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PlayStation Plus comes to PS Vita and brings free games

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Sony Australia announced today that as part of System Software Update 2.00 for the PS Vita they will be bringing PlayStation Plus to the handheld. The subscription service will be available from 21 November when the update goes live and will be available to all existing PlayStation Plus members for no additional cost.

One of the best parts of PlayStation Plus on the PS3 is the Instant Game Collection and it’s no different for the Vita. Available from the moment the service goes live will be Uncharted: Golden Abyss, Gravity Rush and Chronovolt. While it has been announced that for the North American region subscribers will also be able to get their hands on Jet Set Radio HD, WipEout 2048, Tales From Space: Mutant Blobs Attack! and Final Fantasy Tactics: War of the Lions no word on local availability of these games has bee announced. It’s interesting to note that Jet Set Radio HD will be available free to PlayStation Plus subscribers in the U.S. the same day it is released.

Sony have confirmed that PlayStation Plus subscribers on the PS Vita will have access to four games per month as well as the usual discounts, exclusive content and additional online storage. Being a subscriber means 1GB of online save storage for PS Vita on top of the 1GB already available for PS3 subscribers.

Additional benefits include setting trophies and game saves to automatically sync, receiving software updates automatically and accessing over 65 games per year across both the PS3 and PS Vita.

If you haven’t taken out a subscription to PlayStation Plus, it couldn’t be a better time, especially if you own a PS Vita. A subscription will cost you $19.95 for 90 days or $69.95 for a full year.

I know I’m excited for Plus on Vita, who else is?

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I’ve been playing games for the past 25 years and have been writing for almost as long. Combining two passions in the way I’m able is a true privilege. I’m mostly drawn to single player, story driven games and couch co-op, but will occasionally delve into multiplayer.