The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 4/15/2014

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The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 4/15/2014
The Drop

A world of adventure and death-defying stunts await PlayStation players this week thanks to a tremendous lineup of new games. Quest through enchanting vistas in Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn, or skim the clouds atop a motorbike in Trials Fusion.

The critically acclaimed MMO Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn formally launches on PS4 this week, opening Eorzea to the gaming masses. The massive adventure, rife with blades, spells, and quests, arrives on PS4 with enhanced visuals compared to its PS3 counterpart. Travel alone or with well-armed company in an effort to purge Eorzea of its evils and win fame and fortune.

Adrenaline addicts can look forward to Trials Fusion, which also lands on PS4 this week with high-flying tricks, outrageous courses, and a global leaderboard to climb. Race through the latest entry in this fan-favorite series and prepare for a few broken bones along the way — it’s not a walk in the park, people.

And the PS Vita shares some of the spotlight this week with No Heroes Allowed: No Puzzles Either! Chain together combos, collect power-ups, and vanquish those pesky heroes that dare invade! Or forge relationships in Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars, and fashion a team of heroes with the power of… classmating.

Read on for a complete list, and enjoy the Drop!

Backgammon Blitz
Beyond: Two Souls
Conception II: Children of the Seven Stars
EA Sports 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil
Ethan: Meteor Hunter
Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn
Hyper Crazy Climber
No Heroes Allowed: No Puzzles Either!
Pure Chess
That Trivia Game
Trials Fusion

New PlayStation Releases This Week

PS3, PS4, PS Vita — Digital
Experience a game played for centuries, realized with cutting-edge visuals and new ways to play. Challenge a friend or play online. Learn the rich strategy and rhythm of backgammon and graduate from pupil to master.
PS3 — Digital (Already Available at Retail)
Witness the latest thriller from the experienced storytellers at Quantic Dream. A supernatural tale following the haunting and difficult life of Jodie Holmes as she deals with her life-long connection to the spirit world.
PS Vita — Digital, Retail
Monsters have invaded the world, and only those imbued with the power of the Star God can face them. But with so few warriors and so little time, the heroes must fuse their star power together to make magical Star Children.
PS3 — Digital, Retail
Live the fun, drama, and thrill of football’s greatest event. Experience the renowned play of FIFA 14 with a plethora of improvements, including 100 new animations. Compete in authentic Brazilian stadiums and feel the energy of the World Cup at every play.
PS Vita — Digital (Already Available on PS3)
Navigate deadly puzzles as a super-powered rat, manipulating the environment to unravel physics-based challenges. Play through more than 50 levels across three different worlds. Instant respawns encourage “just one more try” play, even after repeated (and grisly) deaths.
PS4 — Digital, Retail (Already Available on PS3)
Explore a land embraced by gods and forged by heroes. A robust MMO boasting a flexible class system that enables players to switch roles on a whim. Partake in bountiful quests and seek glory on the fields of battle in the continuation of the Final Fantasy legacy.
PSone Import — Digital
Released in Japan in 1996, this arcade classic tasks players with climbing up dizzying heights, dodging dangerous obstacles along the way. Choose between three characters and get climbing up clock towers, bean stalks, and haunted skyscrapers.
PS Vita — Digital
A free-to-play puzzle game with a devious sense of humor. Master the puzzle system, build up devastating combos, and defeat a train of obnoxious heroes. Because no heroes allowed, obviously.
PS4 — Digital
Experience one of the oldest board games in the world with realistic visuals, stunning backdrops, and varying sets. Learn the immense strategy of chess and climb ever closer to the coveted rank of grandmaster.
PS4 — Digital
Face the AI or up to three friends in That Trivia Game. Featuring more than 1,000 questions spread across 20 different categories. Match wits at every round with 24 character combinations.
PS4 — Digital, Retail
Soar through the air and take on a jaw-dropping array of platform-racing challenges. Traverse obstacles and hunt for the top spot on global leaderboards with incredible tricks, and keep searching for the next insane track to tackle.

Demos and Betas

Backgammon Blitz — PS3, PS4, PS Vita Demo
Trials Fusion — PS4 Demo

The information above is subject to change without notice.

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  • Have a Drop-y Sunday, everyone!

