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The Drop: Week of Feb 28th 2011 New Releases

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Jeff and I had a blast this week at the Engadget community meet-up! Seeing your amazement and reactions to Killzone 3, Motorstorm Apocalypse and MLB 11 The Show in Stereoscopic 3D was worth the price of admission (sure, it was free, but still awesome.) Fans of Patapon and PixelJunk, listen up!

We’re celebrating Patapon 3 and the launch of PixelJunk Shooter 2 with style and PlayStation class this week, by tossing a massive community event at The Mighty this Monday night and you’re all invited! Come one, come all fans of the PixelJunk series, to hang with team PlayStation, members of Q-Games and hundreds of your fellow gaming compatriots. The festivities don’t end when we kick on the house lights folks, you can continue the party in your subterranean vehicles on Tuesday when PixelJunk Shooter 2 launches on PSN this week.

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Jeff, Sid and I hope to see you all there and look forward in meeting each and every one of you in person. Just look for my branded hair and PlayStation ink. In the mean time, enjoy this week’s The Drop.

PSN: PixelJunk Shooter 2

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PixelJunk Shooter 2 — In PixelJunk Shooter, players pilot a subterranean vehicle to explore the interior of diverse cave-like complexes. The player must affect the surrounding and dynamic terrain to progress.

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The goal is to safely navigate through each vivid stage and rescue survivors scattered about the cavernous environment. Each stage is in-effect a flow simulation whereby the player attempts to control various types of liquid (water, magma, etc) and solid matter (rock, earth) either by destroying it, manipulating it or moving it.

Modnation Racers — ModNation Racers is a thoroughly fresh take on classic kart racing that empowers the player to personalize their entire game. Players can express themselves by creating their own Mod character, styling their own racing kart and even building — in just minutes — an imaginative track that can be shared with the rest of the PlayStation community via the free PlayStation Network service.

PSN Demos

  • MLB 2K11
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops
  • Top Spin 4
  • Alien Breed 3: Descent
  • Marvel Pinball

PS3: Fight Night Champion

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Fight Night Champion — Step into the ring for this 2011 entry in the knockout king boxing franchise. Fight Night Champion sets out to define a new standard in sports videogames by delivering the most dynamic simulation fighting experience to date, pushing visual boundaries and redefining the single player journey for the category.

Rango: The Video Game — Rango The Video Game invites players to continue on Rango’s wild journey through new adventures inspired by the movie. Set in a gritty, pint-sized, Wild West World filled with off-color characters, wild rides and frantic shoot-outs, Rango invites players of all ages to meet the residents of the town of Dirt and play through Rango’s whacky Tall Tales of Adventure, brimming with intense action and outlandish scenarios.

PSone: Vagrant Story

PSone Classics

Vagrant Story — Adventure into a world of unparalleled depth and danger with SquareSoft’s Vagrant Story. In this sweeping dungeon-crawling epic you play as Ashley Riot, a young assassin and spy for the organization known as Riskbreakers. Your goal is to unravel a deep and twisted plot and come to terms with the recent death of your wife and child. If this sounds a bit too cerebral never fear. Your path to recapturing your sense of humanity hinges on the destruction of countless vicious monsters and the exploration of dark and dangerous dungeons.

[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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  • YESS! VAGRANT STORY

  • Vagrant Story? One week after Xenogears? Epicness!

    Pricing for Vagrant Story? $9.99, I’m guessing?

  • VAGRANT STORY!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Thank you PlayStation/Square-Enix! The golden age of RPG’s are returning to PSN.

  • Where iz Beyond Good and Evil HD? andddddddddd you 4got FIGHT NIGHT: CHAMPION!

  • Not too good demos….

  • Vagrant Story with $9.99? Let me know asap. This is one of my favorite PSone game!

  • Nothing for PSP owners except a PSone game…

  • Where is Beyond: Good and Evil? Thought it came out today.

  • hmmm….still hoping parasite eve 1 & 2 come out soon….

  • With all the SquareSoft PSOne classics being added to PSN, hopefully this means we will get Final Fantasy Origins (FF/FFII), Final Fantasy Chronicles (FFIV/Chrono Trigger), Final Fantasy Anthology (FFV/FFVI), and Chrono Chross. I sure hope so!

  • vagrant story finally coming out. might hold off seeing as i have alot a games to play at the moment. again i’m tempted by a download of a game i have on disk already. i’d play more because i don’t like changing disk, then they pile up around the tv.

  • @9 Parasite EVE 1 HAS BEEN RATED BY THE ESRB so be prepared for when it releases soon.

  • It’s almost March and no signs of Prologus yet.

  • where is playstation plus stuff??

  • is there any way to watch the NGP GDC keynote live ?

  • Dear Sony and Square-Enix,

    Thank you so much for two amazing PSone titles back to back! Vagrant Story is a wonderful game that many gamers missed but now have another chance!

    I hate to ask after such a great drop but let us have Chrono Cross! I miss that game so much. Epic soundtrack and moving story!

    Haha! Happy Day!

