Demon’s Souls, Malicious, more go free for PlayStation Plus
posted on 04.01.13 at 08:57 PM EDT by (@salromano)
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Demon’s Souls, Atlus and From Software’s critically acclaimed PlayStation 3 action RPG, will go free for PlayStation Plus members when the PlayStation Store updates tomorrow, Sony has announced.

Joining Demon’s Souls are Malicious and Labyrinth Legends for PlayStation 3, Zombie Tycoon 2: Brainhov’s Revenge for PlayStation 3 and PS Vita, and Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny for PSP, which will also be free.

Discounts this month include The Walking Dead, Rainbow Moon, and Soldner-X among various bundles. Find a full set of listings and prices here.

  • DarthBrian

    Winner: Demon’s Souls.

    which I already have. :p

  • peterpansyndrome94

    I have never played Demon Souls. Now is the time in order to prepare me for Dragon’s Crown.

    • Bloodios

      …can it though, being a totally different sort of game and all…

      • http://twitter.com/GematsuZero Zero

        Yeah, way different. =D

      • peterpansyndrome94

        It will not be the difficulty aspect. In Dragon’s Crown you will see where other players die,

        • Bloodios

          Well, I didn’t mean the difficulty either (not really that difficult in the first place, just a steep learning curve.) What I meant is that as a whole, the gameplay mechanics of Demon’s Souls seems entirely different from the one presented in Dragon’s Crown. So, I’m not sure if anything you gain from playing Demon’s Souls would even prove beneficial in Dragon’s Crown…

    • dior

      Will Dragon’s Crown even be that difficult? I didn’t know it was supposed to be one of those crazy difficult games

      • http://www.squarealliance.com/ Zackasaur

        I don’t think it is… Vanillaware games aren’t usually all that tough. They’re basically very pretty button mashing games.

        • dior

          Got it

      • peterpansyndrome94

        Its not the difficulty. In DCrown you will see where other players die and you can take their points, gold, items etc.

        • dior

          Okay, thanks for the clarification

  • almostautumn

    This will be the third time I have picked up Demon’s Souls. I think I made it to the seventh boss the last time before I quit on it— this time, I shall succeed!

  • Bloodios

    Grabbing Demon’s Souls, just so I can enjoy the benefit of running it off my Momentus XT. I’ll need my game to load as fast as possible, to lessen my anxiety from farming Pure BladeStone (it’s been at least a few hundred days since I began farming and it I haven’t even gotten one, really?!) It makes farming Titanite Slabs from Dark Souls seems like a walk in the park in comparison…

  • http://twitter.com/GematsuZero Zero

    I’ve been told Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny is quite good? Can anyone confirm this? I’m going to download it on Plus regardless.

    • Sevyne

      It’s one of the best portable fighting games even today.

      • http://twitter.com/GematsuZero Zero

        That’s what I’ve been told. Looking forward to trying it out soon. Thanks.

    • PrinceHeir

      definitely has the largest cast of Soul Calibur ever!!!

      i wish they used the same cast for SCV!!!

      • http://twitter.com/GematsuZero Zero

        I wonder why they limited the roster on the console versions? You’d think it would be the other way around.

        • PrinceHeir

          yup!!

          same thing with DOA5 and DOA Dimensions.

          even though DOA5 added Mila and Rig as new characters

          DOA Dimensio kept some of the old ones like Ein(person wise he’s Hayate, but he’s fighting style is closer to Hitomi), Leon(don’t know why; head VA died?)

          i want the boss characters Gohyakumine Bankotsubo, Kasumi Alpha(red garmet Kasumi), Genra, Raidou

          also no characters like Momiji(Ninja Gaiden; she is perfect for the addition), Irene Law and Rachel!!!

          Momiji is the one character i’ve been dying to play ever since Sigma 2!!!

          want to see her swimsuit badly!! X___X

  • Skerj

    Europe got a better update and has better PS Plus content in general but I’ll still be picking up Demon’s Souls and everything else, because well I already pay for Plus.

    • http://twitter.com/GamerOfThrone Aerys

      Dont forget Europe has less games too… And when we get it, its only digital…
      Sony dont care , we got just one single vita color, we’re still waiting for the white vita

  • PrinceHeir

    PS Plus is fucking awesome!!!

    definitely gonna download malicious for sure!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

    Demon’s soul and Malicious? Not bad… while europe got Okami HD and the Cave, both plus offers for now go toe to toe imo…

    • Skerj

      Well The Cave is already on PS Plus in the States but Europe also got Zero Escape for Vita vs uh Zombie Tycoon.

