The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 10/7/2014

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The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 10/7/2014
Update: We know many of you were looking forward to playing the promised PS Plus Edition and we are truly sorry for the delay. Our first priority is to provide you with the best possible experience while playing DRIVECLUB. With the high volume of new players and additional server load the PS Plus Edition is anticipated to bring, we are currently not confident that we can guarantee the best online experience. Until we can ensure that everyone can enjoy the full social connected online experience, we will be postponing the release of the PS Plus Edition until further notice.
The Drop

Three extraordinarily different games headline this week’s new releases, filled to the brim with socially connected racing, survival horror, and world-class basketball (Can you guess which one’s which?) It’s a tremendous week of gaming at PlayStation, and it caters to all sorts of gamers.

First up: DRIVECLUB. Built by the racing aficionados at Evolution Studios, DRIVECLUB hits PS4 exclusively with jaw-dropping visuals and a near-insane attention to detail. Race on tracks around the world with a bevy of meticulously modeled cars, and join up with friends in clubs to race for fame.

Clamoring for something more? Survive the universe’s deadliest killer in Alien: Isolation, a survival horror that pays homage to the iconic low-fi, sci-fi series. Or hit the court in one of gaming’s most realistic basketball simulations with NBA 2K15.

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

Alien: Isolation
Divekick
DRIVECLUB
Dust: An Elysian Tail
Jet Car Stunts
NBA 2K15
Pix the Cat
Spelunky
Strider 2
Styx: Master of Shadows

New PlayStation Games This Week

Alien: Isolation
PS4, PS3 — Digital, Retail
Discover the true meaning of fear in Alien: Isolation, a survival horror set in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger. Fifteen years after the events of Alien, Ellen Ripley’s daughter, Amanda, enters a desperate battle for survival, on a mission to unravel the truth behind her mother’s disappearance.
Divekick
PS4 — Digital
Divekick is the world’s first‐ever two ­button fighting game! It made a splash with the press and fighting game community for not using a stick, yet still retaining the strategic gameplay & spacing techniques used by pro fighting game players.
DRIVECLUB
PS4 — Digital, Retail
DRIVECLUB is all about you and your friends. It’s about teamwork, it’s about everyone fighting for one another and earning rewards together in a Club — and more importantly, it’s about sharing in the sheer thrill of every race. It permanently connects you, your friends and your Club, always allowing you to share your experiences.
Dust: An Elysian Tail
PS4 — Digital
Immerse yourself in a gorgeous hand-painted world on a search for your true identity. As the mysterious warrior, Dust, your action-packed journey will take you from peaceful glades to snowy mountaintops and beyond. At your disposal is the mythical Blade of Ahrah, capable of turning its wielder it into an unstoppable force of nature.
Jet Car Stunts
PS3, PS Vita — Digital (Cross Buy)
Feel the thrill of supersonic racing, miles above the ground. Jet Car Stunts series makes its first appearance on PlayStation Network. Drive a Jet Car, a hybrid between a race car and a jet, and race your way through the most devious tracks full of jumps, loops, free falls, and sharp turns.
NBA 2K15
PS4, PS3 — Digital, Retail
Take your MyPLAYER on an epic journey from undrafted rookie tryout, to MVP, to NBA Hall of Famer. Park Mode lets you ball against the world’s toughest 2K competitors in cutthroat multiplayer pick-up games. Every jersey and juke is brought to life with unrivaled realism. To top it off, NBA 2K15’s music has been curated by famed producer and musician, Pharrell.
Pix the Cat
PS4, PS Vita — Digital (Cross Buy)
An intense arcade game designed to boost your heart-rate! Rescue forsaken ducklings from the nested levels of the infamous GRID of INFINITY. Perfect your skills to SPEED and COMBO UP until you reach the explosive FEVER TIME! Defeat friends at home in the ARENA and compete online with the GHOST feature.
Spelunky
PS4 — Digital (Three Way Cross Buy)
Spelunky is a unique platformer with randomized levels that offer a challenging new experience each time you play. Journey deep underground and explore fantastic places filled with all manner of monsters, traps, and treasure. Go solo or bring up to three friends to join you in cooperative play or frantic deathmatch!
Strider 2
PSone Classic — Digital
The reincarnated Hiryu, youngest member of the ninja-like Striders, is tasked with stopping the evil dictator Grandmaster any way he can.
Styx: Master of Shadows
PS4 — Digital
Embrace the shadows, reveal your past. Styx: Master of Shadows is an infiltration game with RPG elements taking place in a dark fantasy universe. Guide the goblin assassin Styx through the vertical and multi-layered Tower of Akenash, home to the World Tree, source of the Amber — a powerful and magical golden sap.

Demos and Betas

DRIVECLUB — PS Plus Demo for PS4
Spelunky — PS4 Trial

The information above is subject to change without notice.

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  • @46 @47 from what i’ve heard there are 60+ cars and alot of tracks from a bunch of different European countries like irland, scotland, italy, germany and so on, also i’m pretty sure you won’t get snowy or rainy tracks in india region, hell we may not even get a night time track.
    anyway i wouldn’t buy the full version yet even if you know you want it, play the demo first. if you didn’t like it, that 50$ is still in your pockets.

