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The Drop: Week of September 3rd 2012 New Releases

Rey Gutierrez's Avatar + Posted by Rey Gutierrez on Sep 02, 2012 // Senior Social Media Specialist

On PSN this week, s one of the most praised franchises in the past decade, BioShock introduces gamers into an exciting world filled with fascinating characters, intelligent enemies and complex moral choices that define the foundation of the game world. With its rich story, meticulous attention to visual detail, tense action and infinite replay value, BioShock delivers the perfect blend of storytelling and first person action.

In Zen Pinball 2, players will enjoy cross-platform entitlement and any Zen Pinball 2 purchase will entitle players to both the PS3 and PS Vita versions at no additional charge. Enjoy this week’s The Drop.

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BioShock – BioShock is a narrative-driven action experience that allows players to do the impossible as they journey through an amazing, immersive and terrifying world. Caught between powerful forces and hunted down by genetically mutated citizens, the player will come to grips with the mysterious and fascinating world of Rapture, a distinct Art Deco underwater utopia gone mad. BioShock not only challenges the players’ capacity to adapt and survive, but brings to question their values and commitment to the inhabitants of Rapture. With smart and adaptive AI, no encounter ever plays out the same, while numerous customization options provide gamers with an experience that adapts to their playing style.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – Co-developed by Infinity Ward and Sledgehammer Games, Modern Warfare 3 delivers a full assault on gamers’ senses, including an intense single-player campaign that picks up immediately following the events of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and escalates into World War 3, as well as groundbreaking upgrades to the beloved Special Ops like the all-new Survival Mode. Special Ops serves as the perfect springboard to Modern Warfare 3′s re-imagined multiplayer, featuring the series’ trademark visceral gun-on-gun combat, a revamped pointstreak system with the introduction of “Strike Packages,” devastating new modes like “Kill Confirmed” and other gameplay enhancements, new features and a bevy of new weapons, equipment, and perks.

The House of the Dead: Overkill Extended Cut – It’s survival horror as it’s never been seen before! The House of the Dead: Overkill is a pulp-style take on the classic SEGA light-gun shooter series. The game takes place as Special Agent G — the hero of The House Of The Dead series — is given his first assignment fresh out

of the AMS academy. Teamed up with hard-boiled Detective Washington, they are sent to investigate stories of mysterious disappearances in small-town Louisiana. Little do they know what blood-soaked mutant depravity awaits them in the streets and swamps of Bayou City…

The Extended Cut of The House of the Dead: Overkill presents the game for the first time in full HD with 3D support and PlayStation Move compatibility on the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system.With all seven stages of the original re-mastered and two brand new scenarios added to this gruesome shooter, the ‘baddest’ just got bigger!

Zen Pinball 2 (Also on PS Vita) – The sequel to the popular pinball game by Zen Studios, Zen Pinball 2 features an abundance of exciting new features and updates, making it the premiere pinball platform on PS3 and PS Vita.

Demos

  • Rainbow Moon

PlayStation 2 Classic

Suzuki TT Superbikes: Real Road Racing Championship – Suzuki TT Superbikes features more than 50 vehicles from all over the world, and includes the world famous 37.73 mile Isle of Mann racetrack. For the highest level of realism possible, the course itself has been mapped using data supplied by the government and data captured by the development team. In addition to the traditional racing, the game also features a “Mad Sunday” mode that brings riders from all over the world to test their chops on the mountain. Supplementary modes, such as two-player split-screen and sidecar multiplayer are also included, as are bikes from all classes — from 125cc all the way to the F1 1000ccs!

[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.]

//Add Your Own

159 Comments

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+ iiGeTMoNeY23 on September 3rd, 2012 at 4:33 pm said:

I can safely assume Zen Pinball 2 at least has Cross Buy, Cross Saves and Cross Play right?


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+ Sofaires on September 3rd, 2012 at 5:57 pm said:

the game i want in my collection is castlevania lord of shadows for ps3, i dont buy used games but this tittle is pushing me please please sony put castlevania lord of shadow digital!


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+ Salvy35z on September 3rd, 2012 at 6:06 pm said:

For PS2 classics why the hell is Toy Story 2 up on the European PSN it came out when the PS2 was gone


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+ gearhead32 on September 3rd, 2012 at 6:23 pm said:

I am looking forward to getting Borderlands can’t wait for Boderlands 2 and am interested in HOD:Overkill hope it’s $30 or cheaper.


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+ gearhead32 on September 3rd, 2012 at 6:24 pm said:

I am looking forward to getting Borderlands can’t wait for Borderlands 2 and I am interested in HOD:Overkill hope it’s $30 or cheaper.


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+ xEBKxAMANDA on September 3rd, 2012 at 6:34 pm said:

Nothing i care for. Back to xboxlive


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+ saab01 on September 3rd, 2012 at 7:12 pm said:

Finally Zen Pinball 2 has arrived I have been waiting forever for this game. I just hope that the Store can update by 2PM tomorrow.


