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The Drop: Week of March 12th 2012 New Releases

Rey Gutierrez's Avatar + Posted by Rey Gutierrez on Mar 11, 2012 // Senior Social Media Specialist

Bridge the gap between art and video games with thatgamecompany’s latest PSN adventure, Journey. Bend reality and transform the world around you into a fighting arena, using the PS Vita and its augmented reality cameras in Reality Fighters.

Players will once again find themselves face to face with their deepest sins and fears in the strange world of Silent Hill, in Silent Hill: Downpour. The PlayStation 3 exclusive, Yakuza: Dead Souls delivers a unique experience of Tokyo’s red light district with an undead twist. Enjoy this week’s The Drop.

PlayStation 3

Silent Hill: Downpour – Staying true to the franchise’s original roots, this eighth installment of the Silent Hill franchise returns with an all new thought-provoking horror storyline.

The survival horror experience begins after a prison transport vehicle careens off the road, leaving lone inmate Murphy Pendleton stranded in Silent Hill. Gamers will encounter mind-bending puzzles, as well as horrific creatures and other world terrors using everyday objects from wooden chairs to glass bottles to fend off their enemies. The natural response, fight or flight is left to the player as they unravel a dark, thought-provoking storyline which will appeal to fans of the early, classic Silent Hill series, as well as anyone who enjoys a deep, psychological horror experience. In addition to the main storyline, players will also be presented with variable side quests along the way that can change depending on their play style, revealing unknown evils within the town.

FIFA Street – Play with and against the stars of the most popular clubs in the world—or real-life street players—and compete at more than 35 locations around the world. From one-on-one battles in parking lots and parks to prestigious 5v5 tournaments on the streets of the world’s biggest cities, FIFA Street will replicate the unique street soccer style. Plus, it will feature a host of modes and online features that will be revealed in the months ahead that will make the game a social, connected experience.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations – Based on the popular animated Naruto Shippuden series, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations offer a vast selection of playable & support characters spanning every generation of the Naruto saga, alongside incredible online functionality to take the Naruto ninja fight onto the global stage in the much-beloved fighting series. The game powers the Ultimate Ninja series into the future by revolutionizing online play and ramping up the number of playable and support characters far beyond any Naruto game in the wildly popular franchise. Players will compete in a variety of online battle modes with their favorite Naruto characters, including Naruto and Sasuke. Naruto fans have been waiting to see more of Zabuza and Haku since the launch of the original Manga, and now they will have their chance!

Yakuza: Dead Souls (PS3 Exclusive) — The streets of Kamurocho have never been more dangerous, because now they’re overrun by hordes of zombies! Yakuza: Dead Souls is set in the infamous red light district of Tokyo, which is under attack from hordes of zombies. Players will not only face armies of the undead and incredibly powerful mutants, but a treacherous Japanese underworld that is just as merciless. Playing through the eyes of four of the most infamous characters of the series, witness allegiances shift quickly and the line between friend and foe lost. If you thought zombies were bad … meet the Yakuza!

Takes of Graces F (PS3 Exclusive) – The popular RPG series by Namco Bandai returns to PlayStation 3 with this port of the Wii hit Tales of Graces. In addition to the full game refreshed for this HD console, PS3 owners can look forward to additional costumes, new story elements and new battle skills.

PlayStation Network

Journey (PS3) – The pioneers that brought you the award-winning PlayStation Network titles flOw & Flower are back with another title that challenges traditional gaming conventions. With Journey, thatgamecompany (TGC) continues its tradition of delivering simple gameplay and accessible controls in a rich interactive environment that invites players to explore and experience emotional chords that are still uncommon in videogames.

An exotic adventure with a more serious tone, Journey presents a unique vision of an online adventure experience. Awakening in an unknown world, the player walks, glides, and flies through a vast and awe-inspiring landscape, while discovering the history of an ancient, mysterious civilization along the way. Journey’s innovative approach to online play encourages players to explore this environment with strangers who cross their path from time to time. By traveling together, they can re-shape the experience — creating authentic moments they will remember and discuss with others.

Reality Fighters (PS Vita) – Delivering the most customizable fighting experience on the go, the world around you comes into the fight with Reality Fighters. Using augmented reality technology, take pictures of yourself and create your own personal fighter, complete with unique fighting and visual style. From kitchen tops to parking lots, the world is literally your arena as the stages you fight in are determined by the environment around you.

