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The Drop: Week of October 1st 2012 New Releases

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On PS3 this week, blending action and survival horror, Resident Evil 6 promises to be the dramatic horror experience of 2012. Resident Evil favorites Leon S. Kennedy and Chris Redfield are joined by new characters, including Jake Muller, to face a bioterrorist threat on a global scale. The narrative moves between North America, the war-torn Eastern European state of Edonia and the Chinese city of Lanshiang.

On PSN this week, you are a fantasy jester called NiGHTS and experience a heightened sense of gliding, spiraling, and looping through seven extraordinary worlds of Nightopia. When the “Nightmarens” from the neighboring dark world of Nightmare infiltrate the idyllic Nightopia, NiGHTS must defend the dream world to keep it safe for all dreamers. NiGHTS: Journey of Dreams will take you in a voyage filled with courage, hope and inspiration. Enjoy this week’s The Drop.

PlayStation 3

Resident Evil 6 (Also on PSN) — It has been ten years since the Raccoon City incident and the President of the United States has decided to reveal the truth behind what took place in the belief that it will curb the current resurgence in bioterrorist activity. Due to be by the President’s side is his personal friend and Raccoon City survivor, Leon S. Kennedy, but when the venue suffers a bioterrorist attack, Leon is forced to face a President transformed beyond recognition and make his hardest ever decision. At the same time, Bioterrorism Security Assessment Alliance member Chris Redfield arrives in China, itself under threat of a bioterrorist attack. With no country safe from these attacks and the ensuing outbreaks, the entire world’s population is united by a common fear that there is no hope left.

Resident Evil 6 promises yet another dramatic, frightening experience blending action and survival horror. In a first for the franchise, RE 6 sees series favorites Leon and Chris come together to face this unprecedented threat. They are joined by new characters, each with their own unique perspective and involvement, in this relentless outbreak enacted on a global scale.

NBA 2K13 (Also on PSN) — With more than 5 million copies sold worldwide and more than 25 Sports Game of the Year awards won, NBA 2K12 was another monster release for the biggest NBA video game simulation franchise in the world. This year, NBA 2K13 will represent all things basketball and take virtual hardwood to the next level. Featuring an enhanced My Player mode and all-new gameplay features, NBA 2K13 will let gamers pit the best players in NBA history against the new dynasty of talent.

PlayStation Network

Lego Harry Potter: Years 5-7 — LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 builds upon the magical gameplay, lessons and potion-making skills learned in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 to equip gamers with the tools necessary to challenge a host of new foes and some familiar ones. The game is action-packed from start to finish, including loads of new lessons, spells, and bonus content for hours of family friendly gaming.

New Little King’s Story (For PS Vita) — New Little King’s Story takes the form of a roaming role-playing title, with the player recruiting the isolated pockets of subjects into a unified army. Advisors and warriors will offer specific skills and attributes, adding skills to the growing army and enhancing their abilities. The game allows the user to move freely around the scrolling player in the search for recruits and for items that will aid the quest. The touchscreen of the PlayStation Vita handheld entertainment system allows the player to control and arrange recruits and send them into battle or to search areas with simple finger movements, with groups of subjects easily marshaled and moved. The game world changes dynamically as Corobo’s army grows, confidence returns to the land, and the subjects return to their normal routines as the tide turns against the Nightmare.

NiGHTS into Dreams — Slip off into the dream world and go on an aerial adventure as NiGHTS in this classic Saturn remake. Collect Ideya (colored orbs), rack up points, and battle bosses to help Elliot and Claris save Nightopia from Wizeman the Wicked. With enhanced graphics, achievements, and leaderboards this beloved title is back and better than ever.

Sonic Adventure 2 — Sonic Adventure 2 features the world-famous blue hedgehog in a hyper-fast adventure where players can either save the world or conquer it in an action-packed showdown between Hero and Dark characters! You play as Sonic, Tails, or Knuckles and attempt to save the world — or play as Shadow, Dr. Robotnik, or Rouge and triumph over all who stand in your way. Mistaken for a villain and kidnapped by a military squad, Sonic must escape his captors and discover who is responsible for all his trouble. Jump into the action and check out Sonic’s new moves as he grinds rails, swings from poles, and somersaults past the bad guys. Get ready for Sonic action across more than 150 missions spread over 30-plus frenetic, action-packed stages.


