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The Drop: Week of April 22nd 2013 New Releases

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On PSN and PS3 Blu-ray, Dead Island Riptide brings back the franchise’s explosive mix of open-world gameplay, co-op first-person action and Action RPG elements to fans worldwide. Also included is an eclectic mix of hero characters, each with with their own backstory.

Also on PSN and PS3 Blu-ray, the award-winning Star Trek game casts players for the first time ever as Kirk and Spock in a totally original co-op experience worthy of gamers and fans. Set in the new canon of director and producer J.J. Abrams’ Star Trek reboot, players will be immersed in the game’s rich story and action-packed combat.

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(Also on PS3 Blu-ray) — The survivors of Banoi thought they had escaped the terrors of the tropical island and survived the apocalypse on a corrupted paradise. Then their fate took a turn for the worse. Shortly after the battle-hardened team had landed their helicopter on a military ship, a furious storm hits and havoc quickly spreads on board. Suddenly they find themselves struggling for their lives again with all hope drowning in the rising waves.

With invigorating new elements infused into a proven mix, Dead Island Riptide reanimates the zombie terror for a second battle for life against the dead. A monsoon has hit the once beautiful archipelago and heavy rainstorms have laid waste to large areas of the islands. The city of Henderson and jungle areas on the island of Palanai were flooded leaving boats as the only remaining way of transportation.

Thomas Was Alone (PS3/PS Vita Cross-Buy) — Thomas Was Alone is a platformer where the goal is simple – get all the characters to their exit portals. You’ll find that becomes increasingly harder than it sounds. Use their skills in tandem, be it flotation, anti-gravity, bounciness or, well, jumping slightly higher. Along the way, you’ll hear an awesome story narrated by Danny Wallace (Assassin’s Creed) and scored by the epically talented David Housden. On PS Vita, you can use the touchscreens to select characters, or to control the camera.

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(Also on PS3 Blu-ray) — This action-packed Star Trek game is based in the continuity set up in the 2009 reboot of Gene Roddenberry’s classic series by J. J. Abrams. The Star Trek video game offers a sweeping journey of epic proportions across unexplored planets and enemy battleships with the latest 23rd century weapons and gear. It boasts a story filled with action-packed combat as Kirk and Spock work together to stop a legendary enemy race bent on conquering the galaxy. And for the first time ever, players are cast as Captain James T. Kirk and Spock in an unprecedented co-op experience, where the complementary personalities of these iconic characters push players to make strategic use of their alliance.

Draw Slasher (PS Vita/PSN Exclusive) — A long time ago, but not so far away, Pirate Monkey Zombies – stupid, smelly, ugly, rotten and disgusting creatures – invaded a peaceful village. They kidnapped Hanzo’s – a rather short ninja’s – family. Take control of his awesome blade and aid him in the quest to free them.

gm001God Mode (Demo Available) — God Mode is set in a twisted version of Greek mythology and the afterlife. The player is a descendant of an ancient God whose family has been banished by Hades from Mt. Olympus and turned into a mere mortal. To avoid an afterlife of eternal damnnation, the player must battle through this purgatory known as the Maze of Hades against an army of the underworld.

Soul Calibur V — SoulCalibur V picks up 17 years after the events of SoulCalibur IV with new heroes and returning warriors clashing in an epic showdown between good and evil. The tale of Patroklos, son of Sophitia Alexandra, unfolds as his family’s destiny intertwines with the Soul swords.

Black Rock Shooter: The Game (PSP/PSN Exclusive) — Earth has been ruthlessly assaulted by extraterrestrials, and nineteen years of nonstop battle now threaten the very existence of humanity. The last hope for human survival is BRS, a heroine created solely to save planet Earth; she is the ultimate battle android. But when she is awakened to end the battle once and for all, there are only twelve human beings left on Earth… Black Rock Shooter: The Game is based on the cutting edge music OAV anime from Ordet and Good Smile Company.

Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII — In this game, you are the leader of Operation Wildcard, an undercover and elite squad of pilots secretly created by the American government. Your mission is to sabotage and destroy the Third Reich’s evil plans to create a weapon of mass destruction. During this mission you and your team discover that the bad guys also have an elite team of their own. In an attempt to disarm the enemy, you engage in dramatic and movie-like spy missions in some of the world’s most exotic locations using experimental weapons and flying never-before-seen prototype aircraft.


Guilty Gear XX Accent Core: Plus R (PS Vita) — Arc System Works’ high-resolution fighter now comes to the Playstation Network. In Guilty Gear XX Accent Core, all of your favorite characters have returned with more moves and an alternate EX version of each. With the extended “Plus” version, you can dish out even more mind-numbing, insane combos with 25 crazy combatants.

In Accent Core Plus, discover the back story to all the fighters in the Guilty Gear mythos, including fan favorites Kliff Undersn and Justice. The Force Break, Throw Escape and Slash Back systems added in Accent Core give all the fighters a wide variety of defensive and offensive capabilities.

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Fire Pro Wrestling Returns — Japan’s most legendary wrestling series returns! The incredibly popular Fire Pro Wrestling series is famous for its unparalleled gameplay depth and unmatched customization options, and Fire Pro Wrestling Returns is the biggest and best in the series yet. Having been widely imported for years by hardcore wrestling fans, this will be the first time that the North American audience will get to experience this amazing series in their native language on a home console.

[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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GabeHimself said:

April 21st, 7:34 pm

Never thought Fire Pro Wrestling returns would make it to PSN. I’m definitely picking that up Tuesday after I get off work. That’s assuming there are no hiccups this week in getting the update out…

God-Of-Lyf said:

April 21st, 7:38 pm

I played God Mode on XBox 360 and really enjoyed it so I’ll be picking that up more than likely once the store goes live sometime Thursday or so!

thundercat17 said:

April 21st, 7:39 pm

You people are a bunch of whiners, either stop whining or go to xbox

USRevenge2 said:

April 21st, 7:43 pm

when is the netflix app going to be fixed? when you start a show or movie it will freeze while the sound keeps going, it does this like every 2 minutes

MaGee911 said:

April 21st, 8:15 pm

@gohan16ken ,@heyPJ93
Have either of you ever been on xbox live? First they update on tuesday. I ususally stay up all night on mondays (graveyard shift) and at 3am PST TUESDAY moring almost every week I can puchase and download any game that is new that week. This also goes for DLC, I was playing the Uprising map pack by 3:30am last tuesday. I like the things that PSN offers but the incosistant manner(delayed updates, constant maintance, and SLOW install and download speeds) in which they bring it to us is just embarassing.

MaGee911 said:

April 21st, 8:16 pm

@USRevenge2 Netflix working just fine here, maybe your system has issues

Beyondthegrave07 said:

April 21st, 8:17 pm

could you add level-5’s PS2 classics on the store in the near future? I’d love to give you my money for them! :)

Zevrou said:

April 21st, 8:21 pm

there’s nothing for me this week, maybe i’ll give god mode(demo) but i’m still having a blast with injustice and nothing hurts =)

Grendolai said:

April 21st, 8:40 pm

For those complaining about slow load times and netflix not working:
1) Restart your router….often…weekly…..tons of streaming, online gaming, downloading plugs up your router and restarting from time to time frees it up.
2) Get faster internet.

MaGee911 said:

April 21st, 9:13 pm

It takes nearly twice as long to download the same size file on my PS3 than on my 360. and transfering files from one sony device to another (PSP PSVita) takes about ten mins per gig of data. I own almost every Vita game in digital format, I have stored a copy all of them on my PC. I have wanted to play NFS most wanted for a week but I don’t want to wait 20 mins to transfer it to my Vita.

MaGee911 said:

April 21st, 9:18 pm

Oh, and it takes soo long to delete a full size game from the hard drive on the PS3. Why when pretty much any system made this century has almost instant results when you hit delete.

