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The Drop: Week of August 13th 2012 New Releases

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Featuring a dramatically larger world, full weapon and armor upgrade systems as well as bigger and more challenging dungeons and vast array of new enemies and bosses, Darksiders II strives to improve on every aspect of the original hit on PS3.

Also on PS3 this week, inspired by classic Hollywood and Asian cinema style action thrillers, Sleeping Dogs is a gritty open-world cop drama set in the vibrant city of Hong Kong. Explore the bustling and crowded Hong Kong island, through its neon-lit side streets and sprawling street markets, an incredible story unfolds of loyalty and betrayal where Wei begins to question his own motives as he is sucked in deeper than he could ever imagine.

In Papo & Yo exclusively for PSN, you play as Quico. Build his friendship with Monster by solving puzzles together and adventuring through a magical, surrealist world. Use Monster’s emotions, both good and bad, to their advantage if they want to complete their search for a cure and save their pal. Enjoy this week’s The Drop.

PlayStation 3

Darksiders II — Darksiders II follows the exploits of Death, one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse, in a weaving tale that runs parallel to the events in the original Darksiders game. This epic journey propels Death through various light and dark realms as he tries to redeem his brother War, the horseman who was blamed for prematurely starting the Apocalypse in Darksiders.

Sleeping Dogs — Sleeping Dogs catapults players into the role of undercover cop Wei Shen, tasked with taking down one of the world’s most fearsome criminal organizations from the inside… the Hong Kong Triads.

Offering players an island packed with action, every street corner, market stall, harbor dock or city skyscraper can become an opportunity for intense shoot-outs, adrenaline-fueled street races and intense, brutal martial arts combat. Featuring one of the most intuitive and imaginative combat systems, Sleeping Dogs empowers players to perform an extensive set of martial arts moves, singlehandedly taking on numerous opponents. Players perform bone-crunching kicks and combos, vicious counters and a cinematic set of environmental takedowns making use of countless real-world items from circular saws to phone booths, incinerators to refrigerator doors.

PlayStation Network

Papo & Yo — Papo & Yo is the story of a young boy, Quico, and his best friend, Monster. Monster is a huge beast with razor-sharp teeth, but that doesn’t scare Quico away from playing with him. That said, Monster does have a very dangerous problem: an addiction to poisonous frogs. The minute he sees one hop by, he’ll scarf it down and fly into a violent, frog-induced rage where no one, including Quico, is safe. And yet, Quico loves his Monster and wants to save him.

CSI: Fatal Conspiracy — CSI: Fatal Conspiracy features five connected cases that will allow players to experience an authentic crime-solving video game with real CSI characters, heart-pounding interrogations and enhanced graphics.

Demos

  • Papo & Yo
  • PS3 and PS Vita Madden NFL 13
  • Hustle Kings

PlayStation 2 Classic

Shinobi — Following a massive earthquake, Tokyo lies in ruin as mysterious forces seek out and obliterate what is left of the Oboro clan. In this rebirth of the classic SEGA action franchise, you take the role of Hotsuma, leader of the Oboro clan, as he battles through the demon-filled streets of a post-apocalyptic Tokyo in search of answers.

Using a unique stealth-dash technique, Hotsuma has the ability to move from enemy to enemy so quickly that a ghostly after image is left behind. This not only confuses Hotsuma’s enemies, but is also a key component in chaining attacks together to consecutively destroy hordes of enemies. “Ninja Magic” also provides Hotsuma with the upper hand in more desperate situations. In addition, Hotsuma has mastered the ability to run along walls, as well as scale buildings to reach hidden areas and special foes.

[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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Shinogu126 said:

August 12th, 4:01 pm

YES, SHINOBI!

ChrisHighwind said:

August 12th, 4:03 pm

So, I sit here looking to see if there are any new Vita demos I can try out.

And, I’m sorry to say, I find nothing, because I’m one of the few who doesn’t care for Madden :/

Ace2540 said:

August 12th, 4:05 pm

Pretty decent release schedule! Shinobi is a fun game! Glad to see it available for download, can’t wait for September! I’m practically getting every game releasing that month!

Lischynski said:

August 12th, 4:05 pm

Huge update for the Vita, yet again.

Le sigh.

iBOCK_ said:

August 12th, 4:06 pm

Loving this week’s releases! Sleeping Dogs especially.

