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The Drop: Week of October 22nd 2012 New Releases

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On PSN this week, enter the surreal world of The Unfinished Swan and explore a mysterious, hidden kingdom. Your journey will be led by a runaway swan who guides you through strange levels filled with bizarre creatures. Discover the land through innovative new game mechanics such as splatting paint on a white surface to uncover your surroundings. Each level will bring new twists, challenges, and puzzles until you eventually come face-to-face with the eccentric King that built this realm.

On PS3 on Blu-ray and a PSN download, tackle the legendary might of the Helghast army in three blockbuster adventures in Killzone HD. Renowned for its ground-breaking cinematic visuals, powerful storylines, and dynamic multiplayer modes, get ready for the ultimate world space warfare experience, each crammed with relentless action, danger and excitement.

Enjoy this week’s The Drop.

Street Fighter X Tekken (For PS Vita / On PSN) — Street Fighter x Tekken makes history as fighters from these two bastions of the fighting genre come together for the very first time. Utilizing the same 2D viewpoint and technology that powered Street Fighter IV, this game allows for Tekken characters such as Kazuya Mishima and Nina Williams to make the transition into the Street Fighter universe having been re-imagined using Capcom’s much-loved art style. Their looks may be different, but these characters have retained their own unique characteristics and signature moves as they go head-to-head with classic brawlers from the Street Fighter franchise in what promises to be an explosive match up.

Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz (For PS Vita / On PSN) — Everybody’s favorite monkeys AiAi, MeeMee and GonGon are back for more banana collecting fun in Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz for PlayStation Vita. Exclusively designed for the PlayStation Vita system’s unique functions, the game continues the motion-based experience of the previous adventure whilst making full use of the dual analog sticks and front/back-touch controls.

The puzzling primates return with all-new worlds, original mini-games and updated graphics adding a fresh new vibrancy to Super Monkey Ball. Players can manage each monkey’s momentum to navigate narrow ledges, moving platforms and loads of challenging obstacles. Roll your chosen ape to the goal by taking full advantage of the capabilities offered by this innovative new handheld console and challenge up to four friends in Wi-Fi enabled multiplayer modes. Fans can also enjoy revamped classic games such as the much-loved Monkey Target, along with brand new additions.

Zero Escape: Virtue’s Last Reward (For PS Vita / On PSN) — Virtue’s Last Reward is the second adventure game in the “Zero Escape” series, in which players must make solve puzzles and make crucial decisions in order to survive a deadly game. You thought you’d defeated the Nonary Game, but now it’s back, and more deadly than ever. It’ll take cunning, skill, and more than a little luck to escape alive, but do you really have a choice?

Killzone Trilogy (Also on PSN)

The war with the Helghast is documented in never-before-seen detail with Killzone Trilogy, a compilation of the first three games in the First-Person Shooter series.

Highlighting the set is Killzone HD, a remastering of the original Killzone with a 720P HD makeover and full Trophy support. Experience the harsh realities of war in a gritty, awe-inspiring combat with 27 weapons, 11 levels, four soldiers, and one gripping storyline. Amidst the chaos, a squad of soldiers will become heroes.

Two years after the Helghast assault on Vekta, the ISA is bringing the fight to the enemy’s home world of Helghan in Killzone 2. Taking the role of Sev, the battle-hardened veteran of the special forces unit known as the Legion, players will embark upon a mission to the planet Helghan to capture the Helghast leader, Emperor Visari, and bring the enemy’s war machine to a halt.

In Killzone 3, players once again face the hostile Helghast army, battling overwhelming odds in the fight for human survival. Players find Emperor Visari, the viscious dictator of the Helghast, dead at the feet of Sev and Rico. However this war is far from won. In the wake of Visari’s death, Helghan has devolved into a world of political scheming, rapid infighting, and murder. Now, the two most powerful men on Helghan are fighting for complete and utter dominance while Visari’s vision of Helghan is in jeopardy.

Medal of Honor: Warfighter (Also on PSN) — A First-Person Shooter featuring covert Tier 1 military operative combat. The game is a sequel to the 2010 release, Medal of Honor, which moved the long-running game series from its roots in WWII based gameplay, into modern warfare scenarios and true-to-life conflicts. The single-player campaign features mission play involving returning characters “Mother,” “Preacher,” “Voodoo” and others in operations after their service in Afghanistan. Multiplayer modes include 2-20 player support in which players have the ability to play as one of 13 real special ops units, from 10 countries.

