The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 8/23/2016

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The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 8/23/2016
The Drop

An iconic fighting competition returns alongside a legendary action RPG. How can so much good stuff get packed into a single week? Science. The King of Fighters XIV and Deus Ex: Mankind Divided launch this week on PS4.

Intense three-on-three battles come to PS4 in The King of Fighters XIV. The latest in the classic SNK series packs in 50 fighters, new special moves, a refined Max Mode, online party battles, and so much more. Prepare for the next chapter of the King of Fighters tournament and (mandatory catch phrase incoming)… burn to fight!

Then, return to the masterfully crafted future of Deus Ex: Mankind Divided. Guide Adam Jensen through dynamic missions with a host of possible solutions. Harness a range of new augmentations, wield incredible weapons, and stealth through enemy facilities in this visually spectacular vision of a world divided.

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

New Releases: August 23, 2016
Absolute Drift: Zen Edition

Absolute Drift: Zen Edition
PS4 — Digital

Journey from apprentice to master drifter as you hone your skill in a gorgeous minimalist world. Travel from airports and docks to a floating metropolis in search of new cars and ever greater challenges. Your driving skills will be challenged at every turn until you finally become a master drifter.
Alone With You

Alone With You
PS4, PS Vita — Digital
You’re the last survivor of a doomed space colony, trying to repair your ship and escape a planet before it implodes around you. Spend your days searching for clues and parts you need with your troubled AI companion, and your nights in the colony’s holo-sim chamber, experiencing some surprising, story-defining relationships.

PS4 — Digital

Armikrog is a unique stop-motion clay animated point and click adventure game from the creators of Earthworm Jim and the Neverhood. Unravel the mysteries of the fortress that holds Tommynaut and his blind alien talking dog Beak-Beak captive through exploration and puzzle solving!
Big City Stories

Big City Stories
PS4 — Digital

Design, build, and rule your own city! Big City Stories puts you in charge of your own city where you can meet your citizens and staff, race around in vehicles you commandeer, and invite friends to admire your creation.
Deus Ex: Mankind Divided

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided
In 2029, mechanically augmented humans have been deemed outcasts and segregated from the rest of society. Adam Jensen, an experienced covert agent, must take advantage of state-of-the-art weapons and augmentations to unravel a worldwide conspiracy.
Doodle Devil

Doodle Devil
PS3 — Digital
Embrace your dark side! While Doodle God was creating the universe, Doodle Devil was also having some fun. The same addictive, puzzle gameplay that made Doodle God a hit is back but with an evil twist.

PS4 — Digital

Hunted and alone, a boy finds himself drawn into the center of a dark project.
The King of Fighters XIV

The King of Fighters XIV
PS4 — Digital, Retail

The world-famous “KOF” series is back in a new chapter on PS4. 50 characters are ready to clash in three-on-three team battles. With its numerous user friendly game modes, refined online features, and epic story mode, get ready to discover the new King of Fighters generation!
Madden NFL 17

Madden NFL 17
PS4, PS3 — Digital, Retail

Take your team all the way in Madden NFL 17 in Franchise mode, delivering all-new ways to play and more decisions to make. Driven by the most balanced gameplay yet, the deepest commentary in Madden NFL history, along with fun and fresh ways to play, Madden NFL 17 is the most complete Madden ever.

PS4 — Digital

Metrico+ is an input-driven game in a world of infographics. All the bar charts, line diagrams, and pie charts react to what you are doing. You have to rethink all you know in order to solve all the puzzles and explore every part of the world that is Metrico.
Prominence Poker

Prominence Poker
PS4 — Digital

Built around unsuspecting and seedy locations, Prominence is a gambling utopia ruled by crooked goons that are determined to keep you from cashing out. Only here can you find the thrill of high stakes poker while risking everything to take over this underground empire from “The Mayor” — the mysterious town founder.

PS4 — Digital

Explore the vast and beautiful world of Valley using the power of the L.E.A.F. suit: a fierce exoskeleton that grants exceptional speed and agility along with the phenomenal ability to manipulate the life and death of all living things.
Worms W.M.D.

Worms W.M.D.
PS4 — Digital

The worms are back in their most destructive game yet. With a gorgeous, hand-drawn 2D look, brand new weapons, the introduction of crafting, vehicles and buildings, plus the return of some much-loved classic weapons and gameplay, Worms W.M.D is the best worms experience ever.

PlayStation Music Logo

  • Big Gigantic – Brighter Future
  • FUTURISTIC – As Seen on the Internet
  • De La Soul – and the Anonymous Nobody…

PlayStation Video Logo

  • WWE: Battleground 2016
  • The Darkness
  • Empire | Season 2

PlayStation Vue Logo

  • Fear the Walking Dead – August 21 at 9/8c (AMC)
  • Talking Dead – August 21 at 10/9c (AMC)
  • Adam Ruins Everything – August 23 at 10/9c (truTV)

The information above is subject to change without notice.