I apologize if this has been asked to death, but any news on PS1 Classics being on Vita? When’s 1.80 coming out? It’s almost the end of my summer vacation.

rabidninjamonky said:

August 12th, 4:06 pm

How do I choose between darksiders 2 and sleeping dogs? They both look amazing! Looks like I have to eat ramen all month.

F1rsTag said:

August 12th, 4:09 pm

I want Papo & Yo right now! I want it!

Amersonjr2YAHOO said:

August 12th, 4:12 pm

huge sony yall just gone let the ps vita die lol The ps3 get something ever week but it take like two weeks to get something for the vita I should have got ps3 lol. And still no ps one games on vita And Im all ready back and school. I was hope ing to get ps one games on vita before I go back to school. but it to late for that

Megadrixfire_24 said:

August 12th, 4:14 pm

will preorder cs go

Bruno_Helghast said:

August 12th, 4:16 pm

Maybe I’ll try Shinobi, and certainly I’ll pick up the Papo & Yo Demo. And by the way, waiting for more PS Vita games to buy the console.

neuropunk said:

August 12th, 4:16 pm

ALPHABETICAL SORTING FOR OUR DIGITALLY DOWNLOADED PSN GAMES IN THE XMB GAME LIST!!!!!!!

PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
PLEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEZE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have never ever never ever ever ever ever ever ever gotten a response about a firmware update with the ability to alphabetize our list. And I do not want to sort by creation date or last time played. Nearly every freaking electronic device has the ability to sort by alphabet, and alphabetical sorting is the most common way of sorting things. Will this be updated in a future firmware update?

If you never answer, I will never stop asking.

ThatCarlosGuy said:

August 12th, 4:18 pm

No day one digital release for Darksiders 2 or Sleeping Dogs?

Come on man, do I really have to buy the game’s twice?

It ain’t right. First Max Payne 3 and now these two?

Both the music and film industries have made this standard, gaming needs to catch up.

And what’s up with GTA 3? So many questions left unanswered…

TheJuggla17 said:

August 12th, 4:20 pm

No question that Shinobi will be downloaded on day one.

ZodR_ARG said:

August 12th, 4:30 pm

YYYYYEEEEEESSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
SHINOBI!!!!!!!!!

FAI-HUN1209 said:

August 12th, 4:35 pm

I’de like to see Black , its a great first person shooter as a digital download , wonder if that will ever be on psn . any idea on when some new gt5 dlc is comming
thanks

cusetown313 said:

August 12th, 4:36 pm

so when are we getting our playstation plus games ?

DuoMaxwell007 said:

August 12th, 4:37 pm

although i wont be getting it its nice to finally see a REAL ps2 classic on the list… the last one i can think of that was worthy of that title was Persona 3.

Cant wait for sleeping dogs though

DarkSandStorms said:

August 12th, 4:38 pm

So tell me sony, why should I recommended that someone get a PS VITA? You’re not even supporting it with games that are already made (psp/psx games)

agentGOP said:

August 12th, 4:41 pm

GTA III?

*sigh*

robgnkc said:

August 12th, 4:46 pm

NO VITA UPDATE? is it ever going to come or was that just to get people hyped about it for more sale

KwietStorm said:

August 12th, 4:47 pm

PSN – Appear offline, categorized download history.

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

Thanks.

Heatseeker125 said:

August 12th, 5:06 pm

Not an overwhelming drop but still a decent summer drop and this isn’t even the full list. Thanks. Ragnarok Odyssey and the Vita firmware update are hopefully coming before the end of this month so I don’t mind the lack of Vita content this week.

wwedx25 said:

August 12th, 5:07 pm

THE WALKING DEAD EPISODE 3!!!!!!!!!!???????

TILLEMANS said:

August 12th, 5:16 pm

Madden……NICE. thinking about geting it for the vita! but were is gta3 no wait im not going to get a answer because sony doesn’t like to updatd us on ANYTHING, weres ps1 games to vita? gta3? when we geting more psp games to vita like portable ops? i know 100% there will be no red massage under my comment. FACT.

JNM-CIM said:

August 12th, 5:20 pm

Is there a place where I can make recommendations for PS2 games that can be added to the PS Store? Some of the Crash Bandicoot games would be a great addition, like Crash Nitro Kart and Crash Twinsanity!

