PlayStation Plus July line-up includes Strider, TowerFall Ascension, and more

Sony announced the June line-up for PlayStation Plus today to send you into the summer doldrums in style.

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Sony has revealed the July line-up for PlayStation Plus, diving headfirst into the slow summer months. And they're fairly notable titles, too, offering something for just about everyone, whether they enjoy multiplayer romps or single-player adventures. In particular, the PlayStation 4 looks to have your summer needs met with its offerings. Check out the full list after the break. As a reminder, the system for free PlayStation Plus offerings changed in June. Eligible games will all hit at once on the first Tuesday of July and remain available for the entire month. Remember to mark your game as "purchased" to keep it on your account. The full list is taken from PlayStation Blog.

PlayStation 4

TowerFall Ascension TowerFall Ascension is the definitive version of the hit archery combat game. Inspired by classics from the golden age of couch multiplayer, it’s a local party game centering around hilarious, intense versus matches. The core mechanics are simple and accessible, but hard to master and combat is fierce. Loot treasure chests for game-changing power-ups, master the art of catching arrows out of the air, or descend on your foes and stomp them into submission. TowerFall is best played competitively with friends, cross-legged on the floor within punching distance of each other.

Strider Strider returns in a brand new adventure, complete with incredible side-scrolling action, and lightning fast combat all in a massive interconnected world! Download the full game now and become the original assassin!

PlayStation 3

Dead Space 3 Dead Space 3 brings Isaac Clarke and merciless soldier John Carver on a journey across space to discover the source of the Necromorph outbreak. Crash-landed on the frozen planet of Tau Volantis, Isaac must comb the harsh environment for raw materials and scavenged parts. He will then put his engineering skills to the ultimate test to create and customize weapons and survival tools. Play together with a friend or alone as Isaac Clarke using the seamless new drop in, drop out co-op functionality. Each mode offers unique story elements and gameplay.

Vessel Vessel is built on an optimized liquid simulation featuring flowing water, scalding lava and steam, reactant chemicals, glowing goo, the mysterious 'protoplasm', and more. Each liquid has unique properties and mixes with other liquids for dramatic effects.

Vita

Muramasa Rebirth From master video game developer Vanillaware comes Muramasa Rebirth, an action RPG that blends the vibrant and beautiful world of Japanese mythology and high flying, fast-paced action! Enter a world where demon, samurai and other deadly enemies vie to destroy you as you search for the fabled Demon Blades. Become the possessed princess Momohime, as you travel West, or the fugitive ninja Kisuke, as you travel East, through mythical Japan battling anyone who stands in your way.

Doki-Doki Universe Embark on a journey with QT3 to discover humanity and engage with bizarre characters to learn more about them, and hopefully, learn more about yourself along the way. This Full Game Includes: - 18 Story Planets: Venture to uniquely themed planets such as "Brrr" or "New Hawaii" and meet an array of quirky characters - 15 Additional Personality Quizzes: Receive personality reports by taking fun quizzes - Doki-Doki Universe Starter Pack contents: Doki-Doki Mail, 16 Personality Quizzes, QT3's Home Planet, and Tutorial Planet
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    June 25, 2014 1:48 PM

    Ozzie Mejia posted a new article, PlayStation Plus July line-up includes Strider, TowerFall Ascension, and more.

    Sony announced the June line-up for PlayStation Plus today to send you into the summer doldrums in style.

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      June 25, 2014 1:56 PM

      Fuck yeah! And I almost bought tower fall last night. Now I'll be getting it for free!

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      June 25, 2014 2:01 PM

      balls i bought those 2 ps4 games already!

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        June 25, 2014 2:02 PM

        I'm right there with you. I would have loved to have these two if I didn't have them already.

        (Although I don't mind giving money to TowerFall, because that game is incredible.)

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        June 25, 2014 9:49 PM

        Same here. :(

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      June 25, 2014 2:02 PM

      Did they ever patch strider? I did want to play it again...

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        June 25, 2014 2:07 PM

        Patch it for what? Played it beginning to end in the week it came out without issues.

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          June 25, 2014 2:19 PM

          It had audio balance issues and some texture problems. Little stuff yes. The audio issues were really annoying for me.

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      June 25, 2014 2:04 PM

      might be a stupid question, but can you use ps3 controllers on a ps4? Towerfall is something my wife might want to coop, but I don't want to buy another ps4 controller..

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        June 25, 2014 2:06 PM

        Sadly, no. I feel your pain, because as soon as I pulled the trigger on it back in February, I made the sad realization that having four PS4 controllers would literally mean a $150+ investment.

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          June 25, 2014 2:33 PM

          I just bought my last 2 over 2 months :-(

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            June 25, 2014 9:53 PM

            I've only picked up one extra controller so far. Might be picking up two more. Drunken Sunday afternoon sessions of Towerfall have taken off at the bar.

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        June 25, 2014 2:14 PM

        No. Why let you use old ones when they can force you buy new ones?

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      June 25, 2014 2:48 PM

      That is a solid lineup and much better than June's.

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      June 25, 2014 2:56 PM

      The pricing seems out of whack though. I would not be interested in a rental model like this.

      There has to be a better way of pricing these things. For one thing, after a few months for some of these games, you'd be able to buy the original console and the game (although I realize that's not the point).

      http://arstechnica.com/gaming/2014/06/sonys-playstation-now-pricing-is-insane-but-it-doesnt-have-to-be/

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        June 25, 2014 2:57 PM

        Derp, didn't read carefully. Thought his was Playstation Now.

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      June 25, 2014 2:58 PM

      OK, can someone clarify something for me? I was told that with Sony's new scheduling for releasing games also comes with new restrictions. I read that we will only have access to play the games for the month they're available, unlike before where we simply needed to click "Purchase" and remain a PS+ member to have access indefinitely.

      Is this how it is now? I was planning on stockpiling PS4 and Vita games until I could afford the two consoles.

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      June 25, 2014 3:02 PM

      Sweet! I've been waiting for Strider to go on sale. :D

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      June 25, 2014 4:17 PM

      Muramasa Rebirth kicks ass! Must-have for Vita owners!

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