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The Drop: Week of July 22nd 2013 New Releases

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

On PS3 Blu-ray and PSN this week, The evil wizard Gargamel has created the Naughties, who kidnap Smurfette from Smurfs Village and imprison her in Paris. It’s now up to the Smurfs to travel from the Enchanted Forest, through the busy streets of New York, into Paris, and everywhere in between to save the day and bring Smurfette home safe!

Enjoy this week’s The Drop!

The_Smurfs_2_Video_Game_CoverThe Smurfs 2: The Video Game (Also on PS3 Blu-ray) – The Smurfs 2 video game is an action-packed adventure platformer that provides Smurfs fans of all ages with the opportunity to dive into the magical Smurfs Village and relive iconic moments and key environments from the feature film. The Smurfs 2 video game for the features an interactive storytelling book and a collection of mini-games for Smurf fans to enjoy.

Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational We’re excited to announce that the latest installment in the Hot Shots Golf franchise will be winging its way onto PS3 via PSN for $19.99.The PS3 version offers everybody’s favorite local multiplayer that supports up to four players, as well as new features such as Real Feel Shot where you can swing your way through courses with your PlayStation Move motion controller.
What’s more, for those of you that own the PS Vita version, all of your downloadable content is cross-buy and will be unlocked in the PS3 version! The Vita patch version 1.06 will bring you up to speed with the PS3, enabling you to play with those on the PS3 version in the online tournaments.

Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark (Also for PS Vita) – Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark is a fast-paced stealth platformer featuring brutal hazards, ruthless enemies, fiendish puzzles and red pixels galore. Jump, sneak, and be chunked through 80 levels. Will you make it out alive? Armed with only your wits and a pair of top-of-the-line Stealthing Goggles, it’s your job to sneak your way through a deadly facility that’s determined to extinguish your fragile little life. With no weapons and no armor, being seen means instant death. Stay out of the light to avoid the attention of deadly security robots! Leap like a lusty salmon to avoid those zap-happy lasers! Think fast as the walls close in around you! And once you’ve defeated these deadly chambers (or they’ve defeated you), create your own fiendish death-rooms in Stealth Inc’s fully-featured level editor. This game supports Cross Buy and entitles you to both the PS3 and Vita version!

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Zeno Clash 2 Zeno Clash 2 continues the adventures of Ghat, who struggle against new and old conflicts. The sequel features open ended gameplay with large explorable environments and RPG elements as well as an expanded melee combat system for even more brutal and engaging gameplay. Building upon the daring visual design and gratifying first-person fisticuffs of the acclaimed original, Zeno Clash II is bigger, bolder, and better in every way. Zenozoik comes alive like never before, an open world waiting to be explored, one rendered with breathtaking splendor. As Ghat, players can fully and freely explore every natural and architectural wonder his world has to offer. In addition to most of the characters, enemies, and items from the first game — all of which return with dramatic visual enhancement — Ghat can also expect to encounter awe-inspiring new sights, jaw-dropping new creature designs, and wildly creative new weapons and items.

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Zone of the Enders: HD Edition Hop into the cockpit of futuristic fighting mechs in the high-flying warfare of Zone of the Enders. Developer Konami and famed Metal Gear Solid mastermind Hideo Kojima bring the fast-action, nerve-blasting airborne combat directly into your living room. Save the population of the Jupiter moon Europa from destruction as you blast your enemies into oblivion with the awesome firepower and slicing swords of your Orbital Frame mechs.

[large][AnimePaper]scans_Zone-of-the-Enders_Shadow_Dude_44091Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner Players are once again thrown into an interplanetary conflict in this ZOE sequel, but this time the stakes are even higher, as the fate of Jupiter and Mars are held in the balance. Players will find a host of new gameplay features to help balance the odds. Exhilarating new maneuvers enable players to swing around enemies, target and destroy swarms of enemy fighters, tear down walls to use as shields or as a weapon, and even teleport out of danger. There are also more sub-weapons that support basic attacks and enhance strategic play during combat.

