Western PlayStation Plus gets a definitely nice line-up this month, but there’s one thing only Japanese users are getting for now, and it’s new free PS4 dynamic themes. They got one in December, and they’re getting another one in January, and precisely tomorrow, as announced by Sony with a press release.
The theme is aptly titled PlayStation Plus Special Theme January, and features the cats Toro, Kuro and the other Japanese PlayStation mascots in a wintery setting while they take a relaxing bath in a hot spring. Equivalent themes will also be released for PS3 and PS Vita.
Considering the fact that the month is mentioned in the name of the theme, it’s possible that Sony plans to release one a month, working as a sort of desktop calendar.
In addition to the theme, the game line-up for January Japanese PlayStation Plus members will enjoy is definitely rich, and it includes:
- Resident Evil: Revelations: Unveiled Edition – PS3
- Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines – PS Vita
- Mobile Suit Gundam EXTREME VS. FULL BOOST (Only one Playable Character) – PS3
- Child of Light – PS4
- Entwined – PS4
- Deception IV: Blood Ties – PS3
- Valhalla Knights 3 GOLD – PS Vita
- Titan Attack! – PS4, PS3, PS Vita
- Final Horizon – PS Vita
- HIDEBOH Tap Dance HERO – PS Vita
While inFAMOUS: First Light for PS4 will be free for us westerners, in Japan it will be discounted 90% off. That seems a bit strange since they could have as well given it for free, but it’s still extremely cheap.
And that’s not all, as the offering will include a special black color for Guilty Gears Xrd – SIGN – (which you can see below), and a few other perks and trinkets for other games.
I don’t know about you, but I’m a bit envious (Child of Light is also rather awesome). I also wonder if themes will ever be part of the western PlayStation plus line-ups. It’s definitely a pity that for the moment we’re missing on the themes featuring Toro and Kuro, because they’re definitely cute.