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The Drop: Week of September 24th 2012 New Releases

Rey Gutierrez's Avatar + Posted by Rey Gutierrez on Sep 23, 2012 // Senior Social Media Specialist

LittleBigPlanet’s critically acclaimed “Play, Create and Share” experience makes its way to the PlayStation Vita, in a completely new Sackboy adventure that takes advantage of the innovative and powerful feature set of the PS Vita. Play through loads of included levels and collect prizes, costumes, and create materials. Create your own levels and challenges with familiar and easy-to-use pop-it tools, which are made even more user friendly through the PS Vita’s front and rear touch screens. Once complete, share your creations online with the whole LBP community.

Also on PSN this week is Tokyo Jungle, the acclaimed and celebrated urban animal survival game that lit up sales charts in Japan. With over 50 playable animals to choose from, unleash your inner beast to hunt your way to the top of Tokyo’s post-apocalyptic food chain. Whether in Story or Survival Mode, you never know where your next meal will come from or the dangers you’ll face, so be prepared for anything and everything. Forage through this desolate but dangerous city to complete story-based challenges using a variety of survival skills, from all-out attack to stealth.  Enjoy this week’s The Drop.

PlayStation Vita

LittleBigPlanet (Also on PSN) – In LittleBigPlanet for PlayStation Vita, join Sackboy on a completely new adventure, filled with exploration and competition. Customize Sackboy and the world around you with unique touch and camera Create tools that let you Play with more freedom that ever before. Then discover an endless amount of free games, created and Shared by fans online. LittleBigPlanet for PS Vita is a miniature development kit in the palm of your hand that will allow players to Create a multitude of different experiences—the possibilities are truly endless!

FIFA Soccer 13 (Also on PS3 and PS Vita) – FIFA 2013 captures all the drama and unpredictability of real-world football. This year, the game creates a true battle for possession across the entire pitch, and delivers freedom and creativity in attack. Driven by five game-changing innovations that revolutionize artificial intelligence, dribbling, ball control and physical play, FIFA 2013 represents the largest and deepest feature set in the history of the franchise.

PlayStation 3

Dead or Alive 5 (Also on PSN) – Dead or Alive 5 marries its signature fighting style with MMA fighting techniques to deliver a major kick for players new and old. Visually striking scenes from around the world blended with a hard-hitting cast puts players in the roles of the cast of Dead or Alive fighters once again. In DoA 5, stages act not only as visual backdrops to accompany a fight but instead play to a fighter’s strengths. As a fight progresses, the backdrop will change and interact with players. Skilled fighters will be able to utilize these dynamic stages to execute hard hitting blows, pitting their opponents against new obstacles creating a unique experience that will leave you breathless.

Pro Evolution Soccer 13 – In Pro Evolution Soccer 2013, players are given greater freedom over ball control and the way players receive and trap the ball has been improved. Also in PES 2013, characters are more recognizable and the game is more balanced than ever before.

PlayStation Network

Tokyo Jungle (PSN Exclusive) – What happens to man’s best friend, when man doesn’t exist? With humans extinct, pets have gone feral, zoo animals have escaped captivity and wild creatures are ruling the streets of Tokyo – and all are facing a savage battle for survival. As the animal of your choice, you must use your cunning, natural instincts and ruthless aggression to seize territory and escape the jaws of your enemies in this original action adventure game.

Starhawk – Starhawk provides fast paced third-person shooter action set in this lawless frontier of space, allowing players to instantly alter the battlefield by calling down offensive and defensive structures in real-time from an orbiting drop ship, all while blasting away at enemies in the middle of huge single-player or multi-player firefights.

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

Ratchet & Clank Collection – 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.

One Piece: Pirate Warriors (PSN Exclusive) – Immerse yourself in the faithfully rendered ONE PIECE universe created by Eiichiro Oda. Gain new skills and abilities to add impressive combos to your fighting repertoire. Set sail with a friend via PlayStation Network and explore the seas together.

Mirror’s Edge – Mirror’s Edge introduces players to Faith, a “runner” in a world where communication channels are highly monitored and the movement of human traffic is closely watched. When Faith’s sister gets framed for a murder she did not commit, Faith finds herself on the edge of the city, on the wrong side of the law.

