The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 5/12/2015

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The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 5/12/2015
The Drop

A bittersweet story of lost friendship, a world embroiled in strife, and… an interstellar soup empire! These are just a few of the experiences coming to PlayStation this week, starting with a standalone version of The Last of Us: Left Behind.

For those that have yet to experience the touching prequel to The Last of Us, look no further than the standalone version of Left Behind. This powerful chapter follows Ellie largely before the events of the main game, and explores her close friendship with Riley before the two girls part ways. The award-winning team at Naughty Dog once again blends tense, survival-action gameplay with reflective story sequences to craft a brilliant complement to The Last of Us.

Also on the way is Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster, which brings the well-loved JRPGs to PS4. Return to Spira and embark on an exhilarating quest to free the world from a terrible threat — and play some Blitzball along the way!

Lastly, Nom Nom Galaxy hits PS4. The next entry in the PixelJunk series blends different game genres together and tasks you (and your friends) with managing an intergalactic soup empire. Yum.

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

Left Behind

Arcade Archives Double Dragon
Arcania: The Complete Tale
Breach & Clear
Color Guardians
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster
The Last of Us: Left Behind
Lost Orbit
Nom Nom Galaxy
Project Cars
Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark

New PlayStation Games This Week

Arcade Archives Double Dragon
PS4 — Digital
Double Dragon is an action game that was released by Technos Japan (Million) in 1987. Two brothers fight evil to rescue Marian who has been kidnapped by a violent organization. An absolutely classic side-scrolling beat-em-up that is still well loved today.
ArcaniA: The Complete Tale
PS4 — Digital
Decide the battle for the future of Argaan! The empire of Myrtana is in turmoil: the power-mad king has set out to conquer the southern islands — no matter the cost. In these troubled times you suddenly find yourself in the middle of civil unrest and war — all centered around a mysterious, ancient power.
Breach & Clear
PS Vita — Digital
Build your arsenal with thousands of gun combinations, and specialize each soldier with a combination of perks, tactics, camo, armor, and inventory all tailored by you. Tune your load-out with consumables like UAV Drones and Breaching Charges that can change the course of battle!
Color Guardians
PS4, PS Vita — Digital (Cross Buy)
An action-packed game with a whole spectrum of tricky obstacles, vibrant worlds, and dangerous hazards! Enjoy a new adventure across 70 levels on both PS4 and PS Vita with cross buy and cross save. Run, jump, dodge, and swap your own colors as you try to restore life to the world.
Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remaster
PS4 — Digital
Two of the greatest RPGs of their generation come to PS4 in beautifully remastered graphics and sound. Final Fantasy X and Final Fantasy X-2, first released on PS2, are widely acclaimed for their moving stories, endearing characters, and memorable adventures. This HD Remaster presents both of these timeless classics on PS4.
The Last of Us: Left Behind (Stand Alone)
PS4, PS3 — Digital
Ellie returns in Naughty Dog’s first ever, single-player downloadable story chapter. Purchase this chapter now without buying the full game. The Last of Us: Left Behind combines themes of survival, loyalty, and love with tense, survival-action gameplay in this critically acclaimed chapter to the best-selling game, The Last of Us.
Lost Orbit
PS4 — Digital
Lost Orbit centers around the exploration of space. Players take control of a lone astronaut (Harrison) who sets off on a dangerous journey to rejoin his civilization, armed with only an improvised set of equipment and a relentless spirit. Without the help of his ship, Harrison will need to use the gravitational forces of planets to navigate and propel himself through space.
Nom Nom Galaxy
PS4 — Digital
Welcome to Soup Co., Astroworker! After crash-landing on an alien planet, explore the environment, create huge factories and ship delicious batches of soup into space to earn gold for weapons, vehicles and more! Nom Nom Galaxy blends tower defense, sandbox exploration, co-op platforming, resource management and construction into a unique interstellar experience!
Project Cars
PS4 — Digital, Retail
Guided, tested, and approved by a passionate community of racing fans and real-life drivers, Project Cars represents the next-generation of racing simulation as the ultimate combination of fan desire and developer expertise. Discover an unrivaled immersion fuelled by world-class graphics and handling that allows you to truly feel the road.
Schrödinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark
PS4 — Digital
Schrödinger’s Cat is a fun, frantic, wacky, and colorful puzzle-laden platform game, set in a unique and quirky quantum physics world. There’s chaos at the Particle Zoo! What used to be a cheery theme-park environment is now overrun with hungry leptons, sticky-fingered gluons and massive, stubborn bosons.
PS4 — Digital
Experience the mysterious, timeless world of Toren, the first adventure game from Brazilian indie developer Swordtales. You are Moonchild, destined to climb the tower (known as Toren) on a hauntingly solitary journey to find your purpose.
PS4, PS3, PS Vita — Digital (Three Way Cross Buy)
Experience the addictive gameplay of old-school arcade favorites, updated for the 21st century, with unique upgrades, player responsive difficulty, and a subtle system of tactics combined with classic gameplay. Ultratron is a twin-stick arena shooter inspired by some of the best classics arcade gaming has to offer.

