The Drop: Week of March 12th 2012 New Releases

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The Drop: Week of March 12th 2012 New Releases

Bridge the gap between art and video games with thatgamecompany’s latest PSN adventure, Journey. Bend reality and transform the world around you into a fighting arena, using the PS Vita and its augmented reality cameras in Reality Fighters.

Players will once again find themselves face to face with their deepest sins and fears in the strange world of Silent Hill, in Silent Hill: Downpour. The PlayStation 3 exclusive, Yakuza: Dead Souls delivers a unique experience of Tokyo’s red light district with an undead twist. Enjoy this week’s The Drop.

PlayStation 3

Silent Hill: Downpour — Staying true to the franchise’s original roots, this eighth installment of the Silent Hill franchise returns with an all new thought-provoking horror storyline.

The survival horror experience begins after a prison transport vehicle careens off the road, leaving lone inmate Murphy Pendleton stranded in Silent Hill. Gamers will encounter mind-bending puzzles, as well as horrific creatures and other world terrors using everyday objects from wooden chairs to glass bottles to fend off their enemies. The natural response, fight or flight is left to the player as they unravel a dark, thought-provoking storyline which will appeal to fans of the early, classic Silent Hill series, as well as anyone who enjoys a deep, psychological horror experience. In addition to the main storyline, players will also be presented with variable side quests along the way that can change depending on their play style, revealing unknown evils within the town.

FIFA Street — Play with and against the stars of the most popular clubs in the world—or real-life street players—and compete at more than 35 locations around the world. From one-on-one battles in parking lots and parks to prestigious 5v5 tournaments on the streets of the world’s biggest cities, FIFA Street will replicate the unique street soccer style. Plus, it will feature a host of modes and online features that will be revealed in the months ahead that will make the game a social, connected experience.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations — Based on the popular animated Naruto Shippuden series, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Generations offer a vast selection of playable & support characters spanning every generation of the Naruto saga, alongside incredible online functionality to take the Naruto ninja fight onto the global stage in the much-beloved fighting series. The game powers the Ultimate Ninja series into the future by revolutionizing online play and ramping up the number of playable and support characters far beyond any Naruto game in the wildly popular franchise. Players will compete in a variety of online battle modes with their favorite Naruto characters, including Naruto and Sasuke. Naruto fans have been waiting to see more of Zabuza and Haku since the launch of the original Manga, and now they will have their chance!

Yakuza: Dead Souls (PS3 Exclusive) — The streets of Kamurocho have never been more dangerous, because now they’re overrun by hordes of zombies! Yakuza: Dead Souls is set in the infamous red light district of Tokyo, which is under attack from hordes of zombies. Players will not only face armies of the undead and incredibly powerful mutants, but a treacherous Japanese underworld that is just as merciless. Playing through the eyes of four of the most infamous characters of the series, witness allegiances shift quickly and the line between friend and foe lost. If you thought zombies were bad … meet the Yakuza!

Takes of Graces F (PS3 Exclusive) — The popular RPG series by Namco Bandai returns to PlayStation 3 with this port of the Wii hit Tales of Graces. In addition to the full game refreshed for this HD console, PS3 owners can look forward to additional costumes, new story elements and new battle skills.

PlayStation Network

Journey (PS3) — The pioneers that brought you the award-winning PlayStation Network titles flOw & Flower are back with another title that challenges traditional gaming conventions. With Journey, thatgamecompany (TGC) continues its tradition of delivering simple gameplay and accessible controls in a rich interactive environment that invites players to explore and experience emotional chords that are still uncommon in videogames.

An exotic adventure with a more serious tone, Journey presents a unique vision of an online adventure experience. Awakening in an unknown world, the player walks, glides, and flies through a vast and awe-inspiring landscape, while discovering the history of an ancient, mysterious civilization along the way. Journey’s innovative approach to online play encourages players to explore this environment with strangers who cross their path from time to time. By traveling together, they can re-shape the experience — creating authentic moments they will remember and discuss with others.

Reality Fighters (PS Vita) — Delivering the most customizable fighting experience on the go, the world around you comes into the fight with Reality Fighters. Using augmented reality technology, take pictures of yourself and create your own personal fighter, complete with unique fighting and visual style. From kitchen tops to parking lots, the world is literally your arena as the stages you fight in are determined by the environment around you.

Bioshock 2 — Set during the fall of Rapture, players assume the role of a Plasmid test subject for Sinclair Solutions, a premier provider of Plasmids and Tonics in the underwater city of Rapture that was first explored in the original BioShock. Players will need to use all the elements of the BioShock toolset to survive as the full depth of the BioShock experience is refined and transformed into a unique multiplayer experience that can only be found in Rapture.

