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The Drop: New PlayStation Releases for February 25th, 2014

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The Drop

Garrett slides an arrow against the string of his bow, candlelight nipping at his foot — just out of reach. The guard paces the hallways in silence, unaware of the glinting metal trained at his temple. One whistle later and the guard’s body is splayed on the ground, and Garrett steps over it without a word. Just another moment in the shadowy campaign of Thief, which launches on PS3 and PS4 this week.

This reimagining of the classic stealth series arrives on PlayStation with a dark and violent story steeped in intrigue. The alleyways of the City are plagued by disease, and Garrett has awoken from a strange slumber to face immense odds stacked against him. Move through the world in silence, or leave a trail of bodies; all can be yours, if you wish it.

Alongside Garrett’s return comes another chapter in the Castlevania series. Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 arrives on PS3 this week, challenging players with intricate puzzles and frenzied combat. Feast on the blood of the living, and dispatch the forces sent against our red-cloaked hero.

For a complete list of games coming to PlayStation this week, read on. And enjoy the Drop!

Basement Crawl
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2
Herc's Adventures
Mahjong World Contest
Pac-Man Museum
Port Royal 3 Gold Edition
Tales of Symphonia Chronicles

New PlayStation Releases This Week

PS4 — Digital
Inspired by the classic Bomberman series, Basement Crawl features fiendish arenas with both online and offline modes. Four characters with dozens of traps and skills. Laced with a dark horror theme.
PS3 — Digital, Retail
The origin story of the Belmont family continues with Lords of Shadow 2. Wield immense weaponry and fluid combo chains against your enemies. Drain the blood of those that stand against you, and unlock the secrets of the night.
PSone Classic — Digital
Seems like Greece has really fallen on some hard times ever since Hades kidnapped Persephone. Using your strength and cunning, help rescue the legendary lady and return Greece to its former glory!
PS3 — Digital, Retail
Since the creation of the world, the gods have ruled over mankind and governed its path. But over time, people began to forget the gods and so their power waned. In the wake of this abandonment, the devoted Kinna infiltrates a prison in the Waterfall Realm to search for someone. She finds Magus, and their lives are about to change forever.
PS Vita — Digital
Plunge into a host of golden tiles and compete for glory. Challenge more than 100 unique levels across a variety of difficulty modes, and earn experience to advance up the hierarchy.
PS3 — Digital
Experience the roots of this iconic gaming series with a collection of Pac-Man hits from decades past. Includes nostalgia-inducing oldies and modern classics like Pac-Man Championship Edition.
PS3 — Retail
Immeasurable wealth and power await you. Set out across a massive environment across multiple campaigns, and master a complex trading system. Experience more than a dozen ship types and partake in thrilling naval battles.
PS3 — Digital, Retail
Revel in the fan-favorite JRPG as it celebrates its 10th anniversary. Embark on an epic quest with refined visuals, enhanced audio, a complete Japanese voice track, and the original theme songs. See why JRPG enthusiasts around the world sing praises of the Tales series.
PS3, PS4 — Digital, Retail
Slink through the shadows of the City and uncover the mystery surrounding Garrett’s strange disappearance. Steal trinkets and gold as you go, and approach every situation with a personal touch. The classic stealth series is back.

Demos and Betas

Pac-Man Museum — PS3 Demo

The information above is subject to change without notice.

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Ryan Clements said:

February 23rd, 10:26 am

February 25th is mah birthday, FYI.

gohan16ken said:

February 23rd, 10:29 am

When is HBO coming?

yuanqing_he said:

February 23rd, 10:30 am

Nice Drop!!

thesuzukimethod said:

February 23rd, 10:30 am

happy b-day in advance, powerhouse ;)


February 23rd, 10:30 am

people have been playing thief on live stream for days now

alphadark5005 said:

February 23rd, 10:31 am

Happy B-Day.
Don’t see anything i want this week. *Close Wallet*

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    Ryan Clements said:

    February 23rd, 10:32 am

    *Takes your wallet*

hawjboi2009 said:

February 23rd, 10:34 am

Happy Birthday Ryan Clement, hope you have fun party on your birthday.. can’t wait to play Thief on Tuesday

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    Ryan Clements said:

    February 23rd, 10:36 am

    Sweet! Steal stuff in Thief to celebrate my birth.

getsome4210 said:

February 23rd, 10:34 am

when are you going to “drop” mp3 compatibility for the ps4.


