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The Drop: Week of August 26th 2013 New Releases

Rey Gutierrez's Avatar + Posted by Rey Gutierrez on Aug 25, 2013 // Senior Social Media Specialist

On PS3 Blu-ray and a full digital download on PSN, Killer Is Dead is the latest title from the demented mind of celebrated game creator, SUDA51, serving as a spiritual successor to his previous cult favorites, No More Heroes and Killer 7.

Stylish cell-shaded visuals set the mood in this gritty, bloody, ultra-violent world where biomechanical augmentations increase the power of criminals and “executioners” alike. Mondo Zappa, a newly recruited executioner, hunts criminals wielding a Japanese sword in his right hand, and the crushing power of biomechanical engineering in his left.

Enjoy this week’s The Drop!

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(Also on PSN) – A reputable execution agency’s newest recruit, Mondo Zappa, takes center stage as he stalks and beheads a wide variety of heinous criminals all across the world (and even, perhaps, outside of it). As he settles into his new job, he also comes to terms with his own inner demons, balancing his talent for dispensing swift and brutal justice with his fleeting memories of a traumatic past, and peppering it all with his many sensual conquests.

Be he a killer, a lover or a gigolo, his many tales of passion and brutality begin with his appointment at Bryan´s Executioner Office. A whole world of pain and pleasure awaits, and there’s no telling where it might take him next…

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Lost Planet 3

Lost Planet 3 reveals new truths about the foreboding planet and the colonial history of E.D.N. III, returning players to the extreme and unpredictable conditions that characterized the Lost Planet series, now harsher than ever before. The game delivers a diverse range of gameplay including on-foot battles and intense first person action. With a number of multiplayer modes and a compelling single player experience, Lost Planet 3 will delved into the hidden truths within the unique and dynamic environment of E.D.N. III.

Final Fantasy XIV Online: A Realm Reborn

The MMO role-playing game Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn invites you to explore the world of Eorzea with friends from across the world. Forge friendships, mount up on a chocobo, board an airship with your friends and create your own unique stories within the Final Fantasy Universe. Undertake epic quests and battle with familiar Final Fantasy monsters alone or enlist the help of your friends. Each player will have their own unique abilities and equipment that they have acquired during their adventures. Work together to help forge the fate of Eorzea!

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Madden NFL 25

61-AiZPey5L._SY300_Strap on your helmet and get ready for the adrenaline-pumping thrills that are NFL football. Whether you’re a slashing running back, ball-hawking safety or dual-threat QB, Madden NFL 25 features 30 new moves that let you interlace a string of devastating combos with an all-new precision modifier that unleashes the power, precision and creativity of the NFL ball carrier.

With more polished physics simulation and an all-new Force Impact System, year two of the award-winning Infinity Engine harnesses power moves, such as Hit Stick, Truck, dive tackle and more, to give you more control over the outcome of the play than ever before. Cement your reputation as one of the all-time greatest players or coaches, and take complete control over your franchise in Connected Franchise. Build your ideal Madden team in this year’s edition of Ultimate Team, while accessing the best content from around the Madden NFL universe with Madden Share. With 25 years of expertise backing this game, you’re in for an unparalleled experience that will have you forgetting that you’re not out there on the turf, fighting for glory.

Killzone Mercenary (Public Beta)

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If you thought the battle lines were clear, you’ve not seen the whole story. Killzone: Mercenary throws you into a deadly firefight where you not only fight alongside the dangerous ISA, but also shoulder to shoulder with the vicious Helghast. There is no good. There is no evil. There is only the mission … and the money. Experience Killzone from a brutally new perspective, only on PlayStation Vita.

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(Cross Buy and Cross Play) Spelunky is a cave exploration / treasure-hunting game inspired by classic platform games and roguelikes, where the goal is to grab as much treasure from the cave as possible. Every time you play the cave’s layout will be different. Use your wits, your reflexes, and the items available to you to survive and go ever deeper! Perhaps at the end you may find what you’re looking for…

Sweet Fuse: At Your Side Sweet Fuse: At Your Side is an otome game developed by Idea Factory and Concept for the PSP. It is being released in North America by Aksys Games. The protagonist is Saki Inafune, the niece of legendary game designer Keiji Inafune.

