The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 3/8/2016

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The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 3/8/2016
The Drop

With global superpowers vying for control, one legendary agent is deployed to rebalance (or perhaps disrupt) the scales of power. Agent 47 returns to the world of assassination in Hitman on PS4, which begins its episodic launch this week.

In Hitman, players control the iconic assassin as he completes covert operations around the world. Players can use a variety of tools and weaponry to accomplish their objectives with total discretion or… otherwise. With more locations coming later this year, fans of stealth gameplay have plenty to look forward to.

Also launching this week is the hotly anticipated Tom Clancy’s The Division on PS4. Explore the devastated remains of a post-pandemic New York City as a highly-trained agent. Modify and level up equipment, find new weapons, and fight to reclaim the city from the clutches of chaos.

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

The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 3/8/2016
New Releases: March 8th, 2016
Action Henk
PS4 — Digital

Action Henk!
Action Henk is a game about an action figure trying to relive his heroic past. The goal of Action Henk to use physics and momentum to race through levels as fast as possible. These short levels require you to master all the subtle tricks that the physics-based platforming has to offer, including the famous butt-slide.

Alien Shooter
PS4, PS3 — Digital

Alien Shooter

Sinister hordes of bloodthirsty aliens have infiltrated our world! Take on the role of a soldier and head to a secret military laboratory to end this invasion. You’ll have a ragtag arsenal at your disposal, everything from pistols to machine-guns. Keep your eyes open: you never know what’s waiting around the corner…

Assault Android Cactus
PS4 — Digital

Assault Android Cactus
Assault Android Cactus is about a team of androids trying to rescue a spaceship by fighting back against a robot uprising. Over a 25-level campaign, the androids will face screens of enemies, brave bullet hell style bosses and environments that switch, shift and transform around them.

Blast ‘Em Bunnies
PS4, PS Vita — Digital (Cross Buy)

Blast 'Em Bunnies on PS4, PS Vita
In Blast ‘Em Bunnies you are a cute, cartoon bunny called Bang Bang who must defend your rabbit burrow against an onslaught of evil bunnies. These bunnies have captured your offspring and one of them, the evil Throatslitter, is holding them hostage.

Casey Powell Lacrosse 16
PS4 — Digital (Out 3/9)

Casey Lacrosse 16

Featuring in-depth lacrosse gameplay, high quality visuals, multi-year be a pro mode, competitive online multiplayer, real-time RPG levelling, and character customization, Powell Lacrosse 16 brings the sport to life like never before.

Don’t Die, Mr. Robot!
PS4 — Digital (Cross Buy with PS Vita)

Don't Die, Mr. Robot!

It’s Don’t Die, Mr. Robot! The cute, colorful, and blissfully frantic action game that arcade fans have been waiting for all their lives. Mr. Robot loves fruit! But whenever he tries to eat one it explodes. It’s not all bad, though! Those explosions destroy the endless horde of robotic machines trying to squish, zap, stomp, and bite him.

PS4, PS Vita — Digital (Cross Buy, Out 3/9)


Experience the mesmerizing world of Dreii, the award-winning collaborative physics conundrum. Dreii is a puzzling game about skill, logic, and friendship. It subtly connects players in real-time across the world, to help one another in a battle against gravity.

PS4 — Digital (Out 3/11)

Hitman on PS4
As Agent 47, you perform contract hits on high-profile targets in exotic locations around the world. In the March release, players have access to the Intro Pack content — Prologue Mission, the Paris Sanguine Fashion Show, full access to Contracts Mode, Escalation Mode, elusive targets, and other live content.

PS4 — Digital


Narrated by Sean Bean and powered by Unreal Engine 4, Kholat is an exploration adventure game with elements of horror inspired by a true event known as the Dyatlov Pass incident — a mysterious death of nine Russian hikers which led to countless, unconfirmed hypotheses.

Pixel Hunter
PS Vita — Digital

Pixel Hunter

Pixel Hunter is about a hunter whose weapons were stolen. His only thought is to find them. During your trip you’ll fight a variety of enemies and face bosses at the end of each level to reclaim your stolen weapons.

Rise of the Kasai (PS2)
PS4 — Digital

Rise of the Kasai

Rise of the Kasai is the prequel and sequel to the highly acclaimed The Mark of Kri. The struggle to protect the dark magic of Kri from spreading returns, with four playable characters, each with their own menacing weapons and deadly combos.

