King’s Quest, Gauntlet free with PlayStation Plus in December

PlayStation Plus subscribers will receive free downloadable copies of King’s Quest Chapter 1: A Knight to Remember and Gauntlet: Slayer Edition as part of December’s Instant Game Collection lineup, Sony announced today.

The next batch of freebies also features Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, Freedom Wars, and other standouts for the PlayStation 3 and PS Vita.

Starting in December, PlayStation Plus members can download the first chapter in Sierra’s resurrected adventure game franchise King’s Quest free of charge. Released digitally in July, King’s Quest Chapter 1: A Knight to Remember is developed by The Misadventures of P.B. Winterbottom studio The Odd Gentlemen, and features numerous callbacks to its point-and-click predecessors from the 80s and 90s.

Also on tap for PS4 owners next month is Gauntlet: Slayer Edition, a co-op dungeon hack based on the classic Atari arcade game. The PS4 port, developed by Magicka creator Arrowhead Game Studios, features several additions and enhancements compared to the PC edition released in 2014.

Over on the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Plus subscribers can expect to receive digital copies of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, an 80s action movie pastiche and over-the-top first-person shooter from Ubisoft. Also up for grabs in December is EA’s snowboarding franchise reboot SSX, which previously hit retail in 2012.

PlayStation Vita owners will get Sony’s dystopian action-adventure game Freedom Wars for free via PlayStation Plus in December. Boasting gameplay mechanics similar to Capcom’s Monster Hunter series, Freedom Wars features a storyline in which players serve a lengthy prison term, and must reduce their sentence by performing odd jobs and rescue missions. Ratloop’s PS Vita run-and-gun shooter Rocketbirds: Hardboiled Chicken will also be free to download for PlayStation Plus members in December.

All of December’s featured PlayStation Plus games will be free to download for service subscribers starting on December 1st.

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