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The Drop: Week of September 2nd 2013 New Releases

Rey Gutierrez's Avatar + Posted by Rey Gutierrez on Sep 01, 2013 // Senior Social Media Specialist

In Diablo III for PS3 this week; twenty years have passed since the Prime Evils were defeated and banished from the world of Sanctuary. Now, you must return to where it all began—the town of Tristram—and investigate rumors of a fallen star, for this is an omen that the End Times have begun. Play solo or form a party of up to four heroes—either with local players together on the same screen or network players online. Take a stand as one of humanity’s last defenders—barbarian, witch doctor, monk, demon hunter, or wizard—and level up with devastating new powers and abilities. Face innumerable demonic foes, uncover quests in new locations, and lay claim to masses of loot every time you play.

Enjoy this week’s The Drop!

Diablo III

The third chapter in developer Blizzard’s premiere dungeon-crawler franchise. Bringing the world of Diablo back to PlayStation gamers, this edition of Diablo III features special four-player co-op features.

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Diablo III picks up the story twenty years after the events of Diablo II. Mephisto, Diablo, and Baal have been defeated, but the Worldstone, which once shielded the inhabitants of the world of Sanctuary from the forces of both Heaven and Hell, has been destroyed, and evil once again stirs in Tristram. Playing as a hero from one of five distinct character classes, players will acquire powerful items, spells, and abilities as they explore new and familiar areas of Sanctuary and battle hordes of demons to safeguard the world from the horrors that have arisen.

Rayman Legends

(PS3/PS Vita/Blu-ray) – Rayman, Globox and the Teensies are back to embark on a new fantasy adventure through a series of legendary worlds with new environments, characters and enemies. Rayman Legends features a variety of uniquely-themed levels including several musical maps intricately set to creative soundtracks and a spooky medieval theme.

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Players can also connect online with friends through a variety of challenges to test their skill and speed, and see where they rank on the worldwide leaderboards. Rayman Legends retains the fantasy appeal of its predecessor while adding a multitude of clever and entertaining gaming modes, new characters, new environments and a new soundtrack. The award-winning team of artists, designers and composers behind the UbiArt framework has also returned with an advanced engine to include multi-dimensional gameplay elements, an improved lighting system and updated game rendering that elevate Rayman Legends to the next level.

Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons

A man, clinging to life. His two sons, desperate to cure their ailing father, are left with but one option. They must set out upon a journey to find and bring back the “Water of Life” as they come to rely on one another to survive. One must be strong where the other is weak, brave where the other is fearful, they must be… Brothers.
Chaos Code — Grasp the Chaos! High-speed new-style 2D fighting game Chaos Code leaps from arcades to PlayStation 3! Otaku fighter Hikaru, mysterious gothic girl Celia, Italian Chinese Chef Bravo, and many more unique characters are waiting for you to join the battle! Create your own style with the Skill Select System and reveal the truth behind Chaos Code before your rivals!

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Hunter’s Trophy 2: America Experience all the excitement of the hunt in America! From brown bear to elk, track 25 different preys in this hunting simulation set in the most beautiful countryside of the USA.

Kickbeat (PS3/PS Vita Cross Buy) – KickBeat offers players several innovative ways to interact with music. The game combines beat-matching mechanics with an acrobatic style of martial arts, turning every song into a raucous battle. The game also features a music analyzer that allows players to create new tracks from their own music libraries.

One Piece: Pirate Warriors 2 – Sail again with the Straw Hat Crew in One Piece Pirate Warriors 2! After two years of training and gaining new skills, the Straw Hat Crew is back and better than ever as Luffy continues his quest to become the Pirate King! Luffy and his crew will appear with their New World outfits and all new attacks to take down hordes of Pirates and Marines that will flood the screen. Immerse yourself by playing the “New World” with your favorite characters and their latest techniques and costumes.

