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The Drop: Week of September 19th 2011 New Releases (UPDATED)

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UPDATE: This post incorrectly identified the release of two PSone Classics, Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger. These titles will not be releasing on PSN at this time. We sincerely regret the error.

The Drop is teeming with PlayStation greatness on all fronts, with titles arriving on PS3, PSP, PSN, PS Move, PS minis and PSone Classics.

Two of Square Enix’s critically acclaimed, PSone fan-favorites arrive on PSN. Former Raccoon City police officer Leon Kennedy dons a new HD uniform in Resident Evil 4. Summon your Persona in the first day of school at Seven Sisters High School on your PSP. Deck yourself in every shade of purple when you take on the Ultor Corporation and rival gangs in Saints Row 2 for digital download on PS3.

There is magnitude of gaming to be had on the last week of summer. Enjoy the megaton that is The Drop.

PlayStation 3


Supremacy MMA — Supremacy MMA brings the brutality of unsanctioned and unlicensed MMA fighting to the bigtime, favoring fast-and-furious gameplay and underground aesthetics over official branding and television-style presentation. The game aims to raise the bar in the MMA space by bringing an unprecedented level of fast, fluid combat, intuitive controls and true-to-the-sport brutality.

PlayStation Portable

Persona 2: Innocent Sin (Also on PSN) — The story takes place in Sumaru City, Japan, population 1,280,000. Its protagonist attends Seven Sisters High School (“Sevens” for short), whose emblem is considered a status symbol even amongst students from other schools. Soon, though, a rumor that Sevens’ emblem was actually cursed, and that wearing it would disfigure one’s face, had spread around the city. Even worse, the rumor came true. And it was only the beginning of a string of rumors becoming reality, one after another. Before long, the protagonists discover the power to summon another side of them called “Personas,” which they use to investigate the strange incidents around the city, all while facing their own personal demons as well. Time is once again on the march…

PlayStation Network

Saints Row 2 — Saints Row 2 takes place a few years after the original. Several new upstart gangs have been able to sweep in and make their mark on Stilwater. At the same time, a multi-national conglomerate known as the Ultor Corporation has become a pivotal player in city politics, pumping millions of dollars into rebuilding the metropolis.

As leader of the Saints, you’ll have to do whatever it takes to protect the members of your gang from new enemies, including the Ultor Corporation and rival gangs.

Resident Evil 4 — The HD version of Resident Evil 4 comes to the PS3, featuring improved visuals that will enhance the player’s gaming experience. Six years have passed since Raccoon City was destroyed and the government has dismantled the Umbrella Corporation from the inside-out. But the terror is not over. Now a U.S. Agent, former Raccoon Police Officer Leon Kennedy has been dispatched on a mission to Europe to save the President’s daughter from a “crazed organization” that bares a striking behavioral resemblance to creatures found in the Arklay Mountains. Is there a connection between these foes and the horrible nightmares from the past?

Burnout Crash (Demo Available) — Burnout Crash packs countless hours of reckless chaos into an easy to pick up, but difficult to master gameplay experience. There are three explosive game modes available across 18 crash junctions in six unique locations, each requiring different skills and strategies to maximize damage and destroy everything in sight. With a variety of player vehicles to unlock, high-value targets to seek and destroy, and crazy surprise features to discover, players will be hooked on an adrenaline-fueled rampage to the top of the Crashwall.

Cubixx HD (Demo Available) — Use your laser to cut away the surfaces of a mysterious cube and free the energy within. Cutting longer lines and crossing multiple cube surfaces gives you bigger combos, but at far greater risk. Can you brave this hazardous environment and complete all 20 levels? Old-school, high score-chasing gameplay with a modern twist. Do you have what it takes to top the high score table and become number one?

Altered Beast — Destroy all enemies to rescue the fair maiden. Your powers increase when you destroy certain enemies and take their energy; once you achieve a certain energy level, you can alter your shape into that of a beast!

Bolt — In Disney’s Bolt, players take on the heroic personas of the TV star dog, Bolt, and his owner, Penny, from the high-action television series featured within the film. As Bolt, players can use his superpowers, including laser vision and his superbark, which sends out a sonic blast to devastate opponents, and as Penny, players utilize stealth, hacking skills and a wheelbar, inspired by her scooter seen in the movie, to outwit enemies.


  • Edge — Develop your telekinetic strength by pushing a Cube within a geometric universe. Platforms, enigmas and reflexes combine to make Edge a rich and very comprehensive game.

