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The Drop: Week of March 14th 2011 New Releases

Rey Gutierrez's Avatar Posted by Senior Social Media Specialist

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


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.]

Add Your Own

muska34900 said:

March 14th, 1:25 am

now i want parasite eve 2 and driver 1 and 2, tony hawk 1,

Rorek_IronBlood said:

March 14th, 1:26 am

What about them KILLZONE avatars? Hmmm? Just sayin’ I was ticked that they were released last week in the Euro store, and not worldwide. C’mon! Release them worldwide.


March 14th, 3:11 am

Megaman Legends 1 & 2, Tomba!, and Brave Fencer Musashi please…?!?!?

JonnyPauz said:

March 14th, 4:15 am

so what time do these updates usually take place????

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    Rey Gutierrez said:

    March 14th, 12:02 pm

    Honestly. Our PSN team does its very best to have the update go live Tuesday afternoon.

ZFM12 said:

March 14th, 4:15 am

PE YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

InfinityGems said:

March 14th, 5:07 am

First comment on these updates, I’m very thrilled were finally getting PE1, lost my hard copy years ago and always wanted to do a run through on the chrysler building.

But just a heads up to the guys over at sony, hopefully and soon they fix the freeze errors in Legend of Dragoon and drop that on the psn, what a amazingly classic ps1 title. Just alittle something on my end, I hope Suikoden 2 gets dropped on PSNs birthday, considered one of the best rpg’s and sequels to ever grace the ps1.

Super--Brad said:

March 14th, 5:19 am

Sounds good :)

iron_lemonade said:

March 14th, 5:48 am

what a SOLID drop week! really looking forward to the crysis 2 demo. glad to see we finally get hard corps uprising. and is anyone else really on the fence about homefront? i’m still putting in heavy hours on KZ3, so i’m gonna need to see a review for that one.

FunkyTable said:

March 14th, 6:29 am

Wow, this looks to be one of the best weeks for PS3. This is great. Hard Corps uprising is so tempting. I MUST WAIT FOR A PRICE DROP.

letherclad said:

March 14th, 6:36 am

Can’t wait for Yakuza 4!

riskbreaker86 said:

March 14th, 6:56 am

literally, one of the best updates i can remember. Mortal Kombat demo, Parasite Eve, and Hard Corps, awesome stuff.

rjejr said:

March 14th, 7:25 am

@77 nYcFrEeWiLL82


KongWen said:

March 14th, 7:44 am

Torchlight is co-published by Microsoft, so it won’t be coming to PSN.

The original / PSOne Classics version of Final Fantasy Tactics doesn’t have the inexplicable lag/slowdown of the PSP remake, so that gives it points in my book.

Parasite Eve is a nice game. I hope Square stepping up to the plate will light a fire under the folks behind Legend of Dragoon, Vandal Hearts, and Suikoden II… hint hint.

Frejim said:

March 14th, 7:44 am

Parasite Eve FTW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Pangolin414 said:

March 14th, 7:45 am

Motorstorm apocalypse demo? Since it’s out in Europe, is there any news of a US date yet?

JonnyPauz said:

March 14th, 7:52 am

just get the motorstorm demo from the europe store

MarvelousMont said:

March 14th, 8:02 am

PARASITE EVE!!!!!!!! Only thing it’s missing is trophy support :(. Wish PS classics had trophy support.. would love to see what they could come up with.

SpyDudeFX said:

March 14th, 9:30 am

Wow new blog!

Autoxfool said:

March 14th, 10:16 am

West Virginia University theme and avatar please!!!! :) Speaking of Avatars, how about Bioshock, Fallout 3, and Borderlands.

Nothing of interest this week it seems for me aside Homefront, but I just got Black Ops on sale recently so no need to get it now (esp. at $60).

Nice new front page for the blog!

mamma-007_ said:

March 14th, 10:19 am

best week for a birth day : )

boxmyth said:

March 14th, 10:51 am

Yakuza all the way.

GreenPhantom said:

March 14th, 10:52 am

will we ever see VALKYRIE PROFILE!?!?!?!!?

so pumped for PE!!!!!!!

ABRipperXX said:

March 14th, 11:02 am

Ar Tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel for me this week. Keep up the good work Rey! Keep em coming NIS America!

hiljaks said:

March 14th, 12:05 pm

PARASITE EVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

xxnike629xx said:

March 14th, 12:27 pm

Good to see Parasite Eve coming to PSN. I can’t wait! I never had a chance to play it and it’s now crazy expensive & rare to buy it online. I hope the sequel comes out as well. I guess they’re trying to pump us up with The 3rd Birthday coming later for the PSP?


Oh yea and where’s Chrono Cross?! Come on!!

