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The Drop: Week of April 23rd 2012 New Releases

Rey Gutierrez's Avatar + Posted by Rey Gutierrez on Apr 22, 2012 // Senior Social Media Specialist

In Prototype 2, you are Sgt James Heller, husband to a deceased wife and child and a soldier left to die. In this week’s new PS3 game you’ll build a vast genetic arsenal of deadly new biological weapons and abilities and hunt your way towards the ultimate goal – destroying your maker Alex Mercer. Prepare for full-scale war with Battlefield 3, the third major evolution of the long-running online battle franchise, with the PS3 Full Game Download on PSN.

Two PSone classics return this week with Future Cop L.A.P.D and Darkstalkers 3. In the PS2 classic Red Faction, players find themselves in the middle of a rebellion on the hostile surface of Mars fighting for their freedom against the evil Ultor Corporation. Enjoy this week’s The Drop.

PlayStation 3

Prototype 2 – The sequel to Radical Entertainment’s best-selling open-world action game of 2009, Prototype 2 takes the unsurpassed carnage of the original Prototype and continues the experience of becoming the ultimate shape-shifting weapon. You are Sgt James Heller, husband to a deceased wife and child and a soldier left simply to die.

As the game’s all-new infected protagonist, players will experience Sgt James Heller cutting a bloody swathe through the wastelands of post-viral New York Zero. Equipped with unparalleled new shapeshifting powers,players will gradually build a vast genetic arsenal of deadly new biological weapons and abilities as they hunt, kill and consume their way toward the ultimate goal – to kill Alex Mercer!

PlayStation Network

Battlefield 3 (Full PS3 Game) – Prepare for full-scale war with Battlefield 3, the third major evolution of the long-running online battle franchise. Using the power of Frostbite 2 game engine technology, Battlefield 3 delivers superior visual quality, a grand sense of scale, massive destruction, dynamic audio and incredibly lifelike character animations. As bullets whiz by, walls crumble, and explosions throw you to the ground, the battlefield feels more alive and interactive than ever before.

Bejeweled 3 – Discover all-new ways to play the world’s #1 puzzle game! Find your perfect match with 8 breathtaking game modes that meet all your moods — including Classic, Quest, Lightning and Zen. Enjoy the amazing sights and sounds. Earn flashy achievement badges. Engage in endless gem-matching fun, and soar to dazzling new heights! The PlayStation 3 retail release of Bejeweled 3 adds in extra good good times with two bonus games — Zuma and Feeding Frenzy 2!

Grease Dance (Full PS3 Game) – Get ready for those Summer Nights with a return to Rydell High! Grease utilizes the PlayStation Move motion sensor technology to deliver the ultimate Grease experience. Sing, dance and party with Barry, Sandy and the rest of the Grease gang. Grease delivers the movie’s signature choreography and legendary songs combined with today’s motion-sensor technology so fans can dance and sing along to their favorite Grease tunes including iconic anthems like “You’re the One That I Want”, “Greased Lightning” and “Summer Nights.” Grease allows players to sing or dance as a solo act, in a duet or four players can team up to sing and dance together for a sensational musical performance.

The Cursed Crusade (Full PS3 Game) – The end of 12th century is nearing. The Pope Innocent 3rd launches a new crusade in order to conquest the holy city, given up few years earlier to the Sultan Solomon armies. While the High Franc Barons mobilize for this new great epic, the meeting with Prince Alexis, Byzantine Empire throne descendant, will change the course of history: This crusade will never go further than Constantinople.

PS3 Demos

  • Dragon’s Dogma
  • Ninja Gaiden 3

minis

  • Golf Mania (PSN Exclusive)
  • Ikari III: The Rescue

PSone Classics

Future Cop L.A.P.D – Los Angeles is not always a nice place. In the 22nd century, criminals overrun the city, and Los Angeles is declared uninhabitable. You take control of a mech (that can transform into a hover bike) and try to clean up the streets. Use flamethrowers, plasma bursts, mini-shockwave mortars, and many other weapons as you battle through eight action packed levels by yourself or with a friend. For those who like a little more strategy, play the Precinct Assault mode, in which both players (you can challenge the machine or another human) start with bases and construct combat units. However, building the units cost points that are earned by destroying the enemy’s equipment. The first to capture the opposition’s base wins the game. With its multiplayer options and a choice of two different games, FUTURE COP: LAPD offers action and excitement for every gamer.