  • Backgammon, Chess, and A Realm Reborn for me! Way too much when I am finishing my master’s thesis in Philosophy. Haha. Beyond, Ryan!

  • Nothing for my vita this week…

    If only some old psp/psone games were released for vita, like gran turismo, dbz shin budokai 1 or 2, kof orochi, even outrun 2006, bloody roar 2, or japanese psone imports like some fatal fury games…

  • I’ve been playing FFXIVARR on PS4 (and PC) already, but my physical copy will arrive tomorrow. Such a great game. And i think i’ll check out Pure Chess. I haven’t played a chess game in a while.

  • I am a faithful Trails fan since 2002 on the computer. Definitely getting this game to burn hours of my life away.

  • Trials

  • THANK YOU for giving quite some love to the PS4!!!!! Games come to me!!!!!

  • hi Ryan Clement, any info about watch dogs available for pre-order on ps4 version in PSN Store ? haha wondering how much does Beyond two soul cost in psn store ?

  • That gratefulness extends to the demos for PS4. Love me some PS4 demos!

  • Nothing for me this week, but I already have plenty of games from Playstation Plus. :) Let’s see what next week brings.

  • i guess Beyond two souls cost same price is 59.99 for digital version.. i can wait until it drop 30 or 20.. i still waiting for ps4 version to pre-order digital for Watch Dogs.. i am risk to pre-order watch dogs for ps3 version

  • BEYOND! Thanks for that, Now Only hopping for great sales and will be done ;)

  • hahah Sony should add Heavy Rain to PSN Store too because Beyond two souls is going to PSN store this week tuesday

  • Hi Ryan, good job every week on the drop, but one question…and I know you maybe can’t tell us, but, for the past two weeks, you have released a shin megami tensei game, any word or maybe a tease…if digital devil saga will be released? I hoped this week was the one…

  • Ryan! Quick question: Would you think there’s any chance that they can make Heavenly Sword Digital?

    That game physical copies are nowhere to be found for me.

    Have a great sunday.

  • Yay Conception 2 its very awesome looking that I got the money 2 weeks ago and saved thanks Ryan

  • Forgot to ask this last week… is the Child of Light pre-order cross-buy? It doesn’t seem so, but I saw Amazon UK selling a digital code marked as applicable to BOTH PS3 and PS4. Is it going to be cross-buy in Europe but not in US?

  • Question since i can’t find a website for the developer or anything about them…
    is That Trivia Game online or offline only? Might be interested if it has online aspects.. but i guess i can’t expect much if they don’t even have a website lol

  • Trials Fusion!!!

    Can’t wait!

  • How about that TMNT: Out of the Shadows game? Is that also dropping on 4/15? There was an announcement made regarding a 4/15 release date on the game’s facebook page, but the announcement was posted on April Fools……. I guess we’ll have to wait until Tuesday to know for sure. After months of waiting I can easily survive another two days to find out!

  • I’m most likely going to pick up Final Fantasy XIV. I played it a lot during it’s initial beta phases, and during launch on PC for a while, but stopped playing because of my studies.

    Now that exams are almost done I think I’ll probably end up diving head-first back into it! I’m really curious to see all of the awesome new features that were featured in the 2.1 and 2.2 updates.

  • The important question: Does Trials Fusion still have that narrator? Cause IT’S ROCK ‘N ROLL TRIALS-STYLE BABY OH YEAH

  • Loving FF14 on PS4, but one issue. I leave a keyboard plugged in when I’m away from my system. So trying to remote play into the system causes it to register it with a User (why not the default user that just signed in with remote play?) when I do remote start. Makes it really hard to remote play into my PS4 from a cold start to check on how my goods are selling from remote locations.

  • COOL stuff :P The PS4 needs PS1 & PS2 & PS3 games to i think. It would be the best thing ever if it could play PS1/2&3 games. Hopefully PS NOW will be cool(for the past PS3 games) & SONY some how will bring PS1/2 playback to the PS4 to(i would LOVE to use my PS1& 2 discs in my PS4) :P
    + Trials Fusion demo? COOL :P

  • Trials will be retail? Cool! Can’t wait to play it!

  • Hi Ryan! Why old psone and psp games like Tekken 3, FFVII Crysis Core and others dont have digital versions?

