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The Drop: Week of August 5th 2013 New Releases

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The Drop: Week of August 5th 2013 New Releases

Brandish your blade, dust off your grimoire, and rally your online adventuring party. Dragon’s Crown thrusts you into a fantastical medieval world packed with labyrinthine dungeons to explore, vile monstrosities to smite, and nearly endless online adventure. Your mission is to dive into the dank underworld, uncovering treasure and strengthening your mettle as you unlock the secret behind the ancient dragon threatening the world.

Enjoy this week’s The Drop!

Dragon’s Crown

(Also on Blu-ray / PS Vita Game Card) — Dragon’s Crown thrusts you into a fantastical medieval world packed with labyrinthine dungeons to explore, vile monstrosities to smite, and nearly endless online adventure. Your mission is to dive into the dank underworld, uncovering treasure and strengthening your mettle as you unlock the secret behind the ancient dragon threatening the world. Simple, easy-to-learn controls allow anyone to dive into the fray and enjoy the breathtaking sword-and-sorcery action. In addition to long-lasting gameplay, the game also features a vast array of character customization features – with six wildly different classes to play as, raiding the catacombs for epic loot remains fresh and engaging.

Although intrepid adventurers can certainly enjoy Dragon’s Crown on their own, the real excitement begins when four players team up online for a four-player cooperative mission. And don’t expect the portable Dragon’s Crown to be scaled back in any way: The game will offer the same fluid hand-drawn animation, blazing special effects, and haunting soundtrack on both PS3TM and the new PS Vita, with some special interoperability features between the two versions to be revealed at a later date.

IbbandObbTitle-300x300Ibb and Obb Ibb and Obb is a two-player game. You have to work together to find your way through the non-newtonian world. Gravity isn’t what it used to be. In the bottom half of the world gravity is reversed, enabling ibb and obb to walk on both sides of the floor. You can move from one half to the other through warps in the floor. The layout of the level creates all kinds of puzzles which you’ll only solve if you work together. Collect the diamonds on your way through the world and earn more if you play fast and work like a team.

Superfrog HD (Cross Buy / Cross Play) — Superfrog HD is a 2D amphibian platformer that is an HD remake of Team17’s classic Superfrog, which was released in 1993 on the Amiga. It will feature all-new graphics and will be appearing on the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita.

Tales of Xillia Tales of Xillia follows Jude Mathis, a clever medical student attending school in the capital city, and Milla Maxwell, a mysterious woman accompanied by four unseen beings. Players will be able to choose either Milla or Jude at the outset of their adventure through the world of Rieze Maxia, where humans and spirits live together in harmony. The kingdom of Rashugal has been experimenting with a powerful device that has been draining the mana from the world. Realizing the harm it is inflicting on the world, Milla and Jude set off on a journey to destroy it and restore the mana back to the world. Over the course of the game their lives will intersect with a vast ensemble of characters that will teach them the strength of unwavering conviction.

Tales.of.Xillia.full.755116Players will engage enemies with the critically acclaimed Linear Motion Battle System that the Tales of series is famous for. The system allows for real-time movement and attacks, giving the player a more tactile role in the midst of fights. The battle system in Tales of Xillia has been upgraded to Double Raid Linear Motion Battle System to let two characters combine their attacks to utilize devastating dual-character attack, letting fans strategize the best party setup for their style of play.

Demos

PlayStation 2 Classics

The Red Star The setting is 1939. The European continent is plunged into war. The globe is carved into 50 naval districts. Players must take command of Naval forces from the United States, Japan, Great Britain, or Germany. The objective is to seize control of as many districts as possible, and defend against enemy aggression. From the North Sea to Midway to Okinawa- every conquest is one step closer to victory!

[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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144 Comments

  • DarthSchrader666

    Comment no.79 is SO TRUE! Keep “SPITTING THE TRUTH” man! I hear “thee”, & I hear “thee” well.

