The Drop: Week of October 24th 2011 New Releases

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The Drop: Week of October 24th 2011 New Releases

One of the most anticipated shooters of the year, Battlefield 3 brings to the PS3 stunning visuals and exclusive early access to Back to Karkand DLC.  Just in time to celebrate all things that go bump in the night this Halloween, a festival of blood parades down the streets of New Marais, in inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood, with added PSMove Support. The PixelJunk team returns this time with a unique take on arcade shooters in the PSN exclusive, PixelJunk SideScroller.

The House of Dead series returns to the PlayStation Move, bringing an overkill of visual fidelity in high-definition and 3D. Experience the pulp-action light-gun shooter, House of the Dead: Overkill (The Extended Cut) this week. PSN also brings a Resistance 3 demo, and full digital downloads of Call of Duty: Black Ops and Homefront. Enjoy this week’s The Drop.

PlayStation 3

Battlefield 3 — Prepare for full-scale war with Battlefield 3, the third major evolution of the long-running online battle franchise. Using the power of Frostbite 2 game engine technology, Battlefield 3 delivers superior visual quality, a grand sense of scale, massive destruction, dynamic audio and incredibly lifelike character animations. As bullets whiz by, walls crumble, and explosions throw you to the ground, the battlefield feels more alive and interactive than ever before.

In Battlefield 3, players step into the role of the elite U.S. Marines where they will experience heart-pounding single player missions and competitive multiplayer actions ranging across diverse locations from around the globe including Europe, Middle-East and North America.

The House of Dead: Overkill (PlayStation Move / 3D Support) — It’s survival horror as it’s never been seen before! The House of the Dead: Overkill is a pulp-style take on the classic SEGA light-gun shooter series. The game takes place as Special Agent G — the hero of The House Of The Dead series — is given his first assignment fresh out of the AMS academy. Teamed up with hard-boiled Detective Washington, they are sent to investigate stories of mysterious disappearances in small-town Louisiana. Little do they know what blood-soaked mutant depravity awaits them in the streets and swamps of Bayou City…

The Extended Cut of The House of the Dead: Overkill presents the game for the first time in full HD with 3D support and PlayStation Move compatibility on the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system. With all seven stages of the original re-mastered and two brand new scenarios added to this gruesome shooter, the ‘baddest’ just got bigger!

Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi — Kamehameha! Prepare to dive into the world of Dragon Ball Z with Earth-shaking combat, a massive character selection, faithful manga-style graphics, and exciting new features in Dragon Ball Z: Ultimate Tenkaichi! Delivering an explosive DBZ fighting experience, this game features upgraded environmental and character graphics, with designs drawn from the original manga series. Destructible battlefields, including massive craters and ki blasts cutting across the sky deliver a more dynamic experience and immediate sense of urgency to the exhilarating fights. An enhanced story mode drops players into the rich Dragon Ball Z universe, filled with beloved characters and powerful enemies. An accessible battle system allows gamers of all ages to hold their own in fast-paced battles, while still retaining tactical depth for hardcore fans.

Disney Universe — In Disney Universe, players can select from more than 40 classic and contemporary Disney character costumes, including Alice (Alice in Wonderland), Mike (Monsters, Inc.), TRON (TRON: Legacy) and Stitch (Lilo & Stitch) to explore six different worlds inspired by legendary Disney and Disney Pixar films. Each world will allow players to experience objectives and missions that follow Disney and Disney Pixar movie storylines. Players will select a character-based costume, with each costume offering a specific tool that changes and grows in power as players adventure through the game. Disney Universe offers frenetic gameplay, multiplayer with up to three friends and slapstick humor that will appeal to players of all ages.

Puss in Boots (PlayStation Move Support) — Step into the boots of Puss In Boots, star of the upcoming film from DreamWorks Animation, and use your sword fighting moves and sly skills to become the legendary hero! Master the style and charm of Puss in Boots in an engaging swashbuckling experience. Duel banditos with style and flair, use cat-like sneaking skills to fool your foes, and team with characters from the film to catch the Golden Goose … plus, strum your guitar to serenade the señoritas along the way! It’s the adventure of nine lifetimes!

Grease Dance (PlayStation Move Support) — Get ready for those Summer Nights with a return to Rydell High! Grease utilizes the PlayStation Move motion sensor technology to deliver the ultimate Grease experience. Sing, dance and party with Danny, Sandy and the rest of the Grease gang. Grease delivers the movie’s signature choreography and legendary songs combined with today’s motion-sensor technology so fans can dance and sing along to their favorite Grease tunes including iconic anthems like “You’re the One That I Want”, “Greased Lightning” and “Summer Nights.” Grease allows players to sing or dance as a solo act, in a duet or four players can team up to sing and dance together for a sensational musical performance.

