The Drop: Week of Feb 21st 2011 New Releases

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Forged in Helghan steel! The Drop this week delivers one the most anticipated PS3 titles of the year with Killzone 3. Take on the ruthless Helghast army, armed with your PlayStation Move and 3D glasses and make your way off of the Helghan planet. Make sure to get your last minute reserves in for the Killzone 3 Helghast Edition.

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Take on the role of space pirate Grayson Hunt along-side your cyborg partner Ishi Sato in Bulletstorm, as you kill with skill and wreck havoc among meat-eating plants, criminals and feral mutant tribes among the ruins of planet Stygia.

You’ve asked for it loud and clear in the comments every week (deep breath in), I’m eager to announce that Xenogears finally arrives on PSN for PSone this Tuesday. Also, Alien Breed 3 and a quadruple collection of PS minis make their PlayStation debut. Not as handsome as a Helghast Sniper named Vladimir, check out this week’s The Drop.

PS3: Killzone 3

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Killzone 3 (PlayStation Move & 3D Enabled) — Continuing from Killzone 2, players find Emperor Visari, the vicious dictator of the Helghast, dead at the feet of Sev and Rico. However this war is far from won. In the wake of Visari’s death, Helghan has devolved into a world of political scheming, ruthless infighting, and murder.

Now, the two most powerful men on Helghan are fighting for complete and utter dominance while Visari’s vision of Helghan is in jeopardy. With limited supplies and no re-enforcements, the ISA must now fight not to win a war, but to survive a lost one. (Read All Killzone 3 Coverage: Here)

Bulletstorm — 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. (Read All Bulletstorm Coverage: Here)

de Blob 2 (PlayStation Move & 3D Enabled) — In de Blob 2, Comrade Black is back and so is his war on color. Disguised as Papa Blanc, Comrade Black rigs the city’s election in order to win and take control of Prisma City with his brainwashing new cult. That is, until de Blob bounces back in full color-spreading force with his revolution to restore color and life back to the city and its residents.

Knights Contract — In a time of swordsmen and magic, Knights Contract follows the twisted tale of Heinrich, an immortal executioner, and Gretchen, a resurrected witch. Once the victim of Heinrich’s blade by the order of the game’s antagonist, Dr. Faust, Gretchen now has him under her control as the two must work together to rid the land of the supernatural foes who are cursing its people with the black spell of death.

PSN: Alien Breed 3

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Alien Breed 3: Descent — Alien Breed 3: Descent is a 3rd person shooter in which players assume the role of a soldier battling aliens aboard a stranded space station.

Players collect weapons as they navigate dark halls in an effort to regain control of the space station. (Read More: Alien Breed 3: Descent – What You Need to Know)

Space Ace — In Space Ace you play the heroic Ace who must stop the evil Commander Borf from taking over the Earth! Borf plans to reduce all of humankind to infants and take over the planet. Only two people have the courage and strength to stop Borf and save Earth: the beautiful Kimberly and the heroic Ace. But as they approach Borf’s stronghold, Ace is hit by the Infanto Ray, changing him into a child, and Kimberly is kidnapped by the evil madman! Armed with only a laser gun, Ace must find and destroy the Infanto Ray, rescue Kimberly and save the Earth!

Ys: I & II Chronicles (PSP) — Ys I & II Chronicles is a remake of the classic first two games in the Ys franchise. This PSP version is based off a 2001 PC remake of the games, but promises new sound and graphics.

PSN Demos

  • MLB 11 The Show
  • Dragon Age 2
  • Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars
  • Yakuza 4

PSone: Xenogears

PSone Classics

Xenogears — Xenogears is a turn-based RPG with a combat system that unifies the Square’s Active Time Gauge feature as well as a newly created combo system. The game chronicles the adventures of a young reluctant warrior named Fei, who, after three years of residing in a small, remote farming village begins a long, tortuous quest to uncover his mysterious past. With no memory of his life before being placed in the village leader’s care three years earlier, Fei makes a violent and tragic break with his peaceful life and sets out upon a journey. Along the way, not only will his own past be discovered, but he’ll also unravel the mystery of the planet’s past and humanity’s role in relation to it.

minis: Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder

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Paper Wars: Cannon Fodder — Fend off the different types of soldiers with your cannon in this doodle tower defense game. There are 36 mission objects to accomplish on 3 levels of difficulty. Can you earn the 3 medals from each mission?

