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The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 12/13/2016

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In the wake of your grandfather’s passing, you inherit a small plot of land in a faraway town. Tired of your corporate life in the city, you find your way to a remote corner of the world and start again. Welcome to your new home in Stardew Valley on PS4.

Developed entirely by a one-man team, Stardew Valley garnered immense praise during its initial launch on PC. Now the country-life RPG comes to PS4, bringing with it an incredibly rich experience filled with colorful characters. Build up your farm, cultivate the land, delve into the local mine, and even win love. Stardew Valley honors the classic RPG tradition of the Harvest Moon series and is sure to capture the hearts of the PlayStation community around the world.

For a full list of new games launching next week, read on. And enjoy the Drop!

The Drop

New Releases: Week of December 13, 2016
PS4 — Digital

Bridge Constructor

Become an appraised bridge engineer and architect in Bridge Constructor. Create and design your own constructions and watch the vehicles pass over them — or see them fall and crash while your inferior creations collapse due the laws of physics!

PS4 — Digital (Out 12/15)

Don Bradman Cricket 17

Don Bradman Cricket 17 brings a new revolutionary control system delivering the best batting, bowling, and fielding experience by providing you an even greater level of variety and precision of play. Motion captured first class cricketers, including Female Cricketers for the first time in all game modes.

PS4 — Digital


Drive!Drive!Drive! is a racing game unlike any other, where players must drive their cars to victory across multiple tracks at the same time. To place well in every track you’re racing on, you’re going to have to hop track-to-track on a regular basis!

PS VR — Digital (Out 12/15)

Fat City VR

In this action-puzzler spread throughout the five boroughs of New York City, players will use their cunning and brain power to plan raids and execute getaways to pull in the big bucks in the city that never sleeps.

PS4 — Digital


Feist is a multi-award winning, beautifully handcrafted action game. It follows the story of a fragile little fur creature and its desperate attempt to rescue its mate from the clutches of a pack of malicious predators.

PS4 — Digital

Her Majestys Spiffing

Assuming command of the near futuristic spaceship HMSS Imperialise and her crew, you will venture into the cosmos, solving puzzles, engaging in witty banter, deal with crippling claustrophobia, gradually succumb to the sustained exposure of cosmic radiation, and so on. All for Queen and Country.

PS VR — Digital

I Expect You to Die

​​I Expect You To Die is a virtual reality puzzle game that places you in the well-polished shoes of an elite secret agent. You must attempt to survive deadly situations in immersive and dangerous locales. Complete each operation using problem-solving skills and wits… oh, and the power of telekinesis that all our agents are equipped with.

PS4 — Digital

Little Acre

The Little Acre follows the story of Aidan and his daughter, Lily, set in 1950’s Ireland. After discovering clues as to the whereabouts of his missing father, Aidan begins investigating until he inadvertently finds himself transported to a strange new world.

PS4 — Digital (Out 12/15)

Madnet Knights

Magnet Knights is a competitive local multiplayer game. Each knight has the ability to magnetize on the walls and the Knights can attack each other with Swords, Arrows, and the Mighty Hammer, among others.

PS4 — Digital (Out 12/15)

Maldita Castilla

Cursed Castilla (Maldita Castilla EX) is an arcade action platformer full of creatures from medieval myths from Spain and the rest of Europe, as well as from chivalric romances. This game is an extended version of the renowned classic arcade Maldita Castilla, originally created by the indie Locomalito.

PS4 — Digital (Out 12/15)

Motor Strike

A new action racing experience. Compete against your friends in a frenzied battle that mixes action and driving as you’ve never seen before!

PS4 — Digital


Perfect is virtual reality escapism at its purest. Leave behind the daily grind and slip away to beautiful and relaxing locations, made possible through VR. Visit several stunning and interactive destinations, from sun-drenched beaches and peaceful mountains to the spectacular northern lights. Instantly accessible yet endlessly captivating.

PS4 — Digital

Stardew Valley

You’ve inherited your grandfather’s old farm plot in Stardew Valley. Armed with hand-me-down tools and a few coins, you set out to begin your new life. Can you learn to live off the land and turn these overgrown fields into a thriving home?

