The Drop: Week of September 5th 2011 New Releases

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The Drop: Week of September 5th 2011 New Releases

Arm yourself with the PlayStation Move and a pair of 3D glasses and join the resistance when Insomniac Games drops Resistance 3 on PS3 this week. Naughty Dog combines their award winning greatest hits titles; UNCHARTED: Drake’s Fortune and UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves, on a single blu-ray, to help all new (and current) Nathan Drake fans catch up on his previous two adventures before they embark on UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception.

Greek mythology’s man in white and lover of war, gets ahead of himself and dishes out a PSN demo for God of War: Origins, continuing our first party domination this week. Dead Island, Driver: San Francisco, Bloodrayne: Betrayal, a quintuple of minis and a PSone Japan import, is the barbecue sauce on your succulent PlayStation ribs this Labor Day weekend. Enjoy this week’s The Drop.

PlayStation 3

Resistance 3 (3D and PS Move Support) — America is lost. Four years after the epic conclusion of Resistance 2, dishonorably discharged Sentinel Joseph Capelli is in hiding from the invading Chimeran menace with a pocket of survivors, including his new wife and young son. But when Dr. Fyodor Malikov arrives with a desperate plan, he sets into motions the events of Resistance 3, the third installment in the popular full-featured first-person shooter series. Resistance 3 is created by critically-acclaimed developer Insomniac Games exclusively for the PlayStation 3 system.

Set in a brutal, alternate 1950s universe, America has been successfully conquered and destroyed by the deadly Chimeran race, forcing the last remaining human survivors to seek refuge in hiding. Players must take on the role of Joseph Capelli, the last surviving Sentinel from a clandestine military program, as he comes out of hiding to journey across a land of ruin in a heroic fight for survival against the merciless Chimera. In addition to an epic single-player campaign, Resistance 3 offers two-player online or split-screen co-op through the single-player campaign, and a new, focused progression-based multiplayer experience.

PS.Blog Dev Diary Series

I’d like to take this opportunity to thank everyone of Insomniac Games, specifically Ted Price, Marcus Smith, Drew Murray, Adam Moonchester, Grant Hollis, Cameron Christian, James Stevenson, Paul Featherstone, Brandon Winfry and Ryan Schneider for giving Jeff, Sid and myself the fantastic opportunity to go behind-the-scenes and showcase a great team, behind a great title like Resistance 3. It has always been a personal dream to video document what it takes to write, engineer and design a game like Resistance 3, and thanks to my friends at Sony Computer Entertainment and Insomniac Games, that dream became a reality. Thank you!

  1. Resistance 3 Story & Environments: “Cold New World”
  2. The New Faces of the Chimera: “Creeping Death”
  3. Returning to Classic Resistance: “Full Circle”
  4. Resistance 3 Multiplayer: “Global Infestation”
  5. Human Weapons: “Tools for Resistance”
  6. Chimera Weapons: “Enemy Munitions”

UNCHARTED: Dual Pack (Greatest Hits) — Developer Naughty Dog and Sony Computer Entertainment invite you to take an adventure with fortune hunter Nathan Drake in this dual pack of games in the Uncharted franchise. Included in this two-disc set are Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune and Uncharted 2: Among Thieves.

  • UNCHARTED: Drake’s Fortune — A 400-year-old clue in the coffin of Sir Francis Drake sets a modern-day fortune hunter on an exploration for the fabled treasure of El Dorado, leading to the discovery of a forgotten island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. The search turns deadly when Nathan Drake becomes stranded on the island and hunted by mercenaries. Outnumbered and outgunned, Drake and his companions must fight to survive as they begin to unravel the terrible secrets hidden on the Island.
  • UNCHARTED 2: Among Thieves — Drake embarks on a journey that will push him to his physical, emotional and intellectual limits to discover the real truth behind the lost fleet of Marco Polo and the legendary Himalayan valley of Shambhala.

Driver: San Francisco — With crime lord Charles Jericho now on the loose San Francisco faces a terrible threat. Only one man can stand against him. He has driven the streets of a hundred cities, spent his whole life putting criminals behind bars. But to take Jericho down, there can be no turning back, and he knows that this may very well be his last ride. His name is John Tanner. He is the Driver.

