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The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 8/11/2015

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The Drop

A village sits empty. The scattered remnants of life strewn over street corners and across the cluttered, quiet counters of kitchens. What happened? What’s left in the wake of such a catastrophic incident? These are the questions you’ll attempt to answer in Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, which is out this week on PS4.

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture tells a haunting, beautiful narrative in the aftermath of the apocalypse. Players will explore the empty setting of a small village in Britain and piece together the stories and final hours of the people that lived there. Developed by the team at The Chinese Room (Dear Esther, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs), Rapture is a game of many emotions and many snapshots of the past. For a deeply reflective, intriguing journey, look no further than this first-person mystery.

For those craving dangerous dungeons and crackling spells, Gauntlet: Slayer Edition is also out this week on PS4. Completely retuned from the original version, the Slayer Edition has upgraded abilities, redesigned enemies, and even a new game mode for a near-endless challenge.

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

New Releases: August 11th, 2015
Actual Sunlight
PS Vita — Digital

Widely considered to be one of the bleakest experiences in indie gaming, Actual Sunlight challenges you to confront the life of Evan Winter: An overweight, lonely, and severely depressed young professional. Presented almost entirely in text, a mixture of sharp observation and pitch black humor captures your interest from provocative beginning to shattering conclusion.

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
PS4 — Digital

Share in the epic journey of two brothers, as they set out to find a cure for their dying father. Travel across beautiful vistas, through dark and foreboding forests, down perilous rivers, up hazardous mountainsides, and experience the wonders of Nordic mythology along the way.

Commander Cherry’s Puzzled Journey
PS4 — Digital

Experience the world’s one and only Yoga-Action-Platformer. Commander Cherry’s Puzzled Journey is a hybrid-motion control game. The game flow offers a hypnotizing cycle of tension and relaxation. Build Platforms with your body.

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
PS4 — Digital

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture tells the story of the inhabitants of a remote English valley who are caught up in world-shattering events beyond their control or understanding. Made by The Chinese Room — the studio responsible for the hauntingly beautiful Dear Esther — this tale of how people respond in the face of grave adversity is a non-linear, open-world experience.

Gauntlet, Crypts

Gauntlet: Slayer Edition
PS4 — Digital

Invade the darkness with the new Gauntlet: Slayer Edition! Fight with your friends through the monstrous hordes lurking in a myriad of unique dungeons as you scour them for gold with new hero weapons, abilities, and customizations.

Goat Simulator
PS4, PS3 — Digital

Goat Simulator is all about causing as much destruction as you possibly can as a goat. It has been compared to an old-school skating game, except instead of being a skater, you’re a goat, and instead of doing tricks, you wreck stuff. Destroy things with style and you’ll earn even more points!

Kung Fury: Street Rage
PS4 — Digital

As seen in the motion picture! A brand new HT-2000 cartridge game packed with arcade style beat ’em up Nazi fights, stereo sound music inspired by up ‘n’ coming hit artist David Hasselhoff, state of the art true color graphics, and even more Nazi enemies to beat.

PS4 — Digital

You are the Prototype, Alex Mercer, a man without memory armed with amazing shape-shifting abilities, hunting your way to the heart of the conspiracy which created you and making those responsible pay.

Prototype 2
PS4 — Digital

Prototype 2 takes the unsurpassed carnage of the original Prototype and continues the experience of becoming the ultimate shape-shifting weapon. A devastating viral outbreak has claimed the lives of Sgt James Heller’s family and transformed him into a Prototype.

Space Hulk
PS3 — Digital

The legendary Space Hulk returns in this epic turn based strategy game. Set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, an intriguing story of legendary battles and heroic actions unfolds. Play as a small squad of fearless Space Marine Terminators who attempt to reclaim their honor by mounting an assault on a derelict space hulk infested by hordes of vicious tyranid Genestealers.

PS4, PS Vita — Digital (Cross Buy)

Torque up! Hat on! Roll, tumble, and extend to get over magma, high walls, and myriad other obstacles in this puzzle game. TorqueL is a unique 2D ‘rolling’ & ‘extend’ platformer/action/puzzle game. Including a total of 50 chambers, and 7 basic routes.

Toy Soldiers: War Chest
PS4 — Digital, Retail

Toy Soldiers: War Chest is a fast-paced genre-bending mix of strategy defense and action gameplay that brings to life the iconic toys and action figures from your childhood. Lead He-Man, G.I. Joe, and other toy armies into legendary battles and protect your toy box from increasingly devious and powerful foes.

