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The Drop: Week of October 1st 2012 New Releases

Rey Gutierrez's Avatar + Posted by Rey Gutierrez on Sep 30, 2012 // Senior Social Media Specialist

On PS3 this week, blending action and survival horror, Resident Evil 6 promises to be the dramatic horror experience of 2012. Resident Evil favorites Leon S. Kennedy and Chris Redfield are joined by new characters, including Jake Muller, to face a bioterrorist threat on a global scale. The narrative moves between North America, the war-torn Eastern European state of Edonia and the Chinese city of Lanshiang.

On PSN this week, you are a fantasy jester called NiGHTS and experience a heightened sense of gliding, spiraling, and looping through seven extraordinary worlds of Nightopia. When the “Nightmarens” from the neighboring dark world of Nightmare infiltrate the idyllic Nightopia, NiGHTS must defend the dream world to keep it safe for all dreamers. NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams will take you in a voyage filled with courage, hope and inspiration. Enjoy this week’s The Drop.

PlayStation 3

Resident Evil 6 (Also on PSN) – It has been ten years since the Raccoon City incident and the President of the United States has decided to reveal the truth behind what took place in the belief that it will curb the current resurgence in bioterrorist activity. Due to be by the President’s side is his personal friend and Raccoon City survivor, Leon S. Kennedy, but when the venue suffers a bioterrorist attack, Leon is forced to face a President transformed beyond recognition and make his hardest ever decision. At the same time, Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance member Chris Redfield arrives in China, itself under threat of a bioterrorist attack. With no country safe from these attacks and the ensuing outbreaks, the entire world’s population is united by a common fear that there is no hope left.

Resident Evil 6 promises yet another dramatic, frightening experience blending action and survival horror. In a first for the franchise, RE 6 sees series favorites Leon and Chris come together to face this unprecedented threat. They are joined by new characters, each with their own unique perspective and involvement, in this relentless outbreak enacted on a global scale.

NBA 2K13 (Also on PSN) – With more than 5 million copies sold worldwide and more than 25 Sports Game of the Year awards won, NBA 2K12 was another monster release for the biggest NBA video game simulation franchise in the world. This year, NBA 2K13 will represent all things basketball and take virtual hardwood to the next level. Featuring an enhanced My Player mode and all-new gameplay features, NBA 2K13 will let gamers pit the best players in NBA history against the new dynasty of talent.

PlayStation Network

Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 – LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 builds upon the magical gameplay, lessons and potion-making skills learned in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 to equip gamers with the tools necessary to challenge a host of new foes and some familiar ones. The game is action-packed from start to finish, including loads of new lessons, spells, and bonus content for hours of family friendly gaming.

New Little King’s Story (For PS Vita) – New Little King’s Story takes the form of a roaming role-playing title, with the player recruiting the isolated pockets of subjects into a unified army. Advisors and warriors will offer specific skills and attributes, adding skills to the growing army and enhancing their abilities. The game allows the user to move freely around the scrolling player in the search for recruits and for items that will aid the quest. The touchscreen of the PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system allows the player to control and arrange recruits and send them into battle or to search areas with simple finger movements, with groups of subjects easily marshaled and moved. The game world changes dynamically as Corobo’s army grows, confidence returns to the land, and the subjects return to their normal routines as the tide turns against the Nightmare.

NiGHTS into Dreams – Slip off into the dream world and go on an aerial adventure as NiGHTS in this classic Saturn remake. Collect Ideya (colored orbs), rack up points, and battle bosses to help Elliot and Claris save Nightopia from Wizeman the Wicked. With enhanced graphics, achievements, and leaderboards this beloved title is back and better than ever.

Sonic Adventure 2 – Sonic Adventure 2 features the world-famous blue hedgehog in a hyper-fast adventure where players can either save the world or conquer it in an action-packed showdown between Hero and Dark characters! You play as Sonic, Tails, or Knuckles and attempt to save the world — or play as Shadow, Dr. Robotnik, or Rouge and triumph over all who stand in your way. Mistaken for a villain and kidnapped by a military squad, Sonic must escape his captors and discover who is responsible for all his trouble. Jump into the action and check out Sonic’s new moves as he grinds rails, swings from poles, and somersaults past the bad guys. Get ready for Sonic action across more than 150 missions spread over 30-plus frenetic, action-packed stages.

