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The Drop: Week of January 21st 2013 New Releases

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Developed by LEVEL-5 with animation by the legendary Studio Ghibli, Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch combines beautiful animated visuals, masterful storytelling and a sweeping score into an epic role-playing adventure like no other.

The highly anticipated PS3 games, Dead Space 3 and Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance receive PSN demos on this week’s The Drop.

Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch

(Also on PSN) — Ni no Kuni: Wrath of the White Witch is an epic tale of a young boy, Oliver, who embarks on a journey to become a master magician and bring back his dead mother from the parallel world of Ni no Kuni. Along the way he encounters some extraordinary characters, many of whom become helpful allies. They guide Oliver as he explores the vast world and learns the magical skills that will make him strong enough to face his most deadly foes, and ultimately survive an encounter with the White Witch herself.

The world of Ni no Kuni actually runs parallel to the real world. Players will be able to travel between the two. Characters who appear in one world appear in the other as well, but with different roles in this unique RPG experience.

The Cave — The Cave is an adventure from Ron Gilbert, and Double Fine Productions. Assemble your team of 3 from 7 unlikely adventurers, each with his own unique personalities and stories. Then descend into the mysterious depths to explore a variety of locations including a subterranean amusement park and a medieval castle, not to mention a fully armed and ready-to-launch nuclear tipped ICBM. The Cave awaits.

Ninja Gaiden: Sigma — As Ryu Hayabusa you are out to seek revenge after your clan is massacred by the Vigor Empire. Realistic battle actions and acrobatic ninja moves are at your finger-tips. You play with only your wits, your ninja skills, and your deadly sword. Slice down opponents in the Vigor Empire as you attempt to beat the Holy Emperor and reclaim the magic sword “Ryuken”.

Pro Evolution Soccer (PSP) — Central to its total freedom of play, the game introduces a power bar for each player that allows the user to determine the exact strength and placement of every pass and shot. Balls can now be spread absolutely anywhere with surgical precision, with long balls into space, short passes to feet, and intricate one-twos allowing the player to dictate play and control the tempo of a match.

Dust 514 (PS3 Beta) — DUST 514 brings intense infantry combat, large-scale warfare, and deep character advancement to a free-to-play massively multiplayer shooter, exclusively on the PlayStation 3. Wage war in the next generation of first-person shooters, where a single victory could prove the crushing blow to a galactic empire of thousands of online EVE Online gamers.

Escapevektor (PS Vita) — EscapeVektor is a retro styled arcade game in which the player controls Vektor, an entity trapped in the player’s system. The player has to help Vektor escape the Vita’s CPU which has been holding him captive. In making his escape, Vektor must avoid enemies sent out by the CPU.

Just Dance 4 — Just Dance 4 is the perfect catalyst for the best parties, no matter what the occasion, thanks to innovative modes like the all-new Battle mode, an upgraded Just Sweat mode, and even more fun, alternative dances. Everything you know and love about Just Dance gets even better with Just Dance 4—hot new tracks, fun irreverent dances, and more.

PS Move

  • Mad Dog McCree (PSN)
  • Racquet Sports (PSN)


  • Dead Space 3
  • Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance
  • Mad Dog McCree
  • Sonic All-Stars Racing Transformed (PS Vita)
  • The Cave

PlayStation 2 Classics

Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories — Nippon Ichi’s followup to the original Disgaea features a story focusing on Adell, who fights to save his family, and Rozalin, the daughter of Zenon. The game includes new battle systems and promises over 100 hours of gameplay.

[Editor’s Note: The following dates are subject to change. Game details are gathered from Press Releases, Retail Descriptions, from their individual publishers and/or ESRB rating descriptions.]

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Ryumoau said:

January 20th, 4:01 pm

Thank you so much for making Ni No Kuni day 1 digital. Hope it gets a Plus discount as well. :)

Zerocaps said:

January 20th, 4:04 pm

Great Drop

DavidDeathnote said:

January 20th, 4:06 pm

Deadspace 3 And MGS Demo? Ftw.


January 20th, 4:08 pm

Any word if Aliens:Colonial Marines will be on PSN for pre-order?

Firelogic said:

January 20th, 4:08 pm

Ninja Gaiden Sigma? That’s already on the Vita store digitally.

