It’s a relatively quiet week for new releases on this week’s The Drop, but it shouldn’t pry you away from your PS3s and PSPs my fellow gamers. Zipper Interactive radios in for reinforcements with the release of the SOCOM 4 multiplayer beta. Anyone with an internet connection and a PSN account will be able to log into the multiplayer battlefield.
Compete for leader board supremacy with the aid of your PlayStation Move controller in the pinball action game, Stardrone. Man heavy tanks, and other four wheeled tools of destruction on the planet surface of Mars in Red Faction: Battlegrounds, and enjoy destroying aquatic life in this week’s PS minis release, Fish Tank. And finally, go digital and portable in a galaxy far, far away. This week’s releases may look like an Ewok, but pack the punch of Rancor, join me padawans for this week’s The Drop.
Stardrone (PSN Download) — Designed especially for PlayStation Move Motion Controller, StarDrone is a perfect blend of high-speed physics and pinball action, with strategic elements of break-out and object collection. But this is no walk amongst the stars, as the Drone is always in motion in the zero gravity environment, and the more stellar matter collected, the faster it travels until it is careening across the screen at light speed. Gather enough momentum and enter into Comet Rush where the Drone is impervious to all enemies and obstacles. Explore the level to find key power-ups and earn more points that will ultimately let you compete against the world on the StarDrone leader board.
Red Faction: Battlegrounds — Set in the Red Faction universe, Red Faction: Battlegrounds is a fast-paced multiplayer-focused vehicular combat game in which fast-attack vehicles, heavy tanks and combat walkers wreak havoc above ground and beneath the surface of Mars.
Fish Tank — Collect groups of different coloured fish together to make them disappear and earn stacks of points. Look out for nine power-ups to help you collect the colourful fish and earn over 70 medals. Play through 24 levels in three difficulty modes and see if you can get rid of all the pond life.
Lego Star Wars III: The Clone Wars (PSN Download) — LEGO Star Wars III: The Clone Wars includes all the characters from both seasons of the hugely popular animated television series, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, as well as some fan-favourite characters from the beloved theatrical Star Wars Saga. The game features brand new battle modes, giving players unique, head-to-head combat and an upgraded level builder, allowing the creation of customized bases and in-game battlefields.
[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.]