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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  • Getting Mega Man 3 for sure!

  • TOY STORY 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THE FIRST GAME I EVER PLAYED IN MY LIFE!!!i need money, i need 20 bucks, I NEED A PSN CARD!!!

  • also getting monsters inc

  • Made the mistake of trading Toy Story 2 into gamestop for a mere 3 bucks when I was 12. I’ll never make that mistake again, even though I obviously can’t what with it being digital but you get the idea.

  • I’ve never played Ridge Racer 4, it sounds interesting. I’m loving the PSN store. Any chance we’ll get ehrgiez, or the PS Breath of Fire games (3 & 4)?

  • Megaman 3…nice…..
    Hmm…after 3 weeks of big updates, this one disapointed me

  • I still have the disc for A Bug’s Life and I occasionally pop it in. It was my first movie game and my fourth ever game. I got it with Crash 3 on Christmas 98 and I still remember my anger when I died on the dandelion part *laughs* ah, good times.

  • He’s the one for me
    There’s no place I’d rather be… yeah, yeah
    To the finish line
    Everywhere you look he’s right on time

    With his silent stare
    Blazing through the open air
    He’s without a care


    Everywhere you look he’s right on time

    Move into the beat
    Can you feel the heat?
    when your tires kiss the street

    Step back, it’s Ridge Racer
    A Ridge Racer
    He gives me what I need
    One more win
    it’s Ridge Racer
    A Ridge racer
    I feel the need for speed

  • ThreeLeggedFreak

    GTAIV, RDR, LBP, Uncharted1, Dead Space, Assassin’s Creed 1, Bioshock, Bioshock 2, etc on PSN now.

  • seems no matter how much i wish it, Suikoden 2 never appears on the ps1 classics release list

  • I’ve played A Bug’s Life, but only on the N64. I’m guessing the PS1 version is better. And I think I’ve played a little of Toy Story Racer at my uncle’s house. It’s all right; basically another average cart racer.

  • Wait so with all this Disney games coming back “again” on the psn means that Disney is fine with digital media? So im guessing we should be seeing Kingdom Hearts? but i doubt it since it seems like you guys refuse to put old psp games.

    anyway about the only thing im getting this week is the MK demo…

  • When is Dissidia 012 Prologus coming??!!
    They’re killing me!

  • @46, ah I see. Thanks for the heads-up Zac!

  • Hahaha I used to own Toy Story 2 But at the time I could never make it past the Al’s Penthouse area lol Maybe I can do better this time If I was able to beat Killzone 3 on Elite…and that’s ME saying something since I suck at shooters lol

    Mortal Kombat Demo; GET OVER HERE on my auto download hahaha lol

    Megaman 3….hmm I own the Megman Anniversary Collection on the old GCube but…with PS3 I can put them in the PSP…I think I’ll wait to see if you guys can put in Megaman 8 and perhaps Megaman Legends 1-2. Those were my 1st ever Megaman games back in PS1 days :)

  • Quick question, Rey: is the PSOne Classic R4 going to be a single-disc affair, or will it feature the Ridge Racer Turbo bonus disc (the one with the reworked Ridge Racer 1 on it)? :D

  • Cool demos, i’ll download MK, explodemon, and bionic commando. Might have to go buy The Show.

    I’m starting to get pissed that Hard Corps: Uprising still hasn’t been put on psn.

    In other news, just ordered a 500gb hard drive to replace the 60g drive in my ps3 =D finally wont have to delete stuff to be able to download new stuff.

  • sweet new MK demo, wow my PS Plus has been payed off twice over now, thank you Sony, and well “A Bug’s Life” my just be a guilty pleasure,

    Get your Portable ID!

  • oh yea and how about the Megaman X games i had x4, x5 i wanna play thous megaman classics

  • interested to find out which board games are in the collection and if there’ll be online with cam support
    if there’s online and some good games ( and at a decent price ) it should be worth picking up , but I’ll have to get that demo for bionic commando 2 also and see if it’s any good ( got rearmed 1 and bionic commando already and the first rearmed is great but bionic commando disc not as good )

  • Oh gosh R4!! Nostalgia overload!!!!!!!

