The Order:1886 details revealed

The Order:1886 details revealed

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For a change, Sony’s revealed the list of the games coming to loyal PlayStation Plus subscribers as part of its Instant Game Collection early. What makes next this selection special though, is that the headlining game was chosen by you.

As you know, Sony let players vote for the game they’d most like to own as part of the promotion with the choices being Ubisoft’s indie-esque vertical platformer of sorts Grow Home, The RPG card-battling board Game Armello and some nonsense about Zombie Vikings.

I, personally, voted for Armello, for a number of reasons. The first would be Alessandro’s impressions of the game, which made it sound both interesting and fun, and the second is that it’s not the sort of game I’d usually pay for, so getting to play it free would have been a treat. Unfortunately, – or fortunately, I suppose, depending on your perspective – Armello was not the winning game.

Instead, it’ll be Ubisoft’s delightful Grow Home (a game I’d have bought anyway!) that won, securing 44% of the votes.

“Grow Home is the story of BUD, a Botanical Utility Droid sent on a mission across the galaxy to seek out a new species of flora to help oxygenate his home world. He finds the perfect specimen in the Star Plant. You’ll help the plant grow as you climb to the top. Along the way you’ll travel through a series of floating islands, crafting your own playground in the sky.”

The losing games will be available at a 30% discount for the first two weeks following their release, so I may end up buying Armello after all. But that’s not all! Joining Grow Home on PS4 is the quirky and delightful Super Time Force Ultra.

“Next on PS4 comes time-travelling, bullet-spraying, rocket-launching, explosion-filled platformer Super Time Force Ultra. Half the fun of STFU comes from controlling a cast of powerful, kooky and sometimes downright bizarre characters. The talented team at developer Capybara Games has already revealed that Shuhei Yoshida himself is playable but Shu didn’t come alone! In fact, he brought a few very close friends exclusively to PS4 and PS Vita. Make sure you check out this crazy cross buy extravaganza!”

On the PS4 and Vita, you’ll get XeoDrifter, a rather fun and charming Metroidvania game.

Xeodrifter from Renegade Kid, “a classic action-adventure game where you control an astronaut whose spaceship is damaged by an asteroid, and must visit four nearby planets in order to repair it.”

And lastly on PS4, you’ll also get Teslagrad – which has cross buy with the PS3.

“Next up, a 2D puzzle-platformer where electromagnetic powers are the key to discovering the secrets kept in the long abandoned Tesla Tower. You play as a young boy who finds himself embroiled in a conspiracy involving a despotic king who has ruled with an iron fist for years. Armed with ancient Teslamancer technology and your own ingenuity and creativity, your path lies through the decrepit Tesla Tower and beyond.”

PlayStation 3 owners get to partake in a bit of vehicular destruction in Twisted Metal.

“The demented ringmaster known only as Calypso has returned to host another macabre circus of turbo-charged destruction and you are invited to compete! Join an infamous cast of characters including Sweet Tooth, Doll Face and The Preacher, and get behind the wheel of some of the most violent vehicles imaginable. Follow the dark and twisted stories of the tournament contestants in the cinematic single player game or take the madness online and compete in a variety of multiplayer modes.”

Vita owners get another Metroidvania, in La-Mulana.

A combination of classic 2D platforming, Metroidvania-style adventuring and challenging action gameplay, La-Mulana EX takes you deep into ancient ruins on a quest to discover not just valuable treasure, but the secret to life itself! Fight monsters, uncover clues, collect weapons, spring traps and battle huge bosses. But watch out! No-one who’s entered the ruins before has come out alive… can you succeed where others have failed?

Each of these games will enter the service on the 1st of September. Are you happy with the selection? Are you happy Grow Home won, or did you vote for something else? Either way, I think it’s an excellent selection of games – and my dusty Vita, especially, is getting some love next month.

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  • WitWolfy

    I knew grow home would take it.. Seemed like the more appealing game IMO…

    • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Geoffrey Tim

      Yes, definitely the game with the most instant, mass appeal. Cute, too.

  • Umar

    AWESOME selection, Looking forward to Grow Home. La-Mulana though, been wanting that for a while now.

    • Pieter Kruger

      That Indie infatuation……????

  • Hammersteyn

    *Adds Grow Home, Super Time Force Ultra, Xeodrifter, Teslagrad, Armello to all the previous months backlog.
    Plus Taken King and MGSV is next month.
    Staph!
    http://cloud.attackofthefanboy.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/too-many-games.jpg

    • Ir0nseraph

      Will add all the games to my library, but they will never be played.

    • Ir0nseraph

      Will add all the games to my library, but they will never be played.

    • Ir0nseraph

      Will add all the games to my library, but they will never be played.

    • Ir0nseraph

      Will add all the games to my library, but they will never be played.

  • http://www.facebook.com/panthisza Allykhat

    NO I FREAKING DIDN’T!

    I wanted Armello… Guess I’ll just buy it :/ Not even adding Grow Home to my backlog.

    • Hammersteyn

      I wanted Grow Home to win but I was a team player and voted Armello. Didn’t help in the end :/

    • Hammersteyn

      I wanted Grow Home to win but I was a team player and voted Armello. Didn’t help in the end :/

    • Hammersteyn

      I wanted Grow Home to win but I was a team player and voted Armello. Didn’t help in the end :/

    • http://www.twitter.com/WobblyOnion Geoffrey Tim

      I didn’t either. I voted Armello – but the people have spoken.

      • http://www.facebook.com/panthisza Allykhat

        Why do I feel like the PS voting system is a little bit too much like the South African voting system….?

