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The Drop: Week of November 28th 2011 New Releases

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The Sly Collection arrives this week on PSN, where we give you the sweet option of downloading the amazing trilogy together, or each Sly game individually, all in stereoscopic 3D. Before the DragonZord and White TigerZord dominated afternoon television in the 90’s, there was Voltron in the 80’s. This Mighty Morphing Power Rangers fan is envious of the Voltron game hitting PSN this week. Even more classics return to glory on PSone and PS2, and Modern Warfare 2 and De Blob 2 evolve into a full digital downloads. Grab your Thanksgiving leftovers and enjoy this week’s The Drop.

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Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus Only one thing can make a thieving raccoon better at his job, and that’s the long-lost Thievious Racoonus, a collected work of thieving knowledge. Split into ten pieces, the writings are spread across the world, and it’s up to one young raccoon, Sly Cooper, to track them all down. Angered security guards, searchlights, and lasers are just a few of the obstacles Sly will have to confront, but luckily he’s got binoculars, swords, daggers, and all sorts of other fun stuff.

Sly 2: Band of Thieves The sequel to Sly Cooper delivers the same crime detective style of presentation, borrowing heavily from movies, novels and comic books to create a beautiful, highly animated game. The story takes place two years after Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus. In the first game, Sly was becoming a professional thief, but in Band of Thieves, he is a professional thief — so he retains all of the moves from the first game. He also earns new moves and gains different items to assist him in his dark craft. The biggest upgrade comes in form of the new multi-character gameplay. Players might start a level as Sly, and then after completing a particular task, players switch to Bentley, and Murray, respectively.

Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves The third edition of the innovative platformer series from Sucker Punch and SCE America. This time around, the cast of playable characters has been expanded even further to include Carmelita, a shaman from Australia who speaks in tongues, Dimitri, and some other characters that have yet to be revealed. Once again, the setup for each mission is with a series of events that need to be done within each large environment. By looking through the binoculars or simply tapping the L3 button, arrows point out the current events available that are color-coded for each of the available characters. If there’s a blue arrow, it’s for Sly, and Bentley and Murray have green and purple arrows, respectively. And once all of these events have been completed there is the grand heist-type event where the characters need to work together to pull off a grand plan that Bentley will have concocted.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 — Return to today’s war front with the second chapter in the Modern Warfare series. Modern Warfare 2 continues the gripping and heart-racing action as players face off against a new threat dedicated to bringing the world to the brink of collapse. Playing as as Sgt. Gary “Roach” Sanderson, your international squad of elite soldiers battle through harrowing combat scenarios that range from snowy mountaintops in Siberia to the crowded streets of Rio de Janiero, Brazil and beyond, facing a terrorist force hellbent on redefining the boundary lines of today’s modern warfare.

Voltron: Defender of the Universe (Demo Available) — Voltron is returning to defend the universe in this video game based on the revival of the classic 1980s anime series. Voltron: Defender of the Universe combines classic Voltron animation and style with high definition graphics and audio that deliver high-impact, real-time single and multi-player gameplay with up to five players. Relive the most defining moments from the classic series, including the discovery of the Lions and the very first time the Space Explorers form Voltron. Battle King Zarkon’s evil forces and journey across the universe, exploring a variety of environments — including planet Arus. It is up to you to restore justice and galactic peace. Get ready to activate interlock! Dynotherms connected! Infracells up! Mega thrusters are go! Let’s go, Votron Force!

De Blob 2 — In de Blob 2, Comrade Black is back and so is his war on color. Disguised as Papa Blanc, Comrade Black rigs the city’s election in order to win and take control of Prisma City with his brainwashing new cult. That is, until de Blob bounces back in full color-spreading force with his revolution to restore color and life back to the city and its residents.

Scene It? Movie Night — Scene It? Movie Night! offers a wide variety of media-rich trivia that provides movie fans and social gamers with a lively, competitive group gaming experience. Trivia content in the game includes recent hit movies as well as fan favorite Hollywood hits from four decades of films. Single-player mode challenges player speed and entertainment trivia know-how, while multi-player mode creates a challenging social gameplay experience.

PSone Classics

DARKSTALKERS: The Night Warriors — Choose from 10 horror-themed characters, including a Bigfoot, a vampire, and a werewolf. Every character has unique combinations and super moves, but be warned, as the arenas can have positive and negative effects on the fighters. Over 15,000 frames of gorgeous, hand-drawn animation bring the action to life. After beating the computer-controlled contenders, challenge your friends in the Versus mode. If they fear your superior skills, feel free to handicap the match. DARK STALKERS: The Night Warriors will challenge your skills as you fight to become the ruler of the night.

