The Drop: Week of October 3rd 2011 New Releases

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The Drop: Week of October 3rd 2011 New Releases

The PS3 brings a ridiculously awesome week of gaming on Blu-ray when Dark Souls delivers another hellish and notorious challenging adventure. From the engineering benches of Doom and Quake, creators id Software brings another technological phenomenon to the PS3 with Rage. On the digital front, Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition, Crysis, and Eufloria come to PSN.

Travel through time when Chrono Trigger comes to PSone Classics (I double pinky promise) and here’s your friendly reminder to grab your Subway footlong and UNCHARTED 3 Multiplayer code and gain full access to the U3 Multiplayer experience a month early. Enjoy this week’s The Drop.

PlayStation 3

Dark SoulsThe spiritual sequel to Demons Souls, the action RPG Dark Souls is set in a rich, dark fantasy universe. Intense action within the dungeons, encounters with terrifying enemies and innovative online features combine for a unique gaming experience. Dark Souls’ world breaks down barriers with a fluid design encourages exploration and promotes an adaptation experience. At a time when the players come face to face with terrifying enemies and find new areas, the infallible system and reward challenge takes possession of everything to offer a sense of achievement without equal.

Rage — Rage is a groundbreaking first-person shooter set in the not-too-distant future after an asteroid impacts Earth, leaving a ravaged world behind. You emerge into this vast wasteland to discover humanity working to rebuild itself against such forces as raider gangs, mutants, and the Authority — an oppressive government regime that has a special interest in you in particular. Featuring intense first-person action, vehicle combat, an expansive world and jaw-dropping graphics powered by id’s revolutionary idTech 5 technology, Rage continues the legacy of design studio Id Software in delivering an experience like no other.

NBA 2K12 (Also on PSN: PSP Digital Download)For its 2K12 edition, the NBA 2K franchise is back and bigger than ever, providing fans with the opportunity they’ve always dreamed of — to finally end the debate as to who are the best teams and players of all time with the all-new NBA’s Greatest Mode. Featuring 15 NBA legends (including Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Dr. J.) as well as all of your favorite NBA players of today, NBA 2K12 is packed with new and exciting features. Along with innovative gameplay features such as Total Shot Stick Control and a new Post Game System, NBA 2K12 puts fans center court for an unprecedented basketball experience.

Spider-Man: Edge of Time — Playing the roles of the Amazing Spider-Man and Spider-Man 2099, Spider-Man: Edge of Time propels gamers on a high-octane, adrenaline-fueled adventure in which the heroic web-slingers must urgently work together across time to save each other and prevent a disaster that ultimately leads to the death of the Amazing Spider-Man. Against the backdrop of a rich, tightly crafted narrative by acclaimed Marvel veteran writer Peter David, the game features two individual timelines evolving in parallel, as well as “cause-and-effect” moments driven by the narrative. The game utilizes “picture-in-picture” moments where the actions of the Spider-Man in the present immediately affect the Spider-Man in the future and his surroundings.

PlayStation Network

Eufloria (Demo Available) — PSN Exclusive: Eufloria is an ambient real-time strategy game with abstract visuals. The game is a real-time strategy / colonization game in which you must take control of an entire asteroid belt. You start as a single seedling that produces a tree on your starting asteroid. Your tree in turn produces new and unique seedlings which can be used to conquer other asteroids. However, the astro belt features up to ten AI opponents that provide fierce resistance and have their own drive for conquest. To defeat them you have to explore the strategic possibilities of the game. Eventually you can build up very large armies and witness some epic battles. Read More: Eufloria Blooms on PSN October 4th, Make Space in Your Intergalactic Garden

Resident Evil 5: Gold Edition — As Chris Redfield (former S.T.A.R.S. member and now part of the BSAA unit), your life is in danger as you strive to complete your most dangerous mission yet in a sweltering desert colony where a new breed of evil has been unleashed. Swarms of marauding evil beings will charge at you when your pulse is racing at a heart-shattering pace. Environments will play a bigger factor than ever here, using the power of next-gen systems to create a world where terror might lurk in any alcove or shadow. Powerful lighting effects overwhelm the player with mirage movement and blinding brilliance, and even in the light of day, there is no safe haven in this Resident Evil.

This expanded Gold Edition improves on the original Resident Evil 5 in a number of ways, packing in four content packages — two downloadable episodes of all-new RE5 action (including a chapter that pairs RE5 hero Chris Redfield with RE series veteran Jill Valentine) as well as a host of new costumes for the game’s characters.

Crysis — Set in 2019 after a colossal asteroid crashes to Earth, Crysis begins amidst a tense military standoff between the North Korean and United States governments for control of the impact zone. Amid rising tensions, the asteroid suddenly bursts open revealing a massive alien ship, which begins freezing vast portions of the island and altering the global weather system. The invasion of Earth has begun. Crysis features an epic three-act story of alien invasion where players are able to customize their armor and weapons in real time to confront an ever-changing enemy and a harsh, dynamic environment.

