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
Bloodborne
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.
Bloodborne
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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  • On one hand I really want to play Bloodborne. On the other, I really like my life.

  • Beyond! G Police has been available on the EU PSN for nearly a decade. Is it really that difficult to bring it to the US PSN? It’s my favorite PS One game and I must have it for my Vita!!!!

  • @22 – It’s called “install a larger HDD”. I probably own more games than you and my 1TB is doing just fine. There’s also this thing called “don’t download absolutely every game when you have absolutely no intention of playing them anytime soon/ever; download them once you’re ready”. Get hip to these things and you’ll be alright.

  • ANGRYFEAR5 it is ridiculously easy to buy and install a new hard drive even for technologically impaired people. Go buy a new one like every single original PS3 owner did within weeks of buying the system…

    If you already did that and managed to fill 2TB+ worth of hard drive space, you need to better manage your room.

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    Any body know how much minimum pace

    is required in your hard drive for BLOODBORNE

    and BORDERLANDS ??

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  • The pain.

  • Bloodborne has me pretty excited, but I’m more excited by the fact that Armored Core is now on PSOne classics! Now I get to show all my friends the artifact I played religiously when I was a child! Great drop this week, looking forward to the next one after that! And the next…and the next…and the next…etc.

  • Hello there :)

    For those who are downloading The Handsome collection please I need some info

    What is the size of the game/s ?

    Are both games share one icon ? or each has its own icon to launch from ?

    Do you see any trophies list been updated for Borderlands 2 ? cos it is the only thing not showing yet at anywhere.

    Thank You.

  • Bloodborne for sure! Also might get Borderlands and I recommend people take a look at Damascus Gear it’s not getting a lot of attention and it honestly looks pretty cool. Super customizable mechs!

  • Whaaaaaaat? Mat Mania?! I mean don’t get me wrong, I pre-ordered Bloodborne and I’m hyped and all, but Mat Mania?! I LOVED that game as a kid!! Gots to have it!

  • Yes 2 classic arcade games. Please keep the classics coming.

  • Would love to play Mat Mania on the Vita!!

  • i keep reading about Chalice dungeons- what are those?

  • ‘Arcade Archives’ games? Cool :P Hopefully all the ones that have come out in Japan so far will come to the US(& UK & Europe to) :P Got a few off the Japanese PSN Store so far(Scramble, Bomb Jack & Moon Cresta) & i LOVE’EM ;)

  • Love seeing ps1 classics coming out consistently these past few weeks, and they’ve all been decent titles. Hoping we get the other ps1 armored cores as well. They only got better! KEEP THE CLASSICS COMING! Also add these:

    Saga frontier
    Vandal hearts 1 and 2
    Megaman legends 1 and 2
    Brigandine
    Valkyria profile
    Diablo
    Die hard trilogy
    Einhander
    Jade cocoon
    Kartia

  • Now that you seem to be getting better with the classics, how about Breath of Fire 3? That’s the only one out of the series I haven’t played yet.

  • I wish they would add The first two breath of fire games to PSN. Feel free to add more PSP RPGs as well, including crisis core.

  • Also would love to see the following developer sales:

    SEGA (Valkyria chronicles 2)
    NIS ( ZHP unlosing ranger, all of their RPG titles)
    xseed (wild arms xf)
    Capcom (Capcom arcade classic remixed and reloaded)

  • @Splodem I think the first two are owned by Nintendo (I’m not positive though.)

  • I’m excited for Mat Mania. Such a great game. I’m hoping this arcade classic and future come in at $4.99 or under. $7.99 for Rygar was a little steep.

  • I am very upset and disappointed with Sony’s inability and/or willingness to help customers.

    My account got hacked one way or another. How is immaterial at this point.

    Whomever stole my account, also deactivated my PlayStations. When I got my account back, and went to use it — I was told my PS could not be activated because I already had 2 activated. When I went to try and deactivate it on the website I was told “You have deactivated your devices recently and cannot use this feature at this time.”

    So I contacted support, who told me that I would have to wait six months to deactivate and reactivate the consoles.

    Six months.

    They told me they could not help me.

