The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 3/3/2015

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The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 3/3/2015
The Drop

Prepare to drop into high-stakes combat and protect democracy at all costs — Helldivers is coming to PS4, PS3, and PS Vita this week in a flurry of friendly-fire chaos!

Helldivers enlists you in an elite squad of soldiers that travel the star system, obliterating any enemy of Super Earth that dares rear its insectoid head. With full four-player cooperative, and the looming presence of friendly fire at every turn, Helldivers is packed with challenge and three different alien races itching to destroy you. Procedurally-generated levels keep even the most versatile soldiers coming back for more, and a non-linear mission structure opens up even more carnage-laden options. Bonus: Helldivers supports cross play and cross chat across all three platforms.

If squashing space bugs and cyborgs isn’t your cup of tea, fear not: Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines is also headed to PS Vita this week. In it, you’ll guide a clan across many generations in an effort to purge your family of an ancient curse. With watercolor visuals and spectacular battles, this RPG brings a new twist to Japanese mythology.

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

Aces of the Air
Crimsonland
Helldivers
La-Mulana EX
OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood
Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines
Shiftlings
White Night
Zombie Army Trilogy

New PlayStation Games This Week

Aces of the Air
PSone Classic — Digital
Fly authentic World War II-era airplanes across missions that will test your dogfighting and strafing abilities where split-second decisions lead to success.
Crimsonland
PS3 — Digital (Three Way Cross Buy)
Crimsonland is an intense, top-down shooter where your screen is filled with literally hundreds of aliens, giant spiders, mutant lizards, and more. Complete sixty quests to unlock an array of weapons and abilities, then unleash your arsenal in five survival modes with leaderboards.
Helldivers
PS4, PS3, PS Vita — Digital (Three Way Cross Buy)
Helldivers is a hardcore, cooperative, twin stick shooter from the creators of Magicka. As part of the elite unit called the Helldivers, players must work together to protect Super Earth and defeat the enemies of mankind in an intense intergalactic war.
La-Mulana EX
PS Vita — Digital
A combination of classic 2D platforming, Metroidvania-style adventuring and challenging action gameplay, La-Mulana EX takes you deep into the ancient ruins of La-Mulana on a quest to discover not just valuable treasure, but the secret to life itself!
OlliOlli2: Welcome to Olliwood
PS4, PS Vita — Digital
Drop in to Olliwood and prepare for finger-flippin’ mayhem in this follow up to cult smash OlliOlli. The iconic skater is going all green-screen with a stunning new look, plucking you from the street and dropping you squarely in the middle of the big screen’s most bodacious cinematic locations.
Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines
PS Vita — Digital
Guide your clan over multiple generations on an epic quest to lift a curse against your bloodline, battling cruel enemies and spectacular bosses in this beautiful watercolor turn-based RPG set in ancient Japan.
Shiftlings
PS4 — Digital
Control two adorably dim-witted alien space janitors in this quirky and colorful platform puzzler. Conjoined by an air hose, you must shift size and weight between the two cosmic custodians to avoid dangerous traps and fix problems before disaster strikes.
White Night
PS4 — Digital
The dark will reveal all! Explore the macabre past of an old mansion in the 1930’s and solve puzzles of light and shadows in this fully black & white survival horror! Players are trapped in this nightmare where darkness is a constant threat.
Zombie Army Trilogy
PS4 — Digital
Experience gut-wrenching third-person horror and intense co-op action from the creators of Sniper Elite 3. In the dying flames of World War Two, Hitler has unleashed one final, unholy gamble — a legion of undead super soldiers that threatens to overwhelm the whole of Europe.

Demos and Betas

Bladestorm: Nightmare — PS4, PS3 Demo
Crimsonland — PS3 Trial

The information above is subject to change without notice.

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  • I used to worry so much about games coming out, or sales on games that needed a little bit of a push to get me to commit. Now after 5 days in the hospital and still not knowing for certain what’s making me sick I realize how empty my life really has been. There’s more to life than games. Let games be a part of it, just don’t forget all the other good stuff too. A simple walk in the sunshine is already out of my reach. Please don’t waste your limited hours on earth be wasted in pointless complaining and arguments.

