The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 1/12/2016

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The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 1/12/2016
The Drop

It’s dark, lonely, and an empty house that was once familiar now feels foreign. As you wander the halls and explore each room, more of your family’s history is laid bare before you. Where is everyone, and what happened here?

The critically acclaimed, first-person story Gone Home is coming to PS4 this week. What a way to start the year!

Gone Home: Console Edition brings the beloved adventure in all its mysterious glory, with more than 90 minutes of developer commentary to sweeten the deal. If you never walked the dark halls of Gone Home, please accept a word of advice: don’t read anything else about it. The less you know before playing, the better!

But that’s only the beginning of our first new games lineup of 2016. Command a mission to Mars in the boardgame-inspired Tharsis, sneak through sand and wind in Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India, and lead your soldiers to victory in The Banner Saga.

For the full list, read on. And enjoy the Drop!

New Releases: January 12th, 2016
Arc the Lad: Twilight of the Spirits (PS2)
PS4 — Digital

Arc the Lad Twilight of the Spirits

For years, the Humans and the Deimos have been at war in their struggle to capture the Great Spirit Stones. To the Humans, the stones represent a magical source of power and light. To the Deimos, the stones are the viable force behind their spell-casting abilities. But fate is about to place the future of both races in the hands of two men.

Arslan: The Warriors of Legend (Demo)
PS4 — Digital

Arslan The Warriors of Legend Demo
An exciting collaboration between The Heroic Legend of Arslan anime and the action-infused Warriors series. The exhilaration of plowing through large armies has been fused together with the charm and style of the world crafted in the anime.

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India
PS4 — Digital

Assassins Creed Chronicles India
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: India throws you into the tension between the Sikh Empire and the East India Company in 1841. When a Master Templar arrives with a mysterious item that used to belong to the Assassin Order, Arbaaz Mir must discover why he’s come, steal back the item, and protect his friends and his lover.

The Banner Saga
PS4 — Digital

The Banner Saga
The Banner Saga is an epic role-playing game inspired by Viking legend. Hand-painted landscapes portray a world eerily suspended in perpetual twilight. Cities and towns begin to crumble into chaos. Heroes abandon their hearths and homes to traverse the snowy countryside, gaining allies along the way to help battle a strange, new threat.

Dogchild
PS4 — Digital (Out 1/11)

Dogchild

Dogchild narrates the story of the young and enigmatic Tarpak, an impulsive and brave guy with extraordinary abilities: a strong sensory union with nature and a special symbiosis with his inseparable dog, Tarao.

Gone Home: Console Edition
PS4 — Digital

Gone Home
You arrive home after a year abroad. You expect your family to greet you, but the house is empty. Something’s not right. Where is everyone? And what’s happened here? Gone home is an interactive exploration simulator. Interrogate every detail of a seemingly normal house to discover the story of the people who live there.

Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2 (Beta)
PS4 — Digital (Begins 1/14)

Plants vs Zombies Garden Warfare 2
The battle for suburbia grows to crazy new heights in Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare 2! In this hilarious, action-packed shooter, zombie leader Dr. Zomboss has strengthened his horde and rebuilt suburbia as a zombie utopia. But hope remains, because for the first time the plants are taking the offensive in an all-out attack to reclaim their turf.

Tharsis
PS4 — Digital

Tharsis
Tharsis is a turn-based strategy game about humanity’s first mission to Mars. It’s an important mission, and not just because of its potential to greatly increase our knowledge of the red planet. No, this mission is humanity’s attempt to locate the source of a mysterious signal emanating from the red planet.

PlayStation Music Logo

  • Panic! At the Disco — Death of a Bachelor
  • Tycho — Awake Remixes
  • Raury — Spotify Session

PlayStation Video Logo

  • Goosebumps
  • Black Mass
  • The Last Witch Hunter

PlayStation Vue Logo

  • Workaholics — Season premiere January 14 at 10/9c (Available on Comedy Central)
  • Colony — New series premiere January 14 at 10/9c (Available on USA)
  • Shameless — New season premiere January 10 at 9P ET/PT (Available on SHOWTIME)

The information above is subject to change without notice.

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  • Some very appealing choices, but I have been waiting for Banner Saga for too long to play anything else over it. Gone Home can wait and Tharsis and others can wait.

  • I just want Trophy Support for Metal Gear Solid (PS One Classic). That’s truly all I’m asking for.

  • #ps2ps4
    Sony can you please work with WB to bring Gauntlet: Dark Legacy PS2 to the PS4. WB owns the rights and we need more PS2 games man.

  • What are the chances of seeing Baldur’s Gate dark alliance 1 or 2 from the PS2
    Or champions of Norrath for that matter.
    I also would love to see Wizardry, Tales of the Forsaken land…

    This is a wish list…would love to see these on PSN someday.

