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The Drop: New PlayStation Releases for October 22nd, 2013

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The Drop

Don your cape and cowl — the Batman Arkham series is readying its return, along with Deus Ex: Human Revolution. It’s a tremendous week of superheroes and cybernetics in this week’s Drop.

Lauded for its gritty visuals and stellar play, the Arkham games have garnered a huge following in the world of gaming. That tradition is sure to continue with Batman: Arkham Origins, a prequel to Rocksteady’s revolutionary first two games in the series. The latest Batman features the intense, single-player experience you’d expect from an Arkham game, but will also include a robust online suite for gamers to compete within.

But Batman isn’t the only dark hero making a comeback this week. Adam Jensen, with all his powerful augmentations, slinks back to PS3 in Deus Ex: Human Revolution — Director’s Cut. An enhanced version of the already well-loved original, the Director’s Cut includes The Missing Link DLC, as well as other improvements.

If those don’t strike your fancy and you’d rather catch up on some fan favorites, check out the two different 2K compilations — Essentials and Power Pack — which both feature a strong lineup of well-loved games.

For a complete list of games launching this week, read on, and enjoy the Drop!

Batman: Arkham Origins

2K Essentials Collection
2K Power Pack Collection
Alien Rage
Batman: Arkham Origins
Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate
Beer Pong!
Deus Ex: Human Revolution -- Director's Cut
Enslaved: Odyssey to the West Premium Edition
Ethan: Meteor Hunter
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
Magrunner: Dark Pulse
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Storm 3 Full Burst
Rocksmith 2014 Edition
SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton's Robotic Revenge

New PlayStation Releases This Week

2K Essentials Collection
PS3 — Retail
Dive down into the depths of Rapture, scour Pandora, or defend Earth from an alien threat! This compilation includes the original BioShock, Borderlands, and XCOM: Enemy Unknown.
2K Power Pack Collection
PS3 — Retail
Another compilation filled to the brim with gaming goodies. This pack includes The Darkness II, BioShock 2, and Mafia II. It’s a trio of sequels well-suited for any gamer’s collection.
PS3 — Digital
Blast through hordes of aliens in this sci-fi first-person shooter. Use 10 weapons (each with 2 firing modes) to mow down the enemy, and blaze through 14 levels full of beastly boss fights.
PS3 — Digital, Retail (Available Friday)
Witness the beginnings of the Arkham Series with Arkham Origins. As gritty as ever, this third-person adventure includes a complete online mode for multiplayer competition. Fans of the Dark Knight, take note.
PS Vita — Digital, Retail (Available Friday)
Set after the events of Arkham Origins, Blackgate provides Vita gamers with a unique 2.5D adventure revolving around a violent uprising at Blackgate Prison. Features stealth, brutal combat, and ample gadgetry.
PS3 — Digital
The classic party game makes it way to PlayStation, complete with PlayStation Move support. Compete against friends or an AI opponent in a variety of environments, and shoot for Fireball bonuses and Roll-backs.
PS3 — Digital, Retail
The dark cyberpunk story of Adam Jensen returns to PlayStation. Experience the Director’s Cut of this critically-acclaimed stealth/shooter/RPG hybrid, which includes enhanced boss fights and the Missling Link DLC.
PS3 — Digital
Journey with two very different heroes who form an uneasy partnership across post-apocalyptic America. Survive the devastated world and battle dangerous enemies. A beautiful third-person adventure that includes the Pigsy’s Perfect 10 DLC, and additional character skins.
PS3 — Digital
Face platforms and puzzles in this physics-based adventure. Clear 50 levels across three worlds, and wield telekinesis to make your way through blocked paths. Designed with gamers of all skill levels in mind.
PS3, PS Vita — Digital, Retail
Take control of some of Marvel’s greatest heroes like Iron Man, Spider-Man, the Hulk, and Captain America, to take down Loki and his team of supervillains. Prevent them from building a doomsday weapon capable of destroying the world.
PS3 — Digital
Traverse 40 challenging levels with you Magtech glove, and harness the powers of magnetism to stop the ancient terror of Cthulhu.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Storm 3 Full Burst
PS3 — Digital, Retail
The next chapter in the Naruto fighting saga highlights characters from the 4th Great Ninja War arc, Invasion of Pain arc, and Five Kage Summit arc. More than 100 new missions to help you master the power of the ninja. Believe it!
PS3 — Digital, Retail (Available Monday)
Learn how to play guitar! Plug in any real guitar or bass and enjoy improved features, more flexible practice tools, and 50 hit songs. Requires a Rocksmith Real Tone cable to play.
PS3 — Digital, Retail
Play as five, fan-favorite characters in the world of SpongeBob SquarePants. Plankton and his legion of evil robots have destroyed the Krusty Krab and stolen the legendary Krabby Patty formula. You have to get it back!

