Hitman Absolution and Catherine head to EU PlayStation Plus in May

Malicious also available on PlayStation 3, with Sine Mora and Velocity Ultra HD coming to Vita.

The May lineup of free games for PlayStation Plus subscribers in Europe has been announced by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe.

Hitman: Absolution is the headliner for PlayStation 3, which will arrive on the PlayStation Store alongside psychological puzzler Catherine and Malicious from May 1.

The three games will replace outgoing titles Okami HD, F1 Race Stars, and Quantum Conundrum.

PlayStation Vita owners will have access to shmup revival Sine Mora from May 8, which will replace Zero Escape: Virtue's Last Reward. Velocity Ultra HD will also be available from May 15, whereas outgoing adventure Thomas Was Alone will leave PlayStation Plus on May 22.

A 12-month subscription to the PlayStation Plus service has an RRP of £39.99.

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master_zidane
master_zidane

Get subscriptions for both regions like I did. Problem solved.

vivalatour
vivalatour

the Hitman video revealed the reasons I did so bad with the missions , I really thought all those things that were shown was the way to go ?  other than that playing the game the correct way would turn out mostly confusing and purty darn boring ! Hitman was one of very few games I never completed when probably very close to the finish , I just could not take it anymore and I will never know how it ends either by choice ...

 

PcGamingRig
PcGamingRig

might have to give catherine a go. :)

Light_Blue_Wolf
Light_Blue_Wolf

I'm sure a lot of us folks with a USA PS+ would love to have Catherine as a freebie. ..And Okami HD... ~Hint, hint~

kachal
kachal

so yet no consideration over bringing Counter Strike : Global to EU PS Store ? you know because there have been ages since it's release on US PS Store . 

Naylord
Naylord

Why is EU PS+ so damn amazing and NA been so mediocre lately?

white_wind
white_wind

oh shoot, I have Malicious already, a good but not great game, beautiful visuals, very short, and could be difficult if you don't know what you are doing.

Rollinthunder01
Rollinthunder01

Infamous 2 was one of the recent freebies on Na PS+ and Malicious was released today as a freebie. All this rage over who gets what is silly. It really comes down to your taste in games. Some people might want one over another. Demon Souls though old is still a great game, although I already have a physical copy already. I will admit I wouldn't have minded getting Red Dead Redemption or Mass Effect3. I have Batman Arkham City on Disc. It would be nice if the Na PS+ and EU+ got the same games, then we could all bitch about the same offerings.

Thyasianman
Thyasianman

ARE YOU KIDDING ME? TWO ACTUAL GAMES THAT I WOULD WANT? Catherine and Hitman Asolution... I think I'm going to perform harakiri. 

mkdms14
mkdms14

Please stop posting PS + Europe games it is Obvious that Sony cares about Europe more than USA.

CraigNinten
CraigNinten

This is the first time I am glad that I am with an Australian account.

PlasmaBeam44
PlasmaBeam44

Good lord, Europe always gets really great PS+ games.

proxopata
proxopata

damn,, already beat hitman in january, it came with free ps plus 1 month trial though,, allowed me to dl mk and bioshock 2  free :)

tmrtyn
tmrtyn

Awesome :D I've been loving my PS Plus subscription. Just in the past 2 months I've got Sleeping Dogs, Little Big Planet 2, Motorstorm Apocalypse, Okami HD, Mass Effect 3, Mortal Kombat and quite a few more...all for a 14 Euros every 3 months. Sweet deal, thanks Sony :)

radprofile
radprofile

LOL Catherine, I got that game (digital version), and never finished it because I didn't like it, is just an interactive anime, you repeat the same stuff over and over again, and never leave the damn bar, all is cutscenes and anime movies, I could just see a "gameplay" video on youtube and save some money.  It's not really a "game", well maybe yes if you like Q-bert, but aside from that, you will just read text and pick some choices and you're done.

Kuribboh
Kuribboh

Catherine is brilliant =)

Karmazyn
Karmazyn

Damm ! I have just bought Hitman Absoultion on STEAM for 4 pounds two weeks ago. I guess there is still Catherine and two games for PS VITA. I love you SONY !

zzamaro
zzamaro

btw Mr. Gaston, I've seen some of the recents news and you haven't posted a source in the ones I've seen.

