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The Drop: Week of October 29th 2012 New Releases

Rey Gutierrez's Avatar + Posted by Rey Gutierrez on Oct 28, 2012 // Senior Social Media Specialist

On PS3 this week, it’s a time of civil unrest and political upheaval in the Americas. As a Native American assassin fights to protect his land and his people, he will ignite the flames of a young nation’s revolution. Assassin’s Creed III takes you back to the American Revolutionary War, but not the one you’ve read about in history books. On PS Move, Sports Champions 2 revives favorite features, including the surprisingly deep and challenging single-player Cup Play and the customizable Free Play mode, plus fun arcade Challenge rounds for each event.

On PS Vita and PSN, you’re a cunning new assassin – Aveline, an assassin of mixed French and African heritage. You must use your skill, instinct and weaponry – including a machete, poison-dart blowpipe, and duelling pistols, to hunt down and eliminate your enemies in Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation.

Also on PS Vita, Need for Speed: Most Wanted is the 19th release in the long-running Need for Speed franchise, and the first for the PlayStation Vita. It hearkens back to the earliest games in the series as players compete in races with police unified against them. Enjoy this week’s The Drop.

Assassin’s Creed III

Also on PSN – Set against the backdrop of the American Revolution in the late 18th century, Assassin’s Creed III introduces a new hero, Ratohnhaké:ton, of Native American and English heritage. Adopting the name Connor, he becomes the new voice for justice in the ancient war between the Assassins and Templars. Players become an Assassin in the war for liberty against ruthless tyranny in the most stylized and fluid combat experiences in the franchise to date. Assassin’s Creed III spans the Revolutionary War, taking gamers from the vibrant, untamed frontier to bustling colonial towns and the intense, chaotic battlefields where George Washington’s Continental Army clashed with the imposing British Army.

Sports Champions 2 (Also on PSN/PS Move Required) – Sports Champions 2 comes with six pulse-pounding events including five new games and an update to the beloved Archery event from the first title. The new events include Skiing, Tennis, Boxing, Golf, and Bowling, offering a variety of activities that will appeal to everyone. Sports Champions 2 features new game modes, including Party Play, a new game feature, which invites you to compete with your family and friends in custom, multi-sport tournaments. It will also include beginner friendly controls without needing to calibrate for easier pick-up-and-play, ensuring competitors of all ages can jump right in and join the fun, while seasoned veterans can choose advanced modes for a greater challenge. For added fun, users can choose the new Create-a-Player function to customize everything from their character’s outfit to their animation and sound.

WWE ‘13 – Step into the ring of the ’13 edition of the WWE video game. WWE ’13 transforms gameplay through the introduction of WWE Live, completely changing the way players embrace the videogame’s audio and presentation elements. Predator Technology returns to further to further implement critical gameplay improvements while fan favorites in WWE Universe Mode and the franchise’s renowned Creation Suite are poised to offer the utmost in player freedom. Furthermore, WWE ’13 introduces a groundbreaking, single-player campaign based on the highly influential Attitude-Era. Complete with a robot ruster-the largest to date in the franchise–along with a host of additional features, WWE ’13 is ready to live a revolution of its own.

Toy Story Mania (Also on PSN/PS Move Support) -- Four-player game support competitive and cooperative multiplayer options Engage in 10 fast-paced shooting galleries, containing 30 addictive mini-games – some adapted from the theme park attraction, others brand new and original to the game. Experience bonus levels in 3D and compete against family and friends for top prizes. Team up to unlock Easter eggs (hidden game features and items) and collectibles. In-game tickets allows players to buy “Sticker Books” that feature different game characters that can be used to build your own in-game scenarios based on certain themes.

Assassin’s Creed III: Liberation

Also on PSN – The year is 1765. As the events leading up to the American Revolution heat up in the north, Spanish forces plan to take control of Louisiana in the south – but they have yet to reckon with Aveline, a deadly Assassin who will use every weapon and ability in her arsenal to win freedom for her land and her people. Whether silently eliminating her enemies with slow-motion chain kills or luring them into deadly traps, Aveline strikes mortal fear into the hearts of those who stand in her way. As an Assassin, Aveline soon finds herself on an unforgettable journey that will take her from the crowded streets of New Orleans to voodoo-haunted swamps and ancient Mayan ruins. She will play a pivotal role in the turbulent birth of a new nation as she fights for freedom, not only for herself, but for her fellow citizens.

Need for Speed: Most Wanted (Also on PS3/PSN) – Do you have what it takes to become Most Wanted? Designed for a new, more connected generation of racing fans, Need for Speed Most Wanted offers players an expansive open world packed with exhilarating action where they can choose their own path to become the Most Wanted. Players will have the freedom to drive anywhere, discover hidden gameplay, takedown rivals, challenge friends or just hang out and toy with the cops. Everything they do counts towards the end goal of becoming #1 on their personal Most Wanted List.