  • Silent Hills Book of Memories
  • Sonic Adventure 2
  • Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward (For PS Vita)

PlayStation 2 Classic

Innocent Life: A Futuristic Harvest Moon — Life is good for the residents of Heartflame Island, especially since new robots and automated machines do almost all of the work. But technology is a tool-not an answer to all problems. Maybe that’s why everyone is a little uneasy about the old stories of strange magic and a prediction that Flame Mountain will erupt and destroy everything. That’s why Dr. Hope, a caring and wise old scholar has sent you, his son on a journey to the ancient ruins to try and run a farm. It is your father’s dream that you will unlock the secrets of the ancient ruins and find the meaning of “life”. Grow crops, care for livestock, interact with the many villagers and explore a futuristic world as you try to unlock the many mysteries surrounding you.

Ruff Trigger: The Vanocore Corporation — Its about to invade the Tyke System’s marketplace with a new genetic engineering marvel: the Piglot, a tender little pet destined to replace dogs and cats in every home. But before the Piglots can reach their final destination, the Vanocore cargo ships are forced to make emergency landings and their precious cargo is scattered throughout the planet of Endust.

[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

MarkakaJin said:

September 30th, 6:19 pm

The only best and well deserved to be a classic and that has happened to be part of the PS2 Classics library are: Bloodrayne 1 & 2, God Hand, Persona 3 FES, Psychonauts, and GTA III. That’s as far as I know. Not sure why those two are becoming PS2 Classics and not many would be pleased about those upcoming titles. Many of us are not familiar of them. I thought Classics would be meant for the ones that are actual “classics”. Like @42 have listed and perhaps:

Fatal Frame 1, 2, and 3
Burnout 3: Takedown
Persona 4 (Just release it anyway even if P4: Golden is coming out)
Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
SSX Tricky
Bujingai: The Forsaken City
Bloody Roar 4
Medal of Honor: Rising Sun (if it’s not going to be release as HD then why not as a PS2 classic?)
Spider-Man 2
Crash Bandicoot: Wrath of Cortex
Most of the Star Wars games like Star Wars Battlefront II
True Crime: Streets of L.A.
James Bond 007: Agent Under Fire
James Bond 007: Nightfire
Onimusha (all 4 of them)
Tekken 4
Dynasty Warriors 4
Enter The Matrix
The Matrix: Path of Neo
Samurai Warriors
Resident Evil: Outbreak

Yuranium said:

September 30th, 6:21 pm

cant wait for tuesday! only question is when the store will be updated? hope i can start downloading re6 before i head out and start playing when im home! :)

vinardus said:

September 30th, 6:23 pm

I don’t think it’s a matter of being called sheep or not.

Capcom stated several times that RE6 would be more survival than crazy action like RE5 and, from the demo, Capcom lied. The game is not bad, but it’s for people who prefer crazy non-stop action.

For those who think its impossible to do survival horror this gen, play Dead Space.

ElectricSlurpee said:

September 30th, 6:26 pm

@ 14

you forgot SMT: Nocturne

krae_man said:

September 30th, 6:28 pm

Ha ha, how did you guys not know what Ruff Trigger is? It’s a shameless Ratchet and Clank Ripoff that’s been consistantly ridiculed since it’s release.

BrendanCBear said:

September 30th, 6:36 pm

Sony, please listen to me.

PLEASE, convince SEGA to bring Sonic Adventure 2 to the PlayStation Vita.
I will give you all of my money if you make it happen. I miss that game, and to play it on a portable would be the greatest thing ever.

WilHiteWarrior said:

September 30th, 6:41 pm

@50 well I think Max Payne and Maximo would fall into the category but the online servers for RE: Outbreak were closed years ago and without the online that game is really dull

Sonicfan11589 said:

September 30th, 6:57 pm

I ordered Resident Evil 6 from Newegg.com with a total price of $47.99 (FREE SHIPPING) This was a temporary 3 day deal. Also I am looking forward to Sonic Adventure 2 (any SA2 avatars perhaps?) (I clocked over a 100 hours in the Dreamcast version, even got all emblems in that version too) I am also interested in Nights but I’ll save that for another time since I have my hands full with these 2 games and Dead or Alive 5.