Bioshock 2 – Set during the fall of Rapture, players assume the role of a Plasmid test subject for Sinclair Solutions, a premier provider of Plasmids and Tonics in the underwater city of Rapture that was first explored in the original BioShock. Players will need to use all the elements of the BioShock toolset to survive as the full depth of the BioShock experience is refined and transformed into a unique multiplayer experience that can only be found in Rapture.

Warp – Warp is a unique stealth action game that feature a top-down sci-fi world with a distinctive art style, addicting levels, hazardous traps and challenging puzzles.

Time Machine: Rogue Pilot – Time Machine: Rogue Pilot offers a brand new approach to puzzle games genre taking the best from classic match 3 experience and combining it with the innovative hidden objects gameplay. Dozens of fascinating story mode missions and a special multiplayer mode that can be played with a friend online or on the same screen! Plus the game also offers several bonus modes — all of this coming along with dazzling full HD graphics, ambient background music and rich visual effects.

James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game – James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game is the official videogame based on the highly anticipated film James Cameron’s Avatar. The videogame will take you deep into the heart of Pandora, an alien planet that is beyond imagination. Gamers will encounter the Na’vi, Pandora’s indigenous people and discover other life forms the likes of which have never been seen in the world of video games before. When conflict erupts between the RDA Corporation, a space-faring consortium in search of valuable resources, and the Na’vi, gamers will find themselves thrust into a fight for the heart of a planet and the fate of a civilization.

Shoot Many Robots (Demo Available) – Shoot Many Robots follows P. Walter Tugnut on his mission to kill as many robots as possible after a factory begins to ominously produce killer robots. With an RV full of guns and beer, gamers will experience a four-player co-op run-n-gun side-scrolling RPG shooter filled with tons of weapon and item customization. Shoot Many Robots will also feature two game modes: Traversal, where players must progress linearly through a level, and Survival, where players fight against waves of robot hordes, delivering hours of robotic carnage and fun.

Phineas And Ferb: Across The 2nd Dimension (PS Move Compatible) - Phineas and Ferb: Across the Second Dimension is a fun-filled platforming and combat game where players can be one of eight characters including Phineas, Ferb or Master P as they use gadgets and combat maneuvers to defeat the evil Dr. D and his minions. In addition, the PS3 version features PlayStation Move’s motion controller compatible gameplay, giving the game a whole new level of fun and dimension.

PS Vita Demos

  • wipEout 2048
  • Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
  • Ridge Racer
  • Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen

[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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+ Surfaced on March 11th, 2012 at 4:04 pm said:

automatic 5-stars for Journey.


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+ Superstone on March 11th, 2012 at 4:05 pm said:

Where are the psone & ps2 classics? P.S. vita is great


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+ KwietStorm on March 11th, 2012 at 4:09 pm said:

PSone classics never gonna drop: Die Hard Trilogy, Return Fire, MDK, Soul Blade, Tenchu


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+ Motherboop on March 11th, 2012 at 4:11 pm said:

Anyone who missed out on Bioshock 2 should check it out!


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+ Born_To_Chill on March 11th, 2012 at 4:13 pm said:

I hate to ask but…. where are the PS2 classics? Any of Rockstar’s games (especially Bully) and Killzone 1 would be great.


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+ phatmillips on March 11th, 2012 at 4:14 pm said:

Tales of Graces, yes!

And I like to echo the PS2 requests. Even the PS1 classics seem to have died off.

Can you give us an ETA as to when we can expect more PS1/2 titles on PSN?


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+ Superstone on March 11th, 2012 at 4:14 pm said:

Are we going to be able to play psone classics on the vita soon?


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+ TheGazelMinistry on March 11th, 2012 at 4:16 pm said:

Can we please get Brave Fencer Musashi and Legend of Legaia?


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+ Wario64 on March 11th, 2012 at 4:18 pm said:

Ridge Racer Vita isn’t listed because it’s a scam, right? :)


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+ michaelochs on March 11th, 2012 at 4:23 pm said:

where is all of the other things on the vita like all of the crossplatform games, the 1080p camera recording,etc. come on SONY where is everything for the vita. :(


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+ juv1000 on March 11th, 2012 at 4:25 pm said:

Tales of Graces F was listed for the 13th also and its not on here wat happend 2 that i think u might have 4got it unless it got pushed back


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+ Teflon02 on March 11th, 2012 at 4:26 pm said:

Takes of Graces f? you mean Tales of Graces f lol
also can’t wait for that, wish i could get first day tho. I really want that game but can’t even get a new Vita game yet either :(.
is Skype for Vita coming this week? You guy’s are destroying my plans of finally getting to use video calls :P


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+ juv1000 on March 11th, 2012 at 4:26 pm said:

nvm i see it lmao i thought it was gonna have the pic next to it ma bad


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+ DragonWolfJD on March 11th, 2012 at 4:29 pm said:

Will get Yakuza sometime down the road but PSN releases continue to be absolute crap.