Xblaze Lost: Memories

Xblaze Lost: Memories
PS3, PS Vita — Digital, Retail

XBlaze Lost: Memories is a visual-novel game based in the BlazBlue universe and the sequel to XBlaze Code: Embryo. Play as the enigmatic pink-haired protagonist as she navigates through a weird and wondrous alternate reality with the help of the mysterious Nobody in order to save her sister, who disappeared into this unknown world!

Coming to PS Music
  • Goodbye Tomorrow – A Journey Through The Mind Of A Non Believer
  • New Politics – Vikings
  • Georgia – Georgia
Coming to PS Video
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Aloha
  • LEGO: DC Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom!

The information above is subject to change without notice.

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Ryan Clements said:

August 9th, 8:33 am

Happy Sunday! What do you think of the new format?


    AmnesiaInnocent said:

    August 9th, 8:45 am

    I think the format looks good, but I wish the game titles were links to more information. Perhaps previous blog stories mentioning the games? For example, Space Hulk could link to https://blog.us.playstation.com/tag/space-hulkdeathwing/

    liammill18 said:

    August 9th, 11:00 am

    I really think you need a picture for each game, otherwise it appears as though certain games are prioritized, when it’s probably just likely that you only have assets available for those ones.

    yowzagabowza said:

    August 9th, 1:30 pm

    This is a new format? I thought you just had no time to put the regular post together again…

    Every game needs a picture.( They should all have little gameplay videos, but I know that won’t happen.) I don’t understand how or why you wouldn’t have access AT LEAST to a stinkin picture of each game. That excuse honestly seems like you put this post together Sunday morning with zero preparation.
    If you can’t get a photo for all games, don’t put any. It makes it look messy and unorganized.

    Prices. Stop being terarded about prices. Just stop already.

    V-Angelus01 said:

    August 9th, 5:32 pm

    I like how you put the details of the game very generously but the format need alot more bling to it. Pictures Or even trailers will be the best. To be honest the format before is fine. No need to change it.

    And to the dude above me. Read the open comment rules before you type in your stuff. I think you missed the words in blue.

    Reignfall21 said:

    August 9th, 6:09 pm

    That font looks like Times New Roman, doesn’t seem as hip anymore. Would be nice if you could color code the font of PS4, PS3 & PSVita as well, would make for a more dynamic look. Probably integrate metacritic scores next to pre-released games as well would be a good idea.

    One last thing; seeing that this is the US blog, and all games are for the US store, why not include the price? I tried thinking of reasons why it hasn’t been implemented yet but I’m drawing a blank. Just some food for thought.

    PanTheMan16 said:

    August 9th, 9:49 pm

    I think it’s improved in some ways, but I agree that accompanying screenshots at the very least would make it so much better. Many games mentioned in The Drop (not just this week) are small titles that we had never heard of before. A screenshot or a video is not only helpful for the readers, but it’s very helpful for those who are looking to turn a profit from the games. Personally, if it’s some obscure title I’ve never heard of and has an obscure description and not even a screenshot to go with it, I won’t give it a second thought. I don’t want to have to seek information somewhere else, when it could be shared here. So, I think a barebones format hurts everyone.

    Also, why hasn’t yowzagabowza been banned yet? People disagree, people complain.. that’s life. But yowza and some others come here only to make a negative scene and insult others. I know you have seen it and I’m sure you notice it every week. It’s really toxic to allow such notorious people to remain here. We know, every single week, that we are going to see him and that he will be complaining and acting a jerk to someone (usually to you).

    LaurenLark said:

    August 9th, 11:34 pm

    Love it!

yaacov2606 said:

August 9th, 8:38 am

Why Brothers isn’t Cross Buy?

    Ryan Clements said:

    August 9th, 8:42 am

    Apologies, I don’t have an answer for that question!

    millymill said:

    August 9th, 2:28 pm

    brothers was free for ps3

Sora9669 said:

August 9th, 8:41 am

Any chance Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII will come to PlayStation Now? Would really love it on PS4.

    Ryan Clements said:

    August 9th, 8:42 am

    Great suggestion!

    Tinye310 said:

    August 9th, 8:51 pm

    Been saying the same thing bro!

doctorruzak said:

August 9th, 8:42 am

When will I be able to pre-load Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture?

    gabieve said:

    August 10th, 4:36 am

    It should’ve already started.. Mine started yesterday.

american_36 said:

August 9th, 8:45 am

Yo, Ryan, the new layout is nice, but I would prefer to get a picture for every game mentioned in The Drop (if possible), so I can get at least a little idea about the genre, art-style and graphics, thanks^^

    Ryan Clements said:

    August 9th, 8:48 am

    Thanks for the note, American! I agree imagery is nice, but I’m often not able to pull down official assets for every game, so I’ve opted to highlight games of particular interest (or at the very least, games that I have access to screenshots).