PSone Classic

Chrono Trigger — Living in the seemingly peaceful kingdom of Guardia in 1000 A.D., the child Crono was chosen by guardian spirits to save the world from ultimate devastation. Though Doomsday will not happen until the year 1999, the ancient seeds of destruction were planted long ago the the evil LAVOS. Your mission in the world of Chrono Trigger is to travel back and forth through time to change the course of history, and stop LAVOS from succeeding in his dark plan. On your journey, you will battle monsters and meet many helpful people in both the past and the future. Some will become your faithful and powerful companions, while others will give you clues by telling you stories.
Final Fantasy VI — With Edgar’s tools, Terra’s magic, Sabin’s fists and the skills of a dozen additional characters, the Returners need only your help to seize victory from the Empire. Summon the power of the espers, magical creatures enslaved by the Empire.

[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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Instrumentalie said:

September 20th, 6:42 am

Great things come in time. Don’t stress If you want these games so much most are re-releases. Fine a local used game store and buy the psone games there. Or wait, don’t spend your money from the PlayStation card. Deny your impulse buy.

I’m so excited for Resident Evil 4 because It’s by far the best “zombie” type game I’ve played. The only reason I’m even up right now is to download it. As long as these games come out in 2011 I’m cool with that.

People, chill. It says all dates are subject to change*. Be glad Sony is taking the time to re-releases all these amazing games for us to experience again.

KHfreak9691 said:

September 20th, 6:50 am

Now you say no Crono, AND no FFVI??? Geez, no point to this “The Drop” at all…

rh_underhill said:

September 20th, 7:21 am

No Chrono Trigger and FF6?! But I yesterday I bought a new memory card after they were announced this weekend :(

lxatruch said:

September 20th, 7:22 am

so, wait… no chrono trigger an no FFVI?? are they being moved or they are not gonna be available at all? A lot of errors on this update…

Elvick_ said:

September 20th, 7:31 am

Props to you for not just removing the information from the post, and instead owning up to to the fact you made a mistake.

I’m really disappointed, but it’s not the end of the world for me. I have it on PSone already, and on my GBA and the SNES version… and on an emulator too. I can wait to have it on my PSP and PS3. -sigh-

I hope that it does come out soon though.

Erlaxis said:

September 20th, 7:40 am

Everyone makes mistakes, just try to get more solid info next time.

RE4 HD FTW! Don’t care about the missing plat. Can’t wait to get to home and start playing that beast!

SunSoara said:

September 20th, 7:58 am

Awww I was looking forward to FFVI :( so we will be getting it at some point just not this week? Been waiting for FFVI and V to make it to PSN

cFREYRE100 said:

September 20th, 8:17 am

dose any one know when resident evil raccoon city demo comes out or if there’s even gonna be one someone help me out :)

TwinDad said:

September 20th, 8:24 am

I give you accolades for crossing out the mistakes and not removing the text. Can we get an idea of when the 2 PS1 classics might be released?

sestherapy9 said:

September 20th, 8:26 am

Sony is a constant letdown always. Hopefully you guys get it up there soon because I’m sure you let a lot of gamers down.

PuppetShoJustice said:

September 20th, 8:31 am

I’m not too broken up by the loss of CT and FF6 this week. The SNES versions without the horrible load time issues are the superior versions of those games anyways.

The amount of content hitting the store this week has suffered for no reason though. I know Harmony of Despair has undergone the review process and you guys are just sitting on it. Why not release the flippin’ thing to restore the gap created by the loss of the PS1 games?

snkneogeo_gdl said:

September 20th, 8:40 am

With decisions like this ones, that’s why a lot of people modify their consoles… :(

stegasp said:

September 20th, 8:45 am

@358 I’m with PuppetShoJustice. With all the cancellations/non-starters/mistaken announcements, why not just give us Harmony of Despair. The word is out there. People are clamoring for multiplayer Castlevania action. Let us give you our money please.

KongWen said:

September 20th, 8:54 am

I hope we get something different on PSOne Classics section instead…

Venom1976 said:

September 20th, 8:55 am

since those 2 games aren’t coming out then I shall keep my money

Methos1975 said:

September 20th, 9:23 am

So finally something worth a damn as a PSone Classic is announced, and of course its just a tease. Really Sony is just about the most unprofessional bunch of amateurs out there, how can one company get so much wrong when it comes to their online services? What I really want to know is that since Sony lied and mislead us, is there a way that the ones who put money into their PSN Wallet for these two games after the announcement can get it back, since that would be the right thing to do.

