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The Drop: New PlayStation Releases for December 24th, 2013

Ryan Clements's Avatar + Posted by Ryan Clements on Dec 22, 2013 // Social Media Specialist

Zen Pinball 2 on PS4

What better way to relax during the holidays than bundle up, pour some hot cider, dim the lights, and enjoy a few rounds of glorious video game pinball? Did you think I was going to suggest spending time with loved ones? Oh. That’s good, too.

This week, PlayStation is getting ready to enjoy the holiday break, so we have one game coming to PS4, and it’s a great one: Zen Pinball 2. For those of you that already own tables on the PS3 or PS Vita version, you’ll be able to download the PS4 tables at no additional cost. For those that are trying out Zen Pinball 2 for the first time, the Sorcerer’s Lair table is free to play.

Given the light release lineup, The Drop will also be taking a short holiday break and coming back to PlayStation.Blog at the start of the new year. Until then, I wish each and every one of you a happy and restful holiday. May your gaming be ample and your snacks be delicious.

Unless you’re dieting for the holiday. In which case, may your diet be successful.

//Add Your Own

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+ Big_Dog_Golfer on December 22nd, 2013 at 5:41 pm said:

I just checked the 11/28 blog and it said Vita free release for December would be Sonic All Star Racing and Urban Trial, did these come out? Nope. So thanks for the holiday message but I’ll take the games instead.


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+ Unright_Entity on December 22nd, 2013 at 7:11 pm said:

@49 & 50: The Drop posts are strictly for what is coming out on the following week. PS+ posts are always Mondays and announce what will come out the following day. There are still two Tuesdays left this month, the 24th and 31st. Vita games always get released for + at the end of the month. Usually the Friday closest to the end of the month will also have a PS+ preview to announce what will be arriving the following month as well. Also, how does a big dog golf with no thumbs?


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+ Animefreakers on December 22nd, 2013 at 7:32 pm said:

i want for christmas is Gex enter the gecko on psn :) HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!!!


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+ cornerstone316 on December 22nd, 2013 at 8:02 pm said:

I must say I’m new to the PS world. I’ve always been a Nintendo fan, but the PS4 won me over. I pre-ordered and received on launch day. However, I did not like the fact of needing to pay yearly for online play. I decided it was worth it, once I heard PS saying all PS+ members receive free games every month. Well, I’ve only seen three games free on PS4, but MANY more come out on PS3 since the launch of the PS4. Now, this Pinball game is only free for that one level, but no more? I’m starting to think PS is not holding to their promise to new PS+ members who own the PS4. None the less I LOVE my PS4 and the PS+ service. I felt that some good critical feedback could help improve an already awesome thing :-). Have a very Merry Christmas!


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+ carlpain on December 22nd, 2013 at 8:54 pm said:

@53: That happens when you buy a system day 1. My fiancĂ© wanted to buy me a PS4 for Christmas, but I told her to get it for my birthday (September). It’s better to buy a console when the catalog is big and the games aren’t expensive because you can buy them used (call me cheap, but 60 bucks for a game is way too much). I bought my PS3 a year ago and I’m getting many great games for like 10 bucks.


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+ RoII_chan on December 22nd, 2013 at 9:29 pm said:

We need more JRPG.


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+ DoTheKiller91 on December 22nd, 2013 at 9:57 pm said:

Stil no new info about TWD season pass?


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+ idn86i on December 22nd, 2013 at 10:41 pm said:

Happy Holidays, Ryan and PSN team! Thank you for the wonderful services throughout the year =] One of the best subscription I have ever invested in.


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+ ALARM-cIock on December 23rd, 2013 at 12:28 am said:

Still no word on The Walking Dead Season 2 season pass?


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+ AizawaYuuichi on December 23rd, 2013 at 1:54 am said:

@ cornerstone316: Welcome to the Playstation Nation. To catch you up, we were supposed to get DriveClub and Resogun in November. DriveClub was delayed, and we got Contrast instead. Most likely, we were supposed to get Contrast in December, but we ended up getting it early, so there was no new game this month for the PS4 IGC.
The amount of free games on PS3 and Vita are not changing just because the PS4 is out, so yes, you’re going to see the PS3 getting A LOT more free games than the PS4 does. However, Zen Pinball 2 is NOT a free game for the IGC. Zen Studios is simply being nice and giving people a table to try out, so they can see how the physics work, get the general idea of their table design, and even test out the 3D if they so happen to enjoy that and have a 3DTV.
PS+ is definitely a great service, but only having one console will definitely hold you back from getting the most out of it. We should be getting another free game in January on PS4, so look forward to that. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays. :)


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+ AizawaYuuichi on December 23rd, 2013 at 1:58 am said:

@ all of those asking about TWD S2 Season Pass: If you’d take to google, you’d have found something like this >
telltalegames.com/support/discussion/54759/the-walking-dead-season-two-ps3-north-america-season-pass

“…we’re pleased to confirm that the Season Pass will be available from Tuesday, December 24th.

As a special thank you to those who purchased Episode 1 early AND those who’ve been waiting for the Season Pass before playing the premiere, the Season Pass (which includes Episodes 1-5) will have a special introductory price of just $14.99 USD or equivalent until January 7th.”

So if you bought episode 1 already, you’ll still save $5 by buying the Season Pass. If you were patient and held out (whether you were polite about it or not), you get a super discount, all 5 episodes for only $15. I’m glad I was able to wait, and just played TWAU instead. Now I need episode two of that to release as well, haha.