    So now I am stuck with a PlayStation Plus subscription that will expire before I can use it again. What do you think the odds are they I will buy another one next year??? I’ve had one for 4 years now — and guess what — if Sony can’t reactivate my console for me I’m done with Sony. I’ll give my PlayStations away before I’ll spend another dime on Sony products that can just be stolen away, and not be returned to me even though Sony has the ability to help — they just won’t.

    Thanks Sony

  • You forgot Life is Strange: Episode 2.

  • Target gives you $15 off a Psn card with bloodborne. how can anyone resist that deal!

  • ABOUT FCKING TIME! finally after 7 years of seeing armored core in the jp stores, its gonna be on psn… sad part is that nothing i purchased on my ps3 will be able to work on my ps4…

  • No MLB 15 demo?!? What?!?

  • By the way, “beyond” is so stupid

  • Life is Strange Ep 2 is also supposed to be coming out this week.

  • No day 1 buys for me this week but not a bad lineup.

  • A game that has a title 2013 in it is coming out 2015?

  • @bsarte

    It sucks that your account got hacked. Unfortunately all I think you can do is try to contact Customer Support. Sony does run a live chat feature I believe in North America. I would suggest at the very least that you try to get a refund for the remaining length of time on your PS Plus subscription. They should at least be able to help with this as your systems are deactivated and as such, why would you have PS Plus then? If they use logic reasoning at least you might be able to get that. I’m not sure what has all been stolen from you but I believe you should be able to reactivate the systems some day. It’s a risk we take nowadays having anything hooked up to the internet unfortunately :(

    @MakaiOokami

    I’ll resist it right now with the power of having no PS4! I HAVE THE POWERRRRR!

  • Pre ordered blood borne so damn stoked!!!

  • Btw, 2013: Infected Wars came out in 2013 on iOS for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad.

    But to bring it to Playstation in 2015? Rookie science fiction mistake…

  • Need to get ff7 on ps4 please do this!!!

  • Bloodborne!!! :D

    To all the developers who made these games for us, thank you! <3 And Sony as always, I love you. :x

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  • What determines whether a game gets its own individual blog post here? Why have we not seen any post introducing us to Yorbie while there are tons of unworthy 8-bit ugly pixelated games getting multiple posts advertising them? Is it a matter of the publisher’s willingness to pay you money? Yorbie (episode 1 this week) looks great but I had to Google for trailer and info (and I still have no idea how many episodes there are or whether you are going to sell a full season bundle).

  • #MsPacManMazeMadnessonPSstore

    #MegaMan8onPSstore

    #ShadowToweronPSstore

    #CrashBashonPSstore

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    #AtariAnniversaryEditionReduxonPSstore

  • considering that DOA2 Hardcore is coming out as a PS2 classic this week, I’ll put one #PSone game below that is also published by Tecmo.

    #TecmoStackersonPSstore

  • Will the Borderlands Collection be available as two seperate downloads on PSN like the way Metro Redux was sold as a two pack game for $60 or each separately for $30?

  • BLOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOODBOOOOOOOOOOOOOOORNE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • @83

    Square announced that they were releasing ff7 on the ps4. It’s basically the old pc version, which has slightly better visuals. Not sure if the dialogue is altered or not.

    Everyone thought it was a remake, and the fans got all hyped. When they saw it was this, they were like ‘whatever’. Lol! I forgot what event it was.

  • Is it technically possible to port Slender over to the Vita as well? I wouldn’t mind having some slender on the go.

  • @71 bsarte

    It’s entirely relevant HOW your account got hacked.

    You get upset because you can’t deactivate multiple PS3s or 4s multiple times within a 6 month period.

    So let’s say Sony lets you do it once a month. What is to stop someone from activating the console as their primary, downloading a bunch of stuff, and then taking it offline, not connecting it online anymore and bootlegging a bunch of games, and then doing that every single month?

    The answer? Nothing.

    You’re level 5 (my wife almost never plays games and is about the same level you are from just Borderlands which you have as well)

    You probably haven’t bought many digital games, looking at Disney Infinity, Skylanders, as some of the few games that aren’t PS Plus freebies from that 35 game list..

