The Drop: Week of July 25th 2011 New Releases

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The Drop: Week of July 25th 2011 New Releases

Fans of Shin Megami Tensei: Persona will feel right at home when our friends over at Atlus, bring their unique style of horror, puzzle-platformer and adventure to the PS3 with Catherine. Travis Touchdown arrives stateside with the help of the PlayStation Move in the cult hit, No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise, when its demo drops on PSN this week. Axe wielding dwarfs, fearless future soldiers, flying DeLoreans, and legendary warriors join the PSN cast of characters, expanding our digital library of classic titles and fresh new games.

Stay out of the blazing heat and enjoy this week’s The Drop, as I continue editing and finalizing some great video highlights from all of our Comic Con 2011 panels.

PlayStation 3

Catherine — Vincent likes his girlfriend. Katherine’s pretty, smart, and successful. Trouble is, she’s starting to talk about long-term commitment, something Vincent’s spent his entire life avoiding. Since romantic complications are the last thing he wants to deal with, Vincent meets his friends for their regular night of drinks.

Little does he know that he’s about to be blindsided by a beautiful, seductive, irresistible freight train named Catherine. Suddenly, he’s hung over in bed next to the most beautiful woman he’s ever seen, unsure about the previous night’s events. Was it just making out, he wonders, or did something more serious happen between them? Should he tell Katherine? Will he ever see Catherine again? Vincent’s about to find that a stumble on the staircase of love can turn into a horrific, fatal plummet… Read More: Inside the Twisted Psyche of Catherine

 

PlayStation Network

Golden Axe — In Turtle Village, the children are fleeing for their lives! The invaders are brutal, ugly, and 12 feet tall, with huge arms, bellowing laughs, and fierce weapons for pounding you into the ground!

In this version of the classic arcade beat-em-up Golden Axe, three mighty heroes have a score to settle with the evil Death Adder. As a powerful fighter, a female Amazon, or a mighty dwarf, fight through Adder’s henchmen with weapon and magic attacks, or ride the fearsome, fire-breathing dragon in Golden Axe.

Back to the Future: The Game Episode 5 — Marty McFly and Doc Brown return in a completely new Back to the Future adventure. Six months after the events of the third film, the DeLorean Time Machine mysteriously returns to Hill Valley — driverless! Marty must go back in time and get aid from a resistant teenage Emmett Brown, or else the space time continuum will forever be unraveled!

Section 8: Prejudice — In the distant future, humanity will call on its most fearless defenders to confront an emerging threat determined to eradicate all human life as we know it. Section 8: Prejudice is a sci-fi first-person shooter with dynamic combat, where every decision — from customizing equipment to activating team based objectives — drastically impacts the battlefield.

Deadliest Warrior: Legends — In Deadliest Warrior: Legends, take control of history’s greatest warriors and face the likes of Alexander the Great, Attila the Hun, Genghis Khan, Hannibal, Hernan Cortes, Shaka Zulu, Sun Tzu, Vlad the Impaler and William Wallace.
With enhanced graphics and 9 arenas, new fighting options like grapples, pushes, ring outs, feints, projectile targeting, and new final strikes will expand your tactical options! Also included, a new strategy game called Generals! Players take control of the Battlefield Simulator from the TV show and play 1 of the 9 legendary warrior campaigns and unlock abilities that the actual warriors used to get an edge in battle.

Demos

  • No More Heroes’ Paradise
  • Deadliest Warrior: Legends

[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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123 Comments

  • any idea when parasite eve 2 will hit psn?

  • Mr. Rey, When do Galaga Legions and BurgetTime HD get released?

  • No respect for the PSP?

  • At least legends will be on this update, was waiting for that one.

  • What No Minis, PS1 games, or PSP games. Also, isn’t Section 8: Prejudice already on the PSN?

  • Also I’m buying Catherine THE EXACT MINUTE my GameStop opens on Tuesday.

  • THere’s not much this week on PSN. Well, at least the last episode for back to the future is coming.

  • This Weeks Purchase Section 8 Can’t Wait For Tuesdays Update I’m Pretty Sure I’ll Be In The First 1000 Too Download Since It’s A Sleeper Title

  • Finally, Back To The Future Episode 5! I have been anxiously awaiting this the moment Episode 4 concluded!

    Aside from that I am picking up Catherine, and although its more than likely a surefire buy, I’ll be checking the PS3 No More Heroes Demo out too.

    Great week, despite the usual release drought this time of year!

  • Yes! No More Heroes demo! I am definitely getting this when it comes out, picking up a Move finally too. Looking forward to Catherine too. :)

  • how about games like brigandine and suikoden 2 on the north american shores. japan already has had the classic strategy rpg brigandine for a few years now in the store, and if i could speak Japanese i would probably make a Japanese account, but i am north american and stick with my English and Spanish.

  • @7

    You do realize that some GameStops do Midnight Launches for titles. Although I do not think they are doing it with Catherine.

  • Gettin’ Catherine this week, well whenever Amazon ships it lol. I want Section 8 as well but I’m going to hold off until I know what the player count is. I had the original on the other system and there was barely anyone playing it, so I want to see if the game takes on PS3 (otherwise it’s a PC purchase for me).

  • Any word on Whether or not the US gets the Easy Mode patch for Final Fantasy 13? I know JP got it last week and I was curious to know for certain if it was a region-exclusive thing.

