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The Drop: Week of April 1st 2013 New Releases

Rey Gutierrez's Avatar Posted by Senior Social Media Specialist

Join a futuristic online open-world shooter where thousands of players scour a transformed Earth competing for alien technology. Create a unique character and level up with diverse customization options. Hunt alone or with others as you improve your skills and unlock powerful modern and alien weapons that will help you survive the massive battles that await in this constantly evolving online world.

Immerse yourself in the world of Defiance as the game impacts, and is impacted by, the Defiance TV series on this week’s The Drop.


(Also on PSN) — The visionary open-world shooter MMOG Defiance serves as a companion to the tandem television show on Syfy. In an entertainment first, the game and show will influence and depend on each other, and even feature some players’ characters on the TV shows as extras.

Set on a future Earth, Defiance introduces players and viewers to a world where humans and aliens live together on a planet transformed by decades of conflict. The game combines the intense action of a ‘AAA’ console shooter, with the persistence, scale, and customization of an MMO, while its TV counterpart weaves the rich tapestry of the world into a series with the scope, characters, and drama of a classic sci-fi epic. Because they exist in a single universe, the show and the game will influence each other and evolve together over time, with actions in both mediums driving the overall story of Defiance.

Ion Assault HD — In 2183 humanity discovers an energy source that facilitates travel into new regions of space. Gigantic mother ships collect the newly discovered fuel from the distant energy fields and transport it to Earth. When the fleet is destroyed in an alien attack, the player sets out on a perilous journey home in a small harvester.


In Ion Assault, instead of conventional weapons, players use the free energy particles that are abundant in space to fend off swarms of aliens. The particles are bundled and the player is able to shoot them at asteroids and enemy ships. The particles are not destroyed in this process, but are redistributed in space, ready to be magnetically attracted again and re-used. Their random distribution makes for dynamic gameplay and calls for a more strategic approach.


  • Injustice: Gods Among Us
  • Terraria

PlayStation 2 Classic

2477_gtalcs_Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories — There are a million stories in Liberty City. This one changes everything. Once a trusted wise guy in the Leone crime family, Toni Cipriani was forced into hiding after killing a made man. Now he’s back and it’s time for things to be put right. Forced to fight for his life in an odyssey that will shake Liberty City to its foundations, Toni must use any means necessary to secure his place in the leadership of the Leone family in a town up for grabs.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories — Vice City features more expansive locations, and over 120 vehicles ripe for the picking such as exotic cars, motorcycles, luxury yachts and planes. The soundtrack boasts three times the tunes compared to the previous GTA, and features countless ’80s hits. Over 40 different weapons ensure effective firepower and provide enough variety for stylish defensive measures (samurai sword anyone?).

[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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passivefamiliar said:

April 1st, 11:13 am

injustice…looks interesting, demo is welcome. but meh. not very exciting. saw a post about coop online….i want splitscreen co-op. i miss playing WITH someone. this online stuff is great, but i’m from a different generation.

and all this digital media, its amazing honestly. but, why does the digital copy of a game cost as much as the physical one? shouldnt it be cheaper?

lisatsunami said:

April 1st, 11:15 am

37 gig! And I thought The Hobbit with bonus was too much to download. 37 gig is almost all I have remaining on my oldest PS3 and would take a day to download! Maybe more.

And yes, where the heck is thrpe Plus blog?!,

lisatsunami said:

April 1st, 11:18 am

*the Plus blog, geesh.

DonkeyKongKilla said:

April 1st, 11:24 am

Social meda specialist yet, don’t reply to his own blog. #Fired

BlueRobotX said:

April 1st, 11:26 am

I’m guessing the April fools day joke is no updates at all, there is usually an update by now on Monday and not just the PS+ update.

Joeltron3030 said:

April 1st, 11:45 am

Sweet Ion Assault! Thanks Sony you really do listen!!

PS – Do you know Die Hard?

humanflaw said:

April 1st, 11:45 am

I know, I know. People have been complaining about this since the dawn of time, however, I must finally jump on the bandwagon.

