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The Drop: Week of April 30th 2012 New Releases

Rey Gutierrez's Avatar Posted by Senior Social Media Specialist

This week’s The Drop returns with a gangbuster lineup of games on PS Vita, PSN and PS3 — including PSone and PS2 classic gems. Mortal Kombat on PS Vita brings the full PS3 experience and uppercuts it straight into the palm of yours hands courtesy of developer NetherRealm Studios. Packed with the full content of the PS3 game, plus an exclusive PS Vita Challenge Tower, new retro character costumes, all four DLC kombatants, touchscreen fatalities and more.

Hardcore FPS fans will be served with a three main entrees of destruction with Battlefield 2: Bad Company, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and Call of Duty: Black Ops. Both Call of Duty titles come fully packaged with DLC content, and all three FPS juggernauts are PS3 digital downloads. On a special note, make sure to return tomorrow morning at 8 AM PST, and join God of War: Ascension game director Todd Papy, and our very own Jeff Rubenstein for a special live-stream event, straight from Sony Santa Monica Studios.

Enjoy this week’s The Drop.

PlayStation Vita

Mortal Kombat (Digital and GameCard) — After centuries of Mortal Kombat, Emperor Shao Kahn has finally defeated Raiden and his allies. Faced with extinction, Raiden has one last chance to save Earthrealm. To undo the Emperor’s victory, he must strike Shao Kahn where he is vulnerable…the Past.

Driven by an all new graphics engine, the fan favorite series is back and presented in more gory detail than ever before. Mortal Kombat (known as Mortal Kombat 9 by the fans) introduces a number of game-play features including tag team and the deepest story mode of any fighting game. Players can choose from an extensive lineup of the game’s iconic warriors and challenge their friends in traditional 1 vs. 1 matches, or take on several new game modes.

PlayStation 3

Sniper Elite V2 — With an emphasis on learning to handle the anticipation and pressure of the hunt, players are forced to use skill, patience and cunning to achieve their missions as they find themselves facing life-altering choices. The celebrated “bullet cam” from Sniper Elite makes its return and will be more gratifying than ever. Skillful shots are rewarded with a slow-motion sequence of the bullet running its full trajectory from barrel to target as well as featuring graphic detail of the effects of the bullet entering and destroying a target.

PlayStation Network

Battlefield: Bad Company 2 — The Bad Company crew again find themselves in the heart of the action, where they must use every weapon and vehicle at their disposal to survive. The action unfolds with unprecedented intensity, introducing a level of fervor to vehicular warfare never before experienced in a modern warfare action game.

Call of Duty: Black Ops w/ First Strike DLC — Hear the call of duty once again with this seventh entry in this blockbuster first-person shooter franchise. Call of Duty: Black Ops takes you deep behind enemy lines into the world of deniable operations as a member of an elite special forces unit engaging in covert warfare, classified operations, and explosive conflicts across the globe. With access to a variety of exclusive weaponry and equipment, your actions will tip the balance during the most dangerous time period mankind has ever known.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 w/ Stimulus Package — Return to today’s war front with the second chapter in the Modern Warfare series. Modern Warfare 2 continues the gripping and heart-racing action as players face off against a new threat dedicated to bringing the world to the brink of collapse. Playing as as Sgt. Gary “Roach” Sanderson, your international squad of elite soldiers battle through harrowing combat scenarios that range from snowy mountaintops in Siberia to the crowded streets of Rio de Janiero, Brazil and beyond, facing a terrorist force hellbent on redefining the boundary lines of today’s modern warfare.

Awesomenauts — Awesomenauts features the most awesome mercenaries in the galaxy in their fight for territorial supremacy. Awesomenauts brings Space frogs with mohawks, giant robots, and lots of other mighty aliens to the two-dimensional console battlefield. Combining classic platforming-action with modern online multiplayer functionality, the action-packed gameplay offers everything the 16-bit generation and modern gamers love.

Disney Universe — Disney Universe a fast-paced multiplayer action adventure game. In the game, players will experience non-stop action through a mix-up of worlds inspired by both animated and live action films from Disney.

Doc Clock: The Toasted Sandwich of Time — Lead kooky inventor Doc Clock and his contemptuous robot, Sack, on their first awesome adventure through time to save Doc’s beloved cat from a prickly fate. Test your creative ability by devising ingenious inventions to overcome improbable obstacles. Then push your piloting skills to the limit as you attempt to steer your crazy contraptions through an insane world of spiky pits, icy chasms and erupting volcanoes, all dominated by technophobic hippy robots.

