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The Drop: Week of June 11th 2012 New Releases

Rey Gutierrez's Avatar + Posted by Rey Gutierrez on Jun 10, 2012 // Senior Social Media Specialist

Gain a new perspective as you take on the role of Kat, a strong-willed girl seeking the means to protect her future in a world that’s crumbling to pieces. Tilt and move the PS Vita, taking gravity into your own hands to deliver devastating attacks, uncover the secrets to your past and explore a mysterious world.

On PS3 and on Blu-ray, Lollipop Chainsaw is the ‘un-deadly’ story of sweet and killer zombie-hunter Juliet Starling and her quest to uncover the root of a colossal zombie outbreak.

PlayStation Vita

Gravity Rush (Also on PSN) – Prepare yourself for a new perspective in Gravity Rush. Take gravity into your own hands as you take the role of a heroine seeking her past and the means to protect her future in a world that’s falling apart. Shift from streets to walls and buildings as you manipulate gravity to save a city from its enemies and perils.

Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection (Also on PSN) – Accept the mission and play three great chapters in the Metal Gear franchise with the Metal Gear Solid HD Collection. Included are in this PlayStation Vita package are Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater. As a bonus, the original MSX games Metal Gear and Metal Gear 2: Solid Snake are included, showcasing Snake’s very first missions!

PlayStation 3

Lollipop Chainsaw – Lollipop Chainsaw is the ‘un-deadly’ story of sweet and killer zombie hunter Juliet Starling and her quest to uncover the root of a colossal zombie outbreak. With her wickedly awesome chainsaw in hand, Juliet slices, dices and splits her way through hordes of the undead, but soon realizes the horde is only the opening act to a festival of zombie rock lords determined to kill the chainsaw wielding cheerleader.

PlayStation Network

PulzAR (PS Vita Exclusive) – Pulzar is a mind boggling, potentially Earth-shattering puzzle game that turns nearly any flat surface into an epic battle against time and a looming celestial event with the use of your AR Play cards. In mankind’s desperate last stand against certain catastrophe, it’s up to you to command a network of explosive rockets and try to blast asteroids hurtling towards Earth into a harmless meteor shower before they reach the planet. Using precision laser technology, you have only a limited time to program the guidance system using a series of reflectors, splitters, and filters that activate the nodes that will launch the rockets towards their targets.

Batman: Arkham City – Batman: Arkham City builds upon the intense, atmospheric foundation of Batman: Arkham Asylum, sending players soaring into Arkham City, the new maximum security home for all of Gotham City’s thugs, gangsters and insane criminal masterminds.

Set inside the heavily fortified walls of a sprawling district in the heart of Gotham City, this highly anticipated sequel introduces a brand-new story that draws together a new all-star cast of classic characters and murderous villains from the Batman universe, as well as a vast range of new and enhanced gameplay features to deliver the ultimate experience as the Dark Knight.

Babel Rising – In Babel Rising, gamers play as God, preventing humans from building the tower of Babel. Gamers can use their divine powers by hurling bolts of lightning, summoning massive earthquakes or unleashing gigantic floods upon the Babylonians.

Dirt Showdown – An expansion on the rough-riding racing action of Dirt 3′s gymkhana competition, Dirt Showdown offers three modes focused on the wilder aspects of off-road driving: Race, Showdown and Demolition!

Just Dance 3 (PS Move Compatible) – The world’s #1 dance game is back — and now, you can play it with the Playstation Move! Just Dance 3 gives a new twist to the already spontaneous and outrageous dance game. The game kick-starts the party with over 40 tracks that span all kinds of musical genres and include popular artists like “Party Rock Anthem” by LMFAO, “California Gurls” by Katy Perry featuring Snoop Dogg, and “Forget You” by Cee Lo Green. Also included are legendary favorites like “I Was Made For Lovin’ You” by Kiss. With a variety of all-new gameplay modes, tracks that allow up to four dancers to uniquely shine, and innovative cardio training options, Just Dance 3 was made to bring the party and keep America dancing!

PS Vita Demos

  • Escape Plan
  • Gravity Rush

PS3 Demos

  • Jam Live Music Arcade

[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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+ TomHoang on June 10th, 2012 at 4:04 pm said:

This is the first time I’m buying 3 games in one week; Gravity Rush, MGS collection, and Lollipop Chainsaw :)


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+ zzamaro on June 10th, 2012 at 4:05 pm said:

Will MGS HD Collection be sold separately? or bundle only?