I am hearing one excuse after another as to why EU get’s “better” games vs. US on PS Plus. Well, news flash, there is really no excuse. The US has many games that never reach our shores, however, we do not get flooded with top tier games for the inconvenience.

I get the fact that it is the developers who decide if they will offer their games and I know that it is really just a big ploy to try and get DLC purchases for those games to squeeze some extra cash out of it and I am OK with that. I love the games that I have gotten and PS Plus is by far the best subscription service I have and I do have a lot.

What DOES really bother me is the level of details and advance notice EU PS Plus players are getting. Nearly midway through March they got the game list that will hit in April while today is April 1st and I have not found even a small flash of detail regarding what is in store for us here is the USA.

So, Sony, what’s the plan?


AKA LegacyHax

qviqve666 said:

April 1st, 12:00 pm

what playtation plus in april

PrimeroIncognito said:

April 1st, 12:03 pm

@ passivefamiliar

No, it shouldn’t be.

It could be, depending on certain factors, bit it’s not guaranteed to work out that way.

DanteMerfi said:

April 1st, 12:26 pm

Where’s the PS + update? This April Fools joke is not funny at all, Sony.

Mando44646 said:

April 1st, 12:30 pm

is the “nothing for Vita” thing a bad April Fool’s Joke? Is that it?

Suicide_Surfer said:

April 1st, 12:41 pm

Where’s the plus update?

Betorro said:

April 1st, 12:46 pm

Where’s the plus update?

Suicide_Surfer said:

April 1st, 12:46 pm

Almost 4 o’clock and still no plus update

Suicide_Surfer said:

April 1st, 12:48 pm

Where’s the plus update? …please?

PrimeroIncognito said:

April 1st, 12:49 pm

Does Rey’s title of “Social Media Specialist” mean that he’s a really social guy who specializes in media in general, or is he just a regular guy who specializes in “social media” specifically?

RulitoCR said:

April 1st, 12:50 pm

Plus update please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Suicide_Surfer said:

April 1st, 12:53 pm

Seriously…why does it take so long? I’m sure they’ve known for quite a while what games to put on. How hard can it be to just type press enter on the main computer? Look, I can do it in 2 seconds!

Game 1……
Game 2……
Game 3……
Game 4…..


GameQuirks said:

April 1st, 12:54 pm

What happened to Morgan? Where’s the PS Plus freebies for the month of April? Are we expecting a very long list that Morgan needs a lot of time finishing it? Normally, we got the update during 12nn EST.

Nooterman said:

April 1st, 1:05 pm

Maybe the silence means that the PlayStation Store is going to update at midnight or a set time like every other online store in the world. Nah Just kidding, April fools everyone.

Hopefully the PS+ stuff is good this month, I enjoyed Disgaea 3 alot(have you guys pitched to NIS to make a DIsgaea 4 PSV port yet?)

Nergil said:

April 1st, 1:06 pm

Yeah, Rey is the absolute worst poster on this blog…why he’s still around is beyond me…I don’t think I’ve ever seen him reply to anybody…what makes him senior, social, or a specialist I have no idea.

Xnightwish said:

April 1st, 1:07 pm

My brother works at Sony and gave me the plus list this month

Game 1: Haze
Game 2: Haze 2: Haze Harder
Game 3 : Haze 3: It’s a Good Day to Haze Hard
Game 4: Haze for PSVita

DonkeyKongKilla said:

April 1st, 1:11 pm

Yeah he’d be fired on the spot lol

DonkeyKongKilla said:

April 1st, 1:11 pm

April Fool’s right lmao

DonkeyKongKilla said:

April 1st, 1:12 pm

@Nergil – I’ve seen him reply on other peoples blog posts. rarely his haha

baniann said:

April 1st, 1:15 pm

Happy about the Terraria demo. I’m hoping to see more of the many classic RPGs released as Playstation 2 classics.

Zionine said:

April 1st, 1:21 pm

They keep him around for those awkward commercials.. I wouldn’t dare put my vita in my back pocket… in fear of accidentally sitting on it..

