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The Drop: Week of April 8th 2013 New Releases

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Cross-Buy Guacamelee! for PS3 and PS Vita on PSN this week. Guacamelee! draws its inspiration from traditional Mexican culture and folklore, and features many interesting and unique characters. The game also blurs the boundaries between combat and platforming by making many of the moves useful and necessary for both of these.

The game features a down on his luck Mexican named Juan Aguacate, who sets out to save the world when El Presidente’s Daughter is kidnapped by an Evil Charro Skeleton. The story takes place in and around a small village in Mexico, and has the player travelling between parallel dimensions on his quest to rescue the girl he loves.

Enjoy this week’s The Drop.


(Cross-Buy PS3/PS Vita) — Guacamelee is a Metroidvania style game with a light world/dark world component where you play as a luchador. The game can be played entirely cooperatively with the first player controlling Juan and the second playing a woman known as Tostada. The combat consists of melee attacks, as the name suggests, such as punches, grapples and throws. There are also other moves you learn to help traverse the environment such as uppercuts, ground pounds and turning into a chicken. The switching between the light and dark worlds is done on the fly and is used in both combat and traversal.


XCOM_Enemy_Unknown_Game_CoverXCOM: Enemy Unknown — XCOM: Enemy Unknown will place you in control of a secret paramilitary organization called XCOM. As the XCOM commander, you will defend against a terrifying global alien invasion by managing resources, advancing technologies, and overseeing combat strategies and individual unit tactics.

The original X-COM is widely regarded as one of the best games ever made and has now been re-imagined by the strategy experts at Firaxis Games. XCOM: Enemy Unknown will expand on that legacy with an entirely new invasion story, enemies and technologies to fight aliens and defend Earth. You will control the fate of the human race through researching alien technologies, creating and managing a fully operational base, planning combat missions and controlling soldier movement in battle.

Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X — Set in conceived version of the future inspired by the best-selling Tom Clancy videogame franchises, this flight combat action game imagines a world where a private military force has cumulated such power that it attacks the USA. Thrust into the cockpits of incredibly powerful and technologically advanced jet fighters, gamers will benefit from hi-tech piloting assistance, providing comfort, security and enhanced perception. As players gain skills and confidence, they will be able to shed the assistance. But before choosing performance over security, they’ll have to weigh the risks carefully.

John Daly’s Prostroke Golf — John Daly’s ProStroke Golf is an interactive game with a number of fully licensed courses and five different play modes. Put the ball in play with the revolutionary design and realistic physics of ProStroke View and Prostroke Swing!

Table Mini Golf (PS Vita) — Table Mini Golf is a bite-sized game with monster-sized scope – you’ll use the AR Play cards to construct dozens of mini-golf courses across most flat surfaces of your choosing, and then pick one of three stylish characters to show off your putting skills in style.

Fatal_Frame_CoverartPlayStation 2 Classic

Fatal Frame — An isolated imposing manor lurking silently at the edge of a forest and near the outskirts of a small nameless village? Such is the starting point for this game which reinvents the survival horror genre. Project ZERO will immerse players in a frightening and oppressive atmosphere, forcing them to confront their worst nightmares.

PSone Imports

  • Evergreen Avenue
  • Favorite Dear (Jyunpaku No Yogensha)
  • Mahjong Mahjong: Youchien Tamago-Gumi

[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:

April 7th, 4:01 pm

What? No love?

Superstone said:

April 7th, 4:03 pm

Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom on PSN!! and more PSone classics!!

h_pacheco said:

April 7th, 4:04 pm

waiting for capcom vs snk 2

TheBlackOthello said:

April 7th, 4:05 pm

project zero! woooooo classic game

supvic said:

April 7th, 4:07 pm

Spring Sale details please!

tiny_tim31 said:

April 7th, 4:07 pm

Guacamelee! looks amazing. Can’t wait!

SHINOBI_3 said:

April 7th, 4:08 pm

What is a Luchador? A miserable little pile of secrets!


xClayMeow said:

April 7th, 4:09 pm

Give us a Day One PS+ Discount for Guacamelee! and I’m all over it!

jchill001 said:

April 7th, 4:10 pm

when will we get the soul sacrifice demo???????????

Aremus_ said:

April 7th, 4:12 pm

FATAL FRAME!? Best update ever! i thought i’d never see it on PSN! Thanks for this! i’ll buy it this tuesday! :D

Domi-Origato said:

April 7th, 4:13 pm

What about FF5 on the vita?! The one FF game I have and I can’t play it on Vita!

SweetReLeaf said:

April 7th, 4:17 pm

Lame Drop. Praying the Spring Sale will be great :)

ZaGe-zAiKaNo said:

April 7th, 4:17 pm

Waiting on tomorrow’s Plus update & Spring fever sales :p

KosmoCrisis said:

April 7th, 4:18 pm

Fatal Fram box art is so creepy.

Everyone, save your complaints and buy Guacamelee. Tell them I sent you!

BlueRobotX said:

April 7th, 4:18 pm

@xClayMeow I hope we get a PS+ discount for Guacamelee! too but we won’t out if there is onbe till tomorrows PS+ update.

subadictos said:

April 7th, 4:20 pm

What??? No SUIKODEN II for PS One classics???


ps_n_blog_ac said:

April 7th, 4:28 pm

mmm…. i think it’s a shame they put up Fatal frame… i’m hoping for a HD remake

Alucard-XII said:

April 7th, 4:31 pm

Fatal Frame!!! THANK YOU

One of the best horror games. If you miss Resident Evil 1, the Fatal Frame series would probably be the closest thing you would ever find to it.

zulux21 said:

April 7th, 4:34 pm

any word on when we will get the soul sacrifice demo, it’s going to be crummy if we don’t get it until the game releases as I won’t be preordering until I can give the demo a try.

