February 2 is the first Tuesday of the month so, of course, that means we’ve got a brand new batch of six PlayStation Plus games to reveal. Get ready to shoot aliens, fight angsty teens and lead your minions to a horrible end.
Revealed this morning on the PlayStation Blog, this month’s crop of PlayStation Plus games includes the usual two new entries per console, with one of the titles being a cross-buy game that actually works on all three PlayStation machines. Here’s the rundown:
-Helldivers: Democracy Strikes Back (PS4, PS3, PS Vita)
-Nom Nom Galaxy (PS4)
-Grid Autosport (PS3)
-Persona 4 Arena Ultimax (PS3)
-Lemmings Touch (Vita)
Sadly, Sony has fallen out of the habit of putting together a sizzle reel for all of their monthly Plus titles, but at least those up you unfamiliar with February’s PS4 games can take a gander at what Helldivers and Nom Nom Galaxy has to offer.
As you can see, the Plus Games for PS4 come from pretty opposite ends of the spectrum. Helldivers is a beloved twin-stick shooter that traveled a bit under the radar when it was released last year. If you were to combine Warhammer 40K with Starship Troopers, you’ll start to get the idea of what this skill-focused, co-op friendly shooter has to offer. It’s you and your teammates versus a galaxy of enemies, and the only way to negotiate is with bullets. The added bonus is that, no matter which PlayStation console you’re gaming on, you can get in on Helldivers thanks to the cross-buy functionality.
Nom Nom Galaxy, on the other hand, is a bright and colorful exploration game that has you interacting with enormous maps in order to discover new secrets, avoid new enemies, gather resources and the like.
Over to the PS3 and you’ll be racing and fighting this month thanks to plus. Grid Autosport is, you guessed it, a racing game, while Persona 4 Arena Ultimax is a pretty great fighter from Arc System Works, the team behind the BlazBlue series. The twist here is that you’re fighting as characters from the Persona RPG series, as well as their titular monstrous allies.
Finally, there’s the PlayStation Vita, where you’ll be able to tackle Lemmings Touch and Nova-111 through Plus in February. Lemmings Touch carries the series’ trademark mechanics of trying to navigate maps and complete tasks while sacrificing the lives of as few Lemmings as possible, but with a touch-control focus that fits nicely on the portable console. As for Nova-111, it’s an award-winning indie game that has you exploring alien worlds, dodging traps and battling enemies utilizing a unique real-time engine that makes every move you take actually matter.
And that’ll about do it. Let us know what you think about this month’s Plus games in the comments section below.