YungShep said:

September 30th, 7:12 pm

@14 Diablo 1 for ps one as well…i really would love to have that

YungShep said:

September 30th, 7:16 pm



Dr_letzshake said:

September 30th, 7:32 pm

Come on Sony I’m still waiting for some MGS love. The 25th anniversary is this year and I keep hoping that the next “The Drop” will have metal gear solid portable ops for vita and metal gear ps1 for vita. We Vita owners love that we are getting such great titles as LittleBigPlanet and now Little King’s Story but lets get some more psp games for vita hitting up again.

angelspawn77 said:

September 30th, 7:38 pm

Wooooo! Resident Evil 6!!! Going to the Midnight Launch tomorrow!!!!!!

I_POWN_U_27 said:

September 30th, 7:39 pm

I’m with you there, I’ve never judged an RE game poorly because they’re all quite good in their own way.

ATFrez said:

September 30th, 7:41 pm

Funny. I heard that NBA 2K13 was cancelled because the developers didn’t like how it was going quality-wise. That’s what IGN said, anyway.

nicadeemus said:

September 30th, 7:48 pm

Am I missing something or do we still know nothing about PS+ for October?

Sevyne said:

September 30th, 7:51 pm

@54: Come on DOOD, didn’t ya know? Ruff Trigger is a total classic. Who didn’t love Ruff Trigger, the greatest of the greats of the PS2 era?

Sevyne said:

September 30th, 7:56 pm

Lucky for me there is a game shop near where I live that sells all kinds of great games from pretty much every console gen. I just went and grabbed a PS2 again instead of waiting for actual GOOD PS2 games to show up on PSN. Now guess who is making money off of me? Not Sony or the game devs for sure. Maybe if you released anything worth a damn you’d get my money.

JEC94 said:

September 30th, 8:00 pm

Resident Evil 6 and SA2.

Please add DBZ avatars!

JEC94 said:

September 30th, 8:02 pm

@Monterossa So all you want is boring JRPGS? we need some shooters, adventure and horror games aswell.

jave-lin said:

September 30th, 8:09 pm

@#62 ATFrez: That’s NBA Live 2013………..you really know how to read fella and know your Basketball games….
Hope the PSN Blog team reads my last post question…..

If not here it is:
Will NBA 2k13 and/or Resident Evil 6 be midnight releases or be available pre-release downloads? Thanks.

JEC94 said:

September 30th, 8:11 pm

Some PS2 Classics that no one truly asked for with variety and not just boring rpgs.

-Batman Begins
-Star Wars Bounty Hunter
-Star Wars Battlefront 1 and 2
-Silent Hill Origins and 4
-Fatal Frame 1-3
-Final Fantasy XII
-Dragon Quest VIII
-Enter The Matrix and The Matrix: Path of Neo
-Crash Bandicoot: Wrath of Cortex
-Soulcalibur 2 and 3
-DBZ tenkaichi 3 , Sagas and infinite world

And many more

JEC94 said:

September 30th, 8:16 pm

Avatars request:

-Dragon Ball Z
-Star Wars
-Lord of the Rings
-God of War
-Call of Duty
-Soul Calibur
-Dead or Alive
-Marvel vs Capcom 2

And more!

JEC94 said:

September 30th, 8:17 pm

Forgot to mention Sonic Adventures 2 avatars!

TerraAshura said:

September 30th, 8:22 pm

I have been blindsided by the awesomeness that is a proper NiGHTS port (FINALLY) and Sonic Adventure 2. Instant day one purchases.

ToFeY said:

September 30th, 8:25 pm

already have RE6 retail version :D got an early copy!!
gonna buy other stuff when the store updates

jrowand said:

September 30th, 8:28 pm

I’m gonna eventually get RE6 and 2K13 but I’m all for Sonic Adventures 2 son heck yeah.

Ropiplup said:

September 30th, 8:43 pm

Hey Rey, I would like to see Folklore, Heavenly Sword and MGS4 on PSN they are great PS3 games but it’s kinda hard to get them now. Also I totally agree with @JEC94 suggestions.

zaruchen said:

September 30th, 9:08 pm

I need to know if there will be a midnight release for RE6 so i can cancel my preorder tommorow for it.

