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The Drop: Week of Nov 8th 2010 New Releases

Rey Gutierrez's Avatar Posted by Senior Social Media Specialist

The Call of Duty franchise returns this week with its seventh title, Call of Duty: Black Ops. The hype train finally pulls up to the PlayStation 3 promising to deliver a blockbuster experience when you take on the role of an elite special units officer engaging in classified operations and saving the world from destruction — all in a days work. Sure, the Call of Duty franchise is popular for its excellent and silky smooth multiplayer, but call me old fashioned, I’m looking forward to its epic story and single player campaign.


The Sly Collection, SingStar Dance and The Fight: Lights Out deliver a triple PlayStation combo this week and promises to make good use of your PlayStation Move controllers when you dance to the beat, or beat someone down until they dance. Join me in this week’s The Drop as we kick down the Pentagon doors and hunt down some zombies — I call dibs on Fidel Castro.

PS3: Call of Duty Black Ops

PlayStation 3

Call of Duty: Black Ops Hear the call of duty once again with this seventh entry in this blockbuster first-person shooter franchise. Call of Duty: Black Ops takes you deep behind enemy lines into the world of deniable operations as a member of an elite special forces unit engaging in covert warfare, classified operations, and explosive conflicts across the globe. With access to a variety of exclusive weaponry and equipment, your actions will tip the balance during the most dangerous time period mankind has ever known.

(PS Blog Coverage: Little-Known Facts: Call of Duty: Black Ops Multiplayer)

The Sly Collection The critically-acclaimed Sly Cooper series makes its triumphant return with The Sly Collection. This triple-pack features three PlayStation 2 action-packed classic hits (Sly Cooper and the Thievius Racconus, Sly 2: Band of Thieves and Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves) fully remastered in high definition and delivered on a single Blu-Ray Disc. The Sly Collection contains extra features and content, such as Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves in 3-D and all-new PlayStation Move mini-games that showcase the latest technology for a fun and immersive experience on the PS3 system.

(PS Blog Coverage: The Sly Collection Sneaks onto PS3 November 9th)

SingStar DanceThe newest installment in the multi-million selling franchise, SingStar Dance adds dancing to the traditional vocal gameplay for a completely fresh SingStar experience. Now can you sing along to the hottest new hits and learn how to shake and groove alongside your favorite pop stars!

(PS Blog Coverage: SingStar Dance Coming November 9th, Party Pack Details)

Monster Jam: Path of Destruction (Also on PSP) — Monster Jam 2011 is all about authenticity, personality, and fun, with 30 officially licensed Monster Jam trucks, including fan-favorites Grave Digger, Maximum Destruction, and Grinder. Players can also create and customize their own trucks with thousands of options, unlocking new parts and upgrades as they progress through the game.

Apache Air AssaultApache: Air Assault is a modern combat flight simulation game where players control a variety of lethal Apache attack helicopters outfitted with cutting-edge military weaponry. The goal is to prevent terrorist attacks by raining down destruction from above in the world’s most volatile warzones.

PS Move: The Fight Lights Out

PlayStation Move

The Fight: Lights OutThe Fight: Lights Out allows players to infiltrate the gritty and brutal world of underground fighting as a rugged bare-knuckle boxer. Players must brawl their way through the ranks of the world’s most dangerous fighters using PlayStation Move motion controllers and the PlayStation Eye camera to track their movements with one-to-one precision, allowing for seamless execution of every jab, uppercut and headlock.

(PS Blog Coverage: How to Fight Dirty in The Fight: Lights Out for PlayStation Move)

PSP: Knights in the Nightmare

PlayStation Portable

Knights in the Nightmare Not easily placed in any one genre, the game requires players to throw out everything they know about roleplaying and strategy games and embrace something altogether new and fresh. Frantic, energetic action mixes with thought-provoking tactical gameplay, all within a beautifully-rendered fantasy setting and presented through a captivating, emotional narrative.

