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The Drop: New PlayStation Releases for October 1st, 2013

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The Drop

Journey through a haunting city soaked in rain, or blaze across the courts with a cheering crowd in your ear — this week greets a number of thrilling new releases joining the PlayStation family.

In Rain, gamers will explore the streets, alleys, and awnings of a haunting city saturated by rain. As an invisible boy, players must use the rain around them to perceive their small hero running through the world, pursuing a similarly ghostly girl, while avoiding a malevolent force. Rain blends this adventure together with unique puzzles to create a wholly original experience.

But if you’d rather go hard and go loud, perhaps NBA 2K14 will be your preferred game for the week. The next entry in the long-running series, NBA 2K14 aims to bring you the best basketball you can find in gaming. Witness the return of the multiplayer Crew mode, the inclusion of Euroleague, a dynamic living roster, and a killer soundtrack.

PlayStation will also enjoy the arrival of another PS2 classic in the form of Fatal Frame III: The Tormented. Prepare to sleep with the lights on.

For a full list of games launching this week, check below, and enjoy The Drop.

Rain Static Theme

Fatal Frame III
NBA 2K14

New PlayStation Releases This Week

Vita, PSN
Plunge into the human body and eliminate all the viruses, disease, and infections you can with PS Vita’s touchscreen.
PS2 Classic, PSN
Explore a cursed manor in this chilling horror game where your camera is your best chance at survival.
A modern remake of the 90’s platformer classic. Relive the sci-fi narrative and help Conrad save the human race.
PS3, PSN, Retail
The famed basketball series continues with Pro Stick control, improved player motion, and tons of upgrades.
Bring the fun of a foosball table into your living room, and take up way less space in the process. Party-friendly play, with local multiplayer support.
Traverse the rainy streets of a dark city in search of answers. Guide an invisible young boy, and avoid the dangers lurking beneath the drops.
Take flight and soar above sprawling environments, with only your wingsuit keeping you aloft in this basejumping, extreme sports simulator.


Editor’s Note: the information above is subject to change without notice.

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T3DV0L70L1N4 said:

September 29th, 10:03 am

Isn’t GTA Online also dropping this week?

Glad there will be a demo of Beyond: Two Souls.

Sgt_0951 said:

September 29th, 10:07 am

Surprised GTA Online didn’t make the list. Looking forward to NBA 2k, as always.


September 29th, 10:08 am

Nice to see Fatal Frame III on the list to complete the trilogy on PSN.

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    Ryan Clements said:

    September 29th, 10:14 am

    Lots of love for Fatal Frame out there. Awesome.


JakeSkate said:

September 29th, 10:08 am

I would highly recommend downloading the BEYOND: Two Souls demo. I have early access to the demo and it’s amazing.

Fruttyman said:

September 29th, 10:09 am

Flashback! Wow, nice!

Lara-Croft said:

September 29th, 10:09 am

Nice releases, I played Beyond demo and hope they fix the sound issue I could not hear anything through my surround sound headsets. Might get Fatal Frame and Rain :-D

UncannySilk said:

September 29th, 10:10 am

GTA Online isn’t a seperate download. It’s part of the GTA disc . Make sense that they didn’t list it.

Flashback is only good if you want to play the original version, the remake is awful.

More Fatal Frame? Hellll yeaaaaaaa

rabidninjamonky said:

September 29th, 10:11 am

I’m loving the early drops. Any news on Terraria vita or Rainbow Moon vita?

jlslippers said:

September 29th, 10:12 am

Can you put the description of the game next to the picture? This format seems very strange and unless you know these games, you cannot tell which description goes to which picture. It would also save space in the formatting.

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    Ryan Clements said:

    September 29th, 10:21 am

    Thank you for the feedback!

    We really like the format we’re working towards right now, but we always appreciate these notes.

    My reasoning behind that specific visual format above: the games listed are in alphabetical order, and so are their respective images. So while the NBA image doesn’t line up with its corresponding entry on the list, it still falls in alphabetical order compared with the other images.

    The images used serve as a quick, “visual overview” of the week’s releases. There would be the danger of serious clutter if we used an image for every game dropping (especially during busy weeks), so that’s why I opted for a more selective approach.

