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The Drop: Week of December 3rd 2012 New Releases

Rey Gutierrez's Avatar + Posted by Rey Gutierrez on Dec 02, 2012 // Senior Social Media Specialist

On PS3 and as a full digital download on PSN, travel beyond the reach of civilization and find a lawless island ruled by violence. This is where you find yourself stranded, caught in a bloody conflict between psychotic warlords and indigenous rebels. Discover the island’s dark secrets and take the fight to the enemy; improvise and use your environment to your advantage; and outwit its cast of ruthless, deranged inhabitants. Beware the beauty and mystery of this island of insanity… You’ll need more than luck to escape alive in Far Cry 3.

Also on PS3 and PSN, BioWare’s award-winning sci-fi trilogy is bundled together for the first time in this compilation from Electronic Arts. Equal parts role-playing and third-person shooter, the series features squad-based combat as protagonist Commander Shepard travels across multiple galaxies in a starship while making a name for the human race. In each game player’s choices impact the entire storyline as save files can be transferred between games.

Enjoy this week The Drop.

Far Cry 3

(Also on PSN) – Beyond the limits of civilization lies an island, a lawless place ruled by piracy and human misery, where your only escapes are drugs or the muzzle of a gun. This is where you find yourself, trapped in a place that’s forgotten right from wrong, a place that lives by the principles of violence.

In Far Cry 3, players step into the shoes of Jason Brody, stranded on this mysterious tropical island. You dictate how the story unfolds, from the battles you choose to fight down to the allies or enemies you make along the way. Slash, sneak, detonate and shoot your way across the island in a world that has lost all sense of right and wrong. You’ll need more than luck to survive.

Resistance Collection – The Resistance collection packs together all three console releases in the Resistance first-person shooter series. featured are Resistance: Fall of Man, Resistance 2, and Resistance 3. Also included in The collection are downloadable content packs for Resistance 2 and 3, including the Aftermath Pack and skin bundle from Resistance 2 and the Brutality and Survival Packs from Resistance 3.

Mass Effect Trilogy (Also on PSN) – Experience all three award-winning Mass Effect titles with the Mass Effect Trilogy. This action-packed RPG saga follows the rise of Commander Shepard from Alliance Marine to becoming the galaxy’s most elite soldier — the only soldier who can lead an all-out galactic war against an ancient alien race known as the Reapers.

Heart-pounding action meets gripping interactive storytelling as players decide how their unique story unfolds over all three games. With a team of loyal soldiers at their side, each player decides how they will save the galaxy, from the weapons and abilities they utilize to the relationships they forge or break.

UNCHARTED: Fight for Fortune

(PS Vita) – Uncharted: Fight For Fortune is an action-adventure turn-based card game featuring the heroes and villains from the Uncharted universe. The core gameplay in Uncharted: Fight for Fortune involves creating a team of Faction cards featuring heroes, villains, and mercenaries from the Uncharted universe, then using that team to defeat your opponent while defending yourself from their attacks. Each Faction card can be equipped with powerful Resource and valuable Fortune cards, which enhance their stats and give them special abilities. Once you’ve selected and equipped a card, it’s time to head into battle! During combat, attacks either reduce the health of opposing Faction cards or the health of your opponent. Defeating an opposing Faction card removes it from play, while reducing the health of your opponent to zero wins you the game.

This downloadable game connects up with the hit PlayStation Vita game Uncharted: Golden Abyss for players who want to further expand their card set. Using the 300 artifacts that can be found within Golden Abyss, you can go to battle with other players as well as AI opponents. The game can also be played independently of Golden Abyss, so owning the PS Vita title is not required.

Mass Effect – Set 200 years in the future in an epic universe, Mass Effect places gamers in a vast galactic community in danger of being conquered by a legendary agent gone rogue. A spectacular new vision from legendary developers BioWare, Mass Effect challenges players to lead a squad of freedom fighters as they struggle against threatening armies to restore peace in the land.

Mass Effect is the first in a trilogy of games with an overarching story. As the first human Specter – sworn defenders of galactic peace – your mission is to halt the advancing armies of a legendary agent gone rogue. But as you lead your elite team across hostile alien worlds, you will discover the true threat is far greater than anyone imagined.

Page Chronica – Page Chronica mixes vibrant 2D platforming with vexing word puzzles. As well as guiding the main character Topaz through enchanted storybook worlds, players have to collect the magical alphabet floating about. Collecting and rearranging letters into words correctly lets Topaz unleash spells and attacks, which she can use to take out the evil infesting the stories.

Rotastic – In Rotastic, navigating each course is quite simple – press any button to hook your rope to the nearest anchor point, spin around, gather momentum and release the button to fly from point to point.

