded versions – so I was disappointed when the US got WO and JSR and we didn’t – had presumed they would come along within a couple of weeks – seems not?

ps… are we supposed to be seeing 2 new PS+ games every 2 weeks? Seems like some of the Vita titles aren’t till later in December.


You have to remember that we didn’t launch Plus on VITA until the 21st November so we want to give at least a month for both of the first games that’s the reason for the VITA games swapping over later in the month

That’s one amazing collection of awesomeness!
Don’t care about Big Sky Infinity but the rest is amazing and I haven’t got any of these. I hope DLC for these games will be in a sweet deal.
Come on Chris, one manly hug for you ;-).

When this instant game collection started it The dlc was always discounted for us too. I can’t help but think things have got lazy on the discount front.

also I’m still waiting for you to explain to us why you think it fit better for the eu to get less vita plus content that the us. But you’ll never comment on that will you.

looks like the PS+ team have been spying on me, i actually only own 1 of these games on ps3 finally some new ps+ games


Awesome content. I love PS+ because, although I own many of these games (like Batman AC for example), my PS3 has malfunctioned and no longer reads discs. This is a great way to allow me to play the games, even though I already own them, at least until I can save up enough money to get it fixed or replaced.
Cheers! Keep up the good work.

Wow whata cracking line-up! Nicely done Sony!!

After playing Really Big Sky on my PC, I’m psyched for Big Sky Infinite. I’ve already played Batman and Limbo, but always wanted to try Vanquish (Loved bayonetta, haha).

On an unrelated note, any news on Retro City? I’ve still got money sitting on my account JUST to buy it. :(


No update at the moment I’m afraid :(

Just one negative coment. It’s great you plug Plus, it’s an awesome service and I can’t recommend it enough! But please also include the euro and austelian prices in there. It now looks a bit UK only centred.

Playstation Plus just keeps getting better..looking forward to playing Vanquish & Limbo. Thanks guys!! Defo gonna renew my subscription in february. Keep up the good work :)


Can we Get a Racing Game Soon Please, Or Even a sports game


Working on it! :)

jes other contry not like uk love from sony
u need to love ( respect ) every contry u sel u tings to

uk = inportant markt but also are lots of other contry


Extremely happy PS+ member here :)

Got enough games to entertain me in November that warranted the subscription… now I got a good month to look forward to as well.

Well played Sony, well played! Best £40 I’ve spent on gaming in a long, long time!

PS+ on the Vita definitely accomplished the mission of making me take the plunge, and now I’m really happy with my Vita – and getting happier by the day! :D


WOW, there really is no pleasing SOME people!

Excellent work guys. PLUS paid for itself months ago & it just keeps getting better.

Please try & secure some discounts for Batman Arkham City Chris. Also, does the title include Catwoman DLC or was that classed as the online pass anyway??

Kind Regards


No Catwoman DLC i’m afraid but hopefully will be able to secure some other discounts over the coming weeks.

To anyway who is complaining, just be quiet and stop embarrassing yourself – especially Carnivorous Prime. I have only ever seen you moan and whinge. Either you have the game or it’s not for you so you won’t try it.

One of the true joys of PS+ is giving games that you might not normally be interested in a try. It may not be the case every time, but in many instances you’ll be pleasantly surprised. I remember having zero interest in Costume Quest and then it turned out to be one of my favourite titles of the year.

To SCEE – thank you for the amazing Xmas presents.

supersmith2500 28 November, 2012 @ 14:08

Nice choice for for freebie and another great Plus update like always, pitty I owned and beaten Arkham City though but trust me that game is one the best Batman games I ever played along with Arkham Asylum and not to mention it got Game of the Year, now it has Game of the Month for next month’s GOTM. MK for Vita is awesome too but again already got it. May try out Vanquish and but may try out Big Sky, didn’t enjoy Chronovolt but like I said, awesome update and keep this up.

oooohhhh, that’s a nice collection for EU, how about some great stuff la Batman: AC for US, please!


i’m getting a PSvita for christmas, will i be able to download the PS+ games to the playstation, or even just put them through the checkout process and then download them on my vita when i get it, or will i miss out on those titles?


make sure you put them in your download list and then you can play them when you get your VITA

Sp4rkyM4rk1337 28 November, 2012 @ 14:17

Just keeps getting better and better. :)


if u have ps3 = go to store klik download ten cansel
= in u list to redownload when u have vita ;)


Oh, why not the Arkham City GOTY edition? :) (just kidding)
Nevermind, here’s the deal: if you give us some Arkham City DLC discount, I will buy all add-on! ;)

update = cansel when ith start downloading .


