The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 2/9/2016

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The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 2/9/2016
The Drop

Spectacular visuals. Fast-paced battles. And a staggering roster. The passionate Naruto fans at CyberConnect2 have crafted their most ambitious chapter in the Storm series yet. Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 is out this week on PS4. Believe it!

Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 features the largest roster in the series’ history, featuring heroes and villains from throughout the Naruto universe. As CEO Matsuyama-san has written to us before: “If you have a favorite Naruto character, chances are he or she will be playable!”

Also new to the series is the dynamic leader system, which empowers players to switch between three characters mid-combat to vary strategy and combat techniques. Couple that with the sprawling list of combos, hidden moves, transformations… players will have plenty of gaming ahead of them.

Also out this week is the gorgeous, story-driven Firewatch and the adorable adventure of Unravel on PS4. For the full list of new games coming to PlayStation this week, read on. And enjoy the Drop!

New Releases: February 9th, 2016
Arslan: The Warriors of Legend
PS4, PS3 — Digital, Retail

Arslan: The Warriors of Legend
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. Experience the grand historical fantasy of Arslan.

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles
PS4 — Digital, Retail

Assassin's Creed Chronicles
Follow three legendary Assassins in their journeys of revenge, retribution, and redemption in a stunning reimagining of the Assassin’s Creed universe. Slay from the shadows, master the art of parkour, and take the leap of faith in this series of action-adventure platform games presented as a collection of spectacular living paintings.

Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia
PS4 — Digital

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: Russia
Russia, 1918. Nikolai Orelov wants to leave with his family, but is required to perform one last mission for the Assassin Order: infiltrate the house where the tsar’s family is being held by the Bolsheviks and steal an artifact that has been fought over by Assassins and Templars for centuries. Along the way, he witnesses the massacre of the tsar’s children, but manages to save the princess, Anastasia. He must escape the Templars while protecting the artifact and Anastasia.

Breath of Fire III
PSP — Digital (Compatible with PS Vita, PSTV)

Breath of Fire III

The legendary RPG series Breath of Fire returns with tales of long forgotten worlds, intrepid heroes, and ancient, mystical powers. A destiny awaits you. A small boy on the run. A dragon reborn in flames… The last of an extinct race, with mighty powers.

Dying Light: The Following — Enhanced Edition
PS4 — Digital, Retail

Dying Light: The Following -- Enhanced Edition

Dying Light: Enhanced Edition takes parkour-fueled zombie survival to a whole new level. Enjoy the definitive Dying Light experience with the brand-new Legend system, improved visuals, major gameplay enhancements, and more.

PS4 — Digital

Firewatch Date Announcement
Firewatch is a mystery set in the Wyoming wilderness, where your only emotional lifeline is the person on the other end of a handheld radio.

Level 22
PS4, PS3, PS Vita — Digital (Out 2/11)

Level 22

Gary is an office worker who oversleeps after a drunken night out on the town. Here’s where it gets tricky, because this isn’t the first time Gary’s been late for work, and he could be fired if he’s spotted arriving at his desk after everyone else yet again. So he’ll have to prove he’s smart and sneaky enough to make his way up all the 22 floors to his office.

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime
PS4 — Digital

Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime on PS4
Explore a neon galaxy in your very own battleship in a thrilling one or two-player couch co-op adventure. Take control of turrets, lasers, shields, and thrusters, using teamwork to triumph over the evil forces of Anti-Love.

MOP: Operation Cleanup
PS4 — Digital

MOP Operation Cleanup
You are MOP, a curious and unique model of robot. You have been engineered using simple parts with one single objective: to clean up a polluted environment. Explore five challenging worlds with 50 difficult missions full of pixel-perfect platforming fun.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4
PS4 — Digital, Retail

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 on PS4
The latest opus in the acclaimed Storm series is taking you on a colorful and breathtaking ride. Take advantage of the totally revamped battle system and prepare to dive into the most epic fights you’ve ever seen in the Naruto Shippuden universe. A broad set of Ninja Skills will be yours to use against the fiercest foes you’ll ever encounter.

