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The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 8/19/2014

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The Drop

Dark fantasy quests and Cold War operations join together in a massive week of gaming, with tons of new games joining the PlayStation family this Tuesday.

Malthael, the Angel of Death, has invaded the world of Sanctuary in Diablo III: Reaper of Souls – Ultimate Evil Edition on PS4 and PS3. Wade into battle with the new Crusader class, and tackle Act V in one of the most iconic action RPGs in gaming history. Uncover legendary loot, unlock powerful spells, equip awe-inspiring weaponry, and horde mountains of gold in Blizzard’s latest chapter in the Diablo series. And for those that already began a quest on the original Diablo III on PS3, carry over hero progress into Reaper of Souls without missing a step.

But that’s just the beginning. Keep the world’s super powers at bay in Counterspy — a stylized action game set in the Cold War — on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita. Infiltrate enemy positions, use wit and cunning, and keep the governments of the world from tearing each other to pieces.

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


Arcade Archives RYGAR
Counterspy
Crimsonland
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls - Ultimate Evil Edition
Gravity Badgers
Hotline Miami
Kung Fu Rabbit
Last Tinker: City of Colors
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare
Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment
Tales of Xillia 2

New PlayStation Games This Week

Arcade Archives Rygar
PS4 — Digital
RYGAR is a video game created by Tecmo in 1986 and originally released for arcades in Japan as Warrior of Argus. It’s a scrolling platform game where the player assumes the role as the Legendary Warrior.Arcade Archives is faithfully reproduced in the masterpiece of the arcade game.
Counterspy
PS4, PS3, PS Vita — Digital (Cross Buy)
Combining the spy mythology and bold aesthetics of the 1950’s and 1960’s and set during the Cold War, CounterSpy focuses on the rogue third spy agency, C.O.U.N.T.E.R., that keeps the world’s super powers at bay.
Crimsonland
PS Vita — Digital (Cross Buy with PS4 Version)
Crimsonland is an intense, top-down, dual stick shooter where your screen is filled with literally hundreds of aliens, giant spiders, mutant lizards, and more. Complete sixty quests to unlock an array of weapons and abilities, then unleash your arsenal in five survival modes with leaderboards.
Diablo III: Reaper of Souls — Ultimate Evil Edition
PS4, PS3 — Digital, Retail
This Ultimate Evil Edition contains both Diablo III and the Reaper of Souls expansion set, together in one definitive volume. Rise as one of humanity’s last defenders and collect legendary loot while mastering devastating new powers and abilities.
Gravity Badgers
PS Vita — Digital
Step into the space suit of valiant gravity badger Captain T Bayback as he ventures into the deadly depths of deep space to save his friends, family, and the universe itself from the threat of the deadly Evil Honey Badgers, aka the Hellsett.
Hotline Miami
PS4 — Digital (Three Way Cross Buy)
Hotline Miami is a high-octane action game overflowing with raw brutality, hard-boiled gunplay, and skull crushing close combat. Set in an alternative 1989 Miami, you will assume the role of a mysterious antihero on a murderous rampage against the shady underworld at the behest of voices on your answering machine.
Kung Fu Rabbit
PS3 — Digital (Cross Buy with Vita Version)
Life in the temple of rabbits hangs by a thread. Universal Evil has struck again and kidnapped all of your disciples. Only you managed to escape. They let you live… They’ll soon regret it! Use your agility and combat skills to save your disciples!
The Last Tinker: City of Colors
PS4 — Digital
A joyous platformer frequently compared to Jak and Daxter, The Last Tinker is a colorful adventure set in Colortown, a world built upon creativity, emotion and collaboration.
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare
PS4, PS3– Digital, Retail
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare digs into the trenches with an explosive new Co-op and Multiplayer action experience. Blast zombies and plants across a mind-blowing world that delivers the depth of a traditional online shooter blended with the refreshing humor of Plants vs. Zombies.
Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment
PS Vita — Digital
With its VRMMO-like genre and world, Sword Art Online: Hollow fragment is an RPG that offers players solid gameplay where combo attacks, execution speed, and knowledge of the opponent will be mandatory to survive.
Tales of Xillia 2
PS3 — Digital, Retail
Continue the epic journey from the first Tales of Xillia game in the worlds of Rieze Maxia and Elympios! Shape the course of events through the choices you make as Ludger while exploring beautiful landscapes, lively towns, and challenging dungeons. Customize character appearances and more to truly own the experience!

Demos and Betas

Crimsonland — PS Vita Demo

The information above is subject to change without notice.

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Ryan Clements said:

August 17th, 8:55 am

Loooooooooooot!

kurosaki87 said:

August 17th, 9:00 am

Ryan!
:D
Hi!

