The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 8/5/2014

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The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 8/5/2014
The Drop

Two long-awaited, rather mysterious titles are not only coming to PlayStation this week — they’ll be free for PlayStation Plus members from the get-go.

The adorably puzzling Road Not Taken puts players into the boots of a tiny ranger, seeking to rescue lost children after an unforgiving winter storm. Procedural level generation will keep you on your toes, and will mean a different story each time you play.

Metrico is an infographic-inspired side-scrolling platformer that uses PS Vita’s unique hardware to deliver an experience you won’t find anywhere else. Figure out how to manipulate the very world around you to overcome unassuming obstacles, and veg out to an ultra-chill soundtrack by Dutch composer Palmbomen.

Other highlights this week include The Swapper, part of the PlayStation Store PLAY 2014 promotion (PS Plus members can pre-order to save a few bucks), and a standalone version of legendary brawler Ultra Street Fighter IV. Read on for more details on this week’s new releases, and enjoy the Drop!

Metrico on PS Vita







New PlayStation Games This Week

DiRT 3
Get ready for DiRT 3 – race over 50 years of iconic rally cars in the snow, rain and dirt or express yourself in freestyle gymkhana events. Featuring the most rally content in the series, experience incredible damage and stunning weather as you race singleplayer, splitscreen and online in multiplayer.
PS Vita
Metrico is a new world. A living world filled with infographics that react directly to your movement, actions and input. Visit this mysterious place and discover how everything you do affects it. With all of its puzzles and action, Metrico invites you to explore, experiment, test your skills and most of all: think outside the box.
PS Vita
2013 Riders, teams and tracks both simulation and accessible bike handling with scalable aids photorealistic graphics with TV style interface in-game voice over by official MotoGP commentators first person elements such as the helmet view and 3D pits to put you in the rider’s shoes.
The villagers of Road Not Taken believe that there is an optimal path through life: a good person gets a job, falls in love and has children. You won’t follow this path. Can you find your own unique way through a life?
Sacred 3
Choose from legendary heroes and fight together against the rise of evil. You will face hordes of grimmocs, brute beasts, legions of mercenaries and undead wizards. Develop your character’s skills and abilities and band together to use powerful co-op abilities and tactics. Victory is Ours. Glory is Mine.
PS Vita
Table Top Racing is a fast and furious miniaturised combat racing game that pits all manner of crazy cars and automobiles against each other. Welcome to a world of table top race tracks, over-sized obstacles and insane power-ups.
PS4, PS3, Vita
The Swapper takes place in an isolated and atmospheric sci-fi world. Players wield an experimental device which allows them to create clones of themselves, swapping their entire consciousness into new bodies to overcome the challenges of the environment.
The world’s greatest fighting game evolves to a whole new level with Ultra Street Fighter IV. Continuing the tradition of excellence the series is known for, five new characters and six new stages have been added for even more fighting mayhem, with rebalanced gameplay and original modes topping off this ultimate offering. As an additional bonus, enjoy all previously released DLC costumes!

The information above is subject to change without notice.

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  • Are y’all going to do a Drop for PS Now? Just wondering

  • is dirt 3 just now getting a digital release

  • @AizawaYuuichi

    Maybe if every 4/5 Indies didn’t seem like they were generic 2D retro platformers, then maybe I’d be a bit more gracious towards them. ‘Indie’ might not be a genre, but its a term indicative of certain attributes. And there are not many that I have played and enjoyed. Why anyone would enjoy pixelated graphics is beyond me, and I hate the platformer genre.

    I did not buy a Vita (PS4 for that matter) for games I can buy cheaper and at the same quality level on PC or Android. Nor do I appreciate Sony pushing them down our throats constantly. There’s a reason Sony had the weakest E3 this year

  • Phantom Breaker was confirmed for the 12th in NA, the devs didn’t say why but they delayed it twice within 2 or so days. It’s on 2pb games facebook page

  • Any more PS1 and PSP games coming to the Vita Store? This is becoming frustrating.

