If you're in the mood for giant robots, tiny blue creatures or a stealthy bastard, then this week's lineup of new releases on the PlayStation Network should have something for you. It's a slim list, but there's a lot of variety this week.
Announced via the PlayStation Blog, this week's The Drop kicks off with The Smurfs 2: The Video Game. Described as an “action-packed adventure platformer,” this latest movie tie-in features Papa Smurf and the rest of the game on a quest to save Smurfette from the evil Gargamel. The game features key moments and locations from the movie so, yeah, I guess that's super exciting if smurfing around sounds like your idea of a good time.
Net up is Hot Shots Golf: World Invitational. As we revealed yesterday, World Invitational is the PlayStation 3 version of the hit Vita golf game featuring all of the same courses, equipment and goofy characters. The two versions of the game can play nice online together, and any DLC you may have purchased for the PS Vita version of World Invitational will be automatically unlocked in the PS3 version.
The first game of the PlayStation PLAY 2013 promotion, Stealth Inc.: A Clone in the Dark is the console remake of the sneaky PC action game, Stealth Bastard. Expect all of the content from the original game, along with 20 brand new levels for you to master. If you hurry up and pre-order it before tomorrow's PSN update goes live, you'll also net yourself an exclusive XMB theme.
The action continues in Zeno Clash 2, the first-person brawler that sees your fists doing the talking against loads of bizarre baddies. The game takes place in an open-world and comes packed with RPG elements to help your character grow and become more lethal over time.
Also available in this week's update is Do Not Fall: Run For Your Drink, the oddly titled action puzzle game that forces you to make it to the end of a level while avoiding traps and snagging goodies. What makes this more of a challenge, however, is the fact that every time you step on a floor panel, it falls away. So, in other words, you might want to plan your path carefully if you hope to survive. You can read more about this particular game, including its mutliplayer modes and a little insight into its development, in its own post on the PS Blog.
Finally, after a bit of a delay following the physical release, HD remakes of both Zone of the Enders and Zone of the Enders: The 2nd Runner will be made available this week, bringing director Hideo Kojima's vision of giant mechs and a future gone wrong to the PlayStation 3 in brand new packages featuring all of the original content, as well as a spiffy new paint job.
Look for all of that, along with the usual dose of content including trailers, DLC and demos, to be available once the PlayStation Blog updates tomorrow afternoon, July 23.