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+ drunkguys20 on March 11th, 2012 at 4:35 pm said:

im really mad that there is only one demo for ps3 this week u should be ashamed sony


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+ JesteR1701one on March 11th, 2012 at 4:36 pm said:

Gonna get Journey and i will download all of the Vita Demos :).


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+ JDTAY87 on March 11th, 2012 at 4:53 pm said:

When do we get info on Spring Fever? I’ve got a fever and the only prescription is Spring Fever!


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+ gm914 on March 11th, 2012 at 4:53 pm said:

Journey is going to blow a lot of minds this week…


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+ Foxtails on March 11th, 2012 at 4:57 pm said:

Want to echo @7. Bought a Vita to replace my PSP. Part of that is playing PS1 classics. Getting a little sick of waiting on firmware to allow this.


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+ LovesJapanManga on March 11th, 2012 at 4:57 pm said:

Any chance will we see Castlevania: Lament of Innocence, Castlevania: Curse of Darkness, Dark Cloud 1, Dark Cloud 2 and Rogue Galaxy show up in Playstation 2 section this year on PSN Store this year…? :-p I sincerely hope so!!! :-)


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+ omega_alpha-619 on March 11th, 2012 at 5:00 pm said:

Sounds like the Vita was hyped up to be more than it actually is in reality.


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+ NamesIrish13 on March 11th, 2012 at 5:05 pm said:

Shoot many robots! Finally been wanting to try that one for a long time. Can’t wait.


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+ JEC94 on March 11th, 2012 at 5:25 pm said:

Silent Hill: Downpour \m/(o_-)\m/


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+ Sevyne on March 11th, 2012 at 5:28 pm said:

Wait…How is Ridge Racer getting a demo? Isn’t the entire game about the size of a normal demo to begin with? Is this demo just going to showcase the title screen or something?


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+ FL_Stud on March 11th, 2012 at 5:29 pm said:

Will we ever be able to log in and interact with the PlayStation Blog through our PS Vita’s? (because so far, we can’t even log in to the site.)

Just curious, why does the PSN Store wait until the end of the day to update?


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+ FL_Stud on March 11th, 2012 at 5:29 pm said:

Great Update, by the way.


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+ JesteR1701one on March 11th, 2012 at 5:34 pm said:

@Sevye Good one :). But look at it this way. If you play the demo you basically played the full game minus 2 tracks :).


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+ kcarl2879 on March 11th, 2012 at 5:37 pm said:

Hey I was wondering. Will the Vita be able to play ps classics at all in the near future? I motly have ps classic when I had my PSP Slim and PSP Go. I got FF7( my all time favorite game) and I was pretty bummed when I couldn’t play it on my Vita. So is it a possibility at all for the PS Vita?


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+ skygunner27 on March 11th, 2012 at 5:58 pm said:

WTH? I thought the full version of Ridge Racer was suppose to be released this Tuesday!! Not just the demo. I could have bought Ridge Racer from Amazon 5 days ago, instead of waiting for just a demo from PSN.


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+ GabeHimself on March 11th, 2012 at 6:01 pm said:

Could we please get Dragon Quest VIII: Journey Of The Cursed King? Thanks.


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+ OnEdge_RPGs on March 11th, 2012 at 6:03 pm said:

Hey REY !!!,

Don’t know if you can answer this for me or not, but I thought I’ll ask anyway.

Do you know if any of the old PS3 disc base games will make it way to PSN Digital Download?

Like ……..

Uncharted Series
Resistance Series
Bioshock
Heavenly Sword
Folklore and
any of JRPGs games

Thanks


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+ kitsune8899 on March 11th, 2012 at 6:04 pm said:

I want to give you guys $30 for MGS: Portable Ops and Resistance Retribution but it’s still not available on Vita. C’mon guys.


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+ StuntF50 on March 11th, 2012 at 6:24 pm said:

Tales of Graces F is misspelled, Ray. ;-)

May I ask that you include a picture of the box art for the game? As a fan of the series, I want it to get as much promotion as possible, so that Namco Bandai will bring future iterations of the franchise overseas (hoping Xillia comes stateside). It’d be much appreciated.