  • WHERE ARE MY FREE PS-PLUS GAMES FOR MARCH!!

  • Such a great indie week! My budget is BLOWN!

  • This month’s PS+ game is OlliOlli2, isn’t it? You can tell me…

    Also, Helldivers looks dope. That’ll definitely be my buy for the week.

  • Meh. You guys really need to try harder with the PSOne games.

  • Dang… Helldivers, La-Mulana EX and White Knight… gonna empty my PSN wallet this week. Guess I’ll have to top it up earlier than expected. And this is only week one of the Spring Fever sale… oh dear.

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    #GTA2onPSstore

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  • Oreshika and LMXEX for me!

  • ffs is there a reason game prices are treated like some sort of state secret around here?

  • Nep-nep’s gonna have to wait. My body is fully ready for Oreshika!

  • DEAR SONY, PLEASE NOTE:

    The Drop does not rhyme w/ “and here’s March’s Instant Game Collection line-up!”.

    End Transmission.

    Lates’

  • definitely getting Oreshika! :D

  • Bladestorm: Nightmare = Awesome!

    I want to try it out before buying it!

    When will PS+ games for March be announced? I’m waiting anxiously.

  • Oreshika… Digital only. SMH.

    The day the console holders drop their trump card for good (physical libraries), I’m moving to PC and just gonna “enjoy” 3$ digital games… *Looks at beautiful game shelf collection* Ugh…

  • Helldivers please!

  • @51 – Best wishes, feel better soon.

  • Got a chuckle from post # 30 demanding “Real Games”.

    Poster #57 – 73 was either dropped by the nurses multiple times whe day he/she was born or he/she still underage and has yet to realize that spamming is not cool.

    Anyways…Zombie army trilogy (Retail) and Helldivers for me.

    My .02

  • Sweet, Aces of the Air.
    Have to check that one out.

    May have to Day 1 Helldivers.

  • AKA_The_Seeker: get well soon

  • Please release these ps1 classics

    Saga frontier
    Vandal hearts 1 and 2
    Einhander
    Jade cocoon
    Megaman legends 1 and 2
    Diablo
    Die hard trilogy
    Azure dreams
    Star ocean

  • I for one very satisfied with the vita releases. Very glad I have it. my favorite gaming platform. keep it up

  • Triple cross-buy sounds better then three way cross- buy, don’t you think?

  • Great Week For Me. Would Like To See More Demos For Vita Though.

  • Answer to #58: Legend of Kay is getting the HD treatment and should be here in a couple of months.

  • Oreshika :)

  • @AKA_The_Seeker,

    Sorry to hear, I hope they find the cause, so you can get well soon.

  • Well this week and this month are going get expensive! Helldivers, Ollie Ollie 2, Hotline Miami 2 etc. Awesome! Thanks Playstation!

  • TELL US THE PRICES!!!

    Is it that difficult to add the PRICES to the DROP post? Yes, I know this is the DROP, the PRICES will be revealed tomorrow, but is it that bad to let us know ahead?

    Some of us need to plan and ration our gaming budget. Having that bit of information (apart from the standard $59.99 games) helps us get prepared and prioritize. We may also compare the digital price with physical price in stores, or compare the digital price with other region PSN stores, or even with other non-Playstation platforms. If we find that the physical price is better, knowing the price ahead will still give us a small window to go pre-order from game shops (or is that why you don’t want to tell us the prices?). And some of us need to buy physical PSN top up cards ahead of the actual release.

    Why is it such a problem to show the PRICES?

  • Oreshika looks pretty cool. I like the art style.

  • @57 – 73:
    At least ask for MediEvil 2 on the store, if you’re going to spam a list of many obscure games.

  • Seems Sony is pushing the sale while not releasing the PS+ line up for members. I guess its the new normal for Sony,

  • So Sony about those PS+ games?
    You guys are up to something aren’t you?

  • White Night next week? Nooice gonna get on that :D

  • What is the deal with download only.UK has a physical Zombie Army Trilogy and Oreshika: Tainted Bloodlines has a English physical game that can be imported. I only get a game in physical formant. Sorry Sony your not getting money from me this week.

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