One of August's Free PlayStation Plus Games Has Been Revealed Early
One of next month's free PlayStation Plus game has been revealed ahead of the entire lineup of PS4 and PS5 games. It will be another couple of weeks before Sony officially announces the PlayStation Plus free games coming to subscribers on PS4 and PS5, but we now know what one of these freebies will be. More specifically, we now know that all subscribers will be able to download Hunter's Arena: Legends for free between August 3 and September 6.
This week, developer Mantisco announced the online battle royale game was set to leave Early Access and release on PS4, PS5, and PC via Steam on August 3. This was the first part of the announcement. The second part of the announcement was that it would be free for PlayStation Plus subscribers during the aforementioned window.
Now, at the moment, it's unclear if this game will be included in the PlayStation Plus lineup for August or if it's just an extra bonus. At the moment, it appears to be the former, but right now this hasn't been confirmed.
As for the game itself, it's an online battle royale game that's been in Steam Early Access since July 2020. Over on Steam, it boasts a "Mixed" User Review Rating, with 63 percent of 819 User Reviews reviewing the game positively.
I"n ancient Asia, once existing peace was shattered by Demons set free by unknown power," reads an official pitch of the game. "Sensing great danger, Hunters around the world gathered as one to stop the spreading chaos. However, the Hunters soon found out that none other than one of their own, a Hunter, has broken the seal and released the Demons into the world. With no one to trust, the Hunters must now fight off demons as well as point blades at each other."
At the moment of publishing, it's unclear how much it will cost non-subscribers to play, but the Early Access version costs $20, so expect a price point in this ballpark.
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