  • I saved almost all of my PS One games. Ive had all of the spyros and now I have Toy Story 2. I have the old 80 gig( buying a hard drive though.) i can play psone

  • Does anyone know if the demo’s are released tonight or mid day tomorrow?

  • Phantom Brave and Dragon Age are in the mail! Woot.

    Legends of Troy (getting crap reviews, but whatever, it’s Dynasty Warriors) next week.

    Uh, Beyond Good & Evil HD should be coming out soonish hopefully?

    And not sure about that Dissidia stuff but don’t really care since Dissidia sucked.

  • @righello:

    Of course it’s a piracy issue.

    I’m just making up numbers here but…

    Pretend the DS has a customer base of 100 million users…
    …and the PSP has 50 million.

    If a developer knows they’re going to lose 70% of their sales to piracy on Platform A (DS), and 70% of their sales to piracy on Platform B (PSP), then they’re going to develop for the platform with the larger user base (DS) and ignore the other.

    But if Platform B had no piracy (or far less), then the PSP all of a sudden becomes a more attractive platform for development.

    We get more games. Developers make more money. And prices stay relatively stable. Everyone (except the pirates) are happy.

  • …and of course: the more games, the more PSP’s that get sold…and it just grows from there.

    It’s ALL about piracy.

    And it’s killing the industry.

  • Mega Man 3 That was never on Playstaion OVER here. it was on that other system and PS2. By the way I showed off my Sharp shooter with KZ3 to all my wii friend’s and you should have seen the look on there face. Price less. and it’s my first light gun since duck hunt on the nes back in the 80’s.

  • PSN where is my Valkyrie Profile? make it happen.

  • One more week without Lumines on my PSP Go. :(


  • When is ICO and Shadow of the Colossus Collection coming out? Best Buy says it’s coming out tomorrow.

  • wasnt there supposed to be a big update with the winners of the fan polls being discounted? or am I wrong here? and beyond good and evil hd?? why no responses to when that game is coming?

  • great list of games. Make me glad to be a ps3 owner. lsd lol

  • uh ? i have just received an email from best buy saying that Ico and Shadow of the Colossus Collection will be available to pick up tomorrow ? is it coming out tomorrow?

  • any news on ps4 they say it coming out in 2011? or 2012?

  • Is MLB optimized to run in 1080p this time around or still 720? Cause my Bravia made last years game look bad in 1080 and it was too much of a hassle to play with resolution settings for one game. 1080 is the standard now so I am crossing my fingers this year.

  • Looks like a decent drop but i still would like to see Legend of Dragoon and i would like to start seeing PS2 games being released to the psn store.

  • I would also like to see more PSP games in the psn store. been wanting to go all digital for my psp games.

  • Dissidia….Duodecim….PROLOGUS!

  • so…whatever happened to Under Seige? Is that just going to fade away? It looked really promising.

  • The secopnd MK picture can not be viewed. Could you possibly get that fixed? I wanted the original RES to use as a wallpaper. Thanks…

  • is there a demo for yoostar ?

    dragon age 2 is already on my pre-order list and looks sweet from the demo i played :)

  • ugghhh and I thought last weeks PSN releases were garbage.

    So many great PS1/PS2 releases to be had and yet we still aren’t seeing them.
    I really hope someone is working on PS2 ports or more current PS3 disk based games in download form.

    The waiting continues as usual.

  • where is our socom 4 info!! we need our beta! but mlb looks sicc!!

  • What time does sony update ps store?

  • I’d love to buy these PSone Classics, but I’m wondering if you guys have fixed the bug in the emulator for downloadable PSOne games?

    If you download a PSOne Classic from the store and then used the classic “Texture Smoothing” feature on it, it makes the image skinnier and ruins the aspect ratio. This happens on HDTVs. Regular disc based PSOne games work fine with the option activated. Are you guys ever going to fix this? It’s been forever with no word on it.

  • Uncharted 3 oh yes finally the game I have been waiting for already preordered and payed for in full cant wait for it to drop the second one was one of the best games I have ever played just wait for any scrap of information to come out about it and Oh yeah Batman Arkham City is another one i am looking forward to playin

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