Final Fantasy III (For PSP) – Protected by the crystals of light, the once peaceful land has forever been changed by the great tremor. Without warning, the earthquake pulled the crystals into the earth, upsetting the world’s fragile balance. It seems as if all hope is lost—but as the Gulgan prophecy foretold, four souls blessed with the light shall once again restore balance to the world…

Marvel vs. Capcom Origins – Marvel vs. Capcom Origins offers both the one-on-one gameplay of Marvel Super Heroes and the two-on-two carnage of the original Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes, featuring a tag system, assists, and the wild Duo Team Attack. Bringing forth a host of features never before seen in these games, Marvel vs. Capcom Origins features GGPO-enhanced online play with 8-player lobbies and spectator mode, HD graphical upgrades, dynamic challenges and replay saving.

Realms of Ancient War – The heroic-fantasy hack ‘n’ slash game R.A.W.: Realms of Ancient War takes you on a continent ravaged by a war that raged ten years earlier. The four Kingdoms of Men, Elves and Dwarves lay in ruins, preyed on by raiders and looters. In this chaos, a new, unknown threat is looming… To discover its true nature, the kingdoms sent detachments to investigate, a dangerous mission from which no one returned. But what about you? You, who were in the wrong place at the wrong time…

Table Ice Hockey (For PS Vita/PSN Exclusive) – A new Augmented Reality title is making its way to the PS Vita called Table Ice Hockey. Sony has released screenshots of the game from Gamescom, which joined the AR Play line-up of titles, that include pulzAR, Table Top Tanks andCliff Diving, and Table Football.

Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit – Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit is a jubilantly violent and gory platforming adventure starring Ash, a very angry rabbit who is also the prince of Hell. Ash is propelled on a mission of bloody vengeance when his nemesis – Fat Rabbit – posts incriminating sex pictures of the Prince and his rubber ducky on the ‘Hellternet’.

Demos

  • Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit
  • NBA 2K13
  • Realms of Ancient War

PSone Classic

Turnabout – Incredibly easy to learn and nearly impossible to master, Turnabout will challenge the most skilled puzzle champions. If things roll your way, you’ll tumble through the tricky rounds of this highly addictive puzzler and prove yourself to be a puzzle genius!

PlayStation 2 Classic

Grand Theft Auto III – From the days of the PlayStation 2, this downloadable game allows you to play the classic original on compatible PlayStation game systems.
Mob bosses need favors, crooked cops need help, the street gangs want you dead; so to compensate you’ll have to rob, steal, and kill in order to stay alive.

Developed by DMA Design, GTA3 is the first installment of the series to utilize a fully three-dimensional living city with open environments and non-linear gameplay. Additional features include a cast of hundreds of different characters, more than 50 types of vehicles, three hours of professionally recorded music, and a huge array of deadly street weapons.

[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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149 Comments

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+ Bruno_Helghast on September 23rd, 2012 at 4:02 pm said:

Wow! What awesome week! There’s a lot of games. I’m certainly get GTA III and maybe more one or two games.


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+ WilHiteWarrior on September 23rd, 2012 at 4:04 pm said:

PSP huh? Lame. I want my final fantasy on a decently sized screen


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+ ASC2175 on September 23rd, 2012 at 4:05 pm said:

YAY! GTAIII and Ratchet and Clank! …..today is a good day.


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+ StealthReborn– on September 23rd, 2012 at 4:07 pm said:

Wouldn’t be surprised at all if the store updates late on Tuesday, there’s a ton of content coming on Tuesday! =)


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+ eggmiester28 on September 23rd, 2012 at 4:08 pm said:

damn tokyo jungle and one piece warriors… i hate you guys right now


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+ plotrobert on September 23rd, 2012 at 4:08 pm said:

Been looking forward to One Piece since it was announced! It was the reason I bought my PS3 in the first place. Any idea of a price on it yet? Also looking forward to Starhawk, should be great getting another free game.


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+ BrendanCBear on September 23rd, 2012 at 4:10 pm said:

When will the USA get Ecolibrium on their PS Vitas? I’m glad to see the release of GTA III, but do you think you can coherce Rockstar into bringing it to the Vita?

I can play it on my Android phone (albeit really poorly), so the Vita should have NO problems running it. :D


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+ MakoSOLIDER on September 23rd, 2012 at 4:12 pm said:

Great week for PSN it seems. Have to buy a PSn card sometime this week and pick up LBP. College is always in the way smh


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+ godlyblood on September 23rd, 2012 at 4:14 pm said:

Great week. I might not be picking up anything (at least until I know FF3 will be available on the vita), but at least others will be happy for stuff to be added.