    Hopefully this makes sense, and thanks again for your thoughts!


Johnny_Leyenda said:

September 29th, 10:12 am

GTA Online isn’t a separate download, so it will most likely be an update or patch for GTAV as all the content is already on the GTAV disc/download. If they had listed it it would imply that you can buy it separately, but you can’t.

darkknight198302 said:

September 29th, 10:16 am

Can’t wait to get Rain. That game looks so interesting. And the demo to Beyond: Two Souls is awesome. Can’t wait for next week to finally get my hands on that game

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    Ryan Clements said:

    September 29th, 10:17 am

    We hope you enjoy both of them! I can’t wait to play Rain, as well. Looks beautiful!


someone1589 said:

September 29th, 10:19 am

Wasnt meruru released a few weeks ago? Or am i confusing them?

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    Ryan Clements said:

    September 29th, 10:33 am

    Great catch! We will correct that.


Dobiedobie said:

September 29th, 10:22 am

But when is Destiny of Spirits coming out?? :( It was supposed to be released in September…

Sonicfan11589 said:

September 29th, 10:24 am

YESSSS Fatal FRAME 3!! PERFECT TIMING TO, Need a good scare for this halloween season.

pixkitty said:

September 29th, 10:25 am

Umm..the Atelier game is already on the store. Since the begining of September.
Some sort of mixup?

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    Ryan Clements said:

    September 29th, 10:35 am

    Yup, we’ve just edited the post to reflect that. Thank you for the note!


rabidninjamonky said:

September 29th, 10:30 am

@15 That’s Atelier Totori you’re thinking of, this is the sequel.
@ Ryan Do you know if there are plans to make PS2 classics compatible with vita or if it’s even possible? I would buy a lot more of them if I could play them on the go.

Sonicfan11589 said:

September 29th, 10:31 am

I’m sure it is likely, Fatal Frame 3 will be $9.99 THANK U SO MUCH FOR PUTTING THIS GAME ON PSN! This is the one FF game on PS2 i never got to play, i remember seeing it in a gamestop “New” for $49.99 many years ago. Can’t wait to download this.

rabidninjamonky said:

September 29th, 10:35 am

@15 wow you”re right. I never noticed it on there. They did that with Atelier Totori Plus too. They just released it without telling anyone. This wasn’t even announced on the playstation store update though. Weird.

pixkitty said:

September 29th, 10:35 am

@16 It’s not. I looked on the vita store both totori and mereru
are there.

DrApollo said:

September 29th, 10:46 am

I’m with number 8. When can we hear some more news on Terraria vita or Rainbow Moon vita? Can’t wait for those games…but it looks like I’ll have to. At least one more week.


xClayMeow said:

September 29th, 10:47 am

Flashback and Rain should have had Vita versions.

Platformers are PERFECT for the Vita; when will devs realize that?!

thebiglouie said:

September 29th, 10:58 am

About the Atelier game:

It was released a few weeks ago, but only as a bundle with some costumes. This Tuesday, the bundle will be replaced in the store with the game by itself. This makes it show up as a new game or a re-release, which is what is causing some confusion here.

Tecmo Koei does this with most of their Vita games: limited-time bundle for the first month, then re-release of the game by itself after that.

Battlefield 4 beta is also coming out this week: Tuesday for BF3 Premium and MoH Warfighter LE owners, Friday for everyone else.

gohan16ken said:

September 29th, 11:00 am

Will GT6 get a Day 1 digital release? I need to know asap to make sure I preorder it. Thanks.

KazeEternal said:

September 29th, 11:02 am

@Ryan Clements
I’m sorry Ryan, but I’m going to have to agree with JlSlippers remarks on the image alignment. While I get it and I was able to pickup on it, it did take more brain power than I was willing to commit to it while I was taking a quick glance at the drop. I also don’t see these things happening over at IGN’s website either, Images are always paired with subject there as well. A site I’m assuming you should be very familiar with given your previous employ.

Stranger_Eddie said:

September 29th, 11:11 am

Somebody explain please:

– DOUBT ABOUT PROMOTION: “Get $10 for Every $50 Spent,…”

Is it for PSVITA games too?

Ry-Dog said:

September 29th, 11:26 am

please let Haunting Ground be the next PS2 classic to be released on the PS store after Fatal Frame III. please please please.