Just Dance Kids 2 (PlayStation Move Support) — The coolest dance experience for kids is back — Just Dance Kids 2, now for play with PlayStation Move! Featuring 40 fun and crazy dance routines to kids favorite songs, including hits from today’s most popular artists, TV shows and movies. Just Dance Kids 2 gets kids of all ages up and dancing with colorful graphics, super-fun dance moves, and kid-friendly gameplay!

PlayStation Network

inFAMOUS: Festival of Blood (PlayStation Move Support)– In Infamous 2: Festival of Blood, vampires have swarmed New Marais, and revered superhero Cole MacGrath has been bitten. To save his soul — and the city — he has just one night to find and kill the head vampire. Featuring new missions, themed environment settings, plus new characters and enemies, Festival of Blood explores the darker side of the inFAMOUS universe.

PixelJunk SideScroller (PSN Exclusive) — Based on the unlockable stage from PixelJunk Shooter 2, PixelJunk Sidescroller is a complex and dynamic fluid simulation system, which fills the game world with flowing liquids and hazardous gases, while putting a new spin on arcade shooters. Blast holes in walls or use your ship itself to drill past scorching hot magma. The fluids react in real-time to the player’s actions and to other liquids, creating unique and exciting situations with every play.

Dodge flurries of alien bullets and strategically upgrade weapons as you battle your way through sweeping stages full of hazardous fluid and endless shooting mayhem. Each player’s goal is to get to the end of each level, while gathering scattered coins for points and protecting themselves from the barrage of enemy attacks. Players can look forward to brand new levels and ferocious boss attacks along the way.

Call of Duty: Black Ops — Hear the call of duty once again with this seventh entry in this blockbuster first-person shooter franchise. Call of Duty: Black Ops takes you deep behind enemy lines into the world of deniable operations as a member of an elite special forces unit engaging in covert warfare, classified operations, and explosive conflicts across the globe. With access to a variety of exclusive weaponry and equipment, your actions will tip the balance during the most dangerous time period mankind has ever known.

Homefront — The year is 2027. The world has suffered a decade-long energy crisis, and economies have crumbled. Reduced to a mere shadow of the super power it once was, the United States became the target of a North Korean takeover. American malls, suburbs and city streets are now battlegrounds as the civilian resistance fights for freedom. Featuring a compelling single player story crafted by John Milius (Apocalypse Now, Red Dawn), Homefront immerses gamers in an interactive and cinematic FPS experience where they will assume an infantry role or take command of a wide variety of aerial and ground vehicles. In addition to the single-player experience, Homefront will deliver a robust multiplayer experience. In a land stripped of freedom, the brave will fight for their home.

MX vs ATV: Alive — Own the competition as you wrestle for position with tightly contested racing in the fifth iteration of the MX vs ATV franchise. Feel the realism of the revolutionary real-world physics engine which has defined the genre. MX vs ATV Alive captures the spectacle of motocross and the essence of competitive racing while providing the best riders and gear from the latest manufacturers, letting players live the sport.

Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone (Demo Available) — Zombie Apocalypse: Never Die Alone is a direct sequel to 2009’s Zombie Apocalypse,and features four new heroes who must attempt to survive a zombie uprising. The quartet is stranded on a remote island which is under siege from an army of the dead. Using whatever weapons come to hand, the player must scour the island looking for survivors and eliminating the flesh-eaters in order to create safe zones.

Daytona USA — Daytona USA marks a return to the hallmark sense of speed and control of SEGA’s renown racing line with this re-creation of the classic racing title.

Demos

  • Resistance 3
  • Grease
  • Sonic Generations
  • Elevator Action Deluxe
  • Akimi Village

PSone Classics

  • Monster Bass!

Invizimals allows players to interact with their environment, using the PSP Camera to look for invisible creatures that lurk around every corner. Using the PSP on-screen sensor, players can track down the mysterious Invizimals and lay down magical traps to capture as many of them as possible.

Invizimals: Shadow Zone adds onto the franchise with a story that picks up several months after the events of the first Invizimals game. It features new, deeper and more involved captures with over 100 new Invizimals to hunt and battle with. You can also team up with a friend for co-op captures using AdHoc or Infrastructure connectivity. You can even modify and share your Invizimals by changing their names, colors and choose from a greater range of attack moves. The game will also feature a full blown rank and prestige system as well as you being able to travel to new exotic locations as you investigate how Invizimals shaped ancient mythology.