I have a question….

Having previously been a PS+ member, my membership has run out. (Don’t judge me).

If I were to sign up again, would the games I downloaded previously still be available to me? This would greatly sway my decision to sign up again one way or the other!

Fantastic update, with the exception of Batman which I already own on Steam I’ll be grabbing everything.

Particularly happy with Vanquish and the Vita games!

Yeah,they’ll be in your download list.If you’ve still some on you PS3, you just need to activate them by beginning the download.The license then get’s updated and you can cancel the download.


Sorry.. I don’t get it, so if you are a PLUS member you can download thse games for free ?!


If you sign up to Plus for the one off yearly subscription of €49.99 you can play all these games plus others that are already in the Instant games collection for no extra cost. These games will continue to change either every month or every three months. For all the information you could need to know check out the PlayStation Plus page on


What an absolutely brilliant month for Plussies. Just bought Arkham City on PC as well.

Doesn’t matter a third time through the game is THAT DAMN GOOD!

Vanquish is brilliant and another one that I always wanted to finish!

THEN there’s MK which I’ve been looking at playing for ages, GRAND stuff so it is.

The other games, while I might not care right now, I’m sure I’ll get right into them when they arrive. T’is the season to be jolly :D

Great content thanks Chris… Any discounts for Batman AA?


Not at the moment, will see what we can do

stunning month for plus.

i called batman last month and also tweeted about it at the time i was that sure it was the game of the month, im well happy as i got shot of mine ages ago with out the plat and i was going to buy it at some point.

great shout for vita games, mortal kombat was great on ps3 and i read its not watered down at all on ps vita :).

so very, very good month guys kudos.

as a request(feel cheeky requesting anything after such a stunning month) hows about mvc3 for vita as a free title or discounted please :)

The ‘plus’ content is really ramping up to be quite phenomenal from its release. Long may it continue to 2013 and the eventual PS4.

Plus for vita is going to be always updated in the middle/end of the month?

Got the first three PS3 content this month but more than happy to have knytt underground and big sky infinity as something a little extra:)

Awesome update! I had figured Knytt Underground and Big Sky Infinity would be coming through Plus for either PS3 or Vita, and was hoping they would be for both, and they are!

My Plus subscription is due for renewal now… as if there is any doubt that I will be renewing it. :P

jes if u stay + member u keep them


Although the plus service is great, and keeps getting better, i do feel that lots of genres are being neglected, especially the kids (-12 years) aren’t getting anything.
Would it hurt to trow in a kids game once in a while, like Cars or Toy Story?
Don’t get me wrong, I personally like shooters, but I would love to see more diversity so that everybody gets something they like.

I already have Batman, Vanquish and Limbo, but it’s pretty sweet to other people. Big Sky Infinity sounds like fun, so I might get that.

But Uncharted, Gravity Rush and now Mortal Kombat? That almost makes me want to buy a Vita!

Can we expect something for Christmas? I’ve been a good boy XD


Think of more like renting,or even netflix.You get the games at no extra cost to your plus sub.I think that’s why they call free.
If you let your sub run out,you can’t use the “free” content until you sub again.

Discounts you keep because you’ve bought the content.


Thanks for the quick reply Vonhammer! That’s great news, gonna sign up for a year this time!

So that should cost me roughly €120, right?

€50 for PS+ and €70 for a new hard drive, as my current one is more stuffed than The Vicar Of Dibley on Christmas Day!


Batman: Arkham City and LIMBO
=^__^= I love PS+)))

TerrorOfDeath86 28 November, 2012 @ 14:36

Any update about RDR for Saudi Arabia?

ExtremeGamer1995 28 November, 2012 @ 14:39

Limbo and all the vita games for me


awesome stuff another great month thanks team

Nice PS+ update! As a PS3/Vita owner I see some real value there.

First round was a little disappointing to me since I already had Uncharted: GA, Gravity Rush Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack. Chronovolt was pure crap and free crap is still crap. But I fully understand the the choice of free titles to draw in new Vita customers.

Still disappointed in SCEE when it comes to services in Denmark. No YouTube Vita app, no PS Mobile etc. etc. How hard can it be?

its better than i thought.

its 5 ps3 games

and 3 vita games.


Someone has already pointed out that Mortal Kombat won’t be available to Australians, however, I would kindly ask that once Australia gets its R18+ rating in order (early 2013) that this game be added to our PS+ at a later date :)

If it’s possible, it would be greatly appreciated! Would love to play Mortal Kombat on the go!

Dear Sony Christmas,

Please make large Vita Memory cards cheaper as PS+ is now crippling me.


