The Drop: Week of December 19th 2011 New Releases

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The Drop: Week of December 19th 2011 New Releases

L.A. Noire, NCAA Football 12, Just Cause 2, Brother’s and Arms and Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands join the extensive catalog of Blu-ray games which have gone digital on PSN. Also, one of my favorite Sonic the Hedgehog games spin-dash off the Sega CD and onto the PS3 this week. Freshly baked and ready for the holidays, Apples to Apples and Trine 2 are new to PSN.  And here’s your friendly reminder to listen to episode 4 of the PlayStation.Blogcast!

Enjoy this week’s The Drop.

PlayStation Network

L.A. Noire — Set amid the violence and corruption of post-World War II Los Angeles, L.A. Noire is a crime thriller that seamlessly blends crime-solving, clue-finding, car chases and shoot-outs with revolutionary new interrogation-based gameplay that will allow players to read characters’ emotions in order to reveal the truth. Players will take on the role of Cole Phelps, a decorated war veteran, who rises through the ranks of the LAPD by solving a series of gruesome murders and other crimes that bring him face-to-face with the dark heart of Los Angeles during Hollywood’s Golden Age.

NCAA Football 12 — NCAA Football 12 takes the journey of the college athlete to the next level of depth and authenticity. Experience the pride and pageantry of gameday Saturday with all new enhanced in-game presentation, traditions and school specific crowd celebrations. Make an impact on the field as your team takes down your heated rival on the road to the National Championship.

Trine 2 (Demo Available) — Trine 2 takes the first game’s beloved triad and puts them into an all-new adventure filled with more action, more puzzles, and the introduction of online support for the series’s popular cooperative 3-person gameplay.

Sonic CD (Demo Available) — Sonic comes to life and goes up against such foes as Metal Sonic, the evil hedgehog created by Dr. Robotnik. Sonic must collect all the Time Stones from The Little Planet before Dr. Robotnik can bend time and take over the world. Through more than 50 levels, Sonic can travel through time and explore the past, the present, and the future. And as a special bonus for this enhanced 2011 version of Sonic CD, fans can unlock Tails as a playable character!

Just Cause 2 — Rico returns to action in the sequel to Avalanche Studios’ gargantuan action game. Just Cause 2 stars Rico Rodriquez, back to wreak havoc once again, this time with a new destination — the huge playground of the South East Asian islands of Panau. The sequel features more stunts, vehicles and weapons than ever before and an incredible overhauled grappling hook system.

Apples To Apples (Demo Available) — Loved for its zany spontaneity and humorous results, Apples to Apples is the ultimate icebreaker. The family game favorite challenges players to outwit and anticipate the actions of others while taking into consideration personality, preferences and individual senses of humor. Apples to Apples is a word comparison game that requires strategic thinking and allows players to learn while having fun.

Brothers in Arm’s: Hell’s Highway — Gearbox’s third entry in the venerable Brothers In Arms series heads up to the front as with the first of the series for next-generation systems. Delivering on the franchise’s compelling story, unrivaled authenticity and intense squad-based action, Brothers In Arms Hell’s Highway drops you into Operation Market-Garden, the largest airborne operation of World War II.

Prince of Persia: The Forgotten Sands — Visiting his brother’s kingdom following his adventure in Azad, the Prince finds the royal palace under siege from a mighty army bent on its destruction. When the decision is made to use the ancient power of the Sand in a desperate gamble to save the kingdom from total annihilation, the Prince will embark on an epic adventure in which he will learn to bear the mantle of true leadership, and discover that great power often comes with a great cost.


  • Scene It? Movie Night
  • Cars 2: The Video Game (PSP Version)


  • Orbit
  • P.O.W. – Prisoner of War
  • Prehistoric Isle

PSone Classic

Centipede — Play an exterminator tasked with destroying invading pests in a mushroom garden. Using your gun, you must destroy the advancing centipede as it makes its way from the top of the screen to the player area. Mushrooms are scattered about the screen, and the centipede descends a line every time it encounters a mushroom. You must also avoid or destroy spiders, fleas and scorpions, and watch out for poisoned mushrooms that might send the centipede spiraling immediately down to your level. Destroy the centipede to advance to the next wave.

[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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  • Scene It: Movie Night could be fun when my family comes over, I’ll definitely check out the demo. The demo could be fun if its multiplayer!

  • please make some more ps2 classics. i really enjoyed maximo ghosts to glory. how about adding cod 2, cod finest hour, maximo army of zin, ratchet and clank series etc.
    on another note, can you please release some gameplay for golden abyss or something? i live far away from all the malls on the list and am DYING for february22nd to come. im gonna get the vita along with golden abyss, modnation racers, lbp, and street fighter x tekken. THX if you do :))))

  • YAY!!! I’m getting Sonic CD as soon as I get a PSN card!!!

    Just one question: Japan already got the Sonic Generations Casino Night DLC on their PSN, when are we getting it?


  • Can’t wait to play Sonic CD =) Is there going to be any other Sonic related content put out on the store such as avatars/themes?

  • Why is my comment awaiting moderation?

    I just want to know if we are getting the Casino Night DLC for Sonic Generations just like the JPN PSN Store already did…

  • Also, thank you for calling him Dr. Robotnik as he was originally called, and not that annoying egg man crap they started in later years. :P

  • Loving the full ps3 titles on PSN, just make sure the price is inline with the brick and mortar market, even better some discount and you get tons of sale. Lets be honest, If I have a chance of buying off digital or retail for same price, I will go for retail as physical packaging looks attractive on the shelf.

