The Drop: Week of August 29th 2011 New Releases

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The Drop: Week of August 29th 2011 New Releases

Two of gaming’s franchised titans return for this week’s new releases, when Madden NFL 12 and the Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection arrive on PS3. Both sport large rosters, arenas and the occasional broken limb.

Bodycount, Shock Troopers, The Baconing and a Apocalypseageddon await you in this week’s The Drop. Did Sub-zero just spike Scorpion’s torso in the endzone?


PlayStation 3

Madden NFL 12 (Also Available on PSP) — 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.

Bodycount — Set to rip apart the First Person Shooter genre with an orgy of bullets and destruction, Bodycount blasts outrageous action and spectacular fire-fights from both barrels. In the game, players become ensnared in a clandestine global power struggle as a powerful combat asset with a green-light to eliminate enemies known only as “Targets” on behalf of the “Network”. Equipped with a mouth-watering selection of contemporary weapons, players and opponents tear through destructible cover to execute explosive kills in a shreddable world where operatives are encouraged to leave no witnesses. Powered by the award-winning EGO Engine, all of this action is complimented by online multiplayer and co-operative game modes.

Air Conflicts: Secret Wars — Air Conflicts: Secret Wars is an arcade flight simulation set in World War I & II scenarios. During the 7 campaigns the player has to fly and fight through over 48 missions. Before taking off, the player can choose between different aircrafts, each with different strengths and weaknesses.

PlayStation Network

Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection — Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection offers fans the chance to play through the games in their original arcade state and rediscover all their favorite characters, fatalities and environments as well as relive some of the franchise’s most memorable secrets. In addition, this new collection features online play, leaderboards, achievements and trophies. Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection marks the first time the original Mortal Kombat arcade trilogy — Mortal Kombat, Mortal Kombat 2 and Ultimate Mortal Kombat 3 — have been brought together in a single collection.

4 Elements HD — 4 Elements HD takes place in an ancient kingdom where evil forces have corrupted the balance between the four elements causing the altar of life to run dry. You have to unlock four ancient books of magic, collect 16 cards and restore this kingdom to life.

The Baconing (Demo Available) — A stand-alone gaming experience for fans of DeathSpank, The Baconing is about the mythology of the Bacon Fires. Players will be able to meet some old friends and new acquaintances in this new high profile comical adventure.

Ugly Americans: Apocalypseageddon (Demo Available) — Uniting the spirit and humor of the animated horror-comedy series with addictive game play, this four player co-op side-scroller shooter game features an exclusive script written by the show writers and creators – including a new character unique to the game and custom voiceovers from the show’s actors. Players will hit the streets to clean up the chaos and prevent the impending apocalypse by resolving case files and fighting otherworldly citizens.

More on PSN

  • Shock Troopers (Also on PSP)
  • World Heroes
  • Elevator Action Deluxe


  • Snowy: The Bear’s Adventures
  • Carnivores: Ice Age

PlayStation Portable

ClaDun X2 — Dive back into the world of ArcanusCellawith a new cast and a new adventure! Take on the role of a wandering warrior trapped in a dangerous pocket-sized world filled with more monsters, more weapons, more dungeons and more danger than ever before—and there’s only one way out. ClaDunx2 has twice the thrills, twice the spills, twice the lovable classic-nessof the first!

World Heroes — This super-charged fighting game features eight characters, including Hanzo, Janne and Rasputin, modeled on historical figures from throughout the ages. The fighters compete against each other to become the world’s toughest combatant, with players using a setup consisting of only three buttons (one each for punching, kicking and throwing). and held.

[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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  • Finally showing the PSP some love =)

  • Lots this week .

  • How much is Cladun X2 going to cost?

  • Apparently ClaDun X2 is PSN (download) only – confirm or deny

  • Pretty good update, looks like I’ll be spending quite a bit but I already preordered the Baconing.

  • Final Fantasy V or VI?

  • Hey, Ray

    Only question I have is this..If we already have MKII, Will we get a discount on MK Arcade Kollection or are we S*** out of luck.

    I think itt should be at least $4.99-5.99 for the people who already own MKII.

  • @4 yea it is only download

  • @ mmelmann911

    cladun 1 was 20$ so i assume cladun x2 will be 20$ has well (hoping not more then that)

    20$ it kind expensive i would go for 15$ but anyways

  • How bout an update on the MGS HD collection. Bodycount had a good demo, might pick it up!

  • Glad I got Deus Ex to keep me busy.

  • Are You Ready For Some Football!!!! Yea Lol

  • Bodycount looks kind of good is there a demo on psn?

  • Can’t wait for MK Kollection. It will go great with my arcade stick.

  • How much is MK?

  • Madden 12 is also coming out for PS2.