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+ Bruno_Helghast on June 10th, 2012 at 4:05 pm said:

Yes! Batman directly on the HDD!


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+ PsiCrisis on June 10th, 2012 at 4:08 pm said:

Is the US digital version of Gravity Rush going to come with the DLC like the EU one?


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+ Moosehole on June 10th, 2012 at 4:08 pm said:

Already have Gravity Rush preordered… Can’t wait to play it. MGS: HD Collection would be an insta-buy for me if it had Peace Walker included. Sadly, it does not so I’ll stick with the PS3 version.

Other than that, nothing else looks too exciting this week. Really looking forward to Rainbow Moon.


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+ HoboBill0059 on June 10th, 2012 at 4:09 pm said:

Won’t it be nice when PS Vita has PlayStation 1 classics? I feel like that day will be a really great one. I sure wish someone on the Playstation blog could give its consumers some information about that…


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+ WilHiteWarrior on June 10th, 2012 at 4:13 pm said:

So what about the PS3 version of MGS: HD collection? When will it be hitting the PSN?


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+ naDOOFUS on June 10th, 2012 at 4:14 pm said:

Metal Gear!


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+ SamuelSpade on June 10th, 2012 at 4:15 pm said:

@1 Well, it’s not my first time buying 3 games in one week, but it’s been awhile, and the same 3 as you. C’mon Tuesday!


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+ Sevyne on June 10th, 2012 at 4:20 pm said:

Definitely grabbing Gravity Rush and probably Lolipop Chainsaw. I’m still on the fence about MGS though. Being charged the same price as the PS3 one, but missing one of the three games just doesn’t sit right with me.


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+ MakoSOLIDER on June 10th, 2012 at 4:20 pm said:

Will a PS3 version of MGS be hitting the store as well? I would love to buy both versions as some sort of bundle. And I thought the Gravity Rush Demo was already released?


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+ Megadrixfire_24 on June 10th, 2012 at 4:20 pm said:

Im getting the HD collection for my psvita! never played any MGS! can’t wait!


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+ AsiaQatar on June 10th, 2012 at 4:21 pm said:

I must know when Tokyo Jungle will be on PSN. Rey, do you have a date?

That game looks insane!


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+ blutrane on June 10th, 2012 at 4:24 pm said:

what about Gungnir??


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+ daphintosh on June 10th, 2012 at 4:24 pm said:

Will Transformers War for Cybertron ever be on the store?


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+ Kadeemluvmusic on June 10th, 2012 at 4:25 pm said:

I can’t wait for Lollipop Chainsaw this Tuesday. I think this is gonna be the best hack n’ slash games since Bayonetta. I desperately have to get the Batman Arkham city Game of the Year Edition. I haven’t buy it yet.


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+ OrlandoSierra on June 10th, 2012 at 4:27 pm said:

I´m still waiting for CoD MW3 on PS Store. Ultimate edition will be great!!!


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+ Dinsouza on June 10th, 2012 at 4:30 pm said:

Batman: Arkham Asylum should be brought to the PS Store, too… I’m hoping it happens real soon, as I intend to buy it, but for practical reasons the retail copy isn’t an option.

I’m very excited for MGS HD collection. Although I think it’s a shame that it doesn’t include MGS Peace Walker. I guess there could be a bundle where we get the PSP version. The current price point ($ 29,99) is really intimidating, especially when the MGS HD Collection on the PS3 contains it and costs $ 49,99.


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+ treyman7 on June 10th, 2012 at 4:33 pm said:

Awww come on Sony I’ve been waiting forever for killzone 1 on ps2 classics and i also would like to have sonic heroes on ps2 classics. There’s such a low range of ps2 classic titles and these past 2 drops have been useless. I have these games on disc already.


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+ Rarc on June 10th, 2012 at 4:36 pm said:

Hi Rey, thanks for the preview, great games coming this week! One question: can you tell us if the Sly sale is coming down next Tuesday with the store update or if we have a couple more days to get them? I would like to buy them at the discounted price, but not sure if I’ll have the money in time… thanks.


