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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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123 Comments

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+ PrinceofXIII on August 26th, 2012 at 7:56 pm said:

i might look to the God of War Saga since it includes Origins and the HD Collection of the first two games(which i only have in PS2)

amazing stuff :P


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+ MaxP-S3 on August 26th, 2012 at 8:08 pm said:

The best week I’ve seen all summer!

Definitely picking up the Ratchet Collection! There’s so many good memories I have from those games, and playing online in Up Your Arsenal, TRUE online, is going to be amazing!

Also, I hadn’t already played 3/5 of the God of War games and both InFamous’ (plus Festival of Blood), I’d buy those as well. They’re all amazing games!

And don’t get me started on the Journey collection. I own both Journey and Flower already, but I debating whether I should buy this collection. I just love those games so much!

Like I said, great week. If you haven’t been fortunate enough to play all these wonderful games, do yourself a favor. :D


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+ DoTheKiller91 on August 26th, 2012 at 8:11 pm said:

Please release Gran Turismo 1,2,3 and 4 on the store. I can’t believe this hasn’t been done yet… One of the best selling franchises on PlayStation!


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+ Polishin8r on August 26th, 2012 at 8:17 pm said:

will the Journey collectors edition be limited? Or can I wait till Christmas?


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+ strongwoods on August 26th, 2012 at 8:22 pm said:

Alright what time is it GAME TIME! Madden on both systems r great and also plannin on gettin tony hawk pro skater and rockbandblitz dont know bout ratchet and clank


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+ excaliber45 on August 26th, 2012 at 8:26 pm said:

Oh goody. Shoving more God of War down our throats….ech. Besides that: are we to see some of the digital content for Journey on the Store as well?


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+ Hofman– on August 26th, 2012 at 9:02 pm said:

I got my copy of God of War Saga at Best Buy today. So far so good.


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+ The_Dukenator on August 26th, 2012 at 9:07 pm said:

@54 Its not a limited run. You can stil buy the Sly Collection if you want..
@49 Probably not. Demo might come separately on PSN at a later date


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+ ETBangin on August 26th, 2012 at 9:14 pm said:

I’m just psyched about Psychonauts. I thought it was an XBOX exclusive back in the day. I’m very pleased to see it on the list.


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+ Flypn5 on August 26th, 2012 at 9:42 pm said:

Will the GoW saga come to PSN?


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+ southparkmayor on August 26th, 2012 at 9:52 pm said:

Why wont they have the GTA:Trilogy in HD with trophies? GTA SA is the best selling ps2 game so its stupid to not on ps3


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+ jamarjdw1 on August 26th, 2012 at 10:37 pm said:

they need to put mgs4 on psn it my favorite ps3 game


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+ ivel95 on August 26th, 2012 at 11:08 pm said:

you guys should really put dc character avatars or logos on the ps store, it would be so awesome if i could have my avatar as green lantern or super-man


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+ TeamInsaneClown on August 26th, 2012 at 11:40 pm said:

+ 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
so love this comment specially kindom hearts,bioshock and uncharted3 XD


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+ TheTrainJob on August 26th, 2012 at 11:43 pm said:

@56 excaliber45,

OMG!!! They SHOVED it down your throat?! Why, that’s horrible! I won’t be buying any more Sony products now that I know they physically assault their customers like that! Someone could be killed!

What’s the real reason for your inane whining?


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+ TheTrainJob on August 27th, 2012 at 12:00 am said:

@64 TeamInsaneClown, dragon_night,

I’m with you guys on Bishock. I would love to have that on my console. Some of the others too, especially Portal 2.

I’m not sure about the rest, but I don’t think the full KZ3 will ever be on PSN, as that game fills an entire 2 layer BD. They put just the MP on PSN, and I think that was because the campaign they felt would be too large a download and use too much HD space. The MP alone is IIRC 15GB.

Anyway, this is an awesome drop this week! I am definitely getting a few of these games/collections. R&C especially is a must buy for me.


