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The Drop: Week of May 13th 2013 New Releases

Rey Gutierrez's Avatar + Posted by Rey Gutierrez on May 12, 2013 // Senior Social Media Specialist

It is the year 2034. Beneath the ruins of post-apocalyptic Moscow, in the tunnels of the Metro, the remnants of mankind are besieged by deadly threats from outside – and within.

Mutants stalk the catacombs beneath the desolate surface, and hunt amidst the poisoned skies above. But rather than stand united, the station-cities of the Metro are locked in a struggle for the ultimate power, a doomsday device from the military vaults of D6. A civil war is stirring that could wipe humanity from the face of the earth forever. As Artyom, burdened by guilt but driven by hope, you hold the key to our survival – the last light in our darkest hour in Metro: Last Light on PSN and PS3 Blu-ray. Enjoy this week’s The Drop.

Metro: Last Light

(Also on PS3 Blu-ray) – The sequel to 2010’s critically acclaimed cult classic Metro 2033. Experience thrilling combat with an exotic arsenal of hand-made weaponry against deadly foes – both human and mutant – and use stealth to launch attacks under the cover of darkness.

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Explore the post-apocalyptic world of the Moscow Metro, one of the most immersive, atmospheric game worlds ever created. Fight for every bullet and every last breath in a claustrophobic blend of survival horror and FPS gameplay. Next generation technology boasting stunning lighting and physics sets a new graphical benchmark on both console and PC

Dust 514

(PSN Exclusive) – Dust 514 is a free-to-play first-person shooter that’s being incorporated into the EVE universe, acting essentially an action MMO for consoles. The game offers a mix of first-person shooting and real-time strategy gameplay where you play as a marine with a rifle running around on the ground.

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It’s not only set in the EVE universe, it’s actually connected to EVE. The Dust battlefields will determine who controls territory within EVE’s world. The EVE Online players will have to contract players of Dust to go in and destabilize territory.

Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery (PSN Exclusive / PS Vita) – Jacob isn’t one to mix with other kids, he prefers the great outdoors and the company of his parents, so spending his summer with a load of weird kids at Summer Camp isn’t exactly his idea of fun, However, when he stumbles upon the mysterious Bigfoot, his summer takes on a whole new twist. Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery is an episodic adventure brimming with weird and wonderful characters and a host of brain teasing puzzles.

Rune Factory: Tides of Destiny – Aden and Sonja, two lifelong friends, live a tranquil life on Fenith Island until they’re struck by a mysterious curse: they awaken to find both of their souls are now trapped in the same body! On top of this unusual calamity, the Fenith they knew is gone, replaced by a strange island populated with unfamiliar faces. Only by exploring this new world will they be able to solve the mystery of this curse and save their beloved Island.

During the course of their journey, Aden and Sonja will be aided by a colorful cast of characters, as well as take command of the towering golem Ymir. Using their newfound giant friend, they’ll cross vast seas, discover hidden islands and dungeons packed with riches, and battle fearsome monsters of the deep!

Star Wars Pinball

Star Wars Pinball (PS3/PS Vita) – Star Wars Pinball is a collection of tables developed with authentic Star Wars moments. Each table features a different iconic moment from the Star Wars universe, with interactive 3D characters, and unique gameplay.

Adding even more features to the Star Wars Pinball experience, this stand-alone version allows you to choose to support the Galactic Empire or the Rebel Alliance with your high scores as the Star Wars Pinball community fights for the Balance of the Force! An experience point progression system lets players move up the ranks based on Galactic Empire or Rebel Alliance support. Star Wars Pinball contains the first three tables — Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back, Boba Fett, and Star Wars: The Clone Wars — and additional tables can be purchased and added in as they are released. For those who already own the Star Wars Pinball add-on set for Zen Pinball 2, you can re-download the stand-alone version at no extra cost and enjoy these exciting new features that will have you flipping that steel ball for the fate of the galaxy!

Tiny Token Empires – Tiny Token Empire is an turn-based strategy game. The player plays one of the five major ancient empires: Rome, Greece, Egypt, Persia, or Carthage. By developing cities and armies, and annexing new territories, the player gradually expands his power over the world! But Tiny Token Empires is also a “casual” strategy game that doesn’t take itself too seriously. It contains a crazy comical universe: goofball gods, super cute mythological monsters, clown legionnaires, and much more.

Demos

  • Resident Evil Revelations
  • Star Wars Pinball
  • Tiny Token Empires

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Manhunt – A violent action game from Rockstar, Manhunt is the story of James Earl Cash, a man previously thought dead who wakes up in a town filled with deadly gangs. Guided only by the whispers of a man named “The Director” through his earpiece, Cash must find whatever he can to survive the night.

Players must make strategic choices as to which weapons to use, ranging from silent and stealthy to loud and destructive. Everyday items may be the key to your survival, as plastic bags become instruments of strangulation, and shards of glass your defensive weapons. Escape the nightmare that is Carcer City and maybe you’ll learn the identity of the mysterious “Director”.

[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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+ Vipa1985 on May 13th, 2013 at 10:38 am said:

I know this isn’t entirely up to Sony but hey it may just motivate someone, somewhere to sort it out….