Demos

  • Silent Hills Book of Memories
  • Sonic Adventure 2
  • Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward (For PS Vita)

PlayStation 2 Classic

Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon – Life is good for the residents of Heartflame Island, especially since new robots and automated machines do almost all of the work. But technology is a tool-not an answer to all problems. Maybe that’s why everyone is a little uneasy about the old stories of strange magic and a prediction that Flame Mountain will erupt and destroy everything. That’s why Dr. Hope, a caring and wise old scholar has sent you, his son on a journey to the ancient ruins to try and run a farm. It is your father’s dream that you will unlock the secrets of the ancient ruins and find the meaning of “life”. Grow crops, care for livestock, interact with the many villagers and explore a futuristic world as you try to unlock the many mysteries surrounding you.

Ruff Trigger: The Vanocore Corporation – Its about to invade the Tyke System’s marketplace with a new genetic engineering marvel: the Piglot, a tender little pet destined to replace dogs and cats in every home. But before the Piglots can reach their final destination, the Vanocore cargo ships are forced to make emergency landings and their precious cargo is scattered throughout the planet of Endust.

[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

162 Comments

101

+ whoers on October 1st, 2012 at 6:24 am said:

when will we be getting more LBP vita costumes on the ps store?


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+ DarthDanMan on October 1st, 2012 at 6:28 am said:

@32
I’m almost positive they don’t.

@69&70
I second the Star Wars & Lord of the Rings stuff. ^-^


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+ xxnike629xx on October 1st, 2012 at 6:28 am said:

From this launch I want:

Resident Evil 6 (PS3)
Sonic Adventure 2 (PSN)

Sony… What we need is:

PSP (on UMD)
Final Fantasy III on UMD

PSP (digital)
Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
Final Fantasy Anniversary Edition
Final Fantasy II Anniversary Edition

PSone Classic
Brave Fencer Musashi

PStwo Classic
Fatal Frame
Fatal Frame 2
Fatal Frame 3
Grand Theft Auto Vice City
Grand Theft Auto San Andreas
Grand Theft Auto Liberty City Stories
Grand Theft Auto Vice City Stories
Grandia II
Grandia Xtreme
Grandia III
Musashi Samurai Legend
Tales of Legendia
Tales of the Abyss
Xenosaga Episode I
Xenosaga Episode II
Xenosaga Episode III

PS3 (on disc)
1. Onimusha HD Collection (Onimusha 1 ~ 3 + Dawn of Dreams, analog control for all games, all games have Japanese w/ English subtitles)
2. Final Fantasy HD Collection (FF X, X-2, XII… all games are international versio)
3. Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMix (please use the Final Mix version!)
4. Yakuza 1 & 2 HD Collection (please use Japanese voice w/ English subtitle for the 2 games)


104

+ ThreeLeggedFreak on October 1st, 2012 at 6:55 am said:

Where is the list of PS Mobile games?


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+ leonardomlk on October 1st, 2012 at 6:58 am said:

This question will probably be left unanswered but it doesn’t hurt to try: will we ever see Gran Turismo 1-4 for download on PSN? I’m a big fan of the series and even though I own physical copies of the entire series, I’d love to have it available for download.


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+ TdawgX on October 1st, 2012 at 7:34 am said:

@101, hey, how about throwing .hack digital for ps3/vita on that list, id like to see that.

any chance we will get ff3 this week?


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+ timmy19888 on October 1st, 2012 at 7:38 am said:

cant wait to buy resident evil but no money. chris’ side of the story was almost like cod but way better. cod sucked. and the demo was awsome.


108

+ Chuckbait on October 1st, 2012 at 7:41 am said:

Is the saturn remake called “Nights: Into Dreams” like the original, or is it called “Nights: Journey of Dreams”?

Is it so hard to proofread?


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+ MoonLance on October 1st, 2012 at 7:43 am said:

There are so many good PSX/PS2 classics out there, but it would’ve been better, in my opinion, if all versions of PS3 were backwards-compatible with PS2 games.

In other news, Resident Evil 6! Time for some nightmares~


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+ TeeJayMacKK84 on October 1st, 2012 at 7:56 am said:

yo number 6 i feel u bring capcom vs snk 2 on psn n make online also do def jam fight for ny like that too it would sell!!!!!


111

+ Ryumoau on October 1st, 2012 at 8:06 am said:

@84 Elvick_, are you really that stupid or is this an act?


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+ TerraAshura on October 1st, 2012 at 8:06 am said:

@106 Journey into Dreams was more like a sorta-sequel, sorta-remake. From what I understand this is the original one with updated graphics and everything.


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+ JQM78 on October 1st, 2012 at 8:06 am said:

I’m intersted in new little king’s story, but I just might have to wait on reviews, not to mention the price point.

BTW: is the battle real -time action, or turn-based?