JG4Horrorshow said:

September 20th, 9:30 am

I… I can’t believe it. Our hopes of finally getting Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger ,which have been released for months now in all other regions, were brought to an apex and thrust right back into the ground. I cannot express how extremely dissatisfied and let down I feel. Is there really ANY plausible reason you have to not release it today? I mean, aside from higher-ups saying “no”? It’s out in all other regions, there’s not even any translation that needs to be done, the game is there and ready! And we aren’t even getting any other PS1 games in its place? It doesn’t take clever marketing plans to sell Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger, people will buy them! So why does their release date keep changing?

mcksalg said:

September 20th, 9:32 am

You fail Sony, why annouce if not true.

justicelord said:

September 20th, 9:53 am


Jffar said:

September 20th, 9:55 am

Ray man you need a new job, this update got me so pumped now I am down now that the games arent coming out. How sad….

Vesmic said:

September 20th, 10:06 am

To throw release dates on game titles like Chrono Trigger and Final Fantasy, and then retracted them without ANY additional information is just a terrible decision and is borderline company suicide. If there are ever titles to be incredibly careful with, it would be these two. I truly wonder how Sony can fail so badly on a self induced promotion. Everyone involved should be embarrassed of themselves and the quality of work they produce.

Why even have a direct blog to the fans if you don’t have any information to provide them with? I understand mistakes happen, but explain yourself. If the titles cannot be release, Sony owes the fans an explanation. In a situation like this, you have already seen several people state that they went out and bought memory cards, or PSN cards just in preparation for these releases, you OWE those people a explanation why you have failed to provide the service you advertised.

I personally have cancelled my Playstation plus today, and have a very hard time wanting to re-subscribe when I know that I cannot trust anything that Sony publishes as correct information.

Vesmic said:

September 20th, 10:10 am

Anyone else think it is funny that days after Sony requires you to use an arbitrator, and waive your right to a class action law suit in their new TOU for PSN…. this happens?

zerolee708 said:

September 20th, 10:42 am

The day they release MegamanX 4 In HD And Parappa the Rapper 2
I’ll be on the road too happiness.

DAVREY750 said:

September 20th, 10:51 am

where is res evil 4? its not on psn, what gives? been waiting on this for 3 months.

Kaoskauser said:

September 20th, 10:58 am

Can’t wait for those RE games! =D

On a separate note though, why is it always so late in the day when the content goes live on Tuesdays?

granpa-gamer_69 said:

September 20th, 11:03 am

the 360 got re4 at 9:00 am and we are still waiting please sony do the updates early so we do not have to wait all freaking day, michrosoft knew that alot of people were waiting for this game and released early have the same consideration for your customers, or is it that we do not matter to you guys.

Fimbulvet said:

September 20th, 11:24 am



September 20th, 11:37 am

wow there were many error’s and let downs here, does anyone proof read material before publishing it on here?
i mean what is going on?
really makes one think about if you guys changed your mind as to milking the content by streaching it out over a couple weeks deeming “too much stuff in one drop” and then applying a “sorry we made an error” well this is also an insult to our intelligence, an error? come one, really.. just say that you guys decided to hold back on some content and therefor changed the drop. i would respect the hurtful truth over a sugar coated lie any day of the week.
we look to you as a source of info as well as trust and there is always something misleading or an obvious lie which is unacceptable, someone else needs to take charge and hold the reigns, because as far as a breach of trust, well its within our own networking w/ you guys, nevermind hackers and idclear, how about ps3truth/ps3honor. this is one more example of “hey its our show, like it or not , this is the way it is” its getting old.

jose213jose said:

September 20th, 11:40 am

NOOOO FFVI, i been waiting for it years to play on my PS3 & PSP so bad. :( i am sad now. Why did it happen, so is their chance of it coming out maybe next week or so? I really want to play FFVI really bad. I love FF games.


