The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 1/27/2015

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The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 1/27/2015
The Drop

It’s a special week in the world of PlayStation, as the legendary adventure game Grim Fandango returns to the spotlight in a gorgeous, remastered edition for PS4 and Vita. Welcome back, Manny!

In Grim Fandango Remastered, players are (re)introduced to Manny Calavera, a travel agent working at the Department of Death. Manny sells travel accommodations to souls on their way to eternal rest, until he gets tugged into a conspiracy that’s a little more high stakes than just “life or death.” Grim Fandango has been meticulously enhanced with a new lighting system, higher resolution assets, and even remastered audio to sweeten an already spectacular score. For old fans and newcomers alike, Grim Fandango is required playing in this curriculum we call video games.

Speaking of the dead — or the undead, in this case — Dying Light arrives on PS4 with an open-world apocalypse. Traverse massive environments littered with infected in order to survive. Gather items, craft weapons, and outrun all the hungry zombies that have unanimously elected you as their next meal.

There’s more games coming, though, so read on for the full list. And as always, enjoy the Drop!

Dying Light
Grim Fandango Remastered
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2 SISTERS GENERATION
Life is Strange, Episode 1

New PlayStation Games This Week

Dying Light
PS4 — Digital, Retail
Dying Light is a first-person, action survival game set in a vast open world. Roam a city devastated by a mysterious epidemic, scavenging for supplies and crafting weapons to help defeat the hordes of flesh-hungry enemies the plague has created. At night, beware the Infected as they grow in strength. Live to survive another day.
Grim Fandango Remastered
PS4, Vita — Digital (Cross Buy)
Something’s rotten in the land of the dead, and you’re being played for a sucker. Meet Manny Calavera, travel agent at the Department of Death. He sells luxury packages to souls on their four-year journey to eternal rest. But there’s trouble in paradise. Help Manny untangle himself from a conspiracy that threatens his very salvation.
Hyperdimension Neptunia Re;Birth2 SISTERS GENERATION
Vita — Digital, Retail
If your princess is a self-referential, fourth-wall-breaking RPG that skewers both the game industry and gamers in equal measure, then Hyperdimension Neptunia ReBirth2 is your castle! You’ll fight in free-roaming battles as characters known as CPU Candidates — the younger sisters of CPUs, who watch over nations. Using over-the-top attacks, powerful transformations, and more, these Candidates will have to step into the spotlight to save their sisters and the world of Gamindustri!
Life is Strange (Episode 1)
PS4, PS3 — Digital (Launching Friday)
Life is Strange is a five part, episodic series that sets out to revolutionize story-based choice and consequence games by allowing the player to rewind time and affect the past, present, and future. You are Max, a photography senior who saves her old friend Chloe by discovering she can rewind time. The pair soon find themselves exposed to the darker side of Arcadia Bay as they uncover the disturbing truth behind the sudden disappearance of a fellow student.
Vita — Digital
Discover the beautiful world of Nihilumbra and join Born on his adventure to find himself whilst trying to escape from his inevitable curse. Born was created from the absolute nothingness: The Void. But somehow he separates himself from the black emptiness and appears in the world. This is where his long odyssey begins.
PS4, PS3 — Digital (Cross Buy)
Update: The release date of Teslagrad has been moved. We appreciate your patience!
Teslagrad is a 2D puzzle platformer with action elements, where magnetism and other electromagnetic powers are the key to discovering the secrets kept in the long abandoned Tesla Tower.

Demos and Betas

Life is Strange (Episode 1) — PS4, PS3 Trial

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  • @45 Not a lot of people are fans of obscure Japanese games like the Hyperdimension series. Also, if you didn’t already know, publications don’t talk about the series because the people who buy it don’t buy it for the gameplay, they just buy it for the little girls. Besides, each game in the series gets lackluster reviews. What’s the point of talking about a game that isn’t good? You may think it’s a great series, but other people don’t, hence why they don’t want to talk about it.