      • Elvick

        Yeah, but Zombie Tycoon 2 is a new game when we get it free. And since I bought VLR at launch, I’d much rather have the new game over something I already have…

        And I’m sure most people who knew about VLR and wanted it, have it already anyway. So it’s inclusion in EU, is more to benefit the game itself and to help push it to those who may not know about it or wouldn’t have tried it otherwise, but may end up enjoying it.

        • Sevyne

          I do have to agree about this, but I’m still not too excited over the Vita offering this month. Mostly because the cross-buy games (while some are decent) are generally cheaper quality games they are trying to push in our faces. To me, they are like the PS Minis of the Vita; A few real gems amongst piles of trash.

          Also, while I’m an owner of both a PS3 and Vita, it just seems extremely unfair to Vita owners on these kinds of months when they pay the same as everyone else. Their service becomes compromised for the sake of providing PS3 Plus an extra game.

          Now on the PS3 side everything looks pretty decent so I can’t complain about that.

  • Kurisu Makise

    Soul Calibur for FREE!? And we got Tekken 6 too? Ah, PS+ pretty much overpaid itself for me already, next stop is a one year card for sure. Demon’s Soul and Malicious seems like icing on a good cake. Though what I’d do to get Okami HD, especially as I just sold off my PS2 original =(

    • http://twitter.com/GematsuZero Zero

      I’ve been enjoying Plus for quite a while now. Best advice I can give – Just add everything they put up for free to the download list. You can always go back and download it, so long as you have the plus service.

      You might already know as much, but I figured I’d share my advice anyways. ^^

      • http://xanhisam.deviantart.com/ xanhisam

        Exactly what I do ^ ^ I’m all set up for a year of Vita titles, just got a buy a Vita now

      • Kurisu Makise

        Hehe I knew but it’s definitely good advice to share. I’ve got a lot of titles in my download list. My only regret for PS3 titles is my HDD capacity and bandwidth caps =(

      • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

        My advice to any PS3 owners: Go get playstation plus and a HDD of 500GB or more… Your wallet will thank you for it…

        As for Vita owners, you have to suck up the memory card prices(I’m in the same boat as well xD)… Sony must have planned on making us buy overpriced memory cards with PS+ all along…

  • http://www.facebook.com/JaeWhy SasuleUchiha

    I want to ask a question. If I bought PS Plus or PSN voucher do I need to enter Credit Card number? Because I don’t have one.

    • http://twitter.com/GematsuZero Zero

      I don’t believe so. I think you can just scratch the back of the card for the numbers. After that, insert the code by clicking Redeem Codes on PS Store. It should be that simple.

    • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

      Just grab a digital PSN card from Play-asia… Wait until they send you the code and input the code using the “Redeem Codes” on your profile settings… Remember, the PSN cards are region-locked…

  • bleach630

    didn’t atlus close demon souls server.
    there is no way one can finish this game on single player.

    • Bloodios

      Nope, it’s still active and very much alive. But read this more
      than 300-day-old article
      instead of taking my words for it, since I’m an offline-only player (so screw the Monk’s Head Collar XD) who has already beaten the game three times and has only recently started fresh in order to hunt trophies.

      I recently realized that trying to get all the rings is a $#&*, but I hate the stupid Pure Bladestone just as much (hundred of days have already passed and it hasn’t dropped once. WTH?!!!)…

    • MrSirFeatherFang

      Nope, I finished platinumed the whole game without really going online (damn you world tendencies…). It’s not that hard doing it single player as long as you look up your stuff

      • http://twitter.com/RaiuLyn Raiu

        By “look up your stuff”, you mean walkthroughs?

        • MrSirFeatherFang

          Well I never looked/watched walkthroughs. Demon’s Souls wiki and maybe the message boards/forums. Though I think the Demon’s Souls wiki should suffice (so much info there, sometimes it even overwhelms me even though I’ve been there so many times)

  • http://www.squarealliance.com/ Zackasaur

    I just started PlayStation Plus… And it’s pretty amazing. o_o

  • loveneet singh

    I like everything in Demon’s and Dark except the combat. Never been a
    fan of action combat in games. I want to have the same approach to
    combat in games as i do when i play chess. Dragon Age: Origins is about
    as much of action combat as i can take in games. Would love if they made
    a game like Demon’s and Dark souls but with turn-based combat system
    like Fallout 1 & 2.

    http://us.playstation.com/psn/playstation-plus/