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The Drop: New PlayStation Releases for February 11th, 2014

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The Drop

Strong, witty, and a little rough around the edges, Ellie from The Last of Us played a tremendous role in making the critically-acclaimed PS3 game shine. Her endearing dialogue and emotional connection with Joel provide The Last of Us with several layers of narrative. But there’s more of her story to be told.

This week on Friday, The Last of Us: Left Behind arrives on PS3. The DLC explores Ellie’s past, along with her connection with close friend and confidant, Riley. This additional chapter in the world of The Last of Us bestows gamers with intimate insight into defining moments of Ellie’s past.

But there’s more coming this week to the world of PlayStation. Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII launches on PS3, concluding Lightning’s chapter in the long-running JRPG series. Lightning Returns features a large, open world, tons of sidequests, and an elaborate customization system that will let players design their ideal fighter.

For a complete list of games coming this week, read on. And enjoy the Drop!

Borderlands 2 & Dishonored
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim & BioShock Infinite
Far Cry Classic
Far Cry Compilation
Fort Defense
The Last of Us: Left Behind
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII
Pac-Man World 20th Anniversary
Toukiden: The Age of Demons
Wolf Fang

New PlayStation Releases This Week

PS2 Classic — Digital
Mutated clones have overtaken the battle platform known as the Honour Guard. With the crew dead, only John “Dutch” Cane can step in and stop them. Potentially while he enjoys a cigar.
Bundle: Borderlands 2 & Dishonored
PS3 — Retail
Two massive, critically-acclaimed games, now available in one package. Survive Pandora and hunt down amazing loot in Borderlands 2, or prowl the shadows and seek revenge in Dishonored.
PS Vita — Digital, Retail
A group of high school students are pulled into a deadly trial, judged by a murderous bear. Unravel the mysteries surrounding an unusual court in this quirky game of truth and lies.
Bundle: The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim & BioShock Infinite
PS3 — Retail
Another herculean pairing comes to PlayStation with this package. Journey the icy forests and great halls of Skyrim, or plunge up into the lofty reaches of Columbia as Booker DeWitt to wipe away his dark past. RPG fans and shooter aficionados have more than enough game here to enjoy.
PS3 — Digital
Return to the start of the Far Cry series with this updated classic. Explore the beautiful but dangerous island environments of Far Cry with enhanced visuals, cutscenes, and a refined user interface.
Far Cry Compilation
PS3 — Retail
For gamers that missed out on the thrill of the Far Cry series, look no further than this Blu-ray collection that bundles Far Cry 2, Far Cry 3, and Blood Dragon into one package. See how the Far Cry series brought its own tremendous, open environments to the first-person shooter genre.
PS Vita — Digital
A pirate-themed tower defense game with unique ships, powerful bosses, and immense spells. Protect your fortress with towers as the battle boils on both land and at sea.
The Last of Us: Left Behind
PS3 — Digital (Available Friday)
Uncover an additional chapter of Ellie’s past, and her connection with her close friend, Riley. Explore a fragment of Ellie’s life before The Last of Us began, as the two teenage girls move through a shopping complex and peer into a world they never knew.
PS3 — Digital, Retail
The final chapter of Lightning’s story, Lightning Returns, brings the rose-haired warrior to a new world open to exploration. Customize Lightning’s weapons and attire, while saving lost souls teetering on the brink of the apocalypse.
PSone Classic — Digital
One of the most iconic video game characters of all time makes his retro return! Toc-Man has kidnapped Pac-Man’s friends and family. Now it’s up to Pac-Man to save the day.
PS Vita — Digital, Retail
A fantastical third-person action game from the team at Tecmo Koei. Take up the role of Slayer and stop the Oni menace from undoing the very fabric of humanity. Use the souls of fallen heroes to aid the Slayers in their fight.
PS Vita — Digital
A spiritual successor to the genre-defining, 90’s shooter Tempest, TxK packs in 100 levels of score-chasing play. Set to a pounding soundtrack, players can lose themselves in three different games modes for five minute bites or marathon sessions climbing the scoreboards.
PSone Import — Digital
Jump into a mech and get shooting. This high-speed platformer throws players into a futuristic struggle burning through Australia and New Zealand. Wield auto-cannons, grenade guns, lasers, and more in this explosive mission from the PSone generation.
PS3 — Digital
Stay alive during the zombie apocalypse by consuming just the right amount of Zombeer. This first-person shooter comes filled to the brim with crazy gags, film references, and — of course — zombie hordes. Don’t get turned!

Demos and Betas

Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 — PS3 Demo
Far Cry Classic — PS3 Demo
Oddworld: Stranger’s Wrath HD — PS3 Demo
Skullgirls Encore — PS3 Demo
Toki Tori — PS3 Demo

The information above is subject to change without notice.

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Ryan Clements said:

February 9th, 9:41 am

A Drop into Ellie’s past!

jhand187 said:

February 9th, 9:46 am

The Last of Us DLC > Valentine’s Day!