PS3 Demos

  • Awesomenauts
  • Dirt: Showdown
  • GT Academy 2012
  • Sumioni: Demon Arts (PS Vita)


  • Floating Cloud God Saves The Pilgrims

PSone Classics

Legend of Dragoon — A peaceful beginning.The legend was born 10,000 years ago. A violent uprising. A civilization of flying creatures enslave the human race. A bloody war. In a bid for freedom, the humans harness the spiritual forces of Dragons and triumph. Tranquility and harmony exist between all. But the past and the future are about to collide… Unveil a fantasy of magnificence, deception, magical combat and retribution. The journey that seeks the past ends. And the journey to discover today begins. Unleash the spirit of the Dragoons. And discover your destiny.

PlayStation 2 Classics

Max Payne — Max Payne is a man with nothing to lose in the violent, cold urban night. A fugitive undercover cop framed for murder, and now hunted by cops and the mob. Max is a man with his back against the wall, fighting a battle he cannot hope to win.

Max Payne is a relentless story-driven shooter about a man on the edge, fighting for his justice while uncovering plot-twists and twisted thugs in the gritty bowels of New York during the century’s worst blizzard. Using the innovative Bullet Time mechanic, players can slow their sense of time in order to focus shots in intense encounters for deadly accuracy in life-or-death gun duels.

*Update: Title information has been corrected above, apologies for the confusion.

Rayman 2: Revolution — Ubisoft’s personable and popular cartoon hero is back and more ambitious than ever in the PlayStation 2-exclusive re-imagining, Rayman 2: Revolution. Now in full 3D and blending humor, suspense, and blinding speed, Rayman must escape an intergalactic zoo by using the powers of his still-imprisoned friends to open the door to an even greater power to free them. Unique to the PS2 version of the game are a number of brand new stages, a harder difficulty level, and a progressive upgrade system that gives Rayman a number of abilities not found in other iterations.

[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.]

Add Your Own

mango1222 said:

April 30th, 5:16 am

Sony should offer to publish Awesomenauts.

mango1222 said:

April 30th, 5:20 am

Sony should offer to publish Awesomenauts or approach Romino to self publish the game in exchange for timed exclusivity. This is the problem with the team at PSN, they have no mettle, no enterprise. There are a ton of indie games Sony should be pursuing. Strike while the iron is hot!

joshwaan2009 said:

April 30th, 6:19 am

Great drop this week :)

Max Payne
Legend of Dragoon
Rayman 2: Revolution

Wow thanks Sony :)

Also I love that the ps2 is getting more love keep it coming, some suggestions on games guys.

Half Life
Haunting ground
Kingdom Hearts 1 and 2
Shadow of Rome
Psi Ops
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
Cold War

Lastly please for love of god give us PS1 SUPPORT ! pretty please :]

Myke-Myke said:

April 30th, 6:34 am

I’m happy that the original Max Payne is releasing for PS3. I wish (like our Euro friends) Plus members were getting it free this week. Hopefully, the week of Max Payne 3, it will become a free download.

Overall pretty good update for the week.

E3….. in 35 dayz!!!

Od1n757 said:

April 30th, 7:01 am

any idea the price of legend of dragoon?

The_Dukenator said:

April 30th, 7:20 am

Since the editor fixed the title to Max Payne 1, will Max Payne 2 show up at a later date?

@Myke-Myke Max Payne was on PS2 back then, thus this is a re-release of it. No word on Max Payne 2 though.

mango1222 said:

April 30th, 7:32 am

How about providing a YouTube link for the Minis games. It’s not that hard to paste a link. I’ve read good things about Floating Cloud God but you wouldn’t know it from the non descriptive single line it gets on the blog.

MaryDuna said:

April 30th, 7:59 am

Legend of Dragoon ^__^!

TwinDad said:

April 30th, 8:05 am

Legend of Dragoon. I’ve been waiting for this.

It will be interesting to find the fate of Awesomenauts. From reading the article it wasn’t clear if it was only the European publisher that is under administration. Still, best of luck to the game developer.


April 30th, 8:53 am

Thanks for max payne, bring max payne 2. Just in time for Max 3. I’ve been enjoying the original on my Iphone, anyway we can get that version on Vita as well?

MaximMicheal said:

April 30th, 9:12 am

Will Max Payne 2 be on the PSN Store in the future?

InternatlGamer1 said:

April 30th, 9:19 am

Good thing Legend of Dragoon is coming to PSN. I have the physical copy, but it’ll be nice to have a digital copy so I don’t have to worry about bringing my discs when I want to play. Still will keep the physical copy.

WastelandDan said:

April 30th, 9:50 am

Like 5 shooters in 1 week……then you get 1 vita game in 5 weeks…

Can you not see were this is gonna go Sony?

