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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.]

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White_JackaL said:

April 30th, 9:24 pm

nice work on another good drop with ps1 and ps2 games and good ones at that. but as always i have to beg for my XENOSAGA 1,2 and 3 to be put up on psn going on 3 years now that iv been asking you guys….

clintstrifez said:

April 30th, 9:52 pm

can we get the megaman x collection for ps2 classics? and mega man x 7, 8. please?

Green_Bay_Wisc said:

April 30th, 10:38 pm

What time do they update the playstation store?!!!! NEED……LEGEND…..OF……..DRAGOON!!!!!!

Well not the badly, but seriously.

VinsanityV21 said:

April 30th, 11:19 pm

Awesome week Sony! Rayman Revolution was the first PS2 – and Sony – game I ever bought! I’m going to be snapping up a few PS2/PSOne Classics this week, and Awesomenauts looks/sounds great too!

jayrabbit said:

May 1st, 12:33 am

remote play ps3 games?

Junoh315 said:

May 1st, 1:19 am

I had goosebumps when I saw LoD, I love that game even though I have a perfectly fine copy at home it will be easier to switch CDs with the PSN version.

ThE420dAzEof928 said:

May 1st, 2:08 am

this comment is totally off subject. I would just like to know why psn didnt accept my password and told me it was invalid then ask to put a new password? did my account get hacked?

TheonTheThreat said:

May 1st, 5:10 am

when will the MK Vita be available in the PSN Store? I extra got up early. Please don’t make me wait till the evening

tnafan13 said:

May 1st, 5:10 am

Nice drop … I’m not gonna complain like everyone else … but I would love to see Final Fantasy X / X-2 sometime soon … but ill be picking up LOD .. i never played it before and i hear it is really good

aleny25 said:

May 1st, 5:29 am


blessednsaved said:

May 1st, 7:06 am

my sweet Jesus ! when are they going to release Mortal kombat vita on thePSN ? i reeeeeeaally wish you guys would release your games at midnight on the PSN (the first hour of the release date) whats the deal? does anyone know what time theyre gonna let it loose today ?

blessednsaved said:

May 1st, 7:09 am

SONY please release MORTAL KOMBAT SHAOLIN MONKS on the PSN that game rocks !

TheonTheThreat said:

May 1st, 7:56 am

AHH, when comes the update?

Diabeetuz said:

May 1st, 8:13 am

Hmm, wonder what new goodies on psn we have today? MK, Sniper Elite, Awesomenauts, Legend of Dr-

Legend of Dragoon?


Ahem…..in short, yay and thanks Sony!

Jaisen said:

May 1st, 8:15 am

When is Doctor Who The Eternity Clock going to be out? Went and got a PS3 because I have been waiting years for a DW game to come out, first it was March, then April and now it is May 1st and no word on it lately.

Green_Bay_Wisc said:

May 1st, 9:14 am

So are they like not going to release Legend of Dragoon today? I’ve been waiting all morning and it is still not in the Playstation Store.

sevket said:

May 1st, 9:17 am

Will Max Payne 2 be available next week as well ? That is the one I really want

ILLA-DEN-U said:

May 1st, 10:44 am

Ok Sony it’s a quarter to 2pm and still no PS store update what is the frikkin holdup?!

protoklok42 said:

May 1st, 10:49 am

The excitement I feel for the LoD release, is dampened considerably by the fact i can’t play it on my Vita. Any chance we’ll hear an update on PSOne functionality soon?

Green_Bay_Wisc said:

May 1st, 11:02 am

Alright this is becoming increasingly annoying, its halfway through may 1st and still no Legend of Dragoon… Why is this so difficult.

Ender2285 said:

May 1st, 11:37 am

I agree, half way through the day and no LOD….

johnmaness34 said:

May 1st, 12:31 pm

All the games are searchable and there to download thy just have not updated the store yet.

Crono1973 said:

May 1st, 12:43 pm

Legend of Dragoon bought, downloaded and transferring to my PSP. Thanks for putting it up.

Green_Bay_Wisc said:

May 1st, 5:01 pm

YES! Finally here! After hours of screaming at the TV because of MW3

favian said:

May 1st, 6:44 pm

@ #3, there are legitimate PS2 classics on the store before max payne dropped. I highly recommend god hand or odin sphere.

PsychoSploosh69 said:

May 1st, 10:51 pm

Anyone know what the quality on Max Payne is like? Is it HD? or just a plain port to ps3? I remember playing it on ps2 a while back, maybe 8 months or so ago on my hdtv, and I have to say it looked horrible. I hope the quality is better than it was on ps2. Also, is there trophies?

vioLence1337 said:

May 2nd, 9:34 am

Question: has Saint Seiya Sanctuary already been in the playstation store or not, can someone tell me this please?

RodrigoFate said:

May 4th, 7:30 pm

Please, more RPG Classics from PS2! ( Tales of, Persona, FF12, Valkyria Profile, Rogue Galaxy, Dawn of Mana, Star Ocean…)

vioLence1337 said:

May 5th, 10:25 am

Question: has Saint Seiya Sanctuary already been in the playstation store or not, can someone tell me this please?

Anyone please ?

ConquerThis said:

May 8th, 6:42 pm

PLEEEEEASE put Max Payne 2 on the store! I’m playing through Max Payne 1 at the moment, but I wanna complete both before Max Payne 3 arrives in the mail on 18th!

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