The Drop: Week of April 11th 2011 New Releases

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The Drop: Week of April 11th 2011 New Releases

Pata Pata Pata Pon ! Pon Pon Pata Pon ! Chaka Chaka Pata Pon ! (Translation) Aid Hatapon in his quest to free the Patapon tribe from their stone prisons and rescue them from the seven evil spirits in Patapon 3, one of the PSP’s most anticipated and unique games of the year.

The rest of the line-up for The Drop this week, has you moon-walking, bird flinging and templar assassinating on the PS Move, PS3 and PSN.

PlayStation Portable

Patapon 3 (Also on PSN) — The brave Patapon tribe cross the recently constructed bridge at the end of Patapon 2. A mysterious box lies in their path and they combine their efforts to break it open. They successfully break open the box to release… the seven evil spirits! All the Patapons are turned to stone except for Hatapon. He has escaped the tragedy and finds a silver Hoshipon at the bottom of the box which gives him a new power to defeat the evil spirits: Superhero Patapon.

Patapon 3 introduces this new Superhero Patapon, which players can use to head into musical battle, devastating opponents with deadly, rhythmic attacks. Players will go on multiplayer Quest with friends or go head-to-head on an epic four-against-four battle against other Patapon clans with network play (up to eight players). Patapon is a fully customizable experience, with different weapons and abilities that combine music and dance to create the only multiplayer portable adventure full of rhythm and war.

PlayStation Move

Michael Jackson: The Experience — He is the legendary King of Pop! In this game, players step into the shoes of Michael Jackson himself and re-live his most iconic performances through their own singing and dancing. The game includes the most famous tracks from Michael Jackson’s extensive catalog such as Beat It and Billie Jean, as well as an array of his awe-inspiring dance moves for players to learn and emulate within the game. Additionally, fans can sing along and test their vocal skills while immersed in the performance.

PlayStation 3

Rio — Birds of a feather party together in this party adventure based on the hit animated movie Rio! In this multiplayer video game, Blu goes on the adventure of his life, with the help of his female counterpart, Jewel, and a group of wise-cracking and smooth-talking city birds. Blu and his new friends journey through Rio, dodging soccer balls, collecting tropical fruits and soaring across the beach. He participates in amazing games and ultimately, forms a conga line and dances his way to first place at the Carnaval ceremony.

PlayStation Network

Assassins Creed — The setting is 1191 AD. The Third Crusade is tearing the Holy Land apart. You, Altair, intend to stopthehostilities by suppressing both sides of the conflict. You are an Assassin, a warrior shrouded in secrecy and feared for yourruthlessness. Your actions can throw your immediate environment into chaos, and your existence will shape events during this pivotal moment in history.

Dungeon Hunter: Alliance — Join forces and drive back the darkness! Dungeon Hunter: Alliance is an epic quest set in a dark fantasy world, that you can revisit in intense multiplayer mode, local or online, with up to 4 players.

Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes — Clash of Heroes is a puzzle RPG in the Might and Magic franchise. Utilizing an innovative and dynamic combat system based on puzzle mechanics, players explore highly detailed maps full of knights, elves, wizards, necromancers and demons and interact with a unique hand-drawn environment. Scattered across five different regions of Ashan, 5 special heroes must travel their own dangerous paths to grow in strength, unravel a demonic plot, and ultimately save the world from Chaos.

PSN Demos

  • The Fight: Lights Out (Stress Buster)
  • Swarm
  • Might and Magic: Clash of Heroes


3D Twist & Match — Developed by Sanuk Games Twist and Match is a 3D puzzle game that challenges your dexterity and imagination. You are tasked with rotating 3D objects to match their shaded silhouettes.

[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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  • yet another week goes by without even a hint at Parasite Eve II…

  • Still hoping for info about Gods Eater Burst dlc coming to PSN…

  • what about lego star wars 3 the clone wars psp go

  • Is a demo planned for Dungeon Hunter? Next week maybe?

  • It seems it will be a weak update.

    Even if it’s an old game, I think AC should have a trophy patch, considering it sold so well and there’s an achivement list(xbox 360) too.

  • Where are the Turbografx Games????????????????????

  • I’ve heard varying reports on the price of Dungeon Hunters Alliance – ranging from 4.99 (which I highly doubt, but would be AWESOME!) to 19.99 (again, which I kind of doubt as it’s GameLoft and their (ridiculously well-done and sweet) Modern Combat: Domination was only 7.99. Has the price for DH:A been released?

  • when will the homepage be fixed? other than that good drop….saving money for mk though…

  • nothing for me this week. i guess i will just go spend more money on used games at gamestop

  • no it is not on the store what region was it available

  • Question:

    Why does it constantly say ps blog is under maintanance on my PC?


  • Clash of Heroes and Dungeon Hunter for me (assuming a + discount on each, think DH has one for sure). Hope to see some more full game downloads on the store soon. I don’t care for X-game chat, but the only area where the PSN lags compared to Live (for me) is in a lack of digital, full retail games. Games on Demand is huge, and like it or not, digital will be the future. So lets get with the times.

    There are enough digital games on the PSN now that they should have their own section anyhow. Ray, any idea if this is something Sony is working on? Cheers.

  • Meh…. Not much of interest for me this week. Wanted to see what SWARM was all about, so I am glad to see a demo for it.


  • The above was in response to Assassins Creed, btw. We should be getting 1-2 full games a week really as opposed to one a month. Anything that’s multiplat is generally under 6.8 gigs (max size of a 360 disc, till their update), so bandwidth demand isn’t too bad on either end.

