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The Drop: Week of June 17th 2013 New Releases

Rey Gutierrez's Avatar + Posted by Rey Gutierrez on Jun 16, 2013 // Senior Social Media Specialist

On PSN and for PS Vita comes, Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two. Utilizing the same open-ended, environment-manipulating play mechanics of the original Disney Epic Mickey to create a unique experience that lets players create their own paths through game levels. Featuring both Mickey Mouse and Oswald the Lucky Rabbit, each with their own tools of environment manipulation. Additional features include, forgotten Disney characters and attractions, all-new levels, professional voice acting, Disney-inspired music and lyrics!

Enjoy this week The Drop!

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(PS Vita) – 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!

Jak and Daxter Collection

(PS Vita) – The Jak and Daxter Collection features all three best-selling PlayStation 2 classic hits — Jak and Daxter, Jak II and Jak 3 — fully remastered in high definition. This collection follows fan-favorite Jak and his sidekick Daxter through a series of action-packed adventures. The Jak and Daxter Collection blends action, shooting, driving, and platforming into one complete PS Vita package.

Jak-and-Daxter-HD-Collection-Confirmed-by-SonyEat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard – In Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard, videogame action hero Matt Hazard gets his chance to prove once and for all that he is the king of shooters when the new owner of mega game publisher, Marathon Megasoft, gives Matt his comeback role starring in a new title for next-gen consoles that pits him against all of his memorable foes from videogames past. In the world of Eat Lead, however, everything stops being a game and becomes reality when it is clear that someone is using the new game to bring about Matt’s death once and for all. With only the mysterious QA to help him, Matt must fight against a legion of Marathon Megasoft catalogue of videogame characters to keep it from being Game Over forever.

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Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara – (PSN) – Dungeons & Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara brings reworkings of two of Capcom’s classic arcade hits – Dungeons & Dragons: Tower of Doom and Dungeons & Dragons: Shadow over Mystara – together in one definitive digital package on the PlayStation Network. Just as in the arcades, up to four players will select their character class before doing battle against the mythical beasts from the Dungeons and Dragons’ universe with a mix of melee, range and magic attacks. Download now for only $14.99!

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Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams – Fluffy clouds and rainbows – what a nightmare! Being trapped in a lollipop world infuriates Giana, driving her to smash everything in her path… but the walls between dreams are thin. A tenebrous boneyard lurks just beyond the veil, soothing Giana’s temper and lightening her step.
Project Giana is a phantasmagorical platformer with contrasting themes. Twist one dream into another at will to transform the world and Giana, putting an array of world-warping tricks at your fingertips.

Storm – Manipulate wind, rain, lightning and snow to solve puzzles at your own pace, interacting with lush landscapes in each of the seasons to lead a seed to a new, happy home. Explore nature’s beauty or simply enjoy the ambiance as you float, blow and bounce a seed to the perfect place to take root.

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  • Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams
  • NCAA Football 14

PlayStation 2 Classic

Castlevania: Lament of Innocence – Konami’s famed vampire hunting series makes its debut on the PlayStation 2 with Castlevania: Lament of Innocence. It tells the story of the Belmont family’s first encounter with the dark lord Dracula, and connects the lineage of previous Belmont adventurers. Gameplay blends the series’ trademark 2D whip-cracking and platforming elements with a new detailed 3D environment.

Corvette Evolution GT – Evolution GT is a racing game that gives the player the opportunity to experience the life of a real racing driver, and the evolution of his alter ego throughout the course of his career. By choosing appropriate race tactics and driving styles, and placing well in the races, the player will grow in his ability to compete at an ever-higher level, gaining access to new racing cars as well as roadsters, coupès and eventually dream cars such as the Bugatti EB110 and the Pagani Zonda.

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The Last Exorcism
(Releases June 18th on Blu-ray): Nell Sweetzer (Ashley Bell) is back in the relative safety of civilization and sent to live in a group home where she’s encouraged to leave her past behind and start a new life. Just as Nell settles in, she is tormented by the seductive demonic presence that once possessed her. She realizes that the evil force is back with unimaginably horrific plans which could only mean that her last exorcism was just the beginning.

[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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+ IIL0YDII on June 16th, 2013 at 4:04 pm said:

CRASH BANDICOOT AND SPYRO FOR PS VITA!


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+ klassymike on June 16th, 2013 at 4:04 pm said:

Vita owners will be excited for Jak & Daxter.


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+ gohan16ken on June 16th, 2013 at 4:05 pm said:

Can you make two step verification for the sony web store? Thanks.


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+ FeddeCampo on June 16th, 2013 at 4:06 pm said:

Awesome Vita releases! =D Thank you guys


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+ Barriecuda on June 16th, 2013 at 4:07 pm said:

Dear Sony, please release Suikoden II on PSN, it would be greatly appreciated.


