PlayStation Plus April 2014 update for PS4

By Alan Ng - Mar 26, 2014

Earlier this week we asked you for your hopes for the highly anticipated PlayStation Plus April 2014 update. We received some great feedback from you as you told us the games you wanted. However, now it looks like we have found out what the PS Plus April free game will be for PS4 users.

We told you that we would like to see games such as Injustice or Rayman as the free game for April, but as many of you had expected, Sony will instead offer another indie game.

Although still not confirmed 100% for US and UK yet, it is looking very likely that the free game is going to be Mercenary Kings. This is a kickstarter-funded, 2D arcade style shooter developed by Tribute Games, the same team that brought us Scott Pilgrim Vs the World.

If you have ever played Metal Slug before, we can tell you that the gameplay is very similar. You’ll go around trying to rescue hostages and completing certain tasks – gaining access to cool new weapons and items as you get further in the game.

Mercenary Kings has already been confirmed for the Asia PS Plus April 2014 update, so we expect to hear a confirmation on the PS Plus US and UK April 2014 update as well – with Mercenary Kings as the free game. Remember that this is the exact same way in which Dead Nation was leaked early, as it was first revealed via the Asia PS Plus before being confirmed soon after for US and Europe.

While Mercenary Kings isn’t the massive game that some of you were after, it definitely isn’t a bad choice. In fact we have already seen a lot of demand to see this game on PS4 and a few of you even hoped to see Mercenary Kings as the April free game in our earlier article this week – so you guessed correctly!

Give us your reaction to Mercenary Kings as the PlayStation Plus April 2014 update free game. Are you happy with this decision or not?

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Also See: PS Plus December 2016 free games countdown for PS4, PS3

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  • Grey Beard

    No disrespect to the developer, I’m sure it is a solid title… but it looks like it would be more at home on the PS2.. or on nintendo hardware.

    It really doesn’t do justice to the PS4 platform..

    I am sure there are a few people out there that are excited about this game, and it’s probably more enjoyable then the retro cartoon style graphics suggest.. but, for me at least, it’s a pretty disappointing choice for April’s PS+ title.

    I don’t know about anyone else, but I certainly didn’t shell out the cash for a PS4 to play THESE types of games. It’s free, kinda, but I certainly wouldn’t rent it.. or subscribe to PS+ because of it.

    This is a case of having to take the good with the bad, I’ll keep my fingers crossed for next month.

  • Sean Bassett

    would rather have seen trials fusion as the game (even if it isnt out till mid april)

  • Josh101

    Dude/ettes?? Realllllly? Are you really complaining about a free game? Again with the entitlement. Those of you complaining are seriously inconsiderate. Every game released on PS+ for PS4 to date, has been a different genre. Something for everyone. I’ve enjoyed all the games that have been given. Even more so because they were FREE!!

    • ralf

      its not free.you still have to pay+

      • Jizm

        Considering the amount of games I have downloaded for PS+ I’m pretty sure after awhile I can consider them free. 2-3 games will be the cover charge. Worth it 100%.

      • Josh101

        Well, considering if you paid for PS+ today and downloaded the free games offered right now, just on PS4. It would be about the cost of purchasing the subscription. Not to mention if you ever get your hands on a PS Vita, which is more than worth it. You can go to Sony’s website and que all the free games offered on it. Which is about $200 worth of games. A few of those games are Gravity Rush, Wipeout 2048, Uncharted Golden Abyss, Monster Hunter Freedom Unite, Street Fighter vs. Tekken. As well as games on the PS3 that are free right now, Tomb Raider, Payday 2, Borderlands 2 and quite a few others. Right now with PS+ you could get over $500 worth of games for $50 across 3 systems.

  • Myles Havrick

    stan couldn’t agree with you more very disappointed .
    and I thought dead nation was bad lol

  • Stan

    What’s the point in releasing games like this when they are more than capable to be played on the ps3? So much for a true next gen experience, this looks like something from the 90’s. Get some proper games out! Outlast has been the only decent one so far, but even at that it only took a few hours to finish. Come on Sony!

  • dc McLovinIt

    Still waiting for the last of us to be free….

    • halfdogjury

      You sir, will be waiting awhile. Try to keep yourself occupied somehow.

  • swa

    this game sucks

  • Nicky Thorp

    No, to me this is terrible.
    With the tech we have nowadays you could produce far better products for little to no extra cost and to that end this is purely a 90s throwback attempt.
    This is a generic style that nearly all indie devs are following at it is getting old quick.

    I know plenty of people who only play F2P games online on the PS4 and got their sub purely for the free titles and this is the top end?

    Injustice or Tomb Raider could easily be in there,they are both at least 6 months old.

    • Matt S

      Whoever those people are they are dumb. If they wanted to do that they should have waited til the console was out and they actually had a decent selection of games for PSPlus to choose from.

      • Nicky Thorp

        Basing a purchase on what has been offered in the past for PS+ is dumb?
        Ok mate, that is sound reasoning you used there.

        FYI:
        Injustice release date was April 16th 2013 for NA, EU and AUS, so that is older than six months.
        Tomb Raider release date March 5th 2013, so carry the one…yep older than six months also.

        • Flack

          The ps4/next-gen versions of the games aren’t over 6 months old which we presume you were referring to, which if those are the dates you were talking about, then we had that tomb raider on ps+ this month.

    • Matt S

      Also no as it hasn’t even been 5 months since the PS4 was released there is no way that those games are 6 months old…