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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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rossy4591 said:

December 19th, 8:04 pm

so much for getting under siege this year :( o well it’ll be worth the wait!

MGO_Count said:

December 19th, 8:35 pm


madtyger said:

December 19th, 8:53 pm

Hope the entire staff has a Merry Christmas and happy holidays. With LittleBigPlanet 2, Uncharted 3, and so many other great exclusive games hitting the PS3 next year, I can’t wait to see what the rest of 2011 brings!

TripG said:

December 19th, 8:56 pm

Twas the night before the drop, and all through the house, no news was to be seen, of the much promised Mini game, called Pac Man CE.

KongWen said:

December 19th, 9:03 pm

Front Mission 3! Great to start getting those Square titles that were released elsewhere but not in North America yet.

nYcFrEeWiLL82 said:

December 19th, 9:07 pm


UltraRazpacho said:

December 19th, 9:19 pm

Strong Bad’s Cool Game For Attractive People and Eat Them for me this week.

Also whats with Borderlands being 29.99$? That’s a tad bit over priced don’t ya think? It’s only 19.99$ on Steam and I could get it new at a GameStop for 15$.

xaos said:

December 19th, 9:34 pm

Wow, quite a lineup for a holiday week, very nice. I hope that Front Mission 3 represents the beginning of more of Square Enix’s PS1 catalog hitting the PSN; my PSP really needs Vagrant Story badly

df2506 said:

December 19th, 9:39 pm

Wow! Very impressive lineup for this week. Plus the awesomeness of the LBP2, Mass Effect 2, and Dead Space 2 demos coming our way! And I’m sure tons of cool DLC too (Costume Quest!).

I hope there are demo’s for Eat Them & Echochrome 2 also. Btw, you can play Echochrome 2 without the Move right?

Anyway, I’m looking forward to Tuesday’s update a lot! :)

cortiz2092000 said:

December 19th, 9:45 pm

but really no psp games like crisis core sony?

jvasq said:

December 19th, 9:58 pm

when will we get parasite eve 1 & 2 before 3rd birthday for ps1 classics. please tell me your gonna put em up.

duke301 said:

December 19th, 10:47 pm

Love the SNK Neo Geo games. The Neo Geo was one of my favorite old-school systems. Two questions: How much are they? and are you working on getting more at some point in the future? Thanks a lot. Great update this week!

tearsofash said:

December 19th, 11:20 pm

Is that the same N.O.V.A that is supposed to a really good FPS for iDevices originally? Might check it out if it’s the same.

G-Force08 said:

December 19th, 11:24 pm

Echochrome II and Eat Them in one week?! Come on guys, let me save some money. Those were the two biggest PSN games I was looking forward to next.

PS+ discounts?

Schnacky said:

December 19th, 11:25 pm

Build your unique creature in the Monster “Lad” and go on a monster mash,

seems you have a spelling error that needs fixing here.

Slyde1052 said:

December 19th, 11:31 pm

I must say, the past few PSN updates have been harsh for us PSP Go users, but its nice to see a PS1 game I’m actually interested inn go up. Please OH LORD PLEASE get Legend of Mana up there for us US fellas. :]

DonCalzone21 said:

December 19th, 11:34 pm

BattleField Bad Company 2: Vietnam. Im all set now for the next three months between GT5, Blackops and now BFBC2V.

Also will NA be getting the same xmas eve GT5 ‘Gift cars’ as in JAPAN? We will be getting them….right?


ElementOfInertia said:

December 19th, 11:37 pm

What a horrible week for my PS3 to stop working :(

Kirkpad said:

December 20th, 12:03 am

I’m pretty sure they said that the Space Shooter mini is going to be free for plus users as soon as it releases. At lesat that’s what I heard.

Momo_39648 said:

December 20th, 12:04 am

Any word on what’s for the Plus people Rey? Lol. Plus People! :D

SLEKL said:

December 20th, 12:07 am

Cant wait 4 BFBC2V,,, But sony can you make some better Dynamic themes,Like some robots fighting, or some little green army men fighting.somthing to that effect. So far theres alot of sun set ones, flowers blowing around, people walking through desserts,Just really not any good ones..

dragonsixsense said:

December 20th, 12:08 am

hey I know it doesn’t come to the case but why don’t you guys reanimate Killer Insteinct from super nintendo please let me know about it

guyminsberghe said:

December 20th, 12:32 am

If I read well, not all snk titles aren’t/won’t be downloadable for my psp?

