The Drop: Week of September 24th 2012 New Releases

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The Drop: Week of September 24th 2012 New Releases

LittleBigPlanet’s critically acclaimed “Play, Create and Share” experience makes its way to the PlayStation Vita, in a completely new Sackboy adventure that takes advantage of the innovative and powerful feature set of the PS Vita. Play through loads of included levels and collect prizes, costumes, and create materials. Create your own levels and challenges with familiar and easy-to-use pop-it tools, which are made even more user friendly through the PS Vita’s front and rear touch screens. Once complete, share your creations online with the whole LBP community.

Also on PSN this week is Tokyo Jungle, the acclaimed and celebrated urban animal survival game that lit up sales charts in Japan. With over 50 playable animals to choose from, unleash your inner beast to hunt your way to the top of Tokyo’s post-apocalyptic food chain. Whether in Story or Survival Mode, you never know where your next meal will come from or the dangers you’ll face, so be prepared for anything and everything. Forage through this desolate but dangerous city to complete story-based challenges using a variety of survival skills, from all-out attack to stealth.  Enjoy this week’s The Drop.

PlayStation Vita

LittleBigPlanet (Also on PSN) — In LittleBigPlanet for PlayStation Vita, join Sackboy on a completely new adventure, filled with exploration and competition. Customize Sackboy and the world around you with unique touch and camera Create tools that let you Play with more freedom that ever before. Then discover an endless amount of free games, created and Shared by fans online. LittleBigPlanet for PS Vita is a miniature development kit in the palm of your hand that will allow players to Create a multitude of different experiences—the possibilities are truly endless!

FIFA Soccer 13 (Also on PS3 and PS Vita) — FIFA 2013 captures all the drama and unpredictability of real-world football. This year, the game creates a true battle for possession across the entire pitch, and delivers freedom and creativity in attack. Driven by five game-changing innovations that revolutionize artificial intelligence, dribbling, ball control and physical play, FIFA 2013 represents the largest and deepest feature set in the history of the franchise.

PlayStation 3

Dead or Alive 5 (Also on PSN) — Dead or Alive 5 marries its signature fighting style with MMA fighting techniques to deliver a major kick for players new and old. Visually striking scenes from around the world blended with a hard-hitting cast puts players in the roles of the cast of Dead or Alive fighters once again. In DoA 5, stages act not only as visual backdrops to accompany a fight but instead play to a fighter’s strengths. As a fight progresses, the backdrop will change and interact with players. Skilled fighters will be able to utilize these dynamic stages to execute hard hitting blows, pitting their opponents against new obstacles creating a unique experience that will leave you breathless.

Pro Evolution Soccer 13 — In Pro Evolution Soccer 2013, players are given greater freedom over ball control and the way players receive and trap the ball has been improved. Also in PES 2013, characters are more recognizable and the game is more balanced than ever before.

PlayStation Network

Tokyo Jungle (PSN Exclusive) — What happens to man’s best friend, when man doesn’t exist? With humans extinct, pets have gone feral, zoo animals have escaped captivity and wild creatures are ruling the streets of Tokyo – and all are facing a savage battle for survival. As the animal of your choice, you must use your cunning, natural instincts and ruthless aggression to seize territory and escape the jaws of your enemies in this original action adventure game.

Starhawk — Starhawk provides fast paced third-person shooter action set in this lawless frontier of space, allowing players to instantly alter the battlefield by calling down offensive and defensive structures in real-time from an orbiting drop ship, all while blasting away at enemies in the middle of huge single-player or multi-player firefights.

inFAMOUS Collection — The Infamous Collection includes the first two Infamous games, as well as Festival of Blood, extra missions, additional character costumes, power ups and weapon styles.

Ratchet & Clank Collection — This trilogy of Ratchet & Clank classics contains Ratchet & Clank, Ratchet & Clank: Going Commando, and Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal – all remastered in 1080p for the PlayStation 3 with additional upgrades such as Trophy and 3D support.

One Piece: Pirate Warriors (PSN Exclusive) — Immerse yourself in the faithfully rendered ONE PIECE universe created by Eiichiro Oda. Gain new skills and abilities to add impressive combos to your fighting repertoire. Set sail with a friend via PlayStation Network and explore the seas together.

Mirror’s Edge — Mirror’s Edge introduces players to Faith, a “runner” in a world where communication channels are highly monitored and the movement of human traffic is closely watched. When Faith’s sister gets framed for a murder she did not commit, Faith finds herself on the edge of the city, on the wrong side of the law.

