The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 8/11/2015

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The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 8/11/2015
The Drop

A village sits empty. The scattered remnants of life strewn over street corners and across the cluttered, quiet counters of kitchens. What happened? What’s left in the wake of such a catastrophic incident? These are the questions you’ll attempt to answer in Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture, which is out this week on PS4.

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture tells a haunting, beautiful narrative in the aftermath of the apocalypse. Players will explore the empty setting of a small village in Britain and piece together the stories and final hours of the people that lived there. Developed by the team at The Chinese Room (Dear Esther, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs), Rapture is a game of many emotions and many snapshots of the past. For a deeply reflective, intriguing journey, look no further than this first-person mystery.

For those craving dangerous dungeons and crackling spells, Gauntlet: Slayer Edition is also out this week on PS4. Completely retuned from the original version, the Slayer Edition has upgraded abilities, redesigned enemies, and even a new game mode for a near-endless challenge.

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

New Releases: August 11th, 2015
Actual Sunlight
PS Vita — Digital

Widely considered to be one of the bleakest experiences in indie gaming, Actual Sunlight challenges you to confront the life of Evan Winter: An overweight, lonely, and severely depressed young professional. Presented almost entirely in text, a mixture of sharp observation and pitch black humor captures your interest from provocative beginning to shattering conclusion.

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons
PS4 — Digital

Share in the epic journey of two brothers, as they set out to find a cure for their dying father. Travel across beautiful vistas, through dark and foreboding forests, down perilous rivers, up hazardous mountainsides, and experience the wonders of Nordic mythology along the way.

Commander Cherry’s Puzzled Journey
PS4 — Digital

Experience the world’s one and only Yoga-Action-Platformer. Commander Cherry’s Puzzled Journey is a hybrid-motion control game. The game flow offers a hypnotizing cycle of tension and relaxation. Build Platforms with your body.

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture
PS4 — Digital

Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture tells the story of the inhabitants of a remote English valley who are caught up in world-shattering events beyond their control or understanding. Made by The Chinese Room — the studio responsible for the hauntingly beautiful Dear Esther — this tale of how people respond in the face of grave adversity is a non-linear, open-world experience.

Gauntlet, Crypts

Gauntlet: Slayer Edition
PS4 — Digital

Invade the darkness with the new Gauntlet: Slayer Edition! Fight with your friends through the monstrous hordes lurking in a myriad of unique dungeons as you scour them for gold with new hero weapons, abilities, and customizations.

Goat Simulator
PS4, PS3 — Digital

Goat Simulator is all about causing as much destruction as you possibly can as a goat. It has been compared to an old-school skating game, except instead of being a skater, you’re a goat, and instead of doing tricks, you wreck stuff. Destroy things with style and you’ll earn even more points!

Kung Fury: Street Rage
PS4 — Digital

As seen in the motion picture! A brand new HT-2000 cartridge game packed with arcade style beat ’em up Nazi fights, stereo sound music inspired by up ‘n’ coming hit artist David Hasselhoff, state of the art true color graphics, and even more Nazi enemies to beat.

Prototype
PS4 — Digital

You are the Prototype, Alex Mercer, a man without memory armed with amazing shape-shifting abilities, hunting your way to the heart of the conspiracy which created you and making those responsible pay.

Prototype 2
PS4 — Digital

Prototype 2 takes the unsurpassed carnage of the original Prototype and continues the experience of becoming the ultimate shape-shifting weapon. A devastating viral outbreak has claimed the lives of Sgt James Heller’s family and transformed him into a Prototype.

Space Hulk
PS3 — Digital

The legendary Space Hulk returns in this epic turn based strategy game. Set in the Warhammer 40,000 universe, an intriguing story of legendary battles and heroic actions unfolds. Play as a small squad of fearless Space Marine Terminators who attempt to reclaim their honor by mounting an assault on a derelict space hulk infested by hordes of vicious tyranid Genestealers.

TorqueL
PS4, PS Vita — Digital (Cross Buy)

Torque up! Hat on! Roll, tumble, and extend to get over magma, high walls, and myriad other obstacles in this puzzle game. TorqueL is a unique 2D ‘rolling’ & ‘extend’ platformer/action/puzzle game. Including a total of 50 chambers, and 7 basic routes.

