PlayStation Plus Update: Star Wars Pinball And Darkstalkers Chronicle Free

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Sony has pulled back the curtain on this week’s PlayStation Plus update, revealing a huge list of discounted games and two new additions to the free Instant Game Collection; Star Wars Pinball and Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower.

As part of Zen Pinball 2, the Star Wars Pinball DLC pack adds three licensed tables to the collection; Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, The Clone Wars, and Boba Fett. If you have not yet experienced any of Zen Studios’ pinball tables, the Star Wars collection is a fantastic place to start. For my money, Zen Studios is the premier developer of digital pinball tables (FarSight Studios comes in a very close second in my book), and this set of DLC really shows off what they are capable of.

Aside from the Instant Game Collection additions, Sony has packed this week’s PlayStation Plus update with a ton of discounts and special offers.

First up on the list is a kick off to PS Vita Summer Select, which gives Plus members a 20% discount on four upcoming indie Vita games during their launch week. The nice part about this one is that all the games are Cross-Buy titles, meaning if you don’t own a Vita you can still buy the game and pick up the PS3 version for free. PS Vita Summer Select starts with Divekick in tomorrow’s PS Store update, and then continues with the following line-up:

Release Date

Game Title

Regular Price

PS Plus Price

Launch Week





8/20 through 8/26





8/27 through 9/2





9/3 through 9/9


Dragon Fantasy: Book II



9/10 through 9/16

Tomorrow’s PS Store update also contains the second week of the PS Vita Japanese Games Sale, which provides discounts on the following Vita titles:

Game Title Normal Price Sale Price PS Plus Price
Street Fighter X Tekken PS Vita $39.99 $27.99 $19.59
Dead or Alive 5 Plus $39.99 $19.99 $10.00
Ragnarok Odyssey $29.99 $20.99 $14.69
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection PS Vita $29.99 $20.99 $14.69
Dynasty Warriors Next $34.99 $17.49 $8.75
Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 PS Vita $39.99 $19.99 $10.00
New Little Kings Story $19.99 $13.99 $9.79
Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz $29.99 $20.99 $14.69
Muramasa Rebirth $34.99 $27.99 $20.99

As if that wasn’t enough, Sony is also holding a Fan Expo Canada sale, which gives everyone up to 50% off a collection of games, with PlayStation Plus subscribers receiving up to 75% off. This sale covers the following titles:

Game Title Normal Price Sale Price PS Plus Price
Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon $14.99 $10.49 $7.34
Guacamelee! $14.99 $10.49 $7.34
Guacamelee! PS Vita $14.99 $10.49 $7.34
Nun Attack $2.99 $2.09 $1.46
Might & Magic Clash of Heroes $14.99 $7.49 $3.75
Critter Crunch $6.99 $3.49 $1.75
Tales from Space: About A Blob Premium Bundle $7.99 $4.99 $2.50
Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack $9.99 $3.99 $2.00
Tales from Space: About A Blob $7.99 $3.99 $2.00
Lights, Camera, Party! $29.99 $14.99 $7.50

Finally, PlayStation Plus members will also be able to grab a $2 discount on Ms. Germinator (Cross-Buy on the PS3 and Vita) and take part in the Killzone: Mercenary public beta.

That wraps up this week’s PlayStation Plus update, make sure to drop a line in the comments below and let us know which titles you have your eye on.