The Drop: Week of Dec 6th 2010 New Releases

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While Rey is off in Miami enjoying mojitos, delicious Cuban sandwiches and a city that doesn’t close down at 2am (really, California? really??), I’ll drop this week’s new releases on you.

While publishers push most retail releases into stores in time for Black Friday (movie tie-in TRON: Evolution is a notable exception), it’s still a good week for fans of downloadable games. The PlayStation Store never closes, after all.

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TRON: Evolution for PS3

TRON: Evolution – This is an action game, based on the movie Tron: Legacy, in which players traverse a digital world populated by human-like characters to investigate the origin of a destructive virus. From a third-person perspective, players engage in melee-style combat, using punches, kicks, combo moves, and light-disc attacks to defeat humanoid enemies.

(PS Blog Coverage: TRON: Evolution)

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QlioneEnrique Galvez of Rockin’ Android says: “The Qlione Evolve bundle includes two games; Qlione and Qlione 2, at an unbeatable price ($6.99). While your goal in Qlione is to simply survive, Qlione 2 has you evolving, and even devolving, in an attempt to find the optimal form to fight off your assailants. With the Qlione Evolve bundle, you get both complete games and their PSN extras like custom soundtracks, online leaderboards and Trophies.”

Kung-Fu Live


Kung-Fu Live – Those crazy Finns at Virtual Air Guitar have made a virtual Kung-Fu simulator, placing you (via the PlayStation Eye camera) into a side scrolling beat ‘em up reminiscent of days of yore. The boss battles are pretty awesome, and it’s a killer workout!

Watch and read our previous coverage here.

Alien Breed 2 AssaultJohn Dennis from Team 17 Software recently shared: “It’s the direct follow-up to the PSN game Alien Breed: Impact. What’s more, it’s the middle entry in a trilogy of downloadable PS3 titles that reinvent Alien Breed, a series which has roots dating back to 1991. The game is an action-packed top-down science fiction shooter where you must conserve ammo, scavenge for gear, and upgrade your arsenal to survive against a vast alien threat.”

For PlayStation Plus members only (this week):

Sackboy’s Prehistoric Moves

Sackboy’s Prehistoric Moves – This is a brand new spin-off PSN title that showcases all of the fun that can be had when Sackboy gets his hands on the PlayStation Move motion controller. The player with the PlayStation Move controller leads the charge, flicking switches and triggering platforms to help the other players, using DualShock Controllers, through each level.

Sackboy’s Prehistoric Moves is free for PlayStation Plus members on Tuesday, everyone else can purchase it for $5.99 starting next week (Dec 14).

For more info on Sackboy’s Prehistoric Moves, click here.

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TRON: Evolution – This is an action game, based on the movie Tron: Evolution, in which players engage in futuristic battles and events. Players can compete in light-cycle races, light-tank battles, and arena-style fights.

Football Manager 2011 – This is a sports simulation game in which players select and manage a real-world soccer team from clubs and leagues around the world. Players must make managerial decisions that include negotiating contracts, trading athletes, and setting up the team’s strategies and tactics.

Military History Commander: Europe at War – This is a turn-based strategy game in which players choose to fight as the Axis or Allies during World War II. Players control troops on a hexagonal grid to defeat the enemy and gain territory until one side wins the war.

NEOGEO HEROES: Ultimate Shooting – This is an arcade-style shooter in which players control characters that fly through scrolling landscapes and battle various enemies.

Michael Jackson The Experience – This is a music and rhythm simulation game in which players can follow along with the music and dance moves of Michael Jackson. Players can match on-screen rhythmic cues to score points and unlock various award items.

The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn’s Quest – In this action-adventure game, based on the Lord of the Rings franchise, players assume the role of Aragorn on his quest to become king and bring peace to the land. The game features bright and colorful renditions of Middle Earth’s key locations, as the hobbit Sam retells “new” adventures to his young children. Players explore fantasy landscapes while using swords, bows, spears, and torches to defeat enemy creatures.

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Arcade Essentials – Alex Bravve from publisher Nordcurrent says “Arcade Essentials is a collection of 5 arcade games, remakes of the classic arcade hits of the 80s that (I’m sure) all of us are familiar with. Each game consists of 50 levels, so there is quite a lot of gameplay time here. We decided to make minimalistic visuals with lots of special effects, to get the feeling of the real arcades. To get an idea of how the game looks and plays, please check the trailer:”

Other minis this week:

  • Boom Beats
  • Blimp: The Flying Adventures
  • Flying Hamster
  • Aquattack

[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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  • Is there any plans for anything good, even a hint of any potential surprises around xmas time?

  • Can’t wait until Tuesday!! Another great drop!!

  • I mean really good, not that what’s already posted isn’t good.