  • More tracks, more cars! basically the ps+ version is a basic version or “glorified demo” . you can be good with only the ps+ version, that is until you get into a club and more into the game. I am debating whether or not to purchase the full version, or trying the ps+ version first. I am leaning toward the full version. I will repost if i find the article i read about the number of cars and tracks on the ps+ version.

  • found it!
    “The difference is that you only have 10 cars and you can only race in one country (which gives you access to 5 tracks with 11 distinct variants).”

  • Hey Sony I think you forgot to advertise for your Driveclub game. I’ve not seen a single advert for the game anywhere outside of a few webpage ads. Why aren’t you trying to build up some enthusiasm & excitement for the game? The most action I’ve seen is streams of the game being pulled from Twitch!

  • I haven’t seen much advertising other than youtube, but i have caught a couple of commercials when i actually was watching something live on tv. That being said, i guess that they are banking on the free ps+ version to bring in people. plus from what i hear, you can purchase individual tracks and cars even if you only have the ps+ version. the ps+ version is basically a starter version and you can purchase through micro-transactions if you want to add content.

    Someone please correct me if i am incorrect

  • Another LAME week for the psvita -___-

  • MINECRAFT: PLAYSTATION VITA EDITION

  • Is DiveKick crossbuy? I own the PS3/Vita versions already.

  • @Junguler, if you’d get bored playing it after a day or two, then you clearly have no interest in the game anyway, so I don’t see why you’re knocking it, unless you just like to “own” games just for the sake of owning them.
    You all seem to forget – or never knew – that original plan wasn’t to give us the full game for free anyway. That’s why it was labeled as the “PS+ Edition”. Apparently what was said was that we’d get “the full game, minus a few cars and tracks”. That is an extremely vague statement, and anyone who thought we were supposed to “get the full game, minus 5 cars and tracks”, even if it had launched on the time, was delusional. What would even be the point of giving away 95% of the game and charging $50-$60 for a full version? The plan was ALWAYS to give us a small enough portion to justify a full purchase.
    People need to stop thinking they are so entitled. You pay $50/year for 72 complete games (“oh no, indies!”) – 24 of which are PS4 games – TONS of discounts, which far more than make up for the subscription cost, online multiplayer.. And people are seriously upset that they didn’t get one $60 game for free at launch? You don’t deserve Sony’s generosity.

  • I have DriveClub pre-ordered and will be playing it Tuesday. Anyone who chooses not to buy it solely because they wanted it for free is going to be missing out, and no matter how much they whine about it, it isn’t going to change anything. If you must have the full game for free, then you can wait a year or two for it to be included in the IGC.

  • Do you have a time frame for the next PS4 console update ?….can’t wait to use game share and themes :)

  • @52 You are indeed incorrect.

  • Nice to see Divekick on PS4 is coming out this week. Will it be cross buy?

  • Styx: Master of Shadows!! How much does it cost cause it could be the winner of my game for the week. Drive club not counting cause it’s free

  • STRIDER 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    YES!!!!!!!!!!!
    YES!!!!!!!!!!
    YES!!!!!!!!!!

  • @14 @53 – shinovi versus comes next week, the week after that samurai warriors 4, and the week after that freedom wars!

    plus this week ps+ members get spelunky, pix the cat, and rainbow moon.

    this is easily the best month for vita in a long while

  • Not much for me this week, but a solid week. I’m waiting for bloodbourne to get a ps4, mostly because I’m expecting/hoping for that to be when they show a red ps4 model. Maybe a bloodbourne bundle. Please?

    Also, someone mentioned dark cloud. I’m putting $50 on my psn wallet, and leaving it there till that happens.

  • So stoked for NBA2K15 and Driveclub!

  • Good. Keep the games coming Sony.

  • I rarely post comments but this incessant whining about what you get for $50 dollars a year is starting to get old. Nobody told you not to have a PS3 and or a Vita along with your PS4. I have all 3 and that $50 bucks has more then paid for itself with the games given every month and the extra sales for plus members. Geez. Can you say first world problems? If you don’t like what you get then let you subscription die and go on over to Xbox. They can use more members anyway. Geez. Thank you Sony! And double thank you PS Plus. Now! My question. Is it possible you can go back to post the store update article on Mondays again so I can know I much in ps money I need to by from the GameStop I work at? The ways schedule is it would be a big help. Thanks!

  • Uno Wordo – DRIVECLUBO!! :P

  • Dust An Elysian Tail and Strider 2 are DEFINITELY on my radar.

  • Can’t wait for DRIVECLUB and NBA 2K15. Gonna be hard to choose which one to play first tomorrow night.

  • Is Divekick cross-buy? I purchased it last year for the ps3, and I’d love to have it on my ps4.

