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The Drop: Week of July 1st 2013 New Releases

Rey Gutierrez's Avatar + Posted by Rey Gutierrez on Jun 30, 2013 // Senior Social Media Specialist

On PSN and for PS3 comes, Bladestorm: The Hundred Years War brings to life the intensity and drama of a war-torn Medieval Europe featuring a rich tapestry of legendary characters including Joan of Arc and Prince Edward, the Black Prince.

Also on PSN for PS Vita, Velocity Ultra is a remake of the original PS Minis game and features trophies, online high scores and a completely overhauled visual style at native PS Vita resolution. Enjoy this week The Drop!

Bladestorm: The Hundred Years’ War – Utilizing a next-generation game engine, the game’s armies collide on the battlefield at an unprecedented scale. Countless numbers of men consumed with ferocious intensity converge on screen, where tactics and cunning combine with valor and might to determine who is left standing at the end of the day. The game puts players in the role of a rogue commander and gives them direct control of mercenary units in fierce clashes with English and French forces. You must adjust strategies as skirmishes evolve, and then deploy the unit best-suited to handle the challenge. Game progression is wholly dependent on a player’s decisions and accomplishments on the battlefield.

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Farming Simulator (PS Vita) – Become a farmer and experience the thrill of driving heavy modern farm equipment as you try and feed the world! Grow and harvest crops while utilizing a variety of vehicles and implements over the 900+ acre island in your quest for farming greatness.

Pinball Heroes: Complete (PS Vita) – Classic arcade pinball action in the palm of your hands. With multiple Pinball Heroes pinball tables to download – each one based off of a different hit Playstation franchise – you’ll always have a new challenge to conquer. So whether you’re a casual gamer or a true pinball wizard, Pinball Heroes for the PS Vita gives you authentic arcade pinball experience – anytime and anywhere.

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Velocity Ultra (PS Vita) – In 2212 the distant star Vilio exploded into a red giant, sending an electromagnetic pulse surging into our deep space mining ships, colony cruisers and Special Forces fighters. Now the star is beginning to collapse into a black hole, pulling our stranded fleets to their doom. To make things worse, our warring neighbors have deployed scavengers to prey upon our people. Only one craft is capable of a rescue mission, the Quarp Jet — a spacecraft capable of teleportation.

Tour De France 2013: 100th Edition – Gain the lead with full control over your speed, effort and racing trajectory around every bend. Plan your race strategy and use realistic team tactics to conquer each stage of the race. Team up with a friend in co-op mode or battle it out for the yellow jersey in versus mode.

Demos

  • Pinball Heroes: Complete Trail (PS Vita)
  • Velocity Ultra (PS Vita)

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Warriors Orochi – Warriors Orochi is a crossover of two historical action epics, Dynasty Warriors and Samurai Warriors. In the game, Orochi the king of demons has merged together in time the Sengoku and Sangokushi periods in an attempt at world domination. The heroes of both Dynasty and Samurai Warriors must now fight together to defeat Orochi and his demon followers.

[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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122 Comments

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+ shogun00 on June 30th, 2013 at 6:02 pm said:

Sweet! I wasn’t expecting Pinball Heroes to appear on the Vita, but happy none the less.


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+ Resoula on June 30th, 2013 at 6:16 pm said:

Bladestorm for the PSN now? Amazing! I loved that game when I had the disc copy of it, I can’t wait to get it again!


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+ fantasyplayer on June 30th, 2013 at 6:18 pm said:

I throw in a second ” come on ” with the Metal Gear PO coming to vita. It along with some other request should have been here a long time ago Sony you need to get your guys to hash it out with Konami to make this happen.Other request like Crash, Spyro, Crisis Core and Kingdom Hearts. I have faith in your people Sony. They could do it if you put your heart into it and let them roll with it..


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+ JayJay2515 on June 30th, 2013 at 6:20 pm said:

Please put Battlefront 2 or Sims 2 on Ps2 Classics


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+ sparepart on June 30th, 2013 at 6:24 pm said:

Why is North American PSN still not allowing VITA owners to access all of the PSP and PSone games that the other countries are allowed to play? I am not amused that Sony seems to be treating this like it is no big deal. If your not going to allow us the games that other regions are allowed to play then you could atleast change your policy to allow 2 psp’s and 2 vita systems pre account, to access purchased content. As it is now I can’t play 2 player psp games unless I buy another psp just for the games that do not work on my VIta.


