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The Drop: Week of October 31st 2011 New Releases


Rey Gutierrez's Avatar Posted by on Oct 30, 2011 // Senior Social Media Specialist

One of  PlayStation’s iconic heroes, Nathan Drake, returns for his third globe trotting adventure in UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception. Find out this week why game journalists around the globe are calling Drake’s Deception a masterpiece and one of the best gaming experiences of all time. Four noteworthy games arrive on the PS3 and PSN with unique PS Move gameplay and precision, including a demo for Medieval Moves: Deadmunds Quest.

PSN exclusive Pinballistik arrives and Mortal Kombat VS DC Universe delivers a devasting uppercut to the man in blue spandex. PlayStation 2 classics return with Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland and the original Bloodrayne leading the pack. Follow me to the Atlantis of the Sands in this week’s The Drop.

PlayStation 3

UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception (3D Compatible) — Fortune hunter Nathan Drake is catapulted headlong into an adventure that takes him on a daring trek into the heart of the Arabian Desert in a search for the fabled “Atlantis of the Sands.” This journey pits him and his mentor Victor Sullivan against the occult treachery of a shadowy clandestine organization and its ruthless leader. When the terrible secrets of this lost city are unearthed, Drake’s quest descends into a desperate bid for survival that strains the limits of his endurance and forces him to confront his deepest fears.

UNCHARTED 3: Multiplayer Video Series

Sonic Generations (3D Compatible) — Sonic’s universe is thrown into chaos when a mysterious new power creates ‘time holes’ which pull him and his friends back through time. As a result, he encounters some surprises from his past history including Classic Sonic, Sonic as he was in 1991. Modern Sonic and Classic Sonic must defeat this strange new enemy, save their friends, and find out who really is behind this diabolical deed…

Goldeneye 007: Reloaded (PS Move Compatible) — You are Bond, James Bond. Your mission is to recover the key to a devastating Soviet orbital weapon, GoldenEye. This reimagining of the action classic GoldenEye allows players to channel Daniel Craig’s lethal and gritty James Bond in an innovative, modern take on the legendary Bond adventure, GoldenEye. GoldenEye 007: Reloaded improves on the Wii hit with HD visuals and realistic environments running at 60-frames per second.

Lord of the Rings: War in the North Unseen lands from the world of Middle-earth are awaiting in this visceral action-adventure RPG. The Lord of the Rings: War in the North is set against the backdrop of the famous trilogy, yet forges its own distinct path with a new story and an exciting take on the popular genre. It gives players the unique opportunity to explore previously untold stories in the realm of Middle-earth during the journey of the ring. Innovative cooperative gameplay pits you and your friends against the dark forces of Middle-earth.

Cabela’s Survival: Shadown of Katmi (PS Move Compatible) — Encounter the Arctic’s deadliest creatures in an epic struggle for survival in Cabela’s Survival: Shadows of Katmai. Packed with the game-changing Top Shot Elite controller, gamers will face non-stop challenges and the ride of a lifetime through the daunting Alaskan wilderness in an effort to complete a mysterious mission.

NCIS: The Game (PS Move Compatible) — For the first time ever, the world of the NCIS TV show is yours to explore. Experience four original NCIS episodes created with the writers of the show, and travel across the USA and around the world to solve complex murder, espionage and terrorist cases as your favorite characters from the hit TV drama.

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.

PlayStation Network

Pinballistik (PSN Exclusive) — Start the Pinballistik experience off with Circle the Wagons. Mosey on down to the saloon or pay a visit to the can-can dancers. Make sure to finish loading that revolver before your opponent, then take aim and FIRE! Pinball has never been this intense. Pinballistik will launch with day-one DLC tables Sector X and Made of Money. This lets you pick and choose the tables you want to download. Don’t worry about the price: each additional game pack is only $2.99.

Hydrophobia Prophecy (PS Move Compatible) — Hydrophobia: Prophecy is the ultimate version of this chilling action-adventure game set onboard a floating city. The game utilizes the revolutionary HydroEngine technology to place you inside the flooding lower decks of the Queen of the World. Flowing water behaves completely realistically, creating a chaotic, dangerous and ever-changing environment. Duck behind floating cover and unleash floating oil fires, electricity and the power of the water to wipe out the enemy, Use every tool at your disposal to survive and escape the rising waters and discover the terrifying truth of the Malthusian prophecy.

