Sony announced a new God of War game for PSP today. Developed by Ready at Dawn Studios (the same team behind Chains of Olympus), God of War: Ghost of Sparta will feature our beloved Kratos, depicting his rise to power sometime after the events of the first God of War on PS2.
"Excitement for the God of War franchise is at an all-time high and we're thrilled to continue that momentum with God of War: Ghost of Sparta," said SCEA product marketing VP Scott Steinberg. "This new adventure will showcase Kratos on PSP like never before in an experience that fans and newcomers can enjoy on the go, anytime, anywhere."
Ghost of Sparta supposedly boasts 25% more gameplay content than Chains of Olympus, and it will kick the number of on-screen enemies up a notch. It's expected to ship later this year.
When the PS3 version of Modnation Racers was first shown off at E3 last year, I was skeptical as to how the game would traslate over to the PSP. After I got some one on one time with a preview build of the game however, I no longer have any doubts that the portable version of Modnation Racers is as competent a title as its PS3 counter part.
Brave New Gamer's Alex Rubens is going to get some one on one time with Modnation Racers (PSP) Lead Producer Vernon Mollette so if you have some questions for the man this is your chance to get them answered by posting them in the comments section. The interview is set to be held this Friday at 3:00 PM PST and we're going to be taking questions till midnight tomorrow so get 'em in.
On a home console, Dante’s Inferno offers players a view of hell never before witnessed in gaming, much less any other form of digital media. Only literature has managed to captivate our minds so brilliantly, even though the console version of Visceral Games’ reinterpretation of the first segment of Dante Aligheri’s Divine Comedy failed in bringing audiences to hell. So too does its portable sibling so blatantly miss success, this time by Artificial Mind and Movement, known more recently for such titles as WET and, well, many a PS2, Wii and portable console ports. (more...)
Age of Zombies is a PSP/PS3 Mini developed by Halfbrick Studios in which the player embarks on an adventure through time as Barry Steakfries. (more...)
Although creator Hideo Kojima has said numerous times that Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is, in a way, Metal Gear Solid 5, it appears that it once was Metal Gear Solid 5 before it got a name change.
Kojima Productions public relations lead Jiro Oishi revealed that, early in the game's development cycle, it was called Metal Gear Solid 5: Peace Walker. For whatever reason, the "5" was dropped after E3, despite being flashed in many campaign promotions.
Peace Walker releases May 25 in the US.
Like baseball? Like gameplay of Baseball? 2K games is showing off their latest baseball game MLB 2K10 with a nine minute clip of in game action for your viewing pleasure. The footage shows off the games tweaked pitching and hitting systems with a few doses of fielding action sprinkled through out. What can I say? It looks like baseball.
The PSP hasn't exactly been the most steady platform in the industry, especially with the outright miserable launch the PSPgo experienced. Industry Gamers recently spoke with SCEA Senior Vice President of Publisher Relations, Rob Dyer, about the current state of the PSP and what Sony is planning to do about it. Dyer explains how piracy has really hurt the PSP but says that they are addressing it. He also promises that "big" games will be coming to the platform this year.
"I think we had a great lineup last year. The biggest problem that plagued PSP was piracy; we have not been able to slow that down," said Dyer. "We think we have some answers going forward, but we're not ready to talk about that publicly at this point. So we're working on fixing that, because that's been a big problem. Publishers, when they put out good games, are not getting the same sales results that they got a few years back. So piracy's been a big issue and we're working on that very diligently to bring about some solutions.
"That said, we still have a very robust lineup this year from third parties on the PSP, starting with Metal Gear Peace Walker," he continued. "I won't go through the whole lineup because I want our third-party partners to make those announcements, but there are some big, big titles coming out this year and you'll see those announcements at GDC, DPS (Destination PlayStation) or E3. We're into the sixth year now on the platform, and that's a long time for a handheld. I think given where we're at right now, we're doing very, very well. But yes, the business has had problems and I think it all stems, candidly, from the piracy."
Xbox World 360 scored a first look at Ubisoft's Ghost Recon: Future Soldier, which will be appearing in its next issue going on sale March 16. The announcement comes in the latest issue, which says next month's will have "the first look at Recon's long-awaited return to Xbox 360."
The game is set to release by this Christmas with a beta, included with Splinter Cell: Conviction, starting in the summer.
Ubisoft announced Future Soldier last week with a short teaser trailer. They also showed off a work-in-progress cover art for it.
First Street Fighter IV on the iPhone, now the PSP? Capcom's Natsuki Shiozawa wouldn't mind. According to a Q&A post on her blog, Ms. Shiozawa expressed that she would, in fact, want to bring the fighter to the PSP.
No official word yet on if and when this would happen.