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May 05

The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 5/9/2017

The most adorable group of heroes returns! LocoRoco Remastered launches May 9 on PS4.

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Most platforming heroes are agile. Strong. They leap across harrowing chasms and sprint through crumbling vistas. In LocoRoco, things are a little different. Our heroes are adorable, and they love to sing. But that’s about it! Your job is to help them save the world in LocoRoco Remastered on PS4.

Originally released in 2006 on PlayStation Portable, LocoRoco charmed PlayStation gamers with colorful art, heart-warming music, and a unique world-tilting mechanic that helped the LocoRocos get around. LocoRoco Remastered brings that charm back into the spotlight with enhanced visuals and controls. If you’re new to LocoRoco, or you’ve been rolling through life ever since the original launch, this remaster is for you.

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

The Drop

New Releases: Week of May 9, 2017
ACA NeoGeo The King of Fighters ’95
PS4 — Digital (Out 5/11)

ACA NeoGeo The King of Fighters 95

The King of Fighters ’95 is a fighting game released by SNK in 1995. In addition to fan-favorite fighters from Fatal Fury and the Art of Fighting, Yagamian joins the battle as the rival of main character Kyo Kusanagi.

PS4 — Digital, Retail (Out 5/9)

Birthdays the Beginning

From legendary creator Mr. Yasuhiro Wada comes Birthdays the Beginning — a sandbox game where you shape the world and give rise to diverse and unique lifeforms. Experiment as you please and witness the birth of an entire ecosystem!

PS4 — Digital

Blade and Bones

A combat-driven metroidvania experience. Discover a tale long lost in our past. Seven swords need to be found in this world where you will discover ancient secrets and fight with an intense combat system that rewards players for their skills and knowledge.

PS4 — Digital

Bloons TD 5

Five-star tower defense with unrivaled depth and replayability. The Bloons are back and this time they mean business! Build awesome towers, choose your favorite upgrades, hire cool new Special Agents, and pop every last invading Bloon.

PS4 — Digital


Butcher is a fast-paced 2D shooter and love letter to the cult classics of the genre. As a cyborg programmed to eradicate the last remnants of humanity, your sole purpose is to annihilate anything that moves.

Demon’s Crystals
PS4 — Digital (Out 5/12)

Demons Crystals

Demon’s Crystals is a frenetic twin stick shooter where you guide the Urican demons through countless hazards in order to restore peace to the world. The Urican have always been at the top of the food pyramid, but one day three mysterious beings arrived causing the once peaceful inhabitants of the world to become aggressive and destructive.

PS4 — Digital

Elliot Quest

Elliot can’t die — but he’s still running out of time. In Elliot Quest, the victim of a rare curse must find a cure before he’s transformed into a demon.

PS4 — Digital

Harvest Moon Save the Homeland

Your goal is to successfully save your family’s farm and the surrounding village from being turned into a resort. Constructions begins in a year, so you have your work cut out for you! But don’t worry, if you earn the friendship and trust of the villagers they will be sure to lend a helping hand.

PS4 — Digital

Human Fall Flat

Human: Fall Flat is a quirky, open-ended physics-based puzzle and exploration game set in floating dreamscapes. Your goal is to escape these surreal dreams by solving puzzles with nothing but your wits and physics.

PS4 — Digital

Last Stitch Goodnight

After surviving a near-death, out-of-body experience, you are kidnapped by a doctor who is experimenting on people who satisfy certain… criteria. Escaping the doctor’s laboratory will require new weapons, new powers, and a strong stomach for facing science gone bad.

PS4 — Digital

Lethal League

Lethal League is a competitive projectile fighting game where you have to hit an anti-gravity ball into the face of your opponent to win. The ball speeds up with every strike, up to explosively extreme velocities. Play locally or battle it out online.

PS4 — Digital

LocoRoco Remastered

The peaceful world of the LocoRoco are under attack by the not-so-nice Moja Corps! These evil outer space creatures have come to take the LocoRoco from their land of blowing flowers, lively creatures, and pastel scenery. You must move the LocoRoco through more than 40 levels of slippery slopes, teetering platforms, and maze-like passages.

PS VR — Digital

Moonshot Galaxy

Moonshot Galaxy is a VR game like no other. Play your way through planetary challenges in exotic branches of the galaxy at your own pace. Designed for comfort, anyone can pick it up and play — though reaching the top of the leaderboards will put your skills to the test.

PS4 — Digital

NBA Playgrounds

Classic NBA arcade action is back! Take your “A” game to the playground and beat the best in high-flying two-on-two basketball action. Practice your skills offline, play with up to three others on your PS4, or take your talents online to posterize your opponents with acrobatic jams and ridiculous displays of skill.

PS VR — Digital


Polybius is the latest trance-shooter from the creators of Tempest 2000 and TxK, Llamasoft.