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+ DwightSchrute12 on June 10th, 2012 at 4:42 pm said:

Hey Rey, Dirt Showdown is a blu-ray disc release, not a PSN digital release. But you’ve been busy, so all is forgiven! ;)


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+ Richlando on June 10th, 2012 at 4:43 pm said:

I would also like to know if MGS HD Collection for the PS3 is coming to PSN. Any of these HD Collections should get digital releases as well, imho.
Did someone mention Bayonetta? That would make a great addition to Instant Collection..
Nice to see Arkham City getting on the store, especially since I jumped the batarang and traded in my blu-ray when it was announced for the May Plus Preview.
Close my rant, actually wasn’t really one this time, saying PS2 PS2 PS2, Mr Jack Buser get us more of these on the PSN. Sitting at around 20 when SCEE has around 60 with some even having lower price points.
Good Drop I guess but getting a bit anxious waiting on The Walking Dead Episode 2, hopefully when it Drops Telltale will be more realistic about Ep. 3 release window..not monthly like they originally stated.


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+ Babydisposal on June 10th, 2012 at 4:43 pm said:

Crab battle!


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+ acekiller910404 on June 10th, 2012 at 4:49 pm said:

Wish we could get the info about the digital Gravity Rush dlc. People do want to know if they are getting it included like Eu. @ 9 yeah I don’t like that we don’t get Peace Walker either, but I honestly can’t pass up Metal Gear on a portable.


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+ ZERO_169 on June 10th, 2012 at 4:54 pm said:

I really wish the Gravity Rush dlc for pre-ordering it would be included with the psn version. I really want to buy it from the playstation store, but I don’t like the fact that I feel ripped off from exlusive dlc just because I don’t want to buy the physical copy.


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+ KazeEternal on June 10th, 2012 at 4:56 pm said:

All I have to say is… E3…. what was Sony thinking….. Happy to see Gravity Rush is coming out this week. Managed to snag a Vita with memory stick for 150 dollars off Ebay yesterday so I’m good to go.


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+ iluvwobbuffet on June 10th, 2012 at 5:05 pm said:

Looking forward to Gravity Rush! =^_^=


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+ Seruh_ on June 10th, 2012 at 5:08 pm said:

- Random but I miss u casting on JTV Rey lol. Been so lawng !!!


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+ PSmonkey on June 10th, 2012 at 5:10 pm said:

Just a heads up to pinball nuts like my self.

Pinball Arcade on Vita will be getting the first DLC pack (finally) this week. Oddly there is a delay for PS3 till June 26th (guessing patch related).

Here is an excerpt from their facebook post on June 6th.
“The first table pack (Medieval Madness and Bride of PinBot) will be released for the PS Vita on June 12th, and for the PlayStation 3 on June 26th.

The second table pack (Cirqus Voltaire and Funhouse) will be released for the PlayStation 3 on June 26th and for the PS Vita on July 3rd.”

So.. YAY for vita, BOOO for PS3 till June 26th.


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+ mystikalguy on June 10th, 2012 at 5:11 pm said:

Great job to Rey & to the rest of the PSN Team on their hard work & coverage of E3 2012


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+ NoAssociation on June 10th, 2012 at 5:11 pm said:

This is the best drop for Vita owners (like myself) since launch! Looking forward to Gravity Rush and PulzAR.

I may get the MGS collection in the future. I’ve played through both multiple times (Snake Eater is a truly great game), and I’m not sure that having portable versions is worth another $40.


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+ C_Y_P_H_E_R on June 10th, 2012 at 5:30 pm said:

Where is Plants vs zombies for the PS Vita? Is it the limited edition? Does it come with more trophies?


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+ Nintemic on June 10th, 2012 at 5:31 pm said:

Gravity Rush here i come!


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+ pyrophysics on June 10th, 2012 at 5:32 pm said:

Are we getting the pre-order dlc for Gravity Rush in the PSN version? You guys still haven’t confirmed that. The EU guys are getting it, so what about us?


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+ ericknie on June 10th, 2012 at 5:33 pm said:

gravity rush for me


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+ Robbie_G_lrish on June 10th, 2012 at 5:35 pm said:

@9 Technically it’s 10 dollars less than the PS3 collection, but you’re right it would’ve been nice to have in there. It’s probably the best week the Vita has seen since its launch.