NBA Jam: On Fire EditionThe second edition of EA’s rim-rocking rebound of the NBA Jam arcade b-ball franchise, NBA Jam: On Fire Edition features exciting new gameplay enhancements, including ground-breaking artificial intelligence that will change the way gamers play NBA Jam. This ‘011 edition utilizes the ground-breaking AI system used in the Fight Night franchise, allowing the game to learn your tendencies and throw them back in your face. Play solo, or team up with friends on the couch and and online!

Shift 2: Unleashed — Need For Speed Shift 2 Unleashed builds on the true driving experience that the NFS franchise is renown for by introducing the driver’s battle, an even more authentic and primal feeling of power and speed which elevates the fundamental competitive race into a struggle for supremacy against other drivers and even the track itself.

Space Channel 5, Part 2 — This downloadable game brings the classic Dreamcast game to the PS3. Space Channel 5 Part 2 follows famed reporter and dancer Ulala as she battles the Rhythm Rogues—a group of villains led by the mysterious Purge and his right-hand man Shadowin. Players will need to help Ulala move and “chu chu chu” her way to victory before they succeed in taking over the universe with their ultimate dance-control weapon.

SEGA Bass Fishing — You’ll have everything you need to bring in the big one, like 14 different lures, each with its own purpose and difficulty setting. There are also three different play modes that will challenge your skills and test your determination. The Practice mode acts as a training tool, teaching you everything from choosing the right lure to reeling the rod once you’ve got a bite. In Arcade mode, you’ll hit three different lakes in an effort to bring home enough fish to meet your quota. Original mode it lets you enter a series of tournaments where you can improve your skills and move up the rankings. If you’re ready to catch “the big one,” then get your hands on Sega Bass Fishing and go for it.

PSone Classics

Chrono TriggerLiving in the seemingly peaceful kingdom of Guardia in 1000 A.D., the child Crono was chosen by guardian spirits to save the world from ultimate devastation. Though Doomsday will not happen until the year 1999, the ancient seeds of destruction were planted long ago the the evil LAVOS. Your mission in the world of Chrono Trigger is to travel back and forth through time to change the course of history, and stop LAVOS from succeeding in his dark plan. On your journey, you will battle monsters and meet many helpful people in both the past and the future. Some will become your faithful and powerful companions, while others will give you clues by telling you stories. Pay attention to what they say, and good luck in your adventure.

[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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  • No mention of Payday, and the Crysis description is Crysis 2. Yep, this is definitely a Drop post.

  • Can’t wait for Dark Souls and Chrono Trigger!

  • Lol yay 3rd. And Woah !!! Payday the heist. Where is re5?

  • Oh there is re5. Pfft I was aware it was coming but I’ll never rebuy for 30

  • Hold your horses.. Crysis 2 is a digital download now?

    Anyways, Dark Souls for me this week.. I’ll check the store on Tuesday for what is coming.

  • Holy crap that’s a ton of games.

    Can’t wait for Rage on Tuesday.

  • How much for Chrono Trigger? And were the loading times and other issues fixed?

  • Awesome week. Dark Souls and Chrono Trigger for sure. RPG’s return!

  • I’m already starting to feel overwhelmed with games. My biggest games haven’t come out yet. I don’t have time to play them all.

  • What about FIFA12? will it be downloadable like the EU PSN Store?

  • only chrono trigger for me this week

  • So much goodness, so little time!

  • NBA Jam? There might not even be a season, so pass. I’ll get Chrono Trigger regardless, with the Portal 2 & Resistance 3 DLC. Be interesting to see the Coming to PS+ post for the month. TBD on where I’ll get Rage, DL version of Resident Evil 5? Insanity.

  • Does Crysis have a platinum trophy?

  • Good week!

  • I wish ya’ll would release more in the summer months. Your killing me and making me even more poor then I already am….

  • Dark Souls all the way.
    (Rage too, next paycheck.)

  • Rey are you emo? BTW alright/good post, im poor so no buying for me!

  • its a shame that sony let a game as awesome as dark souls to be multiplatform…. hope sony learns something for demons souls 2…. hope they do it and get the exclusive rights….

  • We all do know that Space Channel 5 Part2 is NOT a Dreamcast game, right? Unless it’s a port of the JP version (which was), Part2 was a PS2 game in NA.

  • We are getting Crysis 1!? With trophies? I sure hope….and no, I am pretty sure that isthe first Crysis’s description.

  • Can we expect Chrono Cross and/or Final Fantasy VI anytime soon?

  • i can’t wait to play payday the heist on the 4th. I hope it don’t suck 0_o if it dose atleast i have a cool new theme

  • Thanks Rey. It’s Dark Souls for me. The reviews all say it’s so hard, you have to have friends to help out. I’ll probably go to work everyday and yell at all my friends how it’s practically unconstitutional to have such a hard game that I can’t beat, like I did the first 20 hours of Demon’s Souls, when I was a weak under-level 10. Gosh, but that was a freakin great game so I can’t wait for its “spiritual successor” or however it’s been deemed.

