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The Drop: Week of August 19th 2013 New Releases

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The Drop: Week of August 19th 2013 New Releases

Saints Row IV arrives on PS3 and PSN this week. The head honcho of the Saints has been elected to the Presidency of the United States. But the Saints are just getting started. Now the larger-than-life insanity of the Saints series gets a new twist with a catastrophic alien invasion, and the aliens have transported the Saints to a bizarro-Steelport simulation. Wield gargantuan superpowers and fight to free humanity from alien granddaddy Zinyak’s mental grasp. Escape the simulation that’s trapped the Saints crew, or die trying.

As a Cross Buy and Cross Play title on PS3 and PS Vita, Divekick distills the essence of the fighting genre into a two-button, no-joystick, rage-inducing form that can be enjoyed by anyone. You have no traditional directional movement.

Enjoy this week’s The Drop!

Saints Row IV

(Also on PSN) — In the next open-world installment of Saints Row, Deep Silver Volition continues the story of the Third Street Saints by elevating their status to the highest level – the leaders of the free world.

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Saints Row IV lets players delve into an arsenal of alien weaponry and technology that will turn each Saint into an ultimate entity of destruction. Utilize out-of-this-world superpowers to fight all the way to the top. With intensified action and enhanced customization, players can use their newfound superpowers and leap over buildings, outrun the fastest sports cars, or send enemies flying with telekinesis in the greatest, most insane installment of Saints Row yet. Save the world, Saints Style.

Disney Infinity

Disney Infinity unlocks the freedom to play with some of your favorite Disney and Disney/Pixar worlds like never before! You can experience adventures in the worlds of Pirates of the Caribbean, The Incredibles and Monsters University — take on the role of Sulley, the naturally gifted ‘scarer’; become Captain Jack Sparrow, the sword-wielding pirate; or transform yourself into Mr. Incredible, one of the world’s greatest crime-fighters. Battle enemies, solve puzzles, overcome obstacles and complete a variety of other unique quests.

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Or create your own world! Unlock virtual toys, characters, buildings, weapons, gadgets and more — and bring them into the Disney Infinity ‘Toy Box’ where you can mix them all up to create your own game. In the Disney Infinity Toy Box, there are no rules and you can create any adventure you want. Share your creations with your friends with up to 4-player co-op play. The more you play, the more you unlock so the story never ends. It’s up to you and your imagination — infinite possibilities, infinite ways to inspire your imagination!

The-Bureau-XCOM-DeclassifiedThe Bureau: XCOM Declassified

The battle of humans against an invading alien force erupts in The Bureau: XCOM Declassified, a new story and unique gameplay experience set inside one of gaming’s most storied and beloved franchises. Set in 1962 at the height of the Cold War, The Bureau tells the origin story of the clandestine XCOM organization’s first encounter with a mysterious and devastating enemy. Originally established as America’s covert defense against the Soviet Union, The Bureau must adapt and overcome a threat unlike anything the world has faced before. As special agent William Carter, players will call the shots and pull the trigger, leading their squad of agents in the high-stakes secret war for humanity’s survival. Paramount to repelling the outside threat is The Bureau’s ability to cover-up the enemy’s existence in order to prevent worldwide panic.

In the spirit of the XCOM franchise, The Bureau’s calculated combat design requires players to think and act tactically. The game’s third-person perspective gives the player a sense of spatial awareness and grants them the freedom to transition in and out Carter’s unique Battle Focus ability seamlessly — heightening the tactical shooter action. The Bureau also fully embraces the concept of permanent consequence. As our last line of defense, every command can mean the difference between life and death for Carter, his squad and mankind.

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell: Blacklist

The United States has a military presence in two thirds of countries around the world. A group of 12 have had enough and initiate a terror ultimatum called the Blacklist — a deadly countdown of escalating terrorist attacks on U.S. interests. Sam Fisher is the leader of the newly formed 4th Echelon unit: a clandestine unit that answers solely to the President of the United States. Sam and his team must hunt down these terrorists by any means necessary, and stop the Blacklist countdown before it reaches zero.

