The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 1/31/2017

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The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 1/31/2017

An everyday life comes crashing to a halt when one man discovers an unimaginable secret. Sci-fi thriller Divide launches next week on PS4, and reality will never be the same.

Inspired by isometric adventures of the past, Divide follows one man through the sprawling metallic labyrinths and hidden networks of the mighty Vestige Corporation. Sneak through undetected, or outsmart your enemies with careful hacks. But be warned: every encounter with the enemy forces could be your last, thanks to an unforgiving combat system. Will you find the truth?

For a full list of new games launching next week, read on. And enjoy the Drop!

The Drop

New Releases: Week of January 31, 2017
PS4 — Retail


Dive into a majestic underwater adventure! From the artistic mind behind Journey and Flower, Abzu is a beautiful underwater adventure that evokes the dream of diving. Immerse yourself in a vibrant ocean world full of mystery and bursting with color and life.

PS4 — Digital

Adventure Pop

Embark on an epic adventure in this all-new, super-explosive bubble shooter! Ready your cannon, aim the bubbles, and fire away to burst through Adventure Pop!

PS VR — Digital


From Ninja Theory, creators of Heavenly Sword and DmC: Devil May Cry comes Dexed, an on-rails VR shooter where dexterity is a must. Target and shoot flurries of enemies with two blasters, one launching ice to destroy fire and the other shooting fire to destroy ice. Journey through beautifully realized worlds and hone your skills in Challenge Mode before taking on the endless battle of Arcade Mode.

PS4 — Digital, Retail

Digimon World: Next Order

Welcome back to the Digital World! An all new adventure and story await! The Digital world is in despair. Machinedramons are running rampant and causing utter chaos… the Digital World needs your help! Recruit faithful Digimon companions and meet friends along the way to help you on this epic journey.

PS4 — Digital


Divide is a science fiction dungeon crawl. Power up derelict complexes, unlock jammed doors, and delve into long abandoned computer networks as you dust off the secrets of the mighty Vestige Corporation. Players explore expansive isometric environments and stroll through deep matte paintings that bring Divide’s world to life.

PS4 — Digital (Out 1/30)

Double Dragon 4

The next entry in the side-scrolling action game series Double Dragon is finally here! The story picks up after the elimination of the Shadow Warriors in Double Dragon II. Experience all-new exhilarating action with the original old-school graphics!

PS4, PS Vita — Digital

Dynasty Warriors: Godseekers

The Three Kingdoms story that was never told. A simulation RPG set in the world of the Dynasty Warriors series, starring the youthful Zhao Yun, famous for his loyalty to duty and his sincerity, and depicting alternate stories like that told in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms.

PS Vita — Digital

Geki Yaba Runner

Transform your moustached hero into a raging force of destruction or a super speedy gnome to overcome Gekiyaba’s toughest obstacles to face the ultimate challenge. Can you overcome every hurdle to save the princess in peril?

PS4 — Digital

Hand of Date Deluxe Edition

Deckbuilding comes to life in Hand of Fate! An infinitely replayable series of quests — earn new cards, build your deck, then try to defeat it. Draw your cards, play your hand, and discover your fate. The Hand of Fate Deluxe Edition includes the original game plus the Wildcards DLC and the Murder at Sea update.

PS4 — Digital, Retail

Hitman: The Complete First Season

Featuring all of the Season One locations and episodes from the Prologue, Paris, Sapienza, Marrakesh, Bangkok, Colorado, and Hokkaido. As Agent 47, you will perform contract hits on powerful, high-profile targets in an intense spy-thriller story across a world of assassination.

PS4 — Digital

Kill the Bad Guy

As part of a secret and mysterious society whose members have sworn to rid the world of Bad Guys, it’s your responsibility to serve justice in the bloodiest possible way. Track the Bad Guys, be brutal and smart in your planning, and eliminate them one by one.

PS4 — Digital

Knee Deep

When a washed-up actor hangs himself on location, a spotlight is cast on the backwater Florida town of Cypress Knee. Knee Deep is a crime thriller where choices matter as you investigate this mysterious suicide. Use your skills of observation, deduction, and cleverness to pull back the curtain and reveal the true story behind a swampland conspiracy.

