The Drop: Week of April 1st 2013 New Releases

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The Drop: Week of April 1st 2013 New Releases

Join a futuristic online open-world shooter where thousands of players scour a transformed Earth competing for alien technology. Create a unique character and level up with diverse customization options. Hunt alone or with others as you improve your skills and unlock powerful modern and alien weapons that will help you survive the massive battles that await in this constantly evolving online world.

Immerse yourself in the world of Defiance as the game impacts, and is impacted by, the Defiance TV series on this week’s The Drop.


(Also on PSN) — The visionary open-world shooter MMOG Defiance serves as a companion to the tandem television show on Syfy. In an entertainment first, the game and show will influence and depend on each other, and even feature some players’ characters on the TV shows as extras.

Set on a future Earth, Defiance introduces players and viewers to a world where humans and aliens live together on a planet transformed by decades of conflict. The game combines the intense action of a ‘AAA’ console shooter, with the persistence, scale, and customization of an MMO, while its TV counterpart weaves the rich tapestry of the world into a series with the scope, characters, and drama of a classic sci-fi epic. Because they exist in a single universe, the show and the game will influence each other and evolve together over time, with actions in both mediums driving the overall story of Defiance.

Ion Assault HD — In 2183 humanity discovers an energy source that facilitates travel into new regions of space. Gigantic mother ships collect the newly discovered fuel from the distant energy fields and transport it to Earth. When the fleet is destroyed in an alien attack, the player sets out on a perilous journey home in a small harvester.


In Ion Assault, instead of conventional weapons, players use the free energy particles that are abundant in space to fend off swarms of aliens. The particles are bundled and the player is able to shoot them at asteroids and enemy ships. The particles are not destroyed in this process, but are redistributed in space, ready to be magnetically attracted again and re-used. Their random distribution makes for dynamic gameplay and calls for a more strategic approach.


  • Injustice: Gods Among Us
  • Terraria

PlayStation 2 Classic

2477_gtalcs_Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City Stories — There are a million stories in Liberty City. This one changes everything. Once a trusted wise guy in the Leone crime family, Toni Cipriani was forced into hiding after killing a made man. Now he’s back and it’s time for things to be put right. Forced to fight for his life in an odyssey that will shake Liberty City to its foundations, Toni must use any means necessary to secure his place in the leadership of the Leone family in a town up for grabs.

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories — Vice City features more expansive locations, and over 120 vehicles ripe for the picking such as exotic cars, motorcycles, luxury yachts and planes. The soundtrack boasts three times the tunes compared to the previous GTA, and features countless ’80s hits. Over 40 different weapons ensure effective firepower and provide enough variety for stylish defensive measures (samurai sword anyone?).

[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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  • When we’re getting Driving PS2 classics like Need for Speed ​​Underground 2, I would love to replay that game PS3 level, hopefully with trophies integrated system … That would be great … when for the love of god, when ….

  • Still no Crash or Spyro on Vita

  • i got all the plus games this wee and bought a coin pack to unlock everthing and get bounse coins and got nothing but sony takeing my money

  • I preordered Defiance through PSN and I really wish we were able to “preload” the game. It’s not like we can play it early since we need the game servers to go up. Now we have to wait till whenever o’clock pm on Tuesday to download everything..

  • Two demos I’m eager to try!

  • Nice drop i may pick up Defiance the beta was good but I can’t wait to try out Injustice finally. I wonder what’s the free PS3 game I hope it’s not another shooter we need a break from that and need to try something different an rpg mostly and adventure like Dragon age 2 or Rayman Origins or Game of thrones..if it’s going to be another shooter at least make it something like Medal of honor warfighter

  • Rogue Galaxy and VJ for ps2 classic

  • Picking up GTA LCS and VCS, hoping to see the new God Of War on it one day I’m eager to buying it already.

  • Need Rogue Galaxy by Level 5

  • Come on release God of War Ascension plz.

  • We already know that the two PlayStation 2 classics are very good and recommended.
    Defiance seems good to try.
    No doubt that with this update of the store will have to prove how they are Injustice and Terraria.