        • Hammersteyn

          Wait till COD makes that list. Hopefully never

        • Hammersteyn

          Wait till COD makes that list. Hopefully never

          • http://www.facebook.com/panthisza Allykhat

            You know what, I actually wouldn’t mind a COD title in plus, purely to change up the fact that all we are getting now are indies. While, yes, there are some really good indies out there, why don’t we get another tasty little tidbit like Knack? Or Sniper Elite 3? Or Ass Creed Black flag? Launch games that a lot of the newer adopters haven’t played yet? They gave us First Light and Ground Zeroes. Why can’t we have more stuff along those lines?

            Ive gone so far as to skip games in recent plus offerings because I know for fact I WILL NOT play them. Plus used to be freaking amazing, now it’s mediocre at best.

          • Hammersteyn

            Rocket League was a real treat. But I get that people want more value for their money. Also like @Fnuik:disqus said. It’s been almost two years. They set a standard with the PS3 and they’ve not matched that on the PS4. Although I love all the indie games they provide. Because normally I’d skip most of them for AAA titles.

          • http://www.facebook.com/panthisza Allykhat

            Thats the thing though dude.
            When was the last time someone spoke about Knack? Or Sniper Elite 3, or CoD Ghosts, or Black Flag? Most of those launch games have their newer versions/edition/counterparts released already so not a lot of people are playing them. I would happily even get the Ghosts DLC for the invasion/alien mode thingy if they gave me the game on plus. They have a lot of really good options they can supply.

            I’m getting an Xbone for Halo and Forza end of this year, but I’m really considering going for Gold and EA access like now because they are actually rather appealing at the moment. Like someone said on one of the reddits, the underdog will always try and one up the competition to make their product more appealing. I think all the success has gone to Sony’s head and MS are starting to realize that.

        • Hammersteyn

          Wait till COD makes that list. Hopefully never

        • Hammersteyn

          Wait till COD makes that list. Hopefully never

        • Hammersteyn

          Wait till COD makes that list. Hopefully never

        • Hammersteyn

          Wait till COD makes that list. Hopefully never

        • Hammersteyn

          Wait till COD makes that list. Hopefully never

    • Guild

      Ditto. Buying Armello instead. Not interested in Grow Home at all

      • http://www.facebook.com/panthisza Allykhat

        Add me up on PSN, PANTH15.
        Can jam some MP 😀

        • Guild

          When my PS App eventually opens on my phone I’ll send one. I’m keen for some MP Armello. Should be good fun

        • Guild

          When my PS App eventually opens on my phone I’ll send one. I’m keen for some MP Armello. Should be good fun

        • Guild

          When my PS App eventually opens on my phone I’ll send one. I’m keen for some MP Armello. Should be good fun

        • Guild

          When my PS App eventually opens on my phone I’ll send one. I’m keen for some MP Armello. Should be good fun

        • Guild

          When my PS App eventually opens on my phone I’ll send one. I’m keen for some MP Armello. Should be good fun

  • Fnuik

    I don’t have a problem with indi games, but I also really did not buy a PS4 to play games from the 80’s. It’s been almost 2 years now to build a library of PS4 games, time to start giving AAA games like Knack or Killzone etc.

  • Fnuik

    I don’t have a problem with indi games, but I also really did not buy a PS4 to play games from the 80’s. It’s been almost 2 years now to build a library of PS4 games, time to start giving AAA games like Knack or Killzone etc.

  • Fnuik

    I don’t have a problem with indi games, but I also really did not buy a PS4 to play games from the 80’s. It’s been almost 2 years now to build a library of PS4 games, time to start giving AAA games like Knack or Killzone etc.

  • Fnuik

    I don’t have a problem with indi games, but I also really did not buy a PS4 to play games from the 80’s. It’s been almost 2 years now to build a library of PS4 games, time to start giving AAA games like Knack or Killzone etc.

  • Fnuik

    I don’t have a problem with indi games, but I also really did not buy a PS4 to play games from the 80’s. It’s been almost 2 years now to build a library of PS4 games, time to start giving AAA games like Knack or Killzone etc.

    • Hammersteyn

      Agreed.

    • Hammersteyn

      Agreed.

    • Hammersteyn

      Agreed.

    • Hammersteyn

      Agreed.

    • Hammersteyn

      Agreed.

    • Hammersteyn

      Agreed.

    • Hammersteyn

      Agreed.

  • Sageville

    So I can pick up armello for 30% discount come 1 September?

    I think I will.

  • Sageville

    So I can pick up armello for 30% discount come 1 September?

    I think I will.

  • Sageville

    So I can pick up armello for 30% discount come 1 September?

    I think I will.

  • Sageville

    So I can pick up armello for 30% discount come 1 September?

    I think I will.

  • Sageville

    So I can pick up armello for 30% discount come 1 September?

    I think I will.

  • Sageville

    So I can pick up armello for 30% discount come 1 September?

    I think I will.

  • Sageville

    So I can pick up armello for 30% discount come 1 September?

    I think I will.

  • Sageville

    So I can pick up armello for 30% discount come 1 September?

    I think I will.

  • Sageville

    So I can pick up armello for 30% discount come 1 September?

    I think I will.

  • Sageville

    So I can pick up armello for 30% discount come 1 September?

    I think I will.

  • Sageville

    So I can pick up armello for 30% discount come 1 September?

    I think I will.

  • Sageville

    So I can pick up armello for 30% discount come 1 September?

    I think I will.

  • Sageville

    So I can pick up armello for 30% discount come 1 September?

    I think I will.

  • Sageville

    So I can pick up armello for 30% discount come 1 September?

    I think I will.

  • Sageville

    So I can pick up armello for 30% discount come 1 September?

    I think I will.

  • Nikola

    Maaaan the worst game of the three at least to me, doesn’t even look like a game:(