DjStiv3 said:

April 30th, 9:58 am

i am very surprised to say the least on that legend of dragoon game 5 yrs ago it was pretty freakin rare now yet another (i guess) gem is on the psn store…i may have to try it out… thanks sony digital ps1 games are awesome cant compare to real thing but hey at least i dont have 4 discs to be scratched up

i do want to add that im VERY frusterated with the whole “soon” thing for ps1 classics on vita
we were Promised “soon after launch”
okay …vita has been out since nov i think in japan and feb in U.S. at the very least it has been out almost 2 1/2 months WORLDWIDE …how soon is soon to you guys? i have at least 24 i believe bought ps1 games and yes i can play them on my psp but id rather play on the vita sheesh
if ANYTHING the vita has a psp emulator in the meantime why not be allowed to play them like that? then release an update to make them vita compatible…. tsk tsk sony is starting to let me down …it sure is a first
not to mention many psp games still arent backwards compatible from the “real” ps store not the “vita version store”

come on sony make me have some faith and trust in you guys once again… let me play my ps1 games already

Ramnok said:

April 30th, 10:16 am

Can we please get a comment on Legend of the Dragoon being able to be played on the vita, I’d very much wanna do that please… I need more use out of my Vita, totally beaten every game I’ve bought.. moar moar!! hehe.

WastelandDan said:

April 30th, 10:20 am

@94 recently released, what month needs to go by for people to stop toting this defense?

That recently released stuff is getting weaker EVERY day that goes by. Now ask yourself has the rate at wich Vita games are being released increased or declined? Is the system coming out with enough to even sell units?

No sir, we may just have to accept the fact we bought a PSPgo2 instead.

I cant say for sure thats how its gonna turn out yet, but judging from what I have seen, and looking at the planned release dates scheduel. I cant say its nothing more than a bare bones just getting by mentality.

You may wanna go on validating your purchase by saying all us complainers are too impatient but then again you may just be a liittle easy to please.

Vita sales are bombing, EVEN in japan. Dont tell me you think its because of all the great games coming out?

People, open your eyes, then, open your mouths. Let sony know we wont settle for PSPgo level support. I know the sales are screaming it at the top of their lungs.


April 30th, 10:20 am

MK Vita File size please?
How come you dont post file sizes? Drives me bonkers not knowing if I should buy digital.

WastelandDan said:

April 30th, 10:25 am

LoL, what got my last commenton moderation? Length? Content? One lil word?

It WAS… a scathing rant on how the Vita is starting to feel alot like the PSPGo in terms of support…man i hope they let that through, i think it nails the issue right on the head.

>_< you guys only mod the good stuff i swear?!

MrPokute said:

April 30th, 10:38 am

Bring out better ps vita games and more games that are compatible with multi view tv like call of duty

WastelandDan said:

April 30th, 10:39 am

@109 IKR, just a few numbers more to type out…not like it would kill them.

IDK, maybe they constantly tweak files sizes to make it fit and honestly DONT know till right about when it drops…just a thought…I really cant think of a good reason not to include the #s but that one.

WastelandDan said:

April 30th, 10:55 am

@111 For me, i need a open world game on my portable, it dont need to be Skyrim in SCOPE just STYLE.

Heck I’d take one square block of sandbox if thats all I can get.

Hey GTA:ViceCityNights, were you at man?!

Im starting to wonder if ALL but the biggest studios can even handle a game like that, I can tell they barley keep them running this Gen as is (*cough*Bethesda*cough*)…sandbox gameplay feels before its time really…tech and developer skill speaking of course because IM ready to BUY/PLAY now (:

Sandbox ),:

WastelandDan said:

April 30th, 10:58 am

Wow, 117 now, not 111


WastelandDan said:

April 30th, 11:10 am

Did I mention….Sanbox?


doyzndahood said:

April 30th, 11:14 am

hey rey is there a chance that Atelier Totori The Adventurer of Arland and Atelier Rorona: The Alchemist of Arland on psn?

xLe3Fx said:

April 30th, 12:34 pm

I really hope we’ll get Zone of the Enders (I’m so impatient) as a classic or atleast Persona 4 or the Digital Devil Saga games


April 30th, 12:53 pm

We can confirm that Awesomenauts will publish tomorrow on PSN in N. America and will be free for PS Plus subscribers per @PlayStation Tweet!

Wakeboarder56 said:

April 30th, 12:55 pm

There won’t be a Starhawk demo this week? NOOOOO!!!!!!!

CrashSpyro said:

April 30th, 1:02 pm

@113 Can you prove that only one Vita game has been released on PSN in the past five weeks or are you just making things up to get attention?