  • Altered Beast plz

  • Wow i honestly thought you guys were going to support the psp for awhile. i mean last week was awesome just for Tactics. but come on i think you can do a bit better than this. i mean there is literally nothing in this Drop. Personally i dont understand the hype for Cathrine and i dont see any connection between Cathrine and Persona so why bother connecting the two? I just dont see myself getting Cathrine. i like puzzle games, but the character and Story i get off from the demo isnt very appealing.
    Dont get me wrong i bet its a good game i just dont think its for me.

  • Rey, do you have any idea if the Neo Geo Station will be getting any of SNK’s “newer” Neo Geo games? I’d love to see a PSN/PSP version of Garou: Mark of the Wolves.

    Also, any news on anymore PSone Classics showing up in the upcoming weeks? As always, I’d love to see Breath of Fire III and IV up there. It’s the only reason I hold onto my PSN dollars so tightly, so I will have enough to get both in one Wifi hotspot trip.

    Stay out of the heat man, and keep dropping the great updates.

  • I guess we’re not ever gonna get FFV or 6. They have been esrb rated for months. Only reason I can think that they haven’t been released yet is that Square Enix is planning on “remastering” them and releasing them for psp for way more money than they’re worth. Are you guys giving up on ps store or what? The store updates have been terrible since the outage. 1 out of 5!!

  • Catherine will be mine :) Pre-ordered it after I played the demo. Unfortunately, they no longer had the deluxe edition. What bad timing…

  • @21

    That’s a legitimate complaint, those should have already been released.

  • are we going to get the dissidia 012 zidane, cloud, sephiroth, psn avatars anytime soon?

  • Any DYNASTY WARRIORS: GUNDAM 3 DLC?

    ***PROUD PS+ MEMBER***

  • sadness… again no ps1 classics

  • I Have a Question can somebody help me I bought Back to the Future: The Game Episode Bundle 1-5 but it only had 1-4. When Back to the Future: The Game Episode 5 come out will I get it for Code to DL IT or will IT be available for DL free?

  • No PS1

    I’ll take my money somewhere else.

  • Seriously, what’s with the lack of PS1 releases?

  • @6 Yes you could assume that all the hate is low-life interweb trolls. Or you could actually read their posts, most of them complaine about what is comming out. Or more specificly what is not comming out.

    Those of us that posted or rated in the hopes that some PS staff member reads the blog would like PS1 games.

  • @28

    could be a license issue, who knows

  • Sigh…. they really need an edit function on here. I mean why cant we edit our own posts anyway?

  • Can’t wait to play Back to the Future’s season finale! the cliffhanger in episode 4 has had me replaying the previous episodes over again to see if I can figure out any hints about the ending storyline. My only

    When do we get Puzzle Agent 2 and/or Wallace & Gromit’s Grand Adventures? It would be awesome to see Wallace & Gromit with PS3-quality shaders and lighting!

  • Kinda wish I preordered Catherine before it was too late. I don’t want to have to wait for Amazon to ship everything so I’m just going to walk down and pick up a copy without the preorder extras.

  • Golden Axe is awesome! Highly recommend!

  • Can’t wait to finish BTTF!

  • Glad I am finaly getting Back to the Future episode 5. Any news when they are gonna release that walking dead episodes?

    Not sure if I will buy another game like this, I gave them my money and waited and waited for the games, then the PSN went down, and waited and waited.

    Nothing for me besides BTTF, hopefully there will be some good DLC this week, not just map pack, but a expansion.

  • Journey, Journey, Journey! Can we at least have a release date?

  • Damn I was hoping more psp clasics would be coming you gave me hope last week with tactics now bring us crisis core kingdom hearts star ocean ffi ffii ext.

  • Does anybody know when Amy is supposed to come out? Also, whatever happened to Chrono Trigger and the other PS1 Classics rated by the ESRB? Somebody should tell Capcom to drop the Breath of Fire games. They’ve been pretty good at releasing their other stuff but it seems like they’re trying to forget about that series.

  • played the no more hero Paradise demo (uk verison) the game is ok and the move respose is great (in my opinion)

  • yesssss Sec. 8 Predudice, finally!

  • Nothing for the PSP at all? FAIL.

  • @mixedkidbx With the whole editing comments thing. Say if there was a troll everyone was replying then the troll could edit the comment and completely change it or erase everything and act like people are yelling at nothing.

    Well that can also be argued so you should just submit that to the ideas page.

  • Finally! I’ve been waiting for BTTF part 5.

  • No parasite eve 2!!!!! Cmon!!!

  • Woohoo! I bought my PS3 July 25th 2008! I plan to buy some stuff for it tomorrow and this week! I love my BC 60GB PS3! Long Live the PlayStation Brand.

  • Yay for Back to the Future Ep 5! Love Telltale. I’ll be checking out Catherine. :)

  • I’m still waiting for a PS2 store you know. If the PS3 had better compatibility with PS2 games I’d gladly retire my PS2. I also think the PS3 would be even more successful if it could have such compatibility.

  • what i really want to see is a jak and daxter hd collection for ps3 me and about a million other people want to see it to

  • Maybe Section 8: Prejudice!

  • Any information regarding Konami’s release of Castlevania: Harmony of Despair? or are we still riding the TBA Train? Last I heard it was Summer 2011.

  • They don’t make enough money from most of the ps1 releases to warrant putting out a huge amount when they have current games to work on. I think ps1 games would make a lot more if they would simply give them trophies. Can’t be that hard to do. Trophy hunters spend a lot of cash on games. Who wouldn’t like to play Final Fantasy 1 through 9 and get trophies for it?!

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