So, hands up, who’s dying their pyjama’s red and blue and running around the house with cans of silly string? Us too. Yes, Marvel’s Spider-Man is now mere days away from launch and we’re just as excited as you.
That said, here at PlayStation Blog we have to keep our cool, because we’ve also got a slew of brand-new PlayStation Plus titles to unveil and boy, is this month a big one.
Let’s take a look at September’s games:
It’s been just shy of year since Bungie’s fantastic follow-up to sci-fi shooter Destiny hit PlayStation 4 and, as the first anniversary rolls around, we’re very excited to announce that Destiny 2 is joining PlayStation Plus today.
A thoughtful evolution of the 2014 smash hit, Destiny 2 brings together retooled core systems, new sub-classes, armour and progression paths, and an explosive new cinematic campaign.
With the last city on Earth overrun and The Traveller in bondage, it’ll be up to a few plucky Guardians to reclaim the power of the light and send new big-bad Ghaul and his Red Legion packing.
If you not had a chance to experience Destiny 2 yet, now is the perfect time to jump in: a massive expansion, dubbed ‘Forsaken’, is poised to launch next week, bringing new story quests, multiplayer modes and more. Time to get up to speed, Guardian!
As an added bonus, on 1st September all Destiny 2 players can play Forsaken’s newest game mode, Gambit, free for 24 hours. This all-new hybrid 4v4 mode combines the best of PVE an PVP. Two teams of four race to summon a Primeval boss and be the first to take it down. Disrupt the other team by sending enemies to their side or invade directly with one of your own players.
God of War III: Remastered*
Before he put down roots in the snowy wilds of Midgard, legendary Dad-of-Boy Kratos used to spend his days facing off against the Olympian pantheon in the sun-kissed climes of ancient Greece.
It was a quest for bloody retribution that came to a head in the critically-acclaimed God of War III, wherein, having put almost the entirety of Greek mythology to the sword, Kratos finally came face-to-face with his greatest adversary Zeus.
Those who’ve played 2018’s God of War might already be spoiled on the outcome of that particular confrontation, but if you’ve never tried any of Kratos’ original adventures, then this is not to be missed.
Thoroughly polished-up for PS4, God of War III: Remastered represents a high-point for the series’ original formula, combining colossal set pieces with tight, brutal combat, stunning visual design, and a huge selection of puzzles and platforming challenges.
God of War III: Remastered will be available to download from 4th September.
PS Plus bonus titles
Last month, we beefed up our monthly offering with two bonus titles to download on PS4: Knowledge is Power for PlayLink and Here They Lie for PlayStation VR. We’re happy to announce that both titles remain in the PlayStation Plus line up throughout September – so if you missed them last month, don’t panic!
Knowledge is Power
The perfect game for those long, lazy summer evenings, Knowledge is Power pits up to six players against one another in a race to the top of the Pyramid of Knowledge. Inch your way up by answering questions, completing tasks and occasionally trying to trip-up your fellow contestants, all in the name of jolly-good fun. And you can put those Dualshock controllers down – as a Playlink title, Knowledge is Power needs nothing but your handy smart phone.
Here They Lie
An excellent test of nerve for those with gumption, Here They Lie is a surreal, unsettling journey through an otherworldly realm filled with strange, malevolent creatures and unpredictable environments.
Brave its horrors and you’ll uncover a mystery buried at the heart of this feverish nightmare and perhaps answers to questions you’d dared not even ask – and you thought you’d sweated enough this summer!
As with previous months, we’ll be adding in two games apiece for both PS3 and PS Vita, three of which – thanks to the magic of Cross-Buy – you’ll also be able to download on PS4. The final line-up then, looks like this:
- Destiny 2 (PS4)
- God of War III: Remastered (PS4)
- Knowledge is Power (PS Plus Bonus – PlayLink)
- Here They Lie (PS Plus Bonus – PS VR compatible)
- Another World – 20th Anniversary Edition (PS3 + PS4/PS Vita)
- QUBE Director’s Cut (PS3 + PS4)
- Foul Play (PS Vita + PS4)
- Sparkle 2 (PS Vita)
As mentioned above, Destiny 2 will be available to download today. All other titles will be available to download on 4th September. Until then, you still have a few days left to pick up last month’s games .
- Mafia III (PS4)
- Dead by Daylight (PS4)
- Bound by Flame (PS3)
- Serious Sam 3: BFE (PS3)
- Draw Slasher (PS Vita)
- Space Hulk (PS Vita)
*Quick note: God of War III: Remastered is not available in the Middle East. PS Plus members there will be able to download rodent-themed, real-time strategy game Tooth and Tail instead.