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The Drop: Week of July 2nd 2012 New Releases

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PSN dominates this week’s releases on PlayStation with full PS3 digital downloads of Spec Ops: The Line, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13, Sonic Generations and Ferrari Racing Legends. Take on the ultimate challenge with our supernatural anti-heroine, in her most personal battle yet with Bloodrayne 2 as a PlayStation 2 classic.

Enjoy this week’s The Drop.

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Spec Ops: The Line — Spec Ops: The Line unfolds within the destroyed opulence of Dubai. Once the playground for the world’s wealthiest elite, Dubai has fallen victim to a series of cataclysmic sandstorms. The city’s ultramodern architecture lies half-buried under millions of tons of sand. The very sand that blankets the city plays a marquee role in altering combat situations and serves as a powerful but unpredictable force that will both help and hinder players throughout the course of the game.

Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 — The world’s number one selling golf video game franchise returns with an array of exciting new features, including an original feature that gives you the opportunity to experience first-hand Tiger’s golf legacy! Relive Tiger Woods’ most memorable golf moments from child prodigy to golfing legend! Also, through unique online and social features, create your own country club, and use coins earned through game play or team up with country club members to play exclusive golf courses.

Sonic Generations — Celebrate 20 years of Sonic with Sonic Generations! Delivering the definitive gaming experience for Sonic fans old and new, Sonic Generations sees Sonic the Hedgehog playable as both the much loved classic 1991 character, and the modern day video game hero he has become in this exciting new fast paced adventure.

The Adventures of Tintin — The Adventures of Tintin: The Game is an action-packed adventure that takes gamers on a nonstop journey through the world of Tintin; the hero and intrepid reporter from Herge’s original comic books. Players will rediscover the movie’s enchanting environs including Captain Archibald Haddock’s ship the Karaboudjan, Omar Ben Salaad’s Palace and the exotic city of Bagghar and experience many of Tintin’s exciting adventures.

Brave — Since ancient times, stories of epic battles and mystical legends have been passed through the generations across the rugged and mysterious Highlands. Brave tells one such tale, one of the courageous Merida, who confronted tradition and challenged destiny to change her fate. Inspired by the Disney/Pixar animated fantasy movie, Brave invites players to run, jump and battle their way through the rugged landscape of mythical and mysterious Scotland. By using wits and bravery, players are able to wield a sword and bow to defeat fierce enemies, break a magical curse and save a kingdom.

Dungeon Twister — In a fantastic and steampunk world dominated by magic and machines, a powerful mage has captured random adventurers during his travels, and thrown them into his mechanical maze. He is cruel and deceitful, and bored to death. For amusement, he watches his prisoners fight their way through his infernal mechanical maze, the Dungeon Twister.

Ferrari Racing Legends — Race some of the sexiest cars ever made in this Ferrari-licensed entry in the famed Test Drive racing franchise. Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends brings over 70 years of the world’s most recognizable performance cars to gamers. Developed by world-class developer Slightly Mad Studios, Ferrari Racing Legends explores the legacy of Ferrari Racing. It recreates Ferrari’s most beloved and coveted performance racers, from today’s latest models to the legendary vehicles that have dominated racing history.

Bellator: MMA Onslaught! — Tape up for a fight to the title in Bellator: MMA Onslaught! Designed specifically to emphasize the organization’s philosophy that, “Title shots are earned, not given,” this game lets players go toe to toe with some of the top Bellator fighters as they compete in authentic Bellator events. Fight for the title shot through eight-fighter elimination tournaments within your weight class. In-depth customization systems let you design your fighter from his technique style and move set down to his tattoos and look, while a robust leveling system replicates the path of a fighter with class and experience gained through matches both offline and online.

