Playstation has long kept gamers engaged and spending money through Flash Sales and with their monthly subscription service, PS Plus. The service, which offers many features to their customers, also comes with a list of games that are free to download and play, as long as the subscription is kept current.
Alternatively, it drives gamers to search for information on what the next month may bring. As the calendar grows increasingly closer to September, Sony has unveiled what’s next for gamers across their platforms.
First things first, let’s take a look at the video preview that Sony has put together for the September PS Plus games:
Here’s the rundown of what the company has in store for PS Plus members in September.
Playstation 4 will users will get access to two titles this month: Velocity 2X and Sportsfriends. From Sony’s website:
Velocity 2X – Use the Quarp Drive teleport to outsmart the evil Vokh in race-tuned space combat, then dock your ship, jump out and continue the fight on foot! Velocity 2X is the visually dazzling action packed sequel to Velocity Ultra, featuring amazing puzzle-platforming action alongside award-winning shooter gameplay!
Sportsfriends – Sportsfriends is a compendium of award-winning local multiplayer games for living rooms, parties, and even backyards. Featuring: retro-styled fighting game BaraBariBall, QWOP-like pole vault dueling game Super Pole Riders, high-velocity sports game Hokra, and face-to-face physical party game Johann Sebastian Joust. All the games are playable with the DualShock®4 wireless controller, while Johann Sebastian Joust can be further enhanced by the PlayStation Move Motion Controller (sold separately).
A single player platform game coupled with a party pack that utilizes the move controller is not exactly power-packed. They are nice additions to your library but that doesn’t mean they are going to make you go out and get a membership you did not have before.
Users of the PS3 that have a PS Plus membership will be treated to three titles this month. They get to join in on the Sportsfriends fun as well as getting access to Playstation All Stars Battle Royale and Hoard. Here’s the descriptions from Sony:
Playstation All Stars Battle Royale – From Kratos to Sly Cooper, Sweet Tooth to Parappa the Rapper, Sony characters from all over the gaming spectrum are brought together in a fighting adventure that’s both easy to play, and hard to master. Take the battle online for competitive multiplayer action, or go head to head with a group of friends on the couch and prove once and for all who’s really the best!
Hoard – HOARD is an innovative fast-paced arcade action-strategy title from Big Sandwich Games that puts you in control of conquering a medieval kingdom. Your goal is to build a giant pile of gold to sleep on in your lair. YOU ARE THE DRAGON: Scare villages! Burn castles! Collect treasure! Roast pesky knights and thieves! Compete or co-operate with other dragons in epic multiplayer battles!
It is starting to look like Sony is taking a hard look at games that feed into the “party” mindset. Add Sportsfriends together with Playstation All Stars Battle Royale and gaming parties take on a new life. Hoard is an interesting title that leverages the “action-strategy” genre that is gaining popularity. PS3 players may take a look at PS Plus for these titles.
Sony’s little handheld that could gains three titles in September, including an recognizable classic. Velocity 2X will come to the handheld as well and will be joined by TxK and everyone’s favorite stuntman, Joe Danger. Here’s what Sony has to say about the titles:
Joe Danger – Take Joe on a ride from zero to hero in a game that lives up to its big brother with no compromises. Eye-popping super-smooth 60FPS graphics use only the very brightest colours on Vita’s lovely screen, and we’ve revamped the JD control scheme so it plays just as nicely, too, including touch controls for the editor modes!
TxK – Glowing vectors, explosive particle effects and a pulse-pounding soundtrack are core elements of many modern arcade shooters – a style that Llamasoft defined with its seminal 90s tube shooter. TxK is the spiritual successor to that genre-defining work and brings you 100 levels of engrossing score-chasing gameplay, married to an outstanding soundtrack that will have your head nodding as you blast your way onto the scoreboards.
Joe Danger will draw plenty of attention and may be worth the subscription price alone. Platform jumpers like Velocity 2X have traditionally been popular with handheld players. TxK is an interesting addition that has the potential to be either highly addictive or quickly deleted. Either way, owners of the PS Vita may very well be getting the best value in September.
What are your thoughts of the PS Plus games for September? Will you be adding or renewing a subscription because of the games being released? Tell us your feelings in the comments below.