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The Drop: Week of November 19th 2012 New Releases

Rey Gutierrez's Avatar + Posted by Rey Gutierrez on Nov 18, 2012 // Senior Social Media Specialist

On PS3 and as a Cross-Buy title on PS Vita this week, PlayStation All-stars Battle Royale is a brawler on the PS3 like nothing that has come before it. From Kratos to Sly Cooper, Sweet Tooth to PaRappa the Rapper, PlayStation characters from all over the gaming spectrum are brought together in a fighting adventure that’s both easy to play, and hard to master. The game plays out across static and interactive Sony themed environments, and features local multiplayer support as well as the ability to take the battle online for competitive multiplayer action.

On PS Vita and on PSN as a digital download, with an overall Metacritic score of 90 and a multitude of “Editor’s Choice” and “Best Of” awards, Persona 4 stands as one of the finest games ever made, delivering many dozens of hours of enthralling storytelling, immensely satisfying combat, intricate party management, and addicting Persona collection and customization. Now, Persona 4 Golden for the PS Vita offers an enhanced and expanded portable version of the highly acclaimed original!

Enjoy this week The Drop.

PlayStation All-Stars: Battle Royale

(Also on PS Vita/PSN Download) — PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale is free-for-all brawler showcasing the best and brightest of PlayStation’s characters and worlds. From Kratos to Sly Cooper, Sweet Tooth to Parappa the Rapper, Sony characters from all over the gaming spectrum are brought together in a fighting adventure that’s both easy to play, and hard to master. Take the battle online for competitive multiplayer action, or go head to head with a group of friends on the couch and prove once and for all who’s really the best!

Hitman: Absolution (Also on PSN) – Hitman: Absolution follows Agent 47, a cold-blooded assassin, who takes on his most dangerous contract to date. Betrayed by those he once trusted — and now hunted by the police — he suddenly finds himself at the center of a dark conspiracy and must embark on a personal journey through a corrupt and twisted world. Boasting a cinematic story, distinctive art direction and highly original game design, Hitman: Absolution combines much-loved classic gameplay with features never seen before in the Hitman franchise.

Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (Also on PSN) – In Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two, gamers will play as Mickey Mouse and for the first time ever, Oswald the Lucky Rabbit — Walt Disney’s first cartoon star — in an all-new adventure of creativity and discovery. The game returns Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit to Wasteland, an alternate world filled with 80 years of forgotten Disney characters and theme park attractions. Now, Mickey and Oswald must join forces as true partners — Mickey with his magical paint brush that wields paint and thinner, and Oswald with his powerful remote control that allows him to command electricity. Unleash the power of creativity in an epic battle to save this magical world of Wasteland and change it forever in this heroic adventure!

Sonic & All-Stars: Racing Transformed (Also on PS Vita Update: PS Vita version hits 12/11) – Sonic the Hedgehog and all the rest of SEGA’s great cast of characters hit the road again in this sequel to the hit racing game. Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed offers convertible vehicles, brand new characters, and killer All-Stars moves! Following on from the huge success of Sonic & SEGA All-Star’s Racing, the characters now have their own unique transforming vehicles designed to take advantage of the varying terrain. The line-up on the Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed grid sees SEGA favorites — including Sonic the Hedgehog, Dr Eggman and AiAi — return to battle against newcomers that include Gilius Thunderhead of Golden Axe and Vyse of Skies of Arcadia.

Rise of the Guardians: The Video Game – Let your imagination soar in Rise of the Guardians as you play as the all magical, powerful, and immortal Guardians from the DreamWorks Animation film. As North, Bunnymund, Tooth, and Sandman, each player has their own set of upgradable and never-before-seen extraordinary abilities to help you take on the evil spirit “Pitch” and his infectious nightmares. With drop-in-and-out multiplayer for up to four players, cool team attacks, and an arsenal of spellbinding moves, you and your team of Guardians will protect the hopes, beliefs and imaginations of children all over the world!

