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The Drop: Week of November 5th 2012 New Releases

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On PS3 this week and available for download on PSN, Sackboy returns in a completely new adventure where players’ fast-paced karting skills will be the key to saving the Craftworld universe. Get behind the steering wheel and get ready to race through fun-filled tracks, discover unlockables in open-world environments, and battle in karting arenas filled with pick-up items and LittleBigPlanet-esque weaponry in LittleBigPlanet Karting.

With online cross-platform play and save compatibility between the PS Vita and PS3, a battalion of Viking invaders have landed 1200 years late to the party in a bewildered and bewildering modern day Britain rife with rock ‘n’ roll, polyester, and color television. Unite the townsfolk and fight back against the invasion in When Viking’s Attack.

Enjoy this week’s The Drop.

LittleBigPlanet Karting

(Also on PSN) — Join Sackboy and Sackgirl on the starting grid for a new kart racing adventure! Fire up your engines, jump behind the steering wheel and take on your friends and foes in breathtakingly unpredictable battles through an ever-changing world of content. In order to save the Craftworld universe, players join a fast-paced karting campaign, filled with intense classic kart racing and ultra-competitive arena battles. Beyond traditional racing and battle scenarios are more adventurous driving expeditions, including objective-based missions, boss battles, and mini-games.

On the create side, players can customize their Sackboy, karts, and much more. The new level editor tools will allow players to construct far more than just kart racing games, as they can design their own karting experiences with the ability to make their own game rules, weapons, and tracks that break free from the constraints of a traditional racetrack allowing the imagination to run wild in a completely open environment. Players will also be fully able to share this content with others around the world through PlayStation Network providing access to what promises to be millions of LittleBigPlanet Karting experiences created by the community.

Nascar The Game: Inside Line — Hop in the driver’s seat, buckle up and start your engines for NASCAR The Game: Inside Line. Bringing the true NASCAR experience to consoles, NASCAR: Inside Line will allow players to race with the top NASCAR Sprint Cup Series drivers, teams and cars, as well as feature all 23 officially licensed racetracks.

When Vikings Attack!

(On PS3 & PS Vita) — In the all-action fighting adventure When Vikings Attack, a battalion of Viking invaders, 1200 years late to the party, are causing havoc in your town! In order to combat them, you form a posse of local citizens — a construction worker, a butcher, a policeman, a pastor, a schoolboy, etc. — and take to the streets together in order to use whatever is on the streets to beat back the invaders. Amass a huge horde and you can work together to rip out phone booths or pick up cars in order to throw massively damaging objects at enemies.

When Vikings Attack features both Adventure and Versus gameplay modes that can be played with one to four players. Adventure players can go through the game’s viking invasion storyline and smash enemies through a crazy storyline of single-player or co-op action. Versus players can play on PlayStation 3 or PS Vita against each other in four-player melee quickfire battles for wild fighting action.

Vanquish — The story of Vanquish is set in the near future. Russia and the United States are vying for ownership of the world’s fast-depleting energy resources and the US has constructed a space station in order to harness energy from the sun. Russian forces capture this space station and divert its harvested solar energy into a blast wave that destroys San Francisco, aiming to force the US into a total and unconditional surrender. In response, the US tasks its armed forces with recapturing the space station before the Russians can annihilate their next target – New York.

Portal 2 — Using a highly experimental portal device, you’ll once again face off against a lethally inventive, power-mad A.I. named GLaDOS. And this time you won’t be alone. Meet an expanded cast of characters as you think your way through dangerous, never-before-seen areas of Aperture Laboratories.

Absolute Supercars — From the racing minds at Eutechnyx comes the definitive auto package for every hardcore driving fan’s wildest dreams: Absolute Supercars! This racing game allows people of all ages and skill to get behind the wheels of some of the world’s most powerful supercars. Take part in quick races, time trials, championships and even an epic Career mode in an attempt to earn the big bucks and fill your Showroom with a cavalcade of stunning motors! From Ferrari, to Pagani, to Aston Martin and McLaren, there’s a car for everyone and a series of stunning tracks to race them on.

