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The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 3/21/2017

Humanity needs a new home, and it's up to you to find it. The next chapter in the critically acclaimed sci-fi saga begins Tuesday when Mass Effect: Andromeda launches on PS4.

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Humanity has always cast its gaze towards the stars, and now we must find a new home out in the great darkness of space. See that historic journey first hand with Mass Effect: Andromeda, which arrives on PS4 next week.

As a key member of the Andromeda Initiative, your mission is to find a suitable home for the human race among the uncharted dangers and beautiful, alien vistas of the Andromeda Galaxy. New friends and foes will meet you along the way, with a refined exploration, crafting, and combat system fueling the adventure. What secrets will you unlock in the new cradle of civilization?

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

The Drop

New Releases: Week of March 21, 2017
PS4 — Digital (Out 3/24)

88 Heroes

It’s 8:08 AM on August 8, 1988, and the evil Dr. H8 has brought the world to the brink of total annihilation! His demands are simple: pay $88 octillion within 88 minutes, or Dr. H8’s 88 thermo-nuclear warheads will wipe out the Earth! But who will save us in our time of need? The bravest? The boldest? No… the 88 Heroes!

PS4, PS Vita — Digital

Berserk and the Band of the Hawk

Behold the fierce blend of Warriors and Berserk! In this work, the action of cutting through hundreds of enemies, fundamental to the Warriors series, is fused together with the dark and gruesome atmosphere of the world of Berserk.

PS4 — Digital

Death Tales

As a Reaper, retrieve the spirits of the dying to protect them from the forces of the Soulless. Collect cards to gain powerful attacks, embark on quests for a cast of quirky characters, and make difficult choices in a richly illustrated 2D world filled with darkness and whimsy. Play alone or join with a friend in co-op and serve Death together!

Deformers
PS4 — Digital (Out 3/24)

The release date has been updated.

PS4 — Digital

Everything

Everything is an interactive experience where everything you see is a thing you can be, from animals to planets to galaxies and beyond. Travel between outer and inner space, and explore a vast, interconnected universe of things without enforced goals, scores, or tasks to complete. Everything will give you a new perspective on life.

PS4 — Digital

Freedom Planet

Fight your way across the celestial world of Avalice where cats are green, motorcycles drive up walls, and monster girls do most of the buttkicking! Freedom Planet is a cartoony, combat-based platform adventure that pits a spunky dragonoid and her friends against an alien attack force.

PS4 — Digital, Retail

Mass Effect Andromeda

Mass Effect: Andromeda takes players to the Andromeda galaxy, far beyond the Milky Way. There, players will lead our fight for a new home in hostile territory as the Pathfinder — a leader of military-trained explorers. This is the story of humanity’s next chapter, and player choices throughout the game will ultimately determine our survival.

PS4 — Digital

Rayon Riddles

The Goblins have been displaced and enslaved. It’s up to you to help them flee from the Orcs and return to their homeland. Solve puzzles and escape Orcs, Trolls, and other creatures on an exciting and funny journey full of surprises.

PS4 — Digital

Royal Defense

The castle needs a hero as hordes of trolls are surrounding it! Build towers, save money, learn spells, and keep the enemy away!

PS4 — Digital, Retail (Out 3/22)

This is the Police

This Is the Police is a strategy/adventure game set in a city spiraling the drain. Taking the role of gritty Police Chief Jack Boyd, you’ll dive into a deep story of crime and intrigue. Will Jack reach his retirement with a nice stack of bills, or will he end up broken… or worse?

PS4, PS Vita — Digital

Touhou Genso Double Focus

After getting sucked into a magical book, Aya and Momiji must find their way back home. Swap between the two girls in battle, so you can utilize their abilities to gain the advantage. Explore every nook and cranny to unravel the mystery of the Book World!

PS4, PS Vita — Digital (PS4 at Retail)

Touhou Genso Wanderer

Take control of Reimu, the Hakurei Shrine Maiden, and investigate the latest incident to take place in the world of Gensokyo in this roguelike RPG.

PS4, PS Vita — Digital, Retail

Toukiden 2

Slayers! Go forth and eradicate the Oni menace! Experience the latest hunting action game featuring a dynamic targeted destruction system. From the battlefield to the village that serves as your base of operations, the game takes place in a vast “open world.” Explore the vast world for yourself, and enjoy hunting action from an entirely new perspective.

PS4 — Digital, Retail

Troll and I

Deep in the Nordic wilderness, a teenage boy named Otto is forced to flee his home after a band of brutal hunters rip through his village in search of a mythical creature rumored to inhabit the forest. Now on the run for his life, Otto inadvertently finds and befriends the elusive creature being sought by the hunters. Thus begins the perilous adventure of Troll and Otto.

