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The Drop: Week of September 2nd 2013 New Releases

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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.]

Add Your Own

saveur said:

September 1st, 5:58 pm

Cannot freaking wait for One Piece PW2. Hoping it does good in sales so we can get more One Piece games in the states and maybe even some physical/multiplatform versions as well! :D

naruto9876__ said:

September 1st, 6:01 pm

sweet now i can buy one piece and I preorder Disney Castle of Illusion starring Mickey Mouse so now i got two games to play

GabeHimself said:

September 1st, 6:12 pm

@43 I never played Baroque but I did play Eternal Poison. That game had some odd choices made for its presentation. Atlus does put out some amazing stuff. I’m supposed we have gotten Nocturne or the Digital Devil Saga Parts 1 & 2.

GabeHimself said:

September 1st, 6:13 pm

havent*

GabeHimself said:

September 1st, 6:13 pm

surprised* I can’t type

Rezolution77 said:

September 1st, 6:17 pm

Hope Brothers is as good as it sounds, one I have had my eye out for since seeing the preview awhile back.

Sounds perfect for my boys.

Diablo 3 looks very fun, but will wait.

Ryumoau said:

September 1st, 6:19 pm

Two great games for me this week: Diablo 3 and One Piece PW2!! :)

LabMember009 said:

September 1st, 6:25 pm

I hope Meruru Plus will get releases without any issues

R_a_z_i_e_l said:

September 1st, 6:27 pm

Is there any reason why Rayman Legends for Ps Vita is MISSING OVER 30 LEVELS ? I really wouyld love a Answer to this since everywhere else is ignoring the question and not informing Ps Vita owners effectively screwing them over for those that don’t know giving them a gimped version.

boomstickbhg said:

September 1st, 6:41 pm

Almost ever week you can expect the drop to have wrong or missing information, people should be use to the unreliability of it.

Drop posts constantly lacking info, plus constantly getting bargain bin games to rent, store updates at random times and with many inconsistancies… at least random developers and such know how to use the blog properly even though the Sony staff sure seems to struggle.

PrinceofXIII said:

September 1st, 6:43 pm

what the hell aren’t you forgetting Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate? :P

at least Rayman Legends, Diablo 3 and One Piece PW2 are coming out!!!

will look into Stella Deus :P

darkknight198302 said:

September 1st, 7:01 pm

Rahman Legends look good but with Kingdom Hearts and GTA5 coming out soon, I’ll have to skip it for now and get it later

Sonicfan11589 said:

September 1st, 7:13 pm

Please tell me that DOA5U PSN version will come with Gamestop pre-order costumes?

Tesal2005 said:

September 1st, 7:19 pm

Thank you for the update,

Be Warn Everyone !!!

Do Not Buy/support RayMan Legends on Vita – unless they fix/add the missing 30 levels.

Do not listen to size size complains form Ubisoft or anything – the Size of the digital game on PS3 PSN is nearly 2~3 gig, it could fit easily on vita’s card digital download of it matters.

UbiSoft is Yet to answer us, so we should al yet to support them.

sigh, why many developers are trying to nail dead the vita over ‘n over =/.

estoc1 said:

September 1st, 7:33 pm

This is such a Bulls**t-@$$ update. No wonder Nintendo is better than you, Sony. I KNOW that Sony will fail when the PS4 comes out and crashes and burns worse than the 2006 PS3 release and Nintendo was kicking your behind for the last five years.

x-TAH-z said:

September 1st, 7:41 pm

are DiABLO 1,TOMBA 2 and ROAD RASH:Jail break gonna be available at the psn store?? please say yes!!

Yuranium said:

September 1st, 8:19 pm

One Piece!! YES!!!

Gamerzlimited said:

September 1st, 8:46 pm

@estoc1 Except you forgot about the part where Nintendo is already failing with region locking and their downgraded 3DS. I can’t believe you would support their weak system, which can’t even play Battlefield 4. When the PS4 comes out, I can’t wait for you to kiss my feet that your wrong.