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+ Darth-Krayt on June 10th, 2012 at 5:35 pm said:

@18 and anyone else annoyed about Killzone 1 being pulled as a PS2 classic and not being mentioned since.

As a fan of Killzone 1 (even more so than 2 and 3), stop worrying about getting it as a PS2 classic. It’s better that we don’t. 1st, PS2 classic don’t have online. And 2nd, Killzone 1 was greatly held back by PS2 hardware and as a PS2 classic on PSN, it would really have the same issues it originally had, being visually scaled back to even run on PS2 and quite alot of slowdown in single-player.

And when Killzone 1 was announced as a PS2 classic some people including myself sent e-mails to GG and Sony requesting Killzone 1 get a full on HD remaster. It would have a steady frame-rate, much better textures and visuals all around, and probably have online.

Based on how the PS2 classic was pulled from the store update at the very last second and never mentioned again (been many months now), I have a good feeling the e-mails got to the right people and the next time we hear about Killzone 1 it will be as a full HD remaster.


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+ ChrisHighwind on June 10th, 2012 at 5:44 pm said:

@5 They said during E3 that they would start supporting PSone classics on Vita this summer. Apparently that’s all the information we get.


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+ Darth-Krayt on June 10th, 2012 at 5:44 pm said:

That’s all just my theory of course, but one I’d be ecstatic if it happened to be true.

I played Killzone 1 from the day it came out until UT3 came out for PS3. I milked everything there was to milk out of that game many times over. So I’d never buy the PS2 classic since it’s the same exact thing. I played that game for 4 years. And people stopped playing it because it was time to move on. I see no point in spending money on the original in it’s original form again.

But a HD remaster? Or even a full on remake using Killzone 2/3′s engine? Oh yeah! That’s worth spending money to own. So I pray to the gaming Gods that my theory is in fact true.


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+ mistasmooth25 on June 10th, 2012 at 5:52 pm said:

Yes, Arkham City available for download!


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+ Kchow23 on June 10th, 2012 at 5:52 pm said:

Is that a new demo for Gravity Rush?


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+ Brandon_MK_V on June 10th, 2012 at 5:52 pm said:

Aw man, we’re actually getting a physical PSP game release this week and you guys forget to mention it :/


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+ iTofuMan on June 10th, 2012 at 5:59 pm said:

Ya I don’t get it. Don’t we already have a gravity rush demo. So is this a new one? Anyway, I’ll be enjoying this week. We finally get an actual pan update catered to vita users. I’ll be buying gravity rush, though it would be nice to get some official word as I remember people kept saying the preorder dlc can be gotten for free for people who buy digitally within the week. I plan to buy it digital and would be nice to know.

All in all a good week. Gravity rush and that ar card game will be bought by me. Hopefully this continue and we get mire items next week, or at least some official release date on ps1 support. Since soon has had a totally different definition on Sony turn, I would like to know when they think summer is.


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+ AmericanNinja1 on June 10th, 2012 at 6:01 pm said:

How big is the PSN version of Metal Gear Solid: HD Collection?


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+ Freducken on June 10th, 2012 at 6:11 pm said:

Is Batman Arkham City the Original release w/o the DLC or is it the newly released GOTY Edition with all DLC included?

Looks like a good week of drops!


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+ luvtoseek on June 10th, 2012 at 6:24 pm said:

@4, WAT? Oh, the US release better mirror this promotion! :/

A casual fan of the MGS series; going to wait & see if the translation to the Vita’s control scheme remains good to Konami’s word. Gravity Rush for sure, MGS maybe, but later on this month… Lego: Batman comes!


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+ Sevyne on June 10th, 2012 at 6:46 pm said:

@35 Nope. They’re the same exact price.


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+ ZombieSamura1 on June 10th, 2012 at 6:48 pm said:

preordered both Lollipop Chainsaw and Gravity Rush! Can’t wait til Tuesday :)


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+ saab01 on June 10th, 2012 at 6:56 pm said:

I wish Gravity Rush was on PS3 it looks like tons of fun.


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+ aznexcav on June 10th, 2012 at 7:24 pm said:

Gravity rush and thinking about that chainsaw chick game…..


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