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The Drop: Week of November 14th 2011 New Releases

Rey Gutierrez's Avatar + Posted by Rey Gutierrez on Nov 13, 2011 // Senior Social Media Specialist

This week, The Drop takes you back in time to the vast ancient city of Constantinople in Assassin’s Creed: Revelations, then shoots you forward into the criminal underbelly of Stilwater in Saints Row: The Third, then finally scrubs your face in the hot asphalt between San Francisco and New York in Need for Speed: The Run. The PlayStation Move delivers a trinity of great PS3 tiles this week with Medieval Moves: Deadmund’s Quest, Carnival Island, and EyePet & Friends.

On the PSN front, dinosaurs return from extinction and into your PS3 with Jurassic Park: The Game. The winner of several (well-deserved) Game of the Year Awards in 2010, Red Dead Redemption plants you in the middle of the Wild West with a full digital download.

The PS3 continues to deliver in this week’s The Drop.

PlayStation 3

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Assassin’s Creed Revelations presents the most immersive experience available in the series to date and the culmination of Ezio’s adventure. In Assassin’s Creed Revelations, master assassin Ezio Auditore walks in the footsteps of his legendary mentor, Altaïr, on a journey of discovery and revelation. It is a perilous path – one that will take Ezio to Constantinople, the heart of the Ottoman Empire, where a growing army of Templars threatens to destabilize the region.

PS3 Exclusive: The original Assassin’s Creed comes packed in with AC: Revalations.

Saints Row: The Third – Years after taking Stilwater for their own, the Third Street Saints have evolved from street gang to household brand name, with Saints sneakers, Saints energy drinks and Johnny Gat bobble head dolls all available at a store near you. The Saints are kings of Stilwater, but their celebrity status has not gone unnoticed. The Syndicate, a legendary criminal fraternity with pawns in play all over the globe, has turned its eye on the Saints and demands tribute.

Refusing to kneel to the Syndicate, you take the fight to a new city, playing out the most outlandish gameplay scenarios ever seen in Saints Row: The Third, the third chapter in the blockbuster open-city action series. Strap it on.

Need for Speed: The Run Adrenaline junkies and speed fiends will find themselves on the wrong side of the law when they race for their lives in Need for Speed: The Run. This game takes players on a heart-pounding cross-country race from San Francisco to New York. Players are lured into an underground world of illicit, high-stakes racing. The heat is on — and it isn’t just the fuzz who are after you. Entering the race is just the beginning as you blow across borders, weave through dense urban traffic, rocket down icy mountain passes and navigate narrow canyons at breakneck speeds.

Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 In Ultimate Marvel Vs. Capcom 3, fill the shoes of legendary characters from both the Marvel and Capcom Universes –including massively popular characters such as Ryu, Wolverine, Iron Man, and Morrigan, as well as fan favorites such as Trish from Devil May Cry and the wise-cracking Deadpool. They all come to you battle in a living comic book art style powered by Capcom’s MT Framework.

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 prepares to take the battle to all-new heights in a updated version of the original hit fighting game Marvel Vs. Capcom 3. With brand new iconic characters from the Marvel and Capcom universes — now with 48 characters on the disc — a refined fighting system and new modes, Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 continues the Capcom fighting game legacy.

Rayman Origins – When the Glade of Dreams is overrun by nefurrious Darktoons, the Fairy Council hastily invokes Rayman to save the day. To help him, Rayman teams up with his best friend, Globox, and two crafty wizards, the Teensies. Together, the world’s most hilarious team of heroes will need to restore peace to the Glade or watch as their beloved home vanishes like a bad dream.

Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends – Dynasty Warriors 7: Xtreme Legends is a stand-alone expansion that super-charges the Dynastsy Warriors 7 world with features such as Legend Mode and Challenge Mode as well as three new playable generals.

uDraw Studio: Instant Artist – Discover your inner artist with uDraw Studio. Utilizing the uDraw GameTablet, players can finally express their own individual artistic creativity on their game console. Featuring versatile and easy-to-use tools, users can paint, draw, and color anything from simple doodles to intricate masterpieces. uDraw Studio offers the freedom to create spectacular works of art without the hassle of clean-up.

