Subscribe To PlayStation Plus Gets Velocity 2X, Battle Royale, Sportsfriends In September Updates
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September begins in less than a week, which means it’s once again time to check in at the PlayStation camp to find out what’s on the agenda for the Plus Instant Game Collection. There’s some decent variety next month, including a mascot brawler, a couple of shooters and a game that encourages you to get rather violent with your buddies.
I can’t help but expect that many a gamer are going to see September’s list of Plus games and groan, which is absolutely baffling to me. There may not be a massive AAA title from 2013 on the list, but what will become available are six titles folks should really be willing to give a chance. One of my most anticipated games for the month is actually launching day and date with its Plus appearance, which is always kind of wild to me.
In case your memory is a bit fuzzy, Sony is no longer releasing Instant Game Collection titles on a weekly basis. Instead, they’re throwing up all six of the month’s offerings during the first Tuesday of the month, which happens to be less than seven days away. So, without further jibba-jabba, here’s what you can expect in September.
First up is Velocity 2X and, if you’ve played the original Velocity, then you know why I’m so damn excited for this game to finally launch. It’s icing on the cake, then, that you’ll be able to get Velocity 2X on the day that it launches through PS Plus. The insane teleportation mechanic from the first Velocity makes a triumphant return, alongside the ability to go on-foot inside enemy crafts and cause some havoc in new platforming shooter sections. Velocity 2X will be available for the PS4 and Vita.
If you’ve got a few friends lying around, then you might want to dip into Sportsfriends, too, which will be added to Plus for the PS3 and PS4. This compilation includes four competitive games that can be played with 2-4 players.
“Featuring: retro-styled fighting game BaraBariBall, QWOP-like pole vault dueling game Super Pole Riders, high-velocity sports game Hokra, and face-to-face physical party game Johann Sebastian Joust,” reads the announcement on the PlayStation blog. “All the games are playable with the DualShock 4 wireless controller, while Johann Sebastian Joust can be further enhanced by the PlayStation Move Motion Controller (sold separately).”
The criminally overlooked fighter, PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale will be available for the PS3 and Vita in September, alongside Hoard for the PS3, which lets you play as a dragon bent on terrifying the countryside.
When Joe Danger launches for the Vita in September, it will also be as a free addition to the PS Plus lineup. Joining it will be TxK, a deceptively challenging classic shooter that’s been given the new gen makeover treatment.