Monday, May 16, 2011

Sony's "Welcome Back" Package Detailed for North America

After nearly a month of inactivity, Sony finally kicked the PSN back on late last week. Today, Sony has announced their oft-hinted at "welcome back" package for North America:

ALL PlayStation Network account holders will be able to choose 2 of the following PS3 titles:
  • Dead Nation
  • inFAMOUS
  • LittleBigPlanet
  • Super Stardust HD
  • Wipeout HD + Fury
...and 2 from the following PSP titles.
  • LittleBigPlanet (PSP)
  • ModNation Racers
  • Pursuit Force
  • Killzone Liberation 
Any title downloaded will be yours forever, and you have within 30 days of the "Welcome Back" package going live. As well as getting 4 free games, you can also score all of this, as well (taken verbatim from Sony's announcement):
  • A selection of “On Us” rental movie titles will be available to PlayStation Network customers over one weekend, where Video Service is available. Those titles will be announced soon.
  • 30 days free PlayStation Plus membership for non PlayStation Plus subscribers.
  • Existing PlayStation Plus subscribers will receive an additional 60 days of free subscription.
  • Existing Music Unlimited Premium Trial subscription members will receive an additional 30 days of free premium subscription.
  • Additional 30 days + time lost for existing members of Music Unlimited Premium/Basic subscription free of charge for existing Premium/Basic members.
  • To welcome users Home, PlayStation Home will be offering 100 free virtual items. Additional free content will be released soon, including the next addition to the Home Mansion personal space, and Ooblag’s Alien Casino, an exclusive game.
Sony hasn't given an exact date as to when you can get all of the goodies, but it will be available once the PlayStation Store comes back to life, which is one of the later phases of Sony's planned roadmap to restore the PSN.

[Via Sony's]