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+ Lucent85 on September 3rd, 2012 at 7:29 pm said:

It’s funny when people see the drop and are like “omg nothing for me this week” but they don’t show you everything until the day of. =/


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+ Dusk666demon on September 3rd, 2012 at 8:17 pm said:

Game i’m waitingg to drop

Futurama for ps 2 (do you know how hard it is to find a copy of this game)
Monster Hunter ps2 (capcom refuses to give us MH3)
Megaman X collection and MegamanX 7-8 ps2


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+ Ravenblade1979 on September 3rd, 2012 at 8:26 pm said:

what i don’t understand is when they put this up why they don’t list everything thats coming. it’s annoying to not see whats coming for ps plus on sale or free or even if new ps2 or ps1 classics are coming till the day of release. I’m also annoyed they stopped listing when maintenance would happen.


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+ luvtoseek on September 3rd, 2012 at 8:32 pm said:

Zen Pinball V2 + the Marvel 4 Pack + Plants vs. Zombie table = Pinball armed untill 2013. To anyone on the fence about the Zen series- read some reviews & watch some vids; Zen makes some amazing tables w/ the physics to back it up.

LBP for Vita’s drawing near… missed the beta, very eager to try the level editor!


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+ xxnike629xx on September 3rd, 2012 at 8:40 pm said:

Wow. Nothing.

>_>


113

+ xanatos1987 on September 3rd, 2012 at 9:06 pm said:

Are we ever gonna get dawbfaurd?..i mean come on everyone else is gonna have the new annoced dlc before i ever get to smack around a vampire lord


114

+ xanatos1987 on September 3rd, 2012 at 9:07 pm said:

*dawngaurd…..my keyboard is broked


115

+ ChaosxDevil on September 3rd, 2012 at 9:36 pm said:

isn’t the resident evil 6 demo coming out tomorrow?


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+ Sonic8129 on September 4th, 2012 at 2:41 am said:

redeem code isnt working for Resident Evil 6 demo i refuse to go to bed until i start the download………………. I will stay up just like i did for the MGS4 trophy patch


117

+ Sonic8129 on September 4th, 2012 at 2:41 am said:

well can anyone update me when they find out what’s going on with the Resident Evil 6 demo


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+ WilHiteWarrior on September 4th, 2012 at 2:47 am said:

@Sonic8129
You’d do better to get you some sleep now man. The store won’t update until around 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm anyway


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+ Sonic8129 on September 4th, 2012 at 3:10 am said:

are you serious that late omg i mean seriously why near the end of the freaking day i’m sorry that’s just not fair at all man dont they know some people work i get today off and turns out i shoulda just got the next day off seeing they would take that long to update


120

+ WilHiteWarrior on September 4th, 2012 at 3:22 am said:

It is silly yeah but unfortuantely there isn’t much we can do about it . That’s by my time though which is Eastern… it’d be earlier in other time zones.


121

+ megavanman on September 4th, 2012 at 3:44 am said:

Decent week I have both us n eu accounts so I got borderlands a month ago but having fun playing dead apace 2. Zen pinball 2 great deal.


122

+ The_Dukenator on September 4th, 2012 at 4:32 am said:

@105 Same.


123

+ Sonic8129 on September 4th, 2012 at 5:17 am said:

xbox trollers here funny you’d think they’d have something better to do with there xbox guess not..


124

+ chronogfb on September 4th, 2012 at 6:31 am said:

Can’t wait to play Zen Pinball on Vita!!! Thanks!


125

+ djspinal on September 4th, 2012 at 6:37 am said:

Y does its feel like im having deja vu? …it’s like having deja vu. these new releases seem kinda … “old”


126

+ DeathGazer on September 4th, 2012 at 6:39 am said:

Hoping for a blog post about Machinarium. Really hope it’s not exclusive for Europe :/


127

+ NaotoRonin on September 4th, 2012 at 8:02 am said:

I am wondering if anyone knows as to why Need For Speed Most Wanted (ps2 classic) was taken off the psn store. I remember seeing it on there and now it isn’t. I am curious cause I wanted to buy it.


128

+ Ryumoau on September 4th, 2012 at 8:11 am said:

pretty disappointing update. I already have MW3 and i have NO interest in bioshock. I hope this is compensated with some really awesome discounts and sales today on the store.


129

+ Ryumoau on September 4th, 2012 at 8:13 am said:

@121 where can i find a psn card for the european store? It seems like they have a better Plus service than us.


130

+ jdgreen79 on September 4th, 2012 at 8:16 am said:

Does anyone know if Pulse is still available and on what day?!


131

+ Inuboykendo1000 on September 4th, 2012 at 8:20 am said:

Been waiting for Modern Warfare 3 and Bioshock to make it to the store. Pretty excited. Also House of The Dead, epic. I’m hoping some more games come out soon from Sega.


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+ Inuboykendo1000 on September 4th, 2012 at 8:22 am said:

I have to say though. I’m kind of disappointed with the PS2 Classics selection.


133

+ Ryumoau on September 4th, 2012 at 8:31 am said:

@133 yeah. So many great PS2 rpgs that haven’t been brought to psn yet.


134

+ Ramski34 on September 4th, 2012 at 8:46 am said:

Alot of crying from Grown Folks….Be grateful we get updates and free games…Thanks Sony for another week of anything….