While the controls are dead-simple, Rotastic features a wide range of levels and gameplay to challenge your skills! Various goals include collecting gems, escaping deadly traps, battling other players, smashing bricks, perfecting acrobatics, smashing chickens and flying through speed-runs! The solo campaign features nearly 70 levels, offering hours of swing ‘n’ fling fun. Replayability is another big feature; do you have what it takes to earn a gold helmet on each course? Pit your skills against your friends around the world by competing in the leaderboard challenges!

Under Defeat HD Deluxe Edition – Classic shoot ‘em up title Under Defeat lifts off in high definition and with a host of upgrades. Take to the skies to avert the oncoming war and protect the possibility of peace in the empire. Rumbling tank suspensions, massive explosions and dark clouds of smoke, the new HD version presents a further refined iteration of the original with improved artwork, textures and shadowing.

Guardians of Middle-Earth – A shadow grows over Middle-earth as the greatest armies of the Third Age prepare for the coming battle. Take up arms in the clash over Middle-earth with the most powerful heroes from the greatest fantasy epic of all time.

Inspired by The Lord of the Rings saga, Guardians of Middle-earth brings up to 10 players together in five versus five competitive multiplayer battle arenas in the epic setting of Middle-earth. The game offers more than 20 iconic guardians, including Gandalf, Sauron, Gollum, Thráin and many more, for players to control in player versus player (PVP) matches. Gamers will have the ability to connect with other players via an in-game voice communication system, as well as access to a comprehensive online stat and leader board system where they can track friends’ victories and defeats, and more.

DJMAX TECHNIKA TUNE (PS Vita) – A one of a kind music gaming experience built from the ground up for the PS Vita. Based on the hit arcade experience, players use the PS Vita touch screen to interact with a wide variety of songs from all genres. Players are rewarded for continuous play with loads of hidden content including videos, OST tracks, new songs to play, and even a gallery full of images which give insight on into the creation of the game. Players can link their PSN account to join online ranking, customize gameplay, and make use of special in-game bonuses.

Exclusive to TECHNIKA TUNE are two new types of notes, created to make use of PS Vita’s rear touch panel and add a new level of depth to gameplay. With the largest soundtrack found in the series to date and a vault full of unlockable content, DJMAX TECHNIKA TUNE is sure to deliver the same addictive experience that has invaded arcades nationwide!

Shaun White: Snowboarding – Enter a snowboarding world of total freedom. You can create your own experience in this game, and choose when, where, how and with whom you want to ride. Developed in close collaboration with Olympic Gold Medalist Shaun White — the most successful snowboarder in the history of the sport.

PlayStation 2 Classics

Chulip – Pucker up, big guy. You found the girl of your dreams, but you need a strong heart and a stellar reputation to tell her just how you feel. Become a better man by helping the citizens above and below ground in this strange and wonderful place called Long Life Town in this unusual, adorable strategy adventure. Can you win your true love over before your heart breaks?

PSone Classics

  • Art Camion Sugorokuden
  • LUP Salad
  • Vehicle Cavalier
  • Zanac X Zanac
  • Makeruna Makendo 2
  • Finger Flashing

PlayStation Mobile

  • Ecofish
  • Lemmings

Demos

  • LittleBigPlanet Karting
  • Guardians of Middle Earth
  • NI NO KUNI: Wrath of the White Witch
  • Rotastic

[Editor’s Note: The following dates are subject to change. Game details are gathered from Press Releases, Retail Descriptions, from their individual publishers and/or ESRB rating descriptions.]

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170 Comments

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+ dragon_night on December 2nd, 2012 at 4:01 pm said:

No KINGDOM HEARTS???


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+ Bruno_Helghast on December 2nd, 2012 at 4:02 pm said:

FarCry 3! Woohoo!


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+ Ashilyn on December 2nd, 2012 at 4:05 pm said:

Isn’t Guilty Gear supposed to be finally coming out this week too?


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+ Random_Hero on December 2nd, 2012 at 4:06 pm said:

NI NO KUNI demo!? Awwwwww yeah!


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+ SeraphisCain on December 2nd, 2012 at 4:06 pm said:

Yeah, where’s Guilty Gear? ASW said it would be coming out in the US on December 4th.


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+ Zerocaps on December 2nd, 2012 at 4:06 pm said:

Was not expecting a Ni No Kuni demo. Great week!


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+ tayfinch on December 2nd, 2012 at 4:07 pm said:

So excited for Mass Effect. Loved the trilogy, will love having the first game on my PS3!


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+ tayfinch on December 2nd, 2012 at 4:08 pm said:

(Seven comments, seven PS Plus members! Whoop!)


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+ Some_Jerk2 on December 2nd, 2012 at 4:11 pm said:

NI NO KUNI DEMO?! O_O So hyped!


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+ Fedast on December 2nd, 2012 at 4:15 pm said:

It’s nice to see PSone and PS2 games again!!!


