The Drop: Week of October 8th 2012 New Releases

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The Drop: Week of October 8th 2012 New Releases

On PS3 this week, Dishonored is an immersive first-person action game that casts you as a supernatural assassin driven by revenge. Creatively eliminate your targets as you combine the supernatural abilities, weapons and unusual gadgets at your disposal. Pursue your enemies under the cover of darkness or ruthlessly attack them head on with weapons drawn. The outcome of each mission plays out based on the choices you make.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown also comes to PS3 this week. Threatened by an unknown enemy, the Earth’s governments unite to form a secret paramilitary organization, known as XCOM, to combat this extraterrestrial attack. As the commander of XCOM, you control the global defense team and its resources in a battle against the terrifying alien invasion.

On PS3 and PS Vita, Retro City Rampage offers a unique parody of the open-world action genre that takes modern game mechanics and mashes them into an authentic 8-bit experience. Tackle over 50 story missions featuring driving, shooting, platforming and more. With over 30 arcade challenges and more than 25 weapons and power-ups to master in Retro City Rampage for the PS3 and PS Vita. Enjoy this week’s The Drop.

PlayStation 3

Dishonored (Also on PSN) — Dishonored is set in Dunwall, an industrial whaling city where strange steampunk- inspired technology and otherworldly forces coexist in the shadows. You are the once-trusted bodyguard of the beloved Empress. Framed for her murder, you become an infamous assassin, known only by the disturbing mask that has become your calling card. In a time of uncertainty, when the city is besieged by plague and ruled by a corrupt government armed with industrial technologies, dark forces conspire to bestow upon you abilities beyond those of any common man – but at what cost? The truth behind your betrayal is as murky as the waters surrounding the city, and the life you once had is gone forever.

XCOM: Enemy Unknown — XCOM: Enemy Unknown will place you in control of a secret paramilitary organization called XCOM. As the XCOM commander, you will defend against a terrifying global alien invasion by managing resources, advancing technologies, and overseeing combat strategies and individual unit tactics.

The original X-COM is widely regarded as one of the best games ever made and has now been re-imagined by the strategy experts at Firaxis Games. XCOM: Enemy Unknown will expand on that legacy with an entirely new invasion story, enemies and technologies to fight aliens and defend Earth. You will control the fate of the human race through researching alien technologies, creating and managing a fully operational base, planning combat missions and controlling soldier movement in battle.

Just Dance 4 (PS Move Support) — Just Dance 4 is your ticket to the best new music with over 40 tracks from a variety of top artists, popular genres and hot billboard songs like “Good Feeling” by Flo Rida, and Moves Like Jagger by Maroon 5 ft. Christina Aguilera. The tracklist also features legendary artists such as Barry White and The B-52’s to get the whole family up and moving.

Port Royale 3 — In Port Royale 3, players will embark upon an epic adventure through the Caribbean during the turbulent 17th century where the naval powers of Spain, England, France and the Netherlands all fight for supremacy in the colonies. Players take on the role of a young captain trying to build his fortune and reputation in the new world colonies. The campaign consists of two different paths for the young protagonist to follow: adventurer and trader.

PlayStation Network

Retro City Rampage (For PS3 and PS Vita) — Retro City Rampage is an open-world action game parody of the popular crime city genre. The game is designed to represent a classic NES game with a level of carnage and chaos never imagined in the ’80s. 

Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock (For PS Vita) — In Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock, play as the Doctor and River Song as they race to save the universe and time itself. Unravel the mystery of The Eternity Clock and stop its deadly path of destruction before it’s too late.

Equipped with the Doctor’s sonic screwdriver, River’s Blaster and other fantastic gadgets, journey through four London time periods and a number of alien locations in search of the answers. Face up to the most fearsome monsters including Silurians, Cybermen, Daleks and the Silence. Outwit and destroy foes, solve puzzles and make the right choices in an epic action-adventure.

Derrick the Deathfin (PSN Exclusive) — Derrick the Deathfin is the world’s very first underwater papercraft game. The action – of which there is plenty – takes place in an irreverent aquatic world full of paper, goofy fish, paper, arcade action, paper, wanton destruction, and paper.* After Derrick’s parents are brutally turned into soup he sets forth on a worldwide rampage of destruction in order to make himself feel a bit better. On his travels he eats all manner of dopey delights for dinner, duels with paper enemies and decimates man-made cardboard monstrosities. Derrick also has a distinct fondness for picking up diamonds and jumping through burning tyres in the sky. Just like a real shark!

Spy Hunter (For PS Vita // Also on Gamecard) — Celebrating 30 years of sleek cars, concealed weapons, and careening car crashes, Spy Hunter races forward on its most thrilling and dangerous ride yet. The player once again takes on the role of the “Agent,” the driver of the high-tech G-6155 Interceptor supercar, armed extensively with advanced weaponry, and ready to take on a global terrorist organization set on world domination.

