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The Drop: Week of February 25th 2013 New Releases

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The rumor going around Sumaru City is that if you call your own cell phone number, you will speak to the Joker, who will assassinate the person of your choice… and rumors in Sumaru City have a funny way of coming true. On assignment with hip youth magazine Coolest, daring young reporter Maya Amano stumbles onto the Joker’s trail at Seven Sisters High School.

A convergence of fate brings Maya, her roommate, and a police detective together in pursuit of the maniacal assassin. Will they awaken the power within before it’s too late to stop the evil forces behind him?

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment comes to PSone classics on PSN. Enjoy this week The Drop.

Mud Fim Motocross: World Championship — Motocross is an off-road discipline that combines many key factors of sports such as passion, emotions, skills, thrills and adrenaline, offering an exclusive mix of excitement, glamour and fervid competition. These elements, together with all the real tracks and riders, will be part of the official videogame. Straights, corners, jumps, slides: there is nothing smooth about Motocross but riders are there to shape it up. The ending is always a surprise. This is why bike enthusiasts get excited, and this is why gamers will love the videogame.


  • God of War: Ascension “Prisoner of the Damned”
  • Knytt Underground (PS Vita)

PSone Classic

Persona 2: Eternal Punishment — A demonic trickster called The Joker has cursed Sumaru City, home to the Seven Sisters High School. His curse has the ability to turn rumor into fact, which causes all sorts of trouble. Gradually gruesome murders fill the land the school’s principal happens to be one of the victims and all sorts of monsters and demons begin showing up. Maya Amano, a cub reporter for a popular teen magazine is on the case, and she’s determined to get to the bottom of things.

Maya and her party set out on an engaging RPG adventure filled with fun twists. There are huge, hulking monsters than can be outwitted and scared off rather than outfought, and an innovative rumor system that can trigger events that will create entirely new story arcs and let you get your hands on valuable objects. Sprinkled throughout the game are 80 personal summons, or magic spells. You’ll meet stronger and more powerful foes the higher your levels of magic grow, until in the end it’s down to you and the Joker.

PlayStation 2 Classic

Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure — Develop essential preschool learning skills with the top-rated preschool phenomenon and all her friends! Play 8 Great Interactive Games — with 3 different levels in each – to learn more and win big every time. Now everyone can help Dora celebrate her Big Birthday Adventure while mastering fundamental skills in an engaging and wholesome way!

[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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Welmosca said:

February 24th, 9:25 pm

Ascension demo….OMG finally….its about time…I’m dying to play Ascension.Day 1 buy…I bet this demo will just make me eager to play the full game.BTW very weak week hu…

richiehawk01 said:

February 24th, 9:31 pm

^^ yes finally >.> my Dora collection will be complete…. WE Want KINGDOM HEARTS darn it

subject98 said:

February 24th, 9:42 pm

I hope this was just a lazy drop because Ninja Gaiden 2 for vita was supposed to release this week.

jimmyfoxhound said:

February 24th, 9:43 pm

I know it’s Dynasty Warriors and people love to hate on it but I LOVE DW so why in the world is it not on the drop?? Tecmo Koei’s website still says the 26th.Why bother with these drop posts if you plainly don’t care about them or put any thought into it to even include games that are being released? I don’t understand.

herbalsticky said:

February 24th, 9:56 pm

Woah, I almost puked when I saw the content for this week.
So…. this gonna be another stupidly late PSN Store update release?

D-Squad3 said:

February 24th, 9:56 pm

lol pretty bad update, already got the GoW demo last week so nothing for me.

Sevyne said:

February 24th, 10:07 pm

@96: You keep saying that they don’t detail all of the games on the drop, but they actually do for the most part. They post the game releases, but not the DLC and discounts. That’s how it’s always been (last minute changes pending). I visit here as often as you, i read these every week and this fact constantly rings true. Anyway, enough of that.

My post was not to be taken directly at face value. It was more a statement that even on the psblog the Vita seems to be largely ignored. It’s kind of crappy and can largely be pinned on Rey’s lack of putting in the proper effort to do these things. Either do it right or don’t do it at all.


February 24th, 10:42 pm

Dora???????? los clasicos de ps2 en la store son Malisomos Kaundo Pondran Los Castlevania? o el Contra ? los final fantasy ? alguno q si valga la pena gastar y no juegos q nomas estorban por dios un poko de comprencion!!!

MaxSterling85 said:

February 24th, 10:45 pm

Nice more PSOne games just still waiting for Einhander, Tail Concerto, Tekken 3, Policenauts, Tobal No.1 and 2, Omega Boost, Ehrgeiz, Thunder Force V, Bushido Blade 1 and 2, Vib Ribbon, Super Robot Wars Alpha, Gran Turismo 1 and 2, Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Battle 22, Ape Escape, Incredible Crisis, LUNAR 2: Eternal Blue, Breath of Fire III, Star Ocean: The Second Story, Diablo, Suikoden II, Genso Suikogaiden Vol. 1 – Swordsman of Harmonia, Genso Suikogaiden Vol. 2 – Duel At Crystal Valley, Jade Cocoon: Story Of Tamamayu, Tenchu: Stealth Assassins, Saga Frontier, Threads of Fate, Intelligent Qube, Soul Blade, Tales of Destiny, Chocobo Dungeon, Ghost In The Shell, Gundam Battle Assault, Brave Fencer Musashi, Motor Toon Grand Prix, Thousand Arms, Kartia: The Word of Fate, and R-Types.

