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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  • Nice to see aqua panic is finally coming out in the USA.

  • Sounds like a good lineup for disc (New Vegas) and download (Costume Quest). Just wish I had some cash. lol.

    I will download the Costume Quest demo though. Too bad there’s no New Vegas demo. Oh well. Hopefully there will be some other good demos. :)

  • Kick ass week I must say :) Think I might delay getting the new Fallout tho :S Wanna nab Vanquish and oddly enough, the time crisis game.

  • Excited to see power gig is finally out in stores this week. As someone who worked on the game I can tell you that it is very unique and fun to play. Been waiting since February for it to make it’s debut to the public.

  • cuando acaban las ofertas de los PSone Classics?

  • Will Costume Quest be releasing with a trial version Rey Gutierrez?

  • Hey how long is the PS15 sale going on for.

    I want to get Blood Omen and I just can’t until that sale is over. I know they will go sale the next week after I buy them if I don’t wait.

  • What a great week, well really I’m not overly excited this week, September was the unbeatable month for me, I mean with, NHL11, Spider man Shattered Dimension, and all the move content, that was a good month, but I am excited for the shoot tomorrow! got my gun attachment, been playing the demo non stop, this is what gaming should be, it’s just so addictively fun, brings me back to the days of putting loonies into the arcade machines and always wanting more!

  • Not much excitement for Costume Quest in this thread.

  • i want more games with no multiplayer… please…
    and im still waiting for Destruction Derby 4… or is it 3?? i dont care…. get it done Reflections and whomever it was that worked on the last ones.. Polyphony Digital should do it…

    and speaking of which, since GT5 isnt coming out this week, i will not be buying anything…. sorry guys…

  • Gotta say, not the best update ive ever seen. Too many anime and band games coming out. The only thing thats worth mentioning is that Fall Out New Vegas hits this week. I didnt know that for some reason.

  • This looks good for the week. I would love to know when N.O.V.A is releasing for the psp…

  • I was really really hoping to see Dead Nation on the list, oh well guess we’ll continue to wait :\

  • Picking up Vanquish tomorrow!
    Can’t wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • When is the Co-op patch for Lara Croft coming?

  • I think I’m going to pass on Fallout for now, I’m going to wait and see if its as glitchy as Fallout 3 and if it is, then I just won’t get it at all. It seems like they’re trying to make it harder with the hardcore mode and only letting you get perks every other level, but that doesn’t make it harder, just more tedious, which isn’t a good thing (sequels should make the series more fun). Also I think part of why I’m not excited for it is because its just too soon for another Fallout, I just played one not too long ago, and I’m not like most gamers that will buy the same Call of Duty every year.

    Besides that rant, I’ll be picking up The Shoot, really liked the demo and maybe Saw 2, the first one was pretty decent, especially when you consider that its a game based on a movie that seems like it wouldn’t make a good game, but I may wait on a price drop for that one.

  • @16- Rey’s comment:
    Hahaha!

    Naruto Ninja Storm 2! Vanquish! FOVegas! Man christmas looks great this year! hahaha!

  • @64: You know the Hardcore option is…optional? hahahahaha XD
    Honeslty I think I’ll wait for a price drop special or a price drop general since I liked FO3, im not that much in hurry to get it ;)

  • Am I the only one here SUPER EXCITED about DJ Max Portable 3 having an international release?

    I mean, frak, when the first one came out I shelled out some serious coin to import a box-set edition from play-asia.com and since then only DJ Max Fever has seen an American release… till now.

  • I thought Hord was comming out on PSN tommorrow

  • Vanquish and Costume Quest are the only releases I’m interested in this week. New Vegas is a maybe. But with Obsidian behind it, I might just wait for a patch first. It’s gonna probably gonna be a bug-riddled glitchfest.

  • Costume Quest price?

  • Hey Rey perhaps you know at what time will the KZ3 Theme will be updating for the KZ3 Beta. If you don’t then is cool :)

  • New Vegas exclusive DLC on Xbox. Not like I was going to buy it on PS 3 anyways, but bad news for the suckers who are.

  • Super Fail that Fallout New Vegas has DLC that will not be available to the PS3.
    here is PS3 love for ya–
    “We’re excited to continue the partnership between Bethesda and Microsoft, and build on the success of the game add-ons released for Fallout 3 on Xbox LIVE,” said Pete Hines, VP of Marketing and PR of Bethesda Softworks. “Fans will once again be able to continue their experience in the Fallout universe with the add-on packs planned for after the launch of the game.”

    i think something might be missing from that comment…..

  • Costume Quest looks great and I did love Double Fine’s previous work Psychonauts, so I will be getting this for sure. Also the perfect game to play alot on Halloween.:P

  • Two things,

    1) A new GT5 release date.
    and
    2) The GT5 Signature Edition pre order sku for the U.S. That SLS case is so sick, and I want the coffee table book to replace my GT4 one.

    Thanks

  • Nobody? Nobody at all cares about DJ Max? It’s among the best games on PSP, easily.

  • Screw Fallout New Vegas and their exclusive DLC to 360. Nice way to screw you fanbase.

  • Ah, so I was right. PS1 Classic Import was pretty much just a nice subtle ruse to not have to release domestic PS1 Classics on a weekly basis. Even though Europe had Vagrant Story for almost a full year now, and Front Mission 3 for a full month, and we’re still… without them ;)

  • The New Vegas DLC exclusivity disappoints me to no end. But it doesn’t disappoint me in the ‘I’ll be buying it for the 360’ way so much as it does in the ‘Screw Bethesda and Obsidian I’m not buying it AT ALL’ way.

    Moneyhats confirmed!

    (I own all of the consoles and a rockin’ PC…I just hate BS like that and refuse to support it)

  • Playstation FTW

  • There should be Retail ps3 game session

  • @69 & 78

    I am really excited about DJ Max 3 coming to PSN. I have been playing the UMD version since Friday and am totally loving it!!

    I will be buying the digital version as well.

    Thanks Sony for the best update of 2010!! :-D

  • PLAESE ANSWEAR
    hey rey do you ever think tomb raider chronicals (psone) will ever be realesed on playstation store? and if so when do you think it will?

  • When is North America getting the Hyperballoid HD DLC? Europe has had it for a while now…

  • Hey. You have Costume Quest listed as a PSP release and it isn’t. I had 24 hours of being psyched about today’s update only to realize that my money is going to be stuck in my wallet for another week.

    Your only chance at redemption is a bargain price for Aqua Panic!

  • is dragon ball z tenkaichi tag team comin on the psn?????????

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

  • I have been to a bunch of Game retailers and none of them has SBK X or even heard of it… I want this game!

  • so i waited for Dragon Ball Z Tenkaichi Tag Team to come out on the PSN but it definitely didnt. do you know why and when it will come out?

  • when is dbz tag team coming to PS store?

  • Why does this Fallout millarky ALWAYS freeze and crash on the Ps3….? Its SOOO annoying to fork out top dollar to this second rate programming.

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