Jimmy-DeBABA said:

April 7th, 4:39 pm

Were is Soul Sacrifice demo? Japan had it for over a 2 months!

eggmiester28 said:

April 7th, 4:39 pm

i am surprised to see Fatal Frame i thought that i read a year or two back that nintendo bought the rights to the ip.
sony you guys need to use your ninja’s on koei to get them to release romance of the threekingdoms 8 or x

Craiji said:

April 7th, 4:43 pm

Will we get a soul sacrifice demo? Before the game hits?

theshowstoppa14 said:

April 7th, 4:43 pm

Any idea if Street Fighter X Tekken is coming to psn for ps3?

duke301 said:

April 7th, 4:44 pm

Nothing there that really catches the eye this week. If there is nothing good on sale, then this will be a money saving week for me. I don’t mind that at all!

Ghostwize said:

April 7th, 4:46 pm

Xcom! One of my all time favorite games! I may end up selling my physical copy just to have it on the HD. Expansion soon! Guacamelee looks awesome too. Probably pick that up with the credit I get from Sony. :D

xClayMeow said:

April 7th, 4:46 pm

The weird thing about the lack of a NA Soul Sacrifice demo is that I’ve now played the demo at two NA events: CES & GDC. So it definitely exists here, it’s just being withheld for some reason!

SpaceOddity87 said:

April 7th, 4:46 pm

Guacamelee looks like my kind of game, and Fatal Frame is a nice addition to the Classics. Always wanted to play it. Solid work.

bocahfooty said:

April 7th, 4:46 pm

Yeah, because we all want more PSOne imports, rather than proper PSOne classics in english!

IX-lycaon said:

April 7th, 4:48 pm

I’m very exited for Fatal Frame. Definetly one of my favorite horror games! I’m looking forward to play it again.
I was wondering if there is any word on when Haunting Ground will finally be released on PS2 Classics?

ShoyzD said:

April 7th, 4:52 pm

So you guys want Soul Sacrifice to fail here I take it? Can’t wait to not play the demo when it comes out- after the retail game..

IzoGray said:

April 7th, 4:53 pm

Where is the soul sacrifice demo??? Answers please.
What about kingdom hearts birth by sleep an final fantasy crisis core for psp?? Two of your best titles for the system and they’re not on PSN??

I’m excited for guacamelee but we need answers

whatisdelicious said:

April 7th, 4:53 pm

All the people complaining suuuuuuck. I’m so pumped for Guacamelee!

cwlykh said:

April 7th, 5:06 pm

wow Fatal Frame! hope there will be a remastered of fatal frame with trophy included! but nvm this should be fine for a replay! nice update!!!

Alkaiser27 said:

April 7th, 5:11 pm

fatal frame is nice to see. saga frontier for ps1 would be so nice.

Suicide_Surfer said:

April 7th, 5:13 pm

What? No demos?

Dangisuckatgamin said:

April 7th, 5:29 pm

Honestly not a good drop for me.
I mostly only play Online Coop games now and none of these have that. But i’ve got defiance keeping me company for awhile.

WrekGar said:

April 7th, 5:34 pm

You know I will be getting Guacamelee Rey and looking for it’s platinum.

Wozman23 said:

April 7th, 5:44 pm

Guacamelee! Dia Uno!

Jotamide said:

April 7th, 5:51 pm

Nice! Good to see some good ol’ survival horror on PSN!

GhostMachine1 said:

April 7th, 5:59 pm


PlayEvoinsec21 said:

April 7th, 6:00 pm

Good Drop ! Awesome to see Fatal Frame ! Thanks, hope you guys also add the others 2, not only this one !

onslaughtree said:

April 7th, 6:22 pm

Been waiting on Guacamelee forever. Just what my Vita needs. day 1 buy fo sure. Gameplay looks amazing. cant wait till tuesday.

Loco4FourLoko said:

April 7th, 6:24 pm

are we ever going to see least one retail vita game a month? i consider soul sacrifice a may release. its the last day of the freakin month.

rayzerb2_0 said:

April 7th, 6:26 pm

can we please get dragon ball z budokai 3 hd on psvita or at least make dragon ball z shin budokai another road that was on psp available on psvita.

diskdocx said:

April 7th, 6:30 pm

Guacamelee looks good, and I’m ready for something new for the Vita.

But, it also seems to be very short. A few people already have the platinum, and its looking like it can be done in less than 10 hours.

I’m hoping for a $9.99 price point or else a Plus discount. Not sure I could justify $14.99

lxMrH3lLxl said:

April 7th, 6:34 pm

Omg Fatal Frame, wow I love it so much.

dominiumundi said:

April 7th, 6:47 pm



So please release all the saga . . . and by the way . . . TECMO KOEI launch a new FATAL FRAME for PS3 . . . VITA or PS4 . . . but please give us an AMAZING GAME!!!

DiscoJer said:

April 7th, 6:52 pm

@43 The Vita is apparently getting 3 retail releases over the next 5 months, so nope.

It is dead. Worst $200 I ever spent.

Knightedrik said:

April 7th, 7:16 pm

Fatal Frame. Finally a PS1/PS2 game worthy of the the name “classic”.

If you have never played this game, DO NOT pass it up.. it is completely fantastic.

This game will terrify you to the point you won’t be able to sleep.. lol.

Thx Sony, I will be picking up this and Guacamelee.. (You had me at “metroidvania”.

Sonicfan11589 said:

April 7th, 7:18 pm

FATAL FRAME!! YES!! Hope to see Fatal Frame 2 and 3 down the road. Will it cost $9.99?

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