  • No Pac-Man CE for PSP minis this week? It was released last week in the EU :(

  • I know where my money is going this week! lol

    KUNG FU LIVE! YESSSSS! Finally, I have been watching this game forever. This will surely be a great party game and a great chance to show off the tech that the PS Eye can utilize.

    Sackboy’s Prehistoric Move??? Free for PS Plus users? This week’s update will be awesome.

    Great drop guys. Great Drop.

  • Hiya Jeff! Since Rey’s gone, I get to pester you! LOL Just kidding!
    Can I ask you some questions buddy?
    1. Any leads on the PS3-exclusive TBA on the 12th?
    2. I want to see Tron: Legacy. Do you?
    3. Any good 3D games coming?
    4. Any recommandations for my Christmas list?
    Please reply!
    -Self-Proclaimed Blogger Senior: digitalman123. I just came up with that! Sounds good don’t it?

    • 1. We don’t do hints. Whenever there are big announcements, you’ll see them here.
      2. I’m seeing it Thursday!
      3. We were looking at the list of confirmed 3D games for the next year, and it’s HUGE. The one I’m most looking forward to is MotorStorm Apocalypse.
      4. Depends on what you’ve got. GT5, Black Ops and Assassin’s Creed Brotherhood are my favorites so far this holiday season.

      And you can’t promote yourself ahead of us!

  • WHAT ABOUT THE LBP 2 BETA????

    PLEASE. I need to know, im using it o build a prototype project for my gaming class at school.

    I really need to know if PS plus users will be getting it this week.

    • According to US LBP Dude Mark Valledor: Next week, but be mindful that not all PS+ subscribers will get it – only a select batch of LBP fans within. Unfortunately, the online beta server wasn’t designed to support such a large number, but hopefully you’ll get yours (or find some more ways in…more details to come).

  • @SonicFan, #1

    Probably no new reveals except for at the VGAs this weekend on Spike. Sony has a new PS3 exclusive to show and many other games are going to be announced, including a new SSX.

  • @8: I hope Sly 4 is revealed. I know there’s a teaser trailer, but I gotta know for sure. Man I love Sly.

  • Where’s Echochrome ii?
    Any info or release date? All the previews said fall, but fall is going to end in 2 weeks.

  • Hopefully that LBP game isn’t too big.

  • @10: 2011, Move-only. That enough?

  • i am dissapoint

  • @Jeff: Dang. Can YOU promote me?
    Already have Brotherhood. Plan on renting GT5. I thought Tron wasn’t out until the 17th. How could you see it Thursday? Am I asking too many questions? Sorry, but I always post here until 7:30 U.S. CST.

  • Thanks jeff :)

  • BOOM BEATS!!! FINALLY!

    REAL interested to hear the soundtrack of this game. It says DRUM & BASS, JUNGLE, and DUBSTEP. Im wondering if it’s generic or REAL tracks

    *Proud PS+ MEMBER*

  • @7 That is kinda dumb… depending on something that isn’t a sure thing for a school project. Why not just make it on LBP1? or a free game engine like Gamemaker?

  • Jeff did you ever check out the EU Blog source for the Plus icons to show up on here?

  • Any word when Under Siege is going to arrive?

  • Hey Jeff,

    Is it possible for us to get some more “winter game sales” on more games? I love spending money when games are on sale. Give me a sale, and i’ll give you my money :D

  • “NEOGEO HEROES: Ultimate Shooting – This is an arcade-style shooter in which players control characters that fly through scrolling landscapes and battle various enemies. ”

    That’s a big surprise. I thought SNK had a grudge against SCEA because of the PS2 days. The games I want to see a PSN release at least from SNK include SVC Chaos, Neo Geo Battle Coliseum, King of Fighters Neo Wave, and Garou Mark of the Wolves.

  • OMG, I didn’t know Neo Geo Shooting Collection was coming to PSP this week. I’m definitely buy it.

  • Hey Jeff, EU got Pac Man CE Mini. Is it coming over here anytime soon or is DX the only one we’re going to get. I want some Pac Man CE goodness on my GO!!

  • GT5 and black Ops avatars would be nice…

  • @ #24 E-Phoenix-:

    Yes on GT5! and a dynamic theme as well.

  • Got to play Tron while it was in Toronto, interesting game, played a lot like AC:B.

    Sort of bummed out by lack of The Dude.

  • Sadly this drop has nothing I want… any news of new features coming to PS3 in the coming months?

  • so no ps 1 titles????? and when are you guys going to release the ps phone????…i saw a video leak of the ps phone and it looks sooo cool…..the looks of things its going to beat nintendo and apple for sure…just..i’m just hope its going to be for all phone companys

  • Cannot wait to play Sackboy’s Prehistoric Move! it looks like it’s be a lot of fun. And Kung fu Live is for sure going to be a hoot!

