The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 8/18/2015

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The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 8/18/2015
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The Drop

Can you handle the blistering heat from a plasma rifle? The howling screech of an insectoid army? The earth-shaking rattle of armored cyborgs? Prepare for the fight of your life, soldier! Helldivers Super-Earth Ultimate Edition is coming to PlayStation this week.

Super-Earth Ultimate Edition packs in the tremendous Helldivers experience along with all the DLC released thus far. In Helldivers, you and your fellow soldiers drop onto enemy planets to distribute sweet, sweet freedom in the form of high-caliber rounds. Brutal challenges and hilarious misadventures await in this intense, top-down shooter from the team at Arrowhead Games. If you haven’t sampled this dynamic war for democracy yet, now’s your best chance.

And that’s just the start! Curses ‘N Chaos brings old-school brawling to PS4 and PS Vita, alongside the action-packed and chilling stories of Resident Evil Revelations 2 on PS Vita. There’s a little something for everyone this week!

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

New Releases: August 18th, 2015
Adventures of Pip
PS4 — Digital

Adventures of Pip
Adventures of Pip revitalizes the classic side-scrolling action platform genre. Pip — the ultimate digital underdog — is a lowly single pixel in a 32-bit world who proves that you can’t judge a hero by the fidelity of his shaders.

Arcade Archives Bomb Jack
PS4 — Digital

Arcade Archives Bomb Jack
Bomb Jack is an action game that was released by Tehkan (Koei Tecmo Games) in 1984.
Players control Jack, a superhero who can leap and glide to collect all the bombs in the game’s stages.

The Bridge
PS4, PS3, PS Vita — Digital (Three Way Cross Buy)

The Bridge
The Bridge is a 2D logic puzzle game that forces the player to reevaluate their preconceptions of physics and perspective. It is Isaac Newton meets M. C. Escher. Manipulate gravity to redefine the ceiling as the floor while venturing through impossible architectures.

Color Guardians Demo
PS4 — Digital

Color Guardians
An action-packed game with a whole spectrum of tricky obstacles, vibrant worlds, and dangerous hazards! Enjoy a new adventure across over 70 levels on both PS4 and PS Vita, and swap your own colors as you try to restore life to the world.

Curses ‘N Chaos
PS4, PS Vita — Digital (Cross Buy)

Curses 'N Chaos
In this 2D Arena-Brawler world, there is only one law: fight or die! The Wizard King has cursed Lea and Leo, the fiercest fighters in the land! Now living under the shadow of death, they’re hounded by ghouls and hunted by the grim reaper itself!

Dungeon Travelers 2: The Royal Library & The Monster Seal
PS Vita — Digital, Retail

Dungeon Travelers 2

The kingdom of Romulea is overrun by monsters! You are Fried, an adventurer tasked by the Royal Library to stop these monsters. Traveling through dungeons alone is no fun, so make sure to recruit from the 16 different heroines willing to join you on your quest!

Giana Sisters: Dream Runners
PS4 — Digital (Out 8/19)

Giana Sisters: Dream Runners
Run and jump, dash and smash, daze and teleport, morph and cannon… oh you get the idea: mess with your opponents! The game pits up to four players (or AI opponents) against each other in local and online competition.

Helldivers Super-Earth Ultimate Edition
PS4, PS3, PS Vita — Retail, Digital

Helldivers Super-Earth Ultimate Edition
The Super-Earth Ultimate Edition includes the full game, Masters Of The Galaxy and Turning Up The Heat expansions, 11 DLC packs, a bonus weapons pack, and a PS4 Dynamic Theme. This is a hardcore, cooperative, twin stick shooter from the creators of Magicka.

Pure Hold ‘Em
PS4 — Digital

Pure Hold'Em

Starting at the Jokers table on the floor of the vibrant casino work your way up to the esteemed Aces and Masters tables in the VIP penthouse. Buy your way into a game with earned credits, play your blinds, or go all in — whatever it takes to steal the pot and win the game.

The Quiet Collection
PS Vita — Digital

The Quiet Collection

The Quiet Collection — classic, lighthearted adventure game fun. Explore, interact with your environment, and solve puzzles in this bundle of four old-school adventure games: Quiet, Please!, Quiet Christmas, Vacation Vexation, and Candy, Please!

Resident Evil Revelations 2
PS Vita — Digital

Resident Evil Revelations 2
Resident Evil Revelations 2 for PS Vita gives you full access to all story episodes and a ton of DLC content all at an incredible value that includes extra episode 1 and 2, alongside bonus costumes.

