The Drop: Week of Nov 1st 2010 New Releases

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Happy Halloween! Not only do I bring you this week’s new releases on your favorite PlayStation console, but I bring you a collection of last minute Halloween costume ideas. Zeus! Ares! Athena! Oh my. Your favorite mythological Greek God-killer, Kratos, returns on the PSP this week with God of War: Ghost of Sparta. Stayed tuned this week when we debut my latest video feature when I visit the set of “God of War: Game Director’s Live,” where the game directors of God of War reunite and dissect the making of their epic saga. David Jaffe’s and Cory Barlog’s PlayStation 2 classics God of War and God of War II are remastered in high definition and bring the Blades of Chaos to the PlayStation Network this week.


Not big on dressing up with you family’s ashes for Halloween? Maybe dressing up as the adorable EyePet is a good alternative to the blood spilling and vengeance of Kratos. Grab your PSP, PSP Camera and your EyePet and take your virtual critter out to the park this week, when EyePet: Your Virtual Pet comes scratching at your door. The PlayStation horizon is filled with games this week branching from the PlayStation 3, PSone and even the PlayStation 2. Ditch the candy corn and get ready for delicious PlayStation Halloween treats in this week’s The Drop.

PS3: James Bond 007: Blood Stone

PlayStation 3

James Bond 007: Blood Stone An international conspiracy has placed the UK’s most secretive bio-chemical project into deadly hands, and only Her Majesty’s most lethal agent, James Bond, can unravel the mystery. To navigate through layers of corruption, you, as Bond, will embark on a global chase that will have you battling on land, sea and air through Athens, Istanbul, Monaco, and Bangkok. Nothing is what it seems as each adventure reveals a deeper and more sinister conspiracy.

First of the North Star: Ken’s Rage Sworn to protect the weak and innocent from malicious gangs roaming the post-apocalyptic planet, players use Ken’s trademark moves to decimate enemies on his quest to find his long-lost love. Tearing through the scorched landscape, manga and action fans will pummel their way through dozens of enemies at once and crush obstacles in their path, using them against their foes.

Megamind: Ultimate Showdown (Also on PSP) — Just as Megamind has become our new Mega Hero, a sudden crime wave hits the city. The Doom Syndicate & their Doom Goons have emerged and are looking to take over! Only Megamind and his arsenal of gadgets can stop them! Now, in three unique game play experiences, players can be the ultimate Mega Hero!

Bakugan Battle Brawlers: Defenders of the Core (Also on PSP) — In Bakugan Battle Brawlers: Defenders of the Core, players will create a new hero and lead the brawlers on an epic adventure to save Earth’s cities from Spectra and his Vexos minions.

Blood Drive In Blood Drive, contestants must use their motorized death steeds of steel in a televised game show where drivers battle each other and hordes of revolting flesh eaters in an all-out fight to the death. Face undead frat boys, cops and strippers, each with their own special brand of death and devastation – and ways to die! While these rotting monsters wander the streets of a desert sin city craving sweet, succulent brains, your enemies have come equipped battle hardened armed vehicles, including heavily weaponized muscle cars, hot rods, and more.

Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2The second game in this high-flying, fast-hitting, and intense versus battles series, Dragon Ball: Raging Blast 2 promises over 90 characters from the massively popular anime franchise. Dragon Ball Z fans can rest assured that the destructible environment, and character trademark attacks and transformations will be true to the series.

Get Fit With Mel-BIn Get Fit With Mel, the former Spice Girl will bring you real-time advice and feedback on several disciplines like dance fit, cardio, step, pump and tone and kickboxing. The game also delivers a personal nutritional program (six meals plans and 140 recipes) totally aligned to your fitness workout.

PSP: God of War: Ghost of Sparta

PlayStation Portable

God of War: Ghost of Sparta Set in the realm of Greek mythology, God of War: Ghost of Sparta is a single-player game that allows players to take on the powerful role of Spartan warrior Kratos. This new adventure picks up after the first God of War concludes, telling the story of Kratos’ ascension to power as the God of War. In his quest to rid himself of the nightmares that haunt him, Kratos must embark on a journey that will reveal the origins of lost worlds, and finally answer long-awaited questions about his dark past.

(PS Blog Coverage: God of War: Ghost of Sparta “Origins” Trailer + Bonus)

EyePet: Your Virtual Pet EyePet on the PlayStation Portable uses the functionality of the camera peripheral to bring the cute little critter into your own world. Point the camera somewhere, slap down the included card and watch it interact with you in all kinds of surroundings. Take your EyePet to the park, train him in various activities on the bus or feed him at the restaurant with your own brand of virtual food.

