On PS3 Blu-ray and PSN this week, Dynasty Warriors 8 follows the stories of the kingdoms of Wei, Wu, Shu and Jin through the actions of historical military and political figures of the time as they fight to gain control over the Three Kingdoms of China.
Giving stronger emphasis in the stage of these epic battles and inspired by the landscape of ancient China to deliver a wide range of visual treats, Dynasty Warriors 8 will feature more than 40 completely new stages: verdant plains, desolate wastelands, sharp ravines, huge castles, and other breath-taking sites.
Enjoy this week’s The Drop!
Dynasty Warriors 8
(Also on PS3 Blu-ray) — Dynasty Warriors 8 follows the stories of the kingdoms of Wei, Wu, Shu and Jin through the actions of historical military and political figures of the time as they fight to gain control over the Three Kingdoms of China.
Apart from the Story Mode, which comes with new episodes and characters and takes a deeper look at the drama that unfolds in the Romance of the Three Kingdoms story, Dynasty Warriors 8 includes all new “What if?” scenarios. Breaking away from historical fact, this mode takes a look at what could have happened if famous characters had lived to fight another day. Stories branch out to different outcomes providing variety in the course and ending of the game, and giving the players the power to view an alternate version of history depending on their choices. The game also boasts a vast number of new and returning playable characters, as the highly anticipated officers Yue Jin and Li Dian from the Wei Kingdom, who make their first appearance in the series, alongside more than 70 playable characters that fight to prevail in the battlefield.
Time and Eternity (Also on PS3 Blu-ray) — Kamza, a vibrant kingdom located on a lush ocean island, is in the midst of a national event celebrating the upcoming marriage of their princess to a valiant knight. But when a group of assassins appears during the ceremony, this dream come true transforms into their worst nightmare. As the knight lays mortally wounded, the princess reveals her long hidden secret—there is a second soul living within her, and together they control the power to travel through time. But can they act quickly enough to reverse the course of history and find out what happened that fateful day? Only time will tell…
From NIS and acclaimed developer Image Epoch, Time and Eternity offers brand-new style of role-playing game, brought to life with captivating, hand-drawn animation. You will witness your own death at your wedding before traveling back in time with your wife-to-be in order to track down your killer!
Turbo: Super Stunt Squad (Also on PS3 Blu-ray) — Turbo: Super Stunt Squad is a high-velocity action game featuring the super-charged crew of characters from the animated feature film. Each playable character has their own signature street style and tricked-out skills which will come in handy when showing-off and earning respect with jumps, drifts, slides, flips and other super-cool stunt moves. Expert skills will also prove useful to earn power-ups, customize your character, win competitive challenges and discover shortcuts in the dynamic larger-than-life environments of Turbo’s world.
Dead Island: Game of the Year Edition — The island of Banoi is a lush, tropical paradise in the South Pacific where its flagship Royal Palms Resort serves as the ultimate getaway for vacationers with money to burn. However, all good things must soon come to an end – and the picturesque resort falls into madness, carnage and chaos after a mysterious and contagious zombie outbreak claims its once peaceful atmosphere. The GOTY version of last year’s first person zombie killing adventure includes all of the game’s previously-released DLC, including Bloodbath Arena mode, Ryder White’s single-player story campaign and a blueprint for the Ripper weapon mod.
Alien Spidy — After losing contact with his explorer friend Virgi, our fearless alien hero Spidy heads to Earth in his spacecraft to find her in Alien Spidy. While entering the Earth’s atmosphere, his spacecraft suddenly fails and starts to break up, causing Spidy to crash-land on the strange planet, with his craft scattered across forests, throughout ponds and into dark caves. Spidy finds himself alone on an alien world and faces the epic challenge of tracking down Virgi, battling strange new enemies and finding the missing pieces from his spacecraft in order to repair the damage and make their escape home.
The stage is set for the adventure of a lifetime as Spidy embarks on a perilous journey through a visually stunning 2D/3D world, where quick reflexes and fast-paced platform action create a fun and rewarding gameplay experience, which is easy to pick up, but challenging to master.
Mamorukun Curse! — Mamorukun and several other Chosen Souls have been plucked from the realm of the Living and tossed into the Netherworld! Not remembering how they all wound up in such a strange place, the Chosen Souls are immediately ordered by the wholesomely cute and utterly demanding Ms Fururu, to assist her in restoring balance to the Netherworld and stopping the World of Darkness from taking over. With their newly acquired Curse Powers, the Chosen Souls must fight their way through the Netherworld in order to find and seal the gate that separates the Netherworld from the World of Darkness before it’s too late.
Mystic Chronicles — Battle the darkness alongside your guardian beast! Mystic Chronicles follows the story of a mysterious youth, Lux, adopted by a small village. Lux has just begun his training to join the Holos Guild, a society charged with ridding the world of troublemakers. However, a chance meeting with a young girl sets in motion a series of events that sets Lux on a far more serious quest than just defeating ornery forest creatures! Could Lux end up being the savior of the entire world?!
Geronimo Stilton in the Kingdom of Fantasy (PS Vita / PSP) — Meet Geronimo Stilton, editor of the Rodent’s Gazette, the most important newspaper in New Mouse City. Join Geronimo Stilton on a colourful quest through the Kingdom of Fantasy as he tackles puzzles, brain-teasers and action-packed challenges. Enjoy a fascinating and gripping story based on the hit books that will enthral children and parents alike.
Doodle God (PS Vita) — With Doodle God you can create storms, build armies, grow a civilization, and so much more! Doodle God puts the power of creation in your hands. Mixing and matching different elements, work your way up, all the way from bacteria and beetles, to clay and ceramics, to tools, weapons and beyond! But beware, creating a whole world is not so easy — inventing the wheel might just end in a plague of zombies…
Don’t worry though; you’re not completely alone on your cosmic journey! Every time you successfully create a new item or procedure, you’ll also be rewarded with the wit and wisdom of some of the greatest philosophers and comedians! Clear, colorful graphics bring the rise and fall of mighty empires to your screen. Unleash your inner god with Doodle God!
Kung Fu Rabbit (PS Vita) — Life in the temple of rabbits hangs by a thread. Universal Evil has once again run rampant, and kidnapped all of your students. Use your agility and combat abilities to save all of your students! Jump from roof to roof, slide gracefully along walls, sneak up on your enemies and rip them to shreds!
Shaun White Skateboarding — As the first skateboarding game in the best-selling Shaun White video game franchise, Shaun White Skateboarding will provide an innovative twist and fresh take on the skateboarding and action-sports genre.
Voodoo Chronicles: The First Sign — Help out James Voodoo as he investigates a mysterious attack and goes on an incredible adventure in Voodoo Chronicles: The First Sign! Explore the forsaken hamlet of Ravenhill, then travel the world’s wealthiest city, Richtown, and uncover the secret of a lost tribe in this challenging Hidden Object Puzzle Adventure game. Can you save the city from the terrifying monster? Find out in Voodoo Chronicles: The First Sign!
PlayStation 2 Classic
Capcom vs SNK 2: Mark of the Millennium — Two of the world’s fighting giants return in this colossal slugfest and it’s time to settle the score. Now, Capcom vs. SNK 2 unleashes lightning fast animation and classic arcade fighting action on the PlayStation 2. Choose from over 44 characters in an arsenal of fighters consisting of both the SNK and Capcom universes while customizing your fighting style with six different combat grooves.
Sony Pictures (Blu-ray)
Evil Dead — Five friends have found the mysterious and fiercely powerful Book of the Dead which releases a violent demon on a bloodthirsty quest to possess them all.
[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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