Do Not Fall – Run For Your Drink There are seven different game beverage world, the player’s task is to operate PiPi through numerous crises and collect customs clearance keys. Gameplay is very easy to understand, seemingly simple — but full of difficulty and challenge. The only general living standards is the name of the game, just do not fall. During the movement of players in the game, most of the floor in the walk will disappear gradually, the player must think carefully about forward lines, and collect enough keys to open the door to the end, but also dodge a variety of enemy attacks and trap. Players can also jump and sprint for timely response and timely use of the collapsing floors, so that enemies drop. The whole game constantly tests the player’s operation, intelligence and response.

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[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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+ VanguardFate on July 21st, 2013 at 4:05 pm said:

Hot shots seems nice. Offering the ZOE games separate is not bad either.


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+ DoTheKiller91 on July 21st, 2013 at 4:06 pm said:

2nd


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+ skunkape420 on July 21st, 2013 at 4:06 pm said:

2nd still good


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+ RoyalXIII on July 21st, 2013 at 4:08 pm said:

Slow week, huh?


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+ hawjboi2009 on July 21st, 2013 at 4:11 pm said:

The Smurfs and Hot shot golf look good.. i might buy The Smurfs 2 for sure.. i love platformer games


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+ Loco4FourLoko on July 21st, 2013 at 4:12 pm said:

What the heck? Where are the vita games!? One game? There’s no way you will have released 85 vita games by the end of this year. Nice e3 lie, again.


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+ Teflon02 on July 21st, 2013 at 4:17 pm said:

Crash Bandicoot 2 and CTR: Crash Team Racing working on my Vita finally in NA, I won’t bother ask about the rest cuz these are the main 2 I want. Sony’s PS Vita support especially in NA is completely BS at this point. You aren’t even showing you guys are actually fixing these matters, what happened to Crackle on Vita which was suppose to release a YEAR AGO!!? Crunchyroll finally said the Vita app is coming soon on the Crunchyroll site but that was suppose to be last year. Don’t get me started on crap like Why FFV is the only FF on PS Vita in NA that won’t transfer or download to it? SMH it’s a disgrace at this point and I’m just going to keep at it til I here legit replies THAT are actual answers and not just replies


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+ Errantia on July 21st, 2013 at 4:22 pm said:

Looking forward to Hot Shots, new trophies for some of the new included characters is nice.


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+ darkcowboy21 on July 21st, 2013 at 4:25 pm said:

When will we receive the codes for the Killzone Mercenary closed beta? Will they be sent out on Tuesday?


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+ gearhead32 on July 21st, 2013 at 4:31 pm said:

Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark for me.I pre-ordered it last week.


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+ IIL0YDII on July 21st, 2013 at 4:59 pm said:

CRASH BANDICOOT AND SPYRO FOR PS VITA!


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+ rustohariken on July 21st, 2013 at 5:05 pm said:

No exclusive vita games?


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+ CommandingTiger on July 21st, 2013 at 5:05 pm said:

Nothing good.

Maybe Zone of the Enders is good.


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+ poodude on July 21st, 2013 at 5:24 pm said:

Nothing for me this week. Which is fine, because I have plenty to tide me over until Tales of Xillia drops.


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+ xxnike629xx on July 21st, 2013 at 5:29 pm said:

Come on Sony! You guys are slacking:

X-Men vs. Street Fighter + Marvel Super Heroes vs. Street Fighter
Capcom vs. SNK Pro + Capcom vs. SNK 2
SVC Chaos
Street Fighter Alpha/Zero 3
Cannon Spike
Power Stone + Power Stone 2
King of Fighters NeoWave
Neo Geo Battle Coliseum
Capcom Fighting Evolution

Come on! These are t he HD Remasters/Collections we want to see.


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+ TranceManic on July 21st, 2013 at 5:29 pm said:

Well, hopefully the sales will be good this week.


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+ TranceManic on July 21st, 2013 at 5:34 pm said:

It is all good. I am at least 10 deep with my backlog until PS4!


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+ xGaByPRx on July 21st, 2013 at 5:54 pm said:

This game sux!


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+ Dark_Yoda_313 on July 21st, 2013 at 6:05 pm said:

Rey, after going to the trouble of renaming it Stealth Inc., the description for it refers to the dlc as Stealth Bastard.


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+ Nevi901 on July 21st, 2013 at 6:11 pm said:

Where’s Crash and Spyro for Vita?


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+ bobbydharrell on July 21st, 2013 at 6:15 pm said:

I wish ZoE was also on the PS Vita!! That is such an awesome game!