Ragnarok Odyssey (Also on PSN) – An action-heavy RPG set in the lush landscape of the familiar Ragnarok Online universe, Ragnarok Odyssey is a fast-paced game with a heavy emphasis on melee combat. The game is set in a world where humans and giants are pitted against each other in battle following the death of the world’s ancient gods. Based on Norse Mythology, the world of Ragnarok Odyssey will begin to take form as players advance through the story, with new areas opening up as their journey goes on.

In Ragnarok Odyssey, players will embark on a campaign to take down monsters and giants of massive scale, and characters can chain together massive combo attacks both on the ground and in the air thanks to the game’s extremely versatile combat system. Massive enemies can literally be smacked across the screen, and players can even up their speed and agility at the expense of HP for particularly challenging battles. On top of this, the game promotes cooperative gameplay, supporting up to four players for ad-hoc and online cooperative gameplay.

Okami HD

PS Move Support – Okami comes alive through beautiful scenic 3D levels that have the appearance and texture of paper scrolls brushed with watercolor-like calligraphy art. Playing as Amatarasu, the sun goddess who takes on the form of a wolf, your goal is to bring life back to the world. Bringing life back to the world involves defeating lots of beasts. With each beast you defeat, the world’s life force is restored just a bit, with colors and eventually people appearing. This beautiful adventure combines a unique control scheme, an engrossing story, and a visual design reminiscent of watercolor paintings. It has been remastered with some HD visuals and added PlayStation Move support.

Twisted Metal – Twisted Metal, the longest running franchise in PlayStation history, is now back, exclusively on the PS3 system. With four factions battling for control, players step into the combat boots of a twisted disciple in a high octane, highly destructible world. Players fight for the prize of one wish fulfilled by the stylishly evil Calypso, the mastermind behind the Twisted Metal tournament. Disciples strategically dismantle opponents in vehicles loaded with weapons of Twisted destruction. With a robust online system, players unleash destruction with up to 16 players through PlayStation Network and battle through a variety of favorite and new game modes.

Smart As… (For PS Vita) – Test your knowledge in never-before-seen ways with Smart As… Experience a brilliant brain workout in 15 unique challenges using the innovative features of PlayStation Vita. Test your analytical skills in Roller Blocks, use the touchscreen to challenge your dexterity in Chain Reaction and improve your three-dimensional problem solving with Cube Mania. Make new friends and take on the world via Player to Player challenges.

LEGO: The Lord of the Rings (For PS Vita) – Explore Middle-earth in an epic and thrilling LEGO video game adventure for the entire family! LEGO The Lord of the Rings brings to life the legendary fantasy saga by J.R.R. Tolkien. The game follows the original storylines of The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring, The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, and The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. Players can team up in pairs as adorable LEGO The Lord the Rings minifigures to experience countless dangers, solve riddles and battle formidable foes on their journey to Mount Doom.

Demos / PSP Release

  • PS Vita Demo: Smart As…
  • PSP: Airport Hero: Haneda
  • PSP: NBA 2K13

PlayStation 2 Classic

Nobunaga’s Amition: Rise to Power – In Nobunaga’s Ambition: Rise to Power, players will assume the role of Nobunaga, or of a rival warlord, in their quest to unite Japan under one rule. Packed with 7 dramatic scenarios – from the 1551 Struggle for Power to the events following Nobunaga’s death in 1582, Nobunaga’s Ambition: Rise to Power lets players embark on their quest from more than 300 different starting points.

[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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+ Ichywawa on October 28th, 2012 at 4:02 pm said:

Oh cool, okami is out. i missed it on ps2, glad to get a second chance on the ps3 in hd. Any word on when legend of dragoon will hit ps1 classics on vita?


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+ BANDICOOTKING on October 28th, 2012 at 4:02 pm said:

Awesome!


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+ Jesszman on October 28th, 2012 at 4:06 pm said:

How much is Liberations on PSN?


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+ kopitesdevilanos on October 28th, 2012 at 4:06 pm said:

When will you add PES 2012 on PS Vita store in USA?


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+ KrisButtar on October 28th, 2012 at 4:07 pm said:

nice drop preview, looking forward to AC3

any word on fixing avatars?


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+ Bruno_Helghast on October 28th, 2012 at 4:07 pm said:

Great! I’ll get Okami HD. I miss it on PS2. And hope ACIII don’t be so boring as AC Revelations.


