Under the sea

Sony’s not even finished furnishing our hard drives with this month's European PlayStation Plus goodies – but it’s already turning its attention to 2013. Starting from 2nd January, you’ll be invited on an all expenses paid trip to Rapture, when BioShock 2 joins the Instant Game Collection. That should give you plenty of time to get your feet wet before BioShock Infinite launches later in the year.

If the promise of an expedition beneath the ocean is not enough to get your toes tingling, then perhaps you'll be more excited by a free jaunt through the fires of Mount Doom in the recently released Guardians of Middle-Earth. Elsewhere, the home console release of Mortal Kombat will round out the drop of new PlayStation 3 content, though ratings restrictions mean that German and Australian gamers will have to make do with Gotham City Impostors instead.

Over on the PlayStation Vita, portable players will unlock complimentary copies of Jet Set Radio from 16th January, and The Pinball Arcade from 23rd January. And if all of that wasn’t enough, there’ll be the usual array of discounts and offers. Furthermore, Sony has dropped the price of the service's annual subscription to just £29.99/€37.49, meaning that there's never been a better time to add to your backlog.

[source blog.eu.playstation.com]