Furiekins aged 3 and 3/4

p.s. Another very positive month

Great games. Too bad I already own them all. I guess thats the danger with a service like this. It kinda makes me not wanna buy games anymore just incase they appear on ps+ lol.

Anyway, exceptional month for those who don’t already own them. Batman, Limbo and Vanquish are all incredible games. I’m so delighted that more people will get to play Vanquish; people who might’ve overlooked it before.


Thanks for your replies vonhammer and monoliet!! :)


I already have LIMBO… have fun with it guys, it’s a great game!! :D


Lol,it does eat up space :) My brother’s is on the verge of choking because of plus.And when I tell him about Batman he’ll have a huge grin on his face.Then the sad feeling will kick in when he remembers he needs space.


Hang on a sec Chris??!! You have replied stating that Batman AC doesn’t include the Catwoman DLC. The Catwoman DLC is an online pass & all full digital titles that you release for PLUS feature the online modes. Was this just some misinformation by yourself or not, as it seems a bit silly to release a game that you can’t attain the Platinum for, due to no online pass??

Please can you ask?

Kind Regards


With the exception of Starhawk of course, before anyone starts! ;)


The Plus section on the Vita store needs to be a lot more comprehensive. At the moment it only covers Vita titles, but there’s huge range of Plus discounted PSP title available at the moment. The only way to find them is to scroll though every single PSP game.

Super Stardust Portable for the PSP has also been free for Plus for ages, but has been lost from any Plus section since the PS3 store changed. Before there was a “Freebies” section that listed every free item, but now there’s just the IGC section, which it’s not part of.

Seriously what’s the point of offering all this cool stuff if no one knows about? You need to make people aware that Plus content is more than the IGC on Vita.

Chris while you check out a MK replacement title for our australian buddies, don’t forget that we germans share the same fate. ;)

So whatever you organize, make sure that we get it too. And better don’t pick something cheap that can’t compete with the quality of MK!


UNBELIVEABLE! I really hope one of you guys who make this forum read this comment because i really just wanted to thank you for the awesome service you guys are consistently providing us with. I like many others already own Arkham City & Vanquish but just the fact that you have secured B;AC a TRULY bonififed AAA title just makes me so thankful to be a PS+ subscriber.

Now we also get MK for the Vita aswell as all the other stuff aswell! Further discounts on the GTA sale……the list goes on and on.

I often think how you guys at Sony can afford to give us such an amazing deal with PS+ but lately Ive started to guess how as my friends list – which is maxed out almost at 98 friends – is now overrun by PS+ emblems.

You really are doing an amazing job so thank you SCEE, as ive said before, we are now the envy of all other SCE regions.


can i suggest some party games for future for example one of the family game night games or something like it just for a change of game type

johnnyquicknives 28 November, 2012 @ 15:05

Really great choices, I already have AC and limbo on another platform but I cant wait for vanquish and will definitely play through limbo again anyway.

Moving forward it would be great to see God of War 3 before the new one is released and now that walking dead is complete it would be a great time to finally catch us up on that like the Americans got a few months back.

Another crappy month for me. If this continues I’m not re-subscribing to Plus again.
Don’t get me wrong, the content is fantastic for those who like digital versions of retail games or don’t own them already but I feel I’m being left out. I hate downloading “retail games” and since the “10 games per month” started, I only got one “retail game” I didn’t own already and I really don’t what to play it either. I can’t even get a discount on games I want like Okami or Killzone HD.
I suggest you give the option to choose between “retail games and store games”. Have like 5 games per month (2 retail and 3 store titles) so we can choose 3.
This is not a rant, I’m just expressing my feelings about the current state of Plus, being almost a 2 year-old subscriber.


another great month for ps plus! started in July, and haven’t regretted a single month!! do you reckon we get Bioshock/Bioshock 2? or a sale on it some time soon, since Bioshock Infinite is on the way, a good way to get us prepped!

wow this is the best update i have ever received the only game i already have is limbo which i bought day one on PSN and never got around to playing it.
i finished arkham asylum 4 months ago and promised myself i would not buy arkham city until i could acually use the combat system lol looks like im gunna need to learn fast.

i have heard great things about vanquish but wasn’t willing to take a gamble on it and those 2 other games though i have never heard of them are the icing on the cake.

this massively helps to cheer me up after the BO2 season pass issues so thanks alot chris :)

i would adore a harley quinn dlc discount as i was gunna grab the GOTY edition if i bought it on disk anyway and that would be the cherry tree on top of the bakery.

i appreciate these though i probley wont get started on these until january with all the games that came out recently and an unfinished ratchet and clank all 4 one.

thanks chris!!!


