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The Drop: Week of August 6th 2012 New Releases

Rey Gutierrez's Avatar Posted by Senior Social Media Specialist

On PS3 and PS Vita this week. Play, compose, and share in a unique take on the classic side-scrolling platformer where your actions make the music. With equal parts musical instrument and game, Sound Shapes gives everyone the ability to make music and share creations with the community.

Also this week in new releases, Persona 4: Arena arrives on PS3 and Hyperdimension Neptunia MK2 and The King of Fighters XIII are full digital downloads on PSN. Enjoy this week’s The Drop.

PlayStation 3

Persona 4: Arena — Developed in collaboration with genre masters Arc System Works, Persona 4 Arena uses gorgeous, hand drawn, high definition 2D animestyle fighters and colorful, overthetop special effects to bring to life a roster of fighters from the critically acclaimed, highly popular Persona 3 and Persona 4. Backed up by an original hardcore fighting engine from one of the most respected 2D fighting game developers in the industry, Persona 4 Arena represents the biggest, most noteworthy expansion of the esteemed series to date.

PlayStation Network

Sound Shapes (PS Vita/PS3) — Play, Compose and Share in a unique take on the classic side-scrolling platformer where your actions make the music. Equal parts instrument and game, Sound Shapes gives everyone the ability to make music.

Play through a unique campaign that fuses music and artwork into a classic 2D platformer, featuring artwork by Pixeljam, Capy, Superbrothers and more, with music by I Am Robot and Proud, Jim Guthrie and Deadmau5. Create your own unique musical levels with all of the campaign content and share with the world. Sound Shapes creates an ever-changing musical community for everyone to enjoy at home or on the go.

Hyperdimension Neptunia MK2 — Nepgear, the CPU Candidate of Planeptune and younger sister to Neptune, sets out on her quest with IF and Compa to regain Gamindustri’s prosperity, stop the syndicate of evil that Arfoire created, and set her sister free! During her travels across the world, Nepgear will encounter friends new and old, meet the other CPU Candidates, and take care of any monsters that stand in her way in this classic JRPG tale of good versus evil!

The King of Fighters XIII — With the triumphant return of fan favorite characters like Mai, K’, and Vice, extensive refinement of the core fighting engine based on community feedback, and vastly improved network functionality, The King of Fighters XIII represents the HD entry in the series that fans have been waiting for.


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[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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KwietStorm said:

August 5th, 4:02 pm

Wow this is the biggest drop yet..

megalodonshark said:

August 5th, 4:08 pm

not really much coming this week
hope the upcoming weeks prove to be more fruitful….

Mikaa1701 said:

August 5th, 4:09 pm

Meh Drop. Nice to see King of Fighters again, but there just doesn’t seem to be many new PSOne Classics or PSP Legacy of late.

Have read multiple times that there is a PSVita Store “update” this week, that several games will be showing in the actual store as opposed to having to go through the PS3. Any possibility that PSOne games may show up?

And when will we be seeing more PSP Legacy games show up on Vita/PSP? Plenty of classics left to upload, from EA Replay to Final Fantasy (I, II, Crisis Core), from Breath of Fire 3 (port over the PAL release?) to Valkyrie Profile.

And also for Vita, it would be great to see older PSN titles like Sonic 4 or Mega Man 10 would be nice.

Vince47 said:

August 5th, 4:10 pm

Are they serious ?

Mikaa1701 said:

August 5th, 4:11 pm

Also would be great to see Mega Man Powered Up on the PSP Legacy/PSVita as well. Given how many other games Capcom has uploaded, would be nice to see more of their titles, especially since their older games seem to fare better than several newer releases.

Parhibition said:

August 5th, 4:12 pm

Does anyone know if there are plans to bring Persona 4 Golden (or whatever it would be called) to the PS3 in addition to the Vita? A fighting game is nice and all, but ever since Persona 3FES was re-released I was looking forward to trying Persona 4.

TUSTIN1 said:

August 5th, 4:13 pm

There are rumors that the MGS4 trophy patch ‘drops’ August 6th, any truth to that?

Fedast said:

August 5th, 4:14 pm

So many titles for the Vita! Please Sony, stop!! My wallet is crying!

CyPhErLoUs said:

August 5th, 4:15 pm

lol Sound Shapes is the only game saving this week’s drop.

the_super_champ said:

August 5th, 4:15 pm

Come on!!! You can make better offers than this!!!! It is disappointing!!!!

SHINOBI_3 said:

August 5th, 4:16 pm

still waiting for tony hawk hd, way of the samurai 4, and double dragon neon. this is gonna be a looong wait.

MakoSOLIDER said:

August 5th, 4:19 pm

Why were u guys so excited int eh Blogcast for this update again? I hope there’s something special coming this week thats not in this drop!

SedilesAstaroth said:

August 5th, 4:25 pm

lol I forgot the link. here:

Mikaa1701 said:

August 5th, 4:26 pm


Everything I have heard says it drops this Tuesday. There was a Blog post detailing it, I believe. Do keep in mind that there may be a random delay (akin to Grand Theft Auto III last week), but I do not think it likely.

FidelityNy said:

August 5th, 4:27 pm

Waited all day for this weeks drop, and this is what you guys deliver? I hope we see something interesting in tomorrows post.

Mikaa1701 said:

August 5th, 4:28 pm


Forgot about Double Dragon Neon. Good reminder. Wouldn’t mind seeing some of the older releases as well, though some games (namely Double Dragon V) should be forgotten.

Come to think of it, wasn’t there a great Neo*Geo Double Dragon licensed Street Fighter clone?