114

+ Superstone on October 1st, 2012 at 8:24 am said:

Is Twisted Metal & Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 every coming to PSN? Plus Bubble Bobble/Rainbow Island and Namco Museums as PSone classics. I know that sounds silly but I would love to play them on the Vita.


115

+ Superstone on October 1st, 2012 at 8:25 am said:

Love me some Retro!!!!!!!!!!!!


116

+ lajaro on October 1st, 2012 at 8:32 am said:

re PS1 titles, Kristine Steimer said in last week’s drop (09/25),
“Not sure why there weren’t any this week, but we are still working on bringing more PS1 titles to Vita. There will be more next week!”

Not seeing any here, Rey…


117

+ TerraAshura on October 1st, 2012 at 8:34 am said:

@114: Since when have PS1-to-Vita titles been included in the Drops? They always only show up when the store gets updated each tuesday.


118

+ TheTrainJob on October 1st, 2012 at 8:41 am said:

@Sevyne,

The difference between Elvick_ and the nonstop complainers is Elvick_ knows what (s)he’s talking about, and Elvick_ isn’t acting like a hateful little child throwing a temper tantrum.

And Elvick_ has every right to say that, in fact more so since (s)he is actually correct about the fact that releasing PS2 games on PSN isn’t just a matter of deciding to do so. It’s not even in Sony’s control; they need permission from the publisher of the game. The game also needs to be tested and configured in the emulation system they use for these PS2 downloads. THAT isn’t cheap.

There is a proper way to ask Sony to release specific classics on PSN, and if you kids would follow the forum rules and: stop flooding; stop posting the exact same lists others have already posted; quit the petty name calling; stop antagonizing others on the forum; stop posting using multiple accounts; and most importantly, “DON’T BE A JERK”‘ then there’d be no problem.

As Sony reps have stated multiple times, if you really want a classic, you should go to the publisher and developer and ask them to get it rereleased on PSN.

Cheers.


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+ TerraAshura on October 1st, 2012 at 8:44 am said:

@116

Brace yourself, the haters are coming.


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+ TheTrainJob on October 1st, 2012 at 8:48 am said:

@Ryumoau,

> @84 Elvick_, are you really that stupid or is this an act?

Name-calling is childish and petty. Are you being a jerk on purpose, or are you just wired that way? Please, try to be civil. This isn’t digg or reddit or whatever cesspit is popular these days.


121

+ Moonglare on October 1st, 2012 at 8:51 am said:

This is what people need:
– Dark Cloud
– Dark Cloud 2
– Digital Devil Saga
– Digital Devil Saga 2
– Dragon Quest VIII
– Final Fantasy X
– Final Fantasy X-2
– Final Fantasy XII
– Grandia 2
– Rogue Galaxy
– Shadow Hearts
– Shadow Hearts: Covenant
– Shadow Hearts: From the New World
– Star Ocean 3
– Suikoden IV
– Suikoden V
– Tales of Legendia
– Tales of the Abyss
– Valkyrie Profile 2
– Wild Arms 3
– Wild Arms 4
– Wild Arms 5
– Xenosaga
– Xenosaga II
– Xenosaga III

(HELL YEAH!)


122

+ Budapesti on October 1st, 2012 at 9:16 am said:

I’ve come up with a new acronym for Resident Evil 6. ‘RINO’ – ‘Resident evil In Name Only’.

What? What do you mean it’s already taken?


123

+ aro52 on October 1st, 2012 at 9:21 am said:

Nothing new for me this week. Busy with Borderlands 2 and LBP Vita, and preparing for Dishonored next week!


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+ TheTrainJob on October 1st, 2012 at 9:37 am said:

@32, I assume you mean Full Game Trial when you said demo. Yes, if you buy the disc version of the game, the first time you play it all the trophies you unlocked in the trial will unlock – no unlock alerts will appear, but view your trophies and you will see they are now unlocked and added to your overall trophy tallies.

I’ve done this many times; I use the Full Game Trial feature to make purchase decisions frequently. It’s a hell of a lot better than making decisions based on reviews from the mainstream gaming media.


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+ TheTrainJob on October 1st, 2012 at 9:42 am said:

@117,

Well, the way I see it, if they direct their vile crap towards me, they’ll not be insulting others on the forum, which is exactly my goal anyway :)


126

+ SoraNeroSerrah on October 1st, 2012 at 9:42 am said:

Good drop. I actually prefer re4 and 5 to the others because i didn’t like the tank like controls, and having to save ribbons to save. If anyone knows how many gigs re6 will be please let me know. Thankyou.


