The Drop: Week of Jan 31st 2011 New Releases

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Konnichiwa! It was a big week in Japan for PlayStation with epic announcements and the introduction of NGP, but let’s return to our regularly scheduled program. The Drop returns with Capcom’s Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2, Atari’s The UnderGarden, and PlayStation minis celebrate a retro classic with PAC-MAN Championship Edition. On the Blu-ray front, Jean Claude Van Damme has got nothing on Kevin Van Dam when it comes to bass fishing on PS3.


Enjoy this week’s The Drop! Now if you’ll excuse me, I have five boxes of cheesecake and green-tea Kit Kats I have to devour!

PSN: Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2

PlayStation Network

Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2 — Classic side-scrolling gameplay is reporting back for duty with Bionic Commando Rearmed, a remake of the classic NES game. 20 years after the 8-bit classic was released, Bionic Commando Rearmed recreates the world of the original with a complete “2.5D” visual revamp. Bionic Commando Rearmed preserves the original’s mix of swinging and shooting in an intense 2D side-scroller, all to the tune of a brand-new soundtrack based on the classic 8-bit music from the NES masterpiece.

The UnderGarden — Offering a puzzle exploration experience designed for gamers who have an affinity for solving new-style puzzles, The UnderGarden is a casual zen-like game that challenges players to explore beautiful underground caverns filled with strange life forms; physics based puzzles and plenty of hidden secrets. With local co-operative gameplay, players can chill out, work together to solve puzzles and explore the world. Read More: The UnderGarden Coming to PSN this Winter

Assassin’s Creed II: Deluxe Edition — The Assassin’s Creed II Deluxe Edition includes 3 bonus maps! Explore some of the Renaissance’s most prestigious monuments to reveal secret treasures in three special in-game maps: Palazzo Medici, Santa Maria Dei Frari, and the Arsenal Shipyard. Assassin’s Creed 2 is an epic story of family, vengeance and conspiracy set in the pristine, yet brutal, backdrop of a Renaissance Italy. Ezio befriends Leonardo da Vinci, takes on Florence’s most powerful families and ventures throughout the canals of Venice where he learns to become a master assassin.

Samurai Shodown (PSP) — Available as part of the NegGeo Station on PlayStation Network, this is a downloadable version of the classic NeoGeo game. Cultures clash literally in this Samurai Shodown. The 12 fighters from around the world gather to fight to the finish. Samurai, ninja, knights and other brave souls from Japan, France, China, and the United States enter the ring with their chosen weapon and attack. Refine your moves and develop combinations, just make sure you hold onto your weapon.

PS3: Kevin Van Dam Fishing

PlayStation 3

Kevin Van Dam Fishing — Compete in tournaments with expert advice from KVD himself as you angle for largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass. Be careful though – these fish are ready for a fight, so choose your lure wisely or you could end up with an empty boat and wounded pride. Master your approach, and you will be giving KVD a run for his money!

PSone Japan: Mega Man 2

PSone Japan Import

Mega Man 2 — As the robotic blue bomber, Mega Man, the player must battle through 14 levels and defeat eight robot masters before tackling the nefarious Dr. Wily.

minis: Pac-Man: Championship Edition


PAC-MAN: Championship Edition — PAC-MAN returns in this enhanced version of the all-time classic videogame! PAC-MAN Championship Edition brings you back to those classic days of pizza parlors and arcades with the first brand new mazes released in more than 26 years. Think you can break your old record? With mazes that dynamically change shape during play and new timed game modes, it’s time to experience the evolution of PAC-MAN and play the Championship Edition now!

Wackylands Boss — Are you sick and tired of the handsome prince always getting the happy ending? Well Wackylands Boss is the game for you; take control of a monster as you rampage through a kingdom destroying anyone who dares try to stop you.

[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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  • man wene is coming the NGP and how much i want 1 XD

  • Oh yes, I can’t wait for the Neo Geo Pocket.


  • is kvd a demo or game and how mutch.

  • YES!!!!