Marvel Super Hero Squad: Comic Combat – For the first time ever, players will use the uDraw stylus to command Captain America, Thor, Iron Man and seven other Marvel Super Heroes in the battle against Doctor Doom and his evil cohorts. The uDraw GameTablet allows players to direct attacks, wield weapons and build barricades in the Marvel Super Hero Squad universe. Players can even shake the uDraw GameTablet to create an in-game earthquake!

PlayStation Move

Medieval Moves: Deadmund’s Quest The evil Sorcerer Morgrimm has invaded Prince Edmunds Castle and plots to take over the kingdom, raising an army of skeletons from beyond. While trying to stop Morgrimm, our hero, Prince Edmund is also turned into a skeleton! Now named Deadmund , he must fight to save his homeland and defeat Morgrimm and his minions to restore order to the kingdom.

From the same team that brought you Sports Champions, one of the best selling Move titles, Medieval Moves: Deadmund’s Quest is a fantasy, action adventure game that is played with PlayStation Move that uses a unique set of motion control functionality, allowing players to seamlessly transition between throwing projectiles, sword fighting and archery for an intuitive and immersive gameplay experience.

EyePet & Friends – EyePet 2 has two players, two PlayStation Move controllers, two Pets and augmented reality. Raise two on your own or together with a friend, let them hatch together or see if you can handle just one of the mischievous fur balls first–the choice is yours.

Carnival Island – Carnival Island invites you to take a trip to a magic carnival and experience the joy of classic family-friendly fun in over 35 carnival attractions.

Explore Carnival Island alone or with friends, while playing games such as minibowl, ring toss, throwdown, and frogbog to earn tickets redeemable for prizes and collectibles. By completing challenges, players can create their own cheering squad consisting of lovable pets throughout their experience. Players can also have fun by interacting with fun house mirrors, photo cut-outs and upload snapshots of their experiences directly onto Facebook or send to a PSN friend.

PlayStation Network

Red Dead Redemption – Red Dead Redemption features an open-world environment for players to explore, including frontier towns, rolling prairies teaming with wildlife, and perilous mountain passes – each packed with an endless flow of varied distractions. Along the way, players will experience the heat of gunfights and battles, meet a host of unique characters, struggle against the harshness of one of the world’s last remaining wildernesses, and ultimately pick their own precarious path through an epic story about the death of the Wild West and the gunslingers that inhabited it.

Jurrasic Park: The Game – On the stormy night when Jurassic Park fell apart, a desperate smuggler infiltrates Isla Nublar, hunting the precious canister containing the contraband dinosaur embryos. She collides — literally — with park staff trying to evacuate, and they become stranded amidst the collapsing park ruins, with the newly-freed dinosaurs on the loose. When InGen launches a perilous rescue operation, mercenaries, saboteurs, and survivors are thrown together in the struggle to escape the island.

In this intense adventure game based on the blockbuster film franchise, the survivors’ agendas clash, secrets of the park are exposed, and a new threat emerges: an eerie, nocturnal predator stalking the group, hunting them relentlessly across the island.

Hasbro Family Game Night 3 – The Hasbro Family Game Night 3 collection of titles will appeal to the entire family with versions of their favorite game brands brought to life in a new theme park setting with the loveable Mr. Potato Head returning as the host and park guide. Featuring both classic and remixed versions, players can spin the wheel of fate in The Game of Life, find out “whodunit” in Clue, tie themselves in knots with Twister, trigger crazy chain reactions in Mouse Trap, and try their hand at Yahtzee Hands Down.

Hollywood Squares – The Hollywood Squares game features all the favorite elements of the show as played on television, as two contestants play head-to-head in a bid to win money and prizes.

