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The Drop: Week of March 14th 2011 New Releases

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The Drop: Week of March 14th 2011 New Releases
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The Drop this week delivers a long list of titles that will make your stack of backlogged games tower even higher. I’m guilty of name dropping, especially when games like Slam Bolt Scrappers, Homefront and Parasite Eve arrive on PlayStation 3 and PsOne Classics this week. You’ll also get your chance to try PlayStation Move Heroes when the demo hits PSN, followed by demos for Mortal Kombat (open to all PSN users) and Crysis 2 Multiplayer.

The Drop: March 14th Artwork

I can go on forever on how great it was to meet new and familiar faces at PAX East this week, and congratulate the winner of SOCOM 4 tournament Zipper is hosting today, but you have a jump to hit and a drop to read! Enjoy it!

PS3: Homefront

PlayStation 3

Homefront — The year is 2027. The world has suffered a decade-long energy crisis, and economies have crumbled. Reduced to a mere shadow of the super power it once was, the United States became the target of a North Korean takeover. Featuring a compelling single player story crafted by John Milius (Apocalypse Now, Red Dawn), Homefront immerses gamers in an interactive and cinematic FPS experience where they will assume an infantry role or take command of a wide variety of aerial and ground vehicles.

Yakuza 4 — Set in a fully realized, authentic recreation of Tokyo’s “Sin-City District” the deep and interweaving crime drama of Yakuza 4 unfolds through the eyes of four unique and dangerous characters. Visit Hostess clubs, try karaoke, or experience the pachinko parlors and other adult entertainment, only found in Tokyo. Each character will take on different missions, allowing the player to interact with the city from their unique viewpoints and experience every taboo in the underground world of Tokyo.

Top Spin 4 (PlayStation Move Enabled) — The most feature-rich title of the Top Spin franchise, Top Spin 4, puts you front and center of the professional tennis experience with the deepest player roster to date complete with 2K’s Signature Style, an enhanced Player Creator with new Coaching and Development systems, an incredibly immersive Career mode, all-new visually stunning TV Broadcast presentation elements, and a fully online World Tour Mode.

Warriors: Legends of Troy — From the creators of Dynasty Warriors comes an unbelievable game that tells the tale of the epic Trojan War. In this ancient time, men and gods fought alongside one another for eternal glory. Carve your name into history as you experience amazing action and incredible mythology.

Dance on Broadway (PlayStation Move Enabled) — Dance on Broadway is the dance game that puts YOU center stage performing some of the biggest Broadway hits right at home! Dance, sing, and act to hit songs from your favorite musical performances, like “You Can’t Stop the Beat”, “Fame”, and “Luck Be A Lady”, just to name a few! Challenge up to four friends for the starring role. Get your jazz hands ready for Dance on Broadway!

Fit in Six — Fit in Six separates overall fitness routines into six core elements — core body, upper body, lower body, cardio, balance and flexibility — that help you focus on getting fit and reaching your goals. The workouts have been developed by experienced fitness professionals to ensure that every move is performed precisely and effectively.

Ar Tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel — This third chapter in the Ar tonelico franchise marks a new approach to the RPG genre by seamlessly combining simulation with role-playing. Gamers can not only customize weapons and items, but now design their character’s personalities, skills, and appearance through virtual interaction. Also past events will intersect with future game play as well as the outcome of the game. Both the graphics and battle system is all new, created from ground up for an unique gaming experience.

PSN: Slam Bolt Scrappers

PlayStation Network

Slam Bolt Scrappers — Slam Bolt Scrappers is a mash up of building and brawling! Reach for the sky and build the greatest towers in Slam Bolt City while defending against deviously charming baddies and epic bosses. Play with up to three of your friends in the co-op campaign or go head to head in the simple, yet surprisingly deep competitive battle mode.

Hard Corps: Uprising — As homage to the legacy of Konami’s run-and-gun games, Hard Corps: Uprising brings an exciting new look to a traditionally retro genre, all the while keeping with the frenetic gameplay that defines the shooter category. The game follows the soldier Bahamut as he begins to rise in strength and write his legend. Multiple game modes allow seasoned pros to show off their skills and enable genre neophytes to reach victory.

Major League Baseball 2K11 (PSP) — Swing for the fences with the 2011/2012 edition of 2K Sports’ acclaimed baseball franchise. This portable version of Major League Baseball 2K11 lets players play through a wide variety of modes, from the simple slugfest of the Home Run Derby to the dramatic, grueling schedule of Season and Franchise modes. Players can even dip into the Minor Leagues and guide future stars to the big leagues.