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+ NickMulder on December 2nd, 2012 at 4:15 pm said:

FAR CRY 3!!!! YES!!!! I LOVE YOU PLAYSTATION!!!! Hahahaha ;p consider it already purchased along with Mass Effect ;)


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+ xWesx1 on December 2nd, 2012 at 4:16 pm said:

alot of ps1 games


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+ CrusaderForever on December 2nd, 2012 at 4:18 pm said:

Far Cry 3, yes, was hoping it would be available on the PSN! Ni No Kuni demo!! Wow, that is a completely unexpected bonus! Thanks Sony/Ubisoft for FC3 digital release! Absolutely awesome week!


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+ Sevyne on December 2nd, 2012 at 4:18 pm said:

And Some_Jerk2 sweeps in for the combo-breaker!

I’ll probably grab DJMAX Technika Tune.

I’d probably get Page Chronica if it was for Vita, but not on PS3. It just seems like a fitting game for Vita.


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+ Augur4 on December 2nd, 2012 at 4:27 pm said:

Awesome demos! Looking forward to playing all of them!! Guardians may be a Day one purchase.


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+ perrandy on December 2nd, 2012 at 4:28 pm said:

nino kuni demo? oh yesss!
btw,any word on class of heroes 2?


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+ Passeword on December 2nd, 2012 at 4:28 pm said:

Alright LBP karting demo and FarCry 3


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+ gohan16ken on December 2nd, 2012 at 4:29 pm said:

We want Street Fighter X Tekken and Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 on PSN.


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+ ModSquade on December 2nd, 2012 at 4:30 pm said:

Resistance collection?! Awesome.
DJ Technika? Awesome!

If I may ask, when can PS Vita users prepare their bodies for the Crash Bandicoot games on the PSX?


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+ Lash_Whipwreck on December 2nd, 2012 at 4:30 pm said:

will Far Cry 3 be out at midnight dec.4 for download or do people have to wait for the store to update (end of tuseday). would like to know because i am planning on buying it on psn.


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+ Neomyked28 on December 2nd, 2012 at 4:35 pm said:

waiting for the PS+ update and hands down for Mass Effect trilogy and Far cry 3 man it’s a sure buy nice stuff for this week thanks. :D


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+ Blind-Lunacy on December 2nd, 2012 at 4:39 pm said:

Farcry 3, also looking forward to the mass effect trilogy one reason i didn’t buy 2 and 3 yet.. Now i get them all.
also i agree with #1 Why no Kingdom hearts yet Sony?


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+ djdmob on December 2nd, 2012 at 4:39 pm said:

So let’s see here.

Far Cry 3
Under Defeat HD
Mass Effect (Though I already own it on 360)
DJMAX Technika Tune

NI NO KUNI DEMO?! AWESOME! Very unexpected too.


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+ DJNorthSky on December 2nd, 2012 at 4:41 pm said:

NI NO KUNI!!!!!! I’m with the others!!! Did not know this was coming but so excited!!!! I think i need a change of pants.


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+ Stinvil93 on December 2nd, 2012 at 4:43 pm said:

This week looks great. I think I will be getting Far Cry 3 I need a game to spice up my collection of games. now I just new a game like this on my vita. LIVE LONG PLAY!!!


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+ iTofuMan on December 2nd, 2012 at 4:48 pm said:

Im kinda upset since Technika Tunes is delayed for us Physical users till the 7th (hopefully plus it would still need to be shipped) granted i got the Limited Edition, so i get those extra goodies. The thing is that i bought and paid for it back in September. So basically people who paid for the game well in advance are still not going to play it, yet people who just go into the store on Tuesday will have it. I know its not fully Sony fault, but still.

Aside from that Nino Kuni demo….yes, Yes, YES!!!!!!


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+ Dang_Man on December 2nd, 2012 at 4:49 pm said:

THEY NEED TO ADD TWISTED METAL 1, 3 AND 4


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+ Elvick_ on December 2nd, 2012 at 4:54 pm said:

Ni no Kuni Demo?

YES.


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+ YungShep on December 2nd, 2012 at 4:54 pm said:

far cry 3 digital! score…


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+ RidleysBox on December 2nd, 2012 at 5:01 pm said:

Ni no Kuni demo? All right!! Oh wait, I already have the plat for that.. hmmm…. Page Chronica looks interesting, might have to give it a go. Nice drop all around…


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+ divineLite on December 2nd, 2012 at 5:02 pm said:

not expecting Technica, but already played it Asian version though.
new Uncharted is card game which me no likes, so no vita expends again this week.

well time to catch up with backlogs I guess.

anyway, when will US get Toro Social Network? Asian region had already got them in PSN… we need something like Home in our Vita


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+ JamesBlonde777 on December 2nd, 2012 at 5:03 pm said:

Mass Effect (1) in the IGC would be the most amazing news for PS+ !!!