  • Never played Crysis, so im getting that. Gonna get RE4 & RE5:GE same time. Nice Drop.

  • It says there, that NBA 2k12 will also be available as a PSN Digital Download.
    Is it just for the PSP or for the PS3 format as well? And if so, for how much?

  • Payday pushed back? Any chances of the King’s Field games coming to PSOne Classics? Armored Core games?

  • Dark Souls and NBA 2K12 for me. I’ll get Rage later

  • RAGE on 10/4!! That’s all I need to know!!

  • Lot of good stuff coming next week, but forget that. I’d rather talk about what I’m not getting. -_-

    Seriously good week joking aside. Looking forward to Dark Souls.

  • everyone always asking, does it come with trophies.. does it come with trophies. Didn’t sony make it a requirement that any game released on their system HAD to come with Trophy support about 2 years ago? Haven’t you clowns noticed that every single game you’ve DL’d or bought in the last 2 years has had trophies?

    Anyways, there are far too many good games coming out and are already out recently. It’s just blowing my little gamer mind. I guess it would be easier if I had just one platform to game on. But a 3DS, Wii (zelda!!) PC and my ps3 – I’m poor as a gamer can be. Still playing backlog of games too. I recently downloaded Death Spank, Thongs of Virtue AND the Baconing all at the same time. I LOVE THEM! it was 40 dollars through PS+ for all 3 and they are all individually worth that if you ask me in terms of gameplay and size. I’ve played it longer than I would a regular 60dollar launch on bluray.

  • Dam good releases this week for me, Fast Five on blu ray high def and RAGE PS3

  • PS+ Discount on RE5 Gold?

  • and so the Great Game Backlog begins….. I am super excited for RAGE! Crysis 1, Payday: the Heist and NBA Jam are also very high on my want list. But with Battlefield 3 coming, followed by Uncharted 3 and Skyrim not to mentioned still needing to find some extra funds for a year plus subscription and all the other downloadable games I don’t even know about yet, I feel like its Christmas for gamers and Santa is bringing me a whole ishh storm of games that I will barely be able to finish before the next big one drops.

  • Dark Souls for the win!

    Also, are they going to actually upload the Patapon 3 world map so that the DLC that was on the store last week can be of any use?

  • has anyone noticed that Rey hasnt replied to anyone since the ff 6, chronotrigger incident
    ?

  • @25. Dont wait to get RE4, the plus sale is ending and it will be a full 20 bucks.

    Gonna have to get Crysis if the price is right. Also got to pick up rage. Of course I heard there is a online pass for that game that locks sewers for the single player campain. Any word about that?

    Also what is up with UC3 needing a online pass? Game companys need to just suck it up. they charge 60 bucks for tha game already. I pay full price and get a voucher worth ten bucks to play online. So it is a 70 dollar game. If you dont like used game stores then stop doing bussiness with them. Stop giving them promotions and midnight events. Make them pay for this and not the consumer. Publishers cant have it both ways, push the new game with a retailer and screw the consumer of the same retailer. Sony instead of joing these publishers like you have just done (R3 and now UC3) . How can online still be considered free? sounds like a loophole to me. I am a plus member, isnt that enough.

  • I was going to flip if Dark Souls wasn’t the first thing mentioned..

  • payday?

  • @36

    lol, yeah.

    Rey must be feeling ashamed for his mistakes from the past.

  • Hay Love Seeing The Dreamcast Classics coming but HELLO ” SHENMUE ” please. And How about ” SHENMUE 2 ” ??? you could remake them in HD put them on disk too. ?? Hello any one from SEGA listening?? Dont be a Square Enix where they know the fans want a FF7 Remake and all they give us is new versions of every thing but FF7. So Come on SEGA we want SHENMUE !!!

  • I’m not spending anymore money until Batman: Arkham City & Uncharted 3 comes out. too many games and not enough money.

  • Ah man. Crysis, Space Channel 5, Rage, RE5: GE and Chrono Trigger all in one week. Somebody pinch me, I must be in gamer heaven!!!

  • All 5 Resident Evils on one machine and they are all digital!

  • @trapper12 You know what would make it better? GTA4 and Red Dead Redemption on the PS Store

  • OK Chrono Trigger good, But still no date for FFVI. Not a complaint but they should have released them both at the same time. Rage looks good so might have to try it out, really waiting ZOE HD and MGS HD

  • @1/KwietStorm I just got Crysis 2 and it is set in 2028 not 2019 like in this desription. This is definitely Crysis 1. I can’t wait for it.

  • Wow what a drop, looks to be a good week coming up.

  • Hail, Dark Souls!

  • Some people at SCEA/SCEE must be kicking themselves they dropped the ball with publishing rights to Demon’s Souls. One of the few great PS3 exclusives now multiplatform.

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