The information above is subject to change without notice.

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Ryan Clements said:

October 20th, 9:40 am

Batman always gets the Drop on bad guys.

Jesszman said:

October 20th, 9:43 am

Will there be anymore PS4 Digital pre-orders this week? I’d love to be able to pre-order Resogun, Contrast, and Killzone: Shadow Fall!

IzoGray said:

October 20th, 9:45 am


Add me on PSN :P

MakoSOLIDER said:

October 20th, 9:46 am

@1 I see what u did there.
@2 Seconded. Will there be a preorder up for ACIV: Black Flag (PS4)

IzoGray said:

October 20th, 9:46 am

@Jesszman, Resogun and Contrast are PS+ freebies

friedx100 said:

October 20th, 9:46 am

Hey, what do you want on you sandwich?

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    Ryan Clements said:

    October 20th, 9:49 am

    You want some teriyaki sauce on that sandwich?

UndreyVITA said:

October 20th, 9:47 am

I’m kinda more excited about Blackgate than the console version.

VanguardFate said:

October 20th, 9:48 am

Never heard of Enslaved before. Might give it a try.

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    Ryan Clements said:

    October 20th, 9:50 am

    Please do. It’s pretty fantastic.


onslaughtree said:

October 20th, 9:49 am

I’m login these early Drops. “pun intended”…
Looking forward to Batman on the Vita. My Vita has been on fire lately. Killzone is soooo sweet.
Vita Love.

onslaughtree said:

October 20th, 9:54 am

@#2, Resogun is a free ps+ game. It replaces DriveClub, since DriveClub has been delayed.

TheNewGame said:

October 20th, 9:55 am

Interesting. How much will Enslaved be?

wakingthedead17 said:

October 20th, 9:55 am

Will there be preloading for the digital version of Arkham Origins? Or at least a Midnight drop?

Harvest13 said:

October 20th, 10:00 am

Its 2days before Deus Ex HR( DC)…and still no price or info on if we’ll have to pay full price or not if we already own the digital copy?! I hope we’re getting the same deal as Steam users…

TomHoang said:

October 20th, 10:01 am


Actually, Resogun was always going to be free. Contrast is replacing DriveClub.

KazeEternal said:

October 20th, 10:01 am

Crazy Idea, not sure if any desire to invest in this would be worth while:

When you mouse over the Thumbnails it expands out with additional information panel for things like trailers and screen shots. Mouse Out reverts back.

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    Ryan Clements said:

    October 20th, 10:18 am

    Great idea! We’ll definitely keep that in mind.


johnnyp70 said:

October 20th, 10:02 am

When I preordered Batman, it said it will be available at midnight. Will Lego Marvel be available Tuesday at midnight?

CrashSpyro said:

October 20th, 10:04 am

Starlight Inception’s beta begins on Tuesday for Vita people that backed the Kickstarter for that game.

Phoenix8387 said:

October 20th, 10:04 am

Ah Enslaved… such a fantastic and underrated game. Everyone that I know who has played it loved it, just too bad it never got the sales it it deserved. Still holding out hope for a sequel, although we know it’s unlikely. :(

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    Ryan Clements said:

    October 20th, 10:19 am

    Yes, definitely a great game that people should check out!

IIL0YDII said:

October 20th, 10:07 am

No ps1 Classics for Vita again

Skater_Ricky said:

October 20th, 10:09 am

I want to Preorder Battlefield 4 for my PlayStation 4 come Tuesday and it include all the Preorder goodies found in retailer stores plus exclusive Theme.

Please and Thank You.

FictionBR said:

October 20th, 10:11 am

at what time will rocksmith will be available to download?

Harvest13 said:

October 20th, 10:13 am

Tell meee!!!!! (Loki voice)

xWaanted said:

October 20th, 10:14 am

For the next drop can you add the price next to the title? Also if you could somehow align the game description with the game photo that would be appreciated.

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    Ryan Clements said:

    October 20th, 10:20 am

    Just a note — if you hover over the images, the title of the game will pop up. Easy way to get the information!


kivi95 said:

October 20th, 10:18 am

Wait is that a PSVITA controller I see on the Deux Ex pic? Since when did that game support cross controller?

carlpain said:

October 20th, 10:28 am

“Beer Pong.” Wow. Haha.