PS4 — Digital

Resident Evil Code Veronica X

Raccoon City was just the beginning. Claire and Chris Redfield’s nightmare continues as the siblings fight to survive against zombies and other monstrosities within Umbrella’s deadly facilities. Explore the mysterious Rockfort Island facility and the freezing Antarctic Base for clues exposing the Umbrella Corporation’s sordid goals and the truth behind the mysterious and unsettling Ashford twins.

PS4, PS3, PS Vita — Digital

Revenant Saga

Become a Revenant and find the truth beyond revenge in this gothic fantasy RPG with stunning 3D battles! After being turned into an immortal being known as a Revenant and learning of the existence of a demon within him, Albert sets out on a journey to make the person who did this to him pay with their very life.

PS4 — Digital


Strafe is a roguelike first-person shooter pushing the limits of computer-generated photorealism and hardcore sci-fi action into unimaginable territory.

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Add Your Own

SinceByDarren said:

May 5th, 2:04 pm

I’m happy for LocoRoco, but what I really want is those Patapon rereleases!

    RISE_UP44 said:

    May 5th, 2:17 pm


    MakaiOokami said:

    May 5th, 8:59 pm

    I’m upset about harvest moon. That game was pretty cruddy. Stardew Valley has to be 1,000 times better. You pretty much just get to play for 1 year, so there’s not really any minigames, there’s no marrying anyone, so there’s no incentive to really care about any of the characters, and I just feel that the whole game kinda just becomes a self defeating grind, than a game that gets progressively more challenging, and rewarding as it goes on, with a lot of tricks and nuance.

    I feel like all Save the Homeland really is, is if you were paying money to pick up trash in a city. You’re a glorified cleanup crew. The best way to make money is to mine, they changed how the farming activities were done. So you basically just grind, and grind, and get bored and then the game ends just as you’re realizing there’s nothing worth while to do or try to accomplish in the game.

    MakaiOokami said:

    May 5th, 9:00 pm

    I meant to add LocoRoco, 1,000,000 times better for a relaxing game to chill with after a long hard annoying day at work. That was the point of my previous tyrade. I might just go pick up Stardew… Kinda waiting for a sale. Like a 20-40% off sale.

    CommandingTiger said:

    May 8th, 5:31 am

    Sony. We don’t need a PS5 to be released next year. You may come out with a new PS4 Elite stronger than the Pro, but logically it’s the only thing that makes sense.

    You already have a ton of game in production for the PS4. And Final Fantasy 7 remake hasn’t been released yet.

    When the PS5 does come out, it needs to be entirely compatible with the PS4 games library.
    This PS4 Elite needs to have a 4k UHD Blu-ray Drive for better movies and games storage with higher read speed than 2x, between 4x and 16x.
    It also needs 24Gb of GDDR5 Ram. More than 10 Teraflops of computing Power.
    A better Vega/Nevi AMD GPU.

    I would highly recommend to purchase a company that manufactures Ram parts to save on it’s overall cost. Also you’ll need to tweet the CPU like what the Xbox Scorpio did with theirs to make it more adaptable to playing your games and your engine. Have your engineers and your developers work together along with third party developers to enhance the CPU to your liking with better overall performances.

    This console can be 500$ or 550$. It’s possible when you purchase a factory that manufactures RAM. It can be Chinese, whatever is cheapest to produce.

    MuztangGT said:

    May 8th, 6:41 am

    CommandingTiger: I’m sure Sony will take your advice to them under the most serious consideration.

RISE_UP44 said:

May 5th, 2:16 pm

Lethal League and Battlegrounds look interesting.. What is everyone else thinking about picking up this Tuesday?

    Trendy_Kid said:

    May 5th, 2:52 pm

    I want LocoRoco, Elliot Quest, and Butcher.

    Trendy_Kid said:

    May 5th, 2:53 pm

    Forgot about Lethal League!!! I have had that on PC for ages and it’s one of my favorites.

    ijustw1n said:

    May 6th, 8:06 am

    Your mom.

    iamtylerdurden1 said:

    May 7th, 10:56 am

    STRAFE! It looks awesome, an original DOOM inspired rogue like.

    Locoroco and Strafe for me, then Farpoint next week.

yaacov2606 said:

May 5th, 2:21 pm

LocoRoco!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i’m so happy!

Sparky29252 said:

May 5th, 2:25 pm

A rail shooter called Polybius. I see absolutely no way that this could go wrong.

    sfbsfb said:

    May 6th, 1:10 pm

    Well, Llamasoft (Jeff Minter) has a fantastic track record in terms of quality. Tempest 2000, TxK, and his various iOS releases all were excellent, in my opinion.

    I don’t have PSVR, though, so I won’t try this unless there’s an eventual PS4 non-VR version, or a release on some other platform I use.

    MATTKBAN said:

    May 8th, 11:08 am

    It says nothing of it being a rail shooter. Anyways, I wonder if it will have brain washing capabilities like the urban legend arcade cabinet ;p

Fifa_Da_69Gawd said:

May 5th, 2:30 pm

I’m glad Resident Evil Code Veronica X is making it to PS4, I was too lazy to plug in my PS3 again, and I really wanted to see it on PS4. However, I’m not sure how I feel about it being the PS2 version. Is it going to have trophies? And will it be upscaled or will it be the actual PS2 version just emulated without ANY graphical improvements?