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+ naruto9876__ on June 30th, 2013 at 6:27 pm said:

oh well nothing for me this week I’ll just go play more last of us


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+ Wozman23 on June 30th, 2013 at 6:46 pm said:

If you have a Vita and you don’t buy Velocity Ultra, you should be locked in some sort of mental institution.


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+ SamTheMan91 on June 30th, 2013 at 6:52 pm said:

battlefield 3 can be found for like $10 used, you people are sad. also i prefer online shooters on xbox cause they run so much smoother.


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+ Kard-N on June 30th, 2013 at 7:08 pm said:

Bladestorm: The Hundred Years’ War

According to metacric: http://www.metacritic.com/game/playstation-3/bladestorm-the-hundred-years-war


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+ Ryumoau on June 30th, 2013 at 7:13 pm said:

Very weak drop. Any news on when Sanctum 2 will come to psn?


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+ Ryumoau on June 30th, 2013 at 7:17 pm said:

God, i hope Bladestorm isn’t more than $15. i won’t spend more than that considering Dynasty Warriors 8 is coming in 2 weeks.


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+ FLYPino on June 30th, 2013 at 7:31 pm said:

PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE give us a good list for Instant Game Collection for the month of July.

School starts back in August!


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+ pumaoblivion on June 30th, 2013 at 7:38 pm said:

If memory serves me correctly the PSN plus list for July should be out tomorrow, cause it is usually posted on a Monday


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+ shauny1125 on June 30th, 2013 at 8:08 pm said:

there is going to be more games coming out right?
uk gets battlefield 3 -___-
assassins creed 1or 3 is a good game to release since assassins creed black flag is coming out


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+ Aizen1313 on June 30th, 2013 at 8:17 pm said:

Any chance we will ever see suikoden 2 or Saga frontier as PSone classics?


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+ PrinceofXIII on June 30th, 2013 at 9:31 pm said:

Bladestorm!

though i suggest you playing the Orochi Warriors series since the main character appears there as a playable character ^^


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+ Northstar77 on June 30th, 2013 at 9:56 pm said:

@trum3n1 first this is NOT the plus update and second the US update is delivered exactly the save as EU for these last few months. Come back tomorrow to see all of July plus releases, but they will release weekly on psn just like EU. EU doesn’t get the entire month of content in one day on the store.


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+ Nevi901 on June 30th, 2013 at 10:58 pm said:

Again, no Crash or Spyro on Vita. Why?


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+ Hitosura1 on June 30th, 2013 at 11:10 pm said:

When is fatal frame 3 gonna show up on psn? I’m dying to play that game.


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+ herbalsticky on June 30th, 2013 at 11:54 pm said:

Does the Vita not get Full U.S.-styled games anymore? Is the Vita only good for small games and Japan-made games? Wth happened to the boasting of the analog sticks being ideal for shooters? Not everyone is kid-hearted and likes japan cartoon games. I guess when dev’s don’t see a large consumer base + selling price point for games on Vita vs. other consoles, there’s little incentive for creativity and motivation. Money speaks all languages, and is the catalyst of everything.


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+ Kanon_of_Gemini on June 30th, 2013 at 11:56 pm said:

Come on!! Give me Battlefield 3 for PS plus!!! Europe got it!! come on SONY !!! >_<


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+ Aramisamour on July 1st, 2013 at 12:22 am said:

Bladestorm, wow… Well it was a good demo I played…I don’t know, YEARS ago! It certainly isn’t a good enough game to warrant a triumph-like return as a digital download. I’m glad I have an EU PLUS account, grabbing Battlefield 3 for free!!! Maybe US will come around, most of the time they overlap so, don’t complain too much, we might just get it here too.


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+ DARZERO on July 1st, 2013 at 12:26 am said:

I’m starting to love my vita for indie games, hotline miami is just perfect on vita. Bring more of those games Sony, Limbo is next on my list. Those are great games for your buck, this is exactly what the vita needs. Old school pc games would be awesome too, offer something like GOG on vita, play all these games that are long forgotten on the go without the need of a laptop. I’m thinking of DOOM, Descent, Unreal tournament, Max payne, Warcraft 3, starcraft just to name a few. Bring these games at a low price and you’ll get lots of sales.