Cabela’s Hunting Expeditions — With unprecedented freedom, you decide the destination and the journey. Cover more territory and position yourself closer to the trophies by means of vehicles. Since every move you make is ultimately monitored and graded; the power to maximize your score will come through a sharpened skill set and strategic gameplay. A challenge for hunters of all levels.

Cabela’s Dangerous Hunts 2013 — In an epic story written by Andrew Kreisberg of Fringe, two brothers are torn apart after the death of their father at the hands of a grizzly bear. Ten years later, the estranged brothers reunite for the hunt of their lives. One beast tore them apart. Can another beast bring them back together?

Play with the all-new Top Shot Fearmaster, which tracks your heart rate (X360 and PS3 only) to add a whole new level of reality and dynamic gameplay. Will you be able to control your fear long enough to fend off the deadly beasts?

The Unfinished Swan

An independently-produced title, Unfinished Swan is a surreal maze game set in an entirely blank world. You find yourself chasing after a swan who has wandered off into a surreal, unfinished kingdom. The game begins in a completely white space, and you can throw paint to splatter the surroundings and reveal the world around you. Discover the land through further innovative new game mechanics to uncover your surroundings. Each level will bring new twists, challenges, and puzzles until you eventually come face-to-face with the eccentric King that built this realm.

Starhawk (Single Player Campaign) — In the far reaches of space, factions of humanity battle over a rare and dangerous resource known as Rift Energy. Colonies of humans called Rifters have been exploring the “Frontier” of planets, but find their way of life threatened by the Outcast, a ruthless species of humans who have mutated into psychotic monsters due to exposure to this very same Rift Energy. Caught in the middle is Emmett Graves, a hired gunslinger ostracized from society because of his own exposure to Rift Energy, leaving him partially mutated, but still able to retain his humanity. Graves is drawn back to his home settlement to face a mysterious outlaw and his war band of Outcast warriors.

Frobisher Says! (For PS Vita) — Frobisher Says! is a a fast-moving minigame compilation featuring 50 games. This game is designed to make you use the full range of features that PS Vita has to offer — Frobisher might command you to scratch his back using the rear touch pad, face the North Pole or even smile for him.

You can experience Frobisher Says! in a single or multiplayer mode. Up to 12 players can pass one PS Vita between them as they play, join in the party and discover all that PS Vita has to offer. Wacky and surreal, Frobisher Says! includes poking otters with sticks, delivering puddings, drawing on eggs and smiling at ladies.

Orgarhythm (For PS Vita) — Orgarhythm blends music and real-time strategy elements to create a new experience specifically designed for touch-enabled play on the go. Playing as the God of Light, players will battle the forces of the God of Darkness by deploying elemental soldiers for rhythm-based attacks synced to a hypnotic mix of rock, club and tribal music. In the game, rhythm is a weapon and different attacks occur on different beats, making the game’s catchy soundtrack dynamic to user input. Orgarhythm also has twelve maps and features both versus and co-op two-player modes via online play.

The Darkness II — The Darkness II takes players down a brutal and personal path as Jackie Estacado, wielder of The Darkness — an ancient and ruthless force of chaos and destruction. Based on the supernatural horror comic book series created by Top Cow Productions, Inc., The Darkness II breaks out of the sea of conventional first-person shooters with its fervid Quad-Wielding gameplay, which will allow players to slash, grab, and throw objects and enemies with their Demon Arms while simultaneously firing two weapons. The game is layered with the use of dark versus light, steeped in deep and twisted storytelling, and engulfed in stylistic violence that is visualized through a hand-painted graphic noir technique that stays true to its comic book origins.


