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It’s Free! on PlayStation Store for December 13th

It’s Free! on PlayStation Store for December 13th

It was slim pickings last week but for December 13th there’s quite a bit of free stuff to be had on the PlayStation Store! Let’s go:

Demos
If you recently picked up a newer, cheaper PlayStation VR headset and are looking for something free, grab The Last Guardian VR Demo. Hopefully Trico isn’t as spastic as in the full game or you’re likely to be virtually squished. ARIKA’s back with a new entry in the EX series, Fighting EX Layer, and there’s a free beta demo that you can play now through Christmas Day, the 25th. If you missed picking up The Evil Within 2 on a Black Friday sale you can at least check out a chunk of it now for free with this demo. Likewise, if Square Enix’s Lost Sphear has you intrigued you can grab a demo of it now too.

Add-ons
The cream of the crop for add-on content this week has to be Resident Evil 7’s free “Not a Hero” DLC. Mainstay hunk, Chris Redfield, appears in the expansion fighting “new enemies and cruel traps” and probably spending way less time hiding under things than in the main game. Also high on the list of freebies is the Carnivals and Legends add-on for Pinball FX3 bringing two unique tables to the game.

For PlayStation Plus subscribers there are a pair of bonus packs for both SMITE and Star Trek Online while everyone gets a bundle of free elixirs in Tokyo Xanadu eX+.Lastly, Capcom’s released a SHAREfactory theme for Marvel vs. Capcom: Infinite that adds a handy visual package for your on-console video editing needs.

Avatars & Themes
If you like the looks of Ubisoft’s mysterious VR experience, Transference, you can grab a free cyberpunk-esque Avatar image this week. And continuing the peace offering from EA, there are two free Star Wars Battlefront II themes to decorate your PlayStation 4 Home Screen with, if you need a reminder of your seething rage.

Odds & Ends
If the cold weather has you huddled around your PlayStation 4 for warmth, here are a couple of not-free things that might help lift your spirits. Aqua TV is a tried-and-true aquarium screensaver with a bunch of goofy customization options. It’s not free but on sale for PlayStation Plus members at $6.99. Best of all is this sunny, pixely Windjammers theme for $2. I don’t even like the game but that art is undeniably cheery!

*All titles are for North America unless specifically noted.
Availability probably varies wildly depending on your region.

It’s Free (or cheap)! on PlayStation Store for December 6th

It's Free (or cheap)! on PlayStation Store for December 6th

If you’re broke I’ve got some bad news.
f you’re broke but have a PlayStation Plus subscription I’ve got some slightly better news.

Free-to-Play games 3on3 FreeStyle, Dreadnought, and Happy Dungeons all have free add-ons for PlayStation Plus members this week. For 3on3 you’ll get a handful of coins and upgrade items. In Dreadnought you’ll get a pair of emblems that seem to have some kind of perk effect on your ships. And in Happy Dungeons it’s time for your regularly scheduled monthly bonus of Happy Jewels.

Since the freebies were a bust let’s take a look at a couple of nearly-free, super cheap things to fill up this post a bit more. Mitch: Berry Challenge is making its debut on PlayStation 4 this week (for $3.99 or $2.79 for PS+) and it stars everyone’s favorite green iguana…….. MITCH! It’s a quaint if plain looking platformer that got its start back in the OUYA days.

Idea Factory is also having a massive sale on add-on DLC for a variety of games including the Hyperdimension Neptunia series, Fairy Fencer F, Dark Rose Valkyrie, and Monster Monpiece. Most of them are half-off and priced at $0.99 or below. Beyond that, well… Q*bert: Rebooted avatars are once again on sale in case you personally identify with a Q*bert that looks like Frankenstein. Hey, that’s fine, no judgement.

It’s Free! on PlayStation Store for November 27th

It's Free! on PlayStation Store for November 27th

I look at the PlayStation Store every week out of my own curiosity so why wouldn’t I pass on the word about some free junk?! Let’s sort that page by “price: lowest to highest” and see what’s bubbled up for the week of November 27th.

Avatars & Themes
As expected, there’s a bunch of free avatar icons and themes in the mix. Cat Quest recently launched on PlayStation 4 and the team at PQUBE have released five cute avatar icons and one ruggedly handsome mustachioed cat sailor to celebrate. If you feel the need to redecorate your dashboard on the cheap this week there’s a free static theme from PAYDAY 2 and even a free flashy dynamic theme to celebrate Rez Infinite’s one-year anniversary. Hey, happy birthday Rez Infinite!

 

It's Free! on PlayStation Store for November 27th

Demos & Add-Ons
If you’re one of the people who still uses SHAREfactory to edit clips on PlayStation 4 and you aren’t totally disgusted with Star Wars Battlefront II then there’s a free video package to play around with in the app. I don’t know, add some Star Wars themed stickers and transitions to your rant videos about lootboxes or whatever.

