The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 7/26/2016

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The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 7/26/2016
The Drop

You are the last human being in the universe. And you’re just a head in a helmet! Infiltrate the not-so-perfect robotic society of the future and uncover the fate of humanity in Headlander on PS4!

Developed by Double Fine Productions, Headlander pays tribute to 70’s science fiction with psychedelic visuals, radical tunes, and a flying head! As the last human head in existence, use your helmet’s advanced tech to attach to various robotic bodies and release society from the grip of a malevolent AI overlord. Explore. Fight. Be a head. All of this and more awaits you in Headlander!

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

New Releases: July 26, 2016
A.W. Phoenix Festa

A.W. Phoenix Festa
PS Vita — Digital
Experience the Events of the Asterisk War! In this action RPG, play the events of The Asterisk War series! Live the life of hero Ayato Amagiri and experience Rikka Academy and the Phoenix Festa storyline. Players will go through simulated high school experiences while fighting in over-the-top tournaments.

Arcade Archives MX5000

Arcade Archives MX5000
PS4 — Digital
MX5000 is a shooter released by Konami in 1987. Fly the latest fighter aircraft of the Roufanis territory and fight with the Desalis empire to stop it from dominating the world.

Blue Rider

Blue Rider
PS4 — Digital
Blue Rider is an action-packed game of the shoot-em-up genre, inspired by old classic arcades with awesome arts, sticky music, and fresh gameplay.


PS4 — Digital
Chambara’s color-based stealth mechanic lets you blend completely into parts of the environment. Hide in plain sight. Leap, sneak, and dash with both speed and style. Strike hard and then fade away before your position is revealed.

Dungeon Punks
PS4 — Digital

Dungeon Punks

Dungeon Punks is a fast-paced action RPG with a unique Tag-Team fighting system and Local Player vs. Player Brawl Mode. Adventure awaits whether you’re going solo, playing with friends, or beating each other to a pulp in one of the many battle arenas!

Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force
PS4 — Digital, Retail

Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force

Long ago, a war raged between two powerful deities. Each was sealed away, and now fighters seek their hidden weapons. By chance, Fang is unwillingly embroiled in the battle, and now must choose which deity to awaken in this RPG!

PS4 — Digital


You are the last known human in the universe, and all that’s left of you is a disembodied head. Seeking clues to your fractured past, you must travel through a hostile world of machines using a special helmet that allows you to dock into and take control of any robotic host body.

Hyper Light Drifter
PS4 — Digital

Hyper Light Drifter

Echoes of a dark and violent past resonate throughout a savage land, steeped in treasure and blood. Hyper Light Drifter is an action adventure RPG in the vein of the best 16­bit classics, with modernized mechanics and designs on a much grander scale.

Laser Disco Defenders
PS Vita — Digital

Laser Disco Defenders

The release date for this game has changed and had been removed from this list.

Mutant Mudds: Super Challenge
PS4, PS Vita — Digital (Cross Buy)

Mutant Mudds: Super Challenge

Here comes a challenge! Mutant Mudds Super Challenge! Over 40 levels filled with malicious mutant mudds. This adventure is designed for super players featuring a host of new platforming challenges and unique boss fights that will test your skills.

Riptide GP: Renegade
PS4 — Digital

Riptide GP: Renegade

Experience a future of illicit hydrojet racing, where armored riders kick out death-defying stunts over massive waterfalls, dodge cops through public waterways, and boost at breakneck speeds across surging waves.

Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate
PS Vita — Digital, Retail

Shiren the Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate

Shiren The Wanderer: The Tower of Fortune and the Dice of Fate is the latest installment in the storied franchise. Legend has it that Reeva, god of Destiny, holds sway over the past, present, and future. Said to dwell in the mysterious Tower of Fortune, Reeva decides the fates of all mankind with a trio of magic dice. Lead Shiren The Wanderer and his sidekick Koppa in their quest to conquer the Tower of Fortune!

PlayStation Music Logo

  • DJ Khaled – Major Key
  • ZHU – Generationwhy
  • Descendents – Hypercaffium Spazzinate

PlayStation Video Logo

  • Batman: The Killing Joke
  • The Angry Birds Movie

PlayStation Vue Logo

  • Geeking Out – July 24 at 10/9c (AMC)
  • Jeff Ross Presents Roast Battle – July 28 at 10/9c (Comedy Central)
  • Wayward Pines- July 27 at 9/8c (FOX)

The information above is subject to change without notice.

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  • Hey guys Among The Sleep has been out 6 or 7 months on PS4. Should be removed here. Also you left off Marvel Ultimate Alliance 1 and 2.

    Other than that love the new format and I’m excited for Headlander and Hyper Light Drifter on PS4 this week. Been playing Riptide GP Renegade on PS4 as well and it’s pretty good so far.


    • I’m buying Hyper Light but i’m not pleased that it doesn’t have a preorder. This means it likely won’t have a discount and it means we can’t play at midnight tonight. We have to wait until the store updates, it should’ve been part of Play 2016.

      Can’t wait for Abzu and Brutal.