[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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  • really looking forward to the campaign on bf3, the online will be great but i love battlefield campaigns:)

  • Funny how black ops hits psn on THIS WEEK. They want to interfere and some more sales huh.

    Also this is the last week of October, was DC univerese pushed back? I must have missed that.

  • I want to know if Invizimals will be downloadable or disc only? I only bought the first game on UMD because it was the only way to get the camera, i dont need the 2nd game on UMD, because i already have the camera. Also, i’m wondering if the game is downloadable, will it work with the Vita’s camera if i play it on the Vita?

    Yeah…i know. With everything dropping this week…i’m asking about Invizimals, LOL!

  • today was my birthday and got 100 dollars got okabu,will get battlefield,infamous fob preordered what else could top, that then uncharted 3,tekken hybrid and skyrim and ratchet all 4 0ne for christmas!!people get okabu its a awsome game i give it a 9/10 cant believe ign gave it a 5.5 then again they are the worst reviewers i still cant believe resistance 3,crysis 2,got better ratings than killzone!!KILLZONE 3 GOTY 2011!

  • So.

    Just wondering, is Legend of Dragoon ever gonna come out on anything that isn’t the Japanese psn (or ps1 for you smart[DELETED] types). I mean if the game was a baby and playstation network was impregnanted when it came out for japan it would of been born and had its first month of living in around 2 days

  • Battlefield 3!

  • i thought voltron was coming out this week, any chance u can let us know if the release date is available

  • Worms Crazy Golf drops this week too!

  • Battlefield 3 for me, ME, MEEEEEEEEE!!! :o

  • Really interested in finishing up the Mercury Hg DLC, is there a plan to release that soon?

  • Ready for the Festival Of Blood

  • Heading out tomorrow night about 10:30 for BF3 gotta make sure I get some of that cool swag.Hopefully I’ll get through FoB before then because who knows next time I’ll get to put my hands on it I’ll also pick up Daytona USA for the memories would get the Uncharted DLC but I’m afraid I won’t be playing the MP of it much due to BF3 and MW3 for my run and gun shooter game not mention I have to finish this great story of Batman:Arkham Asylum after next week everything else will have to wait until after the holidays.To get list:Medievil Moves maybe house of the dead even though it does’nt have online co-op that lil puss in boots is funny as you know what I may pick him up just for kicks.Nice job Sony on giving me something to do until Starhawk,Twisted Metal,and the GREAT PS VITA comes out

  • What about DCU Online?

  • well another week, and nothing for me. though DBZ game looks nice. again it looks like nothing for us Psp users.

  • No Final Fantasy VI yet? -_-

    Hm…Sonic generations demo =0 OMG cant wait

  • I really hope that DC Universe Online becomes f2p this Tuesday, it looks pretty fun.

  • Thats a nice drop this week! BF3 will be my first pick, but i think Infamous 2 festival of blood will be a sure thing aswell, never picked up infamous 2 but loved the first one, so ill check this one out and hopefully ill run down to the store regreting i didnt buy Infamous 2 long time ago ^^
    Anyhow, see you on the Battlefield guys! add me as a friend if you fancy some games!

  • ok i rarely chime in any longer these days, but first off, what ever happened to a download of final fantasy 6, and secondly completely off topic i have read on several different websites that dc universe is now free to pay online, if this is true, i would love to know so i can give it the good ole once over, its been a while since i have played any mmo, and this one has intrigued me for some time, but paying $50 for it then paying $15 a month was far to much to ask of people during this economy. would really love an answer about the dc universe game if nothing else please.

  • Getting Sidescroller, and whatever else I can find at a nice price.

  • 3 days to go! Hell yeah!

  • Where is DC Universe Online?

    its like the doctor from family guy, just talking Schtick. enough, SONY, Please just give us a straight answer.

    Where is the News from SOE saying, “You know what guys, we announced a Title for late Oct. and it has been rescheduled for the first week in Nov. We at SOE apologize and are sorry for the delay.” if SONY would just keep us informed instead of leaving us in the dark. it would make a world of difference. for example: “Oct 19th statement around the G4 show.” Sony or DCUO, could have stated within the next couple days. “we are sorry but that is not the set date for our release on F2P, expect a release late Oct.” ok cool. then onto todays release of this weeks games for the 24th of Oct. DCUO wasn’t on the list. yet again, they could have stated a side note *DCUO has been temporarily delayed, sorry for the inconvenience, expect a future release of DCUO (ex. Nov. 1, 2011). PLEASE SONY at least give us scheduling dates for your products, we are growing tired of being told “in the future” or nothing at all in this case.