Vince47 said:

August 12th, 5:22 pm

FREE FREE Walking dead for PLUS is awesome,, thank u Sony for giving me my moneys worth of entertainment as a subscriber …gonna save my whining ammo for next DROP blog…HAAH

strongwoods said:

August 12th, 5:49 pm

It’s bout time we saw a demo 4 Madden NFL 13 Im so happy Im plannin 2 get it 4 both ps3 and vita Ive played every single madden title so Im lookin 4ward 2 see what instored 4 us diehard loyal fans! Though I wish EA would just do 1 game title “madden nfl” and come out every yr with a downloadable patch that we would have 2 buy probably price it round 14 2 39 bucks but just my opinion

Train1999 said:

August 12th, 5:52 pm

I’m looking forward to the Madden NFL 13 Demo. And soon I hope to get the retail version with the EA Sports Season Ticket.

barbob75 said:

August 12th, 5:57 pm

can anyone tell me where to find the thief citadel key in rainbow moon, im stuck.

IXxHIJACKERxXI said:

August 12th, 6:00 pm

(This Update is Not for me this week ) :( what about a new godzilla game or the old one like Godzilla save the earth or Godzilla unleashed ATARI plz stop holding back

DarkSolitude-X said:

August 12th, 6:14 pm

@11 I also want the ability to alphabetize my games, wouldn’t mind a non-group sort by ps1, ps2 and ps3 also.

@21 Tenchu also. Funny thing, the JP servers have it but we don’t. Hell, I’d be happy with Wrath of Heaven.

@23 I really was hoping we’d get TWD EP3 this week. Hopefully next week.

LPHeroLine said:

August 12th, 6:32 pm

sigh. not even a demo for Sound Shapes. I mean, i hear good reviews and all, but that’s just opinion. i’d like to try it out for myself and form my own. it’s not like i can return digital content, you know. oh well, there’s always next week. in the mean time, i’ll just play Hots Shots Golf World invitational and F1 2100 and various PSP games. Say, how come you guys never post the new PSP games that come out for the Vita? I just found out that GTA China Town Wars was available to download!

Hodgewald said:

August 12th, 6:33 pm

Playstation Plus free game update?

NovaChronicle said:

August 12th, 6:47 pm

Thank you so much for the demo of Papo & Yo I’m honestly on the fence about getting it atm, hopefully the PS+ games that are being rotated in this week won’t be disappointing.

BANDICOOTKING said:

August 12th, 6:59 pm

Sony, I am terribly disappointing in you. I realize that you do not make the games for the VITA, however, you can push the companies to move faster or create some internal projects to keep the system flourishing, rather than just leave the VITA owners fumbling in the dark. In the 6 months I’ve owned the system, the best thing that has happened to it wasn’t a game, it was an accessory, the nyko handle.

Unless I’m completely mistaken, the PS classics to Vita movement is internal, and just because you created a new data format to prevent piracy on the VITA doesn’t mean it is acceptable to keep pushing back the release of the games like this. You created the format, you should be able to convert the psp emulator to the VITA. You are a company, if your employees haven’t finished by now, then start pushing them, give warnings, do something.

I have always been a sony customer, since day one of the split between Nintendo and Playstation, and while I will keep my PS3, as of tommorow, you have lost a handheld gamer.

barbob75 said:

August 12th, 6:59 pm

thanks found it, dont know how i missed her

herbalsticky said:

August 12th, 7:03 pm

Oh man, my first single player only full game since… the last one – Sleeping Dogs. I’m glad Square Enix picked it up after Activision couldn’t figure what to do. Although, it seems to be a Rockstar-style game. Very nice.
Also; can’t wait to eat some hallucinogenic frogs in Papo & Yo. I wonder if that means Papo and You?

rabidninjamonky said:

August 12th, 7:04 pm

@ barbob if you give the legendary woodcutter axe to this guy in cassar village you will get a ladder. take ladder to NE cassar by the hut and cross the pit with the ladder. you will meet Trisha and she gives you the key.

