The Drop: Week of Dec 20th 2010 New Releases

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“Twas the night before The Drop, when all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse…” Did you honestly think we were going to sit this one out and get lost in a sea of eggnog and pecan pie this holiday? This may be the last official “The Drop” post I’ll be publishing this year, but we’ve made sure to go out with a triumphant explosion of gaming to wrap up 2010. The PlayStation Network delivers on all fronts this week, with an assortment of digital stocking stuffers with over 25 games for your PS3, Move and PSP.


The long awaited sequel to echochrome finally arrives on PS3 and on PlayStation Move when echochrome II emerges from the shadows this week, fans of Godzilla or Power Rangers will enjoy trashing a fictional metropolis with Eat Them! and rounding out what’s been an amazing collection of 50 PlayStation Move titles, Top Darts hits the bulls-eye. “…But I heard him exclaim, before he drove out of sight, Happy Holidays to all, and to all a goodnight!”

PSN: Echochrome II

PlayStation Network

echochrome II (PlayStation Move Compatible): Utilizing the PlayStation Move motion controller and the PlayStation Eye camera, players can rotate levels and control light and shadows to change the way objects are viewed and the shadows they cast. The ultimate goal is to lead your character through the path from beginning to end, while learning how a variety of different objects can be combined with perspectives, angles and the use of light can be used to help solve the puzzle.

(PS Blog Coverage: echochrome ii)

Eat Them!

Eat Them! (PSN Exclusive): Destroy cities, eat people, smash your friends and unleash your beast in this action-packed monster smasher from the makers of Savage Moon. Build your unique creature in the Monster Lad and go on a monster mash, causing as much damage to the city as possible. Enjoy bonus missions, multiplayer modes and global leaderboards to maximize your monster madness!

(PS Blog Coverage: Eat Them!)

Top Darts for PlayStation Move (PSN)

Top Darts (PlayStation Move Compatible): Top Darts features a large selection of traditional darts games as well as an assortment of unique challenges & frantic offline multiplayer games for up to 8 players. Using the accuracy of the PlayStation Move motion controller, aim for the highest score in nine classic dart games including 501, Around the Clock, Soccer & Warfare. Or go for gold in a wide range of fun and diverse challenges based on time limits, target scores, and accuracy.

(PS Blog Coverage: Top Darts)

Prince Of Persia: The Two Thrones HD: Part of the Prince of Persia Sands of Time trilogy, this remake of the classic third chapter of the series has been upgraded with enhanced graphic effects and offers options for HD (720p) and stereoscopic 3D output. The Prince of Persia, a seasoned warrior, returns from the Island of Time to Babylon with his love, Kaileena. Instead of the peace that he longs for, he finds his homeland ravaged by war and the kingdom turned against him. The Prince is rapidly captured and Kaileena has no choice but to sacrifice herself and unleash the Sands of Time in order to save him.

Blokus (PlayStation Move Compatible): The award-winning hit board game from Mattel arrives on PlayStation Network. The winning strategy: block your opponents so they cannot add any more pieces to the board. Play with your friends in local or online multiplayer modes using one of the four game variations.

More PSN Games

  • Borderlands
  • Risk: Factions
  • Alpha Mission II
  • Art Of Fighting
  • Baseball Stars Professional
  • Fatal Fury (Also on PSP)
  • League Bowling
  • Magician Lord
  • Metal Slug (Also on on PSP)
  • Samurai Showdown
  • Super Sidekicks
  • The King Of Fighters ’94
  • Strong Bad’s Cool Game For Attractive People – Season Pass
  • BUZZ! – Quiz Player

PSone: Front Mission 3

PSone Classic

Front Mission 3: An excellent science-fiction-themed strategy game with role-playing elements, Front Mission 3 is the first installment of the popular Japanese series to make it stateside. In a future where giant robots known as “Wanzers” are the war machines of choice, you are cast as a civilian test pilot who gets swept up in an international military conspiracy surrounding a weapon of mass destruction.