If you’d rather play some games there are two new demos to grab: one for Destiny 2 and one for Steep: Road to the Olympics which is actually a “beta” version of the full game coming December 5th. You can also get a serious boost in Titanfall 2 with a free Jump Start Add-On that basically unlocks everything and gives you some Experience boosts. I haven’t kept up with the game at all but this sounds a little desperate to me. Meanwhile, I’m not sure if it’s desperation or if Sega finally understands Sonic fans but they’ve got free “Sanic” t-shirts for Sonic Forces this week. Given the way those custom characters look this is literally a memes-on-memes situation.

 

It's Free! on PlayStation Store for November 27th

Free Games!
“Arcade Never Dies!” proclaims the description of Knights of Valour, the extremely peculiar free-to-play adaptation of the 1999 arcade brawler. No, it’s not my long-prophesied virtual token, instead the designers at the dubiously named studio, Games in Flames, are counting on you to buy $5 and $10 packs of reforging stones to buff up your gear or $15 to straight unlock characters. Alongside the game there’s a free pack of junk for PlayStation Plus members to dull the microtransaction sting if you do decide to jump in.

It’s pretty wild: taking an old arcade game and retooling it with modern free-to-play hooks. I’m not expecting to fall into its trap but I’m interested to see how they turn an hour-long arcade game into a grueling grindfest. The whole Dynasty Warriors/Three Kingdoms style also has me on board. Isn’t Dynasty Warriors 9 here yeeeeet?!

*All titles are for North America unless specifically noted.
Availability probably varies wildly depending on your region.

Original Dragon Quest hidden inside Dragon Quest XI

Original Dragon Quest hidden inside Dragon Quest XI

Dragon Quest XI: Echoes of an Elusive Age just launched in Japan on PlayStation 4 and Nintendo 3DS but players have already found a special Thank You gift hidden in the game. Play-Asia’s guide starts with “after finishing the story”, which is already crazy considering the game has only been on sale for about a week.

Anyways, first you finish the game, then you take a pair of sisters back to the Tree of Life where you can watch a hidden credits video. During the video the “Spell of Restoration” appears — the password system from the Famicom and MSX versions of Dragon Quest — presenting you a download code to punch into the Nintendo eShop or PlayStation Store. Better take a screenshot before it scrolls by.

Once redeemed you’ll have your very own free copy of the original Dragon Quest that nobody else can play, sorta. Some comparisons by fans indicate that this hidden game is a port of the mobile version that’s been kicking around on smartphones since 2013. But, nobody else can play it on a PlayStation 4 (it’s totally got trophies) or Nintendo 3DS, just yet anyways.

The “Spell of Restoration” apparently has a shelf life and the free download codes hidden in Dragon Quest XI will expire on January 28th, 2018. By then I totally expect this version of Dragon Quest to be available for all to buy, followed shortly by more mobile ports of Dragon Quest 2 through 6.

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New Collaboration and More added to Spelunker Z

Forget about that Metal Gear Whatever game! Minna de Spelunker Z updated last night and while we still don’t have a new zone they’ve updated, changed and added a lot. The Version 1.07 changelog adds the new Championship events, makes the web-based notifications faster, adjusts the daily login bonus timer, and improves the criteria for the end-of-stage multiplayer rankings. Most noteworthy for me and my sprawling glut of gear is the addition of a “NEW” tag on newly crafted items to make them easier to find. According to the Google translation there’s also a way to reset your OP gear to its starting stats which is kind of terrifying since I can’t read anything in the game.

In other news, Square announced that they’ve reached 300,000 registered players which doesn’t seem like a lot for a game that’s nearly eight months old. The chances of it being translated now seem extra slim but, whatever, we get a bunch of daily login goodies to commemorate the occasion starting on September 18th.

091715-spelunkernimueSeveral new events are rolling out including the reveal of Collaboration #7 that I’ve been guessing at for nearly a month. Turns out it’s Kaku-San-Sei Million Arthur, some kind of wildly popular mobile, card battle, RPG, thingie. It’s even available in English if you’re into that sort of thing. I’m not, so all that’s important to me is that new gear will be available from 9/16 through 10/28.

Nimue (the character from the teaser image), Merlin and Arthur gear will be peppered through a handful of stages, rotating availability in two-week intervals. The Million Arthur collaboration also gets you a bonus 100 Moon Stones if you download both it and Spelunker Z on the Vita by October 28th. That might be hard to pull off if you aren’t using your Japanese PSN account though.

Of utmost importance to me is the new pet, Perle. Not only is it an adorably plush Persian cat that sits on your head, Perle can be used to activate the multiplayer switches in the levels. I might finally be able to grab some of the shining silver eggs that have been off limits to me since I can’t ever find anyone to play with. Perle’s lithograph pieces can be found in stages 1-16 through 1-20 from September 16th through October 28th.

Finally, there’s the new Championship events that promise “tricky ultra-high degree of difficulty” stages with powerful loot as the reward. Rotating daily from now until October 28th, I’m not certain if these five Championship stages are just remixes of existing ones or totally new. I’ll have to have more of a poke around the map screen with Google Translate loaded up.