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.


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

PlayStation 3

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

PlayStation Network

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


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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  • Damn, everyone yelling about Xenogears here, I may have to check it out if I get any time. I know I enjoyed Xenosaga, so maybe I’ll dig this one too.

  • When is Hard Corps coming to PSN?

  • Killzone 3 time!

  • YES!!!!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!! XENOGEARS!!!!!!!

    ill give a week before i holler for Chrono Cross and Vagrant Story!


  • Kind of a disappointing week for PSOne Classics after three awesome KOEI games last week, but I’m sure the anime folks will be happy to play the first disc of Xenogears again.

    Looking forward to playing the new version of Ys I & II though!!


  • Xenogears? Did I just read Xenogears was coming to PSN? Oh my god, this is wonderful news! Now to bring out Suikoden II and all my favorite RPGs will be on the network. Totally buying it.

  • Can’t wait for Bulletstorm!

    @48: Um… pre-purchases HAVE a limited edition. Try doing research before inserting foot.

  • Wow every1 dat has Bulletstorm already iz sayin’ it’z a very short game (single campaign they say iz 5 1/2 – 6hrs) check out reviews. I’m glad I’m rentin’ it. At least Knight’s Contract and Killzone 3 are comin’ out also dis week!

  • Is it possible there might be a Alien Breed Bundle someday?

  • XENOGEARS!!! 9.99!!!???? omg …. :(

  • I heard killzone 3 is fun i might get it i never knew it could be for move too

  • Killzone 3 and Xenogears!! HOORAY!!!

  • I’m gonna be broke. Killzone 3, Sharp Shooter, Ys: I & II Chronicles, Space Ace and Xenogears all just on Tuesday. Thank You SONY for making me FREAKING HAPPY to own a PS3.

    And ……….. for making me broke. LOL !!!

  • can’t wait for killzone 3 Helhast Edition, Sharp Shooter and Navigation controller!!!!!!

  • doesn’t seem to be any hotwheels racing for a ps3,so any chance of bringing back “hot wheels turbo racing”ps1 for the ps3?

  • Nooo!!! where’s Dissidia Duodecim Prologus????

    I heard it was gonna come this tuesday, oh well..

  • Awesome! Can’t wait to try the MLB 11 demo out. One quetion though, PSN updates on Tuesday nights right?

  • Great drop! But All I can think bout is Killzone 3!

  • Awesome. Though where are the TurboGrafx classics?

  • when is Hard Corps coming to PSN

  • Somebody get Intelligent Qube in the PS Store!

  • I CANNOY WAIT FOR KILLZONE 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Is there any date for Duodecim Prologus yet? Release date of the full game is 22nd.

  • Xenogears! Best news I’ve heard all year :-D

  • HAY U , I GOT A ? 4 U ? are we gonna get parasite eve 1 & 2 with the launched on 3rd b-day around the corner? i would love to know , thx u N advance . hay guys i still got all my original black label psx games . exempt legend of dragoon, pe 1 & 2 , and crono cross , so i would love to see those on the psn please . AND ALSO ( BUST A GROOVE 1 ) PLEASE BRING ( BUST A GROOVE ) . THX AGAIN 4 listening 2 D fan.

  • I had Bulletstorm reserved for weeks already. Knowing that my money increasing its sales dollars will be making Faux News unhappy is increasing my happiness playing it. Can’t wait for Tues!

  • please drop Driver 2 on the psn store.

  • I just can’t wait for Killzone 3, and whats with the guy in the video calling the ISA dogs.

    ISA Recruit.

  • Holy crap! Xenogears!!!

  • Holy crap finally! Xenogears! I’ll consider getting this even though I have the original just so I can play this on my psp.

  • I’m with #49, I want Hard Corps Uprising to come out already!!! Microsoft didn’t even pay for exclusivity, so whats the deal? Seriously, I would forfeit Xenogears (granted I’ve never played it, so I’m probably gonna buy it) to get my hands on some fresh Contra action.


    Pretty please?