PS Vita — Digital (Out 12/15)

Release date updated.

PS4 — Digital


Grab your friends and set off for adventure in this free-to-play, voxel-based action MMO. Whether you want to battle deadly monsters, explore wild realms, build new worlds, or just show off your style, Trove’s got you covered!

PS4 — Digital

Release date updated.

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Add Your Own

KazeEternal said:

December 9th, 2:04 pm

So, given that PSVR is its own platform, can we expect PlayStation+ offerings for it like we do PS3, PS Vita, and PS4?

    four24twenty said:

    December 9th, 2:18 pm

    Probably in 2019

    KazeEternal said:

    December 9th, 2:48 pm

    Probably right lol. Was expecting them to try to offer us PlayStation Worlds at launch at the very least. PS4 got some titles when it launched.

    four24twenty said:

    December 9th, 3:29 pm

    I don’t know what their data says, but dropping an old system to support a new system would be nice at the least. Although that would upset so many people, it would entice people to get on board after accumulating a library of games.

    Akmaljon said:

    December 9th, 9:14 pm

    @four24twenty, I am agree

    KnightRid said:

    December 10th, 4:41 am

    LOL – 2019 someone said….I imagine they will drop support for it totally before then as it will fall into the Vita category at some point due to lack of titles and people losing interest as fast as they have in 3D.

    NEXUSPRIME007 said:

    December 10th, 8:47 am

    Hyper Void was offered as one of the PS3 games this month, but it is also available through cross buy for PS4 and it has a patch for VR. Why on earth PS Plus did not advertise that I will never know. You think they would cover the advantages of cross buy in their monthly offerings better since it looks like a better deal for customers, but I guess they haven’t clued into that yet.

    four24twenty said:

    December 10th, 11:01 am

    Thank you sir for passing along this information as PlayStation has failed to do so. NEXUSPRIME007 you should get a job at Sony and share your genius business strategy.

    iamtylerdurden1 said:

    December 11th, 12:10 pm

    Kaze and four24Twenty,

    If u bothered to look it up you’d know that Hyper Void is free on PS+ this month, and YES IT IS A PSVR TITLE. It’s available on PSVR, PS4, and PS3.

    iamtylerdurden1 said:

    December 11th, 12:16 pm

    You do realize that making this the 1st comment of the thread and being woefully wrong makes u and the other ppl taking unwarranted shots at PlayStation look somewhat foolish, don’t u?

    To the guy trying to say Vita has no support, did u watch PSX? Gio Corsi..

    four24twenty said:

    December 11th, 8:45 pm

    If you read the PS Blogpost for Plus games in December, you will see Hyper Void isn’t advertised as being cross buy with PS4 or PSVR. Go check it out.

    otaku_no_bfm said:

    December 13th, 9:39 am

    We just got Hyper Void for free this month, which is a cool game, btw. PS4 is the platform the software runs on, so I doubt we’ll see PSVR separated out or free games that are VR-only.

osborn2009 said:

December 9th, 2:08 pm

Stardew Valley hype! I’ve put in 80 hours on Steam, ready to do it again on PS4!

Dethfuse said:

December 9th, 2:09 pm

Lots of good looking games coming out next week. Does Fat City have cross buy with PS4?

ichigorocks999 said:

December 9th, 2:17 pm

And still no ape escape 3 :(

    Alastor424 said:

    December 12th, 9:51 am

    It’s okay, I’m still waiting on Legaia 2 :(

    I feel your pain.

TrueAssassin86x said:

December 9th, 2:28 pm

Stardew Valley and DriveDriveDrive for me. I highly recommend DriveDriveDrive for anyone to buy if your looking for a cool racer i cant wait.

samv33 said:

December 9th, 2:34 pm

I just watched a movie called Fat City, but the game doesn’t look like a unsentimental look at amateur boxers in Stockton, CA. :) I wanted to play I Expect You to Die at PSX, but the line was always too long. Here’s hoping it’s a good one!

Vashnik said:

December 9th, 3:04 pm

If anyone is wondering about the Stardew Valley release date, since PlayStation doesn’t seem to want to reveal the release date (as of December 9th), the official website for the game says the release date is set for December 13th for the NA region.

