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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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fester420 said:

July 18th, 5:58 pm

i would have bought war of the lions a year ago but its gonna be on the iphone in the next few weeks

Shirohanna said:

July 18th, 6:15 pm

So how long till we can get Breath of Fire III up on the PSN? I really miss that game.

Skeetlejuice said:

July 18th, 6:55 pm

any chance i can buy metal gear solid peace walker for the suggested msrp for my go?

19.99 in store 29.99 on psn? what gives, countless titles with this issue online.


thanks for the capcom sales (capcom not sony)

psychomonkey71 said:

July 18th, 10:00 pm

anything about dlc for dead nation

Solid-Snake-Eyes said:

July 18th, 10:38 pm

@105 you know what’s funny, retail stores that sell PSP games on UMD for their current prices of $19.99 and on the next rack a download voucher for the same game at $39.99. They’ve had these up at Best Buy for like a year, guess there are no plans to fix it. Maybe Sony should get involved in that and help ignorant customers from getting shafted, especially considering those same download versions are now $19.99 on PS store. Buy the voucher and you’re paying double for the same product.

DojoDog74 said:

July 18th, 10:59 pm

No deals for PS+ members this week?

Elmo-JO said:

July 19th, 3:14 am

I’ll be checking out Dead Block and I’m already excited for Limbo played a bit of it on the other system and fell in love with the game.

WHISPER2186 said:

July 19th, 5:30 am

ok where is the new DLC Character Rain for MK9 its July 19th 8:31am United States

pandabearnjelly said:

July 19th, 7:26 am

Really? Not even a peep about Final Fantasy VI? I’m not angry, PSN… just disappointed.

… Nothin’, huh? Well, I thought I would at least give it a shot; it always worked for my mother.

robertmc8 said:

July 19th, 10:32 am

Dear price drop is there anything on sale at $3.50? That all I got for now :P.

gearhead32 said:

July 19th, 10:35 am

@110 the psn store wont update till later today in the usa

thedouce420 said:

July 19th, 10:47 am

Could someone please tell Sega to stop making games based on super hero movies there all terrible.

FireDog42 said:

July 19th, 11:13 am

@110. they usaually update (after the outage) some where between 5:00 pm-7:00pm EST. they used to update around that time of your post before the outage. but i could be wrong about the psn store update New time tho. buts thats usally the time i mostly see new things added to the store. so its pretty much a guess so i wont hold me against it if im wrong

FireDog42 said:

July 19th, 11:14 am

dont* not “i wont”

Sheep-C-Explorer said:

July 19th, 11:49 am

Totally downloading LIMBO today. :)

marlyt said:

July 19th, 12:01 pm

If anyone wants to know how Call of Juarez is, in short it’s terrible. Just played foir an excruciating hour and I’m done, forever.

marlyt said:

July 19th, 12:03 pm

@ 112

You can probably pick up a good mini or an even better cheeseburger. Mmmmmmm cheeseburger.

statikgears said:

July 19th, 12:24 pm

@13 15 dollars

ZombieSurprise said:

July 19th, 1:22 pm

I’m still waiting for Storm.

I would also like to see more PCEngine releases, such as Cadash and the Y’s games that were on cd.

Laviathan19 said:

July 19th, 1:30 pm

Just finished the Limbo demo; It’s nice PS+ members get it for 11.99, but I still think that’s a bit too much. Yes, the game’s gorgeous Film Noir style and the smooth framing make it enticing. I know we’ve got to support our Indie Devs, and I am curious about the game, but not for the $11.99 PS+ price tag, and definitely not the $15 regular price. At 94Mb the game seems like it should belong to the PSMini section, but it sure doesn’t have the Mini price. If the PS+ price dropped down to $9.99, I’d for sure get it

Laviathan19 said:

July 19th, 1:36 pm

Even Dead Block, a seemingly more robust game, is debuting at $9.99. BTW, the Dead Block preview in the store has 2 back-to-back previews contained in it’s 2:51 runtime. Both are the same video, yet the 2nd one is without sound

Shameless_QC_CA said:

July 19th, 5:35 pm

I’m NOT happy, I patiently awaited an (not laggy) Angry Birds update. Only to find out i’ll have to pay for it again, the same price I paid for the first (laggy) Angry Birds. Please guys give a discount or something to the ones who had already bought it.

Shameless_QC_CA said:

July 19th, 5:38 pm

@101 Chrono Cross hasn’t been rated in for the moments, so it’s not likely to come out soon.

Shameless_QC_CA said:

July 19th, 5:41 pm

@85 The Legend of Dragoon has not yet been rated in That means it’s not gonna come out for a while, don’t on getting it next week.

Shameless_QC_CA said:

July 19th, 5:54 pm

@104: I’m with you man, me too I want Breath of Fire III

malkuth3 said:

July 20th, 12:45 am

King of Fightrers 95′? Really? Of all the great PSOne classics, you guys choose that one? Guess I”l wait for next week…

YayoMan_999 said:

July 20th, 11:33 am

PLEASE Release Sephiroth Avatar!!!!! >.<

Powerplay_Goal said:

July 22nd, 12:04 pm

I know it’s late, but hearing that FFT:War of the Lions is on PSN now, has truly made my week. Great job. I only hope that more come from this.

I’ll always hold out hope for Ehrgiez, Breath of Fire III, and IV.

Doozer17268 said:

July 23rd, 5:37 am

I am not happy about Final Fantasy Tactics : War of the Lions being available for download on the PSP only!

Come on now……

There is no reason that this game as well as some other great titles cannot be ported for play on the PS3 as well.

Mattone234 said:

July 24th, 7:23 am


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