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The Drop: Week of September 10th 2012 New Releases

Rey Gutierrez's Avatar + Posted by Rey Gutierrez on Sep 09, 2012 // Senior Social Media Specialist

On PS3 this week, the highly-anticipated sequel to 2000′s legendary Tekken Tag Tournament, Tekken Tag Tournament 2 is being brought to home consoles with all of the action seen in the arcades along with unique content and features that can’t be seen anywhere else. Also on PS3, EA Sports NHL 13 delivers an innovative new gameplay experience, accurately capturing the speed, creativity and strategy of today’s NHL action.

On PSN as full digital downloads, prepare for full-scale war with Battlefield 3, the third major evolution of the long-running online battle franchise. Max Payne 3 continues the tale of former New York City detective, Max Payne. Still haunted by the memories of his traumatic past, Max begins a new life working private security protecting a wealthy industrialist and his family in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Fight as twin brothers Billy and Jimmy Lee on an exciting adventure to save their shared love interest, Marian from the evil Skullmageddon across 16 brawling levels filled with elaborate missions, malicious enemies and over-the-top battles.

Enjoy this week’s The Drop.

PlayStation 3

Tekken Tag Tournament 2 – Tekken Tag Tournament 2 delivers new and returning characters in the largest roster ever. Experience the most advanced attack mechanics, ultimate combo move sets and new battle modes. With innovative features to broaden Tekken consumer accessibility, unlimited fighter combinations and multiple ways to challenge your friends–get ready for the next battle.

NHL 13 – Driven by real-world physics and more than 1,000 new gameplay animations, NHL 13′s True Performance Skating authentically replicates the explosiveness, momentum, and top-end speed of NHL players. Supported by an innovative new A.I. system dubbed EA Sports Hockey I.Q., the game delivers a completely revamped gameplay experience true to what gamers see on the ice during real games. In addition, NHL 13 delivers new experiences that connect hockey fans to their friends and the real world of hockey with the all-new GM Connected and NHL Moments Live modes.

PlayStation Network

Battlefield 3: Premium Edition – Using the power of Frostbite 2 game engine technology, Battlefield 3 delivers superior visual quality, a grand sense of scale, massive destruction, dynamic audio and incredibly lifelike character animations. As bullets whiz by, walls crumble, and explosions throw you to the ground, the battlefield feels more alive and interactive than ever before.

In Battlefield 3, players step into the role of the elite U.S. Marines where they will experience heart-pounding single player missions and competitive multiplayer actions ranging across diverse locations from around the globe including Europe, Middle-East and North America.

ALL FIVE EXPANSION PACKS WITH EARLY ACCESS

Own all five uniquely themed expansion packs and play them two weeks early. The classic, reimagined and remastered maps of Back to Karkand; the unrelenting, fast-paced action of Close Quarters; the largest map in Battlefield history featured in Armored Kill, plus two more expansion packs coming soon! Get’em all and get’em at a discount with Battlefield 3 Premium. More Details Here

Max Payne 3 – When gangs target the family under his protection, Max is forced to fight to save his clients and clear his name, in a bid to, once and for all, rid himself of the demons that have tortured him for far too long. This dark, gritty action game utilizes cutting edge technology for a seamless, cinematic action experience. The game boasts highly-refined gameplay with an extensive range of realistic weaponry, an intelligent cover system and sophisticated Bullet-Time mechanics.

Anomaly: Warzone Earth – Blending fast-paced, explosive action with tactical battlefield command, Anomaly puts players in charge of a military convoy tasked with fighting back against the mysterious alien war machines that have begun to spring up in many of the world’s largest cities. Players take part in battles personally to support and assist a hand-picked armor squad, utilizing their top-down tactical view to plot each and every turn of the convoy. As they progress through the story campaign and challenge modes, players will unlock upgrades and new units to build their ultimate destruction squad.

Exclusive to the PlayStation 3 version is local co-op mode — two Commanders to support each other in battle, one responsible for controlling the armor units while the other plans the strategy. Both get into the action and are able to boost their abilities in the battle.

Double Dragon Neon – The reinvigorated update to the 80′s beat’em up smash hit that is reminiscent to the original. Trained by their sensei in the special form of martial arts called Sōsetsuken, Billy and Jimmy are equipped with lethal combat skills and weaponry to bust some faces and battle the baddest goons around as they journey across the galaxy to rescue the love of their lives.

