PlayStation Plus North American March Preview, Spec Ops Free Tomorrow

The North American PlayStation Blog adopted one of the nicer features from their European counterpart today, by changing the way they announce PlayStation Plus updates. In the past Sony would only reveal additions to the Instant Game Collection on a weekly basis. The new reporting method still allows for those updates, however, from here on out we will also get a preview at the start of each month that details all the major content (in no particular order) coming to the Instant Game Collection.

While this won’t provide Plus members with an exact schedule of updates (you will still need to check each week to see what is arriving), it will let everyone know the games that are on the way for that month. Hopefully, this will cut down on the instances of Plus members purchasing a particular game, only to find it added to their free Instant Game Collection in the following week.

At any rate, in March 2013 the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection additions will be (in no particular order):

  • Spec Ops: The Line (PS3)
  • Disgaea 3: Absence of Detention (PS Vita)
  • Joe Danger 2: The Movie (PS3)
  • Tekken 6 (PSP; Supported on PS Vita)
  • The Cave (PS3)

Additionally, the following titles will be leaving the Instant Game Collection (pro tip – simply “purchase” the games before they leave the IGC and you can re-download them for free, as long as you remain a PlayStation Plus subscriber):

  • March 5th – Guardians of Middle Earth
  • March 12th – Quantum Conundrum
  • March 19th – Dungeon Defenders
  • March 19th – Foosball 2012 PS Vita
  • March 26th – Plants Vs Zombies

Tomorrow’s PlayStation Store update will add Spec Ops: The Line to the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection, and give Plus members a 20% discount on BIT.TRIP Presents Runner2 Future Legend Of Rhythm Alien (which brings the game down to $11.99 for its PSN release).

Finally, PlayStation Plus members will also get the following discounts on PS Vita software as part of the second week Vita Anniversary Sale:

  • Army Corps Of Hell $19.59
  • Big Sky: Infinity (Cross Buy) $4.89
  • Blazblue: Continuum Shift Extend $12.24
  • Dokuro $6.99
  • Dynasty Warriors Next $$17.14
  • Knytt Underground (Cross Buy) $7.34
  • Lego Batman 2: DC Super Heroes $19.59
  • Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 $9.79
  • Lego Lord Of The Rings $19.59
  • Orgarhythm $9.79
  • Pure Chess $3.84
  • Retro City Rampage (Cross Buy) $7.34
  • Sine Mora $4.89
  • Spy Hunter $17.49
  • Street Fighter X Tekken PS Vita $19.59
  • Sumioni: Demon Arts $7.34
  • Ultimate Marvel Vs Capcom 3 PS Vita $19.59

Overall, a very nice update date for PlayStation Plus members this week and the rest of the month is not looking to shabby either!

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Justin Alderman

Justin has been a gamer since the Intellivision days back in the early 80′s. He started writing about and covering the video game industry in 2008. In his spare time he is also a bit of a gun-nut and Star Wars nerd.