March is here, and that means a new batch of games for all members of the premium subscription service, PlayStation Plus. The free games for members include the thrilling cross between air hockey and tennis, called Disc Jam, and the beautifully drawn follow up to the BAFTA award winning PS Vita game Tearaway, Tearaway Unfolded.
Revealed on the PlayStation Blog, the lineup for March’s free offerings cover all Sony’s current platforms of the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and PS Vita handheld console. They are as follows:
- Disc Jam (PS4)
- Tearaway Unfolded (PS4)
- Under Night: In-Birth (PS3)
- Earth Defense Force 2025 (PS3)
- Lumo (PS Vita, also cross buy for PS4)
- Severed (PS Vita)
The sports action game Disc Jam has only just arrived on the PlayStation Store, and the object of the game is described as, “Players scramble to retrieve and throw a glowing disc while unleashing powerful abilities and defending their end zone.” Tearaway Unfolded is a 3D platform game set in a papery landscape, where your object is to deliver a top-secret message, while obtaining paper objects. Its artwork and level design is superb, and if you are a fan of the Little Big Planet series, then this game is certainly worth downloading.
The PlayStation 3 offerings include the side-on fighting game Under Night: In Birth. It is an arcade game brought to consoles, with all the trademarks of the fighting genre, such as varied characters, button mashing combos and an atmospheric soundtrack. In Earth Defense Force 2025, you are tasked with defeating huge enemies in the form of deadly insects and enormous robots.
The two PS Vita titles are Lumo and Severed. Lumo is an isometric platformer with a puzzle solving theme. You must guide your character through over 400 rooms as you discover hidden secrets. Meanwhile, Severed is an interesting first-person fighting game, where you come face-to-face with some sinister monsters, and, using touch control actions and timing, slice them to pieces before they do the same to you. Both are enjoyable in their own way and as free offerings, cannot be complained about.
Check back to Gamespresso for what Sony will bring next month for PlayStation Plus members.