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The Drop: Week of August 27th 2012 New Releases

Rey Gutierrez's Avatar + Posted by Rey Gutierrez on Aug 26, 2012 // Senior Social Media Specialist

On PS3 this week, experience five legendary adventures in Kratos’ quest for vengeance against the gods who betrayed him in the God of War Saga on Blu-ray.

Infamous, and Ratchet & Clank also receive the covenant PlayStation Collection seal with their own unique brand of firepower and tools of destruction. Also on PS3, the Journey Collection immerses you in the sights and sounds of thatgamecompany’s Flow, Flower and Journey onto a single disc, packed with extras.

Music gaming pioneers Harmonix are introducing an all-new way to experience your favorite songs with an over the top, addictive, controller-based gameplay experience in Rock Band Blitz for PSN. Enjoy this week’s jam-packed The Drop.

PlayStation 3

God of War Saga (3D Support for Origins Collection) – The God of War Saga includes all five God of War games from the popular action series by Sony Santa Monica Studios.

Infamous Collection (PS Move Support) – The inFAMOUS Collection includes the first two games, as well as Festival of Blood, extra missions, additional character costumes, power ups and weapon styles.

Journey (Collector’s Edition) – The collector’s edition of Journey brings the epic adventure game from acclaimed game design studio thatgamecompany to Blu-ray for the first time, and brings with it two more top titles — flOw and Flower — as well as a raft of exclusive new bonuses and previously released digital content.

Fan Made Trailer By: Rey Gutierrez

Ratchet & Clank Collection (3D Support) – This trilogy of Ratchet & Clank classics contains Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, and Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal – all remastered in 1080p for the PlayStation 3 with additional upgrades such as Trophy and 3D support.

Madden NFL 13 (Also on PS Vita Gamecard/Digital) – With physics you can feel, Madden NFL 13 delivers revolutionary gameplay in the ‘013 edition of EA Sports’ football franchise. Powered by the all-new Infinity Engine, true player impact and authentic momentum transfer ensure that no two plays ever look or feel the same. Madden NFL 13 revolutionizes the way sports video game career modes are played with Connected Careers—a completely new and fully connected universe defined by deep gameplay, unique storylines and social integration. The game continues to evolve the sport sim experience with cutting-edge Infinity Engine technology, revolutionary Connected Careers and a complete audio and visual overhaul that delivers best in class presentation.

Damage Inc. Pacific Squadron WWII – Damage Inc.: Pacific Squadron WWII begins with the attack on Pearl Harbor and takes you through all of the real battlefields of the Pacific Theatre. With 23 historically accurate missions and 100+ mission objectives, your experience will include all the challenges that actual pilots faced — dogfighting, torpedo and dive bombing, carrier takeoffs and landings — in a mix of intense air-to-air, air-to-ship and air-to-ground combat.

PlayStation Network

Rock Band Blitz – Designed for use with a standard controller, Rock Band Blitz is beat-match gameplay evolved…no instrument peripherals required! Rock Band Blitz is a new way to experience your favorite Rock Band songs, with fast-paced, multi-track arcade gameplay that encourages you to compete against your friends for the highest scores. Use insane power-ups like the note-obliterating Bottle Rocket or the Pinball strategically to boost your scores and top the leaderboards!

Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD – Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD takes the best elements of the classic THPS games and gives them a fresh update to create an all new skateboarding experience. Tapping into fans’ muscle memories, the gameplay in Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD returns to controllers and focuses on the satisfaction of linking sick tricks for maximum points. Combining sharp visuals with the best controls ever in a Tony Hawk game, the feel is cutting edge yet timeless.

Metal Gear Solid: Peacewalker – The era is the 1970s. Big Boss has stations his “Soldiers without Borders” in Columbia, South America, where he was approached by a visitor from Costa Rica, “a Nation without a Military.) In the wake of the Cuban Missile Crisis, as Latin America became a key to maintaining the power balance between East and West, Costa Rica has miraculously managed to maintain its peace and neutrality. However, in various regions of the country, a mysterious armed force seemed to be engaging in suspicious activities. Now, to preserve peace in this nation without a military, the “Soldiers without Borders” move into action. In time, they would come to be known as the founders of “Outer Heaven”…

Ratchet & Clank – Save the galaxy as Ratchet, a wrench-wielding Lombax, and his robot buddy Clank, in this action-adventure with a multitude of crazy weapons. It’s time to rip the galaxy a new one. With over 36 weapons and gadgets to choose from, it’s no wonder Ratchet and Clank have itchy trigger fingers in this massive platforming adventure. Think about it. You can choose from burning, bombing, exploding or obliterating your enemies. So go ahead, blow it up. Blow it all up. It isn’t the size of your weapons that count. It’s how many you have and better yet … How you use ‘em!

