The Drop: Week of May 28th 2012 New Releases

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The Drop: Week of May 28th 2012 New Releases

As National Guardsman Tom Riley, you’re about to come face to face with the brutal Chimeran invasion force in the blistering shooter built from the ground up for the PS Vita. The latest installment in the  Resistance franchise focuses on an all-new mission that parallels and complements the existing Resistance storyline, as Tom Riley rises from an everyday hero to a legend of the Resistance.

Batman: Arkham City The Game of the Year Edition for PS3, includes Harley Quinn’s Revenge. Now more dangerous than ever and leading a homicidal gang of her own, she is hell-bent on taking revenge against the Dark Knight. Bonus content includes: Catwoman Pack, Robin Bundle Pack, Nightwing Bundle Pack, Arkham City Skins Pack and Challenge Map Pack. Also, the anticipated PS Vita title Gravity Rush, receives the demo treatment. Enjoy the gravity bending experience on this week’s The Drop.

PlayStation Vita

Resistance: Burning Skies (Also on PSN) — Resistance: Burning Skies is a unique Resistance experience developed specifically for PS Vita that takes full advantage of the system’s dual analog sticks and features an all-new hero and story written by William C. Dietz, author of Resistance: The Gathering Storm and Resistance: A Hole in the Sky.

Set in a tale of survival during the August 1951 Chimeran invasion of the East Coast, you take control of Tom Riley, an everyday firefighter from New Jersey who is thrown headfirst into the teeth of the Chimeran war machine, forcing him to redefine his notions of duty and heroism.

PlayStation 3

Batman Arkham City: Game of the Year Edition — The Game of the Year Edition of Batman: Arkham City packages new gameplay content, seven maps, three playable characters, and 12 skins beyond the original retail release. Also included is the exciting epilogue, Harley Quinn’s Revenge — in this mission, players are sent back into Arkham City to face their final challenge as they interchange between playing as both Batman and Robin. Utilize each of the characters’ unique combat and investigative skills to uncover Harley’s vengeful plan and shut the gates on the urban mega-prison forever. In addition to experiencing a new storyline, fans can explore new environments and face-off against Harley’s all new gang of thugs.

Dirt Showdown — An expansion on the rough-riding racing action of Dirt 3’s gymkhana competition, Dirt Showdown offers three modes focused on the wilder aspects of off-road driving: Race, Showdown and Demolition!

Atelier Meruru: The Apprentice of Arland — Another of the popular alchemic RPG series from Gust, Atelier Meruru is the third of a series of Atelier games set in Arland (also the setting of Atelier Rorona and Atelier Totori.) The tiny kingdom of Arls, located on the northeastern border of the Arland Republic, is where Princess Meruru calls home. Ever since she was exposed to alchemy by famed adventurer Totori Helmold, all she could think about was becoming an alchemist. With Totori’s guidance, Meruru sets out to develop her home kingdom of Arls using the power of alchemy. On her way, Meruru will encounter new adventures, obstacles, mysteries, and friends, and discover what life is like outside the castle walls. How you choose to guide her through the advancement of her land will determine the final outcome in the tale of Atelier Meruru!

PlayStation Network

Assassin’s Creed: Revelations — Assassin’s Creed Revelations presents the most immersive experience available in the series to date and the culmination of Ezio’s adventure. In Assassin’s Creed Revelations, master assassin Ezio Auditore walks in the footsteps of his legendary mentor, Altaïr, on a journey of discovery and revelation. It is a perilous path – one that will take Ezio to Constantinople, the heart of the Ottoman Empire, where a growing army of Templars threatens to destabilize the region.

