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The Drop: Week of August 20th 2012 New Releases

Rey Gutierrez's Avatar + Posted by Rey Gutierrez on Aug 19, 2012 // Senior Social Media Specialist

On PS3 this week, Counter-Strike: Global Offensive brings deep tactical matches, iconic multiplayer maps, and PlayStation Move or mouse-and-keyboard support to PSN. The war on planet Cybertron rages on in Transformers: Fall of Cybertron, which takes fans through the final, darkest hours of the civil war between the Autobots and Decepticons as they fight for control of their dying planet — buy it on Blu-ray or PSN Tuesday.

On PSN, Retro/Grade is an innovative game that fuses the white knuckle thrills and over the top visuals of a shooter with the broad appeal of a rhythm game. Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty and Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater both receive the full digital treatment and arrive on PSN for PS3 and PS Vita. Enjoy this week’s The Drop.

PlayStation 3

Transformers: Fall of Cybertron – With the stakes higher and scale bigger than ever, fans will control an unprecedented assortment of Transformers characters armed with authentic transformation designed around their unique abilities, including Grimlock’s nearly indestructible T-Rex form and the legendary Combaticons forming into the colossal Bruticus. Taking the franchise’s competitive online play to all-new heights, Transformers: Fall of Cybertron pits players head-to-head in blistering Autobot vs. Decepticon matches.

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive

PlayStation Network

Counter-Strike: Global Offensive — Counter-Strike: Global Offensive expands upon the team-based action gameplay that it pioneered when it was launched 12 years ago. CS: GO features new maps, characters, and weapons and delivers updated versions of the classic CS content (de_dust, etc.).

Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons of Liberty (PS3 and PS Vita, sold separately) – Once underway, players take the role of a one-man army determined to stop a deadly high-tech weapon from falling into the hands of a highly elite resistance group known as Dead Cell. Users must once again utilize their skills in stealth, weaponry, and counter-terrorism to fight off the competing powers; and as they progress through a twisting storyline, eventually destroy the gigantic war machine, Metal Gear Ray.

Metal Gear Solid 3: Snake Eater (PS3 and PS Vita, sold separately) -- In the struggle to achieve world peace and world dominance in the Cold War period, rivaling governments are secretly developing weapons technology that could threaten the future existence of life. Destined to be the first, a race ensues to become the ultimate nation. A special elite tactical soldier is summoned to penetrate deep in the heart of enemy territory and obtain Intel about “Metal Gear”, a prototype weapon with nuclear capabilities. This is your mission and you must infiltrate alone. As “Naked Snake,” you must outsmart enemies with camouflage, close-quarters combat, stalking, interrogating, climbing, hunting and treating injuries in this critical chapter of the Metal Gear saga.

Retro/Grade – Retro/Grade stars ace fighter pilot Rick Rocket who has just saved the universe. Unfortunately, the massive destruction he left in his wake has caused a temporal anomaly that reversed the flow of time. You must assume control of Rick’s spacecraft and fight through the epic space battle … in reverse.

Michael Jackson: The Experience – He is the legendary King of Pop! Featuring an immersive and interactive experience for the Playstation Move that enables players to step into the shoes of Michael Jackson himself and re-live his most iconic moments through their own performance. The unparalleled tracklist features many of MJ’s biggest hits including Billie Jean, Beat It, Smooth Criminal and many more. There are an array of his awe-inspiring dance moves for players to learn and emulate within the game. Additionally, fans can sing along and test their vocal skills while immersed in the performance.

Deep Black – The unique underwater setting of Deep Black combines action-packed battles with an immersive story line that blends science-fiction, espionage and bio-terror. Realistic underwater physics add intensity to this third-person action thriller.

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure HD – Based on the popular comic book series, JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure HD is an arcade fighter that lets you duke it out with your favorite characters from the comics. JoJo must travel to Egypt to find a cure for his sick mother. Each fighting character has his or her own Stand, a guardian spirit that aids in the battle. Unlike mortal humans though, Stands can reanimate quickly after defeat, so use this to your advantage as you try to defeat the evil Dio and his minions.