Also, any chance of getting a PSP version of Chrono Trigger? Use the DS version but transfer it all to the PSP with HD 2D graphics like Final Fantasy I, II, and IV for the PSP.

crazystang92 said:

March 14th, 12:39 pm

YES!!! finally Parasite Eve :D

Caudill said:

March 14th, 1:00 pm

Can’t wait for Hard Corps: Uprising! Will be refreshing the store all day tuesday waiting for that to arrive :)

chang_1910 said:

March 14th, 1:06 pm

OMG!!!! I was planning to find a copy of parasite eve on ebay, which on good condition runs easy on the US20s… NICE surprise, Thank you…

now do a port of 3rd Bday for the ps3.. lol…

Elvick_ said:

March 14th, 1:19 pm

@14 I believe WKC2 and the PSP game are due out in May. I know they’re coming to NA, it was announced not that long ago.

Mosh_Pit said:

March 14th, 1:28 pm

I’m buying hard corps : uprising.

ShinobiMura said:

March 14th, 1:41 pm

Hurray for Parasite Eve! Hopefully Parasite Eve 2 will be released on PSN before The 3rd Birthday’s release!

skywarp00 said:

March 14th, 4:22 pm


Can someone please tell me what day/time the playstation store updates?

Tjoeb123 said:

March 14th, 5:26 pm

When SE has the balls to do so. And while we’re at it, let me add STAR OCEAN (both PS1 and remakes) to that.

I have the PSP port of the game, but because it’s based off of the Japanese version, and the English version had some improvements, I’d rather play the PS1 version.

Tjoeb123 said:

March 14th, 5:27 pm

It’s sad that the game has gone unnoticed by the media and non-NIS folks.

EJStrat said:

March 14th, 5:58 pm

Holy [DELETED]!!!! FINALLY!!! HARD CORPS UPRISING!!!!!!! My prayers (or askings rather) were answered. Well played, Playstation. If it didn’t come out on this weeks update I was going to boycott buying anything from the PSStore. I also see you’ve finally answered everyone elses requests for parasite eve. sweet. Awesome update this week! A+ in my book.

skywarp00 said:

March 14th, 6:39 pm

Can someone please tell me what day/time the playstation store updates?

the_idoru said:

March 14th, 9:24 pm

Parasite Eve!!?! Oh, how my mitochondria sing in ecstasy!

natefas said:

March 15th, 12:52 am

please please please pleaseeeeeeeeee hurry up with this update, really looking forward to dissidia 012’s prologue… and try and see if u guys can get chrono cross on here soon too

Superstone said:

March 15th, 5:04 am

Seriously. Where are the Turbografx games?

Phostings said:

March 15th, 6:25 am

I seriously got up 8 am in the morning just to check to see if Parasite Eve was up for download….I see it isn’t yet,lol. Got to wait til the afternoon…crap. Anyway, I would have never own a psp if it wasn’t for The 3rd Birthday. So I’m totally going to download PE, finish it 10 times then take on the EX true boss. Hopefully the The 3rd Birthday will be on the shelves by then,lol.

jVi-A-S-O-N said:

March 15th, 6:44 am

So stoked for Gods Eater! Any idea when they will be added to the PSN? Like time range? I’m so anxious ^.^

brambillator said:

March 15th, 8:22 am

Can´t wait for Hard Corps: Uprising and the Crysis 2 demo.

Tallyhawk said:

March 15th, 9:09 am

Finally Hard Corps: Uprising comes out!!! I will defitnetly buy it!! Now when is Beyond Good & Evil HD & Torchlight coming out?!? Also when are they going to release for the PS1 the Legend of Dragoon to download!! That was an amazing rpg & I can’t wait to play it!! I’m looking forward to trying out the demo of Playstation Move Heroes!!! My team is defitnely Ratchet & Clank!!!

email2003 said:

March 15th, 9:22 am

Now that’s what I’m talking about.

Mortal Kombat (demo)
Hard Corps: Uprising
Parasite Eve


Sky-Rocketed77 said:

March 15th, 9:33 am

Awesome week!

loneherozero said:

March 15th, 9:39 am

please update the PSN allready!!

Tallyhawk said:

March 15th, 10:27 am

When is Journey from That Game Company coming out for the PSN? Also when is Okabu from Handcircus coming out for the PSN too? I t would be nice to finally get Chrono Trigger too!!!!

murder-scene said:

March 15th, 10:35 am

Crysis2 demo, FINALLY, black ops is getting boring as hell, even after buying the First Strike map pack
keep up the good work Playstation (3D gaming is sick as hell!! i reccomend it to anyone thinking of buying a 3DTV)

ZephLaeliash said:

March 15th, 11:13 am

Great week. You guys have been doing an amazing job with the PSOne Classics lately, which is one of my favorite parts of the Playstation Store. Keep it up!

bucktownchuck said:

March 15th, 11:19 am

i thought the second installment of back to the future ” get tannen ” came out today, im a little upset now

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