    Thank you for the feedback!

    american_36 said:

    August 9th, 12:36 pm

    Hmm, i wonder how it was possible for so long then. Must have been stressful, hence why you guys “dropped” it. No big deal. Guess I’ll just opt to wait for the store update and get my dirty pictures directly from the store then xD

    Keep up the good work :)

gerneric123 said:

August 9th, 8:46 am

Did the Vita version of Space Hulk get cancelled or is it just another split release?

    Ryan Clements said:

    August 9th, 8:48 am

    I don’t have any details on that, sorry Generic!

FifthDream said:

August 9th, 8:46 am

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture and Gauntlet are preordered, and i think i will finally try Goat Simulator. And i’m kind of intrigued by Actual Sunlight, so i may check that out. And Kung Fury! Best thing ever. Great week for games!

    Ryan Clements said:

    August 9th, 8:49 am

    Yeah, I’ve been hearing deeply intriguing things about Actual Sunlight. Need to check that out for sure.

kratos1984 said:

August 9th, 8:47 am

The new format is BEYOND! awesome. Can’t wait for Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture.

    Ryan Clements said:

    August 9th, 8:49 am

    Haha! Thank my colleague Justin for designing it. ;) Beyond!

Butters360 said:

August 9th, 8:47 am

The new format looks good Ryan. However, I would suggest you use the logos for PlayStation Music and PlayStation Video.

    Ryan Clements said:

    August 9th, 8:50 am

    Yes, we’re looking at spicing that section up more in the future! Thanks.

Breakfast450 said:

August 9th, 8:47 am

Gauntlet: Slayer Edition

Kung Fury: Street Rage (Movie was awesome)

Nice drop nice drop :D

Mercenary09 said:

August 9th, 8:47 am

After years of waiting I’m finally going to Rapture this week! Thanks for the Drop Ryan!

    Ryan Clements said:

    August 9th, 8:50 am

    Thanks for coming by, Mercenary! Always nice to see you.

hawjboi2009 said:

August 9th, 8:50 am

hi Ryan, i am getting Everyone’s Gone to the rapture to finish it before Until Dawn and Madden 16 release on same day.. Get Ready to Survive as hot sexy Hayden Panettiere in Until Dawn

soldiercell said:

August 9th, 8:51 am

Serif fonts really don’t suit Playstation.

Saruto941 said:

August 9th, 8:59 am

Well Brothers: Tales of Two Soul, be like Journey for the PS4?

Like, if you have already brought the PS3 version, will you get the PS4 version for free?

HussamFelimban said:

August 9th, 9:01 am

Actual Sunlight is gonna be mine.

Ry-Dog said:

August 9th, 9:04 am

















    Ryan Clements said:

    August 9th, 9:14 am

    Ry-Dog, while I appreciate your passion, if you keep posting your feedback in the form of spam, you won’t have a place on these comment threads. Please be more respectful in the way you engage with the team.

    dkarlowicz10 said:

    August 9th, 12:56 pm

    You ask for too many games. Should have kept to top 3 wanted, not make endless lists. Although there was this one poster who kept begging for Disagea sale and finally got it. I occasionally beg for San Andreas HD, Okami HD and Shadow of Collossus HD for Vita, but nobody listens. I stopped asking. Maybe you should too.

    TimMalouff said:

    August 9th, 2:18 pm

    Clements, where does someone like Ry-Dog keep posting this type or form of feedback?

    That or do you have a different format or suggestions for posting this type of thing that will not be considered spam?

    I appreciate giving users a warning but how about also giving them an alternative format or rules or another place to vent for these types of posts.

    I guess Ry-Dog could try contacting each of original PSone distributors, programmers, etc., if they are still around on their own sites / twitter / facebook / etc., if they still exist.

    PanTheMan16 said:

    August 9th, 9:41 pm

    Thank you, Ryan. This person is out of control and no one is going to read all of that.

    JimmyLSanchez said:

    August 10th, 1:43 am

    It’s about time someone shunned this guy. It has been extremely annoying to see this on every single weekly list for months and months on end. Ry-Dog, either contact these companies or please do not write again, because you are the only one to blame if Clements takes away your spamming privileges.

MrStabby94 said:

August 9th, 9:25 am

I’m SO excited for Toy Soldiers: War Chest! YES!!

thegoods_01 said:

August 9th, 9:25 am

Hey Ryan, on this new layout, would it be possible to state the genre of each game? I don’t mind not seeing the pictures, but there are certain games that I would not care to look up like turn based games (I know I’m sorry :/).
Thanks again for all you do!!!

