The Drop: Week of March 7th 2011 New Releases

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The Drop: Week of March 7th 2011 New Releases

What an outstanding event it was for PlayStation at the Game Developers Conference last week. With big reveals and news on Resistance 3, SOCOM 4, inFamous 2, Mortal Kombat and UNCHARTED 3, the media and community alike didn’t walk away disappointed. Look for a collection of GDC video coverage and interviews this week on the PlayStation.Blog.


Our PlayStation first party titles keep on coming and delivering our distinctive brand of gaming when MLB 11 The Show arrives this week, featuring pure analog controls, 3D and PS Move support. Looking better and hitting harderDragon Age II (you may of heard of it,) also drops this week, introducing fans of the series to a whole new story spanning 10 years in the Dragon Age universe.

PlayStation Plus members get to enjoy the taste of lush and succulent fatalities when the demo for Mortal Kombat arrives on PSN exclusively for PS Plus members, in 3D (optional.) Finally, ladies and gentlebugs, larvae of all stages, PSone Classic launches a new category on PSN when Disney opens their vault to their collection of PSone gaming classics.

This week’s The Drop is nothing short of a Flawless Victory!

PS3: MLB The Show 11

PlayStation 3

MLB 11 The Show (PlayStation Move & 3D Enabled) (Also on PSP) — MLB 11 The Show is set again to provide fans with an unparalleled baseball experience with even more features and modes destined to quicken the heart, raise the stakes, and hurl you further into the true MLB baseball experience. Leading off on the new features set for PS3 is the addition of the Pure Analog Control System, which includes analog controls for hitting, pitching, and throwing, adding more precision and accuracy to all three disciplines.

Next up is the newly added Co-op Mode, which allows up to four-player offline or online cooperative play where gamers can split duties covering either the infield or outfield. The fifth generation of Road to The Show returns in version 5.0 bringing a new interactive slider set to the Create Player process, new training modes triggered by the Player Performance Evaluator, Minor League substitution logic improvements, advancement system improvements that now compare your stats versus your competition in the organization, and the new No Assist Fielding option to make the fielding experience even more realistic.

MLB 11 The Show: Co-op PlayMLB 10: The Show Cano 2

And for the fully immersive big league experience, Additional new features MLB 11 offers options for stereoscopic 3D functionality in all modes and PlayStation Move motion controller support in the Home Run Derby mode.

Dragon Age II

Dragon Age II — Dragon Age II thrusts players into the role of Hawke, a penniless refugee who rises to power to become the single most important character in the world of Dragon Age. Known to be a survivor of the Blight and the Champion of Kirkwall, the legend around Hawke’s rise to power is shrouded in myth and rumor.

Dragon Age IIDragon Age II

Featuring an all-new story spanning 10 years, players will help tell that tale by making tough moral choices, gathering the deadliest of allies, amassing fame and fortune, and sealing their place in history. The way you play will write the story of how the world is changed forever.

Yoostar 2 (PlayStation Move Enabled) — Yoostar 2 allows players to perform in hundreds of famous movie scenes, record their performances, and share them with friends and family online. Using the sensor of Playstation Eye, Yoostar2 achieves Hollywood green screen style effects without the use of a green screen. In an instant, players can literally step into well-known movie scenes and play the roles of the world’s most famous actors.

Major League Baseball 2K11 (Also on PSP) — This year’s edition offers improvements in the fielding system to ensure better control of the ball against the advancing runners. Each player has been re-created in the game down to the last detail, with performance stats based on live data to match the realistic looks. And with My Player Mode, gamers can look beyond the league and their team to focus on just one player that they guide through a Minor League career all the way through the ranks to step out on the field as a big league star.

PSN: TestYourself: Psychology

PlayStation Network

TestYourself: Psychology — The goal of TestYourself: Psychology is to provide users with an affordable, professional assessment of various aspects of their personalities and psychological abilities. After the release of the initial pack, new blocks of tests will be available for download on a monthly basis, each focusing on different elements of psychological health. Users who complete all 12 blocks will receive a full psychological portrait and will understand the complex characteristics of their states of mind.

Ultimate Board Game Collection — This portable game is the ultimate collection of classic board games! Play against a computer-controlled opponent, or up to five others either through wireless gameplay or shared on a single system.

Mortal Kombat for PS3Mortal Kombat for PS3

PSN Demos

  • Mortal Kombat (PS Plus Only)
  • Bionic Commando Rearmed 2
  • Explodemon!
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 12
  • TNT Racers (PSP)

PSP: Phantom Brave The Hermuda Triangle

PlayStation Portable

Phantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle (Also on PSN) — Phantom Brave is a free-roaming, turn-based strategy RPG that incorporates unique battle styles and a hardcore character customization system. The game uses a unique ally summoning system called “Confine” and a deep customization system for the hardcore!