PS3 Demos

  • Bellator MMA Onslaught
  • Dungeon Twister
  • Summer Stars 2012

PlayStation 2 Classic

Bloodrayne 2 — Born from the unnatural union of vampire and human, BloodRayne is blessed with the powers of a vampire but cursed with the unquenchable thirst for blood and a weakness to sunlight. BloodRayne 2 challenges the supernatural anti-heroine with her most personal battle yet as she hunts down each of her wicked siblings who are carrying on the legacy of their dead father. Expanding on the predecessor,BloodRayne 2 includes new in-game dynamics such as pole combat, rail sliding and advanced melee fighting with fatality moves. Built upon a modified version of the Infernal Engine, BloodRayne 2 introduces threatening new bosses, all new environments set within a huge modern day city, a range of new supernatural powers and new motion-captured movements complete with soft-body physics.

[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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gm914 said:

July 1st, 4:05 pm

Since the Dawn of Time, Man has created.
These Creations have, at some point in Time, been compiled and sorted alphabetically. Mankind was organized. And He was pleased. 

One then wonders why the PS3 cannot perform this very basic but efficient function when it comes to downloadable games.

I fear we devolving as a Species.

ItaChu said:

July 1st, 4:05 pm

nice lineup :) i hope that sonic game costs 19.99 or 29.99 :D i wish the ps2 classics library was bigger though :( you guys should release more games by week, at this rate the ps4 will come out and that ps2 area will be small

digeythedog said:

July 1st, 4:06 pm

Beyound: Two Souls will be coming to Vita ;)? News on when wonderbook will come out?

Bruno_Helghast said:

July 1st, 4:07 pm

Very good week! But, what abou Tony Hawk Pro Skater HD? We need it… NOW!

LovesJapanManga said:

July 1st, 4:09 pm

Nice. By the way, I was wondering if we will see Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots and Heavenly Sword on PSN? I mean to buy both games from PSN? I hope we will be seeing more of “Multiplatform” games on PSN such as BlazBlue (and its series & Sequels), Original Batman game- Arkham Asylum, etc. The reason why I am asking that is because I saw many of multiplatform games on XBOX LIVE Marketplace and I only see few of multiplatform games on PSN. Why is that? Anyway, I hope you say yes to my questions and answer my question on why is that we see few of them? (I am referring to multiplatform games on PSN). Thanks.

Split5Second said:

July 1st, 4:09 pm

ah noting for ps vita

Vince47 said:

July 1st, 4:10 pm

does CRYSIS have trophy support..?

IRA_RIOS said:

July 1st, 4:15 pm

@ #6 And as usual, Rey can’t be bothered to respond to you with any information. JK Rey. ?

ranel24 said:

July 1st, 4:16 pm

Any news about Final Fantasy X HD for PSN?

AL3MERH_2011 said:

July 1st, 4:19 pm


luvtoseek said:

July 1st, 4:20 pm

@7, yes, & a plat.

FreshRevenge said:

July 1st, 4:22 pm

This is just Super. I have BloodRayne again when they announced it on PSN and now I will be getting BloodRayne 2 for my PSN collections. This is a good Update!

Killa167par said:

July 1st, 4:24 pm

uhhh wheres midnight club dub edition remix and need for speed underground 2?

Jak23ft said:

July 1st, 4:24 pm

@5: We aren’t going to see MGS4 come to PSN, because it maxed out a dual-layer blu-ray disc.
Meaning it’s about 50GB.

mosolman said:

July 1st, 4:26 pm

So… I’m guessing that I’m one of the stupid people who got the VITA since day one. None of my expectations has been fulfilled.

– Able to Play PSone games…… All i got: ” Coming soon”

– Play PSP games….. Just an handfull of garbage

– Remote play……… Wait none so far

– Most of the PS Vita game are garbage

– And why is the PSP can play all the PSone game, PSP game and not the Vita. Sony can learn something from Nintendo. My brother got the 3ds from day one and is able to play all the previous games from Gameboy to 3DS

– My VITA is taking dust over the shelf waiting for what was promised. I feel like I have been lied to and for some reason i think Sony owe us all Vita owner.

Maybe i shouldn’t have traded my PSP for the Vita. I should have known since i did got my PSP from day one.

luvtoseek said:

July 1st, 4:26 pm

@1, agreed. The download list (among the other headings on the XMB), needs to have a more… modern/flexible sorting system. By name, size, price, type, etc…

Mikaa1701 said:

July 1st, 4:33 pm

Nice to see more PS3 full games, but more for the Vita and PSP would be nice. There are still gamers and parents looking for games for their kids (PSP is still a somewhat viable market), and the hardcore crowd would love to have more newer titles to choose from.