Ratchet & Clank : Going Commando – Ratchet and Clank return as heroes for hire in Ratchet and Clank: Going Commando, the second game in this action platforming franchise. A greedy race of aliens called the Blarg has ruined its own planet and now seeks to build a new homeworld, by stealing the choice parts of other inhabited planets and destroying the rest. Our heroic duo take up a job to find a stolen experiment for mega-corporation Abercombie Fitzwidget, meeting a large cast of characters who will help them along the way.

Ratchet & Clank : Up Your Arsenal – Developed by Insomniac Games, Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal incorporates new elements of gameplay not seen previously in the series, including online and offline multiplayer capabilities. To set things up Up Your Arsenal returns gamers to Planet Veldin, the setting of the original game, where the duo set off on a gripping new adventure through a multitude of diverse planets to fight for galactic peace. Players will be able to earn up to 20 weapons (including online and offline) with four levels of upgrades, plus new high-tech gadgets to help them through their journey.

Record of Agarest War Zero – Record of Agarest War Zero is a prequel that tells the story of what happened in the age before Record of Agarest War, detailing the rise of some to glory, and the fall of others, into darkness.

Lights, Camera, Party – Lights, Camera, Party! is a fast-paced and funny party game that is quick to set up and full of a variety of mini-games, challenges and Trophies for a fresh experience each time you play. You and your friends will step into the shoes of the Funzinis, a family forced to compete in an array of wild game shows to win a new home after the TV station’s satellite crash lands in their living room.

Demos

  • Dungeon Twister
  • Lights, Camera, Party
  • Pro Evolution Soccer
  • Rock Band Blitz

PlayStation 2 Classic

Psychonauts – A surreal action/adventure that stars a powerful young psychic cadet known as Raz, Psychonauts follows an interesting story: while working on his levitation merit badge, Raz discovers that someone is kidnapping psychic children and stealing their brains. In order to foil this evil plot and earn the title of Psychonaut, Raz must project himself into the minds of one bizarre character after another to battle their nightmares and mental demons. He does all this while continuing to earn psychic merit badges for Telekinesis, Clairvoyance, Pyrokinesis and more. Players run, bounce, float, climb, swing and sneak while defeating monsters, lunatics and demons with the Psi-Blast, a mental burst of energy that will banish nightmares.

[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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+ Bruno_Helghast on August 26th, 2012 at 4:03 pm said:

Great week! I’ll certainly get Tony Hawk and maybe Ratchet and Clank.


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+ dragon_night on August 26th, 2012 at 4:05 pm said:

Great job. Lots of great stuff for others. Now!!!

Digitize these on the store

-Bioshock full ps3 game
– uncharted 3 full ps3 game
-portal 2 full ps3 game
-resistance 1-3 full ps3 games
Killzone HD remake 
-killzone 2-3 full ps3 games
-skyrim full ps3 game
-kingdom hearts 1-2 HD collection


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+ Daxyehn on August 26th, 2012 at 4:06 pm said:

Could we get the Playstation All-Stars Beta soon?
Pretty Please?


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+ Digital-Big-Boss on August 26th, 2012 at 4:11 pm said:

Metal Gear is celebrating it’s 25th anniversary this week and we still don’t have VR Missions on PSone classics.


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+ iBOCK_ on August 26th, 2012 at 4:16 pm said:

This is an amazing drop on top of Vita 1.80! Tons of goodies this week!


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+ rabidninjamonky on August 26th, 2012 at 4:17 pm said:

Is the Ratchet and Clank bundle gonna be downloadable soon? Was looking forward to that. I would buy 2 and 3, but it would be $30 and I’d be really mad if the bundle came out a week later for $30. Oh well, I guess I’ll wait a couple weeks to be safe. Back to Legasista! Best downloadable game ever!!


