PlayStation Plus is set to get a little bit balder in North America, as Sony has announced that Hitman: Absolution will be whacking the Instant Game Collection this week. Agent 47’s latest adventure will be accompanied by discounts on escapeVektor, SuperFrog HD, and various Rayman titles. You’ll also be able to snatch weird lightgun game Wicked Monsters Blast HD for $1.

But this is the start of a brand new month, so there’s plenty more to look forward to over the coming days. In addition to IO Interactive’s stealth ‘em up, you’ll also be able to nab free copies of the brilliant BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2 – Future Legend of Rhythm Alien, Star Wars Pinball, Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower, and the PlayStation Vita version of Machinarium.

Of course, that’s all in addition to the usual array of savings, more of which will be announced later in the month. While we wait for additional details, though, it’s worth noting that Battlefield 3, Labyrinth Legends, Gods Eater Burst, Malicious, and Dokuro are all set to leave the Instant Game Collection soon, so make sure that you grab them while they’re hot.

Are you satisfied with this month’s update? As always, don’t forget to share your thoughts in the comments section and poll below. It looks pretty good from where we’re sitting.


Which PS Plus title are you most looking forward to in August? (18 votes)

Hitman: Absolution

50%

Star Wars Pinball

6%

BIT.TRIP Presents: Runner 2 – Future Legend of Rhythm Alien

39%

Machinarium

6%

Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower

  0%

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[via blog.us.playstation.com]