Way of the Samurai 4 — Way of the Samurai 4 takes place in the harbor town of Amihama, several years after the arrival of the “black ships” from the West ended Japan’s long history of cultural isolation. Will you aid the traditional isolationists in their attempts to exile this potential threat to the Japanese way of life? Will you aid the shogunate government in their attempts to keep the peace and establish cordial (but limited) relations with the foreigner contingent? Or will you aid the foreigners in their attempts to establish silk trade and foster cultural exchange, even at the expense of a few traditions? Who will you support? Who will you betray?

Demos

  • Sleeping Dogs
  • Dragon’s Dogma
  • EA Sports Central
  • Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure HD
  • NHL 13
  • Retro/Grade

minis

  • The Next Space
  • Top Trumps All Stars

PlayStation 2 Classic

Gungrave: Overdose – Developed by Red Entertainment, Gungrave O.D. takes the carnage-based formula of the original, adds more characters and some new abilities to the mix. Expanding on its predecessor, it throws you in a cel-shaded world of exaggerated firefights and near delirious action sequences. In addition to franchise hero Grave, there are two additional fighters to choose from: Rocketbilly Redcadillac and Juji Kabane, who meet up with Grave at the beginning of the game. With the exception of the very first training battle, all three characters have the same set of missions to go through and deliver a different experience.

[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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+ onslaughtree on August 20th, 2012 at 9:53 am said:

Quote…” Yeah, my alphabetical sorting is on topic about Playstation, and the Sony people could stop it by responding, so my spamming is actually their fault, and not mine.”…..Lmbo. I almost fell out of my chair with that one….Truth is, when and if they do add what your asking for, YOU WILL just move onto something else to complain about….To all my REAL GAMERS, keep On Gaming.


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+ bountyhunter76 on August 20th, 2012 at 10:33 am said:

I still think they should keep releasing classics…. but thease are good too…. LOL


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+ White_JackaL on August 20th, 2012 at 10:54 am said:

Way of the samurai 4 better be up there too… been waiting for that for a long time. i hope it dosent end up like the so called promissed gta3 and never show..

and still waiting to see Xenosaga 1-3 put up as ps2 classics. thanks.


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+ PizzaRAwesome on August 20th, 2012 at 11:50 am said:

YYYEEESSSSS Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure IN HD MAN how i love playing that for Dreamcast backed then
oh and is there a chance that the Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: All Star Battle will be coming here too?
because I’ve been a HUGE FAN since Phantom Blood through Vento Aureo.


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+ Ryumoau on August 20th, 2012 at 12:18 pm said:

Why is Legisista not listed? I know it isn’t the most high profile of game coming out, but its are more important than that lazily developed crappy Michael Jackson Experience game.


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+ gabriellegend on August 20th, 2012 at 1:05 pm said:

Dragon’s Dogma demo? Again? I already had downloaded it, I think you were mistaken.


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+ joeyrpger on August 20th, 2012 at 1:59 pm said:

@gabriellegend I’m hoping it’s some clue that there will be a digital download for the full Dragon’s Dogma. But since this is Sony AND Capcom we’re dealing with, I wouldn’t get my hopes up. It will be nice though, that game is hard to find at retail.


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+ CrazyGuy62 on August 20th, 2012 at 2:18 pm said:

Is there any word on anything new being added to the ps+?


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+ DOWNNEVEROUT on August 20th, 2012 at 2:22 pm said:

counter-strike is for real men,call of duty is for little kids so stoked for cs:go thank god there is no killstreaks in cs


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+ macy113 on August 20th, 2012 at 3:09 pm said:

I preordered CS:GO and i Bought Sound Shapes last week. how do i get the Bonus 3$ I was supposed to get?


161

+ pbr-raees on August 20th, 2012 at 3:27 pm said:

Why did u guys take out PS2 Classic , NFS: Most Wanted???…i had just gotten the redeem code but was shocked to not see it there…Please bring it back!