BillyBoiDaPrince said:

February 9th, 9:46 am

last of us!

RE_Player said:

February 9th, 9:47 am

TxK looks sick!

TheGrimHeaper said:

February 9th, 9:48 am

An absolutely fantastic week for PSN! Toukiden, DanganRonpa, Lightning Returns, Last of Us DLC… and more!!

Teh_AKOD said:

February 9th, 9:49 am

Any news on Skullgirls Encore?

erosfortones said:

February 9th, 9:49 am

Really strong week! Danganronpa, Lightning Returns, and TLOU: Left Behind are in my sites. =)

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    Ryan Clements said:

    February 9th, 9:59 am

    Sweet! Hope you enjoy them.

BramStark said:

February 9th, 9:50 am

Indeed a big week for all Vita owners out there.. Any idea how much Toukiden and Danganronpa will cost? :D

djsaiyan said:

February 9th, 9:51 am

Uuuuuuuugh this is going to be such a ridiculously busy week.

AsahiSeth said:

February 9th, 9:51 am

Cool, Pac Man World. Hoping this and Cybersled are a sign of more Namco goodness on PSN (Tales of Destiny, klonoa 2, Ms Pac Man Maze Madness maybe?)

Also enjoying seeing more PS2 Classics. Blowout was a budget title but was ok. If they sell it for $5 it’ll be worth it. There’s an interesting story about it, apparently it was going to be a big game but the company that made it got bought out and they new owners forced them to rush it. Still an ok game, think sidescrolling Dead Space with less creepiness.

kansiora said:

February 9th, 9:52 am

I can’t wait for Left Behind… I’m literally obsessing over The Last of Us since day one.

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    Ryan Clements said:

    February 9th, 9:59 am

    Nice. Hope you enjoy it!

Nazotchi said:

February 9th, 9:53 am

What an amazing week. And don’t forget about Skullgirls Encore! I see the demo listed, but the full game comes out this tuesday as well.

InfernoNine13 said:

February 9th, 9:54 am

How much will farcry Classic be. It’s the PC one right.

BloodHazard said:

February 9th, 9:54 am

Would you guys ever do Danganronpa avatars?

ThumbsOfSteel74 said:

February 9th, 9:55 am

“Pac-Man World 20th Anniversary

PSone Classic — Digital”



Never got a chance to play this the first time around. Now we need Ape Escape. :)

shakie8470 said:

February 9th, 9:55 am

this looks like a great drop final fantasy just need a sephiroth Garbs dlc

antibolo said:

February 9th, 9:57 am

Why is Skullgirls Encore not here?

SoopaMan2K said:

February 9th, 9:58 am

What’s up with PS+ goodies? I’m looking to play Remember Me, but all in all I’m getting Lightning Returns and Toukiden! Can’t wait!!

febplus66 said:

February 9th, 10:02 am


$9.99,it’s the original Crytek game.

LazyTalandeR said:

February 9th, 10:02 am

Still no Digimon World 3 :(

sajoey said:

February 9th, 10:07 am

Hooray, the demo for Lords of Shadow 2! I’ve actually been looking forward to this one for a while. That being said, I do wish there were more demos for the PS4. Maybe there’s a Second Son demo to look forward to down the pipeline..?

cheeckoo42 said:

February 9th, 10:08 am

Naughty Dog and Jeff Minter schould light up my first week of “funemployment”

SpreadTheBlood said:

February 9th, 10:14 am

Awesome. Can’t wait to replay the classic far cry.. back when predator was a thing. Surely it will still have the map editor? :)


February 9th, 10:15 am

Pretty amazing Drop, though no PS4 =\. I’ll take Left Behind and some other PS+ Discounted stuff I guess.

StealthBlade98 said:

February 9th, 10:17 am

Ok whoever decided to put those bundles together is really terrible: Bioshock Infinite was free 2 weeks ago for PSN+ which MOST people have now, thanks to Sony forcing it on PS4 users. Not to mention the fact the Borderlands 2 was also free several weeks ago on PSN+.

DIshonored should have been bundled with Max Payne 3 or Hitman Absolution. For skyrim that could have been bundled with Tomb Raider or some other game.

djsaiyan said:

February 9th, 10:21 am


They are retail bundles, so you’ll want to be directing your anger at Bethesda and Take-Two.

Hitman Absolution and Tomb Raider are Square-Enix. They are not involved in these retail bundles whatsoever.

StealthBlade98 said:

February 9th, 10:26 am

It doesn’t matter, they’re still terrible bundles given the fact MOST people have Borderlands 2 and Bioshock Infinite now. They were JUST FREE for PSN+ users weeks ago. Did anyone think before making these bundles together? They know full well people have those games already. I would have liked DIshonored with something else than Borderlands 2 since I have both BL2, Skyrim and Now Infinite they’re literally a waste of money for most people.