History’s Legends of War: Patton – In this epic turn-based strategy game you will follow the paths of General Patton during WWII, leading your troops to battle while traversing Western Europe’s devastated land. Gain prestige points and use them to enhance your army, acquiring advanced weapons and gear. Play through four different types of missions: Attack, Defense, Infiltration, and Sabotage. From the French beaches to Belgium, you will have to prove your worth as a member of Patton’s Third Army, and fight for victory!

Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse (Also on PSN) – Family Guy: Back to the Multiverse utilizes the talented voice cast and writers, authentic humor and subversive spirit of the Family Guy series, giving fans a whole new way to interact with their favorite show. The game features a completely original story that sends the guys back through the Multiverse on a mission to stop Bertram. The game also featuers extra challenge levels, multiplayer maps, costumes and unlockable characters as well as a co-op mode.

Persona 4: Golden (PS Vita)

Persona 4 Golden for PlayStation Vita offers an enhanced and expanded portable version of the highly acclaimed original! Visuals have been beautifully remastered to take advantage of the PS Vita’s crisp, vibrant 5″ OLED display. The game’s aural presentation is better than ever, with 1.5 times the voiced dialogue of the original release. A new online dungeon rescue feature allows users to call on other players for assistance when they are about to die in the TV world. Persona 4 Golden is also overflowing with new content: new Personas to collect; new story events along with an all-new character; stunning new anime cutscenes, which include a new opening animation with a new song from master composer Shoji Meguro; a host of fan-suggested tweaks and changes, and much more! Persona 4 Golden is far more than just a handheld version of an all-time classic: it’s the best way to experience it yet!

Jet Set Radio (PS Vita) – The government is attempting to silence the kids of Tokyo, but with their Overdrive Magnetic-Motor Skating Shoes, the cops will have to catch ‘em first. The Jet Set Radio program keeps the kids unified and inspired to fight for their rights of expression, which includes graffiti art. Grab your spray cans and design your own piece on one of the immense walls in the 3D, interactive city. You might be forced to protect your territory from adversaries that want to take over your neighborhood. Join up with like-minded hip individuals that will help you keep your area the way you want it. The cops will be after you too, so you’ll have to be quick. The 10 cartoon-style characters are pumped up with polygons so they come alive in 3D. Uniqueness is key to these kids and each character stands apart with exclusive abilities and style. They like to show off too, and with 18 missions, there’s plenty of time to impress. It’s fast, it’s fun, and it’s definitely funky.

Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – An open-world action RPG, Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning is set in Amalur, a rich and deeply immersive world underpinned by 10,000 years history, created by 22 time New York Times bestselling author, R.A. Salvatore. Immersing players in a rich, living, breathing open-world dripping with magic and rife with danger, underpinned by strong storytelling, Reckoning lets players define their destiny as they engage in intense action combat while exploring the huge, vibrant and varied world of Amalur as envisioned by the visionary creator of Spawn and acclaimed artist, Todd McFarlane.

Designed by open-world RPG legend Ken Rolston, Reckoning offers players unparalleled choice in a world of infinite possibility. Together, the visionaries and development team behind Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning are creating a game that aims to forever change the RPG genre.

Tom Clancy’s Endwar – From 2011 to 2014, the world enjoyed an unprecedented era of peace as enhanced defense technology eliminated the threat of nuclear war. It didn’t last. By 2020, constant depletion of resources has international tensions at a breaking point. One spark will ignite what no one thought could ever happen … a third and final world war. World War III comes to life in Tom Clancy’s EndWar.

Sine Mora (PS3/Vita) – Sine Mora is an innovative shooter which mixes traditional side-scrolling gameplay with unique time manipulation mechanics. Sine Mora takes advantage of the newest in 3D display technology to deliver an horizontal side-scrolling shoot-em-up experience unlike any other thanks to its unique twist on bending time.

F1 Race Stars – F1 Race Stars is a fast-to-the-fun arcade racing game for all ages featuring official FORMULA ONE cars, teams and circuits as they’ve never been seen before. F1 Race Stars will take players on a world tour of iconic FORMULA ONE locations, including Monaco, Silverstone and the new Circuit of Americas in Austin, Texas, recreated as fantastical racing circuits built for speed and wheel-to-wheel competition. Friends and family can share the fun too; F1 RACE STARS will deliver 4-player split-screen racing and 12-player competition alongside an extensive career mode featuring a number of Championships.