  • Sports Champions 2 (PS Move Required)
  • Jeopardy!
  • Wheel of Fortune
  • Super Monkey Ball: Banana Splitz

PlayStation 2 Classic

Winback: Covert Operations — A terrorist group calling itself the Crying Lions is about to take over the world with its mighty satellite, and Jean-Luc Cougar is the only one who can stop it. As Jean-Luc, a covert operative working for the Strategic Covert Actions Team, you are responsible for taking back a Lions-controlled base and regaining power of the satellite. Some of the weapons you’ll have to acquire and use to defeat the terrorists are handguns, shotguns, and machine guns, though you’ll also need to access such materials as explosives, detectors, flashlights, and medical kits in order to succeed. A refreshing take on the traditional action game, WINBACK requires as much stealth and strategy as it does reflexes and use of weaponry.

[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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lisatsunami said:

October 22nd, 2:50 am

@ 83, neuropunk– I like that you are showing so much love for Dark Souls. I’m playing it now–I got it a year ago, but once U3 & Skyrim came out, I put DS aside. It is great, although I’m not sure about it being the best in 10 years. I’d say top 10 of the multiplatforms games. I hope more people will try it. Yes it’s hard & unforgiving, but that just makes victory sweeter.

I also am pretty excited about the DLC on Tuesday. Now we’ll learn more about Ooalicile (sp?)

Awbeee said:

October 22nd, 4:42 am

What about DJMAX Technika for Vita this week?

JimmyNEUTRON413 said:

October 22nd, 5:09 am

No PS+ freebies this week?

Sobe121 said:

October 22nd, 5:50 am

still no Ratchet: Deadlocked, and i havent heard anything new….are they still making it?

gus_xl said:

October 22nd, 5:51 am

Wow.. Winback.. That brings back a lot of memories.. None of them good.

ItaChu said:

October 22nd, 6:05 am

I really dont understand whats the deal with the ps2 games … instead of releasing good triple a games you release things that nobody wants give us our xenosagas kindgom hearts final fantasies and everything that sold good in the ps2 era forget about this porqueria games lol give us what we want and speed it up too one game every few weeks isnt good enough work more!

ItaChu said:

October 22nd, 6:09 am

@ #60 …. theres a beta xmb out there downloadable from the internet browser ….?
dude lol you should be answering nobodies comments lol thats obviously false info


October 22nd, 6:15 am

Does Medal of Honor Warfighter on the psn come with the bonuses that you get when you pre order from a store like GameStop? It says its the limited edition so it should include the free bonuses.

iMattAces said:

October 22nd, 6:25 am

@108 zSEEK-N-DESTROYz – hope so!. but i dont think EA games as long as it is limited edition, it will come with the future dlc. Like battlefield 3 i din’t preorder, but i got the limited edition. And yes, i got the free back to karkand dlc.

iMattAces said:

October 22nd, 6:27 am

correction : i think EA games as long as it is limited edition*

Deley10 said:

October 22nd, 6:59 am

It has many advantages buy Digital games 1 day because it has some discount!! And it’s still the same price as the physical media!!

DION3TO said:

October 22nd, 7:01 am

I am getting Killzone HD!

Bcrazyman said:

October 22nd, 7:22 am

sweet cant wait WARFIGHTER! any word on a discount for us ps+ members?

VonEros said:

October 22nd, 8:08 am

Rey! No edits, yet? What is going on? A third of this data is wrong! That does even take into account the omissions so frequently made in these posts. Come on! Act as though this matters a little bit to you….

SWITCH_00599 said:

October 22nd, 8:38 am

is KZ HD gonna be available separately? Im def buying Winback good times good times

tbuck1133 said:

October 22nd, 11:29 am

Will Jeopardy be free to those who already own Jeopardy on the PSN?

THEdirtybacon said:

October 22nd, 11:40 am

Such an awesome line-up of games for the Vita! I was worried we’d have a slow week, but nope… looking good. Going to get Frobisher immediately (heard it’s free:) ) then probably either last reward or orgarythm.

AceBeeDee said:

October 22nd, 12:37 pm

Dark souls DLC, It better be there tmrw!!!!!!!!

keresu said:

October 22nd, 12:56 pm

Great week on the drop. Something I would love to see on the drop would be Phantom Brave for PS2. I don’t want to have to plug my ps2 in every time I want to play it. Also Shadow Madness for Ps1.