The HD Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character The 2D Adventures of Rotating Octopus Character is a twitchy, fast paced platform game playable with the simple use of just two buttons. Rotating Octopus Character can’t stop spinning, and he sticks to everything, but he can change direction, and he can jump. So, armed with those two moves – Reverse, and Jump – you’re tasked with helping ROC to collect all the baby octopi who have been so unfortunately scattered all over the world. The videogame world is full of hazards for a spinning octopus, too, so it’s not just a case of jump-and-grab. Timing is everything to avoid sending ROC hurtling to his doom.

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Hatsune Miku

Floating Cloud God: Saves The Pilgrims in HD As the Cloud God, your job is to keep your troupe of devoted followers safe on their long journey in Floating Cloud God Saves The Pilgrims. It’s no easy feat, as there are hordes of peculiar demons waiting across the game’s seven worlds, all trying to pick off a pilgrim or two. Blast these demons away with your power — the more enemies you shoot without getting hit, the more the pilgrims will love you. Pilgrim love helps you get faster and more powerful, but getting hit will lose you all that love, and you’ll need to work on your shoot-and-dodge skills to get back the hearts you lost.

Hatsune Miku Project Diva F Step onto the world’s ultimate stage! Join Hatsune Miku in an all-new rhythm video game featuring selections from her popular songs. Hatsune Miku: Project DIVA F features 38 unique songs including popular tracks like Tell Your World and BlackRock Shooter.

Demos

  • Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 (*update: this demo is not scheduled for release this week, apologies for the error.)
  • Sniper Ghost Warrior 2
  • Spelunky (PS3/PS Vita)

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Crimson Sea 2 Koei brings PlayStation 2 owners a sequel to their original Xbox SF-fantasy action jaunt. Taking place two years after the original, Crimson Sea 2 allows players the ability to swap between characters Sho and Feanay across 60 different missions. For the first time ever, the series also includes a two-player mode that three different types of gameplay: versus, cooperative and time battle.

[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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+ Gamerzlimited on August 25th, 2013 at 4:03 pm said:

Not bad update, I suppose.


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+ IIL0YDII on August 25th, 2013 at 4:04 pm said:

CRASH BANDICOOT AND SPYRO FOR PS VITA! ITS BEEN A YEAR OF PS1 COMPABILITY UPDATE AND STILL NO CRASH BANDICOOT OR SPYRO !


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+ VanguardFate on August 25th, 2013 at 4:07 pm said:

Crimson Sea 2, I always wanted to try that one but didn’t have the cash then, I couldn’t find the game later. Very nice.


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+ BahamuttZero on August 25th, 2013 at 4:08 pm said:

Hatsune miku Project diva F? digital and retail right?


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+ haljor on August 25th, 2013 at 4:11 pm said:

What happened to “Real Boxing” for Vita?


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+ darkknight198302 on August 25th, 2013 at 4:12 pm said:

Haven’t heard anything on these games. Hope some of them are good to buy. But this week, I don’t think I’m buying anything unless they have some themes or avatar for my profile


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+ AizawaYuuichi on August 25th, 2013 at 4:12 pm said:

Some nice stuff here, but you really need to work on labelling in this post, Rey. Isn’t Floating Cloud God HD a Vita-only game? And Project Diva F is only the PS3 version, rather than also including the Vita version?

As another poster keeps saying, “PSN” isn’t a release platform. It’s a store. You need to list what platform these games are actually on, PS3, PSVita or PSP (soon, PS4 as well). Just saying PSN doesn’t cut it, and it hasn’t for a long time now.


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+ RyanSaotome on August 25th, 2013 at 4:13 pm said:

Isn’t Atelier Meruru Plus this week?


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+ avatarguy on August 25th, 2013 at 4:18 pm said:

What preorder bonuses will I receive, IF ANY for preordering Diablo 3 from the playstation store???


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+ T3DV0L70L1N4 on August 25th, 2013 at 4:22 pm said:

I’ll definitely try the Spelunky demo.

But what I’d REALLY love is if Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops could be added to the Vita store.


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+ Nevi901 on August 25th, 2013 at 4:24 pm said:

And Crash and Spyro for Vita are still M.I.A


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+ asilentnoise on August 25th, 2013 at 4:26 pm said:

oooh, spelunky !