Demos

PlayStation 2 Classic

Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity A hand-drawn strategy RPG from the creators of Hoshigami: Ruining Blue Earth. Features include more than 50 hours of tactical gameplay, including sidequests, recruitment drives, and story-based missions, in addition to a multitude of different team attacks and customizable fusion-based item creation.

[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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110 Comments

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+ L2K7 on September 1st, 2013 at 4:03 pm said:

Aren’t you missing a few things with this? Atelier Meruru Plus?


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+ VanguardFate on September 1st, 2013 at 4:03 pm said:

I thought DOA5U was next week?


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+ Gamerzlimited on September 1st, 2013 at 4:05 pm said:

Unfortunately, Rey forgot Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate just like he did with Hatsune Miku: Project Diva f last week.


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+ headshot_500 on September 1st, 2013 at 4:05 pm said:

Can’t wait to check out Brothers. Hopefully it lives up to expectations.


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+ BlueRobotX on September 1st, 2013 at 4:06 pm said:

He also forgot Disney Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse which comes this Tuesday too.


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+ allen365 on September 1st, 2013 at 4:07 pm said:

Damn straight! One Piece Pirate Warriors 2 FTW! I’m so getting it Tuesday.


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+ AsahiSeth on September 1st, 2013 at 4:09 pm said:

Stella Deus!? That came out of left field. This was a neat SRPG that got overlooked during the rise of series like Disgaea. I never thought the game would see the light of day again. It’s a lot like a Tactics Ogre/FFT type game but with some major differences too, well worth playing. The PSN has become the center of the strategy game universe lately.


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+ AsahiSeth on September 1st, 2013 at 4:10 pm said:

As an aside you mentioned Hoshigami, maybe this is a sight that it too could see a rerelease.


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+ Thirty3Three on September 1st, 2013 at 4:10 pm said:

TERRARIA VITA

Please :D


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+ VanguardFate on September 1st, 2013 at 4:11 pm said:

@3 He didn’t forget Project Diva last week, it just wasn’t bolded or separated from the rest of the text at first. DOA5U seems like a pretty big release to overlook by comparison anyway.


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+ Alucard-XII on September 1st, 2013 at 4:11 pm said:

Just wondering if DoA5 Ultimate is still coming on PSN this week.


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+ ShariusTC on September 1st, 2013 at 4:13 pm said:

wow, wow, wow…. hold on minute….. Diablo 3 and rayman legend in the same time…. damn, how i support to finish them both? i don’t even complet tale of xillia


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+ shogun00 on September 1st, 2013 at 4:14 pm said:

You forgot to mention Dead or Alive 5: Ultimate which also releases this week.


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+ eggmiester28 on September 1st, 2013 at 4:16 pm said:

yay for one piece pirate warriors 2, i may get the ps2 game it sounds good.Its a shame how poor diablo 3 is no where as good as 1 or 2.


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+ VanguardFate on September 1st, 2013 at 4:17 pm said:

Chaos Code is this week? Didn’t expect that. (Not bolded or separated from the rest of text, only people that actually read it would notice)


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+ ZigNoff on September 1st, 2013 at 4:26 pm said:

So you’re going to go out of your way to add a pic for that Hatsune Miku: Diva Project F game a anime rhythm game, but not even attempt to add a pic for One Piece Pirate Warriors 2, which really needs more coverage.

The game has seen literally 5 times the content increase from the previous game, remade maps, triple it’s cast, and it’s own unique story mode, and a special free mode. It should get some extra coverage to if you’re giving props to another :/


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+ Knightedrik on September 1st, 2013 at 4:30 pm said:

You forgot the header for Chaos Code.


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+ gamer_316 on September 1st, 2013 at 4:30 pm said:

can’t wait till next week when we get Killzone: Mercenary then Grand Theft Auto V the following week =D


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+ perrox5000 on September 1st, 2013 at 4:31 pm said:

Diablo 3!!!!! how does the day one downloads work? do i have to log in at midnight or does it do it automatically?


