1. The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 8/15/2017

    The veteran developers at Housemarque are no strangers to arcade action. Following in the footsteps of Super Stardust HD, Dead Nation, Resogun, and Nex Machina, Matterfall takes the stage as the next explosive twin-stick shooter to arrive on PlayStation.

    Fusing classic 2D platforming with dizzying bullet hell mechanics, Matterfall will push players to the limit. Avoid a sea of lethal Red Matter while harnessing Blue Matter to turn the environment into an ally. Experiment with a variety of weapons and abilities to best master the moment-to-moment action, and hunt for the top of the leaderboards.

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


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    New Releases: Week of August 15, 2017​

    3D MiniGolf
    PS4 — Digital



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    Master an entertaining match on more than 54 challenging holes, 18 of which faithfully modelled after official courses in the real world.

    Agents of Mayhem
    PS4 — Digital, Retail



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    Agents of Mayhem is the latest open-world, third-person action game from the creators of the Saints Row franchise! Run a no-holds barred operation against a shadowy super-villain organization known only as LEGION and their mysterious leader, the Morningstar.

    Cities: Skylines – PlayStation 4 Edition
    PS4 — Digital



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    Cities: Skylines puts you in charge of a growing city — design, build, and manage the city of your dreams, from public services to civic policies, and challenge yourself to grow from a simple town to a bustling metropolitan hub.

    Dark Mystery
    PS4 — Digital



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    Dark Mystery is a fun, challenging puzzle platformer with 35 exciting levels. Find true love in the adventure of Dark Mystery!

    Defenders of Ekron
    PS4 — Digital



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    Defenders of Ekron mixes the classic action of a shmup and the exploration of an adventure game, including dungeons and a sci-fi experience.

    Eliosi’s Hunt
    PS4 — Digital



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    Inspired by classic actions games like Metal Slug and Crash Bandicoot, Eliosi’s Hunt delivers smooth gameplay, beautifully crafted graphics, and cutting-edge technology.

    The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing II
    PS4 — Digital



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    In the second part of the unfolding Van Helsing saga that could also be enjoyed independently, you can explore new corners of this unique world and experience the mix of old-school gothic and mad science, with more action, powerful foes, and plenty of stunning places to visit.

    Matterfall
    PS4 — Digital



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    Blast through explosive waves of contemporary arcade action in this rapid-fire twin stick shooter. As a hero-for-hire, survive high-intensity side-scrolling war zones in vertical cities overrun by mysterious “smart matter.”

    Nidhogg 2
    PS4 — Digital



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    The wurm has returned and it must feed! Shed your garments and paint the walls with the flesh of your enemies, for only one can be worthy of sacrifice.

    Night Trap – 25th Anniversary Edition
    PS4 — Digital



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    Night Trap tells the story of five teenage girls spending the weekend at the Martin home. As a member of the Special Control Attack Team, your job is to monitor the home and protect the girls using an intricate system of cameras and traps as it is being invaded by vampires.

    Observer
    PS4 — Digital



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    What would you do if your fears were hacked? The year is 2084. You are Daniel Lazarski, an elite neural detective known as an Observer, whose purpose is to hack and invade suspects’ minds.

    Paranormal Activity: The Lost Soul
    PS VR — Digital



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    Engineered from conception for VR, The Lost Soul immerses you in a terrifying realistic environment with haunting atmosphere, and the need to survive. With very limited guidance, your free-movement enables you to discover the secrets that lie in this house of horror.

    The Pillars of the Earth
    PS4 — Digital



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    Based on Ken Follett’s world-bestseller, The Pillars of the Earth retells the story of the village of Kingsbridge in a whole new way. Play as Jack, Aliena, and Philip and change the events of the book through exploration, decision-making and dialogues.

    Sonic Mania
    PS4 — Digital



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    Experience the ultimate celebration of past and future in Sonic Mania, an all-new 2D Sonic adventure running at a crisp 60 frames per second with stunning HD retro-style graphics.

    Sudden Strike 4
    PS4 — Digital, Retail



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    Sudden Strike is back! The beloved RTS series returns, this time with bigger battlefields, more units, better graphics, new scenarios, and legendary commanders.

    Tokyo 42
    PS4 — Digital



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    Tokyo 42 is a hyper-stylish isometric open-world shooter. Framed for a murder you didn’t commit, you’ll delve into a world of assassins, deadly corporate intrigue, and… tactical cats.

    Undertale
    PS4, PS Vita — Digital



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    The PC classic Undertale comes to PS4! Explore a rich RPG world full of strange and delightful characters where violence isn’t the only answer. Dance with a slime, pet a dog, whisper your favorite secret to a knight… or ignore all of that and rain destruction upon your foes. The choices are yours — but are you determined enough to prevail?

    Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma
    PS4 — Digital, Retail (8/18)



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    Zero Escape: Zero Time Dilemma features diabolic new puzzles and fully animated story sections that push the boundaries of interactive storytelling! Newcomers and familiar faces round out a robust cast of characters while English and Japanese voice over options flesh out the narrative.


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    • Avicii – Avicii 01
    • Oneohtrix Point Never – Good Time Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    • Hinder – The Reign


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    • DCU: Batman and Harley Quinn
    • Baywatch Extended + Theatrical
    • The Lion King (Remastered)


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    • The Chris Gethard Show- August 17 at 11/10c (truTV)
    • Episodes- August 20 at 10/9c (Showtime)
    • The Last Ship- August 20 at 9/8c (TNT)

    The information above is subject to change without notice.


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    The Drop: New PlayStation Games for 8/15/2017
    Author: Ryan Clements
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