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+ PrimeroIncognito on December 23rd, 2013 at 2:43 am said:

Big_Dog_Golfer on December 22nd, 2013 at 5:37 pm said: “The month has passed”

No it hasn’t. Ask your mama to get you a calendar for Christmas so you can keep track of the days a little better. You’re gonna feel dumb when you come back here tomorrow and see the announcement for the free game. Jeez. Some people…


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+ PrimeroIncognito on December 23rd, 2013 at 2:46 am said:

And Zen Pinball is awesome.


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+ Big_Dog_Golfer on December 23rd, 2013 at 2:59 am said:

@51 kinda figured it later but couldn’t delete. Regarding your golf question, very well -thank you ;)


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+ carlpain on December 23rd, 2013 at 3:38 am said:

@61: You are part of “some people.” You are the worst person here. Even the haters of Sony or trolls are better.


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+ narutofanO6 on December 23rd, 2013 at 4:02 am said:

Can’t wait for Zen but is it free if you own the PS3 version? Hapy Holidays Playstation


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+ kotchko1394 on December 23rd, 2013 at 5:10 am said:

Pretty solid drop


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+ Knightedrik on December 23rd, 2013 at 5:10 am said:

Happy Holidays everybody.

This drop is horrible.

Thank god for steam!

God bless us every one.


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+ JohnKarnes on December 23rd, 2013 at 5:50 am said:

Christmas and new years day come with a diet pass! A very Merry one to you.

That said Many thanks to Zen and the cross buy on PS4. I will be sure to pick up some tables i don’t have to show my thanks in return. The super animated tables from Zen are beautiful and fun to play. I like to suggest some Holiday tables for 2014 I think they would be a well welcomed tables. Here’s wishing a safe and happy holiday to you and yours…


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+ afigueroa on December 23rd, 2013 at 7:18 am said:

Thank God I waited for the Walking Dead season pass! $14.99 for all 5 episodes rock!


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+ PainOfSarrow on December 23rd, 2013 at 7:35 am said:

this drop sucks just as much Gamerzlimited does to Prime. this drop is full of balls…


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+ PrimeroIncognito on December 23rd, 2013 at 1:12 pm said:

@ carlpeon

You’re one of those people who hates it when other people are right… I know, it’s OK… you’ll develop some courage eventually… maybe… :)


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+ PrimeroIncognito on December 23rd, 2013 at 1:21 pm said:

To all the boneheads who can’t understand that industry people have families too… If you’re expecting them to work through the holidays, you’re a complete moron, plain and simple. And incredibly selfish, too. They deserve time off from their jobs just as you do, if you even have jobs…

Expect the same thing next week. Little to no new releases. Don’t cry about it, just play what you already have. Like you don’t have enough already…

It happens every year, yet, you simpletons just can’t seem to grasp it. This drop wouldn’t have even existed if it weren’t for Zen Pinball being delayed…


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+ b1tters on December 24th, 2013 at 12:13 am said:

so lemme get this straight. hotline miami is on sale for plus at 1.50… but it’s also still free for plus? c’mon guys. that’s silly


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+ AizawaYuuichi on December 24th, 2013 at 12:44 am said:

@ carlpain: You referenced a post number rather than a name, so since mine is the post you called out, I guess you were referring to me? How in the world does your comment make any sense in regards to what I said? It’s completely out of context and the part you “quoted” isn’t anywhere in my post, so I can’t even tell what you might have been referencing if you were in fact trying to insult me for some reason. And considering that I was trying to be helpful, I also cannot understand why you would attack me and say I’m the worst one here.

Though Primero already called you on it, I’m honestly curious what problem you could possibly have with me posting helpful information?


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+ PrimeroIncognito on December 24th, 2013 at 2:10 am said:

@ AizawaYuuichi

Don’t worry about it. The peon was talking to me, not you. Another post must have been awaiting moderation that bumped your post up to 61, and mine bumped up to 62. This is about the millionth time that this example of why people should quote names rather than post numbers has occurred, but of course, most of our fellow gamers are either too slow to realize it, or too damn lazy to care. Unsurprisingly, carlpeon is one of them. After all, the guy was too dense to comprehend that I wasn’t talking about myself when I said “some people”… ha!

He implies that he would rather have trolls and haters perusing these boards rather than an honest man. It says a lot about where his heart is at. He’s nobody to concern yourself with.

Take care.


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+ POEIII on December 24th, 2013 at 1:17 pm said:

All I want want Christmas is Suikoden and Suikoden II on the Vita.


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+ Gamerzlimited on December 24th, 2013 at 10:32 pm said:

@PainOfSarrow You deserve coal for Christmas since you are in Santa’s naughty list just like L0YD. At least Knight said something nice along with that (And Steam sales are technically better). I hope your Christmas sucks.

@PrimeroIncognito That’s the reason why I put names of people than numbers so I know I’m directing my comment to them. Just ignore Pain, he can’t spread the holiday cheer for nothing. He’ll always be a hobo looking for change in the snow.


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+ createdlove on December 29th, 2013 at 3:27 pm said:

Excited. If anyone wants a year of plus, you can check out this http://youtu.be/rV9JvIujMdo


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+ POEIII on December 31st, 2013 at 2:47 am said:

Where is the Drop for this week 12/29/2013 – 01/04/2014?


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