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The Drop: Week of February 25th 2013 New Releases

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The rumor going around Sumaru City is that if you call your own cell phone number, you will speak to the Joker, who will assassinate the person of your choice… and rumors in Sumaru City have a funny way of coming true. On assignment with hip youth magazine Coolest, daring young reporter Maya Amano stumbles onto the Joker’s trail at Seven Sisters High School.

A convergence of fate brings Maya, her roommate, and a police detective together in pursuit of the maniacal assassin. Will they awaken the power within before it’s too late to stop the evil forces behind him?

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment comes to PSone classics on PSN. Enjoy this week The Drop.

Mud Fim Motocross: World Championship — Motocross is an off-road discipline that combines many key factors of sports such as passion, emotions, skills, thrills and adrenaline, offering an exclusive mix of excitement, glamour and fervid competition. These elements, together with all the real tracks and riders, will be part of the official videogame. Straights, corners, jumps, slides: there is nothing smooth about Motocross but riders are there to shape it up. The ending is always a surprise. This is why bike enthusiasts get excited, and this is why gamers will love the videogame.

Demos

  • God of War: Ascension “Prisoner of the Damned”
  • Knytt Underground (PS Vita)

PSone Classic

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment — A demonic trickster called The Joker has cursed Sumaru City, home to the Seven Sisters High School. His curse has the ability to turn rumor into fact, which causes all sorts of trouble. Gradually gruesome murders fill the land the school’s principal happens to be one of the victims and all sorts of monsters and demons begin showing up. Maya Amano, a cub reporter for a popular teen magazine is on the case, and she’s determined to get to the bottom of things.

Maya and her party set out on an engaging RPG adventure filled with fun twists. There are huge, hulking monsters than can be outwitted and scared off rather than outfought, and an innovative rumor system that can trigger events that will create entirely new story arcs and let you get your hands on valuable objects. Sprinkled throughout the game are 80 personal summons, or magic spells. You’ll meet stronger and more powerful foes the higher your levels of magic grow, until in the end it’s down to you and the Joker.

PlayStation 2 Classic

Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure — Develop essential preschool learning skills with the top-rated preschool phenomenon and all her friends! Play 8 Great Interactive Games — with 3 different levels in each – to learn more and win big every time. Now everyone can help Dora celebrate her Big Birthday Adventure while mastering fundamental skills in an engaging and wholesome way!

[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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CrazyGuy62 said:

February 25th, 7:21 am

YAY Persona 2!!

Ryumoau said:

February 25th, 7:35 am

Wow this drop was rushed. They missed the Game i am interested in (DW 7 Empires) but had time to write up an old ps1 game and Dora.

PrimeroIncognito said:

February 25th, 7:41 am

@ Darth-Krayt (#35)

EXACTLY!

Thank you for using your brain. Most people don’t do that anymore.

Inuboykendo1000 said:

February 25th, 8:10 am

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment. Great.

Crono1973 said:

February 25th, 8:52 am

No backward compatibility is making me rethink my digital purchases and PS+ in general. If I get a PS4, I won’t have room to keep the PS3 hooked up and that means my entire digital library is useless. My physical PS3 games can be sold but my digital ones are just wasting money.

PrimeroIncognito said:

February 25th, 9:06 am

@ Crono1973

“If I get a PS4, I won’t have room to keep the PS3 hooked up”

Do you live in an igloo?

Make room.

xeno3d said:

February 25th, 9:38 am

Is the God of War demo different than the one that came with the Total Recall Blu-ray?

SuperSonic1990 said:

February 25th, 9:50 am

Good news, I want Persona 2: Eternal Punishment badly. Bad news, Sony hasn’t given me my $10 despite the fact that I have given them TONS of money over the years.

Thank you Sony. :|

DarkKnightLuigi said:

February 25th, 9:55 am

It makes me sad knowing that Sony considers Dora the Explorer a Playstation Classic. Whatever happened to the Megaman X series, or what about other classics or even more Japan imports. I know one thing is that I’m not much with parents buying that for kids.