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+ WilHiteWarrior on August 20th, 2012 at 3:42 pm said:

@prb-raees The redeem code might still work… I didnt know it was ever on there in the first place but try entering it in and see what happens


163

+ Bald_Leprechaun on August 20th, 2012 at 4:25 pm said:

when are we going to some AAA games for the instant collection?


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+ TerraAshura on August 20th, 2012 at 6:03 pm said:

@161 They hinted that some more will be with next month’s PSN+ update.


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+ jesse2233 on August 20th, 2012 at 6:03 pm said:

im hoping the reason grand theft auto 3 wasnt on the playstation network is because they are gonna hd it , just hoping of course .


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+ jesse2233 on August 20th, 2012 at 6:09 pm said:

to macy113 , about your bonus money , playstation network will leave you a message when they put your money in your account , should be on the 27th when the bonus ends .


167

+ SebFromHawk on August 20th, 2012 at 6:20 pm said:

Hi, i’m new to Playstation. What time can I expect the PSN Store to have NHL 13 available? Thanks.


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+ TerraAshura on August 20th, 2012 at 6:40 pm said:

@163 nope. They said in the PSN Store update following that drop that it was solely due to a last minute issue involving the licensing with one of the songs in the game.


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+ ToFeY on August 20th, 2012 at 8:05 pm said:

where’s the walking dead episode 3? :(


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+ ClovePsyKoz on August 20th, 2012 at 8:34 pm said:

Definitely gonna get CS:GO! And since it’s available, i might as well check out the Sleeping Dogs demo to see if i like it.


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+ Ice21 on August 20th, 2012 at 10:10 pm said:

cmon where is grand theft auto III? they should have resolved the music licensing agreement by now!!!!


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+ Enigma2010 on August 21st, 2012 at 2:31 am said:

@L1ftedResearch

Wow, seriously? You come back onto a blog a day later on a post you already read. As well as it already being old news to reply to my comment.You made only one so logically I so no reason why you’d return unless you have no life, trolling all day looking to start arguments. However maybe someone else told you that i responded to ur single post which in that case u and that person both have no life. Telling me im rude singling me out amongst so many others who swear and are much worse, AND dont censor their words like i do. I have at least the courtesy of censoring my explicit words. Dont quit your day job! Why am I dealing with a putz like you when I could be doing something more dangerous, like rearranging my sock drawers.


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+ Enigma2010 on August 21st, 2012 at 2:37 am said:

@everyone

I never stated any religion or any specific god. Just having faith for the sake of holding on to hope. That better clear things up.


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+ NovisNoah on August 21st, 2012 at 2:45 am said:

@ToFeY
Probably next month. Episode 2 was almost 2months late so ‘m expecting ep3 to be late aswell.


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+ iiGeTMoNeY23 on August 21st, 2012 at 5:46 am said:

Every game that’s on both PS3 and PSVita needs to have Cross Buy, there’s no excuse. I would buy a PSVita if it does and buy so many games I wouldn’t otherwise.

Also, new PS3 models need to have PS2 backwards compatibility, there’s no excuse. You can’t try and have the only way to play our PS2 games on our PS3s is to REBUY them digitally. Stop being greedy and anti consumer.

Every PS3 and PSN game should also be on PSVita with Cross Buy. Get Counter Strike on PSVita with Cross Buy.

Get PS2 Classics on PlayStation Plus and compatible with PlayStation Vita. (that’s the only way I would own a PSone or PS2 Classic if I get it free with PS+, which I’m joining next month)


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+ Reanta on August 21st, 2012 at 8:47 am said:

NO ps1 classics again this week, Where is my Breath Of Fire 3, Where is DawnGuard for ps3


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+ macy113 on August 21st, 2012 at 9:17 am said:

come on update :(


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+ snickersatisfies on August 21st, 2012 at 10:43 am said:

CS:GO???????? is the 21st!why you no release early


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+ BlitzkriegerTara on August 21st, 2012 at 11:07 am said:

can sbdy tell me which time (use forum time) the update normally goes online in NA?


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+ Enigma2010 on August 22nd, 2012 at 8:40 am said:

I WIN!!!!!!


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