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  • Already playing KOF 14 awesome game!!!

    • Sony. You shouldn’t increase the price of PS Plus, especially not now after a year of bad games.
      You will loose a lot of customers by doing so.

    • To Commanding Tiger: your allowed your own opinion but they really won’t loose customers…. it’s the way marketing works, gotta stay in line with the competition… and honestly it’s only $0.83 more each month…. that’s literally NOTHING

    • I doubt they’ll loose customers, but they may lose some.

  • Glad to see Absolute Drift: Zen Edition on the Drop!

  • Got my KOFXIV on preorder and can’t wait to pick it up at Gamestop with that sweet steel case! Gonna be giving my Fight stick a workout again now that its been some time since the amazing Guilty Gear Revelator :D

  • Valley and Inside definitely look intriguing! :)

    Also will need to play Mankind Divided eventually.

    • Agreed might pick those 2 games up as well and definetly getting Deus Ex later today …. Glad they listened and fixed allot of stuff

  • KOF and Alone With You for me. I’d recommend Inside as well.

  • whoo, August 23 gonna be awesome day for me to play 3 games : Deus Ex Mankind Divided, Inside and Madden 17. i already pre-load Deus Ex Mankind Divided last night 2am CST

  • Any release date details on Legaia 2 PS4 Classic?

  • Been playing the demo and older KoF games to get ready for XIV. I’m so ridiculously hyped for it.

  • Inside and Deus Ex!! wow 2 incredible games cannot wait. SO glad that Sony brought Inside to PS4. Now if only they could get Ori and the Blind Forest

    • Ori is a Microsoft production. You’ll wait forever before it comes on Playstation.

      Go get it on Steam instead.

  • As usual, the Drop is completely unreadable in all three browsers I’ve tried.

    • Then keep trying til you find one that works?
      Every week I see people complaining it doesn’t work, but it works fine for me on both my desktop PC on Chrome, and on my phone’s browser. No scrolling issues, no cutoff issues, no missing games.
      Perfect example of PEBKAC.

    • Which browers are you using? It works fine on both Firefox and Chrome for me and I visit this site through my Andriod devices (tablet and phone).

    • The only place it works for me is on my iPad. All other browsers I have tried give the endless single line.

    • Personally, I use Firefox, and it’s a mess. It used to be fine, but about a month or so ago it just shows this single line of game images. You can’t scroll left/right to even see them all, and you can’t read crap about the games. I don’t know what they changed to make this start happening, but I wish they’d fix it. I like looking at this post every week, but not enough to start booting up differing browsers trying to find one that works.

    • doesn’t work at all on my PC browser.. it just shows a horizontal bar of all the games with illegible text.. anything past the first game isn’t readable at all. however, on my iPhone SE it works perfectly and shows up just fine.

    • So what I’m getting is, if it’s working for AizawaYuuichu, there should be no one else complaining or having an issue with the browser. That makes sense.

    • Hmm, I’m using very similar code to what I use for the weekly Store Update posts to put this together — not sure why some folks are running into issues and others aren’t here. I’ve checked in multiple browsers and it’s working for me. Sorry for the inconvenience, I’ll poke around and see if I can figure it out.

    • I’m using Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Edge and IE, none of them display this page in any way that’s readable.

      I’m using both a PC and a laptop and it can’t be read on either.

      I’m not aware of any other web browsers and I shouldn’t need one.

    • I check the site on my PS4 of all things, and even on this it looks unoptimized. All of the games eventually run right off the page, and they’re all presented in hard to read columns. If this many people are having a hard time reading the articles on a myriad of browsers, it may just be time to go back to the drawing board and think of a new way to present the Drop entirely.

    • @Justin Massongill i never had any issue using Chrome, but now i went and checked on Ms Edge (v38.14393.0.0) and it’s all messed up. I went back to Chrome, inspected the webpage, if you inspect the ‘.gamecontainer’ and you uncheck the ‘display:flex;’ you will see exactly how is showing in Edge. So i guess is a flex property issue.

    • Justin Massongill

      @FreedomKME: Thanks very much for the info! That might actually help narrow down what’s going on here. I think flex is a pretty new thing in the realm of web design, maybe I need to code ‘er up using something a bit more standard. Curious why I don’t hear reports of these issues on the weekly Store Update post though, since it uses flex CSS as well…

  • Looking forward to Big City Stories. I always liked the SimCity games but some of them haven’t been up to snuff. Best SimCity game I played was the old SNES version and it was a blast in the 1990s.