NeoPaladin said:

January 20th, 4:08 pm

SWEEEEEEET! Dead Space 3 AND MGR: Revengeance demos!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you! Oh, and if I didn’t mention it before, thank you!

Kikowz said:

January 20th, 4:09 pm

Dust 514 beta, Dead Space 3 demo and Ni No Kuni?? yes, YES AND YEEEEEEEEES!

DavidDeathnote said:

January 20th, 4:09 pm

Also….they should consider putting out FFX,KH 1-2 >.>

MosesUnspoken said:

January 20th, 4:09 pm

Tons of great stuff coming out this week. I bought Disgaea last week and I’m loving it. So I’ll definitely pick up Disgaea 2 whenever I finish Ni No Kuni.

DavidDeathnote said:

January 20th, 4:09 pm

I was a part of the closed beta for dust 514, unless you have played eve getting used to the whole scheme of how things work you will waste your time,

Firelogic said:

January 20th, 4:09 pm

Nevermind my previous post. It’s the PS3 version. My bad.

Freducken said:

January 20th, 4:09 pm

Sweet, looking forward to the MG Rising Demo. Hope it’s as fun as it looks.

Kikowz said:

January 20th, 4:10 pm

what’s the price of Ni No Kuni? Any discounts for Ps Plus members? :D

supvic said:

January 20th, 4:10 pm

DS3, Revengence AND Dust514 public beta, EPIC WEEK! now all we need is a decent sale this week, there are plenty of games that are long overdue for some sales.

thibaxfb said:

January 20th, 4:10 pm

Is the US Version of Ni No Kuni the All in one Edition with dlcs?

And please, is possible to add Final Fantasy IV to psone classics?

Please! :)

gohan16ken said:

January 20th, 4:11 pm

Thank you for adding PayPal to Sony Entertainment Network. Unfortunately, I get an error message when I do one time purchase. Also, there is no way to save your PayPal to allow for automatic payments. I want to be able to use PayPal from the PS3 also. Thank you.

BossmanCCrowder1 said:

January 20th, 4:11 pm

Lot of good demos this week. I’ll play Dead Space, Sonic Vita, and The Cave demos. I’m buying the Rising CE day 1, so I’m probably going to hold off on the Rising demo.

kono_324 said:

January 20th, 4:11 pm

Anyone wanna bet dragon_night gonna be like

Blind-Lunacy said:

January 20th, 4:12 pm

I’ll go ahead and Quote dragon_night this week. “WHAT? NO KINGDOM HEARTS?”

infamousXX87XX said:

January 20th, 4:13 pm

Definitely picking up Ni No Kuni and most definitely downloading MGR demo because I’m a huge fan of everything from Platinum games.

ZaGe-zAiKaNo said:

January 20th, 4:13 pm

There it is. . .Dead space 3 Demo! Been waiting on this. Now i’m hoping for a Bioshock INFINITE one as well.

Also looking forward to The Cave.

OvertechBroch said:

January 20th, 4:16 pm

Thank goodness for the Ni no Kuni digital release. Held off on pre-ordering in hopes of this.

TerraAshura said:

January 20th, 4:17 pm

Ni No Kuni digital day one says DAY ONE PURCHASE! Love it, more RPG goodness to help me pass by this semester.

boomstickbhg said:

January 20th, 4:18 pm

Thank you for getting Ni No Kuni up for the NA PSN customers (well it wil be up)!

Several Demos I’m looking forward to this week + back to back Disgaea PS2 classic release weeks.

Nice stuff.

XEEEI said:

January 20th, 4:19 pm

When released SOUL SACRIFICE Demo?

The_Dukenator said:

January 20th, 4:19 pm

@21 No Infinite demo in the works.

@3 @7 @21 Dead Space 3 demo has single player & online coop.

There is another demo, Sly 4, but they say it’ll come to Plus first.

betuo_EL_best said:

January 20th, 4:21 pm

Wait, Sly Cooper Thieves in Time demo will be available for PS Plus user this tuesday rigth?

shawnlreed said:

January 20th, 4:26 pm

Please have Ni No Kuni avatars and themes as well for sale.
I’d buy em in a heartbeat

Ryumoau said:

January 20th, 4:29 pm

@15 yes the NA version of the game has all the japanese dlc already on disc, as well as Easy mode.

