The Drop: Week of October 18th 2010 New Releases

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This is probably the last time you’ll ever see the outside world thanks to the truck load of titles dropping this week on your favorite PlayStation platform. Strap on your Pipboy, grab a glass of radioactive purple drink and step out of your Vault as you join me for this week’s The Drop.

PS3: Fallout New Vegas

PlayStation 3

Fallout: New Vegas — Experience all the sights and sounds of fabulous New Vegas, brought to you by Vault-Tec, America’s First Choice in Post Nuclear Simulation. Explore the treacherous wastes of the Great Southwest from the safety and comfort of your very own vault: Meet new people, confront terrifying creatures, and arm yourself with the latest high-tech weaponry as you make a name for yourself on a thrilling new journey across the Mojave wasteland.

PS Blog Coverage: Your Fallout: New Vegas PS3 Questions Answered: Hardcore Mode, Morality, Combat and More

Vanquish — Russia and the United States are vying for ownership of the world’s fast-depleting energy resources and the US has constructed a space station in order to harness energy from the sun. Russian forces capture this space station and divert its harvested solar energy into a blast wave that destroys San Francisco, aiming to force the US into a total and unconditional surrender. In response, the US tasks its armed forces with recapturing the space station before the Russians can annihilate their next target – New York. Players take the role of Sam, a government agent who must stop the threat before it is too late.

PS Blog Coverage: Vanquish DEMO Coming to PSN Next Week!

Power Gig: Rise of the SixString — Power Gig: Rise of the SixString will transport players to an entirely new universe, with its own mythology, politics, settings, heroes and villains, where music rules all. On the gameplay front, Power Gig uses technology that represents the next evolution of music performance games to provide all players — from casual gamers to the hardcore, from those who have never before picked up a guitar to those who play guitar on a regular basis — with an authentic and fun experience.

Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 — Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 faithfully recreates the anime series and envelops players into the mythical world of ninja with expansive environments, missions, battle systems and gameplay modes. With more than 40 characters to choose from, engaging in bigger and more epic cinematic boss battles has never been this explosive.

DJ Hero 2 — Picking up where the award-winning DJ Hero soundtrack left off, DJ Hero 2 spins together the hottest tracks blazing up the charts and legendary club anthems from the biggest artists in pop, dance and hip hop including Dr. Dre, The Chemical Brothers, Kanye West, Metallica, Lady Gaga, Rihanna and over 85 others.

Saw II: Flesh & Blood — Step into the dark and tormented world of Saw 2 and experience the gruesome traps that Jigsaw has created to test your will to survive. With new traps, puzzles, and combat system players will need to think fast and act quick to pass the rigors of the tests Jigsaw has engineered.

Rock of the Dead — Grab your axe and jump off stage as you transcend from aspiring musician to global rock god! The planet is under attack, and the only chance we have is through the power of rock! Use rippin’ riffs to unleash sonic blasts on hordes of flesh eaters! With a cast of characters voiced by Neil Patrick Harris, Felicia Day and Rob Zombie, huge boss battles and dozens of unlockables and upgradeable special attacks, the fate of the planet is in your hands!

EA Sports MMA — In EA Sports MMA, choose from the world’s top fighters or climb the ranks of the worldwide circuit with your created prodigy to become the ultimate MMA champion. Select from various weight classes, rule sets, and take on all challengers in multiple cage types or a ring.

SBK X Superbike World Champions — SBK X: Superbike World Championship brings racing excitement to players all over the world. Go wheel to wheel with up to 15 of your gearhead friends, enjoy three different modes of gameplay, and face over 90 actual racers on their bikes and in their circuits.

PS Move: The Shoot

PlayStation Move

The Shoot — Become the ultimate action hero, using the PlayStation Move motion controller to shoot, punch and dodge your way through five exciting Hollywood movie sets in The Shoot. This is a shooting game designed for use with the PlayStation Motion Controller.

PS Coverage: The Shoot for PlayStation Move Hits on October 19

Time Crisis: Razing Storm — Destroy everything in sight, from the environments to the futuristic terrorists aiming to take you down! Get your gun ready for combat and keep the ammo This megapack contains three games: Razing Storm, Deadstorm Pirates and Time Crisis 4: Arcade Ver.

PS Coverage: Hands-on with Time Crisis: Razing Storm for PS3 and PlayStation Move

PSP: Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team

PlayStation Portable

Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team — For the first time ever Dragon Ball Z fans can enter into high-impact two vs. two combat in Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team for the PSP system. Play solo or team up via Ad Hoc mode to tackle memorable battles in a variety of single player and multiplayer modes, including Dragon Walker, Battle 100, and Survival Mode.

Blazing Souls Accelate — The story of Blazing Souls Accelate begins with Zero the protagonist making his living as an independent contractor. One day he is investigating a certain site. It is there that he finds a mysterious stone infused with a powerful magic known as the Core Elemental. On his travels, he begins to encounter the Human Genomes; one thirsts for power, one desires only the eradication of mankind and one hopes to retrieve what he has lost.