Bloons Tower Defense — Bloons TD offers a traditional tower defense challenge. With a multitude of towers and weaponry at your disposal, the aim is to pop all of the bloons before they escape. Battle your way through 50 challenging levels on each of the 15 exciting tracks as your army of monkeys defend the never ending wave of bloons. Upgrade towers and traps to defeat the enemy and earn the gold medals to become the tower defense master!

Twin Blades — Twin Blades will be a frantic beat-them-all set in a medieval-fantasy zombie-filled universe. Player will have to constantly juggle between the slashing ability of his character and his ranged weapons while dodging enemy zombies, rendering a unique and palpitating gameplay.

Denki Blocks! — Denki Blocks! is a puzzle game like no other. Slide sticky blocks around a board and join the same colors together to solve puzzles.

[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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  • SWEET JESUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    XENOGEARS!!!!!!!!!!!

  • XENOGEARS IS FINALLY HERE!!!! OMG THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!! THIS IS EPIC!!!!!

  • YES!!! Xenogears, finally!!! THANK YOU!!

  • Killzone 3 that’s all I need!!!

  • I’ve never played Xenogears, how good is it, what’s it about, and what makes it so fun. I’ve played the spiritual successor, Xenosaga which I’ve enjoyed.

  • Yay now people can stop askin’ for Xenogears, now what bout’ Parasite Eve 1 and 2?

  • boo xenogears

  • finally yakuza 4

  • XENOGEARS! FINALLY!

    As a side note, what are the price and file size going to be for Xenogears?

  • finally xenogears

  • Xenogears is all i need :P

  • WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO XENOGEARS!!!!!!

  • Would also like to know the price and file size for Xenogears.

    Also: how ’bout Vagrant Story next week? :D

    And give us Parasite Eve’s 1 and 2 too, please!

  • I Can’t Wait MUCH LONGER for Killzone 3! I must have my Fix! =P

  • So if we’re getting Xenogears, where are the other three Square RPGs that got confirmed along with it over two months ago?

    I still don’t understand why it’s so hard for you guys to put three or four PS1 games up weekly, especially when they would make for an excellent bundle…

    Again, do you guys not like to make money? Justification for DLC and nickel and diming us on DLC/unlock keys for content that’s already on the disc is inane, but shoving tons of discount PS1 games in our faces would actually very fair and reasonable… Is that why Sony does such a bad job at delivering PS1 titles?

  • …. Xenogears…. Enough said. <3

  • we just got Dropped!!!

  • Goin 2rent Bulletstorm and maybe Knights Contract if blockbuster gets it. Will try out Dradon Age 2 thanx, otha then dat nothin’ on psn 4me was hopin’ Beyond Good and Evil Hd would have came out early, but will get it next week. Also Call of Duty Black Ops 5maps comes out next week. Can we pleaze get Parasite Eve 1 and 2, Overblood 1 and 2, Countdown Vampires or some survival horror games on ps1 classis Rey? I’m 1 trophy away from platinum on LBP2. Hated Marvel Vs. Capcom 3’s online (it has major problems) 1 of my friends bought it Tuesday and already traded it in Thursday cuz’ thee online takes 4eva. Have a good week and az alwayz God bless every1!

  • Good week! Killzone 3, Dragon Age 2 demo(can’t wait to try it) and Xenogears!

  • Killzone 3 – Disc Game
    Xenogears – PS1 Classic
    Bloons Tower Defense- Mini

  • @15, there is a blog post on the europe blog that explains why ps1 games take time. I suggest you look for that. Secondly, the individual developers nickel and dime us for DLC that is already on the disc, not sony.

    Now that that is out of the way. BY THE GODS XENOGEARS IS UPON US!!!!!!!!!!! woo hoo hoo!!!!! I grew up on PS1 and enjoyed all the classics like ff7, all the crash and spyro games, ff8 and 9, all of them! Alas, I missed out on xenogears and its freaking expensive to order online, so while I have lots of beef with you sony, all is forgiven for this week because XENOGEARS IS UPON US!!

    *proceeds to have nerdgasm and is rushed to the ER*

  • Glad to see Xenogears coming out i know people have been waiting for that since forever.

    But still somewhat lacking on the psp-side. i mean are you guys never releasing anything “good” like past games? i mean have been asking for games like Crisis Core, but nothing from Sony or Square on it coming out.

  • Killzone AND Xenogears!? HHNNNNNG…. *Changes his pants*

  • A great week for gaming!