Warp — Warp is a unique stealth action game that feature a top-down sci-fi world with a distinctive art style, addicting levels, hazardous traps and challenging puzzles.

Time Machine: Rogue Pilot — Time Machine: Rogue Pilot offers a brand new approach to puzzle games genre taking the best from classic match 3 experience and combining it with the innovative hidden objects gameplay. Dozens of fascinating story mode missions and a special multiplayer mode that can be played with a friend online or on the same screen! Plus the game also offers several bonus modes — all of this coming along with dazzling full HD graphics, ambient background music and rich visual effects.

James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game — James Cameron’s Avatar: The Game is the official videogame based on the highly anticipated film James Cameron’s Avatar. The videogame will take you deep into the heart of Pandora, an alien planet that is beyond imagination. Gamers will encounter the Na’vi, Pandora’s indigenous people and discover other life forms the likes of which have never been seen in the world of video games before. When conflict erupts between the RDA Corporation, a space-faring consortium in search of valuable resources, and the Na’vi, gamers will find themselves thrust into a fight for the heart of a planet and the fate of a civilization.

Shoot Many Robots (Demo Available) — Shoot Many Robots follows P. Walter Tugnut on his mission to kill as many robots as possible after a factory begins to ominously produce killer robots. With an RV full of guns and beer, gamers will experience a four-player co-op run-n-gun side-scrolling RPG shooter filled with tons of weapon and item customization. Shoot Many Robots will also feature two game modes: Traversal, where players must progress linearly through a level, and Survival, where players fight against waves of robot hordes, delivering hours of robotic carnage and fun.

Phineas And Ferb: Across The 2nd Dimension (PS Move Compatible) – Phineas and Ferb: Across the Second Dimension is a fun-filled platforming and combat game where players can be one of eight characters including Phineas, Ferb or Master P as they use gadgets and combat maneuvers to defeat the evil Dr. D and his minions. In addition, the PS3 version features PlayStation Move’s motion controller compatible gameplay, giving the game a whole new level of fun and dimension.

PS Vita Demos

  • wipEout 2048
  • Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational
  • Ridge Racer
  • Shinobido 2: Revenge of Zen

[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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  • I want more JRPGs on PSN.

  • Hey Sony, I want to play older games that I can play on other systems on my new Vita that has it’s own games. Make this happen, or I’ll be back on the blog to complain some more. You’ve been warned.

  • Nice new Vita demos :) im getting Tales of Graces F and God of War Origins Collection and Killzone 3 Multiplayer this week so i cant buy anything else lol

  • I second what #46 said :)

  • Can any1 tell me what is it about the game JOURNEY that every time I start to play it… I just can’t stop playing it!! Anyway… Kudos to the PSBlog team for another great post! Can’t wait for them PSVita demos!!! Woot! :P

  • i’m getting silent hill downpour & naruto!

  • indeed #20 indeed :)
    Sony let us down releasing the handheld unfinished :(
    its missing transfer of minis from PS3 to PSvita,
    PS3 Remote Play(they just copy pasted the PSP code on that one)
    and if you got minis through PS Plus you cant use them on the Vita :( none of my minis work or are even recognized by the vita
    and as others are saying no PSone games :( though you can play them on remote play …but you cant strech them out to fullscreen like on the psp :(

  • I am planning to buy those 2 new games next week on tuesday the 20th as silent hill: downpour and resident evil operation: raccoon city for ps3. Still want more psp games to be able to work with ps vita like fat princess: fist of cake, lemmings, metal gear solid portable ops & portable ops+ and papoton 3, plus 3 more extra games like kingdom hearts birth by sleep and metal gear acid 1 & 2. In the future, should be able to have digital comic reader app for vita in order to read comic books and sony should be able to make a bigger memory card like 64GB since 32GB might not fit for everything you wanted instead of keeping on redownloading to 32GB ones.

  • Ridge Racer for Vita is a waste. It got very very low scores, not to mention 3 cars with 3 tracks is horriable. Even with DLC (that should have been included in the game) I mean come on, The DLC will be stored on my expensive Memory Card instead of the game card.

    I was gonna ask what happened to I am Alone, but that also got horrific reviews. (even worse then AMY)

    Sony should send Ridge Racer back to the devolepment team to fix it. It feels like a rushed demo that they want full price for.

    What about Doctor Who?

    PS Vita PSone support?

    PS Vita full remote play support?

  • Not feeling anything on this weeks Drop.

  • I’d really like to see a Emulator or something for the PS3 to play PS2 games on the console!! =)

  • VERY disappointed in Journey, wish I would have waited for it to be on sale for $5. The game is hardly two hours long and there really isn’t much to it that makes me want to replay it a whole bunch. $14.99 is quite the rip off imo. The gameplay is fun and the why multiplayer works is cool, but there just isn’t any meat to the game. Anyone looking to pick up Journey I say wait for a sale. Don’t believe all the hype for $14.99, I have done this twice with Fat Princess and this game. (To those who easily miss understand what they are reading, I am not saying it is a bad game, just overpriced for what it is)

  • Will there be a demo for Tales of Graces F, Silent Hill, or Journey?