FIFA Street – FIFA Street 3 creates a hyper-real world that merges the game’s biggest stars with environments that pulsate to the music in exotic locales around the world. Featuring over 250 of the world’s best players representing 18 of the top international teams, each player has been rendered into a stylized caricature with heroic qualities. Decked out in authentic training kits, every player boasts their own, distinctive style of play with unique abilities to match. Choose from Tricksters, Enforcers, Playmakers and Finishers to give you different options on the ball and make your mark on the street.

Demos

  • Anomaly Warzone
  • Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3
  • Double Dragon
  • F1 2012
  • FIFA Soccer 13
  • Red Johnson’s Chronicles: One Against All

minis

  • Ronnie O’Sullivan’s Snooker

PlayStation 2 Classic

La Pucelle: Tactics – La Pucelle: Tactics is a tactical RPG from Nippon Ichi, creators of Disgaea. La Pucelle: Tactics is a tale of betrayal and double cross, monsters in human form and humans in monster form, set in an alternate medieval Europe. The unlikely hero is a smart mouthed and undisciplined sixteen year old who just passed her exorcism exams and her comrades in La Pucelle, a demon hunting squad. La Pucelle serves up a rich storyline, with equal parts characterization and personality to match. Gameplay involves capturing monsters and successfully manipulating each stage’s Dark Portals, all set to a quirky old-school atmosphere and complemented by extra gameplay features, like the bartering system. Over 100 hours of gameplay with multiple endings await.

[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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+ SHINOBI_3 on September 9th, 2012 at 4:09 pm said:

DOUBLE DRAGON NEON! I refreshed the page every minute just to see the info on it. Cant wait to get TTT2 sometime also.


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+ WilHiteWarrior on September 9th, 2012 at 4:11 pm said:

Im hoping for double dragon neon to be decent… but really not expecting it to be. I’ll wait for the reviews on it.


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+ remanutd5 on September 9th, 2012 at 4:14 pm said:

so much vita content, is overwhelming!!!!! so when Nihilistic is gonna release a Resistance Burning Skies online multiplayer patch that let us actually enjoy the game?


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+ snakeeyes211 on September 9th, 2012 at 4:15 pm said:

Double Dragon neon is free for PlayStation plus members!


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+ supvic on September 9th, 2012 at 4:15 pm said:

Anyone who hasn’t already bought BF3 should seriously consider the Premium edition, an awesome campaign, multiplayer, co-op and 5 expansion packs will be great value for money if the price is reasonable.


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+ Bruno_Helghast on September 9th, 2012 at 4:16 pm said:

I’ll certainly get the demos of Double Dragon and F1 2012. By the way, great week.


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+ Monterossa on September 9th, 2012 at 4:16 pm said:

I’ve heard that Double Dragon Neon will be a free game for Plus subscribers, is it true?


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+ neuropunk on September 9th, 2012 at 4:18 pm said:

ALPHABETICAL SORTING OF DIGITAL PSN GAME XMB IN A FUTURE FIRMWARE UPDATE PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZE!

PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZE & THANK YOU


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+ neuropunk on September 9th, 2012 at 4:19 pm said:

Jet Set Radio HD is NOT available for PS+ owners this week?!

:(


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+ Sevyne on September 9th, 2012 at 4:21 pm said:

La Pucelle: Tactics you say? Oh hell yeah! I loved that game! Definitely grabbing that on Tuesday.


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+ perrandy on September 9th, 2012 at 4:22 pm said:

i own la pucelle tactics and the game is pretty good. but a little bit on the buggy side ,if i recall correctly.its really sad that i cant play this on my ps3 since i already have the disc and all.but for those ppl that have never played this title i recommend you to get it. because like i said. the game is really good and the story even made me cry at the end.i also, wish that nisa would have brought its predecessor la pucelle ragnarok but alas it was never meant to be :(


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+ Superstone on September 9th, 2012 at 4:23 pm said:

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Bring a hockey game to the Vita!! Anything!! And yes Double Dragon


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+ RidleysBox on September 9th, 2012 at 4:24 pm said:

Been wanting to try La Pucelle: Tactics for a long time, I am glad I finally can. Need to try out Double Dragon as well. First drop in a long time that has something I am looking forward to trying.


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+ Sevyne on September 9th, 2012 at 4:24 pm said:

@perrandy: Yeah, the game’s story was pretty good. It’s crazy how serious the game can get once you get deep into it.


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+ TJCal50 on September 9th, 2012 at 4:31 pm said:

What about Grand Theft Auto III as a PS2 Classic? Last Month, it was said that it was delayed due to a music copyright issue. There was no updates on that topic ever since. Are we ever going to see it being released at all?


