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Hitman Absolution, Catherine, and Velocity Ultra Front European PS Plus Update

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With summer still some way away, Sony’s turning up the temperature early for PlayStation Plus subscribers. Next month’s European Instant Game Collection update is brimming with content, with murder simulator Hitman Absolution leading the charge. You’ll be able to download the beautiful stealth title for free from 1st May – but, unsurprisingly, that’s not the only heavy hitter on the way.

Also set to release on 1st May is Catherine, the quirky puzzler from Atlus, and Malicious, which is currently available for members in North America. Over on the PlayStation Vita, Sony’s dishing out complementary copies of the critically acclaimed shooter Sine Mora from 8th May, as well as Velocity Ultra, the full high-definition remake of FuturLab’s award-winning PlayStation Mini, from 15th May.

Okami HD, F1 Race Stars, Quantum Conundrum, Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward, and Thomas Was Alone are all set to leave the Instant Game Collection in May, so make sure that you download them as soon as possible if you want to play them. You can find out more about next month’s line-up over on the PlayStation Blog.

As always, let us know whether you’re satisfied in the comments section below. Also, don’t forget to tell us what you’re most looking forward to in the embedded poll.

Which PS Plus title are you most looking forward to in May? (12 votes)

Hitman Absolution






Sine Mora


Velocity Ultra


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User Comments (13)



Ginkgo said:

Always wanted to play Catherine. I may just succumb!
Malicious also looks kinda interesting.




Having just upgraded to plus (largely so I could transfer my Vita saves to my new 32GB card without too much fuss) this is good news. Free Velocity and free Sine Mora!

Can't wait for the polished up Velocity, and I found Sine Mora a better experience on Vita and was going to buy.




Epic said:

I wish they could give us the in the US the same games you guys on EU get T_T we normaly get standard/crap games with sometimes AMAZING months.
You guys always have at least 1 blockbuster game every month.



Gamer83 said:

Sine Mora is a perfect fit on Vita. I paid the money for it when it was released and don't regret it at all. Highly recommend it to any Plus who skipped it before.



rastamadeus said:

I highly recommended that EVERYBODY downloads Catherine. Absolutely brilliant game - only Super Mario Galaxy 2 is better than it this generation, in my opinion. Fantastic going by Sony EU. Hopefully it'll lead to Persona 4 Golden on the Vita, get more people playing Atlus games and hopefully save them.



rjejr said:

The better the EU updates are, the less likely I am to renew in the US. I hate feeling like a 2nd class citizen.



rastamadeus said:

Still no news about Bit.Trip Runner 2 though? Gods sake. With the amount of time we're having to wait - it's on the Wii U! - Sony better offer us a fantastic deal initially, PS+ or not.



Gemuarto said:

Not the best week for Vita, ehh..... Will grab only Velocity Ultra. Really don't understand games from Suda 51 and co.



naruball said:

Great month for me. I was planning to get Sine Mora anyway (really liked the demo) and was always curious about Catherine. Glad I waited



Splat said:

Why does EU find out what the are getting so early and the US has to wait till the first Monday of each month? It's not really a big deal just don't know why they do it that way.

I would love to get Catherine in the US.




@Splat Again, what ends up discounted and free on plus is entirely down to Sony's ability to secure such deals with the game's publisher. Publishing and the associated rights is a messy business, and quite different globally, which is why there are different stores per region in the first place.

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