  • Not the biggest KOF fan, but im buying simply to show SNK I want them to make more games, also a new Samurai Showdown, Last Blade and METAL SLUG would be awesome

  • Ryan: This webpage is not displaying properly on the internet explorer on the PC.

    • Most of the people creating and posting this are probably on Win10 at this point, using the Edge browser. Thus, they are not able to troubleshoot IE anymore. Get a better browser.

    • AizawaYuuichi is 100% right – Microsoft dropped support for IE a long time ago, just like most users dropped use of it, lol. Get Chrome, or Firefox, or Vivaldi. Or even just update IE to Edge; when Microsoft drops their OWN browser for a better(?) one, its time to move on, man. This isn’t on Sony or the people running the Playstation Blog – certainly not Ryan. And it’s not a technical issue when it can be resolved by you just using something else, man. C’mon.

    • “Get a better browser”….hehe, that’s funny. Rude much? Get off your high horse and be more respectful of others’ issues.

      I’m on iPhone and it’s giving me issues also. Things were fine until Sony changed their display format of The Drop 2 weeks ago.

      Even if it works for some people, the format change has obviously affected many others.

    • Aizawa, Edge is arguably the worst browser ever designed. Clearly you’ve never used it, or else you’d appreciate just how bad it is.

      That being said, the reality is that they’re using weird scripting on this page that is making it incompatible with a lot of things. I’ve seen problems on two different versions of IE, Edge, and the version of Chrome I have at work.

      I don’t really care because I don’t mind scrolling to the right to see the games… but it’s definitely a poorly designed page.

    • Thank you for the note, we’re looking into this!

    • I’ve used firefox, IE and chrome as well and none of them work.

      It might be a PC issue? Most of the posts I’ve read where people can read it fine aren’t using a PC.

    • I’m using PS4 web browser and getting the same error, every drop has been like this in a while

  • Worms W.M.D. is at retail as well.

  • Seriously excited for KOF14. I’m jealous of people who got it early.

  • Madden NFL 17 for me along with Big City Stories

    That reminds me though i still need to play inside on my Xbox 1.

  • Don’t own a PS4, but will be buying KOFXIV. Hope PS Vita gets KOF XIV sometime in the future *hint, hint, wink, wink*

    Deus Ex looks promising.

    Looking forward to playing Mark of the Wolves on my PSV.

    Not feeling this format of the drop. But its the games that matter.

  • I’m here every week hoping that Gang Beasts drops. :(

  • For all of the hype that SNK puts on KOF14, let us all hope that SNK learns their lesson from 09’s KOF12 disaster.

    • After playing the demo of the game. I can safetly say that they have.

      Anyway, I have the LE preorder ed at Amazon. I can’t wait for this to show up on my doorstep.

  • I love the drop on Sundays, but I can’t read it all when checking on a mobile or tablet (safari).

    • No problems on my iPhone 6s or computer using Safari.

    • Try putting your mobile device in landscape. Either that or download the Chrome browser.

    • Well I have an older iphone so the fact it isn’t right on there doesn’t surprise me, but on an iPad if I landscape it all the games show up in the horizontal format but overlap the border, so the later games have the black text over the dark grey background which isn’t the easiest to read. But on safari on the MacBook drop always comes out fine. Thanks for the suggestions!

    • We are looking into the formatting errors. Thank you!

  • Super excited for Alone With You, especially after I listened to an interview with the dev (of Home fame) on the PS Nation Podcast last week.

  • Most Excited for Alone With You……on the Vita.

  • Apparently digital pre-orders of King of Fighters XIV don’t “unlock” until Tuesday at 12pm PST/3pm EST.

    It’s 8pm EST now and the countdown timer on my PS4 still says 1 d 19 hrs

    The game is pre-loaded on my HDD, why is it not playable at midnight on 8/23 like ALL other digital preorders on PSN???

    If anyone at Sony reads this (doubtful), it would be nice to have an answer to this as it makes no sense, I have NEVER seen a preorder off the PS store handled this way.

    • Some pre orders unlock at Midnight EST, some unlock at Midnight PST.

      This is not new.

      This has happened with other games before.

      This will happen again.

      It’s not a problem, it’s a feature.

  • Hope to see Rainbow Skies on the drop sometime this year. Haven’t heard anything about it in sometime now. Rainbow Moon was awesome on the Vita.

    • Dude I just ordered my limited run games physical release of rainbow moon for ps4 and I can’t wait to play through again on the newest console! Best part is that I should be getting my copy soon early next week, no later than Wednesday since they are based in the same state as me and are literally just a few hours from me. I, too, am eagerly awaiting rainbow skies. Can’t wait to see it in the drop or at least get an update on when we should expect it.