Doc_Tury said:

September 29th, 11:26 am

Already Pre-Ordered rain! And the Beyond Two Souls Demo looks sweet! Now let’s wait for the weekly sales

rabidninjamonky said:

September 29th, 11:27 am

@25 Yes. It’s for anything that uses the SEN wallet. So you’re covered.

anti-altair16 said:

September 29th, 11:27 am

I pre-ordered Rain and can’t wait to play it but GTA Online comes out also. What do I do?! I’m going crazy here!

surg805 said:

September 29th, 11:28 am

yes beyond two souls demo! Finally get to check it out!

bobbydharrell said:

September 29th, 11:28 am

wish Flashback was on Vita, love it on om Xbox

DarkStar83x said:

September 29th, 11:30 am

@29, play GTA Online first. Rain’s not going anywhere.

whatisdelicious said:

September 29th, 11:33 am

Ryan, just slap the logo for each game in the corner of every image and you’ll be golden. I get what you’re going for, but to someone unfamiliar with these games, they might have no idea which game the images are from. Like, Rain is at the top, but the after that is Fatal Frame, I think, but might be Die!Die!Die!. I don’t know what Die!Die!Die! looks like.

Just a suggestion.

Thiagots85 said:

September 29th, 11:41 am

NICE! fatal frame 3…. I didn’t finished it on my ps2, ‘ cause my console broke at the time =/

I think now I’ll have another chance

lajaro said:

September 29th, 11:48 am

I like the new format. Also like that feedback is being given back to us, so thank you for that, Ryan.

PainOfSarrow said:

September 29th, 12:01 pm

gta online oct 1st. anyways been hade my eyes on Rain. Fatal Frame III: The Tormented is ah nice one. will def try out beyond two souls demo.

VanguardFate said:

September 29th, 12:01 pm

Yeah, Ryan is doing a great job with the drop. Like the format, it’s much earlier and he responds. Also, the PS2 classics have been pretty good lately. Persona 4 would be a good addition. I still have the PS2 version and it holds up very well.

medenko1975 said:

September 29th, 12:17 pm

Fatal Frame III: The Tormented

playable on PS3?

shakie8470 said:

September 29th, 12:19 pm

Well Beyond two souls be a Day 1 download

KazeEternal said:

September 29th, 12:32 pm

@33 whatisdelicious
Good Suggestion man I like it! Do that ryan!

JROD0823 said:

September 29th, 12:44 pm

I would like to get Rain, but the PS4 and games for the PS4 have drained my gaming budget dry for the moment.

Connor2122 said:

September 29th, 12:52 pm

Battlefield 4 multiplayer open beta will be on PlayStation Store for download Friday right October 4th right?

HyperFlash said:

September 29th, 1:14 pm

i’d like to see Steambot chronicles on PS2 classic section

PSWii2008 said:

September 29th, 1:16 pm

I really want to preorder Rain for the special goodies, but I’m worried that the game itself might not be good. I hope I’m wrong! Anyway, the developers said the extra stuff (2 themes, avatars, music montage) won’t be available for sale after the game comes out, so preorder now to collect your goods!

Joeltron3030 said:

September 29th, 1:19 pm

It would be nice if you included the prices for the games so people can plan ahead ;)

liammill18 said:

September 29th, 1:21 pm

Still not a fan. I think each title should have an image or logo associated with it in addition to it’s Publisher/Developer. The nature of the new Drop format is very exclusionary towards independant or otherwise smaller games.

ShermanTank76 said:

September 29th, 1:36 pm

I like this new format

Todoh789 said:

September 29th, 1:43 pm

First off, the new format is pretty good props on that.
Secondly, if you don’t mind me asking, any more PS2 classics coming that are currently undergoing Q&A or getting their licensing issues dealt with?
Thirdly, any word on Suikoden 2 for PSX and Haunting Grounds releasing soon on US PSN?

poodude said:

September 29th, 1:55 pm

Nothing really for me this week. Excited for Beyond: Two Souls and Disgaea D2 next week though!

KratosRager said:

September 29th, 2:05 pm

The Beyond Two Souls demo was pretty sweet. It’s still just as hard as Heavy Rain.

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