    AizawaYuuichi said:

    December 9th, 3:30 pm

    You mean, in this article that you posted on, wherein they announce it’s releasing next week, and without any notification that it’s releasing on a day OTHER THAN the normal store update on Tuesday the 13th, that they aren’t announcing that it’ll release next week on the 13th? Because the only games that get tagged with specific dates on The Drop are games that don’t release on the normal Tuesday game release day, which next week is the 13th. The day that all these games that aren’t tagged otherwise are releasing, including Stardew Valley.
    Could you perhaps let everyone know when Trove or Bridge Constructor are releasing, since they’re included in The Drop, but Sony didn’t feel a need to tell us when the games will actually release… because that’s apparently not the whole point of this article…


    Faythi said:

    December 12th, 8:57 am

    No one was wondering because Playstation releases games on Tuesdays.


gohan16ken said:

December 9th, 4:03 pm

No PS3 games :(

Play5928 said:

December 9th, 4:17 pm

I am interested in Drive! Drive! Drive! But doesn’t show a ps vita release.

Aero_Guardian17 said:

December 9th, 5:07 pm

So excited to finally get to play Stardew Valley! I’ve heard so many positive reviews!


December 9th, 7:38 pm

say what ever happen to that Flying Bunny game that they said on the last drop that was supposed to be release on 8th digitally? I tried to look it up many times and I can barely find any info on this game. There is no trailer and no company info. All I can find was just this one piece of art for it and a small description about the game on the last drop and that is it. I beginning to wonder if this game really exists?

    CaptainBeefStik said:

    December 10th, 7:05 am

    You’re not talking about Jumping Flash (JF2) are you?? There’s one of my favorite old ps2 games :)

    NATHANNAEL said:

    December 10th, 5:54 pm

    no it is a different game.

    SilentNova said:

    December 11th, 8:12 am

    Not sure if you saw already, but Flying Bunny is in the Playstation Store already. I considered getting it, but while I like that style of game gameplay wise, not a fan of the design.

    Elk_mistral said:

    December 11th, 9:13 am

    They probably forgot to add it for canada again.

Kohath said:

December 9th, 8:10 pm

You should tell us more about that Perfect VR game. I tried Googling “Perfect VR game” but I still don’t know what it is.

ElektroDragon said:

December 9th, 10:15 pm

Raymond E Feist gonna sue!

ALEX87PS said:

December 9th, 11:48 pm


AXIOM VERGE (Cross-Buy PS4/Vita) is 50% off. $10.
(PS4 or Vita)
Includes 2 games: Mutant Mudds Deluxe and sequel Mutant Mudds Super Challenge.

They’re in sale right now, If you’re interested grab them before the store updates on tuesday.

    ALEX87PS said:

    December 9th, 11:49 pm

    They’re *on sale right now.

    elpsydominator said:

    December 10th, 9:05 am

    thanks man I was waiting for a price cut on axiom verge, loved metroidvania games

mikplayz said:

December 10th, 5:34 am

OMG Can’t wait for Trove and standard Valley !!! :D

hawjboi2009 said:

December 10th, 7:17 am

Stardew Valley is only one game i want play on ps4 after i played it for one hour on PC then rather wait to play it on ps4 instead PC.. Thank Barone for made great decision on this game to port it to PS4.. Stardew Valley remind me of Harvest Moon : Back to Nature on ps1

PrimeLooper said:

December 10th, 11:54 am

Sony can you please get more servers it shouldn’t tell me 28 hours for a 312.3 mb update. It would really be appreciated.

TeamGreen615 said:

December 10th, 2:14 pm

2016 is almost over and still no Rainbow Skies :(

lbphart3 said:

December 10th, 3:10 pm

Think I’ll try Stardew Valley next week it looks fun.:D


December 10th, 6:56 pm

So you guys gave us the destroy all humans games… And red faction… And dark cloud 2 (one of my favorite games of all time)… Come on your so close just give us the tenchu series next, please I’m begging here.

matdub69 said:

December 10th, 7:30 pm

Don bradman cricket? As an aussie i hope we get it next week but i cant imagine it has appeal for an amerucan audience. Cricket is the greatest sport EVER created, maybe you will give it a go.