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+ Superstone on August 26th, 2012 at 4:17 pm said:

What a great drop. Looking forward to this week. Would love to play Tony Hawk on my Vita, Jak X as a Ps2 classic & PS2 classics on the Vita please.


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+ disgaeafan123 on August 26th, 2012 at 4:22 pm said:

is there going to be a list of the psone games that work on the vita.


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+ MrPatrick16 on August 26th, 2012 at 4:23 pm said:

Can’t wait for rock band blitz. I loved rock band unplugged for psp so im definately interested in it. Also with the ps vita update coming, i will be playing final fantasy 7 to see what everyone loves about it. Its much easier to play older games on a smaller screen in my opinion.


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+ magicx11 on August 26th, 2012 at 4:23 pm said:

great fan made trailer, and are there any discount on the PSN games for PLUS memberS.


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+ dominiumundi on August 26th, 2012 at 4:24 pm said:

Hello guys, I want to say that the PSN Store is great, but could be better!!!

There are so many games that we want . . . like @2 said. Please give us DAY 1 LAUNCH games . . . by example JOURNEY COLLECTOR´s EDITION … I prefer to buy it at the STORE . . . and if you add some discounts even better.

Add all kind of games . . . I still play Resistence … or some games for my kids TV SUPERSTARS . . . JUST DANCE KIDS!!! etc.

And please my VITA is amazing, but where are the games?

In my opinion games like SOUND SHAPES with the option to play it in the VITA as well as PS3 is GOLD FOR ME, give us better content, and we support the PSN Store FOREVER.


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+ TerraAshura on August 26th, 2012 at 4:33 pm said:

Wow this is a really sweet drop. Too bad I’m poor this week…ah well, they’re not exactly going anywhere anytime soon <3


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+ SHINOBI_3 on August 26th, 2012 at 4:35 pm said:

TONY HAWK HD FINALLY!

Played the demo on 360, and you can only play for one minute thirty seconds…Anyways, been lookin forward to the game forever, to bad they took out splitscreen which was the only mode i realy played….

NOW THIS IS WHAT ITS LIKE WHEN WORLDS COLLIIIIIIIIIDE!!!!!


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+ Lucius_13 on August 26th, 2012 at 4:41 pm said:

any update on GTA III yet? or maybe news as to if GTA Vice City will be uploaded anytime soon?


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+ Kadeemluvmusic on August 26th, 2012 at 4:45 pm said:

Psychonauts. I haven’t played that game for years since I got my now-retired PS2. I’m glad it’s coming on the PSN, I wish they put it into an HD experience. If Beyond Good and Evil wasn’t satisfied for you, try this game for size.

I haven’t get Ratchet and Clank, I already got Sly Cooper, God of War, and all 3 Infamous games (1 is Festivities of Blood I buy at the store yesterday. So, hopefully, I should buy Ratchet and Clank Collection at the PS Store.


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+ LovesJapanManga on August 26th, 2012 at 4:45 pm said:

Hey DisgaeaFan,

I believe Playstation Blog mentioned a while back that Tomb Raider and Final Fantasy VII are currently the ones that can work on Playstation Vita with 1.80 update. However, there should be more PSOne Classics that are still in work. Hopefully, they will release more of them soon rather than later.


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+ fisheye11 on August 26th, 2012 at 4:54 pm said:

now this is what i call a update! i’ll def get tony hawk HD. and i’m thinking about the GoW saga. every GoW game all at once? i been meaning to get the collections on ps3 and here is my chance.


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+ Sevyne on August 26th, 2012 at 4:57 pm said:

Pretty impressive drop I must say.

@LovesJapanManga: I believe it was already confirmed that over 100 PSOne Classics would be available on launch of the 1.80 update.


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+ eggmiester28 on August 26th, 2012 at 5:01 pm said:

a big update but nothing for me, i loved tony hawk 1 and 2 but with the new controls and lack of old songs i am not that interested in it and i would love the rachet games but i don’t have the funds for it.


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+ stitchfan08 on August 26th, 2012 at 5:03 pm said:

will the walking dead ep 3 come out this coming week they said it comes out in auguest and are at the last week now


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+ Tjoeb123 on August 26th, 2012 at 5:08 pm said:

Woo!!!! This is an awesome week!!!!