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+ Gamerzlimited on July 21st, 2013 at 6:23 pm said:

@15 We? Who’s we? Don’t count me as one of those people. First of all, I have a few reason why your list sucks:

1. Street Fighter Zero/Alpha 3 is already released as a PSone classic, no need for an HD remaster. What could they remaster anyway?
2. Power Stone and Power Stone 2 is already released as a collection on PSP. Where have you been all those times?
3. Capcom vs SNK 2 released as a PS2 classics just last week? Were you not paying attention to last week’s The Drop?
4. Sony does not have control over an HD remaster/collections for those games. Talk to the developers, not Sony.


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+ purse317 on July 21st, 2013 at 6:26 pm said:

Um ZoE is already in the store I know because I have it now. what were the games split up or something.


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+ Karvahl on July 21st, 2013 at 6:29 pm said:

Zone Of The Enders games have been split up. Anyways, those who doubt about this series, have in mind that they are awesome games, and the 2nd game is the best.
There’s also a ZoE 3 in the works, and trust me, that’s something serious to be excited!.


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+ PZDugna on July 21st, 2013 at 6:38 pm said:

@7 how did you get crash working on your Vita? i try moving the game from my ps3 to vita but it wont show up as a selection…


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+ Busca-Cabezas on July 21st, 2013 at 6:45 pm said:

I very well remember ZOE way back in the day. It brings good memories of a great time. I think I will most deff have to give ZOE HD a twirl! ;P


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+ NauseousPenguin on July 21st, 2013 at 6:51 pm said:

Any news on when Premium Avatars can be purchased and applied through the Vita?


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+ GeneralChaz9 on July 21st, 2013 at 7:10 pm said:

Eh, just need prices on Zone of the Enders. Need to see what the games are about first, though.

Also, still wanting some more PS2 classics like TimeSplitters, as always.


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+ krae_man on July 21st, 2013 at 7:28 pm said:

Smurfs 2, Eff yeah!


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+ LionAlliance on July 21st, 2013 at 7:45 pm said:

Any news of Lone Survivor?


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+ dragoon_slayer12 on July 21st, 2013 at 7:51 pm said:

i’ve been waiting on ZoE HD for Vita, when the h*ll is that dropping!!?? if it’s been cancelled, can we at least get some type of confirmation!!?? i need my ZoE HD, but i’m not double buying and would much rather have it on the go (as i did with MGS HD)….


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+ dragoon_slayer12 on July 21st, 2013 at 7:54 pm said:

@15
all but 3 are Capcom, the remaining are SNK Playmore


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+ sparepart on July 21st, 2013 at 8:00 pm said:

Look I am a day one Vita owner and have been waiting for sony to complete the addition of the digital PSP and PSone games for some time. I know these things don’t happen over night but other region have had access to Spyro Crash and MGS portable ops for some time now. How about showing some loyalty to the loyal consumers that still want to buy these games? At least talk about it instead of ignoring us.


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+ PainOfSarrow on July 21st, 2013 at 8:13 pm said:

Stealth Inc: A Clone in the Dark is all im excited for this week. il buy the DLC also. cant wait to try the level editor. i also hurd everyday shooter will be on sale for only 1$. not sure if thats just for plus members or for everyone. il get that aswell if so.


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+ PainOfSarrow on July 21st, 2013 at 8:17 pm said:

another note, whyyy nottt add the prices along with the drops ? that would be great.


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+ Barriecuda on July 21st, 2013 at 8:51 pm said:

Me again, with my usual Sunday plea for Suikoden II to finally get a proper place on PSN. I know I’m not the only one.


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+ JPG2105 on July 21st, 2013 at 9:01 pm said:

@7 don’t bother asking those questions on the drop. It’s probably been at least a year since the last time anyone form Sony commented or responded to a question on the drop. Try asking this question on the store update. However I get the feeling that Morgan and Grace have been ordered not to respond about the PSX/PSP Vita compatibility issue and that Ray has mentally checked out of responding to any questions.


