With a special July 4th edition of The Drop comes a patriotic salute to what is surely one of the year’s most anticipated betas. Soon enough, everyone will be able to join in on the UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception Multiplayer Beta, as it opens on Tuesday to all PSN users. PlayStation Plus members have been enjoying early access to the beta all week, but its time we open things up!
Also, this week — the Earth needs some defending! Sunshine, barbecue and fireworks will come in between you and the apocalyptic arthropod uprising in Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon.
Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon — Insect Armageddon continues to follow the rich history of casual fun and addictive gameplay that made the franchise a cult classic. The game also adds a new aspect to the Earth Defense Force series that was born in Japan, with additional elements for all EDF soldiers to experience. The Campaign mode that lets up to three players team up online to battle the insects and aliens across a completely destroyable city. Every EDF soldier is armed with over 150 weapons and four upgradeable armor sets and engages in nonstop arcade action that is the fastest and deadliest in the series. In addition, the game also features a six-player Survival mode that pits a human squad against a nonstop onslaught of the largest enemies the aliens have to offer. (Read More: Meet the Monsters of Earth Defense Force: Insect Armageddon for PS3)
UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception (Multiplayer Beta) — Fortune hunter Nathan Drake is catapulted headlong into an adventure that takes him on a daring trek into the heart of the Arabian Desert in a search for the fabled “Atlantis of the Sands.” This journey pits him and his mentor Victor Sullivan against the occult treachery of a shadowy clandestine organization and its ruthless leader. When the terrible secrets of this lost city are unearthed, Drake’s quest descends into a desperate bid for survival that strains the limits of his enduranceand forces him to confront his deepest fears. (Read More on UNCHARTED 3: Drake’s Deception)
PlayStation Move Ape Escape — Designed exclusively for PlayStation Move, Playstation Move Ape Escape offers fun and accessible gameplay for players of all ages. Get ready to dive into 15 new levels and watch your PlayStation Move controller transform into an assortment of gadgets while you scoop, swat, and target monkeys in pursuit of Specter, the leader of the monkey invasion.
PSone Japan Imports
- The Rapid Angel
- Yakiniku Bugyou
Ninjamurai — This action game centers on a young man, known only as the Ninjamurai, as he tries to outrun a number of evil forces that are intent on catching him, including a rival ninja clan, an evil corporation and a dark dragon controlled by his greatest rival.
[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.]