    • Yeah, no pre-order sucks, especially since it’s been up for pre-order on the EU store for a week. I assume it’s not part of Play 2016 because it is not console exclusive to Sony.

  • I’m still anxiously awaiting for more PS2 Classics, particularly Ape Escape 2 or 3 (Both would be great) that was rated some time ago.

  • Next PS2 games on PS4 that I want to see with trophy/platinum support:
    I want Silent Hill 2, 3, 4, Origins and Shattered Memories, Fatal Frame 1 , 2 and 3, ObsCure 1 and 2, Haunting Ground, Rule of Rose, Clock Tower 3, etc…

    I hope the Sony reads this PS2 wishlist thread for PS4 that has over more than 600 replies from many users, in which they say which PS2 games they want to see on PS4:

    psnprofiles . com/forums/topic/33146-wishlist-of-ps2-games-on-ps4/

    Please Sony read it!!

  • The killing joke!!! Yes!!! I had no idea this was out this week . I hope it gets tons of downloads as it is the batman movie that can be that gateway for a full live action version!

    • YES!! People absolutely should get The Killing Joke. But not from PlayStation. Buy it from one of the many more consumer friendly video stores online. PlayStation is far too restrictive with its movies and video store.

    • Actually from what I’m reading its not that good, apparently the writers had to pad it out to make it movie length and what they added isn’t that good. I won’t post spoilers tho.

    • I’ll stick to watching things and deciding from myself rather than blindly following the opinions of others. “Not that good to others” means nothing to me.

  • Hyper Light Drifter!! :D <3

  • Hyper Light Drifter for me this week! Hopefully it’s on everyone’s lists as it looks to be a great game. May check out Headlander as well.

  • Shiren the Wanderer on a Vita physical copy for me this week :)

  • Is Hyper Light Drifter for Vita cancelled ? Or at least are there any news lately about it?

    • I found the answer myself.

      “Heart Machine Creator 2 days ago

      I will have info on the state of Wii U and Vita next month. Sorry, this was an incredibly intense amount of work just getting it on these two platforms for us these past three months.”

      From Update #78:

      “Vita – A more difficult platform, due to it’s limited processing power and memory. Much optimization must be done in order for our game to run smoothly for the entirety of the experience. Luckily, we have external support taking charge on this port so we aren’t ripping our own hair out. We’re getting closer, but again, this is a Fall release at the earliest considering the amount of effort being poured in on this port.”

      Guess i’ll just wait for holidays to play it on Vita.

    • Or you know just play it on the Ps4 ;)

    • Play on PS4 with remote play or *gasp* on a big screen? Foolishness! I’m sure somewhere out there is a Shangri-La of Vita owners with a pocket full of physical games that only return home to recharge their Vitas.

    • @VanguardFate
      You assume that everyone wants to sit on their couch to play their games and take up a TV? Please. Though it doesn’t fit everyone’s lifestyle, the benefits of a Vita for me are that I can play when I’m not home (which is about 15 hours a day), when and where I want. On the bus? Sure. Carpool to or from work? Absolutely. On break at work? You betcha. At the DMV while waiting for a license renewal? No problem.

      Battery life? You obviously haven’t played a Vita. While the older ones get about 4-6 hours of battery life, enough of a single day while away from home, my Slim gets around 10-12 hours before I have to recharge. Source: I have a Slim and my son has an original. And yup, we Ad Hoc.

      tl;dr If a game is out for both PS4 and Vita, I will always prefer the Vita as it suits my lifestyle better. Having played HLD on my laptop, it’s a great game and it’ll be even better when it fits in the palm of my hand and in my pocket instead of on my $400 machine that sits idly under my 55″ TV.

    • @VanguardFate your ignorance is unbelievable… @@VanguardFate well said!

    • *****correction, that last part was for @Kaznasty-

  • The Asterisk War.

    ….That is all.


  • Lots of stuff coming out this week. What to even choose. Jeez. Great time to be a gamer.

    Despite what all the hateful anti-budget title comments want to say. I remember when crappy games were like $50-70, and adjusted for inflation they were more expensive than a full $60 game with all the DLC.

    Now you can get something 10x better for $15 or less.

    • I agree. I rarely buy any AAA titles for 60 dollars these days as they are often not worth near that asking price. I prefer the smaller indie niche titles which are usually much more interesting and more up my alley as an old school gamer at heart.

  • Hyper Light Drifter is something everyone needs to know about. That, and then Nioh beat comes out a month after! Thank you Ryan for making this making this post with HLD official! You gotta make another video with Greg and Colin at Kinda Funny again soon. I miss the Beyond days.

  • Nice layout guys! The side by side layout is way more efficient and much more pleasing to read through

  • I’m liking the new Drop format! It’s like a one-two punch of awesome :-)

  • A big Meh from me this week. Besides the Marvel Ultimate Alliance bundle there is nothing i want this week. Oh well saving money for August 23rd between Deus Ex Mankind Divided and Madden NFL 17. August 23rd needs to hurry up and get here.

  • Woooo! Asterisk Wars! Been reading the Manga and been definitely enjoying it. Backed HLD so already getting a code for this amazing game.