PS4 — Digital

An arsenal of gadgets await discovery in a quest to rob from the rich and give to the unheard. Sneaking, distracting, avoiding. Locksley is never seen, and seldom heard. As he grows in popularity and notoriety, so will his inventory.

PS4 — Digital

Casting players as (a series of) survivors fighting to stay alive in a zombie-infested London, Zombi puts an emphasis on self-preservation, pushing players to distract or avoid zombies rather than confronting them directly.

Coming to PS Music
  • Radkey – Dark Black Makeup
  • The Bohicas – The Making Of
  • Disturbed – Immortalized
Coming to PS Video
  • WWE: Battleground 2015
  • Homeland | Season 4
  • Fear the Walking Dead

The information above is subject to change without notice.

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  • Ryan Clements
    Ryan Clements
    Ryan Clements

    Good morning, everyone! Last week folks asked for more imagery. Here is more imagery. What do we think of this format?

    Thanks for coming by!

    • rawapples09

      Big fan of the images for a quick read, thanks Ryan.

    • I love the format of this post! Easier to scroll through and have an overview of The Drop!

    • CapJSheridan

      Happy to see Quiet Collection there, such charming game from a small developer working his way up

    • GunnMetalGrey

      LOVE it. A sight for sore eyes…

    • I love the imagery. This format rocks!

    • Looks good.

    • Now the Drop looks really meaty and substancial. I like it very much, great job!

    • Reads like a book Ryan :)

    • Yes, I like this format! Thank you!

    • theGREATwent

      Thanks Ryan, much more helpful with all the pics. Saves me the time of looking it up otherwise. I have been reading your post for many, many moons now. Great pic of Pip too. I am always waiting for the drop…. to drop.. on Sundays. : )

    • Much improved. Thank you.
      Very well organized with no chance of confusing which screen shot goes to which game.

    • ThumbsOfSteel74

      I like this much better. Thanks for the effort.

    • This format is much better, but can you please add the prices back into the format?

    • LonesomeRaven

      I like the new format. The pictures kinda give me an idea of what the game could look like or what style it is. For example, the Quiet Collection looks like 8 bit gaming, which I might not have an interest in at this game. Same with Dungeon Travelers. I might think it’s like a Tomb Raider/Uncharted type game, but looking at the pic, I can see it’s anime/Japanese based.

    • Pachon13elm

      Hi, and Magic Duel Origins ?? when?

    • selfdeztruction

      I love the layout of this format, it looks really nice & clean.

    • I cannot wait for Zombi

    • Slickster410

      Perhaps you can add the prices of the games in the drop as well? I’m sure people would rather know now than tomorrow. Thanks!

    • PLZKLLME0080

      I love the new format, the pictures help put these new games out there for us to see!

    • rune_quester

      Pretty much perfect!

  • Great Drop! Waiting a good price for Zombie

    • Ryan Clements
      Ryan Clements

      Thanks for the note!

    • Me too! Have on the WiiU, but would love to get it on my PS4, just not at anywhere $30 or above. $20 or less would be a sweet spot for me.

  • rawapples09

    Big fan of the images, makes it easier for a quick read, thanks Ryan.

  • Its simple and to the point…with an imagery.

  • Where is Volume? It is supposed to come out this week.

    • Ryan Clements
      Ryan Clements

      Correct! I’ve added it into the list. Thanks for your patience.

  • The Lightning Saga on PlayStation 4 would be amazing! Can’t wait for Motomu Toriyama’s new project!

  • hawjboi2009

    where is tales from the borderland episode 4 ? i might pick up Adventure of Pip .. can’t wait to play Madden nfl 16 and Until Dawn next week

    • Ryan Clements
      Ryan Clements

      Thanks for the feedback! The new episodes of existing games are tricky to classify, as they are more an add-on then a full new game, but I’ll make a note of this.

  • Dragonchasers

    Imagery is appreciated.

    I’m curious to see how Zombi is; played it a bit on the Wii U but I’m that one person who actually doesn’t like dividing my attention between tablet (controller) and screen. Otherwise it was pretty fun.

  • Oh what a Drop, what a lovely Drop! Look at all those screenshots :-D

  • Alucard-XII

    Excellent line up. Glad to see the Adventure of Pip on PS4. Can Sony work something out to bring these games to PS4 too:

    La Mulana (already on Vita)
    The Waste Land (the indie 2D game, not the 3D one)


  • Phenix--Nguyen

    Love the new DROP image and layout. Very easy on the eyes and look sexy!!!!!