GabeHimself said:

September 1st, 9:06 pm

Geez, not a lot of love being shown here. @61: Definitely look into Stella Deus. If you like strategy RPG’s like Final Fantasy Tactics or Jeanne D’Arc, you’ll feel right at home with this one.

estoc1 said:

September 1st, 9:36 pm

@Gamerzlimited: Battlefield sucks. Another lame unoriginal FPS. Mario is better than Battlefield4. Riddle me this, Why is the 3DS outselling the VITA? In fact why is Nintendo kicking Sony’s butt in the handhelds for a while, huh? And the PS4 is going to fail harder than the PS3’s launch in 2006.

ThumbsOfSteel74 said:

September 1st, 9:47 pm

Winnie the Pooh for PS2 Classics please! :)

– Disney’s Winnie the Pooh’s Rumbly Tumbly Adventure
– Piglet’s Big Game

AZDMB said:

September 1st, 9:49 pm

It’s all about Rayman this week!

negimaknight said:

September 1st, 9:56 pm

Finaly Diablo is mine for the 3rd time. Not only Diablo 3 also One piece 2 and Atelier Meruru plus big week for me but for sure Diablo 3 and Meruru

bt1234567892010 said:

September 1st, 9:59 pm

@70

buzz off Nintendo fanboy, the 3DS outsells the Vita because it’s cheaper and has a much larger variety of games for all ages, the vita’s lineup is really weak, I must admit, but it’s more powerful hardware, same goes for the PS3. The Wii U is awful, the 3DS is debatable. You know why Nintendo always owns the handheld market? Pokemon….freaking…pokemon! that’s probably the biggest thing on the handhelds, add that with the thousands of Mario and Zelda games (that are all the same, btw), that people love (for some reason) and you have your answer, go bother someone else, your stupidity makes the comment section here look worse than usual (which is still a lot better than the Playstation Plus entires…*shudder*)

Gamerzlimited said:

September 1st, 11:02 pm

@estoc1 Who cares if it’s overrated? The reason I said Battlefield because of the graphics. If games in the future will have graphics similar to Battlefield, then the Wii U won’t even stand a chance in the gaming market. Microsoft and Sony has already dropped region locking in their systems, so there is no reason why Nintendo should keep it. They are being desperate so to compete with the Vita’s price drop, they made a downgraded 3DS. So in my eyes, both Microsoft and Sony is kicking Nintendo’s can. If you have an excuse, then tell me why some companies hasn’t ported their console games on the 3DS yet, while they have on the Vita. I know, because Nintendo fails hard and only care about getting more money. That’s why.

Chaoslight79 said:

September 1st, 11:42 pm

Yeah One piece piarte warriors 2!You missin that,I waited months!

baconcow1812 said:

September 2nd, 1:07 am

@48 The pocketgamer article under “Vita Feature” covers many platforms. The Terraria release they are referring to is the iOS one (just click on the Terraria link to confirm). Hence the mention of no multiplayer (of which the Vita version is to have).

Also, for those considering Rayman Legends on the Vita, the copies that reviewers have been given are missing 28 levels that are found in the PC, PS3, Wii U, and Xbox 360 versions of the game. They are all Invasion levels, the time trial variants of the Origins levels. This is an issue that Ubisoft will have to deal with, as their own press release mentions that the game comes with all the original Rayman Legends content, plus exclusive bonuses. See this thread for more details:
http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=666497

Lastly, for those excited about Diablo 3, the game is really bad. It starts out fun, until you get to the real meat of the game (Inferno difficulty), then it just blows. Don’t believe me? Look at Metacritic user reviews / ratings (3.8/10 with 8385 ratings).

minijosie said:

September 2nd, 5:45 am

Ways this I hear about Rayman Legends Vita not having the Invasion levels? I saw a screen shot comparison of the PS3 and Vita versions and the Vita had 85 less Teenies… What’s up with that?

minijosie said:

September 2nd, 5:45 am

Whats*

Mando44646 said:

September 2nd, 7:06 am

How can you miss SO much? Does anyone proofread these posts because they really should

neon_tooth said:

September 2nd, 7:28 am

I wonder why north america doesn’t get a puppeteer demo (before launch) like europe and japan. oh, well. already preordered and rayman legends will hold me over for a week…

Slayblood said:

September 2nd, 8:27 am

Great week for fighting game players like myself! Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate and Chaos Code are instant buys for me.

swavage415 said:

September 2nd, 8:30 am

Does sony actually pay a dude(?) to cut and paste that can’t even cut and paste? Worst blogger and dresser ever.