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+ primalmatrix2814 on September 1st, 2013 at 4:31 pm said:

What about the Altelier Plus Vita game coming out (unless they are going to forget to even mention its out until its up on the PSN store) as well as Castle of Illusion? Also Chaos code is not even bolded. An no mention of DOA 5 ultimate. Poor update.


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+ FJ1100_rider on September 1st, 2013 at 4:36 pm said:

chill out everyone , this is the drop not a full and detailed list f every game and dlc item out next week
they only post highlights on the Drop and not every last game or add-on , have none of you ever read this post before ?
as you can see I pre-ordered castle of illusions ( by my mickey mouse avatar ) and like the rest of you know it’s coming next week along with other content , so if most know about these games already and there has been info posted about them on the blog already not listing them here is not a big deal is it .

with my psn set to auto update at 2 am and castle of illusions pre-oreder being released at 12:01 am I will wake up in tuesday and the game will already be on my ps3 , yay for that . anything else I can wait for the store update post to check out
can’t wait for oct 8 for beyond two souls , only 6 weeks to go


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+ Knightedrik on September 1st, 2013 at 4:39 pm said:

2 more fighting games, a hunting game, ANOTHER Rayman game, and yet another worthless PS2 classic.

Do you guys even know what we want?

Thank god Diablo 3 comes out this week.

I mean, I don’t want to be hating.. I’m just curious. You need to take a poll about what games are in fact “Classics”.
Because we will tell you. We know what games we love. It seems you do not.


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+ Demonhunter84 on September 1st, 2013 at 4:40 pm said:

Castle of Illusion tomorrow. Cant wait for it, had fun with Genesis version, hope the remake is good.


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+ divineLite on September 1st, 2013 at 4:40 pm said:

Of course Atelier Meruru will be left out again.
Dunno where to put the blame, the ninja release master Tecmo Koei, or is it Rey who always forget many things.

well if it’s not ninja release, there would be a post for Atelier anyway. If not, be it a ninja release again, or not release at all for Tuesday…


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+ Alastor424 on September 1st, 2013 at 4:41 pm said:

Will Kingdom Hearts 1.5 be a day 1 digital?


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+ Knightedrik on September 1st, 2013 at 4:42 pm said:

@19

Just log in at midnight, and download it there. I don’t know about auto.. I never waited. lol


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+ kevinisthebestyo on September 1st, 2013 at 4:44 pm said:

When does it go live? 12:00 AM?


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+ Knightedrik on September 1st, 2013 at 4:45 pm said:

@27

12:00 pst probably.


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+ Knightedrik on September 1st, 2013 at 4:48 pm said:

@25 Sup Alastor424

I second that, will it? Because you can consider it sold if so.


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+ IIL0YDII on September 1st, 2013 at 4:50 pm said:

CRASH BANDICOOT AND SPYRO FOR PS VITA!


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+ IIL0YDII on September 1st, 2013 at 4:50 pm said:

Rayman Legends on PS Vita missing levels so beware.


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+ VanguardFate on September 1st, 2013 at 4:51 pm said:

@16, he only added the Hatsune pic last week because it initially had the same invisibility treatment as Chaos Code got this week. Besides, it’s best not to open up that can of worms to those Miku fans. You’d think fans of niche stuff like Project Diva or Hyperdimension Neptunia would be able to relate to fans of Dynasty Warriors or One Piece, but nope…


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+ G_Locc5000 on September 1st, 2013 at 4:55 pm said:

I Cant Wait For Diablo III!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 2 More Days


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+ XxGODxMODExX on September 1st, 2013 at 4:56 pm said:

Can’t wait for Diablo 3! Been waiting to play for awhile now.


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+ Knightedrik on September 1st, 2013 at 4:56 pm said:

@33

Actually its only 29 hours!


