PlayStation Plus members get 'Journey,' 'Badland,' more for free in September

Sony has announced next month’s incoming batch of PlayStation Plus freebies, revealing that service subscribers can expect free copies of the action role-playing game Lords of the Fallen and indie hit Journey starting next week.

Other free highlights for September include the Prince of Persia series sequel The Forgotten Sands and Badland, which was honored as Apple’s iPad game of the year in 2013.

PlayStation 4 owners with an active PlayStation Plus membership will get three free games in September, including Lords of the Fallen, a third-person action RPG inspired by FromSoftware’s Dark Souls. Developed by Deck 13, Lords of the Fallen was previously given away for free as part of Games With Gold, Microsoft’s PlayStation Plus equivalent program.

Thatgamecompany’s Journey also joins next month’s PlayStation Plus lineup on the PlayStation 4 and PS3. Released in 2012, Journey puts players on a wordless trek through a massive desert, where they will encounter fellow players making the same expedition via a unique online multiplayer setup.

Frogmind’s Badland rounds out next month’s planned slate of multiplatform freebies, debuting as a featured PlayStation Plus title across the PlayStation 4, PS3, and PS Vita. Also available on mobile platforms and PCs via Steam, Badland is a side-scrolling action game in which players must fend off an endless array of deadly enemies and traps.

PS Vita devotees can also expect a free copy of Amnesia: Memories, a narrative-driven visual novel from Idea Factory International. Next month’s free PlayStation 3 offerings include Datura, a PlayStation Move-compatible adventure game from developer Plastic Studios, and Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands, a third-person action game originally released alongside Disney’s 2010 feature film Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time.

September’s lineup of free PlayStation Plus games will be available for download via the PlayStation Network starting on September 6.

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