PRIMUS_420 said:

August 12th, 7:04 pm

Well ive got sleeping dogs paid off, just waiting to pick it up tuesday. darksiders 2 looks nice but i would want to play the first one before i pick that up. And to everyone whining about vita games dont get me wrong there are some things id like to see like ps1 support and remote play but there are plenty of good games out for the vita.. Gravity rush, Resitance(easy but good) Uncharted, rayman,ninja gaiden, mortal kombat, marvel vs capcom 3, super star dust delta, metal gear solid collection, Mod nation racers ( fun but no multiplayer sadly) even motorstorm rc was fun, escape plan is decent, hell i even had fun playing foosball… all im really waiting for is Little big planet vita, which is out in september.. but with other good titles like sly cooper, Assassins creed, Call of Duty, Killzone and others that have been announced i dont know what you are all complaining about..

herbalsticky said:

August 12th, 7:06 pm

@BANDICOOTKING
Ah, don’t give up on it now BKING. I am telling you, it will get better, trust me – or not.

yowzerz said:

August 12th, 7:28 pm

@32 – buy Sound Shapes, you won’t regret it! I had reservations as well towards a purchase, but bought it anyway. Real glad I did. At 15 bucks for both PS3/Vita versions it is an absolute steal.

Ram_Attack said:

August 12th, 7:31 pm

Sony, I want to buy games but you are not porting or producing games for me to consume. Your prices for the psp are ridiculous, I know developers need to make money, but you can’t make money if people will not spend money for games that cost too much on handhelds.
And another thing, When games do become available, i will not be able to buy them, as my memory cards ran out of space. I have 2 8gigs. And a 4 gig, I will not spend tons of money on memory anymore, your memory chips are too expensive, $100 for 32 gigs is rape, no matter how you look at it. Let us know what is going on with Psone games on the vita, I can’t believe it is taking this long.
I don’t care for ps3 games streaming to the vita, if it lags there is no point. I want standalone gameplay, and if my games could be played on both systems great, but I don’t want my ps3 on while i play my vita, I want it to work without network connectivity just in case I go to an area without wifi.
Bring fat princess to the vita, something to show how it can handle multiplayer over wifi, co-op multiplayer has been done, but I don’t see much online mulitplayer games. Psone classics would be great with breath of fire 3, please make it happen. Thanx. I am done bit**ing.

LABARONX said:

August 12th, 7:35 pm

I’m gonna play devil’s advocate really quickly……

the vita has had one of the best first years of any console i’ve owned in a long while, and while the launch line up wasn’t as stellar as the PS2s it was 10x better than the PS3s 1st year

ive brought 6 vita games so far and will likely have 6 more by the end of the year…. 12 games in one year

when the ps3 launched i brought resistance, ridge racer , and ninja gaiden sigma and i didnt buy more games for the system until almost a year later uncharted:df ratchet and clank: tod and Heavenly sword….

dont even get me started how bad the first years were for the “other” consoles…

dont worry the games are coming…. madden, fifa, ragnarok oddessy, persona 4, jet set radio, zen pinball 2 and much more are coming in the next 4-5 weeks

HeathenAmerico said:

August 12th, 7:39 pm

Shinobi!? OH MA GAWD YES!!!

LABARONX said:

August 12th, 7:40 pm

SLEEPING DOGS AND DARKSIDERS 2 ON TUESDAY
PAPO & YO SHINOBI ON FRIDAY

CANT WAIT TO TRY MADDEN 13 ON VITA

BloodHazard said:

August 12th, 7:49 pm

Does anyone know if they will add Hyperdimension Neptunia MK2 avatars?

luvtoseek said:

August 12th, 7:55 pm

@6, rabid- I have been in this situation before. Do not deter friend; Japanese ramen or even Italian noodles w/ tomato sauce is full of protein. Us gamers are a strong species. (=

I didn’t even know Sleeping Dogs was out next week!

@43, Labaronx- I am a Vita owner & have all 3x competing consoles. Your comment is exactly the way I’ve viewed the progress of the Vita thus far- Sony has stated they’re having trouble w/ 3rd party support. It’s a tough business out there as reflected by how much $$$ Sony lost this year. Many of the titles you listed are on my wishlist, not to mention whatever Sony has planned for Gamescom!

mikeyvittelli said:

August 12th, 7:56 pm

I sit here staring at my Vita in shame…

SilentShadowX2 said:

August 12th, 7:58 pm

meh

AizawaYuuichi said:

August 12th, 8:11 pm

Just finished the Platinum on Sound Shapes. Amazingly fun game. I highly recommend that anyone into music and old-school platformers pick it up immediately.

I’ll be getting Darksiders 2 at a midnight launch, and Papo & Yo when the PS Store updates on Tuesday. Busy weeks ahead for me.

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