D_R_O_Z said:

April 21st, 9:20 pm

@49 Nitrosonic0 AND EVERYONE ELSE COMPLAINING ABOUT SLOW DOWNLOAD SPEEDS. GET FASTER INTERNET!!!!! Takes me less than 7 minutes to download Malicious (528mb). Do the math, that’s about 1Gb every 13-14 minutes. GTA IV is 11gb which means it should take me about 2 1/2 hours. which isn’t bad. If you can’t purchase faster internet then you need to buy physical copies (if possible) or stop complaining. Well you need to stop complaining (to Sony) and take it up with you ISP.

RulitoCR said:

April 21st, 9:34 pm

Just waiting for the God Mode demo!

XtemmA2 said:

April 21st, 9:38 pm

Just a week left.

FTM-Soul-Shaker said:

April 21st, 10:08 pm

Still no news for PSN Soul Sacrifice digital pre-order. And how did they miss day 1 DD:DA. PSN US is really dropping the ball lately.

TMAZT3R said:

April 21st, 10:34 pm

Thomas Was Alone grabs my attention this week. I love my ps vita indie games, keep them coming Sony!

Also Sony, I hope to god you have some decent surprises for the vita this E3 it was pitiful last year.

InFAMOUS_Noba said:

April 21st, 11:03 pm

i wish sony could bring out Killer 7 as a ps2 classic that game is so hard to find now

LeiFangHelenaFan said:

April 21st, 11:13 pm

Soul Calibur V was by far the biggest waste of $60 I’ve ever played. Seriously, the worst fighting game of this generation by far and the worst Soul series game ever. Stay far away from it.:P

LeiFangHelenaFan said:

April 21st, 11:30 pm

BTW, God Mode looks interesting.:D

IIL0YDII said:

April 22nd, 12:18 am

Thanks for CRASH and SPYRO on ps vita!

Mister-Nep said:

April 22nd, 12:29 am

Definitely getting Black Rock Shooter this week, but I didn’t realize Guilty Gear was coming out this week as well. Will have to purchase this later on, but BRS first!

Joaquin27488 said:

April 22nd, 1:16 am

Assassin’s Creed III, The Tyranny of King Washington, Episode III: The Redemption should be coming out tomorrow, but I guess we’ll have to wait till tuesday

ExHaseo said:

April 22nd, 3:02 am

So, is Black Rock Shooter going to be Vita compatible or not? The announcement post just kept saying that it’s up to you guys, not the developer, and it doesn’t say PS Vita next to it here. I really hope it is, it looks fantastic.

Superstone said:

April 22nd, 4:15 am

I love Firepro Wrestling. This would be a great game to play on the Vita. PS2 classics on the Vita please!!

JTruF210 said:

April 22nd, 5:12 am

Let’s hope that the PS+ update goes up before 12pm PST…

gohan16ken said:

April 22nd, 5:18 am

Yes @MaGee911, I am on XBL. I live in EST so the PlayStation Store updates at 8pm for me. While the Xbox Store updates at 8am for me.

UnrealSackboy said:

April 22nd, 5:46 am

I am still completely stunned that they brung Black Rock Shooter to the US!! :D :D :D I have hte japanese version which is a little hard to play at times cause of the missions. But now its in english I CANNOT WAIT FOR IT TO COME OUT!! :D :D

CaptainRadical said:

April 22nd, 6:29 am

I love how my comment mentioning the IGN article that talks about how terrible the PSN is was deleted. Is these so called “Social Media Specialists” are going to start deleting any kind of negative comment from here I think there’s going to 80-90% less conversation going on.
Way to go.

TeamInsaneClown said:

April 22nd, 7:52 am

Fire Pro Wrestling Returns is not a classic….Showdown of Wrestling or Backyard Wrestling 1 and 2 are Ps2 classics. Fire Pro Wrestling Returns was something they had at wal-mart from beginning to end allways with a bunch of $5.00 and $9.99 games nobody ever wanted to buy LOL. No offense of course but you people i know can do so much better.