The Testament of Sherlock Holmes — London, 1898. Holmes has just solved a recent case by retrieving a priceless set of jewels that had been stolen. Unfortunately, the jewels’ owner reveals that the necklace Holmes returned to him is a pale imitation… and everything seems to incriminate the detective as the culprit!

Birds of Steel — Birds of Steel offers 20 historical and a wealth of fictitious missions, spanning eight world-famous campaigns, and users are given access to over 100 famous planes from the entire axis and allied forces rosters. A number of planes ideal for each campaign can be selected, and have been faithfully recreated in terms of handling, capabilities and weaponry. The classic Spitfire, P-51D Mustangs, and Messerschmidt 109 are all lined up for combat, as players opt to player opt to fight for the Allies, Japanese or Axis forces.

Devil May Cry: HD Collection — This action-packed set chronicles the complete adventures of Dante, the world’s toughest demon slayer, with Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 2, and Devil May Cry 3: Dante’s Awakening Special Edition.

Joe Danger 2: The Movie — Joe Danger, the world’s most determined stuntman, returns in Joe Danger: The Movie: The Video Game! This sequel will allow players to create their own action film scene by scene, performing every stunt themselves. On the set of the greatest blockbuster “Movie” ever made, create your own action film scene by scene, performing every stunt yourself. Using dozens of stunt vehicles and spanning every action film genre imaginable perfect every stunt to thrill the audience, or crack them up with your failed attempts. Strap on the helmet of Joe Danger, and defy death to impress the Director.

Machinarium — Machinarium is an indie game project created and released by Amanita Design. A puzzle / adventure game, this game focuses on a little robot who’s been thrown out to the scrap yard behind the city who must return and confront the Black Cap Brotherhood and save his robot-girl friend.

Warlords — Show no mercy and take no prisoners as you fight to the death for title of the almighty Warlord in this multiplayer arcade action game based on the Atari classic. Defend your castle from mischievous minions and ferocious fireballs spun from the mouth of a maniacal dragon in this whimsical reinvention of the beloved classic. In the ultimate battle of speed, strategy and survival, command your troops with shrewdness and skill to capture control points, collect power-ups and destroy the other warring factions!

Worms Revolution — Worms Revolution sticks an exploding sheep under worm-on-worm conflict and blasts it squarely into the 21st century with this revitalization of the acclaimed strategy series. Developed from the ground up on a completely new game-engine Worms Revolution delivers exciting new features and stunning 3D graphics with the classic 2D, turn-based gameplay of everyone’s favorite warring invertebrates. Choose to play the extensive single player mode which features both campaign and puzzle missions or dive straight into multiplayer warfare via online or local play. For the first time ever see the inclusion of dynamic water, physics objects and worm classes! Customize your experience by choosing what classes you play with, what they look like and even how they speak!


  • XCOM: Enemy Unknown
  • Joe Danger 2: The Movie
  • Naughty Bear: Panic in Paradise
  • Retro City Rampage
  • Sunflowers
  • Warlords

Easter Egg

Fans of the PlayStation.Blog can now play as Sid, Jeff or as me in Retro City Rampage. Make sure to choose me (Rey Gutierrez) as your avatar. My hair looks great in all its retro 8-bit glory!

[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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  • Awesome! I’ll certainly buy Retro City Rampage!

  • Probably will get retro city rampage nothing else that intrigues me though

  • Retro City Rampage!

  • Holy crap what a drop! Awesome RCR easter eggs lol

  • Will the games of the Devil May Cry HD collection be able to be purchased individually?

    I only want the first game…

  • Will Retro City Rampage have trophy support?

  • Great drop but when will wake up club be available on the vita? Been waiting for months

  • Devil May Cry HD collection very nice thanks :) im def. buying that i was in the mood to play some Dante Games you must have read my mind

  • Been waiting for Retro City Rampage. cross buy is sooooooo Awesome. I love it. I can play this at home and on the go…Sweet. I will pack that up. I also loved the video for Derrick the Death Fin. This is just another shout out to sony for offering full games on PSN on day 1. Dishonored available at launch day is sweet. …

  • Aww can’t play as Nick in RCR? Could have had some Epic Beard Man-style smackdowns.

  • Please tell me the size of retro city rampage download

  • BTW forgot to add is there any way Klonoa 2 Lunatea’s Veil would be added to ps2 classics? i never had the chance to play that game fully and would love too besides there are not much ps2 games there. Max Payne 2 as well. etc etc

  • Is Naughty Bear(gold edition) meant to be Naughty Bear Panic in Paradise? Kinda excited for that one.

    Also could i be possible for prices to be included in The Drop posts, keep up the good work.

  • hey where are the ps1 and ps2 classics that we have come to expect weekly?

  • DMC finally. Dishonored I just recently heard about, lol haha. So that sounds cool.

  • Definitely considering Xcom, I was very addicted to the original. Dishonored looks good as well. Need to see the full trophy list though before making a decision. I really dislike online trophies.