Rugby Challenge 3
PS4 — Digital (Out 2/10)

The launch has been updated to a later date, and has been removed from this week’s lineup.

PS4, PS Vita — Digital (Cross Buy)

Siralim is a deep, monster capture RPG where you can summon and customize hundreds of creatures to fight by your side. You’ll need these creatures to help you travel through randomly-generated dungeons and complete randomized quests.

PS4 — Digital

Unravel introduces Yarny, a new, lovable and endearing character made from a single thread of yarn, that slowly unravels as you move. Inspired by the unique and breath-taking environments of Northern Scandinavia, Unravel is a visually stunning, physics-based puzzle platformer.

We Are Doomed
PS Vita — Digital (Cross Buy with PS4)

We Are Doomed on PS Vita
We Are Doomed is a twin-stick shooter where you zap polygon baddies with an absurdly overpowered laserbeam. Dive head-first into the action with reckless ambition, charge the Superbeam, and zap everything out of existence in an instant.

PlayStation Music Logo

  • Kanye West — Waves
  • Deadpool Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

PlayStation Video Logo

  • LEGO DC Comics Super Heroes: Justice League: Cosmic Clash
  • The Peanuts Movie
  • The Night Before (+ Exclusive Featurette)

PlayStation Vue Logo

  • Super Bowl 50 — Feb. 7 at 6:30/5:30c (CBS)
  • Puppy Bowl — Feb. 7 at 3/2c (Animal Planet)
  • Tosh.0 — Feb. 9 at 10/9c (Comedy Central)

The information above is subject to change without notice.

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  • Finally, we’ll all find out what is Firewatch this week.

    • Firewatch is the one to watch, Campo Santo has a potential hit. Like a mix between TWD, The Great Outdoors, and Everybody’s Gone to the Rapture.

  • The Naruto Storm 4 hype is real! I wonder when we’ll get more PS2 games though. Hopefully soon!

  • Great week for PS…

  • Yarny!

  • hi Ryan, i am getting two games this week is Unravel and Dying Light DLC expansion ” The Following ” so i want ask you a question is when can i download Dying Light DLC expansion ” The Following ” ? i know Enhanced Edition already pre-load today so fans able to play the following tomorrow night at midnight but i already purchased season pass to get it for free

  • So many great indie games

    I’ve never bought DLC before on my life, but I might consider The Following, they sure did a great job

  • Super pumped for Storm 4 this week. It will rain ninjas from the sky, more scary than the snow we have been getting? Not quite. Firewatch and Unravel also look like choice picks.

  • Where is Ark survival Evolved Early acess Sony ?????????????????????????????????????????

    • Yeah Sony need to create an early access program for games. Alot of indie developers would benefit greatly if they had one like steam and xbox.

    • It doesn’t need early access. Early access is a platform where devs can abuse it and release crap that never gets finished. If it really wanted to, they can still release as ‘early access’ like how dungeon defenders is. But I’m sure the game will need to meet certain checks before Sony will allow it

    • @turniplord it looks fine for the other platforms its on early access already.the devs asked players to tell sony they want it so we dont know what the reason is but assumptions dont help. Either way we still benefit from it being early access on other platforms because of the feedback they are getting. Saying early access incites unfinished games is rediculous. Many games coming to the ps consoles could only get the funding to do so thanks to sales from their early access on steam. An early access program doesnt mean any company can release games that way it just means sony would be more proactive in letting certain games do it. instead of their being few exceptions to the no early access on ps4 state we are in. Games are going to get cancelled or go unfinished no matter what but you cant prove it will happen more often with a e.a. program.

    • Turniplord

      Many PS4 games have early access like Dungeon Defenders II, Drawn 2 Death, Killstrain, World of Tanks ect.

    • What a random question. The PS4 doesn’t even have an early access program. Paying for betas and alphas of games sounds like a GREAT thing to have.