Vertigo (PSP) — Vertigo is a high-rolling, adrenalin-fuelled combination of futuristic racing, puzzle solving and precision control. You are a Xorber, a member of most Elite Xorb racing corp. in the galaxy. Roll thunderously across 54 wild and challenging landscapes, through 9 different worlds, each with their own unique treacherous terrain and death defying obstacles.

PSN Demos

  • PlayStation Move Heroes
  • Slam Bolt Scrappers
  • Plants vs Zombies
  • Mortal Kombat
  • Crysis 2 Multiplayer Demo

PSP: God Eater Burst

PlayStation Portable

Gods Eater Burst (Also on on PSN) — The earth has been plagued by terrifying mutant beasts known as the Aragami and man’s only hope against them is the God Arc weapons and the God Eaters who wield them. Create your own hero and battle against many different types of these enemies, picking up items along the way to customize your weapons, guns, bullets and shields, boosting your strength and stamina in the massive scale fights.

Jikandia: The Timeless Land (Also on PSN) — In Jikandia, you must travel through dungeons in search of your friends. You can set the time limit for each dungeon yourself! Dungeons are altered in several ways according to the time limit you set, so no adventure is the same twice! The longer you spend in one, the more likely you’ll come across rare items and treasure chests… but you’ll also face more monsters and difficult traps. Up to four PSP systems can be linked to play in the Jikandia Coliseum timed stages where you can battle against your friends and dodge traps to win with the highest score!

Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy Prologus (Also on PSN) — The divine conflict between harmony and discord rages on, the fate of the world its promised prize. Fighting to secure it are brave souls summoned for that solitary purpose. These warriors, relying on what fragments of their shattered memories remain, fight to end the conflict — and for a chance to return home, to the worlds they each once knew.

PSone: Parasite Eve

PSone Classics

Parasite Eve — A fateful night at the opera house triggers in one woman the power to cause all those around her to spontaneously incinerate, and in another woman an innate resistance to the attack. You assume the role of the second woman New York cop Aya Brea as she comes to realize that the fate of humanity will be determined by her actions.

minis: Pix N Love Rush

minis

Pix N Love Rush — This is a platformer game in which players guide a digitized character through side- and vertically-scrolling levels. Players earn points by collecting coins, avoiding hazards, and completing combos before the timer runs out.

Enigmo — Enigmo is a 3D puzzle game where you move various streams of flowing liquid so that the droplets get to their destination. Liquids (water, oil, and lava) fall from “droppers” and will bounce around the walls of a mechanism. You move and rotate into position various types of bumpers, sliders, accelerators, and sponges in order to divert the flow of the falling droplets. The faster you complete each level, the more bonus you will receive.

Ancient Game Treasures Mill — This is a board game in which players must line up three colored circles in a row to remove opponents’ pieces. To win, players can trap all of their opponent’s pieces or remove all but two of them from the board.

[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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  • Wait. This says “Also on PSN” for Dissidia 012: Prologus. I’m assuming that is a typo because a UMD release of that would be kind of redundant.

    Parasite Eve took me by surprise. Definitely will add that to my wishlist.

  • Sonicfan11589

    WILL PARASITE EVE 1 BE PLAYABLE ON PSP??!! ALSO ANY NEWS ON PE2 AND THE POSSIBILITY OF SEEING THE 3RD BDAY ON PSN? ALSO AMAZON.COM REVEALED MORE AVATARS AS WELL AS LIL BIG PLANET 2 STUFF AND MODNATION DLC AS WELL, AND PE 1 WILL BE $5.99

  • PARASITE EVE!!!! WOOT!!! THANK YOU!!!!

  • xx--Wip3ou7--xx

    Wow…awesome week!

  • Sonicfan11589

    It seems i’m spending money like crazy on PSN lately, with Xenogears, Vagrant Story, Toy Story 2, now Parasite EVE 1, then Dissidia 012 both retail and the prologue game. I’m also spending my money on the 3DS when it releases in 2 weeks, can’t wait.

  • Sonicfan11589

    PARASITE EVE 1 WILL COST $5.99 ACCORDING TO AMAZON.COM, I actually purchased a mint copy for $25 2 years ago and it was money well spent.

