Two of gaming’s franchised titans return for this week’s new releases, when Madden NFL 12 and the Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection arrive on PS3. Both sport large rosters, arenas and the occasional broken limb.
Bodycount, Shock Troopers, The Baconing and a Apocalypseageddon await you in this week’s The Drop. Did Sub-zero just spike Scorpion’s torso in the endzone?
Madden NFL 12 (Also Available on PSP) — Madden NFL 12 continues the rich tradition of the storied franchise by bringing fans closer to the NFL than ever before. Featuring all 32 teams, stadiums, and all your favorite players in the league, Madden NFL 12 is True to the Game. All-new collision system, advanced defensive A.I. enhancements highlight the 2012 edition’s improved feature set, with Custom Playbooks also added provide a more authentic gameplay experience. Franchise mode includes more than 100 new features and enhancements, while Superstar mode now allows fans to control the growth of their superstar with an all-new progression system. Dynamic Player Performance creates unprecedented realism as a player’s skills and confidence will rise and fall based on his performance throughout a game or in Franchise mode, just like the real NFL. No two players will play the same in Madden NFL 12. Further adding to the experience, Online Communities will provide an all-new way for Madden NFL gamers to meet and play, and Madden NFL Ultimate Team continues to offer the perfect combination of Madden NFL Football, fantasy football, and trading cards.
Bodycount — Set to rip apart the First Person Shooter genre with an orgy of bullets and destruction, Bodycount blasts outrageous action and spectacular fire-fights from both barrels. In the game, players become ensnared in a clandestine global power struggle as a powerful combat asset with a green-light to eliminate enemies known only as “Targets” on behalf of the “Network”. Equipped with a mouth-watering selection of contemporary weapons, players and opponents tear through destructible cover to execute explosive kills in a shreddable world where operatives are encouraged to leave no witnesses. Powered by the award-winning EGO Engine, all of this action is complimented by online multiplayer and co-operative game modes.
Air Conflicts: Secret Wars — Air Conflicts: Secret Wars is an arcade flight simulation set in World War I & II scenarios. During the 7 campaigns the player has to fly and fight through over 48 missions. Before taking off, the player can choose between different aircrafts, each with different strengths and weaknesses.
Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection — Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection offers fans the chance to play through the games in their original arcade state and rediscover all their favorite characters, fatalities and environments as well as relive some of the franchise’s most memorable secrets. In addition, this new collection features online play, leaderboards, achievements and trophies. Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection marks the first time the original Mortal Kombat arcade trilogy — Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat 2 and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 — have been brought together in a single collection.
4 Elements HD — 4 Elements HD takes place in an ancient kingdom where evil forces have corrupted the balance between the four elements causing the altar of life to run dry. You have to unlock four ancient books of magic, collect 16 cards and restore this kingdom to life.
The Baconing (Demo Available) — A stand-alone gaming experience for fans of DeathSpank, The Baconing is about the mythology of the Bacon Fires. Players will be able to meet some old friends and new acquaintances in this new high profile comical adventure.
Ugly Americans: Apocalypseageddon (Demo Available) — Uniting the spirit and humor of the animated horror-comedy series with addictive game play, this four player co-op side-scroller shooter game features an exclusive script written by the show writers and creators – including a new character unique to the game and custom voiceovers from the show’s actors. Players will hit the streets to clean up the chaos and prevent the impending apocalypse by resolving case files and fighting otherworldly citizens.
More on PSN
- Shock Troopers (Also on PSP)
- World Heroes
- Elevator Action Deluxe
- Snowy: The Bear’s Adventures
- Carnivores: Ice Age
ClaDun X2 — Dive back into the world of ArcanusCellawith a new cast and a new adventure! Take on the role of a wandering warrior trapped in a dangerous pocket-sized world filled with more monsters, more weapons, more dungeons and more danger than ever before—and there’s only one way out. ClaDunx2 has twice the thrills, twice the spills, twice the lovable classic-nessof the first!
World Heroes — This super-charged fighting game features eight characters, including Hanzo, Janne and Rasputin, modeled on historical figures from throughout the ages. The fighters compete against each other to become the world’s toughest combatant, with players using a setup consisting of only three buttons (one each for punching, kicking and throwing). and held.
[Editor’s Note: The following dates are subject to change. Game details are gathered from Press Releases from their individual publishers and/or ESRB rating descriptions.]