The Drop: Week of August 8th 2011 New Releases

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The Drop: Week of August 8th 2011 New Releases

The PlayStation Network continues its summer dominance this week on The Drop. Take out The Jackal when the PS3 first-person shooter FarCry 2 joins PSN’s digital library of full-length PS3 games. Demos are also strong this week: You can try out Madden NFL 12 and Driver: San Francisco this week on PSN.

PlayStation Network

Far Cry 2 — Caught between two rival factions in war-torn Africa, you are sent to take out “The Jackal”, a mysterious character who has rekindled the conflict between the warlords, jeopardizing thousands of lives. In order to fulfil your mission you will have to play the factions against each other, identify and exploit their weaknesses, and neutralise their superior numbers and firepower with surprise, subversion, cunning and, of course, brute force.

Demos

Madden NFL 12 — Madden NFL 12 continues the rich tradition of the storied franchise by bringing fans closer to the NFL than ever before. Featuring all 32 teams, stadiums, and all your favorite players in the league, Madden NFL 12 is True to the Game. All-new collision system, advanced defensive A.I. enhancements highlight the 2012 edition’s improved feature set, with Custom Playbooks also added provide a more authentic gameplay experience. Franchise mode includes more than 100 new features and enhancements, while Superstar mode now allows fans to control the growth of their superstar with an all-new progression system.

Dynamic Player Performance creates unprecedented realism as a player’s skills and confidence will rise and fall based on his performance throughout a game or in Franchise mode, just like the real NFL. No two players will play the same in Madden NFL 12. Further adding to the experience, Online Communities will provide an all-new way for Madden NFL gamers to meet and play, and Madden NFL Ultimate Team continues to offer the perfect combination of Madden NFL Football, fantasy football, and trading cards.

Driver: San Francisco — With crime lord Charles Jericho now on the loose San Francisco faces a terrible threat. Only one man can stand against him. He has driven the streets of a hundred cities, spent his whole life putting criminals behind bars. But to take Jericho down, there can be no turning back, and he knows that this may very well be his last ride. His name is John Tanner. He is the Driver.

Driver: San Francisco marks the return of the blockbuster driving franchise. Gamers play John Tanner, a hardened detective involved in a relentless manhunt throughout the City by the Bay. Thanks to a groundbreaking gameplay feature, players can now seamlessly shift between more than a hundred licensed vehicles, keeping them constantly in the heart of the action. With its timeless atmosphere, unique car handling and renewed playability, Driver: San Francisco offers the free-roaming, classic, cinematic car chase experience.

[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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166 Comments

  • Not to be a stick in the mud or anything, but why even bother posting a drop if this is all it’s gonna be?

  • Wow really small drop. Any chance we can get a date on parasite eve 2? Or maybe anything from the ps1 front? thanks.

  • I agree with #1. Two demos and a 2 year old game that will be overpriced.

  • Any news from Castlevania: Harmony of Despair?

  • C’mon guys, you can do better than that. I know it’s the summer, but still. Keep the PSOne content coming, and get Valkyrie Profile Lenneth on PSN (if we finally got a digital FFT, I will continue to believe VP is possible).

  • Is this some type of really bad joke. Cause this looks like a joke. Really like #1 said why bother posting this non-update.

  • Any news on when we’ll see some more PS1 games? It’s been a long time and Europe got a bunch that we didn’t yet (Parasite Eve II, Final Fantasy V, VI…)

  • Pretty bad week other then 2 demo’s i wanna play. How do we have these bad week’s with nothing coming out? When there’s so many downloadable games to be released: Dungeon Defenders, Eufloria, Rochard, Sideways, Castlevania: Harmony of Despair, From Dust, Hamilton’s Great Adventure the list just goes on and on…

  • I really hope they got some nice PSone classics and make us some real good surprise. I’d like to have some news on Castlevania: HoD as well =D

  • Come on PS!!!!! add more pPS2 AND PS1 games, i want too play Star Wars Battlefront

  • i just wish sony would drop some new features on us that help the ps3!

  • Any chances of PS2 games on PS Store?

  • I don’t want to seem negative, but not much in the way of a drop this week. But hey, theres always another drop around the corner and possibly more content!

  • ppl seriously PSN r just starting to get back on there feet give them sum support NFL 12 will be gd FC2 I had

  • We want NHL avatars!

  • Yeah this drop was kinda weak… yeah but the 2 demos I wanna try out, and yeah like dukebdevils93 said, MORE PS1 and PS2 games!

