March 2016 PlayStation Plus Vote to Play Opens on February 9

February 1, 2016 Written by Jason Dunning

Marking the first Vote to Play since Grow Home was chosen in September 2015, Sony announced today that the March 2016 PlayStation Plus Vote to Play for PlayStation 4 will commence on February 9 in North America and Europe.

Giving you the choice between Action Henk, Assault Android Cactus, and Broforce, PS+ members will be able to cast their vote by heading to the Vote to Play area on the PlayStation Plus section in the PS4’s home screen. You can also go to What’s New or head to the PlayStation Plus section of the PlayStation Store for more Vote to Play details.

Calling all three games “fun titles that can connect the Plus community to play together with friends,” Sony gave out some details regarding the Vote to Play options:

Action Henk

Publisher Curve Digital and developer RageSquid have put together a light-hearted racer where you run, jump, and — yes — butt-slide your way through a host of toy room environments with past-their-prime action figures.

It’s a game where timing and momentum are key as you attempt to outdo your opponents as well as your own past performance. How can you not love a game with the tagline “Butt-slide to victory?”

Assault Android Cactus

While the mechanics of this twin stick shooter will be familiar to many, developer Witch Beam has created a unique battery mechanic (in lieu of lives), providing a fresh experience that helps Assault Android Cactus stand out from the crowd.

This one also supports Shareplay, a “virtual couch” that lets a friend join your game for up to an hour at a time, creating an online local co-op experience. According to designer Sanatana Mishra, the goal with Assault Android Cactus was to make a game that he and the rest of the team wanted to play.

Broforce

While we didn’t know it at the time, Broforce is the game that we always wanted as we cheered beloved 80’s-era action heroes on to victory. Publisher Devolver and developer Free Lives have teamed up to deliver part irreverent spoof and part loving homage to what are now classic movies and classic games.

With its online co-op experience and over-the-top presentation, there’s a really great game here that deserves the heaps of praise it’s already received.

Voting ends on February 22 and the winner will be included in the March 2016 Instant Game Collection on March 1, which should be the release date for all titles. Also, while it wasn’t mentioned today, the runners-up should be given PS+ discounts at launch.

Don’t forget: the February 2016 PS+ titles go live tomorrow. We’ll send out a reminder later today.

Which PS4 game will get your vote?

[Source: PS Blog (1), (2)]