But screw these; PS Vita 1.80 FTW!!!!! Easily the #1 thing I’m looking forward too all ……forever it took!! Really wanting to play Wild ARMs (Confirmed) and Xenogears (hopefully) on my Vita.

Also, won’t the PS3 have an update as well in some form (particularly for the CM to support the new file formats as well as Memory Cards)

Oh yeah, and whatever is free this week for PS+!!!

@stitchfan08
I think Telltale announced long ago that it would be delayed. In fact I believe it was right here in this blog.


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+ Nick930930 on August 26th, 2012 at 5:08 pm said:

TONY HAWK! TONY HAWK! TONY HAWK!

Finally!!!

Also God of War Collection! YES! I never got to play God of War so this is a must for me! Such a great drop this week thank you so much! Too bad I don’t have money and summer’s over as of today…so…um….great drop.. should have had this stuff for the SUMMER like they were promised. (cough cough…tony hawk………..)


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+ Nick930930 on August 26th, 2012 at 5:12 pm said:

@ #19: You haven’t done any research at all have you? Half the track is old soundtrack including Bad Religion, Gold Finger, and Powerman5000. Also the controls are IDENTICAL to the original… Even revert was excluded to stay true to the original. What are you smoking exactly? Because it clearly can’t be legal if you are that far off the mark.


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+ DevilDriver-339 on August 26th, 2012 at 5:15 pm said:

hey SONY now that you are releasing GOW, Infamous, ratchet and clank packs why don’t you release

KILLZONE PACK 2 & 3 with all DLC included
RESISTANCE TRILOGY PACK
LITTLEBIGPLANET DUAL PACK

you can also put together different games like

MAG, SOCOM: CONFRONTATION & SOCOM: 4
Lair. Heavenly Sword & Heavy Rain
White Knight Chronicles & White Knight Chronicles II
yakuza 3 & 4
motorstorm, motorstorm pacific rift and apocalypse
Warhawk & Gran turismo 5

i know that this list has a lot of old games but for people like me who bought the ps3 recently we don’t have the oportunity to play those games when they came out another thing is that if you could do all games on disc that would be better at least for me, you can have 2 version the one with a disc and digital content or one with 2 or 3 disc even if those are a little bit more expensive but i prefer having the box, manual and the disc that having all in digital format

grettings


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+ hungcanh19 on August 26th, 2012 at 5:23 pm said:

You mention MGS Peace Walker. But is it for Vita PSN on tuesday? Thanks.


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+ Gadirok on August 26th, 2012 at 5:26 pm said:

I’m already enjoying the R&C collection and Journey HD collector’s edition. I convinced one of my friends to get the God of War Saga Collection and the other to take the Infamous Collection.

I was short on cash, so I will go pick up the Infamous Collection next week after I trade in Infamous 2.

Great deals Sony! I’m loving how you included Canada with the dual coverart! Now all you need to do is market these, I convinced my friends to get them, they will probably love these series, but I can’t do much if your not going to do much in marketing.


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+ Gadirok on August 26th, 2012 at 5:31 pm said:

I also checked out the Sly 4 demo and included a review on it on the Sly 4 board on the forum. Sanzaru games definitely knows what they are doing with the platforming.


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+ duke301 on August 26th, 2012 at 5:42 pm said:

Regarding the Journey collection, what extras are included besides the three games? I already have all three games on PSN, but I’m actually considering re-buying it if the extras are really good.


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+ OneMoreVillain on August 26th, 2012 at 5:44 pm said:

Wow what an amazing week, this is definitely a win across the board. You guys sure set the bar high for the following weeks. I hope in the future we get more of these collections , doesn’t matter which (Sony has played host to many great franchises) just keep them coming.


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+ Gadirok on August 26th, 2012 at 5:47 pm said:

Yeah, amazing week on all fronts. And great deals too!

The journey collectors edition is amazing! It came with 24 avatars!


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+ mitcho2013 on August 26th, 2012 at 5:53 pm said:

Walking Dead Episode 3? Dawnguard? WHERE ARE THESE!?


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+ BillyBoiDaPrince on August 26th, 2012 at 5:53 pm said:

tony hawk and rock band!!