Psychoticcherry said:

December 20th, 12:32 am

Front Mission 3… Awesome… How about maybe Final Fantasy X in 720p?

sanchog1 said:

December 20th, 12:48 am

when is tetris coming?

Momo_39648 said:

December 20th, 1:48 am

@sanchog1 Tetris is not yet dated. All I know is that it is coming in 2011.

Ouren said:

December 20th, 2:07 am

Bah. I was hoping for Under Siege this week~!

ranger69 said:

December 20th, 2:32 am


Death_Seaker3000 said:

December 20th, 2:59 am

whats the deal with smackdown vs raw 2011 DLC Pack 2 tought said dec21st???

solo013 said:

December 20th, 3:41 am

Looks like a great update. I wish Echochrome II was only 10 I’d pick it up then.

moriarty1975 said:

December 20th, 4:29 am


No trophies. But online play added for PS3, adhoc for PSP. Prices are $8.99 (PS3) & $6.99 (PSP).

ModernYorkster said:

December 20th, 4:50 am

Rey will Eat Them! be releasing with a demo/trial? and how did the SNK Classics get by without trophy support?

KILLZONE79 said:

December 20th, 4:57 am

Everyone dont forget about the long awaited mass effect 2 demo that arrives this tuesday as well!

mgiusto said:

December 20th, 5:25 am

What is this “League Bowling” you speak of? Tell me more!

moriarty1975 said:

December 20th, 5:27 am


Its a Neo Geo game. Search youtube for a gameplay video.

lyfestory said:

December 20th, 5:38 am

Top Darts should be fun…

and is that Eat Them! pic an actual shot of the game or just artwork…??!!

any word on Destruction Derby 3 yet?? Somebody needs to get this game off the ground and moving… Please…!!??

Happy Holidays to everyone here at the Blog….

joseph2411 said:

December 20th, 5:46 am

Does Buzz Quiz player have support for multiple languages? I dont have any problem with the game in english but it would be easier to get all my family to play if it has multiple languages.

FriedConsole said:

December 20th, 5:52 am

So Risk: Factions is releasing tomorrow on PSN or is that “coming soon”?

liquidypoo said:

December 20th, 6:44 am

I want some official news on the new Tetris right now. The trailer released a few weeks ago said the game was available now, even though it very clearly is not.

smsl26 said:

December 20th, 6:55 am

This question could be out of a place but any news about ICO & SoC release date?????

jackson32 said:

December 20th, 6:57 am

Great week on my Part, classics like samurai showdown returning and the HD release of Prince of Persia, and I think my two girls will like eat them (that is if they can pry the controller from my hands) (0.0)


December 20th, 8:37 am

I have no room on my hardrive! Its full of psn titles :(

Zantagor said:

December 20th, 9:16 am

Front Mission 3, finaly

this isn’t Vagrant Story, but I’ll let it slide this time.

Also, why haven’t we got Vagrant Story already anyway? Why is no one answering this simple question?

cortiz2092000 said:

December 20th, 9:39 am

so are there gonna be any psp essentials up for this weeks update? we need psp games

Squirtbot said:

December 20th, 10:31 am

Will the Borderlands come with the DLC or will we have to purchase that separately?

ElektroDragon said:

December 20th, 11:06 am

WOW! What an awesome week. First good week for PSN releases in a VERY long time. Keep it up!

Jisatsu_Kiddo said:

December 20th, 4:27 pm


at 29.99 i’m thinking alone as that’s a classics price area.

Wafi24 said:

December 20th, 4:41 pm

Oh my god becky, this update is so big! I can’t wait to buy KOF 94 and the last part of the pop trilogy. As always psn store a job well done! Can’t wait until tomorrow!

Draedonrho said:

December 21st, 10:05 am

Front Mission 3!!!!!!

Good stuff. Also, Eat Them looks solid fun.

Best update of the year.

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