    Yours,
    the_sprat

  • Would also like to know price (and file size, if possible) for Vagrant Story! That’s a Day One purchase, Rey, I gotta be prepared!! Thank you!! :D

  • On friday they announced some great new greatest hits titles, I just wanted to know if they’re live now, I went on saturday to pick up heavy rain, but it was still the original price. When will that price drop take effect?

  • Rey pleaze tell me if Beyond Good and Evil iz comin’ out Tuesday. I just looked it said Beyond Good and Evil Hd and Pixeljunk Shooter 2 March 1st for psn. So why didn’t you post Beyond Good and Evil Hd? Also Fight Night: Champion iz a big release on Tuesday! God bless!

  • Also;[DELETED] it, Sony. THANK YOU. Keep those amazing PSOne Classics coming, please!! :D

  • About time for Shooter 2! Price of that? And when can expect date for Motorstorm Apocalypse demo?

  • Black OPS demo???

  • VAGRANT STORY!!!! YESS!!!!! NOW WE JUST NEED CHRONO CROSS!!!! THANK YOU REY!!!

  • So I guess this means no Castlevania DLC?

  • If I want to play pixeljunk I’ll just put in my LBP2 and browse community lol, I want BEYOND GOOD AND EVIL HD. x-box gets it thursday March 2nd for (800 points = 9.99) We are supposed 2get it a day before on March 1st. It says we are on ps3.org and otha release date list so why ain’t it listed?

  • Why hasn’t there been any significant updates to PSN in a long time? No cross game chat still and no other improvements from that wishlist that you put up that so many of us contributed our wishes to? Not hatin’, just saying…

    Vagrant Story is good news, used to love it. I am also wondering where Beyond Good & Evil HD is? Is XBLA getting it first now? (Some sites are throwing XBLA exclusive around now)

  • Vagrant Story?! OMG FINALLY, thank you! Need to get another PSN card now.

  • Hey Squareenix when will you release Einhander it was release in Japan PSN june 2008? When will we get it 2 more years from now?

  • Finally, Vagrant Story shall be released to quell all of the fanatics. I will definitely pass on it – it’s a very rich and detailed game, and I really want to like it, but the customization requirements were far too daunting for my ADD-raddled mind.

  • Cool, Vagrant Story. Square should also give us some FF avatars. A lot of square’s fanbase is on the ps3, so why not?

  • Where is Dissidia duodecim prologus!?

  • only good thing is the demos of alien breed 3 and marvel pinball until i can offord to buy em.

  • Thank you Sony for getting Xenogears and Vagrant Story in consecutive weeks. These PS1 classics are very profitable, as Xenogears has more than 1200 ratings in less than a week. Although I don’t think VS will be quite as popular. Just get the Sony Legend of Dragoon, and I will gladly throw my money at you SCE!

  • These are the kinds of PSOne classics I’ve been waiting for. Thank you! And keep them coming!

  • What happened to Sonic the Hedgehog? I thought it was going to be released for Plus members on March 1st?

  • Do my eyes deceive me? Vagrant Story!? It’s about damn time!
    I’m on this the second it drops.

  • Yessssss Black Ops demo! Now I can say I’ve played it besides Zombies!
    Whatever to Vagrant Story! Rango all the way! Lol I seriously don’t care bout Rango…
    ModNation Racers for download right after being a Greatest Hit? Sony’s got some twisted marketing angle…
    Whatever happened to months like November 2010, where every week has a great title for retail? I miss those weeks. Guess I’m just not into RPGs…

  • @34: Yeah, it is. Which one again? The Genesis Collection, the 2006 or 7 one that critics didn’t click with, or the original?

  • Vagrant Story at last..thank you!

    Next stop Patapon 3!

  • BEYOND GOOD and EVIL HD????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????

  • i dont think you people make enough kid games.my kids dont like story games.why cant you make more games like on ps one and ps two.i dont even know why i own a playstation three. most of the games suck. i have supported playstation through the years, but i think i am going to sell my ps 3 and get a xbox 360 if things dont change. the people that make these new games dont know what they are doing.

  • @DZORMAGEN

    They probably didn’t put it in because it is exclusive to Plus for two weeks. As Rey said in one of his replies, there is a dedicated PS+ post coming.

  • SWEET!!! Vagrant Story and PJ Shooter 2! One hell of a week.

    Hey when you guys get a chance can you slap epic upside the head for using such a shotty video codec on Bulletstorm.

  • Umm, what is the Price on Modnation racers?

  • @18 those prices for the greatest hits games went active today. went and got uncharted 2 and was happy. may have to pick up heavy rain once my back log goes down from about 40 games to about 10 (aka this summer)

  • @39. if you want kids games go get a wii. the playstation targets people who are usually adults. not children

  • Ok you got Fight Night: Champion on there now, now it Beyond Good and Evil Hd’s turn Rey lol!

  • VAGRANT STORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Xenogears followed by Vagrant Story? I need a new pair of pants.

  • Too many people are talking about Vagrant Story. Frankly, I’m stoked for Pixeljunk Shooter 2~!

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