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The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 4/19/2016

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The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 4/19/2016
The Drop

Infiltrate the world’s most dangerous corporations in the latest stealth strategy game from Klei. Invisible, Inc. Console Edition launches this week on PS4. Ready your agents.

Set in a world of high stakes and higher profits, Invisible, Inc. tasks players with using stealth, precision, and teamwork to clear objectives. Customize your team with a variety of unlockable agents, build your own strategies with a host of items and augments, and master a randomly generated world of threats. Invisible, Inc. Console Edition includes the Contingency Plan DLC to expand the heart-pounding campaign even further.

This week’s lineup also features the head-banging action rhythm of Loud on Planet X. Plus, the critically acclaimed Axiom Verge makes the leap to PS Vita. For the full list of new games coming to PlayStation, read on — and enjoy the Drop!

New Releases: April 19, 2016
Arcade Game Series: Dig Dug
PS4 — Digital (Out 4/20)

Dig Dug

First appearing in arcades in 1982, Dig Dug finally comes to PS4! Dig up, down, left, and right and burrow through the earth. Inflate and pop enemies with your harpoon to defeat them, or squish them with a rock. Defeat all the enemies on the screen to advance to the next stage!

Arcade Game Series: Galaga
PS4 — Digital (Out 4/20)

Galaga

First appearing in arcades in 1981, the masterpiece Galaga finally comes to PS4! Move the fighter left and right, and destroy the waves of incoming aliens in this space-age shooter.

Arcade Game Series: Ms. Pac-Man
PS4 — Digital (Out 4/20)

Ms Pac-Man

Developed in America and first released in 1981, Ms. Pac-Man finally comes to PS4! Move Ms. Pac-Man up, down, left, and right to eat all the Pac-Dots, while avoiding the ghosts, to advance to the next stage.

Arcade Game Series: Pac-Man
PS4 — Digital (Out 4/20)

Pac-Man

First appearing in arcades in 1980, the masterpiece Pac-Man finally comes to PS4! Move Pac-Man up, down, left, and right to eat all the Pac-Dots, while avoiding the ghosts, to advance to the next stage.

Axiom Verge
PS Vita — Digital (Cross Buy with PS4)

Axiom Verge

This is the action-adventure you’ve been waiting decades for. After a lab accident, a scientist awakens in a mysterious, alien world. Is this a distant planet? The far future? Or a complex virtual-reality computer simulation? Plumb the recesses of a large, labyrinthine world in order to learn its secrets and uncover your role within it.

Blues and Bullets (Episodes 1 and 2)
PS4 — Digital

Blues and Bullets, PS4

Eliot Ness, the former leader of the legendary Untouchables, wished only to spend the rest of his days working in his diner, not dwelling too much on the cesspit of corruption his city, Santa Esperanza, had degenerated into. But things rarely go as planned. The player must guide Eliot through the increasingly morbid scenarios in the five episodes of Blues and Bullets.

Invisible, Inc. Console Edition
PS4 — Digital

Invisible Inc Console Edition

Take control of Invisible’s agents in the field and infiltrate the world’s most dangerous corporations. Stealth, precision, and teamwork are essential in high-stakes, high-profit missions, where every move may cost an agent their life.

Koi
PS4 — Digital (40% Off for PS Plus Members Through 4/26)

Koi

Koi is an adventure and exploration game revolving around a little fish on an epic journey. Players will assume the role of a lone koi fish and travel through eight different levels where they will have to explore and discover, avoid hazards, help out smaller koi, complete mini-games, and collect rare items. Can you find your way home?

Lichdom: Battlemage
PS4 — Digital, Retail

Lichdom Battlemage

Lichdom: Battlemage is a first-person spell casting game with all the fast-paced action of a first-person shooter, plus the creative power and strategic elements of a spell caster. Using magic as your only form of weaponry, you wield an almost unlimited arsenal of spells that you craft using eight main Sigils: Fire, Ice, Lightning, Corruption, Kinesis, Delirium, Necromancy, and Phase.

Loud on Planet X
PS4 — Digital

Loud on Planet X

Loud on Planet X is an arcade-style indie music game featuring Tegan and Sara, CHVRCHES, Lights, Metric, and more. Choose from a cross-section of top indie music artists, then defend your stage from hordes of quirky aliens by tapping to the music and using a fun assortment of makeshift weapons like speakers, strobe lights, fog machines, amplifiers, bouncers and custom special attacks!