(PS Blog Coverage: Knights in the Nightmare: Mastering Bullet Hell in a Strategy RPG)

PSN: Crescent Pale Mist

PlayStation Network

Crescent Pale MistCrescent Pale Mist combines tense exploration platforming with rapid fighting and bullet-hell shoot-’em-up mechanics into one thrilling experience. You are the sorceress Yunou, the only magician capable of wielding powerful and deadly magic known as Pale Mist in Gasyukal, a beautiful and explosive dimension between worlds, rife with monstrosities.

(PS Blog Coverage: Next Week on PSN: Crescent Pale Mist)

PS2: Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure

PlayStation 2

Dora the Explorer: Dora’s Big Birthday AdventureIt’s Dora’s birthday and you know what that means … a fun-filled party with all her friends. The only problem is Dora and Boots are stuck in storybook land and must go on an exciting, magical journey if they hope to make it to the party on time. Along the way they’ll ride on a magic unicorn, bounce in a bubble over Sea Snake Lake and move to the beat in the Dancing Forest!

minis: 321 SuperCrash

PlayStation minis

321… SuperCrash!You thought you’d seen it all? Well, get ready to discover in 3, 2, 1… SuperCrash! A fun, original and extraordinarily addictive game. Run, jump and pass through walls while wrapping your arms around you to avoid messing your hair. Dodge all the obstacles that cross your path to reach the goal.

Fort Commander II: Counter Attack This is a tower defense/strategy game in which players attempt to conquer opponents’ strongholds via brief battle sequences. From a bird’s-eye perspective, players deploy small characters on a grid to fight enemy units. Sword-clanging sounds and brief cries of pain can be heard during battles.

[Editor’s Note: The following dates are subject to change. Game details are gathered from Press Releases from their individual publishers and/or ESRB rating descriptions.]

Add Your Own

stlcardinal9 said:

November 7th, 6:55 pm

how much is Dora I might have to pick that up instead of Black Ops???

Destiny89 said:

November 7th, 7:07 pm

Woho Black Ops and Sly!

Rene_Led said:

November 7th, 7:10 pm

@47 ReyGutierez
Dam! that’ll take “Por Siempre!”
Hahahahaha XD

fuzzyclutter said:

November 7th, 7:22 pm

sorry folks , the release of dora the explorer has been canceled because the government has determined that Swipers swiping could lead to deviant behavior in young children . meanwile in other news … steven seagal is producing a morning childrens program entitled ” Sit down an shut up , or i’ll break one of your limbs ” … ahhhh dont you just love it when the government tells you what’s good for your child ?

theJETbomb said:

November 7th, 7:40 pm

lol ily rey ur hilarious

Jimmy_Cosmos said:

November 7th, 8:09 pm

Every Black Ops commercial I’m seeing on TV is followed only by an Xbox 360 logo. Some even end with “Play Black Ops on the Xbox 360”.. One of the biggest games to launch this year and Microsoft has the marketing tied up for it all like it’s an exclusive! Sony is waving the white flag this holiday.

AAAChampions said:

November 7th, 8:26 pm

Rey, any chance of the Apache Air Assault demo landing on the PlayStation store on Tuesday?

Any chance of offering The Last Guy for PS+? could you suggest it?

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    Rey Gutierrez said:

    November 7th, 10:01 pm

    Yep! You’re in luck. Expect a demo of Apache Air Assault to go live with this week’s PSN update!

jeffsmither said:

November 7th, 8:31 pm

sly is already coming out? that seemed fast.

omega_alpha-619 said:

November 7th, 8:35 pm

@37 Your barking up the wrong tree..
Namco-Bandai decides what happens
with DBZ TTT , and they already said
“we have no plans to release on the PS
Store… other than just the demo.”

So scolding Sony for the decisions of a
separate company over and over is just silly…
and only serves to make you look foolish to those
who have done their homework, and are not.

TheChicagoShadow said:

November 7th, 8:55 pm

Will be getting sly collection, pale mist and scott pilgrim on blu ray man im broke

GTerholli said:

November 7th, 9:05 pm



November 7th, 9:07 pm

OMG magic unicorns… Rey are you secretly stating that you’re starting a magical drug operation with that post and your comment about that being the highlight of you’re career ;)

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    Rey Gutierrez said:

    November 7th, 9:11 pm

    You lost me at Unicorns…

PharmBoY044 said:

November 7th, 9:28 pm

Can you please tell me why COD:Black Ops does not support multi PSN login support? Why is this feature not being supported by the developers on the PS3? Can we get some information regarding this?

