PS4, PSVR, PS3 & PS Vita New Releases: October 9 to 15, 2016 – Rise of VR

Thanks to the release of PlayStation VR on Thursday, this is probably the biggest week of 2016 from a quantity standpoint. If you’re planning on picking up a PSVR headset, you’ll be able to choose from a variety launch titles, including Batman: Arkham VR, Until Dawn: Rush of Blood, DriveClub VR, RIGS: Mechanized Combat League, EVE: Valkyrie, and more.

Even without the launch of PlayStation VR on Thursday, it’s still a strong week for new releases, as Dragon Quest Builders comes to PS4 and PS Vita, Rise of the Tomb Raider finally arrives on PS4, WWE 2K17 hits PS4 and PS Vita, and Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour heads to PS4. If you’re wondering about Skylanders Imaginators, it releases in Europe this Friday, with North America getting it on Sunday, October 16.

*All games/content are releasing in North America and Europe, unless otherwise noted.

PlayStation 4 Hardware

  • PlayStation VR (Retail)

PlayStation VR Games

  • Ace Banana (PSN)
  • Batman: Arkham VR (Retail & PSN)
  • Battlezone (Retail & PSN)
  • DriveClub VR (Retail & PSN)
  • EVE: Gunjack (PSN)
  • EVE: Valkyrie (Retail & PSN)
  • Fated: The Silent Oath (PSN)
  • Harmonix Music VR (PSN)
  • Hatsune Miku: VR Future Live (PSN)
  • Headmaster (PSN)
  • Here They Lie (PSN)
  • Hustle Kings VR (PSN)
  • Job Simulator (PSN)
  • Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes (PSN)
  • Loading Human: Chapter 1 (Retail & PSN)
  • PlayStation VR Worlds (Retail & PSN)
  • Rez Infinite (PSN)
  • RIGS: Mechanized Combat League (Retail & PSN)
  • Rollercoaster Dreams (PSN) – NA
  • SportsBarVR (PSN)
  • SuperHyperCube (PSN)
  • Super Stardust Ultra VR (PSN)
  • Tethered (PSN)
  • The Assembly (PSN)
  • The Playroom VR (PSN)
  • Thumper (PSN)
  • Tumble VR (PSN)
  • Until Dawn: Rush of Blood (PSN)
  • Waddle Home (PSN)
  • Wayward Sky (PSN)
  • World War Toons Open Beta (PSN)

PlayStation 4 Games

  • 100ft Robot Golf (PSN)
  • Castle Invasion: Throne Out (PSN, cross-buy)
  • Dragon Quest Builders (Retail & PSN)
  • Duke Nukem 3D: 20th Anniversary World Tour (PSN)
  • Mantis Burn Racing (PSN)
  • Manual Samuel (PSN)
  • Metal Gear Solid V: The Definitive Experience (Retail & PSN)
  • NOW That’s What I Call Sing 2 (Retail & PSN) – EU
  • PayDay 2: The Big Score (Retail) – NA
  • Reus (Retail & PSN)
  • Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration (Retail & PSN)
  • Skylanders Imaginators (Retail) – EU
  • Tropico 5 Complete Collection (Retail) – NA
  • WWE 2K17 (Retail & PSN)
  • Yesterday Origins (PSN)

PlayStation 3 Games

  • Skylanders Imaginators (Retail) – EU
  • WWE 2K17 (Retail & PSN)

PlayStation Vita Games

  • Castle Invasion: Throne Out (PSN, cross-buy)
  • Criminal Girls 2: Party Favors (Retail & PSN) – NA
  • Dragon Quest Builders (PSN)
  • Valkyrie Drive: Bhikkhuni (Retail & PSN) – NA


  • Resident Evil 7 VR Kitchen Demo – EU


  • Battleborn ‘Attikus and the Thrall Rebellion’

Open Beta

  • Dragon Ball Xenoverse 2 Open Beta (October 14 to 17)

*Keep in mind that all release dates are subject to change, and more games/DLC will likely be added during the PlayStation Store updates in North America and Europe on Tuesday.

**Some PSVR games play regularly on PS4 without the need for a headset or PlayStation Camera, while others may require the PSVR headset, PS Camera, and PS Move motion controllers. Check the box art/product page for each game to know what you need.

Check out our October 2016 and November 2016 release date pages to see what else is releasing soon, and feel free to let us know in the comments if you’ll be picking up anything this week.