Welmosca said:

February 25th, 9:55 am

@ DJBIGE2007 – Hey man…welcome to the Blog….we have a good community here.But ya know there are some rotten apples just like in any place.

a1_re4 said:

February 25th, 10:06 am

Please add DRAGON QUEST VIII JOURNEY OF THE CURSED KING to the PS2 Classics!

zultan8212 said:

February 25th, 10:12 am

Ugh now we have 2 Kingdom Hearts fan boys to deal with every week…

WolfyHopeless said:

February 25th, 10:25 am

Why did you change the post and delete the info about the f2p Uncharted MP? Why are some people getting 10 dollar vouchers for “loyalty” and others aren’t? I’ve spent a proverbial crap ton of money on Sony and the PSN since day one, and I haven’t gotten said voucher. Why won’t anyone from Sony actually confirm or deny the Uncharted thing or the voucher thing?

You’re pulling some shady BS…

GenbuMaboroshi said:

February 25th, 10:57 am

Is this ATLUS’ way of telling us we’re never getting the PSP remake of P2:EP in the states?

IXxHIJACKERxXI said:

February 25th, 1:03 pm

Assassin’s Creed 3 still has a bug plz fix it. with the DLC it keep saying you unlock befor i start the game pushing the X like 10 time befor the game start :( you unlock you unlock you unlock you unlock you unlock you unlock

Husteen said:

February 25th, 1:56 pm

can’t wait to see the weekly deals and game award winners tomorrow! what i’m hoping for is The Walking Dead or Bayonetta to be on sale, and i can use my free $10 voucher from sony to buy it =D

zultan8212 said:

February 25th, 2:30 pm

@WolfyHopeless

I received my $10 voucher after I completed a survey Sony sent to me by email. It’s my guess that if you completed the survey you got the voucher.

Solidmgsnake said:

February 25th, 2:41 pm

Metal Gear Rising Digital PSN. When??!

GRIM__REAFER said:

February 25th, 5:14 pm

@ 156 PrimeroIncognito

When I saw the other guys post I was like
I won’t have room?

Then I saw your post and laughed.
These people did not pay attention to what they were saying about PS4.
Lets just say it is too early to say PS4 can’t play games from her predecessors.

GRIM__REAFER said:

February 25th, 5:16 pm

Oh and the Uncharted MP F2P…………what happen with that?
Too soon?
typo?
or even wrong region?
That is messed up, was actually looking forward to that sort of.

Karuvan said:

February 25th, 5:36 pm

I would be extremely happy if Radiata Stories could release for ps2 classics.

yumyumyucky said:

February 25th, 6:13 pm

I want Final Fantasy X… I mean they have like V-IX but no 10 lol

ThE-InFaMoUs__ said:

February 25th, 8:35 pm

quick question will MLB the show 13 be available in the playstation store?

zultan8212 said:

February 25th, 8:53 pm

@Crono1973

I would be very surprised if digital releases were not compatible on the PS4. Shouldn’t jump to conclusions until they give us all the facts.

Kpopgoya said:

February 25th, 8:58 pm

@yumyumyucky they are working on a hd ffx saw it on a japanese ps blog

zultan8212 said:

February 25th, 9:05 pm

People need to relax about the “no backward compatibility”

This was taken from the Los Angeles Time

“No backward capability…yet: The PS4 won’t be able to play PS2 or PS3 games, it’s true. But Sony’s stated hope is that eventually, by utilizing the cloud and the PS4′s existing streaming abilities, that emulation of the entire PlayStation line’s library of games will be possible at some point.”

Have some patience people. The console isn’t even out yet.

Elvick_ said:

February 25th, 10:16 pm

Why are people whining about Dora in a week that we’re also getting a $100+ new PSone game on PSN?

