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PS Plus free games for April include Arkham City (PS3), Mercenary Kings (PS4)

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Sony announced the games that will be free in April for Playstation Plus subscribers on Friday. The line-up includes a single PS4 game that's a bit of a homage to the Metal Slug franchise, three PS3 titles featuring Batman, Mickey Mouse and a stealthy character plus two PS Vita titles in the shoot'em up and tower defense genres.

The side-scrolling shooter Mercenary Kings is coming to the Playstation 4 on April 1 and it appears that it will available for free to PS Plus members. The game comes from the same development team that brought us Scott Pilgrim vs the World: The Game and support up to four players shooting their way through hordes of enemies to rescue hostages and put a stop to the evil CLAW organization.

Meanwhile, PS3 owners will get to take to the ultimate in the mean streets of Gotham City as Batman: Arkham City will be free to download or they can navigate their way through the evil Mizrabel's castle in Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse. Also coming is Stealth Inc. Just as it's name suggests, it's a game where you sneak around but your character is completely unarmed and must rely on their stealth and wiles to make it past environmental hazards, enemies and puzzles.

Finally, PS Vita owners who subscribe to PS Plus will get to enjoy the shoot'em up Velocity Ultra as well as the the tower defense classic, Pixeljunk Monsters Ultimate HD.

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