Belated Easter treat for PlayStation gamers and Nintendo go retro

Playstation Plus

Put down the half-eaten Easter eggs and pick up your control pads because Sony PlayStation and Nintendo Wii U gamers are in for a real treat.

Playstation Plus Cake 

The latest raft of free games for April on PS Plus includes three games each for PlayStation 4 and PlayStation 3 owners, and the standard two for Vita.

Because the PlayStation Store update happened on the final day of March, gamers were left waiting until today (April 8), before they were made free. On the plus side, it gave “the players” more time to make sure you they downloaded March’s brilliant offering.

Plus members will get Tower of Guns (PS4/PS3), Never Alone (PS4), Dishonored (PS3), Aaru’s Awakening (PS4/PS3), Killzone Mercenary (PS Vita) and MonsterBag (PS Vita).

The excellent stealth-action game Dishonored and all-action FPS Tower of Guns are the pick of another great crop of free titles.

Mario 64

Elsewhere in the gaming world, Nintendo continue to make headlines with the news that some of its classic N64 and DS games are wing their way onto the Wii U.

While many expected GBA/DS downloads to be added to the 3DS virtual console store it was actually the Wii U which received the latest update, with N64 and DS games soon to be available on its virtual console.

The news, announced on the gaming giant’s Nintendo Direct video stream, will be welcomed by fanboys of the Japanese firm which is enjoying something of a resurgence after a line of strong game releases such as Mario Kart 8.

The news from the Direct stream revealed that Super Mario 64 and Yoshi’s Island DS are available now, and Yoshi’s Touch & Go, WarioWare Touched, Donkey Kong 64, and Mario Kart DS will all be available later in April.

Quantum Break

There's not such great news for XBox One gamers, though, after it has been announced that Alan Wake developer Remedy Entertainment’s upcoming time-bending shooter Quantum Break has been delayed. The game, previously slated to launch in 2015, is now due to arrive next year instead.

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