minis: A Space Shooter For 2 Bucks


N.O.V.A: With Earth no longer able to sustain life, huge artificial satellites called “near-orbitals” were constructed for people to live on. To protect themselves, the near-orbitals banded together to form N.O.V.A., the Near Orbit Vanguard Alliance. Now, a strange threat has emerged from the darkness of space. A Marine ship, reported missing just a week ago, has suddenly reappeared and is headed directly for the near-orbitals, ignoring all communications. Against his will, retired Marine hero Kal Wardin is forcefully returned to active duty to prevent mankind’s annihilation.

A Space Shooter For 2 Bucks: Following in the footsteps of Frima’s critically-acclaimed Young Thor, Widget’s Odyssey and Zombie Tycoon titles released earlier this year, A Space Shooter for Two Bucks! features the level of quality fans and media have come to expect from Frima Studio and all with a ridiculously low two dollar price point, just in time for the Holiday gaming season.

More minis

  • Jane’s Hotel
  • Forest Puzzle
  • Dr. Minigames

[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.]

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  • Rey can you let the team know the U3 announcement dynamic theme is not 1920×1080? It sky stops short on the top of screen. Thread about it on U3 forums. Thx.

  • gerneric123

    Hey Rey, any chance on a release window for Pac-Man CE on PSP Minis?

  • Prince of Persia and Front mission 3!!!!! YAH!

  • Ryan-Campbell18


  • Whoa, Eat Them! is coming out this year??

    We don’t even know the price though?

  • Any News on Under Siege

  • proskatercam

    Cool. Might consider picking up the PoP games…

  • proskatercam

    By the way, got a price for Borderlands?

    • Rey Gutierrez
      Rey Gutierrez

      Indeed I do, Borderlands goes digital for $29.99 this week!

  • digitalman123

    Oh my gosh I love Blokus!
    LBP2 demo this week OMG!!!
    Please play my LBP1 level “Drake and Tag: The Vampire’s Tomb”! I’d have published today, but I need to test more of it. Out tomorrow!
    Amazing. No PS3 retail releases for two straight weeks, and yet millions of 2011 titles. Amazing.
    If this is 2010’s last Drop, it’s been a great year. Have fun with your pies and egg nog Rey! See ya next year!
    -digitalman123, “The Drop’s” Biggest Pester, Self-Proclaimed Senior Blogger, and PS Blog professional wannabe

  • digitalman123

    @8: Probably $30, cause it’s a Greatest Hit.

  • moriarty1975

    Whats Buzz! Quiz Player?

  • looks good … gifts for me or gifts for others? haha probably me.

  • osricenpatt

    Hm… I really think it would be a good deal to release the three Prince of Persia games in a single Bluray disc in America.

  • Useless_Person

    So wait, Echocrome II is move “compatible”? Does that mean move is not required to play it?

  • BrianMcGuinness

    ditto to #11. What’s that new Buzz game? I love Buzz.

  • @ gerneric123
    Completely agreed. I’m tired of mediocre flash based Pac-man games. Having to start the internet browser and scroll through my bookmarks trying to find it, then being disappointed yet again because it doesn’t run very well on a PSP. I also don’t want to have to spend the money to buy one of the games that comes with 20 or 30 classic games. I know from experience I’ll only end up playing Asteroids and Pac-man.

  • phatmillips

    Wow, front mission 3 might be an insta-buy for me. Thanks!

  • @ osricenpatt
    Also agreed. As well as the GTA series. I don’t have any systems that can play them anymore :/

  • wait, does this mean well finally getting games for the NEO GEO on psp?

    also, tell square to announce CHRONO CROSS for the US PSN!!!! :)

  • digitalman123

    @13: That’d be awesome. I barely download PSN stuff, except DLC, avatars, [many] demos, only one PS3 game ever (Ratchet and Clank), and a few themes, so I’ll probably forget to download PoP, so a PoP trilogy on Blu-Ray disc would be sweet, and awesome, oh, and most likely money saving.

