The Drop: Week of Jan 24th 2011 New Releases

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The Infector, the Slasher, the Lurker, oh my! This week, the sequel your mom loves to hate (except this one, she rules) is already receiving exceptional scores and will reunite you with the Necromorphs, waiting to embrace you in their warm mutated limbs in Dead Space 2. The deadliest version of Dead Space: Extraction comes to the PlayStation Move, where you can find it in the Collector’s and Limited Edition versions of Dead Space 2 for PS3. Did I also mention you can also find Extraction on the PlayStation Network?


The Drop‘s line-up for this week is made up of space engineers battling dementia, arcanaian lords and signature kills in a mutant’s paradise in a short but appetizing collection of games that will satisfy your survivor horror or RPG taste buds. Closing things off, you’ll find an “epic” demo on PSN with a forecast bullets.

PS3: Dead Space 2

PlayStation 3

Dead Space 2: — Engineer Isaac Clarke returns for another blood-curdling adventure in Dead Space 2, the sequel to the critically acclaimed horror adventure. After waking from a coma on a massive space city known as “The Sprawl,” the lone survivor of a horrific alien infestation finds himself confronting a catastrophic new nightmare.

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Battling dementia, hunted by the government and haunted by visions of his dead girlfriend, Isaac will do whatever it takes to save himself and rid the city of the gruesome, relentless Necromorphs. Equipped with a new arsenal of tools to dismember the Necromorphs, Isaac will face the challenge head-on. (All PS Blog Coverage: Dead Space 2)

Two Worlds II — Two Worlds II expands the RPG adventure by introducing new game content, extending gameplay and providing you with the answers to many questions and mysteries which arose in the main story.

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Besides several well-known regions of Antaloor, there are also completely new territories to explore. The combat system has been further enhanced too, with an active blocking system, a completely new means of transport, a much-enhanced reaction system from NPCs, and other tweaks. (PS Blog Coverage: E3 Encounters: Two Worlds II for PS3)

PSP: Lord of Arcana

PlayStation Portable

Lord of Arcana (Also on PSN) — This world is called Horodyn, so named for its first king. At the edge of a village surrounded by a huge forest lies the powerful stone Arcana, the source of all order in the world. It is said that only one with power can acquire Arcana. Slayers annihilate hordes of monsters so that they could lay their hands on Arcana. What power does it hold? And to what destiny is one with Arcana bound?

Lord of Arcana Lord of Arcana for PSP

Defeat tough enemies and obtain new items and skills with up to three friends, or take on a variety of quests in single-player mode in this multiplayer action game from Square Enix. With its simple and intuitive controls, even those unaccustomed to action games can jump right into the fast-paced world of Lord of Arcana. (PS Blog Coverage: Lord of Arcana: Delivering Brutality on the Go)

PSN: Dead Space Extraction

PlayStation Network

Dead Space: Extraction (Demo Available) — Dead Space Extraction tells the story of a handful of space colonists desperately struggling to escape from a horrific infection on the Aegis VII mining colony deep in the furthest regions of space.

The game introduces a new heroine to the fiction and as the crew fall victim to a mysterious contagion aboard the ship, it becomes clear that protecting her may be their only hope for survival. Dead Space Extraction introduces all new characters, weapons, enemies, puzzles and co-operative multiplayer gameplay.

Bulletstorm (Demo) — Bulletstorm brings new furor to first-person shooter action thanks to its signature ‘kill with skill’ gameplay. The game tells the story of a futuristic confederation protected by an elite band of mercenaries: Dead Echo. When Dead Echo members Grayson Hunt and Ishi Sato learn they’ve been working for the wrong side, they’re betrayed by their commander and exiled to the far reaches of the galaxy.

In Bulletstorm, Grayson and Ishi find themselves surrounded by hordes of mutants and flesh eating gangs in an abandoned paradise. They have two objectives: get off the planet alive, and exact revenge on the man who sent them there. (PS Blog Coverage: BulletStorm PS3 Interview: Me and CliffyB)

[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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