  • Oh I heard that a game about Arslan was coming oughta check out the demo.Will be getting Assassin’s India for sure when I see on a sale,game looks great and I’m interested in that Dogchild game oughta search for some gameplay on YT,curious to see how it is.

    But this week there is only one thing that really matters….Plantz 2 Beta playa!!!!! haha can’t wait,will play it ALL DAY!!!
    Thank you so much EA and Popcap for making this an open-beta like soooo so much.

  • You had me at Banner Saga. No complaints from me this week!

  • I wish that there was some sort of indication that mentioned that they read and care about what we ask.

  • Will we be getting more PS2 games in the future? I was expecting a certain one to come out this week. The game I’m mentioning is Siren. I hope it get’s released soon, I’m very anxious to buy it.

    So what can you tell us about any future PS2 games?

    I’ll still buy Gone Home though, looks very interesting ^^

  • Hey Ryan!

    Some of the picture links aren’t working. Though it is still a fantastic drop!

  • @COD_WAW_rules you sir need to retire your PS3 and move on to PS4.

  • Give Gone Home to + members ^^

  • Give me Haunting ground Sony and capcom that rare PS2 gem needs to be on PS4!

  • I’d love to see Xenosaga (PS2) re-release for PS4!!

  • I was also expecting more then just one game added to the PS2 roster on the PS4. I appreciate the time and effort it takes for companies to upscale these games but can you really say that the ones that you have posted are the ones that fans really wanted to play? I myself was expecting a lot more that then what is there now. Might I make a suggestion for a game or two that you could please bring to us soon.

    1) Dark cloud 2 is by far my most anticipated game that I want to have come to the PS4. I played this game to death and back back when I was younger and would love the chance to play it again. Immersive story, enchanting characters, innovated and creative invention system and with Dark Cloud already available would it really be that hard to add this one as well.

    2) Radiata Stories.The story alone is well worth bringing to the roster and I would extremely enjoy it and I am sure I am not the only one.

    So these are just my personal choices for the games i think should be added. Please send this to the ones is charge of this and let them know this is worth investing time and money into.

  • Please, add this Amazing PS2 titles to PS4:

    Tales of the Abyss

    Ys VI The Ark of Napishtim

    Castlevania: Lament of Innocence

    Castlevania: Curse of Darkness

    –And please, hurry up with the PS4 Update 4.0 !!!

  • Add FF8 and FF9 with similar cheats like FF7 had :) oh and id love to own kingdom hearts 1 and 2 again =p

  • If you make these games for PS2 on PS4 I know that me along with tons of other fans will instantly purchase.
    Need For Speed Most Wanted
    Need for speed hot pursuit 2
    Tony Hawks Underground
    Tony Hawks Underground 2
    Burnout 3
    Bully
    Star Wars Battlefront 2

    There are many more games I would love to see but these I know have huge fan bases and I think are great choices to put on PS4 and add trophies.
    If there is a better way to get these suggestions in let me know

  • We need SUIKODEN games on our PS4. I’d purchase them in a heartbeat.

  • So, to be clear, the game “Gone Home” will be released Digitally on PS Store tonight 7pm PT/10pm ET??? And, no mention of how much this game will be??? Any thoughts or knowledge either way would be appreciated.

  • I surely can’t be the only one wanting Wild Arms 3, 4, 5 & especially Wild Arms Alter Code F, Suikden III, IV & V

  • I’m now going on year 2 of owning a PS4. And so far, I’m really disappointed in the stuff digitally offered by PlayStation Network/Store.
    I mean, yeah… It took PS3 2 years to start coming out with good titles and games, but there wasn’t a flood of indies drowning out everything back then.
    Nowadays, you’ve goto sift through all these senseless and desensitizing stupid B-Production things, and hope to find something. I might find something once a month that might be worth my time. But that’s if I’m lucky. Se as with the add-ons and DLCs.
    The other problem is that even the mainstream games are failing to deliver. Also, these stupid things that divide the game up into “episodes” is a good example of developer greed. They can’t live with themselves putting out a full complete game. No, they want to take you for whatever $ they can squeeze out of you.

    • I am in complete agreement with you on all points. This console generation hasn’t wowed me like previous ones have.

  • Woo. The PlayStation is now home to Walking Simulators :D

  • Kind of a weak drop this week. I am much more excited for the new Star Pinball tables coming out on Zen Pinball 2 actually.

  • Thought Gone Home and Three-Fourths Home were the same game, guess I just have to play both.

  • Contra:Shattered Soldier……please bring this to ps4

  • WE NEED THE WARRIORS GAME ON PS4 PLEASE AND THANK YOU SONY!!

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