The Drop: Week of January 9th 2012 New Releases

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The Drop: Week of January 9th 2012 New Releases

Welcome back and happy new year, to what will surely be an amazing and ambitious year for the PS3 and the long awaited PS Vita.

The Drop returns this new year with Final Fantasy Origins on PSone Classics. Sports Champions, the must have PS Move game for all fans of precision motion controlling is a full digital download on PSN. Inspired by Asian mythology and fused with science fiction, Asura’s Wrath awaits your button mashing skills with a downloadable demo. Also, you heard it on the sixth episode of PlayStation BlogCast first, Final Fantasy XIII-2 gets its own demo as well! Enjoy this week’s The Drop.

PlayStation Network

Sports Champions (PS Move Compatible) — Reign supreme as the ultimate sports champion as you crush, spike and smoke the competition in this ultimate sports showdown. Sports Champions introduces players to six sports challenges that leverage the PlayStation Move’s precise gameplay and 1-to-1 control. So whether you’re tossing a disc toward a target, spiking a ball, or perfecting your serve, Sports Champions precisely simulates your exact movement, delivering a realistic and ultra-sensory experience. Casual gamers will enjoy Sports Champions’ intuitive pick-up and play gameplay, while core gamers will find the game’s precision and accuracy challenging as they strive to perfect their athletic techniques and take home the win.

Toy Story 3: The Video Game (PS Move Compatible) — The PlayStation 3 version of Toy Story 3 gives gamers even more excitement with exclusively feature content and gameplay. Emperor Zurg, one of the most beloved villains of the Toy Story franchise, is a playable character here in the game’s Toy Box mode. As the sworn enemy of the Galactic Alliance, Emperor Zurg enters the video game’s Toy Box mode complete with his sphere-shooting cannon and speed on wheels to unleash mayhem on Woody’s Western Town.

In addition, Toy Story 3: The Video Game is designed to be one of the first games to market featuring gameplay compatible with the PlayStation Move motion controller. Following the game’s launch, PS3 players can download mini-games that become playable with the PlayStation Move once players have this motion controller technology in their hands.

Crazy Machines Elements (Demo Available) — In grand Crazy Machines tradition, players must create wacky chain reactions using different parts and accomplish the tasks set out in their mission, from knocking vases over to blowing out candles. Players can also use lots of new parts besides the elements, including cloud machines, pinwheels and flamethrowers.

Choplifter HD — Choplifter returns with 21st century graphics and a new twist on classic game play, allowing you to take control of a variety of different helicopters on over 20 missions. Bank, hover and sidestep around danger to drop down and rescue innocent lives.


  • Asura’s Wrath
  • Grand Slam Tennis 2
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2
  • Wanted Corp


  • Mecho Wars

PSone Classic

Final Fantasy: Origins — The two-game collection that almost completely remakes the original Final Fantasy, and the formerly Japan-only release Final Fantasy II, Final Fantasy Origins adds revamped graphics and new event scenes that further engross the player in the emotional storyline.

Saving is no longer restricted to certain locations with the addition of the Memo File function. Multiple gameplay modes allow players to customize game difficulty when beginning a new quest. CG movies and stills have been added throughout the game, taking the story to new cinematic heights. Improved sound quality, new opening themes, and an added art gallery deepen the game experience.

[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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  • How about Final Fantasy 11 too, With the PS3 we can go online and i would be super happy to play it on my PS3 then on my PC. I try to play it on PS3 fat and slim model but had problems with the system working right but with PS3 it can super awesome.

    If you all want FF11 on PS3 then give Square Enix and Sony this: WE Want FF11 on PS3 now!

    I’ll keep my fingers cross and prey for it to happen. ;)

  • Asura’s Wrath demo….. Never been so excited for Tuesday!

  • @35,41,48 I would do anything to see those games on PSN Store.
    @43 I would love to see more Dreamcast’s games on PSN.

    I can’t wait to play FF13-2 and Asura’s Wrath demo.

  • Any chance of ever seeing Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven on the PS2 classics section in the store?

  • They should have legends of the dragoon

  • I want to see…

    .Hack 1~4
    .Hack G.U. 1~3
    Kingdoms Hearts Final Mix
    Kingdom Hearts 2 Final Mix
    Kingdom Hearts RE Chain of Memories
    Final Fantasy X
    Final Fantasy XII
    Jak and Daxter 1~3
    Dark Cloud 1~2
    Disgaea 1~2
    Drakengard 1~2

  • Man wish they put a Hd remake of Kingdom Hearts 1

  • I’ve been waiting so long for Final Fantasy I&II! So glad they’re on the way.

