The Drop: Week of August 15th 2011 New Releases

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The Drop: Week of August 15th 2011 New Releases

Guten Tag! This week, Jeff and I traveled across the pond and will be bringing you coverage from the Gamescom show floor, behind the scene interviews and exciting news on PS3, PS Vita and all things PlayStation from Cologne Germany. Stay tuned!

PSone Classics return this week, and No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise finally makes its much deserved high definition debut on PS3 with PS Move support.


PlayStation 3

No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise — Anime geek Travis Touchdown wins a Beam Katana and starts a new career as a professional killer in this remake of the first entry into the unusual action franchise No More Heroes. There’s only one way to the top ranks of the underground world of paid assassins and it’s going to get messy. Lucky for Travis Touchdown, he just knocked off the world’s eleventh best without breaking a sweat. The life of fame and fortune couldn’t be closer. Heads will roll and names will be taken, but everything is not what it seems. It all started after Travis was assigned to take on the drifter known as Helter Skelter, the United Assassin Association’s 11th ranked assassin. After a grueling battle, Travis emerged the winner, collected the spoils of battle and claimed his title as the new 11th ranked assassin. However, the situation turns out to be more complicated than Travis first thought. It is after the mysterious beauty, Sylvia Christel, appears that the real adventure begins…

El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron — An action title with a story based around the flood depicted in the Book of Enoch. You take control of Enoch, an ordinary man who was chosen by God to serve as a clerk in heaven. Enoch must now save humanity by journeying through the world in pursuit of fallen angels. As the story goes, the angels were tasked by God long ago to watch over the world below. Some grew to admire mankind and chose to commit the high crime of descending down to the surface. Angered by this, God considered covering the ground in a great flood. Enoch stepped in and convinced God to hold off on his punishment if he manages to track down the angels. Enoch will be supported on his journey by the angels, who were tasked by God to support him. One angel in particular, Lucifer, appears to have taken a liking to Enoch. (Read More: El Shaddai PS3 Interview: From Japan With Love)

PlayStation Network

Driver: San Francisco (Multiplayer) — 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.

Medal of Honor: Frontline — The Nazi invasion is in full swing, and you’re the Lieutenant who’s going to put a stop to it. Step into the shoes of Lt. Jimmy Patterson once again, sweeping across Europe to rescue the innocent and destroy the opposition. The 15 assignments range from saving captured OSS operatives from a Nazi-held Dutch manor house to dismantling a German naval base. Your job is a little too tough for any one man to pull off on his own, so you’ll have a loyal group of soldiers and a slew of weaponry including the Liberator Pistol, Panzerschreck, MG42, and B.A.R. all of which will come to your aid in the heat of battle. Divided into five main missions, the gameplay is extensive and meticulously constructed, resulting in an experience that trumps earlier series installments.

PSone Classic

Breath of Fire IV — Princess Nina’s sister, Elina, has disappeared. Nina and her friend, Cray, set out to find her. Along the way, they encounter a young warrior name Ryu who has no recollection of his past. This troupe is about to find out that their quest to find Elina will lead them to something much bigger, which will require them to save the world. Take control of the three-member party (there are a total of six playable characters), and lead them into battle. Any member of the group not in the active party can be rotated into battle. When the going gets tough, have Ryu use his ability to transform into a dragon to give you an extra edge. If your characters keep getting killed, have them train under a master to improve their skills. Will Nina and the others be able to find Elina and save the world? Play Breath of Fire IV and find out.


[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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    wheres 3 and parasite eve 2!!??

  • No MLB bobblehead pros.

    It was released on xbox a month ago !!!!!!!

  • Nice to finally see a PS1 game. Here’s hoping there’s more.

  • Finally, a PS1 game.

  • ditto for breath of fire!
    aside from that it seems that this week the psn offerings are gonna be weak as well.oh well…hope you guys are having a good time in Deutschland :)

  • BREATH OF FIRE IV!!! Awsome! How much is it going to cost, and is there any chance BOF III will show up there with it?

    Also, is there a way to buy new avatar packs when browsing the PSN Store via PSP?

  • Nice – thank you for the PS1 release. Already bought No More Heroes, waiting to pick it up on Tuesday

  • I’m certainly happy to see a PS1 game again. It’s even a JRPG, and a real classic. Nice. Breath of Fire 3 is conspicuous in its absence, but since 4 is here I’ll assume there’s a reason for 3 to be missing.

    Wouldn’t mind Suikoden 2 as well. Also, why isn’t Legend of Dragoon on PSN? It’s a Sony funded and published game, and my wife’s third disc doesn’t work any more, so I can’t finish it like she wanted me to.

  • Where the Hell is Silent Bomber as PS One classics also Legend Of Dragoon!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • no demos?

  • Isn’t El Shaddai: Ascension of the Metatron coming this week too?

  • The last good Breath of Fire can’t wait. I’m buying it even though I own the original.

