PlayStation Plus September games leaked: Civilization VI and NieR Replicant coming this month

Civilization VI offers gamers the chance to become a major world power  (2K)
Civilization VI offers gamers the chance to become a major world power (2K)

Gamers will now be able to access titles such as Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, NieR Replicant and indie hit Unpacking on PlayStation Plus Extra and Premium from September 19, according to the latest leak.

Other titles set to become available include 13 Sentinels: Aegis Rim, Sniper Ghost Warrior Contracts 2 and Star Ocean: The Divine Force, according to the reports from French publication Dealabs.

The news comes after the price of PlayStation Plus services went up for UK gamers earlier this month. The price of PlayStation Plus Essential rose to £59.99 for UK users, roughly a £10 increase, while the price of PlayStation Plus Premium rose from £99.99 to £119.99 and the price of PlayStation Plus Extra rose from £83.99 to £99.99 for a 12-month subscription.

The games will become available at noon UK time.

Nier, first released on the PS3 and Xbox 360 in 2010, was the predecessor of the 2017 critically acclaimed action RPG game Nier: Automata.

The remaster of the original game, Nier Replicant, received good reviews in 2021 across the board due to the music and plot, shipping over 1.5 million copies. The game combines elements not typically seen in mainstream RPGs including those from platforms and shoot-’em-up games.

Sid Meier’s Civilization VI, first released in 2016, is the latest version of the franchise, which has shipped over 40 million units, according to some reports. Users are able to build and compete against other civilisations in their quest to become a great world power.

Star Ocean The Divine Force, was developed by Valkyrie Profile developer tri-Ace and was published by Final Fantasy giant Square Enix.

Though the action RPG received lukewarm reviews when it was published in 2022, it did receive some praise for its combat, characters and narrative.

Unpacking is a critically acclaimed “zen puzzle game”.

Gamers play as a female character moving her possessions from a series of homes throughout a string of important life events, a total of 35 rooms from childhood to adulthood.

The game was a hit with critics, it received two Bafta Game Awards and got on to the 2021 end-of-year lists from New Yorker,  Los Angeles Times,  Forbes, Financial Times,  CNET  and NME.

The above games will be available to users in the US and Europe but it’s unclear to what extent they will be available in other regions.