PS Plus comes to the Vita next week

written by Stephen Hanley on 13.11.12 vita 2

PlayStation Europe released a statement earlier today to announce that along with the System Firmware update 2.0, PlayStation Plus is finally coming to the PlayStation Vita. First announced at Gamescon 2012, Sony promised to bring the back then newly restructured PlayStation Plus to the Vita for no additional cost. Sony have held true to this and announced the first four games that you can download next week on the 21st of November once the store updates.

Those games are

  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss
  • Gravity Rush
  • Chronovolt
  • Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack

These games are added to the 10 games that are available currently on the PS3 which makes it a great time to adopt a Vita if you’ve been holding off. Uncharted and Gravity Rush are both highly recommended games amongst the Vita community along with Tales From Space while Chronovolt looks like it could provide more than a few hours of entertainment.

On top of these games, PS Vita users will also receive their own 1GB of Cloud Storage for saves, the option to automatically sync Trophies and to automatically download and update system firmware.

To celebrate, PlayStation Europe are also doing a 20% off sale for the first week of PS+ Vita on the following titles:

  • Escape Plan
  • Unit 13
  • Hustle Kings
  • MotorStorm RC
  • Super Stardust Delta and Advanced Star Fighter Pack Bundle
  • Top Darts
  • Little Deviants
  • Modnation Racers: Road Trip
  • Reality Fighters

Check out the quote below for the press release in full detail

PlayStation®Vita version 2.00 System Software Update brings PlayStation®Plus to fans of portable gaming

Current PlayStation®Plus Subscribers can now enjoy PlayStation®Plus exclusive benefits on their PlayStation®Vita at no additional cost

London, 13th November, Today, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) announced that as part of the version 2.00 System Software Update for PlayStation®Vita (PS Vita), they will be bringing PlayStation®Plus (PS Plus), a subscription service package from PlayStation®Network, to PS Vita. Allowing fans to get even more from the world’s most powerful portable system the subscription service will be available on PS Vita from the 21st November and it will be available to existing PlayStation®3 (PS3)subscribers for no additional cost.

PS Plus offers subscribers even more with the release of PS Plus on PS Vita. As part of the Instant Game Collection, subscribers will be able to enjoy PS Vita titles including Uncharted: Golden Abyss™, Gravity Rush and Chronovolt. Members will have access to four games per month, as well as to a multitude of other perks such as free play, exclusive discounts and online storage.

PS3 fans can rest assured, if they’re already a PS3 owner with an existing PS Plus membership, they will be able to enjoy PS Plus features and services on both PS3 and PS Vita – at no extra cost.

The Instant Game Collection across both platforms means players will have a constant library of 14 games and at least five new games a month, which means over 65 games a year for PS3 and PS Vita. Gamers will also receive automatic updates with the service to ensure they are on top of the latest PS3 and PS Vita game and software updates.

Other cross platform benefits mean players can set their trophies and game saves to synchronise automatically, and access to online storage like never before will give fans up to 2GB of game saves online (1GB on PS3 and 1GB on PS Vita).

Commitment to PS Plus is also convenient with subscriptions ranging from 90 days for £11.99 / €14.99 and 365 days for £39.99 / €49.99. An annual subscription available for just €49.99 will give users access to 65 games and equates to a very reasonable €4 a month.

About PS Vita

A recent addition to the PlayStation family, PS Vita™ gives gamers innovative new ways to play and interact, whilst on the go. Its unique, intuitive and varied control inputs allow rich and immersive gaming experiences, while full integration with PlayStation®Network and a host of network features allow players to instantly explore and enjoy the worlds of social and multiplayer gaming.

To find out more, please visit www.eu.playstation.com.

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