Mortal Kombat VS DC Universe — For the first time ever Scorpion, Sub Zero and the warriors from Midway’s billion-dollar fighting franchise face off against Batman, Superman and other iconic and powerful DC Super Heroes, featuring signature attacks for both sides and a unique and intertwining storyline, written as a collaboration between the Mortal Kombat creative team and top comic scribes Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray. Choose your side and challenge your opponents with a new fighting system including Freefall Kombat and Klose Kombat along with dynamic multi-tiered environments. Plus, pick your favorite character from MK or DCU and pursue a fighting adventure in the new single player mode with an intertwined storyline and two unique perspectives.

Hasbro Family Game Night — Hasbro Family Game Night is an a-la-carte release — gamers can download the main Hasbro Family Game Night application and then pick which one of the many Hasbro games they wish to download and play. The initial download is free, and users can play trial versions of the digital board games to help find the ones they want to buy.

Max & The Magic Marker (Demo Available) — Max & the Magic Marker is a physics based 2D platform game, in which the player controls the boy Max and his Magic Marker. While Max enables good old platforming fun, the marker pro­vides the game’s signature feature: the ability for the player to draw directly inside the game world where everything drawn becomes physical objects. This feature is used to complete levels and overcome challenges but it also provides the player with a unique tool that in itself is fun to play around with.


  • Medieval Moves: Deadmunds Quest
  • Saints Row: The Third (Initiation Station)
  • Happy Feet 2

PSone Japan Imports

  • Arcade Hits: Magical Drop
  • Dezaemon Kids!

PS2 Classics

Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland — Harvest Moon: Save the Homeland takes the popular series in a whole new direction, offering a deeper and more robust role-playing experience. It might be best described as a ‘Life Simulation’.

Raiden III — Raiden III for PlayStation 2 is a port of the classic arcade shooter, complete with a stage select mode that lets you replay stages once you’ve cleared them. The series has transitioned from its 2D roots to 3D, creating lush environments, devastating explosions and countless enemies, without a drop in frame-rate. Two players can play together to push back the invading forces, just like in the arcade!

Bloodrayne — As the vampiric agent BloodRayne, you’ll travel through the eerie swamps of Louisiana, to Argentina and Germany in this battle-heavy, third-person thriller. The game features non-linear gameplay in more than 40 levels and three massive worlds, the ability to suck blood for health, and to use slow-motion, zoom and aura visions to aid in death dealing. Pull off fantastic acrobatic moves to bend the environment to your will and dispatch enemies with BloodRayne’s blades and kicks for awesome in-your-face combat.


  • Fighting Fantasy: The Warlock of Firetop Mountain

[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.]

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+ sdmentor on October 30th, 2011 at 3:15 pm said:

golden eye looks good! and cabela’s survival


+ Butters360 on October 30th, 2011 at 3:18 pm said:

Can’t wait for UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception! Naughty Dog is going to have to clear space for another assault of Game of the Year awards :)


+ StealthReborn-- on October 30th, 2011 at 3:18 pm said:

Harvest Moon? Wow, that’s a game I’ll be picking up for sure. I wish they’d do a PS3 version of it.

Keep the PS2 classics coming! =)


+ sdmentor on October 30th, 2011 at 3:19 pm said:

ya Uncharted 3 looks amazing!!!


+ Zezzler on October 30th, 2011 at 3:20 pm said:

Best drop ever or best drop ever? Uncharted 3 is going be radical.
Also, it’s nice to see more PS2 Classics. I think those should really be made a much bigger deal. They’re awesome.


+ Butters360 on October 30th, 2011 at 3:26 pm said:

Beautiful UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception takeover on the Blog guys :)


+ Healey- on October 30th, 2011 at 3:28 pm said:

Good drop; not much for PSP but still good. Hopefully there will be some decent price updates or sales on Tuesday, that would make it a great update.


+ kivi95 on October 30th, 2011 at 3:31 pm said:

A lot of ps3 move love this week :), Oh playing Uncharted 3 right now and it’s so goooooood.


+ DrPhiill on October 30th, 2011 at 3:32 pm said:

What an awesome week! Thank god i got some spare time this week! lets PLAY!!!


