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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  • This month & November will be awesome for games!!

  • Well the first guy was right about Payday: The Heist not being on here, but it’s releasing on the fourth.
    So yeah… Good job Rey, Enjoy is while you have it.

  • it*

  • I pre-ordered Payday: The Heist like 2 weeks ago on ps store. Please tell me Rey that the Blog Team just forgot to post it and not that it’s delayed.

    It’s one of the only pc-ps3 only games this year!

    Otherwise Crysis looks cool, just not for $20…saving money for Infamous: Festival of Blood =)))))))))

  • YES DARK SOULS!!! Day 1 buy for me and Eufloria :) im a sucker for weird/random/beautiful games :)

  • I KNEW GOLD EDITION WAS GOING TO BE ON PSN!!!!! Glad I waited, I’ll be buying that soon.

    Everything else sounds cool.

  • How much will Crysis and NBA Jam: On Fire Edition cost?

  • @smitty125

    $19.99 and $14.99 respectively

  • @58
    Dont know about Crysis, but NBA Jam will be $14.99.

  • Games I am getting:

    1. PayDay
    2. NBA Jam
    3. NBA 2K12


  • Ridiculously epic drop this week.. even though I won’t be getting any of it.

  • I am not sure how many of you who keep saying that Sony dropped the ball with Dark Souls realize that Sony STILL owns Demon’s Souls. They are completely free to make a PS3-only Demon’s Souls 2. From Software, however, are free to make a game exactly like it. In Japan, in fact, Dark Souls is PS3-exclusive, as well, but Namco wanted it to be multiplatform in the States.

    Don’t blame SCEA for Dark Souls.

  • Must… have… Dark Souls…. ლ(ಠ益ಠლ)

  • Can’t wait for Crysis. Although, why Space Channel part 2? Where’s the first Space Channel game?

  • @KwietStorm, you never played Crysis before amirite?

  • @crsn891

    Ahh, it was updated – When I first read the post it definitely was the description for Crysis 2 but was quickly adjusted.

  • It is the first Crysis.
    The Chrono game is probably exactly as it was on psone.
    Chrono Cross got rated recently so we should see it soon too.

    I’m still a week behind.
    Need to pick up Ico collection, Atelier Totori and more….

  • If anyone wants to add me for RAGE car combat please do so.
    Is nobody else getting Spider Man? Lame mo-fo’s!!!

  • Oh and Crysis has no MP, just the campaign if anyone cares.

  • What about infamous 2 festival of blood i want that so bad.when is going to come out

  • Resident Evil:Zero???????!!!!!!!!!! get it!! got it??? good :D : /

  • @71 look up the infamous dlc info online lazy sleazy man

  • I thought Payday: The Heist was this week… oh well, Rage and Crysis will have to do. May pick up NBA Jam if my friends do too. Demon’s Souls 2 :) will have to wait till I get more $$$.

  • off topic, but whats going with PC account managment, its says:

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  • Already paid for Rage, and can’t wait for it! Will be getting Dark Souls, Crysis, and Chrono Trigger soon too. Finally more than one good thing released in a single week.

  • Picking up Crysis and Chrono Trigger.

    it’s gonna be awesome!

    still playing Shadow of Colossus workin’ on platinum!

  • The Crysis description was changed after my post. So everyone can relax.

  • @78

    lol, it seems Rey is actually making changes silently because before, he used to thanks people for the corrections

    I think I also saw the other description when the drop just went up

  • Will get Crysis for sure. I’ve been waiting for that game since its announcement and always wanted to try it out. I would love to get RE5 Gold Edition but maybe next time. As for Space Channel 5 Part 2, glad to see that to be on the PSN soon. I saw a trailer and gameplay of rage and saying it’s from the creators of Doom and Quake, there’s no doubt it will be a good game. Still waiting for a U.S release version of Ape Escape! I want that as a PSone Classic!

  • I guess for the sake of someone at Sony can read this.

    I would LOVE, and would totally buy the Ace Combat games again if they brought the PSone games to PSN. and if they did an HD remake of the PS2 games.

    Oh my God… i would be so excited to play them on my PS3.

  • @31 lol you bought a 3ds and yet you’re the one calling other people downs… ironic…

  • does the gold edition of RE5 have move capability?

  • I love Crysis 2 so I’m excited to hear about 1 being available. According to Gamespot, it will be $20 and I’m hoping for a Plus discount.

  • Dark Souls will be the only thing for me this week, as once I get my hands on it, all my free time will be going to it.

  • im getting ico and shadow of collossus and rage after i change my coins,plus already payed uncharted 3 preorder,also pre ordered battlefield 3,tekken hybrid,skyrim,house of the dead,and buying infamous 2 dlc,plus does anyone want a uncharted 3 mp subway code went today and got two codes!!

  • Dear Sony. Please stop coming out with so many awesome games close together. I am not going to have much of a life the rest of the year, and I will have to continue eating ramen noodles to satiate my appetite for these must have titles. Thank you.

  • Another dull week. Plus again nothing for the psp side (well nothing good anyway) Great to see Crono coming out though you never know with sony they might change their minds again. Personally wasnt waiting for that game though. Would much rather have FF6. Why its taking so long for a game that is readily available in all other countries baffles me. Plus its been rated by the ESRB for how long?

    Anyway again another dull week it looks like. I honestly really hope the Vita isnt this dull when it comes out, but judging how Sony treats the Psp now it looks to be that way. Hopefully they change, but its pretty doubtful when they cant even support their current handheld system.

  • How much is RE5 gold edition and do you know whether my old RE5 original version saves are compatible with the gold edition?

  • i do hope the RE anniversary thing continues with RE5:GE, even a discount would be nice..

    @WillHiteWarrior: i can remember i was asked to update my original copy of RE5 and it updated my save file as well.. if you want to make sure, look for your RE5 save file and it should say ver 2. (with a thumbnail of Chris and Jill instead of Chris and Sheva).. if it’s ver 2, i believe it’s compatible with the Gold Edition.. i haven’t tried though since i haven’t bought the GE..

  • hm, id almost say “nice” for Chrono Trigger , but i think ill wait till i see it on the shop….

  • I can’t wait to get my hands on Eufloria once again. After getting the full experience at Fantastic Fest, I know it’ll be a game I’ll be enjoying.

  • hey sony wat about the odd world oddboxx when is it coming out!

  • Nice drop, but I won’t be getting any of it. I’ll be picking up the DA2 DLC next week, though. I think the only retail game I’m getting this month is Medieval Moves: Deadmund’s Quest.
    And seriously, UC3 MP going at the same time as the BF3 Open Beta? Meh to both… I play UC3 for the story, and I’m not into military shooters. My PSN wallet won’t be hit too hard this month, unless something interesting I haven’t heard about yet pops up later.

  • If I had money I’d buy a couple of those downloads. I’ll be buying some of this stuff when I get paid in two weeks.

  • I’m in RAGE I haven’t finished playing Dead Island. Can you really finish or just be done with it. Anyway, nice drop is that really Crysis 2? I’m confused.

  • Once again Sony fails. Chrono trigger can’t be a PS1 classic. Look up a list of ps1 titles, there is no Chrono Trigger. Sony better be creating a SNES Classics tab to house this title under. Haha

  • Its a shame Dark Souls(Multi-format game)graphics look horrible compared to Demons Souls(PS3 only game)graphics :-/ It does hack-me-off that multi-format games have to be held back by MicroSoft’s Xbox 360 :-/

  • I knew RE5 was coming to PSN! Ever since that Capcom guy hinted at it.

    @98 I believe Sony made a statement about that once…

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