Harerazer said:

April 22nd, 7:58 am

@38- Never heard of the Firepro series? When did you start gaming…last week?
@79- The Firepro game was released at that price point. I think it was $15 or $20 at launch so seeing it at that price was just normal. I will agree it might be questionable to classify it as a classic but that depends on the opinion of who you ask. Firepro 6MS is a classic but that was a Saturn game.

And as for the PSN store…to not be able to stick to a regular updating time is simply unprofessional. Sony has never put any kind of quality into the store since Day One. Considering it’s a way to accept money you’d think they would at least make it reliable in it’s presentation and updates. You’d think that.

Loco4FourLoko said:

April 22nd, 8:51 am

holy cow Sony, way to get in my wallet this Tuesday! 4 games i want and 3 are vita games!! bravo!

PainOfSarrow said:

April 22nd, 9:23 am

Fire Pro Wrestling Returns ???? i know what im getting tommorowwwwwww.

PainOfSarrow said:

April 22nd, 9:24 am

God Mode aswelllll

MegaXtreme said:

April 22nd, 9:32 am

Any news on when the PS2 Classics version of Capcom VS SNK 2 is supposed to hit the store? Capcom said it should have been available by now. What’s the hold-up?

BigBacon87 said:

April 22nd, 10:56 am

Fire Pro Wrestling Returns! Wow didn’t see that coming. Now if it only worked on my Vita…

Bigmoose1985 said:

April 22nd, 11:57 am

I only game worth buying is Fire Pro Wrestling Returns imo

kmcdrc1300 said:

April 22nd, 12:18 pm

Im wondering what happened to the spyro and crash games we were supposed to get for vita ever since feb 2012, any reply would be nice….Everyone Wants these games.

DrApollo said:

April 22nd, 12:42 pm

Seeing lots of great stuff on God Mode! Definitely going pick that one up along with Thomas Was Alone!

Yuuno-Misaki said:

April 22nd, 1:09 pm

BRS! Can’t wait. <3
But, seriously, we need more VITA titles, not these ports.
Enough nostalgia.
Let's get some new stuff.

KaYoUx said:

April 22nd, 1:24 pm

Where’s Dragon’s dogma?! I preordered it and it seems it won’t even release at the same time it gets out in the store. That’s NOT what pre-order is supposed to mean. So, any answer?

Karuvan said:

April 22nd, 4:33 pm

Radiata Stories a possibility?

narutofanO6 said:

April 22nd, 4:46 pm

is SC5 stil scheduled to release tomorrow

PrinceofXIII said:

April 22nd, 5:37 pm

Guilty Gear XX Accent Core: Plus R!!!!!!

vonhammer said:

April 22nd, 5:39 pm

I seriously hope we get Fire Pro Wrestling Returns on the EU store. But having confirmation that it is a classic gives me hope.

NYPUNK88 said:

April 22nd, 7:22 pm

Why didn’t the PSVita games get image previews? :(

Fr3esn0ROB said:

April 22nd, 11:09 pm

FINALLY! Fire Pro Wrestling Returns! Shocker here that this was released. Just watch this video if you need to know the history of Fire Pro:


Vidran said:

April 22nd, 11:17 pm

Um..Does anyone know when these games will be on PSN? I just checked and none of these games are released yet..
Sorry I’m new here.

Jysmoker said:

April 23rd, 1:52 am

NEED SOME HELP!!!!! I haven’t received the 10 dollars!!!!!!
I have spent $50 through April 1st 2013,but I haven’t received the email for 10 dollars .My id is Jysmoker.This is my e-mail address “jiaoyang0810@163.com.” Please help me to solve the problem.I’m looking forward to your recieve.

gohan16ken said:

April 23rd, 4:10 am

It is 7am EST and I was able to buy Soulcalibur 5 on XBL. This won’t come out on PSN until 7pm EST. This is frustrating.

FlyingBurrito76 said:

April 23rd, 4:58 am

HOLY CRAP. It’s 8AM EST on WEDNESDAY and the PSN store, for the 3rd week in a row has not updated on Tuesday during the normal window of time.

Last week it was extended maintenance – but the week prior to that and this week – what’s the excuse? What is keeping the system from being updated?

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