The Drop: Week of August 6th 2012 New Releases

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The Drop: Week of August 6th 2012 New Releases

On PS3 and PS Vita this week. Play, compose, and share in a unique take on the classic side-scrolling platformer where your actions make the music. With equal parts musical instrument and game, Sound Shapes gives everyone the ability to make music and share creations with the community.

Also this week in new releases, Persona 4: Arena arrives on PS3 and Hyperdimension Neptunia MK2 and The King of Fighters XIII are full digital downloads on PSN. Enjoy this week’s The Drop.

PlayStation 3

Persona 4: Arena — Developed in collaboration with genre masters Arc System Works, Persona 4 Arena uses gorgeous, hand drawn, high definition 2D animestyle fighters and colorful, overthetop special effects to bring to life a roster of fighters from the critically acclaimed, highly popular Persona 3 and Persona 4. Backed up by an original hardcore fighting engine from one of the most respected 2D fighting game developers in the industry, Persona 4 Arena represents the biggest, most noteworthy expansion of the esteemed series to date.

PlayStation Network

Sound Shapes (PS Vita/PS3) — Play, Compose and Share in a unique take on the classic side-scrolling platformer where your actions make the music. Equal parts instrument and game, Sound Shapes gives everyone the ability to make music.

Play through a unique campaign that fuses music and artwork into a classic 2D platformer, featuring artwork by Pixeljam, Capy, Superbrothers and more, with music by I Am Robot and Proud, Jim Guthrie and Deadmau5. Create your own unique musical levels with all of the campaign content and share with the world. Sound Shapes creates an ever-changing musical community for everyone to enjoy at home or on the go.

Hyperdimension Neptunia MK2 — Nepgear, the CPU Candidate of Planeptune and younger sister to Neptune, sets out on her quest with IF and Compa to regain Gamindustri’s prosperity, stop the syndicate of evil that Arfoire created, and set her sister free! During her travels across the world, Nepgear will encounter friends new and old, meet the other CPU Candidates, and take care of any monsters that stand in her way in this classic JRPG tale of good versus evil!

The King of Fighters XIII — With the triumphant return of fan favorite characters like Mai, K’, and Vice, extensive refinement of the core fighting engine based on community feedback, and vastly improved network functionality, The King of Fighters XIII represents the HD entry in the series that fans have been waiting for.


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[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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  • Not much here at The Drop this week, I wonder if my favorite Psone games (Gex 2 and Ridge Racer) will be avalible soon.

  • If this is any indication of what the store update will be then it’s going to suck . >:(

  • ccrogers15 how about you gtfo your such a whiney kid. it was 10 new games every month you moron. PS One support for PS Vita arrives at the new patch. in SEPTEMBER your brother is an idiot for selling his vita. it just came out a while ago. Gravity Rush,Uncharted,Sound Shapes,LittleBigPlanet in September,Persona 4 Golden in October,Escape Plan and alot more. im having lots of fun with my Vita and you need to stop acting like a 6 year old.

  • and bullcrap games by nooby devs? like hell you can make better games.

  • I played soundshapes at the vita hill club here in chicago…. it’s ok, but nothing to get really all that excited about….

    Why not bring malicious or something else like ps1 titles….. something new, even would be great….. My vita is collecting some serious dust…

  • Just in case some here havent noticed PRIMEROINCOGNITO is a known liar engaged in a campagin of harassment & libel against myself and others. Sony has been made aware of his multiple attacks and lies and can be held liable along with him if they do not take action immediately as per US laws. Oh and btw I’ll soon be proceeding with applicable civil & criminal legal actions to ensure this Harassment & libel doesn’t continue. Bear in mind that hiding behind the internet doesn’t make you anonymous or grant impunity from legal responsibility. Note to those in the company, having been notified of this persons actions and their claims of doing it on your behalf (whether you intended them to or not) makes you share responsibility not that you are aware of it and have been for some time.

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  • but anyway sony give us more reasons to join PS+ its getting harder and harder to pull out my credit card!!!

  • It’s August people, almost nothing ever releases at this time…

  • Is there any news for the dawnguard expansion for skyrim yet? It feels bad about us ps3 users not getting it yet…

  • Funny how one who always quotes “dont be a jerk” is part of the problem. Run your mind before your mouth.