DJ Max Portable — DJ Max is a special PSP version of the web-based and mobile music mixing game from Korean game maker Pentavision. The game features four levels of difficulty for mixing the game’s assortment of tracks, plus a freestyle mode and a gallery of images and music videos from and inspired by the game.

PSN: Costume Quest

Costume Quest — A childhood dream come alive created by Double Fine’s lead animator, Tasha Harris, Costume Quest follows the adventure of a group of young friends who must rid their neighborhood of monsters using only their wits, their bravery, and their home-made costumes. Players go door-to-door collecting candy, points, cards, battle stamps and quest assignments as they prepare themselves for Combat Mode — where they transform into larger-than-life versions of their costumes. Explore the various neighborhoods, complete quests, discover hidden areas and trick-or-treat your way through this spooky Halloween night.

PS Blog Coverage: 5 Inspirations Behind Costume Quest, Coming to PS3 October 19th

Tomb Raider Underworld — For generations, stories have been told of the fearsome weapon of Thor, the Norse god of thunder. In an ancient ruin on the floor of the Mediterranean Sea, Lara Croft uncovers proof of the Norse underworld and the mythical hammer. As she attempts to unravel the secrets behind these myths, Lara’s perilous journey leads her toward a forgotten power that, if unleashed, could lay waste to all civilization.

Aqua Panic! — A giant cyclone has sucked up thousands of fish from the oceans! It’s an ecological disaster! Tanks of water are immediately assembled throughout the world, so that all the fish can be returned to the oceans. As the sea creatures start falling back to Earth, someone must make sure they land safely and quickly since they cannot survive for long out of water.

PSone Classic: Shienryu

PSone Classic Imports

Shienryu — Twisting alien dogfights. Towering armored mechs. Smoldering molten metal. Your life expectancy here is measured in seconds. If you’re not one of the best, you’re a smoking crater. Fly alone or with a friend-this is survival of the quickest!

Tall Unlimited — A challenging puzzler where gamers must build a tower with different colors of blocks. Combo and chain moves can be put together to rack up points and build the tower to the top.

PS minis: Age of Hammer Wars

PlayStation minis

Age of Hammer Wars — Age of Hammer Wars unlike any other game features battles of flying machines equipped with various slashing, piercing and blunt weaponry. Previously known as Hammerfall on PC it achieved critically acclaimed status by becoming IGF finalist in 2008. The game is set in steam punk universe with rich storyline and breathtaking scenery. A unique combat system is based on realistic physics simulation, and it ties the movements of the rider to the movements of analog stick. As you wave it, your rider swings his sledgehammer, smashing the foe into the wall! This creates an unmatched feel of the real strike, a feel of the mass of the weapon in your hands. The aesthetic conjures stark imagery of an industrious, romanticised era, and there’s a variable and long campaign that will bring hours of entertainment.

[Editor’s Note: The following dates are subject to change. Game details are gathered from Press Releases from their individual publishers and/or ESRB rating descriptions.]

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10 Author Replies

  • The only thing that sucks about Vanquish that it won’t have any mutliplayer, thus perpetuating the most overt myth in the video game business; that a story-driven game (i.e. shooters) can have both a great single-player and mutliplayer components (*cough*Bioshock 2!*Cough*)

  • I’ll prolly get vanquish, it looks really sweet. I’ve been busy with LBP2 beta though. some of the levels people have created are sweet.

  • whoa whoa, is tomb raider underworld coming out on PSN?

  • Powergig seems cool!

  • i have a question, how come some games are withdrawn or so I’ve heard such as the Disney games, is this related to why more Disney games are not being released on the PSN.

  • Will Dragon Ball Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team be available for download on the playstation network???????

  • Hey Rey, would you happen to know if DragonBall Z: Tenkaichi Tag Team will hit the PlayStation Store for us PSPgo owners to buy?

    Also, wasn’t there some Bakugan game coming out this week as well?

  • How big a file will Tomb Raider: Underworld be and how much?

  • Vanquish is gonna rock my world!

  • @3 multiplayer is getting to be an overated expierience … really . a place for glitchers and savefile hackers (in some cases ) and boosters to show how talentless they are …. sorry to sound so negative … it’s just been a rough week against save file hackers in teamfortress 2 .

  • Hey Rey Whatcha Playin?

    • Just finished the Medal of Honor campaign, and gearing up for Vanquish. I need to go back and finish Dasksiders though.

  • might get blazing souls accelate.just finished playing disgaea 2 for the psp and i will resume playing atelier rorona :0

    yeah,i’m a jrpg freak XD

  • I know WTF? got delayed due to a bug, is there a new set date for this mini?

  • Monday PSN Store? Did I miss something? Isn’t that usually Tuesdays?

  • One of this weeks biggest launches is tomorrow’s Netflix app, you missed that Rey! Is there a time?

  • When will we be getting Front Mission 3 for PS classics?

  • I remember playing the Aqua Panic demo many months ago (really great BTW) but I recall it being a straight up PSN title, not a PSP game playable on the PS3. Is this something else or is it listed in the wrong place on the blog?

    Going to go check later after my 5.1less Enslaved finishes installing.