    • Sarcasm btw.

  • Have been incredibly interested in Firewatch the last year, but after finding out it only has 5 trophies and the game lasts 3+ hours, no way in hell will I be paying $20. I’ll have to wait for a sale when the price comes down to about $5. Very disappointed.

    • The developer said that is was more like a trilogy of movies, 5-6 hours. It’s a very story driven game and the gameplay is just a way to experience the story. In that regard, I think that a longer game would juste overstayed it’s welcome and hurt the story and the game itself. There will also have a small 10% off for PS+ members on the first week, so 18$ for a “trilogy of movies” is a very reasonable price.

    • I want to say that the 5 trophies and no platinum has decreased my interest in this title as well. It made the game an “eventually I play it” title instead of a Day 1 experience. We are a minority, but there are lots of gamers who value the trophies and they influence our purchase decisions. Wanted that voice to be heard!

    • +Thundercleese_83 How do you know that there will be a 10% off coupon?

    • + Aero_Guardian17 They announced on their website last week there would be a 10% discount.

  • BoF3 alone makes this a awesome week, Siralim looks interesting may pick that up too. Will prob wait on Naruto to drop.

  • Got $20 set aside for Firewatch! hype!

    • Its only $20?!?

      After what i saw in the previews of the game, i thought it was a full priced release. Its totally grabbed me.

      Thats so worth it.

  • I’ve been waiting for Siralim for a while. Glad it’s almost here.

  • I wish you would add what deals will be coming up on Tuesday to the blog. So I can figure out if I want to grab. Or if I want to grab last week’s deals before the new deals.

    • I agree with you 100% on this. Sometimes I’ll want to pull the trigger on a game but in the back of my mind, I’m wondering, what will be on sale on next.

  • I thought AC chronicles was on vita too?

  • Been wanting to get my hands on ‘Firewatch’ since the E3 trailer. I can hardly wait.

  • BoF 3 again?!
    But I can put it on my Vita!?
    Are you guys starting to understand Vita love?
    Need to look up this Level 22 thing….
    Might get Unravel as well….
    See how much money I can throw around

  • Getting Assassin’s Creed Chronicles at retail. Will get Firewatch if the price is right.

  • Just finished Firewatch and I highly recommend it!

  • Seeing how naruto was suppose to be released last year, without a doubt this is my 2016 most anticipated game of the year. I’ve already have mine pre ordered, pre loaded. It just barely finished downloaded. I live in utah so I’ll be able to start playing it 10pm Monday night.

  • more Digimon on NA please

  • Can’t wait to play The Following!

  • Wait a second! Is that a PSP release in 2016???!!!

  • Unravel! <3 <3

  • picking up naruto this week.

  • Does Breath of Fire III have Trophy Support? That’ll decide if I buy it or not. Thanks!

    • @25

      Of course not. It’s a PSP game that was on the EU PSN and was put on ours after 5 years of people asking for it. PSP games never have trophies.

  • Hitman Beta? Is that still happening? Please don’t let it be delayed.


  • I always enjoy The Drop … Great work guys, keep it up.

  • Breath of Fire 3!!!!!!! Yes it has been years, but my PSOne disc can finally take a well desrved rest. Plus it says compatible with Playstation TV, so I am set.

  • Any chance at all that Netflix will be on pstv? Kinda sad I can swap memory cards with vita, but not be able to start Netflix.

  • NARUTO!!! So excited!


  • I’m in for Unravel and Firewatch!

  • what happened to Alekhines Gun it says its out on the 9th has it been delayed as its the only game i was interested in and i was even wondering why a game like unravel has pre order but Alekhines gun and fire watch dont , also i guess the people who own dyinglight and bought season pass get the shaft and dont get a pre download fro what i am hearing only the people who buy the who game version. looks like i will be passing on everything then

    • The Steam version comes out in March.