PS4 — Digital


Linelight is an elegant, minimalist puzzle game where everything takes place on lines. Its zen-inducing music and visuals simulate the experience of getting an A+ on a super hard test while receiving a back massage. The controls are irreducibly simple: move.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road to Boruto
PS4 — Digital, Retail (Out 2/3)

Naruto Shippuden: UNS4 Road to Boruto

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 Road to Boruto concludes the Ultimate Ninja Storm series and collects all of the DLC content packs for Storm 4 and previously exclusive pre-order bonuses! Not only will players get the Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 game and content packs, they will also get an all-new adventure Road to Boruto, which contains many new hours of gameplay focusing on the son of Naruto.

Other Highlights
  • Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare: DLC 1 — Sabotage
  • Paragon: New character — Aurora
  • Rainbow Six Siege: Free Trial (Feb. 2 to Feb. 6)
  • Star Wars Pinball: Rogue One table
  • World of Tanks: TANKBOWL in-game event (begins Feb. 1) — Bonus XP and other rewards, winners receive free tank

PlayStation Music Logo

PlayStation Video Logo

PlayStation Vue Logo

  • Adventure Time Islands Part 1- January 30 at 7:30/6:30c (Cartoon Network)
  • Hack My Life- January 31 at 10/9c (truTV)
  • The Expanse- February 1 at 10/9c (Syfy)

The information above is subject to change without notice.

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  • The preview for Linelight made it look particularly cool. For folks who were a fan of the puzzles in The Witness, it might be worth checking out.

  • Bort…

  • That picture of Divide, Ryan, kinda makes me think of the show Colony… Game looks really interesting.

  • Digimon. Digital monsters. Digimon are the champions!


  • I’m getting Digimon World for sure Tuesday. So glad Bandai Namco continues to bring these titles to the West. Will also get Hitman since it’s finally coming out on disc even though I’m bummed out that it doesn’t have a Platinum.

    Also have my eye on Divide, Dexed for PSVR, and Linelight. May pick up Abzu on disc too since I enjoyed that game. Naruto I’ll just buy the DLC for. Great week and more great stuff coming after that.

    • Wait….. No platinum for the disc version of Hitman welp thats one less game i gotta buy.

    • And platinums make your life better because…?

    • @God-Of-Lyf

      Spending money else where makes you life better because….? You’ll still spend money sony and if you dont sony doesn’t care the loss of 1 kid troll doesn’t make a difference.

  • Gonna get Dynasty Warriors GODSEEKERS. Just wish it wasn’t Digital Only. Can we least pre load it though?

  • Nothing for me till Horizon: Zero Dawn comes out. I just got Resident Evil 7, Gravity Rush 2 and Yakuza 0 so i am set for awhile.

  • This is where I would ask you what is going on with the store update posts, but then I remembered you would completely ignore it, so why bother?

  • Please bring back the Store Update


    • You must be new to the Playstation blog true assassin but every Tuesday there would be a huge blog post of everything that was put in the PlayStation Store on the store update including all the DLC all the movies all the PlayStation plus stuff every single new game new VR game this is just the drop this is always been here all this tells us is what’s going to be retail and digital it has no add-ons nothing like the store update

    • @gowchamp1

      And you must be new to reading sony said that the drop is now the store update after they merged the two

    • They didnt merge the two, they just got lazy and dropped the update all together. I bet it was Ryans idea as well. But no sweat from my brow. I can use the money I would of spent somewhere else.

    • Seriously. I can tell you that I’ve been buying less games than I would have since this change. It’s just not as exciting as the Store Update was.

    • I agree that I definitely buy less when I actually have to poke around in the store to find anything. It’s already poorly organized/categorized.

    • Agreed please bring back the store update. Merging the two has hurt your business from me. I don’t like using the store until I am ready to buy because it runs slow. Having the weekly updates allowed me to easily narrow down what I want and included the price. Please keep the drop and store updates separate as they are both valuable.

  • any word on rainbow skies? would like to hear an update on this game.thanks

    have a good weekend everyone

  • Need more ps2 games.

