PS4 News: PlayStation Plus August 2017, Spider-man SDCC, Crash Bandicoot N Sane secret

PS4 News: PlayStation Plus August 2017, Spider-man SDCC, Crash Bandicoot N Sane secret

The last few months of PlayStation Plus has proved incredibly big, with plenty more extra’s on top of the usual lineup of games and as we edge closer to the end of July fans will no doubt start wondering what’s going to be included in the next batch of free games.

While no one can say for certain when Sony will choose to reveal the PlayStation Plus August 2017 announcement, it’s highly likely to come at some stage this week, because when else will they with only 6 working days of the month left.

And given that the games usually arrive on the first Tuesday of the month, we can’t imagine they’ll announce the new lineup on Monday 31st. Equally, while last months announcement came very late, it was likely delayed by the bumper month and E3 2017 activities.

The lineup could be revealed from Wednesday 26 July onwards, according to while Twinfinite has predicted that we see The Wolf Among Us, given the recent announcement Season 2 reveal and Sony’s penchant for including Telltale titles.

In the meantime, the PS Plus July 2017 free games lineup is still live and includes an excellent selection of new games for PS4, PS3 and PS Vita owners to play provided they have a PlayStation Plus subscription which shouldn’t be missed.

In June fans can pick up the following games:

• Until Dawn – PS4
• Game of Thrones: A Telltale Series – PS4
• That’s You – PS4 (4th July onwards)
• Tokyo Jungle – PS3
• Darkstalkers Resurrection – PS3
• Don’t Die Mr Robot – PS Vita (cross-buy with PS4)
• Element4l – PS Vita

Spider-Man obviously had a big presence at San Diego Comic Con 2017 (SDCC) this past week what with all the recent Homecoming movie hyper and his added involvement in Infinity War – but Insomniac Games were also in attendance to help push the new PS4 exclusive.

For starters, Insomniac released a series of new images, showcasing a fight on a subway train with Mister Negative, as well as a fight with Kingpin and a look inside Peter Parker’s bedroom.

Apparently, this subway battle between the pair will actually take place in some form in the final game, which is interesting as it means the game will branch out from just the city and those stepping into the shoes of Spider-Man might want to take a closer look at the image for any hints at exactly how this fight will take place.

That said, we wouldn’t be surprised if this scene ends up being another QTE event like the one shown in the recent E3 gameplay trailer involving the helicopter.

Bryan Intihar from Insomniac was on hand to talk up the game and the involved characters.

“Miles Morales came up again, though was only hinted at; Aunt May plays an active part within the game; and Normal Osborn serves as the city’s mayor. Intihar noted that the game is very inspired by the Ultimate Spider-Man saga.” explains

Marvel executive creative director Bill Rosemann also suggested that the team know how much effort they need to put into the game to get this right, telling fans: “We know we have one shot to get it right. We refuse to fail,”

Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy released earlier this month to critical and commercial acclaim, and Activision earlier thie week also shared that the game was the top-selling physical console game worldwide in the month of June.

To put that into perspective, the Crash Bandicoot N Sane Trilogy released on June 30th, meaning that the game became the top-selling physical console game worldwide in just TWO days.

Impressive, we’re sure you’ll agree, but that’s not even close to being the best Crash Bandicoot news this week.

Developers Vicarious Visions announced during the ‘Crash Bandicoot Then and Now’ panel at Comic-Con International: San Diego that new free DLC content was to be made available for the game.

The best part? It’s the infamously difficult Stormy Ascent stage, a previously unfinished and unreleased level from the original Crash Bandicoot game that was cut for being too hard.

“Stormy Ascent will challenge even the most hardcore Crash fans with vial-throwing lab assistants, flying birds, retracting steps, iron spikes and much more!” Activision say.

“Finally seeing Crash fans have the chance to play Stormy Ascent all these years later is very exciting,” said Shuhei Yoshida, President of PlayStation’s Worldwide Studios.

“Activision has done an amazing job remastering the Crash Bandicoot N. Sane Trilogy, and fans are really going to enjoy this never-before-released Crash level. I can’t wait to see the leader boards light up because even speed runners will be in for a tough challenge with this one.”

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