Darkstalkers 3 – Three ancient spirits ruled the Dark World; Jedah, the oldest spirit, was resurrected. In an effort to rule over the Dark World alone, Jedah wants to save all of the dispirited souls. To create his perfect salvation, he calls those with valuable souls to his world so can take control of them. Choose from 18 horror themed characters as they battle in a tournament to the death. Every character has unique combinations and ultra powerful dark force moves. Be warned, though, as the arenas can have positive and negative effects on the fighters. You’ll be mesmerized by the gorgeous, hand drawn animation that brings the action to life. After beating the computer controlled contenders, challenge your friends in the versus mode, and if they fear your superior skills, feel free to handicap the match. Darkstalkers 3 will challenge your skills as you fight to become the ruler of the night.

PlayStation 2 Classics

Red Faction – Featuring a sophisticated physics engine, five fully controllable vehicles, a variety of unique natural environments, and Volition’s proprietary Geo-Mod Technology, Red Faction is one of the most advanced second-generation titles ever released for the PlayStation 2. Geo-Mod technology supports the real time, arbitrary modification of the geometry that makes up the game’s environment. This means that players have the full ability to destroy whatever they want. Just point a weapon at an object or structure and shoot — total destruction always follows.

[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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+ BritishFreak007 on April 22nd, 2012 at 4:07 pm said:

YES!!! Finally Bejeweled 3 on PSN!!
Too long :) So happy right now!


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+ AmaterasuOkami1 on April 22nd, 2012 at 4:07 pm said:

Hmmmmmm…I didn’t even know the first Red Faction was on PS2 before. Looking forward to Prototype 2 for sure.


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+ MrFoBiA on April 22nd, 2012 at 4:08 pm said:

Hey look at that…. no Vita support…. AGAIN. You guys have to at least give us SOMETHING. Not just “soon!” which basically tells us “hey we have nothing but I’m sure some 3rd party out there will eventually do something so we’ll just keep saying soon.”

Please, Sony. Give us something. And no, Paint Park doesn’t cut it…. seriously.


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+ Joe-TFW on April 22nd, 2012 at 4:08 pm said:

Darkstalkers 3…Hmmm, that is tempting. Also, another great SNK classic with the Ikari III mini.


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+ MrFoBiA on April 22nd, 2012 at 4:09 pm said:

To add on, just give us a date for something. When will we have PS1 support? April? May? June? 2012 sometime? 2013?! The word “soon” can be interpreted a billion different ways.


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+ Vince47 on April 22nd, 2012 at 4:11 pm said:

im first, wow thats a first, more PS2 games plz,,, The Suffering , Mx vs Atv ,,GT4, TOCA 2..just mix em up and get em out,, RED Faction is a good start for my library ,, how about some sony love for takin away QORE from Plus members thanks


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+ Fausto247 on April 22nd, 2012 at 4:11 pm said:

first


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+ XxDG3K_ALL_DAYxX on April 22nd, 2012 at 4:12 pm said:

Nice..getting prototype 2..cant wait to play Dragons Dogma ^-^


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+ TorturEd on April 22nd, 2012 at 4:12 pm said:

So I assume The Walking Dead isn’t coming out on psn this tuesday then eh ? Looks like I may just have to get it on steam then unless it just shows up on psn tuesday.


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+ BritishFreak007 on April 22nd, 2012 at 4:13 pm said:

@1
Yeah that guy’s right. Bejeweled 3 IS awesome!


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+ JNM-CIM on April 22nd, 2012 at 4:15 pm said:

On the home page of Playstation Store, it has the Ghost Recon Future Soldier Beta ad, and it says “early access” for PS+ members. Does this mean that non-PS+ players will eventually have the chance to play it as well?


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+ IM_RICK_GRIMES on April 22nd, 2012 at 4:18 pm said:

Does the walking dead game come out tuesday?


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+ LABARONX on April 22nd, 2012 at 4:18 pm said:

prototype 2, dragons dogma demo FTW


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+ iTofuMan on April 22nd, 2012 at 4:22 pm said:

So im guessing the Doctor Who game got canned, or pushed back? wasnt it suppose to come out some time in April? Seeing as how this is the last April update can we get any information about it?

Back on topic nothing for me this week it seems. Nothing for Vita yet again, and no psp to make up for it. Not even information on “if” ps1 support is coming. Or are you guys still playing the “soon” card because i would say its no longer considered soon seeing as how the system has been out for close to 4 months i would think ps1 support was one of the top priority, but i guess Skype and other useless non game apps for a video game system is more important.