  • Digimon gonna make my backlog cry, but atleast it’s gonna be able to hold until Persona 5 release

  • so no indie game “rentals” for next month? i havent seen article post for the feb plus line up yet. supposed to be last wednesday or thursday of the month right?

    • I Would laugh if sony dropped the IGC from PlayStation Plus. It Wouldn’t bother me though i dont use plus to get the free games every month unlike the crybaby kids that whine about the games every month

    • The PlayStation Plus post always happens on the Wednesday before the first Tuesday of the month. Since the first Tuesday of the month isn’t until Feb 7th the Plus post won’t go up until this upcoming Wednesday, Feb 1st. This is how it always happens.

    • I’m sure they’ll announce the February games and give you your monthly chance to be smug about not having Plus very soon. Just hold tight.

  • Please bring back the Store Update
    Please bring back the Store Update
    Please bring back the Store Update
    Please bring back the Store Update
    Please bring back the Store Update
    Please bring back the Store Update
    Please bring back the Store Update

  • Id rather have the store update than the drop to be honest. Since it has been gone Ive spent less on the network and my friends say the same thing. I would think Sony would be in business to make some money, but apparently not. Hey, Im not losing any sleep on money saved each week I tell you that…!

  • I personally don’t care if Sony retired the Store updates on the PlayStation Blog because, if I want to see what deals the PlayStation Store is offering, I can just go to the PlayStation Store itself.

    • This. People need to stop being so lazy and just check the store every today. Blog reading for store updates = LAZY

    • @TrueAssassin86x Do you even realize that people on this blog has the right to criticize Sony for no longer posting the PlayStation Store update? This is the United States of America. Therefore, we have freedom of speech and expression thanks to the First Amendment. Because of that, whether you like it or not, people can voice their opinions and give Sony criticism however whenever. And unlike you, I can respect other people’s opinions.

    • @Gameman15

      Freedom of speech is against the Government, not public corporations. I also agree that if people want to post a request to get the sales chart back, go for it.

    • Yes that’s true but they have a platform to reach customers that do not just go to the store to see what deals they are offering. Why not use all the platforms at their disposal to reach more customers, to earn more money. There is no mention in the Drop the sales that they currently have going on. It’s good business to reach as many customers as possible.

  • bring back the store update #makepsbloggreatagain

  • I’m also adding up to the general suggestion:

    Bring back the Store Update please.

    I’d rather have the Store Update than The Drop if I had to choose. If you want to push The Drop for some reason (to wich most of us don’t agree) incorporate it to the Store Update post in a minor way.

    The Store Update post is much more efficient in showing sales/new releases and looks much more organized.

    Please listen to us the consumers, bring back the Store Update post.

  • No new Vita games this week?. Lame.

  • Gonna add to the voices here. Please bring back the Store Update, or at least properly bring the stuff from the update into the Drop. This sucks: No prices, no link directly to the Store, no add-ons/DLC, and no sales.

  • Finally a direct sequel to the Playstation classic Digimon World! My faith in Bandai has been renewed.

  • @Ryan Clements

    In the Drop posted on Jan. 6, 2017 (for the Jan 10 update), the following was stated in the actual post:

    “Starting this week, we’ll begin including more PlayStation Store coverage right here on The Drop in lieu of a dedicated PS Store Update post. In addition to revealing the week’s new releases, The Drop will curate a list of other content starting each Tuesday, from major add-ons and DLC to select discounts, themes, and more. Let us know what you think!”

    That “other content” was not included in that blog post, along with the following three Drops (including this one). Are we ever going to see those details again, in the Drop or otherwise? It’s a little frustrating that a new process for providing these details was explicitly mentioned in that Jan 6 post, but never executed to.

  • Looking forward to Dexd. Keep on bringing fresh content to PSVR.

    Non gaming and entertainment apps are welcome to. Give PSVR the opportunity to be the iPhone of the VR space. Having Sony at the helm of the market would be the best scenario for innovation, and continued improvement. I don’t want to see VR stagnate like the mobile industry has.