Clan of Champions – Clan of Champions is a hardcore multiplayer action game. You will choose from 3 different characters – human, elf, or orc – and take on missions, each of which is different in content and length. You can either play by yourself or with other players in co-op mode, and up to 3 players can play simultaneously online. There is also a 3 vs 3 team battle mode where you can fight with, and against, your friends. There will be a large amount of DLC for additional quests, items, and weapons for the future.

More PSN Downloads

  • The Walking Dead: Episode 5 – No Time Left
  • Elminage Original (PSP/PS Vita)
  • Doom Classic Collection

Demos

  • DMC (Devil May Cry)
  • Sine Mora (PS3/PS Vita)

minis

  • Jetpack Joyride

[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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155 Comments

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+ Bruno_Helghast on November 18th, 2012 at 4:03 pm said:

Great week. Waiting for Jet Set Radio on PS Vita! By the way, how about new PS2 and PSOne classics?!


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+ gohan16ken on November 18th, 2012 at 4:06 pm said:

No Street Fighter games!!! Please release PSOne and PS2 SF games on PSN. Thanks.


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+ dragon_night on November 18th, 2012 at 4:06 pm said:

Ehh Playstation all stars will be in the bargain bin within a few months. Ill pick it up then. But horray for the ps vita plus update :). Gravity rush for free


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+ Matrix_Lion on November 18th, 2012 at 4:07 pm said:

DMC (Devil May Cry) demo looking forward to it.


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+ ChaosHeroZX on November 18th, 2012 at 4:07 pm said:

I can’t wait to pick up my Persona 4 Golden, Solid Gold Edition Tuesday morning. I really wanted PS All Star Battle Royal, but I’m gonna have to wait till x-mas for that. I’m hoping the cross-buy will still be available then? I’m really looking forward to the Dmc Devil May Cry Demo. A very good week of releases for me =D


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+ iBOCK_ on November 18th, 2012 at 4:08 pm said:

P4G! Thank goodness. It’s going to be as a digital download the same day as the physical copy right? Sorry if that’s already been addressed.


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+ divineLite on November 18th, 2012 at 4:09 pm said:

Persona4 is a musssttt!!!!

All-star will wait, COD:BOD is far better than my expectation so most my time will be for that game

And this is the first time I’ve heard Sine Mora.
Hope it will be good

Can’t wait for PS+ this week, bring it ooonnn


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+ dragon_night on November 18th, 2012 at 4:09 pm said:

Digitize these on the store

- uncharted 3 full ps3 game
-resistance 1-3 full ps3 games
-skyrim full ps3 game
-kingdom hearts 1-2 HD collection


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+ supvic on November 18th, 2012 at 4:12 pm said:

whoever thought it was ok to give Dante THAT emo makeover.. kill yourself. As someone who’s been a fan of DMC1 since release day on PS2, that Dante is just insulting.. how could you ruin the best gaming protagonist in the history of gaming with THAT thing! Ninja Theory you make me sick.


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+ Clocian-IGN on November 18th, 2012 at 4:12 pm said:

jet set radio + ps all stars + persona 4 + dmc demo

sounds good to me


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+ Vince47 on November 18th, 2012 at 4:13 pm said:

still having problems with the new store frequently ,, wont load or loads but no info ,freezes up, trys to charge me on free plus games,,and etc.etc.,,,,thought you people werent going to release this new store till problems fixed ? i took my credit card off because of these glitches,, plus free games are great but how about different monthly choices for most of us who already own them…like you did on the welcome back program..have a good holiday everyone


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+ TheJuggla17 on November 18th, 2012 at 4:14 pm said:

Hey gets it’s been a while since we’ve seen a PS1 release what’s going on?