Mikaa1701 said:

August 5th, 4:29 pm


Like PS+ Updates? We can hope. And dream of what could be… Free exclusive games only for PS+ members?

PrinceofXIII said:

August 5th, 4:29 pm

Persona 4 Arena!!!!!

good to see KOFXIII on PSN too.

can’t wait for my copy(Persona 4 Arena) to arrive this august :D

macy113 said:

August 5th, 4:30 pm

god you guys are some whiney losers.

Sound Shapes and Persona 4 Arena are amazing and Hyperdimension Neptunia MK2 is awesome


August 5th, 4:33 pm

Sony dropped the ball again (pun intended)!!!

XDeath90 said:

August 5th, 4:37 pm

I really hope Persona 4 arena gets Avatars, unlike any BlazBlue games :/


August 5th, 4:49 pm

I will play soundshapes, but if no PS1 by next weeks update (I mean the day of, not the day after) I will be getting rid of my VITA.

pablofsi08 said:

August 5th, 4:51 pm

Wow King Of Fighters XIII for my HDD, extraordinary, won’t have to use my lens while playing with my friends, thanks.

onslaughtree said:

August 5th, 4:53 pm

Bring on Walking Dead Episode 1 & 2 for PS+ this week. ……..Keeping fingers crossed for some unannounced suprizes.

Mikaa1701 said:

August 5th, 4:56 pm



BreakinBad said:

August 5th, 5:00 pm

Good Stuff. Dying to try out Sound Shapes already.

dilanshippuden said:

August 5th, 5:06 pm

Now I can rested by playing Sound Shapeson my PS3

ScarReaper83 said:

August 5th, 5:14 pm

what are the free stuff that plus members get tuesday

FidelityNy said:

August 5th, 5:17 pm


I wouldn’t complain if we had some unannounced PS+ goodies. But I’m fine with what Morgan has announced, TWD this week, and some more free games some time in August, plus we’ll keep our fingers crossed for PASBR.

FidelityNy said:

August 5th, 5:20 pm


Morgan announces that tomorrow along with price changes, and discounts. So far we’re getting The Walking Dead epi. 1&2.

chev327flatout said:

August 5th, 5:32 pm

I like how some people expect every week to be amazing… then when it’s not they leave sarcastic remarks. Oh well, I’m glad each week/month isn’t amazing because I don’t have the money to keep up with a new really good release every week.

Krogg said:

August 5th, 5:34 pm

Still waiting on zen pinball 2

LPHeroLine said:

August 5th, 5:44 pm

No! Please stop! I can’t take all these new Vita games! I just don’t have enough kidneys to sell!

Please, please, PLEASE get more games out on this awesome handheld you’ve released. I’ve bought more PSP games for it than anything else! Can’t Sony port some PS3 PSN games over? Like RE4, Beyond Good & Evil, Megaman 9/10, Costume Quest, etc, etc etc? If it’s as good as your ad campeign says it is, porting these should be no problem. I’d buy them. It’d be awesome to play these games on the go!

herbalsticky said:

August 5th, 5:48 pm

There will be more. You can almost always count on some add ons.

CaptenMidnite said:

August 5th, 5:49 pm

you got to be kidding me

spoptinator said:

August 5th, 5:51 pm

SNK heard my prayers! KOF 13 WILL BE MINE

crazy_kracker1 said:

August 5th, 5:52 pm

@ 1 LOL


August 5th, 5:58 pm

PS2 Godzilla: Save the Earth HD

TheJuggla17 said:

August 5th, 6:00 pm

Grand Theft Auto 3?

WilHiteWarrior said:

August 5th, 6:07 pm

It’s the 25th anniversary of Metal Gear… there’s no better time to release the HD collection on the PSN… so where is it? :(

sk8allday25 said:

August 5th, 6:14 pm

We want the Metal gear solid HD collection on psn.camon give it to us!

Empyrium said:

August 5th, 6:16 pm

yawn….. Someone wake me up when Sony decides to support the Vita….

T3DV0L70L1N4 said:

August 5th, 6:21 pm

Thinking about getting Sound Shapes, depending on the reviews. I like the look of it though, and it’ll be nice to play something new on Vita.

Any word on the Tony Hawk HD release date?

Any word on when Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops will be playable on Vita?

Bcrazyman said:

August 5th, 6:26 pm

awsome games this week cant wait for the other games next week also these play games are awsome cant wait for the other two games!

xCh0z3n-0n3x said:

August 5th, 6:29 pm

Not a big drop but Sound Shapes would of covered anything else that would of made it to the drop…Sound Shapes is more than enough guys.. cant wait to play it on my Vita.

dont listen to the whiners crying up there….dont like the drop? then this is your week to go outside and talk to people since you wont be playing anything new this week.

ModSquade said:

August 5th, 6:35 pm

PSN Updates leave a bit to be desired.

Don’t get me wrong, seeing Persona 4 Arena and some JRPG love is well and all but we need to see some solid updates or some messages from the Vita team saying, “CALM DOWN! WE ARE WORKING ON IT! HERES SOME SCREENSHOTS TO KEEP YOU BUSY UNTIL WE ARE FINISHED!”

sk8allday25 said:

August 5th, 6:40 pm

What happen to Urban trials for psvita?no updates on facebook or twitter.did it get cancel?


August 5th, 6:41 pm

What about re-adding Phantasy Star Portable 2, to the PS Store? There’s a lot of people looking for that game, after trying out the demo…

MajinTony said:

August 5th, 6:49 pm

Dude!!!! Where the hell is THPS HD?!!?!?

ItaChu said:

August 5th, 6:55 pm

oh King of Fighters 13 on the PS Store lol nice …. I hope it costs 19.99 …. lol i have it already but nice addition

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