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+ duffyboy1986 on April 22nd, 2012 at 4:23 pm said:

hey Rey any idea on when a price drop for mortal kombat 9 and mass effect 3 both of these titles are about $35.00 max RETAIL!!!(in U.S.). Also can u guys allow paypal for international customers like myself….And…Dirt 3…it was on the European psn store from last year. Any Feedback will be well appreciated.


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+ JUGGALO414 on April 22nd, 2012 at 4:25 pm said:

I remember reading in the begining of this month that saint’s row the third was coming to psn. i was happy since my disc dive broke and i voided my warrenty. so is this just not happening anymore?


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+ supvic on April 22nd, 2012 at 4:25 pm said:

Will the Dragon’s Dogma demo have online co-op?


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+ StinkyMoney5 on April 22nd, 2012 at 4:27 pm said:

Darktsalkers 3!!!! Dragon’s Dogma demo is cool too I guess…


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+ redruM650 on April 22nd, 2012 at 4:29 pm said:

No PSOne support for Vita is ridiculous.. should be a #1 priority.


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+ TheJLC on April 22nd, 2012 at 4:32 pm said:

Future Cop L.A.P.D! Great game, one of my favorite PS1 classics. Wish that they would make a new version of it.


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+ pyrokingofflame on April 22nd, 2012 at 4:34 pm said:

YO Rey where the psp classics for the vita at like you know Loco Roco 1,2 Final Fantasy 7 Crisis core, Dj Max Fever the good games man


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+ JUGGALO414 on April 22nd, 2012 at 4:35 pm said:

LOL @ all the people that buy Bejeweled 3 because you know it will be free on ps plus very soon. i’m afraid to even buy games anymore because they always do that. also please answer my question about Saint’s Row 3. nobody ever responds to me.


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+ LABARONX on April 22nd, 2012 at 4:35 pm said:

@redruM650

WHO SAYS IT’S NOT. MY MONEY IS THE OFFICIAL ANNOUNCEMENT WILL COME DURING E3!!!!


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+ Moonglare on April 22nd, 2012 at 4:36 pm said:

Good having Darkstalkers 3 back. Can’t wait for Legend of Dragoon on May 1st =D
I might check on those demos as well….


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+ Aeirou on April 22nd, 2012 at 4:38 pm said:

So… Doctor Who The Eternity Clock was suppose to release this month and we come to the final april release with no news? Kinda angry now, not gonna lie.


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+ RidleysBox on April 22nd, 2012 at 4:46 pm said:

@MrFoBiA

You can play your PS1 titles on the Vita through Remote Play, I have been doing that since the vita was released. As for official support, looks like we will have to wait till the “Playstation Suite” software is done, from what I have read around the web.


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+ RidleysBox on April 22nd, 2012 at 4:47 pm said:

@Aeirou

Since when has “The Drop” ever contained every release for the week?


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+ darrenaw16 on April 22nd, 2012 at 4:50 pm said:

Okay Sony, I’m seriously getting SO angry at you. I bought the Vita on DAY ONE. Expecting Skype to be up then, along with PS1 support, and quite a bit more PSP games up, AND REMOTE PLAY THAT WORKS. Now EVERY week since February 22, I get on here, and see what’s happening, and EVERY week we find out all this stuff is coming “soon.” Now seriously, I don’t care if it’s 15 years from now. GIVE, US, A, DATE. You said last week Skype should be up by the end of the month. This is the last update before then, and… NO skype. Come to think of it, there is not a SINGLE Vita app/game/ANYTHING this week. I like my vita, but it needs more. Come on.


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+ RidleysBox on April 22nd, 2012 at 4:54 pm said:

@duffyboy1986

More reason not to support digital distribution when possible, the prices are months behind retail.


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+ iTofuMan on April 22nd, 2012 at 4:55 pm said:

@RidleysBox

Since they started doing the Drop. The only things they leave out is DLC, and Sales. whatever is being released game-wise has always been on the drop.


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+ smitty125 on April 22nd, 2012 at 4:57 pm said:

When is the walking dead game suppose to come out?


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+ ROSSONERO_8791 on April 22nd, 2012 at 5:03 pm said:

Great update, it would be awesome if you could include some of the confirmed DLC on these posts.