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+ duke301 on November 18th, 2012 at 4:15 pm said:

I’m definitely eyeballing PlayStation All Stars and Persona 4, but not this week. That Rise of the Guardians looks pretty cool too. The way I see it, I’m still playing ACIII, so I won’t have time to play them anyway. I’m going to wait for these to come down in price before buying them. Sorry Sony!


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+ Wakeme111 on November 18th, 2012 at 4:16 pm said:

What is Doom Classics Collection? Is it just a straight copy of the Doom and Doom 2 Bundled with Doom 3 BFG and compatible with it?


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+ The_Dukenator on November 18th, 2012 at 4:21 pm said:

@14 No. It would be Doom 1 & 2. Not sure about 3.


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+ n_nod2012 on November 18th, 2012 at 4:22 pm said:

I’m debating on whether or not I want to buy Hitman: absolution. Looks great but I have such a backlog of games I don’t know if I should add another one.


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+ Sevyne on November 18th, 2012 at 4:23 pm said:

Awww yeah. Can’t wait to pick up my Persona 4 Solid Gold Edition! Also so hyped for PS Plus on Vita and I’ll definitely grab Sine Mora.


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+ Fedast on November 18th, 2012 at 4:27 pm said:

Best Vita week ever!!!!! Persona 4, Jet Set Radio, Sine Mora (that was a nice surprise) and Jetpack Joyride!!!!!


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+ EternityInGaming on November 18th, 2012 at 4:29 pm said:

The walking dead episode 5 this tuesday oh man cant wait!


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+ diskdocx on November 18th, 2012 at 4:29 pm said:

Which game is the promo artwork featuring the two cat creatures for? The second to last art panel in the article?

Just curious.


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+ MarinoBrea on November 18th, 2012 at 4:30 pm said:

@dragon_night

You are in the garbage bin.


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+ snkneogeo_gdl on November 18th, 2012 at 4:32 pm said:

Where is Guilty Gear Accent Core Plus??? :(


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+ The_Dukenator on November 18th, 2012 at 4:32 pm said:

Doing some additions to #15: Doom 1 came out in 1993, Doom 2 later. Doom 3 came out in 2004 originally. Doom ROE came out after Doom 3. So it’ll be Doom 1 & 2 added to PSN, possibly with trophies similar to the xbla version.


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+ The_Dukenator on November 18th, 2012 at 4:34 pm said:

@19 The Walking Dead disc version with all 5 episodes comes out next month.


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+ idanDMC on November 18th, 2012 at 4:39 pm said:

can you guys tell me if i pre order all stars for ps3 on psn do i get both versions and the dlc costumes right??


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+ Edzo04ps on November 18th, 2012 at 4:40 pm said:

@10 could not have said it better myself.


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+ hrcrowley on November 18th, 2012 at 4:49 pm said:

Huh, Sine Mora (PS+ discount?) and Doom Classics à la carte? Yes please!


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+ llanovita on November 18th, 2012 at 4:49 pm said:

Persona 4 golden, in two days. is this a dream? AMAZING!! How much MB is going to be?


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+ locutus442 on November 18th, 2012 at 4:52 pm said:

tuesday can’t get here fast enough. persona 4 golden is the reason i got a vita, and i know i’m gonna have a blast with it (preordered solid gold edition btw).


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+ Captain_CHEETO on November 18th, 2012 at 4:53 pm said:

I guess Hitman Absolution will not be a Day 1 release on PSN ha? Shame. Same with Black Ops II last week.


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+ LSMJGO on November 18th, 2012 at 4:56 pm said:

I notice that when you go to buy all stars it says you could download at midnight pacific time, does this mean midnight psn release?


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+ Megadrixfire_24 on November 18th, 2012 at 4:58 pm said:

just renewed my subscription cant wait for psvita games next tuesday.


