The Drop: Week of January 23rd 2012 New Releases

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The Drop: Week of January 23rd 2012 New Releases

Demos for The Darkness II (my favorite debut at PAX East 2011) and UFC Undisputed 3 headline this week’s The Drop with enough doses of awesome to quench your thirst until their full upcoming releases. PixelJunk Shooter receives the demo treatment as well, giving you absolutely no reason not to play another PixelJunk gem!

Full PS3 downloads of Duke Nukem: Forever and Mortal Kombat (also confirmed for PS Vita) bring your favorite badass kicking and bubble-gum chewing franchises to the digital era on PSN.

Finally, make sure to wrap up your week in gaming with the 9th episode of the PlayStation Blogcast (miss me?) Enjoy this week’s The Drop.

PlayStation Network

Duke Nukem: Forever — Put on your sunglasses and prepare to step into the boots of Duke Nukem, whose legend has reached epic proportions in the years since his last adventure. The alien hordes are back and only Duke can save the world, again. Pig cops, alien shrink rays and enormous alien bosses won’t stop our hero from accomplishing his one and only goal: to save the world, save the babes and to be a bad-ass while doing it.

ScaryGirl (Demo Available) — Based on Nathan Jurevicius’ Scarygirl graphic novel — winner of the 2009 Aurealis Award for Best Illustrated Book/Graphic novel — Scarygirl presents a wondrous adventure into a distinctive and beautifully bizarre world. The main character Scarygirl is an abandoned child with a tentacle arm who dresses like a pirate, and is haunted by a strange man in her dreams. She sets out into the world to discover the meaning behind her bad dreams, but Scarygirl is hardly helpless, as she has a tentacle-powered arsenal up her sleeve.

Mortal Kombat — Driven by an all new graphics engine, the fan favorite series is back and presented in more gory detail than ever before. Mortal Kombat (known as Mortal Kombat 9 by the fans) introduces a number of game-play features including tag team and the deepest story mode of any fighting game. Players can choose from an extensive lineup of the game’s iconic warriors and challenge their friends in traditional 1 vs. 1 matches, or take on several new game modes.


  • PixelJunk SideScroller
  • The Darkness II
  • UFC Undisputed 3


  • Bermuda Triangle
  • Gold Medalist
  • Stick Man Rescue

[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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  • Nice update. Hope Mortal Kombat is reasonably priced. Don’t we already have Daytona USA?

  • We need some Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions on PSone Classics please.

  • Sweet I get to play UFC Undisputed 3 b4 I get it now I can practice my submissions and knockouts :) A decent drop this week but I would have liked to see some PS2 classics. Also ScaryGirls looks pretty good too will play the demo b4 making my decision on it. Keep it up guys.

  • I’m hoping we’ll see a demo for SSX soon. The latest episode of Qore got me extremely excited for that game again.

  • What happened to the PS2 classics? Killzone, Twisted Metal for starters..really hope more PS2 love is on the way.Just hope they stay $9.99…

    Fun usless stuff: (servicing stuff btw, no biggie)

    1.Go to Settings > System > System Information

    2.Press simultaneously R1 + L1 + DPad Left + Square for a few seconds

    3.Release those buttons then immediately press the start button (and keep it held)

    4.While holding the start button, click DPad_Left once to have the menu stay up on it’s own.

  • im hoping sony could add mortal kombat trilogy to the ps1 classics

  • @1 Mortal Kombat will be $50..not sure if you consider that reasonably priced or not.

  • @7
    It’s reasonably priced if it includes all of the DLC.

  • @8
    I can agree with that, some good dlc there..speaking of dlc, how does everyone feel about trial based dlc? Good, Bad, or just Ugly? /wave @Clint

  • So which was better, Miami or Atlanta? Lol, either way, it was great meeting you in Miami man, and Thanks for letting us try that Gravity Rush Demo :) Awesome game it feels. I’m in Tampa but I think I may drive down there at least one more time before launch to try out heavy weights like MK and others, whenever they come. Peace!

    P.S. Boo, no Rey on Blogcast. Flight got cancelled or something?

  • @9 Trial based DLC is great as long as it stays free. It’ll be like renting DLC.

  • Oh and Rey, can you give us any sort of time window we Vita Maniacs can expect your iPhone pics to blow up on the Blog, Destructoid, etc.?

