Sony has announced the PlayStation Plus lineup for April and once again there are some great games available free to subscribers across PS Vita, PS3 and PS4.
PlayStation 4 owners will receive the 2D, side-scrolling shoot ’em up Mercenary Kings. Just released on Mac and Windows PC via Steam the PS4 version is a console exclusive. Playing as one of the titular Mercenary Kings, players must save the Earth from the evil CLAW by creating and upgrading an ever expanding arsenal of weapons and armour.
Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time is the fourth installment in the franchise and the first developed for PlayStation 3. It also supports Cross Buy and Cross Save meaning when you download it for PS3 you’ll also get access to the PS Vita version. In our review, we wrote, “Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time doesn’t re-invent the wheel, and it doesn’t need to. It’s a fun, witty, entertaining romp through time that will please the littlies, the parents and everyone in between.”
On the PS Vita, subscribers can also look forward to two games, Hotline Miami and MotoGP 13. Hotline Miami is a top-down, shoot ’em/beat ’em up that’s been widely released and widely praised. Playing as Jacket, players must make their way through multiple levels and defeat every enemy they come across. It’s fast paced, addictive and ultra violent. It also supports Cross Buy, so downloading the PS Vita version gives you access to the PS3 version for no extra charge.
Finally, MotoGP 13 is a motorcycle racing sim that lets players rise up through the MotoGO ranks solo or with friends.
Games leaving PlayStation Plus in April are Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition, Tomb Raider, Borderlands 2, Smart As and Pixeljunk Monster Ultimate HD. The new lineup will be available 2 April.