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+ IzoGray on August 25th, 2013 at 4:30 pm said:

Does anyone know the price Floating Cloud God Saves the Pilgrims?


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+ DigiOps on August 25th, 2013 at 4:33 pm said:

@2 and 11
Its up to Activision…


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+ KoldStrejke on August 25th, 2013 at 4:33 pm said:

can we get an answer about when GT1 and GT2 are coming for PSone classic. its been long overdue. we need answers now please. please come forward. its needs to happen. even if charge 19.99 per game i’d buy them both. for me and my son. thats 80 dollars total just from me. c’mon sony. its a win win.


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+ duke301 on August 25th, 2013 at 4:40 pm said:

I was in on the beta testing for FF XIV, and I didn’t care for it at all. However, I may check out Spelunky if the price is right. If it is anything like Spelunker HD, then it should be pretty good.


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+ Sarrop39 on August 25th, 2013 at 4:44 pm said:

Really excited for FFXIV, let’s hope it’s actually good.


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+ Gamerzlimited on August 25th, 2013 at 4:49 pm said:

I forgot something, where is Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f? It should be coming out this week. Since we’re in the US, we should get both physical and digital.

@BahamuttZero Yes, we’re getting both. Unless you live in Europe, you can only get it digitally.

@DigiOps Agreed, they just won’t shut up about Crash or Spyro. I can’t wait until Sony decides to remove them off PSN permanently. If they want Crash on Vita, they just should buy Crash Tag Team Racing already.

@KoldStrejke It’s up to Polyphony Digital. If it does come to PSN, that would be nice so we can play it on our Vitas. But I think they’re too busy with Gran Turismo 6, so they probably won’t. Personally, I would rather get these two games over Crash and Spyro.


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    + Justin Massongill on August 25th, 2013 at 7:21 pm said:

    It’s coming out this week, the title just wasn’t bolded due to a small coding error. I fixed it, and added a pic of Miku-chan for good measure. :)


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    + Rey Gutierrez on August 27th, 2013 at 10:19 am said:

    Justin! Thanks for the save. =)


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+ AsahiSeth on August 25th, 2013 at 4:54 pm said:

@3 Crimson Sea 2 is great, its actually a feat that it plays so smooth on ps2 and maintained good graphics and rock solid framerate. its better than the xbox one and that says something


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+ SergioCosmopolis on August 25th, 2013 at 4:54 pm said:

When will we get the Ecolibrium update here in the US that Europe has had for months now?


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+ k0wb0y-b33b0p on August 25th, 2013 at 4:57 pm said:

SPELUNKY… soon you will be mine.

Just a couple of days and my Vita will be played non-stop.


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+ KoldStrejke on August 25th, 2013 at 4:58 pm said:

@Gamerzlimited True Dat.


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+ xClayMeow on August 25th, 2013 at 5:00 pm said:

SPELUNKY for Vita with PS+ Discount! WOOHOO!


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+ YoungSpade141 on August 25th, 2013 at 5:06 pm said:

So many games, so little time!!!


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+ jimmyfoxhound on August 25th, 2013 at 5:14 pm said:

Ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm..

how can you forget Hatsune Miku; Project Diva F?????

C’mon PSBlog , the game needs some publicity :(


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    + Justin Massongill on August 25th, 2013 at 7:22 pm said:

    Right there with ya dude — the title just wasn’t bolded. I fixed it and added a pic to make up for the small amount of time it wasn’t highlighted. :)


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+ BahamuttZero on August 25th, 2013 at 5:16 pm said:

@Gamerzlimited – thanks

psblog don’t forget Hatsune Miku Project Diva F
this game is awesome!!! show some love for the game!! :)


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+ klassymike on August 25th, 2013 at 5:17 pm said:

@jimmyfoxhound

It’s on there but not in bold letters.


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+ e46drvr on August 25th, 2013 at 5:17 pm said:

Whats the going price on PSN Sweet Fuse: At Your Side?


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+ Alucard-XII on August 25th, 2013 at 5:18 pm said:

Please convince Capcom to release EX Troopers in English.


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+ Doc_Tury on August 25th, 2013 at 5:22 pm said:

Spelunky, yeahh!


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+ jimmyfoxhound on August 25th, 2013 at 5:22 pm said:

@ klassymike thanks man lol I had to do a page search to find it! Ok I feel a little better now!