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+ ChrisHighwind on April 22nd, 2012 at 5:11 pm said:

Ugh, I’ve had a really horrible week this week, thanks to the money suckers they call the bank, so please forgive my irate mood in this post.

Listen, would it kill you guys to give us some information about whether or not we’re getting the features you promised the Vita? Like some progress reports, or at the very least a “After much consideration, we have decided that these features will not be added to the Vita”? I know you guys love sweeping things under the rug and pretending to forget about them, but still, it can wear on people’s patience. I’m still keeping my Vita, it’s served me well so far, but just at least give us an update or saying you’re not giving us those features, just so everyone can shut up about it.

But hey, it’s your device, you botch it up however you want.


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+ Jimm_West on April 22nd, 2012 at 5:25 pm said:

i read somewhere that it was CONFIRMED that SKYPE was coming for VITA on APRIL 24TH. is this true sony?!?!?!?!?!? please answer!!!


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+ DragonWolfJD on April 22nd, 2012 at 5:28 pm said:

Already have Darkstalkers but seeing it put up still isn’t a bad thing. Overall another easily passable week though.


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+ thebiglouie on April 22nd, 2012 at 5:29 pm said:

So wait, is Zuma and Feeding Frenzy 2 included with Bejeweled 3 on PSN? Or was that a copy and paste from the Bluray version?


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+ shinratdr on April 22nd, 2012 at 5:59 pm said:

You know, you guys sell this other thing, it’s called VITA I think?

I love how you have the balls to tell me not to be a jerk. I was sold a $400 device that can’t do half of what it was advertised to do and has the slowest release schedule in history. You’re the jerks.


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+ t36066 on April 22nd, 2012 at 6:04 pm said:

i would like to see some real ps2 classics like grand theft auto and dragon ball z….


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+ Firepowerr on April 22nd, 2012 at 6:36 pm said:

@supvic

There isn’t even co-op on this game..

On another note, super excited for Dragon’s Dogma demo!


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+ White_JackaL on April 22nd, 2012 at 6:43 pm said:

Wow talk about a good drop.. 2 ps1 games and a ps2 game, some good demos and full games… even though there still isent any vita updates i gotta say im impressed… cant wait to play dragons dogma and then the real deal.

Id still love to see ps1- ps2 compat for vita
Xenosaga 1,2 and 3 on the psn though

but this is still awsome used to play the future cop and red faction games now i play the newest redfaction games.


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+ saintaqua on April 22nd, 2012 at 6:45 pm said:

Getting pretty tired of waiting on Vita news.
I love my Vita but it gets used a lot less lately.
I thought this wasn’t gonna be another PSP scenario?
Please support it asap! Even news is good!
Talk about Sun Flowers at least. I want a release date!


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+ C_Y_P_H_E_R on April 22nd, 2012 at 6:47 pm said:

Yes please, more Darkstalkers! Red Faction used to be one of my favorite games, until they ruined it as of late.


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+ All469 on April 22nd, 2012 at 6:47 pm said:

when will ghost recon beta open up to every body


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+ X_DARTH_GIZMO_X on April 22nd, 2012 at 6:48 pm said:

Well i am in agreement with most the post about the Vita my has been collecting dust. somthing new please.


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+ ATFrez on April 22nd, 2012 at 6:51 pm said:

2 PS One Classics AND a PS2 Classic? In the same week??? Am I dreaming!?


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+ Megadrixfire_24 on April 22nd, 2012 at 6:55 pm said:

PS1 CLASSICS FOR VITA PLEASE


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+ kasamatzu on April 22nd, 2012 at 6:56 pm said:

Oh really!!! when i saw bejeweled 3 I thought, well at least something for Vita too…yeah right!! I’m enjoying my PS Vita but should be more enjoyable!!


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+ jimmyfoxhound on April 22nd, 2012 at 7:00 pm said:

Oh oh the first Red Faction????? SWEET!!!!!! *runs out to get PSN card*


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+ ItaChu on April 22nd, 2012 at 7:12 pm said:

Bejeweled coming to vita anytime soon? maybe angry birds vita version with touch controls?


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+ TMAZT3R on April 22nd, 2012 at 7:21 pm said:

Lol at you guys crying about no vita content a game just came out last week so did a 4 dollar download game too, what are you expecting, call of duty games every two weeks? Just to tell you if you did not know, mortal kombat is koming may 1st, resistance may 29th, and gravity daze june 12th. So you will be busy playing vita games all through summer.


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