The Drop: Week of February 4th 2013 New Releases

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The Drop: Week of February 4th 2013 New Releases

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time marks the franchise’s biggest and most ambitious game yet with completely re-designed characters, worlds two times the size of those in previous Sly games, more vibrant and dense environments, and real-world physics allowing for a realistic gameplay experience. Staying true to the franchise’s signature gameplay style of blending stealth, thievery, exploration, and combat, Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time will take players on a thrilling journey around the world filled with epic boss battles, action-packed missions, engaging puzzle elements, new stealth moves and much more for both the PS3 and PS Vita.

Dead Space 3 is a third-person shooter with survival-horror gameplay elements that challenges players to work singly, or with a friend to stop the viral/monster Necromorph outbreak. The game features the return of franchise hero, Isaac Clarke and the necessity of his weapons making abilities and precision skill in using them against in order to defeat enemies. Other game features include, drop-in/out co-op support, the additional character John Carver, evolved Necromorph enemies, a new cover system, side missions, and more. Enjoy this week’s The Drop.

Dead Space 3

Dead Space 3 brings Isaac Clarke and merciless soldier John Carver on a journey across space to discover the source of the Necromorph outbreak. Crash-landed on the frozen planet of Tau Volantis, Isaac must comb the harsh environment for raw materials and scavenged parts. He will then put his engineering skills to the ultimate test to create and customise weapons and survival tools. The ice planet holds the key to ending the Necromorph plague forever, but first Isaac must overcome avalanches, treacherous ice-climbs, and the violent wilderness. Facing deadlier evolved enemies and the brutal elements, Isaac can choose to team up, not only for his own survival, but for that of mankind’s. Play together with a friend or go it alone as Isaac Clarke using the seamless new drop in, drop out co-op functionality. Each mode offers unique story elements and gameplay.

Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time

(Also on Blu-ray & PS Vita Cross Buy) — Sly Cooper and his mischievous cohorts, Bentley and Murray, return in a brand new epic, time-traveling adventure in Sly Cooper Thieves in Time. After completing their latest heist, Sly carries on with a case of alleged amnesia and dances off with gal pal Carmelita, leaving Bentley as the keeper of the treasured Thievius Raccoonus, The Cooper family’s ancient book of master thievery. When Bentley discovers that pages of the book have begun to disappear in front of his eyes, he must round up the gang and save the Cooper Clan legacy from being destroyed forever.

Fist of the North Star 2: Kens Rage — Follow the storyline of the entire action manga epic in Fist of the North Star: Ken’s Rage 2. The destructive power of the techniques of Hokuto Shinken and Nanto Seiken meet the intense action of the Warriors series to produce a thrilling experience for fans of both series. In addition to the signature moves of the first title, new actions such as ‘sprint’ and ‘dodge’ have been added to the move sets.

Mensa: Academy — American Mensa Academy provides genuine American Mensa questions so you can find your true American Mensa score! Test a little low? Improve your skills and try again! Featuring exciting theater backdrops and brain-twisting tests, Mensa: Academy is the most stimulating way to improve your IQ! Immerse your brain in mini-games and puzzles that cover topics like: Literacy, Numeracy, Logic, Memory, and Visual & Spatial skills. Choose from three exciting game modes to enhance your learning experience. Questions are posed as fun challenges with humorous characters and colorful graphics that will have you pushing for the win!

Bentley’s Hackpack (PS Vita Cross Buy) — Updated Description: Playable on both the PS3 and PS Vita systems. Featuring three of the retro inspired arcade mini-games from Sly Cooper Thieves in Time, Bentley’s Hackpack introduces an additional 20 levels and 100 challenges to each game and adds competitive social leaderboards so you can compete against your friends for top scores. The games also include tons of Sly Cooper loot to collect and cameos from the whole Sly Cooper gang. Bentley’s Hackpack is available as a free-to-play demo, or $2.99 for the complete experience.

Sony Pictures Blu-ray/DVD/UltraViolet

Here Comes The Boom — Former collegiate wrestler Scott Voss (Kevin James) is a 42-year-old, apathetic high school teacher. When budget cutbacks threaten to cancel some of the school’s programs and lay off its music teacher (Henry Winkler), Scott creates a scheme to raise money by moonlighting as a mixed martial arts fighter. Everyone thinks Scott is crazy – most of all the school nurse, Bella (Salma Hayek). In his quest, Scott gains something he never expected as he inspires his students and becomes a sensation that rallies the entire school.