BurgerTime: World Tour – An all-time arcade favorites gets a second helping as BurgerTime World Tour elevates classic gaming to the next-gen universe.

Demos

  • LittleBigPlanet 2: Special Edition

PSone Classics

Vanguard Bandits – In a world where mythology and technology are one, a young man and his motley crew of friends are unwillingly drawn into a holy war being waged by a bloodthirsty general and his army of darkness. Join the charismatic Bastion as he realizes his destiny to lead the rebellion against the Junaris Kingdom: and to save the people of his world from an eternity of oppression!

Lead massive squadrons of robotic warriors into battle and take complete command of their actions. Smite your foes with cleaving swords, piercing spears, and sizzling magical spells. Use the wide variety of landscapes to your advantage and maneuver your forces into superior battle positions.

minis

  • Rumble Trucks 

[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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+ Enalor on November 13th, 2011 at 4:02 pm said:

Aside from the PS3 games, not much this week =/


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+ ashxbash_bOMb on November 13th, 2011 at 4:02 pm said:

OMqEEE ASSASSINS CREED =D


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+ randellaUK on November 13th, 2011 at 4:04 pm said:

Hope Jurassic park has a platinum what’s the price for this do we know?


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+ KingLazy93 on November 13th, 2011 at 4:07 pm said:

Rayman Origins looks good to me.


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+ megamixer on November 13th, 2011 at 4:07 pm said:

I’ll probably pick up Vanguard Bandits to once again support Gaijinworks efforts. Other than that, doesn’t seem like there’s anything for me this week. Maybe some good discounts will pop up.


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+ IDOLO1013 on November 13th, 2011 at 4:09 pm said:

No bejeweled 3?

Its hitting retail on Tuesday with two extra games.
I would of thought maybe it will also be PSN this Tuesday?


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+ zzamaro on November 13th, 2011 at 4:10 pm said:

Lots of stuff. I pre-ordered LGB2: SE Move bundle when it was announced on Amazon. Can’t wait to play it.

Hope you confirm, One of you guys told me there will be MGS avatars this week, is that right?


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+ MarkakaJin on November 13th, 2011 at 4:17 pm said:

Is the Red Dead Redemption digital download, GOTY edition?


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+ Mobius2525 on November 13th, 2011 at 4:19 pm said:

Will buy Assassin’s Creed: Revelations and Need for Speed: The Run at black friday. I can wait a week to save a lot of money on new release’s.


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+ Mike0804 on November 13th, 2011 at 4:23 pm said:

I was hoping the complimentary Assassin’s Creed was going to be digital download, rather than on Blu-ray. I already have the game on my PS3′s HDD and would have given the code to a friend.


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+ plaztiksyke on November 13th, 2011 at 4:25 pm said:

Rayman, EyePet, and Jurassic Park are busting my wallet this week. All of them look absolutely fantastic, for different reasons. it’s great to have such a variety of content!


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+ JNM-CIM on November 13th, 2011 at 4:26 pm said:

Wow, hardly any new demos, ps1, or ps2 classics… bummer.


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+ DonCalzone21 on November 13th, 2011 at 4:28 pm said:

DYNASTY WARRIORS 7: XTREME LEGENDS works for me Thumbs up!

***PROUD PS+ MEMBER***


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+ TuttiCicero on November 13th, 2011 at 4:29 pm said:

Assassins Creed Revelations & possibly RDR if it’s GOTY edition!


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+ deeler555 on November 13th, 2011 at 4:29 pm said:

Can not wait to get my hands on Rayman origins!! And why is there another Little big planet 2 demo?


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+ KrisZeakKoncept on November 13th, 2011 at 4:31 pm said:

Rey, Isn’t Red Dead Redemption on PSN already? I just saw it on their. They should put Revelations on PSN too :)


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+ Adelflame on November 13th, 2011 at 4:31 pm said:

Here wo go UMVC3, been waiting for your release for a while now.