  • Hey Rey, can you let the PS team know most of the Minis are crap and maybe suggest they be a bit more discerning in what they approve? Would be good to get some quality indie stuff instead of shovelware.

  • Maxthunder1

    Its great that you guys are adding new games, but please add some more PS1 games. I mean for the last month there is either 1 or nothing a week. More often none per week.

  • scooter1265

    Dead Space 2 Demo and Battlefield Bad Company 2: Vietnam
    ‘Nuf said.
    I’m set ’til Christmas!

    Rey, have a Merry Christmas!

  • Matheuscmpm

    Hello guys,
    Will you make a bundle of all three games prince of persia?
    =D I just wanna buy all of them, but I wanna wait for a bundle =D

  • that-acmilan-guy

    Vietnam pack!

  • digitalman123

    @23: Don’t forget LittleBigPlanet 2 and Mass Effect 2 demos!

  • Can we get Legend of Dragoon on PSN? Pls!

  • Front Mission 3!!! Hopefully you guys put up some nice holiday sales like you did last year. :)

  • strange, i thought that tetris was coming out this week :0

  • Reverie_Reality

    Why don’t I see Battlefield: Vietnam anywhere?

  • Rey,

    1. Which Metal Slug?
    2. Got trophies since it’s a PSN title not PS One?
    3. Does it have new features since its a PSN title not a PS One?

    Or is it that you have it under the wrong category?

  • moriarty1975


    1. the first one
    2. no
    3. online play.

  • moriarty1975

    For people wanting to know about the Neo-Geo games coming to PSN –

  • Pretty balanced week of new games, classics, and demos :)

  • Reverie_Reality

    Well, I’ll just assume Vietnam is releasing on time. Still curious as to why it’s not listed though. Seems like one of the bigger releases this week, strange it wouldn’t be listed.

  • BigBangBear

    Forgot that Top Darts was coming out. Looking forward to it. Does it have trophies and what is the price? Although I enjoy Blokus, not sure if I will get it since I have the board game already. Great strategy game though if you have never tried it.

  • i want Borderlands so bad,but 30$ huh no tnx…

  • AAAChampions

    Will the NeoGeo games be launched from an XMB app such as how Netflix is launched?

  • digitalman123

    Have a great Christmas Rey! See ya next year!

  • Joaquin27488

    What about the pricing for FM3??

    Thanks for everything dude, keep up the good work (Y)

  • CurmudgeonGamer

    Rey, any word on Pac-man CE for PSP? Thanks.

  • Wow, that post loos kind of lazy with most of it being just a list and not even a one sentance description.

  • ZOMG!!! Where’s Tetris? I was really hoping and praying – even asked Santa – the Tetris game would drop this week.

  • So only 2 psp games (metal slug/fatal fury) well looks like ill be gettin noting on the psn for xmas. you would think they would at least support the psp during xmas when people buy game system and stuff as gifts, but i guess not.

    Its almost been a full year since i had my psp go (got it as an Xmas gift) and it hurts to say i have been very very dissatisfied with the psp go. only having about 5 games on it, it could be more if you guys would actually support the dam thing.

    Hopefully 2011 will be a good year for psp and you guys start releasing GOOD games on the psn like Crisis Core, and other games.

  • any news about the psp duke nukem game? it’s been really long ago.

  • NEO GEO! It has 4 bright buttons and 2 white sticks!
    An awesome supply of PSN games for the holidays if I do say so myself.

  • Cyb3rfr34k-iso

    i’ll buy Borderland only if you give all DLC for FREE for PS+ users.

  • Excalibur0123

    Whats the deal for us PS+ people?

  • gerneric123

    The PSP Duke Nukem game doesn’t really exist anymore. It’s been renamed as Extraction Point: Alien Shootout.

  • MetalGearCrysis

    Any prices on the SNK classics? And do they support trophies?

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