  • Japan got a Single Player Patapon 3 demo that I guess NA won’t be seeing?

  • So what Assassins Creed’s going to have trophy support?

  • Had no idea patapon was coming out this week D: ! Thanks for the heads up!

  • Meh, another lackluster week. Where are the slew of PSOne Classics and Turbografx games?

  • @16: doubt it. would be really nice but I highly doubt they are going to go back and add Trophies for it and patch the Disc to have trophies to but you never know…


  • Well, it looks like the run of great PSOne Classics is truly over. It was fun while it lasted. That being said the rest of this week’s drop is a little sad. Patapon 3 might be interesting.

  • Where is the Killzone 3 DLC #2??

  • Any idea on pricing for Assassin’s Creed?

  • Hey Rey,

    Good to see Patapon 3 is coming out finally. Can’t wait! Any idea on what it’s launch price may be?

    Also, someone else beat me to it but Killzone 3’s Steel Rain DLC will be released on tuesday aswell. Free for PS+ members. There was a post on this very blog announcing this earlier this week, so who cares if it wasn’t mentioned on this one.

    Anyways, I will have to check out a few of the other games on the list. Like someone else said before me, I was interested in Swarm so props on putting a demo up. Game on!

  • @21

    They do still have some to add from back when that run of Xenogears, Legends of Mana, etc. were announced. They still haven’t released Threads of Fate. I imagine it will probably release in the spring, which was when they promised PE2.

    Good to see the PSP still lively in the weeks, and will still be alive next week with the release of FFIV: Complete Collection. Now, I’ve just got to rummage up enough money to nab it after buying Legend of Mana and Dissidia 012 on PSN last week…

  • No way, Robbie. Threads of Fate is still coming, just not as soon as everybody expected.
    I hope Brave Fencer Musashi, Legend of Dragoon and Einhander come out this year too.
    Remember that Vagrant Story took a long time, but it is here!

  • Dynasty Warriors 7 DLC?

  • Does anyone see in the store lego star wars 3 the clone wars psp

  • Looks like alot of crap

  • Michael jackson the experience, finally =)

    Patapon 3, almost forgot it would release after so many delays o.O

  • Dungeon hunter and Might n Magic for me this week… And my excuse is it’s my birthday :) so I’m allowed hahahah…

  • Given there are so few good exclusives on PSN for PS3 owners (not one single exclusive PSN game is rated 90+ on Metacritic) I don’t understand why the Patapon games are not ported to PS3 after a year on PSP. It would increase sales of the games and increase the value of PSN, which at the moment is pretty lacklustre.

  • what is The Fight: Lights Out (Stress Buster)?

    is that just a sub title for the demo or is it something new for the The Fight: Lights Out?

  • Heads up, theres a banner of PS3 above the PSP section. Also how much is Dungeon Hunter Alliance and Assassins Creed? Started AC in AC2 and this might be the perfect time to get the first and catch up on what i missed there :)

  • Will AC FINALLY have trophy support?!?!?! Are the new Marvel Pinball tables out this Tuesday? Anything for Playstation Plus subscribers? Ok, lots of questions, we really need answers though…


  • What about the demo for Virtua Tennis? Isn’t that coming out this Tuesday?

  • AC hopefully will be $19.99 but $9.99 would be sweet spot. Any word on pricing Rey?

  • Another light update this week. Like I said before, I don’t mind because it gives me more time to play games from weeks past. This week, however, I’m going to check out Might and Magic as I’ve been a fan of the series for 20 odd years. Rey, any news on when we’re going to see more PS1 classics? We haven’t had a new one since Legend of Mana a few weeks ago.

  • Will Assassin’s Creed have trophies added or is it in its original, trophyless state?

  • You people are pathetic. You whine non stop for months about there not ever being any PSOne Classics for you, they release a ton of them and instead of thank you…you just complain there are no more coming. This generation is the worst, unappreciative jackasses.

    Besides…they are PSONE…a two system old slew of games. Stop living in the past. If you want to play PS One games…go buy a Playstation and buy the games instead of complaining that a next gen system isn’t releasing old games.

  • Hey Rey

    go to PSN and dl Legos Star Wars 3 THEN come back here and tell me its here!!!

    Protectobot91 keep fighting the good fight man

    i cant find it either… so u can put whatever and link whatever Rey and its NOT there

  • Also no Assasin’s Creed is not getting trophy support. It was released in Europe as a PSN game a while back, its just happening here now. It will be the same game, no patches or changes.

  • I just hope they’ll choose to fix a few of the PSN games that suffer from frame rate issues.

  • Is the new angry birds rio also a mini? It would be cool to see minis with a few trophies. It wod give me more reason to play them.

  • what’s the price you asking for assassins creed?

  • eh another weak update in my opinion, but i guess its ok since IV Complete Collection should be out next week. Still it would be nice to get a word on if/when Crisis Core and other past psp games are going to be released. bought a psp go at launch because i assumed great games would be available on the psn, but i was wrong…

  • lego star wars 3 the clone wars is not on the store why would you say it was?

  • About time there’s a Fight LO demo :) Other than that… maybe Dungeon Hunter… else it’s a “nothing for me” week.

  • Damn sony when you guys giving us parasite eve 2 already? Seriously, i’ve got a little over 6 bucks saved to the side specificly for it! Please get it out there for us already, damn!

  • Can you tell them they forgot to release lego star wars 3 the clone wars for psp go? Please i really want that game

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