January is just around the corner, which means it’s time to dive into the first PlayStation Plus lineup of 2016. Get ready to drive fast, relive some historical battles and slay some dragons on the PlayStation family of consoles.

As has become customary with the PlayStation Plus monthly lineup, gamers can expect six games to be added to their Instant Game Collection starting next Tuesday, Jan. 5. That’s two games per PlayStation console, plus an extra Vita title thanks to cross-buy. Here’s the rundown:

PlayStation 4
-Grim Fandango Remastered
-Hardware: Rivals

PlayStation 3
-Dragon Age: Origins
-Medal of Honor Warfighter

Vita
-Nihilumbra
-Legends of War Patton
-Grim Fandango Remastered

The PlayStation team used to produce a trailer showcasing all of the month’s Plus titles but, for whatever reason, they’ve started only including those games coming to the PlayStation 4 lineup. So here’s a gander at two of those games in action.



Looking at January’s lineup, I’m actually pretty excited for pretty much everything coming to Plus next week. Dragon Age is a huge series at this point, but some folks still haven’t dipped their toe into its magic-filled realm. Having Dragon Age: Origins included in the PS3 Plus roster means more gamers than ever will finally have an opportunity to take the series for a test drive. The same pretty much goes for Medal of Honor Warfighter. When that particular series saw a reboot a few years back, it just couldn’t compete with the likes of Call of Duty and Battlefield. Folks who did play the new Medal of Honor games seemed to enjoy them; so it’s good that the series getting a second chance through plus.

The PlayStation 4 lineup is already a winner thanks to Grim Fandango Remastered, but I’m really hoping for big things out of Hardware: Rivals. It’s a reboot of a popular car combat game from yesteryear that folks seemed to really enjoy in beta. However, I’m not sure everyone will be sold right out of the gate on concept alone. My fingers are crossed that we might have a repeat of Rocket League on our hands here. Hopefully, being a Plus game will guarantee an even larger audience than if the game was only available for purchase and, assuming it’s fun to play, maybe we’ll see another small title blossom into something huge.

Finally, on the PlayStation Vita, we have a lot to look forward to in Nihilumbra. This unique platformer saw a lot of love on PC, so hopefully we’ll see some similar success on Sony’s portable console, too. Take a look at Nihilumbra in action.

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