Coming to PlayStation Music

Snoop Dogg — BUSH
iSHi — Spring Pieces Mixtape
Steve Aoki — Neon Future II

Coming to PlayStation Video

Seventh Son

The information above is subject to change without notice.

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  • Have a good week, everyone!

  • Solid releases. But I seriously cannot wait for the Witcher! Only 10 days left!

  • Or I guess 8 not counting today and the 19th

  • Project Cars is pretty awesome, might double dip since I already own it on PC. Can’t wait for next week though! House of Wolves on Destiny AND The Witcher Wild Hunt

  • How much will it cost the stand alone version of Left Behind?

  • if at least X|X-2 HD Remaster has dual audio :(

  • Will Project CARS be available at midnight?

  • Witcher… Witcher… Rushed through Dark Souls 2 for witcher! I feel myself becoming hollowed for witcher xD

  • A few request…

    Can you please give us 2 step verification for PSN?
    Can you please allow us to add a recovery email and number to our account?
    Can you please give allow us to enable a pin number to prevent authorize use of the PS3 and PSN?
    Can you please free up the 10% OS reserve on PS3 internal HDD?
    Can you please give us the ability to manually back up, install, and save individuals games to and load them from an external HDD?
    Can you please allow PayPal to auto fund Wallet purchases at checkout?
    Can you please allow games that are purchase from the website to auto download to the PS3 when it is already on?
    Can you please allow current PS+ users to purchase games that they already got on IGC?
    Can you please do a IGC special of past games for those of us who came to PS+ late?
    Can you please make PS Now more like iTunes and not like Netflix or Redbox?
    Can you please allow users to get PS3 games that they already purchased digitally on PS Now at no additional cost?
    Can you please link Ultraviolet to PS Video?
    Can you please create a PS1, PS2, and PS3 emulator app?
    Can you please create a limited edition PS3 and PS4 with backward compatible?


  • Hi Ryan!

    How have you been?

    Personally I’m excited for Project Cars. I had my fill of DriveClub and I need a new racing fix. It’s gonna support Morpheous once it launches, correct?

    Keep being awesome…

  • I think these “Arcade Archives” titles have been overpriced, but darn if I am not tempted to go purchase an arcade-perfect port of Double Dragon…

  • Really hope we can download Project Cars at midnight cause I wanna get that and Toren. Also Happy Mother’s Day to the mom’s out there.

  • Can we get some Namco Arcade Archives? Specifically Ms. Pac-Man and Rolling Thunder. Or a full-on Namco Museum would be splendid.

  • Breach and Clear looks interesting. It’ll give me something to do until House of Wolves drops next week.

  • Man people have such long and unreasonable lists of demands…

    Prettymuch the only thing I want is the ability to purchase digital codes for the psn to gift to people or give away on stream…

    But Toren looks really cool, interested in giving that a try. Only thing for the month I’m really excited for atm.

  • Project cars preload? Tower fall dark world?

  • Wish the Arcade Archive games were on Vita too. Looking forward to Double Dragon

  • will project cars get pre order and preload?

  • darkknight198302

    nice!!! Double Dragon. i loved this game as a kid. so cool that its being release no the PS4!! can’t wait for tuesday

  • I LOVE Double Dragon. I do wish we were getting Double Dragon Trilogy though. That, fixes all of the slowdown issues with the first two arcade games and adds in some great arranged music as well.

  • Why can’t we Preorder Project CARS on the PlayStation Store in the US?

    Guess I’ll wait to buy Project CARS when I get Project Morpheus in 2016. By then Project CARS will be cheaper and hopefully I’ll have a wheel bought by then so I can have the ultimate VR experience for racing.

  • Hey Ryan,

    A few questions about TLoU: Left Behind.

    Do you know if there will be a PS+ 10% discount on this for the first week of release?
    Do you know if there is any loyalty content? Like if you own TLoU or Remastered, do you get any cool stuff?
    I’m guessing it’s not cross-buy, but can you confirm this?
    Finally, do you know if saves transfer across, or do you have to play through it again?

