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The Drop: Week of March 11th 2013 New Releases

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In this week’s The Drop, vengeance is born in the fires of betrayal in this prequel to the best-selling God of War franchise. Six months have passed since Kratos stood over the bodies of his wife and child, his hands stained with their blood – tricked by Ares into murdering the only people he ever loved. Swearing to avenge them, Kratos broke the blood oath that bound him to Ares, but oaths to Olympus are not so easily broken…

God of War: Ascension — God of War: Ascension returns players to the storyline of the epic God of War franchise. Join Kratos as he seeks freedom, redemption and the clarity to avenge his family. Or seek your own glory in epic 8-player mutliplayer battles.

Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 — Takes the bulls-eye precision of its best-selling predecessor to new and exciting heights. Powered by CryEngine 3 technology, the missions of Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 are graphically stunning and more challenging as you once again step into the ghillie suit of a special ops sniper to take down the enemy.

Darkstalkers: Resurrection — The beloved Darkstalkers fighting game franchise is back and ready to take the fight to current gen consoles in this double-pack of Darkstalkers games.

Featuring a unique and colorful cast of characters blended with fast-paced fighting action, Darkstalkers Resurrection contains two games (Night Warriors: Darkstalkers Revenge and Darkstalkers 3), for the price of one. Each game has a slew of features added including: robust GGPO-enabled online game play, HD graphical filtering with multiple viewing options, replay sharing, Spectator Mode, in-game achievements, Challenge/Tutorial Mode and an un-lockable vault filled with concept artwork, videos and more.

Quantum Theory — Many years have passed since the world war inflicted catastrophic damage on the human race, leaving only a few survivors. In their new community Cocoon, life has been threatened by a black material called Erosion, creating a post-apocalyptic environment. Surviving humans recruit a militia to conquer the Erosion and set out to take down the evil, Living Tower. Arriving at the scene is the stalwart warrior Syd, whose only intentions are to destroy the Tower. He meets the beautiful and mysterious Filena as they both ascend to the top in their search for answers.

Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear — Heavy Fire: Shattered Spear is the sequel to Heavy Fire: Afghanistan that sends soldiers after a captured spy who holds the plans to a secret Iranian nuclear weapons facility.

Psych Yourself (PSN Exclusive) — Psych Yourself provides the game consumer with a whole new experience,” says Vlad Starzhevsky, CEO of Creat Studios Inc. “Test Yourself was good at testing and training your innate abilities such as Intelligence, Attention Span, Reaction Times and Memory. Psych Yourself goes to the next level, delving into your inner-most psyche and discovering what kind of person you really are.

Puzzle By Nikoli V: Sudoku (PSN Exclusive) — The Puzzle by Nikoli series has come to the PlayStation®Vita, and “Sudoku” is the first installment in the series! All fifty challenges have been carefully designed by Nikolai personally, which ensures that each solution is distinctive and different! Everyone from novices to experts is sure to lose themselves in this immersive puzzle world.


  • Army of Two: The Devil Cartel
  • Darkstalkers: Resurrection
  • Fuel Overdose
  • Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge

PlayStation 2 Classics

Kessen II — Become a Chinese general and conquer the world in Kessen II from Koei. Players plan out strategies, then watch as armies carry out their orders in real time. The tale of two warring Chinese generals, Liu Bei and Cao Cao, sets the stage for war in a scenario similar to the background of the Romance of the Three Kingdoms saga. Magic will play a part in the action: lightning, tornados, and earthquakes can all be summoned to wreak havoc among enemy troops.

PSone Imports

  • Favorite Dear: Enkan no Monogatari
  • First Queen IV
  • Mahjong Uranai Fortuna: Tukino Megamitachi
  • Motorhead: High Velocity Entertainment
  • Rung Rung: Oz no Mahou Tsukai
  • Sentimental Graffiti
  • Trump Shiyouyo! (Fukkoku Ban)

[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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dragon_night said:

March 10th, 4:01 pm

What? NO Spyro or Crash compatibility on Vita?

SHINOBI_3 said:

March 10th, 4:02 pm

ascension, army of two demo, and razors edge demo for me.

