PlayStation Plus In Japan Adds Cho Aniki, Assault Gunners, And Trails The 3rd

By Spencer . January 17, 2014 . 12:18am

image The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd is just one of the instant game collection titles for Japan this month. Assault Gunners, a mecha battling game from Marvelous AQL for Vita, and two TurboGrafx-16 titles are on the list too. While Japan isn’t getting major releases yet like Bioshock Infinite which is free for members in North America, the lists get stronger each month.


Here’s what Sony added to Japan’s PlayStation Plus instant game in January 2014:

Assault Gunners (Vita)

Cho Aniki (TurboGrafx-16)

Devil Crush (TurboGrafx-16)

Ghost Recon: Advance Warfare 2 (PS3)

Limbo (PS3)

Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken (Vita)

Super Hang-on (PS3)

The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky the 3rd (PSP)

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  • Chris Yuen

    Same can’t be said for Playstation Asia (R3) accounts. I mean, this month we get Yakuza 1 & 2 HD (but wait! It’s in Japanese!) Wow, Soul Sacrifice finally? You want a English version? Nope! Here’s a Chinese version for you!

    • neocatzon

      R3 PSN is a mess. They cut Japan from Asia but they include Japanese titles there. Many titles not available (read:barren). No deals whatsoever. Bright side is it’s easy to find friends on Toro and everyone invites you to party, of course expect everything in Chinese. Heck, I ran to US account in December last year.

    • Indeed, Playstation Asia gave out two visual novels not too long ago in Japanese as well, not to mention giving out Motorstorm RC for PS3 first then for the vita the next month (when it’s cross buy to begin with)

      I don’t actually mind if they did that (releasing games in other languages), but when it takes up the slots of other potential english free games or when they don’t offer the English counterparts along with the Japanese games, you know there’s a big issue here.

    • Zikrayrus “Zikk” Dis Pear

      On the Vita side…we got Disgaea 3 Returns…

      In Japanese >.<

  • malek86

    I think PS+ just isn’t as good value in Japan compared to the rest of the world. Sure they get more games, but most of them are virtual console-like stuff. I think mainstreams prefer newer games to older games.

    I imagine that has something to do with how the japanese market wotks. Perhaps the smaller companies aren’t keen on having their games given away for free, because there’s a chance people would start waiting instead of paying a lot on launch day?

  • icecoffemix

    I want that Assault Gunner game :|

    • Nate

      Me too! But fun fact. It’s actually a android game port. So if you have one, look up Destroy Gunners.

  • Cho Aniki. Lord have mercy is that game all kinds of crazy.

  • QueuedDisappointment

    They announced in an e-mail to PS+ subbers that Beast Master and Prince(an otome game I assume based on title and artwork they showed) as well as Demon Gaze will be joining the Vita line up on the 29th of Jan as well!

    Was a bit disappointed in this month’s offerings until I saw that. Excited to try out Demon Gaze.

  • Nate

    I’d love to play Assault Gunner.

  • Hachio

    Yeah Japanese and Asian accounts are crap compared to Europe and NA. I wonder why. Is it a distribution rights problem or simply a we dont care about our Asian customers thing….

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