  • It’s time! Let us see the staying power of the 14th King!
    People talk ish about the graphics and simpler gameplay.
    But will the netcode be garbage like the previous those making three titles in a row that failed?
    I hope that KOF 14 is the title they get their ducks in a row.
    I will wait with an open wallet after some of the reviewers I watch get a hold of this and work it through its rounds.

  • King of Fighters 14 for me this week. Got it pre-loaded and ready to go!

  • Am I doing something wrong or is Alone With You not showing up on the store anywhere? If it’s not just me you guys need to get on that or you’ll be doing the developer a large disservice.

  • is there any release date yet for Dark Souls 3 DLC?

    • the DLC isn’t coming till fall, probably October or November if I had to guess. However From Soft is holding some kind of announcement this tuesday which will probably be about the first DLC

  • Hi Ryan, I hope you’re fine and doing very well, please could you release Oh, Deer! on PS4, it’s an old school racing game similar to Out Run, it was on Vita but not anymore, here’s a link to the page of Oh, Deer!:

    I’m sorry if that’s not your job, please tell who do I ask, thank you so much.

    • It was a Playstation Mobile game, wasn’t it? Playstation Mobile was shut down months ago. If Necrosoft wants it on the PSN again, they’d have to resubmit it as a game for PS4 or PSVita proper.

  • Is there any reason why KOF XIV unlocks fifteen hours after every single other digital preorder I’ve ever done?!?

  • Why can’t we preorder Worms WMD? There’s a ton of exclusive content for preorder only but us in the US can’t preorder it. Any info is appreciated!

    • I second this. There is no pre-order listing (or even game listing) right now on the NA store for Worms WMD, but it is showing in Euro markets for preorder. Can we please get an answer?

    • You could try hitting up Team17 on Social Media for info about them preorder bonuses. What else is Twitter or Facebook good for?

  • Ryan doesn’t read, acknowledge or forward any comments left on here to Sony. So for people hoping he will, it isn’t gong to happen unfortunately.

  • Not a fan of ps2ps4 but seriously still no new “soft remasters”. I kinda thought at least some third party games would hit. And im referring to ps2 games thats retail copy is too expensive to get.. Not games you can get or $10 or less on amazon.
    I was hoping Silent Hill 2 and 3 would hit store finally. The unedited version i mean. Yes i know Konami might never allow it. But at least something new. I would honestly support this if they added games that are expensive. Max Payne and GTA San Andreas isnt expensive: Fatal Frame , Fate/Stay Night (game), among others are. Heck it would be nice if old ps2 digital copies would be allowed on ps4. It doesnt even have to have trophies

  • More interested in that Ni-Oh demo than anything else.
    Inside looks great tho, loved Limbo. Also Alone with You, Absolute Drift and Metrico+ all look good.

  • Not too many good games will be dropped this week it looks like it.

    Just got a new community going for Uncharted 4 just search for Uncharted 4 Slumpture Gallery, its pretty funny join while its open and post your Slumpture pics and captions.

  • For anyone having site display problems on mobile device, use cm security browser – private by cheetah mobile, it works great, I’ve been a long time user and I have no problems at all visiting ps4 blog store updates

  • Good :)

  • I’ve been checking the Playstation Store every day since Inside was announced to release on PS4 so I could pre order it but it hasn’t come on there yet. Now it’s the day it was said to release and it’s still not on there. What’s going on?! Is it even really coming out today?

    • Store updates during the day, you posted far too early or the game to have been added. They are usually added around 2pm. Best to look on the blog for the post that the store is updated. It could happen before then, but itsn’t guaranteed.

  • How is the Online for KOF going?

  • I love how a day after announcing the PS+ price raise (and doubling the price Canadians pay), you’re now charging more money for newer games here in Canada. Emily Wants to Play is $5.49 Canadian on Steam, but you guys wants $6.99 Canadian. The one thing I liked about Sony was they charged less money to Canadians than Valve was, but now, nah, it’s finally time to screw Canadians.

  • Pumped for Inside hear good thing about that one ! Have to wait for Deux no money at the moment sadly, maybe next month

  • Could the mods please remove this post and poster.

  • The store has updated but on the Nioh Demo page there is no download button. What gives?

    • Rebooted PS4 twice including cold boot to no avail. Had to remove an item from my cart and reboot the PS4 to get the Download button to appear for the Nioh Demo.

  • No List of Upcoming Software on PS4, PS3, Vita and sometimes PSP By the Kinda Funny Co-Founders this week, so I had to come here and actually read the article. Feels bad, man. :(

  • KOF best fighter this year. Thank you for the awesome title. I’m in love

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