  • DragonSpear2462

    Yep Ryan, THIS is how the Drop should be done =D

    Good work!

  • hey Ryan, could you give me any info on the size of resident evil revelations 2??? :D

    • Ryan Clements
      Ryan Clements

      HI! Unfortunately I don’t have that in my documents, sorry! :-/

    • 2.9GB download with an additional 900MB patch

    • rh_underhill

      I logged in to ask the same thing, how much space we’ll need. I’ll probably backup Mortal Kombat and Wipeout to my PC, that (hopefully) probably will clear up enough space. Hopefully maybe.

      I was even half considering importing from some Asian site or something. But I’m excited, been waiting for this on Vita for months now.

  • This week is looking really good. Thanks for posting pics for each game, it looks so much better =)

  • Ahem…

    Crash & Spyro on Vita plz.

  • What is the price for Curses ‘N Chaos?

  • thegoods_01

    This new format is absolutely wonderful and I’m sure it took a great amount of time to make it. Thanks Ryan for all you do and we appreciate you listening to our silly concerns :)

  • Hi Ryan, do you know how much will Zombi cost?

  • megatron113

    I’m all in on that Helldivers. I have been wanting to play it for ages. Any idea how much it’ll cost?

    • ImAPirateSoSueMe

      I’m assuming the digtal will probably be $29.99 as I believe it’d bring all the existing DLCs. The retail version is going to be $39.99.

  • Can’t say no to Bomb Jack! Take me back to my NES days please (mighty bomb jack)

  • yowzagabowza

    I knew you could get pics for each game…
    Now we just need prices.


  • When is Sony gonna approve The Fruit of Grisaia for a vita release? They used the JP vita version for translating and its only on steam, what’s up with that?

  • Hey Ryan, do you guys have an release update for when There Came An Echo on PS4?

  • TheOathsworn

    For now it seems I’ll only be getting Dungeon Travelers 2 this week. There are a few other games that interest me but I need to do some research on my end before biting.

  • tales of games sales plz!
    spotify on vita and vita tv plz
    guys remember to vote for the upcoming plus games and if you please vote for arnello! thnx

    • brian i think that there’s a bug on the voting thing on the blog because i just gave it five stars and it gave me a 0?

    • rabidninjamonky

      I get the 0 thing every time I vote. It’s been happening for months.

  • No ps2 classics still

  • RetroDaddySlim

    Ryan, my man.
    What is going on with Space Hulk game?
    Announced for last week, and still not out. Any info on that?

  • Did Volume get delayed? It’s dated for the 18th.

  • Loving the new Drop format.

    Can we expect to see Legend of Heroes Trails in the Sky and Trails of Cold Steel soon?

    PlayStation 2 titles?
    PlayStation 1 titles?
    PlayStation Portable Titles?

    Backward Compatibility for PS1 and PS2 on PS4?

  • ElektroDragon

    I’ll take Zombi and Hold’Em. Otherwise totally underwhelming week.

  • EnigmaOfTheDark

    I’ve been playing Dungeon Travelers 2 since yesterday and I’m liking it. My first ‘that’-kind-of-game. lol

  • dkarlowicz10

    Finally, a AAA caliber game for Vita is coming out. I cant wait to play Resident Evil Revelations 2 (please consider a physical release). Super excited about it. Not counting Jrpgs, the last AAA Vita game was Killzone Mercenary and that was released September of 2013. Now, if we could get Infamous and GTA to come to Vita, that would be really great.

  • love the new format.

    how about some links to the sales or promos?

  • Love the new layout!

  • Jaded_Dragon

    Like the new layout.

    As a note;
    Volume (the new game from Mike Bithell, creator of Thomas was alone) is due out on the 18th.
    There’s also the new Tales from the Borderlands episode, that I think has already been mentioned.

  • Way to go Ryan with the adding of imagery to the listings, the only thing that could add even more appeal to the listings is to include prices. But thanks for what you have done with the addition of images it makes it much more easier to decide if a title is deserving of more research before you decide if its right for you.

  • Has anybody heard anything about APB reloaded? It should have been here months ago now

  • Joeltron3030

    The format looks great! Thanks for listening to us :)

  • Revelations 2 Vita must be really awful if a Helldivers re-release takes precedence over it.

