White Knight Chronicles 2 And Gravity Rush Free On PS Plus In Japan

By Eugene . September 18, 2013 . 12:30pm

Well, that’s nice. Sony’s PlayStation Plus program in Japan is decidedly less updated than its US counterpart for recent titles, having only recently managing to snag a demo of Rain for those who can’t make it down to Tokyo Game Show. Six full new free games, however, have just been announced, of which the two big ones are White Knight Chronicles 2 and Gravity Daze (called Gravity Rush in the West).



The third most notable game is probably The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky… but inexplicably, only offers Chapter 2 of the trilogy for free. The other games PlayStation Plus subscribers can get are Nicori’s Puzzles V, RPG Double Dungeon, and obscure PC Engine title Remodeling Merchant Shyubibin Man 2.


  • I wonder if people still play online in WKC2.

    • I know they don’t over here; the servers are shut down, which makes the year or so I spent getting and building my knight specifically to be worth anything online sort of a waste of my time since I never actually got to give the thing a proper go. :/

      Japanese servers *might* still be running, though. Not sure! If there was a way to get on them with the US version of the game, I’d completely do it, and I’m sure others would too… >_>

      • 永次

        Sony will close the servers on December.

        • …. someone needs to find a way to crack this sucker to allow private servers. .-. I wish Sony would grant a PC port or something, at least, since most of the people I’d want to play with aren’t on PS3 anyway, but… something. Just, something. Anything. White Knight is the closest thing to an MMO I’ve ever enjoyed, and it’s kind of been completely shat on by the server shutdowns, because single player is frankly a load of hot garbage.

  • Prinnydoom

    Got excited because i saw the number two and gravity rush in the title. Now I’m disappointed.

    • TheExile285

      LOL I thought that was just me.

  • Kefkiroth

    This in preparation for the GR2 reveal. Right guys?

    • TheExile285

      OMG, I hope so. Gonna try not to get my hopes up TOO high but hopefully.

  • TheExile285

    Japan is only just now getting Gravity Rush on PS Plus? I thought they always had it like NA. As Kefkiroth said, I hope this means a Gravity Rush 2 Vita reveal is imminent.

  • Pedro Furtado

    There is an explanation for Legend of Heroes. The first one of the trilogy was available some time before (I even got it back in August) and now the second one has come. Hopefully the third one shows up too.

    I hope Siliconera keeps posting about PS Plus and the Japanese PSN in general.

  • nihongogamer

    Explicable: Legend of the heroes: Trails in the Sky First Chapter was a free game on Japanese PS Plus earlier this year. Very excited about Second chapter!

  • Alestaos

    Is the plus service different in the EU and US if the EU is as far behind as the japanese service i might not bother buying into it. Even though i own PS3/Vita/Psp

    • DemonShadowX

      Each region manages their own Plus differently. EU Plus has been noted for getting fairly high profile games as part of their instant game collection, in fact for October they’re getting FarCry 3, and Dragon’s Dogma:Dark Arisen as part of the IGC.

      • ishyg

        Everybody touts the EU as the best one. It’s far from being “far behind the japanese service” @alestaos:disqus, though if you prefer Japanese games then why not sign for a JPN PS+?

      • Alestaos

        Ah cool thata helped alot ^^ Wanted the dogma game anyways so this will be great :) Ty for info ^^

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