Friday, September 09, 2005
Sony Launches New Games for PSP
|You are sending an email that contains the article
and a private message for your recipient(s).
(At the moment, only Text is allowed...)
Sony Computer Entertainment America announced six new game titles for its portable game console, available from September.
The game titles are the following:
Available September 13th - Rated T
Developed by Cambridge Studios, MediEvil Resurrection is an action-adventure game that is inspired by
the myths, characters, and environments of the popular PS one franchise. In MediEvil Resurrection,
players follow the role of Sir Daniel Fortesque and embark on a series of events to defeat the evil
Sorcerer Zarok. Throughout MediEvil Resurrection , players are provided with an enchanting storyline
set upon numerous levels and gameplay locations, supported with various characters, enemies, weapons,
and mini-games that take place in the realm of Gallowmere. Featuring wireless multi-player connectivity
via ad-hoc and ?game-sharing,? players can compete head-to-head in various arcade-style mini games and
share both a game trailer and demo of WipeOut.
GRETZKY NHL ?06
Available October 11th ? Rated E
This holiday season, gamers can take their hockey game on the road and play anytime, anywhere with
Gretzky NHL ?06. Offering true hockey fans what no other hockey videogame can, Gretzky NHL '06 features
the all-new Wayne vs. Wayne Mode, where gamers have the chance to skate with ?The Great One? himself,
and earn the ability to employ five playable versions of Gretzky on the ice at once. Additionally,
Gretzky NHL ?06 retakes the virtual ice with two all- new modes exclusive to the PSP, 3-on-3 Countdown
Mode and NHL Showdown Mode , which offer a quick arcade-style experience. Returning features include
Quick Game, Exhibition and Season Modes, the Gretzky Challenge, and for gamers on the go, multiplayer
gameplay locally or across the nation.
Available October 4th ? Rated E
NBA ?06 for PSP follows up on the best-selling basketball simulation created for the PSP system by
providing all-new gameplay features, animations, and mini-games for high-flying NBA action on-the-go.
Running at 60 Frames Per Second (FPS), NBA ?06 for PSP makes every shot, pass, and dunk as smooth and
realistic as the real deal. Two new mini-games, Dodgeball and HORSE, allow gamers to step away from
traditional 5-on-5 basketball action and engage in some classic schoolyard battles. A new virtual
trading card system allows gamers to collect virtual cards with freeze frame snapshots of
highlight-reel plays and exchange them with friends via Ad Hoc mode. In addition, NBA ?06 for the PSP
features the ?Clutch? Shooting Mechanism and a simplified play-calling system, while team and opponent
A.I. have been improved. Supporting up to two players via wireless multiplayer connectivity during
gameplay and in mini-games , players can select any of the 41 authentic NBA teams.
Available October 18th ? Rated T
The Con is an innovative 3D fighting game exclusively for the PSP system. In an underworld where
illegal fighting tournaments exist and high-stakes gambling takes center stage, player?s skills as a
fighter are matched only by their wits as an ex-con in the game. In The Con , every fight is more than
just a fight where players bet for or against themselves to take advantage of the current odds. During
the fight, players can throw ?fake? punches or take a dive to tilt the odds and con everyone to ensure
a wealthy pay off ? win or lose. Throughout the game , players train their fighter in five different
brawling disciplines to fight solo or in a team of three in Story Mode where their ability to build up
their team and implementing match-up strategy plays a huge role. In addition, utilizing wireless
multi-player connectivity via ad-hoc mode, as well as the ?game-sharing? mode , The Con allows players
to compete in various head-to-head fighting matches, as well as share a demo version of the game with
SOCOM: U.S. NAVY SEALs: FIRETEAM BRAVO
Available November 8th ? Rating Pending
Get ready to take the SOCOM military franchise with you, wherever, whenever this fall with the release
of SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs: Fireteam Bravo. This original title created in association with the U.S.
Naval Special Warfare Command will be available exclusively for the PSP system. It offers f ans of the
multi-million selling franchise all-new unique single-player and wireless multiplayer gaming missions.
Players are tasked with completing 14 realistic international single-player missions, including in
Chile, which is a unique Area of Operation only available in the PSP release. After successfully
completing a level, players can replay the mission in an entirely new way through the ?Instant Action?
option, with different objectives, enemy and object placement.
In addition, SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs: Fireteam Bravo is one of the first titles for PSP to offer
interoperability with PlayStation 2 through the latest game in the franchise, SOCOM 3: U.S. Navy SEALs,
in ?crosstalk? objectives. Objectives completion in one SOCOM game will affect the overall play
experience in both games. Once a crosstalk task is completed, the player will be notified and able to
sync mission critical data from PSP to PlayStation 2 through a USB connection.
KNGDOM OF PARADISE
Available November 15th ? Rating Pending
Kingdom of Paradise is an action-RPG title where players take the role of a young warrior outcast named
Shinbu. When one of the five martial clans attempts to disrupt a peaceful balance of power within the
land of Ohka, Shinbu seeks to defend his clan and restore equal power to the five clans that once ruled
the world. With more than 20 hours of gameplay, players will venture through vast, living worlds and
battle mythical enemies in a quest to restore peace to Ohka. More than 150 sword attack styles are
available and players can create unique fighting combos by customizing sword attacks and moves gained
throughout the game. In Ad Hoc mode, custom-created sword skills can be shared with friends and players
can battle in one-on-one matches. Special skills and defensive items, along with an exclusive sword,
are available to download via Infrastructure mode.
In addition, French multimedia game developer Ubisoft has signed an agreement with Sony Online
Entertainment to develop several titles for Sony's PSP. The racing game Gripshift and the FRANTIX
puzzle will be among the first titles to be released in Asia, Europe, South America and Australia.
The PSP is available for a suggested retail price of $249.99 (USD) in a PSP Value Pack. In addition,
the PSP Value Pack contains a 32 MB Memory Stick Duo, headphones with remote control, battery pack, AC
adaptor, soft case, hand strap and cleaning cloth, and a movie/music/game video sampler UMD disc
including multiple non-interactive game demos.