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+ Ryan-Campbell18 on June 16th, 2013 at 4:07 pm said:

WHERES FATAL FRAME 3??????????????????????? PLEASE RESPOND :-)


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+ BlueRobotX on June 16th, 2013 at 4:12 pm said:

Awesome Castlevania: Lament of Innocence been waiting for that one, hope it’s not long before we get Curse of Darkness too. I’m also looking forward to trying the Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams demo.


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+ IIL0YDII on June 16th, 2013 at 4:12 pm said:

@klassymike
not really, from what I saw from E3 Jak and Daxter Collection – SUB-RES, 30 FPS with drops aka bad port.


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+ Superstone on June 16th, 2013 at 4:18 pm said:

More PSone classics!!!!


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+ Dragonslayer_023 on June 16th, 2013 at 4:19 pm said:

Where’s Velocity Ultra? Heard it was coming in May but then nothing.


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+ GhostMachine1 on June 16th, 2013 at 4:20 pm said:

Need more vita games.


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+ Robbie_G_lrish on June 16th, 2013 at 4:40 pm said:

@10 It’s coming July 9th. I think I read that they were having legal issues but those are all cleared up now.


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+ SAIYAN98 on June 16th, 2013 at 4:40 pm said:

Jak and Daxter Vita is already out at my local Gamestop!!!! :D


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+ ATFrez on June 16th, 2013 at 4:40 pm said:

I know you get this a lot but please, let us be able to play the old Crash and Spyro games on our PS Vitas. Also, Releasing Suikoden 2 would be nice.


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+ KwietStorm on June 16th, 2013 at 4:41 pm said:

Appear offline status please. Its been 7 years. You can’t tell me there’s not enough RAM for that too.


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+ KwietStorm on June 16th, 2013 at 4:42 pm said:

And PSone classics Soul Blade, MDK, Die Hard Trilogy, Return Fire, and Tenchu. Thanks.


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+ Elvick_ on June 16th, 2013 at 4:44 pm said:

I’d be buying Epic Mickey 2 if it were at retail, but you had to be lazy. Why even bother with that port if you weren’t going to put it out at retail to let random consumers know it exists?

@8: Nothing of these games is a bad port. It’s a miracle they can even manage to do these HD Remasters of J&D at all, with how wonky the code for the games on PS2 were. If it runs at all, then it’s a miracle.


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+ IIL0YDII on June 16th, 2013 at 4:56 pm said:

@17
Metal Gear Solid HD Collection running without noticable framerate drops, and its not miracle its called hard work by company that ported it, and original was made by Konami.
J&D was made by Naughty Dog, Sony’s inside studio, which means they know how handle the code/engine pretty well, its just a BAD PORT.


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+ PZDugna on June 16th, 2013 at 4:59 pm said:

i looked up the price for Jak and Daxter for the Vita and found it for 30 dollars any chance it might be cheaper for a digital version?


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+ BigTeeEff on June 16th, 2013 at 5:02 pm said:

Seeing Konami’s push for ps2 classics, I’m hoping Gradius V will make it to PSN.


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+ Krieggier on June 16th, 2013 at 5:04 pm said:

What about Chronicles of Mystarra? Wasn’t that supposed to come out this week?


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+ klassymike on June 16th, 2013 at 5:08 pm said:

The digital version of J & D will probably be more, not less than the disc version. That seems to be the way it goes.


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+ ShariusTC on June 16th, 2013 at 5:17 pm said:

J&D discount for PS+ please


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+ Aizen1313 on June 16th, 2013 at 5:18 pm said:

Any chance we will ever see suikoden 2 as a PSone classic


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+ samiamiamsam on June 16th, 2013 at 5:49 pm said:

A good drop for us Vita owners. And a great week for Playstation at e3.

Will most likely get Disney Epic Mickey 2. Not well received in it’s console release, but I am still intrigued.


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+ PhillyTheCat on June 16th, 2013 at 6:10 pm said:

Yes! More Castlevania is ALWAYS a GREAT thing!
I’m hoping for Dracula’s Curse to come along soon after as well.
The Pumpkin King is a BEAST!
I would love for the classic games to come too PSN too!
I’m talking about the NES, SNES & GENESIS TITLES.
I a would gladly buy them on PSN rather than the Wii.

Talk to Konami SONY.
Please make it happen!
Thanks!


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+ Tjoeb123 on June 16th, 2013 at 6:10 pm said:

Jak and Daxter Collection…

1. is Cross Buy (for the digital copies only)?
2. is available separately or as a bundle?
3. has 3 separate trophy lists/Platinums?


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+ neuropunk on June 16th, 2013 at 6:19 pm said:

Awww, for a second there I thought this was the Castle of Illusion HD Remake.

Clicked on the topic and saw Epic Mickey 2 and my heart sank. :(


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+ CatatonicAlex on June 16th, 2013 at 6:19 pm said:

The review I read regarding the Jax HD collection has me worried….It apparently has a horrible frame rate.