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+ WICKEDGHOST187 on October 28th, 2012 at 4:07 pm said:

Are we gonna get the new store this week.


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+ bocahfooty on October 28th, 2012 at 4:08 pm said:

Any idea what Assassin’s Creed 3 Liberation PSN price will be?


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+ duke301 on October 28th, 2012 at 4:08 pm said:

Great update this week. I already have ACIII preordered, and it will not get here soon enough. I want to get ACIII Liberation also, but I have two questions which went unanswered the other day. How much is the download going to cost on PSN? and what is the total size of the download? Thanks in advance!


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+ Asylum3395 on October 28th, 2012 at 4:09 pm said:

the drop makes it look like need for speed is cross buy


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+ AceOfSpades725 on October 28th, 2012 at 4:09 pm said:

Definitely a good week!


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+ Fedast on October 28th, 2012 at 4:10 pm said:

Excellent drop! I hope Ragnarok Odyssey is solo friendly.


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+ MrRender on October 28th, 2012 at 4:11 pm said:

Where is the love for Zone of the Enders HD Collection!?


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+ TrestepianYop on October 28th, 2012 at 4:11 pm said:

I can’t wait for the release of Ragnarok Odyssey and NFS: Most wanted!! I want them now!!!!


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+ Ekisperto on October 28th, 2012 at 4:11 pm said:

How about Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus? Will it be released on the next week?


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+ spoptinator on October 28th, 2012 at 4:13 pm said:

Awesome! I was waiting for Twisted Metal to hit PSN…any chance it’ll be split into single player/multiplayer like Starhawk?


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+ SpiderrMonkey on October 28th, 2012 at 4:13 pm said:

Sony, when will i be able to play the Crash and Spyro PS1 classics on my Vita? Its not fair that everyone else could except for us, Ive been waiting too long already :(


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+ dcskinz21 on October 28th, 2012 at 4:13 pm said:

I thought dragon ball z budokai hd collection demo was going on psn this week it comes out November 6th


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+ AsahiSeth on October 28th, 2012 at 4:14 pm said:

Sony, I could hug you right now. I’ve been wanting to try the ps2 Nobunaga for yaers. Will be buying it Tuesday. See this is what I love about the classics rereleases, it gives people a chance to play stuff they missed originally. That’s how I got to play the amazing Odin Sphere and Primal


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+ swisstylez on October 28th, 2012 at 4:16 pm said:

Assassin’s Creed Liberation is coming in as a bundle with AC 3 for $119.99…


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+ Taco2012 on October 28th, 2012 at 4:16 pm said:

Assasins creed 3, collectors edition guide, liberation, wwe 13 and perhaps maybe even smart as… this gonna be heck of a week!!!!


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+ SpikeyNDS on October 28th, 2012 at 4:17 pm said:

Isn’t Blood Knights supposed to come out on the 31st? Is that still happening?


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+ Sangetsu-II on October 28th, 2012 at 4:18 pm said:

When will Persona 4 Golden and Jet Set Radio for PS Vita be out…
Also any news on the new playstation store redesign?


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+ Zappa_GGBR on October 28th, 2012 at 4:18 pm said:

I want my Guilty Gear… =(


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+ IXxHIJACKERxXI on October 28th, 2012 at 4:19 pm said:

Z.O.E FOR PSN PLZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ


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+ AsahiSeth on October 28th, 2012 at 4:20 pm said:

Also I should also thank Koei since they’re the ones actually releasing Nobunaga


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+ GRIM__REAFER on October 28th, 2012 at 4:20 pm said:

ASSASSIN’S CREED


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+ xK3Vx89 on October 28th, 2012 at 4:23 pm said:

Hi, REPLY PLEASE (:

I have pre-ordered NFS Most Wanted on Sept. 28 and Assassin’s Creed III on October 26. For a Total of 114.98$
So I’m eligible for the 20$ credit in November?

Thanks! (:


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+ Edzo04ps on October 28th, 2012 at 4:24 pm said:

@23 P4G has an announced release date in November so not sure why you are asking about that. We are getting screwed on Jet Set Radio however. I knew it wouldn’t release on time and it has no release date at the moment.


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+ GRIM__REAFER on October 28th, 2012 at 4:25 pm said:

Heard Twisted Metal wasn’t all that good, with the online part being dead. and its $40 vs retail being about 15…so I heard.


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+ ZecFamily on October 28th, 2012 at 4:25 pm said:

I’ve been waiting for Ragnarok Odyssey since this time last year, only to be limited to YouTube videos. Thank you Sony gods for you have answered my prays.


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+ Bloodios on October 28th, 2012 at 4:26 pm said:

@13MrRender
You want this poor excuse of an HD-remastered collection?

