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The Drop: Week of September 9th 2013 New Releases

Rey Gutierrez's Avatar + Posted by Rey Gutierrez on Sep 08, 2013 // Senior Social Media Specialist

On PS Vita this week, Killzone: Mercenary makes full use of the PS Vita’s input and graphics capabilities. It enhances the familiar dual-stick FPS control scheme with touch controls for actions such as brutal melee, and with tilt controls for accurate sniper aiming. The game even uses the powerful Killzone 3 engine to bring its massive environments and impressive set pieces to life.

On PS3 Blu-ray and PSN, Puppeteer is a set in a magical puppeteer’s theatre, introducing you to a strange and fantastic world, where the environment is constantly changing. Players will enjoy a rich, dark fairytale where surprises lurk around every corner.

Enjoy this week’s The Drop!

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Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX

Fully remastered in HD, Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 ReMIX is a compilation of the critically acclaimed original Kingdom Hearts (in its Kingdom Hearts: Final Mix form, previously exclusive to the Japanese market,) and Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories. In addition, the two-in-one-disc package features HD cinematic story videos from Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, enhanced gameplay mechanics and PlayStation 3 system trophies. Players can now relive the origins of the celebrated franchise with Sora, Riku and the colorful cast of Disney characters, including Mickey, Donald and Goofy!

Killzone: Mercenary

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(PS Vita // Also on Gamecard) – 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.

Puppeteer

(Also on PS3 Blu-ray) – One dark moonlit night, a young boy named Kutaro was carried away by the maleficent Moon Bear King to a black castle where the unlucky lad was transformed into a puppet. Kutaro displeased the terrible tyrant, who devoured the boy’s wooden head and cast away his body. But the headless hero was not alone, for he had discovered a very special pair of scissors to help him on his harrowing adventure to find his head, and his way home.

The platforming adventure Puppeteer takes place in a magical theater, with many worlds and wild situations to explore, all on one magical stage. Experience a rich, dark fairytale where surprises lurk around every corner.

91t4EyFOjnL._SL500_AA300_Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter HD Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter lets players explore huge non-linear locations as they attempt to track down a variety of dinosaurs that are armed with some ferociously advanced AI. As a result, these are no “pea-brained” dinosaurs — these are dangerous creatures that are able to see, hear and sense the hunter. If you’re not careful, it’s very easy for the hunter to become the hunted.

With 15 different dinosaurs across five distinct environments (including pine forests, muddy marshes and rolling hills,) how you approach your target is important. Wind direction, scent and the use of a special dinosaur call are all key elements in tracking your prey.

Dragon Fantasy Book II (Cross Buy & Cross Play) – While the original Dragon Fantasy was an homage to NES-era RPG’s, Book II moves up to the 16-bit SNES era.

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NHL 14 Unlock the highest level of hockey aggression, speed and skill. NHL 14 brings together the best technology from EA SPORTS to deliver the most authentic hockey experience ever. Deliver hits with the cutting-edge NHL Collision Physics, built from FIFA’s revolutionary Player Impact Engine. Drop the gloves with the new Enforcer Engine, powered by EA SPORTS Fight Night technology.

Sanctum 2 Sanctum 2 is the sequel to the world’s first Tower Defense/FPS hybrid game! Pick from four unique character classes and take up the mission of protecting the Cores from hordes of mysterious aliens. In Sanctum 2 you play your character exactly the way you want through the new and extensive customization system. Pick your own loadout of towers, weapons and perks, and pick well, because you are humanity’s last defense against the hordes set out to destroy it.Sanctum2_Skye

Hunter’s Trophy 2: Australia Realistic animal behaviour, a variety of environments, weapons, animals, hunting plans, equipment and skills to unlock, online leaderboards, training in shooting at fixed and moving targets… all are brought together to offer a unique gaming experience which will delight experienced and novice hunters as well as players just looking to experience something new.

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Mystic Heroes Mystic Heroes is the localization of a side story from Koei’s Houshin Engi series in Japan. Although the story and names are changed, the gameplay is the same. Play as one of four different characters who battle masses of enemies in the style of Dynasty Warriors (Shin Sangoku Musou). Magical items can be found to provide more powerful spell attacks. The game supports up to 4 players in various competitive modes and a minor cooperative mode.

[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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+ WilHiteWarrior on September 8th, 2013 at 4:01 pm said:

Yay for KH HD! Will there be a digital version too though or just retail?


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+ Boyanime010 on September 8th, 2013 at 4:03 pm said:

@ WilHiteWarrior. I WILL BE FIRST NEXT WEEK!