September 20th, 11:48 am

just to think that i had made a trip to deposit more funds into psn account for this drop and to see it crossed out as if this is a way of “owning up to a mistake” is an insult.. check my funds,lol.. wasnt a coincidence that i added funds today. but now this gives me time to actually wonder how and what i will spend it on. just will wait for deus ex dlc and other games which will be out in a couple weeks, so thanks for the couple minutes it took me to realize that i should be very hesitant to believing anything which is posted and also how and what i should spend my money on..
just gets really old after a while, a laundry list of error’s and no show’s which seem to get longer every week.

well nobody forced me to add funds and its my own mistake for banking on anything , nothing is promised.
well “believe” should be replaced with “hope” and or “cross fingers” in playstations motto.
and to anyone who is dying to say” you guys are whining or your making a big deal over nothing” well one word, principle. its the matter of principle. not money or games


September 20th, 12:19 pm

btw @ granpa gamer 69
what happened ? now it appears you are whining and the roles are now reversed? how funny it is to see you tell your fellow gamers to stop whining and to give sony a break and that we all make mistakes and as time goes by you are are now feeling what everyone else is because now it pertains to you and what you want, res 4. so funny how quick people are to open mouth and insert foot.. learn how to support your fellow gamers regardless if the what game it may be, its the matter of it happening over and over again and that a mistake is one thing but when money is involved its business, and mistakes are usually costly, but we as gamers do not get a fair shake when going against a juggernaut like sony, especially when people like you cant stick to a story and more importantly do not support what is right, instead people chose to welcome it,. UNTIL it interferes w/ something you desire as it just did play out to our eyes in the past 2 pages w/ you grandpa gamer 69.. we do not game for free, we pay for consoles and such, so to condone such “mistakes” really allows one to get a good idea of a brown nosing self centered person you are.

CaptainDarin79 said:

September 20th, 12:21 pm

Man, this post here proves that Sony blog followers are nothing but lil girls who want to whine about everything.

First we have that PuppetShoJustice tool who every weeks comes here wetting his diapers about Castlevania:HOD. First of all dude, Sony doesnt have to tell you when something is coming out. When it is here, it is here. Second, its not even that good of a game. You want a good game? Go play SOTN. That is the best Castlevania game and has been for almost 15 years now. Multiplayer castlevania is the dumbest idea I ever heard of. So shut your mouth about stupid conspiracy theories because Sony won’t give you a release date. I hope it gets canceled and never comes out.

Second, more whining about PSX classics? You realize you guys are throwing a fit because games that are 15-16 years old aren’t being released right? You realize you could emulate them on your computer with better performance and controls right?

Did you guys seriously buy a PS3 to play retro games? Really? I wish they would do away with the PSX classics because it is attracting the wrong crowd of gamers to PS3.

gsprb said:

September 20th, 12:25 pm

This BLOWS on so many levels. FFVI and Chrono Trigger were the only games I was looking forward to.

Hey, everyone on this blog, next Tuesday I’ll give you all 1 million dollars a piece……………..

granpa-gamer_69 said:

September 20th, 12:30 pm

@381 well see re4 was not misinformation and its going to be released all im saying is that michrosoft understood peoples desire to play re4 and delivered,so dont try to turn it around because your precious final fantasy and crono whatever is not in this update and im no brown nosing person im shure you dont make mistakes huh i guess your not human so worry about your mistakes and stop judging others. and what is right is accept that if you are a true gamer and have the ps3 and dont like them get the 360 maybe they will care about you (not)


September 20th, 12:35 pm

dude im waiting for res 4, its not about classics, its about the same song and dance again and again, and i have stuck to my guns and the only one to flip is yourself, its in black and white..

and you have alot of nerve talking about “switching to 360” when you actually were whining about xbox releasing it at 9 am and that “sony dont care about us”

so how can you try and flip it around when its your own posts that tell your story, not i..


September 20th, 12:41 pm

can you grab the concept of right and wrong and that people are not happy with the disappointing display of disregard sony has shown us once again? i think you do understand because you yourself had mentioned your feelings in your last post..

i am waiting for res 4 and just be patient , it will come.. and i am also upset w/ the way sony handles situations and their customers..

can you understand that? i am not buying ps1 classics today, i am buying res 4 and added funds for something else which i really didnt need to do because i am unsure of anything as of now. i have plenty of games and life to fall back on, i dont express any thoughts on here unless it has an effect on us as a whole, but maybe you are not built in a way to be able to acknowledge anything unless it pertains to you, like it did in the past couple pages.


September 20th, 12:46 pm

but i do find it funny how you are mentioning the 360,lol.. and about being “cared for” do you remember what you wrote ? about how xbox released res 4 at 9 am and then in another post saying ” you guys dont care” towards sony? and now you try and use this crappola against me?lol.. do you have a split personality? short term memory? you have the fixation on the 360, not i..

i just point out a hypocrite when i see one, thats all..