  • Thanks for the update and hopefully everyone in Sony Japan are safe with there family’s .

  • @6

    That’s good to hear. Hopefully, the other Square titles that are coming up will stay with that cheap price (Legend of Mana, Threads of Fate). I could definitely get used to that kind of pricing.

  • Any news on Final Fantasy 1, 2 and FF Tactics: War of the lions coming to PSN? Japan alreadey has those 3 and Europe has 1 & 2.

  • ^

    Nope. Not a word.

  • This is seriously a fantastic update this week. Hard Corps, so long as it’s not poorly priced, is a must buy. Pix N Love Rush is a fantastic mobile game, curious to see how it translates to the minis. I know many readers have been clamoring for Parasite Eve, so I hope they are finally smiling.

  • thundercat17

    yakuza 4 and the demo of mortal kombat, hellz yeah

    and for homefront, its thq, it will be forgotten in 2 weeks or so

  • How much will Parasite Eve cost?

  • Will WKC2 be released in the US?

    Also thumbs up on Parasite eve being on the store

    how much will it cost

  • ROSSONERO_8791

    Any news on specials for PSN Plus?

  • I saw the preview of Cysis 2 on Qore and looked intersting.
    I’ll probalby be checking out that Crysis2 online demo :)
    lol Im having fun with Toy Story 2 on the PSP XD hahaha!

  • Nice, people were calling for Parasite Eve to prepare for Third Birthday, and it actually came out.

  • Gamecamiller

    Parasite Eve on PSN this week? Just take my wallet now! I want that! Great week for Playstation users, especially for PSP users (Dissida 2!)

  • Looks like an awesome week ahead of us

  • @#10

    They are probably waiting to put them on PSN a couple of weeks before/after FF 4 releases.

    @#14

    Don’t forget White Knights Chronicles (psp game) :)

  • YES IT’S FINNALY HERE GOD EATER BURST HELLS YA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • WOOT!!! WOOT!!! AWESOME UPDATE THIS WEEK!!! I WILL BE DOWNLOADIN….

    1) PLAYSTATION MOVE HEROES DEMO
    2) DISSIDIA 012 PROLOGUES

    PS. CANT WAIT FOR THE PLAYSTATION MOVE HEROES AND DISSIDIA 012 ACTUAL GAMES TO COME OUT!!!!

  • xKOROSHIYAx

    This will probably be the best week in gaming I’ve had in years. Yakuza 4 on PS3, Parasite Eve on PSP and Shogun 2 on PC. Now if only I had more time.

  • SO IS THERE GOING TO BE A PSP UPDATE ANY TIME

  • dragoon_slayer12

    for some reason, i had a gut feeling all day that parasite eve was going to be hitting us this week. so happy, now i can play it ANYWHERE!!!! diffinately grabbing that and prologus. been waiting for god eater for a while now, but i’m not sure if imma grab it…. most likely though. i just wonder when PSP2:infinity releases (if it does).

  • Rey Warriors: Legends of Troy came out last week on March 10. Thanx 4 Parasite Eve, Mortal Kombat demo, and Move Heroes demo.
    REY have a few questions:
    1) When iz Back to Future Episode 2 comin’ out?
    2) When iz Beyond Good and Evil Hd remake comin’ out?
    3) I have Yoostar 2 but there iz no dlc out yet, do you know when?
    and last
    4) When we get Free Realms for free on March 29 from psn, are we able to get any of da 46 trophies from game? I know we won’t get all of them unless we become a member but I figured our free version wit 800 missions and up to level 4 jobs would have at least da basic 12 trophies for psn download game. Am I right? Thanx and God bless you and have a wonderful blessed week!

    • Rey Gutierrez
      Rey Gutierrez

      I can answer some of your questions.

      Beyond Good and Evil HD for PSN exists, I just played it at Pax East. As for a date, nothing yet.

      Glancing over the PSN store list, look for TONS of Yoostar 2 DLC next week. Nothing for this week’s store update.

  • Can’t wait for Playstation Move Heroes demo this Tuesday but when will Ridge Racer 1 and/or Gex 2 will be available for PS One classic?

  • Yo Rey, Any update on Beyond Good & Evil for PSN?
    Other than that, I’m a bit surprised at how many games are releasing this week.

  • phatmillips

    Parasite Eve is great but its criminally short, you can literally finish it in a sitting or a sitting and a half, maybe 5-7 hours

  • Boss_Tycoon_

    Getting prolougus for the aerith dlc, and I’ll have to wait on Parasite Eve until I get another psn card.