Driver: San Francisco marks the return of the blockbuster driving franchise. Gamers play John Tanner, a hardened detective involved in a relentless manhunt throughout the City by the Bay. Thanks to a groundbreaking gameplay feature, players can now seamlessly shift between more than a hundred licensed vehicles, keeping them constantly in the heart of the action. With its timeless atmosphere, unique car handling and renewed playability, Driver: San Francisco offers the free-roaming, classic, cinematic car chase experience.

Dead Island — The island of Banoi is a lush, tropical paradise in the South Pacific where its flagship Royal Palms Resort serves as the ultimate getaway for vacationers with money to burn. However, all good things must soon come to an end – and the picturesque resort falls into madness, carnage and chaos after a mysterious and contagious zombie outbreak claims its once peaceful atmosphere. Cut off from the rest of the world, only four individuals who strangely find themselves immune to zombification have the power to protect the remaining survivors from the horrors of the island, to discover what’s really going on and find a way to escape before their own fatal ends.

Disgaea 4: A Promise Unforgotten — This PS3 entry in the Disgaea continues the magical and mischievous storyline of the hardcore, turn-based, strategy RPG franchise. As the fourth installment in the series Disgaea4 adopts an all new graphic engine with a much more emphasis on a anime style graphics and also adopts many new game system for an exciting battle adventure.

Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine — Combining intense melee and ranged combat, Warhammer 40,000: Space Marine puts players into the boots of one of humanity’s elite soldiers. You have undergone years of psycho-chemical conditioning and rigorous training, and there’s never been a time like right now when such training and conditioning were so desperately needed. One of the industrial ‘Forge World’ planets, where humanity creates its greatest weapons, has come under attack, and the thousands of imperial soldiers stationed there have been overwhelmed. The only thing standing between this planet and its total destruction is your Space Marine.

PlayStation Network

Bloodrayne Betrayal (Demo Available) — BloodRayne: Betrayal delivers stylish 2D side-scrolling action with a deadly dose of bloodshed. Players become Rayne, the sexy and dangerous dhampir born from the union of vampire and human, blessed with extraordinary strength, speed and agility, but cursed with a thirst for blood and weakness to sunlight. Begrudgingly recruited by the vampire hunting Brimstone Society for one final mission, Rayne teams up with a mysterious new friend to stop an evil vampire massacre.

Introducing new characters, gruesome environmental puzzles and a full arsenal of lethal weapons including Rayne’s signature arm blades, BloodRayne: Betrayal stays true to the fan-favorite vampire game franchise while incorporating challenging new enemies and surprises specifically designed for mature audiences.

Astro Tripper — Astro Tripper is a furious shoot-em-up experience inspired by the painful, knuckle busting experiences of years gone by. An evolution of PomPom’s 2001 award winning game, Space Tripper. Travel the surface of large horizontally-scrolling platforms, and pit your highly maneuverable craft against hoards of enemies eager to blow you to bits, eat you or worse.

Rugby World Cup 2011 (Demo Available) — Rugby World Cup 2011 will challenge players to pick from the 20 Rugby World Cup 2011 participating countries, and attempt to lead their team through the pool phase to progress to the Final and the opportunity to lift the prestigious Webb Ellis Cup.

Skydrift (Demo Available) — Skydrift is an intense, high-speed arcade racing game spiced with thrilling combat elements. Players will be taken closer than ever before to the world of adrenaline pumping sky-racing. Everybody can test and master their flying and combat skills against deadly opponents. Gain advantage using 6 different types of offensive and defensive power-ups and survive the infinite variety of extreme maneuvers often dangerously close to the ground. Unlock all 8 modern, state-of-the-art aircrafts tuned to the max. Single-player and online multiplayer modes let gamers play however they want in exhilarating, fast-paced style.


  • God of War: Origins — This double-pack of carnage contains both origin chapters in the God of War franchise — God of War: Chains of Olympus & God of War: Ghost of Sparta. Both games are remade with high-definition graphics displayable on 3D HDTVs.
  • Supremacy MMA


  • Alpha Mission
  • Doodle Fit
  • The Impossible Game
  • T.N.K. III
  • Vanguard II

PSone Japan Imports

Megaman 4 — For a year the city has been quiet, but a new robotic terror has gripped the city. That scheming scientist Dr. Cossack has arrived in town with eight new metal maniacs who are bigger and badder than anything Dr. Wily ever dreamed of. It’s going to be a cybernetic showdown as the streets of the city erupt with the sizzling sounds of molten metal! Armed with the new Mega Buster, Mega Man runs, jumps and dodges his way through mazes of metallic munchkins on his way to the Siberian citadel of Dr. Cossack for the findl cataclysmic clash!

