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The Drop: Week of July 18th 2011 New Releases

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The Danish game developers that make up Playdead bring their monochromatic 2D side-scrolling puzzler Limbo to PSN this week. Its game mechanics thrive on “trial and death,” so expect to be treated to a gruesome untimely death after failing its addictive puzzles. Who knew saving your little sister could be such a burden?

Sega brings Captain America into the third dimension with Captain America: Super Soldier on PS3 in 3D. You play as Ben McCall in Ubisoft’s vision of the Wild West hunting down the Cartel in a lawless Los Angeles in Call of Juarez: The Cartel. PSone Japan imports return, and minis dishes out 10 unique digital titles for your PSP and PS3.

Quench your summer thirst with this week’s The Drop.


PlayStation 3

Call of Juarez: The Cartel — When a Mexican drug cartel bombs a U.S. law enforcement agency, the U.S. government puts together a special task force to bring them down. You can explore each character’s dedicated storyline, choosing to play as Ben McCall, a brutal LAPD cop and descendant of Ray McCall; Eddie Guerra, a DEA agent who gambles compulsively; or gangbanger-turned-FBI agent Kim Evans. As you fight to dismantle the Cartel and unfurl the mystery of the bombing, you’ll embark on an epic, bloody road trip from the streets of Los Angeles to Ciudad Juarez.

Captain America: Super Soldier — Captain America: Super Soldier combines an athletic combat system with fluid platforming and a finely tuned suite of shield attacks as Cap explores a massive castle that’s been converted into a military installation. His shield is a versatile weapon, capable of taking out multiple enemies at once, deflecting incoming fire back at enemies, solving puzzles, and helping Cap scale walls. As the world’s first super soldier, you’ll need every bit of that strength to overcome this playground for the Captain’s physical prowess.

PlayStation Network

Limbo — (Demo Available) Limbo is a monochromatic puzzle-platforming adventure that puts players in the role of a young boy traveling through a hostile world in an attempt to discover the fate of his sister.

Fast Draw Showdown — Do you think you’re the fastest gunslinger in the West? Let’s see how you fair in Fast Draw Showdown. Fight against the roughest thugs, cowboys and outlaws in this Western shootout!

Dead Block — (Demo Available) Dead Block focuses on innovative defensive gameplay in which the few remaining survivors, Jack Foster (a construction worker), Foxy Jones (a traffic warden), and Mike Bacon (a perpetually hungry boy scout) have formed an unlikely alliance to protect themselves from the invading undead. Hiding in various shelters around town, they avoid Zombies by building blockades, setting fiendish traps or – as a last resort – using their weapons to fight.

Baseball Stars 2 (Also on PSP) — Lace up your cleats and step onto the diamond with the pros of Baseball Stars 2. You’ll find everything you’d expect in a classic game of baseball, but with an arcade feel and intense action that distinguish it from the pack. Pick one of six unique teams from cities around the world, then get ready for nine innings of excitement, whether you’re taking on the computer in a 15-game tournament or squaring off against a friend.

The King of Fighters ‘95 (Also on PSP) — Choose from 26 different characters and let the brawling begin. Play the Normal mode and face a series of one-on-one fights. After beating all of the competition, you will learn of each character’s unique motivation for entering the King of Fighters tournament. In addition to the Normal mode, a Team Battle option has been included, where two teams of three of fighters compete against each other. You can choose from eight different teams or create your own with the team edit feature. No matter what mode you play, you must be aware of the last resort moves whenever a character is about to be defeated, he or she has access to huge fireball or massive hit combinations that can level the playing field in an instant.


  • Me Monstar: Hear Me Roar
  • Angry Birds
  • Athena
  • Guerilla Wars
  • Hal 21
  • Ikari Warriors
  • Marvin’s Maze
  • Ozma Wars
  • Sauke vs Commander
  • Vanguard


PlayStation Portable

Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions — Originally released in 1997, Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions is a portable update on the classic turn-based strategy game that gave birth to the world of Ivalice. New features include all-new CG sequences, all-new jobs, new 16:9 widescreen presentation, new head-to-head multiplayer and new storyline elements that refine the genesis of the Ivalice Alliance.

PSone Japan Import

Kyuiin — You play as a boy or a girl who flies around on a vacuum cleaner. You have a choice between four standard weapons: Vulcan, laser, homing and rapid shot. These can all be powered up three times by collecting flying orbs. Another vital part of your arsenal is your vacuum hose, which plays a very important part in the game. You can suck up certain types of enemies like birds, paper planes and angels.