February 23rd, 10:35 am

Hi Ryan,

Any Dead Nation announcement & news coming this week ? :)


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    Ryan Clements said:

    February 23rd, 10:37 am

    Hi! I don’t have any information on that, sorry!

jchill001 said:

February 23rd, 10:36 am

can tekken tag 2 get a discount this week please? 34.99 is too much for a year and a half old game

Blood-Pudding said:

February 23rd, 10:36 am

Happy Birthday, Ryan!

negimaknight said:

February 23rd, 10:36 am

Hey Ryan

Last week psn said that monster monpiece would come out I am just wondering if that was a typo or they just forgot to add it
everyone wants sooooo Badly THX

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    Ryan Clements said:

    February 23rd, 10:37 am

    Hello, Happy Drop Day! I don’t personally have any information on that, sorry friend.

GalatasarayEken said:

February 23rd, 10:36 am

Thief Demo Please *.* No doubt about it that it look’s amazing but I want to try it out before I buy it please :/

Rezznak said:

February 23rd, 10:37 am

UGHHGH! STILL NO MERCENARY KINGS?! Suppose to come out in DECEMBER! whats the hold up?

hawjboi2009 said:

February 23rd, 10:40 am

hey Ryan, do you have any information about Metal Gear Solid V Ground Zeroes available for pre-order in PSN Store ?

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    Ryan Clements said:

    February 23rd, 10:41 am

    Hello today! No new info, sorry!

Apex_Soldier25 said:

February 23rd, 10:40 am

Happy Birthday!! Hopefully Garrett can steal you up something big for you!! :) Make sure your party is perfect without any fire alarms going off in the Strider Twitch video.

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    Ryan Clements said:

    February 23rd, 10:41 am

    Yes, that would be best.

ColonelOCorn said:

February 23rd, 10:41 am

Ryan you bring balance to the Force.

You did a great job on Beyond this week and then you’re back to Drop duties.

Happy birthday BEYOND!


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    Ryan Clements said:

    February 23rd, 10:42 am

    Haha, thanks! Beyond!

getsome4210 said:

February 23rd, 10:43 am

Its funny how I have asked the question of when mp3 compatibility will be out for ps4 many times in many blogs and I never get an answer even though someone from sony claimed it would be in an update. 5 months later and still nothing. This is nothing but a ploy to force people to buy music unlimited. You people forced the ps plus membership just to play online and now this. I am considering trading in my ps4 on an xbox one at this point.

kratos1984 said:

February 23rd, 10:46 am

Thanks for the drop Powerhouse, Beyond!

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    Ryan Clements said:

    February 23rd, 11:00 am

    Thanks for reading! Beyond!

Seeing_Red_Again said:

February 23rd, 10:50 am

Happy birthday! Nice Dop, always love seeing a PSOne Classic release. Every Drop though I hope to see MediEvil II finally added :(. Sony owns the rights so why dont they just release it on the PS Store?

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    Ryan Clements said:

    February 23rd, 11:01 am

    Thanks for the note!

YungShep said:

February 23rd, 10:53 am

Happy Birthday, Ryan. Beyond!

Antwan22 said:

February 23rd, 10:56 am

The 25th is my birthday too woohoo!

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    Ryan Clements said:

    February 23rd, 11:01 am

    Birthday Buddiesssss!


February 23rd, 10:58 am

<<< Anxiously awaiting content for my PS4…so much so I am playing through Tomb Raider DE even though I did that once on PS3. I have never played the Thief series so not sure if I'd like the gameplay on it or if its purchase-worthy on the PS4 or I should just rent the PS3 version on Redbox. Or PS4 version if redbox is starting to rent PS4 versions. Will there be a demo for Thief??

RaxGhost said:

February 23rd, 10:59 am

You guys, I see, will release any PSOne Classic but MGS1 on Vita. HMM…

Scaramanga1983 said:

February 23rd, 11:00 am

Will we see a sale to celebrate Vita’s anniversary like last year?

failure_turtle said:

February 23rd, 11:07 am

Happy (early) Birthday Ryan. It was great hearing you back on Beyond! this week.

saab01 said:

February 23rd, 11:09 am

Happy b-day Clements.

Hoping thief is as good as the gameplay trailer.

yowzagabowza said:

February 23rd, 11:13 am


Tjoeb123 said:

February 23rd, 11:16 am

The Store description for Tales of Symphonia says that the two games will be available separately (on the PS Store), is this true?

Tjoeb123 said:

February 23rd, 11:17 am

@24 MGS1 is perfectly playable on the Vita.