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+ Od1n757 on December 2nd, 2012 at 5:03 pm said:

ps2 classics im getting tired of not seeing include but are not limited too:
kingdom hearts
the entire dot hack series
shin megami tensi persona 4
final fantasy x and xii
the xenosaga series
notice what kind of games these are role playing which ps3 doesnt have enough good ones of if someone can offer assistance or a timeline as to when an of these will be available feel free to message on psn


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+ Adelflame on December 2nd, 2012 at 5:07 pm said:

So guilty gear is still coming this week?

Any news on the NEW scott pilgrim dlc?


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+ jonjon0890 on December 2nd, 2012 at 5:13 pm said:

I can’t believe Europe is gettin’ Batman Arkham City, Vanquish, Limbo and Mortal Kombat vita free this month 4 PS Plus.


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+ Vinland_Krauser on December 2nd, 2012 at 5:15 pm said:

Ni no Kuni demo?
How come this wasn’t hyped? Where’s the feature post?


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+ Teflon02 on December 2nd, 2012 at 5:24 pm said:

Hey Rey,
Can you PLEASE get someone from SEGA to give some info on Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed for the PS Vita, it releases in just over a week and still not even one screenshot of the game, And last time info was given on it, they said it will feature all of the content as the consolds and 8p online like the console but the console was raised to 10p later and it hasn’t been confirmed if vita will be 10p or if you can play all modes with friends also. Please get this info before the 11th.


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+ betuo on December 2nd, 2012 at 5:29 pm said:

nice week but, wich free games will have the PlayStation Plus users?
It’s so weird that we don’t know because the update its this tuesday!


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+ baniann on December 2nd, 2012 at 5:34 pm said:

Excited about DJMAX Technika Tune. I love all the games in the DJMAX series so this will be a must-have.

Extremely pleased about the upcoming Ni no Kuni demo. Really looking forward to the full game.

Chulip is one of the more memorable titles on the PS2. The graphics were low budget at the time but the gameplay is unlike any other game. Glad to see it hasn’t been forgotten and has been added to PSN. Really want more RPGs though.


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+ MailOrderNinja on December 2nd, 2012 at 5:42 pm said:

This is an awesome drop. I’m really excited to try out and probably purchase Guardians of Middle Earth. Page Chronica also looks pretty good from watching videos so I’ll keep my eye on it as well.

Seeing a Ni No Kuni demo is coming though made me squeal like an excited little fanboy. I’ve been following that game and waiting very impatiently for it to come to these shores for a long time. It was one of the things that initiated my purchase of the PS3 the minute I heard that Level 5 and Studio Ghibli were teaming up for a game. That was a REALLLY long time ago.


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+ Mougurijin on December 2nd, 2012 at 5:48 pm said:

I’m guessing Guilty Gear XX AC+ is still coming this week, but it’s not listed on “The Drop” because it’s not a “new release”… because it came out a whole 6 weeks ago in the U.S. on XBLA? Just joking, I don’t have THAT much faith that it’s actually coming out still… :P


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+ PrinceofXIII on December 2nd, 2012 at 5:51 pm said:

definitely might get the Mass Effect Triloigy by the end of next year :P


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+ ZeoH on December 2nd, 2012 at 5:53 pm said:

Ni no Kuni demo OMG EVERYONE SPREAD THE WORD PLEASE.


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+ deathshadow799 on December 2nd, 2012 at 5:53 pm said:

Yes! Far Cry 3 and Ni No Kuni demo B)


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+ pablofsi08 on December 2nd, 2012 at 5:58 pm said:

When will you sell PSN cards online at their right price? I’m tired of paying to second vendors commissions of 3, 5, 7, 10 or 12 dollars per card.


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+ Cyb3rfr34k-iso on December 2nd, 2012 at 5:59 pm said:

Mass Effect 1!!!


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+ icurafuse on December 2nd, 2012 at 6:08 pm said:

How much will Resistance Collection cost? Would you believe, I’ve never played any of these. I just got my first PlayStation (non-handheld) console last night and this would be a perfect start.


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+ Barca4ever-CRC on December 2nd, 2012 at 6:10 pm said:

Is far cry 3 already in the PSN store to preorder. i checked the PSN earlier and it wasnt there. When will it be there to preorder?


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+ MarkakaJin on December 2nd, 2012 at 6:13 pm said:

Only games I’m looking forward to are: Mass Effect 1, Uncharted: Fight for Fortune, DJ Max Technika Tune, and Guardians of Middle Earth. As for demos, I’m kinda excited to try out NI NO KUNI.


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+ Cyb3rfr34k-iso on December 2nd, 2012 at 6:13 pm said:

@ icurafuse

Resistance Collection, 39.99$


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