PsOne: R4 Ridge Racer Type 4

PSone Classics

R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 — R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 keeps the arcade style intact with all of the powerslides and spinouts fans of the series have come to expect. You take the role of a professional driver in the Grand Prix mode. Pick one of four teams and one of four car manufacturers, and then race on eight tracks. Each team has its own storyline that plays out between races in conversations with your team liaison, and how well you finish changes what the liaison says to you.

New Disney Category

  • Hercules
  • Peter Pan
  • Lilo Stitch
  • Toy Story Racer
  • Monsters, Inc.
  • Toy Story 2
  • The Emperor’s New Groove
  • A Bug’s Life

PSone JP: Mega Man 3

PSone Japan Imports

Mega Man 3 — The bad news is that the evil Dr. Wily is back in town, but the good news is that so is the blue bomber Mega Man! Take the controls and make Mega Man run, jump, slide, and blast his way through two massive sections with four stages each.

[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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  • I knew it! Toy Story 2 yeah

  • Phantom Brave is definitely something I’ll look forward to purchasing in the coming weeks. Gotta save money for Dissidia 012, though.

    Speaking of which, do you guys know if Dissidia 012 Prologus will be coming out on PSN this week? Many of us would like to know.

  • I remember I used to own Toy Story 2 on PS1. I wanted it so badly, I did whatever chore a kid my age could do, it was a game that was worth my (I think it was) $40, then I eventually gave it away to a little boy after I was done with it. Now I will re purchase it as an inexpensive download for my psp.

  • Do u think now that Disney is re-releasing their PS1 games, we MIGHT see KH: Birth By Sleep on PSN?

  • Anyone who buys 2K11 over The Show needs serious rehabilitation.

  • @ Sonicfan11589

    Not very soon. Nomura already confirmed that he wants to put it on PSN, but is working on some project before doing that.

  • Well well well, the Disney PSOne games are back. Are they here to stay this time?

  • Hey Rey, my entire Playstation Rewards section disappeared from the ps site (I signed up for the beta) and was replaced with the Gamers Advisory panel which tells me it is for invited members only! I have received no invitation! Anyways, where is Beyond Good and Evil? a post here said it would be coming out around this time….

  • looks like a better week for psp owners. (i hope)

  • aw where is parasite eve? :””””-(

  • MK demo heck yeah! Does the demo support multiplayer of any kind?

  • OMG Toy story 2, Ridge racer 4 and Megaman 3 shall all be mine…. :D Hey rey can we please get Mortal kombat trilogy, Marvel vs. capcom and Tony hawk pro skater 2 as psone classics?

  • Let’s see LSD in the PSone Imports soon!

    That game is incredible. They have it over on the Japanese PSN Store.

  • megaman 3, hellz yeah

  • And still no news of Prologus for this week. Are we ever getting it?

  • Where’s the pc engine games?

  • ocme on now bring out some good psone Classics now bring back digimon world 1 2 and 3 and the card battle game and digimon rumble arena plz oh yea and dragon ball gt final bout plz sony i would be very greatful and bring back jak and daxter to the ps3 in a collection pack to plz thank you

  • I’m probably the only one here who is excited about R4 being released on PSN. I loved this game, still own it on disc, gonna love playing it on my plane trip to pax east this week.

    Disney…. gets a special category? Kind of feel Square Soft deserves such treatment more, there was really nothing classic about those old Disney games in the 90’s and there still isn’t now.


    And now also, what about Beyond Good and Evil?????????


  • Lovin the drop. When are we getting Hard Corps Uprising? Most excited for MK demo. Will the MK demo have any online support? I really wanna crack my little brothers head on it.

  • I wish Tarzan came out on PSN, that is a nostalgic PS1 disney game to me.

  • [DELETED]! [DELETED] playstation plus! I really really want the Mortal Kombat demo, but last I knew, I didn’t have Xbox and didn’t need to buy demos! >:[

  • Toy Story 2, I love that one,might pick that one up.
    How about putting Add-ons on “The Drop”

  • are they gonna ever a pokemon for ps3 mayne?

  • Dragon Age II here I come, right after I complete the Ultimate Edition.

  • wooow…! Dissidia Duodecim is coming in two weeks and still no Prologus.. :/

  • I hope the Mortal Kombat demo auto downloads for me. I could never find the ideal time to set it up because the store updates at different times. Maybe someday there will be a set time for the weekly Store update.