Masquerade: The Baubles of Doom
PS4, PS3 — Digital

Masquerade The Baubles of Doom

Masquerade is an action-adventure set in the fantasy world of The Realm, centered around a battle for the mythical Druid Orbs, the most powerful pair of balls in all the land. For it was said that whomever possessed the Orbs, possessed the power to rule all.

Pang Adventures
PS4 — Digital

Pang Adventures

The Pang series is a beloved collection of arcade games from the 90s. Guide two brothers around the world to save humankind from an alien invasion! Use your skills to overcome the attack balls pouring from the skies and rescue the world from impending annihilation!

Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse
PS4 — Digital

Shantae and the Pirates Curse

Embark on a brand new adventure with Shantae, the hair-whipping belly dancing genie. When she loses her magic, Shantae must team up with her nemesis, the nefarious pirate Risky Boots in order to save Sequin Land from an evil curse.

PlayStation Music Logo

  • A$AP Ferg — Always Strive and Prosper
  • NF — Therapy Session

PlayStation Video Logo

  • Fifty Shades of Black
  • The Choice
  • Ghost in the shell: The New Movie

PlayStation Vue Logo

  • 12 Monkeys — April 18 at 9/8c (Syfy)
  • The Night Manager — April 19 at 10/9c (AMC)
  • Inside Amy Schumer — April 21 at 10/9c (Comedy Central)

The information above is subject to change without notice.

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80 Comments

  • HellBringer1975

    Axiom Verge thank you for not trying to charge us more for the vita version as this game is perfect for the vita.

    • Apollyon_Vice

      Very true.
      Hope since i bought it on ps4 it’ll just slide over.
      Cause that would be a great game to play when i have nothing o do at work!
      ….I mean on the go after I have been a functional member of my work team.

    • Brittney-San

      Yaaah. More 3-bit games for my PlayStation 4.

    • iamtylerdurden1

      Axiom Verge is free if you own it on PS4, so excited to DL.

  • Shantae!!!

  • Apollyon_Vice

    It’s so crazy that Shantae is coming back around.
    Maybe a Shantae revival.
    I like the previous one so most likely gonna get that one.
    Maybe Lichdom as well.
    Gonna have to check that one out and see what it is about.

  • TheHerbinator75

    Shantae for me this week. Also is it too much to ask for Ryan to also list prices with The Drop each week?

    • They would just respond “Prices are subject to change with or without notice”

    • einstein_79

      I would especially like to know the file sizes since that influences what I will buy, particularly on the Vita.

    • iamtylerdurden1

      Einstein, Axiom Verge is tiny!! On VITA it’s only 149mb, it’s smaller than Shutshimi.

      Axiom time.

  • death_nation100

    Oh finally it’s been a year since Axiom Verge haven’t been on the Vita. Its finally going to be release !

    • iamtylerdurden1

      Axiom Verge is spectacular and only 149mb.

      i encourage everyone to buy it, it’s actually 10% off atm.

      Ty Mr. Happ.

  • Prices, anyone?? Not sure why the mystery.

    • The standard Blogcast statement is typically “Prices are subject to change with or without notice”

      They could very well put up the prices, and then last minute negotiating some deal (once PS Plus free games were being held up by some group, and because of that they couldn’t announce the games until just before release)

      I don’t get why having the pricing matters. You never know when a Flash Sale will hit on Friday, so if you’re being frugal with your money Friday evening is the earliest you should be buying any PSN games for the week.

    • Not sure what sales have got anything to do with the price of brand new games. All of us would like to know the prices for these new releases. There’s no reason for Sony not to say, “X game will go on sale Tuesday at X price”. There’s no reason for them to keep it a mystery till the very day the titles are released. In almost all cases, I’m sure the prices have been set. I doubt there’s typically a last-second price change.

    • The drop is a preview. I means sometimes the drop contains games, and then some of them end up being PS Plus games. So then people are more likely to put money on their PSN or buy a card, and then they get the game for PS Plus, and then they don’t know what to spend it on…

      I doubt anything Sony could possibly do, people would stop complaining.

