Sony confirms PlayStation Plus July games

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Based on information from PlayStation Asia, we surmised that we’d be seeing the rather good Strider and the flipping fantastic Towerfall Ascension as next month’s PlayStation Plus titles for PS4 owners in Europe and the Americas. Sony has since confirmed that as fact – along with what we can expect for their other platforms.

In Europe, PlayStation 3 and Vita owners get a mix of games. Dead Space 3 is the premier PlayStation 3 offering. It’s not a bad game at all, and is a blast to play co-op, but it just doesn’t have provide the thrilling scares found in the first game. It’s also addled with Microtransactions – but is certainly a worthy game to play with a friend.

Joining that is physics-based, steampunk puzzle-platform Vessel, which I’ve not played and am actually quite keen to.

“Arkwright, inventor of the world famous Fluro (mechanized-fluid automaton) is on a quest to finish his next great invention – The Device – that will alter existence in unimaginable ways. However, Fluros begin to mutate and run amok, and it’s up to Arkwright to understand (and exploit) these strange evolutions.”

Europe’s Vita games are…okay. We have LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes, which is a decent enough LEGO game, save for the fact that the Vita version is a port of the 3DS on, with barely any sort of graphical upgrade, which is unfortunate given the handheld’s power. Still, it’s fun to play.

The other vita game is the very, very odd nothing simulator, Doki Doki Universe – which is actually cross-buy on all of Sony’s gaming platforms, so you’ll be able to play this one on Vita, Ps3 and PS4. It’s like getting a bonus free game.

Our chums in the Us get exactly the same stuff, only instead of LEGO batman, they get Muramasa Rebirth, which we’ve already received.

Leaving PS Plus:

2nd July: Pixeljunk Shooter Ultimate
2nd July: Trine 2: The Complete Story
2nd July: NBA 2K14
2nd July: Sly Cooper Thieves in Time
2nd July: Puppeteer
2nd July: Lone Survivor
2nd July: Dragon’s Crown
2nd July: Surge Deluxe

Entering PS Plus:

2nd July: TowerFall Ascension
2nd July: Strider
2nd July: Dead Space 3
2nd July: Vessel
2nd July: LEGO Batman 2: DC Superheroes
2nd July: Doki Doki Universe

Now that we know which games we’re getting, what do you think? Towerfall Ascension is seriously some of the best multiplayer fun you’ll ever have, though you will need a stack of extra controllers and some actual friends to make the most of it.

Last Updated: June 26, 2014

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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