• youtu.be/bYVwhk5y2pU


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+ QuantumMercury on October 28th, 2012 at 4:27 pm said:

Not like I expect an answer but is there any news on DJ Max Technika for PS Vita being released? It had a release for North America which I guess was postponed until later. Was waiting on its release to spend the $100 for this month…


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+ Andy10003 on October 28th, 2012 at 4:27 pm said:

Will Okami receive any sort of playstation plus discount?


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+ YungShep on October 28th, 2012 at 4:28 pm said:

RAGNAROK ODYSSEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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+ snkneogeo_gdl on October 28th, 2012 at 4:29 pm said:

Where is Guilty Gear XX Accent Core Plus???


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+ TheUnbornNobodyX on October 28th, 2012 at 4:29 pm said:

No love for the other HD game, Zone of the Enders HD collection? Lol It’s coming out on the 30th too! :P


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+ Noctis_HD on October 28th, 2012 at 4:31 pm said:

Where’s the Sleeping Dogs Nightmare in Northpoint dlc?


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+ aelurio1980 on October 28th, 2012 at 4:31 pm said:

Price of the lord of the rings and ac3 liberation?


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+ godlyblood on October 28th, 2012 at 4:31 pm said:

Can’t wait until Assassins Creed 3. =)

The Digimon world games would be amazing to play on my Vita….. =)
I kinda miss seeing PSone Classics being added…. Did I miss something? Or is it not so classic PS2 classics being added each week…


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+ dominiumundi on October 28th, 2012 at 4:32 pm said:

Hey guys since I’m really looking forward to launching vita plus just hope they give us something worthwhile. Furthermore I would like to continue with the promotions of day 1, but they need really work, because there wasnt a big discount in the previous promos.

Also there vita and ps3 games in stores are cheaper than in the psn store please be fair …. I try by all means to get original games in physical or digital, but it’s very difficult because they are very expensive in the psn store.

What happened to the PS2 games like MK Deadly Alliance and MK Armaggedon, Valkyrie Profile. . . among some others.

I want up games like The Darkness or Folklore or Heavenly Sword. . . I also want games to my children play as Madagascar or Ice Age in the PSN Store, please us a lot of content and for all. I’m still waiting for Start the Party or TV superstars in the psn store.

Heed our requests, as it is very difficult to believe if you don´t read us.

Robert


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+ XxDG3K_ALL_DAYxX on October 28th, 2012 at 4:35 pm said:

Looking forward to this week i’ll be picking up Assassin’s Creed 3 along with the AC:Liberation Vita bundle & maybe need for speed for the vita.


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+ Bloodios on October 28th, 2012 at 4:35 pm said:

@37TheUnbornNobodyX
Probably because Sony knows how much negative feedback the game is going to receive after people finding how poor it actually is. See for yourself (footage of the Japanese version, released on the 25th):
youtu.be/bYVwhk5y2pU
It’s a bad joke that Konami actually wants to release it to the public.


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+ DASHAWN44UNIT on October 28th, 2012 at 4:39 pm said:

why you take the flash player off the ps3 browser i knew nothing comes good from your updates you upgrade and degrade the ps3 at the same time smh now i cant watch naruto online or anything else fix that seriously!!


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+ gohan16ken on October 28th, 2012 at 4:49 pm said:

Please release Street Fighter games on PS and PS2 classic.


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+ IXxHIJACKERxXI on October 28th, 2012 at 4:51 pm said:

SORRY TO SAY IF ZOE DONT COME FOR PSN THIS WEEK I AM NOT BYEING THIS NEW PS3-500GB I ONLY ASK FOR ONE WISH Z.O.E FOR PSN THAT IS ALL PS A BIG STORM IS COMEING NO POWER THAY SAY FOR 10 DAYS OMG THIS WEEK DONT LOOK GOOD FOR ME


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+ chowder_07 on October 28th, 2012 at 4:53 pm said:

When will you reveal the Strategy Card Game multiplayer for AC:Liberation?


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+ divineLite on October 28th, 2012 at 4:55 pm said:

Now I’m confused ill assassin or nfs will be the first to play this week…
On the note, still playing zero escape virtue last Reward, really hooked to the game


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+ NATURALGUY on October 28th, 2012 at 5:00 pm said:

Are all AC3 copies for the PS3 going to have the 4 exclusive missions, or just the special edition ones?


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+ memphisheat on October 28th, 2012 at 5:03 pm said:

I have my AC3 Liberation Vita bundle preordered! Surprisingly, this will be my first Asssassins Creed game. But I also hadn’t played much Resident Evil before the 3ds one, so I guess it works out. Anyways, so excited!


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