Ryumoau said:

January 20th, 4:30 pm

@28 i second that. We need more more interesting avatars.

remanutd5 said:

January 20th, 4:32 pm

Psvita is on fire, too many games released lately i dont know what to play lol, anyways isnt Ratchet and Clank Full Frontal Assault supposed to come out on the 29th? if so are we getting a demo or just ps3 owners get that treatment? anyways i think i will get Ni No Kuni off psn, im not a big rpg fan but i love Level 5 games so i think i’ll get it.
and Sonic$All Stars Racing Transformed has to be the best kart racing game i have played in years.

remanutd5 said:

January 20th, 4:33 pm

oh how about new psvita panels? Little Big Planet panels? Playstation All Stars Panels? Resistance panels?

Anddo said:

January 20th, 4:37 pm

Gonna be one hell of a week!

Ni no Kuni
The Cave
Dead Space 3 (demo)
Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance(demo)

vfiuza said:

January 20th, 4:38 pm

“Nice shootin’! Try another one!”

Zacky-V-A7X said:

January 20th, 4:45 pm

Sly cooper thieves in time demo wasn’t supposed to be released on the 22??

jonjon0890 said:

January 20th, 4:48 pm

@5 That’s the PS3 Version of Ninja Gaiden Sigma coming out this week

good update. I can’t believe the digital version of Ni no Kuni is around 19 GB.

ishralene09 said:

January 20th, 4:49 pm

I actually messaged dragon_night on the forum site about KH1.5 release, because I feel sad for her posting “WHAT? NO KINGDOM HEARTS?” over and over again.

duke301 said:

January 20th, 4:50 pm

Ni No Kuni looks like a great game, one that I will definitely be picking up, but not for $60. Honestly, I could understand charging that much six years ago, when the technology was brand new, but now there is simply no justification to charge that much other than sheer greed. No, I’ll wait a few months when I can pick it up for less than half that price.

Fusion13 said:

January 20th, 4:55 pm

Can I please get a confirmation if Ni no Kuni is a day one digital. It says “also on psn” but will it be available to purchase when the store updates? I have it pre-ordered but I’m one of those people who just like to have downloaded games more.

Although having the case for the game seems awesome too. Just let me know.

ishralene09 said:

January 20th, 4:57 pm

@36 good use of BR then, 19GB.

TwinDad said:

January 20th, 5:01 pm

I’ll busy busy with Ni No Kuni. Wish The cave launched a different week. It was a blast to play at PAX.

Ryumoau said:

January 20th, 5:01 pm

@38 i agree. Most games being released are not worth $60. But i think Ni No Kuni has enought positive critical reception and alot of gameplay (40+ hours for just playing story without sidequest) to justify its price. But i can understand waiting for a price drop.

i personally plan to use gamefly to rent games that aren’t 40+ single player rpgs or have an online mode i’ll play for months like Black Ops 2.

D-Squad3 said:

January 20th, 5:05 pm

Ni No Kuni, Dead Space 3 demo and MGR demo. Sweet!

aro52 said:

January 20th, 5:08 pm

escapeVektor looks interesting. Hopefully it’s reasonably priced…

robgnkc said:

January 20th, 5:09 pm

any chance i’ll ever see Driver You Are The Wheel Man on my Vita US.

Apeman24 said:

January 20th, 5:10 pm


PhillyTheCat said:

January 20th, 5:17 pm

Ryu, you’re the first comment again this week?
Do you press f5 every week?

perrox5000 said:

January 20th, 5:24 pm

Ni no Kuni!!!!!! wooohooooo! Great! i’m getting that game. Ps Plus discount Please! Thanx sony!

Pabloo1010 said:

January 20th, 5:28 pm

Already pre-ordered the physical copy of Ni No Kuni ! Can’t wait ! But what I’m most excited about is Metal Gear Rising Demo !!!!!!! Platinum Games, you’re the best !!!!!! sigh…Will it be the same demo as the one included with ZOE HD Collection? Waited so long, but finally get a chance to play it :)

YungShep said:

January 20th, 5:31 pm


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