By the way, any idea when Malicious will hit the U.S. PSN. I’ve been saving money for that one for quite some time.


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+ Kikowz on March 11th, 2012 at 6:31 pm said:

how much Bioshock 2 will cost? can’t you put Bioshock 1 too?


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+ Taylor_With_Hat on March 11th, 2012 at 6:40 pm said:

Will we be getting any additional PS1 Classics, PS2 Classics, or TG16 games this month?


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+ InfinitiProject on March 11th, 2012 at 6:58 pm said:

To anyone that doesn’t have Plus and or don’t have Journey yet: I NOE DEMAND YOU TO GET IT ASAP. IT IS YOUR LIFE’S MISSION TO ENJOY ONE OF THE ALL TIME BEST AND POTENTIAL GAME OF THE YEAR!


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+ theDSsucks on March 11th, 2012 at 7:42 pm said:

Why aren’t discounts, themes, DLC, etc listed anymore?? They all used to be, now no more? How come? Or are they listed somewhere else? Isn’t playstation blog supposed to be the official master list?


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+ Kikowz on March 11th, 2012 at 7:43 pm said:

@ theDSsucks you, sir, are entirely correct.


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+ Kikowz on March 11th, 2012 at 7:44 pm said:

@theDSsucks actually, they put the whole list when the update comes out


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+ Raz256 on March 11th, 2012 at 7:47 pm said:

Journey was really good, just not as long or as difficult as Flow or Flower. Trophies much harder to get in the first two. Over all another great experience by Thatgamecompany.


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+ murder-scene on March 11th, 2012 at 7:55 pm said:

i’ll definitely check out Journey! btw, will PSN release Silent Hill 2 and 3 individually in the store? b/c i only want silent hill 2


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+ DMcgee627 on March 11th, 2012 at 7:59 pm said:

Europe got a whole bunch of PS2 classics in just one week last month.
Why no love for us?
http://blog.eu.playstation.com/2012/02/22/heads-up-game-store-update-22nd-february-2012/


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+ Angry-Puppy on March 11th, 2012 at 8:16 pm said:

@10 1080p video recording with a sub-megapixel camera? Not likely. :/

On another note: YES. Finally a Shinobido 2 demo!


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+ JoeTheBeast16 on March 11th, 2012 at 8:24 pm said:

I would post an actual comment… But Journey has already Blown my mind. So I fear it’s impossible.


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+ xzile on March 11th, 2012 at 9:06 pm said:

Honestly for all the individuals that are saying PSN games are going down or whatever. I challenge you to play Journey and tell me it sucks. I have never raved about a game like this one in years. I didn’t really expect to love this game like I do now. I recommend taking your time and enjoying the ride. I have been playing this game nonstop since I got it. I can not really put the experience into words that truly convey the experience. Please buy this game or play it at someone else house because you will not be disappointed.


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+ DarkShinigami34 on March 11th, 2012 at 9:17 pm said:

Sweet. Picking up Tales of Graces f again and the FF13-2 DLC. Already played the vita demos. Still waiting for more PSP RPG titles to price drop or go on sale to play on my Vita..


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+ C-0719 on March 11th, 2012 at 9:18 pm said:

you put ridge racer down for demos but you forgot it is out this week :p


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+ drakenbutch on March 11th, 2012 at 9:36 pm said:

hi sony when will mw3 be in psn store ????


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+ Omii132 on March 11th, 2012 at 9:39 pm said:

Hello!! i want to know about Grand Knights History PSP

And i want more RPG games in the Store. I would like to see:

PS3:
Eternal Sonata
Trinity Universe
Cross Edge
Atelier
Hyperdimension Neptunia 1,2
Valkyria Chronicles 1

PS2:
Rogue Galaxy
Valkyrie Profile 2
Xenosaga 1,2,3
Kingdom Hearts 1,2

PS1
Legend of Dragoon

PSP
Final Fantasy Crisis Core
Kingdom Hearts BBS


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+ White_JackaL on March 11th, 2012 at 9:54 pm said:

I too would love to see more ps1 and ps2 games on the PSN, Xenosaga 1-3 is my #1 and also am wondering when i will be able to play my ps1 games on my ps vita as well. I honestly look more forward to PS1 and PS2 game updates on the PSN then anything else. just hope you guys put up the good ol ones like xenosaga and so forth.


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