[Editor’s Note: The following dates are subject to change. Game details are gathered from Press Releases, Retail Descriptions, from their individual publishers and/or ESRB rating descriptions.]

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  • Boooooooo

  • Hey, if anyone buys the hard copy of SLY and doesn’t own a vita i would gladly use your code??

  • I’m so glad that Sly Cooper’s finally making a comeback, and I can’t wait to take advantage of the Cross-Save functionality.

  • Sly hasn’t been advertised enough and will probably not sell well. :(

  • Boring update this week. I want Sly Cooper, but I’ll wait for the price to come down a little before buying. So with any luck, there will be something good for Plus! or a worthwhile sale. Otherwise this is a money saving week for me. Also, what happened to the Vita version of Ratchet & Clank: Full Frontal Assault? I thought it was supposed to be released in January.

  • Ugh, no PSOne Classics for Vita yet AGAIN…

  • @54 Last I checked, the price was $39.99. Got dropped weeks back.

    @51 Not sure if there is a download code.

    @53 True. But Sly 4 comes out years after Sly 3 did.

    @1 I don’t think that’s possible.

  • ordered a vita version of Sly. Can’t wait. Yes, I could’ve easily have bought the PS3 version, but I want to support my Vita.

  • @54, what do you mean a price cut? it already was! and if you get the vita version, it is 29.99. … can’t beat that!

  • @57 The PS3 version includes the Vita version as a bonus.

  • Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time is awesome :-)

  • i always look forward to dragon_knight and his WHAT NO KINGDOM HEARTS?!?!?! Rage!!!
    it puts a smile on my face every week…cause i always expect it.

  • Would Bentley’s Hackpack happen to be the Move-compatible minigames included in the physical release of the Sly Cooper Collection?

  • At least we’re getting Twilight Zone for us pinball fans…

  • mmmm….. the only one that intrest me is sly. the price is hard to beat

  • Wish there was more info on Bentley’s Hackpack I’ll still end up getting it because I love sly games. I just wonder if it was originally going to be on the disc extra and then taken off so they could drop the price 20 bucks.

  • hey guys, is anyone know do i get limited edition dlc packs if i pre-order dead space 3 in psn store ?

  • Damn, bad week this week for downloadables.

  • hey Ericho316 , this week is not bad.. dead space 3 look amazing.. sly cooper look great.. wow you must have bad tastes in those games.. pfttt

  • sly games get my day 1 treatment.

  • Legacy of Kain HD Collection Make it happen!

  • @71
    I would love a Legacy of Kain Collection, I still have the PS2 versions

  • Loved Dead Space 2
    Wont pick up DS3, looks like gears of war this time around, all action

  • I’ll get Dead Space 3 later. Ready for Sly Cooper’s new game though. It has already been shipped and I’ll get Tuesday. Next week, Skyrim DLC and Kat and Emmet for PSAS. I doubt for Ratchet & Clank: FFA PS Vita to come out anytime soon.

  • nothing for me this week

  • @33 I think dragon_knight’s finally getting it. It’s made for kind of a good running joke on the drop, though, lol.


  • it’s a shame Fist of the North Star 2 is only Digital :(

    still getting it, but would have prefer it to be retail.

  • Can someone tell me what incentive I have to go out and buy the PS3 version of Sly Cooper for $10 more? Aside from the fact that I can play it on a TV.

    The trophies are on the same list and it’s the same game aside from Cross Controller gimmick stuff.

  • @79
    It comes with the PS3 version.

  • I know this is off topic, but they should release dbz tenkaichi 3 as a PS2 classic

  • Since I’m missing out on some of the Sly Cooper content just because Sony LOVES pre-order exclusive content these days, no matter how anti-consumer it is, I’m either just not going to get the game at all or I’ll wait until it hits the bargain bin. I didn’t have the money for the game now, I was gonna have just enough funds for it a week from now but since they’re gonna actively cut out content, no matter how trivial, I’m not going to get the game. Enjoy the lost sale, guys, please stop making pre-order exclusive content such a huge cornerstone of your business. It’s a disgusting practice that should be abolished from the industry. Why would I purchase your game when you’re punishing me for not getting it earlier? This applies to every single game with pre-order exclusive content: you do not deserve my dollar vote.