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+ D34DL1N3R on August 27th, 2012 at 12:04 am said:

I already own both Infamous games, along with Festival of Blood. What are these “extra missions, additional character costumes, power ups and weapon styles” you speak of in the “Collection”? Will be pretty crappy to force early purchasers to buy all three games again in order to get some extras. I mean, is it just all of the DLC that’s already available in the store… or new things exclusive to the “Collection”?


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+ TheTrainJob on August 27th, 2012 at 12:12 am said:

@61 southparkmayor,

I’m pretty sure you’d have to ask R☆.


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+ HeadtraumaBob on August 27th, 2012 at 12:51 am said:

when is rouge galaxy coming to the vita? And where in the wide wide world of sports is retro city rampage??????


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+ JONGREY on August 27th, 2012 at 1:35 am said:

I believe this is the best DROP ever. I already have Ratchet and Clank pre-ordered from Sony Store, and i’m getting Psychonauts, Tony Hawk, and Metal Gear Solid. Thank You SONY!!!
P.S. KH 1&2 HD or PS2 Classic would be a huge seller, Please BRING IT!!!


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+ karakaxas13 on August 27th, 2012 at 2:23 am said:

Pro Evolution Soccer demo ?

i love this game


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+ karakaxas13 on August 27th, 2012 at 2:31 am said:

sorry for double post

What time does the psn update in the usa?


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+ Adelflame on August 27th, 2012 at 3:07 am said:

You cant belive how happy i am to FINALLY see peace walker hd as a PSN RELEASE, THANKS SONY THANKS KONAMI, now can we get this week a release of MGS4 and MGS1 PSN AVATARS PLZ!! :D


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+ Vita_Maniac412 on August 27th, 2012 at 3:09 am said:

Will THPS HD and MGS Peace Walker be playable on Vita?


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+ boatsnhos77 on August 27th, 2012 at 3:25 am said:

I think i’m in shock… thanks Rey!


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+ DonAngelito on August 27th, 2012 at 4:32 am said:

well you guys got me with God of War Collection i should deff pick it up since its my favorite game ^.^


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+ MAXIMO273 on August 27th, 2012 at 5:12 am said:

It was mentioned before that these collections would be avaliable on PSN el carte…. So my question is if thats true when does God of War 3 go digital?


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+ joeyrpger on August 27th, 2012 at 5:18 am said:

Excellent drop! But there is one problem with the description of MGS: Peace Walker. I’ve been around a lot of COLOMBIANS, and I know for a fact that one of they’re pet-peeves is when you spell their country with a U instead of a O. I think it’s how you would feel if everyone in the world called United States of America, “Unided States of America. Just a sense of patriotism.


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+ joeyrpger on August 27th, 2012 at 5:19 am said:

Excuse the typo, I meant their*. Not they’re.


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+ Zakuyomi on August 27th, 2012 at 5:30 am said:

man i really love the God of War Saga Collection, definitely thinking of getting it.
what I’m wondering is can i play God of War : Origins on my Vita?


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+ kongman15 on August 27th, 2012 at 5:37 am said:

is peace walker going to be downloadable by the vita.


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+ Major_Hoare on August 27th, 2012 at 5:47 am said:

@24

What he said!! (except that I would have Warhawk bundled with Starhawk and GT5 bundled with Wipeout but whatever)


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+ SlyCooperFan100 on August 27th, 2012 at 5:58 am said:

To everyone asking: The Sly 4 demo will NOT be included with the digital Ratchet & Clank games. Those are not bundled like the retail case is. The Sly 4 demo is included via PSN Code bundled with the retail copies.

I’m really stoked for the R&C Collection… just one more day and a few excruciating hours at the office, and then… blowing stuff up. I’m new to the series, but I’ve heard so many good things and a lot of people have told me to try it out, so… :D


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+ Bigmoose1985 on August 27th, 2012 at 6:04 am said:

Any idea on what discounts us non psn+ users are going to get?