  • Pretty excited for Road to Boruto. Looks better than the actual UNS4, from what I can tell.

    Highly recommend Abzu to anyone who hasn’t picked it up. If I wasn’t saving my money for all the games coming in the coming months, I’d totally pick up the physical edition to go along with my digital.

  • BRING BACK Playstation Store Update on Tuesdays!!! You eliminated the wrong blog feature. If you had to eliminate any, eliminate this one.

  • I’m in agreement with many here. The Drop, while a fun glimpse at what was coming out in a few days, is ENTIRELY less useful than the Store Update post was. If you had to get rid of one of these two features, why did you get rid of the one with more information? Was it really that hard to format tables correctly, to get all the “Original” and “Sale” prices in the right column? Maybe if you had multiple people work on it, one to write and one to check, rather than working on two separate posts, it wouldn’t have been in such a horrible state. Dropping the more informational post and keeping the lazier post because it’s easier is not a good way to continue growing your business. It appears lazy, and IT IS LAZY.
    Either stick to what you said you would do, and ACTUALLY INCLUDE INFORMATION IN THE DROP, or DROP the drop and give us back the Store Update post.

  • PSP is powerful enough to play Double Dragon 4, yet it skips the Vita. Sometimes it can be hard to be a Vita owner.

    • It’s only as hard as you make it. Focusing on games the Vita doesn’t get is a sure-fire way to become a bitter Vita owner.

  • DD4 would have been great on the Vita as well. It’s so cold in the Vita graveyard.

  • No new PS2 emulations? It’s been over a month since the last one. Aren’t you guys doing them anymore? I still want the Namco Tales games and Star Ocean 3.

  • Double Dragon 4 and Linelight are the two games I’m most excited about for Mon and Tues…

  • I want Store Updates back, too, or at least a list of all DLC, themes, and avatars listed on these posts.

  • Looking forward to get that hitman game on a flash sale

  • Please bring back the store update posts.

  • Double Dragon 4 never heard of it? Done a google search and found out there was a Double Dragon 5 also Man I must have been playing some thing better during those years.. But some how I remember Battle toads & Double Dragon!! man talk about a cinema turd.

    • well in fact this is the first time we see Double Dragon 4.. This is a full new game retro style. tge main serie was 1 2 3 and 5. they never work on a 4th game lol

  • I thought Double Dragon 4 was going to be released on the January 29? It was announced it would be released a day early before Steam

  • Double Dragon 4 !!??

    What what what! I’m going to find someone on twitch to see this blast from the past.

    (the comment above about double dragon V …. what did I miss! oh my)

  • Please bring back store updates on Tuesday nights! I used to be able to see everything in one place…
    -New games
    -Sales (games|dlc)
    -New addons
    -New themes

    Now it’s a pain to browse through everything, considering the store itself is never the same frikin layout…

  • My girl Grace Chen on vacation? Playstation Store Update posts coming back anytime soon???

  • Clements, don’t make us sic Colin and Greg on you!

  • Love Hand of Fate

  • Please bring back the old format or at least include sales/prices on this one. Thanks.

  • Nothing For Me This Week, I have Gravity Rush 2, Tales Of Berseria and picked up Watch dogs 2 yesterday so im good.

  • Hey, let’s DROP the Store Update and pretend no one has noticed.


  • A new Double Dragon? Please tell me it has local co-op and online co-op!

  • Double Dragon 4 !

  • @ veryhoudini11, go back and read, dude. When they posted about changing things, they stated that the Drop would contain more, i.e. things covered in the Store Update and more would be rolled into it. That didn’t happen. They have totally ignored the countless requests to bring the Store Update back. Anyway you totally missed my point, dude.

  • As a kid who grew up in the 1980s, Double Dragon 4 has disappointed me. Played it last night.
    However, Linelight looks fantastic and already received a 9/10 from a reputable website. It also has a lot of trophies including a platinum.

  • Just a couples of week and i can FINALLY Play Good Quality Games on the Go.. FOR REAL !!!!!


  • Today marks the 5th consecutive week that Ms. Grace Chen does not write the PS Store Update article. Is she on vacation or fired?

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