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+ Zeltorkid on September 8th, 2013 at 4:03 pm said:

Awww, I was hoping for a digital release of KH HD.


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+ WilHiteWarrior on September 8th, 2013 at 4:05 pm said:

@Boyanime010 lol good luck! tho being first doesnt matter in the slightest to me


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+ Carl-G on September 8th, 2013 at 4:08 pm said:

Excellent stuff :P + ‘Diablo III’ demo? COOL;)


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+ MarkakaJin on September 8th, 2013 at 4:09 pm said:

Looking forward to this week for sure.


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+ Lefoul-123 on September 8th, 2013 at 4:10 pm said:

Fifa and pro evolution, YES


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+ UmpleWu on September 8th, 2013 at 4:12 pm said:

I’ll be glad to try out the Diablo III demo before I decide to buy.


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+ surg805 on September 8th, 2013 at 4:22 pm said:

Great Update! But no news on if we get ICO next on ps plus this tuesday?


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+ gamer_316 on September 8th, 2013 at 4:24 pm said:

sw00t! Super excited for Killzone: Mercenary this week, I plan on pickin up my copy early tuesday morning & then next week…oh my god next week we get the heavy hitter that is Grand Theft Auto V *nerdgasm*


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+ Zeltorkid on September 8th, 2013 at 4:26 pm said:

@9 they announce the updates on plus every monday so you should be able to check that out tomorrow.


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+ MushThePainter on September 8th, 2013 at 4:27 pm said:

So excited for Killzone! Preordered and paid off! Now I just need to get my internet hooked up so I can play some multiplayer


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+ dpunkjrocksm on September 8th, 2013 at 4:28 pm said:

Sad there probably won’t be digital copy of Kingdom Hearts, just like they’ll never release Birth By Sleep digitally.


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+ KrazE94 on September 8th, 2013 at 4:29 pm said:

Is Kingdom Hearts 1.5 also on PSN? Or only in retails?


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+ BANDICOOTKING on September 8th, 2013 at 4:31 pm said:

Sweet! Getting KH!


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+ AmericanNinja1 on September 8th, 2013 at 4:33 pm said:

Will Killzone Mercenary be available at 12AM EST? Why no option to pre-order KZM from the PS Store?


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+ SmokeAdellic on September 8th, 2013 at 4:36 pm said:

Does the digital download version of puppeteer have 3DTV support?


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+ mariogash on September 8th, 2013 at 4:36 pm said:

It’s funny how you guys are showing the Japanese box art of HD 1.5 ReMIX.


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+ luvtoseek on September 8th, 2013 at 4:38 pm said:

KIIIIIIIILLLLLLL

ZoooooooNEEE!!!!

E X C I T E !

Thank you Cambridge!! =)


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+ xClayMeow on September 8th, 2013 at 4:40 pm said:

We need a Kingdom Hearts game for Vita!

ign.com/blogs/claymeow/2013/09/05/the-top-five-third-party-vita-exclusives-that-have-to-happen


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+ IXxHIJACKERxXI on September 8th, 2013 at 4:46 pm said:

Fallout3 for the psn this week plz


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+ fullblock on September 8th, 2013 at 4:59 pm said:

i have Carnivores Dinosaur Hunter mini on my download list but i cant download it dose that many i have to buy the HD game to play it again on my ps3 and vita? god i hope not =/


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+ onslaughtree on September 8th, 2013 at 5:19 pm said:

OMG. This week is stacked…. Killzone, Puppeteer, Damb. I just started playing Dragons Crown….This is a great bad situation.


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+ ossiecastro5 on September 8th, 2013 at 5:20 pm said:

IS Kingdom Hearts 1.5 really going to be digital??? If I knew this, I would not have pre-ordered it! I want it digital!


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+ saintaqua on September 8th, 2013 at 5:22 pm said:

I’m so excited for KH!!!
Please make a Vita KH game too!!


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+ duke301 on September 8th, 2013 at 5:31 pm said:

I have the Kingdom Hearts Limited Edition on preorder, can’t wait until I get that! Also, I had no idea they were even planning a Dragon Fantasy followup. I’ll be picking that up too, I just hope they sweeten the deal with a Plus discount!


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+ djsaiyan on September 8th, 2013 at 5:38 pm said:

Dragon Fantasy Book II is out this week too?

Jeez, I need more hours in the day.


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+ Mando44646 on September 8th, 2013 at 5:53 pm said:

Picking up Kingdom Hearts and Killzone of course!