Pure Chess (PS3/PS VIta Exclusive) — Throughout history, only one game has truly stood the test of time and made a significant impact on societies the world over. Now, that classic strategy board game comes to life in stunning digital detail! Become a grandmaster in Pure Chess. Work through a comprehensive tutorial to improve your chess skills. Take on up to seven of your PlayStation Network friends using turn-based gameplay

Rayman: Origins — When the Glade of Dreams is overrun by nefurrious Darktoons, the Fairy Council hastily invokes Rayman to save the day. To help him, Rayman teams up with his best friend, Globox, and two crafty wizards, the Teensies. Together, the world’s most hilarious team of heroes will need to restore peace to the Glade or watch as their beloved home vanishes like a bad dream…

PS Vita Demos

  • Gravity Rush

PS3 Demos

  • Mad Riders

PlayStation 2 Classic

Rayman: Arena — Rayman’s world kicks into multiplayer overdrive in this total competition crash course with the cast of Rayman 2. Smoke the competition on mind-bending racecourses, or spark up a lum-flinging firefight in the battle arena. And with 8 characters, 24 maps and up to 4 combatants, now Rayman?s got more ways to reign supreme than ever.

[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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114 Comments

  • Cool.. nice drop

  • That Batman: Arkham City GOTY cover art is so cluttered that you cannot even find the name of the game unless you search for it real hard.

    Such a disappointment cause the original cover art is genius. :/

  • Hmm not in to Resistance, but it something. Other than that Gravity Rush Demo! YES finally. got that game pre-ordered for how long and can finally play the demo. still though seems like a slow week this week. nothing psp-wise either.

  • StackedPancakes

    rayman: oranges! Finally!! i sure hope it has a discount… and what happened to Zenpinball 2?

  • Dragonball z and grand theft auto san andreas for ps2 classics plz!!!!

  • Really excited for the Arkham City DLC coming this week. Take my money!!

    Also just wanted to mention I was really excited last week when I saw a couple of my childhood favorite titles (Alex Kidd In Miracle World and Wonder-Boy 2). I’ve really got my fingers crossed that Wonder-Boy 3: The Dragon’s Trap gets a re-release as well. Huge “please” on that request.

  • Looking forward to the Gravity Rush demo and Resistance: Burning Skies!

  • Why does such a great game like Arkham City have such bad cover art? That is some heinous clutter.

    I’m glad the Vita is finally getting some love and I’ll be grabbing the Gravity Rush demo as soon as it’s available. I’ve also been looking forward to Resistance and hope the PSP title becomes playable soon on the Vita.

  • Resistance: Burning Skies looks pretty EPIC for a handheld….!! Also – looking forward to purchasing Rayman Origins for PSN finally….:)

    BTW – Dragon’s Dogma is FREAKIN INSANE….!! This is what Kingdoms of Amalur should of been….!! Enjoying every minute….this game is BIG….!!

  • Price for Rayman Origins on PSN….??

  • Finally Rayman Origins! Hope this is true.

  • Where’s the burning skies demo? Is Rayman Origins going to be $15? And enough Rayman already on the ps2 classics front. I’d take Klonoa 2 over any ps2 version of Rayman out there.

  • StealthReborn--

    Looking forward to Pure Chess this week! =)

  • How Large is Burning Skies? I might have to pick up the physical copy.

  • I hope there’s more. good thing this is just to say what obvious stuff is gonna be released.

  • lobotomies4free

    Rayman Origins price?

  • What’s Burning Skies psn file size? thanks!

  • Gravity Rush demo is super late.. Still I’d like to play it on my own Vita for once.

  • EVIL_D-E-M-O-N-S

    Also if you want to sell me a dam* vita then get GT5 and Nascar games on it or you can shove it where the sun don’t shine! Not all of us want stupid shooters all the dam* time. Bring some racing ports to the vita like the ports to everything else you have done.

  • finally Resistance Burning Skies is here!!!!!! can’t wait , what is the file size? i will be downloading Gravity Rush demo too and hopefully i get into Little Big Planet beta!!!

  • ohhh i can’t wait to see Killzone, Bioshock, Assasins Creed and Call of Duty vita at E3 , hopefully you guys announce an inFAMOUS and new IPs for the vita

  • oh and playstation plus support please

  • where is the Resistance Burning Skies countdown here on the blog? Resistance is a pretty big game you know?

  • Megadrixfire_24

    Put GTA San Andreas/Vice city/Resident Evil Outbreak File 2/Dragon Ball z budokai Tenkaichi 2 or 3/Sillent Hill The room, the only ps2 title i like in the ps2 classics store is max payne, but i prefer the ones i sayd probably a hundred times more.

  • Oh Boy! Pure Chess FTW

  • I am looking forward to playing Atelier Meruru, I really need to finish up Atelier Totori though. >.<

    Thank you for The Drop, Rey.

