PlayStation Plus members can expect a number of free games next month as Sony prepares its lineup for May.
Sony Computer Entertainment announced its next round of PlayStation Plus free games for the month of May on its official PlayStation blog last week, just as the month of April comes to a close. PlayStation 4 (PS4), PlayStation 3 (PS3) and PS Vita owners were greeted to a number of games during April, including “Mercenary Kings,” “Batman Arkham City,” “Stealth: A Clone in the Dark,” “Castle of Illusion,” “Monsters Ultimate HD” and “Velocity” which was added as the final free game of April.
This time around PlayStation Plus subscribers have a new free lineup for May, which comprises mostly of games from indie developers.
PlayStation 4 owners can expect to receive “Stick it to the Man,” a point and click adventure platformer, where hard hat tester Ray has an accident, waking up with a giant pink arm sticking out of his brain, which he can use to read minds and solve puzzles.
PlayStation 3 gamers will receive three free games in the month of May, including “Puppeteer,” “Pro Evolution Soccer 2014,” and “Skullgirls Encore.”
“Puppeteer” is a side-scrolling platformer where players control a boy name Kutaro, who has been turned to a puppet and is armed with a pair of magic scissors that can be used as a weapon or cut through fabric and paper.
For those looking to get in on some virtual soccer action before the 2014 FIFA World Cup, Konami’s “Pro Evolution Soccer 2014” may fit the bill. With the new Fox Engine and several licensed league competitions from the Union of European Football Associations (UEFA) and Asian Football Confederation (AFC), there’s plenty of soccer gameplay to go around.
“Skullgirls Encore” is a modern take on the 2-D classic fighting game, featuring hand drawn style characters and artwork. “Skullgirls Encore” features faster gameplay along with tweaks and fixes in this update to the original “Skullgirls.”
PS Vita owners will be able to get their hands on “Surge Deluxe” and “Limbo” this May, giving players a choice of a block puzzle game or platform adventure game.
“Surge Deluxe,” is another take on the match three genre of puzzles games, where players match blocks by dragging an “electric current” across the screen to earn big points.
“Limbo,” a puzzle platformer, developed by Danish developer Playdead brings players into a 2-D black and white side scrolling world, which takes a boy through a dark forest in search for his lost sister. “Limbo” originally launched on Xbox Live Arcade in 2010, eventually making its way onto other platforms including the PS Vita, Windows, Mac OSX, PS3 and Apple iOS.