Following Microsoft’s announcement of the free games that Xbox LIVE Gold members will receive for February, Sony revealed Thursday what free titles PlayStation Plus subscribers will have available to them for the month. PS4 owners can expect three indie titles while the PS3 gets two downloadable retail releases and a free indie game. Meanwhile, PS Vita owners will get two indie titles at no additional cost.
The PlayStation 4’s free games for PS Plus members in February feature two well-received games in the form of Transistor from Supergiant Games and Rogue Legacy via Cellar Door Games. The latter will also be available for free on the PS3 and PS Vita.
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The third free title for the PlayStation 4 is the brand new Apotheon, which releases Tuesday, February 3. This Greek mythology title comes from Alientrap Games, who previously released Nexuiz and Capsized. In addition to Rogue Legacy, PS Plus subscribers with a PS3 receive the retail titles Thief and Yakuza 4 for free in February. The former received mostly mixed to negative reviews while the latter was generally positive.
Finally, PS Vita owners will see the brand new release of Kick & Fennick from Greenhill Studios on February 3.
Here are the official descriptions of each from the PlayStation Blog.
From the creators of Bastion, Transistor is a sci-fi themed action RPG that invites you to wield an extraordinary weapon of unknown origin as you fight through a stunning futuristic city.
The Gods of Olympus have abandoned humanity, leaving you to perish without their benevolence. Take up arms against the Gods, climb Mount Olympus, and take their divine powers for yourself to ensure mankind’s survival!
Yakuza 4 (PS3)
Yakuza 4 lets you explore the city of Tokyo in an unprecedented level of detail, experience every taboo in the underground world through the eyes of 4 revered men. Can you survive the dangers and temptations of the Japanese underworld?
You are Garrett, the Master Thief. Step into the silent shoes of Garrett, a dark and solitary thief with an unrivaled set of skills. The most challenging heists, the most inaccessible loot, the best kept secrets: nothing is out of your reach.
Rogue Legacy (PS Vita|PS4|PS3)
A procedurally generated castle means every run is different. This is a Rogue-lite. Your character dies, but with each passing your lineage grows and becomes stronger. Tons of unique traits make every playthrough special, and with 10 different classes to master, there’s plenty of reason to come back for more (punishment)!
Kick & Fennick (PS Vita)
Soon after waking up in a desolate but colorful world, Kick meets a small flying robot named Fennick. When Fennick saves Kick from a menacing guard robot, they find out Fennick’s battery is broken. Together, they embark on an adventure to the Core Tower to find Fennick a new energy core.
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