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The Drop: Week of July 30th 2012 New Releases

Rey Gutierrez's Avatar + Posted by Rey Gutierrez on Jul 29, 2012 // Senior Social Media Specialist

For PS3, with an expanded setting, a fresh story and characters as well as an all-new technical foundation, Risen 2 expands on the success of this popular RPG franchise. Set several years after the end of Risen, the game drops players into a cataclysmic world where raging titans have devastated the planet and pushed humanity to the brink of existence.

On PSN, two PlayStation 2 classics return this week. Grand Theft Auto 3 and War of the Monsters are new to PSN. Enjoy this week’s The Drop.

PlayStation 3

Risen 2: Dark Waters – Risen 2: Dark Waters aims to combine the most loved classic RPG gameplay mechanics of the original Risen with a fresh theme and setting on a huge variety of themed island locales. Risen 2: Dark Waters maintains the most immersive features of the original Risen, with multiple approaches to every challenge allowing players to shape the game world based on their own decisions. These choices will serve to unlock new paths, features and additional skills for the character.

PlayStation Network

Ridge Racer: Unbounded – The popular racing franchise takes a hard swerve in a unique direction with Ridge Racer Unbounded, adding a punishing dose of destruction to the familiar arcade gameplay. Get ready to take the action off the circuits and into the streets for one of the most action-packed and destructive racing games ever seen. Players will careen through the competition using their four-wheeled street-racing thoroughbreds as high-octane wrecking machines with a new mantra — Drive, Destroy, Dominate.

Expendables 2 – Four Expendables (Barney, Gunner, Caesar and Yin Yang) are hired to rescue an extremely valuable, kidnapped Chinese billionaire. It’s all business, until all hell breaks loose and the explosive mix of testosterone and kerosene detonates in a massive fireball that never lets up as the relentless action concludes where the new movie begins.

Demos

  • Expendables 2
  • Transformers 2: Fall of Cybertron
  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2013

PlayStation 2 Classics

Grand Theft Auto 3 – Mob bosses need favors, crooked cops need help, the street gangs want you dead; so to compensate you’ll have to rob, steal, and kill in order to stay alive, while using your resources to track down the woman who betrayed you and earn your rightful revenge. But that’s all in a day’s work in Rockstar Games’ ambitious PS2 sequel, Grand Theft Auto III. Developed by DMA Design, GTA3 is the first installment of the series to utilize a fully three-dimensional living city with open environments and non-linear gameplay. Additional features include a cast of hundreds of different characters, more than 50 types of vehicles, three hours of professionally recorded music, and a huge array of deadly street weapons.

War of the Monsters – Get ready to embody the soul of a 100-foot tall monstrosity as you clash with opponents in thriving cities, run rampant through bustling streets, pulverize opponents with body slams and fight off military defenses. War of the Monsters enables you to re-live your favorite monster movies with ten different creatures engaging in all out carnage. Ten fully interactive environments offer numerous weapons, including steel girders, radio antenna, moving vehicles, building rubble, army tanks and more. Clobber opponents with thunderous uppercuts, hand-to-hand weapons and destructive special attacks. Use huge hunks of debris as a shield, topple buildings onto your foes or pick up and throw tanker trucks like toys. Take advantage of environmental attacks such as tidal waves and earthquakes to defeat your opponent and claim total domination.

[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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124 Comments

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+ DerpiestShazbot on July 30th, 2012 at 10:27 am said:

Wish they would’ve done more for GTAIII. It coming to the PSN store as nothing but a PS2 classic is a bit of a let down.


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+ SWITCH_00599 on July 30th, 2012 at 10:32 am said:

GTA3 You heard US!!! THANK YOU SONY!!!!! :D !!!! i cant wait for Vice City and San Andreas now & Max Payne 2 Viewtiful Joe series.


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+ NLCPRESIDENT on July 30th, 2012 at 10:43 am said:

For the people that are let down about GTA not being an HD release: GTA games are classic games. I don’t think it would be wise for R* to put out an HD collection too quick with GTA 5 right around the corner. That would kinda be like shooting yourself in the foot. PSN might get the original trilogy, and that would be fine to suffice for now. That trilogy would probably consist over 250+ hours of game! R* wouldn’t do that to themselves…but it’ll come.


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+ FullMetalDoctor on July 30th, 2012 at 10:56 am said:

HEY SONY HOW ABOUT SOME VITA LOVE ?!?!?!?!


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+ Emerald_Swords on July 30th, 2012 at 11:19 am said:

Definitely picking up gta3.

I really like that alot of new releases are on the psn day 1, now if only you give us the ability to pre-purchase and preload the games it would be even better.