    Just as snake4308 mentioned above…. Where is the Rewards section in the forums? Has it been removed due to it going live for all PS owners? I doubt it because it doesn’t seem completely ironed out. If so there was no warning from the forum team.

    If I have been tracking it correctly using some of my friends as a reference then my status show be definitely PRO and halfway to LEGENDARY.

  • @v1nc73

    You do realize that Pokemon is published by Nintendo, right?

  • what i would realy like to know is where is chapter 2 of back to the futer the game it says at the end of chapter 1 that chapter 2 would be released in febuary and neva was

  • …. Have remained passive at disappointment in PS3 for awhile, cause I realized nothing could be done, — but now this has gone too far!

    “….may subpoena the IP addresses of everyone who visited [….] personal Web site in the past 26 months.”

    Really?!?! So anyone who lives in California who wished to educate themselves on the subject should be concerned about their privacy, because Sony is the FBI now.

  • Sorry to double-post, but, suffice to say, I will no longer be buying any Sony products.

    I’m all for aggressive action if you feel that you’ve been “wronged”, or against certain forms of “theft”, …. But this isn’t any of those and you’ve gone too far. — From the people who brought you the “rootkit”: think twice about NGP….!

  • If Dragon Age 2 releases soon then why hasn’t the Dragon Age: Origins DLC been discounted? It hasn’t happened even once and I thought it would happen before the sequel. I know it has been discounted everywhere else except on the PS3. Might as well give PS+ subscribers the Dragon Age: Origins DLC for free and then at least discount the Awakening DLC by 50% (making it $19.99).

  • @righello if you did nothing wrong then you have nothing to worry about. I myself will continue to purchase Sony products. I’m glad to see they are trying to protect themselves and us legit users. You see what happened with the psp this will not happen with Ps3.

    I will probably pick up the NGP day one depending on price.

    Anyways, nice drop. Hoping for some PC engine games soon. I would also like FF1 on PSN also.

    Continue the fight Sony.

  • Wish I could of tried the explodemon demo before buying…..

  • ^
    Then why are you posting here?

    anyways MM3 will be mine on March 8th

  • @B-Real206: That’s a fair point, but that’s what is always said when someone tries to expand beyond respectable means for whatever they want! “If you’ve done nothing wrong..” — How in the world does this seem normal!? Does this justify a www search and seizure?!

    Their a good company that’s made some good things in the past, but they’re falling behind and are now making some desperate, ugly decisions.. Do you know what/why a rootkit is?

    Also, piracy wasn’t the problem of the PSP, btw. DS always had piracy, and always will; they’re less expensive too, so it’s more widespread. The problem was Sony’s, not Pirates — that is, Potential Customers during a Recession.

  • @lbn_elmeedan they could always join with nintendo to do so…all of them are game creators…am sure it wouldn’t be to hard…jus a guess

  • Next to Phantom Brave: The Hermuda Triangle it says also available on PSN. Does that mean I’d be able to play that on my PS3?

  • Rey iz it tru Yoostar 2 will have a lot of day 1 dlc on Tuesday March 8th when psn updates? They said 100 clips dlc day 1! I am gettin’ Yoostar 2 on Tuesday and waz hopin’ there would be day 1 dlc. & like #28 Killatat and I would like 2know if episode 2 (Back to da Future) iz bein’ released Tuesday, thanx and God bless!

  • Love me some Mega Man 3. Would still love to see Crisis Core put on the Network though.

  • Also I finally found a copy of Knights Contract and it iz pretty good. If you liked Devil May Cry, Onimusha, or Dante’s Inferno you will like dis game. Does any1 know if Shaun White skateboardin’ iz good? It iz on sale 11.99 brand new at Best Buy.

  • holy smokes!!!!
    holy rusted metal batman!!!
    i honestly do not remember a time when i counted a grand total of 10 psone games being released onto the network on a given update day, i already know my son who just got a ps3 will be thanking me to no end when i download each psone game for him on tuesday evening. thank you for making my sons birthday this week sony.

  • Man, where is Dissidia 012 Prologus? Will it even be out before the full games release?

  • Test Yourself: Psychology?! What, you guys want to see how crazy cool all your customers are? LMAO! I’ll take the Board Game Collection instead please. Even I don’t want my PS3 to test my personality. Funny though! =)

  • Beyond Good and Evil Hd???????????????

  • Has there been any word on being able to change your PSN name?

  • So Warriors: Legends of Troy isn’t coming out this week? The official Tecmo Koei website says its dropping on March 8th…

  • @45 Warriors: Legends of Troy iz March 15th could possibly be end of March also,but right now slated for March 15th! God Bless

  • another [DELETED] drop, another full wallet

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