    Ryan Clements said:

    August 9th, 9:38 am

    Hey there, Goods! Thanks for the feedback. I like that idea, except “genre” is getting increasingly harder to define as more games fuse different play philosophies together. I’d fear that it would be hard to classify some of these games, which is why a full description is usually more telling.

    Have a good rest of the weekend. ^_^

wvnative said:

August 9th, 9:25 am

Thank you for including descriptions again, this is much better.

Kid_Loser said:

August 9th, 9:46 am

Another great week with Gauntlet and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture… and others for everyone else.

Hope to see Resonance of Fate and 3D Dot Game Heroes on PSNow soon. RoF made it in the top PS3 games last month. Speaking of which, I hope to also see a post of top PSNow rentals every week or month, I think it would be really great.

rambo56321 said:

August 9th, 9:47 am

No ps2 or ps1 classics still

XxTigerheartxX said:

August 9th, 9:58 am

Kung Fury is actually making it to consoles? I love the game on Android but unless they changed the gameplay, it wouldn’t work well for a console release.

PainOfSarrow said:

August 9th, 10:02 am

This post gets 5 stars due to the way better layout now. Looks neat and clean and organized. Keep It That way.

spacedelete2 said:

August 9th, 10:05 am

Ryan do you know when PS4 will get PS1 and PS2 classics ? also could you pass this message to Sony that we should be able to play our owned PS3 games for free on PS Now.

fffanati4ek said:

August 9th, 10:11 am

Where is Star Ocean masterpieces in PSN!??? I d like them on my PS vita, PS3!!! Sony, Please, make it happen!

Kadeemluvmusic said:

August 9th, 10:40 am

Beyond!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Happy almost 20th Birthday, Playstation (Sept. 4, 1995, US)

Are there any plans for the PS3 version of Tomb Raider (2013) on Playstation Now?

ChibsSoA said:

August 9th, 10:50 am

I feel like more needs to be done to promote the smaller releases week to week. No images/videos uploaded to PS store until a week or so after release, no demos, no real way for people to know what they’re buying based on this post, etc. It’s especially detrimental to most of these smaller games since nobody reviews them on sites like metacritic until weeks after release. It’s essentially asking people to take a risk on something they might not like, which almost guarantees they won’t sell…

    ChibsSoA said:

    August 9th, 10:52 am

    I was just reading you don’t have access to certain assets like images. Does Sony not require devs to submit a brief blurb/image/video of their game? If not, they should have some kind of policy in place that requires at least that…

    Joeltron3030 said:

    August 9th, 11:59 am

    I agree Sony should make developers at least submit screens shots for every game that is sold on the PSStore. Consumers shouldn’t have to take chances

    Fuhr31 said:

    August 9th, 6:34 pm

    Agreed! Sony should be enforcing some minimum standards to have your game sold in their store.

D-Squad3 said:

August 9th, 11:22 am

Not a fan of the font used. Seems very generic and boring.

dmen1974 said:

August 9th, 11:22 am

I live in the country where my internet isn’t very stable. On most days I have to deal with buffering issues. My question is, if I buy Mad Max from PS Video is it being streamed to my PS4?, or does it download to the hard drive? I’m worried about video quality.

    yowzagabowza said:

    August 9th, 1:34 pm

    you can ONLY STREAM on ps4. It’s a stupid, stupid decision which has caused me to never rent or buy ANY movies ever again.

Joeltron3030 said:

August 9th, 11:56 am

The new layout looks slick! I like it. My only advice is to pull a picture for every game possible (I saw you can’t do it for all of them), and place said picture underneath the title of the game rather than above it. But maybe thats just my preference. :)

cusman said:

August 9th, 11:59 am

I’ll be playing Gauntlet for sure. Possibly a few of the others as well. Too many games to choose from. I suppose that shouldn’t be considered a problem. Why live gives so little time for gaming? and why some games take up so much time?

anthonm4 said:

August 9th, 12:16 pm

wow PS4 is the new Ouya console, %90 of PS4 library is indie games, PS4 is becoming a cell phone.

    GoPens35 said:

    August 9th, 2:12 pm

    Not really, my cellphone plays Ps1/Ps2 games.

Luiskeleton said:

August 9th, 12:24 pm

And still no Axiom Verge…

    magicmix13 said:

    August 10th, 3:01 pm

    Axiom Verge is available on PS4.