135

+ Ryumoau on September 4th, 2012 at 9:23 am said:

@135 its not free when we are paying for Plus. We have the right to express displeasure in the games they choose to compensate our membership of their Plus service with.


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+ Polishin8r on September 4th, 2012 at 9:32 am said:

Sony, you guys are sitting on a ps2 goldmine, so many awesome games, i don’t have exact numbers but around 2,000 games, you guys should be releasing like 20 of them a week seriously you would make so much money. I heard Xbox Durango has 16-core processor, but we don’t need ps4 just yet. Just release more games, more games and with some luck you may become the next wii ( in sales i mean). Also wii-U might start at $250 so the ps3 might have to go down in price bros


137

+ aro52 on September 4th, 2012 at 9:50 am said:

This week is all about Armored Kill (BF3) and free* Borderlands. No money spent this week!


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+ Bigmoose1985 on September 4th, 2012 at 10:31 am said:

That’s it?!?!

PSN really needs to step it up on the PS1 & PS2 releases.


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+ resistance_lord on September 4th, 2012 at 10:45 am said:

Where’s Machinarium? :(


140

+ ReDHaze_Phoeinx on September 4th, 2012 at 10:52 am said:

When will you update today you need consistent times on when you’ll update I really want BF3 Armored kill all other countries have it Sony step up your game


141

+ Jvhellraiser14 on September 4th, 2012 at 11:00 am said:

Ok, i usually dont open my mouth to comments
Given here but theres one that i totally have too,
Who ever the moron that said that Psvita store
Psone was updated yesterday,Psone games were
Update last week and they were a total of 26 titles
Hear me LAST WEEK not this week and if u enter
Yesterday and just notice, u dont go in the Psvita
store very much do u? we need Sony to start releasing
the good titles on the Psvita Psone section cause some
of us dont have a PS3 to transfer the titles. SO SONY PLEASE
DONT FALL SLEEP WITH THE PSONE TITLES AND KEEP RELEASING
THEM.


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+ AizawaYuuichi on September 4th, 2012 at 11:23 am said:

@ Jvhellraiser14: Thanks for calling me a “moron” without even knowing me. I didn’t say the Vita store was updated yesterday. But last week when I updated to Vita 1.80, Grandia didn’t work. At some point between last week’s update and Monday 9/3, it started working. And when I originally checked the store, there were only the 9 titles available that they listed on the Blog. That is now increased. If they changed it later in the day on Tuesday, I didn’t know. I check it when it updates, not constantly. Try not to be a jerk, as it says just to the right of the comment box, okay? Thanks.


143

+ DiceDaHitman on September 4th, 2012 at 11:27 am said:

Digitize sleeping dogs and final fantasy XIII-2 and you’ll be my hero.


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+ Ryumoau on September 4th, 2012 at 11:32 am said:

@145 i agree with having Sleeping Dogs on psn. But only if its reduced to $40. I’m done with final fantasy games, so i would rather they not waste their server storage space on that game.


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+ DiceDaHitman on September 4th, 2012 at 11:49 am said:

@146 To each their own. Final Fantasy is an epic game/series to me and I would definitely buy it just in case something happens to my disc; its the same for me with all my games. They do need to digitize Sleeping Dogs soon though, that game was too nice. As plus members it should be $40 if not 45 but full price for non-subscribers.


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+ WilHiteWarrior on September 4th, 2012 at 12:26 pm said:

@AizawaYuuichi
Lol overreact much? Okay I forgot to say what time zone i was in, Im sorry… and if they have started posting it earlier Im sorry for not realizing it. I was just unaware of that cuz last there was something on it i really cared about they were still waiting til late in the evening to do it.


147

+ Lucent85 on September 4th, 2012 at 1:15 pm said:

Flip the switch, guys. Japan’s been updated since late last night. I know it’s a different time zone and everything but geez. They’re always pretty spot on with it.


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+ lyfestory on September 4th, 2012 at 1:40 pm said:

i like Pinball Arcade better, given the real tables they re-create.. and the physics is spot on… the other pinball games don’t feel as accurate… cool tables though, i’ll give them credit for that…


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+ SpooNManX on September 4th, 2012 at 1:45 pm said:

Can’t wait for the Pinball Arcade update (Trophies + 2 new tables) AND ZEN Pinball 2 + Plants Vs Zombies table. It’s a great time for PINBALL!


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+ kinyutaka on September 4th, 2012 at 2:10 pm said:

See a lot of comments regarding “Why isn’t X game released as a Classic?”

Sony only has a portion of the distribution rights of any of the games released on this and older systems. While Sony will be the one to ultimately decide to put a game on the PSN, the first person to decide is the owner of the company that originally released it. Square-Enix controls the Final Fantasy releases, for example, and has refused to allow FFX as a PS2 Classic because of the impending release of FFX-HD for the PS3 and Vita.

Disney on the other hand, has thrown tons of money at Sony to get them to put games that no-one has ever played, like The Little Mermaid and Toy Story 2, as Classics.

If you want a certain game to come out, talk to the owners of the property.

(Feel free to send me angry rants if you want, you know I’m right)


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