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Here’s What PlayStation Plus’ Instant Game Collection Looks Like in July

June turns into July as the summer slowly drags along. It’s way too hot in Japan to go do anything, and the great games of 2014 don’t really start coming out until October. Luckily, the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection has me covered with a few games I’ve overlooked over the years.

The update goes live on the first Tuesday of the month, so, July 1st.

The PlayStation 4 kicks off the month with a pair of popular 2D games. The local muliplayer free-for-all TowerFall Ascension and Double Helix’s reboot to the classic Strider series will both be available on Sony’s latest console. I haven’t had a chance to go hands on with TowerFall yet, but I enjoyed the Strider reboot a bit. It’s a nice nod to the older games bogged down in a cumbersome and complicated world map.

Still, what’s with all the 2D games for the PlayStation 4? I love indie games and 2D platformers more than the next guy, but don’t you want to show off your machine with free content of a bit bigger scale?

On the PlayStation 3, we see EA’s space survival-horror game Dead Space 3, a solid game somewhat despised for mainstreaming the mechanics of the series, and the puzzle platformer Vessel. I haven’t played either, but I’m glad to finally get the chance to see all the controversy around Dead Space 3.

The PS Vita brings the gorgeous Vanillaware action game Muramasa Rebirth out for free, a short month or two after I bought it during the Japan Sale, as well as the awkward indie game Doki-Doki Universe. Muramasa Rebirth is a nice little game that feels more at home on a handheld than it ever did on a console, but I have no idea about the other one. Now is the time to find out, I guess.

What are you looking forward to?


Ron Duwell

Ron has been living it up in Japan for the last decade, and he has no intention of leaving this technical wonderland any time soon. When he's not...

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