The Drop: New PlayStation Releases for March 11th, 2014

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The Drop: New PlayStation Releases for March 11th, 2014
The Drop

Steel yourself. One of the most punishing names in gaming makes a brutal return to PlayStation this week, igniting a joyous fire in the hearts of hardcore RPG fans. Dark Souls II comes to PS3 this week, bearing the haunting aesthetics and teeth-gnashing difficulty that gamers have come to expect. Wield swords, shields, crackling spells, and powerful potions in an effort to thwart death itself.

For those interested in the competitive side of gaming, look no further than TowerFall Ascension, which hits PS4 on Tuesday. This addictive multiplayer arena pits archers against each other in heart-pounding battles where a single arrow can spell the difference between victory and defeat. With blissfully simple play and enormously rich strategies, TowerFall Ascension celebrates the thrill of couch competition. Ascension also features brand new Quest and Trials modes for a more robust experience.

For a complete list of games coming to PlayStation this week, read on. And enjoy the Drop!

Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky
Dark Souls II
Fort Defense North Menace
Putty Squad
TowerFall Ascension
Vessel

New PlayStation Releases This Week

PS3 — Digital, Retail
The long-running RPG series makes its return with another colorful adventure, told from two different perspectives. Select your hero and participate in fast-paced, turn-based battles, and create potent items. Streamlined synthesis system invites both old and new players alike.
PS3 — Digital, Retail
Prepare for one of gaming’s greatest challenges in a shadowy world rife with danger. The fan-favorite RPG series continues, ready to accost players with enormous foes, cruel traps, and dizzying cliffs. Go beyond death.
PS Vita — Digital
A pirate armada approaches! Deflect the assaults by building defensive towers, and collect crystals and upgrade spells along the way. 20 levels set in the cold and unforgiving ice.
PS4 — Retail
An old-school platformer that will test a gamer’s timing, skill, and imagination. Set out to rescue the imprisoned putties, and use putty powers to overcome challenges and save the day.
PS4 — Digital
Grab a few friends and prepare for pixelated war. TowerFall Ascension pits players against one another in high-stakes, white-knuckle battles rich with strategy. An approachable but deep local multiplayer arena.
PS3 — Digital
A charming puzzle adventure driven by stunning liquid simulations. Face creatures composed entirely of liquid, and work to unravel a mystery that now threatens the entire world. More than 10 hours of content across multiple environments.

The information above is subject to change without notice.

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  • @47 from software had no interest in putting ds2 on the ps4.

  • Dangisuckatgamin

    Pretty bad week for myself, I refuse to BUY anymore indie on ps4 right now.

  • I already pre order darksouls 2 on psn. NOW WHO WANTS A FLAMING SWORD BACK STAB OR A LIGHTNING SPEAR TO THE FACE!

  • Are we going to be able to pre-order MGS? So we can get the pre-order bonuses or do we have to buy it retail for that? Thanks!

  • considering Playstation is coming to SXSW this Tuesday, i’ll be playing Second Son this week!!!! my hands are ready, my body is not O.O

    hope to see you in Texas, Ryan! would love to score a selfie!!! ^ . ^

  • Stop knocking the PS4’s lack of titles right now. System just came out, and I find plenty of quality titles to play on it right now. I’m also quite content with the PS3 titles staying on PS3, and getting new, original IP (or sequels) than “shovelware” and ports.
    The games will come…

    Infamous 2
    The Order
    Driveclub
    Gran Turismo ?
    Uncharted 4
    Metal Gear Solid V
    Watchdogs
    Octodad
    Hotline Miami 2

  • Towerfall Ascension for me! I’m looking forward to playing this one!

  • And Minecraft When?

  • Good drop, wouldn’t expect anything I’m excited for as all the new stuff I aware is coming next week.

    @nextleveltaken Agreed. Infamous: Second Son is coming next Friday and Watch Dogs got an official release date. All we have to do is play the waiting game now.

    @generalissimo13 And you reek of Nintendo’s trash. Go rot just like them.

