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Sony Social Media Specialist Ryan Clements is here with details on the new PS3, PS Vita and PSN releases for the upcoming week below today!

To quote: Don your cape and cowl - the Batman Arkham series is readying its return, along with Deus Ex: Human Revolution. It's a tremendous week of superheroes and cybernetics in this week's Drop.

Lauded for its gritty visuals and stellar play, the Arkham games have garnered a huge following in the world of gaming. That tradition is sure to continue with Batman: Arkham Origins, a prequel to Rocksteady's revolutionary first two games in the series.

The latest Batman features the intense, single-player experience you'd expect from an Arkham game, but will also include a robust online suite for gamers to compete within.

But Batman isn't the only dark hero making a comeback this week. Adam Jensen, with all his powerful augmentations, slinks back to PS3 in Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut. An enhanced version of the already well-loved original, the Director's Cut includes The Missing Link DLC, as well as other improvements.

If those don't strike your fancy and you'd rather catch up on some fan favorites, check out the two different 2K compilations - Essentials and Power Pack - which both feature a strong lineup of well-loved games.

For a complete list of games launching this week, read on, and enjoy the Drop!

New PlayStation Releases This Week

2K Essentials Collection
PS3 - Retail
Dive down into the depths of Rapture, scour Pandora, or defend Earth from an alien threat! This compilation includes the original BioShock, Borderlands, and XCOM: Enemy Unknown.

2K Power Pack Collection
PS3 - Retail
Another compilation filled to the brim with gaming goodies. This pack includes The Darkness II, BioShock 2, and Mafia II. It's a trio of sequels well-suited for any gamer's collection.

Alien Rage
PS3 - Digital
Blast through hordes of aliens in this sci-fi first-person shooter. Use 10 weapons (each with 2 firing modes) to mow down the enemy, and blaze through 14 levels full of beastly boss fights.

Batman: Arkham Origins
PS3 - Digital, Retail (Available Friday)
Witness the beginnings of the Arkham Series with Arkham Origins. As gritty as ever, this third-person adventure includes a complete online mode for multiplayer competition. Fans of the Dark Knight, take note.

Batman: Arkham Origins Blackgate
PS Vita - Digital, Retail (Available Friday)
Set after the events of Arkham Origins, Blackgate provides Vita gamers with a unique 2.5D adventure revolving around a violent uprising at Blackgate Prison. Features stealth, brutal combat, and ample gadgetry.

Beer Pong!
PS3 - Digital
The classic party game makes it way to PlayStation, complete with PlayStation Move support. Compete against friends or an AI opponent in a variety of environments, and shoot for Fireball bonuses and Roll-backs.

Deus Ex: Human Revolution - Director's Cut
PS3 - Digital, Retail
The dark cyberpunk story of Adam Jensen returns to PlayStation. Experience the Director's Cut of this critically-acclaimed stealth/shooter/RPG hybrid, which includes enhanced boss fights and the Missling Link DLC.

Enslaved: Odyssey to the West Premium Edition
PS3 - Digital
Journey with two very different heroes who form an uneasy partnership across post-apocalyptic America. Survive the devastated world and battle dangerous enemies. A beautiful third-person adventure that includes the Pigsy's Perfect 10 DLC, and additional character skins.

Ethan: Meteor Hunter
PS3 - Digital
Face platforms and puzzles in this physics-based adventure. Clear 50 levels across three worlds, and wield telekinesis to make your way through blocked paths. Designed with gamers of all skill levels in mind.

LEGO Marvel Super Heroes
PS3, PS Vita - Digital, Retail
Take control of some of Marvel's greatest heroes like Iron Man, Spider-Man, the Hulk, and Captain America, to take down Loki and his team of supervillains. Prevent them from building a doomsday weapon capable of destroying the world.

Magrunner: Dark Pulse
PS3 - Digital
Traverse 40 challenging levels with you Magtech glove, and harness the powers of magnetism to stop the ancient terror of Cthulhu.

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Storm 3 Full Burst
PS3 - Retail
The next chapter in the Naruto fighting saga highlights characters from the 4th Great Ninja War arc, Invasion of Pain arc, and Five Kage Summit arc. More than 100 new missions to help you master the power of the ninja. Believe it!

Rocksmith 2014 Edition
PS3 - Digital, Retail (Available Monday)
Learn how to play guitar! Plug in any real guitar or bass and enjoy improved features, more flexible practice tools, and 50 hit songs. Requires a Rocksmith Real Tone cable to play.

SpongeBob SquarePants: Plankton's Robotic Revenge
PS3 - Digital, Retail
Play as five, fan-favorite characters in the world of SpongeBob SquarePants. Plankton and his legion of evil robots have destroyed the Krusty Krab and stolen the legendary Krabby Patty formula. You have to get it back!

Demos and Betas

Alien Rage
Magrunner: Dark Pulse

The information above is subject to change without notice.

New Sony PS3, PS Vita and PSN Releases for October 22nd, 2013

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