  • Just for the record, you don’t get free games for being a ps-plus member. You are loaned games until your ps-plus membership expires and if any of these games should go on sale during that membership, well there goes your chance to truly own the game outright. How can sony say that it is giving free games with a a ps-plus membership if you are paying money to own a game temporarily ? If anyone does belive that they are getting these games for free, I have a deal for you. Sign up for faintfeend-plus for a $1000 a week and i will give uyou a free 2014 Cadillac, which of course i will take back when your week is up and if that Cadillac should go on sale sometime during that week, Well…..TOUGH TITTY!

  • So I’m here to stand by Dust: An Elysian Tail as an excellent game. I’ve played through it before, and enjoyed every bit of it. If you’re still deciding whether or not to check it out, please allow me to give some input.

    Do not this experience.

    The story being told is captivating, and the people you meet are memorable. Beautiful hanpainted environments, and wonderful voice acting.

    It was a wonderful game, and I’m glad it will have another family to enjoy all it has to offer.

    P.S. First comment to ever post on PSN. ^o^ Hello World! ♥

  • Do not miss this experience*

  • Ok so i get a free version of drive club , even though its more of a demo than anything. And if i want to buy the REST of it its 49.99…. So why would anyone be excited about that?

    Also someone said earlier that i can get all the trophies without the rest of the game? So you are telling me that with 10 cars and 11 tracks i can platinum this game? Im not worried about trophies but you see what I’m trying to say? Some one is wrong about the whole trophy thing or the only 10 cars and 11 tracks.

  • @75 none of those two are wrong, there are 10 cars and 11 tracks in the india region, i can’t give you link because my comment will go to awaited moderation status but if you search “what you get from driveclub ps+ edition” on google or whatever you’ll find articles confirming what i’ve said.

    you can also plat the game with the demo version because there is no trophy attached to specific car or track, they are things like be the number 1 in races for X times or beat your freind lap time and so on so on.

  • @71 and that is why you’re not a PS+ subscriber.. Until you own a PS4. Everyone is well aware that you only keep the “free” games as long as you remain subscribed. You can look at that one area of PS+ as a rental service, but $50/year to rent 124 games is nothing to sneeze at. It also doesn’t stop those of us who want to own games from buying games. I own more than 90 PS3 games on disc alone, not to mention all the downloadable titles I’ve purchased, and I wont’ slow down when it comes to PS4 games either. And PS+ is still very much worth it for me.

  • Will Minecraft PS vita be out D:

  • Driveclub!! Already downloaded and just waiting for it to unlock!

  • can you please clarify on DRIVECLUB for free for psn plus and what about the bonuses and you listed demo… now thats vague… we dont need vague lines along some hidden lines…

  • Super excited for NBA 2k15….how about a PSone classic release of Wu-Tang: Shaolin Style?

  • When is minecraft for ps vita going to be released? It has more than a week already since it was sent to Sony for final testing, and still we do not have any updates about it. They could just atleast give us an update on how it was doing according to their tests. I mean, is 11 days still not enough?

  • I’m not sure if it’s been mentioned here yet or not but I did find out that the Strider 2 PSone classic does in fact come bundled with the original PS arcade perfect port of the original Strider. I believe when the Strider reboot came out in Japan that they got these PS1 titles for free with that PSN download of the new Strider title so I’m not sure why this wasn’t accomodated for NA PS3 owners too but better late than never I guess. I’ll be getting this for sure. I’m also hoping to possibly get a PS4 with my tax return next year which I’m excited about it that does come to pass. I’ll be hanging onto my PS3 though.

  • been waiting for that driveclub….going to be racing for hours on end . would like some friends to make a club

  • great games this week ;0

  • I’ll just be grabbing the PS+ games this week, minus Driveclub. Still busy with Destiny, and need to spend more time with Shadow of Mordor.
    Thanks for the post, and BEYOND!

  • Is there a place on here to see what new games will be available for pre order this week?

  • can Anyone answer this:
    Driveclub will have a free version for the PS+ user. Is that the same version that the standard one who cost 50$? What does the Standard version contains? I understand that there a season pass that will contain all dlc comming later, but what is the difference between the free version and the standard one that i can buy in store or online store?

  • I heard that Vib Ribbon is finally coming to NA tomorrow too :D (PS3)

  • Definitely getting Driveclub. If I like it enough I may get the full version when I get paid. So, far I haven’t been disappointed.

  • RIP Minecraft PS Vita. Wasn’t there a point they said it would release near the end of march?

  • Where is Minecraft PS Vita? Not a peep from anyone about whether or not it failed cert testing! Come on now! We all know it will have bugs no matter how long you guys hold on to it!

  • For 93, the 50$ gets you all 5 countries and access to the campaign and all 50 cars to unlock whereas the ps plus version you only get 1 country (india) with 11 events and about 5 cars to unlock. It should be noted though that the camera and weather effects won’t be available in game till probably december. And even if you pre-ordered on psn you won’t be able to play till 12pst which is 3 for us on the east coast…which sucks, but i’m still excited for the game. I’ll be up early to play. send me a friend request and join my club!

  • WTF is with Drive Club YOU cant upgrade your cars? What kind of racing game is this? May be you guys should of taken another year instead of giving us a half a$$ game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • hi there
    I am a bit confused as the date this hits the store in uk I have read the 10th the 7th and the 8th please could someone confirm

    cheers

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