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+ MRGamer01 on October 1st, 2012 at 12:01 pm said:

Oh man, finally! Sonic Adventure 2 gets it’s re-re-release! I can’t wait for that one, buying as soon as I can, along with the Battle DLC. Probably my favorite Sonic game in the entire series after S3&K*. Just kinda wish it had online support for multiplayer races.

*I’ve read a few things that say there is issue between Sony and Sega, so we won’t be seeing a Sonic 3 and Knuckles lock on release. Hope this gets resolved one day if it is indeed true.


128

+ phade2blaq on October 1st, 2012 at 12:15 pm said:

Glad to see Nights coming ! Now who is putting these PS2 titles in the lineup and calling these games classic ! Some of these games I have never heard of ! Give us some quality PS2 games or leave em out ! This is why folks like BC ! We can play our own PS2 games !


129

+ QUINTISON on October 1st, 2012 at 12:59 pm said:

Let’s see nights,sonic and new lks all this week what a great drop. If wii u can hook up an external hdd i’d prefer to have all my psn and full digital games stored on an external hdd while game installs,map packs,other dlc,music,apps like netflix etc are stored internally.

That would free up my hdd and of course it would all be tied to my master account even on an external drive though this way you could take the external drive from ps3-ps3 and your master account would be like a lock n key allowing play on ANY ps3 up to 5 systems.

Just a thought as not everyone has 500+gb hdd’s and simply pluging in a hdd through usb should make storage issues a thing of the past.


130

+ QUINTISON on October 1st, 2012 at 1:03 pm said:

Remember for some reason everything’s bigger on ps3 or @ least un compressed.


131

+ QUINTISON on October 1st, 2012 at 1:09 pm said:

For anyone who doesn’t know Christmas nights is included with nights into dreams.

Christmas nights was a special version of nights some even considered it better than nights itself.


132

+ Kitzunestarwind on October 1st, 2012 at 2:04 pm said:

Aug 27 2012
“We are working hard to ensure that all of your favorite PS one Classics titles will be available for download directly on your PS Vita via PlayStation Store (PS Store) as soon as possible.”

huh ?


133

+ RocKeRGRL1212 on October 1st, 2012 at 3:12 pm said:

RESIDENT EVIL 6 IS GOING TO BE BADASS!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!! DeLiciouS


134

+ secret_desires on October 1st, 2012 at 3:31 pm said:

out of all the days for my ps3 system to go into a coma it choose to go into a comathe day before resident evil 6, and in a month where i have paid off over 5 day 1 retail releases. :( by coma i mean it looks fine, i hit power switch then it flashes colors to green yellow then blinking red, and remains that way unless i hit power button again a few mins later and that stops blinking.


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+ mek_a_nose on October 1st, 2012 at 4:26 pm said:

The Green Yellow Blinking Red!!! Sorry to tell you but call Sony. Your system needs serviced due to a power failure issue. It happened two me twice. If you have no warranty your cost of repair depends on model type. My E-01 was 126.00 to repair.

Now my thoughts of why Innocent Life is being released. Its already available for PSP/PS Vita, so Sony already had the bugs from the port fixed. In Addition, last month the Harvest Moon games and Innocent Life for PSP was on sale at 50% to possibly increase sales numbers to warrant a PS2classic version.

The game isn’t bad, but having it on PSP/PS Vita format, l’m not rushing for the PS2 port


136

+ Gilbow1 on October 1st, 2012 at 6:02 pm said:

hurry and release Sonic Adventure 2 battle !! also some DLC of different chao breeds would be wonderful


137

+ Gamescook on October 1st, 2012 at 6:05 pm said:

Can you please get Final Fantasy III authorized for PS Vita, SCEA? Considering that there haven’t been any reported issues with the game running on Vita, and that Square itself was promoting it as Vita ready, the least that can be done is keeping us consumers up to date on where everything stands on the matter. A hair more transparency on the matter would be appreciated, considering that some bought a game they can’t play.


138

+ tae_117 on October 1st, 2012 at 7:30 pm said:

what time can we expect the day 1 downloads to be up… i want to play my nba 2k asap.


139

+ TheBlindGorilla on October 1st, 2012 at 7:38 pm said:

Really loving the content coming from the PSN these days. Compared to late ’07, it’s like the flood gates have opened. That said, one thing I would really like to see is some of the harder to find PlayStation and PlayStation 2 games coming to the PSN i.e. Digital Devil Saga 1 & 2, Devil Summoner and so on. Outside of that I am a huge fan of the content and the PS+ perks.