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+ angelspawn77 on November 13th, 2011 at 4:42 pm said:

Pretty nice the drop this week! Too bad I wont be able to get any of them this week.


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+ iTofuMan on November 13th, 2011 at 4:53 pm said:

Another dull update and again nothing for the psp. Honestly though dynasty warrior 7 seems pretty cool and i might pick that up. Eye Pet & friends seems a bit confusing. do you only play with 2 players?


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+ Knight613 on November 13th, 2011 at 4:54 pm said:

Any chance of getting Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 as a digital download on PSN? Would be great to play it without having to switch discs with all these games out.


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+ x-_Lito_-x on November 13th, 2011 at 4:56 pm said:

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 :D


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+ xColo- on November 13th, 2011 at 4:57 pm said:

Oh man… this week is going to be a heck of a ride. Too many good games… choices, choices.


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+ KidNT9 on November 13th, 2011 at 5:01 pm said:

What a big list of retail games coming out. I really want the new Assassin’s Creed but I’ll have to pass on that until Christmas time or maybe my friend will let me borrow his. One thing’s for sure I’ll be playing Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3!! Hope we get avatars for the new characters and maybe remade avatars for the original cast(which might not happen but one can hope).


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+ TerraAshura on November 13th, 2011 at 5:35 pm said:

Definitely happy that Red Dead Redemption is hitting the store, still need to get that one.


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+ Ed243 on November 13th, 2011 at 5:37 pm said:

Gonna get me revelations on black friday for $35 at best buy and might get rayman for $39 at gamestop :D


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+ duke301 on November 13th, 2011 at 5:38 pm said:

Does anyone know if Vanguard Bandits is any good? I’ve never even heard of it before. If there is a demo of Burgertime, I’ll give that a look since I’ve had a lot of fun with it back in the day. Other than that, this is a money saving week for me.


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+ ThreeLeggedFreak on November 13th, 2011 at 5:39 pm said:

RDR on PSN. Nice. Next put up GTAIV, the Bioshocks and LA Noire


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+ deeler555 on November 13th, 2011 at 5:43 pm said:

Ray what is the difference between the Little Big Planet 2: Special Edition demo and the regular Little Big Planet 2 demo?


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+ KwietStorm on November 13th, 2011 at 5:45 pm said:

Wow all this time I thought Rayman was a PSN game. I’m not gonna drop 60 for that.


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+ gm914 on November 13th, 2011 at 5:54 pm said:

Good week for retail releases, however lacking on the digital side.
I wonder if AC:Brotherhood will get a PSN price drop to $9.99 like AC II did. I’m also hoping we get some kind of mega sale for Black Friday. Sony really needs to get it’s act together regarding having killer sales every now and then.

And whatever happened to Choplifter HD.? Just fell off the face of the planet. Even the devs can’t be contacted at Inxile Entertainment.
Hope RDR isnt set at an embarrassingly high price. $20 please.


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+ TerraAshura on November 13th, 2011 at 5:56 pm said:

Looking back on it a bit, I’m definitely happy with what’s been popping up on the digital end for the full game releases. Lots of good stuff.


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+ bakerarmy on November 13th, 2011 at 6:06 pm said:

I am getting AC:R but about the rerelease of number one. Let me guess, still no trophy support. This will be the 4th release (first, GH, Digital) and now a bonus with this game.

I thought about Saints row, but with no demo I will wait. I didn’t like the control set up of 2


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+ Hell_Awaits16 on November 13th, 2011 at 6:07 pm said:

why mgs hd collection isnt on the store?


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+ CynicalNerd on November 13th, 2011 at 6:16 pm said:

Vanguard Bandits!! Yes! It’s like Final Fantasy Tactics except its actually good and features robots!

Vanguard Bandits or Epic Stella (its JPN name) is better than the entire Square Enix Winter of Overrated RPG’s! Get this game people!