  • I, too, am skeptical of the glut of 2D sidescrolling games. And also of rogue likes. But, honestly, Rogue Legacy is my favorite game currently on PS4 (until Destiny comes, I suppose). And the only reason I gave it a shot was because of Spelunky.

    I have read little about Road Not Taken, but I loved Triple Town. If they take that formula and can make it deeper and Story-oriented, I’m sold. Especially because it’s free.

    An Dragon’s Crown for Vita is my “Triple A” release this week. Looking forward to playing that on an upcoming trip.

    Also, from one PR guy to another: man, is it rough providing a forum that people get to bash you endlessly on. I don’t agree with everything Playstation does (give us EA Access, please) but I knew what I was getting when I bought a PS4. And this fall will be overflowing with big-budget titles. I am looking forward to a time when games are “exclusive” to the now-current generation. Even still, playing Destiny on my PS4 feels a lot better that playing just about anything on my PS3.

  • Great update! Looking forward to Metrico, Road Not Taken and The Swapper. Didn’t know Table Top Racing was coming out this week. Hope there’s a Plus discount for it!

  • Any chance for a summer sale in US PSN? My friend in France enjoys the EU summer sale currently.

  • Thank you for the reply(s), I’m glad to know it was a mistake as opposed to a new trend.

    Glad you replied to another user to say which you know are physical.

  • Bleh. More stuff I have no interest in buying.

  • Sacred 3?? Is it ever going to be available for PS4? I would grab that in a heartbeat if it was!

  • I hate to be a complainer,but where’s YouTube support? Is Google being difficult or what? Anyway, everything else on PSN is fine.

  • Ultra street fighter o/

  • #Suikoden2onPSStore

  • I think you guys forgot a game coming out this Tuesday…..Akiba’s Trip: Undead & Undressed..I just got a message from Gamestop it’s physical release will be this week!

  • When can I download minecraft for Ps Vita

  • Decent releases, but not interested in some of them. Hope this isn’t the end of PS1 classics.

    @magooser Do your research and find the release date yourself.

    @likeasir15 When it comes out, idiot.

  • will we be able to upgrade pre orders for Advanced Warfare if we pre ordered before the digital Hardened and Collectors editions were announced?

  • Dirt 3 came out years ago. Do you mean a digital version?

  • Thanks for the update, Ryan. Looking forward to trying the new PS Plus games – and am especially excited for Destiny in September. Until then… I may have to revisit possibly the best game I’ve ever played: The Last of Us. (Remastered)

  • When will we see Final Fantasy 20th anniversary edition for digital download in the US?

  • Waiting to see:

    Suikoden 2
    Megaman Legends 1 and 2
    Vandal Hearts 1 and 2
    Jade Cocoon

    and more PS1 and PSP games on sale!

  • How come my instant game collection hasn’t updated
    For this months free games. ?


    My Playstation 3 is adorned with Street fighter IV vinyls cant wait for Tuesday update -avatar will change from asobi to blanka GWarrrr

  • Though it pains me to miss out on even a scrap of content (in these cases, XMB themes), I’ll be ducking out of The Swapper and CounterSpy this PLAY — just too tight on funds, agonizingly close to starting steady work. However, looking forward to the Plus additions, though neither of the new titles (Road Not Taken and Metrico) are for the platform I own (PS3), which I hope to change come a few paychecks. Oh, the backlogs Plus has accrued…

  • When does Flower, Injustice, Knack, Octodad, Oddworld, be in sale or be free?

  • Nothing doing this week, here’s to hoping for an awesome sale. Come on Sony surprise me.

  • lol us just had summer sale 2 weeks back to back in july it was crappy i agree europe getting ps4 goodies we got shovelware few good ps3 titles

    i want wolfenstein digital ps4 for 30-35 bux on flash sale and transistor and vaiant hearts one those 3 games goes on sale for decent price im scooping them up.

    im sure gamescom is when theyll do good sale for usa psn

  • Phantom Breaker: Battle Grounds is out on August 12th for all of you asking. It’s shown here on the wikipedia; in release dates.