    Megaman 2! SOLD!

  • I’m going to purchase Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2 and Pac Man:CE. Can’t wait to see the Kevin Butler NGP video. BEYOND!

  • Anyone know of any good deals out there for a new PlayStation 3? My second one failed on me again. They were both 60GB units. :-(
    I have looked online and found very scarce deals. If I can’t find a barely played 60GB unit, I would opt for a new slim model as long as it is a good deal. I’m sad because I have a ton of PlayStation 2 games that I will no longer be able to play upscaled from a PS3. Any help I would appreciate. Thanks!

  • Please DROP 3.57 or 3.60 as I cannot use my system after buying a new hard drive this weekend.

    For those of you not in the know (I wasn’t) 3.56 seems to disable firmware upgrades. When you install a new hard drive it asks for the firmware, though the firmware corrupts. The old hard drive won’t work afterwards.

    So don’t go thinking you can upgrade your system with a fancy new hard drive until you see a new firmware update come through. I have a brick where my old Media Centre used to be :(

  • Yeah, Pac-man CE for PSP!!!! Im getting also Megaman 2…so much love for the old blue bomber :P

  • Does anyone know a better resource for translating the menus and text for the Japanese PS1 imports? The one provided by Sony is atrocious and nearly unusable. I’d love to get the Mega Man imports but navigating those menu systems is such a hassle.

    I love that we’re getting imported games. But it’s really an embarrassing way to go about it.

  • PLEASE PLEASE AND PLEASE Add NGP Game trailer in HD to store (the one which include gravity daze,uncharted and resistance not Play LIFE trailer )

    official blog is for PS fans to reach guys who inside in PS business so please add this awsome trailer in HD i watched meeting in HD but want to see trailer alone in HD in full screen

    Thanks soo MUCH

  • YAY! Pac-Man CE for the PSP FINALLY! Much appreciated guys ^^

  • I really hope this means that we will be getting 3-6 as well :).

  • Why do people keep asking about trophies? The only things that don’t have trophies now are minis and PSone classics.

    Get with it people. Geez. May as well be asking if the games are on the Playstation 3. IE: Your question is pointless, as we all know the answer already because it’s a requirement. Has been for a few years now.

  • @1
    bionic commando rearmed ( first one ) has trophies patched in . it’s an awesome game . if you bought it before trophy patch you’d have to replay for trophies but now it’ll get patch 1.01 immediately .
    all ps3 games released after january 2009 have trophies , it’s mandatory so only older ones might not .

    bc rearmed 2 looks like a keeper and should be as good or better than 1 .

  • Damn it Namco.

    Bring Pac Man: Championship Edition to PSN.

    I’ve already got 100% of the trophies on Pac Man: Championship Edition DX.

    Wouldn’t mind another 100% if this game ever gets ported to PSN.


  • Looking forward to BCR 2. On a side note, I couldn’t help but notice that the EU ps blog mentioned that Tombi(Tomba) was being looked into as a potential psone classic. Can we get a passing wink or something acknowledging whether the same is true for NA?

    And I find it hilarious that no one seems to be getting the joke RE BCR2’s trophies. It’s because it was such an ordeal getting them in the first one, so they’re making fun of Capcom. Carry on, nothing to see here.

  • niceee

  • @Rey: why cant i find Mass Effect 2 on PSN????
    please reply

  • Bionic Commando: Rearmed 2 is the winner, unfortunately i wont be able to dish out the 14.99 this week but I will have this game!!


  • xenogears?

  • Awesome !

    A Wii Shovelware Fishing Game.

    ugghh :[

    Why not give most PSN users something they actually want instead of Trashy games like this that appeals to only a hand full ?

    This Reeks of typical Sony money farming.

  • sweet imports are the best

  • where is kvd? Is it still coming.

  • bionic commando seems pretty sweet. sony should seriously look in doing something to hook up the Move system with the psp when the system is plugged into the tv. or maybe use the camera available with the invizimals pack and make it into another (smaller) move system or something

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