The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 4/26/2016

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The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 4/26/2016
The Drop

What a week! The intense, multiplayer battles of Alienation begin on PS4 alongside the long-awaited dungeon-crawler Severed on PS Vita.

Developed by the critically acclaimed studio Housemarque, Alienation pits you against a massive alien invasion of Earth. Unleash devastating weapons upon the alien hordes and earn upgrades to better influence the outcome of the fight. Massively destructible environments will crumble before your onslaught as you battle with up to three friends in a ruthless game of survival.

Meanwhile, in a colorful and strange world, a young woman awakens to terrible misfortune in Severed on PS Vita. Explore a monster-filled dungeon and dispatch your foes in a tactile new combat system. Wield the powers of the fallen to unravel the mystery surrounding the woman’s missing family.

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

The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 4/26/2016
New Releases: April 26, 2016
Alienation
PS4 — Digital

Alienation

Lead your elite squad in the fight to save Earth from a huge alien invasion in this frantic, top-down, twin-stick shooter. With hordes of alien creatures swarming across the planet, you’ll need to work together with up to three friends to devise tactics and keep each other alive under mounting pressure.

Arcade Archives Kid’s Horehore Daisakusen
PS4 — Digital

Arcade Archives Kids Horehore Daisakusen

Kid’s Horehore Daisakusen is an action game that was released by Nichibutsu in 1987. Kid, who has been drawn into the space-time labyrinth from the 23rd century, fights to escape from the enemy in order to return to the present day. Players defeat enemies by using items and traps.

Battle Worlds: Kronos
PS4 — Digital

Battle Worlds Kronos

Battle Worlds: Kronos is a turn-based strategy game that stays true to its hexagonal-roots, inspired by classics like Battle Isle. The planet is once again torn by war, for the succession of a new emperor. Its destiny is in your hands! Prepare to fight epic battles against tough AI enemies in three huge campaigns, with more than 60 hours of gameplay.

Brick Breaker
PS4 — Digital

Brick Breakers

Brick Breaker, the classic arcade game, is back with a breathtaking new version. Its explosive gameplay — unique and timeless — is filled with surprises. Sharpen your reflexes and precision to overcome the hundred different levels that await you. Collect bonuses, avoid traps, and shoot your way to victory.

Don Bradman Cricket
PS4 — Digital

Don Bradman Cricket

Cricket as you’ve never seen it before. Features intuitive controls that allow for line and length deliveries without pitch markers and realistic shot control when batting. Take a 16 year old aspiring cricketer through the ranks to international glory in Career mode.

Jetpack Joyride
PS4 — Digital

Jetpack Joyride

Join Barry Steakfries as he breaks into a secret laboratory to commandeer the experimental jetpacks from the clutches of science evildoers.

The Magic Circle: Gold Edition
PS4 — Digital

Magic Circle Gold Edition

You are the protagonist of an unfinished first-person fantasy game, trapped in development hell. The designers are god-like, but so indecisive that they’ve given you no powers whatsoever. With the help of a mysterious disembodied voice you must seize the tools of game development from these unworthy gods and uncover the darkly comical story as you go.

MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies
PS Vita — Digital

The release date for this game has been corrected to May 10 and has been removed from this week’s post.

Nioh (Demo)
PS4 — Digital

Nioh

Ready to die? Experience an early version of the newest brutal action game from Team Ninja and Koei Tecmo Games. In the age of samurai, a lone traveler lands on the shores of Japan. He must fight his way through the vicious warriors and supernatural Yokai that infest the land in order to find that which he seeks.

Party Hard
PS4 — Digital

Party Hard

In Party Hard, you play as someone who is really tired of the neighbors having loud parties. Instead of calling the police, you decide it’s a better idea to stop the party yourself. Party Hard has semi-procedural environments and focus on unique ways of taking people out. In the greatest traditions of sneaking games, your main goal is not to get caught, while silently picking off unsuspecting victims one by one.

Rocketbirds 2: Evolution
PS4, PS Vita — Digital (Cross Buy)

Rocketbirds 2

Step into the webbed feet of Hardboiled Chicken — the series’ undeniably plucky superchicken secret agent — and venture into the game’s full Story Mode campaign. Thanks to the return of the evil penguin despot, iL Putzki, Hardboiled must hunt down and eliminate him once and for all using jetpacks, new guns, disguises, and skills only fit for the Bond of super-chicken agents.

Severed
PS Vita — Digital

Severed

Take control of a one-armed warrior named Sasha, wielding a living sword on her journey through a nightmare world in search of her family. Swipe-based touch controls will let you solve puzzles, find secrets, and do battle with a host of disturbing monsters.

Stranger of Sword City
PS Vita — Digital, Retail

Stranger of Sword City

After your plane flies through a strange rift and crashes, you awake under an unfamiliar sky. This is Sword City, a dark fantasy world that combines magic and technology. Explore, level up, make a perfect team, and slay monsters. But choose your allies carefully if you want to find a way home.