[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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  • @8 driver SanFrancisco allready out

  • And here we go with nothing for psp users. granted i will be getting Dead Island! played the PS Home game to get the unlock weapon so im ready. But that doesnt make up for the zero support for the psp. its really shameful to be a fan for something that their own company doesnt support. Its right to assume that you wont support the Vita as well? i mean you never supported the Psp, why change for the vita?

  • Resistance 3 doomsday edition + I’m getting the new ps3 surround sound headset. That might just be the most immersive gaming experience in my life. surround sound+ sharpshooter control. Just missing the 3d.

  • seriously, when are we getting chrono trigger and chrono cross on psn. Its been way too long. Ill buy 4 copies of each if you release it.

  • Save for Disgaea… What a weak drop. :|



  • why is astro tripper listed, we already have that on PS store since day 1 of release

    Also, im getting Dead Island and Resistance 3 as i loved the beta for R3

  • Headset comes out tuesday and they say nothing about it? :/

  • Hey Rey is Astro Tripper the same game that released a long time ago? If so is something different about it or is this a typo? I love PomPom games and if this is something different I would definitely love to pick it up.

  • whereare MY keepsakes???!!

  • Bloodrayne! :)

  • Overall meh week still have too big a backlog though so it’s all good.

  • cant wait to get my resistance 3 on! i cant wait to own noobs.

  • Should I take back my Turtle Beach PX21’s ( I got recently) and get the Sony headset or do you think there’s no difference?

  • Weak week for PSP owners. Just did search for the word “PSP” on this page and realize that this drop doesn’t even mention the PSP!!

  • Can’t wait for Disgaea 4. Hope we get some avatars for it too.

  • How much are Astro Tripper, Rugby World Cup 2011, Skydrift, and Mega Man 4. And is Driver San Francisco also available as a digital download?

  • Rugby? Seriously? Are you kidding me.. It’s just sad… Do you even know what consumers want?

  • Hey Rey what’s up. U guys back @ Sony think it’s possible to put some NFL avatars up on the PSN in the near future? Thanks!

  • And for the importing crowd Tales of Xillia comes out this week. I’ll probably import it next month, because too much money is going to regular domestic releases this month.

  • Buying Resistance 3, Dead Island and Bloodrayne. Good bye social life (its worth it lol) LONG LIVE PLAY!!!!

  • wowww,. best drop i seen in my life….jam pack

  • So this is the month all the games have been hiding in.

  • been real busy on ps home, global resistance and the R3 demo to unlock all xtra content for R3 and Dead Island.
    managed to get the exploding zombiemeat after a full day on that horrible home survivor game:D

    I got both games pre ordered so this week i’ll be up to my armpits in hybrid & zombie goo

    life is good

  • I want Resistance 3, but for some reason I’m not really hyped for it and this is coming from a guy who played and enjoyed both of the first 2. Maybe im all FPS’d out for the time being, the beta was pretty cool and I did have some fun although there was some weird level up glitch where it would set me back 2-3 levels when I restarted the game. I will probably end up getting R3 sometime down the road, I will however be getting ICO collection this month and possibly GOW Origins if I have the money as well. Can’t wait to try the demo and see how it looks in HD and 3D on my TV :D

    Will there be an ICO collection demo? I will be buying it anyways, but I’d like to try a demo just to see how it looks and plays early. :P

  • DEAD ISLAND W00t w00t !!!

  • 24 hours till resistance 3!

  • Can’t wait for Resistance 3!!!

  • The resistance 3 beta sucked,you guys should buy Killzone 3 (if you don’t have it already) instead.Oh yeah Rey can you tell to the lazy Sony devs that the PS3 browser needs to be updated ASAP please,oh yeah and tell them to add Dragon Ball Z avatars on PS store please

  • Resistance Retribution on PS Vita with Dual Analog stick support. Ok this is Crazzy but I’m not buying the same game over and over just becouse vita dosn’t suport UMD’s.and I’m not going to go buy any more Umds ether. PsP is dead….