  • WHERE THE HELL IS SKYRIM DLC? pc gets it tuesday this is bull**** im about to just go sell my skyrim

  • @67

    Yes, sure do.

  • … and Kingdom Hearts HD <3

    Please be a collection!

  • I agree with FullMetalDoctor,

    I need the old store back, or something to make it easier to look for items on my download list. I have almost 2,000 items, and it was a pain to go look for the Dead Space 2 Online pass since the “new” store didn’t have it listed (even while using SEARCH).

    Something of a “My Downloads” that are separated by Game/DLC/AVatar similar to the old look of the PSN store would be must appreciated.

    Before (with the old store) I just went straight to the game page (thumbnail) and grabbed my downloads. Can’t do it so much with the new look.

    Oh yeah – Dead Space and Sly for me. Not sure if that Bentley DLC is the same minigames from the collection. Will wait and see.

  • #1. The store is STILL laggy as hell.

    #2. There’s STILL *LOTS* of content missing from the “new” Playstation-Store. For example: Socom 4 had TWO “Avatar bundles”. So far, I’ve only seen one in the “new” Playstation Store (where as the [affectionately-called] “old Blue” Playstation Store had BOTH Avatar-bundles) (the one missing in the “new” Playstation-Store is “Avatar-Bundle #1 by the way) (and, if memory serves me, one Avatar-Bundle had the “good guys”-characters avatars, and the other Avatar-Bundle had the “bad guys”-characters avatars).

  • **continued from my previous post (since this darn comment-box STILL does not allow us to type everything we need to type (to make it easier on everyone and so people do not have to read MULTIPLE posts) on ONE post)***

    I still cannot find, in the “new” Playstation Store, any DLC (or even any listing for the following-games themselves, for that matter) for the videogames FIFA09, FIFA10, and FIFA11 (pretty much: any FIFA game released prior to the “FIFA12” one). I also tried to find the DLC for the James Bond game “Quantum of Solace” by searching in all the available methods (using the “one letter at a time” Search function — that didn’t find it.

    (continued in next post)

  • I also tried going to “Games” > “PS3 Games” > “All PS3 Games” (and the other ways you can search for it like “Disc-Only PS3 games”, “Full PS3-games”, and using the “Filter” function to filter by “Shooter” (since the game IS a “Shooter”-type videogame) and the videogame was nowhere to be found (whereas in the “old Blue” Playstation-Store, you can just easily go to “All, A – Z”, and then further narrow down the search by narrowing down the letters of what your videogame is called (example: “All Games, A to Z” > “Q” > select “Quantum of Solace”-videogame-art > voila. You’re shown ALL the things available for your selected game (videogame trailers, Developer Diaries, other Behind-The-Scenes videos, avatars, DLC “add-ons”, themes, etc.)))) and that didn’t work either.

  • (continued from my previous post)

    I also couldn’t find ANYTHING for the James Bond game “James Bond 007: Blood Stone”; I couldn’t find “Sonic Adventure” when using the darn “Search” function on the “new” Playstation Store, and only found it after finding “Sonic Adventure 2” listed below on the “Recommendations”-section of the game-page (containing all the DLC) for one of the videogames I was checking out the DLC for (and from there, after checking out “Sonic Adventure 2”, “Sonic Adventure [part 1]” was listed in the “Recommendations”-section of Sonic-Adventure-2’s game-page).

    I also remember that there were alot of Kevin Butler tv-ads and/or “tv ‘spots’ ” in the Socom-4 download-content page, and now none of those tv-spots are there [to download].

    I also STILL cannot find ANY Qore nor Pulse episodes [and videos], WHATSOEVER, in the “new” Playstation store, whereas in the OLD Playstation Store, pretty much ALL the content (at least as far as I know) that Sony has come out with ever since INVENTING (or should I say making?) the Playstation-Store, was there to see [and available for download].