Final Fantasy III (For PSP) — Protected by the crystals of light, the once peaceful land has forever been changed by the great tremor. Without warning, the earthquake pulled the crystals into the earth, upsetting the world’s fragile balance. It seems as if all hope is lost—but as the Gulgan prophecy foretold, four souls blessed with the light shall once again restore balance to the world…

Marvel vs. Capcom Origins — Marvel vs. Capcom Origins offers both the one-on-one gameplay of Marvel Super Heroes and the two-on-two carnage of the original Marvel vs. Capcom: Clash of Super Heroes, featuring a tag system, assists, and the wild Duo Team Attack. Bringing forth a host of features never before seen in these games, Marvel vs. Capcom Origins features GGPO-enhanced online play with 8-player lobbies and spectator mode, HD graphical upgrades, dynamic challenges and replay saving.

Realms of Ancient War — The heroic-fantasy hack ‘n’ slash game R.A.W.: Realms of Ancient War takes you on a continent ravaged by a war that raged ten years earlier. The four Kingdoms of Men, Elves and Dwarves lay in ruins, preyed on by raiders and looters. In this chaos, a new, unknown threat is looming… To discover its true nature, the kingdoms sent detachments to investigate, a dangerous mission from which no one returned. But what about you? You, who were in the wrong place at the wrong time…

Table Ice Hockey (For PS Vita/PSN Exclusive) — A new Augmented Reality title is making its way to the PS Vita called Table Ice Hockey. Sony has released screenshots of the game from Gamescom, which joined the AR Play line-up of titles, that include pulzAR, Table Top Tanks andCliff Diving, and Table Football.

Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit — Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit is a jubilantly violent and gory platforming adventure starring Ash, a very angry rabbit who is also the prince of Hell. Ash is propelled on a mission of bloody vengeance when his nemesis – Fat Rabbit – posts incriminating sex pictures of the Prince and his rubber ducky on the ‘Hellternet’.


  • Hell Yeah! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit
  • NBA 2K13
  • Realms of Ancient War

PSone Classic

Turnabout — Incredibly easy to learn and nearly impossible to master, Turnabout will challenge the most skilled puzzle champions. If things roll your way, you’ll tumble through the tricky rounds of this highly addictive puzzler and prove yourself to be a puzzle genius!

PlayStation 2 Classic

Grand Theft Auto III — From the days of the PlayStation 2, this downloadable game allows you to play the classic original on compatible PlayStation game systems.
Mob bosses need favors, crooked cops need help, the street gangs want you dead; so to compensate you’ll have to rob, steal, and kill in order to stay alive.

Developed by DMA Design, GTA3 is the first installment of the series to utilize a fully three-dimensional living city with open environments and non-linear gameplay. Additional features include a cast of hundreds of different characters, more than 50 types of vehicles, three hours of professionally recorded music, and a huge array of deadly street weapons.

[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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  • Waiting for more PSone games to be released directly to Vita via PSN. Yes, I’m one of the few Vita owners without a PS3, and it’s frustrating. Not that I’m regretting the purchase. Gravity Rush was awesome and the screen size is perfect for Netflix etc. But let’s get some more PSone support while we wait for compelling Vita exclusives to come out.

  • So, Final Fantasy III is only available for download, or will it be available on UMD as well?

  • Um Angry Birds Trilogy comes out this week too and im mad at you guys for not pushing Activision to make it for the Vita with touch controls i mean …. Really what are you waiting for? PS Mobile?

  • @100: lolirony

    @102: Digital only.

    @103: I know right. Angry Birds makes the most sense on PS Vita. Yet it’s not supported.

  • I can’t wait to play GTA 3 all over again.

  • A little off topic but does anyone know if RE6 will be a day one PSN release?

  • SWEET!!! Turnabout for the PS1! Classics! I was wondering when they were going to put that out.

  • I`m definitely getting GTA 3 this is a great update I’m pumped!



  • I will be buying Realms of Ancient War for sure! :D

  • @Rey you forgot to add Uncharted 3: Game of they year edition

  • hey finally GTA3! ITS ABOUT TIME!

  • I hope COD-Black Ops Ultimate Bundle comes down in price again even if for a short time, I already have the physical copy, but I prefer digitals for multiple reasons, and the addition of all add-on content made the deal a sweet one, I literally went to the store on the Tuesday it was to be removed and got a $50 psn card, raced home, and missed the sale by approx. 10 mins. My son and I have been patiently awaiting the sale to return.
    (The Ultimate Bundle was $46-$47 on the PSN for one week only).

    IF this message inspires another sale, I would be extremely happy, especially with Black Ops declassified on the horizon and Black Ops II incoming, a sale would be good for both Sony and Treyarch atm.

