The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 3/24

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The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 3/24
The Drop

A dark city steeped in blood and madness opens like a wound before you. As a new Hunter in the cursed bounds of Yharnam, unravel the strange secrets plaguing the town and dispel the hungry beats that fester within. Bloodborne is out this week on PS4. Steel yourself.

Developed by the legendary team at From Software in partnership with Japan Studio, Bloodborne is built to inspire and challenge you like never before. Explore the city of Yharnam, survive vengeful abominations, and learn a robust combat system that rewards skill above all else. Bloodborne also features both competitive and cooperative online elements with asynchronous multiplayer, to further enrich the nightmarish world that the team has built.

If that sounds a little too grueling for your tastes, unwind and power-up with Borderlands: The Handsome Collection, out this week on PS4. Or continue our Spring Fever tradition and pick up Metal Slug 3 on PS4, PS3, and PS Vita. The choices!

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

The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 3/24

2013: Infected Wars
Arcade Archives: Mat Mania Exciting Hour
Armored Core
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo
Dead or Alive 2: Hardcore
LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin
Metal Slug 3
Slender: The Arrival
Yorbie: Episode One

New PlayStation Games This Week

2013: Infected Wars
PS Vita — Digital
The year is 2013. The world as we know it has come to an end. Society has completely broken down. The Scourge, an engineered virus released upon the world by terrorists, was intended to send the West back to the Stone Age by turning their citizens into crazed mutated beasts.
Arcade Archives Mat Mania Exciting Hour
PS4 — Digital
Mat Mania Exciting Hour is a wrestling game that was released from Technos Japan in 1985. Players use a variety of techniques to be the champion. Enjoy the challenge of facing five strong wrestlers!
Armored Core
PSone Classic — Digital
Chrome and Murakumo Millennium, two corporations vying for power after the Great Destruction, hire giant mechs known as Armored Cores to battle for supremacy.
PS4 — Digital, Retail
Hunt your nightmares as you search for answers in the ancient city of Yharnam, now cursed with a strange endemic illness spreading through the streets like wildfire. Danger, death and madness lurk around every corner of this dark and horrific world.
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection
PS4 — Digital, Retail
Borderlands: The Handsome Collection includes the definitive versions of both Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel, built specifically for new-gen consoles. Experience the highest performance and highest fidelity graphics for any Borderlands game ever played on a video game console.
Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo
PS Vita — Digital
The GEAR System was developed sometime in the middle of the 21st century, by the Atsuga Corporation, and allowed pilots unprecedented motor-control and maneuverability with their machines. Mankind developed the system further, to create man-operated mechs and robots, known as GEARs.
Dead or Alive 2: Hardcore
PS2 Classic — Digital
A classic chapter in the iconic fighting game series. Become the strongest champion in the Dead or Alive tournament by defeating the strongest opponents in the world across a variety of stages.
LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin
PS Vita — Digital, Retail
There is a new threat in Ninjago, and he goes by the name of Ronin. With help from his army of dark samurai, Ronin steals the Ninjas’ memories using an ancient weapon called the Obsidian Glaive. In LEGO Ninjago: Shadow of Ronin, it is up to players to help the Ninjas regain their memories and reclaim their powers before Ronin completes his plan and releases an even greater evil on Ninjago.
Metal Slug 3
PS4, PS3, PS Vita — Digital
Metal Slug 3, the masterpiece in SNK’s emblematic 2D run & gun action shooting game series which still continues to fascinate millions of fans worldwide to this day for its intricate dot-pixel graphics and simple and intuitive game controls, lands on PS4! Clear five immense and challenging stages — featuring multiple branching paths, to explore exciting new areas via multiple playthroughs.
Slender: The Arrival
PS4 — Digital
You’re on your own. No one to come for you. No one to help you. No one to hear you scream. Slender: The Arrival is the official video game adaptation of Slender Man, re-created from Mark Hadley’s original nerve-shattering sensation.
Yorbie Episode One: Payback’s a Bolt
PS4 — Digital
The evil Dr. Zox has taken control of the planet Yorbia Prime, destroying the all-powerful Guardians while enslaving the remaining inhabitants. The future of bot-kind now rests on the shoulders of Yorbie, an unlikely hero who was arisen from the remnants of this once great civilization.

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  • Enjoy the Drop!

  • Borderlands on ps4 can’t wait!

  • I pre-order bloodborne can’t wait for that ;-)

  • Pre order downloading now for Bloodborne! Thanks Ryan, can’t wait!

  • Great week for PS4 and PS Vita. Question: will Metal Slug 3 have trophies? Also, what is 2013: Infected Wars? I don’t remember any previous blog entries on it in the past.

  • We finally get a good PS2 classic. The previous classics have been really meh honestly. I can’t wait to pick up Dead or Alive 2. Hope there is still a chance for Sonic Heroes to come also since Europe has it on their store.

  • Ugh 2 more days. This is torture. I need bloodborne NOOOOOWWWWWWWWWW!!!!!!!

  • Finally I can’t stop playing destiny. So happy bloodborne is almost here. Thanks Ryan!

  • Lots of awesome mech games coming out this week. I remember playing Armored Core on the PS1 like it was yesterday. I rented it at least 3 times for a week at a time back then because the game was just so much fun. Also Armored Core 2 etc. Always love me some good old DOA action also. Hope Damascus Gear: Operation Tokyo is cool.

    Good luck with Bloodborne / Borderlands everyone, you’ll probably need it. I’m guessing that Bloodborne will be a great YOU DIED Simulator :)

    Did you buy anything from the Flash Sale this weekend Ryan? I bought like 17 games…#theaddictionisn’toverit’sjustbeginning

  • Metal Slug 3 is my favorite among all Metal Slugs! But that will have to wait because of Bloodborne. Great drops so far for 2015.


