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The Drop: Week of March 12th 2012 New Releases

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Bridge the gap between art and video games with thatgamecompany’s latest PSN adventure, Journey. Bend reality and transform the world around you into a fighting arena, using the PS Vita and its augmented reality cameras in Reality Fighters.

Players will once again find themselves face to face with their deepest sins and fears in the strange world of Silent Hill, in Silent Hill: Downpour. The PlayStation 3 exclusive, Yakuza: Dead Souls delivers a unique experience of Tokyo’s red light district with an undead twist. Enjoy this week’s The Drop.

PlayStation 3

Silent Hill: Downpour — Staying true to the franchise’s original roots, this eighth installment of the Silent Hill franchise returns with an all new thought-provoking horror storyline.

The survival horror experience begins after a prison transport vehicle careens off the road, leaving lone inmate Murphy Pendleton stranded in Silent Hill. Gamers will encounter mind-bending puzzles, as well as horrific creatures and other world terrors using everyday objects from wooden chairs to glass bottles to fend off their enemies. The natural response, fight or flight is left to the player as they unravel a dark, thought-provoking storyline which will appeal to fans of the early, classic Silent Hill series, as well as anyone who enjoys a deep, psychological horror experience. In addition to the main storyline, players will also be presented with variable side quests along the way that can change depending on their play style, revealing unknown evils within the town.

FIFA Street — Play with and against the stars of the most popular clubs in the world—or real-life street players—and compete at more than 35 locations around the world. From one-on-one battles in parking lots and parks to prestigious 5v5 tournaments on the streets of the world’s biggest cities, FIFA Street will replicate the unique street soccer style. Plus, it will feature a host of modes and online features that will be revealed in the months ahead that will make the game a social, connected experience.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations — Based on the popular animated Naruto Shippuden series, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations offer a vast selection of playable & support characters spanning every generation of the Naruto saga, alongside incredible online functionality to take the Naruto ninja fight onto the global stage in the much-beloved fighting series. The game powers the Ultimate Ninja series into the future by revolutionizing online play and ramping up the number of playable and support characters far beyond any Naruto game in the wildly popular franchise. Players will compete in a variety of online battle modes with their favorite Naruto characters, including Naruto and Sasuke. Naruto fans have been waiting to see more of Zabuza and Haku since the launch of the original Manga, and now they will have their chance!

Yakuza: Dead Souls (PS3 Exclusive) — The streets of Kamurocho have never been more dangerous, because now they’re overrun by hordes of zombies! Yakuza: Dead Souls is set in the infamous red light district of Tokyo, which is under attack from hordes of zombies. Players will not only face armies of the undead and incredibly powerful mutants, but a treacherous Japanese underworld that is just as merciless. Playing through the eyes of four of the most infamous characters of the series, witness allegiances shift quickly and the line between friend and foe lost. If you thought zombies were bad … meet the Yakuza!

Takes of Graces F (PS3 Exclusive) — The popular RPG series by Namco Bandai returns to PlayStation 3 with this port of the Wii hit Tales of Graces. In addition to the full game refreshed for this HD console, PS3 owners can look forward to additional costumes, new story elements and new battle skills.

PlayStation Network

Journey (PS3) — The pioneers that brought you the award-winning PlayStation Network titles flOw & Flower are back with another title that challenges traditional gaming conventions. With Journey, thatgamecompany (TGC) continues its tradition of delivering simple gameplay and accessible controls in a rich interactive environment that invites players to explore and experience emotional chords that are still uncommon in videogames.

An exotic adventure with a more serious tone, Journey presents a unique vision of an online adventure experience. Awakening in an unknown world, the player walks, glides, and flies through a vast and awe-inspiring landscape, while discovering the history of an ancient, mysterious civilization along the way. Journey’s innovative approach to online play encourages players to explore this environment with strangers who cross their path from time to time. By traveling together, they can re-shape the experience — creating authentic moments they will remember and discuss with others.