  • @95 Tjoeb123, yeah, you just proved my whole point entirely.

  • Funny,how this is the worst article but still has many comments other than the others having great games but have only 50 comments or something.

  • where’s vita 1.80? :'( breaking my heart sony. but i shall remain loyal :D i love you guys :D :D :D

  • dafuq? what good could come from this?

  • @Bigcalv2002

    Ffffffffff…….I was just saying that there actually are some JRPG fans (including yours truly) that have heard of the game. Sure, nobody asked for it to come to PSN, but, of all the JRPG fans, who cares? And just because a game you don’t like gets released on PSN, it doesn’t give you (or everyone else who commented on this post, really) the right to complain about it….Well, except for the PS Vita stuff. There is every reason to complain about that.

    @113 (Ravi2012)

    Tomorrow, maybe? Someone left a comment in another post saying that it might come tomorrow…

  • Believe me Captain Lames, it’s the other way around. Everyone knows what YOU are like, and YOU are the one who made it that way.

    Although I must say it’s really adorable how you fancy yourself some corporate avenger who’s going to ‘teach Sony a lesson”, seriously, it’s so cute. Angry little kid lashing out at the whole world, tee hee. So silly. Hopefully you’ll understand how it all really works one day…

    Believe me, Sony is aware of YOUR attacks. You don’t think they have people who read these comments? You’re probably infamous in their offices for your incessant hatred and blatant contradictions. YOU could be sued for libel and slander with all the garbage you have posted on here, not me. Idiot. There’s probably a log of all comments ever posted here, and if they were ever brought up, you’d be the one looking like the bully, not I.

    Just quit hacking, massimodo… er, I mean, Captain Lames. Don’t be mad, just go away.

  • YOU are the harasser, YOU are the liar, YOU are slanderer. Any log of past comments would prove this. Be my guest and ask Sony to dig it all up, please. Let’s compare all of our past comments against one another and see who the real culprit is. You’re not fooling anyone other than yourself. Please please please, for once, do what you actually claim you’re going to do, and file that case against me. I’d love to watch you fall flat on your face after it the whole thing backfires up your rear.

    Unfortunately, I know I won’t get to see that, because you’re not really going to do anything… just another poser running his mouth… gee, you’re so hardcore, bro. Blah.

    Oh well, back to gaming. See ya.

  • icognito just ignore him hes a troll – he thinks he knows everything and everyone on here ignores him. Go away james i agree we all have to stay on topic but acting like a jerk and then running your mouth to me makes u into that. Go flame somewhere else.

  • ^^^
    You see that Capt. Lames?

    People know YOU are the troll.

    Thanks for your input Skiedragon. Believe me, I ignore 90% of what he says, but every once in a while I feel the need to put this little brat in check. Don’t worry, I’m not sweatin’ him. Anyway, I’m going back to gaming now. Peace.

  • lol no prob man. if it wasnt for him having to jump into one of my convos about crunchy roll i wouldnt even know who he was, cuz few ppl ever comment back on his crap but yeah im just gonna pretend like he doesnt exist anymore.
    Back to gaming not flaming lol

  • poop.

  • @primeroincognito annd your sockpuppet. What is abundantly clear is you keep coming back and accusing me of your own ignorant actions. It’s not the first time and I’m not the first one you’ve attacked. Whats also abundantly clear is you obviously have no idea how much trouble you’ve gotten yourself into. Again ask an adult for the definition of LIBEL, or on the subject ask someone in law enforcement how much trouble you’ll soon find yourself in for falsely accusing me of criminal acts. I doubt your parents would appreciate footing your massive legal bills should either hit the legal system which is coming very soon. It’s not a joke. And hiding behind the internet won’t protect you from the mess you’ve gotten yourself into.

  • oh and btw, If any of the blog staff take action or not is of little consequence as I will be taking action to rectify this situation. Suffice it to say the culprits will soon be offline from the most expedient legal means. In closing remember this, a courtroom will abide no lies, so when it comes to that insults, childish tirades and defamation won’t keep you out of the trouble you now find yourself in. After all, nobody else believes your lies and neither will those who put an end to it.