I’m gonna try Batman Arkham City. Might as well since it’s free. I’m not bothered about dlc but I might get the dlc missions if the game is any good.

Stupid question : I had Batman AC with the Catwoman dlc and traded it in a few months ago. As I haven’t deleted any files from my ps3 will the dlc show up on the digital copy?

Out off all the psvita fighting games they had to pick Mortal Kombat which is the one I own :(.(it does not even have DLC) Besides that I am very happy with the selection both on the ps3 side and psvita side of ps+.


great analogy lol

Just awesome content this month, thank you guys!!!! Just waited for december and prayed for batman. Also thanks to your work i have to order Vita soon ;) Really amazing work :)


It IS the xmas plus IGC month, so obviously it had to be good, i mean reading some comments here i am thinking Chris is paying for your games, or scee are just giving them away, please stop with the gratitude, also i believe these plus games are not just financed by the 40 pound sub.. ie BLOPs2 season pass costing all (EU) £7 more than rrp, rrp from Activision, crazy conversion rates and forced ‘adverts’ as well.. i really wouldn’t be surprised if all of this EU extras actually subsisides sce’s plus programme worldwide. But thats only my outlook, also no Catwowan dlc, so how many people Will buy that and other Batman dlc, Yes i understand it’s a business, but cannot help having a bad feeling on it. Maybe if i lived in US or had a US account i mightn’t be so doubtful.
Also, if anyone is going to get All Batmans dlc you would spend Less buying GotY ed, was as cheap as £17 in Asda, a few weeks ago, but is still only £24 in Game.
Lastly, Chris, how can you promise replacement games for...

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It IS the xmas plus IGC month, so obviously it had to be good, i mean reading some comments here i am thinking Chris is paying for your games, or scee are just giving them away, please stop with the gratitude, also i believe these plus games are not just financed by the 40 pound sub.. ie BLOPs2 season pass costing all (EU) £7 more than rrp, rrp from Activision, crazy conversion rates and forced ‘adverts’ as well.. i really wouldn’t be surprised if all of this EU extras actually subsisides sce’s plus programme worldwide. But thats only my outlook, also no Catwowan dlc, so how many people Will buy that and other Batman dlc, Yes i understand it’s a business, but cannot help having a bad feeling on it. Maybe if i lived in US or had a US account i mightn’t be so doubtful.
Also, if anyone is going to get All Batmans dlc you would spend Less buying GotY ed, was as cheap as £17 in Asda, a few weeks ago, but is still only £24 in Game.
Lastly, Chris, how can you promise replacement games for Aus and Germany, when those guys in Saudi Still haven’t had RDR replaced ?.

rayman origins would be awesome for ps plus on vita …. hope LBP and AC3 liberations comes to plus someday :)

Batman Arkham City, Vanquish, Limbo & Mortal Kombat – PS+ is the BEST Paid Gaming Service Ever! Hands down!
Hopefully, Chris can we get some Discounts on Arkham City DLC?

batman does not include catwoman dlc?
good job i have it in my download list from when i bought it retail :)

Amazing titles. Good job!

silent_strike95 28 November, 2012 @ 15:42

God damn, you guys are really getting some great content to PS+. I may already own Arkham City, but this is my incentive to go for the platinum now I guess. Even so, a very, very good game. Thanks.

Vanquish always interested me, but I never bought it. Now I get the chance to actually play it, which is awesome.

Limbo I own on another system already, but again, a brilliant game.

The other stuff, I’ll just have to check out when it becomes available.

Personally, I feel the service you guys have offered over the last few months has been fantastic. I can see myself being a PS+ subscriber for a very long time to come. I hope to see PS+ being supported like this for many years to come, hopefully continuing on to the next generation of PS consoles, whenever that may be.

Still waiting on my comment being approved. Not good enough.


If you want to buy another bigger HDD for your PS3 i own this one WD10JPVT it works fine, quality for such nice price ;> and it is 1TB ;>

make your FAT Console real Fat ;>


as for next Plus title I’d suggest something with coop, maybe Lost Planet 2, I’d love a racing (NFS or GRID series) or fighting game (Tekken or Soul Calibur) too, diversity is key to not getting bored quickly

one question though : when are you going to swap “evegreen” games like LBP2, Motorstorm and Infamous 2? is it dec 31 2012 or june 31 2013? Heard those two dates don’t know which one is correct.