And if Sony is trying to say that ignoring the Vita during E3 was an error, try to show it by actually releasing something for it. Heck, take some PS2/PS1/Genesis/other system games, slap them onto a cart/download, and release it. Good way to get some quick revenue.

Cyb3rfr34k-iso said:

July 1st, 4:33 pm


bc SONY America dont care about “order”
dont beleive in Mankind Alphabetical organization.
Everyones “that has some common sense” is asking for alpha sorting games titles overs YEARS, and THEY “SONY” AMERICA USELESS STAFF” NEVER CARED!
i have over 150 PSN games and its such a mess EVEN IF I CAN CREATE FOLDERS! ITS STILL UNORGANIZED!

we have an h omos exual that never play games, an all the other working there is playing on xbox, cuz nobody in that compagny seems like they know something about the playstation 3.

L1ftedResearch_ said:

July 1st, 4:35 pm

this is an okay drop but waiting on July plus preview, assuming it’ll be up today also?

MakoSOLIDER said:

July 1st, 4:35 pm

Well summer ends sometime in September……..(PS1 Classics). Though this is SONY time not Valve time :D
Can I get an answer to this question:
Will we be able to preorder Assassin’s Creed III on the US PS Store like u can on the EU Store?

Vince47 said:

July 1st, 4:36 pm

@11 thanks for answer, im hearing CRYSIS was better than 2nd one,, i guess for 9.79 im gonna find out ,,,trophys just make it more fun …

luvtoseek said:

July 1st, 4:36 pm

@16, mosolman, do you even have the Vita or a PS3? There’s not a single thing listed on your User ID. Anyways, you’re def. unhappy- sell the Vita, you’ll get a good price for it.

mosolman said:

July 1st, 4:39 pm

@22, Lutoseek,

I own both, all of them since day one… And it has alwys been the same story… One year of waiting…. then one year of decent game… them the rest is ok… I Think Sony should break that trend.

xxnike629xx said:

July 1st, 4:41 pm

How about Grandia 2, Grandia III, and Grandia Xtreme released as PS2 Classics?

luvtoseek said:

July 1st, 4:42 pm

@21, no problem! I can recall playing Crysis on the PC. Very under-rated, as most of the fanbase & the critics complained that the engine wasn’t properly scaled to older PCs than what did work. The story won’t shock you but the gameplay (open world), controls, sound design, & the length were tops in my book.

The sequel I own, but haven’t played it yet! I hear it’s decent. @ under $10, Crysis is a steal! Enjoy it!

MakoSOLIDER said:

July 1st, 4:46 pm

If I may: Clicking on a user ID in the comments section just refreshes the page. Why not have it show their trophy info. If thats too much then why have the option to click on our user names at all?

Cyb3rfr34k-iso said:

July 1st, 4:48 pm


bc they like to do useless stuff!
and broken link ;)

DC_JR_ said:

July 1st, 4:49 pm

Are we going to get any news on what Plus users will get this month?

luvtoseek said:

July 1st, 4:51 pm

@26, well, I had to copy + paste mosolma’s User ID into another site that lists all trophies earned by the player. You’re right, don’t know why Sony didn’t implement this simple, logical insta-link.

KingDubin said:

July 1st, 4:53 pm

Hey, Rey, you forgot to mention that Test Drive: Ferrari Racing Legends is a Retail Release as well. I should know that B/C I have had that game pre-ordered and fully paid off for just over a month now. I can’t wait for the automated phone call from Gamestop telling me it is in! Happy Racing, peeps!

dudehere3 said:

July 1st, 4:59 pm

will there be another batch of free full games for plus soon?

LovesJapanManga said:

July 1st, 5:13 pm

I can understand the reason why that is not possible with Metal Gear Solid 4, but what about other multiplatform titles? Surely, they are less than 7GB for not to put them up on PSN? I am not saying: “What is your excuse?” I am simply trying to understand why they can’t do that unless many third party companies are under their contracts with Microsoft. I wish we would have similar, but fair opportunity to have them on PSN.

