The Drop: Week of Aug 23rd, 2010 New Releases

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Help! I am currently writing this post hiding underneath my desk. Sid and Jeff are armed with makeshift cardboard guns and chainsaws running amok on the 4th floor, and they’re using Kevin Butler’s several interns as canon fodder. Can you tell we’re aching for some Shank? The kitchen on the 3rd floor reeks of spaghetti and lasagna, and Mafia II is etched in the men’s bathroom.

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If you’re a fan Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm or PixelJunk Racers, you will be pleasantly surprised with this week’s updates and demos on the PlayStation Network. Hit the jump and brace yourself for gaming greatness, in this week’s The Drop.

Mafia II

PlayStation 3

Mafia IIYou play as a poor Italian American immigrant, Vito, trying to escape the life of poverty and secure his place in the American Dream of the late 1940s. Vito, along with his childhood friend Joe, both descend into the world of organized crime guaranteeing them both power and wealth. As an added bonus, The Betrayal of Jimmy DLC comes exclusively to PlayStation 3.

Shank

PlayStation Network

Shank Looking to get your hands bloody and spending your days hell-bent on revenge? Featuring both single player and co-op campaigns, Shank delivers on its promise of unleashing a strong mature rating on the PSN. Klei co-founder, Jamie Cheng, is no stranger to the PlayStation.Blog, when he brought his insight on building Shank’s co-op campaign and showcasing it’s combo system. Cheng returns this Monday with more news and details that will alleviate your itch for more Shank until Tuesday’s drop.

MotorStorm 3D Shift “Enjoy an immersive 3D racing experience with 10 of our favorite MotorStorm Pacific Rift tracks like Kanaloa Bay or Caldera Ridge, using a selection of festival-favorite off-road vehicles including Bikes, Buggies, Racing Trucks, and Monster Trucks.” Read more by Producer, Daimion Pinnock.

PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap On August 10th, PlayStation Plus members got their chance to indulge in 32 race modes and seven player multiplayer. Not a Plus member you say? The wait is finally over; PixelJunk Racers 2nd Lap races to all PSN users this Tuesday.

Press Your Luck“Play as one of three contestants competing to win by correctly answering trivia questions to earn spins on the Big Board. The player who ends the game with the highest earnings emerges victorious — all the while trying to avoid the dreaded Whammy or risk losing all his winnings.” Read More from VP of Marketing, Eva Jando.

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2

PlayStation Network Demos

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2Japan received their Naruto fix when the demo dropped back on July 29th, but US fans of the original Ultimate Ninja Storm were left out in the cold. Grab your Naruto snuggies American fans, and rejoice — the US demo drops this week. Have a glimpse of Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, as its story becomes a trifecta told by Naruto, Sasuke and Jiraya in the sequel.

Alien Breed: Impact The Alien Breed franchise comes to PlayStation Network in the science fiction arcade-shooter, Alien Breed: Impact. Rich environments, high-impact weapons and the collection of the usual suspects are enhanced with an online co-operative battle mode.

Zuma PSP

PlayStation Portable

Zuma This PlayStation 3 port goes portable as you take control of the stone frog idol of the ancient Zuma in this action puzzler. Aim true, and you’ll rack up huge combos and special bonuses that will help you on your adventure. Download this Tuesday on PSN.

Arcade Air Hockey & Bowling

PlayStation minis

Arcade Air Hockey & Bowling Arcade Air Hockey & Bowling is a sports game featuring classic air hockey and bowling designed for all ages. Win trophies and unlock new equipment in the World Tour career mode, or challenge a friend to play.

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