Torracat83 said:

December 10th, 11:35 pm

Yay to Stardew Valley!

Apollyon_Vice said:

December 11th, 8:42 am

I mean, Im most likely gonna buy Stardew Valley but where is Starbound?
isn’t that supposed to be a thing?
Oh well, i’ll wait more I guess. T_T
Just like waiting for the Terraria PS4 updates!

Fedast said:

December 11th, 12:06 pm

Stardew Valley would’ve been amazing on the Vita. Such a pity.

xM3GAxR3DUXx said:

December 11th, 1:23 pm

Here’s hoping I can play Stardew Valley on my Vita soon :D

    JaguarCRO said:

    December 11th, 6:06 pm

    I second that. I would purchase it on Day 1 for the Vita.

    Frejim said:

    December 13th, 7:08 am

    Let’s make us three!

Nedda_EE said:

December 11th, 5:07 pm

divinity original sin enhanced edition is 14.99 right now!!!
there is no other game like this on console…

I mean, yes, best co-op RPG in years

RickStar1985 said:

December 11th, 10:45 pm

Fat City is just junk and nothing else. Ahhhh Real monsters the game was better.

princemalcolm said:

December 11th, 11:48 pm

Sooooo… I guess Shantae the half genie hero is delayed yet again???

    AskaLangly said:

    December 13th, 9:09 am

    No. Read their Kickstarter. Backers got their codes.

KoldStrejke said:

December 12th, 4:42 am

Wow, worst week ever. Crud all around.

    Tatanka2007 said:

    December 12th, 10:40 am

    Opps. Might to reply to you, but now I’m no. 30. Yeah, I agree.

Tatanka2007 said:

December 12th, 10:40 am

Seriously. Worst week ever. I bet that Starpew Valley even has support for PS Pro. These are the kind of the games that really make use of the horsepower of the PS4 platform. And you know I’m not being serious. I’ll never understand the desire to play PS1 era games on a PS4 and a low budget hand-me-down PC title at that.

NoAssociation said:

December 12th, 6:33 pm

If/When Stardew Valley comes to Vita it will take over my life!

Frejim said:

December 13th, 7:06 am

Why no Stardew Valley on PS Vita? I’m sure it can run it! And this would be the perfect game to play on the go!!


AskaLangly said:

December 13th, 9:07 am

For future Drop segments, there should be separate sections for PS4 and PSVR. Scrolling through them, seeing how their mixed, tells me that there are many standard games being released, or VR games, but only one or two standard games.

Neil said:

December 13th, 9:26 am

Maldita Castilla EX!

STDlyMcStudpants said:

December 16th, 2:25 pm

wheres this weeks drop? :O

    violentkiller said:

    December 18th, 1:22 pm

    I was wondering the samething. It wasn’t released on fri and so far not today. I was looking forward to read it as I do every week. But was left in the dark with out the weekly drop.

    STDlyMcStudpants said:

    December 19th, 9:54 pm

    I really appreciated the drop…
    It helps me schedule my week around games to cover in my YT channel
    But here are the games for this week for those wondering!

    Tuesday, December 20
    Shantae: Half-Genie Hero — PS4, Vita
    Wild Guns Reloaded — PS4
    The Walking Dead: Season 3 – Episode 1 & 2 A New Frontier, The Ties that Bind— PS4, PS3
    The Division: DLC 2 Survival — PS4

    Thursday, December 22
    Nier: Automata demo — PS4
    Rollercoaster Dreams — PS4, PSVR
    Don Bradman Cricket 17 — PS4

KDaddy463 said:

December 18th, 6:25 pm

Where is next week’s drop? And where is Ape Escape 3?

Byonder said:

December 19th, 9:30 am

I presume no Drop this week? anybody?

violentkiller said:

December 23rd, 1:15 pm

No drop last week and looking like no drop this week either.

Tribute12 said:

December 30th, 8:25 am

Will we get a drop this week?? Lets find out in 6 hours.

STDlyMcStudpants said:

December 30th, 10:48 pm

No drop again? wtf.

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