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+ kmcdrc1300 on July 1st, 2013 at 12:52 am said:

Yes, where is Spyro for the vita Sony ? I bet no one even reads our suggestions


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+ Alaann on July 1st, 2013 at 1:10 am said:

AT 31————–the eu is ps3 largest market not america


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+ angelbless45 on July 1st, 2013 at 1:14 am said:

I really, really hope these next 6 months we could outperform EU PS plus games. :)


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+ Alaann on July 1st, 2013 at 1:28 am said:

AT 74————–there is no need to wait and hope that it improves set up an eu account and then buy a plus sub.I have an IRISH and us ps plus accounts.a game downloaded from your second account will work on your main account as long as its the same ps3


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+ TJF588 on July 1st, 2013 at 1:29 am said:

ITT: People who give a crap about Battlefield?

The aesthetics of this “Bladestorm” catch my eye, but I’m about as informed about just what the game is/how it plays as we were from that “18XX: The Order” reveal (whatever it was called). Obviously it has strategy elements at the least, but still hazy on the details of control.

Velocity Ultra… Shame I don’t have a Vita yet. Still have the original minis version from Plus (back when it still offered minis and Classics), so I guess I’m okay for now.


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+ Alaann on July 1st, 2013 at 1:36 am said:

at 65———–eu does get all the games on the same day begining of the month,all the ps3 ones in anyway the vita ones are later in the month.


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+ Alaann on July 1st, 2013 at 1:39 am said:

at 76 there is a demo on the eu store not sure if theres one on the us store.


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+ TJF588 on July 1st, 2013 at 1:40 am said:

Okay, caught up on reading comments (barring whatever slipped in after my last). So, Bladestorm’s been out, allegedly. I’m terrible unversed with…whatever franchise it and this week’s PS2 Classic are associated with.

And while it’s been decried already, WOW, so much misidentification. Wouldn’t be surprised if these’re folks coming hot off the 30-day trial from Home’s E3 promotion.


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+ Gamerzlimited on July 1st, 2013 at 1:49 am said:

@1 I don’t know if your serious or just plain stupid. This is “The Drop” for new releases, not “Playstation Plus.” You deserve a slap in the face for posting that dumb comment. That also goes for those idiots who can’t learn how to read.

Anyway, nice to see Bladestorm coming. I started knowing about that game when I played as Joan of Arc in Warriors Orochi 3. It would be nice if they bring Warriors: Legends of Troy and TRINITY: Souls of Zill O’ll as well.


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+ viceforce on July 1st, 2013 at 2:23 am said:

Hey sony this Tuesday is my 27th birthday. I understand from the blogcast they’ll be some discounts in games. How about u seed me a 50 (or 100) dollar gift code for my birthday so I can get in on these discounts.


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+ leonskjti on July 1st, 2013 at 3:47 am said:

and soul sacrifice dlcs?
I need more!!!
I love this game!!!
Please!! news?!
new monsters…


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+ iamtylerdurden1 on July 1st, 2013 at 5:29 am said:

Did you guys see Rey G. at E3 …..pretty funny. @27(somebignasty) If you want the vaunted “Jrpg” get plus Japan then. Seriously though the state of “Jrpgs” right now is laughable compared to ps2 days so much so that “Jrpgs” are starting to copy western rpgs and it is sad because we used to envy the “Jrpg” even import them, now not so much.


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+ Alfiniti on July 1st, 2013 at 5:40 am said:

Where are all the good Ps2 classics? There are so many JRPGS that you guys still haven’t released. You still have yet to release the rest of the Suikoden franchise so far only the original Suikoden has been released but we still haven’t gotten II yet. Also what about the Enter the Matrix franchise? That was a very good franchise and I’d like to be able to play the whole franchise all over again but sadly I can’t because ps2 games do not work on the current version of the ps3 I have now and I have to wait for these games to be released via PSN for me to be able to play.


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+ Yudelic0x0 on July 1st, 2013 at 5:40 am said:

A game of kingdom hearts or resident evil. vita he needs it and the users also. A GREAT GAME.


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+ KEHT_USA on July 1st, 2013 at 6:00 am said:

>Never heard of bladestorm. Is it any good?
Yep, bought it on Blu-Ray on discounted price and stuck with it for 2 months. Amazing and criminally underrated game.