      So whether their policy is right or wrong, they probably aren’t going to change it. They do the drop to give a heads up on games coming out, then they do the store update post, when the games actually come out, and then, give prices, sales and bundles.

      I don’t get why people get so upset. If you’re tight on money you should be waiting till friday to see if there’s a Flash Sale anyway.

  • Anyone gonna say anything about how Namco is totally drinking Hamsters cool aid right now?

    • Well first I want to say the kool-aid thing is out of line. People being forced to drink flavor-aid or else, is not a good meme to repeat.

      I don’t know what a rumored Pac-man reboot with hamsters has to do with anything.

      I’m just sort of upset with Namco for separating out the games, and probably charging 2-5x as much for these games as they did for the Namco Museum Essentials on PS3 years ago…

    • With these games being released over and over again one would hope that they have added nice extras this time around.

      At the very least I would expect perfect emulation, with no sound issues (like in Pac-Man Museum), scanline emulation (as shown in the pictures above), 1:1 pixel mode. Choice of sharp or filtered video. Optional cabinet artwork on the sides. The ability to play in Vertical AKA TATE mode, for those of us with rotatable displays.

      I’d rather see these games as DLC added to a 3D arcade type setting. It would add more value and nostalgia for those of us who grew up playing them in real arcades. It would be great to set up our own virtual arcades where we could invite friends online to join us. Then patch in some PSVR support and it would be incredible.

  • DEATHSTROKE007

    Galaga for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    and Dig dug too

  • Any word on Afterbirth? :(

    • AizawaYuuichi

      How bout you follow this guy, instead of asking people who have nothing to do with it every week?

      twitter.com/edmundmcmillen/status/679480405959942144

    • Thanks mister, I already did. The DLC is finished and they wait for Sony to release it.

  • We could have been playing Uncharted 4 this week. But, Axiom Verge on my Vita finally happened and I’m diggin Ratchet and Clank.

    • AizawaYuuichi

      Actually, we could have been playing it next week, the 25th/26th, but whatever… I just pre-ordered it on PSN, so I’m good to go whenever they finally release it.

  • Dig Dug, Galaga, Pac-Man, and Ms. Pac-Man! Makes me happy that these absolute classics are coming to PS4 this week. I was very recently hoping to see the heads of the Pac-family show up sometime, and here they are, I grew up with all of these games and have played them all my life. Can’t wait to sit down with them this week and give them a few more hours of my time.

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  • AizawaYuuichi

    Koi and Shantae for me, and finally getting to add Axiom Verge to my Vita.

    Also, as many others have found out as well, the new Ratchet & Clank is great. I’m about 2/3 of the way through my Challenge playthrough. It’s so good that I haven’t had time to check out the Destiny or Division updates this week. Gotta level up all the weapons!

  • Good choices on the Arcade Archives this time! Are they ever going to be available on the Vita?

    • Elk_mistral

      Nothing to do with Arcade Archives… This is Arcade Serie from Namco. those game was already on ps vita and PS3 as bundle.

    • @Elk_mistral I can’t find this for the vita. Do you have a link?

  • I love how I can’t find a single video for Masquerade: The Baubles of Doom that shows actual gameplay.

    Probably crap.

  • Letters2Kay

    Will have to check out Loud on Planet X. Tegan & Sara and Metric are two of my favorite bands ever. Just saw Metric in concert in March and they were incredible, as were T&S the 3 times I’ve been out to see them. Haven’t seen much on the game, but I’ll enjoy taking control of my sprites representing my favorite bands at the very least!

  • Wow is this the ps4 drop or atari,,so glad i got a next gen gaming console to play all theses 1980’s 8 bit games. Give me a break with this garbage.

  • Well Galaga, Koi, Pac-Man, Dig-Dug, and Shantae for me.

  • @AizawaYuuichi
    Thanks mister, I already did. The DLC is finished and they wait for Sony to release it.

  • Not sure what sales have got anything to do with the price of brand new games. All of us would like to know the prices for these new releases. There’s no reason for Sony not to say, “X game will go on sale Tuesday at X price”. There’s no reason for them to keep it a mystery till the very day the titles are released. In almost all cases, I’m sure the prices have been set. I doubt there’s typically a last-second price change.