Also, great additions to psone classics. The Digimon world series. ;)


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+ Fantasy_473 on September 23rd, 2012 at 4:18 pm said:

Awesome drop, but please fix the broken Youtube app. It freezes every single time I use it and it won’t even load videos anymore.


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+ Megadrixfire_24 on September 23rd, 2012 at 4:20 pm said:

Please answer :

Is fifa 13 PS3 coming next tuesday, i mean on the 25th store update?


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+ megacarlos on September 23rd, 2012 at 4:23 pm said:

Buy Starhawk!!!!! Everyone!!!


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+ jonjon0890 on September 23rd, 2012 at 4:24 pm said:

is psn on steroids this week? This one wicked drop! I’ll be getting One Piece day one.


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+ M1ing0o on September 23rd, 2012 at 4:24 pm said:

IGN says that playstation blogcast confirmed ps vita compatibility of FFIII


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+ Scubafinch on September 23rd, 2012 at 4:24 pm said:

Looks like a good week. However I really am having difficulty locating any information about the FIFA 13 Vita version. Gaming retailers have it scheduled for the same day as the PS3 version but other than that, no info.

I’m really curious to see if the the tactical defending and physics engine from 12 make an appearance. Will be pleased if anyone can point me in the direction of any information at all.


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+ xKOROSHIYAx on September 23rd, 2012 at 4:29 pm said:

Looking forward to DOA 5 and Tokyo Jungle! Also, I just want to say thanks to whoever green lighted the localization for Tokyo Jungle. That is one game I never thought would get a Western release.


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+ dablemont on September 23rd, 2012 at 4:30 pm said:

That’s a very nice update!


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+ DanielCrf on September 23rd, 2012 at 4:31 pm said:

Where’s GoW Saga?


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+ gohan16ken on September 23rd, 2012 at 4:33 pm said:

Dear Sony,

Why do you trend to lag behind Microsoft in re-releasing physical games as game on demand? I am particularly talking about Street Fighter games. Xbox 360 got Street Fighter 4, Super Street Fighter 4, Marvel vs. Capcom 3, and Street Fighter x Tekken as game on demand but PS3 did not. PSN got Super Street Fighter 4 Arcade Edition as game on demand almost a year after XLA. Please re-release Street Fighter x Tekken and Marvel vs Capcom 3 as game on demand. I know that there are some legal issues with the re-release of Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3.


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+ BANDICOOTKING on September 23rd, 2012 at 4:40 pm said:

Tokyo jungle looks nice


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+ PhillyTheCat on September 23rd, 2012 at 4:40 pm said:

That’s a lot of games. Pirates sounds cool. I’ve wanted to play mirrors edge for quite some time now, niiice to see that as a digital option now. Many will be happy to see GTAIII officially available, not my type of game though. FF III was IMHO the worst of them all. They should have done it exactly like IV complete, VI, VI…those sprites are what FF fans really love. No, the PSP is not “DEAD” like some of the players say. If it was, there would be absolutely nothing being released recently. At the moment, PSP>VITA. I do want a VITA, but until it gets the support that it should, I’ll just keep playing my PSP3000. Enjoy!


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+ PlatinumAura on September 23rd, 2012 at 4:40 pm said:

If mirror’s edge is 20 bucks (should be no more than that if you ask me) I’ll pick that up and Ratchet and Clank up Tuesday


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+ FoxRosuh on September 23rd, 2012 at 4:47 pm said:

and resident evil 6 pre-order? T__T


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+ SHINOBI_3 on September 23rd, 2012 at 4:48 pm said:

awww, no tokyo jungle demo? ah well. at least there is one of hell yeah.


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+ Conaaando on September 23rd, 2012 at 4:50 pm said:

I’m so getting Tokyo Jungle!!!! o/


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+ KwietStorm on September 23rd, 2012 at 4:51 pm said:

The Pomeranian. Unleash the beast within.

Lmao


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+ TheJuggla17 on September 23rd, 2012 at 4:59 pm said:

Sweet! Ratchet and Clank and GT3 for me!

Anyone know if the “extra missions” for Infamous are just the DLC that can already be obtained?


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+ zatnaru on September 23rd, 2012 at 5:05 pm said:

I have been waqiting for months for one piece it’s finally here but it should also have come on disc but atleast we got it


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+ agentGOP on September 23rd, 2012 at 5:09 pm said:

YES!!!! GTA III!!!

Was the music license issue resolved or did the song(s) have to be cut out of the game?