What? No Taco Bell?

dragon_night said:

March 10th, 4:03 pm

I love taco bell :3

rkrasouski said:

March 10th, 4:05 pm

Sorry for the dumb question,but does this mean GoW:a is a day one digital release?(really hope so)

bozodklown said:

March 10th, 4:06 pm

glad to see you moved on dragon_night….. but really? is this all you do? lmao

Ice21 said:

March 10th, 4:06 pm

@1 What? you’re an idiot?!?!?! OF COURSE YOU ARE

KwietStorm said:

March 10th, 4:08 pm

So we’re never gonna get MDK, Die Hard Trilogy, Return Fire, Soul Blade, and Tenchu on PSOne, right? I just want confirmation, from SOMEONE.

pts1985 said:

March 10th, 4:08 pm

I have it pre-ordered, and I’ll be picking up my God of War: Ascension Collector’s Edition Tuesday morning from Best Buy. I can hardly contain myself.

Also, since I know Rockstar has almost dropped their entire PS2 catalog on the PSN, is there any chance we are going to see Manhunt and Manhunt 2 any time soon?

dragon_night said:

March 10th, 4:12 pm

I have alot of interests. :). This is one.

KazeEternal said:

March 10th, 4:12 pm

Umm were we supposed to get Tekken 6 PSP and Disgaea 3 for Vita free on PSN this week for PlayStation Plus?

Where is Final Fantasy VII Crisis Core on the PSN?

Why do we not have Final Fantasy Type-0?

When will we be able to share our assets for ME3 with the PC version for Multiplayer?

Who is going to answer these questions?

Nick930930 said:

March 10th, 4:13 pm

Eh nothing this week. And God of War is a bargain bin game no matter how good it is. $60 is too much.

@1, They work via remote play. Otherwise… why is it so important you play a 90s video game portably? Just play it on your PS3 and stop being a baby about it.

hawjboi2009 said:

March 10th, 4:14 pm

is it look like GOW : ascension going to psn store on Tuesday as day one digital ?

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    Rey Gutierrez said:

    March 10th, 8:32 pm

    God of War: Ascension comes to PS3 on Blu-ray this week.

smoothboarder540 said:

March 10th, 4:14 pm

I think Activision and Sony hate each other. That’s why Spyro and Crash aren’t on the Vita in the US.

Ryu1311 said:

March 10th, 4:15 pm

ok so is Ascension going to be day 1 digital also, if it is we dont get the all stars bonuses huh?

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    Rey Gutierrez said:

    March 10th, 8:33 pm

    It is not a Day 1 Digital.

whatisdelicious said:

March 10th, 4:18 pm

You should really add prices to these posts in the future.

polka22 said:

March 10th, 4:19 pm


I wanted to ask you why there was not advanced notice about Tomb Raider being digital? I wanted to buy it digital but at the last minute bought physical. The easier you make this for people, the more success you have moving content from physical to digital.

perrandy said:

March 10th, 4:21 pm

no class of heroes 2?

MakoSOLIDER said:

March 10th, 4:32 pm

Hello. If all future map packs will be free in GoW Ascension, then what does the Season Pass do?

M1ing0o said:

March 10th, 4:34 pm

I think that there is a mistake on the titles GoW and sniper gw are not psn games, because de psn title is repeated, the first ones should be retail

Ghostwize said:

March 10th, 4:34 pm

What?! No?

More ps2 classics, less stuff no one really wants. Kessen was pretty cool in it’s day though but I don’t think anyone would consider it a classic. Please review what qualifies as a classic on the store. Look at sales numbers or something……you know….try? :D Cheers! :P

tiamatvisionaire said:

March 10th, 4:34 pm

Still no Dark Cloud HD Bundle pack or PS2 Classic?

Wossamotta_U said:

March 10th, 4:41 pm

I am very excited for Darkstalkers Resurrection! I am also curious about all of those PSN imports. Will those games get some level of explanation in the Tuesday write-up? I would love to know more about those games.

ItaChu said:

March 10th, 4:46 pm

Quantum Theory coming soon to PS+ lol i called it XD

ItaChu said:

March 10th, 4:48 pm

“When will we be able to share our assets for ME3 with the PC version for Multiplayer?”

Are you freaking serious Kaze? LOL

Edzo04ps said:

March 10th, 4:48 pm

oooo bad drop

superfriar19 said:

March 10th, 4:56 pm

@19 KazeEternal

1. No.

2. Ask Square. They are the ones who decide that.

3. See number two.

4. Never.

5. Me.

superfriar19 said:

March 10th, 4:58 pm

Oops. Meant @10.