PS2 Classics

Tak 2: Staff of Dreams — Join Tak in an epic adventure, as he must learn all new Juju magic to recover the Staff of Dreams and defeat Tlaloc once and for all. Tak’s role in the great Prophecy of the Pupanunu people isn’t over. Rather, it’s just begun! It’s not easy being Jibolba’s apprentice, and Tak’s got the bruises to prove it. Now dabbling with new abilities, Tak is creating a little Juju magic of his own! He’s even working on mastering the ancient Juju magic of animal-morphing.

[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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yoshikawa666 said:

November 27th, 1:54 pm

only Darkstalkers for me this week

morris1129 said:

November 27th, 1:56 pm

Darkstalkers

kivi95 said:

November 27th, 1:56 pm

Wow looks to be in the top 3 of worst drop ever ¨. But that’s a good thing as we have already have had more than enough games in November :P-

megamixer said:

November 27th, 2:00 pm

Can I trade my blu-ray copy of the Sly Collection to Sony for these downloadable versions? Pretty please? No? Well, I tried…

zzamaro said:

November 27th, 2:01 pm

PSone classics I want:

Metal Gear Solid VR Missions
Megaman legends 1 and 2( even if C said no already =( )

PlatformPro said:

November 27th, 2:01 pm

Tak 2! With the PS3 totally lacking any quality platformers I’m glad to see this.

I miss the PSX and PS2 days where we got new platformers every month.

Spacerac said:

November 27th, 2:03 pm

I remember Tak! Never played a single game, but I remember it. I think it’s kinda strange Tak 2 is out before 1 but ah well. Maybe I’ll check it out.

kivi95 said:

November 27th, 2:04 pm

6# Well we are getting both Sly and Jak next year :D

monyking said:

November 27th, 2:07 pm

I still like that sly is back. Thanks for the update.

Budapesti said:

November 27th, 2:33 pm

I’ve always wanted to play the Sly Cooper games, but my PS3 is of the slim variety so this is the ideal opportunity.
Going to check out Voltron too, because… well, it’s Voltron!

Pretty good drop for me this week. For my wallet, notsomuch.

tiuur said:

November 27th, 2:34 pm

what a dry drop

Busca-Cabezas said:

November 27th, 2:49 pm

I’m a old school VOLTRON fan! :) MW2? Plz…. I’m having too much fun wit MW3! xD

GRIM__REAFER said:

November 27th, 2:52 pm

Man they really milking that Call of Duty Cow for every single drop. Wonder if MW3 will make it on psn. That would actually be smart. Better if its with in a few weeks.

I want (not the only one) Metal Gear Solid HD Collection though. When is that coming? No information on this, I was fooled into thinking it would drop the same day as retail.

magpie4life said:

November 27th, 3:13 pm

I guess I will be double dipping on Sly Cooper games…Maybe in a few weeks I will double dip in Metal Gear Solid HD Collectiion and Team Ico Collection.

Naruto-1117 said:

November 27th, 3:14 pm

Deblob 2 is my interest.

Naruto-1117 said:

November 27th, 3:15 pm

Oh and maybe Darkstalker

supvic said:

November 27th, 3:16 pm

I hope MW2 will be priced reasonably, there isn’t much incentive to buy it now as it is. When will MW3 be available to download?

Livingstoni813 said:

November 27th, 3:24 pm

Is there any word on when the Rare Earth Elements DLC for Mercury Hg will be released? Really enjoyed Mercury, but I would love to be able to finish it. Thx. : )

MarioTBK said:

November 27th, 3:24 pm

VOLTRON!! Oh my god! I remember watching that at my grandmother’s house when I was like, 6, on the first ever season of Toonami!

It’s sad how excited I am for that demo for nostalgia’s sake.

DannyMan001 said:

November 27th, 3:31 pm

No demos again?????? What????

WilHiteWarrior said:

November 27th, 3:38 pm

So will the uncharted games ever be on the PSN?

TechTrekker said:

November 27th, 3:46 pm

Looks like 5 interesting games will be added to the PSStore soon: Sly 1, Sly 2, Sly 3, Modern Warfare 2, and Voltron

KwietStorm said:

November 27th, 3:47 pm

PSone classics still missing: Die Hard Trilogy, MDK, Return Fire, Soul Blade, Tenchu

fadi002 said:

November 27th, 3:48 pm

@21 Would you really want to download 46 GBs for Uncharted 3, or 25 GB for Uncharted 2? You’d need 92 GB free on your hard drive for U3 and 50 GB free for U2. It’s extremely unlikely you’ll be seeing any of the Uncharted games on PSN.