PID — PID is a creative, stylish, retro-flavored platforming adventure game designed to turn everything you know about 2D gameplay upside down. You play as a young boy that gets stranded on an old remote planet. He must fight off a variety of malicious robots bent on stopping him and befriend unlikely allies to shed light on a huge conspiracy that keeps the planet mesmerized and prevents him from ever reaching home.

The core feature in PID allows players to manipulate a powerful force that can be used to maneuver around the levels in thousands of unique ways. In PID, two players can experience the adventure together in co-op mode and help one another navigate tricky puzzles.

Toejam and Earl — Funk at last, funk at last, ToeJam & Earl, funk at last! That’s right people, SEGA brings you the game that funneled funk directly from the mothership right here to Spaceship Earth with this downloadable version of the classic Genesis game, provided through the PlayStation Network service.

In 1991, two aliens, Toejam and Earl, were cruising in their Rapmaster Rocket Ship, when ToeJam decided to let Earl drive. Bad move! After crash landing on Earth, ToeJam and Earl began their mission to get back home to Funkotron. Along the way, they traversed this most un-funky planet, avoiding earthlings, hunting down the pieces of their spaceship, and searching for elevators to take them from level to level. In this one- or two-player game, the goal was to find all 10 pieces of the rocket ship, and return ToeJam and Earl to Funkotron.

Toejam and Earl: In Panic On Funkotron — The year 1993 found the popular alien duo ToeJam and Earl on their home planet of Funkotron. Unknowingly, as they left earth for their return voyage to Funkotron, their cargo included a hoard of earthling stowaways. Because earthlings disrupt the Funk balance on Funkotron, the objective was to capture all the earthlings in jars, and ship them back to earth in rocket ships at the end of each level. This side-scrolling adventure for the Sega Genesis took advantage of a completely new layout and graphics engine, and developed a second generation of loyal fans.


  • Disney’s Epic Mickey 2
  • PID


  • Enchanted Cavern

PlayStation 2 Classic

Rygar: The Legendary Adventure — The story of Rygar begins with the Island of Argus being plagued by evil Titans. Armageddon has spread over the land, creating chaos as volcanoes, earthquakes, and monsters ravage the countryside. In mankind?s darkest hour, a hero rises from the ashes to defeat the Titans, rescue the princess and restore order to the land. The player will become Rygar and his legendary adventure will begin.

The actions of Rygar rely heavily on the use of his almighty Diskarmor, the hero?s weapon of choice in the game. The yo-yo like Diskarmor is one of the most important elements of the game. Created by gods, the Diskarmor is not just any weapon, it is an essential survival tool and divine instrument for the brave hero. The spiked razor shield will be used for attack, defense, and transportation.

[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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chiztorismo said:

November 5th, 7:17 am

I think PID will be fun!

kcarl2879 said:

November 5th, 7:24 am

I don’t know if you’ll be able to answer this, but when will legend of dragoon come to the psn store for vita? i got it for my psp go, then that broke so i got a vita, only to find out that it’s not up there, but all the other rpg’s are. LOD is my favorite rpg and i was really excited when it came to psn, but now i cant play it cause it is not on vita…

TwinDad said:

November 5th, 7:40 am

Toe jam and Earl, oh yeah.

PID demo will be mine.

PRIMUS_420 said:

November 5th, 8:33 am

Is there going to be a Little Big Planet Karting rare t shirt DLC? Im begining to doubt it because i have seen no talk of it anywhere… Also any word on if lbp karting beta vests will be given out? I would be super mad if the one lbp beta i actually got into denied me my right to the beta vest : ) thanks in advance

PhillyTheCat said:

November 5th, 8:43 am

Wow, Rygar is cool.
Got it on disc for $5.
That’s the only PS2 classic
I own that you guys are
Selling in store. Hmm, should
I buy….I’m having fun with
OdinSphere at the moment!
An RPG for $5 on sale was a
Great buy. More RPG games
On the PS2 section please.
Niiice new store by the way!

DJ-ecchi said:

November 5th, 9:32 am

*sigh* Still no discount for Sonic 4: Episode II. Every other version than the PSN one has gotten it, I’ve been waiting for this discount since JUNE 20th. WTH!?

itohbr said:

November 5th, 9:36 am

Wake up!
Wake up!

OH, boy! I hope you can give psn+ users a discount on Toejam & Earl!