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+ UnstoppableOne on July 30th, 2012 at 11:40 am said:

Am I the only one on the fence about Rainbow Moon? I was hoping to see a demo tomorrow but it looks like it’s not coming out this week.

Any news on when we’ll see the demo? They should put one out quick before we start to see some of the more anticipated games coming to retail. Losing…interest…hope…etc…help me…zzzzzzz


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+ hyenapaws on July 30th, 2012 at 2:44 pm said:

@72: I am entitled to be disappointed and to have an opinion different from yours. It’s real easy to tell everyone to go away if they don’t like something, we are allowed to have a voice on this public forum. Perhaps if you don’t like complaints, you should “get off here”?

@100: You’re*


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+ akunetka on July 30th, 2012 at 3:55 pm said:

You know…
At this point, Id get more enjoyment out of driving over my VITA than actually using it.

If there isn’t anything good for VITA by Aug 19 … I’ll eat the loss and trade this lousy VITA for a 3ds XL.


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+ SIRTIPPIN on July 30th, 2012 at 4:07 pm said:

Where is my jet set radio download and shenmue1+2. lets not for get are skyrim download eather. sony why do yall let microsoft dick yall around all the time. we cant get nothing when it comes out cause the xbox losers always get it first I dont like sloppy seconds..


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+ CyberChrist on July 30th, 2012 at 4:08 pm said:

Eh. I already have both those games. Gimme something for my Vita… Please.


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+ SIRTIPPIN on July 30th, 2012 at 7:01 pm said:

bord


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+ AizawaYuuichi on July 31st, 2012 at 1:35 am said:

@mastorofpuppetz again: First off, it’s “you’re wrong”, and second, no I’m not. Metal Gear Solid HD Collection is not a PS2 Classic release. It is a brand new HD release, as you no doubt know, and the Vita version was developed with the PS3 version, as well as one for the 360. I can’t believe you tried to use that as a counter-argument when it is so blatantly invalid.

Even if you do want to try and make a valid argument out of that, I’d still be right, as they literally went and recoded the game to work on both the PS3 and the Vita. It wasn’t one port job.


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+ NeptunePirate on July 31st, 2012 at 10:57 am said:

I am definitely picking up GTAIII and War of the Monsters, two of my favorite PS2 titles. Now if I can get some Downhill Domination on the Playstation Store.


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+ Inuboykendo1000 on July 31st, 2012 at 11:14 am said:

GTA3 is the best in this update.


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+ fisheye11 on July 31st, 2012 at 5:29 pm said:

am i missing something here or did GTA3 not release?


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+ trafficfurniture on July 31st, 2012 at 6:42 pm said:

Sweet. Growlanser is out today, and it’s playable on my Vita. Now I have a backlog to work through for a while.


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+ Skiedragon81 on July 31st, 2012 at 8:07 pm said:

i agree gta 3 isnt on sony wtf?


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+ Fodev on August 1st, 2012 at 1:28 am said:

Where is announced Grand Theft Auto lll on PSN? I can’t find still!


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+ CrazyGuy62 on August 1st, 2012 at 7:54 am said:

I do like the whole ps1 and ps2 classics bit because now you aren’t shelling x amount to get to play these games. As long as they keep all these games under 10, I’m happy!! Now if only Nintendo could get their act together with their Virtual Console!!


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+ capu22 on August 2nd, 2012 at 4:29 pm said:

Does anyone know if war of the monsters has trophies or is atleast a hd remake


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+ SocialClimber_85 on August 2nd, 2012 at 8:14 pm said:

Great drop… I would also like to play my ps1 games on my vita!!


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+ NihilanthTR on August 5th, 2012 at 7:46 am said:

Hey Rey Gutierrez! What is your favorite games? can you say me 5 games?


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+ sonofa777 on August 8th, 2012 at 1:28 am said:

I was super excited to see GTA 3 coming to PSN but did I miss something? I went to purchase it and I can’t find it anywhere. Let me know if this is just me and I am looking in the wrong place or if you are not able to purchase it as well.

Hope they bring on Vice City and San Andreas! LOVE THEM! Also the Baldur’s Gates and Norrath games! They were such a blast! And the Tenchu games! Oh man why is there not a new Tenchu? Does no one like being a ninja anymore?!?! :D


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+ NerdyJustin on August 11th, 2012 at 6:04 pm said:

Same here, sonofa777. I too was gonna go get GTA 3 and it too wasn’t added. I say TOO because this keeps happening. I noticed a trend with a few games leading up to a Men In Black DLC that was never released either, but announced. So, if you see a game announced that you might like, try not to get your hopes too high. The PSN has been letting us down a bit too much lately.


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