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+ Teflon02 on November 18th, 2012 at 5:06 pm said:

@dragon_night
smh, no respect, and also wrong
@Sevyne
Damn, lucky you. I was too late and missed out on the Solid Gold Edition
@idanDMC
Yes is you pre-order the PS3 version on PSN you’ll get the PS Vita game as well and the DLC always gets you the PS3 and PS Vita version. So you’ll have it on both PS3 and PS Vita.
Now
Since Rey doesn’t respond on here I’ll be the one to say, they made a error on here.
The error is Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is NOT this week for PS Vita, the release date is Dec. 11th on PS Vita.
Can’t wait for tuesday, got my PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale & Persona 4: Golden paid off. I wounder if the PS Vita update will be up around midnight or late day tomorrow.
Oh yeah to those interested in FREE stuff or Anime, Black Lagoon ep 1 is free on the PS Store


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+ MakoSOLIDER on November 18th, 2012 at 5:08 pm said:

Yes! PS All-Stars here we come!
@supvic
Blame Rey for the new Dante, obviously he inspired it


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+ NeoGuardian86 on November 18th, 2012 at 5:12 pm said:

A LOT of great games this week :D

i’m picking up PS All Stars and Persona 4.

Really would love to pick up Sine Mora and Epic Mickey 2

i just wanted to ask, how much is Sine Mora, and does it also get the Cross-Buy treatment.

thanks! :D


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+ angelspawn77 on November 18th, 2012 at 5:13 pm said:

Looking forward to the Vita update that adds Plus! I finished AC Liberation already, so I need a new game and the instant game collection will definitely hold me off for a good while. Also looking forward to the DMC demo and wish I could get PS All stars, too bad its not on sale this friday or else I would have been sold on it, oh well, I’ll be getting it when I can, that’ll be a nice addition to my ps3 and vita libraries.


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+ el_casual on November 18th, 2012 at 5:15 pm said:

Whats the price of PSABR on Vita?. Cant wait to the Plus on Vita. Pleaseeee releaseeeeee the upgrade nooooooooooow


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+ ModSquade on November 18th, 2012 at 5:19 pm said:

Persona 4 The Golden! Finally! It’s here!


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+ Adelflame on November 18th, 2012 at 5:22 pm said:

Another week without guilty gear? :C geez….


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+ Boyzby on November 18th, 2012 at 5:27 pm said:

Persona 4 Golden and PlayStation Plus makes this a very good week to own a Vita! ^_^


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+ SilentShadowX2 on November 18th, 2012 at 5:32 pm said:

yay lots of crappy games


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+ fester420 on November 18th, 2012 at 5:34 pm said:

I am hoping all-stars is available at midnight tuesday for those who preordered.


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+ IceColdKilla44 on November 18th, 2012 at 5:40 pm said:

Finally Playstation All-Stars!


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+ purse317 on November 18th, 2012 at 5:41 pm said:

Reckoning is an awesome rpg if you don’t own it buy it. Hands down the most overlooked rpg of this generation.


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+ alfred7131 on November 18th, 2012 at 5:44 pm said:

-_- Guilty Gear When ???????????????


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+ Gokuhan_Z on November 18th, 2012 at 5:49 pm said:

PLEASE tell me that Doom will be Vita friendly!

Also, Persona 4! :D


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+ kassatsu on November 18th, 2012 at 5:50 pm said:

Sine Mora is NOT cross-buy for those asking


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+ dodgedoors on November 18th, 2012 at 5:51 pm said:

Forgot to mention Walking Dead Ep 5 Rey.


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+ Enigma2010 on November 18th, 2012 at 5:52 pm said:

Got a really important question here. If Sony is working with Bethesda to get DLC out for Skyrim, why haven’t we heard anything from Sony??? I try to search for that question on Google, but all its shows is the headline about “Bethesda working with Sony to solve DLC issues” or some variation of that. Where can i go or who can I ask for an answer to that???
Please help.You’d think Sony would be talking, or Bethesda lied. In either case we would have heard SOMETHING from Sony.What is the major malfunction????


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+ WhatDaHeoBruh on November 18th, 2012 at 5:53 pm said:

Already have Persona 4 Golden: Solid Gold Edition pre-ordered since the first week. I hope GameStop don’t pull a dumb move and sell it to people who didn’t even pre-order it.


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