SHAKATAK12 said:

October 22nd, 1:10 pm

Frobisher says is still coming out tomorrow right?

darkdna said:

October 22nd, 1:38 pm

Where’s the new Guilty Gear? Wasn’t it supposed to come out this week?

angibri2000 said:

October 22nd, 2:16 pm

Oye Rey, how big is SFXT Vita? I only have a few gigs left on my memory card and i’m debating if I should get it digitally or not. Man I hate these life or death decisions! Jeje =)

pureluck13 said:

October 22nd, 4:57 pm

Awesome to see more VITA stuff coming out, looks like i have more spending to do.

And for the record, the 2 games that were on PS+ special this week: mutant blob and plants vs zombies, i baught both. I wouldnt had baught them otherwise but both for slightly over 10$ total was hard to resist, and i dont regret it. keep putting more games on special like that; it will sometimes give incentive for people to buy more than they actually want, and when they arent disapointed they’ll keep buying!

Keep it coming! Peace!

P.S: When games mysteriously dont come out last minute such as Jet Grind Radio for VITA (which i really wanted, – I was a huge dreamcast fan) – tell people/ follow up on it cause i forgot about it and I recently read about it elsewhere yesterday that it didnt come out on schedule, it’s kind of disappointing.

EricRamone said:

October 22nd, 5:27 pm

Not too bad this week, though i think Ps2 classics should involve more on best selling/reviewed games like Battlefront 2 is one i remember so many people having and did sell plenty, Or another is to start putting out Playstation official games like Gran Turismo 4. But its still good to have random ones.

NeoGuardian86 said:

October 22nd, 5:51 pm

Unfinished Swan and the singleplayer component for Starhawk has me very interested.

i’m also interested in Virtue’s Last Reward, i’m curious, but will wait to see what others think of it.

can’t wait for the 30th when i can play both Assassin’s Creed 3 and Liberation on my Ps3 and Vita :D

FrustratedClown said:

October 22nd, 6:21 pm

I got a question why dose the store not update on the date it state that is will? like it say The Drop: Week of October 22nd which any human would assume on the 22nd of october the store would be updated BUT it’s always the day after if that is how it’s supposed to be why not say The Drop: Week of October 23rd?

Tabletop_Live said:

October 22nd, 6:25 pm

All I care about is Dark Souls DLC, and you do not even mention it. For shame.

manzoor47 said:

October 22nd, 7:36 pm

lol i bought Unfinished Swan, totally forgot to play it ^_^. gonna play it this week.


October 22nd, 9:23 pm

Well i already have kz 2 and 3 but would be up for kz 1 from psn personally i wish ragnirock was this week.

I always check out the new psn games so i might get swan though with the new day 1 digital full games it would be better for us to have ALL our full psn or full digital versions of retail games avaible on an external HDD of course tied to our master id.

What would the internal hdd be for then game installs,trophies,patches,dlc for games we have the disc for,music,pictures,video’s and app’s like hulu or netflix or home.

Zxq28 said:

October 22nd, 11:20 pm

What happened to PS1 classics every week? Honestly the vita is quickly becoming a huge disappointment. I only ever use it for Skype. Prove me wrong Sony or it’s off to GameStop for my vita.

Palmito009 said:

October 22nd, 11:44 pm

Where are the PSOne Classics and jrpgs from PS2? I want the Legend of Legaia and some stuff like Nocture or Star Ocean… They prob wont be released in HD, so please do bring them to PSN. :)

The_Dukenator said:

October 23rd, 1:17 am

@107 What do you call the PS3 system Portal beta then?

kaminari2 said:

October 23rd, 7:21 am

Oh heck yeah Winback!!

DeMolay145 said:

October 23rd, 12:30 pm

Where is Dark Souls DLC?!

alphagoku1 said:

October 24th, 1:29 pm

im sure you’ve gotten the question before, but why cant we have more MMOs (Dragon Saga, Maplestory, Lost Saga, just to name a few, *cough, cough* *wink wink* on the PS3? its a great alternative to a traditional computer/ laptop. and yes we could ask, but im more than positive a much better impression can be made from the corporation rather than a few random consumers. On another note, is Playstation Allstars going to be a digital download

DoWnFaLl190 said:

October 25th, 9:15 pm

is wwe 13 going to be digital download on the 30th

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