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+ JH-FallenReaper on September 9th, 2012 at 4:31 pm said:

KILLZONE TRILOGY comes out on my B-Day! Im picking it up even though i own 3 copies of KZ3, 1 copy of KZ2, and of course i still have my PS2 copy of KILLZONE. Best FPS ever. Tekken Tag Tournament was my first PS2 game, so of course im getting Tekken Tag 2. Tekken Best Fighting, Killzone Best FPS. Im also getting Killzone Mercenary and i hope Killzone 4 is a PS4 launch title.


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+ neuropunk on September 9th, 2012 at 4:31 pm said:

Is says here that Jet Set Radio HD is supposed to be available for PS+ users tomorrow. I have been waiting for it for months and I have been waiting for the blog to update with Jet Set Radio in the Drop section with PS+ price.

http://gematsu.com/2012/08/jet-set-radio-hd-release-dates-set

Is this article not right? Will PS+ get Jet Set Radio HD tomorrow? It is the game of the year, and to not see it here is very unsettling. I have been waiting for it for a long long time now. Another Playstation Blog mistake that you guys forgot to list it or something or in the PS+ blog section?


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+ NoGodsOnlyMan on September 9th, 2012 at 4:32 pm said:

question about BF3 Premium

I see it is listed as network release and not on the BluRay section
I know for a fact is coming out on BluRay, is this a mistake or is it actually being released in psn and at what price?


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+ gm914 on September 9th, 2012 at 4:36 pm said:

Double Dragon Neon and Scott Pilgrim Vs The World are this months free PS Plus games.

Jet Set Radio is also available for $ 9.99 for Plus members.

Confirmed in the PS Blogcast.

Looking forward to the F1 2012 demo.


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+ JH-FallenReaper on September 9th, 2012 at 4:36 pm said:

Also Namco makes Great games, Tekken, Armored Core, Enslaved, Pacman, many more.


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+ JH-FallenReaper on September 9th, 2012 at 4:38 pm said:

Is Jet Set Radio for the PS Vita too? if it is im getting it.


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+ buddymanna on September 9th, 2012 at 4:38 pm said:

Aww man! That’s the only new PS2 classic? Well that’s ok. Even if the games which are being added aren’t the ones I want, Im just happy that we’re all still getting more PS2 classics regularly. Thank you anyway Sony :) please keep em coming.


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+ DarkOne_PR on September 9th, 2012 at 4:41 pm said:

Just want a kingdom hearts collections!!! Hurry sony/se! Ive been holding up on playing them on ps2 just so i can replay then on ps3 with trophies


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+ Fedast on September 9th, 2012 at 4:42 pm said:

Anomaly Warzone would’ve been great in the Vita. A wasted opportunity.


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+ buddymanna on September 9th, 2012 at 4:44 pm said:

maybe someday Spartan Total Warrior, Shadow of Rome, Colosseium Road to Freedom, Conflict Vietnam, Mission Impossible:Operation Surma, Starwars Battlefront 1& 2, Syphon Filter Dark Mirror,Syphon Filter Logan’s Shadow, and the Dynasty and Samurai Warriors games will be added. Heck, even Red Dead Revolver is probably a classic.


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+ Remmy8199 on September 9th, 2012 at 4:54 pm said:

Still no new PSOne classics? Believe it or not a lot of people still play those. Please update that list Sony. The choices are getting slim.


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+ snakeeyes211 on September 9th, 2012 at 4:54 pm said:

@monterossa Yes it’s free for plus


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+ trafficfurniture on September 9th, 2012 at 4:55 pm said:

Yes! La Pucelle: Tactics. I love that the PS2/PS1 classics are letting me play some of the RPGs I missed.


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+ fantasyplayer on September 9th, 2012 at 5:03 pm said:

#24 buddymanna please dont say dark mirror or logans shadow. I wont to play them on my vita because I have never played they and it makes me sad that they are not there.Vita depression sets in again.


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+ Arliman on September 9th, 2012 at 5:06 pm said:

Can I trade all of that for Crisis Core please? Thanks.


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+ neuropunk on September 9th, 2012 at 5:21 pm said:

So, when is PSN getting Final Fantasy Type 0?


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+ fantasyplayer on September 9th, 2012 at 5:22 pm said:

#29 arliman now you have done it. I am crying out loud because you said crisis core.I wont that even worse like thousands of others.You should hear weeping all over this side of the world just from the mention of it.


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+ JuggaloMars on September 9th, 2012 at 5:24 pm said:

Another week another total of 0 items for the vita. #sadpanda


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+ fantasyplayer on September 9th, 2012 at 5:27 pm said:

Now if someone says something about wanting Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep for the vita I may go catch cars on the highway and end it all.Sony does that tall you how bad we wont these.


