The Drop: Week of March 5th 2012 New Releases
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The Drop: Week of March 5th 2012 New Releases

It’s a week of Major Leaguers in all fields of gaming, and Only On PlayStation. Use the precision of dual-analog controls and unique touch gameplay on PS Vita in Unit 13. Take the MLB experience on the road, or swing for the fences with the PlayStation Move when MLB 12: The Show slides into the PS Vita and PS3.

Also on PS3, fight and defend the safety of Earth and the galaxy as you fight the ancient aliens known as the Reapers in Mass Effect 3. Street Fighter x Tekken and MotorStorm RC also make their debuts on this week’s The Drop.

PlayStation Vita

Unit 13 (Also on PSN) – Unit 13 is designed for fast action, hard-hitting, third-person shooter gameplay with dual-analog precision and unique touch gameplay on the PlayStation Vita. Players to move quickly into action, choosing from one of six Operatives with unique abilities to tackle 36 action-packed missions across nine unique locales. As you make your way through the variety of missions, you unlock the right to take on the tougher High Value Target (HVT) enemy battles.

MLB 12 The Show (Also on PS3/PSN) – Boston Red Sox All-Star first baseman Adrian Gonzalez graces the cover of the 2012 entry in Sony Computer Entertainment’s acclaimed baseball franchise. With releases on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, players are able to take the same big league baseball experience on the road with them, anytime, anywhere.

LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 (Also on PSN) – LEGO Harry Potter: Years 5-7 builds upon the magical gameplay, lessons and potion-making skills learned in LEGO Harry Potter: Years 1-4 to equip gamers with the tools necessary to challenge a host of new foes and some familiar ones. The game is action-packed from start to finish, including loads of new lessons, spells, and bonus content for hours of family friendly gaming.

PlayStation 3

Mass Effect 3 – In Mass Effect 3, an ancient alien race known only as Reapers, has launched an all-out invasion of the galaxy, leaving nothing but a trail of destruction in their wake. Earth has been taken, the galaxy is on the verge of total annihilation, and you are the only one who can stop them. The price of failure is extinction. You, as Commander Shepard, must lead the counter assault to take it back. Only you can determine how events will play out, which planets you will save from annihilation and which alliances you will form or abandon as you rally the forces of the galaxy to eliminate the Reaper threat once and for all.

Battle with your comrades or even your own friends in this all-out galactic war to take Earth back. With co-op online multiplayer missions new to the Mass Effect universe , you can choose from a variety of classes and races, form an elite Special Forces squad, and combine weapons, powers and abilities to devastating effect as you all fight together to liberate key territories from enemy control in this third entry of the epic intergalactic RPG franchise.

Street Fighter X Tekken – Street Fighter x Tekken makes history as fighters from these two bastions of the fighting genre come together for the very first time. Utilizing the same 2D viewpoint and technology that powered Street Fighter IV, this game allows for Tekken characters such as Kazuya Mishima and Nina Williams to make the transition into the Street Fighter universe having been re-imagined using Capcom’s much-loved art style. Their looks may be different, but these characters have retained their own unique characteristics and signature moves as they go head-to-head with classic brawlers from the Street Fighter franchise in what promises to be an explosive match up.

MLB 12: The Show (PS Move Compatible / Also on PS Vita) – Boston Red Sox All-Star first baseman Adrian Gonzalez graces the cover of the 2012 entry in Sony Computer Entertainment’s acclaimed baseball franchise. With releases on both PlayStation 3 and PlayStation Vita, players are able to take the same big league baseball experience on the road with them, anytime, anywhere.

Major League Baseball 2K12 – Swing for the fences with the 2012/2013 edition of 2K Sports’ acclaimed baseball franchise.

Blades of Time – Gunswords, booty (of the gold and jewels kind!) and a cute outfit? All in a day’s work. Play as the gorgeous gunsword-wielding treasure hunter Ayumi as she carves a path of destruction through a mysterious and dangerous island in Blades of Time. While rich with bounty, the island is also caught in the throes of Chaos magic. Ayumi soon discovers that it is also the home of thousands of long-held secrets, including special powers and abilities that she can gain for herself. Using everything she can, she must find a way to defeat armies of menacing villains and a multitude of treacherous traps in order to break free of the possessed island’s grasp.

Top Gun: Hard Lock – An aerial dog-fighting at jet speeds and tailgating MiGs at Mach 2, while offering a unique “Hard Lock” mode where players perform air combat maneuvers that deliver an explosively satisfying visual payoff that brings them right into the action. Featuring the legendary F-14 Tomcat fighter jet and a number of additional licensed planes and weapons, and more than enough enemy MIGs to turn into smoldering rubble, the game is carefully mixed with just enough nostalgic references to remain true to its action movie roots.

PlayStation Network

MotorStorm RC (Also for PS Vita) – High-speed radio-controlled car racing hits the MotorStorm circuit in MotorStorm RC! With visually stunning renditions of all four MotorStorm worlds (and eight of their vehicle classes,) this RC racing game comes loaded with endless competition that you can share with friends and rivals worldwide — whether that’s on PS3 or PS Vita, or both!

Start the Party: Save the World (PS Move Compatible) – Step into an animated augmented virtual reality in this second chapter of the Start The Party franchise for PlayStation Move players!

Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X 2 – Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X. 2 plunges fans into an explosive environment where they can become elite aerial soldiers in control of the world’s most technologically advanced aircraft. The game will appeal to a wide array of gamers as players will have the chance to control exceptional pilots trained to use cutting edge technology in amazing aerial warfare missions.

Major League Baseball 2K12 (For PSP) – Swing for the fences with the 2012/2013 edition of 2K Sports’ acclaimed baseball franchise.

PS3 Demos

  • MotorStorm RC
  • Start the Party: Save the World
  • Hustle Kings
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13

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

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Rey Gutierrez

Contributor: Rey Gutierrez   Posted: Mar 4, 2012 at 7:00pm
Gaming Category: Playstation 3, PSP, Vita
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