Reality Fighters (PS Vita) — Delivering the most customizable fighting experience on the go, the world around you comes into the fight with Reality Fighters. Using augmented reality technology, take pictures of yourself and create your own personal fighter, complete with unique fighting and visual style. From kitchen tops to parking lots, the world is literally your arena as the stages you fight in are determined by the environment around you.

Bioshock 2 — Set during the fall of Rapture, players assume the role of a Plasmid test subject for Sinclair Solutions, a premier provider of Plasmids and Tonics in the underwater city of Rapture that was first explored in the original BioShock. Players will need to use all the elements of the BioShock toolset to survive as the full depth of the BioShock experience is refined and transformed into a unique multiplayer experience that can only be found in Rapture.

Warp — Warp is a unique stealth action game that feature a top-down sci-fi world with a distinctive art style, addicting levels, hazardous traps and challenging puzzles.

Time Machine: Rogue Pilot — Time Machine: Rogue Pilot offers a brand new approach to puzzle games genre taking the best from classic match 3 experience and combining it with the innovative hidden objects gameplay. Dozens of fascinating story mode missions and a special multiplayer mode that can be played with a friend online or on the same screen! Plus the game also offers several bonus modes — all of this coming along with dazzling full HD graphics, ambient background music and rich visual effects.

James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game — James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game is the official videogame based on the highly anticipated film James Cameron’s Avatar. The videogame will take you deep into the heart of Pandora, an alien planet that is beyond imagination. Gamers will encounter the Na’vi, Pandora’s indigenous people and discover other life forms the likes of which have never been seen in the world of video games before. When conflict erupts between the RDA Corporation, a space-faring consortium in search of valuable resources, and the Na’vi, gamers will find themselves thrust into a fight for the heart of a planet and the fate of a civilization.

Shoot Many Robots (Demo Available) — Shoot Many Robots follows P. Walter Tugnut on his mission to kill as many robots as possible after a factory begins to ominously produce killer robots. With an RV full of guns and beer, gamers will experience a four-player co-op run-n-gun side-scrolling RPG shooter filled with tons of weapon and item customization. Shoot Many Robots will also feature two game modes: Traversal, where players must progress linearly through a level, and Survival, where players fight against waves of robot hordes, delivering hours of robotic carnage and fun.

Phineas And Ferb: Across The 2nd Dimension (PS Move Compatible) – Phineas and Ferb: Across the Second Dimension is a fun-filled platforming and combat game where players can be one of eight characters including Phineas, Ferb or Master P as they use gadgets and combat maneuvers to defeat the evil Dr. D and his minions. In addition, the PS3 version features PlayStation Move’s motion controller compatible gameplay, giving the game a whole new level of fun and dimension.

PS Vita Demos

  • wipEout 2048
  • Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
  • Ridge Racer
  • Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen

[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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Surfaced said:

March 11th, 4:04 pm

automatic 5-stars for Journey.

Superstone said:

March 11th, 4:05 pm

Where are the psone & ps2 classics? P.S. vita is great

KwietStorm said:

March 11th, 4:09 pm

PSone classics never gonna drop: Die Hard Trilogy, Return Fire, MDK, Soul Blade, Tenchu

Motherboop said:

March 11th, 4:11 pm

Anyone who missed out on Bioshock 2 should check it out!

Born_To_Chill said:

March 11th, 4:13 pm

I hate to ask but…. where are the PS2 classics? Any of Rockstar’s games (especially Bully) and Killzone 1 would be great.

phatmillips said:

March 11th, 4:14 pm

Tales of Graces, yes!

And I like to echo the PS2 requests. Even the PS1 classics seem to have died off.

Can you give us an ETA as to when we can expect more PS1/2 titles on PSN?

Superstone said:

March 11th, 4:14 pm

Are we going to be able to play psone classics on the vita soon?

TheGazelMinistry said:

March 11th, 4:16 pm

Can we please get Brave Fencer Musashi and Legend of Legaia?

