Firstly, as PlayStation Plus is a pretty awesome service and there would never be a reason to leave, we are very happy to say that as of last Wednesday, 20th March, until 10th April, if you purchase and redeem a one year subscription you will automatically receive an extra 90 days membership at no extra cost! So, whether you are new to the service or want to stack your membership make sure you take advantage of this offer.
There are three new PS3 game and two for PS Vita in the line-up for April, as well as awesome titles such as Joe Danger 2, Dead or Alive 5 and Metal Gear Solid HD Collection that are already available for download.
New PlayStation 3 content
We are very happy to announce that as of 3rd April, for one month only, you can download the critically acclaimed Okami HD as part of your PlayStation Plus subscription.
In this digitally re-mastered version of Capcom’s beautiful PS2 adventure, you will take on the role of mythical sun goddess Amaterasu, who takes the form of a wolf. Your task is to restore colour (or ‘life’) to the world by destroying the monsters who have stolen it. This really is a must-play for all PS3 users. Don’t just take my word for it, download and enjoy!
Also dropping into the service on 3rd April is Warner Bros’ exhilarating action RPG Lord of the Rings: War in the North. You will become part of the great battle of the North as part of the epic War of the Ring. The game includes extensive character customisation and development; expansive co-op gameplay options and upgradeable weapons, skills and special abilities so download and join the fight!
Your final PS3 offering for the month comes from our friends at SEGA in the form of The Cave. Brought to you by veteran Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion creator Ron Gilbert award-winning studio Double Fine Productions, The Cave is an addictive platforming adventure which sends your squad of three unlikely explorers spelunking into a mysterious cavern.
New PS Vita content
First up for PS Vita on 10th April is acclaimed interactive adventure Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward. The story begins when Sigma the main character is kidnapped and awakens in an elevator with a girl named Phi. Zero III, a talking rabbit, appears on a computer monitor in front of them and tells them they must escape the elevator; the pair find themselves in an abandoned warehouse alongside seven other people with the ultimate goal of escaping the building alive!
Last but certainly not least we’re very happy to announce that on 24th April you can download incredible indie puzzle platformer Thomas Was Alone. We’re exceptionally excited to bring this BAFTA-nominated Cross-Buy gem to both PS3 and PS Vita for four weeks!
As usual, you can also expect exclusive PS Plus discounts over the coming weeks, including some fantastic deals on The Walking Dead series currently underway, and big savings on Sleeping Dogs DLC and F1 2012. We’ll update you on these offers and more in the weekly Store posts.
Leaving PS Plus in April:
- 3rd April: Mass Effect 3
- 3rd April: Mortal Kombat
- 3rd April: Guardians of Middle Earth
- 10th April: Metal Gear Solid HD Collection
- 24th April: Puddle
Entering PS Plus in April:
- 3rd April: Okami HD
- 3rd April: Lord of the Rings: War in the North
- 3rd April: The Cave
- 10th April: Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward
- 24th April: Thomas Was Alone
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 up to 65 games across the course of a 12 month subscription – all for a one-off payment of just £39.99.
Remember, if you’ve not got access to your PS3 or PS Vita then you can also buy through our online store.