  • “You shall be as gods You shall be as gods You shall be as gods You shall be as gods You shall be as gods You shall be as gods You shall be as gods You shall be as gods You shall be as gods You shall be as gods You shall be as gods You shall be as gods You shall be as gods You shall be as gods You shall be as gods You shall be as gods”

    “Anyway, the fear is often worse than the danger itself… We should not let such fears hold us back!”

    YAY XENOGEARS!!!

  • How about the other final fantasy games as well as ffxi online seeing sony too out the backwards compatabilty.

  • i’m currently playing y’s seven.man, what an amazing rpg this is!
    i’m still in awe for both the gameplay and soundtrack.props to xseed for their work!

    btw,is xseed going to be back to the blog in order to talk about their next upcoming release?

    also, is xenogears any good?i never had the chance to play that game…:0

  • Is the Killzone 3 multiplayer good? Wanted to hear it from other users and not reviews. :)

    Can’t wait to replay Xenogears. :)

  • @perrandy – Xenogears is/was one of the best rpgs to come out during Square’s golden age before they merged with Enix. It’s a cross between Mobile Suit Gundam & Final Fantasy kind of, although that doesn’t exactly fit either. If you like giant robots, and good rpgs you should definitely pick it up.

  • ABOUT TIME ON THE XENOGEARS! I [DELETED] for over a month because it was posted on IGN that it was ready to be uploaded.

  • I see the Square Enix price tag is apparent even on PSN. $10 is still a steal for Xenogears, but almost all other non-Square PS1 games are $6.

  • Love how KZ3 has “Playstation Move and 3D Enabled” written in big letters next to it! It’s like the huge Move-half circle on box art on how intrusive!
    Ten bucks for Xenogears? Holy crud! Why so expensive?
    Hey Rey, maybe The Drop should include new offers for PS Plus, like next week should include all the new things coming to Plus users on March 1st.

  • Yes!! Killzone 3, Bulletstorm and now Xenogears!! I think God has changed his name to Sony.

  • Best week ever. Xenogears is worth $100. 2nd best game ever IMO.

    Getting KZ3, YSI & II, and Xenogears.

  • Sorry but I have to say this…..
    KILZONE 3 IN DUH HOUSE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Xenogears, awesome!

  • KZ3!!!! Been playing some KZ2 again getting ready for this. My GF is getting this for me for our one year anniversary on the 26th, can’t wait!

  • Rey what bout’ PARASITE EVE 1 and 2 any date yet? Pleaze answer God bless!

  • While I am thinking about it. Why dosent sony release the tuesdays update at 9am pst. sony needs to pick a time and always do it at the same time every week/day.

  • Looks like a great week all around (Space Ace even!). Hey, since apparently the second half of Xenogears is supposed to be super text heavy, maybe this is a good time to ask if SCEA will start allowing visual novels. I know of at least two publishers that’d love to put translated visual novels on PSN if they were allowed to, and it’s a common request from fans of Japanese games.

    SCEA has allowed untranslated Japanese action/puzzle games, we’ve got interactive movie games like Dragon’s Lair and Space Ace (all of which I think is great btw), would allowing a few of the classic Japanese visual novels that became famous as Japanese Playstation games be so terrible?

  • 10 bucks for Xenogears! No way!

  • Looking forward to MLB 11 The Show. Goina see how the right Stick will play itself out.

  • Killzone 3 Helghast edition yes!

  • oh question! will we see ys 1 and 2 on the pc engine (neo geo) on ps3? i know japan has it already on their store. I actually dont have a psp (stolen) so i’d love to see it on the neo geo side for ps3 also, i dont care if it wont have trophies i just wanna play it

  • Wow, you guys are on a great roll with the updates. So much good stuff, so little time. If it wasn’t for that pesky work, I wouldn’t leave my tv for a month. Loving it.

  • @rasengan360

    Ys 1 and 2 are Turbografix-16 games, not Neo Geo. There’s some uncertainty about the TG-16 games in the US since their publisher was shut down by Konami a couple weeks ago, which is sad since the first round of titles was supposed to go up this month. :(

    It’s up to Konami now as to what happens with them, I suspect.

  • Xenogears…do want! Glad to see it being released on PSN.

  • OMG KILLZONE 3 HELGHAST ON MY BIRTHDAY AND XENOGEARS OMG!!!!!

  • A week after I buy Back to the Future, Tales of Monkey Island, and Penny Arcade Adventure…you drop Xenogears in my lap??? Give me a break Sony!

  • i know im not supposed to say this but bulletstorm sucks

    not because of gameplay but because ps3 didnt get any limited edition of bulletstorm

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