Snipers-Origon said:

August 17th, 9:00 am

Diablo 3…. or nah

Snipers-Origon said:

August 17th, 9:00 am

Oh and BEYOND!

Mega-Sackman said:

August 17th, 9:00 am

Hey guys, pre-load is not working, i guess you already know that by now. Any idea when it’ll be available? (I pre-orderes Diablo III but people says that they can’t pre-load PvZ Garden Warfare either).

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    Ryan Clements said:

    August 17th, 9:05 am

    Hey thanks for the note! I don’t have access to this information but I’ll try and look into it. Cheers.

ExtremeGamer said:

August 17th, 9:01 am

What happened to preloading? Games were starting to preload on Thursday’s before, now it’s changed to 2 days and as of yet, Diablo 3 and PvZ still haven’t had the preload option enabled. Very disappointing if this is going away already.

cleversignin said:

August 17th, 9:01 am

Diablo will steal yet another 2-300 hours of my life.

italodancemp3 said:

August 17th, 9:01 am

Nice all Vita’s games are mine.

ossiecastro5 said:

August 17th, 9:02 am

What a great week with a great selection of titles, especially Diablo 3 and Tales of Xillia 2. So many good games are coming out now and it’s not even the Fall yet. So much anticipation.

hawjboi2009 said:

August 17th, 9:02 am

hi Ryan Clement, oh yes two games to getting this week is Diablo 3 and Counterspy for ps4 version because i already pre-order both in PSN Store.

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    Ryan Clements said:

    August 17th, 9:05 am

    Hello! Hope you enjoy them.

kurosaki87 said:

August 17th, 9:02 am

I’ve been a fan, stalking you since 2010.
First time commenting though lol

Can’t wait for SAO: Hollow Fragment.
Will it have online MP at all?!
Thanks in advance!

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    Ryan Clements said:

    August 17th, 9:08 am

    Awwww, thank you for your support! I’m not sure about Hollow Fragment… I checked the official site but it’s not clear. >_<

Mayoubaz2 said:

August 17th, 9:02 am

We need deals for AAA PS4 games like infamous second son killzone knack…. :(

YoRunThatChain said:

August 17th, 9:03 am

Definitely grabbing SAO Hollow Fragment.

Already had Tales of Xillia 2 for a month, and refuse to buy localized Namco Bandai games until they have Dual Audio.

Kourosh2 said:

August 17th, 9:03 am

is anybody buying PVZ on PS3? I’m asking because this game is massively Multiplayer

CoffeePenguinHD said:

August 17th, 9:03 am

Diablo 3! <3

Mercenary09 said:

August 17th, 9:05 am

I’m getting Diablo 3 and Plants vs zombies on PS4. Hotline Miami PS4 since I already own it on the other systems and Counterspy. Also Ryan is The Last Tinker really a retail title or is that a mistake?

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    Ryan Clements said:

    August 17th, 9:10 am

    Hey! Great catch, thank you. That was a copy/paste error. It’s a digital PS4 game.

AmericanNinja1 said:

August 17th, 9:06 am

Hello there sir Ryan,

any news on Minecraft for PS4?

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    Ryan Clements said:

    August 17th, 9:12 am

    Hello! I have no news other than what I have presented in the post! Thank you for stopping in, though. ^_^

Ghostwize said:

August 17th, 9:08 am

Arcade Archives?! Please tell me more of these will be coming? Price Points? I loved me some Rygar back in the day lol. Just watched the Game Grumps play through it a few weeks back. MEMORIES. HAH!

JosephDUDEhola1 said:

August 17th, 9:09 am

What’s the date, & price for Sword Art Online and Counter Spy?

kurosaki87 said:

August 17th, 9:11 am

Thank you sir.

Keep up the good work! :3

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    Ryan Clements said:

    August 17th, 9:12 am

    Thanks! Stop by the Blog anytime! :3

moecage said:

August 17th, 9:12 am

You forgot bloodborne,you guys always forget bloodborne. Please send it out already.

allegretto2500 said:

August 17th, 9:12 am

The word is there are technical issues that need fixing with preload.

Mercenary09 said:

August 17th, 9:13 am

Ah ok thanks for the correction Ryan because if it was a retail title I would get it on disk instead. I’m very interested in it as there just isn’t enough 3D platformers anymore. Also that arcade game came out of nowhere. Never heard of it.

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    Ryan Clements said:

    August 17th, 9:14 am

    Yeah, thanks again for pointing out the error, I apologize for the confusion.