DAVREY750 said:

September 20th, 12:48 pm


SilentKefs said:

September 20th, 12:49 pm

@CaptainDarin79, you’re an idiot

granpa-gamer_69 said:

September 20th, 12:51 pm

really dude that th first thing michrosoft has done right in along time, first you hav to pay to play online,at there store you could buy almost anything u want 5 times more expensive than in retail, the 360 is not durable customer service really really sucks and you talk about poor little us taking on a coorporate giant please sony gives us free online and good customer service look i love my ps3 and so do you ok my only gripe with sony is update times this is my last communication i have better things to do than argue about silly subjects and like #382 said the releases of these outdated games is a waste of time


September 20th, 12:54 pm

sorry for the wasted space, but grandpa gamer 69 has some conflicting stories and has issues with being “cared about”.. i do care about mishandling / misleading information, time after time after time, when i in fact have money invested w/ a company..

so i have no thoughts of jumping ship,lol.. but im not sure about yourself and hope you are happy w/ what ever console you play on.. i have been w/ sony for many years, and i dont even utter the words of the other company in any argument etc. but you have found the desire to.. a mistake is one thing, a series of mistakes are another, and if the waiver for class action isnt an indication of just that then maybe you need to recap the events of this year, in full.. i have way too much invested w/ ps3 to jump ship.. but to utter things from your own mouth and then trying to place them in mine is too funny

CaptainDarin79 said:

September 20th, 12:55 pm

lol its stuff like that that proves that you guys are immature little kids. First, you have to add funds with a psn card because you arent old enough to use a real credit card like us adults. second, you show inpatient snotty attitude because the store hasn’t updated. The store usually updates between 5pm and 8pm, so really stop complaining. they arent going to update early just to appease the few people that want an hd remake of one of the worst resident evil games.


September 20th, 12:59 pm

you have no defense grandpa gamer 69, you dug your own grave and now go jump in it, its clearly written, in black and white, how much of a hypocrite and story teller you are, just try and stick to one story. not that hard, as far as captain darvin, lmao.. well captain darvin, define the right kind of gamers..

and are you one of these elite gaming prodigies? if so let me know so i can bow before you..

ive read alot of nonsense on here but that is near the top of the list of most foolish statements in the history of psblog.. and i quote” I wish they would do away with the PSX classics because it is attracting the wrong crowd of gamers to PS3.” lmao.. that is priceless..


September 20th, 1:03 pm

i wont use credit cards on here ever again,lol.. are you 4 real captain darin? im sorry but i called you darvin, i am sorry.. captain darin, so let me get this right, you still use credit cards on here? the same one that was used when the hack happened? well mr. grown up sir, an adult of your intel would use a credit card on psn? good luck to you..


September 20th, 1:12 pm

i would imagine that an adult could appreciate principal , no not a school principal..
mr captain sir adult mans man darin, well it has nothing to do with anything other than the fact that again sony has compromised/mislead and has unfortunately dropping balls like bill buckner ( well thats a bad comparison, the ball went between his legs but you get the picture) .. how many times does one need to get kicked in the rear b4 enough is enough? or shall we be like you, asking for another kick to the seat..

so now you are also a reviewer? well you are making good progress here as far as not making any sense..

can you define how ps1 classics draws the “wrong crowd of gamers” and more importantly what is the right crowd of gamers and just as important, how does it effect you ? in regards to ones taste in games etc? im just curious..
and res 4 hd remake is one of the worst res games? really? tell us more.. elaborate please.

what was your fav? part 5?

DAVREY750 said:

September 20th, 1:14 pm

hey boston, stop typing your driving me nuts, first off look at the standings al east and shut up. GO YANKEES!!!

CaptainDarin79 said:

September 20th, 1:16 pm

lol Boston is a Red Sox fan. Ill make sure I come back here in a month when my PHILADELPHIA PHILLIES win the world series so I can mock you.

Resident Evil stopped being Resident Evil after 3. 4 was a dumbed down game to appease gamers who were too stupid to figure out the old formula.

Yes I use a credit card, because I recognize that Sony is a trusted company. If something happens, I have enough sense to keep records and take out insurance policy that will at the very least get me my money back. A company that went through and came back from a security hack is more secure than a company that hasn’t been through one.



September 20th, 1:17 pm

Someone needs to fire this Rey Gutierrez guy.

jacques444 said:

September 20th, 1:19 pm

So i’m in Montreal (Canada) And still no RE4 whats the dets Sony don’t you want my money lets see it come on :D

DEVILDOGG1988 said:

September 20th, 1:19 pm

I Wondering when and what time RE4 will be available for download

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