[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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Butters360 said:

July 17th, 3:02 pm

Does this mean Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions will be on PSN for purchase?! Please say it’s true!

TomHoang said:

July 17th, 3:04 pm

Congrats Japan!

Healey- said:

July 17th, 3:05 pm

I find the original psone version plays better, and can be played on both systems… Decent amount of content compared to the last few drops but not the few I’ve been waiting for.

zzamaro said:

July 17th, 3:06 pm

It’s an ok update, but where’s the last episode for Back to the Future? It’ll be almost two months by the time it’s released.

zzamaro said:

July 17th, 3:06 pm

Lol, sorry, I meant an ok drop.

zzamaro said:

July 17th, 3:09 pm

Btw, seeing how Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions will hit PSN. That could mean Crisis Core could be available soon on PSN. Especially because that game is older than Crisis Core.

How much for Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions?

Matt4862 said:

July 17th, 3:16 pm

So, that Final Fantasy VI PSOne release would be pretty cool to have soon.

Digital-Big-Boss said:

July 17th, 3:16 pm

Angry Birds is back, maybe it works this time

Nithorias said:

July 17th, 3:25 pm

nice drop update, btw when is Borderlands Bundle coming to PSN and how much will it be??? (PS+ and regular price) please!!! :)

dushku said:

July 17th, 3:26 pm


perrandy said:

July 17th, 3:44 pm

rey, is it the mini- vanguard the same as the vanguard of the atari 2600 game?

mikedo2007 said:

July 17th, 3:45 pm

Another week, another interesting game coming on our PSN.


July 17th, 3:48 pm

Question: How much for Limbo?

tacotaskforce said:

July 17th, 3:49 pm

Is King of Fighters 95 the Playstation port of the game or an emulated Neo Geo version like the previous SNK Neo Geo games?

Maxthunder1 said:

July 17th, 3:51 pm

Yet again another failed drop. Hopefully on tuesday there will be some DLC that I need otherwise my money isnt being spent.

twoheadedboy_ said:

July 17th, 3:57 pm

Limbo! <3

KevCity89 said:

July 17th, 3:59 pm

I wish PSN & Capcom worked together & brought back the “Mega Man X” series from the PSOne, 2 the Playstation store

megamixer said:

July 17th, 4:06 pm

Dead Block — (Demo Available) Because the world needed yet another zombie game.

Nice to see some PSOne Classics and in a stunning turn of events a PSP one as well?! The pricing on FF Tactics had better be $9.99 at the highest considering that its ancient *and* a Greatest Hits title. Same for Crisis Core. I’d be okay with repurchasing them in digital form so long as they aren’t going to gouge our wallets.

Digital-Big-Boss said:

July 17th, 4:12 pm

What we need is Metal Gear Solid VR MIssions and the PSone Tony Hawk games.

NeoHumpty said:

July 17th, 4:17 pm

Limbo sure would be a nice freebie for us + people.

DarkRecoil said:

July 17th, 4:25 pm

That Captain America movie is obviously going to suck @$$.

…..and so will that obvious cash-in lol.

saintaqua said:

July 17th, 4:33 pm

Where’s the new Back to the Future episode? I don’t understand what the hold up is. :(

saintaqua said:

July 17th, 4:36 pm

Yay! Now I can have FFT on Vita!

MassaBR said:

July 17th, 4:36 pm

There are rumors the Resistance 3 beta will be made available only to SCEE Playstation Plus subscribers. Please tell me that’s not true. :(

Faria1st said:

July 17th, 4:39 pm

Nice drop Rey. I hope Ikari Warriors is as fun as it was for my NES :)

thebiglouie said:

July 17th, 4:42 pm

Weird. Some NeoGeo games are Minis and some are not.

I know The Drop doesn’t cover DLC, but Old World Blues for Fallout New Vegas is coming this week as well. :D

DeathGazer said:

July 17th, 4:46 pm

I’m grateful that we’re getting Limbo, but where are the PSN exclusives like Okabu, Journey, and Rochard?

Faria1st said:

July 17th, 4:47 pm

I’m actually looking forward to Captain America. The game play footage looks really good.

enjionPS said:

July 17th, 4:53 pm

Should I even get my hopes up about the new NeoGeo Station games having better online play? It was pretty much a waste of time even trying before.

Also, shame about the lack of Psycho Soldier for the SNK Mini’s collection.

DiscoJer said:

July 17th, 4:57 pm

I can’t wait for those SNK games. I have been waiting, for ages, actually. But they will finally be here.

But Angry Birds? Wasn’t that already released? Is this a different version?

