The world has fallen under the tyrannical rule of Grand Master Meio. As people suffocate in his steely grip, Special A-Class Strider Hiryu is sent into the wintry winds of Kazakh City to assassinate the dictator. The arcade classic series returns with Strider, which launches for PS3 and PS4 this week.
Guide Hiryu through an expansive map and cut down Grand Master Meio’s forces in a flurry of strikes. Using Hiryu’s indestructible plasma Cypher — and a host of unlockable special moves — players can traverse the dark halls, harrowing heights, and gleaming towers of Kazakh City with speed and skill.
For those gamers hungry for a more old-fashioned quest, the PS4 beta of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn also launches this week. Saddle up a chocobo and ride through Eorzea in this staggering MMO from Square Enix. Interested parties can head here for more information about the beta.
There’s plenty more coming to PlayStation, so head below for the full list. And enjoy the Drop!
New PlayStation Releases This Week
PS3 — Digital, Retail
Blast through legions of bugs in the latest from a cult-classic series. More than 80 missions, 700 weapons, local and online multiplayer, and four character classes. Fans of B movies, take note!
PS3 — Digital
A story of both magic and love. Guide a young girl named Eveline through a dark forest in search of her beloved, a werecat named Aurelio. Meet werewolves, goblins, and challenging puzzles in this fantastical adventure.
PS Vita — Digital
A chaotic, run-and-gun shooter with a gigantic collection of upgrades and bonuses. Tackle brutal challenges in randomly-generated stages with retro-style graphics.
PSone Classic — Digital
Caution: big, bright blocks have buried downtown! It’s going to take a drilling professional to solve this conundrum. Fortunately, Mr. Driller is on the case. Help drill and solve puzzles in this PlayStation classic.
PS2 Classic — Digital
The year is 4444 A.D. Earth has been remade into a ghastly prison planet rife with criminals. When a threat emerges from this underworld society, Bill Rizer is awakened from his 2,000-year slumber to destroy the Neo Contra menace. Dive back into this PS2 classic shooter from Konami.
PS4 — Digital, Retail (Already Available on PS3, PS Vita)
The eye-catching platformer from Ubisoft makes its PS4 debut. Built with new features that take advantage of DualShock 4, experience Rayman’s latest adventure with enhanced visuals and PS Vita remote play.
The arcade classic from Capcom gets a titanic visual upgrade with this new action platformer for PS3 and PS4. Take up the scarf and plasma Cypher of Strider Hiryu in order to take out the tyrannical Grand Master Meio. Revel in the lightning-fast play and expansive map of Kazakh City.
PSone Import — Digital
An old-school, side-scrolling platformer. Guide the feral boy named Tomba through a variety of environments, in search of his childhood friend.
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