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The Drop: Week of April 22nd 2013 New Releases

Rey Gutierrez's Avatar + Posted by Rey Gutierrez on Apr 21, 2013 // Senior Social Media Specialist

On PSN and PS3 Blu-ray, Dead Island Riptide brings back the franchise’s explosive mix of open-world gameplay, co-op first-person action and Action RPG elements to fans worldwide. Also included is an eclectic mix of hero characters, each with with their own backstory.

Also on PSN and PS3 Blu-ray, the award-winning Star Trek game casts players for the first time ever as Kirk and Spock in a totally original co-op experience worthy of gamers and fans. Set in the new canon of director and producer J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot, players will be immersed in the game’s rich story and action-packed combat.

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(Also on PS3 Blu-ray) – The survivors of Banoi thought they had escaped the terrors of the tropical island and survived the apocalypse on a corrupted paradise. Then their fate took a turn for the worse. Shortly after the battle-hardened team had landed their helicopter on a military ship, a furious storm hits and havoc quickly spreads on board. Suddenly they find themselves struggling for their lives again with all hope drowning in the rising waves.

With invigorating new elements infused into a proven mix, Dead Island Riptide reanimates the zombie terror for a second battle for life against the dead. A monsoon has hit the once beautiful archipelago and heavy rainstorms have laid waste to large areas of the islands. The city of Henderson and jungle areas on the island of Palanai were flooded leaving boats as the only remaining way of transportation.

Thomas Was Alone (PS3/PS Vita Cross-Buy) – Thomas Was Alone is a platformer where the goal is simple – get all the characters to their exit portals. You’ll find that becomes increasingly harder than it sounds. Use their skills in tandem, be it flotation, anti-gravity, bounciness or, well, jumping slightly higher. Along the way, you’ll hear an awesome story narrated by Danny Wallace (Assassin’s Creed) and scored by the epically talented David Housden. On PS Vita, you can use the touchscreens to select characters, or to control the camera.

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(Also on PS3 Blu-ray) – This action-packed Star Trek game is based in the continuity set up in the 2009 reboot of Gene Roddenberry’s classic series by J. J. Abrams. The Star Trek video game offers a sweeping journey of epic proportions across unexplored planets and enemy battleships with the latest 23rd century weapons and gear. It boasts a story filled with action-packed combat as Kirk and Spock work together to stop a legendary enemy race bent on conquering the galaxy. And for the first time ever, players are cast as Captain James T. Kirk and Spock in an unprecedented co-op experience, where the complementary personalities of these iconic characters push players to make strategic use of their alliance.

Draw Slasher (PS Vita/PSN Exclusive) – A long time ago, but not so far away, Pirate Monkey Zombies – stupid, smelly, ugly, rotten and disgusting creatures – invaded a peaceful village. They kidnapped Hanzo’s – a rather short ninja’s – family. Take control of his awesome blade and aid him in the quest to free them.

gm001God Mode (Demo Available) – God Mode is set in a twisted version of Greek mythology and the afterlife. The player is a descendant of an ancient God whose family has been banished by Hades from Mt. Olympus and turned into a mere mortal. To avoid an afterlife of eternal damnnation, the player must battle through this purgatory known as the Maze of Hades against an army of the underworld.

Soul Calibur V – SoulCalibur V picks up 17 years after the events of SoulCalibur IV with new heroes and returning warriors clashing in an epic showdown between good and evil. The tale of Patroklos, son of Sophitia Alexandra, unfolds as his family’s destiny intertwines with the Soul swords.

Black Rock Shooter: The Game (PSP/PSN Exclusive) – Earth has been ruthlessly assaulted by extraterrestrials, and nineteen years of nonstop battle now threaten the very existence of humanity. The last hope for human survival is BRS, a heroine created solely to save planet Earth; she is the ultimate battle android. But when she is awakened to end the battle once and for all, there are only twelve human beings left on Earth… Black Rock Shooter: The Game is based on the cutting edge music OAV anime from Ordet and Good Smile Company.

Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII – In this game, you are the leader of Operation Wildcard, an undercover and elite squad of pilots secretly created by the American government. Your mission is to sabotage and destroy the Third Reich’s evil plans to create a weapon of mass destruction. During this mission you and your team discover that the bad guys also have an elite team of their own. In an attempt to disarm the enemy, you engage in dramatic and movie-like spy missions in some of the world’s most exotic locations using experimental weapons and flying never-before-seen prototype aircraft.