  • legitimate question, when will wake up club be released. you said it would be summer this year and it now fall. I know it cant be that hard to translate something from japanese to engrish

  • I already have the PS Vita LBP and I’ve never had more fun with my Vita. I’ve even gone back to playing LBP 2. However, when are we going to get all of the features that the PSP has? Like digital comics, internet radio, rss app, and sense me channels. why doesn’t Vita the version of Playstation store have wallpapers. The Vita was suppose to be better than the PSP, an yet it does less in a lot of ways. Sony needs to do a firmware update to the Vita to include PSP features if it wants to impress possible buyers and current owners.

  • Please friends! fans and not fans of basketball sign this to bring 2k basketball to VITA spread the message, thanks!

  • Very interesting drop this week. I’m interested in Tokyo Jungle, One Piece, and maybe Ratchet and Clank if it has a PS Plus discount.

    I really hope Koei (or Namco) decides to be reasonable with the pricing of Pirate Warriors. Warriors Orochi 3 was overpriced at $50, but i can understand them not wanting to undercut the retail disk version for xbox 360.
    One Piece is ps3 exclusive and only on psn in NA. There is NO excuse for it costing more than $39.99 (though $29.99 is better).

  • Like everyone else I love my vita, im posting this from it,try that on psp lol I us my psp strictly fo a few umds (ff 2; ff4;; ff6; and fft war of the lions) now to think i could have all that on my vita would be great. So sony please add final fanasy 1-6 and yes definatley 3! :)


  • anyone got any idea how big of a download the MvC:Origins will be?

  • Has anyone heard anything on fallout 4? I know bethesda has been scoping out the Boston area

  • i got LBPV a few days ago, great game! definately interested in Tokyo Jungle but since theres no Plus discount or anything it can wait, GTAIII is a nice classic but would like to see an HD collection with SA and VC

  • GTA3 looks interesting.I’ll probably get that^_^ …but San Andreas is the one I’d most like to see made available for ps3.

  • I can’t wait to play One piece tomorrow <3

  • Anyone know if the radio stations had to be altered for the GTA3 PSN release? Just wondering if that was the reason why it was suddenly postponed a few months ago. Getting it regardless, just curious.

  • Notting For me this week expct one piece and lbp 1 week shirt psvita and cant wait For next week sonic aventure 2 HD i have the moneynetwork all set up cant wait and going to play some bornderlands2

  • It males no since what solo Ever i thought ratchet and clama came to psn all ready ? I al ready got it on cd great collection

  • I wish this stuff had been released throughout the Summer! So many goodies competing for my money all at once every Fall!

  • Dead or Alive 5, One Piece Pirate Warriors, Rachet and Clank Collection, Infamous Collection, Final Fantasy III PSP!!!!!!

    definitely can’t wait to pick up my Limited Edition Dead or Alive 5 for PS3 with bikini and delicious costumes :P

  • About time One Piece got released in the u.s

  • all i care about is one piece ^_^ favorite anime series finally coming on the ps3 in the us! now i need the price……

  • It would be awesome to have One Piece: Pirate Warriors as part of the Instant Game Collection \o/

  • Finally a new PSOne classic keep them coming please :)…

  • please bring the final fantasy iii also to european psn!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


  • Does anybody know at what time will One Piece Pirate Warriors be released? Is it by midnight?

  • my vita screen is completely off and not being used atm thanks to sony not letting me get lbp vita digitally!!! Thanks sony !

  • So what’s the deal with the One Piece game? Every news site has been reporting a 09/25 release date since Comic-Con, but I didn’t see it available for purchase at the store when I went to buy it at 7:00 EST this morning.

  • Wow! Final Fantasy III on PSP. Nice Square-Enix. I beat it on my 3DS last year. Very fun. Might download this in the future. Thank you.

  • So where is one piece? I bought a playstation just for this game, so what the frak?

  • When will FFIII be available on PS Vita?

    Also when will the other PS1 games be available for Vita. Especially those like myself who do not have a PS3 to do the transfer method.

  • i was hoping to get the one piece game on the store but i just checked and nothing anyone know when its going to be updated??????

  • to day is the 25 of september and no playststion store up date what the going on if you say the 25 let it be .not 11.59 not one min befour the 26

  • LOL! Got me some DOA5 today… Oh Yeah!

  • Dang, saw this tweeted out and rushed to the PS3 hoping for a Tokyo Jungle update, why you gotta crush my hopes like that Sony?

  • How come I have to buy GTA3 to play it on my PS3 when I have the disc sitting 2 feet away? Removing back compat wasnt a cost saving move, it was a money making move, and that’s very obvious.

  • Still no Socom news. What a shame.

  • I really hope they release the Destroy All Humans games onto the PSN or even better, remaster them and release them the way the did with the God Of War games. A lot of people miss those and i am one of them. It would be nice to see them release the third one in America as well. No one here got to play that one and fans of the series would really like to play it.

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