+ KazeEternal on October 30th, 2011 at 3:34 pm said:



+ Sonicfan11589 on October 30th, 2011 at 3:39 pm said:

Can’t wait for Sonic Generations, got a great review from (8.5), I pre-ordered it from Toys R Us for $37.49 plus tax with FREE shipping.


+ Moonglare on October 30th, 2011 at 3:39 pm said:

Yay for more PS2 Classics!! I hope we get more of them through the month =D
I might as well pick MK Vs DC


+ Tyfighter80 on October 30th, 2011 at 3:40 pm said:

I read somewhere that Hydrophobia would be free for +, can anyone confirm this?


+ AJBS0NIC on October 30th, 2011 at 3:42 pm said:

Sonic Generations =D


+ luvtoseek on October 30th, 2011 at 3:42 pm said:

I don’t own any PS2 Classics, but the more the merrier for the PS3 system. Still I was really expecting all the hard-hitters from Square/Capcom/Konami etc. to be out by now. The certification process must be some epic fortified armor. I don’t know anything about the porting procedure, but the control scheme from the PS2 to the PS3 remains almost or entirely identical.

I’ll be playing U3 & Lord of the Rings this week! Go Naughty Dog & Snowblind!!


+ TomHoang on October 30th, 2011 at 3:58 pm said:

I’m actually pretty excited to try out the Medieval Moves demo. Oh yeah, Uncharted 3!!!


+ mikedo2007 on October 30th, 2011 at 4:10 pm said:

Goldeneye: Reloaded and Hydrophobia Prophecy for me!!!


+ THOR_KAICER on October 30th, 2011 at 4:11 pm said:

Love pinball and Pinballistik loos pretty nice. That is one for me for sure. Hope to see more pinball tables coming soon.


+ vince8502 on October 30th, 2011 at 4:14 pm said:

Everytime I see the U3 Launch trailer, shiver go down my spine. I so can’t wait to play it


+ KevCity89 on October 30th, 2011 at 4:16 pm said:

Nice “The Drop” release info. I’ll B doing midnight release 4 UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception & Sonic Generations. As far as Goldeneye 007: Reloaded & Hydrophobia Prophecy, I’ll get another time


+ AgentX on October 30th, 2011 at 4:26 pm said:

Wow, lots of great games this week! Keep ’em coming!


+ vince8502 on October 30th, 2011 at 4:31 pm said:

@ agentX: It’s gonna keep coming. next week: MW3 and Skyrim. Week after: AC REvelation and Saint’s Row the third.


+ TheAlbraskan on October 30th, 2011 at 4:47 pm said:

Dang, Drake riding horseback with and RPG, that’s intimidating. I also thought that Sonic Generations was coming out around mid November…


+ xjordan93 on October 30th, 2011 at 4:49 pm said:

when will ratchet and clank be on the store?!?!


+ tiuur on October 30th, 2011 at 4:58 pm said:

Any chance for a Uncharted demo?


+ Carl-G on October 30th, 2011 at 5:00 pm said:

3 more new ‘PS2 Classics’? Cool;) Wish the PS2 classics started years ago on PSN(when PS2 playback was taken out of the PS3, i wish i still could play my old PS2 discs in a PS3 slim tho. I rather they bring that back really) :-(

+ I can’t wait to get ‘Uncharted 3’ :P :P :P


+ colonel005 on October 30th, 2011 at 5:06 pm said:

Uncharted 3 and Sonic Generations for me this week.

Uncharted 3 is a masterpiece no doubt. Can’t wait to play it. After that, I will start playing Sonic Generations. I am really impressed by this game. It is the first Sonic in a long time that I have a lot of fun playing it (the demo at least).

After this week, only Zelda Skyward Sword is left to close my year in games. This year I have to say was EPIC. There are a lot of AAA games. It’s not going to be easy to give GOTY to one this time.

Hopefully we get a better year in games in 2012, although already looks like it: The Last Guardian, FFv13, Nino Kuni, PS Vita, a lot of PS Vita games, etc.



+ orangesodapop on October 30th, 2011 at 5:07 pm said:

Activision rules!


+ hush404 on October 30th, 2011 at 5:15 pm said:

I was going to say “The hell with everything else, Uncharted 3 is out” but honestly I plan on picking up Hydrophobia Prophecy and those PS2 games are looking mighty nice too :)


+ vince8502 on October 30th, 2011 at 5:22 pm said:

@xjordan93 If you’re talking about ratchet and clank All 4 One, it is out already


+ ReBorN_JoKeR on October 30th, 2011 at 5:25 pm said:

I didn’t see DC Universe Online? I heard it was going to be Free-to-Play November 1st? Just wondering when it’s going to be available on the PS store.