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+ truelove47 on August 27th, 2012 at 6:07 am said:

Good update for PlayStation this week…. but there is no mention about the vita update for ps1 games in version 1.80… even though fellow gamers in this post believe it is coming tomorrow. Can we all have a definite guarantee that version 1.80 will be available tomorrow so we don’t have to complain throughout the day saying “Where is the update”, ” how much longer will the delay of the 1.80 update will ” ” come on Sony i want to play FF7 again hurry up with the update”. You got my point right?


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+ xxnike629xx on August 27th, 2012 at 6:25 am said:

I want to get God of War Saga, but it isn’t listed at BestBuy.com… Hm.


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+ onslaughtree on August 27th, 2012 at 6:28 am said:

Vita/ps1 integration update will come on tomorrows PSN update. It has beed stated a few weeks back. Again, The Drop almost never has everything that is released on tuesdays PSN update. So hold steady people, we will see whats up come tomorrow…I myself cant wait.


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+ XpAcErX on August 27th, 2012 at 6:51 am said:

So is the MGS peace walker the separate HD collection version or are they officially adding the PSP version? The description doesn’t really say.


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+ kulitmed on August 27th, 2012 at 7:02 am said:

How much is the God of War Saga (3D Support for Origins Collection)?


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+ BobbyOblivion on August 27th, 2012 at 7:15 am said:

nothing for PLAYSTATION PLUS USERS??.. come on guys ..did you workers forget about us ??


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+ BobbyOblivion on August 27th, 2012 at 7:16 am said:

what is this weeks PS PLUS exclusive ?


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+ MrSignal on August 27th, 2012 at 7:46 am said:

Gotta say, nice trailer Ray.

Otherwise, I know a few people I can push some of these great bundles on that will enjoy them.
Might hold off on that though if I need a few x-mas gifts though.

Gonna look forward to a few more of those HD remakes and PS2 re-releases.
If you got some people who are looking forward towards Psychonauts, I can only imagine their experiences with some of the earlier Level 5 titles. Specifically Rouge Galaxy but especially Dark Cloud 2.


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+ Ryumoau on August 27th, 2012 at 7:52 am said:

Decent update, though not as fulfilling as last weeks. Couldn’t care less about that overrated pretentious Journey collection.

I am excited to see Peace Walker come to psn. I wish i had known you guys would bundle all 3 MGS HD games together this week, so i could have waited instead of getting MGS by itself last week. :/

I have only played Ratchet All 4 One, but i thought it was fun. Looking forward to trying the Ratchet Collecion if its $19.99 (hopefully cheaper for Plus members).
I’m also hoping for Walking Dead Episode 3 to finally arrive tomorrow. Though the fact that there isn’t an article announcing it on here yet makes me doubt it. :(


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+ The_Dukenator on August 27th, 2012 at 8:46 am said:

@59 It wasn’t. It came out for Xbox, PC, PS2.

The game was released on April 19, 2005, for the Xbox, April 26 for Microsoft Windows and June 21 for PlayStation 2. It was released on Steam on Oct 11, 2006, as an “Xbox Original” through Xbox Live Marketplace, and on the GameTap subscription service. On November 5, 2009, Psychonauts also became available through the online distribution service GOG.com through their partnership with Majesco. In September 2011, a new version with support for Steamworks features, including a Mac OS X port, was released. In May 2012, a Linux port was released through the Humble Indie Bundle V. The PS2 version will be re-released on PlayStation Network on August 28, 2012.


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+ dh4645 on August 27th, 2012 at 8:48 am said:

do the god of war and infamous versions have a different trophy set than the originals i’ve already gotten?


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+ Frejim on August 27th, 2012 at 8:53 am said:

it’s Colombia, not Columbia!

check the spelling!


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+ DarkusRaider on August 27th, 2012 at 12:28 pm said:

If download ratchet and clank collection do I still get the sly 4 demo?


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+ UDEN88 on August 27th, 2012 at 12:53 pm said:

Great Week im especially excited for Psychonauts


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+ DaWolf619 on August 27th, 2012 at 1:45 pm said:

Any chance of a Midnight launch for the digital versions of Madden?


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+ jdgreen79 on August 27th, 2012 at 2:07 pm said:

Hello???? Pulse????


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