    Now if ou guys could eventually get around to more RPGs for PS2 Classics, I’d be even happier.

  • Oh dear, there was a typo in my last comment :s

  • Games not really interesting, could have been better.

  • WOW. What a pleasant surprise. I will be eagerly awaiting the FFXIII-2 demo.

  • Yeessssss Asura’s Wrath Demo!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • I’m a big jRPG fan and PS3 never fulfill my demand…. they keep throwing FPS and zombie killing games to the system while jRPG go to PSP which I own one but I don’t want to play on a small screen like that.

  • Final Fantasy XIII-2 Demo is DEFINITELY worth checking out!

  • @Monterossa I completely agree, When I finally got a PS3 I was disappointed with the number of JRPGs available compared to what the PS2 has. You know as long as you don’t have a PSP 1000, you can get an AV cable to output the video to a TV screen. I hate staring at that tiny screen too and this is what I do when I play my PSP.
    Oh and I 2nd .Hack GU for PS2 Classics, There hard to find and when I do find them there overpriced.

  • The developer of Sports Champions and Deadmund’s Quest needs to expand upon their gladiator mode in Sports Champions. In fact, they need to make a gladiator game, where people can customize their fighter with items earned through the campaign and fight people online.

  • It just occured to me, but Wild Arms 3-5 and ACF should be on the PS2 classics. How awesome would it be to have the whole main series on the PS3? Heck, the WHOLE series on the PS3 if you count a downloaded copy of XF you can’t play on it. : )

  • I have very little desire for FF 13-2, the first game wasn’t that good – I didn’t even bother beating the final boss – and FF X-2 is one of the worst games I have ever played. I still don’t know what the **** they were thinking. But I’ll try this demo and maybe it will rekindle me enough to keep an eye out for the inevitable drop to $19.99.

    I’ve been waiting for Azura’s Wrath. The video’s have looked great but it’s hard to get a feel for a game from the videos. Castlevania looks great but about 2/3 of the way thru I’m really glad I only paid $12.98 for it at Target. It feels like I’ve spent more time listening to Patrick Stewart than all 176 episodes of ST:TNG combined.

    I still have my PSOne FF Origins. I don’t think I ever played them. Maybe it’s time.

  • No Amy this week :(. Oh well. It better be there next week.

  • Ok,,, not just me but i would think ALL, the Gran Turismo Fans would agree. that it is High Time that GT1, GT2 Come For PS0ne Classics. its been to long. people ask since ps0ne classics started coming. plus its 2012 now and no realy good juicy updates have accured

  • This Week, Final Fantasy sums it up. One of the Best video game franchises of all time.
    However don’t forget about the Nostalgic days of Choplifter. :)

  • Not all games will be released as PSONE or PS2 classics casue some get the HD remake treatment I personally wanna see a Tenchu Collection and a new Yugioh game or at least Duelist of the Roses HD.

  • It’s funny seeing people bash on a game when they can’t even get the name right. A name mentioned in the post and being only one of two words in the title.

  • Rayman Origins digital copy coming to PSN??

  • I love you Square-Enix! :3

  • Final fantasy chronicles for me.. 13-2 and asuras wrath demos look sweet.. no AMY this week? Oh ya.. can we get Contra Shattered Soldier, DOA Hardcore and Nocturne for Ps2 CLASSICS please, some of my all time faves, and bushido blade for ps1..

  • …does anyone know exactly what TIME these new items come online? I’m itching to check out the XIII-2 demo and I don’t wanna stay up all night. :^)

  • I second VR Missions, also Einhander, Saga Frontier 1/2, Bushido Blade & Brave Fencer Musashi

  • Where’s the Demo’s there not up yet in Newest Demo’s in Playstation Store there’s nothing there yet, Will it take longer or what?

  • Did the PSN staff look on a problem I reported earlier about the Assasin’s Creed II bundle promotion that happened a few weeks ago ? Can I please have a feedback about the mods on this ? :)

  • From the looks of it this hardware platform will be long since deceased bye the time we get any decent PS1 & PS2 releases that are not RPG’s. Very disappointed but happy I kept my PS2 at this point.

  • What #50 said. And please put Brave Fencer Musashi on US PSN!

  • gran turismo 2 for psp anytime soon??or an upgrade?

  • Damn… I’m addicted to the PS3 Move Game Sports Champions – I was hoping that the related annoucement was for a Sports Champions 2! Instead it’s just a digital download. Maybe this is setting up the possibility of expansion pakcs?

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