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+ xFATALxFATEx on October 1st, 2012 at 7:57 pm said:

I pre-ordered NBA 2K13 through the PlayStation Network and I was wondering do we get the Allstar Week DLC from pre-ordering through the PlayStation Network as we would if we had pre-ordered it from a store or do we only get the theme


141

+ Gamescook on October 1st, 2012 at 8:48 pm said:

Oh hey, I guess Final Fantasy III is now playable on Vita again, like they originally said it would be.


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+ Tarazuma on October 2nd, 2012 at 4:52 am said:

Elvick is a rude, pretentious, brown nosing moron who dosen’t know what they are talking about.

That said, TheTrainJob was much more civil in his response so I will explain the reason why he and Elvick are mostly wrong. The fact is, Sony has the rights to digitally release most of the games people listed. In fact, many of those listed already exist in the PSN store…in Japan.

Like all companies nowadays, Japan sees an amazing plethoa of digital releases of old games, in this case PS1 and PS2. NA dosen’t even have a fraction of what Japan has. It’s like the 3DS with their Virtual Console. Japan and Europe get amazing games for it monthly, while NA hardly sees any.

I guess the NA branches think that old games “won’t sell well” in NA, but judging from all the people complaining, they obviously couldn’t be farther from the truth. I suppose the “need” to market shovelware, and “center attention” to the big name, overrated releases in NA also plays a role in these stupid business decisions.

So there is really no legitimate reason why we get random garbage like Ruff Trigger (never even heard of it) and Spongebob Squarepants, while Japan gets great games like Dark Cloud and Samurai Warriors 2.


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+ Tarazuma on October 2nd, 2012 at 5:01 am said:

Oh and in case anyone thinks “marketing to kids” as a possible reason? I don’t think kids or their parents would turn to the PS2 classics for games. Even in the unlikely event that they do, It’s certainly not a bigger profit then marketing to people that want old games (just look at the in-store ratings of Legend of Dragoon and other REAL PS1 games, not the sports and random crap like Centipede 3D)

So yeah, less River King (i picked up this “classic” once for 5 dollars in a discount store and got tired of it in less then an hour) and more Saga Frontier. I’m a huge fangirl of that game and I’m sure it would sell well here judging from all the RPG-starved people. My biggest PS1 classic wish *sigh*


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+ Tarazuma on October 2nd, 2012 at 5:08 am said:

Sorry, last comment: by in-store ratings I mean the number of ratings, btw. You have to buy the game to make a rating, so you can get a general idea of how well a game sells just by that alone. Just think of all the people who bought and didn’t rate on top of that!


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+ neuro1138 on October 2nd, 2012 at 5:34 am said:

I also desperately want more PSOne games to play on my Vita. I don’t have a PS3, and I never had a Playstation or PS2 (was always a Sega guy). Believe it or not Sony, I bought the Vita to replace my PSP and play some PS1 (and hopefully PS2) games. I never used the PSN Store on my old PSP, and I’m finding out it’s not what I thought.

After I traded in my huge collection of UMDs with my PSP, I find out that even though I’m stupidly willing to re-buy the games all over again, I can’t. The best rated PSP driving game, Motorstorm, is unavailable although I read they patched the exploit awhile ago, and most of the other highest rated PSP games are also not available (Crisis Core, Capcom Collections, Silent Hill Origins, etc.).


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+ neuro1138 on October 2nd, 2012 at 5:35 am said:

It seems like there are only a few people working on releasing this stuff for the Vita, and the fact that Sony doesn’t have a list of upcoming releases for PSOne games tells me they place very little importance on it. I hope that if enough people say how they want to give Sony money, they’ll only put a few more people to work testing PSP and PSOne games for Vita compatibility and put them into the PSN Store. Why not put up a checklist of PSP and PSOne games, and let fans decide which games they release next?


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+ Tevious on October 2nd, 2012 at 6:44 am said:

Thank you for finally getting Final Fantasy 3 transferable to the PSVita. Could you also do the same for other PSP games not yet available? I’d like to get MGS Portable Ops and the ModNation Racers game (given for free after the hack) on my PSVita aswell. Also, how about adding the working PSP games to the store too? And if its not too much to ask, could you ask developers to release digital copies of their games? We`re still waiting on Square-Enix to release Crisis Core and FF1 & FF2 Aniversery Editions.


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+ Bell-21- on October 2nd, 2012 at 8:07 am said:

Patiently waiting for the store to update


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+ DocEggman on October 2nd, 2012 at 8:14 am said:

You guys made a mistake. “Nights Journey of Dreams” is the sequel on the Wii. “Nights into Dreams” is the original Sega Saturn version. Go check the top of this post again where you first mention the game.


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+ Gilbow1 on October 2nd, 2012 at 8:18 am said:

anxiously waiting for the store to update O_o


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