  • WillHarley Quinn’s Revenge DLC be downloadable too on Tuesday or will I have to wait on that?

  • how much will pure chess be in the united states

  • Resistance and the Gravity Rush demo for me, this is a great week for the Vita

  • finally gravity rush demo!!!!!!!

  • Hey Rey, Sid and Jeff! Was wondering when the Vita version of Top Darts is scheduled to come to the NA store. Hopefully soon! Also, didn’t Dirt Showdown get pushed back to June 12th? Keep up the great work guys!

  • GRAVITY RUSH DEMOO!

    I missed out on the loophole, now I can finally play it on my own PSN. I also want to pick up Resistance: Burning Skies, but I want to see what happens with it first. :)

  • I hope all this Rayman content means you guys are best buddies with Michel Ancel and Ubisoft. I’d really love to see Rayman in PlayStation All-Stars Battle Royale.

  • This is a good week for games.

  • Vinland_Krauser

    Man, this “10 out of 10” game sure looks cool, it even has Batman on the cover!

  • COME ON !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Still no Zen Pinball 2 or Pinball Arcade DLC? **** come on already!! (I have a 12 hour flight this weekend and i’ve been waiting for weeks for both to show up)

  • I wonder how challenging the Pure Chess engine is, might have to try it.

  • Oh yeah, PSmonkey, your not the only one impatiently waiting for Medieval Madness to be released!!

  • will there be a demo for Resistance: Burning Skies soon-ish?

  • Is the GOTY edition of Arkham City why the PSN release got bumped..delayed or canceled? I ask because of the May + preview incident that saw me trading in my copy of the game for PSN cards to buy the digital version..

    At least Revelations and Rayman Origins were delivered, instant buys there.
    Good to see another PS2 classic and I hope they continue to get renewed life on PSN, bring on all those rpgs the PS2 was famous for though, please. Xenosga!! etc etc etc

    I would like to request a chat with Bioware/EA about a Dragon Age I&II dlc sale, long shot there but considering I went for the digital versions of those games I missed out on game activations, found out after the fact, for bonus items and the Black Emporium dlc that Dragon Age II still says ingame I should be getting for free.

    But good drop and hoping June kicks it into overdrive with + content. And hopefully Ridge Racer Unbounded gets a SCEA demo release, that track editor is pretty sick and the game is actually pretty good from what I played of it.

  • Big week for sony with Resistance on the Vita. It’s ashame how they are so unconfident in the game that they made the embargo on the reviews so late. Usually that is a bad sign because the game is not good and they don’t want to cancel pre orders. I hope it is good though.

  • I really hope Rayman Origin is released Tuesday.

  • ToKKeNbL00dMoNeY

    DIRT: SHOWDOWN FTWX XD, gotta say i loved batman arkham city but it got boring really quick, i think we need some more avatars for our psn, i went on thinking there would be some starhawk avatars, saying i play it 16 hours a day :P, but nothing really good.

  • Like 39 said, whatever happened to the PSN version of Batman Arkham City? I platinumed it then sold it back in january after nightwing, but I was going to buy it again once it came down in price so I could play the Harley Quinn DLC. The PSN content’s been pretty good lately, but your guys’ scheduling needs to be checked before you post. (Max Payne 2 and Killzone 1 anybody?)

  • Wow, expensive week.

    Pure Chess for PS Vita, Resistance:Burning SkiesPS Vita for me.

    :)

  • Why do people care about the cover of a case for a game? It’s not like your playing the case or gonna constantly look at it. Maybe if you were actually thinking, the developer is extremely happy that it got such good reviews and people gave it critical acclaim.

  • I was hoping that Nihilistic kept the CFG (Cluster Fire Gun) on RBS, but they changed it for the Marksmen.

  • Please, bring to us:

    (ps2 classics)
    Mega Man Aniverssary Collection
    Mega Man X Collection
    Mega Man X Command Mission
    Dragon Ball Z Budokai Tenkaichi 3

  • Saw Gravity Rush, and drooled on myself :p

  • Meh… They must be saving the best and biggest PSN releases for NEXT TUESDAY, right Sony?

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