ThumbsOfSteel74 said:

February 9th, 10:33 am


Eh, not everyone gives a flying flip about the PS4. The PS3 has a lot of life left for many of us, especially those with huge backlogs. I think you’d be surprised just how few people actually downloaded those games, even among those who were Plus members at the time. These bundles are for all the others.

But I hear ya anyway. Coulda been games that weren’t offered to Plus recently.

samv33 said:

February 9th, 10:34 am

A lot of stuff out this week. Glad to see classic titles yet again — and I’ve never heard of the PS2 game.

Looking forward to Danganronpa.

DarkOne_PR said:

February 9th, 10:36 am

HEY! Sorry to be the one to break the illusion here but just wondering when are we going to have AAA games on the vita again? like gravity rush 2 and such… bc the vita its in a dire situation… not bc of the lack of games but the lack of triple AAA games… I’m tired of playing indie games… i didn’t buy this awesome piece of tech for 250 bucks just to play SNES caliber games… just letting u know.

Toukiden > another monster hunter clone instead of actually giving us MH which was the thing to save the psp…
(still probably gonna get toukiden…)

Danganrompa > if u are not into the anime u wouldn’t know about this….

Borderlands 2 > awesome that we are receiving this but its just another port and still dont even have a date.

FFX-X2 > awesome again but ANOTHER port.

Demon Gaze > JRPG nobody knows about and the gameplay looks really weird and doesn’t look like a AAA

thats it…. 5 games… sigh… sony still waiting for the vita year…hope u bring the big guns announcements with the entry of the vita slim…

C1pH_3r said:

February 9th, 10:36 am

Can’t wait for Lightning Returns!! Loved the Demo. Great drop this week. Beyond, Ryan!

CrashSpyro said:

February 9th, 10:39 am

You forgot Skullgirls Encore, which is the new version that the developers have released after getting out of their contract with Konami to publish it.

boomstickbhg said:

February 9th, 10:41 am

Great line up this week, I’d buy most of it if I could, already getting lightning returns, Toukiden and danganronpa, as well as the Last of Us dlc from my season pass.

Huh, guess I already am buying most of it (if you take out the titles I already own).

Thank you for putting up mre Demos, BUT:

Will we EVER get more demos for the PS4???????

Also is the bundled skyrim the new legendary version, or the old vanilla?

Doc_Tury said:

February 9th, 10:41 am

Beyond Ryan! Great week! Lightning Returns, yeah! Far Cry Classic, Hell Yeah! and TLOU DLC for the perfect Valentine’s Day! Now I need time to play them all!

toru248okada said:

February 9th, 10:42 am

Hey Ryan, any idea if Earth Defense Force 2025 will be a day 1 digital release?

boomstickbhg said:

February 9th, 10:45 am

Hope this isn’t a double post.

Forgot to add, if the demo is any good/the game is what I expect it to be I’ll be buying Farcry Classic as well.

Now to find out where the local soup kitchen and food stamps are cause this week’s gonna break my bank account.

WhiteTiamat said:

February 9th, 10:47 am

Can we please, please, please, please get some DLC sales going? Been waiting for Dragon Age 2 and Mass Effect DLC sales for like forever, the DLCs for DA2 cost almost double the game now days, $27.

SpreadTheBlood said:

February 9th, 10:51 am

Damn just realized its the very first far cry, not instincts. Ah well…still worth a buy.

vault2049 said:

February 9th, 10:55 am

Pre-ordered The Last Of Us DLC and Lighting Returns, will grab Toukiden. Busy week, busy week.

FugazyHD said:

February 9th, 10:55 am

Zombeer have split screen coop? and approximate price, please? :)

MrZ_2010 said:

February 9th, 10:55 am

I want Toukiden PSN avatar!

Jutin77 said:

February 9th, 11:04 am

fun fact about Pac-Man World, one of the only PSone games that has the option for Widescreen TV

thereck24 said:

February 9th, 11:04 am

Yessss! Can’t wait for Lightning Returns, The Last of Us: Left Behind, and Moxxi Borderlands 2 DLC. Its gonna be a good week :)

goldenknight01 said:

February 9th, 11:17 am

Left Behind is my Valentine this year!

carlpain said:

February 9th, 11:33 am

4 weeks left for DS II.

ricegiilha said:

February 9th, 11:41 am

Great releases but nothing for PS4? And about a Dead Or Alive 5+ DLC sales? Anyway, thanks!!!! :)

KazeEternal said:

February 9th, 11:42 am

Annoying. why can’t I get AAC’s or MP3’s? Why weren’t we informed via the What is it with this Drop it and Go attitude from Sony?

rafael_martines said:

February 9th, 11:53 am

Lightning Returns and Toukiden is all I want :D

Earthjolly said:

February 9th, 12:07 pm

Good week indeed. I’m picking up Daganronpa for sure.

Still waiting for Medievil 2 PSX release T>T

subsamuel01 said:

February 9th, 12:13 pm

Really hoping for a sequel to this game, loved the atmosphere and gameplay really unique plus the story telling is amazing.

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