Emadeowa said:

October 20th, 10:29 am

nice update , thanks

will we be getting the option to buy Final Fantasy XIV: ARR subscriptions from the PSN Store??? or in the future??? thanks

Todoh789 said:

October 20th, 10:35 am

Hope you can answer a couple of questions please

1- When can we learn of US Plus’ November offerings? It’d be great if we can know of them on the 25th at the earliest, it’d be lame to buy a game that ends up being a Plus freebie come November, so knowing before hand would be appreciated

2- Any word on upcoming PSX games to PSN? I’ve noticed Gex 2 and Mr. Driller got rated by the ESRB for PS3, PSP and Vita, what other PSX classics are coming please?

3- When will the Halloween sale take place? Does it start this week?

Doc_Tury said:

October 20th, 10:36 am

Waiting for my copy of Batman: Arkham Origins Collector’s Edition, right now I’m revisiting Arkham Asylum and Arkham City! Enslaved looks interesting and let’s see what sales pop up this week! Great week for me!

Doc_Tury said:

October 20th, 10:37 am

I wish for some cool Batman Avatars!

T3DV0L70L1N4 said:

October 20th, 10:40 am

Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops on Vita please!

T3DV0L70L1N4 said:

October 20th, 10:43 am

Quick unrelated question — my PS+ subscription auto-renewed yesterday for $49.99. Will I automatically get the $10 PSN credit in November, or do I need to spend one more cent to qualify for the “$10 back for $50 spent” offer?

DecadanceFantasy said:

October 20th, 10:44 am

I’m going to try the Magrunner demo! Looks like a good game. Batman looks good too.

Todoh789 said:

October 20th, 10:53 am

@T3DV0L70L1N4 #31
Yes you get $10 back, they’ll round it up to $50 if you’re 49.xx by the time the offer ends.

e46drvr said:

October 20th, 11:13 am

*Fingers Crossed* for a good halloween sale.. Maybe some sales on Corpse Party and such?

Sonicfan11589 said:

October 20th, 11:15 am

Hi if u could answer, ESRB recently rated Gex Enter the Gecko for PS Vita and PS3, I’m hoping u guys release that soon.

UFAIL99 said:

October 20th, 11:35 am

Any chance all of us who got Deus Ex: Human Revolution on Plus will be getting some of the features of the Directors Cut?

DaWolf619 said:

October 20th, 11:36 am

Wait! Rocksmith is available tomorrow, on PSN? That’s where I preordered.

sinneD-- said:

October 20th, 11:38 am

So is Rocksmith is available at midnight tonight kinda thing?

dsanders787 said:

October 20th, 11:59 am

You forgot “How to Survive” the zombie survival game that comes out this week.

sinneD-- said:

October 20th, 12:03 pm

Yeah How To Survive looks pretty cool.

NX_Nytrux said:

October 20th, 12:11 pm

We will have Halloween Sales like European Store? I really want Siren Blood Curse, european price: €7.01, USA price: U$ 39.99. Its not fair.

TimMalouff said:

October 20th, 12:31 pm

Does the spend $50 get $10 back promotion apply to purchases made on the 29th?

I ask because this could will be our last update on sales and new items to purchase for that promo unless it includes purchases made on the 29th and at what time and timezone?

Also does the PSN have any type of Black Friday sales?

I ask because I see references to a possible Halloween sale.

Thank You.

Chuppa_ said:

October 20th, 12:36 pm


ItsNymo said:

October 20th, 12:47 pm

Totally picking up Beer Pong for PS Move! :D

Bruno_Helghast said:

October 20th, 1:13 pm

How am I supposed to play the PSN version of Rocksmith?

passivefamiliar said:

October 20th, 1:30 pm

@31, and 33….are you sure? I’d go ahead and find an avatar to buy for buck or less maybe even, to be safe. Or find someone to answer more officially. No offense todoh789, iI just now i’dI’d hate to loose out ouT.

batman snuck up on me. WWasn’t expecting to buy another high dollar game just yet, was plenty busy for the moment. But….batman. interested in a few other games to, but will wait and see

klassymike said:

October 20th, 1:42 pm


The last time they ran this promo, Morgan said they would honor 49.99. Anything less than that you might want to buy an avatar or something to be safe,

klassymike said:

October 20th, 1:42 pm


The last time they ran this promo, Morgan said they would honor 49.99. Anything less than that you might want to buy an avatar or something to be safe,

klassymike said:

October 20th, 1:49 pm

1-Year PlayStation®Plus Membership
Purchasing a 1-Year membership of PlayStation®Plus will qualify as part of this promotion.

e46drvr said:

October 20th, 2:18 pm

@NX_Nytrux Couldnt agree more! they had corpse party dirt cheap and ton other games a ton of us been begging for.

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