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+ klassymike on August 25th, 2013 at 5:25 pm said:

Rey should fix the post to make it more legible.


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+ RaxGhost on August 25th, 2013 at 5:41 pm said:

MGS1 ON PSVITA!!! ITS BEEN HELLOFATIME OF PS1 COMPABILITY UPDATE AND STILL NO MGS1!!!


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+ RaxGhost on August 25th, 2013 at 5:42 pm said:

@IIL0YDII

You’re not alone.


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+ Aremus_ on August 25th, 2013 at 5:44 pm said:

Will the Fatal Frame trilogy be complete?
You releases FF1 and FF2, hope to see Fatal Frame 3 as a PS Classic too.


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+ poodude on August 25th, 2013 at 5:54 pm said:

Getting Killer is Dead this week. Still trying to decide if I should get Spelunky or Divekick.


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+ Elvick_ on August 25th, 2013 at 6:04 pm said:

I loooove Crimson Sea 2. Never understood why the first was Xbox exclusive, and then the sequel was PS2 exclusive though.

@7: I agree about “PSN”. It’s useless. Especially with us actively getting PSP games digitally… and then we have Vita, PS3 and soon PS4. It’s going to be a HUGE mess when we get to that point. Especially when those PS4/Vita indies come out. Since, there are SOME that are on PS3/PS4/Vita, but most PS4/Vita… it’s going to be hard to keep track as a consumer, when The Drop is so damn lazy.

They may as well not say anything with “PSN” because that’s the information it provides. Nothing.


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+ Teflon02 on August 25th, 2013 at 6:13 pm said:

@Gamerzlimited
go learn and come back, CTR: Crash Team Racing isn’t on North American PS Vita, Also the complaint is valid, it isn’t Activision we need to complain to, it’s sony, seeing it’s SCEA that is having a issue, The games are everywhere but north america cause they aren’t trying clearly because it obviously isn’t activision saying no since it’s on vita everywhere else and it isn’t a compatibility issue. Same with FFV, still not on Vita. Can you people at Sony get this done. Since I had my Vita I’ve had hopes to play CTR and Crash 2 on my vita as well as have FFI-X (when HD releases), but I can’t seeing FFV doesn’t work and I wanted the PSN PSP FF (fine we have PSOne) but common about the others, they don’t reply, but I know they read these comments.


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+ Rezolution77 on August 25th, 2013 at 6:24 pm said:

Well Killzone has been fun.
Only complaint is the rear touch pad zoom, and the lack of a starting point like counter strike had.
So alot of run and gun, without as much for strategy.

Guacamelee and Mutant blobs attack were great additions.
(Very worth the money, if you have not purchased yet.)

And Mavel vs Capcom has been fun playing tutorials, although the multiplayer is lacking.

Thanks for the fun.


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+ Rezolution77 on August 25th, 2013 at 6:26 pm said:

For my own wish list.

Socom 3.


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+ rabidninjamonky on August 25th, 2013 at 6:56 pm said:

I’m getting Spelunky. I hope it isn’t as hard as people say though. With the recent Vita price drop and Killzone Mercenary coming out soon, I hope Sony releases a Vita/KZ Mercenary bundle and advertises it during NFL opening week games. It could really boost sales. I love Indie games, but the Vita deserves better games and if they sale enough Vitas, we could finally get the big budget games we really want. I would love to see an exclusive GTA game a Darksiders game or another Uncharted game. Golden Abyss was a launch game and i think it’s still easily the best vita game.


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+ Gamerzlimited on August 25th, 2013 at 7:05 pm said:

I’m also glad that Crimson Sea 2 got added on PSN. It may be a niche game, but it’s really fun. I hope we get more Koei titles like what Europe gets.

@BahamuttZero No problem. After reading the blog again, it’s looks like it’s there under “Floating Cloud God: Saves The Pilgrims in HD”. It’s not in bold and not spaced so it probably got added recently.

@Teflon02 I said Crash “Tag” Team Racing, not Crash Team Racing. You know, the one on PSP. Which is the only Crash related game that does work on Vita if you transfer it using your PS3. I don’t want to hear people saying it’s not the PS1 classic, it’s still Crash. The same Crash that spins and not slaps.

