The cast of Tales From the Borderlands

The month's PlayStation Plus offerings will take you from the bottom of the ocean to the furthest reaches of space, with six games rotating in across three platforms to bolster your Instant Game Collection.

With a new month around the corner, Sony has pulled back the curtain on the next batch of gratis games coming to the PlayStation Plus collection. As always, there are two games for the PlayStation 4, two for the PlayStation 3 and two for the PlayStation Vita. Thanks to Cross Buy, those Vita games will work on the PlayStation 4, too.

Here's a rundown of what you can expect.

Plus in May

Tales from the Borderlands (PS4)

Abzu (PS4)

Blood Knights (PS3)

Port Royale 3: Pirates and Merchants (PS3)

Laser Disco Defenders (Vita)

Type: Rider (Vita)

As has become common practice, Sony also offered up a trailer for the May Plus games, but only the titles launching on the PlayStation 4. If you've never seen Tales From the Borderlands or Abzu in action, here's a quick look.

Obviously, Tales from the Borderlands is set in the Borderlands universe, but it's actually an episodic adventure from Telltale Games. Many folks say this particular game ranks up there with the best that studio has to offer, so that's some pretty high praise. As for Abzu, it's an underwater exploration game from Giant Squid that many like to refer to as "Journey, but in the ocean." Thanks to an intriguing mystery to uncover, gorgeous visuals and a fantastic soundtrack, Abzu has brought in some ridiculous critical praise. You can add it to your game collection, along with all of the other May Plus titles, starting next Tuesday, May 2.

Bouncing over to the PlayStation 3, we've got another couple of games that exist on opposite ends of the spectrum. Blood Knights is a dark and gritty hack and slash RPG, while Port Royale 3 is an empire-building game with a fun pirate twist.

Heading over to the Vita, you've got Laser Disco Defenders and Type: Rider. The former is a wild and colorful exploration shooter while the latter is a unique puzzle platformer that has you exploring a world crafted out of various mechanisms and fonts.

So, yeah, that's a pretty wild mix of games, which is exactly how we like our Plus lineups. There are a couple of "big" titles here, as well as some indies and a couple of lessor known fringe offerings. In other words, there's a little something for everybody.

Let us know your thoughts on the May Plus lineup in the comments below.

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