  • @Gamerzlimited

    You need to ignore the Nintendo troll. We all know where they stand. They are so far behind in the console wars that they can never catch up. This is his only way to TRY to and get a little revenge for that failing system.

  • #1 the store on ps3 is still nauseating. Find some time to make it not so freaking laggy.
    #2 put the goddamn prices on the drop.
    #3 why do you never know the answer to ANYthing? Dont tell ME to “hit Namco up on Twitter” , YOU do it, before the post. That way, we have some actual info.

  • HOORAY, the sequel for the best game during the PS3 gen!

    YAY, IT’S NOT A GENERIC WESTERN LINEAR BLAND 10 HOUR PEWPEW QTE HALLWAY SIMULATOR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Western games and shooters are ruining the video game industry and why we can’t go back to a golden age of gaming. So, please support real games such as the Dark Souls series and shun western junk like Call of Duty, other FPS, and interactive movie junk such as The Last of Us (which really sucks very badly, yet all the casuals say it’s good, even though the gameplay and story are terrible).

    More real games like Dark Souls 2 please!

  • towerfall.. ps4 only. well Vessel looks unique to me. might get. as for the need for speed sale that went on, i got hot pursuit and damn that game is addicting af. 5$ was a steal. keep these retail sales comming dirt cheap.

  • Hoping for some good PS4 sales this week finally got mine and would like to get some of the cheaper games in one go.

  • @klassymike Well excuse me, I can’t help it because this dipstick reminds me of that loser who thinks Nintendo is better when they are clearly failing. Glad I don’t see him anymore, but he is turning into him. And remember the “Slick” infestation last week? He spammed the whole comments of random crap about Sony and spew threats to certain users. I’m worried that generalissimo would soon do the same thing.

  • @Gamerzlimited

    Yea, that guy was something else. Hopefully the mods will get this guy too. I won’t give him the time of day. Anyone that thinks that system can hold a candle to Sony must be delusional.

  • What you do’n here Gamerzlimited? Any way they always got releases when these releases wasn’t what I wanted I’m kinda confusssed because I thought these releases was for P.S. store . “Weird”!!

  • I am prepared to die.

  • MORE PS1 CLASSICS AND PSP TITLES ON VITA’S STORE PLEASE!!!

  • I wish PS Plus had more PS1 titles as free titles. It was a ton when it first started. Also when are you coming back to Japan, Ryan? It’s Jamal/Access. I live over here at the moment going to school

  • where is mercenary kings?
    when does mercenary kings come out?

  • BEYOND! Thanks for keeping us up to date with The Drop, Ryan. You’re doing God’s work.

  • Will Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky get a PSVITA release?

    I am tired of VITA titles that look like something that came from 1990s T_T.

  • Atelier Escha & Logy > everything else to me! =) now I need princess or Arcadias.

  • @genius527 I’m commenting, what else can I do here? And to answer your question, if those releases say digital, then they are. If they don’t and say just retail only, then no. I know you’re new, but you should at least be aware of that. And they’re not for you, they’re for everyone.

  • I’ll definitely be checking out Fort Defense North Menace. I haven’t played a good tower defense game in AGES.

  • Praise the sun!

  • When can TowerFall be for Vita?

  • where’s FFX/X-2 pre-order? i wanna preorder it x(

  • Want ModNation Racers 2?

    Go to Google

    Search “ModNation Racers 2 for PS4 petition”

    Click on the second result.

    Sign the petition please.

    Thank you

  • Will Towerfall (or ANY other game for that matter) support trophies for people other than the main player? I will ask this about every game till Sony starts to force it. This should have been a launch “feature” and I put feature in quotes because my 360 did it.

  • Are you f*%%^ kidding me! Please no more Atari games on PS4 please this is a really shame to be a PS fan right now!.

  • A great week. Dark Souls looks really fun.

  • No time to play and I mean ZERO minutes but I’m still tempted to buy Dark Souls 2. Ah well. I can get lost and dead during vacation . . .