PS4 — Digital


The classic arcade game is back in a supercharged version! For beginners or veterans, Tetraminos offers an easy-to-learn, limitless challenge. Give your brain a workout with the 50 Puzzle mode levels, survive as long as possible in Endless mode, and rack up the combos to climb to first place in the online ranking.

Tom Clancy’s The Division
PS4 — Digital, Retail

Tom Clancy's The Division
Tom Clancy’s The Division is a revolutionary next-gen experience that brings the RPG into a modern military setting for the first time. In the wake of a devastating pandemic that sweeps through New York City. As an agent of The Division, you’ll specialize, modify, and level up your gear, weapons, and skills to take back New York on your own terms.

Whitetail Challenge
PS3 — Digital (Out 3/9)

Whitetail Challenge

It’s time to take the whitetail challenge! The objective is to harvest the legendary “monster buck.” To reach this plateau you must first hunt and survive in the preceding four levels progressing to the rugged alpine world, home of the legendary buck. Along the journey are perils that can cost you your virtual existence. This is the ultimate survival/hunting simulation. Do you have the skill to take down the legendary monster buck?

PlayStation Music Logo

  • Killswitch Engage — Incarnate
  • Flatbush Zombies — 3001: A Laced Odyssey

PlayStation Video Logo

  • The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 2
  • Daddy’s Home
  • The Hunger Games Complete 4-Film Collection

PlayStation Vue Logo

  • Bordertown — March 6 at 7/6c (FOX)
  • I Am Cait — March 6 at 9/8c (E!)
  • Kids Choice Awards — March 12 at 8/7c (Nickelodeon)

The information above is subject to change without notice.

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  • Having played them on PS4 I highly recommend Action Henk, Cactus, and Kholat. Excited to play the new Hitman and maybe The Division as well.

    • Hey Mercenary, if you end up getting The Division hit me up on PSN and we can get the Co-op trophies together if you want. You know I’m willing to do what it takes (Flawless Raider buddy).

  • Salt and sanctuary!!!

  • It’s going to be a good week. There’s a little bit for everyone.

  • “Alien Shooter” has got to be the most generic title I’ve ever heard.

    • generic yes, but at least you know what you are getting. a game about shooting aliens with a top down view. i hope they bring zombie shooter next lol

    • My personal favorite generic game name is “Shooter: Space Shot” for the PS1.

  • i am getting two games this week : The Division and Hitman. i am thinking about buy Assault Android Cactus

  • When are more ps2 on ps4 games coming?

    • Did you miss above that Rise of the Kasai comes out this week? That is a PS2 game…

    • Or how about even better, add cross-buy support with PS2 classics on PS3 to the PS2 games on PS4, and in additional add disc support to them as well. I would also like for you to add PSone game compatibility to the PS4 (with both disc support and cross-buy support with PSone Classics on PS3/PSP/PS Vita). Now you guys might be saying “The PS4 cannot read CDs”, well, it can too read CDs, it’s just that Sony hasn’t enabled CD support on the PS4 yet. You might be saying “They have to debug/re-code the game and add trophies and sharing features.”, well, they can have those who already own those games pay a small upgrade, that way it will be more fair to both them and Sony. And you might be saying “How can Sony know if you already own them?”, well, just like how the PS4 will only play legit DVDs, PS1/PS2 disc support will only work if the disc is a legit copy and not a pirated one. As for digital games, the 9 PSone classics and 1 PS2 classic I own digitally on my PS3 will like to have a word with you.

    • @gameman15

      My guess is that legit PS1/PS2 discs can’t be verified by the PS4 and Sony doesn’t want to allow pirated discs to played on PS4. It has nothing to do with the PS4’s capabilities to play CD/DVD’s which it could easily like all blu-ray players.

    • @gameman15, all great ideas but not going to happen. Just because you purchased a previous version of the game, that does not ENTITLE you to future releases/versions unless otherwise stated in the license agreement. I am also pretty sure if you were a general contractor asked to return to a job site to make additional improvements and features to an already finished job you would expect to be compensated for that work. The owner couldn’t say ” Well i paid for this kitchen 5 years ago and now i expect the latest features to be installed without paying anything additional.” This is also not just a “Sony” thing, its a publisher issue, in that publishers call the shots in how a game will be released and for how much. Those same publishers pay their developers, and since its a business, they aim to make a profit after the dust settles. I work to put food on the table and a roof over my family’s heads and i have no problems in repurchasing an updated version of a game i both really liked and would enjoy playing again in order to support the developers. If the game in question doesn’t fit that criteria, i wont purchase it again.

