The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 8/21/2018

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The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 8/21/2018

The long-awaited sequel to the smash hit Guacamelee! is finally here!

Explore a vast hand-crafted world inspired by Mexican culture and folklore, filled to the brim with wacky new villains and weirdos, a few old friends… and a whole lotta chicken.

Developed by Drinkbox Studios, Guacamelee! 2 is a frantic, festive Metroidvania-style adventure featuring a new upgrade system, 4-player local co-op, and more gorgeous visuals thanks to a fancy new rendering engine (and some pollo power).

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

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PS4 — Digital, Retail
All Star Fruit Racing
Go bananas for a jaw-dropping, lightning-fast kart racer for all ages and abilities! All-Star Fruit Racing propels players into vibrant worlds filled with incredible action.
PS4 — Digital
Brawlout packs a punch with couch and online play modes, blending platform fighter mechanics and traditional fighting game play into a stylish and fluid battle royale.
F1 2018
PS4 — Digital, Retail (Out 8/24)
F1 2018
F1 2018 is the official videogame of the 2018 FIA Formula One World Championship. Get immersed in the world of Formula 1 when F1 2018 releases worldwide.
PS4 — Digital
Fall of Light
Fall of Light is a story-driven action RPG set in a world of darkness. Play as Nyx, an old warrior on a dangerous journey with his daughter. Only together will they be strong enough to reach the last place on Earth still touched by sunlight.
PS4 — Digital
Guacamelee! 2
Head back to the Mexiverse in this long-awaited sequel to the smash hit Guacamelee! Featuring full 4-player co-op, new hand-crafted levels, fancy new wrestling moves, sassy new bosses, twice the enemies, and 300% more chickens!
Little Dragons Café
PS4 — Digital, Retail (Out 8/24)
Little Dragons Café
A twin brother and sister are learning to run a small café with their mother. One morning, the twins discover that she won’t wake up. Wrangle a dragon, run the family business, and find a way to save their mother.
Out Of The Box
PS4 — Digital (Out 8/22)
Out of the Box
Dive into a wild story of gangsters and criminals in Out of the Box, a captivating time-management thriller where you decide the fate of the peculiar customers of a luxurious nightclub in a never-ending race against the clock.
PS4 — Digital
Pizza Titan Ultra
Pizza Titan Ultra is a fast-paced 3rd-person action platformer focused on fighting and smashing through a futuristic city to deliver pizza in a giant mech. Just try not to make too much of a mess!
PS4 — Digital
Slime Rancher
Slime Rancher is a charming first-person sandbox experience in the business of slime ranching. Play as Beatrix LeBeau, a plucky young rancher who sets out for a life on the ‘Far, Far Range,’ a thousand light years away from Earth.
PS4 — Digital
In Socketeer you play as a small hacking robot with no weapons. Strategically hack enemy robots around you to control their combat abilities and advance deeper into each space station stronghold in this charming sci-fi roguelike.
PS4 — Digital
Jump, dive and find your flow through 80 ingenious levels of shifting shapes and vibrant colors. Stylish, abstract visuals combine with an atmospheric soundtrack to create an immersive experience of pure, zen-focus platforming.
PS VR — Digital
Track Lab
Exclusive to PS VR, Track Lab lets you easily create new beats by moving musical building blocks around. Every genre from techno to hip-hop to rock can be mixed to make your perfect track. No musical experience required!
Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr
PS4 — Digital (Out 8/23)
Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor - Martyr
You are an Inquisitor, the Imperium’s most powerful agent. Ensure the Emperor’s will is respected in the far-flung corners of the dark universe of Warhammer 40,000 and uncover the secrets of the fortress-monastery, Martyr.

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  • How did you leave out the Shenmue Collection that is launching at Retail and digital next week?

    Anyway excited to pick up Shenmue Collection, Guacamelee! 2, Pizza Titan Ultra and maybe Brawlout and Slime Rancher. Great week overall.

  • Shenmue for me!

  • little dragon cafe is one game for me :). it look so interesting and cool because Wada is creator of Harvest Moon

  • Shenmue 1+2 and Guacamelee 2 for me

  • Getting Shenmue and Little Dragons Cafe.

  • No Super Life of Pixel next week? I thought it was 22nd?

  • I can’t believe you left Shenmue out. Shows how much you really care.

    • Yeah, I don’t get it either. Sony spent time at E3 2015 announcing and launching a dang Kickstarter campaign of all things for Shenmue 3. And I remember hearing a while back that Sony was helping fund it too.

  • Only 2 more drops until Dragon Quest. . . EXCITEMENT OVERLOAD

  • How do you leave out Shenmue 1 & 2? Easily the biggest release of the week. Totally not professional. Anyways that’s what I’m playing next week

  • Definitely in for Warhammer 40k. Been waiting forever for the console release.

  • Shenmue for me this week, then Yakuza Kiwami 2 next week, then Dragon Quest XI the following week. Love me some Japanese games!

  • I’d hold off on buying Guacamelee! 2. The first one had about 3 different ‘enhanced’ versions with no upgrade path from one to the next. If you wanted the new version you had to buy the game again. I plan to wait a couple of years until the game is actually finished.

    • Isn’t it just two versions, technically? The game released on Vita and PS3 first, followed by PC which only included the DLC. The Super Turbo Championship Edition added new content, but that’s because the game was coming to a whole bunch of other platforms, including the new generation of consoles, so it was the obligatory incentive to buy or rebuy the game. No different from other games that come to new platforms. In any case, Severed doesn’t have exclusive content on the platforms beyond Vita at least, so maybe Drinkbox won’t feel compelled to make a Guacamelee 2 ____ Edition for PS5 and future platforms.

    • Also, there absolutely was an upgrade path. STCE on PS4 cost me about $5 when it first came out, thanks to owning the PS3/Vita version via PS+

    • I have the PS4 version because it was a free PS Plus game a few years back.

  • Nothing for me this week…

  • Where is Shenmue?? Big over-sight there…

  • I can’t find Little Dragon’s Café on the ps store.

    Is it not available digitally?

  • Will there be a black ops 4 limited edition console bundle soon?

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