OmegaSpear said:

November 5th, 10:57 am

Advertise your games sony!

Solidmgsnake said:

November 5th, 11:28 am

Where the hell did Vanquish come from?? ANyway, that game is one of the TPS action games ever. Glad its gettin some attention.

hung187 said:

November 5th, 12:21 pm

If some of you dont know still Resident evil 5 will be the FREE PS+ gome this week

Elvick_ said:

November 5th, 1:21 pm

Toejam and Earl! Yes!

Mantuska101 said:

November 5th, 1:36 pm

Am i the only one that doesn’t have YouTube on my Psvita ? it isn’t in the PSN store . (Finland account)
i have a United Kindom account and YouTube was there from the day it was released …

Superstone said:

November 5th, 2:05 pm

Where are the PSone classics?

ScarReaper83 said:

November 5th, 2:26 pm

what are plus members gonna get for free tomorrow when is the post gonna come on here for plus members

gamehead_761 said:

November 5th, 2:59 pm

Hello Psn

The_Dukenator said:

November 5th, 4:04 pm

@99 Both for Portal 2

The_Dukenator said:

November 5th, 4:05 pm

@114 Don’t know, but some PS+ items are leaving.

PrinceofXIII said:

November 5th, 4:25 pm

Vanquish and Little Big Planet Karting :P

HellSap said:

November 5th, 7:51 pm

Was really looking forward to Guilty Gear XX AC last week… I hope its just not listed (because you do not seem to understand THE HYPE)… but if its not out Tuesday, might have to nab the JP Version, guys!


November 5th, 8:22 pm

Both toejam games are great but even without HD they should get widescreen and trophy support….much like odin sphere on ps2 needs widescreen and trophy’s.

Make it happen sony.

monone18 said:

November 5th, 8:31 pm

When is “when vikings attack” coming out???

saskamazon said:

November 5th, 9:42 pm

When Vikings Attack launches tomorrow – 30% off for plus users – $7 ….

chowdude0183 said:

November 5th, 10:24 pm

been wanting toejam and eral for a long time that was one of my favorite games of all time will be getting them both and RE5 what a great week

favian said:

November 6th, 12:25 am

Vanquish is the MUST OWN action game this generation. Every minute of this game will draw your jaw. Amazing and epic, every action game you play after this will feel inferior by comparison.

Novasakii said:

November 6th, 3:52 am

Some good stuff here, but I would still very much appreciate more PSP games on the PSN. There needs to be a good, healthy selection of older titles for Vita/PSPGo owners that don’t otherwise have access to these games. In particular, Star Ocean: First Departure, Star Ocean: Second Story, and Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth = Day One purchases for me.

RonZombie91 said:

November 6th, 5:35 am

What about Ratchet & Clank Deadlocked HD? I need it!

XpAcErX said:

November 6th, 12:55 pm

haha Rygar, i have fond memories of that game, bought it one morning beat it returned it before the store closed. I am in no way a person who like to rush through games so that game was really short.

passivefamiliar said:

November 7th, 1:35 pm

Drop is decent. Resident evil 5 gold is free for plus. Did i just not see it? I downloaded it. Weird. Anyway. HATE the new store. I want the old one back. This new store is to slow. To many screens just to download a demo. No search function for my download history. Horrible. Also, i read we get our $20 credit around the…16th i think. 9th-16th…so, mid month. Don’t quote me, i lost the link. But check playstation twiiter. Also. I HATE THE NEW STORE. Oh, alread. Said that….once more, the new store is a wreck.

SCZeag said:

November 8th, 8:07 pm

Great update! Also can’t wait to see PS Plus for the Vita…

Am I the only one with lag on the new store page? I have a 2006 launch PS3 and the store interface is very jerky. It looks nice, and the navigation is much better, but it feels like i’m running it on outdated hardware or something…


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WAR1965 said:

November 11th, 4:46 am

I usually just read the comments but you really should have someone answer the questions to these loyaal playstation fans you know if it wasnt for them you wouldt have nothing you should be greatful that they take the time to respond to you atleast tellem something thank you

jdmkaspr said:

December 3rd, 7:42 pm

any one want to play toejam & earl looking for people to play it with add me if you want to play it jdmkaspr is my psn

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