Ys: The Oath in FelghanaYs: The Oath in Felghana once again follows the adventures of friends Adol and Dogi who find themselves making an unannounced visit to Dogi’s hometown of Redmont in the land of Felghana. Since his departure eight years earlier, Dogi finds himself returning home to find that things have changed dramatically, and not for the better.

Archer Maclean’s Mercury & Mercury Meltdown: 2 Games in 1 This double-pack of games combines both hit puzzlers created by industry veteran Archer MacLean. Included are the original Mercury and Mercury Meltdown.

No Heroes Allowed! No Heroes Allowed! is the third in the acclaimed Badman franchise, a series of dungeon strategy games where you play the God of Destruction, summoned by the Evil Overlord Badman to dig a dungeon full of monsters to destroy the invading heroes, and help Badman conquer the known world!

(PS Blog Coverage: No Heroes Allowed! Announced for PlayStation Portable)

PS2: Toy Story 3 The Video Game

PlayStation 2

Toy Story 3: The Video Game Embracing the adored and inspired fun of the Toy Story franchise, Toy Story 3: The Video Game features a story mode that follows the Toy Story 3 film adventures in which Buzz, Woody and friends grapple with their uncertain future as Andy prepares to depart for college.

Pro Evolution Soccer 2011 Central to the heart and soul of PES 2011 is the idea of freedom of play. This freedom invigorates the series with the most advanced set of gameplay improvements ever attempted by the Winning Eleven Production team, coupled with the greatest stride in new content.

PSN: God of War: Compilation

PlayStation Network

God of War: CollectionThese PlayStation 2 games are remastered and pack 60 frames-per-second action, 720p graphics, and PlayStation Network Trophy support. In God of War, players take on the role of Kratos, a Spartan warrior. Plagued by the nightmares of his past, the ash covered warrior would do anything to be free of his debt to the Gods and the memories that haunt him. In God of War II, Kratos sits atop his Olympus throne, as the new God of War – far more ruthless than Ares ever was. To end his continued torment, Kratos must journey to the far reaches of the earth and defeat untold horrors and alter that which no mortal, or god has ever changed his fate.

(PS Blog Coverage: God of War: Collection on the PlayStation Store 11/2)

Hoard Hoard is a fast-paced action game that promises addictive, thrilling action themed around dragons and their quest for treasure. The game gives players the chance to amass giant piles of gold by raiding medieval commerce, roasting knights with fire-breath, kidnapping princesses, scaring towns, and defeating powerful wizards.

(PS Blog Coverage: Stash Your Gold – HOARD Loots PSN November 2nd)

PSone Classic: Virtual Pool 3

PSone Classic

Virtual Pool 3 Experience all physical action including friction, speed, collision, and roll to give your game of pool unmatched realism.

minis: BreakQuest

PlayStation minis

Breakquest BreakQuest is a new concept break-out-style game, featuring vibrant graphics, sparkling visual effects, and funky sound. Enjoy 100 unique levels! All of them with their own colorful designs, crystal clear sound and elements behavior. Arkanoid fans must check this out. The game is specially adopted for the PSP (and PS3) wide-screen and AnalogStick for the best console experience.

[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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  • ==================================================================== Anybody home? Where’s GT5 release date? You can’t belive how angry we are…

  • Isn’t breakquest already released on PSN? I’m guessing it was just on the PSP PSN and now it’s the PS3 PSN. At least we get a PSone “classic” even though we should be getting some really good ones, at least there’s the STRONG possibility of Parasite EVE 1 AND 2 releasing on the US PSN probably before The 3rd Birthday releases.

  • When will we know the new release date for GT5? You guys promised a new date at the end of october.

  • Speaking of Toy Story, will we see Toy Story 2 as a PSone classic since it was rated by the ESRB? Hope so, but I guess we haven’t seen, possibly due to the same reason the current Disney PSone classics were taken off of the US PSN.

  • i want dino crisis 2!!!

  • Didn’t know No Heroes Allowed was coming this Tuesday. Any word on the price?

    • For details on pricing and download size, keep your eyes opened for the official PSN store update going up on Tuesday.

  • I’m hoping to see some price drops on some PSP games on the PSN such as Soul CaliburL Broken Destiny or Street Fighter: Alpha 3 Max, or something on my list of wanted games, it would make a great birthday gift for me. My bday is this Friday so hopefully I’ll get some money and download a new game for my PSP Go.


  • Give us GT5, we are pissed off >:(
    but still hyped as [DELETED]

  • This is looking like a great week for me. Ghost of Sparta & Blood Stone are definite pick ups.