The Sun and Moon
PS4, PS Vita — Digital (Cross Buy)

Sun and Moon

The Sun and Moon is a platformer with a unique mechanic: you can dive into the ground. Momentum is conserved but gravity is reversed, letting you fling yourself high into the air or deep beneath the surface.

Tales from the Borderlands
PS4, PS3 — Retail

Tales from the Borderlands

In this award-winning universe created by Gearbox Software, experience the story of Rhys and Fiona, unwilling partners on a quest for greatness. The Hyperion “suit” and the con artist embark on an adventure to recover cash they both think is theirs — on the unforgiving world of Pandora.

PlayStation Music Logo

  • Aesop Rock — The Impossible Kid
  • Rob Zombie — The Electric Warlock Acid Witch Satanic Orgy Celebration Dispenser
  • Sixx:A.M. — Prayers for the Damned

PlayStation Video Logo

  • Deadpool (Plus Bonus Features)
  • Ratchet & Clank Pre-Order
  • Dirty Grandpa (Unrated)

PlayStation Vue Logo

  • TURN: Washington’s Spies — April 25 at 10/9c (AMC)
  • Chopped Junior — April 26 at 8/7c (Food Network)
  • Chris Hardwick: Funcomfortable — April 30 at 10/9c (Comedy Central)

The information above is subject to change without notice.

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66 Comments

  • So why even bother telling us Wild Arms 3 for the ps2 to ps4 was coming if you weren’t EVER GOING TO BRING IT OUT?!

    • Wait Wild Arms 3 is coming to PS4?! exciting.

    • It’s their job to tell you about stuff. Some games have solid release dates while other games don’t.

      Wild Arms 3 will come and your hyperbole is over-the-top.

      The ever important:
      *The information above is subject to change without notice.*

    • Hi Sony. We have heard about the PS4 NEO. I believe that it’s not powerful enough.
      The CPU should have a much larger boost, it is a huge bottleneck for games to run at a smooth frame rate. It needs to be 2.6Ghz and no less.
      The GPU should also be bumped up to 44 or 56 compute units. That is what you will need in order to run most games in 4k.
      The ram speed increase is excellent, however you should consider increasing it to 12Gb. The PS4 interface is already smooth and fast unlike the consoles competition so you could allocate a bit more ram to the games, it will make open world games run much better.
      Also make it run 4k HDR triple layer Blu-ray as it’s very important, Music CDs, Blue-tooth 4.0 to make Blue-Tooth Headsets compatible, a Dual-band 5G Wi-Fi connection for better online e gaming.
      Naturally, it will cost more so you can put a price of 499$. With that in mind, you can drop the price of the original PS4 and make a PS4 slim for 199$ or 249$ price.

    • TJ_Solo, your use of “hyperbole” was made redundant by adding “over-the-top” to the sentence.
      It’s good to practice new words, but it would be better if you didn’t do in in a critical manner.

  • Megatagmension is actually out on May 10th. They delayed it recently.

    • It says only the digital version is coming out this week. Maybe only the physical release is delayed. I hi

    • Hope that’s the case!

    • I even mentioned this in the PS Blogcast post.

      @Truebluehero
      IFI never said anything about a digital version coming out this week.

    • @ HerrMaestro

      I’ve reviewed every Neptunia game and got every one of them early (some around a month in advance). With this being said, I don’t currently have Blanc, so I would be shocked if it wasn’t an error.

    • @Admiralvlic

      That’s likely what it is – they may have intended for the game to be available for reviewers to redeem their vouchers (i.e. not visible to the public) but must’ve selected the wrong settings by mistake.

  • Any update on Star Ocean The Second Evolution ever coming stateside? It would be perfect to come out before SO5 and be a great Vita game since the PSP version never came to the store.

  • Hopefully we’ll get the FINAL FANTASY XIII series on PS4 one day.

  • seconding the hope of star ocean 2 making it to psn (the ps4 and vita version) since i also agree it would be perfect with star ocean 5 coming up, and with it being a well received entry it may convert those who didnt like star ocean 4.

    • You might want to try pushing for it on Twitter by either tweeting to @SquareEnixUSA, or better yet, @giocorsi with #BuildingTheList like I did. It’s really sad that Square Enix seemingly has no interest in bringing the PS4 and Vita versions of one of my favorite JRPGs outside Japan.

  • i am getting 3 games : Hitman Episode 2, The Walking Dead episode 3 with Michonne and Alienation that help me pass time until Uncharted 4 on May 10th.

  • Nioh looks great and Severed might be worth a shot. Really hoping we get some good discounts in the Golden Week Sale next week. About time the Bloodborne Old Hunters DLC was discounted.

  • Looking forward to playing Severed! My Vita is ready! :D

  • Severed is a day 1 for me .

  • I doubt this but is severed pstv compatible?

  • Alienation and Severed are titles I will be picking up.

  • I’m buying Severed to support Drinkbox for making a Vita exclusive in 2016.

