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PlayStation Plus offers Knack, Rime in February

Rediscover a PS4 launch title

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A scene from Rime.
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February will be a kid-friendly month for the PlayStation Plus Instant Game Collection, with subscribers able to download the PlayStation 4 launch title Knack, Sony announced today.

Knack, developed by PS4 lead system architect Mark Cerny, launched alongside the console to a lukewarm reception in November 2013. But it could be fun to check it out before playing the sequel, which arrived last September and was much better received. The other PS4 game for February is Rime, the puzzle adventure from Tequila Works, which was originally released last May.

PlayStation 3 owners will be able to download Irem’s Spelunker HD, which has no relation to Mossmouth’s Spelunky HD — it’s a high-definition remake of a game that originated in 1983 on Atari 8-bit consoles. They’ll also get Mugen Souls Z, Compile Heart’s 2013 sequel to its 2012 strategy RPG Mugen Souls. On the PlayStation Vita front, the two free games for February are Magnetic Realms’ Exile’s End and Monochrome’s Grand Kingdom. The latter title is also available on PS4 via cross-buy.

February will continue a bonus that began in January: PlayStation VR users can download a free copy of Starblood Arena. That offer runs through March 6.

All six February games will go free for PlayStation Plus subscribers next Tuesday, Feb. 6. Until then, members can still download the January games.

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