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+ Teflon02 on July 21st, 2013 at 10:44 pm said:

@25 noo, I don’t have em on my Vita, I’ve been waiting since Vita released to play those on it. Especially CTR because I always played that multiple times a week cause I love Kart racers, and that is my fav one.
@37 Yeah I have been npticing that, Guess I’ll be hitting up the Updates instead


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+ zepified on July 21st, 2013 at 10:49 pm said:

I too have recently been wondering about ZOE for the Vita and if it’s still even on the way??? If it’s not on its way anymore, then at least have the nuts to announce that it’s either been delayed or canceled all together!! OR, if neither of the above is true, then again make it clear to us that the answer still lies somewhere in between…. meaning, you’re still not entirely sure if you want to bring/port the game over to the Vita.

It would be too bad if it does turn out to be canceled… the ZOE HD collection on the Vita would have been a DEFINITE day 1 buy for me!! And although I’ve never played any of the 2 games, I have watched a few gameplay videos here and there on YT and imo it looks like a really great classic Kojima-type game that would PERFECTLY fit the Vita!!!

And based on how awesome the MGS collection was/is on the Vita, I would assume that ZOE would be equally as great to play on the Vita w/ some headphones on. So like I said, it would really be a huge bummer if it doesn’t come out on the Vita… lord knows we need more high quality games like ZOE to play on our Vita’s.


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+ zepified on July 21st, 2013 at 10:49 pm said:

^^^^continued^^^^

There’s been one too many cancelations of what would be quality titles for the Vita throughout these past 6 or so months. It has got to stop… developers/publishers have to be more sure about a game’s future release before they officially announce even a general release date/period. If that does not start happening, Sony risks even more so than now, disappointing far too many people as they make it seem like 1 out of every 2 (50%) games they announce never end up seeing the light of day. You can’t have that happen AND expect Vita sales numbers to improve all at the same time.

So please Sony/Kojima-san, many times it was stated that the ZOE HD Collection would be released on the PS Vita, correct? Well, you should then not be surprised to find out that some of us bought the PS Vita assuming we would get to play the HD remakes of both ZOE games, correct? Now it’s your turn to follow through with what you claimed. If you cannot do that, then you at least owe it to the people who are both Vita & ZOE fans an explanation in regards to whether the ZOE HD Collection “IS” or “IS NOT” coming out for the PS Vita. Thank you for your time!! ; )


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+ KnifingGrimace on July 21st, 2013 at 11:43 pm said:

Please give us more Vita games and add more PSP games to the Vita’s compatibility list. Thanks.


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+ LeeorV on July 21st, 2013 at 11:53 pm said:

You have way too many errors on this post, don’t you proof read them?

Describing a new, promotion marketed game as a DLC? using the wrong name on it? using incorrect description on a new PS3 game?


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+ supvic on July 22nd, 2013 at 12:14 am said:

Zeno Clash 2, Skyrim with fists!


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+ copyofcopy on July 22nd, 2013 at 12:39 am said:

“This Stealth Bastard Deluxe level pack contains 20 brand new levels…”

first of all, the game’s not called ‘stealth bastard’ anymore – hasn’t been for a while now. second, it’s the core game that’s coming out tomorrow, not the unannounced dlc pack you sloppily revealed by not proofreading your copy before posting it for the world to see. better luck next time!


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+ Welmosca on July 22nd, 2013 at 12:42 am said:

Nothing for me this week…I really want to get Stealth Inc…seems like a good game and lots of fun for me as a stealth lover…but I wont pre-order and I wont buy so soon…since I have a endless backlog.But I’ll buy eventually.


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+ Jasontamer on July 22nd, 2013 at 1:26 am said:

This Zone of the Enders Looks AMAZING!! I’ll be sure to get them!!


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+ cloudstrife783 on July 22nd, 2013 at 2:28 am said:

Burnout 3 and Revenge on PS2 Classics! PLEASE!!!


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+ derb on July 22nd, 2013 at 4:09 am said:

I’m good. Just bought “Ride to Hell: Retribution” Looks fun!


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+ Elvick_ on July 22nd, 2013 at 7:34 am said:

@31: Ask Konami, it’s their game.

Sheesh, I don’t know why people always ask Sony about a third party game’s status.


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+ GeneralChaz9 on July 22nd, 2013 at 8:18 am said:

@47, I used to play Burnout Revenge so much…would love to bring it back!

Why isn’t Sony bringing us more PS2 classics?!


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