    I preordered Ghost of Sparta off of Amazon and can’t remember if I got release day shipping or not, so I may have to wait for that one.

    I eagerly await Blood Stone as well, because I just read this week that MGM is going through with their bankruptcy filing, so the future of the James Bond movies is currently a mystery. Blood Stone is about the closest thing Bond fans, like myself, get to a new Daniel Craig movie.

  • hey so where is the date of GT5?
    GT5 fans are very angry!

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  • Blood Drive sounds like TIR from Dead Rising 2.

    Still waiting on Dead Nation. Was hoping we might get a surprise today that it might be coming out on tuesday.

  • I want a Gran Turismo 5 Release date at SEMA.

  • I want a Gran Turismo 5 Release, NOW !!!!!!!!!!!

  • ^^ “A” date? We need “THE”.ULTIMATE.GT5.RELEASE.DATE

  • we want GT5

  • Please Sony just give us a simple RELEASE DATE for GT5!!!!!!!No more lies please, NO MORE DELAYS. JUST RECORD 7 MILLIONS BLU-RAYS WITH GT5 AND RELEASE IT!!!!!!!

  • Reading this blog feels like somebody spitting on my face. How about the promised GT5 release date?

  • I don’t know why, but I get the feeling people may want a release date for GT5.

  • Blood Drive Whooo!

  • Lets get some new features in Sony!

  • Come on Sony!you continue to lose fan like me by promising GT5 release date and every time you break this promise!we are tired with al this lies and we are tiered to wait after five years!
    do you remember this?
    “Yes, the GT5 European has also been delayed, we are sorry to say. We expect to confirm a new release date before the end of the month”.

  • Not too much this week.

    @9 GodOxidian
    A little common courtesy please.

  • What? No Gran Turismo 5 this week?!
    Seriously, this is getting ridiculous. If you can’t release the game then give us a demo or new (!) videos/screenshots to make the wait a little bit easier …but this silence is killing anticipation!

  • Enough is enough already Sony/Polyphony Digital, we want a GT5 release date and we want it NOW!!!!

  • I get the feeling that SCE won’t last long if they don’t give us what they were supposed to (the release date of GT5)

  • Enough is enough, where is GT5?

  • GT5 Release date – nothing else matters.

  • GT5 Release date? PLEASE?!


  • Like most of the people here…




    release date, please.

  • Sony-PD after 5years just BLABLABLABLABLABLABLABLA…………..Shame on you!

  • we are all waiting for this f*****g GT5!
    we have to wait long?
    we want to play it before Christmas!


    WHY? Even give us a confirmed reason for the delay?

    Seriously – we are your customers…You want to try keeping us in the loop a little more?

    Ridiculous, not even M$ treats its customers this bad.

  • Can’t wait to play GT5 tomorrow !

  • We want the date of GT5!!!!!

  • Still nothing of GT5 then.

    “We will have the new date before the end of the month”.

    Well then, by GMT you have 1hr30mins to give us a date. Doubtful.

  • GT5 IS A LIE!!!!!
    Sony do you even know how embarrassing this is?

    We don’t want the same old answers from Jeff Rubenstein/Andrew House “as soon as we have get we’ll publish it right away” , “it will be out soon” , “you’ll know shortly”

    We want 2 things:
    -the release date…NOW
    -the game…BEFORE CHRISTMAS

  • Sony, screw you.
    I’m GT5 waiter. We want a date…

  • Why do people even still care about GT5. I wonder if the title of the should have a substitled: GT5 – The Delayed Race.

    Oh well – I’ll be busy actually playing a game (God of War: Ghost of Sparta) instead of waiting for GT5 :)

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  • GT5 update please

  • Release The Damn Game!

  • where is Pixeljunk Shooter 2 release date? damn god of war got in way…glad its here but its an obstacle for my game

  • GT5 was supposed to launch this week…
    Hard to believe I was going to be playing this 48 hours from now.

    Yes, indeed too hard to believe.

  • Will God of War: Ghost of Sparta for PSP launch PS store this tuesday?? Let me know ASAP.

  • Lol talking about crappy PS Eye when huge Xbox 360 update comes out tomorrow meanwhile LittleBigPlanet 2 was delayed until 2011 and Gran Turismo 5 date pulled completely.

  • October is almost over and still no GT5 release date? Sony you lied

  • GT5 should be on that list lol

  • GT5 was a game ahead of its time. Then it was just on time. Now its running a little late…

    October’s just about up… how about that release date? At least make something up and then delay it again. Anything would be nice.

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