Wario64 said:

March 11th, 4:18 pm

Ridge Racer Vita isn’t listed because it’s a scam, right? :)

michaelochs said:

March 11th, 4:23 pm

where is all of the other things on the vita like all of the crossplatform games, the 1080p camera recording,etc. come on SONY where is everything for the vita. :(

juv1000 said:

March 11th, 4:25 pm

Tales of Graces F was listed for the 13th also and its not on here wat happend 2 that i think u might have 4got it unless it got pushed back

Teflon02 said:

March 11th, 4:26 pm

Takes of Graces f? you mean Tales of Graces f lol
also can’t wait for that, wish i could get first day tho. I really want that game but can’t even get a new Vita game yet either :(.
is Skype for Vita coming this week? You guy’s are destroying my plans of finally getting to use video calls :P

juv1000 said:

March 11th, 4:26 pm

nvm i see it lmao i thought it was gonna have the pic next to it ma bad

DragonWolfJD said:

March 11th, 4:29 pm

Will get Yakuza sometime down the road but PSN releases continue to be absolute crap.

drunkguys20 said:

March 11th, 4:35 pm

im really mad that there is only one demo for ps3 this week u should be ashamed sony

JesteR1701one said:

March 11th, 4:36 pm

Gonna get Journey and i will download all of the Vita Demos :).

JDTAY87 said:

March 11th, 4:53 pm

When do we get info on Spring Fever? I’ve got a fever and the only prescription is Spring Fever!

gm914 said:

March 11th, 4:53 pm

Journey is going to blow a lot of minds this week…

Foxtails said:

March 11th, 4:57 pm

Want to echo @7. Bought a Vita to replace my PSP. Part of that is playing PS1 classics. Getting a little sick of waiting on firmware to allow this.

LovesJapanManga said:

March 11th, 4:57 pm

Any chance will we see Castlevania: Lament of Innocence, Castlevania: Curse of Darkness, Dark Cloud 1, Dark Cloud 2 and Rogue Galaxy show up in Playstation 2 section this year on PSN Store this year…? :-p I sincerely hope so!!! :-)

omega_alpha-619 said:

March 11th, 5:00 pm

Sounds like the Vita was hyped up to be more than it actually is in reality.

NamesIrish13 said:

March 11th, 5:05 pm

Shoot many robots! Finally been wanting to try that one for a long time. Can’t wait.

JEC94 said:

March 11th, 5:25 pm

Silent Hill: Downpour \m/(o_-)\m/

Sevyne said:

March 11th, 5:28 pm

Wait…How is Ridge Racer getting a demo? Isn’t the entire game about the size of a normal demo to begin with? Is this demo just going to showcase the title screen or something?

FL_Stud said:

March 11th, 5:29 pm

Will we ever be able to log in and interact with the PlayStation Blog through our PS Vita’s? (because so far, we can’t even log in to the site.)

Just curious, why does the PSN Store wait until the end of the day to update?

FL_Stud said:

March 11th, 5:29 pm

Great Update, by the way.

JesteR1701one said:

March 11th, 5:34 pm

@Sevye Good one :). But look at it this way. If you play the demo you basically played the full game minus 2 tracks :).

kcarl2879 said:

March 11th, 5:37 pm

Hey I was wondering. Will the Vita be able to play ps classics at all in the near future? I motly have ps classic when I had my PSP Slim and PSP Go. I got FF7( my all time favorite game) and I was pretty bummed when I couldn’t play it on my Vita. So is it a possibility at all for the PS Vita?

skygunner27 said:

March 11th, 5:58 pm

WTH? I thought the full version of Ridge Racer was suppose to be released this Tuesday!! Not just the demo. I could have bought Ridge Racer from Amazon 5 days ago, instead of waiting for just a demo from PSN.

GabeHimself said:

March 11th, 6:01 pm

Could we please get Dragon Quest VIII: Journey Of The Cursed King? Thanks.

OnEdge_RPGs said:

March 11th, 6:03 pm

Hey REY !!!,

Don’t know if you can answer this for me or not, but I thought I’ll ask anyway.

Do you know if any of the old PS3 disc base games will make it way to PSN Digital Download?

Like ……..