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+ BAEZE_L on July 1st, 2013 at 6:11 am said:

So…. Can We Get A Guess When Sega Is Going To Put Out That Long Awaited PHANTASY STAR ONLINE 2 For The PSVita’s North American Market? It Is A Game That We Certainly NEED Very Much!!!!!!


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+ iamtylerdurden1 on July 1st, 2013 at 6:16 am said:

(yes i know this is not the plus update)( it better not be lol@Farming sim.) To those saying Battlefield3 is bargain bin and “old outdated shooter”….. really? B3 is still 16$ used at gamestop and more$ on psn and granted 16$ is cheap i wouldn’t quantify it as “bargain bin” what do you expect to get The last of us or Bioshock Infininate or…….for you “JRPers” Ni no Kuni ? B3 is NOT antiquated or outdated even though it relased ’11 it uses the gorgeous and highly respected Frosbite2 engine and looks far better than the likes of any CoD game. The Frosbite2 is the best looking engine out there and MANY games have and will utilize it until B4 and the even more impressive Frostbite3 come out. This is the new Unreal engine since the Unreal3 flopped and B3 is the best standard war fps out there (better than the sterile yearly release CoD) so if ps plus wants to give us beautiful AAA titles like B3 i speak for MOST out there (meaning the overwhelming majority) that we DO want B3. period.
when have we ever got anything bad from Swedes


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+ domo-guerrilla on July 1st, 2013 at 6:19 am said:

@ 19 – Blood Omen: Legacy of Kain compatibility for Vita
i second that :D


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+ Valentine-Z on July 1st, 2013 at 7:09 am said:

@35

The best place to get a EU PS+ card with an American credit/debit card is Maximus Cards. It’s a website but I don’t know what Sony’s rules are on posting links. You also get the code instantly. :) I searched for a very long time on the Internet since I wanted a PS+ card and I was pretty skeptical on this site but it definitely works. Happy gaming!


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+ ItaChu on July 1st, 2013 at 7:10 am said:

Bladestorm: The Hundred Years’ War …..damn Koei doesnt know what giving a game promo means? sheesh lol first time i heard of that game and it comes out tomorrow lol thatll be 20 bucks quick!


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+ ItaChu on July 1st, 2013 at 7:12 am said:

@ #83 Rey is always a funny guy lol


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+ Valentine-Z on July 1st, 2013 at 7:15 am said:

Bad news! Looks like the site only sells the 90-day subscription now.


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+ TJF588 on July 1st, 2013 at 7:22 am said:

@88 iamtylerdurden1 – What I don’t want are multiplayer-focused military shooters. Mind I’ve still not spent as much time with Gotham City Impostors — a colorful, silly little affair more akin to Team Fortress 2 — as it likely deserves, but seeing Spec Ops: The Line in the IGC actually excited me, since its story mode had been so lauded (though I get the feeling that my lack of immersion in military shooters would lessen my reaction).

Personal taste, I know, but if a game’s not gonna focus on a compelling single-player experience, then it needs to make up for it in novelty. What little I’m versed with Battlefield or COD (or their knockoffs), I’m not drawn to them. I do hear good of the “big moments” in COD story modes, but I still haven’t gone further in that (first?) snow level in Modern Warfare 2, a play request by my friend from over a year ago, now.

I don’t need recent games, just interesting ones.


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+ Stoner_Man_420 on July 1st, 2013 at 7:47 am said:

If EU gets BF3 and we get crap like Bladestorm, I’ll be upset. This would be the second time that this would happen for me. It would be awesome if they had one game be a “Gamer’s Choice” or something. Let us vote for one of the games, maybe?


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+ Parada_5 on July 1st, 2013 at 8:44 am said:

When are we gonna get the ps1 crash bandicoot and spyro the dragon games playable on ps vita? And are we gonna get buzz lightyear of star command downloadable on psn in the us? They are some of my ps1 games I played These games just before I got my Hands on a ps2.


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+ Ryumoau on July 1st, 2013 at 8:45 am said:

I hope we don’t get Battlefield as our plus game. its old as dirt and people who care about it, already have it. I’d rather get an rpg or i’d even take that bladestorm game free to keep me busy till DW8 arrives.


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+ Mando44646 on July 1st, 2013 at 8:46 am said:

Farming Simulator, really?


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