DNAgent said:

November 7th, 9:49 pm

Anyone who buys Call of Duty: Black Ops over The Sly Collection isn’t a real gamer.

MadmanV10 said:

November 7th, 10:33 pm

I hope everyone will be getting Dora. Dora and Diego co-op >>>> Black Ops and Sly Collection.

DazeOfWar said:

November 7th, 10:40 pm

I myself will be picking up COD and Sly. Really excited about the Sly collection as I only played part of the first one and was never able to finish it.

SephTiger said:

November 7th, 11:11 pm

Oh my god thank you guys for not overlooking Knights in the Nightmare. That game needs more recognition.

Neptune15 said:

November 7th, 11:25 pm

GT5 release date. We haven’t one.

df2506 said:

November 7th, 11:25 pm

The Sly Collection sounds very cool. Wish there was a new Sly game for the PS3 too! Hopefully this collection will sell a lot and the developer will finally make a new one. *hopes*

The_Chow said:

November 7th, 11:34 pm

Do I see Mike Haggar in the minis banner?

avdavidw said:

November 8th, 12:09 am

Woo! Looks like I’m the first and only person to comment about Monster Jam.

Rey, some retailers are showing a 11/23 release date for Monster Jam on the PS3. The 11/9 date on the PSP looks like it still stands.

Can you confirm?

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    Rey Gutierrez said:

    November 8th, 11:33 am

    My magical PlayStation list shows both the PS3 and PSP version dropping this week.

ModernYorkster said:

November 8th, 3:03 am

Will Crescent Pale Mist be releasing with a demo?

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    Rey Gutierrez said:

    November 8th, 11:34 am

    No demo listed for this week at least. Maybe in the future?

KILLZONE79 said:

November 8th, 3:21 am

Call of Duty: Black Ops
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Call of Duty: Black Ops
Call of Duty: Black Ops

XxDannZxX said:

November 8th, 3:42 am

first off will there actually be trophies in the new sly games??? has anyone actually confirmed this??? second i really can’t wait for Black Ops!!! pre-ordered it near the beginning!!! midnight release… but i have only one worry… will black ops follow where so many have and have online trophies??? one of the major things that killed uncharted 2 and killzone 2, medal of honor, etc… i mean i platinumed medal of honor cause i couldn’t stop playing but i hate needing online trophies to platinum a game!!! i am just hoping for some good online play and no need to try to do anything special in the online play!!! either way i won’t be discouraged but i will be dissapointed if i will be forced to fight for online trophies!!!

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    Rey Gutierrez said:

    November 8th, 11:36 am

    Yes. The Sly Collection has trophy support. Rejoice!

HypnoToast said:

November 8th, 3:47 am

Can you please confirm if Apache Air Assault is really coming this week? All major gaming store websites have it listed with a release date of 11/16 next week. I am pretty excited about this game so if it comes out this week instead of next I will be a really happy camper.


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    Rey Gutierrez said:

    November 8th, 11:38 am

    According to our internal third party list, expect it to drop on the 9th.

omega_alpha-619 said:

November 8th, 3:55 am

Trophies Anonymous can help… they are
there for you 24/7 to help you get over your
addiction, and help you on your way to recovery.

BlazeKush420 said:

November 8th, 4:00 am

I cant wait to get sly. Woot 100+ Trophies Mahaha

jedi_webslinger said:

November 8th, 4:07 am

Sly Cooper FTW, if there is a bundle for fight. with a single motion controller, i might buy it. one player needs two and i just have one, no one has them where i live

Baron_Von_Bonbon said:

November 8th, 5:01 am

Any updates for Dead Nation? The anticipation is truly grueling!

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    Rey Gutierrez said:

    November 8th, 11:37 am

    Expect a big Dead Nation update this week! It’s trailerific!

