Another week, another contest between the US and EU Playstation Plus services. This week, the US aims to make up for the disappointing defeat that the EU handed it last week, and kicks things off with a free game. The game in question is a Puzzle/Platformer game called Closure.
In Closure, you control a spider-like demon as he explores the stories of three characters. He ventures through such worlds as an abandoned carnival, a murky forest, and more. In order to get through each environment, you must manipulate the light in order to phase objects in and out of existence. In addition to the demon, you can also play as one of the other three characters (a factory worker, a little girl, or a young woman. The demon ties all of the stories together.). What will you find in the eerie worlds?
In addition to the new game for the IGC, the US gives four deals for the PS+ subscribers. First up is Critter Crunch, discounted from $6.99 to $1.40. Next up is a cross-buy title, Alien Breed, which drops $2 (from $9.99 to $7.99). Derrick the Deathfin also joins as it falls from $7.99 to $4.00, and finally a hockey game, NHL 13, gets discounted from $47.99 to $38.39.
In response to the US's free Puzzle game, the EU offers up a Vita game in the form of Wipeout 2048, a futuristic racing game that was initially released as a launch title for the Vita. They also offer up a 10% discount on NHL 13, as well as a launch discount of 20% off Aliens: Colonial Marines. This discount will last 2 weeks.
Overall, the US seems to get by this week, with Closure being more appealing (at least to this examiner) than Wipeout 2048. The fact that the US gets double the discounts this week also weighs in its favour, though US PS+ gamers may still be a bit upset that they did not get Sleeping Dogs last week.