  • Finally Beyond: Two Souls is on the PSN store. This should have been day one thing. Why after all this time?

  • Man… I have Final Fantasy pre-ordered, but I just picked up TESO yesterday. I don’t know how I could make time for both. Ryan, any clue if accounts will transfer between The Elder Scrolls Online on PC and PS4? Beyond!

  • Awww no turtles this week? Have been waiting forever for PSN release of tmnt oots. Following redfly on Facebook and April 15 th was supposed release date. Please don’t tele me this version was cancelled

  • Wasn’t TMNT: Out of The Shadows supposed to come out next Tuesday? :(

  • Oh hey, No Heroes Allowed Puzzle game! It’s now a real game!

    On another note, I thought PSN was supposed to be getting Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium Duels? What happened to that, the XBox has already gone ahead and had it for a while. I was really looking forward to it.

  • Going to be picking up Conception, and probably chess too.

    Ryan, any chance the following PSP games could go on the PSN?:

    Legend of Heroes: Prophecy of Moonlight Witch/Tears of Vermillion/Song of the Ocean
    Star Ocean First Departure/Second Evolution

  • Man I’m totally bummed out… Was excited when I saw the Facebook update by redfly on April 1st but I guess it was some bodies sick idea of a joke. Really bummed out by the news today

  • Should Trials: Fusion really be a 39.99 retail game?

    Seems awfully pricey for a sequel to an XBLA game that you could get on steam for 5 bucks….

    That said, I’ll probably have more fun with Trials than many 60 dollar releases, but not only are they charging 40, theres also a 20 dollar “Season pass”

    Will be waiting for a solid ps+ discount on this one, seems extremely greedy.

  • Is Mickey’s Castle of Illusion this week or next?

  • Is Trials Fusion actually out on Wednesday and not Tuesday? They’ve only been talking about the 4/16 date and not 4/15 for the PS4 version.

  • Can we please get a sale like this, or infact THIS SALE

    I have been waiting for Tales of Graces F to go on sale forever and it would be an instant buy for me if it did, also Way of the Samurai 4 would be nice.

    Please don’t do another persona, last of us, or bioshock infinite sale AGAIN, vary it up with games that haven’t like the 2 I mentioned.

  • @33 AssaultMonkey

    When Trials first released on XBLA it was 1400 micro points(20+tx). Also, the 39.99 price point has the season pass factored in, which includes 6 DLC packs for maps and probably more mini game stuff. Trials has been around since 2001-2002 its not a sequel to XBLA.

    Maybe it will launch on Steam day one for $5 bucks.

  • The Official Facebook page for the game states that Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the shadows hit’s the playstation store this week. Did you guys just forget to list the game as well or did the developers just make an extremely sick joke? i been waiting more than 7 months for this game to be on PSN, i’m extremely concerned. here’s the link to the facebook page.

  • Hey how about you guys think of getting rid of PS Plus Vita games Uncharted, Gravity Rush, and Wipeout since they have been on plus for over a year?!

  • So tired of seeing these games marked as free………………change out the old stale crusty games!!!!!!!!!!!

  • These posts are full of errors and omissions, so don’t think a game isn’t being released this week just because you don’t see it listed here…

  • Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is already out on PSN free download. What is this one that is coming out?

  • #40
    Can’t play that one, still have to buy it. That was just their so you could download it early basically.

  • cant wait for trials!

  • Yo, any news on when the VitaTV is going to be launched in Western Countries?
    I like these Vita games but I have extremely bad luck with portable devices.

  • Got a question about A Realm Reborn: are PS4 players going to be playing side by side with PC/PS3 players on the same servers? I’m fairly sure they are but just wanted confirmation since I haven’t heard anything about it either way.

  • Does Backgammon Blitz have local play? Please say yes. Does it have CROSS PLATFORM PS4 vs PS3 play? Please say yes!

    Also answer the same questions about Pure Chess. THANKS!

  • Trials Fusion looks like fun. I’m not sure about FF14. I played a couple months on PC. It was fun, but playing with a controller would be weird for me.

    I like trivia, but I don’t have friends that do. if the chess game is able to teach me chess, I might buy it.

    Trials is definitely the high point this week for PS4. I’m just shocked we’re getting five games in one week. :)

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