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Unleash the power of the most lethal agent to ever exist. You’ve been given the ultimate freedom to protect innocents against the Blacklist terror attacks known as — the freedom to use limitless force, to break every law, and to become the globe’s deadliest operative. If you succeed, the President of the United States will deny you exist. If you fail, millions will die.

Divekick

(Cross Buy + Cross Play PS3/PS Vita) — You can only dive into the air with the Dive button (it’s a jump) and then propel yourself toward the ground with a mighty kick, using the Kick button. Kicking while on the ground will cause you to bounce away from your opponent. The first hit wins each round; first to five rounds wins the game!

As simple as this sounds, trust that underestimating your opponent is a dangerous mistake. Movement is unorthodox, and players are unable to guard against incoming attacks. Finding the optimal spot to stand in order to score a counter is key, but actually standing in that position is a lot harder than you’d think! Players can also build up their Kick-Meter to activate Kick-Factor, a super charged mode in which your character dives higher and kicks faster. Watch your head, however, as one solid foot to the face scores a headshot and leaves you with a concussion in the next round. Stunned players don’t dive as high or kick as fast, leaving them at a massive disadvantage.

Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers Air Conflicts: Pacific Carriers combines authentic Second World War settings and a fictitious story that will lead the player through arcade-flight action.

Demos

PlayStation 2 Classic

Naval Ops Commander The true sequel to the original Kurogane no Houkou, Naval Ops: Commander returns to the series’ heavier tactic-oriented roots and emphasizes construction and strategy over action. New features include the TBG Tactical Battle Group System (which allows players to have real-time control over their primary warship), additional camera viewpoints, 200 different weapons, 1000 different ship parts, and over 80 varied stages.

Kessen III Follow-up to Koei’s first two strategy games, set in ancient Japan.

[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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134 Comments

  • Once again, I wait up until 4a.m. for a midnight release and no Saints Row 4. So if I decide to buy it as a download, I get to wait an entire day until I get to play it. Once again, EPIC FAIL!

  • Thanks for letting us know what will be coming out next week. Still busy with xillia, but I’m getting close to the platinum trophy.

  • What about Saints Row IV ???

  • Um, so no Saints Row IV huh! Well that sux! Thought i was going to be up so i could download it.

  • what the f*** like really playstation waited till 6 am and its still not out
    really disssapointed

  • i pulled an all night waiting for Ssaints Row lV to be released at 12:01 EST and im still up waiting. so SONY hurry you f*** a** up and put the game on the store so people can download it and the play it. thank you and have a nice day.

  • I don’t understand why people are saying MGS1 isn’t on the NA PS store…I’m sitting looking at it, its a psone classic for PS3/PSP and should work on the vita as well. Its also in the mgs legacy collection…So yeah you must be looking for a regular game with trophy support which psone classics will never have.

  • Come on Sony

  • Omg why its taking so much time, why the US store always need to be the last in every thing?!! ps plus update always mounth afther the EU adding new contect mounth after the EU .
    All we want you to do now is just to add the f***** Saints row IV and let us download it! god….

  • North America, 12:15 pm. Still waiting…. waiting isn’t as big a deal to us gamers as one might think.
    After all, we’re often used to salivating obsessively over a game that we’ve heard just went into development and will release years from now (Maybe). We are well oiled high functioning machines when it comes to the science of enduring near overwhelming anticipation. What IS, and forever HAS been, difficult for us is being left in the dark. Think of it as a sort of gamer kryptonite that monkeywrenches the works, and causes undue stress. I know y’all are busy,probably way more than we can imagine, but a comment, or post somewhere about a delay like this would go a long way towards a merciful soothing of stress. Either way thank you for being awesome Sony, we wouldn’t be impatient now if we weren’t such huge fans :)

  • I dont mind waiting a little longer to download SRIV, but i mind not knowing when it can be downloaded fron the store, ALL I WANT IS THE TIME IT WILL BE DOWNLOADABLE, that way i know when to put down my other stuff and rage at the install bar.