ZaGe-zAiKaNo said:

February 24th, 10:47 pm

@107: Crappy indeed. I think Rey should start adding sort of a “Vita Section releases” on these drop weeks. Nonetheless, there’s always monday.

SpaceOddity87 said:

February 24th, 10:57 pm

Could you please focus on “Classics” that people actually want to play? How much of a market can there really be for all of these Disney and Nickelodeon games? Please don’t waste anymore time on these. We really don’t want them.

Ericho316 said:

February 24th, 10:59 pm

Wow, not much this week. New God of War demo is going to be nice though.

Asphaltum said:

February 24th, 11:36 pm

People if you want better games do what the Europeans do, and spend as little if anything at all. Once sales begin to decline, they have no other choice but to up their game. Since the NA PSN is doing very well in sales they can release as much garbage as they want and people will still buy it. Regardless there is a little girl out there somewhere who will be very happy that Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure is finally coming to PSN. As for your favorite ps1/ps2 classics, probably not going to happen Lets all be thankful that after all this time we are finally getting a half decent ps1 release. As for the Vita, if the ship sinks, we can partly thank the good folks at the PSN.

saintaqua said:

February 25th, 12:26 am

Persona?!! Finally a good PSone classic!


February 25th, 12:37 am

everyone keeps saying UC3 MP, but i dont see it in the update anywhere? is it going to be on the ps plus update post? or is it just another EU plus only?

Caelica said:

February 25th, 12:51 am

@115: The Uncharted 3 multiplayer was on here earlier, I seen it myself and got a little excited because I thought I may be able to play it with a friend finally. Though I’m back hear to browse and it seems its been removed from the post all together, so I dunno if we’re getting it or not. It wasn’t for EU or any plus update.
At least it wasn’t earlier, lol.

Caelica said:

February 25th, 12:52 am


Deadguy21 said:

February 25th, 12:53 am

MLB 13: The Show Demo?

zombie9 said:

February 25th, 1:06 am

This week is sad and why can PS Vita play PS 1,2,3,4 and the PS4 can olny play PS4 games sounds week SONY.DORA really how much was spent on that getting released you should have spent the money advertizing VITA.

viceforce said:

February 25th, 1:20 am


Billieve2008 said:

February 25th, 1:22 am

So whats with everyone asking about kingdom hearts?? Doesnt everyone know that the kingdom hearts collection 1.5 is coming out some time in march as a disc release?

Billieve2008 said:

February 25th, 1:26 am


I think the people that got the 10 bucks (yea i did) were people that spend money on ps network and not just a subscription to ps plus would suffice i would think

zombie9 said:

February 25th, 1:27 am

@120 I got $10 don’t know why? but hang in there I’m sure U will not be forgoten again….. I might get Dora why my $10 sounds like a win win…. :)

Yellow_snow_87 said:

February 25th, 1:51 am

lollll keep’em comin dragon knight

passivefamiliar said:

February 25th, 2:02 am

Sorry. Im done buying anything digital. If digital titles wont play on ps4. I understand the discs not playing, i can live with that. But digital games should be crossplatform. No more purchases for me till the ps4 then. I’ll be trying to check to see if this is untrue, but im a bit upset as are alot of people. Digital SHOULD not be a problem to make play on ps4.


Also, i still get a kick out of dragon_night. Leave him/her alone. I enjoy it. Kinda dont like the copycat. That must be a sad lonely person to try do do what dragons been doing just for attention or kicks.

passivefamiliar said:

February 25th, 2:11 am

Also i fear sony will be slacking all on things ps3 related now. Goodbye to getting good classics/new titles release on the psn store. They will just horde it all till the ps4 comes out and make everyone buy that. Sony sony sony….what are you becoming.

As always. The need a VOTING system for what gets released. They can do it for this pathetic game of the year award, that nobody other then a child would give credit to. More than half the people vote for what they dont have but want on sale. So its a bogus award really.

If you give us a list of games, even a huge list. And let us vote, eternally. Dont remove the list, just let it refresh each time a game is added it would come off the list. And we could as a community vote for what we want to see. Sure you blunderbrained illegal immigrant spanish loving chowder heads can keep giving us obscure “classics” only your niece/nephews wanted. But it would be nice if the community had a say in it.