  • So the most important question of all is……

    When is the next PS Blog Meet-Up?

    =)

  • I second Jesse’s comment. Is there going to be a VGA meet-up? Please say yes :D

  • Jeff,

    How come EU keeps getting some PS3 Legacy titles to download (LBP, Assassin’s Creed) while we get nothing? What’s up with that?

  • cant wait till marvel pinball comes out. hopefully something good comes out this week to tie me over till then (besides doing hw and preparing for finals because thats no fun)

  • will be grabbing AB:Assault Tuesday. :)

  • @ 3-Legged Freak

    From what I’ve seen PS+ in EU does get bigger perks, but don’t get stuff very often. I was chapped at first that they got LBP as a sign up bonus at the beginning, but over all I’d say we’ve made out better here in the good ol’ US of A. USA! USA! USA!

  • TRON EVOLUTION!!!!!

  • Definitely getting NEOGEO HEROES: Ultimate Shooting.

  • @ ALL PLUS MEMBER…I THINK IT KINDA SUCKS TO BE YOU…YEAH YOU GET SOME FREE STUFF ..BUT YOU CANT USE THEM ONCE YOUR 50 BUKS AKA SUBSCRIBSION EXPIRES..:/ AND YET “SOME OF YOU” WILL GET THE BETA…THATS NOT COOL IN MY BOOK..WHO EVER CAME UP WITH THIS “PLUS” IDEA NEEDS TO BE “SUBTRACTED” FROM THE COMPANY – PUN INTENDED :P THE PS PLUS SHOULDVE HAD CROSS OVER CHAT AND ALLOW US TO KEEP EVERYTHING THAT HAS BIN DOWNLOADED. BUT THATS JUST MY OPINON..AND UNTIL THIS IS MADE POSSIBLE ON THE PS PLUS..I SHALL NOT GIVE IN FOR SOME “MAYBE BETA ACCESS” >:P

  • Could wee get more PSP games that uses the PSP camera?

  • Kung Fu and Sackboy! Woo-hoo!

  • @nYcFrEeWiLL82

    No one cares about your opinion. If it’s not for you then so be it…but why the post? I think you are a troll from trollville. You should go back there now.

  • @38 plus also comes with a spell checker – and the ability to not type in CAPS

  • nYcFrEeWiLL82 | December 5th, 2010 at 7:52 pm
    @ ALL PLUS MEMBER…I THINK IT KINDA SUCKS TO BE YOU…YEAH YOU GET SOME FREE STUFF ..BUT YOU CANT USE THEM ONCE YOUR 50 BUKS AKA SUBSCRIBSION EXPIRES..:/ AND YET “SOME OF YOU” WILL GET THE BETA…THATS NOT COOL IN MY BOOK..WHO EVER CAME UP WITH THIS “PLUS” IDEA NEEDS TO BE “SUBTRACTED” FROM THE COMPANY – PUN INTENDED :P THE PS PLUS SHOULDVE HAD CROSS OVER CHAT AND ALLOW US TO KEEP EVERYTHING THAT HAS BIN DOWNLOADED. BUT THATS JUST MY OPINON..AND UNTIL THIS IS MADE POSSIBLE ON THE PS PLUS..I SHALL NOT GIVE IN FOR SOME “MAYBE BETA ACCESS” >:P

    That why we would RENEW IT. I have gotten WAAAAAY over $50 worth of gaming from PS+ and intend to renew. Never mind that I have gotten into every beta yet.

    Plus $50 for 15 months is nothing anyway, a good deal in my opinion. If you buy one full price PS3 game from a store and don’t like it, Isn’t that worse?

    *PROUD PS+ MEMBER*

  • Is it possible to put whether a PSP game is coming out on PSN on The Drop each week? I’d like to know what I have that will be available for my PSPGo each week.

  • @DonCalzone21

    Same Here its worth it !!

    Proud:

    PS PLUS + MEMBER!!! :P

  • Strange, no megamixer post?

    I’ll hold off on Prehistoric Moves since I heard it comes bundled with LBP2.

  • My girlfriend…well we just broke up unfortunately…anyways her uncle thru marriage is Jeff bridges in the new tron movie..I thought that was neat. Also iron man 2

  • “This is an action game, based on the movie Tron: Evolution”

    I thought the movie was Tron: Legacy

    Tron: Evolution is the game…

    did I miss something?

  • lol, nYcFrEeWiLL82 got told.

  • A neogeo game? Wow, will wonders never cease. It’s a bloody miracle. Too bad it’s not one of the better Schumps that were on the system :) Oh well, at least one game is better than nothing.

    And as others have said, bring on Pac Man CE for the PSP in North America! Great game. Must have!

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