PS4, PS Vita — Digital, Retail (Out 3/24)

Zero Escape The Nonary Games

Two Nonary Games, two sets of nine unwilling participants kidnapped to an unfamiliar location. One set trapped on a sinking boat with nine hours to escape, the other locked in a facility and forced to either trust or betray each other. If they break the rules or fail to escape… they’ll die.

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Add Your Own

Trendy_Kid said:

March 17th, 2:04 pm

Deformers, Freedom Planet, and Toukiden 2? Yes please!

Solh0und said:

March 17th, 2:07 pm

Despite its issues, I’ll be willing to give Mass Effect a shot. Didn’t know Freedom Planet was still coming to PS4

RISE_UP44 said:

March 17th, 2:08 pm

Going to be another awesome week for the PlayStation 4

KBG29 said:

March 17th, 2:21 pm

Slow week for me, waiting for MLB The Show next week.

I really wish 4K HDR content would come to PlayStation Video. Would be great if we could download to the drive and have higher quality than UHD Blu-ray. Seems like it should be so simple now with the ability to add an 8TB HDD storage device. Plently of room for High Bit Rate 4kK HDR movies, and Games.

    GaMeR_bOi_83 said:

    March 18th, 10:16 am

    You know I was in the beta and this did not even cross my mind. It’s a great idea and I hope Sony takes it into consideration. I would rather have UHD digital movies rather then a cluster of disc.

Torracat83 said:

March 17th, 2:36 pm

Mass Effect Andromeda’s issues make me nervous…so waiting.

    CrusaderForever said:

    March 17th, 3:21 pm

    Me as well :( Huge Mass Effect fan but not going to ruin the experience playing a game that needs many patches. I waited 6 months to play The Witcher 3 and AC Unity and those games were amazing after all the patches. Really looking forward to MEA but may pick up another game if I can pull myself away from HZD!

    Tatanka2007 said:

    March 17th, 11:29 pm

    I’ve been playing Mass Effect Andromeda since I have a EA Access, so it only cost me the $5 sub. I was really looking forward to this on the PS4 platform, but I encourage people to NOT pre-order and to wait a few month at least. Bioware/EA knew about the horrible animations months and months ago, but did nothing. Now they say that it might be addressed in a future patch, but not day one. Beyond the wonky animations, all the annoying, time-consuming mini-games and scanning that really soured the original trilogy are reincarnated in Andromeda. It’s not fun, it’s just a time-wasting mechanic. The writing so far (5 hours into game) isn’t as bad as some say, but it ain’t great. It’s not comparing apples to oranges to say that Horizon Zero Dawn is so much better than ME:A.

    If anyone is on the fence about ME:A and hasn’t played Horizon, do yourself a favor. Play Horizon first. I think ME:A is the kind of the game that will get deep discounts fast because it’s just kinda a meh experience.

Alastor424 said:

March 17th, 2:50 pm

Are PS2 classics on PS4 still a thing?

    NekoRave said:

    March 17th, 4:11 pm

    They don’t care the VR has obviously overshadowed any project they had going, 1 game all year was released (generic SNK fighting game) and no updates or responses.

djsaiyan said:

March 17th, 3:07 pm

Berserk’s been out for a month now.

    Torracat83 said:

    March 17th, 3:11 pm

    Must be a slow news day. XD

    whereymyconary said:

    March 17th, 4:00 pm

    These are the digital ones? says the post

    Leigh1031 said:

    March 17th, 6:44 pm

    It just means it no longer has the “bonus” (free costume dlcs) with it anymore,
    Most Koei-Tecmo games are released with a “bonus” in the first few weeks or first month now and than get relisted when the “bonus” stops being included.

PatricioUSA said:

March 17th, 3:15 pm

Excuse me, what about Flatout 4?

CompSci88 said:

March 17th, 3:28 pm

I am so excited for Troll & I

Who the hell am I kidding? Nothing for me really. Meh week.

whereymyconary said:

March 17th, 3:58 pm

AHHHH, still need to beat Zero Horizon before mass effect and Zero Escape: The Nonary Games!!!

NekoRave said:

March 17th, 4:09 pm

No Ps2 games again this week.

Pathetic.

Rapturesassassin said:

March 17th, 4:29 pm

Trash digital only games and a game that wishes it was Mass Effect. Nothing for me then oh well more time for the back-log. Digital Only games = No Buy

    Tjoeb123 said:

    March 17th, 8:12 pm

    Not every game here is trash….also I personally disagree with not buying a game just because it’s available only as a download. Which most games these days are.

azimali said:

March 17th, 5:20 pm

Come on some of us want more ps2-ps4 games hurry up! No snk **** give us either rockstar thq bring ea in and Sega

MachineHero09 said:

March 17th, 6:03 pm

Touhou, Nonary Games and Mass Effect (maybe). dang what a week.