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+ gemuvan on September 8th, 2013 at 5:53 pm said:

WoW, no digital version of Kindom Hearts HD.It’s just great, very smart move SE.


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+ RedDevilBoy1026 on September 8th, 2013 at 6:04 pm said:

Puppeteer, Killzone and PES 2014…great week!!! :D


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+ PwnerJayDittmar on September 8th, 2013 at 6:06 pm said:

Sweet Drop! Already had KH:HD pre-ordered for months now. Looking forward to trying Diablo 3 on console. I have it for PC but AH and RMAH kinda spoils the game.


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+ jacob3178259 on September 8th, 2013 at 6:14 pm said:

guys if a game is going to be digital then it would say (also on blu-ray) before the game description just like the other games on the list so no, kingdom hearts 1.5 isnt going to be digital.


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+ chrisgomez3030 on September 8th, 2013 at 6:24 pm said:

waiting for killzone mercenary !!


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+ satellite_anthem on September 8th, 2013 at 6:32 pm said:

Most excited for Puppeteer and Dragon Fantasy Book II. I love the amount of focus devoted to quirky indie titles these days.


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+ Ryumoau on September 8th, 2013 at 6:42 pm said:

Is Kingdom Hearts not digital on psn? :(


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+ viceforce on September 8th, 2013 at 6:44 pm said:

Getting that Killzone Mercenaries. N that will go nice with my Killzone Trilogy. Will probably just go Complete Killzone until Grand Theft Auto V comes out.


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+ Ryumoau on September 8th, 2013 at 6:46 pm said:

Other than KH, i’ve been waiting for over 2 months for Sanctum 2 to hit psn. Its been on xbl and pc forever now, and the developers said they submitted the game to sony but constantly had it turned down for some reason. I really hope its worth the wait.

I might get Dragon Fantasy Book 2 as well if i learn more about it, too make sure its longer and better than the first was.


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+ Icestar10 on September 8th, 2013 at 6:57 pm said:

I want Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD. I really want a PS4 version of it.


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+ monone18 on September 8th, 2013 at 6:59 pm said:

I would love to see an HD version of TETRIS for Vita, with AD-HOC and Online multiplayer, leaderboards and TROPHIES!!!


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+ BossmanCCrowder1 on September 8th, 2013 at 7:14 pm said:

I’ll grab the Diablo 3 demo.


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+ jgrizzle358 on September 8th, 2013 at 7:16 pm said:

Yay! Kingdom Hearts! :D

and glad there’s a demo for Diablo III, I hated the PC version and would like to try this before buying it.


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+ Hayterfan on September 8th, 2013 at 7:32 pm said:

Sweet, cant wait to replay Kingdom Hearts HD again, and this time in english. As for everyone asking about a digital version of it, take that up with Square or Disney.

Also could of sworn Mystic Heroes was a Gamecube exclusive


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+ JMBlakk on September 8th, 2013 at 7:36 pm said:

Not gonna lie, lineup still looking ill


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+ somebignasty on September 8th, 2013 at 7:36 pm said:

@38, You’re getting one, it’s called Kingdom Hearts III.


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+ Tesal2005 on September 8th, 2013 at 7:38 pm said:

why I feel that NA players are not allowed to support KZ : MC on vita ? on buying it digitally ?

what is wrong ? I want to give my money so bad ‘n so much for the last 2 months but nothing changed ‘n no one opened a pre-order for us at the store.

Sony of NA must tell us what was happening – who was behind not allowing us “NA” to pre-order it ‘n support it digitally.

:( pls someone listen ;n let us pre-order at even the last min “before some big reviewers crush our faith on the game ‘n not buyin’ it at all till a price drop >_<"

/love /hugs


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+ Knightedrik on September 8th, 2013 at 7:44 pm said:

G
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7 Days


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+ Lash_Whipwreck on September 8th, 2013 at 8:16 pm said:

@32 , not all games that come out wil say also on blu-ray , take NHL for expamle it doesnt say also on blu-ray but its coming out digital as well as ratail. so Kingdom hearts HD could come out digital. who really know untill tuseday wehn sony updates the store is when we will all see witch it will be , Both digital and retail or just retail.


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+ Pabloo1010 on September 8th, 2013 at 8:23 pm said:

Puppeteer, Killzone VITA! Then Diablo 3 and FIFA 14 demos? <3 Playstation


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+ endekksUS on September 8th, 2013 at 8:34 pm said:

@46 – 9 days, not 7.

Also, WOOT! 49th!!!


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+ WowUrTall on September 8th, 2013 at 8:47 pm said:

Great week…


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