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+ NeoMahi on June 16th, 2013 at 6:34 pm said:

Eh… Pretty drab though Jak &Daxter on the Vita could be cool, if I had the space. 32GB isnt enough. But, its pretty week for The Drop but, what do you do following The Last of Us. I can’t wait to play it. Amazon are dragging their feet getting it me as slowly as possible, and they even made me pay for shipping although it was supposed to be free.


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+ PrimeroIncognito on June 16th, 2013 at 6:45 pm said:

@ Elvick_

What the hell is a “random consumer”? Are you one? Do you know the game exists? Yes? So what’s the problem? You imply you want the game but will purposely avoid it because… ?

Let me guess… this is your way of “punishing” them for not doing exactly what you would have liked to see? Right? Because you’re so important, correct? You’re just… ugh… nevermind. So ridiculous.


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+ CrusaderForever on June 16th, 2013 at 6:48 pm said:

Unreal Vita Drop!! Thanks Sony!


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+ KirAMinh on June 16th, 2013 at 7:08 pm said:

J&D discount for PS+. Just do that SONY, plz!


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+ DiscoJer on June 16th, 2013 at 7:18 pm said:

@10 Velocity HD is apparently releasing July 9th.

They had a lot of problems getting it approved in NA, even though the European version was ages ago. Finally got approved last week. Why so long between approval and showing up? I dunno.


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+ Chief_Goldblum on June 16th, 2013 at 7:25 pm said:

i wanna play spiderman on my vita


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+ FJ1100_rider on June 16th, 2013 at 7:26 pm said:

@31 exactly what I was going to say
hey @17 random consumer? It’s well known 88-90% ( depending onwhat stats you read )of ps3 ownwrs are on psn and see what games release regularly digitally , plus most get weekly playstation store email messages not to mention nearly 100% of psvita owners download games and follow psn updates

to others saying weak drop don’t you know it’s not the complete list of this weeks releases ? it’s highlights like always and on tuesday the update will be two or three times as big


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+ Sonicfan11589 on June 16th, 2013 at 7:35 pm said:

YES Castlevania: Lament of Innocence, I too hope for Castlevania: Curse of Darkness to come to PSN! THANK U SO MUCH SONY AND KONAMI!


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+ KnifingGrimace on June 16th, 2013 at 8:01 pm said:

Lament of Innocence?! I am absolutely sold, if you can’t tell by looking at my Belmont avatar.

Thanks a ton, this truly is a classic. I am still eagerly awaiting the day when we will once again see a new IGA-vania. Lords of Shadow just doesn’t compare.


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+ SpooNManX on June 16th, 2013 at 8:02 pm said:

Eat Lead? Didn’t that come out years ago?


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+ Rikukey2 on June 16th, 2013 at 8:09 pm said:

What about god eater I thought it was coming this week on the 18th :/


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+ CrackaDown on June 16th, 2013 at 8:12 pm said:

I really want Final Fantasy V support for my vita. I am working my way through the series again and I am already on the fourth one.


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+ Lord_Rinja on June 16th, 2013 at 8:46 pm said:

@Rey Gutierrez

Do you know when we are getting Dungeons and Dragons: Chronicles of Mystara from Capcom? I’ve been waiting for well over a decade to play the two games in this collection and I read that it was coming out in June.


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+ CARLOX_ on June 16th, 2013 at 8:58 pm said:

Still no Capcom Vs. SNK 2 :(


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+ blkhatpersian on June 16th, 2013 at 9:57 pm said:

Thank you for Castlevania: Lament of Innocence :). Sadly I am skeptical of ports since Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2 Plus so I’m gonna have to wait for reviews before purchasing.


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+ IDrinkYourBlood on June 16th, 2013 at 10:35 pm said:

LAMENT OF INNOCENCE IS THE BEST!!!!!


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+ goodSuM on June 16th, 2013 at 11:03 pm said:

I agree with the person above me with Epic Mickey 2. I’d buy it but only retail. Why? I have a 4GB memory card that came with my Vita. With all the other games I have, I can’t afford the space for this being only digital. I have a few other games, all from retail, that take up little-to-no space.


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+ samirbvr on June 16th, 2013 at 11:09 pm said:

Storm, It’s been long time since I heard of that one. Shall give it a try if there’s a demo.


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+ Strangallo on June 17th, 2013 at 12:10 am said:

I can’t wait for the Giana Sisters remake. Loved “Great Giana Sisters” on the Amiga back in the day.


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+ broy300 on June 17th, 2013 at 1:00 am said:

Storm! Been waiting patiently for it to release since it was pulled last year.


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+ GMFCO311 on June 17th, 2013 at 2:20 am said:

@ #15; KwietStorm

Appear Offline Status has existed for the PS3 for a LONG time now! Where have you been? lol


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