The Drop: New PlayStation Releases for October 1st, 2013

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The Drop: New PlayStation Releases for October 1st, 2013
The Drop

Journey through a haunting city soaked in rain, or blaze across the courts with a cheering crowd in your ear — this week greets a number of thrilling new releases joining the PlayStation family.

In Rain, gamers will explore the streets, alleys, and awnings of a haunting city saturated by rain. As an invisible boy, players must use the rain around them to perceive their small hero running through the world, pursuing a similarly ghostly girl, while avoiding a malevolent force. Rain blends this adventure together with unique puzzles to create a wholly original experience.

But if you’d rather go hard and go loud, perhaps NBA 2K14 will be your preferred game for the week. The next entry in the long-running series, NBA 2K14 aims to bring you the best basketball you can find in gaming. Witness the return of the multiplayer Crew mode, the inclusion of Euroleague, a dynamic living roster, and a killer soundtrack.

PlayStation will also enjoy the arrival of another PS2 classic in the form of Fatal Frame III: The Tormented. Prepare to sleep with the lights on.

For a full list of games launching this week, check below, and enjoy The Drop.

Rain Static Theme

Fatal Frame III
NBA 2K14

New PlayStation Releases This Week

Vita, PSN
Plunge into the human body and eliminate all the viruses, disease, and infections you can with PS Vita’s touchscreen.
PS2 Classic, PSN
Explore a cursed manor in this chilling horror game where your camera is your best chance at survival.
A modern remake of the 90’s platformer classic. Relive the sci-fi narrative and help Conrad save the human race.
PS3, PSN, Retail
The famed basketball series continues with Pro Stick control, improved player motion, and tons of upgrades.
Bring the fun of a foosball table into your living room, and take up way less space in the process. Party-friendly play, with local multiplayer support.
Traverse the rainy streets of a dark city in search of answers. Guide an invisible young boy, and avoid the dangers lurking beneath the drops.
Take flight and soar above sprawling environments, with only your wingsuit keeping you aloft in this basejumping, extreme sports simulator.


Editor’s Note: the information above is subject to change without notice.

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  • Isn’t GTA Online also dropping this week?

    Glad there will be a demo of Beyond: Two Souls.

  • Surprised GTA Online didn’t make the list. Looking forward to NBA 2k, as always.

  • Nice to see Fatal Frame III on the list to complete the trilogy on PSN.

  • I would highly recommend downloading the BEYOND: Two Souls demo. I have early access to the demo and it’s amazing.

  • Flashback! Wow, nice!

  • Nice releases, I played Beyond demo and hope they fix the sound issue I could not hear anything through my surround sound headsets. Might get Fatal Frame and Rain :-D

  • GTA Online isn’t a seperate download. It’s part of the GTA disc . Make sense that they didn’t list it.

    Flashback is only good if you want to play the original version, the remake is awful.

    More Fatal Frame? Hellll yeaaaaaaa

  • I’m loving the early drops. Any news on Terraria vita or Rainbow Moon vita?

  • Can you put the description of the game next to the picture? This format seems very strange and unless you know these games, you cannot tell which description goes to which picture. It would also save space in the formatting.

    • Thank you for the feedback!

      We really like the format we’re working towards right now, but we always appreciate these notes.

      My reasoning behind that specific visual format above: the games listed are in alphabetical order, and so are their respective images. So while the NBA image doesn’t line up with its corresponding entry on the list, it still falls in alphabetical order compared with the other images.

      The images used serve as a quick, “visual overview” of the week’s releases. There would be the danger of serious clutter if we used an image for every game dropping (especially during busy weeks), so that’s why I opted for a more selective approach.

      Hopefully this makes sense, and thanks again for your thoughts!


  • GTA Online isn’t a separate download, so it will most likely be an update or patch for GTAV as all the content is already on the GTAV disc/download. If they had listed it it would imply that you can buy it separately, but you can’t.

  • Can’t wait to get Rain. That game looks so interesting. And the demo to Beyond: Two Souls is awesome. Can’t wait for next week to finally get my hands on that game

  • Wasnt meruru released a few weeks ago? Or am i confusing them?

  • But when is Destiny of Spirits coming out?? :( It was supposed to be released in September…

  • YESSSS Fatal FRAME 3!! PERFECT TIMING TO, Need a good scare for this halloween season.

  • Umm..the Atelier game is already on the store. Since the begining of September.
    Some sort of mixup?

  • @15 That’s Atelier Totori you’re thinking of, this is the sequel.
    @ Ryan Do you know if there are plans to make PS2 classics compatible with vita or if it’s even possible? I would buy a lot more of them if I could play them on the go.

  • I’m sure it is likely, Fatal Frame 3 will be $9.99 THANK U SO MUCH FOR PUTTING THIS GAME ON PSN! This is the one FF game on PS2 i never got to play, i remember seeing it in a gamestop “New” for $49.99 many years ago. Can’t wait to download this.

