PS Plus has seen better months than August. Sure there was some Crysis 3 mixed with the infamous platformer FEZ, but that really isn’t enough wind to blow my skirt up. I think we all want to see some improvement in September, and you possibly want to know why I’m wearing a skirt.
Thankfully, I only have to give you one of those answers. Sony has revealed the PS Plus line-up for September, and at first glance you might not even recognise some of the names there. I mean, have you heard of Sportsfriends? How about TxK? Regardless, it’s a pretty great line-up, especially if you’re planning on having friends over this coming month.
First up, PS4. This month the next-generation console will get two games, namely Velocity 2X and Sportsfriends. Velocity 2X is a frantic arcade shoot-em up sequel that looks well worth a try, with Sports friends offering four very different local multiplayer games. One of those happens to be Johann Sebastian Joust, which is probably the best PlayStation Move title out there. Check out some hipsters playing the physical game below.
Looks fun right? It was on show at rAge last year and I’ve played it dozens of times. Just a pity that you need quite a few Move controllers to get the best out of it.
Sportsfriends will also be featured on the PS3, along with Super Smash Bros. PlayStation All Star Battle Royale and Hoard. All Star Battle Royale might not be as engrossing as Nintendo’s famed brawler, but it’s still enjoyable enough as a almost free download. Hoard is a bit more unknown, and I had to watch a trailer for the game to understand what it was about. Arcade action mixed with strategy sounds mildly interesting, but incinerating thieves and stealing gold definitely caught my interest. Also, more co-op!
But what about the elephant in the room, the hardware that Sony has forgotten. The Vita will get two games as well in September, with one of the console’s the best titles being made free for the month. TxK is (almost) Resogun on the go, with psychedelic shooting action and a stellar soundtrack. It joins Joe Danger’s debut on the Vita, with the game being made free on release day. Not too shabby for Vita owns then.
Enough words though, here’s a list of what’s happening in September.
Leaving PS Plus:
- 3rd September: Road Not Taken
- 3rd September: FEZ
- 3rd September: Crysis 3
- 3rd September: Proteus
- 3rd September: Metrico
- 3rd September: LEGO Harry Potter 5-7 Years
Entering PS Plus:
- 3rd September: Velocity 2X
- 3rd September: Sportsfriends
- 3rd September: PlayStation All Stars Battle Royale
- 3rd September: Hoard
- 3rd September: TxK
- 3rd September: Joe Danger PS Vita
Sound interesting enough? Sportsfriends and TxK really do it for me, but I know not everyone enjoys local hipsterrific multiplayer titles, or shooters that replicate an LSD trip straight from Woodstock.
Last Updated: August 28, 2014