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

minis

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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  • Why there is no PSone classics this week? I seriously want Gex 2 PSone game so bad.

  • hoping for Ape Escape! :(

  • Where’s Playstation Rewards? :(

  • @52 Rewards are cancelled/stopped for the time being. They might not happen at all.

  • Weak update.
    Looks like it’ll be the first time I dun buy anything in 3 monthes o.O

    @AngelMayLaugh
    FFIV Complete: 19 Apr last time I checked

  • Ufff… thank you Sony. This week I`m gonna save money.

  • i have a feeling not everything that is coming out this week is listed. and even if not then i guess next week will just be cooler.

  • also hoping for the Guardian of Light sale. getting that and sonic 2 will keep me happy for the week. really like the surprise free Comet Crash for plus last week, that game is actually pretty awesome!

  • Definitely gonna check out StarDrone.

  • @40, when you say sega classics, are you talking about dreamcast or the sega genesis classics. If your talking about sega genesis classics, you can get that for 20 dollars (sonics ultimate genesis collection) with 46 games on it. I would love to see some dreamcast classics as LONG as SEGA dose it right and not half assed as they did with sonic adventure on PSN, the dreamcast version is better the the one sega dropped on PSN.

  • I just realized that the Killzone 3 cover was further marred by the advertisement for the Socom Beta… all for a 7 day head start. Have some self-respect and keep your covers cleaner.

  • Meh meh meh, I want Threads of Fate!!!! Why no PSOne classics? *sigh* I guess I’m with the others out there that wont be spending money this week.

  • New PS+ Avatars would be nice if we could get X-Men/ Marvel, Ninja Turtles, ect. ect. or better yet be able to post our own avatars would be “pretty sweet..”

  • PARASITE EVE 2 PARASITE EVE 2 PARASITE EVE 2 PARASITE EVE 2 PARASITE EVE 2 PARASITE EVE 2 PARASITE EVE 2 PARASITE EVE 2 PARASITE EVE 2 PARASITE EVE 2 PARASITE EVE 2 PARASITE EVE 2 PARASITE EVE 2 PARASITE EVE 2 PARASITE EVE 2 PARASITE EVE 2 PARASITE EVE 2 PARASITE EVE 2 PARASITE EVE 2 PARASITE EVE 2 PARASITE EVE 2 PARASITE EVE 2 PARASITE EVE 2 PARASITE EVE 2 PARASITE EVE 2 PARASITE EVE 2 PARASITE EVE 2 PARASITE EVE 2 PARASITE EVE 2 PARASITE EVE 2 PARASITE EVE 2 PARASITE EVE 2 PARASITE EVE 2 PARASITE EVE 2 PARASITE EVE 2 PARASITE EVE 2

    Do you guys even care what we want..? It’s sure not more Red Faction.

  • Is anybody having the same problems connecting to GT5 online that I am? Apparently it says “A Connection Could Not Be Found To The Server (ID) 2.0”. Is PD doing Maintainence? If anybody is having the same problem, send me a PM

    Thanks!

  • is the red faction game free for ps+? also cant we at least get the motorstorm demo? i mean its going to be years before japan recovers so are yall going to delay it that long? lol

  • Why do official reps respond to comments on here but not on Blog.Share?

  • i also read somewheres ps plus is getting redfaction game for free? please also SOE should pick up Super Sonic Acrobatic Battle Cars 2 I really want this Game!

  • Very weak update on the psp side, but seriously when do we ever get a decent update for the psp…

    Still waiting on Crisis Core to be release and all those price drop on psp game that was advertise, but never applied (at least not on the psn)

  • great update , just the socom 4 beta for me .
    why do I say great ? because I’m too broke to buy anything new right now and there’s nothing here I’ll miss out on by waiting a bit .
    as long as ps3 keeps getting awesome games regularly I don’t mind a week or two now and then that are slow .
    keep up the good work on the posts – I’m pretty sure it was my several posts a year ago requesting a weekly playstation store and ps3 release preview that lead to the drop being born on the blog – don’t feel the need to thank me with a free game code or anything – hint hint

  • not the best week but i am looking forward to plus update and any sales

  • My one complaint is: WHERE IS “UNDER SIEGE”? Been waiting at least one year for that title to release, I did not realize that QC was so tough on a title after it has gone Gold and the Dev declares it is ready for prime time… It was supposed to release when the MOVE was released.

  • I read somewhere that Rockstar was releasing the pre-order bonuses for RDR as DLC in April? Confirm or deny? When in April?

  • So what about the LBP DLC re-release that was supposed to happen last week? Why are we the only ones who got screwed out of it? I’ve seen this same question asked all over the web but no one has given any official response.. should we expect the same silent treatment here as well?

  • You know, Sony can’t please everybody all the time. There’s going to be lots of other new updates in the coming weeks, so be patient.

    But imagine with me, if you will, a world without games…. Didn’t like the thought, did ya?! Yeah, didn’t think so!

  • Relax people it’s just a store update, if there is nothing you want, don’t buy anything, simple as that. I will personally be finally playing Folklore since my friend found it for $15 at the store and is letting me borrow it. I remember enjoying the demo.

  • While, you may not be able to talk about specifics, are there any more games you are targeting for PSone Classics? I personally didn’t care about the online services that were offered on any console UNTIL I bought a PSP and started taking advantage of the service. I’m absolutely LOVING Vagrant Story. I’m still hoping for Breath of Fire III & IV, along with Ehrgeiz. So many good opportunities to get the games I missed out on as a teen.

    Also, if I download a PSP game off of PSN, will I get a digital instruction booklet with the game like the PSone Classics? I’m still a bit new to this, but I’m definitely enjoying it. Keep up the good work Rey, and the rest of the PSN team!

    -Powerplay Goal

  • Maybe you could have shown one vehicle in the Red Faction: Battlegrounds promo picture. It is a vehicular combat game.

  • This guy must of been lieing and wanting people to believe lego star wars was coming out this tuesday. I think that this guy is a jerk and made me sad.

  • I’m with cywulf21 I know I read somewhere that Red Faction Battlegrounds will either be free or discounted for Ps+ members. Please respond to that….. at least let us know yea or nay

  • How come i cant find the Legos Star Wars 3 on the psn?

  • they r now saying it has been delayed

  • /sigh…. thank you Protectbot91 …man know whats funny…when they announced another feature of the NGP was same day releases of physical games and psn dl’s i didnt think that was such a big deal… now i know i was wrong OOOO so wrong!!!

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