Btw, the biggest game on PSN right now is inFamous 2, which is only 15 GBs.

OnesOwnGrief said:

November 27th, 4:01 pm

Thankfully there’s plenty of people who purchase bad ports so I can wait til Capcom releases Darkstalkers 2 and or 3. Til then, I’ll be playing Chaos Tower.

MarkakaJin said:

November 27th, 4:03 pm

Fatal Frame Trilogy HD collection please. Or at least release them as PS2 classics. I’d be more happy than ever before. (Besides getting recently married in Skyrim, haha.)

Alyyse said:

November 27th, 4:20 pm

cool

sachal_k said:

November 27th, 4:21 pm

Anyone remember Ghost Hunter? Can we get that as a PS2 Classic?

Spacerac said:

November 27th, 4:29 pm

@#8 kivi95 we are most definitely not getting Jak and Daxter 4 next year. Sly 4, yes. Not Jak 4. But the word “Debut” in the Jak Collection trailer does strongly imply that there will be a Jak 4 somewhere down the line. Probably the year after next.

wwedx25 said:

November 27th, 4:30 pm

poop

Omii132 said:

November 27th, 4:30 pm

We need Legend of Dragoon soon please! could you tell me if there is any chance for that game to make it into psn?

THOR_KAICER said:

November 27th, 4:37 pm

Nothing interesting. but I’ll check the Voltron demo.

bgardner said:

November 27th, 4:37 pm

nope the bigest game on the psn is dc universe online

santylacerda_us said:

November 27th, 4:52 pm

I’m going to buy all, except Tak2 (bleargh). I preffer an adventure/action like Nanobreaker.

JohnnyX said:

November 27th, 4:55 pm

PS1 classic I want: Intelligent Cube & Metal Gear Solid: VR missions

La_maravich_22 said:

November 27th, 5:03 pm

No discount for sly cooper to the ps plus users??????

Born_To_Chill said:

November 27th, 5:07 pm

I wish they would release some Rockstar classics such as GTA III, Vice city, San Andreas, Manhunt 1 & 2, Red Dead Revolver, Bully, The Warriors, and Max Payne 1&2. With many never having played the original Red Dead, another GTA bringing back the city of Los Santos, GTA III’s 10th anniversary, and Max Payne 3 coming early next year it seems like a perfect time for at least some of these classic games to come to PSN.

NateDtail91 said:

November 27th, 5:09 pm

Darkstalkers is a buy and so is sly.

loki_red said:

November 27th, 5:13 pm

I have asked this question on almost every naughty dog or “the drop” related blogs When are we going to get the Jak and Daxter games on PlayStation 2 classics?

JEC94 said:

November 27th, 5:26 pm

super weak,lame and lazy update

Davyn729 said:

November 27th, 5:39 pm

Could somebody please convince Namco to put up Klonoa: Door to Phantomile as a PSOne Classic? I love that game.

GET2DAACHOPPAAAA said:

November 27th, 5:41 pm

@loki_red You will get Jak and Daxter next February when they are released in an HD collection.

Permafry_42 said:

November 27th, 5:54 pm

i actually 100% the sly collection today; been procrastinating quite a bit =D. highly recomend if you haven’t played the games before!

JLGCHIEFS1 said:

November 27th, 5:55 pm

some ps2 classics I would like to see would be the original ghost recon, need for speed hot pursuit 2 and nightshade

PhillyTheCat said:

November 27th, 5:57 pm

@anyone who can give an opinion…Which game is better > PS1 Classic: Darkstalkers: The Night Warriors ~ or PSP version: Chaos Tower?

KrisZeakKoncept said:

November 27th, 6:00 pm

All of a sudden Sony has been doing some pretty awesome ”Drop’s” these past months :) (Compared to how it used to be -_-‘)
Rey, do you know if Modern Warefare 3, BattleField 3 or Assassin’s Creed: Revelations will be in next week’s drop or maybe soon? (That goes to anybody that knows)
Keep up the good work Sony!! :D

PhillyTheCat said:

November 27th, 6:00 pm

Also…Chrono Cross is a great RPG, one of the best IMHO, if any of you gamers are debating purchasing it.

nyc_haze said:

November 27th, 6:07 pm

oh yea Voltron, im buying it. I wonder if any of these young kids know anything about Voltron, doubt it

MadMeat001 said:

November 27th, 6:16 pm

I really love the way you guys are putting efforts on releasing theses sweet retail games on psn, I support digitals releases. thanks, can’t wait to get a ps3

tylerh1701 said:

November 27th, 6:22 pm

Morrigan. Delicious.

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