  • @15 wow you”re right. I never noticed it on there. They did that with Atelier Totori Plus too. They just released it without telling anyone. This wasn’t even announced on the playstation store update though. Weird.

  • @16 It’s not. I looked on the vita store both totori and mereru
    are there.

  • I’m with number 8. When can we hear some more news on Terraria vita or Rainbow Moon vita? Can’t wait for those games…but it looks like I’ll have to. At least one more week.


  • Flashback and Rain should have had Vita versions.

    Platformers are PERFECT for the Vita; when will devs realize that?!

  • About the Atelier game:

    It was released a few weeks ago, but only as a bundle with some costumes. This Tuesday, the bundle will be replaced in the store with the game by itself. This makes it show up as a new game or a re-release, which is what is causing some confusion here.

    Tecmo Koei does this with most of their Vita games: limited-time bundle for the first month, then re-release of the game by itself after that.

    Battlefield 4 beta is also coming out this week: Tuesday for BF3 Premium and MoH Warfighter LE owners, Friday for everyone else.

  • Will GT6 get a Day 1 digital release? I need to know asap to make sure I preorder it. Thanks.

  • @Ryan Clements
    I’m sorry Ryan, but I’m going to have to agree with JlSlippers remarks on the image alignment. While I get it and I was able to pickup on it, it did take more brain power than I was willing to commit to it while I was taking a quick glance at the drop. I also don’t see these things happening over at IGN’s website either, Images are always paired with subject there as well. A site I’m assuming you should be very familiar with given your previous employ.

  • Somebody explain please:

    – DOUBT ABOUT PROMOTION: “Get $10 for Every $50 Spent,…”

    Is it for PSVITA games too?

  • please let Haunting Ground be the next PS2 classic to be released on the PS store after Fatal Frame III. please please please.

  • Already Pre-Ordered rain! And the Beyond Two Souls Demo looks sweet! Now let’s wait for the weekly sales

  • @25 Yes. It’s for anything that uses the SEN wallet. So you’re covered.

  • I pre-ordered Rain and can’t wait to play it but GTA Online comes out also. What do I do?! I’m going crazy here!

  • yes beyond two souls demo! Finally get to check it out!

  • wish Flashback was on Vita, love it on om Xbox

  • @29, play GTA Online first. Rain’s not going anywhere.

  • Ryan, just slap the logo for each game in the corner of every image and you’ll be golden. I get what you’re going for, but to someone unfamiliar with these games, they might have no idea which game the images are from. Like, Rain is at the top, but the after that is Fatal Frame, I think, but might be Die!Die!Die!. I don’t know what Die!Die!Die! looks like.

    Just a suggestion.

  • NICE! fatal frame 3…. I didn’t finished it on my ps2, ‘ cause my console broke at the time =/

    I think now I’ll have another chance

  • I like the new format. Also like that feedback is being given back to us, so thank you for that, Ryan.

  • gta online oct 1st. anyways been hade my eyes on Rain. Fatal Frame III: The Tormented is ah nice one. will def try out beyond two souls demo.

  • Yeah, Ryan is doing a great job with the drop. Like the format, it’s much earlier and he responds. Also, the PS2 classics have been pretty good lately. Persona 4 would be a good addition. I still have the PS2 version and it holds up very well.

  • Fatal Frame III: The Tormented

    playable on PS3?

  • Well Beyond two souls be a Day 1 download

  • @33 whatisdelicious
    Good Suggestion man I like it! Do that ryan!

  • I would like to get Rain, but the PS4 and games for the PS4 have drained my gaming budget dry for the moment.

  • Battlefield 4 multiplayer open beta will be on PlayStation Store for download Friday right October 4th right?

  • i’d like to see Steambot chronicles on PS2 classic section

  • I really want to preorder Rain for the special goodies, but I’m worried that the game itself might not be good. I hope I’m wrong! Anyway, the developers said the extra stuff (2 themes, avatars, music montage) won’t be available for sale after the game comes out, so preorder now to collect your goods!

  • It would be nice if you included the prices for the games so people can plan ahead ;)

  • Still not a fan. I think each title should have an image or logo associated with it in addition to it’s Publisher/Developer. The nature of the new Drop format is very exclusionary towards independant or otherwise smaller games.

  • I like this new format

  • First off, the new format is pretty good props on that.
    Secondly, if you don’t mind me asking, any more PS2 classics coming that are currently undergoing Q&A or getting their licensing issues dealt with?
    Thirdly, any word on Suikoden 2 for PSX and Haunting Grounds releasing soon on US PSN?

  • Nothing really for me this week. Excited for Beyond: Two Souls and Disgaea D2 next week though!

  • The Beyond Two Souls demo was pretty sweet. It’s still just as hard as Heavy Rain.

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