The Drop: Week of December 12th 2011 New Releases

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The Drop: Week of December 12th 2011 New Releases

Fight along side the resistance in the martian underbelly of Mars in Red Faction: Armageddon. Also, join Alice in conquering nightmarish hallucinations in Alice: Madness Returns, both available for full-digital downloads. Plus, a cardinal of PSN demos and a PSmini complete the PSN ensemble in this week’s The Drop.

PlayStation Network

Red Faction: Armageddon — Half a century after the Red Faction resistance freed Mars, the red planet again becomes a battleground. Colonists struggle for survival in the underground mines after the surface is rendered uninhabitable. When Darius Mason, grandson of revolution heroes Alec Mason and Samanya, unknowingly releases a long-dormant evil, Armageddon is unleashed on Mars. As settlements are torn asunder, only Darius and the Red Faction can save mankind. The battle will take them to the core of the storm-blasted planet through ice caves and lava flows until they are face to face against the unspeakable threat.

Alice: Madness Returns — Alice: Madness Returns takes place 10 years after the conclusion of the original game, with Alice struggling to recover from the emotional trauma of losing her entire family in a fatal fire. After spending a decade institutionalized in an insane asylum, she is finally released to the care of a psychiatrist who just may be able to help her conquer the nightmarish hallucinations that still haunt her. Alice embarks on a mission to root out the true cause of her family’s mysterious death, jumping from a gloomy and stark London to a rich and provocative Wonderland.

Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood — Call of Juarez: Bound in Blood transports players from a ravaged Civil War-era Georgia to the Aztec ruins of Mexico. In the wildest West ever depicted, players can embody both McCall brothers in an intense Wild West storyline full of greed, lust and lawlessness that takes place during a legendary period of American history.

Family Feud Decades — Family Feud Decades pits two families against each other in a contest to name the most popular responses to survey-type questions posed to 100 people. Players will be challenged to answer questions from various decades correctly. The game has a fun, retro feel, featuring the classic set designs and scoreboards from each of the decades the TV show has aired. Additionally, players design a personal avatar to represent them in the game, with hilarious outfits from different eras including hippie, disco, grunge and more.


  • Winter Stars
  • The King of Fighters XIII


  • The Marbians

[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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  • good week! I still want super sonic rocket powered battle cars 2 from psyonix use the pub fund Rey :)

  • no retail releases at all?

  • I’m hoping for in PS Classics:
    -Gex: Enter the Gecko
    -Tomb Raider: Chronicles
    These 2 are already available on the European PSN.

    PS2 Classics:
    -The Simpsons: Hit and Run
    -Virtua Fighter 4/VF4: Evolution

  • @2 It’s always like this; expect the dry spell to run through the end of the year. There’s some pretty appealing PSN goodness to tide you over, though

  • If only ALICE came with the original ALICE game just like the retail copy…..

  • Still waiting for Legend of Dragoon.

  • Im JUICED for THPSHD!! Hope its not gonna be more than $15. Me and my girl are (and have been) wanting to try Alice: MR!!!!!!!! Will us plus subscrbers get an hour trial? If so, a price?

  • Where’s Sonic CD at? There’s only two more updates left in the month after this week.

  • And I want Duke Nukem T.T.K. PS1 Classic. And the 1st Hot Shots Golf!!!! IT HAD MINI GOLF!!! And KINGDOM HEARTS for PS2 Classics…. And finally…. How come the mac store gets all the GTA classic games????

  • PSone classics still missing: Die Hard Trilogy, MDK, Return Fire, Soul Blade, Tenchu

  • @8 Sonic CD….?? Is that suppose to come out….?? i am stoked if it is.

  • @10 Die Hard Trilogy was awesome and reminds me of the good ol’ days.

  • Any idea when Sonic Generations is going to be coming to the PSN store here in the US? It’s already available for download on the European PSN. Also any idea whether the digital download of Alice will have the original Alice game like the retail copy?

  • @7 what is THPSD or whatever it’s called. And Rey when are we gettIng Rock of Ages? I’m really looking forward to that nugget o’ fun. Any word on if it has cleared QA yet? Thanks.

  • @Pockey321~same here! @Sony~where is Legend Of Dragoon?? we have been waiting quite patiently for that gem title. also, why did Square-Enix title their recent digital rpg releases ” The Winter of RPGs?” it should have been “The Fall of RPGs” considering winter is not officially here til next thursday. are those last 3 titles all we can look forward to in the Square-Enix RPG department…

    Corpse Party looks inviting. Love me some Survival Horror.

  • Not really an informative Drop. These really should be more comprehensive or at least earlier.