  • Pretty solid drop this week. What is Nihilumbra and where did it come from? Shocked there’s anything coming for the Vita that I wasn’t aware of.

  • ARE YOU EFFIN KIDDING ME!!!! Teslagrad cross buy?! Once again the EU store screws EU gamers over >:( Was the same with Crimsonland where USA got cross buy and we were told to f*** off >:( What the hell is wrong with SCE when they can’t have region parity >:(

  • @51 Not everyone that plays Hyperdimension Neptunia is playing because of little girls. I only played the first one, but mainly because it was one a turn based RPG, two satire about the console wars that people keep having and three allowed you to use your own images for some spells. The fact that it was girls did not influence my decision to play it, however I also stopped after the first game because of the fact that all of the characters were little girls. Some people still enjoy the overall gameplay despite that. Granted I am sure there are plenty of people playing for that reason, but not everyone. Some people play Guilty Gear just for May as well or to look at the female characters that dress scantily.

  • Please don’t cave to the whiny guy. Leave the drop just as it is. Most of us realize that some of the prices of the games aren’t finalized yet, and we are patient enough to wait two days and/or take the 5 seconds to Google it ourselves instead of wasting 5 minutes posting an embarrassing whiny rant

  • @51 @54 To each his own, but my point is that I’m tired of seeing people hate on games they haven’t even played. @54 did what I wish other people would do. Playing a game and not liking it is totally different than hating a game without even playing it first, and he did the former. I like that.

  • Already played and finished nihilumbra on pc, I can say that the game is good, the dificulty is a little easy but new game+ is really hard (after the end you can continued the game with different puzzle/enemy placement) but I really like the story and the music (bought the ost).
    Maybe I will buy it again on vita, hoping for a ps4 version thought :)

  • Best week in a long time. Grim Fandango, here I come.

  • Any news about the size of Grim Fandango for the Vita?
    Just wanna get ahead with making room on my card.

  • Apotheon.

    Cmon Sony. Give us what we’ve been begging for…

  • Any news on Axiom Verge?

  • I would have preordered grim if I got 10 percent off but now I will just wait till it’s half off. Thanks for helping me save money.

  • Any news on when Trivial Pursuit Live (Hasbro Game Channel) will be released?

  • *Sigh* Another week of clearing out my backlog. I swear, I don’t even know why I bother checking this store anymore.

  • I pre-ordered Grim Fandango and cannot wait since I never finished it when it originally came out. What is going on with all the time-travel games??

  • finally..hyperdimension neptunia rebirth 2!
    this will keep me busy for about 100 hours again.
    happy happy joy joy

  • Just one more day

  • I pre ordered the LE for HDNR 2. So just waiting for that.

  • When is Kick&Fennick coming out?

  • Life is Strange will surpass Beyond: Two Souls :D

  • Awesome releases this week. My backlog is growing strong, haha! Can’t wait to play Grim Fandango again it’s been like, 17 years since I first played it! haha! Any news on the Vita version of Teslagrad?

  • Is there any word on when we can expect the PS plus lineup for next month, we’re coming up on the end of January and I’m curious.

  • Lame @$$ Drop

  • “will surpass Beyond: Two Souls”?? have you forgotten that B:TS showed us Ellen Page IUKWIM

  • Hey does anyone know if and what are the PSN sales/discounts this week? That indie sale was epic and I got my chance to for the first time ever play many indie games!

  • Looks like we aren’t getting Apotheon just yet, or even Teslagrad for that matter! And where is HyperLight Drifter at! Any inkling as to when we can get a release date on these. I was really looking forward to getting Teslagrad this week, and once again it is pushed back…..a game we should have gotten back in December!

  • @75 you should wait until tomorrow to come back here and check for sales

  • @xero_raven

    The PS Plus preview is normally posted the Wednesday or Thursday before the games are released. So in a few days we’ll see February’s games.

  • Excited for Grim Fandango since I have never played it. Dying Light will most likely be a disappointment. Will wait for user feedback on that title.