    Cheers man, good drop! Excited for Nom Nom Galaxy!

  • Oh my goodness…did ryan answer a question? About price? WITH the price!?!? I wonder what other pruces are known but not shated? All of them? Yes.

  • Haha, my comment looks funny with the typing errors.

  • is is weird how a game like Arcade Archives Double Dragon would be on PS4 but not on Vita. I hope that E3 will have some exciting news for the Vita this year. Last year was rather disappointing; hope this year is better.

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  • Sony, when are you going to fix the Vitas that you broke with the 3.5 firmware update?

  • @Gohan16ken

    Please stop posting all that junk all the time.

    They made this tool a long time ago. If you want actual change you have to get people excited about it, so they can bump up priority.

    If you’re the only one trying to get something done, they’re going to ignore it. Get half a million people to up vote it, and they might just hire some people specifically to fix some of those things.

  • what ever happen to demo man. barely get to try game out before buying them. Didn’t sony said something about try before buy content.

  • FFX downloading… will keep me occupied until the witcher next week

  • Aeeeeeeee… Finally anything about Project CARS. \o/

  • I’ll definitely be picking up Toren. I saw it featured on Video Games Awesome on YouTube, and it looks pretty awesome.

  • 100% Agree with post #11. While i love to see more Arcade Archives (only bought two so far, Rygar + Matmania) their pricing is a bit steep imho.

    Anyways, Will buy Nom nom Galaxy for sure and the next HELLDIVERS DLC whenever it’s released.
    My .02

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  • @ yowza: Well of course he could answer that one. It was already public knowledge. I’m pretty sure they announced the price on the initial blog post, if not on a follow up.

    I’m looking forward to Toren and Nom Nom Galaxy for this week. Witcher 3 next week is gonna fill my gaming time for a while.

    Also, is anyone else having serious problems with Ether One? I like the game, but it has insane fps problems if you play for more than an hour or so, to the point of it being a slideshow. Also, it glitched on me in the second chapter, and stuck me at the top of an elevator by removing the console from the stupid thing so I couldn’t get back down. They did a really poor job porting it from PC. Or maybe I’m just unlucky.

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  • I tried to stay away from that retro stuff but you guys got me with Double Dragon. :)

  • Another slap in the face of vita owners, looking foward for the witcher

  • Double Dragon?

    My first day one purchase in a long time.

  • Meh. Nothing for me this week. I need to dig into my backlog anyway.

  • More ps1 classics please:

    Saga frontier 1 and 2
    Vandal hearts 1 and 2
    megaman legends 1 and 2
    Jade cocoon
    Die hard trilogy

    And for psp:

    Final fantasy crisis core
    Valkyrie profile Lenneth

    And what will it take to make blood omen, msg portable ops, and a bunch of other ps1/psp titles vita compatible? Seems those Star Wars games were all added with the flip of a switch a few weeks back.

  • Did a word search for “free” and “demo”. This is disappointing. What ever happened to the reason people got psn+?

  • If i buy Project Cars digital edition i receive the Limited edition cars pack and modifier Car pack?

  • ThumbsOfSteel74

    I would gladly pay $10 or more for Double Dragon if it was on PS3, though I understand why fewer and fewer games are.

    It’s a great memory for me, and yet it’s not easily found in my area. While Galaga is another of my faves, oddly enough it seems I can hardly walk without tripping over a Galaga cabinet these days. So that’s a factor for me. Well, as I said it would be since I’m without a PS4 for now.

    Meanwhile, the price point is fine for superfans but many waiting for a sale will have forgotten all about it by the time it happens.

    My 2 cents.

  • Toren has really snuck up on us lol. Game has great potential, I love the way it looks!

  • Gonna hold my breath for Arcade Archives Gradius. TT_TT

  • Color guardian look interesting. Hope its priced well.

  • I heard that the standalone DLC of The Last of Us: Left Behind has access to the full game’s multiplayer. If that’s true, I’ll buy it when I get a PS4. I already own the full game on PS3 and don’t want to go through the long story again.

    And if this comment appears, looks like I can comment again. Thank you for your understanding, PS blog team.

    @wdavidson I have no idea what you’re talking about. You must have done some illegal and downloaded custom firmware to get it bricked. That’s entirely your fault and not Sony.

  • @37 We’re not shocked anymore ;(

  • Pre-orderd Witcher 3, can’t wait :) any news on the preload?
    Diablo 3 on sale would be nice :D

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