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Heavy Rain, Absolver go free on PlayStation Plus in July

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Rayman 3 and Zero Time Dilemma too

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Madison Paige at a nightclub in Heavy Rain.
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Sony will offer Heavy Rain and Absolver as freebies to PlayStation Plus subscribers in July 2018, the company announced Wednesday.

Heavy Rain, the four-protagonist mystery thriller from French studio Quantic Dream, debuted on PlayStation 3 in 2010 and was ported to PlayStation 4 in 2016. Only the PS4 version will be part of next month’s PlayStation Plus lineup along with Absolver, the multiplayer fighting game from Sloclap.

Unlike in some months, the July list of PlayStation Plus games isn’t a complete wash for owners of Sony’s older platforms. The free titles on PS3 are Ubisoft Montpellier’s Rayman 3 HD — which was free via Xbox Games With Gold last October — and Koei Tecmo’s Deception 4: The Nightmare Princess, an expanded re-release of 2014’s Deception 4: Blood Ties.

PlayStation Vita owners can pick up Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma, the final chapter of Spike Chunsoft’s beloved Zero Escape trilogy. The other Vita game for July is 12 Hit Combo’s Space Overlords.

All six games will go free on PlayStation Plus next Tuesday, July 3. In the meantime, you can still pick up the June games. Note that Call of Duty: Black Ops 3 will remain free until July 11.