Dangisuckatgamin said:

February 25th, 11:15 pm

#177
Because this drop is not good at all. And i’m not the only one saying that.

webzpinner said:

February 26th, 12:34 am

All those hating on the Dora game… I have something to tell you, and I’ll be as gentle as possible, since obviously no one has ever told you this before…

here it goes… brace yourselves…

The world doesn’t revolve around you.

Yes, scary for you, I know, but true. There are millions who own PS3 systems. MANY have children. Yes, miniture versions of adults with minds of mush. Those little things like to play games too! Yes! They DO! Well, Seems that the PS3 doesn’t market a whole lot to the younger crowd. It seems up to it’s neck in shooters, violent & gory GOW clones, and games that promote the criminal elements… VERY few cutesy platformers or saturday morning cartoon characters on the PS3… The PS2, however, had a buttload of ’em, INCLUDING Dora.

Kids (I have two young boys) LOVE Dora and Diego. They learn as well as are entertained. I’m ALL for Sony porting more kid-friendly content to the PSN. Every little bit helps close the gaping hole in Sony’s entertainment structure… that of family and kid friendly content. I say Bravo! Sony! Keep up the great work!

Elvick_ said:

February 26th, 5:05 am

@178: This isn’t every game released, it never is despite someone arguing with me otherwise. I’ve seen it every week, and every week more games are released than put on the Drop. This is a lazily made drop, in that there was little effort put into this article, but more content is coming than this.

Persona 2: EP is a perfect classic to put up. It’s rare, it’s expensive. Having Dora on there too is not a big deal.

And no platform has AAA releases every week, all year. :/

SynthR said:

February 26th, 9:34 am

Enough with the Dora ports, for the love of Diego! Why does Dora even have that many titles? Come on. Bring some actual PS2 classics to the store. All the little kids are playing Nintendo games, not old PS2 ports on their parent’s PS3.

dey_von said:

February 26th, 11:02 am

WHERE THE HELL IS DYNASTY WARRIORS 7 EMPIRES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

swavage415 said:

February 26th, 11:03 am

Worst blog writer in the history of blogs.

stalepie said:

February 26th, 11:43 am

Your “new releases” section is cluttered with DLC:

https://store.sonyentertainmentnetwork.com/#!/en-us/all-new-releases/cid=STORE-MSF77008-ALLNEWRELEASES

That should have its own separate category or be displayed differently.

VVaspInatoR said:

February 26th, 1:25 pm

@ SynthR 181. EXACTLY! Not only just ps2 but many ps1 games that can and should be up for digital DL. Well hopefully they just make a emulator for the ps4 with free access to complete PS selection. Hope this week’s update is early.

zencartho said:

February 26th, 2:19 pm

has the store updated yet i want to download dawnguard?

zencartho said:

February 26th, 2:25 pm

i hope it’s not going to be another midnight update

Blazehoof said:

February 26th, 2:33 pm

Hi,

“Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection” seems to be incorrectly tagged as not vita compatible, and thus, I’m not able to copy it to my vita. Please fix this.

Ty

VVaspInatoR said:

February 26th, 2:38 pm

pew pew pew! no shooters? :P

VVaspInatoR said:

February 26th, 2:39 pm

@Zencartho i hope not to.

miketd88 said:

February 26th, 6:33 pm

Star Wars Pinball? It has a demo also… Good thing to leave out of “The Drop”… You guys really dropped it on that one…

PrinceofXIII said:

February 27th, 9:14 pm

disappointed it’s not the PSP version.

way to screw up Atlus US

realbebo said:

March 2nd, 10:25 am

Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom needs Crossplay!!! Please an update woul be Great. Theres hardly any1 online and if they are they mostly use toutch controlls!!!! I never use toutch!!! Get familiar. Sony? Capcom?? Anyone??? CROSSPLAY UPDATE UMVC3!!!!

realbebo said:

March 2nd, 10:31 am

In another note.Sony’s the Best!!! since ps1……I’m A HUGE FaN!!!

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