  • @ Tjoeb123, ha thats funny, can you quote me saying that I hate JRPGs (besides just then)? No!? Well thats cause I don’t hate them, I just never played them. Also, if you actually got the sarcasm behind my original post, you would know that I was making a sarcastic comment about those individuals whom tend to fill up the comments boards with their JRPG wants, not the games themselves.

  • ^^^ Does this goofball really believe the crap he says? Insanity. Get a real hobby Jamie.

    You know, I shouldn’t respond to your inane ramblings anymore, but this will be the very last time, as you’re just not worth it. I’m bored with you now. Anyway, you have no clue how the court system works. You’re a complete fool spewing jibberish. There is no case here. There is no libel. Who the hell is “CaptainJames99”? Is that your birth name? What did I smear other than an online persona? You’re just a troll. I know lawyers personally. If I showed them this, they’d laugh their balls off. Some faceless little brat threatening legal action against another faceless online blog user. I am an adult, chump. You’re the kid. YOU don’t have the money to go through with anything, and even if you had the money, you wouldn’t spend it on something like this. There is nothing happening. Shut up.

  • Sorry Bigcalv2002, I wasn’t pointing at you… That was meant for Captain Lames. You posted too soon! Ha ha…

  • It’s funny how you always say EVERYONE knows I’m a “liar”, Jamie boy… when no one but YOU has called me that. And every time I have a discussion with you I get friend requests up the arse from people who always tell me what an idiot you are. You’re probably just some whacked out reject who’s messing around for the fun(?) of it, I guess… but I honestly don’t see what you’re getting out of it, since most people ignore you anyway, and from now on, I will too. Goodbye forever, silly boy. I’ll be waiting for that imaginary subpoena… hee hee hee… LAME.

  • As much as I’m excited, I’m pissed off that I can’t get Sound Shapes on the Vita and PS3, because I can’t find a PSN card for the country I accidentally chose for my channel. I wish we could have at least 2 users on the Vita :( .


  • macy113,

    Actually i am a game developer. Go fail someplace else.

  • I don’t check this blog often. Is there any chance that GTA 3 gets dropped tomorrow even though it’s not mentioned in this article? I mean are these “weekly drop” articles set in stone?

  • This is directed soley at PRIMEROINCOGNITO. Kid you were warned repeatedly about the consequences of your harassment. You thought I was joking. You are sadly mistaken and continue to harass therefore you’ll soon be facing the penalty for your actions. but lets recap one last time. You scream petty insults saying I “have no balls” yet pretend your in the right. You mistake the legal troubles you’ll soon be facing with a “subpoena” showing you have no real idea. Most ironic is you claim piles of imaginary friends from “friends” who all claim they hate me yet all you have backing you up is your sole remaining sockpuppet. In short you’re done son. Nobody will miss you.

  • Agh vita needs love in US, our vita is collecting dust right now…

  • Ahh. Today is the day! Persona 4: Arena!

  • Im sure your a game developer. how about naming a game you made? oh wait you havent made one.
    stop whining that theres no perks your sounding like a 6 year old baby whining with ALL CAPS.

  • *Yawn*. Sony, you have been so crappy lately, you make me wish i didnt hate Microsoft. I can honestly say you guys, of late, are making me second guess going with Sony on the next gen consoles. Sony is starting to feel like the off brand console of video gaming.


  • Sony is dropping the ball on a lot more than just crap releases. They arent even trying anymore

  • Wez i was thinking that. sony cant pull out amazing AAA Games out of there asses every week.

  • Can you please release kingdom hearts 1 and 2 for download since all the new ones are coming out for the handheld systems. It wouldn’t be great if you did, at least till 3 comes out…

  • Ok So When R The New Playstation Plus Games Coming Out …… Do They Change Mnthly Or What ? . Played The Ones I Didnt Own And Ready For New Ones …. N E Updaye When These Games There Now Expire ?

  • Ho hum… another zombie game as the only PS+ offering…. regretting that I still have 2 months of Plus already paid for. I remember when every tuesday was special… now it’s more disappointment. Starting to think my money is better spent elsewhere.

  • Dear Sony,

    Add MAG to playstation plus. Its one of my favorite games ever.

    Thank you,

  • Why can’t I delete my own comments? Realizing post 145 will be deleted, I was going to delete it myself and adjust some things then re-post. Sony’s just breakin’ all the rules.

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