The Drop: Week of April 4th 2011 New Releases

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The Drop: Week of April 4th 2011 New Releases

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.

PlayStation Move

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.

PlayStation Network

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.

PSN Demos


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.

PlayStation Portable

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.]

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  • WOW, weak update.

  • By the way, I’m enjoying the crap out of The 3rd Birthday, I’m on my 4th playthrough.

  • Was hoping for Parasite Eve 2. Will still buy Day One once it hits.

    So, Rey, did I see right a few weeks back when it was “confirmed” that Final Fantasy IV Complete Collection for PSP will be getting a PSN release? That game is my total jam and I want it on my memory stick, that I may do unspeakable things to it!! :D

  • This week is definitely more about the sales, Plus and non-Plus. Still unsure on StarDrone, even at $4. Red Faction was nothing special during the beta last year.

  • well hopefully something else good like megaman legends would be great.

  • Any info about Gods Eater Burst dlc coming sometime down the line?

  • I don’t know how I got to this page. I googled the definition of “underwhelming” and it brought me here.

  • WoundedUnderwear

    If this is what we going see on Tuesday PSN Update, then I have to say ……. Very weak update. Let hope theres more to this week update then what was mention on this week “The Drop”.

  • wow the ps community is pretty harsh, cut them some slack guys its not their fault, games release when they release, there’s no changing that. Just because tuesdays update is going to be a little abysmal, doesn’t mean its gonna suck from now on. I for one am looking forward to the rush’n attack demo

  • that-acmilan-guy

    I just can’t wait for next week :FINISH HIM!

  • Maybe Red Faction!

  • whats with the no ps1 classics? COME ON! Bring on Tales of Destiny!! You already came out with Legend of Mana, why not Tales of Destiny?

  • Looks like there’s nothing new in terms of games for me. I hope Sony didn’t blow their load in March only to leave us hanging dry. Oh well, back to Legend of Heroes! This should last me through a drought…

  • Wow Quiet you say? Hell You shouldnt have even done a release for this upcoming week. This is totally not even worth it. This is just ridiculous. Where’s the PSONE classics? What about parasite eve 2 or Saga Frontier or final fantasy 1-6. Come on sony get your act together!!! Is this the best you could/can do?

  • the socom 4 beta has been excellent
    the game is a must buy, specially with the sharp shooter


  • wow i see a lot of folks complaining

    give me a brake gaming is for having fun not for pointing fingers at hard working people

  • Rey, please tell me when Motorstorm Apocalypse will come out, please?

    • We’re getting close to announcing a new date, that’s all I can say at the moment, stay tuned!

  • @ 10:

    If you’re referring to Mortal Kombat, that actually hits in two weeks.

  • I’m in agreement with a lot of others, bad update this week. Don’t get me wrong, though, I’m not complaining. I actually don’t mind a weak update once in a while as it gives me time to play some of the games that I bought the past few weeks and haven’t had time to play.

  • at least MK, LA Noire, (possibly Motorstorm), and inFamous 2 are coming out in each of the coming months… should hold us over until Holidays. Prepared for the summer gaming drought :)

  • oh and also Deus Ex: HR.. one awesome game per month

  • Soccom 4 is gonna be awsome! Any word on the release of Beyond: Good and Evil HD? really looking foward to that to?

  • @21 That comes out in May.. use the search feature and there should be a post about that.

  • ThreeLeggedFreak

    This is a horrible update. More PS3 Classics and PS1 classics please. Storefront for Dreamcast and PS2 Classics. C’mon.

  • FFIV~Wheeeeeeeeeeen?

  • I thought i read somewhere that the Red Faction battlegrounds game was going to be included either free or at a discount for PSN+, was this wrong? Any info on this?

  • Lego Star wars is finally going to be on my psp go. Thanks for announcing the release date. I can’t wait till Tuesday!!!!!!!!!

  • @10: Two weeks until MK bud.
    Weak update. I saw at Gamestop that a Blu-Ray disc with the three Prince of Persia classics that were released via PSN would be released soon. When exactly?

  • Hope the Guardian of Light sale is this week.

  • @24

    April 19 :)

  • I agree this is lookinh to be a weak update but who cares in 2 weeks mk is out. Games are perfectly loaded in months april mk,may brink,may fear3,june infamous2,september resistance3,november best new game ever UNCHARTED3 -_-, december socerey,january bioshock3. Sure theres a gap between june and september but you’ll so many new games you’ll be entertained till then if not go to sixflags or something or lazer tag just stop complaining at sony cause this in my opinion is going to be the best vg year ever at least for Sony f u c k nintendo and microsoft Ps3 has this year and i love it :). SONY you guys are doing an awesome job keep up the good work.

  • Will cross game chat ever come to ps3?

  • what about PS+???

  • You guys are seriously complaining? You can’t expect every week to have something great.

  • GAH whats going on with ps home when i got to add furniture and pick what i want to add its acting like its either laggy real bad and then again after that it doesnt let me put the furniture in the place i want to put it and its really annoying me because when i do that i cant press the start button anymore when i press the start button it doesnt do jack til i exit ps home or either re enter the space

  • is their anyway u guys could add the game n+, since i have a pspgo , and it is a game i would definently buy

  • Stardrone is 68 on Metacritic. That and Playstation Move Heroes at 55 means slim pickings for Move owners who want something high quality. Seems of late there has been a really poor selection of exclusive games for PSN too. Moondiver (timed exclusive) 64, SlamBoltScrappers 65, Explodemon 65 etc. The PSN team responsible for finding and acquiring exclusive games really needs to do better.

    @31, ha, good question. Still find it weird after years no-one at Sony has ever given a clear answer on why X game chat has never graced PSN. Would have thought some former Sony employee would spill the beans on the reason why. How about you Rey? ; )

  • Not every week is gonna have cool things all the time, we just have to be patient sometimes.
    ALSO, I still cant sign into my account through my ps3, it started doing this since today morning, has it been repaired yet!?

  • CAN ANYONE PLEASE HELP ME!!!!!, i get that error code 80710092, i cant log into my account did that suggested action and NOTHING!!!!! SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME!!!!

  • Normally when I’m not excited about what’s new it’s really not a total loss, but this week looks very disappointing.

  • Can you talk to SEGA and get Powerstone for PSN…. and possibly some more SEGA classics?? I know that Sonic 2 is comming soon which is awesome but they made a lot of really good games for the Dreamcast that should be on the PSN. :)

  • Im looking forward to Red Faction: Battlegrounds i remember the beta and giving feedback on it, hope they fixed the glitches, the beta was still Red Faction feel but more vehicular combat!

  • Eeek. Glad I have lots of titles to finish up… cuz this week does nothing for me.

  • Any one having a problem signing in right now??

  • never mind lol

  • Can’t wait for the PS Plus update. :)

  • Hello Rey, Im dying to know something, its been almost a month since White Knight Chronicles 2 got an official release announcement for EU release, please tell me the US will be receiving a similar announcement as well soon? (or at least confirm that it WONT be released in US so i can stop thinking about it lol)

  • When is battlefield 3 playable demo about to be released?

  • Another week without a new PSone classic :(

  • When is Arcana Heart 3 releasing?

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