  • Is Hyper Light Drifter delayed in the US i can’t find it on the store or there website

  • We’re getting Hyper Light Drifter!?!?!

    I didn’t know we were getting a port at all! I’m really excited to hear that.

  • Quick question. I heard they are remastering Marvel Ultimate Alliance 1 & 2 and it comes out tomorrow for ps4. Why is that not only this list?

  • Quick question. I heard they are remastering Marvel Ultimate Alliance 1 & 2 and it comes out tomorrow for ps4. Why is that not on this list?

  • Although I already own Marvel Ultimate Aliiance 1 and 2 (the PS2 version of the first one and the PS3 version of the second one with all the DLC before they got delisted), it’s nice to see them getting remastered on the PS4 despite Activision no longer having the Marvel license in their hands. Hopefully this would mean that we’ll be getting Marvel Ultimate Alliance 3 (probably based on the Infinity Gauntlet story arc in the comic books).

  • The way the titles swap from Below to Above the images makes my OCD flair up. Do like the new layout though.

  • Huh… I thought it was just going to be FFF:ADF for me this week, but now that I see the drop, there’s a fair bit more.

    Too many games… lol

    Asterisk War, Hyper Light Drifter, and Shiren are all interesting.

    FFF comes first, once Setsuna’s done, but… too many games. haha

    • @Sehulir I don’t get it what is your problem with there being too many games? I thought you like how Sony is giving out games that will make some people happy. Me, I’m interested in the Marvel Ultimate Alliance bundle (even though, like I said in comment #22, I already have the 1st one on the PS2 and 2nd one on the PS3 (with all the DLC before they got delisted) so I reserve my judgement on whether or not I should get the bundle or not.

    • @gameman15
      too many game means cannot buy all the games day one.

    • @gameman

      First of all, it’s mostly a joke. I’m amazed by how many games there are, there’s too much to play. It’s kind of crazy. But I don’t have a ‘problem’ with it. I’m just shocked that last year there were like 10 games total over the year that were interesting… while this year there’re like 2-3 a week.

      But more realistically… as an adult, when this many games come out at once, it puts a strain on the wallet that can often mean you can’t support all of the companies that you’d like to. If three games I want to buy all come out at once, and my budget only allows me to buy one, I feel bad because the other companies deserve my support as well but I just can’t buy them all.

  • Marvel Ultimate Alliance hype!!

  • Headlander & Hyper Light Drifter for me this week more than likely.


  • What about attack on Titan let us preorder it like sucky gamestop .

  • Asterik Wars put me in surprise.

    I thought my Vita will have nothing this week and lo bwhold, a new game to buy.

  • Ps love God eater i preorder part2 and got part1 for free + DLC 100% good deal 5star

  • I love the Riptide GP games, but I really wish they would stop using smart phone assets for the graphics and sounds.
    A game that plays like this and takes advantage of the PS4 hardware could be amazing!
    Instead the water looks very fake, we get blurry low res textures, and the same 3 music tracks loop over and over.

  • Definitely interested in picking up Hyper Light Drifter, Fairy Fencer F: Advent Dark Force, the new Shiren the Wanderer game, and Mutant Mudds Super Challenge when I have enough money. :D

  • Im a bit lost here but didnt Amoung the sleep already come out on ps4 on december 10 of 2015. why is it coming out aging ??. im lost here. anyone else with me. I know it came out that day becuase i bought it when it cam to ps4.

  • Nothing for me but for anyone interested in Fairy Fencer Advent Dark Force i hope you don’t mind the most annoying trophy ever called “where in the money” for $999,999,999,999 i had every trophy except that one, took me almost a months worth of farming even with all additional dlc. That’s assuming they have that trophy on Advent Dark Force, i also got platinum on Fairy Fencer F but Sony never updated the servers with new releases so couldn’t sync the trophies. You can still Google “Fairy Fencer F can’t sync trophies it’s a topic on the NIS website. Im sure as rare as that is Sony won’t let that happen with Advent Dark Force. Im not purchasing Advent Dark Force because as far as im aware it doesn’t include all additional dlc that i already purchased. Good luck to anyone that goes for Advent Dark Force platinum trophy.

    • I’m buying it because of the changes to the combat system primarily. But thanks for the info. Definitely good to know.

  • I plan to buy the Marvel Ultimate Alliance bundle of it makes it out today.
    Also Hyper Light Drifter.
    An expensive Tuesday.

  • Why is Marvel UA $40. And 2 is $40 as well. They are PS2 classics. If this is what you are going to start charging for ‘classics’.. Then I will not be buying anymore. This is insane. Even if you “skinned” it and added trophies, it’s still not worth $40.

    WHEN SONY, When will you learn.

    • Maybe because it’s not Sony charging $40 each, but rather Activision. The same company that charged $50 for Angry Birds on consoles. And $50 for a multiplayer-only version of CodBlops3 on last-gen.
      And these AREN’T PS2 Classics, from the sound of it. They actually put some effort into “remastering” the games. Why not wait for some reviews before judging whether or not they’re worth it?

  • Stop talking and just buy it ur lucky to play it What about [[[[attack on Titan]]]]$$$$$$$$$ let me preorder Sony

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