  • Nice to see some actual classics making the rounds for once. I already have LCS and VCS for the Vita, so I won’t be downloading them again, but more people need to play those. Good work, whoever’s in charge of the classics.

  • Why is no one talking about one of the best tactic games there is VANDAL HEARTS I & II

  • Can SCEA update the PSONE and PSP compatibility list anytime soon… ? Some games just work on Vita, passing by a PS3… I just don’t have one at this time !!!!

    Or is it a technic to push weak gamers like me to buy a new PS3 ???? ;)

  • Worst blog ever. Senior social media specialist should get no pay.

  • Defiance totally SUCK.
    its has to be one of the worst games i played this gen

  • Waiting for Terraria Vita version! Hope it supports cross save and cross play too! :)

  • @50 Don’t think so. It goes for the entire month of March, why did you wait till now?

  • @50: On the post, it says the promo will run the entire month of march & April 1st . Though i wouldn’t take my chances. You should go read the post & decide yourself.

  • other than the DEFIANCE drop this week looks pretty sad… thank jeebus for last weeks TERRARIA release. totallyworth the $15 price tag… 9.5/10 great game

  • and please make a Day 1 digital release for The Last of Us please.

  • what about ninja gaiden: razors edge? please respond

  • Hey, everyone, go see the hilarious iPlay “advertisement” on IGN. It is BEYOND a funny April Fool!

  • @ 48/50/Wez455: Yes. If you actually go into the PS Store from your PS3, they’ve got the promotion as a full page background ad, and it says right on it that the offer goes through April 1st. So it’ll most likely even work early Tuesday morning on the 2nd, until the store updates. You should be good for at least the next 24 hours.

  • There are a lot of vita owners who are all wanting to know when Soul Sacrifice demo will be on the psn? Because Japan had theirs a month before the game came out and yet we still have no demo or new info on the game. Which has most buyers and soon to buyers thinking you guys are going to hold this game longer.

  • Will we be having a spring sale much like the one that has begun in EU?

  • Come on guys,we want God of War 3 on PSN .

  • Any word on God of War Ascension DLC? I’m dying for some new maps over here, man!

  • ok this is pothetic

  • does anyone want a free platnum …

  • Doesn’t Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge hit PSN on 4/2/13 as well?

  • When we have Persona 4 as PS2 classic?
    And where is the NFS Most Wanted (PS2) Classic???

  • TALLglassofWATER

    Elder scrolls: morrowind on vita PLEASE! I would cream!

  • Morgan sleeping on the job? its noon here c’mon now lol

  • I hope Devil may Cry 4 is released as a digital download soon. I love having all my games digital.

  • i hope theres an awesome ps plus discount sale on games this tuesday to make up for this very weak drop.

  • @86 We’ll see.

    @84 Today is April Fool’s Day. Keep that in mind.

    @82 Best to ask on the forums about Most Wanted (2005).

    @80 Huh?

  • Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom on PS3!!

  • Sorry on PSN

  • Can’t wait for that Injustice: Gods Among Us demo.

    Nothing for Vita? Seriously? Come on Sony

  • @The_Dukenator – If they try anything stupid I will sell all my ps3 stuff and switch to xbox.

  • Will Bloody Roar 4 ever be available?

  • Is this an April Fools Joke? Lol. No but seriously, I hope April’s PS+ is good because @Morgan will see alot of Angry Birds flocking in the forums :)

  • @lisa thanks that was funny

  • I thought the PS+ update was usually up by now.

  • is the blog updateing today

  • Wish there was better comminucation as to what DLC is coming out for the store update. While it’s nice to get a surprise I’d still like to know so my wallet can be funded accordingly. Anyway, i’m just waiting on my import copy of Dynasty Warriors 8 to arrive from Japan since I know Tecmo Koei will shaft the NA market again with either a super delayed PSN only download version or they may not even bother to bring it over at all…
    hurmph >:(

  • For people that are waiting for GOW: ASCENSION on PS STORE ! THE GAME HAS 37 GB !

  • @94, dodgedoors, yes, I almost believed it, it was so well done, until they said what the launch lineup would be, lol. But a real iPlay is something I would buy, if it had real games and a real twin stick controller.

    Anyway, I hope the Apple bigwigs get to see the spoof.

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