  • Lots and lots of awesome cool stuff this October!! Thk u Sony and PSBlog!! Woot!! :P

  • Retro City Rampage!!!!!!! FINALLY!!!!!!!!

  • Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat I can’t play as Nick…

  • So how much is retro city rampage? And is it single or multi player?

  • hey great week i might dishonored!
    looks very kol to try!
    any ps+ discounts?
    need to know ok! also any word whats coming for us ps+members? thanks!

  • If your mad that VC2 and 3 was on psp, then you should get xcom for a replacement.
    How you’d get that avatar?

  • What about Nick or Uncle Morgan for Retro City Rampage?

  • @20 ..Retro City Rampage will be $14.99. Not to sure about multi-player, but single player story is in there.

  • @onslaughtree Kool thanks :)

  • Will the Devil May Cry collection be available individually? I’d like to avoid DMC2

  • Looks like a really impressive assortment of new releases this week!

  • @16 I seriously hope you aren’t talking about Dishonored, a PURELY SINGLEPLAYER game.

  • Holy crap! If they give us RCR for Plus this week I will literally crap my pants. Literally.

  • Retro City sounds interesting…also may pick up DMC HD Collection eventually. Solid drop.

  • wow thats ah pretty BIG Impressive drop. il have to google search these games since idk what none of them are.

  • Awesome drop, I salute you guys and gals

  • Any word on whether we’ll be able to download Dishonored at midnight if we pre-ordered it?

    It might seem like a small thing but when the big digital competitor is allowing pre-loading of games before street date, it’s not small at all.this is someng you guys should be sprinting toward, if you aren’t already.

  • Need to check out Spy Hunter. Is a demo planned?

    How big will the Vita version of Retro City Rampage be?

  • hey Rey, when is the additional animals for TOKYO JUNGLE dropping?

    I got the free ones that came with PS Plus, but I noticed in Survival mode theres 2 animals you have to purchase from PS Store to unlock, however they arent even available as DLC to buy in the Store, which is a HUGE let down…either JapanStudio needs to release the content asap, or they need to release a patch to update the game and make it so games states those will be available for purchase soon…as it currently states, “need to purchase from PS Storer to unlock”…

    kinda expect more from a 1st party developer of Sony’s, considering its a PS exclusive as well…other then that, <3 TOKYO JUNGLE!

  • How much will doctor who be? will there be an extra discount for those who also have it on the ps3?

  • I would like someday seen killer 7 on ps2 classics T_______T

  • First of all, this is a SWEET drop. One of the best this year.

    Second go to Google

    Search ‘Let’s Get Patapon 3 PSVita Compatible’

    Click on the second result

    Sign the petition

    Thank you

  • First of all, this is a SWEET drop. One of the best this year.

    Second go to Google

    Search ‘Let’s Get Patapon 3 PSVita Compatible’

    Click on the second result

    Sign the petition

    Thank you!

  • @37 & 38, you can inform. But please don’t double or quad-post in the same thread. You’ve done it before.

  • @6, feLipe- apart from minis & the new mobile games, all PSN titles have trophies- unless they’re free to play.

    @33, Elvick, caution there buddy. Haven’t seen much press for Spyhunter. I can’t help feeling this was produced to hype the film. I hope there’s a demo; I liked the coin up alot.

    Retrocity is here! Yes! Enjoy the week everybody!

  • A shout out to Derrick the Deathfin & Machinarium! A duo of cool games worth considering! =)

  • XCOM Baby!

  • Thinking about getting RCR and Dishonored. I will wait until some gameplay videos are on youtube after the release and more reviews are out. I am still enjoying Borderlands 2, Resident Evil 6 and Sonic Adventure 2 at the moment.

    Also, the Digimon World games would a great addition to the ps one classics!

  • I haven’t seen much, if anything, to make me feel like my Plus membership is doing me any good for awhile. Blitz isn’t a bad add, but some people, like myself, just could not care less about a sports game. Plus improved with a bang a few months back, but it has been settling back down to a whimper recently.

  • finally Machinarium is already on PSN :D

    still thinking about Dishonored.

    will see :P

  • FFV on PS Vita
    FFI & FFII on PSN
    Final Fantasy Type-0 on PSN whether PSP or PS Vita
    Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII & Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep on PSN
    These are musts that haven’t been done yet, Sony can have these things done if they really try.
    Crackle on PS Vita was announced for summer release, where is it.
    Crunchyroll is still coming this year for PS Vita right?
    Can we get a FUNimation app on PS Vita
    Ragnaroks release date needs to come THIS week. This close to release is unacceptable honestly.
    Any Screens or gameplay, or new details on the Vita version of Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

  • Awesome! Cant wait for Dishonored!

  • Finally RCR, Doctor Who, and XCOM! They shall be mine. Pretty solid Drop. Now let’s see what’s next for Plus.

  • Fantastic week of releases. Dishonored sounds amazing, I can’t wait for Tuesday. Some of the PSN games also seem very interesting.

    One question though: do you think in the future you will be able to also add the PSM new games in the weekly Drop & Store updates?

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