DoomsdayTARDIS said:

August 9th, 12:41 pm

Much better format. It actually loads right for me now. Could use some pictures though. The descriptions are a nice touch but pics would be all the more helpful.

Probably gonna pick up Goat Simulator this week. Hope it’s decently priced.

perrandy said:

August 9th, 1:15 pm

tales of games sale,plz!
joking aside,nice upgrade to the drop :)

mixedkidbx said:

August 9th, 2:47 pm

Love the new layout Ryan.

Few suggestions:

1) pic or video of the game listed
2) make the name of the game a clickable link which would take you to all the info the blog has about the game, or if not the blog make it a link that sends you to the developers website so we could get more info on it.

I know its a little more work for you but would be so helpful to a lot of people in the community get more info about the game.

Again tho these are suggestions and im not sure if your the only one that works on The Drop so it might just be too much work.

Either way, i do like the new layout. Very professional :)

KazeEternal said:

August 9th, 3:27 pm

I like the format change :-)

desert-punk-86 said:

August 9th, 3:50 pm

you guys forgot Bedlam

A fast paced FPS with an engrossing storyline written by cult Scottish author Christopher Brookmyre. You play Heather Quinn aka “Athena” trapped in a world of video games, desperate to find a way back home. Will you make it? Or will you be trapped here forever? Here’s where you find out..

or gamespot is wrong.

TripG said:

August 9th, 3:54 pm

I think that it should be mandatory for all developers to provide Sony with high definition screenshots and high definition videos of their games – these should be available on the blog and the PSN store when accessed from the PS4. As to the PSN store itself, why is the current video quality so low for the games that do include videos?

dfoster5 said:

August 9th, 4:22 pm

Any way to tell when new Playstation Classics are coming out?

poodude said:

August 9th, 5:10 pm

Rapture, Gauntlet and Toy Soldiers for me this week. Interested in Actual Sunlight and Commander Cherry as well, but I might have to hold off for now.

Will pick up Xblaze after I finish the first one :P

    poodude said:

    August 9th, 5:11 pm

    Oh, also I like the new format! But I do agree with others that there should be at least a screenshot or trailer for each game.

Fuhr31 said:

August 9th, 6:30 pm

I do not like the new look. Very generic and boring.
Every game should at minimum have a screenshot and a link to the PlayStation store. In exceptional situations, a trailer. Also the few screenshots you have seem misplaced. Should be game name then description and picture. As it sites now, the Gauntlet screenshot looks like it belongs to Everybody’s Gone to Rapture.
My opinion for what its worth….

lemmingwarrior said:

August 9th, 6:35 pm

Any word on magic duels origins the ants are starting to hurt thank you

Ravenous74 said:

August 9th, 6:51 pm

Everybody’s Gone To The Rapture downloading :-)

paulogy said:

August 9th, 7:05 pm

Hi Ryan!

Generally I like the new format, though I tend not to like serif fonts on the web. As for feedback on the content in this post I’d suggest those screencaps go in-between the Title/subtitle and the text? *I* know that is a shot of Gauntlet not Rapture but it may not be obvious to everyone :-)

In general I’d love a video, or at least a screencap for each entry, though I realize that is often not possible. Could you have the titles link to the most recent PS Blog post for each that have them, or better yet the PS blog tag URL so it would show all previous posts? I can imagine games like Actual Sunlight and TorqueL benefiting from you “connecting-the-dots” to the previous articles and its release date like that . An example for Gauntlet is this link: https://blog.us.playstation.com/tag/gauntlet-slayer-edition/

DJPlace said:

August 9th, 7:28 pm

wish Goat Simulator would also be on vita but still we can’t get em all…

    Mecha_Sonic_75 said:

    August 9th, 8:02 pm

    We can’t get enough Vita titles every month. It’s like if the release pipe is constipated or… something. even worse is when the list of future releases for Vita games are marred with TBA titles.

BladeGash said:

August 9th, 8:06 pm

Got Gauntlet pre-loaded. Can’t wait for Toy Soldiers.

joh4nlee said:

August 9th, 8:43 pm

Love the new format, and i agree you need a screenshot or two for each game.

DJPlace said:

August 9th, 8:53 pm

@Mecha_Sonic_75 yeah but i heard Goat Simulator is not comming to vita

    Mecha_Sonic_75 said:

    August 9th, 10:29 pm

    I’m more waiting for the Vita version of Risk of Rain than I am for Goat Simulator 20XX. Any time now…

igamer1997 said:

August 9th, 9:12 pm

I wanted to ask Is Prototype 1 and Prototype 2 is Cross Buy i was asking cause it was Ps Plus For PS3

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