SweetReLeaf said:

April 1st, 1:36 pm

Maybe @Morgan is taking a long time with the update because he is trying to get something really cool for us? or maybe I’m being overly optimistic lol

Nergil said:

April 1st, 1:38 pm


He can’t even spell his name right…it’s Ray, not Rey buddy :P

Nergil said:

April 1st, 1:39 pm


LOL, those commercials are horrible…who would do that?

DonkeyKongKilla said:

April 1st, 1:40 pm

Only thing I can think of is the update must be huge. Who knows.

Zionine said:

April 1st, 1:45 pm

Yeah……. if this drop is any indication………

Suicide_Surfer said:

April 1st, 1:47 pm

4:45 and no update in sight l. Oh PS+ God, Give us something good for this wait!

Chizuzuu said:

April 1st, 1:52 pm

I’m giving them the benefit of the doubt in that the lack of a blog post is somehow related to the other playstation network issues going on (login issues for the store mostly). I can see how the affected network stuff for the store might put a damper on the blog updates as well. It’s just really hard making with the whole benefit of the doubt though all hopped up on discount easter candy. I’m refreshing the screen as hard as I can.

Suicide_Surfer said:

April 1st, 2:02 pm

5 o’clock and no update…waiting

Suicide_Surfer said:

April 1st, 2:03 pm

5:03. No update…waiting

ItaChu said:

April 1st, 2:07 pm

No PS+ Update today :(

Suicide_Surfer said:

April 1st, 2:08 pm


Rockefellow said:

April 1st, 2:09 pm

This is just embarrassing. Not a single update all damned day? It never fails– every visit to this cursed Blog provides us with another reason to be ashamed of the PlayStation brand.

I bet the comically inept Morgan & Co. took the day after Easter off after the ineffable amount of work they put into this blog day in and day out. In most places of employment you’d need to be at least somewhat competent to receive such benefits, but who am I to judge how Sony manages this blog? It’s not like it’s their only major outlet to the millions of PlayStation fans in North America…

I suppose we’re all the true April Fools, patiently waiting all day for some kind of update or even the slightest acknowledgement from someone on the PS Blog. Thankfully, we’re all used to this maligned treatment from the lackluster imbeciles running the show here, so we can stomach yet another example of their contemptible carelessness towards their most dedicated (and desecrated) fans.

The only other joke I see here is the Blog itself, and the dismal, sorry team behind the scenes. It’ll be a happy day when someone who respects their fanbase gets behind this outlet.

Suicide_Surfer said:

April 1st, 2:12 pm

^ so true

Zionine said:

April 1st, 2:13 pm

^drama much?

Suicide_Surfer said:

April 1st, 2:15 pm

It’s 5:15 don’t you think that’s a little late?

Suicide_Surfer said:

April 1st, 2:17 pm

Well, peace y’all I gotta go to my game. Maybe they’ll have updated by the time I get back. Nahh

bt1234567892010 said:

April 1st, 2:18 pm

I normally do not complain, but this is absurd, the only thing I check on the blog is the Playstation Plus update, I’m with a couple others, Europe gets weeks notice, we have to wait until the day before, but we all go on thinking nothing of it, but if THIS is an April Fools joke, let it be known I, like everyone else wondering about it, do not find this funny. I hope there will be an update later on this evening, or tomorrow morning, unless there is a very good reason as to why the blog hasn’t updated with it…

DonkeyKongKilla said:

April 1st, 2:18 pm


j-scro said:

April 1st, 2:18 pm

It’s a little late. Big deal. It’s not like the stuff is available for download when the blog goes live. Just check back later.

Zionine said:

April 1st, 2:19 pm

Oh, of course it is! Hahah. It’s just.. Idk, it’s not life or death.. :/ It’s a service, and it’s much better than lots of things out there. I’m getting more games than I can complete from it. So, my patience will endure. Gonna play P4G or Urban Trials… :)

Strike-Snake85 said:

April 1st, 2:22 pm

Where is the ps plus update???

AteOff_Hitlure said:

April 1st, 2:23 pm

Redic!! Where’s the damn update!?! Not funny

XxDG3K_ALL_DAYxX said:

April 1st, 2:28 pm

Lol calm down guys it will be up soon they are obviously trolling us by taking so long to post it…check back in a hour or 2 maybe

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