Crazymanwalking1 said:

September 2nd, 9:01 am

Finally Rayman lengends gonna have a blast with that game!

To the people complaining about less levels on the Vita version it should be noted they might add those later via update. i dont even care though just the thought of being able to play Castle Rock (and all those other great music levels) is enough for me to buy the Vita version

Crazymanwalking1 said:

September 2nd, 9:02 am

*Legends

ShadowHunterPT1 said:

September 2nd, 9:06 am

When can we be expecting spiderman 2, ps2 classic?

coolster17 said:

September 2nd, 9:19 am

I hope that patch for Rayman Legends tomorrow will add in those invasion levels for the Vita. I really hope so…

samv33 said:

September 2nd, 9:47 am

Good week for me. I love the RE shooters (even if they are ugly on the PS3), plus I pre-ordered the Mickey game (and am playing the Genesis version now — thanks!).

And a nice PS2 choice.

Yeah, good week for me.

ZigNoff said:

September 2nd, 11:31 am

@32 I’ll be able to relate when we get the same level of freaking treatment. One Piece Pirate Warriors 2 is a huge leap in what the prototype we got last year, and same thing happened with Unlimited Adventure where US got the ok prototype, but then only EU and Jp got the vastly superior Unlimited Cruise game, which we still haven’t gotten even the 3ds one, so personally seeing this game come out here, it could really use the exposure alittle more.

ALONG WITH THAT, why don’t we have a pre-order available EU got one, and was able to play it midnight at the release, we have to wait now and hope we get a decent time release :(, and since we have labor day this week I highly doubt we’ll get lucky.

Welmosca said:

September 2nd, 11:46 am

Yay Rayman Legends and Brothers:A Tale of Two Sons for me….already played Rayman Legends demo and its as good as Origins and I’m quite eager to play Brothers…I saw a gameplay and I got really interested in this game…so I’ll be playing the demo but this one is most likely a must buy.Decent week.

RulitoCR said:

September 2nd, 11:52 am

Hey at least put a picture of One Piece PW2!! It’s an awesome game/anime with a huge fanbase!!

xenosaga200 said:

September 2nd, 12:28 pm

where’s atelier meruru plus for ps vita?

rliz8 said:

September 2nd, 1:34 pm

Very excited about “Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons”

IXxHIJACKERxXI said:

September 2nd, 3:10 pm

6 more hours!

Darkzerowolf197 said:

September 2nd, 3:15 pm

Definitely excited about Rayman Legends on my Vita. Still waiting on some PSP games on the Store.
@69 I love SRPGs but the PS Store on the Vita still needs to get Jeanne D’Arc and Valkyria Chronicles 2.

ZoobZone said:

September 2nd, 3:42 pm

Where is the preload for Diablo 3 on PSN??!

How is this going to be a day 1 play if the download is 13GB with no preload?

naruto9876__ said:

September 2nd, 3:45 pm

one piece PW2 is $50 dollars?

Carnagethedark1 said:

September 2nd, 5:09 pm

So i remember back on the original playstation i could play the 1st Diablo game i was wondering if they will ever re-release it on the playstation store so i could download and play it on my PS3 i would prefer to replay it b4 playing trough Diablo 3 maybe also see if they will port Diablo 2 to the psn with all the add-ons or make a disk version i will buy for shure and im pretty shure there are are allot of olschool gamers out there that are willing to pick it up also.

KINGOCELOT said:

September 2nd, 6:13 pm

Where’s Atelier Meruru Plus?

Fedast said:

September 2nd, 6:42 pm

Looks like Atelier Meruru it’s going to be a ninja release, just like Atelier Totori Plus.

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