Souledge94 said:

August 17th, 9:14 am

I pre ordered the tales of xillia 2 LE. Cant wait to get my hands on it.

x_BuLLDawG_x said:

August 17th, 9:16 am

we want Minecraft for PS4 :) Please!

tao707 said:

August 17th, 9:16 am

no suikoden 2 this means i ever doubt that it will ever be released cause this tuesday is suikoden fan appreciation day 2014 and this would been a perfect time to release suikoden 2 on psn. now since its not coming out i doubt it ever will

dragonmagician said:

August 17th, 9:18 am

Epic week. Diablo for PS4, ToX2 for PS3, SAO for vita. An RPG for every system = not enough time. Beyond!

Ltorres93 said:

August 17th, 9:19 am

Hi Ryan,

on the PlayStation site and on the store Plants vs Zombies and Diablo III says It will be able to predownload on 8/18/2014; However, There lots of people who say its able to be pre downloaded today. I want to predownload my games today. Could I please have this answer?
Thnxs!!!

Neji-Nick said:

August 17th, 9:20 am

needs avatars for Naruto games. Its bout that time. Sony

bhm65 said:

August 17th, 9:21 am

It DIABLOOOOOOOOOO TIME!!!!!!!!!!!! The wait is OVER :) YAY!!!! Can’t wait to pick up the game! :) woooooot!

SeanStrange said:

August 17th, 9:27 am

Getting The Last Tinker this week. It looks like a lot of fun, that’s for sure!

alexRSBR said:

August 17th, 9:31 am

Rygar? Really? Are you serious? This is AMAZING!!!!!!

yowzagabowza said:

August 17th, 9:32 am

Yknow what would be great? If you put the price of the games on this post! Think about it: we would all know how much each game costs, and we could decide if we want to buy ot or not! Much better than waiting all day (east coast) for the update on Tuesday, only to be disappointed. I see no real reason not to! Cmon, go for it! For the players!

subadictos said:

August 17th, 9:32 am

“Arcade Archives Rygar” OMG

I bought it with my japanese account, because it was my favorite arcade game ever… and the game is awesome on PS4… run perfect. I assume it will cost 4,99 or something… I hope sometime publisher upload Ghost & Goblins…

subadictos said:

August 17th, 9:34 am

By the way… great week: Tales of Xillia 2, Diablo III and Plants vs Zombies for me. :)

Sonicfan11589 said:

August 17th, 9:34 am

4 games I’m getting on Tuesday. CAN’T WAIT!
PvZ: Garden Warfare
Diablo 3 (My first Diablo game)
The Last Tinker: City of Colors
Hotline for Miami (Which I think i’m getting for free thanks to PS PLUS)

One of the best “Drops” in my opinion. Glad this happening before September before I go back to school. :)

subadictos said:

August 17th, 9:35 am

@tao707 And it’s a shame if they don’t… :(

OilerFan87 said:

August 17th, 9:36 am

Beyond!

flatliner718 said:

August 17th, 9:36 am

What’s the news on Minecraft? Any idea on what’s up with Certification

TotalHenshin said:

August 17th, 9:37 am

3 Drops in a row with no PS1 or PS2 titles? That’s cold, Clements.

ChasecL0cK said:

August 17th, 9:38 am

@25
Noone wants that garbage but little kids. why would you want to play a 8bit game on such powerful hardware? play it on the pc or last gen. plus they already announced that. so why even bother? I would much rather MP3 and AVI playback. but its people like you preventing this. hopefully they get on it as Microsoft is doing that now. and they will start losing sales.

theyre adding stream share before mp3 playback. what a joke. hopefully I dont have to wait 4 months before I can play music while gaming. and no, im not signing up for that music BS.

happydude633 said:

August 17th, 9:40 am

Tales of Xillia 2 here I come! I can’t wait. I’ve been waiting since I completed the first one (twice) last year.

SohRonery said:

August 17th, 9:44 am

My hype meter for SAO is off the chart right now. Too bad there’s no physical release, still going to buy it day 1.

SnowForge said:

August 17th, 9:48 am

So, any updates on PSP/PS1 Vita Compatibility? Or at least an explanation for what’s taking so long with it?

alonghofer said:

August 17th, 9:50 am

I still can’t download Hohokum on PS4… Just says purchased where the download button should be… Worried this might happen with Counter Spy too…

personausermike said:

August 17th, 9:51 am

Hi, any chance of Rygar going on PS3 soon?

Zer0Fighter2121 said:

August 17th, 9:51 am

Xilia 2, Diablo 3 AND Counterspy! Looks like Christmas and my birthday arrived WAY early this year B)

grimlin_reaper said:

August 17th, 9:56 am

Pickin up rygar asap. Lets set up the next rygar from PS2 to PS4 :)

IntelVn said:

August 17th, 10:00 am

I cant wait for Sword Art Online: Hollow Fragment

Justsomedrunk said:

August 17th, 10:00 am

the preload has not started yet. it lists today as the day we can pre download the game. whats going on? when can we get the preload going. we need time to get this game downloaded before the launch

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