  • Even if Mortal Kombat did include all of the DLC for $50, it’s still a crappy price. The “Komplete Edition” with all of the DLC included is coming out next month, probably for $40 if it matches other similar rereleases.

  • so is Killzone 1 still coming out this week?

  • @Richlando

    Twisted Metal Black might be out on Feb 14th. The new Twisted Metal comes with a voucher to DL TMB.

  • I would like to see Mirrors Edge please.

  • No PSONE classics again? Would love to see Soul Edge. So sad to see nothing for the PSP.

  • Will there be an Uncharted 3 demo?

  • Looks like D2 and PJ demos this week. One week to Neverdead, two weeks to Amalur, and 3 to Twisted Freaking Metal and first edition Vita. Niiiiiiice!

  • How much will ScaryGirl be?

  • Great, no great content for me = less money spent. That’s awesome since First Edition Bundle PS Vita is only 3 weeks away!

  • No Metal Gear Solid VR Missions.
    No Ape Escape (PSone Classic).
    No Fatal Frame 1.
    No Fatal Frame 2.
    No Fatal Frame 3.

    Come on, Sony Playstation. PLEASE.

  • Wasn’t Daytona USA released on October 25th?

    Also, nice job giving us a demo for SideScroller the week after the discounts run out. Oh well.

    Minor correction: The post refers to PixelJunk Shooter, though it correctly links to SideScroller.

  • These releases look good. Thanks guys.

  • cool stuff

  • Mortal Kombat 9 is a digital download version people.

  • Update. GTAIII & GTA:Vice City was just rated by the ESRB for PS3. So there could be in the store soon. Fingers crossed. I would love to play these on the Vita, on the Go.

  • cool stuff

  • Hi,

    We need games like:
    *Legend of Dragoons (PSone Classic)
    *Rogue Galaxy (PS2)
    *Xenosaga I, II, III (PS2)
    *Suikoden (PS2)
    *Atelier 1,2,3 (PS2)

    Thanks you!

  • Tenchu: Wrath Of Heaven on the PS2 classics section PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE, OH PRETTY PLEASE

  • BTW is that Scarygirl game related at all to the MINI that was released a few months back?? And if it is, please tell me its better than that mini, cause it was kinda meh…

  • I’d like to see: FF-X, FF-X2, FF XII, Megaman X Collection, and Metal Gear Collection HD, thanks.

  • @8 phat chance on bundle deal for MK lol.
    that’s a big maybe.

  • Can we get Brave Fencer Musashi (its been on the Japanese PSN for years) and Legend of Legaia on the PSN?

  • oh wow not very much, eh?

  • any good news about the Mass Effect 3 demo?

  • I really do hope that we’re getting a Ninja Gaiden 3 demo in the near future.

    Speaking of NG3, why aren’t we getting ANY videos/trailers for the game, when the release date is only a couple of months from now?

  • When are we gonna see Final Fantasy X on the PS2 classics?

  • Um lbp2 Muppet level-kit will that be added to the list or its in the wednesdays eu ps store update.

  • I wish the PS2 ‘KillZone 1’ game coming to PSN was coming out as a HD update(with Trophies) :-( If one PS2 game deserved a HD update then ‘KillZone 1’ was it :P

  • @ 40,Carl-G – Agree 100% KZ1 deserve a HD update and trophies…where are Killzone?

  • Was that meant to say 8th episode of the Playstation Blogcast ?

  • plzzzzz bring back Wu Tang: Shaolin Style that was for the ps1.

  • Cant wait for the arrival of KZ 1. For now I will catch up with the BTTF games :)

  • Finally a PixelJunk SideScroller demo. And the *day after* it goes off sale. Perfect timing, guys…

  • what time is it updating (EST), its never the same :\

    Resident Evil:Code Veronica X needs to be $9.99 or at least $14.99 bcuz 20 bucks is too much for that game

  • cool

  • no psone classic come on legend of legaia or brave fencer musashi

  • Good evening Rey Gutierrez, my name is Shadow. I`m a big Castlevania fan, and I was hoping that may be, in the near future, I could see more Castlevania retrospectives, such as Castlevania: Simon`s Quest, Castlevania: Dracula`s Curse,etc. If rights become an issue (I’ll understand), then Castlevania: Lament of Innocence, and Castlevania: Curse of Darkness. I would appreciate it, and by way good job on the blog PSN rules! Thank you in advance, ~Shadow~

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