  • @14: Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD…Read about it somewhere earlier, they’re rereleasing the “better” aspects of the first few Tony Hawk games…

    This isn’t a great week for me. But then again I’ve bought WAY too many game, retail and psn. So I’m pretty much set til PS4 comes out… unless Legend of Dragoon gets a PSN release. Hehe

  • @ 11 Yeah, SEGA announced it back in August (PAX I think), I’ve been purposefully not spending money in my wallet so I know I can get it when the time comes. It’s supposed to be a 2011 release.

    @ 14 Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater HD. I think it’s supposed to be like 2X on Xbox, but all HD and pretty like.

  • So, we have no new releases this week? ._.

  • terrible

  • Please release Saga Frontier for PS1 classics..

  • What do you guys expect, this is the final run in the year, releasing a new game is a suicide. Anyways hope to see Greatest hits line up on the PSN, also please I want to see Brutal Legends on the PSN :(

  • This is indeed a crappy week for PSN releases. With any luck, they will have a good discount or two on existing games, otherwise I’m saving some money.

  • MW3 ALL DAY EVERYDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! & add my friend adidas222 he wants new friends so please friend request him

  • Family Feud Decades? cool, but how about The Price is Right Decades? ;)

  • Does the digital version of Alice Madness returns come with the free digital copy of the original Alice game that came with the disc version of madness returns?

  • The addition of PS2 classic is good and all, but the addition of like 1 maybe 2 a week is kinda lame, I would like to see alot more PS2 classics, would love to play some of those sweet PS2 games again especially Champions of Norrath or Champions: Return to Arms, which shouldn’t be too hard hard to get them up on the store seeing that they are SOE games. Would really appreciate those amazing games!!!

  • It would be nice if someone working at PLAYSTATION could tell us when we are getting Magic the Gathering 2012 EXPANSION PACK 2!?!?!?!?!?!

    Xbox & PC have had it for over a month now and no one seems to wanna tell us when we will get this……


  • I’ll definitely give the KoF XIII demo a whirl.

    Too bad you don’t list DLC here, because the Marvel Pinball: Vengeance and Virtue add-on pack (4 tables) should have been mentioned.

  • Where’s my Klonoa at? It’s been rated by the ESRB for awhile now D<

  • @16 – they post it on SUNDAY, a weekend day…the first day of the week…and they wrote a whole paragraph about each PSN game releasing….how much earlier could you get and how much more info would you want in a preview blog about what’s coming? works in the same browser you used to type this.

    I’m always amazed the people find a way to complain about a free service.

  • I have one question. Its kind of dumb, but I just wanted to make sure. My PlayStation Pus subscription ends tomorrow and I wanted to know if all those free games that I don’t have downloaded, but have them in my download list, will be able to be redownloaded after I renew my subscription. Or will the red shopping bag be removed and I will have to either buy them, or wait til you guys put them out for free for us again.

  • Are we ever going to see the old game Tomba come to the ps1 classics?!?! I would love to get the 1st and 2nd tomba game released.



  • I want for PS1
    -Gex: Enter the Gecko
    -Final Fantasy 4,5,6, Chrono Trigger

    For PS2
    -Dark Cloud
    -Dark Cloud 2
    -Jak and Daxter 1-3

    Much Love,

  • give me ffx and i’ll buy asap

  • I Would love to know when Sony plans on approving the Dungeon Defenders DLC already submitted by TE.

  • Wish list

    Return psp support to the ps3
    Release final fantasy type 0
    Release monster hunter portable 3
    Okami ps2 clasic
    RAD ps2 clasic
    Dark cloud ps2 clasic
    Dark cloud 2 ps2 clasic

    There are more I just cant think of it

  • slow week , a good time to finally start playing mass effect 2 I guess

  • I was thinking about Red Faction.

  • Whenever you guys want to make an HD remake for kingdom hearts 1 and 2 ill be the first one buying

  • @35: They won’t release Jak & Daxter because all 3 games are coming out in an HD collection.

  • persona series on ps2.legend of and I.Q. for ps1 :)

  • Personal wishlist for future weeks:
    PSOne Classics
    – Thousand Arms
    – Mega Man Legends

    PlayStation 2 Classics
    – Persona 3 FES
    – Onimusha
    – Okami
    – Dark Cloud
    – Fatal Frame
    – Psychonauts

  • PSONE Classics
    Legend of Dragoon
    Bushido Blade
    Tales of Destiny
    Tiwsted Metal 3 and 4

    Ps2 Classics
    .Hack// series
    Final fantasy 10 and 12
    Devil May Cry remastered for the new DMC coming out this year

  • How much is Alice going to be? Bring some good games from the PS2 like Black and Area 51 and I’ll buy em.

  • Is Alice badder than Lara?

  • Depending on the price, I’ll pick up the digital Alice.

    Anyway, for the importing crowd Umineko part 2 comes out this week. Lucky for me I ordered the double package that have part 1 and 2 so I get the whole Umineko story in one fell swoop.

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