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+ Gadirok on August 26th, 2012 at 5:57 pm said:

Sony, you need to market these with TV ads or something, so the general public and casual audience will be aware of these amazing deals!

Its a shame not too many people know of these collections, they are amazing games for an affordable price!


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+ Flypn5 on August 26th, 2012 at 5:57 pm said:

Hi, will the collections come to PSN? please, anyone answer me :D


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+ Zaike on August 26th, 2012 at 6:07 pm said:

Gadirok, #33

Please tell me how you got that R&C 10th anniversary avatar?


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+ bmart008 on August 26th, 2012 at 6:09 pm said:

Please get Kojima to release Peacewalker on the Vita as an updated title (with online!) I bought and loved it on the PSP, but bought the collector’s edition instead of a digital copy. I would love for it to be playable on the Vita in HD as MGS2 and 3 are. This better be his big 25th anniversary announcement this week!

Thanks!


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+ Gadirok on August 26th, 2012 at 6:14 pm said:

@ #35
It comes with the Ratchet and Clank Collection.

I noticed the major big box retailers around where I lived changed the release date to the 21st instead of the 28th so me and my friends went and bought it.


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+ erico316ecw on August 26th, 2012 at 6:22 pm said:

what is the pice of the infamous collection and is its all included on blu ray or do we have to down load a piece??????


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+ Gadirok on August 26th, 2012 at 6:23 pm said:

@#38
My friend bought it for 39.99 MSRP. DIdn’t confirm it with him, but I am pretty sure it comes with a voucher for Festival of Blood while Infamous 1 & 2 are on disc.


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+ xaos on August 26th, 2012 at 6:24 pm said:

Most epic drop to date? Could well be!


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+ NinjaMicWZ on August 26th, 2012 at 6:28 pm said:

Will Peace Walker HD as a stand alone title finally be available to Vita owners? We didn’t get it in the HD Collection and the original Peace Walker isn’t available directly on the Vita’s PSN store.

I would love to have it in a new, crisp presentation and with Trophy support!

I’m also still looking out for Final Fantasy VII: Crisis Core, and the PSP remakes of Final Fantasy 1 & 2!


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+ Robbie_G_lrish on August 26th, 2012 at 6:32 pm said:

@24 You don’t need to package White knight Chronicles and White knight Chronicles 2 together because the sequel already comes with an enhanced version of the first game at no extra cost.


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+ The_Dukenator on August 26th, 2012 at 6:55 pm said:

@31 Dawnguard is coming, just there’s some issues with it.
@3 I believe it hasn’t started yet, so keep checking for info in it. Speaking of beta, Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault is in beta atm.

Ratchet & Clank Collection comes with Sly 4 demo. When will that be released separately?


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+ coco060x on August 26th, 2012 at 7:06 pm said:

God of War Saga all games will come in blu ray or digital format?


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+ IzoGray on August 26th, 2012 at 7:14 pm said:

I do not appreciate how you guys, Sony, stays silent about MGS Peacewalker on Vita.
It’s obvious you guys don’t want to include an HD version with trophies for Vita because it’s still being sold for PSP on PSN for $30.
Are you guys smoking crack? I wonder this with each passing day.

If you guys want to make “your” money on Peacewalker, at least put the HD version up for Vita and charge $30 instead of this street trash.


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+ deathuponhe52 on August 26th, 2012 at 7:14 pm said:

Can we get the lbp psvita beta pretty please ive already seen that Europe have it


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+ T3DV0L70L1N4 on August 26th, 2012 at 7:14 pm said:

Tony Hawk FINALLY. How about a Vita version? I was really holding out hope that the delay would allow them to bring it to PS3 as well as Vita.

And I know I sound like a broken record, but…….can we get Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops on Vita?


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+ Gadirok on August 26th, 2012 at 7:24 pm said:

@#44
My friend bought it and says it comes on 2 blu ray discs with God of war 1 & 2 on one disc, and god of war 3 on the other.

Theres a voucher for the Origins collection to download.


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+ zachg07 on August 26th, 2012 at 7:41 pm said:

Does the digital version of ratchet and clank collection come with the sly demo?


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+ D-Squad3 on August 26th, 2012 at 7:45 pm said:

What?!! You guys should hold fan made trailer contests! I love making fanmade trailers, I really wish you guys would let fans submit to get featured.


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