Probably the best month ever! Never played Vanquish, always wanted to, and I don’t have Limbo or Arkham City on PS3 yet, but I’ve played them both and they’re brilliant! :D

Chris Howe, as much of a fan of playstation plus i am, i would love to see trials of brand new titles and more of them like our american buddies get on their playstation store. As ours are all dated, stale and very few. Can you tell us why this is and when this tragedy is going to be addressed?? p.s. doing a great job apart from that. cheers dude


I realy like that, looks like a awesome collection for december

Another stupendous update for PS Plus.
My main criticism would have to be that its hard to find time for so many long / free roaming games.
That’s a luxurious problem to have though! :-)

your guy’s are on a unstoppable role.
and i love it.
even though i already got the big two titles.
i’d love be able to play them from hdd.
the other two titles look very good to, so i definitely have enough to look forward to, and to be honest i haven’t even had the time to finished the last 4 games so theres definitely lots stuff to look forward to.
Thank you guy’s

P.s. never ending my ps+ subscription.


Vanquish is essential if you’ve never played it, one of those excellent games that people skip because it’s not familiar. Amazing title.

Also, really can’t for Big Sky Infinity and Knytt Underground – love my indie titles and it’s great to see Sony supporting them. More of this please! Fantastic line up, well done chaps.

Hi Chris,

Just want to concur with most of the other people commenting and say GREAT UPDATE!! Really looking forward to basically all the games on both the Vita and the PS3! I saw that you said you guys are glad for all feedback on which games we the gamers want, so I thought I would mention which ones I would really enjoy see being added to the IGC:

Assassins Creed Revelations
Saints Row The Third
Unfinished Swan
Max Payne 3

Vita titles:
Little Big Planet


Retro City Rampage

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Hi Chris,

Just want to concur with most of the other people commenting and say GREAT UPDATE!! Really looking forward to basically all the games on both the Vita and the PS3! I saw that you said you guys are glad for all feedback on which games we the gamers want, so I thought I would mention which ones I would really enjoy see being added to the IGC:

Assassins Creed Revelations
Saints Row The Third
Unfinished Swan
Max Payne 3

Vita titles:
Little Big Planet


Retro City Rampage


Thanks for the feedback some excellent titles there, I will see what we can do :)


gibt es ne chance auf Assassins Creed, Prince of Persia or Arkham Asylum(already played arkham city)?^^


Already have Arkham City but have been wanting Limbo for a while now and have heard nothing but good things about vanquish. And also exicited for Knytt Underground and Big Sky Infinity for when I get my vita. These are also two completly new titles aswell so that means anyone who has had the vita for a while and were disapointed when they had most of last months titles will be happy aswell, smiles all round :)

Well done Chris.

Hi Chris! Thanks for the update! I was just wondering when we’ll start to hear about all the Christmas offers? Looking at getting some games, but don’t want to miss out on any great deals.


Good things come to those who wait :)


Good games once again. Sadly i’ve got them all but will d/l Limbo for PS3 and play it again for a few trophies. Would you believe i bought Arkham City GOTY yesterday. Dayuum. However, think i will keep it since the dlc is not going on offer, otherwise i would have took it back.

BTW Chris, i was just wondering why we are repeatedly seeing games receive a PS+ discount less than 2 months after we received it free through plus. First there was Saints Row 2 and now Hell Yeah. Seems like a pointless discount to me since the vast majority will already have these games.


Some of the games that we manage to secure discounts on are for non plus subscribers as well and where we can we try to get an additional Plus discount so if our publishers want to offer a discount we will always look to bring it to you no matter if it has been in Plus recently :)

will give Batman a go (have Vanguish with its lenticular sleeve and Limbo) not so keen on fighting games but Knytt Underground seems interesting

would you please include some discounts for psn rpgs or rpg dlc like Dragon’s Age also as some of the ultimate editions have been on sale (Saint’s Row the Third – would be nice if the dlc had a sale (some of us already have the game

ok thought Knytt Underground was a PS3 compatible game. Nice to be paying for content I can’t access. Thank you Sony, really appreciated.

Good stuff. Fingers crossed your can arrange a PS+ discount for the Harley Quinn DLC.

WOW best PS+ update so far not got 1 of these titles it’s so awesome :D

@Everyone who keeps mentioning about DLC being included in games this will never happen with the free games given with PS+ as this is how the developers/Sony make money.

@Chris great job with PS+ but I kind feel like there is a huge lack of RPGs especially as it’s my favourite genre and it would be nice if some were added to the free games list for PS3/VITA. With the amount of free games given for PS VITA it seems like a future purchase for one is inevitable just needs a few must have games for me especially if they are RPGs :) Keep up the good work!


Hi Gabba11, yeah I am wokring on trying to bring more variety to the service so we can try and give something for everyones tastes unfortuantely this takes a little time so stick with it, we’ll get there :)