So I was not expecting to see this pop up in September’s PlayStation Plus update. No, it’s not a blockbuster from a huge publisher, but instead it’s Velocity 2X that is headlining next month’s Instant Game Collection!
Futurlab’s sequel to their critically acclaimed shoot ’em up is slotted in as a PlayStation 4 title, but is actually cross-buy to PS Vita as well, and doesn’t skip a beat in the transition.
Alongside it is Sportsfriends, a collection of small local multiplayer games, with the excellently fun Johann Sebastian Joust as its headline act, in which up the 4 or 7 players (on PS4 and PS3 respectively) duel to be the last man standing. There’s a ton of other games in there, and I highly recommend cracking it out in the early stages of a party, before the drinks start flowing.
For the PS3, it’s PlayStation Allstars Battle Royale – also cross-buy and cross-play to the PS Vita – for some brawling with Sony’s wide cast of characters, alongside Hoard, which I have literally no idea about. Apparently you have to kidnap prices and burn villages, and there’s more co-op action as well…
Rounding things out are TxK, Llamasoft’s spiritual sequel to Tempest, and also marks the debut of Joe Danger for the PS Vita, from the time before Hello Games were procedurally generating a gazillion planets.
Alas, I fear that those that regularly decry the lack of big blockbusters will be disappointed once more, but from my point of view, there’s a lot to like about this update.
To sum up what’s coming and what’s going:
Make sure to grab all those games before they exit stage left next Wednesday.
Source: PS Blog