    Yeah, PS2 games are still being made.

  • ugly americans the game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ugly Americans Game = Win


  • just a little word to people on here i would not buy anything off the PlayStation network and here is my problem my psp died as of now i can not turn it on to deactivate it i tried to email Sony this is what i said in the email

    Hello i Have had a psp system for some time but as of now i can not make it turn on and now i need to go out and buy a new psp but my old psp system that i have i can not turn it on to deactivate it so can you please deactivate it so i have all of my 5 psp activations thanks

    and this is what they end me

    Thank you for contacting PlayStation®Consumer Services. We are unable to process your request to deactivate your systems for game and/or video content from the PlayStation® Network. I do not show that this PSN account is currently at the maximum amount of activations.

  • Account holders can activate their PSN account with a maximum of:

    Five (5) PS3™ and PSP™systems for game content.

    One (1) PS3 and up to three (3) PSP’s for video content.

    If in the future you are not able to activate the console we may be able to look into a one time gesture.

    To deactivate your account from a console please follow the appropriate URL below for your system type.

    so at the end of the day i lose one of my activations and sony does nothing about it so if you buy something off the playstation network think twice because sony does nothing to help people on it and the only problem i have is my old psp does not want to turn on

  • mortal kombat

  • Hmmm The Baconing looks good might have to get

  • Meh…

  • another thing i like in there email is that they put it

    (If in the future you are not able to activate the console we may be able to look into a one time gesture. )

    that is what i would like to do and they are not doing it for me and all i want them to do is deactivate 1 psp not 5 of them

  • I got the demo for Bodycount. It’s not bad, and the lean feature with L2 is new and innovative. It cool, but not sure if I’ll pick it up…

  • Actually AIR CONFLICTS: SECRET WARS looks fun.Might pick that up.

    BODYCOUNT was actually a pretty fun demo (on 360). Might be an impulse purchase.

    ****PROUD PS+ MEMBER****

  • will be getting Ugly Americans: Apocalypseageddon.
    Also will Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection have trophies? (3x for each games)

  • Good week for PSP owners. About the rest of the new releases… meh

  • Will Madden 12 for psp run for $39.99 like 10 and 11?

  • The Baconing and MK for me. I already bought MK II a while ago when it was on sale, but what can you do? Thanks for a great update!

  • MK and World Heroes, nice

  • Another week without ff5, ff6 or chrono trigger. Oh well, one more week till disgaea 4!!!!!

  • Elevator Action Deluxe will be out tuesday as well the drop missed that one it comes with the original arcade version

  • MK Kollection and Elevator action Deluxe for me I already have The Baconing paid off

  • i would like to see xmen arcade on sale soon.

  • Ohhh no ff6 or ff5!!! No suprise -_-

  • @19

    the entire point of 5 activation is so if you have a system die you have 4 left .
    why is that an issue with you ? they aren’t about to deactivate every broken system every time one dies so you have 5 left still , that’s why you have 5 – so they don’t have to waste time and effort and you can keep playing unless you had 5 die and needed them all reset
    the only reason anyone would want a system deactivated if one dies and they buy another is if they had 5 activations used already , and if you didn’t then you don’t need it done ( unless you gameshared and want it done because you broke the rules )
    no use complaining about a non issue , you have 4 left and will have to use them up before they deactivate your systems – it’s done once so if they reset you to 5 now and you only used one you can’t get it done later if you actually needed it with 5 used up

    on topic ; great update for a change this week it looks like , after the last few weeks of basically nothing I will be buying a psn card tomorrow for mk collection and maybe pick up something else too depending on if there’s anything good on sale this week

  • Also whats up with Dungeon Defenders? I want to have a new 3D game to have that’s worth playing. Any ETA on that one as well my good sir?

  • Nice been looking forward to the MK Kollection, will definitely enjoy playing Ultimate MK3 again.

  • Is World Heroes also playable on PS3? And what is the cost?

  • Anyway you can make the first Cladun on sale this week? If so then i will definitely go and buy both of them. Also a few more PSP games on sale would be nice. Please pull some strings or perhaps even smuggle us a discounted price of Cladun 1!!

  • DeathSpank FTW!

  • Waiting for some.. InFamous 2 : Festival of Blood news.

    I’ll be getting the collection, even though I already own MK2!

  • Is Mortal Kombat Arcade Kollection in HD….?? i thought i remember a post about that. Can some confirm this….??


  • is it true that naughty dog is going to make a jak and daxter game for the ps3 called Jak and Daxter: A New Legacy Begins.

  • Legend of Dragoon.

    We’re waiting, Sony.

  • @46 i have legend of the dragoon on disk for ps1 and i got it for free never been opened either

  • Elevator Action?!? Now THERE’S a blast from the past!

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