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Well, now, that's more like it. January's PS Plus games announced!

by: Eric -
More On: Batman - The Telltale Series' Deus Ex: Mankind Divided StarBlood Arena

Playstation announced next month's free PlayStation Plus games this morning via the PlayStation Blog, and it looks as though things are on a bit of an upswing.

For new PS VR owners, the free game for the next three months will be my beloved StarBlood Arena. I know that I chatter about this game endlessly, so I won't go on and on about it here. I will just say that everyone should download it, as it is PS VR's answer to Overwatch. It also looks as though this "Free PS VR game every three months" deal is going to continue being a thing. So far, I've owned every game they have released for free, but that doesn't dampen my enthusiasm for the program. These games deserve more attention, and I will be delighted to see StarBlood Arena's community expand.

On PS4, Plus members will receive 2016's Deus Ex: Mankind Divided and Batman: The Telltale Series. The Deus Ex games have never really been my jam, but I'll give it a shot for free. The Batman season, however, is a total score. I've been wanting to check out Telltale's unique take on the Dark Knight for months, but haven't had the time to make it worth the investment. Much like Tales From the Borderlands and Game of Thrones, I will absolutely make time for this title if it is sitting on my hard drive.

I don't recognize the games that are releasing for PS3 and Vita, but it is good to note that the Vita games are cross-buy with the PS4, essentially giving PS4 owners five new games next month (if you count StarBlood, which I do).

Here are the remaining titles:

  • Sacred 3, PS3
  • The Book of Unwritten Tales 2, PS3
  • Psycho-Pass: Mandatory Happiness, PS Vita (Cross Buy with PS4)
  • Uncanny Valley, PS Vita (Cross Buy with PS4)

This is a pretty great line up.  I always looking forward to seeing this list, and I'm excited to learn what else the year brings.


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