    • Gameman, you’re acting like a 6 year old with an entitlement complex.

      Stop whining. Sony has heard your feedback, and they will act on it as they choose.

  • RIP Action Henk and Assault Android Cactus. Both looked very fun and I want to play AAC a lot, but putting it between The Division AND the first chapter of Hitman is horrible. I hope they both sell well.

    • I think they’ll do fine. Both are great games and both will be 30% off for Plus members. Plus a lot of people aren’t interested in getting the new Hitman due to it being episodic. A lot are waiting on the retail release at the end of the year.

  • I think it’s a bad idea for Hitman to release around the same time as The Division sigh when will square-enix learn lol. Looking forward to The Division, day 1 purchase for me.

  • Division should’ve been on the cover. Just saying.

    • Ubisoft is palling around with the other guys for the release of The Division.

      Squenix brought us a first look beta AND an exclusive beta.

      The right game got the cover of The Drop this week.

    • I believe doing so would count as mini advertising for the Division which they cannot do as Microsoft has advertisement rights for the Division but Sony has advertisement rights for Hitman

  • I love the Hitman series but im not a fan of this stupid episode stuff. I’ll be waiting on a full version so i guess i’ll be playing it in the Fall.

    • Agreed… Especially since almost everything eposodic gets massively delayed. Rather wait till it fully finished then get a half baked release. Sad cause I do want to play it but think of it this way, don’t have to worry about it sucking since it will be reviewed way before release and usually at discount.

  • Eh, looks like nothing for me this week.

  • Didn’t care for The Division at all during beta, and never personally liked Hitman. However, Kholat looks like a fun time…. I might grab that.

  • Anyone know when Sony will start sending out the 15 dollar credit codes for last week?

  • Not to mention the first DLC for Just Cause 3 is out a week early for pass holders. Can’t Wait! Hopefully the weapons and Rocket/Wingsuit will transfer to the maingame.

  • I’ll probably wait till division on massive discount or a game of the year version comes out since it looks like we only get half a game till October finishes the dlc

  • Just Assault Android Cactus for me.

  • Finally ps2 classics nice work Sony knew u could do better. How bout onimusha next time?

  • Blast’ Em Bunnies might be a Plants Vs Zombies title but portable.

  • Assault Android Cactus is what I am planning on getting with my 15 dollar credit.

  • I agree with what gameman15 said. Sony needs to do backwards compatibility and to charge people over and over for games is rediculous. To add trophy support and charge 15 or 20 bucks to a game is milking it. I will not buy games i already own, and the ps3 was able to play psone games in the past at least. Xbox can do it so can ps4.

    • thats so immature , grow up xbox can do it so that means sony can LOL its not worth it the amount of money they would need to have it done is huge and xbox did its a joke by the time this gen is over your lucky if there will be 5% of the games on there BC list so its far from BC as i own a xbox one do you because thats a joke calling few games BC and 30% of those are broken to hell on the x1.

      the other thing is no one wants it look at the studies its a bloody very small group that cry’s they want backwards compatibly so why would they even do it , xbox is seeing that as they did it for press as they needed it as there the joke of this gaming gen after there launch and no game support from tons of third party games so they needed good press. if you want it go buy a bloody ps3 or ps2 and the games i dont waste my money on new console to play decade old games when every week there are hundreds of games releasing on all the consoles and PC .

  • Why cant we have games like monster rancher or road rash

  • Tom Clancy’s The Division looks good but nah… I’m waitin for Tom Clancy’s Wildlands. This game is going to be epic!!! I guess it wouldn’t hurt to get The Division to get some extra UPLAY points…

  • research , do you know how it sounds saying it can be done because xbox did it LOL anything could be done but it costs way to much money and no one wants it look at all the info sites petitions there a joke its a niche group why would they waste money , just go buy the dame old system and if you already own them games as you must since you act like BC is a must . your to cheap to buy a ps2 or ps4 but you think sony should spend in the millions to play old outdated games

  • Sony you asked and we responded everytine…please either emulate socom 2 to ps4 just as you did with other games that didn’t land nearly as high on building the list as socom Or remaster the game sticking to the formula from socom 2 with updated graphics, hit detection, maybe some new maps, clan support Etc..