  • Put saints row up

  • *sigh* still nothing I really want to get Saints Row IV come on sony please update sooner.

  • surprised sony didnt fix their bad habit yet -.-

  • …this is disappointing, all I want is the game. If its not on psn tomorrow Im gunna get it on steam.

  • STILL NO SR4… S*** you guys are lazy!!! Been hours and nothing…

  • WTF guys what about Saints Row IV?!? i’m still wating to you adding it to the store
    the game is out! so why i cant get the F****** game and enjoy god dammit

  • @ 52 estoc1 – Wow dude…you’re beyond help if you’re saying that for real…wii u the supposed next-gen system is already a dead system….plus all the good nintendo games are being ported 2 being wii u games and 2 being 3ds games…RE:Revelations,Rayman Legends,Ninja Gaiden 3 Razor’s Edge and now Castlevania Mirror’s of Fate…ha kicking both PS3 and Vita?….that only in your imaginary world.Nintendo is best suited for kids,thats why they still have some playas.

  • Come on u guys I have work to night try to install saints row and it’s still not out yet

  • You guys better pull your s*** together and not do this same thing when the PS4 comes out. Hours and Hours and still no SR4. If you do no put it up there soon, i am buying it off steam. So either hurry up or loose a sale.

  • Their to focus on gamecom

  • What the ENTIRE psn team to focus on Gamescon, which is done now… I do not think so,the tech monkeys are the ones who do the store updates, and i think they all fell asleep… Only CEO’s and reps went to Gamescon!

  • any word on Saints Row 4 i live in middle of no where so the ps store the only way im getting this game

  • I know you’re doing the gamescom thing but we’ve been waiting for hours for the update so hurry please and update I really want to download, install and play for hours non-stop with SR4

  • I think we better wait to Saints row v because I dont think SR IV is going to be out soon in the US store..

  • @125 – Your prob right… well then, Steam here i come. Sick of waiting for them to do their job. And a simple one at that! And no one ever replies on these forum, what gives. Hopefully they replace and add people that actually answer questions, especially with the PS4 they better fix this dead silence on forums.

  • FINALLY IT’S UP

  • Finally downloading sr4 now

  • where is the flashback: quest for identity remake that was supposed to drop today?

  • Price drop for Saints Row 3 already really!? I have it for Plus but I’m not shelling out $39.99! When I can get it cheaper from the net or the store really Sony Really! And you call this an update??? Don’t make me laugh! Its a joke nothing innovative from you guys in charge of the PlayStation Network! I call those type of people Slacker’s! Have a nice day! Going to call you about this as well because this is absolutely Ridiculous! Man why can’t you give us Plus members better deal’s from new release’s perhaps? or a price drop to what I mentioned its an old game now Sony I mean really get with the picture! I would like to get my hands on The Last Of Us but its unavailable! Demo perhaps Sony just something worth staying with Plus!

  • So what are we getting today for Plus member’s what the same old junk??? Ridiculous absolutely ridiculous!! Price drop for Saints Row 3!! I want to get a good deal but $39.99 is a ripoff Sony!

  • And Pay what ever sucks! Crappy graphics and no custom sound tracks you gotta be kidding still no support for it very outdated Sony sorry but I mentioned this already outdated PSN!

  • How about The New God Of War which by the way came out quite awhile ago what was it Ascension??? Really Sony that game is what suppose to have have The Last Of Us demo??? so why didn’t you give this to Plus Members I mean Duh!????

  • I read some comments and all I can think is, Do you people not have jobs? Stay up until 6am to wait for a game to be released on PSN? C’mon.

    I will be buying the Disc version from the store tomorrow-ish maybe. Should be fun. Or I may get from Steam, undecided yet. Better graphics on my PC, but more relaxing on the couch on ps3.

    Hmmmmmm.

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