As part of today’s PlayStation Store update in North America, WipEout HD is free to download if you own WipEout 2048 on the PlayStation Vita. The game was previously given away as part of the “Welcome Back” initiative after the PlayStation Network was hacked. The game is free as part of the DLC packs released today for the PS Vita.
The patch that enables WipEout HD and the Fury DLC on the Vita is already available, so presumably the DLC will also be released as part of today’s PlayStation Store update in North America, and tomorrow in Europe.
For those of you who already own WipEout HD or WipEout HD Fury on your PS3, you can automatically download the PS Vita versions for free! And the same works vice-versa as well: Anyone who purchases these new WipEout HD expansion packs from PlayStation Store on their PS Vita can download the packs for free on their PS3.