  • Might as well NOT post “the drop” for this week. There is nothing.

  • Madden demo thanks for that.The drop is to let you know what is new this week if you like it or not it is to report what is coming out this week lighten up on Rey guys

  • I can buy Far Cry 2 in stores here for 10 bucks (new not pre-owned). I really doubt the PSN deal will be better, not to mention the space it will need. I think the bandwidth and space can be used for better products (and maybe smaller sized ones)

  • Lame drop is lame. Madden 12 demo might be decent but meh.

    If it weren’t for PS Plus and Comix Zone, this week would be complete fail :(

  • What a joke. This is by far the worst drop of this year.

  • it was an ok update but not a big and exciting one. do you know anything about the delayed PS vita date for the US & EU? i’d like it to come out near the holiday season but…. take your time i don’t want any glitches or problems when i get it. i hope that it will be the best portable gaming system on the market :)

  • No offense, but the last few drops have been somewhat crappy. No new PSN games at all, not to mention PS1 Classics? I guess this will be another week where I save some money.

  • ill get the madden demo…just downloaded inFamous 2 (15gb) geeez..lol but i love having full games with no discs, just makes the system that much more dynamic : ) oh Resistance 3 beta is epic, day 1 buy no doubt

  • Was there a point to this?

  • @20 You’re right. This is the worst drop of the year.

  • Does anyone know the price of Far Cry 2? Thanks!

  • Yikes. Brutal Drop. Hoping for better next week!

  • WE WANT NEED FOR SPEED UNDERGROUND 2!!! WITH ONLINE!!!!!! I WILL PAY 60$ FOR THAT D/L!!!!!!!!!!

  • I love it when you guys add full Bluray games to PSN.

    ….but why are you avoiding Sony published titles like Gran Turismo or Killzone 3? Less filler from ubisift and more stellar SCE Bluray games on PSN please.

  • Distinct lack of Castlevania: Harmony of Despair.

    Maybe there will be something to buy next week.

    /leaving disappointed

  • Wow.. shovelware titles.

    Will Farcry 2 have a 1 hour trial?

  • YES! Driver San Francisco!! At least I can get a small taste of this awesome upcoming game until September 6th!

  • any chance of bringing inFAMOUS 2 avatars to the US and Canada’s PS store????

  • ohhhhhh so much good stuff….

    what is the file size for far cry 2? if its below 8gb, i might just get it :D

    price? $20 im guessing?

  • Lame.

  • Where’s From Dust?

  • was there ever a patch to fix the screen tearing on Far Cry 2? I’m still bummed out at Ubisoft over Ghost Recon 2 on PSN not having rumble and think I deserve my money back since who wants to play a shooter without force feedback. Just as who wants to play HD games with screen tearing – it’s not like this is VHS with tracking issues.

  • Don’t care about the demo’s when is Sony going to update so we can have party chat . I mean really its been years now and nothing . Catch up with the times pleeesssseeee.

  • Breath of Fire IV or III? We got the avatars coming. The games should go with it.

  • So basically…nothing?

    Wow.

  • I hope most of you realize that PS+ only drops games every other tuesday (or twice a month)… the inbetween weeks are always smaller in comparison

  • Once again, Sony not getting my money. Not interested in any ps1 classics cause i played my ps1 games when it was being made. Sony needs to work on getting more Move and 3d titles. I turn on my move controllers just to see the pretty lights. Expensive lights.

  • By being made i mean in the 90s and early 2000s when ps1 was current gen

  • No PSN games or PSP games? WTF?

  • Maybe Far Cry 2!

  • Please tell me this isnt all thats coming out Tuesday? I mean come on this is pretty sad. Nothing for psp and ps1 AGAIN? i really hope this isnt how you guys treat the Vita.

  • Madden DEMO……. I thought the drop was just for game releases…that what you always say, the ps update is for demos and stuff.

    I knew when a big name game was coming it would be on the drop even for the demo. I am not complaining since I am looking forward to this, and any news on whattys coming on Tuesday.

  • This is just.. yikes… shoulda called this the Dribble.. so weak..

  • He, Rey I wasn’t aware you were lord ruling over the video game release schedule. Now that I know that, from all the brilli\ant people commenting, I can blame you for the Summer drought of games that happens every year. Looking forward to Driver Demo. I have it pre-ordered but was still a little on the fence. I’d basically buy doggie doo if it was in a jewelcase with cover art at this point.
    C’mon August 23rd.

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