GummyCore said:

February 23rd, 11:22 am

To those asking about Dead Nation, there is definitely something called “Dead Nation: Apocalypse Edition full game” coming. It is part of the prizes in a PS Home contest in Asia PSN (to ‘celebrate’ the shutting down of PS Home in Asia). It’s not clear what this “Apocalypse Edition” is but perhaps it’s like a “Definitive Edition” (as in Tomb Raider), or it could just be the PS3 version bundled with DLCs. Results of that contest will be announced on 26th March, so it should be released before then.

SaberX85 said:

February 23rd, 11:27 am

Any news about next month IGC?

IIL0YDII said:

February 23rd, 11:41 am

22 february PS Vita second year birthday.

jimmy19192 said:

February 23rd, 11:42 am

STILLLLLLLL Waiting for modnation roadtrip that was to come out in February for free !!!!!!!!!!

alphagoku1 said:

February 23rd, 11:43 am

what about mercenary kings? any solid info on it? cause the trailer said February, the psn store page said march 4th I think and theres been nothing on the blog, so anything really concrete? oh and a few other quick questions, what about helldivers, rouge legacy, the mp3/4 and dnla support, planetside 2, n++? oh and on a request-like note, It may seem kinda farfetched and out of the blue, but could there be a behemoth game bundle in the works to be released on ps4 and vita? one that has alien hominid, castle crashers, battleblock theater and maybe game 4 if its out by the time the bundle could possibly be released. I mean I know you guys are all about the indie developers right now, I so I figured that that’d be a great addition to the growing library. just a thought

NS-4701 said:

February 23rd, 11:44 am

Tales of Symphonia!!!! Finally!! So excited!!

chowdude0183 said:

February 23rd, 11:46 am

when the WWE app coming for the WWE network on tuesday on PS3

WrekGar said:

February 23rd, 11:46 am

First off Happy Birthday Ryan

I just got my text message from GS saying I can pick up my PS4 copy of Thief on Tues. It will be my 9th Platinum on the PS4 the come MG V and Second Son.

The PS Blog Stalker

XeahuleXolic said:

February 23rd, 11:49 am

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 to complete my collection \m/ wish it was on ps4 tho

Sonicfan11589 said:

February 23rd, 11:49 am

Hi if u can comment, that be great.

Any chance of more PSP and/or PS1 classics that are playable on PSP/PS3 only to become playable on PS Vita?
i.e. Bloody Roar 1 and 2, Crash games, Spyro games?

PanTheMan16 said:

February 23rd, 11:58 am

The 25th is just another day for me, but I expect we’ll both be picking up Thief (PS4), so it will be a great birthday indeed for you. Have a good one. :)

WilHiteWarrior said:

February 23rd, 12:01 pm

Oh please Lord Jesus, let Lords of Shadow 2 be good…

userchris296 said:

February 23rd, 12:06 pm

Happy birthday, Ryan. I’m a big fan of castlevania games and I already pre-ordered castlevania: lords of the shadow 2 for ps3 retail version few weeks ago from amazon and hardly wait to play that game sometimes this week or so as whenever i get it in the mail first though.

dkarlowicz10 said:

February 23rd, 12:20 pm

Any chance of Pac-Man Museum or Pac Man CE coming to PS Vita? I have Pac Man CE on PS3, it is awesome. This game seems like a perfect game for the go.

DJPlace said:

February 23rd, 12:34 pm

any word of Pac-Man Museum’s pac-man battle royale mode going have online battle mode?


February 23rd, 12:36 pm

I love stealth games and have heard so much about Thief as one of the grandfathers of the genre. I’m interested in that game. Not on the PS4 because I don’t want or own one. On the competition instead.

ElectricSlurpee said:

February 23rd, 12:39 pm

looks like i have a lot of games to beat before tuesday

AsahiSeth said:

February 23rd, 12:49 pm

Ok this is now officially the greatest drop ever. Herc’s Adventures is my single favorite PSX game, it’s a co-op masterpiece in every sense of the word. This came out of nowhere and I never expected to actually see it rereleased. Whoever pulled strings to make this happen deserves a raise. Seriously, this is the happiest I’ve ever been viewing The Drop. Seriously, you have no idea how happy this makes me. EVERYONE needs to buy this game, it’s that great. Ryan, and whoever else made this happen, you are awesome.

Wow, I’m still in shock.

crusher915 said:

February 23rd, 12:52 pm

I was so disappointed when I heard that Thief wasn’t an open-world game, so it seems like such a pointless game now :/

OtariX said:

February 23rd, 12:54 pm

Herc’s Adventures!!! That game brings back a lot of childhood memories:) Cant wait to get it.

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