  • I guess this means we aren’t getting Driver: SF on PSN this week

  • I’ve been waiting forever for chrono cross to hit the ps store when are they gonna release that game that was by far my favorite rpg for ps1 that they haven’t released yet!

  • It was stated that this update will be very beneficial to plus. I hope that hasn’t changed. Also, how hard would it be to get Spyro: Year of the Dragon updated to the Greatest Hits version? The current version still has the speedway glitch, and that glitch has killed the game for me.

  • DARZERO i am with you on the chrono trigger chrono cross front

  • Let´s go all the way to Megaman (Rockman) 8 . We need a PSP imports section too = D

  • I’m not buying Resistance3, but I found a commercial that was better done and even puts, Kevin Butler, to shame. No, I’m being very serious with this link and the commercial (Just watch.) Personally enjoyed this over anything related to Resistance3 since the very first live action commercials.

    As for the drop this week. I have to agree, Itofuman. Sony is back at ignoring the PlayStation Portable users (again.) I’m happy to see MegaManIV drop this week, butat the same time it’s just from the imports. So, not really. As for quality of games? I leave that up to the individuals. Personally I’m not pleased and I don’t find the games to be worth my time (and I love zombies. What a shame.) I’ll just wait though and see what else makes it’s way out onto this update (atleast content wise.)

  • Oh, no online split screen for Resistance 3… Will pass it then. The online beta was just ok in my opinion. Maybe I’ll get it later when the price drop a little to play the single player campaign, that seems to be good.

  • 3Love the comments bout the Vita. I’m going to have to get back to Dead Island. With R3 coming out [and as of today] not having finished Deus Ex … I have my plate full. I have at least half a dozen awesome titles I haven’t gotten to finish. Trying to work on getting more caught up before Long weekend ends.

  • R3 and Dead Island FTW!!! 8)

  • @46
    There are some great minis out there!

  • at 81 or you could buy Resistance Burning Skies !!!!!

  • hey Rey are we ever gonna see Heavenly Sword on PSN ?

  • this is great guys, also i went to the Raleigh MLG and got to try resistance 3 before it came out and Starhawk and i must say Starhawk is a day one buy for me.

  • buying r3 primarily for its campaign(which i hope will be lengthy) and dead island for a nice hack and slash..

    and why do people say certain games suck when they have yet to be released and reviews from hands on gameplay are above good.. is it because of ones budget allowing one to only be able to buy 1 game and the “if i dont have it you shouldnt either” mentality comes into play or is it just based on nothing and to spark a flame?

    either way, regardless of the reason, if it dont apply,let it fly..
    if dead island or resistance 3 is going to “suck” then make me a game which is better and i will pay you the 60 bucks..

    just dont agree how a few sour grapes try to bitter the taste in everyone’s mouth and doing it a day before a game releases and on the drop blog..

    party crashers,lol..

    everyone else, hope to see you on either or game which sadly isnt a midnight release over here.

  • Mega Man IV… nice!

  • Can’t wait to get my hands on Resistance 3! It’s a day one buy for me. The rest of those games look really good as well.

  • Hey I thought R3 had split screen online multiplayer!
    I read somewhere that Insomniac stated it would be in the final game with individual dual PSN log in, but that it would be left out of the beta. The reason I say this is because this was one of the features I wanted the most for Resistance 3 and they said it would be in the final game. Just thought I’d let the people who wanted to know. I could look for the link and post it here if you guys want.

  • @95

    Totally agree bro. Its kinda sad how you get these childish geeks to just try to bitter everyones experience. I think its disrespectful to the people who work to make these games. It takes a lot of hard work, talent, and money. If something is not your cup of tea isn’t it better to do something productive or that you like than to sit here and type bs nonsense? Anyhoo, I know I’m going to REALLY enjoy Resistance 3 (doing a family game night marathon saturday with this baby), BloodRayne, and maybe Dead Island. Going to read PSextreme’s review first. I usually agree with Ben. We have similar tastes <3.
    Anyway. LONG. LIVE. PLAY. :D

  • Resistance 3 finallyyyyy!!!…I made it until lvl 30 on the beta and I cant wait to play through single player.Also cant wait to God Origins I already beat both on PSP but I cant wait to get plat on both.

  • @47 yea resistance has a dual pack i bought it a few weeks ago.

    wish i could get R3 i need money :( but beta is good for now. Sony please tell me your making a Ratchet and Clank dual pack i really want those games.

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