DiscoJer said:

July 17th, 4:58 pm


Yes, it’s the same Vanguard. The 2600 version is the well, 2600 version of it, but this is the Arcade version upon which the 2600 version was based…

supermanfromazle said:

July 17th, 4:59 pm

Still angry that there is no FFVI release…

… or any of the other Final Fantasies that were promised.

marlyt said:

July 17th, 5:02 pm

DEAD BLOCK!!! If you haven’t checked out this game yet do so. It looks really cool. It’s like COD zombie mode but in cartoon form. If anyone wants to co-op on this or The Cartel let me know. Peace ‘body and have a fine week.

Smile, the drought is a month from being over!!!

rockinjs864 said:

July 17th, 5:03 pm

Yes Resistance 3 Beta Only In Europe And With Purchase Of Socom 4 Only.Check the official Blog Sucks Huh? That And No Collectors Edition Like They Are Getting Has Me Second Guessing Buying R3 I Don’t Understand How We Get Shafted Like We Don’t Shell Out Hundreds A Year On Sony Gaming As Much As The Pal Guys Do. Now On To Topic Good To See So many Minis Coming Hope They Are Free With PS+ Or I’ll Have To Pass It’s Tike To Kick It Back Up To The Plus Members Most Of All If Not all Free Plus Memberships Have Passed So Let’s Get It Back Rolling

Neil said:

July 17th, 5:07 pm

You had me at:
Kyuiin – You play as a boy or a girl who flies around on a vacuum cleaner.

enjionPS said:

July 17th, 5:08 pm

Dead Block doesn’t currently have online multiplayer.

Remember that before you buy it.

duke301 said:

July 17th, 5:13 pm

Nothing really catches the eye this week. Oh well, this will be another week where I save some money and play what I already have.

robgnkc said:

July 17th, 5:21 pm

Saving money is right ! Still waiting on Tomba to come to psn along with Driver.

KazeEternal said:

July 17th, 5:21 pm

Oh good FFT is finally on the store. Never made sense to me that we would get the PSone version, but not the PSP version. What’s the hold up on FF1,2,4,5,6 PSone versions? Chrono Trigger? Chrono Cross? Ehergiez? Einhander? What about PSP titles FF7 Crisis Core, FF1, FF2, Star Ocean First Departure and Second Evolution? I need to be ready for PS Vita!

jvasq said:

July 17th, 5:42 pm

I know the parasite eve 2 just got rated but any chance any knows when it will be released? other than that imma pick up fft

awsome_robot said:

July 17th, 5:43 pm

Not much for me, or should I say, nothing for me this week.

DarkRecoil said:

July 17th, 5:47 pm

@ Faria1st

i just watched some demo footage at gamespot and the combat actually looks better than i expected. Cap’s movemant animatons look kinda off, but still i think i judged too fast. Cheeey but fun rental is what i shoulda said :D

DragonSpirit76 said:

July 17th, 5:50 pm

they added more stuff to Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions? what about those who had the UMD version of the game? does anyone know?

plaztiksyke said:

July 17th, 6:10 pm

Limbo, yes!!!!

So glad I held out on buying the XBLA version. I hope my patience is rewarded with a port that takes advantage of the PS3’s unique capability to do 1080p native rendering and HD audio!

Does it have a platinum trophy as well?

bakerarmy said:

July 17th, 6:10 pm

I know the drop is only for full games… But isn’t Back to the Future episode 5 a full game? What te word?

If there was gonna be a big demo out, I am sure you would mention it in the drop. So I will be waiting to see you drops the Resistance 3 demo news. The drop or weekly update.

Captain America looks good, but I want a demo before commit 60 bucks for another movie related game. Qore made it look and sound good, but the game designed mentioned changes last minute to story (if I remember right)

Jin_Kusanagi said:

July 17th, 6:14 pm

KOF 95, Ikari Warriors and Athena, nice.

Final Fantasy Tactics the Lion War, about time. Does it have with the skill lag bug as the UMD version or got fixed?

Rene_Led said:

July 17th, 6:14 pm

@34 Europe usually always get the better Collector’s Edition(s).
One perfect example: Assassin’s Creed.

The only thing im looking forward to this tuesday is the Mortal Kombat addon of Rain+MK2 Jade and Kitana :D

MegamiTensei13 said:

July 17th, 6:20 pm

King of Fighters 95 :D MY FAVORITE !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’M SOOOOOO HAPPY

Cedge410 said:

July 17th, 6:29 pm

Can we plz get the Orioles MLB the show 11 avatar this week… Thanx

jimmyfoxhound said:

July 17th, 6:36 pm

and the summer drought continues…

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