Axecution said:

September 30th, 9:32 pm

LOL Ruff Trigger was so awful lmao

I remember i got it at wal-mart for 99 cents and it was like the most unplayable thing ever xD

IcedDice777 said:

September 30th, 9:48 pm

For me? Nothing appealing so far. Resident Evil 6 on PSN Day 1? Thank You for the WARNING. Capcom fooled me once with RE 5, i won’t be fooled again RE 6. If Shinji Mikami is not in charge…NO sale. My .02

Arliman said:

September 30th, 9:57 pm

Crisis Core.

The_4th_Hokage_X said:

September 30th, 9:58 pm

PS2 Classics / HD Collections

.(All) Dragon ball z’s
. Matrix – enter, path of neo
. gta SA
. spider man 2,3
. the sims 1, 2, bustin out
. Harry Potter’s
. ( all ) Naruto’s
. Conflict- global terror
. Fifa Street

Dear Sony, the games i listed up there are just a few games that have built me up to tha gamer i am now, those are the games i have strong memories of playing and loving them, and when i say ( all ) .. i mean ALL… i am sitting on 600GB of free space on my 1TB HDD , and my promise to you would be that i would buy at least the games i have listed… a good $300 if u put it at $10 a piece.. anf im probably not the only one… just something to think about…


September 30th, 10:21 pm

Vanquish on PSN please… :)

Cross-Legacy said:

September 30th, 10:32 pm

Yay! Little Kings Story and Nights into Dreams.

Jisatsu_Kiddo said:

September 30th, 10:32 pm


haha 52 said dead space like it was a worthy comparison.
jokes and tear cookies. it’s been eventful.

Elvick_ said:

September 30th, 11:17 pm

“Classics” Is a buzzword geniuses. It doesn’t mean, “Everyone loved this game so it’s on here”. Learn some basic marketing. Sheesh.

And there’s more to releasing old games digitally than just pushing a button. So stop acting like everything should just be there. Get over it. Tired of you people complaining.

MushThePainter said:

October 1st, 12:27 am

I guess I’m the only one excited for the Silent Hill demo?? New Little Kings Story is a must! I’ll try the virtue demo but from what I’ve seen it doesn’t look like something I would like. All of these retail games are cool but I’m sure most of them are 10-15 GB +.. how about RE6 for the instant game collection? Just kidding.. or am I?

Tevious said:

October 1st, 12:44 am

How about Final Fantasy III on PSVita? Or are we still not getting our purchase this week? Japan and Europe’s PSN can play it with no issues and the people that got it before it was blocked have no issues. It seems the real issue is with SCEA.

blakseed said:

October 1st, 1:47 am

Amen, Elvick.

Fruttyman said:

October 1st, 1:53 am

RE6! Finally!

Sevyne said:

October 1st, 2:40 am

@Elvick_: And I’m tired of you complaining about people complaining. Really you are no better than any of em. In fact you have no right to even say that. You do exactly the same as well.

Sevyne said:

October 1st, 2:41 am

And now I’ve created an endless loop as we can simply repeat that back and forth endlessly. Enjoy that for what it’s worth.

poorolboy said:

October 1st, 4:11 am

I wonder what free games are going to be on PlayStation+ in October.

DION3TO said:

October 1st, 4:22 am

I am certainly getting NiGHTs Intro Dreams! :D

KemetMan72-_ said:

October 1st, 4:45 am

We are getting NFL Blitz for plus…and the PS2 classics suck royally. Tired of RE. Pre-ordreed DOOM 3 BFG…NO more decent PS1 classics or 2 and old lame games brought back from the dead. Crappy week.

Monkey_KING678 said:

October 1st, 5:49 am

The Day 1 Digital Release feature on PSN is the best! I live in China where most games are pirated, so now I can finally get authentic games without having to ship them from Japan. Hope more cool stuff like this keeps coming~

AkelisRain said:

October 1st, 5:49 am

Where do I find the Full list of PSone games coming on the Vita Oct 2?

iroter said:

October 1st, 6:03 am

Hey guys, please consider lowering down the price for Siren Blood Curse and include The Bouncer from PS3

Oshnaj said:

October 1st, 6:08 am

@1, who cares.

Oshnaj said:

October 1st, 6:10 am

I’m waiting for Black, one of the most amazing PS2 classics!!!!!

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