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+ primalmatrix2814 on September 1st, 2013 at 4:56 pm said:

What do you mean Rayman on vita is missing levels?


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+ IIL0YDII on September 1st, 2013 at 5:03 pm said:

@primalmatrix2814
Rayman Legends on PS Vita missing about 30 levels from WiiU version, you can check trophy list on the web, most of them are invasion levels, also be aware it has local coop only (all versions).


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+ GabeHimself on September 1st, 2013 at 5:04 pm said:

Stella Deus: The Gate of Eternity! Thank you, thank you, thank you! By far one of my favorite strategy RPG’s from PS2. I look forward to playing it again!


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+ duke301 on September 1st, 2013 at 5:06 pm said:

I definitely want Diablo III, however I’m going to wait a few months for the price to drop. It isn’t like I’m going to have any time to play it anyway! That Brothers looks pretty good too. I’ll may pick it up if the price is right. But why is there nothing about Castle of Illusion? I thought it was supposed to be released on the 3rd. Preordered and waiting!


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+ dodgedoors on September 1st, 2013 at 5:17 pm said:

Excited for Terraria on vita if it is out this week.


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+ BlueRobotX on September 1st, 2013 at 5:19 pm said:

@25 SquareEnix has stated that they have no plans to make Kingdom Hearts 1.5 digital for the PSN, not sure why SquareEnix seems to refuse to put most of there games digital, hopefully at a later date they’ll decide to make it digital just like they did with FF13 2, since my PS3 Blue Ray drive has seen better days.


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+ Gamerzlimited on September 1st, 2013 at 5:24 pm said:

@VanguardFate Really? I thought it was recently added when it wasn’t bolded and separated from the rest of text. But I’m glad Justin fixed it still.


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+ AsahiSeth on September 1st, 2013 at 5:26 pm said:

@38 Glad to see someone else remembers that game. I’m glad PSN has gotten so many obscure classic titles, it gives the people who remember them and the open minded among us a chance to experience some top-tier stuff. Yeah there are people who complain that they aren’t popular titles (and still think Sony picks and choses which games come out not understanding the basic concept that Sony doesn’t own rights to most PS2 games). But most of those complaining have never played these games and likely only play games with the words “call of duty” or “madden” in the title.

As an aside, I hope this is a sign that Atlus still thinks about PSN and that we may see some of their other stuff on there. I’d love to try Baroque and Eternal Poison.


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+ BlueRobotX on September 1st, 2013 at 5:28 pm said:

@40 Where did you hear about Terraria coming to the Vita this week last time I read about Terraria for the Vita s release date wasn’t given?


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+ AliciaDarky on September 1st, 2013 at 5:31 pm said:

Is FFXIV: A Realm Reborn gonna be back this week on the PS Store? I want to play it right now (I have my wallet prepared)!


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+ KnifingGrimace on September 1st, 2013 at 5:47 pm said:

The earliest that FFXIV may return to the store would probably be Wednesday. They are planning to have maintenance to increase the number of servers and to do a few other little fixes. Right now all of the American servers are crammed full, which is why sales of the game have been stalled.


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+ HeLLeVeN11 on September 1st, 2013 at 5:48 pm said:

Still no OMG HD Zombies! VITA release for NA, What the HELL is going on???


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+ dodgedoors on September 1st, 2013 at 5:50 pm said:

@44 go to pocketgamer uk click on sony it should be the first feature


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+ RaxGhost on September 1st, 2013 at 5:51 pm said:

MGS1 FOR PSVITA!


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+ Nates4Christ on September 1st, 2013 at 5:56 pm said:

I’m excited to get Rayman Origins. I might wait a little bit though. I’ve got some trade ins for Killzone Merc next week and I hope to use some left over credit if any towards rayman or something. We’ll see. I’ve been extremely excited for kick beat for a long time too. It’s coming out in a busy game time so I might have to wait a bit.

Currently I’m playing Lost Planet 3 which has an awesome story.


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