Uncharted Series
Resistance Series
Heavenly Sword
Folklore and
any of JRPGs games


kitsune8899 said:

March 11th, 6:04 pm

I want to give you guys $30 for MGS: Portable Ops and Resistance Retribution but it’s still not available on Vita. C’mon guys.

StuntF50 said:

March 11th, 6:24 pm

Tales of Graces F is misspelled, Ray. ;-)

May I ask that you include a picture of the box art for the game? As a fan of the series, I want it to get as much promotion as possible, so that Namco Bandai will bring future iterations of the franchise overseas (hoping Xillia comes stateside). It’d be much appreciated.

By the way, any idea when Malicious will hit the U.S. PSN. I’ve been saving money for that one for quite some time.

Kikowz said:

March 11th, 6:31 pm

how much Bioshock 2 will cost? can’t you put Bioshock 1 too?

Taylor_With_Hat said:

March 11th, 6:40 pm

Will we be getting any additional PS1 Classics, PS2 Classics, or TG16 games this month?

InfinitiProject said:

March 11th, 6:58 pm


theDSsucks said:

March 11th, 7:42 pm

Why aren’t discounts, themes, DLC, etc listed anymore?? They all used to be, now no more? How come? Or are they listed somewhere else? Isn’t playstation blog supposed to be the official master list?

Kikowz said:

March 11th, 7:43 pm

@ theDSsucks you, sir, are entirely correct.

Kikowz said:

March 11th, 7:44 pm

@theDSsucks actually, they put the whole list when the update comes out

Raz256 said:

March 11th, 7:47 pm

Journey was really good, just not as long or as difficult as Flow or Flower. Trophies much harder to get in the first two. Over all another great experience by Thatgamecompany.

murder-scene said:

March 11th, 7:55 pm

i’ll definitely check out Journey! btw, will PSN release Silent Hill 2 and 3 individually in the store? b/c i only want silent hill 2

DMcgee627 said:

March 11th, 7:59 pm

Europe got a whole bunch of PS2 classics in just one week last month.
Why no love for us?

Angry-Puppy said:

March 11th, 8:16 pm

@10 1080p video recording with a sub-megapixel camera? Not likely. :/

On another note: YES. Finally a Shinobido 2 demo!

JoeTheBeast16 said:

March 11th, 8:24 pm

I would post an actual comment… But Journey has already Blown my mind. So I fear it’s impossible.

xzile said:

March 11th, 9:06 pm

Honestly for all the individuals that are saying PSN games are going down or whatever. I challenge you to play Journey and tell me it sucks. I have never raved about a game like this one in years. I didn’t really expect to love this game like I do now. I recommend taking your time and enjoying the ride. I have been playing this game nonstop since I got it. I can not really put the experience into words that truly convey the experience. Please buy this game or play it at someone else house because you will not be disappointed.

DarkShinigami34 said:

March 11th, 9:17 pm

Sweet. Picking up Tales of Graces f again and the FF13-2 DLC. Already played the vita demos. Still waiting for more PSP RPG titles to price drop or go on sale to play on my Vita..

C-0719 said:

March 11th, 9:18 pm

you put ridge racer down for demos but you forgot it is out this week :p

drakenbutch said:

March 11th, 9:36 pm

hi sony when will mw3 be in psn store ????

Omii132 said:

March 11th, 9:39 pm

Hello!! i want to know about Grand Knights History PSP

And i want more RPG games in the Store. I would like to see:

Eternal Sonata
Trinity Universe
Cross Edge
Hyperdimension Neptunia 1,2
Valkyria Chronicles 1

Rogue Galaxy
Valkyrie Profile 2
Xenosaga 1,2,3
Kingdom Hearts 1,2

Legend of Dragoon

Final Fantasy Crisis Core
Kingdom Hearts BBS

White_JackaL said:

March 11th, 9:54 pm

I too would love to see more ps1 and ps2 games on the PSN, Xenosaga 1-3 is my #1 and also am wondering when i will be able to play my ps1 games on my ps vita as well. I honestly look more forward to PS1 and PS2 game updates on the PSN then anything else. just hope you guys put up the good ol ones like xenosaga and so forth.

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