    • alv_101argand

      This is what I’m afraid of. Fingers crossed that it is good unlike bl2!

  • C’mon Clements… you left out Volume… you are better than that.

  • Love the new format. Screenshots are really helpful.

  • What about Volume? Isn’t that coming out on Tuesday as well?

  • Nice line up. Not sure what I’ll pick up yet, but Adventures of Pip is likely.

    People should really check out that Color Guardians demo. It’s surprisingly long, complex and challenging, and it’s cutesy looks are deceiving. It’s cross-save with Vita and the PS4 version looks really good. I don’t play a lot of runner games, but that game and BIT.TRIP Runner 2 were pretty dang awesome to me.

    • Claudio Pinto
      Claudio Pinto

      Hey +NinjaMicWZ great to read your comment about our game Color Guardians! ;)

      We really worked hard on a challenging game for all of you and it’s always nice to hear people find it awesome!

      We have BIG news for this week! We are releasing a Major Update for the game, now with Normal/Expert mode. You can choose your mode in every level, so you can decide how how big the challenge to be. If you select normal mode you’ll have a more casual gameplay experience; the Expert Mode is the one you already played.

      We really catch up with our fans feedback and decided to have this HUGE update based on their opinions, so we want to celebrate it with a SPECIAL SALE! The game will have a 50% off until September 1st, It’ll cost only $7.50 :)


      Claudio & the Color Guardians Team

    • Maybe it’s just not there yet, but the page says Color Guardians Demo, but I’ve not found the demo in the store. It sounds interesting and with what Claudio said about the discount until Sept, I may need to get it. I’d just prefer to try the demo first.

      I find not enough games have demos/trials any more. If they did, I’d probably end up buying more games. If not for the demos I’ve played of past games like Rez (for example) I may have ignored that game completely.

  • Hey Ryan! Do you know if Resi Revelations 2 will support any Cross-style features (Cross-Buy, Cross-Save, Cross-Play with PS4, etc.)? Thanks!


    Tales from the borderlands?!

  • janusfilmsfan

    Where’s Volume?
    Also on a side note, I hope Arcade Archives Karate Champ makes it out to the west. I believe it’s out in Japan right now. Let’s make it happen! :D

  • #WherearethenewPSoneclassics
















    • *sigh*….You still don’t get it, do you? Let me spell it out for you: Sony does NOT own the publishing rights for any of those games. Sony can do NOTHING in regards to having those games on PSN. You want all those games? Then go bug the respective publishers. If they don’t exist, there’s nothing either you or Sony can do.

      More importantly, some of us hate seeing the same constant spam that gets put here in the comments section. It really needs to stop.

    • ThumbsOfSteel74

      @Ry-Dog: Dude, just knock it off or these guys are gonna ban you. Sucks but that’s how it is.

      @Tjoeb123: Sony has plenty of power in influencing publishers to re-release their games on PSN. Now, I believe Ry-Dog’s list would have more impact if posted to #BuildingTheList instead of here in these comments. But saying Sony can do nothing isn’t really accurate.

      I further believe that anyone posting similar lists has a rather fanciful belief that it will have results. Even if they do release a game that was on your list, it doesn’t prove your list had any effect.

      But my main purpose here is to defend Ry-Dog and others from being banned. All the while, many more name-callers and other annoying types are left alone. “Some of us” hate seeing “BEYOND” in every post or relentless superficial nonsense. Or vitriol directed at anyone. But why should the PlayStation community speak with one voice or think with one mind? I say let all these voices be heard, while directing the banhammer at those who refuse to behave in a respectable manner.

  • Astroking112

    Well, I guess that RE: Revelations 2 is going to end up like Disney Infinity 2.0 on the Vita. A Helldivers re-release is getting more attention, and even though it is a high-profile game, Dungeon Travelers 2 is getting a physical release and this isn’t.

    It’s really a shame. If people KNEW there were Vita games, then they’d probably sell at least a little bit better. Please don’t use this as a justification for the “People don’t want Vita games,” Sony. Gravity Rush 2, Freedom Wars “Ultimate,” Soul Sacrifice 2, an inFAMOUS, and a God of War are all desperately wanted still, no matter how unlikely now.

    • gerneric123

      He sounds like a frustrated Vita fan, not “an entitled crybaby.” Encouraging someone to buy another platform is only a solution in riding your presence of them. It doesn’t make their complaints any less valid.

  • Love the new layout. Where are towerfall and Skullgirls for Vita?

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