  • 10$ for a PS1 classic!!! You get what you deserve for wanting a game too much. Sony knew you wanted it so they knew you’ll be getting it even if it was more expensive than other PS1 classics.

  • I really hope Xenogears is as good as everyone says it is. I love those old school rpgs. I’ve got Killzone 3 pre-ordered and God of War 3 on the way. Add that to the Yakuza 4 demo and the fact that I still have to beat Z.H.P. and Castlevania 3 and there’s really not enough time in the day for all this greatness.

  • Picking up KZ, Bulletstorm, and De Blob 2 at midnight tomorrow. If u don’t knowabt de blob or haven’t played the first on Wii, check it out. It’s a solid game (even on the wii crap pile it is), very fun and imaginative. Check it out.

    Can anyone direct me to some info on Xenogears? There’s just too much out there to dig thru the crap. From the reaction its getting it must be cool but I’m not a huge PS One retro fan. Thanks and please forgive my ignorance.

  • Xenogears was my favorite PSOne RPG. The music, the story, the fighting. Man it was sooooo good. Loaned it to a friend years ago, when the PS2 came out. Never got it back.

  • ray you look like a female version of b.j. from green day

  • Wont touch bulletstorm with a 50 foot pole, all because of Cliffy B. Guy is a total xbox loving ******.

  • if you are not bringing Driver 2 to psn please just let me know so i can forever stop thinking about it and just buy it on ebay.


    reply much appreciated

  • Good to see Xenogears coming to PSN in the US. It’s been out in Japan for quite some time.

    Now let’s see if they can get:

    Chrono Trigger
    Chrono Cross
    Parasite Eve
    Parasite Eve 2
    Vagrant Story

  • Under Siege?


  • @5 In a way it’s Xenosaga episode 0, but like not really related. I can’t tell you much as i jsut started playing it, and i’m like 60 hrs in on the first disk. but it’s what rpgs can never reproduce in this gen, a real gem to this day

  • KILLZONE 3 Helghast Edition [DELETED]!!! The Real Reason For My Post, I’ve Been Searching The Internet Looking For Anything Official Concerning Hard Corps For PSN. I Have Not Found A Release Date, Or Price. Could Someone Please Post Something Official About Hard Corps? Been Waiting For That Prequel Since Contra Hard Corps On The Sega Genesis. That’s A Long Time.

  • Gotta agree with some of the posts what about Parasite Eve those two games were epic. FFVII and those two are the top PSone games. As for Killzone 3 I can’t wait multiplayer was amazing the beta had some problems but according to they have fixed it all as per the feedback they received on the blogs they set up there and is ready for launch. Can’t wait played the beta and it was top dog. Game of the year, owns on COD: Black Ops, big time. Can’t wait for tomorrow night midnight release at Gamestop.

  • Xenogears. Old friend, we are reunited.

  • I’m ready for this

  • @48
    troll, why don’t you actually look at the game before hating on it. There is a ps3 limited edition, its just that the bulletstorm epic edition has guaranteed early access to gears of war 3 beta ( which makes sense since it’s 360-exclusive, and that 360 users deserve something special since that’s where epic’s other games have been). Here’s the info for the epic (360) and limited ( ps3 and pc) editions of the game directly from EA.
    Epic: Guaranteed early access to the Gears of War 3 beta
    25,000 Experience Points
    Visual Upgrades for the Iconic Leash
    Deadly Peace Maker Carbine
    Additional Boots and Armor
    Limited: 25,000 Experience Points
    Visual Upgrades for the Iconic Leash
    Deadly Peace Maker Carbine
    Additional Boots and Armor

  • ugh.. where’s mah Legend of Mana???

  • XENOGEARS!!!… (finally. stupid sony)

  • It’s about time we get Xenogears! I’m going to jump on that. $9.99 is a lot better than paying $100 or more on eBay. I want Killzone 3 as well, but I’m going to wait a few weeks for it to come down in price. I don’t know about anyone else, but I flat out refuse to pay $60 for a game no matter how good it is.

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