  • don’t bother asking ryan anything cos he will say he get back with you when he never does at all. stupid replies like beyond

    • I’m always happy to answer inquiries when/where I can, but unfortunately a lot of information isn’t available to me (especially on a weekend when offices are closed).



    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?


    • Hi GummyCore. I have definitely seen this feedback in the past, so thank you for posting, but no need to spam the word “PRICES.” I will discuss with the team.

  • hi ryan, i am downloading Bloodborne right now.. can’t wait to play it tomorrow night

  • I bought just one game on the flash sale, but it’s still a good sale. Gotta do your research, though. Even at <$1.

    Gotta love the flood of PS1/PS2 Classics lately. Keep it up! This week's offerings aren't for me, but if the releases keep coming there will eventually be some that suit my taste.

  • @ DOOMsDay76696

    It is true that Ryan barely ever has any answers, but I like to think of him as a janitor that stumbles upon a list of upcoming games every week in the offices and posts it without anybody knowing, then talks to us like he’s a super secret spy. Sure he doesn’t have prices or all the information we want, but he makes up for it in awesome customer service relations. I even saw his name in Rogue Legacy’s credits. The man is a secret agent I tell you.

    Ryan Clements 007.

  • Ooh, almost forgot Borderlands: The Handsome Collection was this week. I’m gonna have to factor that into my gaming schedule. XD

  • A question regarding Metal Slug 3: Is this version using the NEOGEO Station format like other Metal Slug and other NEOGEO games did? I really liked the format and the online worked well with it. Can we expect more NEO GEO Station games then? I’d love to see that.


  • Also I’m trilled at seeing Armored Core. I prsume this recent string of Agetec classics means more are coming (I know Shadow Tower got ESRB re-rated). I’m hoping form some King’s field, Evergrace, the criminally underrated Forever Kingdom, and rising Zan.

  • Great week ahead. I just wanted to ask if the sale price of Dead Nation : AE will be fixed ?

  • wow, a game titled 2013 released in 2015.
    do i miss something or time’s gone backward?

  • the ps4 needs external hard drive support!!! How do you expect heavy ps4 users to have a good collection of games if the PS4 has a baby hard drive and no usb hard drive support?

  • Its great to see armored core coming to the psn.There is still hope for more ps1 classics that haven’t got put on the psn yet.

  • infected wars looks good:)

  • Armored Core! Yes! Can’t wait to play this on my Vita :3
    Used to spend a lot of time with AC back in the days :D

  • Really looking forward to Bloodborne. I can’t wait.

    Also, who’s in charge of bringing PS2 classics to PSN because there’s a severe lack of .hack games on PSN.

  • I’ll be getting Bloodborne and The Handsome Collection.

  • Can’t wait for Bloodborne and Borderlands :) Also how can i download my copy of bloodborne, does the PS4 have to be in rest mode?

  • to preload a ps4 game as soon as possible go to the game in your library at 10am pacific on Sunday and it should say download.

  • nice games coming up this week and bloodbourne promise to fulfill the and i’m looking forward for the ps4 firmware update and spotify!as a matter of fact, i ordered a bluetooth headphone just to listen when it comes to the ps4. hurry up sony software team! :0

  • For real it takes forever for firmware updates to hit ps4. Needs usb hard drive support.

  • Armored Core, that is so Hardcore!! (get it?)
    I had the Japanese version of it and could never get so far because I never understood anything, not to mention the abominations I would build because of the same lack of understanding.

  • @Angryfear5 ok thanks :)

  • Hey Ryan! It’s @DarkAngelRafael from twitter. A delightful read as usual. I pre-order the digital copy of Bloodborne and watching the countdown is brutal. I WANT TO EXPERIENCE MY NIGHTMARES ALREADY! lol ??

  • OMG Mat Mania! Best wrestling arcade game evar!!! :O

  • New Arcade Archives, SWEET! Japan has a slew of Arcade Archives games, really hoping we get more arcade goodness stateside.

  • I have a bunch of friends who were excited for the recent Flash Sale, but they were disappointed to learn that they could not play any of those PS Classics on their PS4’s.

    Ya’ll need to get around to providing PS1 and PS2 compatibility in a firmware update so that all these folks who are getting PS4’s but are new to the Playstation brand can enjoy the great games that they missed back in the day.

    PS1&PS2 support for PS4 needs to happen.

  • I already have my Bloodborne collector’s on the way.

    With that said: ARMORED CORE AND DOA2 HARDCORE! Not just one but TWO great classics coming! My wallet…

  • Need more classic ps2 games, grandia series, suikoden series, dark cloud series ^^

  • gummycore you realized it’s too much work for ryan add prices since he too busy making up excuses like he get back with ppl and responding to beyond just watch next few months you see no prices on here to prove a point

  • O.O They actually got one of the old DoA games? I’m gonna have to snag that one.

  • Yes!! Bloodborne and Borderlands The Handsome Collection are now downloading! Preload is from the gods! Can’t wait for tomorrow night!

  • Any news on No Man’s Sky. All I’ve heard is an August release, and I agree with guy about the external hard support

  • Can we get a samurai showdown 2 remaster. One of my favorite games of all time..


  • Bloodborne Pre load is HA-PPE-NING!!! Woot woot!

  • Going on April and still no sign of Journey for PS4, which was supposed to be out in 2014… Argh! ;)

  • @5: Hope so, since its going to be 3 way cross buy, but it might share the same list, if possible, but we’ll see.

    @17: Well, hopefully it uses the NGS interface with all the good stuff in it, but we’ll see once its out.

  • Borderlands! the clock is ticking..yahhoooo!

  • Borderlands, best game this week.

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