  • Love to see the Arcade Game Series on Vita as well. Would be perfect for handheld.

  • WreckieRalph029

    Please bring the Arcade Game Series to Vita.

    • I too, hope they can port the Arcade games on the Vita. just because of the 4 super easy platinum….and who would not want to play Pac Man and Galaga on a handheld.

  • I just got Namco Museum Essentials on sale for PS3, but I really like Galaga, so I may still get it for PS4. I also like Shantae, but after playing Risky’s Revenge, i’m not so eager to get Pirate’s Curse. The graphics on Risky’s Revenge were so horrible on my hdtv, I stopped playing it. No matter how I adjusted it, it didn’t get much better.

  • Please bring the Arcade Game Series as well as Arcade Archives to the Vita. They would be perfect on our favourite handheld.

  • Invisible, Inc is an excellent game (played it on my Mac). Can’t wait to play this on a big screen!

  • IXxHIJACKERxXI

    This week drop is a joke poor sony lol

  • IXxHIJACKERxXI

    Back to my 3DS lol

    • Letters2Kay

      lol

      Meanwhile I’ve purchased exactly one 3DS game since 2011 and couldn’t even stand to finish it.

      Have fun, though!

  • Koi! And is it really 40% off at launch for plus members? I was already going to take a good hard look, but now I’ll just give you my money! This game looks beautiful and relaxing and Zen. Ahh…

  • dkarlowicz10

    Why would you have Pac Man come to PS4 but not the superior Pac Man CE? Shouldn’t we get the best version of Pac Man?

  • We need more Shantae! <3

  • So, Namco is proud to tell us that they made Dig Dug, Pacman and Galaga, but not Outfoxies.

    Those of you who have never heard of Outfoxies need to google it.

  • PanTheMan16

    Koi!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11

  • VinsanityV21

    PSA to anybody: Shantae & the Pirate’s Curse is the best faux-retro sidescroller made in the past decade. IF you like sidescrolling platformers, and haven’t played this, do yourself a favor and get on it :)

  • HussamFelimban

    Wasn’t Shantae and the Pirate’s Curse supposed to come to PS Vita as well?

  • tomworld666

    anyone knows ,what ps4 game will be on sale this week ?

  • Shantae and Invis, Inc for me.

    Sad to see Lichdom as a first person game though…. spellcasting is always better in third person. You get so much better of a view of the carnage you’re causing.

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  • EnigmaNemesis

    I am in on all 4 Arcade Classics. Reliving the childhood nostalgia with these games that still hold the test of time with gameplay.

    Is there any reason it says 4/20 for the release?

  • Something tells me the pricing on the arcade games is going to be around $7.99 per title. That’s what all the games in the Arcade Series go for. However these are much bigger titles than any of the other games so it could be more.

    I would be shocked if it were less. I’ve also read there is 3-in-1 Pack with Pac-Man, Galaga, and Dig Dug releasing the same day. Reall no Ms. Pacman? Don’t know if that’s only for Steam or consoles too.

    Either way, it’s a cash grab and I won’t be biting until there is a sale. I would gladly spend up to $7.99 for all 4 games combined, but nothing more than that. I’ve already purchased these games countless times over the last few decades and will continue to play them via BC on XB1 and PC emulation.

    • they’re a business.

      they have a product

      they are selling that product for a price that will allow them to make money off of it and put that money towards paying their employees and producing new products.

      That’s the way the world works… get used to it.

  • KoldStrejke

    Ok, then I’ saying it. why release Axiom on tue, if it ready now. we waited so long to get this(cross buy). darn release weeks.

  • KoldStrejke

    Ok, then I’m saying it. why release Axiom on tue, if it ready now. we waited so long to get this(cross buy). darn release weeks.

  • Pirate’s Curse isn’t new…It released in 2014 on Wii U and 3DS.

  • Tatanka2007

    OMG! Pacman finally arrives for my PS4. I’m just so excitedZZZZzzzzz. What a weak sauce week! At least there are some great titles on the horizon.

    Still haven’t read a blog about the most awesome Trails of Cold Steel II coming to PS3 in September. Saw it a couple of weeks ago (?) and pre-ordered on Amazon.

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