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+ rkrasouski on September 9th, 2012 at 5:40 pm said:

A price drop for saints row the third would be really nice.


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+ Randinator-_001 on September 9th, 2012 at 5:42 pm said:

Soooo nothing for Plus subscribers


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+ Garomx1308 on September 9th, 2012 at 5:43 pm said:

Is the fifa 13 demo coming to vita?


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+ Vince47 on September 9th, 2012 at 5:45 pm said:

SNOOOOOOZZZEEERR


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+ PrinceofXIII on September 9th, 2012 at 6:05 pm said:

Tekken Tag 2 and La Pucelle: Tactics!!!!!!

Get Ready for the Next Battle!!!!!!!


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+ Ryumoau on September 9th, 2012 at 6:06 pm said:

Meh…..nothing interesting at all this week. i couldn’t care less about battlefield or Tekken. I’m not the interested in double dragon either, but i hear it will be free so i might as well try it for trophies.
I really hope the discounts and avatars this week are alot better.


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+ iTofuMan on September 9th, 2012 at 6:06 pm said:

Nothing for Vita as usual. gotta love the zero support Sony shows toward us fans. i seriously cannot wait for Persona and Ragnarok comes out so i can finally used my Vita again. would have been nice to play more ps1 titles to buy (i already have the ones i own before like the final fantasy titles, LoD, etc) and more psp titles while we wait on vita games. seems really sad that we are still waiting on psp titles to be released on the PSN.


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+ Ryumoau on September 9th, 2012 at 6:09 pm said:

oh dang, i just nothiced Max Payne listed as well. I was very interested in trying it when it first came out. I have a bad feeling it will be full price on psn, which is ridiculous. Psn has never gotten prices right for full retail games that hit the digital store.


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+ Enigma2010 on September 9th, 2012 at 6:45 pm said:

I honestly don’t care about Dawnguard or any dlc for Skyrim anymore. Matter of fact to be specific I don’t care for anything Bethesda anymore. Done with them. Changed my pre-order of dishonored too.”but Betheda didn’t make the game, their only publishing it” Maybe you didn’t hear me, I said anything Bethesda! plus its been getting colder at night I’m just glad i have something to put on the fire to keep it going.
Burning it all throughout the winter to keep warm, strategy guides,all their games, collectors stuff,etc. Hell has a very special place just for you Bethesda.Oh well guess it was Square Enix,now Bethesda. Going to Ubisoft until until AC3 sells and gets big,then makes the company filthy rich, and then Ubisoft turns and does the same thing as SE and Bethesda. Not much to look foward to, only thing keeping me going is the promise of the end of the world someday.THEN I WILL RISE….


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+ onslaughtree on September 9th, 2012 at 6:46 pm said:

Here we go again with the ” Nothing for Vita again ” comments. If I remember correctly, Zen Pinball 2 For the Vita was released last week…….And again, the Drop is NOT, I repeat NOT the full release list of PSN titles for its tuesday update. smh……


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+ PHISHMANIAC on September 9th, 2012 at 6:47 pm said:

Where is the Borderlands 2 Pre Order?????? It’s been available on EU psn store for a week now!!!!!! And why do you never reply to peoples comments in your post Ray ? ? ? You never reply to anything. You don’t deserve your job in my opinion!!!! I think it’s because your just plain lazy!!!!!


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+ Falaut on September 9th, 2012 at 6:48 pm said:

@20 Jet Set Radio HD is coming to PSV, but will be released in October. ^_^ I’m waiting for that version. Zone of Enders HD Collection for PSV should hopefully come out around the same time as well. WIN!


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+ Pedro408sanjose on September 9th, 2012 at 6:49 pm said:

STFU! La Pucelle: Tactics?!


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+ chemerie on September 9th, 2012 at 6:53 pm said:

Any other PSone games coming soon? I’m hoping foe Street Fighter EX2 Plus and Fear Effect. Or Bloody Roar 4 & Escape From Monkey Island as PS2 Classics?


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+ luvtoseek on September 9th, 2012 at 7:13 pm said:

@43, onslaught- short term memory sucks, haha. (=

I’m enjoying V2 of Zen Pinball. Great UI, looks very nice on the Vita! I think I will end up buying more tables…

Waiting for All-Stars, Persona, Retro City (what’s the ETA on this?), Ragnorak, LBP, & AC. On the fence of the Vita’s COD & Lego LotR- after the poor port of Lego Batman.


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+ NightRaven77 on September 9th, 2012 at 7:34 pm said:

OMG! Squee! La Pucelle: Tactics! Yay!!!!


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