    JSEVERITT said:

    May 7th, 11:38 am

    Assuming it’s along the lines of other PS2 on PS4 releases… PS2 version upconverted to 1080p with trophy support and some network features, if applicable.

rafael_martines said:

May 5th, 2:38 pm

Locorocco *_* Hope if it’s sells well, we can get Locorocco 2 Remastered <3

Plz people buy it

BobSaint-Clair said:

May 5th, 3:32 pm

So happy to get Locoroco again! It was awesome on the PSP!

FeistFan said:

May 5th, 3:41 pm

All right, NBA JAM! Boomshakalaka!!!

Oh, ummm.. yeah. NBA Playground! Woot! Crossing my fingers on this one. Hope there’s a demo, because you just can’t tell if it’s going to be all it’s cracked up to be from a video.

    JSEVERITT said:

    May 7th, 11:41 am

    I was excited, until I saw who the dev was. They’ve made nothing but half baked copycats in the past… Not expecting more from this!

coolwhip_01 said:

May 5th, 5:43 pm

I had no idea Llamasoft had a new game coming out. TxK was one of my favorite games on the Vita! Can’t wait to play this in VR!

guelfi23 said:

May 5th, 7:06 pm

We’re still waiting for Ape Escape 3

ichigorocks999 said:

May 5th, 9:32 pm

Still waiting for ape escape 3 ps2
Come on Sony!!!!!!

vanillamoose said:

May 5th, 9:52 pm

Locoroco for Vita please :) Viva La Vita!

ElektroDragon said:

May 5th, 11:06 pm

Weak week weak week weak week!

Sa3rOmidSnake55 said:

May 6th, 12:20 am

Hope we will have Metal Gear Solid Series for Ps4 sooooon .

    Ruben023 said:

    May 6th, 10:06 pm


otaku_no_bfm said:

May 6th, 5:24 am

LocoRoco should have been on Vita with hardware tilt support but Polybius should help me get over it.

campos3452 said:

May 6th, 1:48 pm

RE: Code Veronica?!…Man, a retail copy of the game would a been nicer. Physical games are better!

SpooNManX said:

May 6th, 9:54 pm

It seems like Sony is now starting to remaster it’s line of PSP games starting with Parappa The Rapper last month and now Loco Roco.

I’d love to see them remaster some PS1 games to the PS4.. Namely games such as Um Jammer Lammy and Motor Toon Racing Grand Prix.

    bajor27 said:

    May 8th, 12:06 pm

    Parappa is a PS1 game. We are also getting Crash trilogy in June

gamer_316 said:

May 7th, 12:44 am

How much is Locoroco Remastered going for? And does it have a platinum?

bluedragon77 said:

May 7th, 3:25 pm

Where the hell is flatout 4? This has to be one of the worst marketed games in recent memory.. 3 seperate release dates? Euope, steam, and now ps4? It’s in stores but not in the psn store.. With no news from developer..

    bajor27 said:

    May 8th, 12:13 pm

    Flatout 4 doesn’t appear to have a publisher in North America, which is why you don’t see it here. I have no doubt it’s in the European PSN store. Gotta convince someone to publish it here.

    Big Ben also published the last Sherlock game and that took several months to find a publisher and get released here. Birdie flatout comes eventually. I like that series.

Rafael_Sono said:

May 7th, 4:06 pm


Hope it sells well…would love to see a new take on the franchise, it has so much potential!

I always hoped for a PS3 version using motion controls, it makes so much sense…would have been a great showroom for the sixaxis back then.

Would still be today, I guess! Love the franchise.

Zemus101 said:

May 7th, 5:34 pm

Patiently waiting for mah Patapooon!

    MakaiOokami said:

    May 8th, 12:21 am

    Chaka Chaka Pata Pon, Don Don Pata Pon, Don Chaka Don Chaka

Cyberdyne9 said:

May 7th, 8:41 pm

Locoroco and Patapon for PS VITA pleaseeeee! You can do it, Sony! Viva la Vita!

SpooNManX said:

May 8th, 2:04 pm

I’d Polybius actually coming out tomorrow on the US PSN store?I

The EUR store had it up for pre-order a long while now and for a 20% off discount too. It’s too bad they didn’t extend that here as well.
It really would have helped sell the game, and in turn, PSVR, since it’s essentially a KILLER APP for it.

funkypoot said:

May 9th, 7:38 am

I’m still waiting for Star Ocean 3 to make it stateside. That and I wish the xenosaga trilogy and silent Hill 2, 3 and 4 would get released for ps4.

megacarlos said:

May 9th, 12:13 pm

Starhawk remaster plz

megacarlos said:

May 9th, 12:13 pm

Starhawk remaster

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