      The Console versions DON’T HAVE A RELEASE DATE, but will come out sometime after the steam versions.

      Next time, try knowing what you’re talking about.

    • The official website for this game shows a firm release date of March 1st for every version in every region except Europe.

      So…yeah. Great job, Boomie.

    • I just checked both the official website (again) and their twitter. “We’re happy to announce that Alekhine’s Gun will be released on March 1, 2016 to North America, Latin America, and worldwide on Steam. In Europe, the physical and digital console versions are coming very shortly after.”

      So yeah, march 1st for steam, no release date set for consoles.

    • So you’re validating your correct-ness with a European set of dates on the U.S. blog? Very ridiculous.

  • ign and Eb games says it the the 9th so try using your head you rude child go google it , it says ps4 feb 9th on over 20 different gaming sites and Eb games has it for 9th so it sounds like your the moron that cant do some research. people like you are so immature and a disgrace to real gamers and second thats what topics and forums are for ?s you child . also second after all that you look like a buffoon considering as i said every major source says its the 9th and boxes are out at eb games as i was there hours ago. plus steam WTF if i want steam i will go there i am here for ps4 so i dont care what steam release is

    • I see after spending 10 min i found one site that said it was delayed and yet every store has it saying its a release as do 90% of gaming sites , forums are big for people asking questions and that was a question you clown so how could i know what i was talking about if i did not know so i asked here because 20 places said the 9th and one place said postponed so use your head Next time .

      Do you get how stupid your remark was , know what your talking about WTF i cant get how dumb you must be to say that . someone asks a question and they should know the answer already 100 % well Mr smart guy why ask the question then if you know the answer . thats the stupidest thing i have read on these forums in years. LOL WOW

    • lol what a whiney baby.

      Instead of trusting a bunch of random sites, next time try looking at the official games website.


      Go cry some more over nothing, moron.

    • Oh and you weren’t just asking a question, you were being a whiney twat.

  • thumbof steel get a life , i wish i knew you in real life

    • I very clearly was replying to boomstickbhg. I thought he was being rude to you for no reason since he didn’t/still doesn’t have the facts right himself. I was on your side. My mistake.

      BTW, thanks for the hate-filled rant in my PM box just now.

    • Actually thumb was also wrong, I posted a quote off the official games site where it states there is no set release date for consoles.

    • Um…except that’s only for Europe. Other sites have the same reading of that qoute as I do: It releases on every platform (including PS4) on March 1st in NA.

      I guess we’ll all find out in March.

      And yeah, not exactly the response I was expecting from that guy. Jeez…

      Looks like a cool game, BTW.

  • Just another slow week on PS4, nothing good as usual. Maybe if they ever release an actual Yu-Gi-Oh game & not some PSN knockoff with overpriced dlc with the same cards in every pack i’d consider purchasing it. Another failed attempt at Ps store update, last week was the 1st good update in awhile with Mega Dimension Neptunia V2 & Digimon (Both worth it imo) i’d settle for just ep 5 of Minecraft story mode as it’s been far beyond 2/3 weeks since ep 4. Typical of TellTALE after Tales from the Borderlands took an eternity. Guess Mega Dimension will be another Idea Factory release with no season pass & tons of dlc, just can’t wait for pointless lvl cap dlc.

    Indie-station 4 / has place holders for pre-ordering digital for games as far as 12/31/16 tells me no official release date has been confirmed as of yet. But for some magical reason Sony can’t add anything other then ports indies and remasters or the random pick of the week like Prototype or Dark Siders.

    Guess this is another failed attempt at an update, maybe next week i’ll have better luck.

    • wow… you’re so bitter… about video games?

      Enjoy the games you have, and if you’re done them… try something that looks different from what you might normally play… you might find something fun and new.

      Realistically though, not every week can be good, and it takes a lot of both time and money to create games nowadays… so we can’t really expect blockbusters every week. There will be big games, there will be small games… but just enjoy them.

      There’s not really any point in being bitter or upset about it.

