February is here, which means it's time for Sony to roll out their latest batch of games included in the PlayStation Plus lineup. Get ready to spend some time with some crafty critters, celestial fish and a ghost with a penchant for puzzles.
Over on the PlayStation Blog, Sony has pulled back the curtain on February's lineup for the Instant Game Collection, which can be downloaded by anyone who subscribes to PlayStation Plus. As usual, there are a pair of games for each of Sony's platforms, with several games actually playable across multiple machines. Here's a look at what you can expect once Feb. 7 rolls around.
-LittleBigPlanet 3 (PS4)
-Not a Hero (PS4)
-Starwhal (PS3, PS4)
-Anna: Extended Edition (PS3)
-Ninja Senki DX (Vita, PS4)
-TorqueL (Vita, PS4)
So if you're gaming on PlayStation 4, you can actually add five new games to your collection on that platform thanks to Cross Buy. Otherwise, a pair of games for the other consoles certainly ain't bad. So let's take a look at what will be available this month. Just keep in mind that these are up for a limited time. You have until Tuesday, March 7, to either download them or hit the button in the PlayStation Store that adds them to your library.
The big hit for the month is on the PlayStation 4 as LittleBigPlanet 3 joins the Plus lineup. This game basically takes everything you love about previous LBP games and adds more of everything. There's a meaty single player campaign featuring new playable characters that offer some unique abilities you'll want to take advantage of in order to solve puzzles. There's also the ability to create worlds of your own, or play the impressive worlds built by other players.
The second PS4-specific offering is Not a Hero, the animated and extremely violent action platformer that lets you move like an action movie star across colorful 2D worlds.
Over to the PS3 and you've got Starwhal and Anna, two games hailing from opposite sides of the spectrum. If you like couch co-op, Starwhal is a must-get, dropping players into funkadelic levels where they control jet-propelled narwhal. The object of the game is simple: Stab the other players before they can stab you. It's actually a lot of fun. As for Anna, it's an atmospheric puzzle game with a side of ghost story and, thanks to multiple endings, it offers plenty that should keep players coming back for more.
Finally, over to the Vita, Ninja Senki DX is a super-well-received platformer that pays homage to games of yesteryear while still forging its own path. As for TorqueL, it's another one of those platformer/action/puzzle games that tend to play super well on Sony's handheld.
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