The Drop: Week of Feb 14th 2011 New Releases

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Citizens of earth, there is nothing else to fear, the creature has been caught, slain and caged away. The days of finding loose feathers in your cereal bowls and arrows lodged into your front doors has finally come to an end. Cupid is no more! In celebration of the capture of this nefarious beast, I present you with this Valentine’s Day card. The Drop!


After a decade of patiently tapping on your arcade joysticks, Capcom brings the the fate of two worlds to the PS3 in the stylish and hyper-realistic fighter, Marvel vs Capcom 3. Personify your PlayStation 3 into a goddess and join Neptune on a quest to save Gamindustri from the evil forces of Arfoire in Hyperdimension Neptunia. Try saying that three times fast. On the digital spectrum, two well recognized franchises arrive on PSN with a long list of episodes. PS minis return this week with a dual offering, followed by a triple dosage of classics on PSone.

Quickly now, our Valentine’s Day pillaging doesn’t end here, we have a world supply of candy hearts we need to plunder.

PS3: Marvel vs Capcom Fate of Two Worlds

PlayStation 3

Marvel vs Capcom 3: The Fate of Two Worlds — Marvel Vs. Capcom 3 is an explosive showdown between the heroes of the Capcom universe and the superheroes of the Marvel universe. After a decade of waiting, iconic Marvel and Capcom characters join forces again in team fighting action.

Marvel vs. Capcom 3 for PS3Marvel vs. Capcom 3 for PS3

Fill the shoes of legendary characters from both the Marvel and Capcom Universes — including massively popular characters such as Ryu, Wolverine, Iron Man, and Morrigan, as well as fan favorites such as Trish from Devil May Cry and the wise-cracking Deadpool. They all come to you battle in a living comic book art style powered by Capcom’s MT Framework, an advance version of the graphics engine used for Resident Evil 5. (PS Blog Coverage: Read More)

Hyperdimension Neptunia — Hyperdimension Neptunia is a unique RPG for PlayStation 3 that features game consoles personified as goddesses — CPUs (Console Patron Units) — who you can customize visually with equipment to enhance their stats. Players take the role of Neptune and follow her quest to save the captive Histoire.

Hyperdimension Neptunia for PS3Hyperdimension Neptunia for PS3

This leads her to face the corrupt monsters ravaging the world of Gamindustri unleashed by the evil Arfoire. Neptunia also features iconic characters from classic games as special summon skills. (PS Blog Coverage: Read More)

PSN: Pure

PlayStation Network

Pure — Designed by the speed fanatics who have brought gamers such hits as ATV Off-Road Fury and MotoGP, Pure is the new racing phenomenon that gives gamers the raw thrills of off-road, extreme quad racing. Expect big air, ballsy tricks, mass-crush online play for up to 16 racers, and no end to the mayhem.

Acceleration of Suguri X-Edition — The “little war” continues at a breakneck pace in Acceleration of Suguri, the follow-up to doujin game developer Orange_Juice’s unique side-scrolling shooter title. The frenetic, rapid-fire combat action that fans have come to love in the first game is all here, as well as more characters, new special attacks, new powers and new levels! Whether you choose to play as Suguri, Hime, Nanako or any of the other multiple fighters, you’re dealing with weapons of massive destruction! Score big damage points through Max Attacks and lowering your enemy’s armor gauge level, but keep in mind that your enemy is trying to do the same to you!

Back To The Future: The Game — Marty McFly and Doc Brown return in a completely new Back to the Future adventure. Six months after the events of the third film, the DeLorean Time Machine mysteriously returns to Hill Valley — driver-less! Marty must go back in time and get aid from a resistant teenage Emmett Brown, or else the space time continuum will forever be unraveled! This episodic game series takes you back in time as Marty and Doc embark on a completely new cinematic time-travel adventure based on the blockbuster movie franchise about a nutty scientist who has invented a time-traveling DeLorean.

TNT Racers (PSP) — TNT Racers is a racing game full of variety, combining fast as lightning race action with brand new features. The Shadow Race feature lets every player stay in the race even if a driver is clearly in an inferior position. But the best things are the wicked pick-ups which will ultimately decide about victory or defeat. One powerful adrenaline kick is guaranteed.

PSN Demos

  • MotoGP
  • Nail’D
  • Back To The Future: The Game – Episode 1: Its About Time
  • Killzone 3 Single Player Demo
  • Killzone 3 Single Player 3D Demo
  • Naruto: Kizuna Drive (PSP)

PSP: Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together

PlayStation Portable

Tactics Ogre: Let Us Cling Together (Also on PSN) — Remade for a new generation of fans with this PSP edition enhanced with new side stories, characters and graphic elements. The game includes new graphics, music, and gameplay, as well as a re-arranged soundtrack from the original composers including 15 new compositions.

PSone Classic: Saiyuki: Journey West

PSone Classics

Saiyuki: Journey West — It’s a long way to India, but you’ll stop at nothing to get there in order to please Lady Kannon, one of six guardians of heaven. As Sanzo, a young monk at a small Buddhist temple in China, you’ll travel through lush, 3D worlds in an attempt to round up the five remaining guardians and deliver them all to the Thunder Temple of India. This won’t be so easy, as there will be dozens of detractors and obstacles along the way. You’ll enlist the help of such as Son Goku, the monkey king, and others each of who has unique abilities and weapons.

Destrega — The people of Zamuel were struggling to survive. The Strega, an advanced race, took pity on them and shared their knowledge of magic. Immediately, Zamuel became the most powerful nation on the globe and started to conquer surrounding lands. Had the Strega known of the humans’ thirst for power, they never would¿ve shared their knowledge. One thousand years have passed and the Strega are locked in a bitter war with the humans for control of the last magic relics.

Romance IV of the Three Kingdoms: Wall of Fire — It’s the era of the Second Han Dynasty, and China is being overrun by powerful warlords. A struggle for power among the court families has spawned a time known as the Three Kingdoms, and it’s up to you (as the current ruler) to restore peace to your troubled country. There are 558 different officers to discuss your strategy with including 108 inspired by your own decisions and preferences.

minis: Soccer Bashi


Soccer Bashi — Soccer Bashi offers an unbelievable amount of levels for friends and family to just gather around for some classic arcade fun similar to most beloved game we all know, Brick. Soccer of the future; destroy the defender blocks and smash the ball into the goal to win, but watch out for the enemy defenders out to destroy you!

Core Blaster — There’s a leak in the main reactor and thousands of deadly atomic cores are on the loose – don’t let them pass through the gate! Combine the right weapons and crush the hectic hazards before the whole engine explodes. Use powerful blasters to strategically destroy the radioactive cores.

[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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