    This is gonna be one crazy release, especially on spring break! Three awesome games back to back to back, I’m excited even if I can’t afford them! Hah a ha ha

  • Hi Gutierrez. Can you tell us when Malicious will be available in North America?

  • Ray !!! when are ya gonna put more ps1 classics up….. im still missing Legends of Dragoon, Secret of Mana and Secret of Everemore oh and Galarens … i know i misspelled that one… but more ps1 classics … dont leave us out in the cold

  • @Kikowz that’s not true, ive looked at recent “drops” and there is no listing for discounts, themes, DLC, etc…

    I want to know why, or at least where I can go get the info.

  • Hey Rey I think you meant Agent P not Master P… Are Phineas and Ferb gonna make em say ugggggh ughhhhh na na na na.

  • Will us US PSN users be getting price drops on PSP games like EU users?…sp-price-drops/

  • Yakuza Dead Souls will be mine!!!!!!!! Can’t wait!! <3 SEGA

  • Why don’t my ideas ever get posted on Blog.Share?

  • ……….more half-done,ovrpriced content.and with 491,000 more nonsense titles next month,i do not see any signs of acual change.creators are loving the puppets.blind leading the blind.

  • @62

    I read a review of Journey and after seeing that it was 2 hours long, kinda put me off buying it last week. Plus $14.99 seems a bit too much for a 2 hour game with no replay value. If it ever goes on sale for 1/2 off the price i would gladly get it having loved Flower and Flow.

  • Any word on when GTA 3 and Vice City are coming to PSN as PS2 Classics?

  • What time does the PSN update for North America? I am excited about Journey, the aspect of meeting anonymous online players while exploring an unknown environment sounds like a ground-breaking/game-changing idea for video games. It seems that nothing innovative has happened for video games lately besides motion controls.

  • Still no fix on Tales of Graces F typo. Proof that they don’t read these comments, I guess.

  • @omega_alpha-619 I think we all saw that coming. The Vita isn’t impressive, overall; the analog sticks feel like you could snap them with the slightest amount of effort. I just hated how Sony seemed to neglect the PS3 for a bit just to focus all their attention on something as weak as the Vita.

    Now relevant to the blog post: Legend of Legaia on PSN please :)

  • Please, please, please put the Legend of Lagaia PSone classic up on PSN store. Dark Cloud 1 & 2 and Max Payne 1 & 2 would be some nice PS2 classics as well especially if you could bundle them.

  • please put mw3 in the psn store since my ps3 all mess up not read some of my ps3 game

  • As everyone has already said, but for some reason Sony isn’t really listening, please add more PS1 and PS2 classics. The vast majority of PS1 and PS2 games released, should be on there. You don’t have to add the ones that sold horribly or are terribly rated but come on there are some games that were greatest hits and aren’t on there. Only reason I even bought my PS3. So please hurry up or at least update us on it.

  • why is everybody crying for titles from the stoneage? i did NOT buy my ps3 to play ps2- ps1- or even lower titles. if i wanted to do so, i would get a ps2, ps1 or even lower machine. but no, i got a ps3 and a vita. and while the ps3 department seems alright with many cool releases, the vita department is momentarily totally lacking any thrills.

  • @Myx23 Because people still play and enjoy those “stonage” games. being old games doesn’t mean they are now bad games.

    Also can you fit a PS1, PS2, a TV, controller, cables, and power source in your pocket to play those games on the go? No you can not, and they kind of promised the feature (aside from PS2 games) and so far haven’t delivered on it.

  • “Takes of Graces F (PS3 Exclusive)”. SCEA, you make my day ^_^. Great game, indeed,

  • + Myx23

    one ps vita is a waste of money, two… if there wasnt the old ps1 and ps2 games there would be NO playstation 3 duh XD

  • PS2 Classics I would like to see in the near future (Very much in HD)
    The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring – HD
    The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – HD
    The Lord of The Rings: Return of The King – HD
    Time Crisis 3 – HD
    Kingdom Hearts I – HD
    Kingdom Hearts II – HD

    Please, make it happen!

  • lame-ass update.

  • Is there any news on Warriors Orochi 3 that is being released via PSN?

  • Come on guys…do I have to spell it out for you?Put out the Dragon Ball imports for PS One Classics,please.It took me forever to get them by retail,as a matter of fact,they were my first PS One games I started with and I have to say,they were awesome for their time.So I’m begging you,please put these out in the Playstation Store.If anybody agrees,respond.

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