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Guilty Gear XX Accent Core: Plus R (PS Vita) – Arc System Works’ high-resolution fighter now comes to the Playstation Network. In Guilty Gear XX Accent Core, all of your favorite characters have returned with more moves and an alternate EX version of each. With the extended “Plus” version, you can dish out even more mind-numbing, insane combos with 25 crazy combatants.

In Accent Core Plus, discover the back story to all the fighters in the Guilty Gear mythos, including fan favorites Kliff Undersn and Justice. The Force Break, Throw Escape and Slash Back systems added in Accent Core give all the fighters a wide variety of defensive and offensive capabilities.

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Fire Pro Wrestling Returns – Japan’s most legendary wrestling series returns! The incredibly popular Fire Pro Wrestling series is famous for its unparalleled gameplay depth and unmatched customization options, and Fire Pro Wrestling Returns is the biggest and best in the series yet. Having been widely imported for years by hardcore wrestling fans, this will be the first time that the North American audience will get to experience this amazing series in their native language on a home console.

[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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+ Fr3esn0ROB on April 23rd, 2013 at 5:02 am said:

Ummmm. It’s still Tuesday.


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+ FlyingBurrito76 on April 23rd, 2013 at 5:07 am said:

LOL, you’re right. My calendar is off. Ignore me!


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+ Freikugel- on April 23rd, 2013 at 5:17 am said:

Dead Island Riptide was supposed to be Day 1 Digital. What happened?

Secondly, how much will it be?!


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+ Loco4FourLoko on April 23rd, 2013 at 7:43 am said:

lol at day one digital. that’s all a lie. and secondly are we going to have to wait till tomorrow for this sweet drop? or the normal 8 pm central? just make the drops on Wednesday, i mean four hours left until the day is over? now 10am, would feel like Tuesday.


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+ PainOfSarrow on April 23rd, 2013 at 9:59 am said:

FlyingBurrito76 LOL ….. Wow


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+ PainOfSarrow on April 23rd, 2013 at 10:02 am said:

Vidran , you have to wait until the Store gets fully updated today. there will be a new Post with the title ( PlayStation Store Update) on the main page. cant miss it, just keep checking back up on here.


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+ Vidran on April 23rd, 2013 at 10:51 am said:

PainOfSarrow, Thank you taking your time and answering my stupid question :) I’ll definitely keep and eye out for that!


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+ kurtbail on April 23rd, 2013 at 11:35 am said:

so this will be updated Wednesday ??


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+ COTTERMAN on April 23rd, 2013 at 12:53 pm said:

and still no socom HD. Get with it sony.


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+ TobiramaUchiha on April 23rd, 2013 at 1:12 pm said:

The disappointment it burns, still no Dragons Dogma: Dark Arisen nor any Good Ps2 Rpg classics, i bought a PS3 expecting many Rpg games but there is so few & they can’t even release some Ps2 classic ones to make up for it instead they give us stuff like golf and wrestling.


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+ UnrealSackboy on April 23rd, 2013 at 1:24 pm said:

is it really so much to ask that the store get updated at the same time every week? :(


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+ kurtbail on April 23rd, 2013 at 3:38 pm said:

omg Whats with the horrible Store update.??? Eu Playstaion plus and store have been 100% better the the us updates ….


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+ SHAVEZ on April 24th, 2013 at 3:36 pm said:

For those who didn’t get their $10 back from the spend $50 promotion, I just got some new information from $ony Play$tation. There was an issue sending out the e-mail to some accounts and they’ve extended the on or before date to May 1st (not April 12). And therefore we should receive the credit by e-mail and XMB by May 1st.

You can all thank $ony for their communication with us to let us know about the issue – joke.

I like how the reps who posted the promotion just keep silent about the issue and couldn’t figure out the reason before I (a customer) had to research and resolve the issue myself. All for a freaking $10 credit that I don’t really care about. But I do care about a money hungry company like $ony keeping all that profit for themself. Yea, I know I’m ranting, but seriously screw you $ony for not updating us on the issue and making me have to find out myself.

This was all your fault. #epicfail


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