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+ alexan9753 on September 23rd, 2012 at 5:10 pm said:

One Piece: Pirate Warriors finalmente, la espera me estaba matando


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+ mij23 on September 23rd, 2012 at 5:10 pm said:

I cant wait for that NBA 2K13 DEMO ITS BEEN LONG OVERDUE


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+ Hiro_Uzumaki on September 23rd, 2012 at 5:12 pm said:

Please, please answer:

How much is the One Piece game going to be on PSN? No one has answer!

Thank you!


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+ jonjon0890 on September 23rd, 2012 at 5:18 pm said:

@ 32
One Piece Pirate Warrior will likely be around $40 to $50 @ 11gb to download the full game


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+ Hiro_Uzumaki on September 23rd, 2012 at 5:18 pm said:

*has an


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+ duke301 on September 23rd, 2012 at 5:21 pm said:

Nice drop this week. I already have LBP Vita, and I can’t wait to transfer my stuff from LBP 2. Also, I have to ask about Final Fantasy III. . . Although I am happy to finally see it on PSN, whose stupid idea was it to release it on PSP? The PSP is, for the most part, a dead system. This would have been a great cross-play game with trophy support for PS3 and Vita. Did you guys really think it would be better accepted on PSP, or was it simply more convenient for whatever stupid reason? I hope it isn’t more than $10, otherwise I’ll wait for it to go on sale. I’ve waited this long to play it, there is no reason why I can’t wait a little longer.


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+ Flypn5 on September 23rd, 2012 at 5:24 pm said:

Fifa 2013 is cross buy? I want it in mi Vita and Ps3 :D


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+ paniccmc on September 23rd, 2012 at 5:24 pm said:

What about The Testament of Sherlock Holmes? I thought it will be out this week…


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+ onslaughtree on September 23rd, 2012 at 5:31 pm said:

And to think that this may not be everything being released on tuesday…Great work Morgan & the PSN team….


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+ Archreact on September 23rd, 2012 at 5:35 pm said:

Is final fantasy 3 vita compatible?


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+ KongWen on September 23rd, 2012 at 5:35 pm said:

Will Final Fantasy III be playable on Vita?


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+ Esena on September 23rd, 2012 at 5:36 pm said:

Can you please stop dodging the question and respond to if FFIII will be playable on the Vita? If not why not?!

Thanks.


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+ DEATHSTROKE007 on September 23rd, 2012 at 5:42 pm said:

GT3 looks so bad on a HD TV. need GTAIII HD!!! Maybe it we come next year :(


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+ LILstacks on September 23rd, 2012 at 5:46 pm said:

Is the pulse headset coming out this week?


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+ Nevi901 on September 23rd, 2012 at 5:47 pm said:

Crash & Spyro avaiable for Vita please.


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+ GhostMachine1 on September 23rd, 2012 at 5:51 pm said:

Games that will soon be mine:
LBP
Mirror’s Edge
Ice Hockey
Starhawk


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+ MAXIMO273 on September 23rd, 2012 at 5:59 pm said:

I have to second the question of where is God of War Saga. I thought Ratchet Collection, Infamous collection ,and God of War Saga were all getting released on the 25th. Is it because God of War 3 is coming to PSN a little later unlike where the other ones already have separate PSN releases?

As far as GTA 3 i’ll believe it when its on my HDD. I know i’m definetly grabbing Starhawk & Ratchet collection on payday


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+ xxnike629xx on September 23rd, 2012 at 6:01 pm said:

Any chance of a UMD release for Final Fantasy III? The Japanese version is getting a UMD release and that version has an option to switch to English text. I might actually import if the US release doesn’t get a UMD release.

Grand Theft Auto III … Yes. I will definitely pick that up on the PSN, or I might just get the game again on eBay.

Marvel vs. Capcom Origin… Oh yea! Let’s hope we get a Vol 2 of this with X-Men vs. Street Fighter and Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter. I’d also love to see a similar compilation with Capcom vs. SNK Pro and Capcom vs. SNK 2… Oh and let’s get SNK to bring us SVC Chaos HD for the US PSN gamers.

Come on SCEA!! Make my wishes come true!! PLEASE!!!!


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+ BillyBoiDaPrince on September 23rd, 2012 at 6:04 pm said:

tokyo jungle and mirrors edge when i get some money


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+ SamuelSpade on September 23rd, 2012 at 6:08 pm said:

@43 Amazon is still showing pulse headset as 10/1 release date


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+ onslaughtree on September 23rd, 2012 at 6:10 pm said:

(1) FF III Will be playable on Vita……
(2) God Of War saga is already in stores. check your local Best Buy.


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