Souledge94 said:

March 17th, 7:20 pm

wow Freedom Planet is coming to ps4? awesome.

Tjoeb123 said:

March 17th, 8:13 pm

$15 for Freedom Planet? Awesome!

Fuhr31 said:

March 17th, 8:26 pm

I think it’s time to drop “The Drop” and come up with something better.

    Rapturesassassin said:

    March 18th, 5:38 am

    I think its time to drop the update blog whining and move on. R.I.P update blog the most worthless thing on the PlayStation blog.

    Fuhr31 said:

    March 19th, 1:35 pm

    To Fanboy,

    Please try to be less obvious with your Sony “White knighting”. My comment had nothing to do with anything other that this current blog and wanting improvements. People like you give companies the excuse to be as mediocre as possible. Why put in any more effort than necessary when there are so many that will defend anything they do with blind loyalty.

Guyper said:

March 17th, 8:57 pm

Dear Sony,

Since the upcoming Spider-man game is exclusive to PS4, I’m assuming that Sony also owns the Spider-man game license then.

Could you please let SEGA borrow the license for just one game only?

It’s called “Spider-man:The Videogame” by SEGA that was released in 91. It would be a crime if this game never saw the light of day on a console.

Just ask SEGA to release the game exclusively on PS4, and it’s a win-win for both Sony and SEGA.

Think about it Sony.

SPIDER-MAN IS HOT AGAIN NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!

Take advantage of it!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    pablikenemy79 said:

    March 18th, 5:58 am

    Spiderman the videogame ? Or you mean “Spiderman and Venon-Maximun Carnage” Wich is one of the best Game about súper héroes of all time..

AliciaDarky said:

March 17th, 11:49 pm

“Nothing for me this week”? People, do yourself a favor and get Zero Escape: The Nonary Games. Those games have the best story I’ve ever known.

Jay_Pe85 said:

March 18th, 5:24 am

WHAAAAT!!!!!!!!! you are dropping TOUKIDEN2 like this!! how about some warning last week… with horizon, mass effect, and persona 5 in 2 weeks im out of time (and money)…. well i guess i will have to wait a couple of month, i loved the first one and i heard toukiden 2 is awsome

IcedDice777 said:

March 18th, 5:57 am

Was looking forward to Mass effect Andromeda for the longest time…..I’m definitely waiting for the complete edition, hoping EA fixes the little things that Need to be fixed.

Got a backlog of great games…some that I still have to Finish…others still in their shrink-wrap ( Last guardian, Nioh, Horizon, Hitman…) i’ll get to them… Eventually :

My. 02

Rainwater said:

March 18th, 10:38 am

Shame on you Sony for not putting anything on the blog about the Toukiden 2 demo being on the PSN store! For anyone interested, download now; I think it’s pretty great!

medenko1975 said:

March 18th, 12:34 pm

ME Andromeda will be a disaster.

advocacy said:

March 19th, 7:15 am

Without a doubt, I’ve been eagerly awaiting that game for many years. Toukiden 2 is going to be incredible fun.

AizawaYuuichi said:

March 19th, 11:08 am

Toukiden 2 and Zero Escape: The Nonary Games for me. Good week.

I’m one of the few people who was displeased with the way Bioware started dropping RPG elements between ME1 and ME2, so I avoided ME3 at launch as they continued that path. Then ME3’s ending was torn apart by people who played the game.
Now we have ME:A, which I didn’t even care about in the slightest. And it’s also getting torn apart for incredibly bad movement and facial animations. It’s just laughable at this point. Mass Effect went from being an interesting third-person shooter take on the Bioware RPG formula to less than even a B-tier, generic third-person shooter with some RPG tropes thrown in. What in the world happened here?

HussamFelimban said:

March 19th, 1:47 pm

Touhou Genso Wanderer PS Vita for me. I wish there was a retail version, though.

medenko1975 said:

March 20th, 12:58 am

Like i predicted: reviews are bad for ME: ANDROMEDA.

rustbelt000 said:

March 20th, 5:11 am

Zero Escape…. I am prepared to be haunted again….

N051DE87 said:

March 20th, 7:46 am

Been waiting on the the Zero Escape: Nonary Games for quite some time. Vita has been getting some love this year.

Victotto said:

March 20th, 11:06 am

Persona 5 digital Pre-order for ps3 PLEASE!!!

KidCommando said:

March 20th, 12:24 pm

Bring the STORE UPDATE back to the blog!

This drop post is FUBAR compared to what we once had.

TeamGreen615 said:

March 20th, 10:27 pm

And still no Rainbow Skies. :(

bkg420666 said:

March 20th, 10:31 pm

Wow thats a long list of who cares

Giniko said:

March 21st, 3:24 pm

Where is 88 Heroes? The one game I want the most, and it just isn’t in the store… what happened?

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