PlayStation Australia has announced the inaugural Game Catalogue lineup for the all-new PlayStation Plus, which will be available to play for Extra and Deluxe members on July 19.
It’s headlined by the much-anticipated feline adventure Stray, which makes its launch day debut as part of the catalogue.
Also featured in this month’s Game Catalogue lineup are Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade, Marvel’s Avengers, five Assassin’s Creed titles, and two Saints Row titles. You can take a look at the full list below.
PlayStation Plus Deluxe members will get access to No Heroes Allowed! (PSP) and LocoRoco Midnight Carnival (PSP). These titles will also be available to play on July 19.
So let’s take a quick look at the line-up, starting with the stand-out title Stray.
PlayStation Plus Games Catalog additions on July 19
Stray | PS4, PS5
Everyone I talk to is excited by the launch of this little beauty. If nothing else, being able to climb on a shelf and knock stuff off for no other reason than you are a cat and that’s what you want to do.
Lost, alone and separated from family, a stray cat must untangle an ancient mystery to escape a long-forgotten cybercity and find the way home. Stray is a third-person cat adventure game set amidst the detailed neon-lit alleys of a decaying cybercity and the murky environments of its seedy underbelly. See the world through the eyes of a stray and interact with the environment in playful ways, as this lost feline adventurer untangles an ancient mystery to escape and find a way home.
I’m currently in the process of reviewing this title and will have it ready to read on launch day.
Final Fantasy VII Remake Intergrade | PS5
For me, it’s one of the most iconic Final Fantasy games and it’s brought back to life with stunning visuals and just one of the most amazing stories.
This expanded version of Final Fantasy VII Remake has been enhanced for PS5, offering extra immersion with the DualSense controller, improved visuals, and comes bundled with FF7R Episode INTERmission, an exhilarating new story as Wutai ninja Yuffie Kisaragi infiltrates Midgar to steal the ultimate materia.
Final Fantasy VII Remake is also available as part of this month’s Game Catalogue for PS4 owners.
Marvel’s Avengers | PS4, PS5
I’m going to put it out there, this game did absolutely nothing for me at launch. But now with some adjustments, DLC and adding it as free-to-play on subscription services like Playstation Plus and Xbox Game Pass this title could be ready to have a new life. Could this be a redemption arc for the video game arm of the franchise that in the movie world hasn’t had many misteps? I’m willing to jump back in if you are.
Marvel’s Avengers is a third-person, action-adventure game that combines an original, cinematic story with single-player and co-operative gameplay. Assemble into a team of up to four players online, master extraordinary abilities, customise a growing roster of Heroes, and defend the Earth from escalating threats.
Also available on July 19 are:
Assassin’s Creed Unity | PS4
Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag | PS4
Assassin’s Creed Rogue Remastered | PS4
Assassin’s Creed Freedom Cry | PS4
Assassin’s Creed: The Ezio Collection | PS4
Saints Row IV: Re-Elected | PS4
Saints Row Gat out of Hell | PS4
Spirit of the North: Enhanced Edition | PS5
Ice Age: Scrat’s Nutty Adventure | PS4
Jumanji The Video Game | PS4
Paw Patrol on a Roll! | PS4
ReadySet Heroes | PS4
Classics Catalogue lineup for PlayStation Plus Deluxe members:
No Heroes Allowed! (PSP)
LocoRoco Midnight Carnival (PSP)
I think the most surprising thing here is that there are still active PSPs out there in the world, who knew?
Currently, I’m trialling the Deluxe Plus package to gauge its value. I’ll let you know more about how that is going on the Random 20 weeknights and via this website.
To find out more about the updates to PlayStation Plus head to PlayStation.com.