Hitman: Absolution leads PS Store's August offerings

Hitman: Absolution, last year's stealth action title from IO Interactive, will be free for PlayStation Plus members starting tomorrow, Aug. 6, according to a post on the PlayStation Blog today.

Joining Hitman: Absolution (regularly $19.99) in the Instant Game Collection this month will be the following games:

  • Gaijin Games' platformer Bit.Trip Presents Runner 2: Future Legend of Rhythm Alien (PlayStation 3, regularly $14.99),
  • Zen Studios' Zen Pinball 2: Star Wars Pinball (available for PS3 and PS Vita through Cross Buy, regularly $9.99)
  • Capcom's fighting game Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower (PS Vita and PSP, regularly $9.99)
  • Amanita Design's point-and-click puzzle adventure Machinarium (PS Vita, regularly $6.99).

Sony has not announced the dates at which those titles will join Agent 47.

Three other games will go on sale on Sony's digital distribution service on Aug. 6:

  • Nnooo's puzzle game EscapeVektor, $4.99 or $3.99 for PlayStation Plus members (regularly $9.99)
  • Valcon Games' action game Wicked Monsters Blast, $4.99 or $1.00 for PS Plus members (regularly $9.99)
  • Team17's retro platformer Superfrog HD, $7.99 for PS Plus members (available for PS3 and PS Vita through Cross Buy, regularly $9.99)

The PlayStation Store will also run a Rayman-themed sale this month, which includes the following games and discounts:

  • Rayman Origins PlayStation 3, $9.99 or $5.00 for PlayStation Plus members (regularly $19.99)
  • Rayman Origins PS Vita, $13.49 or $6.75 for PS Plus members (regularly $26.99)
  • Rayman 3 HD, $4.99 or $2.50 for PS Plus members (regularly $9.99)
  • Rayman Arena, $4.99 or $2.50 for PS Plus members (regularly $9.99)
  • Rayman 2: Revolution, $4.99 or $2.50 for PS Plus members (regularly $9.99)
  • Rayman 2: The Great Escape, $2.99 or $1.50 for PS Plus members (regularly $5.99)
  • Rayman, $2.99 or $1.50 for PS Plus members (regularly $5.99)

Departing the Instant Game Collection in August are Battlefield 3 (Aug. 6), Labyrinth Legends (Aug. 13), Gods Eater Burst (Aug. 20), Malicious (Aug. 20) and Dokuro (Aug. 27), so be sure to add those to your carts before they're gone.

For more on tomorrow's free game for PlayStation Plus members, be sure to check out Polygon's Hitman: Absolution review, which called the game "a smart, unique action title."

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