    If you get a PS4 this issue KINDA can’t happen because if you have internet access (and the servers are up) you can’t lose access to your digital content the way you did here,

    It’s just that if they create a loop hole for YOU to be able to do this, there’s nothing to prevent people from Gamesharing and then keeping the consoles offline basically pirating the digital copies.

  • @53 Don’t begrudge people for wanting external hard drive support.

    Your argument isn’t bad, but if you have a lot of games, upgrading your hard drive can be a HUGE pain in the butt because you can’t “copy all” to a hard drive effectively. So it would be nice to have the OPTION to just plug in a 4TB external HDD or at least a 2TB.

    Nyko has an accessory that lets you plug in a 3.5″ drive. I mean people are going to crazy lengths already. Sony should just figure out a way how to format and make the an extended partition to a USB device, and let people use them.

    They should also let you download videos instead of JUST streaming.

    They didn’t include these features from the start so they could make a better gaming machine, and the PS4 is better than the Xbox One.

    Doesn’t mean that they shouldn’t try to match features and make quality of life adjustments. Especially before they start giving PS Plus full games like candy.

  • @94 – I’ve seen the Nyko thing, and I may consider it if iI ever decide 1TB isn’t enough, but like I said there is just no reason to have that many games installed anyway. It’s not a problem to simply wait to download a game until you’re ready to play it – most PS+ games I don’t download right away – and then be realistisc about games you’ll likely never play again, and delete them.

    What PS4 really needs (in addition to MANY other things) is a backup/restore utility like PS3 has. I upgraded my PS3 HDD twice, and with that utility I was able to fully clone my old HDD to my new one. Heck, even my old messages carried over. A person needs to plan ahead though like I did and buy a larger HDD early. Don’t wait until you fill 500GB before replacing; get a 1TB or 2TB now. And definitely consider the Nyko product. 3.5″ HDD’s are much cheaper. Faster too, but of course higher RPM’s = more heat.

  • I like what i see so far…Slender and Arcade archives for sure. More Arcade archives classics please.

    Armored core, loved the franchise during the PS1 and PS2 days. Bought multiple copies (still got them) to play on LAN.
    Loved looking for the hidden Karasawa laser rifle. Spent a good amount of time on the garage trying to build the perfect machine of destruction. LoL

    The Lack of LAN multiplayer on the last Namco Bandai published Armored core series was the last straw for this former fan of the series since ’97.

    I don’t think you can even play online multiplayer anymore on with the last AC V titles.

  • Why not put Metal Slug Anthology on the Playstation 4 !?!?

  • 1TB is such a waste of money.

    You can get a 2TB HDD external, pop it open pull out the HDD in your PS4, throw this one in, throw the PS4 drive back into the external and still have a 500GB external drive, and a 2TB internal drive for the PS4, for somewhere between $80-100 dollars why would you buy anything else?

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00FRHTSK4/ref=as_li_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B00FRHTSK4&linkCode=as2&tag=playnati-20&linkId=QMJLGAYBC5ZT25SU

    Especially since a hybrid, or even an SSD doesn’t give you a speed boost worth upgrading for. The external hard drive casing alone IMO is worth the upgrade to the 2TB.

  • Lots of good games. As a Souls veteran + based on my experience, Bloodborne is gonna be one of the best of all time, reminds me of Gears of War last gen – a true next gen gem. I’m ready!

  • So who else here hopes to hell that this Borderlands collection/remake on the PS4 does NOT have the same AF issues that plagued the DMC4 remake on the PS4?!?!?!?!? Because those ugly AF issues (issues the PS4 clearly shouldn’t have problems with AT ALL) do so much to ruin the iq that it caused me to not buy DMC4 for my PS4 and to wait until I can get (afford) an X1 to buy/play it.

    It’s really too bad too because from what I gathered this remastered DMC is suppose to be one the best beatemup-action-brawlers to come along in a while for the PS3/4. Although my wish isn’t all the way gone as it’s not too late for Ninja Theory (or whoever else did the port job?) to patch the PS4 version similar to what Techland did to patch Dying Light in order to fix/improve its AF issues/problems.

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