Toy Soldiers: War Chest
PS4 — Digital, Retail

Toy Soldiers: War Chest is a fast-paced genre-bending mix of strategy defense and action gameplay that brings to life the iconic toys and action figures from your childhood. Lead He-Man, G.I. Joe, and other toy armies into legendary battles and protect your toy box from increasingly devious and powerful foes.

Xblaze Lost: Memories

Xblaze Lost: Memories
PS3, PS Vita — Digital, Retail

XBlaze Lost: Memories is a visual-novel game based in the BlazBlue universe and the sequel to XBlaze Code: Embryo. Play as the enigmatic pink-haired protagonist as she navigates through a weird and wondrous alternate reality with the help of the mysterious Nobody in order to save her sister, who disappeared into this unknown world!

Coming to PS Music
  • Goodbye Tomorrow – A Journey Through The Mind Of A Non Believer
  • New Politics – Vikings
  • Georgia – Georgia
Coming to PS Video
  • Mad Max: Fury Road
  • Aloha
  • LEGO: DC Super Heroes: Justice League: Attack of the Legion of Doom!

The information above is subject to change without notice.

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  • Gauntlet, Rapture & the Prototypes (time I tried those out). I thought Fallout 4 was going to be a Pre-Order or am I missing it? Tho…. it is a bit early to purchase even if it’s a sure thing for me. On a side note- Love the “bellybutton” (generic/common, everybody’s got one) feedbacks coming in re: the new layout….you teens need photos? Can’t research for yourselves? And here I thought gamers were elite thinkers…

  • Space Hulk was announced last year for the PS4 and here it shows up on the PS3. Any word on the date you can provide? Some would deem it wise tp remain silent to get PS3 sales and then hope for a rebuy. Better for you, worse for the customer. I would prefer a straight up response.

  • I really like the new layout, much easy to read and follow. I don’t mind not having screenshots. This post is to wet our appetites for the game, and get us interested to find further information on the title. Having too much information here is detrimental to a release list.

    It would however, be a good idea to have the game title do a search on the PS Blog for tags that contain the game title. So for “rapture” have a click find all of the related items in the blog. That is a reasonable request, and should add more than a few minutes to the post creation time.

  • An alright drop, however where is Magic Duels: Origins for PS4 and you might as well just wait and make it cross buy, cross play on PS4, PS3, and PSVita. Happy about the “Rapture” though.

  • P.S.- Mad Max….yeeeaaaahh!

  • I agree screenshots do a lot to spice up the post. The way it is kind of just looks like a Microsoft word document. Either way as long as I get the info I’m usually good to fire up youtube and watch the trailers myself.

    Definitely picking up Gauntlet. And probably Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture depending on a few reviews. Submerged kinda got blasted last week so I’ll give that one a couple days to feel it out. Same with Toy Soldiers.

  • great drop though i am still dreaming of seeing Azure dreams in PlayStation classics, or a remake or similar game. love the mix of random dungeon +town/home base upgrades building+ relationships.

  • You seriously call that a new design?

    All you did was use Bolding, Italicizing, and lines as well as bullet points. That was done in Word with little to no effort. It’s a complete joke. I guarantee you that took all of 5 minutes to write up.

    The drop used to have actual pictures, hand made graphics and titles and what not. It had actual WORK put into it.

    I didn’t think it was possible for you guys to come off as more lazy, but you’re sure showing me!!

  • Also, why are Prototype 1 and 2 in the drop, those were put up on the store a few weeks back. Are you seriously including them just because they’re going to have separate downloads now instead of being bundled together?

  • Anyone else having problems getting Gauntlet (preorder/preload) to work? The theme downloaded fine, but I’ve tried to DL the game from both my PS4 and my laptop.

    I really want to play it at midnight, but I guess I won’t complain assuming it ends up downloading properly.

  • How’s Dark Cloud 3 coming along? I’m sure Level 5 must be finally developing the game, right? RIGHT?! How could they not show some respect to the superfans. I’ll even donate my left testicle to the testicularly challenged (never liked that one much anyway).

  • Very nice layout. The fonts are more pleasing to the eye but we could use at least a screenshot or thumbnail to get a better visual idea of the games.

  • The pictures need to be after the words or right after the title. The way it is grouped now makes it look like it belongs to the previous title.

  • Has the update happened yet? Been desperately searching for Goat Simulator to install before work, but so far nothing.

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  • Hai. Where is Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons for ps4? Nowhere to be found at the store.

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