LovesJapanManga said:

July 1st, 5:13 pm

I may be wrong, but oh well.

Monterossa said:

July 1st, 5:18 pm

PS2 Classic: Wild Arms 5


JoHnnyXR81 said:

July 1st, 5:29 pm

Nice drop. Will Max Payne 3 be coming to PSN?

JoHnnyXR81 said:

July 1st, 5:31 pm

At least Max Payne 2.

sk8allday25 said:

July 1st, 5:34 pm

PS+ preview this week? today is the 2nd already, and when are we goin to have Metal gear solid HD collection for ps3 on the store?

KwietStorm said:

July 1st, 5:48 pm

PS3 – 6 years old.

PSone games missing – Die Hard Trilogy, MDK, Return Fire, Soul Blade, Tenchu

Basic firmware features needed – Sign in/appear invisible, categorized download history


neuropunk said:

July 1st, 5:51 pm

alphabetical organization please. Why the hell don’t we have that basic function yet?

Fibblenibble said:

July 1st, 5:56 pm

I can tell most of the people moaning about retail games being on the ps store are the ones that use BAMBOO WALLET on apple store to get free psn cards by using this code on start up KX1090793 . If you really want retail games go to the shops

sk8allday25 said:

July 1st, 5:59 pm

@4 were only getting that in august, 1st i think.

TerraAshura said:

July 1st, 5:59 pm

Sonic Generations for download? Wuuuuuut?! Any details on price, guys?

sk8allday25 said:

July 1st, 6:03 pm

sony listen to us we want the MGS HD collection for ps3 on psn store. cant be hard to get it on there since the japan store already have it.

Psicocrusher said:

July 1st, 6:03 pm

Great Drop! There is a lot of Adventure there but I’m still waiting for Max Payne 2 in the PS2 section…

iTofuMan said:

July 1st, 6:09 pm

Again nothing on the portable side. Good to know that Sony is doing little to nothing on supporting one of their own systems. Just saying if you guys are going to release a system actually support it. dont even see whats to hard. if they can put so much time, effort, money into getting deals, sale, releases on the PS3 there is no reason why they cant do the same on the portable side.
its just i like my Vita and psp (and ps3 for that matter) but you are basically giving no one a reason to own it when you guys arent even taking it seriously. if you were you’d at least have something portable on the summer sale. we’d be getting ps+ content for psp/ps1. heck we’d be seeing more deals, and sale for psp and other portable content in general, but we dont because it seems like everything gets put into the Ps3.

Again dont get me wrong i love my consoles and use them regularly i just dont see why we get nothing in almost every single update. if we do its usually something small, or uninteresting and is usually in the shadow compared to the greater list of things for the Ps3.

d1150 said:

July 1st, 6:17 pm

I just took a look on GAMESPOT for the upcoming games on VITA and you can relax this summer there are NONE coming until end of september!!! Not a single retail game!!! Niet, nothing, zero !!!

and for the PSN games it’a about the same thing!!!

be serious! Are you taking us for fool???

DelMurice said:

July 1st, 6:19 pm

So, what’s the incentive to pay for another month of Plus? Didn’t like getting just one update throughout the month of June. The offerings were good, but I had most of those games already. Not enough to keep me busy for another month…

DuoMaxwell007 said:

July 1st, 6:22 pm

@4 its been confirmed that Tony Hawks Pro Skater HD comes out on Xbox 360 on July 18th.. and the PSN version “a few weeks after that” Soooo we’ll get it on August 7th?

WilHiteWarrior said:

July 1st, 6:22 pm

@14 That was what they said about the uncharted games too and theyre on there now so you never know. Its possible

DoTheKiller91 said:

July 1st, 6:23 pm

@38 KwietStorm – Oh yeah Tenchu was really awesome! especially Wrath of Heaven on PS2 with it’s epic intro! Get Tenchu on the store SONY, please..!

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