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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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+ CrusaderForever on September 9th, 2012 at 7:54 pm said:

Looks like a good drop. I like seeing Max Payne 3 on the PSN. I will wait a bit as I am sure the price will be $60. Double Dragon Neon is a no brainer, cannot wait for that COOP goodness. Also, it would be great if you would release a great PS2 COOP classic on the PSN…..The Lord of the Rings The Return of the King! That would be a instant D1P for me.


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+ CrusaderForever on September 9th, 2012 at 7:58 pm said:

@48
Me too, after the lame 3DS inferior port of Batman 2 I am waiting to see if LEGO Lord of the Rings makes the same mistake. I will be buying LLOTR on the PS3 for sure but if it was a PS3 port on the Vita I would buy both versions. Hopefully they get it right this time.

I am too having a blast with ZP2 on the Vita. The OLED is amazing on this handheld! Every game made right just explodes in color. RBS and CoD are quite bland. KZMercenary looks like it’s being done right. I thought PSABR was postponed until 2/2013? I could be wrong.


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+ Elli27r on September 9th, 2012 at 8:12 pm said:

no LBP vita demo? =(


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+ Cloud_X1 on September 9th, 2012 at 8:26 pm said:

Hmmm i kind of want to get TTT2 for the Wii U, but we’ll see.
and Battlefield 3 was horrible in my opinion. I loved BBadCompany 2 (graphics and controls) but BF3 looked pixelated on PS3 and I HATED the controls on it, it was so hard to aim my gun. Only played it twice and left it alone


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+ Cloud_X1 on September 9th, 2012 at 8:28 pm said:

@ 51 Don’t forget that rayman Origins looks AMAZING on the Vita


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

Wait!!!! the US version of La Pucelle: Tactics doesn’t have new game +.!


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+ Superstone on September 9th, 2012 at 9:51 pm said:

What about WWE Wrestlefest? More PSOne games!!!!!


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+ JesseDylan on September 9th, 2012 at 10:32 pm said:

Sorting/Filtering of download list please x1000! Better yet a “my content” section showing what weve bought and by system, genre, etc.


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+ Darion7 on September 9th, 2012 at 10:51 pm said:

I can not wait for Double Dragon Neon. I am a big fan of the series.^^


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+ PlatinumAura on September 9th, 2012 at 11:22 pm said:

Double Dragon Neon. Snce it is free will be downloading ASAP. And La Pucelle: Tactics looks cool. One day I’ll pick it up


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+ Mister-Nep on September 10th, 2012 at 1:02 am said:

So excited for Tekken Tag and La Pucelle. Picking up both for sure.


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+ MoshuaDeath on September 10th, 2012 at 1:37 am said:

TTT2, All I’m worried about. For a week then I’ll be playing Bordrelands 2 for months.


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+ daxter1100 on September 10th, 2012 at 1:46 am said:

Battlefield 3: Premium Edition does anyone know if the premium is on the disc or do they give you a code to download it from the psn i really need to know before i buy it


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+ lisatsunami on September 10th, 2012 at 2:05 am said:

@42, Enigma, WTH, were you drunk when you wrote that? Really disturbing comments. You should forget about Skyrim DLC. I replayed Skyrim on the X & every patch after 1.5 has made the game worse. Dawnguard is buggy, more than the vanilla game. Patch 1.7 has caused my game horrible lag after playing 20 minutes. After 3 attempts I’ve given up & not even going to buy Hearthfire. I’m not touching it until the next patch, if any. If Beth has trouble programming on their favored console, it’s no wonder they’ve pretty much abandoned the PS3.

If you really want to play Dishonored & stick it to Beth, too, buy it used.


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+ IXxHIJACKERxXI on September 10th, 2012 at 2:28 am said:

I downloud bf3 but i dont play it because it OVERHEAT my PS3 and it frez up alot like RESTORE and REBOT all the time it was a big loss for me i pay $59.99 :( +12GB your goin to be downlouding this ALL DAY GOOD LUCK


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+ Awsaim on September 10th, 2012 at 5:02 am said:

YES!!!! LA PUCELLE!!!!!!!!!!

I freaking love NIS <3


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+ iroter on September 10th, 2012 at 5:23 am said:

Could you please lower the price for Siren: Blood Curse? It’s been 39.99 forever, is time to make it more accessible.
Also, could you bring The Bouncer from PS2?

Thanks.


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+ herbalsticky on September 10th, 2012 at 5:58 am said:

@3
The update from NIhilistic is Black Ops: Burning Skies. So much data reuse, it might as well be an update.


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+ herbalsticky on September 10th, 2012 at 6:02 am said:

@64
Quit leaving your PS3 in a non-ventilated area. Leave the thing in the open.

Digital retail works great for people who don’t have a license or for people who’s license has been suspended or revoked. Don’t assume everyone gets around easily. Open your mind.

And quit ‘REBOT’ ing your system. It is not a bot.