SecularSage
SecularSage

It IS hard to understand the disparity between NA and the EU PS+ (why, Sony? Why?), but the NA PS+ is hardly a slouch, particularly if you're making use of the discounts during sales (which NA does better than EU from what I've seen).

EU gets better retail titles (NA has gotten a lot of second-tier SCEA, THQ and Eidos titles), but NA gets more PSN titles. I also believe NA has been running PS+ longer, which means that the NA gamers like myself who have been there since day 1 have some pretty sizable libraries.

What irks me is when users get upset that some new indie title, like Journey or Unfinished Swan, isn't immediately free on day 1 and refuse to support it because they don't want to pay the discounted $12 for a game that will be free down the road. It's understandable, though -- where PS+ has set a bad precedent is in making some indie games free too quickly so that the people who buy on day 1 feel shafted, and it's making a lot of people demand free games before they should be free. But then, any time you give something away for free, it's never good enough for some folks for EVERYTHING not to be free.

I've suggested on the PS Blog that Sony needs to do a better job of loading Day 1 titles with extras (soundtracks, themes, avatars, Home goods, etc) and then making the people who hold out for PS+ freebies have to pay for those extras if they want them. That way, everyone wins.


DarkNeoBahamut
DarkNeoBahamut

I'm gonna switch to EU  PS+. US PS+ is a joke! I know 50 euros is a bit more money that 50 dollars but it's completly worth it. And now US Store is still not updated (it was supposed to be updated by yesterday), this has never happened in EU Store.

Tak666
Tak666

This is one of the reasons(besides the food and the women) why I love living in the EU.

I didn't finish Sleeping Dogs yet, or Agarest 2 or Zero Escape and here comes Catherine.

Yeah baby!

DomZeal
DomZeal

That's why PS3 sells better in Europe, look what shit we got.

Uruca
Uruca

@Naylord  You just got Demon Souls, wth are you talking about it?

Lhomity
Lhomity

@Naylord Because people in EU, UK and AU were complaining for years about how NA gets it better.... oh wait, they still are.

Lhomity
Lhomity

@Thyasianman You could save bloodying your sword, and simply create an EU PSN account, then buy an EU PSN voucher on eBay.

Lhomity
Lhomity

@mkdms14 Have you ever seen the EU Playstation blog? 1000+ comments just like yours daily, but with "USA" and "Europe" swapped around.

Lhomity
Lhomity

@DarkNeoBahamut Yes, but sadly it isn't that simple, due to part of the problem involving differing licensing and distribution terms in different parts of the world, not to mention classifications systems in each country.


Hopefully, next-gen will see some improvements. I live in Australia. We've still never been able to purchase Chrono Cross locally.

EllieStranger
EllieStranger

@SecularSage You're a moron if you think American PS Plus is good. You even say you have to spend money to get anything out of it. Which isn't why I bought PS Plus in the first place.

Lhomity
Lhomity

@DarkNeoBahamut "this has never happened in EU Store."

 Uh, yes. It has. Spend an hour reading EU blog comments. Guaranteed you'll lose count of complaints in less than 5 minutes.

csvichf
csvichf

@DomZeal Don't you guys have all sorts of cool features, such as Netflix? for your PS. EU gets Hitman and all of the sudden you get ''shit'', Sony has been fking Europe the most so you should rly stop spouting shit. Some games arn't even released in EU that were released in NA like a year ago. But yes we Europeans get Hitman for Ps+, get over yourself

EllieStranger
EllieStranger

@csvichf @DomZeal Eat shit. Europe's PS Plus has been amazing, from getting Sleeping Dogs to Red Dead Redemption to Arkham City.

We get nothing compared to those.

csvichf
csvichf

@EllieStranger @csvichf @DomZeal I'm not talking about Playstation Plus you freak, Just in general, Europe gets screwed more often than the US, now you get screwed a few times (not rly that hard), whereas the PS3 is an inferior overall product in Europe due to no Netflix, and who knows what else. We have some something called Mobi I believe, and when i checked it out when it just came out they had about 10% of their library availlable in Europe and the rest in the US. Stop overreacting