Where are the following for the classics range?

-Brave Fencer Musashi
-Dark Cloud + Dark Cloud 2
-Persona
-Dot Hack Series


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+ aro52 on May 13th, 2013 at 11:17 am said:

Now that DUST is “officially released”, will it be getting Trophies?? Or is that not allowed for F2P games…?


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+ U-E-N-D-I-L on May 13th, 2013 at 11:19 am said:

jetpack joyride is free and it has trophies on both vita and ps3


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+ tusunami on May 13th, 2013 at 12:08 pm said:

It’s good to see a healthy dose of PS Vita games coming out this is great, & i’ll definitely be playing some more Dust 514. Wish more developers do what they have done with the game & make MMO’s compatible with the PC players.


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+ tusunami on May 13th, 2013 at 12:09 pm said:

Almost forgot the Star Wars tables are also gonna be very fun, can’t wait to get them!!!!!!!


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+ Yo666db on May 13th, 2013 at 12:38 pm said:

@100
I totally agree with you


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+ LURKING_WOLF on May 13th, 2013 at 1:30 pm said:

alright dust cant wait! PC x PS3
also we need a Psvita anime app i really want to watch perfectly on my vita


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+ SpiritWarStudios on May 13th, 2013 at 3:01 pm said:

Any idea of when Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault will be heading to Vita? We don’t have that many weeks left of Spring.


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+ NYPUNK88 on May 13th, 2013 at 4:37 pm said:

Jacob Jones and the Bigfoot Mystery! Woo hoo!!! :D


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+ PrimeroIncognito on May 13th, 2013 at 5:58 pm said:

@ tusunami

Umm… didn’t you know you can get them now if you want? They’ve been available on Zen Pinball 2 for a while now.

ZP2 is a free download. $10 for the Star Wars pack. Then you can download the stand-alone version tomorrow at no extra charge if you want.


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+ TWODEEEE on May 13th, 2013 at 8:55 pm said:

pleaseeee get the ps3 classic freguency


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+ Choga on May 13th, 2013 at 9:07 pm said:

Seriously though, I really want Ratchet Deadlocked. It was supposed to come out November last year. Its been like half a year. Thats enough time to port the game a second time. Can you guys please give us just a little info, like “its coming out at the very end of spring” or at least something like “sorry guys not this week or the next” pretty please? :D


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+ Bcrichmark on May 14th, 2013 at 2:18 am said:

HAY ROCKSTAR thank you for manhunt but how about THE WARRIORS?


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+ skells22 on May 14th, 2013 at 3:14 am said:

108, maybe we get news on that this week, no promises and that means news on the other ratchet game. deadlocked hd


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+ Elvick_ on May 14th, 2013 at 4:51 am said:

@87: The game came out well before the PS Vita was out. It’s just getting a PSN release now. Natsume is working pretty hard at getting their catalog on digital services.

I keep asking if we’ll see the series (or Harvest Moon) on PS Vita, and the only recent thing I got was “that’s a popular request.” So hopefully we’ll see HM or RF on Vita sometime in the future.

@102: I heard from the Frobisher Says developer that F2P used to (at least on Vita) not be able to have trophies, but Sony dropped that which is why that game (and Treasures of Motezuma Blitz) got trophies in patches . So there’s really no reason it shouldn’t get trophies.

I guess we’ll see. Maybe it’ll be like Free Realms, that’s free, but you can’t earn trophies unless you pay the subscription.


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+ Trysten500 on May 14th, 2013 at 5:47 am said:

@66: First let me say, chill out dude. Secondly, no I didn’t pay $40 for FFA. I bought 2 of them, one for me and one for my brother. So $20 + $20=$40…….


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+ furhervonfoster on May 14th, 2013 at 6:02 am said:

I really wish they would bring Marc Ecko’s Getting Up!!!! That was one of my all time fave ps2 games! And They should bring back Full Spectrum Warrior and Ten Hammers! I wont those so bad!!!


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+ Thrill_Kill on May 15th, 2013 at 12:55 pm said:

Thanks for the update, and DUST looks sweet! It’s a shame that Manhunt and Manhunt 2 are not available in HD remastered collections as I would buy it up in a heartbeat! Manhunt series was my all time favs from PS2 next to the Siren series. Sadly though I already have the PS2 versions of the games and I have plenty of CECH-A01 PS3s to play them on in upscaled resolution so this digital release is pointless for me. The other games don’t interest me either. I hope DUST is incredible as I just finished my third play through of Demons Souls and received my Platinum Trophy in it. ;) Now THAT was a great game!

BTW When you guys say the PS4 is coming this holiday 2013, are you talking about summer break or winter break? I assume you guys mean Christmas time. :)


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+ Thrill_Kill on May 15th, 2013 at 12:59 pm said:

Any idea if we will ever get HD remaster of Deadlocked, and why it was NOT on the Ratchet and Clank HD Remasted edition BluRay disc? It could have easily fir on there. Perhaps you can get Insomniac to make another HD Remastered disc of R&C including Deadlocked, Secret Agent Clank, and Size Matters? That would be nice.


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