  • CrimsonDream24

    I’m not usually one to complain about dumb posts, but complaining about not being able to alphabetically sort your games is bugging the heck out of me. I have 100-150 games downloaded and installed on my PS3 at all times due to buying a lot on PSN and PS+, and it is absolutely no problem whatsoever to find the game I want to play. It takes me all of 15 seconds to find a game sorting by recently played, which also makes it a lot easier to get to the games you are currently in the process of playing through since they’re always at the top. I wish people would stop complaining about things that just aren’t at all necessary. The world is only as difficult as you make it for yourself.

  • onslaughtree

    Amen @CrimsonDream24……….. And on that note, Yaaaaaaaaaa Dragon’s Crown…….I’m so going to play the hell out of that game…….Vita Love.
    Keep on Gaming.

  • @CrimsonDream24

    I totally agree with you 100%! I sure wouldn’t want to see something that started with an “A” that I downloaded over a year ago every time I open up my download list at the top. It’s perfectly fine the way it is and I have almost 1000 items on it.

  • Is Tales of Xillia going to be $54.99 @ the PSN Store?

  • @53 been wondering the same thing for weeks. Its hard to get excited for the future of psn on ps4 when we can’t even have competent digital preorders on this side of the ps family.

  • @104

    i hope so. $60 for a digital version without the preorder bonus sounds ridiculous. But it would be even better if Sony surprised us with a PS Plus discount on the game. lol

  • PiotrRasputinBR

    Aaaahhh, Tales of Xilia!!! Gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme, gimme!!!!

    Any word on Tales of Phantasia Cross/Narikiri Dungeon X release for psp/vita?????

  • GhostMachine1

    Ibb and Obb! XD

  • xenosaga200

    dragons crown ps vita for me seems an incredible game =)

  • How much is the digital version of Dragon’s Crown on vita?

  • I was hoping Spelunky would be out on the Vita this week. I am also looking forward to Dragon’s Crown on Vita, so I guess that will keep me busy for a while.

  • boomstickbhg

    Nice drop this week after some barren weeks :)

  • c00ti3_SNAKE4ss

    I would like to see Grandia 2 on PS2 classic or maybe a new HD version like FFX, X-2 is getting. Love the game wish I could play on my VITA.

  • @3 neuropunk – A well-composed request/criticism that I wholly agree with.

    Anyway, got IBB & OBB paid for, and Dragon’s Crown and Tales of Xillia are due in, though at least one of those will be returned (I just want the pre-order goodies!).

  • iM1ofdarealest

    STOP! DO not buy ps vita I owned mine for less than 3 months , and “randomly’ a crack appeared “internally”” in the screen ! they want to charge me $130 to fix it and its under warranty SONY SELLS DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS DONT DO BUSINESS WITH THEM !!

  • Mgs portable ops on vita now come on

  • Tales of Xillia… Dragon’s Crown… my heart (and wallet) is divided

  • ngreatshark

    I thought I remember reading that Dragons Crown was going to be crossbuy. If they are the same price I’ll get it for Vita, if the Vita cost more, wtf? I still don’t get why a game like Rayman cost more on Vita than Ps3

  • TomatoDragon

    My pre-order shipped! Soon!!

  • I’m really excited for Dragon’s Crown. Can’t decide whether to buy PS3 or Vita…

  • NintendudeX92

    Where is dragon’s crown it’s midnight :'(

  • @102 So you dont want Sony to fix that just cause you have that low amount of games?…do you really had to complain about that?.

  • @ CrimsonDream24, onslaughtree, and klassymike, not going to shut up about my legitimate criticism until it is fixed.

    What excuse can you give when everything else on PS3 is alphabetically sorted? Music, trophies, save/game data, and movies are all alphabetically sorted.

    You all need to STFU and GTFO.

    @104: “@CrimsonDream24
    I totally agree with you 100%! I sure wouldn’t want to see something that started with an “A” that I downloaded over a year ago every time I open up my download list at the top. It’s perfectly fine the way it is and I have almost 1000 items on it.”

    – Your post is extremely stupid. You may not want to alphabetically sort them, but others do. Give us the option. You like it a certain way, but you would have the option, so you can shut your piehole.

  • IXxHIJACKERxXI

    @116 e-mail the BBB and you see how fast that s*^t will be Fix LoL $130 is a Rip off good luck

  • can’t wait to get dragons crown

  • @124

    Still waiting for PlayStation to wake up & make me breakfast. C’mon already!