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+ Fruttyman on November 13th, 2011 at 6:30 pm said:

Vanguard Bandits! WOW! amazing! Jurassic Park and RDR sounds good too! Thank You Sony!


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+ sciteach on November 13th, 2011 at 6:31 pm said:

nope. i m too busy with uc3 and skyrim to even think of any other game.
i can maybe pick up a Move game for my kids for Xmas. 3 good games for that.


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+ GRIM__REAFER on November 13th, 2011 at 6:41 pm said:

Metal Gear HD Collection Digital download, get to it.


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+ excaliber45 on November 13th, 2011 at 6:45 pm said:

@iTofuMan Yep; EyePet & Friends is 2 player although over the internet idk yet

On Topic: Getting Revelations and beating that before I even touch Skyrim. It was nice to see RDR on PSN even though I already have the hard copy. Same with the original Assassin’s Creed. Is that for standard or Special Edition?


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+ Detective-E on November 13th, 2011 at 6:45 pm said:

Twisted Metal Black Online Edition PS2 classic for some hype


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+ dilbig5 on November 13th, 2011 at 7:14 pm said:

Awesome, now to get Revelations to finish the Ezio storyline. And hopefully Red Dead is at a good price. Already bought the Zombie thing so I’m hoping for $20-$30 but I gotta assume it will be $40.


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+ truzulu76 on November 13th, 2011 at 7:16 pm said:

can anyone confirm if RDR is GOTY editon?


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+ trapper12 on November 13th, 2011 at 7:23 pm said:

Hey Rey,

Will Carnival Island also be available on PSN as a digital download or just disc based because it looks good to play with my little cousin visiting soon.


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+ ABRipperXX on November 13th, 2011 at 7:30 pm said:

Awesome week for retail, but so-so for PSN games. I’m picking up Rayman: Origins and my Signature Edition Pre-order of Assassins Creed: Revelations.


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+ evil23alej on November 13th, 2011 at 7:44 pm said:

I know I will be getting the list from assassin creed to Rayman and the game between those on Tues. That’s 5 games I’m nuts.

Plus Jurassic Park the game for free

I’ll see how it looks on the PS3 3D tv I got Sat just sitting in my office.

I’m thinking if should buy the medieval move game with that bundle that suppose to be this week


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+ DJ_Steve93 on November 13th, 2011 at 7:55 pm said:

Udraw= epic fail, it was a fail on wii i have no hope for it to make anything of itself on PS3 and 360….. y waste money investing in that crap Sony? biggest mistake, scratch that, only mistake sony has made, with the exception of that move heroes game… :/


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+ DoTheKiller91 on November 13th, 2011 at 8:49 pm said:

How bout’ Tekken 3 for PS1 classic and Tekken 4 for PS2 classic, huh?


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+ enjionPS on November 13th, 2011 at 8:52 pm said:

Nothing for me this week… already have Saints Row on Tuesday, and I still have to try to Platinum Sonic Generations.

Vanguard Bandits isn’t a bad game though, shame this version doesn’t also come with a Lunar 2 demo.

And why the heck haven’t we gotten Suikoden II yet? Stop making people have to emulate it, or pay those outrageous eBay fees just to play the best damn game on PS1.


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+ monyking on November 13th, 2011 at 8:59 pm said:

I really look forward to the Dynasty Warriors 7 Xtreme Legends. I love these games they expand the history to a fantasy that is enjoyable. Thank you very much for continuing the series.


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+ megalodonshark on November 13th, 2011 at 9:02 pm said:

vANGUARD bANDITS A TRUE CLASSIC WITH STRATEGYU ELEMENTS, MUST HAVE THIS GAME SOON AS IT IS RELEASED!!!!!!!


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+ Souledge94 on November 13th, 2011 at 9:08 pm said:

ill be getting UMVC3 and im hoping for a ghost rider psn avatar. I really want saints row 3 also but ill ask for it in xmas.


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