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+ Superstone on September 10th, 2012 at 6:40 am said:

Twisted Metal & Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 on PSN please!!


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+ MrBendel on September 10th, 2012 at 6:54 am said:

Wish the canadian NHL13 Bundle was available stateside!


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+ agent1159 on September 10th, 2012 at 7:19 am said:

the retail release of premium edition bf3 includes the full game as well right? like a game of the year edition kind of thing? if so, i have been seriously thinking about trading in my copy of bf3, using a coupon for $30 off, and getting that edition…

all this after i said id never give EA any more $$…. well at least im not buying madden every year right? right?


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+ ArchAngelMai on September 10th, 2012 at 7:34 am said:

Oh, a NISA PS2 classic, so much for hoping for HD ports :(


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+ DoTheKiller91 on September 10th, 2012 at 2:40 pm said:

Gran Turismo 2 & 4 on playstation store, get it done.


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+ DoTheKiller91 on September 10th, 2012 at 2:41 pm said:

BTw people save your money, don’t buy Max Payne 3, the game suck a$$ online and it’s pretty dead…


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+ DoTheKiller91 on September 10th, 2012 at 2:42 pm said:

Leon out!


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+ xRedxViolence on September 10th, 2012 at 4:12 pm said:

is it too much to ask for Super Double Dragon ported to PS3 with online multiplayer? that game was AMAZING and still is to this day.


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+ JEC94 on September 10th, 2012 at 4:38 pm said:

Dragon Ball Z avatars!

Batman Begins for PS2!

Star Wars Bounty Hunter for PS2!


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+ knightseed on September 10th, 2012 at 5:03 pm said:

La Pucelle: Tactics is this the one with new game plus or the bad one i got in the past for the ps2 in the usa


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+ SoberThalantyr on September 10th, 2012 at 7:13 pm said:

La Pucelle: Tactics…. on Vita right? RIGHT!?

I will be so happy in a day.


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+ IXxHIJACKERxXI on September 10th, 2012 at 9:01 pm said:

I no to keep my ps3 in a open space to keep it cool + i got a AC in the room and it still overheat and restore erro when i play BF3 i have alot of games from PSN and i no that BF3 is not good for the PS3 it is what it is i loss my money so is SONY goin to help me i think not :) you have a good day


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+ DaveyBoySwagg on September 10th, 2012 at 10:05 pm said:

JUST 2 MORE WEEKS BEFORE MARVEL VS. CAPCOM ORIGINS IS RELEASED.I AM HYPED!!


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+ rego00123 on September 10th, 2012 at 11:15 pm said:

im going to be honest, i think im about to get rid of my vita. id love to hold off until lbp but i haven’t had any reason to even pick the thing up in over a month.


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+ mi0nt0r on September 11th, 2012 at 6:56 am said:

Wow finaly La pucelle tactics ! it’s been years now that i searched this game and end failing in finding it. i’m a huge disgaea nippon ichi game, thank you sony for putting this game on the store.


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+ Matista217 on September 11th, 2012 at 7:13 am said:

Hmm… Very Nice Drop this week.


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+ kc1586 on September 11th, 2012 at 8:56 am said:

Still waiting for two psone classics. Legend of Legaia & Koudelka. If those two games were put on the store I’d buy them day one…and be incredibly happy. Sony, just 2 games and I’d never bother you again about psone classics!!!!!!!!!!


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+ xD_BubbleChicken on September 11th, 2012 at 9:29 am said:

Sorry if this is in the wrong place, but when does the Store update every week? New York


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+ bigjosh50 on September 11th, 2012 at 9:48 am said:

Good but not great drop, I’ll strongly consider Battlefield 3 Premium and the discount on Max Payne 3


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+ SoberThalantyr on September 11th, 2012 at 1:08 pm said:

No La Pucelle: Tactics on Vita?

Is there any good reason for this??

I am sad now.


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+ xanatos1987 on September 12th, 2012 at 2:43 am said:

ill ask again..dawngaurd?..ever?

and i have weird request…..many years ago….2005 ish ps2 gen game was made called cowbly bebop the game….never released in america as the us release was cancled last minute…l…thing is…its ps2 and i know for a fact its dubbed as steve blum [spike] has told me himself…..any chance of future download? maybe some kingdom hearts final mix n kh2 final mix if your not to busy


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+ KrisButtar on September 12th, 2012 at 1:25 pm said:

pre-odrerd my killzone trilogy and assasin creed 3 today :) still waiting for a yu-gi-oh vita/ps3/psn game


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+ ilekillya on September 16th, 2012 at 12:26 am said:

+ 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.

get real. i had the limited edition the only thing limited about this edition was flying tanks. premium players moving spawn points. and a world of 5 on to 1 spawn campers.


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+ ilekillya on September 16th, 2012 at 12:32 am said:

battle field 2 rocks because of the premium tripe on battle field 3. it sucks like a toilet plunger


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