Sony PlayStation Store and Plus Content Manager Chris Howe shared the upcoming PlayStation Plus August content updates today, which include Need For Speed: Most Wanted, Mafia II and more below!

To quote: Hi everyone! The summer is upon us and the sun is shining, but that doesn't mean we are going to kick back and relax! PlayStation Plus is the service that keeps on giving, and we've some great additions to the Instant Game Collection this month, alongside heaps of discounts!

We have another impressive line-up of titles for you to enjoy throughout next month. As usual, there are three new PS3 games and two new PS Vita titles to enjoy, as well as great titles such as Payday the Heist and Saints Row the Third that are already available.

New PlayStation 3 games

First up, I am extremely happy to announce that your lead title for this month is the adrenaline-packed, open-world racing experience Need for Speed: Most Wanted!

Built by Criterion Studios, Need for Speed: Most Wanted was widely lauded as the best driving game of 2012. You'll need to outrun the cops, outdrive friends, and outsmart your rivals. With a relentless police force gunning to take you down, you'll need to make split second decisions and use the open world to your advantage.

Also, make sure you visit the PlayStation Store for some great savings on a huge amount of DLC from Need for Speed: Most Wanted, The Run and Hot Pursuit for one week only from 31st July.

Your next PS3 offering is Mafia II - a beautifully crafted look into a dark criminal underworld. You will take on the role of Vito, a poor Italian American immigrant who is trying to escape a life of poverty. A petty criminal his whole life, Vito, along with his childhood friend Joe, will descend into the world of organised crime in a bid to prove themselves to the mob.

Your final offering for this month is acclaimed shooter Spec Ops: The Line from our friends at 2K.

The game follows Captain Martin Walker as he is sent into a post-catastrophe Dubai with an elite Delta Force team on a reconnaissance mission. However, the situation escalates into a hunt for a rogue US officer, Colonel John Konrad. I won't ruin the storyline but trust me when I say it's intense and utterly gripping.

New PS Vita games

First up for PS Vita is Lego Lord of the Rings where you'll journey through Peter Jackson's original epic trilogy of films, with all the usual humor and creativity you'd expect from the Lego series.

And last but certainly not least we are very happy to announce that you will also be able to download the all-action adventure When Vikings Attack!

In summary

Leaving PS Plus in July/August:

31st July: Battlefield 3
31st July: Catherine
31st July: Malicious
31st July: Ninja Gaiden Sigma Plus
31st July: Unit 13

Entering PS Plus in July/August:

31st July: Need for Speed: Most Wanted
31st July: Mafia 2
31st July: Spec Ops: The Line
31st July: Lego Lord of the Rings
31st July: When Vikings Attack!

If you are not currently a Plus member, visit our PlayStation Plus site to find out more about the service. Here you'll learn all you need to know about a one year subscription to the Instant Game Collection all for a one-off payment of just 39.99 / €49.99.

Remember, if you've not got access to your PS3 or PS Vita then you can also buy through our online store. Get the most out of your PS3 and PS Vita with PS Plus' Instant Game Collection!

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