    Tales of Xillia

  • “+ derb on August 6th, 2013 at 2:04 am said:
    @124
    Still waiting for PlayStation to wake up & make me breakfast. C’mon already!”

    ^ Wow what a freaking stupid post.

    Derp compares a function that all technological devices have, but for some stupid reason, the PS3 does not, and he compares that with Sony making breakfast. I was asking for a completely legit request, and you were mocking something that the PS3 should have had 7 years ago, with something outrageous.

    Are you like 8 years old? How does Sony making us breakfast have anything to do with anything? I really wish that people were not so freaking stupid.

    If you do not have anything intelligent to say, shut your big fat diarrhea face, derb.

  • PS3 should have the ability to alphabetically list games. That should be the default sorting method.

    PS3 does not have that sorting method after 7 years.

    PS3 should have alphabetical sorting.

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  • EnigmaticAurora

    Do we have a heads up as to when Dragon’s Crown will be available on PSN?

  • robbocroft_usa

    sigh… i can’t wait for the update to go live. Been waiting ages both for Xilia and Dragon’s crown

  • grimlockjoey

    If Dragon’s Crown was cross buy i’d buy it now.. saving my money for ps4 in a couple months till then.. holding off on a couple other games as well till after it arrives. Still not sure which game to get for ps4 first.. guessing watchdogs.. i loved infamous but it’ll maybe be my 2nd ps4 title

  • @114 Yes Grandia II would be great as a PS Classic.

    Total bummer that Dragons Crown isn’t cross buy or cross save. I just sort of assumed Trials Freestyle would be cross, it being the same exact game on Vita and PS3.. but no luck.

  • Also noticed my Vita got a firmware update this morninng.. was hoping that meant store had updated, but not yet.

    @130The last few weeks it’s updated anywhere between 12:00 – 3PM PST.

  • The last few weeks it’s updated anywhere between 12:00 – 3PM PST.

    gasp.

  • Marine-Sgt_Blake

    Can we get Rogue Galaxy as a PS2 classic please?

  • TainoGunslinger

    Picked up my preordered copy Dragon’s Crown this morning. Cant wait to play it on break later.

  • Lol at the nothing worth it guy. I haven’t even played Dragon;s Crown yet and I absolutely guarantee you it will be 100x better than Diablo 3, horrible awful game.

  • Would like to purchase but someone at sony needs to push the update store button like NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • CrimsonDream24 via PSN:

    “Every single thing you’re saying implies you feel entitled to it. You’re also still resorting to vulgar language. I’m just going to add you to my block list now. I also sent a report about your first message. I bid good day to you.”

    LOL @ little baby’s tushie owchies! You might want to stop complaining about legit criticisms if you don’t want to be called out for them.

    I want the option to alphabetically sort my games list and I will not stop complaining about it until they either respond to me or implement the function in a firmware update. Everything else is alphabetically sorted, so there is no excuse for there not to be.

    Get off your high horse.

  • ThatOneSquirrel

    @140 (neuropunk)

    Despite your arguments being legitimate or not, I doubt they’ll imply any update for organizing your games.
    Sure, it’d be a mighty fine thing to have, but there are other ways the player can organize his/her library without sorting by the alphabet. In example, I sort them by genre via custom folders.

    I’m pretty pumped for DC and Xillia. Though I won’t be able to enjoy it as soon as others, I’m sure Amazon will put the pre-order bonus with ’em if it was bought a day prior to the release. If not, oh well, I still have two fantastic looking games. Though the update this week was pretty small in number, it more than makes up with these awesome releases!

  • Oh how cool…Ibb and Obb demo…I was really wanting to try that one since its only co-op and cant be bought without playing first…but I bet me and my brother will have plenty of fun playing this game.

  • PrinceofXIII

    Dragon’s Crown!!!

  • EXQUISITEEMPRESS

    Tales of Xillia!!! I’ll be getting the retail copy preferably with the awesome statue that will either overpriced or sold out by the time I can afford it. Sob!

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