Barborah_FL said:

February 25th, 2:34 am

\Nothing interesting in this drop.. hope ps+ will bring some interesting sales or instant collection title :)

Talaan99 said:

February 25th, 2:55 am

That’s sick!! I was just checking ebay and amazon for prices on eternal punishment, now I can get it for a reasonable price instead of overpaying for something that might not even work.

TitoVarela07 said:

February 25th, 3:19 am

People do not support these liers by purchasing games on the PSN,in the past they have said that digital content would always be supported and now we know that its not true.Sony you have truly dissapointd many of your loyal customers.

AyatoKamina2 said:

February 25th, 3:29 am

wasn’t eternal punishment supposed to get a remake like innocent sin did?

xenosaga200 said:

February 25th, 3:33 am

where’s ninja gaiden sigma 2 plus for vita???? also persona 2 will work on vita? thanks

yumyumyucky said:

February 25th, 3:48 am

Dynasty Warriors 7 Empires comes out on the 26th, but wheres the drop on that?

Trysten500 said:

February 25th, 4:03 am

@26 Lmao. That’s what I say.

AKA_Neku said:

February 25th, 4:09 am

This one sucked. And doesn’t the store already have the PSP remake of Eternal Punishment? Ah well. Finish up the other games before the major March releases then.

Faythi said:

February 25th, 5:02 am

It’s looking like this week’s update is going to be weak :(

Batchi_ said:

February 25th, 5:02 am

Off topic here, but I would just like to know if anybody else got screwed by sony for not being loyal enough.

I have a ps3, ps2, ps1, sony tv, subscribe to PS+, and my friends – who do not spend a fraction of the money I do with sony – got 10 dollars on their account by being loyal.

Thanks, Sony, I really feel appreciated as a costumer.

PiotrRasputinBR said:

February 25th, 5:06 am

WTF?!?!?! NO Diego this week, only Dora??? I’m waiting for the full Dora/Diego portfolio on IGC… Don’t let us down…

JK… Quite weak update, but after last week’s, can’t really complain…

Major_Hoare said:

February 25th, 5:19 am

The PS4 reveal was great but this is one of the WORST. DROPS. EVER. Lets hope this isn’t a sign of things to come with Sony gearing toward PS4.

CaptenCarnage said:

February 25th, 5:27 am

Seems like these “Drops” get worse each week

xanatos1987 said:

February 25th, 5:42 am

Are you gonna stop the drop soon?..cause if there gonna be like this then there is no point to having one really.
You mention basicly nothing, sure persona and some demo’s but theyve been getting lazier and lazier.

no mention of dawngaurd a huge skyrim dlc ps3’s gamers have waited and waited for. no mention of dynasty warriors 7 empires, a download only ps3 exclusive game or anything else….whats the point in these drops if i learn nothing and have to browse the store to learn stuff on my own anyway?

UncannySilk said:

February 25th, 5:43 am

Meh. . 3.
How about we replace that there Persona 2 with that there SMT: Nocturne.


xanatos1987 said:

February 25th, 5:50 am

i know you guys are busy and all but a little more effort would go a long way with these…..ill gladly make them if your really that short handed

ItaChu said:

February 25th, 5:52 am

gimme the uncharted 3 multiplayer news!!!

ItaChu said:

February 25th, 5:54 am

Stop releasing the PS2 games nobody wants please ….. or stop releasing them altogether lol they wont work for PS4 just stop releasing them and prepare the gaikai shop of ps2 library so its complete when the ps4 comes out that way we can stream any ps2 game we want :) lol

Farnezi_Eduardo said:

February 25th, 6:00 am

“Dora???? Really??? What idiot is deciding what PS2 games to release? How about some games the users care about!!”

Wonderfull question mr. mrhalford, wonderfull question…

torch73 said:

February 25th, 6:24 am

Sony When are we going to start seeing real games for the vita ?? Or is the Vita Dead Getting killed off ? from the looks of it thats where its going..

Betorro said:

February 25th, 6:32 am


Jerry_Sizzla said:

February 25th, 6:40 am

Wow, just so you all know, Star Wars Pinball comes out tomorrow. Dont know why it wasnt posted.

xxnike629xx said:

February 25th, 6:50 am

Dora’s Big Birthday Adventure
Really Sony? Is that really a PlayStation 2 “Classic” that all of us will enjoy? The audience that would enjoy that game has surely go for these sorts of games on the GameCube, Wii, etc.

Anyway, we probably won’t see any Kingdom Hearts games get a PS2 Classic release since it’s been confirmed we’re getting Kingdom Hearts 1.5 HD ReMix. Even if we did, I think most people would hold on to their money and wait for 1.5 HD ReMix instead. =P

I’m still hoping that we get SVC Chaos for the US PS Store. The game never made it on the US PS2 and it’s been like 10 years or so since I’ve been petitioning online to get it up on the US PS2, gave up hope on that, and been asking about it for the PS3 via PS Store…

NotoriousJDP said:

February 25th, 7:03 am

Seems to me that the PSVita is not going to be considered a “real system” by Sony, but will be used mainly for remote play for the PS4.

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