Farmer-Willis said:

April 30th, 1:13 pm

Where my Okage Shadow King, Kingdom Hearts (1 and 2), Brave Fencer Musashi and Samurai Legend Musashi at sony?!?!?! WHERE THEY AT!?!?!? HUH? WHAT YOU DOIN’ SONY!?!?!?! YOU GUYS SUCK! No but seriously I would very much like to buy and play those games (and maybe some Onimushas for good measure.)

Farmer-Willis said:

April 30th, 1:22 pm

oh yeah and how bout’ that one ghost hunting game where you played as the tool in the leather jacket… what was that? Oh yeah Ghost Hunter! How bout that one SONY?!?!….and Baldur’s Gate 1 and 2 sounds pretty good. And maybe DrakenGard. Yeah does anyone remember some DrakenGard? It was pretty good. Second one was awesome as well. Oh and Total Overdose! Great Game….Great Game. BRING EM’ BACK SONY!

pablikenemi said:

April 30th, 1:30 pm

SONY MORE SUPPORT FOR VITA … I have vita only for one reson, the second stick for play fps games and only one is confirmed (RESISTANCE) FOR ALL 2012 ???? i just change vita for an ipod or somthink like this because there are more fps games and more support in general….

isitdeadyet said:

April 30th, 1:39 pm

I feel kinda stupid to ask but when do the new drops become available? Will it be today or tomorrow?

JRPGmaniac said:

April 30th, 1:53 pm

Legend of Dragoon is one of my TOP 5 JRPG on PS1 I love it! but more higher on my list is Suikoden II I still w8 for this game plz release Suikoden II next JP PSN have it for many years there is thousands of ppl that want to play it again is there any plan to bring it to US/EU PSN??? give some update plz I see this question again & again and we dont get any answer T__T

excaliber45 said:

April 30th, 2:21 pm

@isitdeadyet: the stuff announced in the Drops usually become available every Tuesday when the Store updates

eggmiester28 said:

April 30th, 2:55 pm

great to see Legend of Dragoon finally on the psn but i would have liked better ps2 games

Sonicsid12 said:

April 30th, 2:59 pm

cmon sony we want Brave Fencer Musashi and Dark Cloud!

Traeia said:

April 30th, 3:10 pm

I would LOVE to buy Legend of Dragoon, but alas, no dice on Vita.

I know you’re working on it, but please! PSOne on Vita!

Tridrakious said:

April 30th, 3:20 pm

PS1 Classic support on Vita would be great right now.

theangrybear666 said:

April 30th, 3:59 pm

are they planning on releasing max payne 2 anytime in the future so i can play the entire triology

igorrocks2 said:

April 30th, 4:14 pm

Release Ninja Giden Sigma 2 on PSN.
Please!! It’s hard to find and overpriced as hell (not to netion it is used….)

aleny25 said:

April 30th, 5:21 pm


hitomi-furuya said:

April 30th, 6:04 pm

WIll this be for downloadable from psn store? I like to download stuff!

hitomi-furuya said:

April 30th, 6:06 pm

Will this be for download? I like to download stuff!

Bigmoose1985 said:

April 30th, 7:16 pm

When are we gonna get

Megaman legends 1 & 2
Saga Frontier 1 & 2
Kings Field 1 (JP import), Kings Field 2, 3 & 4
Armored Core (ps1 & ps2 versions)
Brave Fencer Musashi

and all the other classic ps1 & ps2 games?

dpunkjrocksm said:

April 30th, 7:33 pm

how much will mk be on the psn?

southparkmayor said:

April 30th, 8:35 pm

GTA: San Andreas In HD would sell like hot cakes! Im serious, you guys should urge rockstar games to release it. Here’s some advice: show them the sales that san andreas had on ps2, over 17 million. if only a fraction like 1/10th buy it within a month then $17 million in sales would occur. Trust me there is huge demand for it. it should take only about a few weeks to create an HD title for ps3 on the store.


April 30th, 8:35 pm

What is the price of Mortal Kombat Digital?


April 30th, 8:45 pm

Awesome,whos gonna get mortal kombat vita,everyone says its got bad graphics, but thats some of the best graphics ive seen on a portable, and its been the best fighting game last year, so whos getting that or you gonna get black ops!!!!!!


April 30th, 8:47 pm

you know what would be a good download is starwars battlefront 1 and 2, with online play, that would be a bestseller I think!!!, what do u guys think

Killa167par said:

April 30th, 8:57 pm

umm its the first max payne people not the second but not bad of an update but wheres crash bash and the rugrats games for psone

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