Ahead of the changeover next Tuesday, Sony has announced the free games coming to their premium subscription service in 2019. Rocksteady’s latest entry in their popular Arkham series, Batman: Arkham Knight and the recent Darksiders III from THQ Nordic.
Sony’s PlayStation Blog describes both in detail:
Batman: Arkham Knight
Descend into the besieged streets of Arkham City as DC’s most-iconic crime-fighting crusader in Rocksteady’s neo-noir action adventure and explosive finale to the Arkham series.
Pull on the legendary black cowl and explore the vast neon metropolis, grappling up walls and vaulting across rooftops, gliding between buildings, or tearing through the streets in the super-powered Batmobile.
Go up against some of the caped crusader’s most iconic enemies, including Scarecrow, Harley Quinn, Killer Croc and more, using brutal hand-to-hand combat and an array of gadgets to liberate the over-run city once and for all.
Are you ready to become the Batman?
A visceral hack-and-slash action adventure, Darksiders III places you in a dark fantasy world filled with diverse environments, dangerous foes, hidden secrets, and weapons and abilities to unlock.
Take on the role of Fury, the most unpredictable and enigmatic of the Four Horseman, as she returns to the scorched Earth to hunt down and destroy the Seven Deadly Sins. Track down each of the Seven Deadly Sins, slay their minions, and restore the balance between good and evil on Earth.
Let the apocalypse begin…
This is a strong month for Sony, who’s PS+ service has left much to be desired over the last few years. With the PS3 games pared away several months ago now and VR no longer getting free titles, lately it’s felt like the only benefit to the service has been the ability to play games online, something that many gamers argue should be free in the first place.
However, this change over isn’t particularly surprising, as Sony continues to gear up for the release of their next-gen console over the next 15 months. As the PlayStation 4 inches to being a last-gen console, expect more and more “premiere” games to find their way to the PS+ service, as developers put less of a premium on old games while looking towards what they can bring on the new console.
Both games will launch on PlayStation+ starting Tuesday, September 3rd.