  • any news of having crash and spyro on vita?

  • Is there any news of having crash and spyro on vita?

  • whoops, sorry for the duplicate comment comment!

  • Trying to preorder and preload Grim Fandango, doesn’t seem to be up on PSN webstore, Vita store, or PS4. Will I be able to play at midnight?

  • Why can’t I preorder Grim Fandango?

  • Has anyone heard any news on when “Hand of Fate” is coming to PS4?
    I thought it was January……..

  • Looking forward to Grim Fandango and the bonus theme. Too bad the Resident Evil theme was only for the PS3 (even though I do still own one, I spend way more time on the PS4). Can’t wait for Day of the Tentacle.

  • @ryan i need help with my psn account . I already call customer support and i have been called a lier and treated badly. Ever since the ddos attack from dec my two account have seems to have merge together and no one believe me.I sign into my main one and its display my secondary id from my second account . The problem is isolated to the ps4 i can tell this because i still have my ps3 and vita and i have no problem with my accounts . Also it work perceftly fine on the ps blog. I dont have access to any content that i brought using this account since the ps4 doesn’t seems to see me log in as my primary account . I dont have access to any social feature such as freind lists,party chat etc.Please ryan help me i normally dont go on the PlayStation blog for this suit of thing and i been a loyal fan since the beginning ps1 era i own every ps platform release in the usa. Customer support dont wanna help \believe me and had already call me a lier please if thier anyway you can get me in contract with anyone that can help me any then customer support i would really be indepted to you. Thanks and beyond

  • Too bad the count down timer for when I can play Grim Fandango is screwed up in which it is making me wait to play it for an extra day versus on the stated release date.

  • @88 I was just noticing that it is locked until 8pm pacific on 1/27 via the current timer. Hope that does not ruin my midnight gameplay session.

  • so…. problem with my grim fandango pre-order. first of all, at midnight it still said there was over 22 hours left before i could play the game when i highlighted the game in the system menu. second, if i selected the game, the time left to be able to play was blank, and it wouldn’t let me launch the game. third, i deleted the game from the menu thinking i could just re-download the game, right? nope. there’s only an option to “start” the game, and when i select it, it tells me the application cannot be found, and asks if i want to find it in the store.

    i tried to go to my library in the system menu to download the game from there, but nope… takes me to the game’s location in the store, but (again) an option to “start” the game (even though it’s completely gone from my PS4).

    so… am i going to have to wait until the store update to actually play this game, even though i pre-ordered it over a week ago, and should have had access to the game nearly two hours ago? or is everything screwed, and i won’t be able to play something i paid for at all?

  • and to top it all off, if i go to the store on the web, i can select an option to download to my PS4, but that freezes the store altogether, and I have to refresh my browser.

    you guys done goofed with this grim fandango pre-order business!

  • Whatever happen to Oreshika 2: Tainted Bloodlines for Ps Vita? This was supposed to come out in December 2014. Is it still coming? If so, what’s the eta?

  • Is grim fandango supposed to download on midnight of the 27th? Cuz I thought I could download it during the day

  • neptunia , neptunia ,neptunia yesss !!!!! :D (y)

  • People who bought those games full price just a couple of months ago must be feeling really shafted. Fan Club of are appreciating your concern.

  • Definitely excited about Life is Strange!!!!!! Got one question for you Ryan, will we ever see the PS1 classic Wu-Tang:Shaolin Style in the classics section of the store?

  • Ok i have a simple question…. Is there only going to be the 69.99 version available to download or will there be another. Also if i do purshase it tonight will i be able to play it tomorrow?????? Oh im referring to DYING LIGHT thank you

  • If only some of these games were 10% off with some sort of discount code

  • Please dear sony release more games demos

  • Grim Fandango 100% cross buy? it’s not saying about that on store as UK STORE does.

    11,99 pounds = 18,99$…..don’t like paying 4$ more.

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