    Regards from Vita Island,
    MakoSoul

  • OMG!!! Thank you for finally putting the PS One classic, Tekken 3, on the Playstation Store! The game has long been one of my favorites and it looks and plays great on my PS Vita. Oh, wait a minute…. I’m actually playing Tekken 3 on my hacked PSP. My mistake!

    • Namco is the one you would have to talk to about that title not being on PSN. Not sure they can do anything about it either.

  • Already have Alienation downloaded, waiting for Monday Midnight to be able to start playing it. Will give the Team Ninja Nioh game a try. What is this? A Cricket game on PS4 releasing in US market? I may have to give that a look / try as well.

  • Free Trophies For Jetpack Joyride!

  • What happened to the release of Dungeons 2? I don’t remember there being any delays announced. It was supposed to release on the 26th as well.

  • Really? Still no Psychonauts on PS4?

  • Sword City looks really cool. Glad it’s PSTV compatible.

  • Battle Worlds: Kronos looks interesting for me. I like turn-based strategy games and since this will have online multiplayer I will definitely put my hands on it =)

  • Ugh! Was totally going to buy Severed on Vita, but now i find out it touch heavy in the controls? NO THANKS. Touch controls take away from the experince it does not enhance. Sorry No sale.

    • How could you have been looking forward to Severed if literally every article about this game mentions it’s touch based?

  • I’m incredibly excited that Rocketbirds 2 and severed are coming out this week! This will be a great week for vita owners :)

  • Looking forward to Severed. I wonder how much it’ll cost.

  • I am so stoked for Alienation (which I have pre-ordered)! Unfortunately, Alien Isolation was on sale for an amazing price and I not only picked it up, but began playing it! It is supposed to take 20 hours, but considering that I’m playing it on Hard, I expect it would take me longer! Alienation may have to wait a while before I get to it… The backlog groweth..

  • Once again Ryan fails to list any prices along with the titles. Anyway, might pick up a couple of things this week.

    • And this matters why? I believe he can’t post them because
      1. They’re subject to change without notice, or
      2. He’s not provided with that information.

      (I meant this as a reply. Not a new comment.)

    • @TheHerbinator75,

      Why does someone post this every single week? They do not have that information when they post the drop. Nothing is finalized until the day of the store update. Prices can be changed and items get pulled or added at the last minute, by the sellers, so it’s out of Sony’s hands. Chances are their contracts prohibit them from releasing information early, even if it’s already finalized. Things like that are extremely common in business. If you really need to know what the intended price is, go to the publisher’s site and look it up.

    • Actually he succeeded in not listing the prices because that is never included.
      However, you failed at using logic to realize that they never list the price on the drop. Please do yourself a favor and dont expect anything different on future drop posts.

      Honestly if you need to know the price of games 2 days in advance to budget or figure out if you can afford that game, then you should not be buying the game. Do this: assume every game is $60, even the indies, and budget base off that so you have a surplus if its actually less. ; )

  • And this matters why? I believe he can’t post them because
    1. They’re subject to change without notice, or
    2. He’s not provided with that information.

  • Is Jetpack Joyride Cross-Buy?
    I’ve already purchased it several times now so if not I’ll skip it until Jetpack Joyride 2 comes out.

  • i hope MegaTagmension Blanc + Neptune VS Zombies is a release mistake or my wallet’s going be hurting again. i really REALLY need to get my plus for a year sony not going 17.99 for 3 months. cut me some slack…

  • Woooooow I have pre-ordered alienation
    And I will try NioH

  • I hope Don Bradman Cricket on the PS4 is cross-buy with the PS3!. :p

  • Severed, Alienation and Rocketbirds 2 for me. April is probably the best month we’ve ever seen.

  • Alienation!! So excited. Looks awesome.

  • Rocketbirds 2, heck yeah! Going to have to look into these other titles too. Nice week for Vita!

  • is the new kings quest chapter out this week?

  • Please bring “The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers” and “Star Wars: Starfighter” to PS2 on PS4

  • What a weird week. A Breakout clone? A cricket game? Jetpack Joyride’s still a thing, and the mobile title is trying to make it on consoles? A Vita exclusive from the Guacamelee guys? What is going on? Budget titles and mobile ports and a game that looks pretty good, but hardly anyone will play? Just bizarre.

    Oh well; at least people looking forward to Alienation will have something to play. I just see another top-down arcadey dual stick shooter, and I was burned out on those during the XBLA years. I couldn’t even drum up interest in Renegade Ops years ago. I still don’t care for the genre thanks to the glut of titles from those years, but props to people who enjoy well made ones, as this looks pretty great. I saw Jeff and Dan play Kid’s Horehore Daishokusen on a Giant Bomb Quick Look and it looks super fun, actually. I think I’ll finally pick up an Arcade ARchive this week :D

    • Hey. I agree with most of what you said. But check out Renegade Ops if you get the chance. It’s a really fun and challenging game.

  • I preordered the limited edition of Stranger of Sword City three months ago! Can’t wait to see the delivery guy tomorrow! Vita for the win!

  • Where is PS2 FF12? Also we need a good Golden Sale today or RIOT!!!!

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