  • (continued from my previous post)

    Now, thanks to you guys at Sony, I can’t even see Qore nor Pulse anymore (two things I greatly enjoyed and also, greatly enjoyed from Sony); and I really was looking forward to, now that I had the money in my Playstation-Store “wallet” to do so, download the Qore episodes that I wasn’t able to see before (such as the episode that talks about Crysis 2) — especially now that I’m a Playstation-Plus member (don’t get your hopes up Sony. I only bought a “1-year plan”-Playstation-Plus card online so that I could get access to that “online cloud-storage game-saves backup”-thing that I needed so I could backup my COPY-PROTECTED games (like the Assassin’s Creed games I have and the two Crysis games I have (Crysis 1 and Crysis 2), since I was upgrading my PS3’s hard-drive)) and can get those Qore episodes (at least this is what I’ve heard and read) for free.

  • (continued from my previous post)

    Also, for the love of humanity, what is UP with the CONFUSING (and/or EXTREMELY-*CONFUSING*) category-names in the “homepage” of the Playstation-Store?

    I mean come on: “New On PS3″, ” *Hot* on PS3″, and “Most Downloaded”. Usually “Hot” (in this particular case) can mean one of two things (and in some [particular] cases, like this one [for example], it can mean a third thing), it can mean like “hot off the press” (well you know what that means) (“wow”, “it’s new”, “it’s on FIRE”, “it’s what people are mostly interested in right now”, etc. etc.). (It can also mean “it’s what people are[, mostly,] looking-at right now and/ore are [most] interested in getting”).

    But then you have “NEW on PS3” (which means pretty much the same thing as “HOT on PS3” — referring to when I explained 2 seconds ago what “Hot on PS3” means).

    And THEN you have “MOST *DOWNLOADED*” which means basically — that, what people said it means / what you read it means / it’s self-explanatory. “What people are MOST *DOWNLOADING* on the PS3’s “Playstation Store” “. “What are people MOST *DOWNLOADING* on Playstation-Store[?]”.

  • (continued from my previous post)

    So it pretty much creates ALOT of confusion (if not a-TON of confusion). You have “HOT” on PS3, which can mean “hot off the press” (as in “new”) (which you already have in the category “NEW on PS3”), or it can mean “what people are MOST *INTERESTED* IN” (which you already have in the category “Most Downloaded”).

    So please, make the categories simpler and/or easier to use [and/or understand] (aka. more “user-friendly”, like they were in the [affectionately-called] “Old Blue” Playstation-Store).

    And please read all the comments and stuff about the “new” Playstation-Store in the comments section of all of your blog-posts ever since the “new” Playstation-Store came out, including the forums (including but not limited to the forum-pages I showed you and gave you the links of), and the YouTube-pages for your products and/or videos (including but not limited to that YouTube-page for your walkthrough-of-the-“New”-Playstation-Store that I showed you and gave you the link of).

    Many thanks in advance for taking the time [and patience] to read this message and consider all feedback (including but not limited to mine obviously :-) ).

  • @comment-#87: i completely agree with you, and second everything you said.

    (including the parts of:

    **beginning of copy-paste**

    “I need the old store back, or something to make it easier to look for items on my download list. I have almost 2,000 items, and it was a pain to go look for the Dead Space 2 Online pass since the “new” store didn’t have it listed (even while using SEARCH).

    Something of a “My Downloads” that are separated by Game/DLC/AVatar similar to the old look of the PSN store would be must appreciated.

    Before (with the old store) I just went straight to the game page (thumbnail) and grabbed my downloads. Can’t do it so much with the new look.”

    **end of copy-paste**).

  • Cool Story bro.

  • @84 Its coming. Have patience.

    @79 You get 2 copies in one. PS3 & PS Vita.

    @73 Meh. Did you try the demo?

  • @comment-#97: thanks man. sorry that i had to post so long/so much stuff, but it’s really annoying that the freaking “comments”-box doesn’t allow us to post EVERYTHING-we-need-to-post *on-ONE-box*.

    it would make it much easier on everyone if you (just like in the forums) could post everything you needed to post, on one box. instead of having to do multiple posts[,] like i had to do just now [right here].

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