King4Ransom said:

November 8th, 5:16 am

“or beat someone down until they dance.” LOOOL.
Ok I had to post that. It was too funny.
back to finish reading the post.

Insanecyclone said:

November 8th, 5:57 am

I forgot Knights in the Nightmare was coming to the PSP. I loved the DS version and defiantly will be picking this up.

AWESOMEgamer875 said:

November 8th, 6:06 am

Im gonna be getting Black Ops and Sly Collection for Christmas to pair with my new TV. This is a great drop but did you guys have to mention the Dora game on the PS2?

typikal82 said:

November 8th, 7:26 am

Can’t wait to beat up some homeless bums in The Fight

KawaiiSara said:

November 8th, 7:40 am

It’s too bad, but there won’t be a Crescent Pale Mist demo.

sam_i_jam said:

November 8th, 8:08 am

This weekly release post is a great idea. I’m not sure if it’s been done on the site before, but I definitely recommend you make this a regular thing. Very useful.

MoneyMaker110 said:

November 8th, 8:47 am

sly ftmfw! i hardly got to play sly 3D because it was stolen along with a bunch of my niece’s games. (swiper no swiping) i still got those glasses though. she’ll enjoy the collection on ps3 and she is a little girl. black ops is on my timed exclusion list till the next title comes out and/or i get a great deal.

arnoldmcguire335 said:

November 8th, 8:55 am

Sly collection- Do want.

FormerPSfan said:

November 8th, 9:06 am

Why not just admit that GT5 isn’t coming out this year or any other year and put it out of our misery. That game has slowly gone from the game that (didn’t) launch PS3 to the game that will kill it.

pitythefool852 said:

November 8th, 9:30 am

I would get SingStar Dance, but there’s no localised versions for us here in East Asia (AKA, the birthplace of karaoke, where its popularity remains unrivalled to this day) :D

I just can’t bring myself to buy SingStar, create a fake UK/US PSN ID, import a couple of wireless mics, and buy a UK/US PSN card to play a game that it seems Sony don’t want me to play.

Please, someone at SingStar, bring us a local version, or at least let us buy US/UK songs with our own PSN accounts. Even if it had just English songs it’d still be popular here. If it had some Chinese/Japanese/Korean songs it would be huge.

The Fight looks great though. After mixed reviews I’m going to wait for a demo first, though. Otherwise it could be another Kung Fu Rider and I wouldn’t even know until it was too late

pitythefool852 said:

November 8th, 9:31 am

Rey… quick question

Do you sing?

If so, will you be posting SingStar videos of yourself singing on the web?

Xuber_pwngeX said:

November 8th, 9:37 am

Rey make sure psp gets good content because tomorrow my Birthday!!!!!

cwbygmer said:

November 8th, 10:23 am

I have been waiting for the sly collection, never played them on the ps2 but they look sweet in HD on the ps3 plus it will give me another game to play while I wait for AC: brotherhood

ForgetfuI said:

November 8th, 10:41 am

October 8th, 25 days since the delay of GT5, 6 days since Nov 2nd, GT5’s previously planned release date. Still no new date.

Goodnight and Good luck.

sleepy92 said:

November 8th, 11:07 am

I’m getting Black Ops and The Sly Collection. I can’t thank Sony enough for making a these great collections. Someone asked me the other day what were my top 5 games of all time and Number 4 and 5 were The Sly Collection and Team Ico Collection.

dc4daniel said:

November 8th, 12:16 pm


Look it up, I could be wrong

ModernYorkster said:

November 8th, 1:52 pm

Rey can you include demos in the drop from now on?

TheGuardianFID said:

November 8th, 2:23 pm

Dora FTW lol, CoD, GT5, hint hint, Sly, MonsterJam, Awesome stuff!!! 8)

iTofuMan said:

November 8th, 2:37 pm

another weak update for psp.oh well i guess there is nothing you can do when Sony neglects their own system.

Zantagor said:

November 8th, 5:09 pm

No PS1 classic releases this week?

Can we get the reason as to why Vagrant Story is still missing from the US store when the european on had is since December 2009?


November 8th, 5:09 pm

sure I lost you…

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