  • Pixel Hunter looks really freaking stupid. Not really wanting The Division and waiting for Hitman to be 100% released. That being said, considering Assault Android Cactus…if the price is right.

    • ShadowStar83x, AAC is suppose to be 30% off for plus members so its gonna cost either $14($20) or $10.50($15)

  • Ape escape 3 please. Ps2ps4

  • Make these ps2 games playable on vita and I’ll buy them……. again. And no not just remote play. BC for me too please, shouldn’t have to keep buying the same games over and over again. Specially in a digital world.

  • Would you meatballs just give us the release date for Alienation and Shadow of the Beast? Instead of giving us more knockoffs?! DO.IT.

  • Nothing for me this week.

    Just waiting for April…. want to be killed endless times….

  • Action Henk should of been voted for plus, the community is so stupid for choosing BroForce it’s horribly buggy and trying to join a friend is impossible, I really hope they make the correct choice next time, it had to be the worst out of the three choices

    • There is no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ choice. People choose what they’re most interested in. Just because that disagrees with what you’re most interested in does not make them ‘wrong’.

      If you like Action Henk, buy it.

    • I can say what I like without idiots like you replying telling me to buy it if I like it. I am disappointed as the community whinged every week about poor graphics and buggy games then chose BroForce and not one of y friends list play it either, they’ve all deleted it from their trophy list, I ain’t a Sony fanboy like you I own the Xbone too and the games I get on gold keep me more than happy, I made a post in no reply to anyone but you reply to anyone you can to get your fanboy point across, sad really go get some sun.

    • It’s not about being a fanboy…

      I’m a gamer. I don’t associate with any particular fandom, except JRPGs I suppose. So I’m not really a fanboy, I just don’t have an entitlement complex or a giant ego… so I’m able to look at things from a neutral perspective, rather than simply whining.

      But the reality is that there is no right or wrong choice. People vote for what they, as individuals, want. Just because it differs from what YOU, as an individual, want.. it doesn’t make them wrong. Nor does it make YOU wrong, either.

      And no, you can’t say what you like without people replying… at least not on here. This is a blog with a reply feature. Just like you have the ability to post, I have the ability to reply. As long as my replies do not violate the terms of the Blog, I will continue to have the right to reply. That’s how it works.

  • Definitely interested in The Division. Moderately interested in Dreii.

    Can’t wait to stream some of the Division on Friday, should be a good time.

  • Didn’t The Drop used to show Add-Ons as well or am I mistaken? Personally, I’m looking forward to The Division and Kholat as well as the Rocket League Batmobile DLC!

  • Wow I’m really off of news…didn’t know Hitman was already releasing.
    Oh well will be probably getting Hitman and The Division down the road…shame I couldn’t play their beta.

  • I would love to see a Disc Golf game come out sometime. plenty of sponsors and manufactures, you also have the PDGA.

  • I know this will never happen but it would be nice if Sony would follow the grand tradition and made ps4 backwards compatible with ps1 games… Whether digital or physical, just don’t make me pay for a digital copy of the same game. Physical i think should also be allowed but first digital considering most games like Silent Hill , MGS, and RE are on them. Whats more is i think Psn games should work on ps4 as well. I mean if they are psn games shouldn’t that mean they work for most consoles not just one. If it was just one console then it should be called just a ps3 game. But of course ps1 games first. I don’t see what big deal is Sony had full ps1 bc on the ps4 via disc and partial bc digitally on the ps3.. if every Sony console can play a ps1 game in some way and ps4 has some power of a pc. Then ps1 bc should be possible. It won’t happen, not because they can’t but because they would lose money.
    What i think is kinda dumb is how we still can’t download videos from our account onto our ps4 hard drive.. I’m not trying to sound entitled but i think Sony could do more to make the ps4 have most of the same features the ps3 had. Ps1 bc.

  • What happened to the list of deals and sales for this week.. I think it’s been gone for a few weeks at least my question is why? I’d like to see what is going on sale tommrrow, why don’t yins do it anymore or am I looking in the wrong spot. That’s weak guys, come on.

  • Soo…Assault Android Cactus still not ready for Vita, huh.

    *finds corner to silently weep in*

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