@RaxGhost What are you talking about? MGS1 works fine on the Vita. Like the same method with CTTR, you just need to transfer it using your PS3. You probably meant Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops, which I know can’t be transferred either ways.


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+ HanGlacy on August 25th, 2013 at 7:08 pm said:

where is real boxing in ps vita????????????????????????????????????????????


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+ OneMoreVillain on August 25th, 2013 at 7:09 pm said:

I like how the person who wrote this couldn’t even be bothered to separate the title Hatsune Miku: Project Diva F at all from Floating God Cloud Saves the Pilgrims. Now when that game doesn’t sell because no one even knows it existed and when we don’t get more English translations of Japanese titles you know it’s because of Son’y incompetence. I don’t get how this dummy hasn’t been fired yet though, if I screwed up have as much at a real job I would be gone, not a single week that the Drop doesn’t have a glaring screw up.

Great drop of games though.


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    + Justin Massongill on August 25th, 2013 at 7:23 pm said:

    A small coding error! I fixed it, and added a pic of Miku-chan to the post to make sure she gets the attention she deserves!


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+ YorlecmNwahs on August 25th, 2013 at 7:20 pm said:

Go to Google

Search “Let’s Get FlatOut Head On PS Vita Compatible”

Click on the first result.

Sign the petition please.

Thank you


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+ Sonicfan11589 on August 25th, 2013 at 7:22 pm said:

hi questions regarding dead or alive 5 Ultimate:
-PS Plus discount?
-Will it be day one release?
-Will the PSN version come with pre-order costumes that Gamestop is offering?


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+ Teflon02 on August 25th, 2013 at 7:27 pm said:

@Gamerzlimited
You are a real fool. No one cares if the PSP Crash Tag Team Racing works on Vita through PS3 (I actually own the original UMD), Either way how can you say “I don’t want to hear people saying it’s not the PS1 classic, it’s still Crash. The same Crash that spins and not slaps.” That makes no sense, it is about the specific games, if you have no care for it fine, but because we complain for the games to work on Vita, you complain saying you can’t wait for it to be pulled off PSN… If you have a issue don’t come on the PS Blog, simple.


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+ Asphaltum on August 25th, 2013 at 8:16 pm said:

Killer is Dead
(Also on PSN) – A reputable execution agency’s newest recruit, Mondo Zappa, takes center stage as he stalks and beheads a wide variety of heinous criminals all across the world (and even, perhaps, outside of it). As he settles into his new job, he also comes to terms with his own inner demons, balancing his talent for dispensing swift and brutal justice with his fleeting memories of a traumatic past, and peppering it all with his many sensual conquests.

Be he a killer, a lover or a gigolo, his many tales of passion and brutality begin with his appointment at Bryan´s Executioner Office. A whole world of pain and pleasure awaits, and there’s no telling where it might take him next…

Haahahahahahahahah. Are you serious, someone actually paid to have this made. This is the funniest thing I’ve read in a long time. I can see maybe two people buying this game. No offence. love you guys, but this game just screams bad.


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+ Gamerzlimited on August 25th, 2013 at 8:25 pm said:

Thanks for noticing and fixing the blog, Justin. Hopefully Rey gets a serious talk from the big boss at Sony.

@Teflon02 It totally makes sense. If I wasn’t being specific enough, here’s a better sentence: It’s the same Crash from the PS1 classics and not the one from “Crash of the Titans” and “Mind Over Mutant”. If they wanted classics, they should have been more specific before and they finally have now. So I might as well say that just to piss those two off because they keep spamming it at every single “The Drop” blog, but it seems I went too far and pissed other people too. And by the way, that was a joke. You really think I would like Sony if they did that? I haven’t even bought all of them yet and still want to buy them so I can turn my PSP into a PS1 emulator. So your a fool to fall for my post.


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+ dominiumundi on August 25th, 2013 at 8:32 pm said:

THANKS FOR KILLER IS DEAD . . .AND P DIVA F for PS3 . . . but WHAT ABOUT P DIVA F for PS VITA!!!
I want it.

BTW thanks for the amazing discounts in the last two weeks!!!!

I want more JAPANESE GAMES!!!

XSEED help us!!!

MIKU for my VITA PLEASE!!!!

just 3 months . . . . and my new PS4 will be at my hands!!!!


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