ItaChu said:

March 10th, 4:59 pm

Please make a PS2 Classics IMPORTS section and add Capcom vs SNK 2 to it ? PLEASE!

el_casual said:

March 10th, 5:03 pm

Hey Sony, do you remenber that you have a portable console named Vita??
No? well its obvious.
yes? so please a game of God of War, Infamous, more psone games, more AAA games. I know that all the FIrst party estudios and you is focus in PS4, but remenber the Vita.

nanaki85 said:

March 10th, 5:16 pm

Nice to see Kessen II, and some imports as well, anyone remember Ore no Ryouri (My Cooking) from the 2000 Undergrounds demo disc for PS1 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLqVoW7lmw4

icurafuse said:

March 10th, 5:16 pm

Are those PS1 imports compatible with Vita? Have you considered some PSP imports as well?

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    Rey Gutierrez said:

    March 10th, 8:34 pm

    Yes. They’re compatible with PSVita.

MakoSOLIDER said:

March 10th, 5:17 pm

btw SONY I think u made a mistake when putting up the banners. PSN is written twice. In that case GoW wouldn’t be on PSN

Sarrop39 said:

March 10th, 5:18 pm

Darkstalker’s Resurrection and Razor’s Edge demo? Yup, this officially made my day :)

Tjoeb123 said:

March 10th, 5:36 pm

Actually, while I was refreshing the Web store waiting for the Store to finish updating on Tuesday, I DID see Disgaea 3 (PS Vita) in the Plus section, but still at $40. We might get it this week! (And if so, bye bye, Sly Cooper…)

TALLglassofWATER said:

March 10th, 5:42 pm

I want crash tem racing vita support please. I’ve got my fingers crossed for a vita memory card sale in the last weekof the vita bashed too.

BlaqMagiq24 said:

March 10th, 5:44 pm

Darkstalkers Resurrection and GOW Ascension Collector’s Edition for me. Hopefully Darkstalkers sells well enough for a Darkstalkers 4.

Metalsonic_69 said:

March 10th, 5:53 pm

I actually agree with Dragon_Night. I’ve owned a Vita for over a year now and it’s a bit ridiculous that some of the most iconic PSone classics are unavailable on the Vita’s Store. They work just fine on PSP and PS3, but not Vita? I find it hard to believe that the Vita is that hard to code for.

Tjoeb123 said:

March 10th, 5:55 pm

As long as Capcom is being Capcom, I don’t think that’ll happen….unless it sells MILLIONS…

eggmiester28 said:

March 10th, 5:56 pm

very awesome for Kessen II now sony help convince koei to release romance of the three kingdoms 8 or 10 on the psn

EFUS09 said:

March 10th, 5:57 pm

please, is there news to see crash bandicoot games on ps vita store?

Belzac said:

March 10th, 6:06 pm

Please, Soul Sacrifice demo. Please SCEA.

Mabus51 said:

March 10th, 6:10 pm

You guys, The Drop doesn’t list everything coming on Tuesday. Only some things, I never understood why that is. Anyway this week for Vita plus members is the Metal Gear HD collection. I think Disgaea 3 is next week. Would be cool to get both but I doubt it will happen.

ossiecastro5 said:

March 10th, 6:19 pm

@42 – It doesn’t list some things. It lists the major things! :D

I like this drop. Thank you Sony! :D

irelandrocks06 said:

March 10th, 6:22 pm

ranch tacos

Alastor424 said:

March 10th, 6:25 pm

Will God of War: Ascension be a Day 1 Digital? And if so, will the digital release include the PlayStation All-Stars characters? Please let us know.

faraway25 said:

March 10th, 6:27 pm

NG3 Razor edge demo already? When does it come out? I guess I’ll try it out and see if they actually improved it and if it’s good maybe I’ll consider getting it IF the price is reduced. But I don’t know I don’t like where they are taking the series, adding all this DOA goofy crap.

decadencia13 said:

March 10th, 6:31 pm

i too would like to know if GOW:A will be a day one digital title, not last minute like tomb raider either, that was upsetting to say the least…

PrinceofXIII said:

March 10th, 6:41 pm

that GOW collections lookse neat :D

PrinceofXIII said:

March 10th, 6:41 pm

also Darkstalkers Resurrection coming out already O__O

DeathGazer said:

March 10th, 6:43 pm

Quantum Theory? Ewwwww, why?

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