  • any news on pre-ordering digital PS4 version of FF14 RR?

  • PrimeroIncognito

    I’m all about Vessel this week. Hope it turns out to be good.

  • Dangisuckatgamin

    #86
    So agree, what 56 and 60 don’t understand is that Xbox One had Ryse, Forza, and Dead Rising right off the bat.. all three are games I wanted but I refused to switch the competitor, plus they have titanfall soon. You can’t tell me to “Wait” when we shouldn’t be waiting this long for at least one DECENT game that doesn’t take 5 hours to beat… sadly I see Infamous being just that.

  • @63

    Jeez dude learn a little respect. If you think you’re going to get answers or replies commenting like that you’ll wind up never getting replied to.

    @91

    It’s a matter of opinion. If you are calling Ryse good then i’ll go ahead and call knack a good game too. Both games, to me, had a rather lackluster launch except that the momentum is in Sony’s court. Devs will be clamoring to make games for this system with it’s already huge install base. If you lack patience then just buy an x1 ti tide you over until the big ps4 games hit.

  • I wish Dark souls 2 had a Ps4 port. (Sigh),yup.. just gotta wait some more.

  • Nothing i like again ugh

  • @generalidiotismo13 Opinions? What kind of crap are you spewing? neuropunk’s comment is considered an opinion. Even though I partially disagree with him about The Last of Us’s story, it’s his opinion so I’ll respect that. Plus, he does have a point that companies should go back to the golden age of gaming and that modern shooters sucks. Unlike you, there’s nothing to respect. Pure nonsense hate from an idiot child is all I see and you should keep that to yourself. What GStyles said also applies what you are:

    “You are not a consumer with a complaint. You are a thug with a keyboard…nothing more or less. You are a person that delights in chaos and seeing others unhappy. You are a narcissist who only cares about him/herself.”

  • I thought we were getting mine craft on ps4 this month?

  • When will we get another PSN big sale again?i missed last week’s Dragon’s Crown and Lumines sale,arrgghhh!!!

  • The real heartbreak is Dark Souls II ≠ PS4

    :`(

  • As someone that came from the Xbox 360 I’m disappointed.. People go nuts over these little Atari games. Titanfall releases on the Xbox 1 and honestly I don’t think Sony can keep up with that right now. I been hearing of people trading in their Sony consoles just for that game and if I knew it was going to be this bad I would have just got a Xbox 1. You can say oh you should have known better. Well I preorderd my console during E3 when Wolfenstein and Watch Dogs was supposed to come out. Watch Dogs is on the PS4 box so yeah I bummed to see these games released every week. The only game I want is Mercenary Kings but it seems Sony doesnt want to release it. I been playing my Xbox 360 because I’m simply bored of the PS4, yes I regret my purchase. No I want return it hoping someday something finally good releases. Infamous is just like Prototype, I dont want to waste 60 bucks on it. Maybe when it drops to 30 bucks Ill pick it up. I’ll never buy a new console ever again. I feel I wasted 400 bucks on a paper weight.

  • Ryan, please use your pull with sony to persuade bringing SSX3 and Burnout 3 takedown to PSN for DL. That would be the cat’s meow for sure.
    oh, and also put a little bug in their ear about FFXII HD, as an idea to kick around. :)

    Beyond!

  • Does Dark Souls 2 on PSN store include preorder bonuses?

  • Might have to take a break from PS4 to play Dark Souls II on my 360. Why don’t they port this to the PS4???

  • Hey now, don’t be mean to the Nintendo trolls. I love my WiiU. I play it with my 3 year old and now he’s starting to kick my ass, the kid is a genius. Truth be told, if I get to the flag pole first he throws that $150 controller on the floor, so I have to let him win. The PS4 is amazing, but it doesn’t have any games even anywhere near as fun as SuperMario3D world, so if you have young kids WiiU is where it is at. Peace, Love, treat the Nintendo trolls with compassion.

  • im curious how much would towerfall be?

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