  • Just a heads up to people: Sacred 3 is NOT like Sacred 1 or 2 at all. There’s no open world, no loot, no RPG elements. It’s a mission based corridor action brawler. Be sure that’s what you want before buying. I will not be supporting this game at all. The Sacred series is now dead.

  • kind of disappointed how sacred 3 did a total 180 from the previous 2 titles and went linear from the reviews I’ve read on steam about it when it launched on pc last week.

  • Hey Jason! Any news on a supposed sequel to one of the greatest psn games ever PAIN? Also, when will we get the alumni pack for RBI 14? And finally the Spiderman skin pack for Minecraft? Thanks.

  • Any news about summer sales? Not that my backlog isn’t big enough already… But you know… Sales….

  • The summer sale for North America already happened, folks. It wasn’t very exciting, but it did exist.

  • The Swapper…damn that game looks really good…I’m getting it without doubt…not tomorrow but I’ll definitely get it at some point.

    Looking forward to see Metrico and Table Top Racing in action as well…..and Road not Taken.Well will be on those YT gameplays lol.

    BTW wow it took long enough for Dirt 3 to go digital.

  • Guys we are waiting for more PS1 games on the Vita! Two Great examples are the Crash Bandicoot Series and the Spyro Series! Really waiting for them to be made avavaible for North American Vita owners, it makes ZERO sense that gamers in north America not have access to them. They are timeless PS1 Classic Gems that we loved playing when we were younger and that we would enjoy having now!!!

  • Awesome variety of games! Keep em coming! I would like that YOUTUBE app as well!

    @Mando44646 Poor guy. Maybe you should take a break from gaming. You sound really unhappy.

  • Suikoden II please.

  • WARNING! : Sacred 3 is NOTHING like Sacred 2 or Sacred!

    Anyone considering picking this up needs to go to the Steam Store and read the Reviews of Sacred 3 to understand what this game is.

  • there is nother game being made by ex sacred 2 devs cALled unbended i beleive its pc exclusive if it comes to ps4 autobuy its open world justl ike sacred 2 fottage i seen was amazing for alpha build seen fottage like while back justl ook up unbended or unsacred youll see what sacred 3 should of darn been so glad i saved 50 bux no loot wth were they thinking

  • this is what sacred 3 should been youtube video here oflks cant wait to play this on pc or ps4 ill buy copy for both

  • It never seems to amaze me about how people cry and complain all the time about the games. Everything is not going to be to your liking all the time. On another note i like the ps plus games there giving out for free excellent line up.

  • Does anyone know if sacred 3 is going to be available digitally or only physically?

  • Oh, Table Top Racing! I’ve been waiting for that one! I think I’ll check out Metrico too.
    I don’t know why people say the Vita has no games. I’m already collecting a backlog on mine.

  • Look everyone! More indie games on PS4….

  • Would love to see some Vita saaaaleees. Borderlands 2/God of War/Sly Cooper for $15 please! How about some PSP sales? I would love to get Socom 1-3 on deep discount considering I bought all 3 for my PSP. More PS1 Flash sales!

  • I hope that The Road Not Taken is as gooey as you say, Justin.

  • When is HBO Go finally going to be added to the PS4? Kinda lame to have it on the PS3 and keep the people waiting that decided to upgrade to the PS4….

  • I’m confused when a ps plus title comes out it has been a plat former and every month people say “err I’ve been waiting for this game” are you kidding me?!?!?! why don’t you speak up and say whats really on our minds WE ARE TIRED OF PAYING FOR CRAPPY 8 bit games! something also confused me…. you guys turned down the EA subscribe offer because “”it doesn’t have games that playstation gamers have come to expect?!?!?! cause they were offering titles like BATTLEFIELD 4! and again what has PS Plus provided for ps4??? the same platforming crap that I stopped playing ten years ago. I bought this console for next gen not to go back three generations please come out with something that makes me want to keep my ps4!!!

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