  • Terrible update incoming.

  • Hopefully Tomb Raider will be good. :)

  • wait rey is the store updating tomorrow instead of tuesday?

  • 24hr backup/restore for PS3 LOL
    Monday update what are you people talking about(drink one for me)??
    Can’t wait wait for KZ3 Beta Tues around 6PM…
    Rey, Ive seen better PS dayz just saying :)

  • Tomb Raider should only be 20$.
    I got it for 20$ like 6 months ago new.
    So really if its going to be put in PSN it should be 15$ because your not getting it on disc then.
    Just my 2 cents.
    If its more then 20$ people just go out and buy it new at walmart

  • People keep getting confused because it says the 18th, that’s when the week begins, though the update is until the 19th on Tuesday.

  • Hey Rey…can you talk to the powers that be…my PS3 is obviously IP/Geolocation aware since it presents me with the Canadian video store…so why do I have to suffer ads in the Whats New part of XMB that are only for the US? Why do I have so spend internet bandwidth receiving advertising from your firm for something you then don’t actually offer me? (in this case the free movie on Saturdays).

    Good job with the blog btw…keep it up.

  • I wish I had to money to get some games now. But alas, being unemployed, depending on sales, while looking for a job and still having to pay for things like credit card and student loan payments suck.

    I have a huge backlog of PS3 games that I want as well as some PSP games.

    Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep
    Lego Harry Potter Year 1-4
    Naruto Shippuden Ultimate Ninja Storm 2 (coming soon)
    Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2
    Uncharted 2: Among Thieves GAME OF THE YEAR
    Vanquish (coming soon)

  • what is new for the Playstation Plus owners

  • I’m guessing TRU is going to be the next PS+ full game trial seeing as how Europe already got it.

    The PS+ disappointment train keeps on chuggin’.

  • @zombie9

    I think people are getting confused because Rey said “Stay tuned tomorrow for our PSN store post.” in his reply to #8.

  • Who was the incompetent buffoon at Sony who passed on SuperMeatBoy? It’s coming out on everything except PSN and has gotten great reviews so far. The PSN store staff are doing a terrible job. Instead of great indie games we get crappy, ugly themes and iPhone games with no demo.

  • Vanquish, Naruto, Time Crisis……… UGH NOT ENOUGH MONEY especially with next weeks releases. Going to be 2016 by time I finish all of these games.

  • Don’t buy Tomb Raider: Underworld for PSP. This game has been out for almost 2 years for PS3 now.. and has ZERO of TWO DLC packs and a bunch of other DLC extras.

    “Beneath the Ashes” on 24 February 2009 and “Lara’s Shadow” on 10 March 2009, were released only for XBox 360.

  • Any GT5 news? :(

  • I used W.T.F. as an acronym to the game Who’s That Flying and the site wants to moderates it? Wow, this site is getting way too dam conservative!! We are all grown ups here!!

    Any news on the game Who’s That Flying, I know it got delayed because of a bug, but any new release date?

  • Any nes on a price break for Fallout 3 dlc? Still $50 for psn or $60 at retail for goty? Thats crazy. Show New Vegas some love but promoting Fallout in everyway. After Xboxs version was much better for 3 Playstation faithfuls are worried about getting the short end again.

  • hey rey what are your all time favorite psone games (on or not on psn)?

  • your link to Dj Max portable is incorrect; “Dj max portable” isnt coming out on psn; “dj max portable 3” is

  • @32 uh, Tomb Raider Underworld is coming to the PlayStation Store for PS3, not PSP…

  • Good to see some new “Move” content coming out. Having just finished Castlevania: LOS; my next game is “The Shoot” – also getting the gun accessory add-on to.

    Any news on when Pac Man CE or Pac Man DX will be coming out?

  • Wait. DJ Max Portable? The FIRST DJ Max game? Like, as in, Japan and Korea DJ Max? As in, the game that i broke 3 PSPs playing before buying a PSPGo and losing my ability to play it? D:’

  • Really? That’s it? That’s all you got this week? ;)

  • I can proudly say I’m not buying anything on this list.

  • @Axecution, I think its a mistake, DJ Max Portable 3 came out this week. Or maybe its a downloadable for the first game?

    Also this week which comes out is Uncharted 2: Game of the Year Edition. Some stores already have been carrying this game the last few days but Gamestop and other retailers have it set for the 18th of October.

  • Might get Naruto tomorrow night at midnight madness. (Gamestop)

  • I don’t suppose anyone can tell me if/when Star Wars Jedi Power Battles may/may not be released on PSN?

    I know I’m far from the first to ask, and I really just wanna know whether it’s even a possibility.

  • while i do like the dbz and dj max comming out i guess i would call this an ok update, but one thing is how long will DBZ stay up as you know the past 2 games arent on the psn (they were taken off with no warning) are they ever going to be put back up? if not then its obvious that this too will be let go sooner or later.

  • Great, more games for the Move, i’m really looking forward to Time Crisis, and i’ll probably end up getting The Shoot as well, both demos were a blast.

  • Naruto FTW!!

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