+ unchartedfanatic on October 30th, 2011 at 5:26 pm said:



+ Taznorris on October 30th, 2011 at 5:39 pm said:

I really hope that DC Universe is going to be f2p in the ps store this Tuesday, I’m looking forward to it.


+ Gaucho21 on October 30th, 2011 at 5:42 pm said:

I got Uncharted 3 last Thursday (attended the Naughty Dog event in NY) and I beat it a couple of hours ago. Great game, but I still prefer Among Thieves.


+ camseyeview on October 30th, 2011 at 5:46 pm said:

i want to see sky gunner on the pS2 classics and mobile light force 2 :D


+ NightRaven77 on October 30th, 2011 at 5:50 pm said:

Been waiting almost 2 years for Hasbro Family Game Night. Or rather the a la carte games from FGN 2. I already have FGN 1, 3 and am planning on getting 4. Looking forward to Jenga, Connect 4×4, Pictureka, and hopefully Bop-It and especially Operation. I also plan on checking out Max & The Magic Marker.


+ JEC94 on October 30th, 2011 at 5:53 pm said:

at last more ps2 classics,too bad I dont like those :/.Anyway here is a list of PS2 games you guys should add

Star Wars:Bounty Hunter
Fatal Frame Series
Alone in the dark a new nightmare
Resident Evil Survivor 2: Code: Veronica (for USA store too) and add Survivor 1 to the ps1 classics section too
Resident Evil: Dead Aim
Silent Hill: Origins
Silent Hill: Shattered Memories
Medal Of honor European assault and rising sun
Crash Bandicoot: The Wrath of Cortex
Final Fantasy XII
Dragon Ball Z: Infinite World
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja 5
Dragon Quest VIII

And many more!


+ MisterNipNips on October 30th, 2011 at 5:54 pm said:

Release Kingdom hearts 1 & 2 for the ps2 games! It will make us so very happy :D


+ JEC94 on October 30th, 2011 at 5:54 pm said:

Alone in the Dark: The New Nightmare*


+ JEC94 on October 30th, 2011 at 5:56 pm said:

and with BZZ:UT out you guys should put DBZ avatars on the store


+ JEC94 on October 30th, 2011 at 5:56 pm said:



+ MarkakaJin on October 30th, 2011 at 6:00 pm said:

Should also release Fatal Frame 1, 2, and 3 as PS2 classics.

Also, another one of Naughty Dog’s masterpiece is right around the corner. Can. Not. Wait.


+ Evolution_ten on October 30th, 2011 at 6:01 pm said:

YES!!!! AMAZING UNCHARTED 3!!!!!!!!!! its just epic


+ Twilight947 on October 30th, 2011 at 6:07 pm said:

I’m really excited for Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception! I can’t wait until it releases. Uncharted is my favourite game series. I enjoyed the beta so much I cant wait until november first!

Long Live Play!

p.s. I think this might be off topic but on topic about Uncharted 3 I have a question about the multiplayer beta I have completed the things for rewards but I have not recived anything yet. are they supposed to be given on release date? Just want to make sure incase theres an issue thanks.


+ CecilMcW00t on October 30th, 2011 at 6:09 pm said:

Any word on the Prehistoric Isle minis release date for PSP/PS3?


+ KingLazy93 on October 30th, 2011 at 6:11 pm said:

Uncharted 3 for me! Maybe I’ll take a look at Sonic Generations as well.


+ Twilight947 on October 30th, 2011 at 6:16 pm said:

I wish I could edit my last post but I wanted to say: Two more days until Uncharted 3: Drakes Deception! the game looks amazing and the graphics are very realistic can’t wait to play the story mode!


+ Psicocrusher on October 30th, 2011 at 6:17 pm said:

Uncharted 3! Here we go! This is my week…


+ E-Phoenix- on October 30th, 2011 at 6:20 pm said:

Can’t get Uncharted 3 this week :(. I will get it soon.


+ Psicocrusher on October 30th, 2011 at 6:23 pm said:

Somebody knows how many time will be the Fortune Hunters Club available?

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