    Any more holiday sale coming up? Please make Brutal Legends downloadable on the PSN :)

  • Trine 2!

  • Definitely getting Sonic CD this week. Looking forward to playing it. I’ll be the first time I get to play it.

    Anyway, for the importing crowd. Nanoha: The Gears of Destiny releases this week. I’ve had my Limited Edition on pre-order for a while now.

  • The wait has been long but finally TRINE 2!! My gf an I spent lots of hours to get each one our platinum in the original game. Lookin forward to donwload the sequel as soon as it appears on the Ps Store.

  • I wish that in place of releasing so many ps3 games for download you guys would work on releasing PS1 and PS2 games most of the ps3 games for download are still available in shop and for cheaper.

  • I’m Looking forward to Trine 2.

  • I love that you’re adding full PS3 games to the PSN. I’ve got a fast Internet & 3 PS3’s so no problem buying digital downloads. But now that I just added a third console (the Harry Potter holiday bundle), I’m starting to wish Sony would ease back their 2 console download limit.

    Happy Holidays, Rey.

  • That’s awesome! Never got to finish Sonic CD!

  • No free games in chrismas week for plus???? Come on Sony

  • need to start releasing more PS2 games on PSN

  • omg… when will they release nfl blitz for ps1…. is best game ever….
    i never shoulda tossed it… but i forgot how awsome it was…

  • I see nothing about Uncharted 3 dlc…….should I be worried Naughtydog is going to wait another bloody week?

  • Nice! Any word on Mirror’s Edge dropping on PSN anytime soon?

  • psn NEEDS!!! DIABLO PSone Classic

  • This is tottaly BS still no PS2 games here i spend hundreds of dollars on the playstation network store and they cant seem to release a single ps2 game in 3-4 weeks now com on Sony

  • Trine 2 + Sonic CD = Bought.

    Already have the money in my wallet and everything.

  • @4 If you want MGS VR Missions then you will have to go to Konami. it’s their decision to release it or not.

  • Probably get Sonic CD since it’s only $5. Great to see more PS3 games added to PSN, might get Just Cause 2 if the price is $20.

  • I’m with 19
    MNR DLC packs need a discount
    Maybe All 3 track packs for $20??

  • Getting that LA Noire for sure. Just make sure its at a good price

  • anyone thinking just cause 2 goona be a loose $20 on psn….dreaming

  • So where’s strangers wrath,journey and the good stuff we’re all still waiting on?

  • well seems most important games of Retail are coming to digital, i really liked the tomb rider underworld free, could you give more PS3 games free like that in the following months? PS Plus really worth it

  • TRINE 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! SWEEEEETAA!!!!

  • How about releasing Blasto as a PSOne classic? It was a great game in it’s day.
    Crazy but complex levels, bizarre enemies, lots of Phil Hartman’s (RIP) signature sarcasm, babes in bikinis?
    What’s not to like?

  • Rey Gutierrez , LA NOIRE is great but what do we have to do to get BLUR on psn?

    It’s the funnest 20 player online powered racing combat game ever. Its not fair that xbox has it in marketplace but not us :(

  • Centipede? I think I’ll pass. When will the likes of Colony Wars or Skullmonkeys make their way to the network? I for one would be aaaaall over those. Or…just remembered Bushido Blade 1 and 2!

  • L.A.Noire is one of the best games ive played and anyone who buys it will love it…its not like any other rockstar game….will mw3 be coming to psn?

  • L.A.Noire on Digital Download?..Oh My. You guys at PlayStation sure are impressing me.
    Fans of L.A. Noire..Look here!!…

  • Where is Tomba!!!!!!!! all other ps1 classics should be put on hold until tomba and tomba 2 comes out

  • Seriously Rey Gutierrez, this drop of the week is BS as i mentioned before some
    better …

    *PS2 games would be nice…

    any ideas when any PS2 games are going to hit the PSN store?

  • Nice

  • If you want to feel the LOVE of many, many PSN users and become a LEGEND for a lot of us, here’s what you should do. Bring Legend of Dragoon and Legend of Legaia to the PSOne classics list.

  • Trine 2 and Sonic CD sound good. Put a fair price on them and we got a deal. DRM or anything over $10 and you can forget it. DLC is not worth more than than since I don’t get a disc, case, or manual. There are actually a number of PSN games I’ve refused due to overpricing.


  • I have to agree with Tarazuma # 8, there are still alot of sqauresoft games still not on the US store.

  • Lots of PSP goodness, but for some reason, I can’t transfer games from my PS3 hard drive and my PSP via USB port. If anyone has any help, I would appreciate it.

  • Just Cause 2 is a very good game. As for the PSP being dead, I agree. The development and release of the VITA is a very poor business decision. The time, and money wasted on VITA could have gone into a new XMB for PS3–hint, hint.

  • @94 after you download the game, copy the file before installing it. it worked with PS1 Classics so it should also work with PSP games :)

  • I commented here a couple weeks ago about the bundle promotion on Assassin’s Creed 2 Deluxe Edition, and they didn’t fix it yet, I have bought the game but the store page doesn’t show that I have bought the game, only the add-ons, it only shows correctly on my download history.

    Please give us an update about that, as it is a PAIN to scroll down the list of my purchases, while I can just go to the store page and search for it and download it much faster.

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