    • Salty dog. Being miserable must make you so happy.

  • also have a nice day guys , look me up will get some mp going or co-op you can show how to play those sports games . keep gaming have fun and thank you for bringing a smile to our faces .

  • When I will be able to buy Crypt of NecroDancer in EU ? (Poland) Should be available for 1 week but in Poland shop it is still not visible…

  • Well the only game that interested me in that list was Breath of Fire III. I already own a physical ps1 copy so I don’t need it but it’s definitely a must play for anybody who hasn’t played BoF III.

  • Unravel preordered! Might pick up firewatch one day too.

  • Unravel looks so intriguing.

    Also… BREATH OF FIRE THREE! Buying. No questions asked.

    Arslan could be fun too… a good ‘wade through thousands of dumb soldiers like you’re a god’ game is fun once in a while.

  • Bitter about games lol i hardly have time to be bitter considering im’a trophy hunter who can hardly keep up. Furthermore i perfer games with offline aspects only, so finishing games before i get bitter is lol if i see a game i don’t think Sony needs on PSN like pc ports i’ll voice my opinions despite it being the popular one or not. If i was bitter i wouldn’t expect a PlayStation made by gamers for gamers, half the ps store is advertisement for movies. Finish games well i wait is lol #backlong trophy hunter. I expect games focused more on story then graphics anyhow or just the offline aspects period. So no offence but sorry if my input Isn’t the popular one.

    • It has nothing to do with popularity, and everything to do with phrasing. Your initial post gives me the impression of that bitter old man sitting on his porch yelling ‘GET OFF MY LAWN’ at kids passing by.

      Take some time and get the anger and bitterness out of your posts, and post in a positive way(note: posting in a positive way does NOT mean posting positive feedback, you can post negative feedback in a positive way)… and your feedback will probably go a lot further.

    • Also good to bear in mind is that if the gaming industry ONLY catered to one person’s tastes, there would be no gaming industry. So games that don’t appeal to you are important too. I hate sports games, but they make a lot of money that companies like EA and ACtivision use to make other games too.

  • Will Firewatch be available tonight, Monday 2/8 at Midnight Eastern Time? Not available for pre-order which is sad.

  • I cannot wait to lay hands on Breath of Fire III. I have played 1,2 and 4. I don’t want to remember DragonQuarter so much saddness. Oh Well never got to play III now here it comes again gonna play the crap out of that on my Vita.

  • Okay, im sorry if you assumed i was typing aggressive or for not having your opinion It won’t happen again i promise. Maybe some are just bitter or negative and jump to a conclusion this is a PlayStation fourm after all, so not agreeing is like a crime. Everyone knows it i just spelled it out, something most wouldn’t do. But thanks for your feedback on the definition of what you think is the gaming industry. Perhaps M$ Xb1 has Minecraft story mode ep5 they actually get content yet Sony fails, sure they pay devs so they get it early but it’s still available. Again sorry for not having your opinion lol

    • I don’t know how you managed to interpret what I said as ‘don’t post an opinion that differs from mine’… I really don’t.


  • Campo Santo has put on a masters’ clinic in marketing.

    Allowing streamers and gaming sites to show the first chapter (technically called “day one”) was brilliant. Now a game that was a bit “under the radar”, is releasing to lots of excitement about the mystery of Firewatch.

    I had heard the name before but knew nothing about Firewatch, and probably would have let it pass without a second glance. Instead, ive watched the first half hour or so of the game, 3 different times. Each one making me more curious and interested in the game. Not to mention, highlighting the exceptional characters and writing.

    As a first time developer, its an impressive display of acumen.

    I cant wait to see how the mystery unfolds in Firewatch.

    Campo Santo seems to be on the track to becoming a developer with a very bright future.

  • Well that’s 70 bucks worth of stuff this week, and I’m still trying to play catch-up on my backlog.

    Uuuuuuuuuuugh I shouldn’t have wasted so much time over the holidays lol

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