  • PSone classics Die Hard Trilogy, MDK, Soul Blade, Return Fire, Tenchu. Thanks.

  • I’ve noticed that for the past month all of the “Drops” have been pretty week. Where are all the digital PS3 games?


  • Driver San Fransisco, nice, btw the game havent come out yet, does that means we are getting the game in PSN first. If we are, sweet. PSN is growing a lot, no lagging anymore, good games in the store, i mean. Im loving it. Keep your work up. Looking foward for some good games in the store to download.

  • i am in agreement with androvsky for there finally being a true classic on the network front, but also in even stronger agreement as to the idea of suikoden 2. there are still so many true classic games out there that have not as of yet even been brought out, and i would like to hope that over the next few months there is another psone resurgence on the store front. looking forward to some of the ps2 games coming in the future months as well. thank you for finally bringing us some good old school news with this and frontline, which was my favorite of all the medal games by far.

  • oh man, if Suikoden 2 poped up on the Store, I would double dip and get the first one again, and the second one.

  • Wait, doesn’t El Shaddai come out this week? Or did I time warp into a different week?

  • Mmhmm No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise. Too many games… No More Heroes: Heroes’ Paradise, Disgaea 4 : A Promise Forgotten, White Knight Chronicles II, Resistance 3, God of War: Origins, Ico/Shadow of Colossus. All just for August/September

    Ughhh… I need a second job…

  • Oh boy, No More Heroes: Heroes Paradise has finally come. I played the demo and that game is amazing.

  • Still a little lacking. But not bad. Getting Breath of Fire IV for sure. I may bite on MoH if it’s $9.99.

  • How Much will Medal of Honor Frontline cost? Will it be a Demo?

  • Where’s Klonoa: Door to Phantomile? Loved that game.

  • Chrono Cross, Parasite Eve 2, and Persona 2: Eternal Punishment please.

  • No More Heroes was a fun demo. It has a certain charm to it. I will get it when it gets cheap.

  • YAWN

  • BALLZZ!!!

  • Will Breath of Fire IV be free? If not what would be its price? Great game, thanks Sony!

  • Still no news on Castlevania: Harmony of Despair?
    Please try to squeeze some news from Konami, I am getting listless from this long wait. D:

  • thats COOL

  • Breath of Fire 4 is mine. As is El Shaddai.

  • Legend. Of. Dragoon,

    /taps foot and crosses arms

    I’m waiting for an answer, Sony.

  • I’m happy to see a psone game, but I was hoping it would have been Parasite Eve 2 :(

  • Just waiting good news from gamescom.!!!!!!!!!

  • Some Castlevania Harmony of Despair release dates would be very much appreciated and on a side note I hope that the release of Breath of Fire IV means we may get to see Final Fantasy Chronicles(Final Fantasy IV and Chrono Trigger) and Final Fantasy Anthology (Final Fantasy V and VI / III) show up in the PS1 Classics Section soon.

  • > Breath of Fire IV

    Very nice, Sony. Let’s see more updates like this.

  • No more heroes and el Shadda whatever for me. Lol

  • Still no news on Castlevania: Harmony of Despair? I’ve been coming here looking for it for a month straight. Konami said it’d release Summer of 2011 on the PSN. You guys are rapidly running out of time. All I want is a release date. >.<;

  • I never had a chance to play Breath of Fire IV back in the day, but I heard good things about it. It’s safe to say that I will be picking it up.

  • NMH demo?

  • A Breath of Fire III re-make was released on UMD in Europe. I purchased it through Amazon and it works fine on my US PSP 3000. Because it’s an actual PSP game it displays full screen on the PSP and looks great. The only other change is a fishing mini game that can be played outside of the main game.

    It’s European release is probably for the reason the PSOne Classic hasn’t shown up, but it’s very curious as to why the UMD was only released in Europe. What we want is the UMD release available as a PSP download.

    On a side note I will be picking up Breath of Fire IV day one. Thanks Capcom!

  • nice one, adding breath of fire IV!

  • how much $ for DRIVER SAN FRANCISCO????

  • Breath of Fire IV is going to be a veeery pleasant add for our PSonce Classics library. This will keep me busy while I wait a little more for the rest of the big titles to come *coff*FFV, FFVI, PE2*coff* =D

  • me i want a remake in HD of Final Fantasy 1! yeah the first one on NES!

  • @TallCrowe I think it is a little cheaper when I saw the Gamestop price for it and said 39.99 instead of 59.99. I do see what you are saying though. Anyways, I plan to pre-order the game 2 days away. I just hope I’m not too late for it because I am looking forward to the NMH PS move version of the game ever since the day it came to Wii consoles. =]

  • Nice to a see a return of PS1 Classics…and a JRPG no less.

  • ps1 retro’s pwn most early 2000games :)

  • Guys LoD sucks, please quit whining about it. Also, El Shaddai did get pushed back to the 16, so expect to see it Tuesday. I’m holding out for Deus Ex next week. Get El Shaddai when it drops in price.

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