  • No motorstorm demo? it came out in EU but we dont get one?

  • Yes parasite eve!!!!! Im getting that and prologus. Will dissidia 2 full game be on the psn store the day it releases? Also can we get parasite eve 2 and mortal kombat trilogy psone classics please?

  • Sonicfan11589

    @29 go through Parasite EVE 1 a 2nd time through a mode called EX MODE, not only will u fight more; tougher enemies, but you’ll unlock the Chrysler Building as a stage with 77 floors, the 1st 70 each being a labyrinth with an unexpected boss at the top.

  • digitalman123

    Cool drop, but when can we expect Beyond Good and Evil HD to release?

  • Wow actual games getting released on the psn? im shocked! God Eater looks nice. ive seen gameplay fro mthe JPN version and it does seem enjoyable. the demo for Dissidia is also great, but im not sure if ill get it since i may not get the New Dissidia game as i rarely played the first game.

    Although i must ask (as i always do every week) Why are “Old” psp games not getting released anymore? I have contacted some companies about games getting released (mainly Square Enix) and they basically said they have heard nothing from your side (Sony) about releasing Crisis Core (a requested game everyone wants) Also since last week you guys released Disney game i would assume we will be seeing Kingdom Hearts BBS as the only reason why it wasnt released on the Psn was because Disney didnt want to release it, but now seeing as we have Ps1 games it shouldnt be a problem now.

  • I can’t wait to play Parasite Eve. It seems like Square is putting out their entire PSOne series onto PSN. I just hope that we will get Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of The Lions. Playing the original is a crime compared to the update.

  • Anyone with an interest in action JRPG’s should check out Yakuza 4, forget the poorly representative demos and dive straight in.

  • headronefish

    Hard Corps and Parasite Eve in the same week, [DELETED] yes.

  • Brandon_2535

    Just make a Euro account and download it from their store. They get the game way before we do which is probably why they got the demo so early. Still, it wouldn’t hurt for them to release it everywhere.

    Crysis 2 demo this week for the win! Can’t wait to try it out. I need a new shooter to play at the moment. This demo should hold me over until new games come out. Who’s with me?

  • Any updates on which games will be on sale this week? IIRC, every week different games will be on sale due to spring sale event…

  • gor1llap1mp

    Any word or hope on seeing Torchlight and Beyond Good and Evil HD? Sony seems to be always and forever second in line, this sucks!

  • Thanx Rey 4 replyin back, sorry if I asked to many qusetions. I guess it is cuz’ I have da best system there iz (PLAYSTATION 3) and there iz a lot of reasons to be EXCITED cuz’ there iz so many good thangz comin’ out so thanx again and GOD BLESS!

  • I have Playstation Plus, so I got Pix N Love Rush for free two weeks ago. I recommend it, it’s my favorite mini I have ever played. I believe it was on the iPhone/iPod Touch at first, I’m not sure. I know it was a touch game. I have played touch based games and I don’t think this would have played well as one but using a d-pad and really just the x button, it is easily controlled and is great for a ‘pick up and put down five minutes later’ game.

  • But I’m really excited for the Crysis 2 demo! My friend played the first on PC and said how amazing it was so it will be nice to finally get a slice. If I like it, I might have to add a new game to my list of must have games this year.

  • ^^^ I am with you. Though i am more pumped for the SP.

  • Wow, ‘lots of games coming out this week. Too bad I’ll only have enough for Homefront. I wanna play Parasite Eve berfore the new one comes out.

  • Awesome update, will check out Slam Bolt Scrappers and some demos. Might pick up Yakuza 4.

    Also Parasite Eve 2 is FAR superior to PE1…. Rey, can we expect to see PE2 on PSN anytime soon?

    The 3rd Birthday is due in 2 weeks and PE2 is kinda important for the story/characters in that game.

  • PharmBoY044

    Yo Rey, great job with this post. I’m glad Sony is finally realizing that they need to inform their customers regarding the upcoming PSN update.
    Also, can’t wait until you guys make use of that sweet podcast equipment that you had recently tweeted…..hint, hint.

  • Crysis2 multiplayer sick as hell can’t wait

  • warrior legends of troy for me if its not to high. only thing that interest me. is it once a month now for ps plus updates. if so i should have never bought it cause the stuff i got for free was boring.

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