  • What about the digital version (Full Game Trial) for Ratchet & Clank: All 4 One? I’m dying to get that and use that as the “Pay 60$ get 10$ bonus!” Deal, but it’s not coming out…

  • Hmmm does this update include a voucher for PayDay:The Heist? You know, the game that i never got. The one that i sent a message about and got a response that your researching it(well not particularly you Rey lol). The one that should have taken 5 minutes to find out from my transaction history from the time i sent you my info………..yeah that game-_-.

    Anyways, Im looking forward to Infamous:FOB, i’ll be switching back and forth between this and Battlefield 3 Tuesday. I’ll get PixelJunk Sideschroller Friday. Those games are always fun:). DBZ is going to be backlogged because of the games coming out(BF3 this week, UC3 and Sonic Generations next week). I don’t have enough for all of them so DBZ is the old one out cuz i naturally think it will be the weakest of the bunch.

  • It seems SONY are backing BF3 & Microsoft are backing MW3? I am not sure SONY got that one right LoL MW3(COD)will be the biggest game(in sales)of the year(i know sad but true) So SONY should back it to? i.e do a PS3 MW3 console bundle etc etc. I saw a MW3 advert on TV & at the end the Xbox 360 came up & no sign that it was on the PS3 to. So it looked like it was Xbox 360 only :D MS do try don’t they :D

    Anyway LOADS of stuff to play :P

  • Battlefield 3 LE, U3 and I2:FoB for me!!!! The only crumby thing is that I live in Jamaica some i still gotta wait little bit longer. (T_T)

  • When are they going to put Ratchet and Clank All 4 One on the PSN store a previous blog post said it would be. I really want to get this I already bought a $50 PSN card and a $20 PSN card. :(

  • Well sad to say nothing here for me this week.
    Don’t care much for bf or cod, or the others.
    would love to see more ps2 games coming like the kingdom hearts series as well as the other mortal kombat games like shaolin monks and deception. One other ps2 game i would like to see is Rocky.
    I also would love to see the simpsons game get put on the store as well.
    Any chance of these games making on the store?

    Thanks

  • And for the importing crowd Idolmaster 2 hits PS3 this week. Or as I like to call it, Idolcrack 2.

    I House of the Dead pre-ordered for a while now so I’ll be getting that soon. I’ll be getting Idolcrack as well when I have the money.

  • Morining (on my side) im getting ultimate tenkaicchi tonight at 12 oclock.

  • To the Battlefield!!!

  • How much will it cost the Call of Duty: Black Ops?

  • I’ll be getting House of the Dead: Overkill.

  • The Sonic Generatios Demo… I already got it from the European PSN store!

    I’m really hoping there’s a Demo for Festival of Blood or Worms Crazy Golf too…

  • How about a GTA San Andreas download with trophies. Now that would sell..

  • Awesome Drop! With Festival of Blood, it’s going to be a sweet Halloween this year :)

  • Renting Dead Island for 2 dollars at REDBOX…..This game reminds me of condemned I wanna find a gun before I have to return it today until then I bash zombie brains with a boat paddle….My boys played it only a little bit and complained about how repetative the game was…..Thank goodness for redbox…..I can play for 2 dollars rather than buy a crap game for 60 smackaroonies and be stuck with it!!!!

  • Might rent ace combat today

  • I’m going after Daytona USA and Sonic Generations (demo) this week.

  • Black Ops on PSN?!?!
    what a great idea!!!
    but pls add atleast 20% for PSN+

  • So any word on Payday and Dungeon Defenders for Europe?

  • I kindof feel dumb, but until today, I had no idea my PSP could have a camera?

  • Interested in seeing what ps+ brings us this week, i missed out a few weeks ago when they had those crazy awesome deals and free stuff D:

  • i hope infamous FOB is good because once uncharted and MW3 come out i doubt ill play it much

  • Woo hoo! can’t wait for DBZ: UT!!!!!

  • Hi,

    I’ve been following the news and developments about the following three PSOne Classics and their eventual (fingers crossed) release on the PlayStation Network:

    * Chrono Cross;
    * FFVI; and
    * Klonoa: Door to Phantomile

    Is there any update on the aforementioned titles’ release dates? Thanks in advance.

  • So we get the crappy COD and then u gip us on Amy and Voltron. Come on i spend hundreds of dollars on ur service the least u could do is give me the games that are decent.

  • I can’t wait for Battlefeild 3,but sadly i can’t get it tell christmas i know sucks for me.Does anyone know if the Famas is in BF3?.thanks

  • you can get black ops at sams club for 27 dollars last i checked a month ago it probably less now

  • nice job rey. all organized and neat.

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