Electronic Arts has announced toady that Dante's Inferno will be making an appearance on the Playstation Portable. Developed by EA's Redwood Studios and Artificial Mind and Movement (A2M).
"Our team and the team at A2M are taking the vision for Dante's Inferno and translating it directly to the PSP," said Jonathan Knight, executive producer and creative director on Dante's Inferno. "PSP owners can expect to get the same level of fast, responsive gameplay through all nine detailed and unique circles of hell we are aiming to achieve on the consoles."
Alighieri's "Dante's Inferno" is widely credited for being the work that has defined the western world's contemporary conception of hell and purgatory. Just like the poem, players of EA's 3rd person action adventure game will descend through all nine circles of hell: limbo, lust, gluttony, greed, anger, heresy, violence, fraud and treachery, playing as Dante as they battle through a gauntlet of unimaginable evils, fighting to recapture the soul of his beloved Beatrice.
The game is still seeing its release on the Playstation 3 and Xbox 360 next year and has not yet been rated by the ESRB.
With little details spreading here and there about a portable Rock Band title, Harmonix and MTV Games recently spilled the beans on the exclusive title for the PSP. A handheld iteration of the successful rythm game has officially been unplugged and EA has supplied us with the details.
The game will be co-developed with Harmonix and Backbone Entertainment as the game will be releasing simultaneously in Europe and North America on June 9th. This is an exclusive for the PSP and will retail for a price of $39.99 in North America.
“Rock Band Unplugged reinvents band gameplay while staying true to the authentic feel of the Rock Band console games,” said Bob Picunko, Senior Vice President of Electronic Games for MTV Games. “Harmonix delivers innovation with every game they develop and we are excited to continue our long-list of industry firsts with the Rock Band in-gamewireless music store on the PSP system.”
You will be taking the reigns of the full band experience with the help of your fingertips. Taking obvious inspiration from Rock Band and Rock Band 2, Unplugged will contain the full Rock Band experience including warm-ups, World Tour, Band Survival along with full character customization. With over 40 master recordings which will include 9 brand new songs for a limited time. The game will also be taking advantage of it's wireless capabilities by providing an in-game store where you'll be able to download new tracks and having an option to do the same on the Playstation Store on your PC. Here is a list of those 9 exclusive tracks...
3 Doors Down- "Kryptonite"
AFI- "Miss Murder"
Alice in Chains- "Would?"
Black Tide- "Show Me the Way"
Blink 182- "What's My Age Again"
Freezepop- "Less Talk More Rokk"
Jackson 5- "ABC"
Tenacious D- "Rock Your Socks"
Read more below...and check out the other 3 screenshots.
Tenchu Shadow Assasin will be arriving on the Playstation Portable in April of 2009.
Master the art of death on the PSP playing as Rikimaru and Ayame, elite ninjas who must use their lethal skills to keep the peace in feudal Japan. The accuracy of the PSP system’s control buttons lets players battle enemies quickly and attack them with katanas, throwing stars, smoke bombs and more. Expect to find the original Tenchu villain Onikage wreak havoc through dangerous territories.
Developed by the original creators of the Tenchu series, check out some of the games features below.
Releasing exclusively for the Playstation Network, ZEN Studios has officially announced a Spring 2009 release window for the first-person action title, The Punisher: No Mercy.
Powered by Unreal Engine 3, No Mercy was designed with fast-paced online multiplayer FPS action in mind. With inspiration rooted in the Punisher’s rich Marvel Comics history, the game allows players to choose from an eclectic mix of Punisher allies and villains. Battle arenas span from shipyards rife with contraband to the “birthplace” of the Punisher’s archenemy, Jigsaw, and up to eight players can blast away at each other in a variety of solo and team-based missions.
In addition to exceptional online play, No Mercy also offers a single-player Story mode featuring exclusive artwork from acclaimed Marvel artist Mike Deodato.
Sony has announced via the PlayStation blog of a Bejewled sequel in the works with no release date on the horizon just yet. Some features were revleaed through the blog post that are highlighted below...
4 Different Gameplay Modes
More then 60 Puzzles, Power-Ups Plus High Definition Graphics
New units for the PSP are coming from Sony nicknamed "Carnival Colors". It's weird how bright these things are, but it goes without saying that Sony really seems to be pushing the PSP, so it's something to go with for now. Only releasing in Japan and the rest of Asia for now. No word yet on whether these will get Stateside or Euro release.
Concurrently with the release of these new color variations, “PSP CARNIVAL COLORS Value Pack,” comprising a PSP in newly introduced color and highly popular accessories including a 4GB Memory Stick PRO Duo™ (Mark2), an original PSP pouch, a wrist strap and a cloth, will become available in the Japanese market at a RRP of 24,800 yen. Additionally, “Battery Pack (2200mAh),” comprising a battery pack (2200mAh) and a battery cover in newly introduced color as well as “PSP Pouch” in four “CARNIVAL COLORS” will also become available for Japan at a RRP of 5,500 yen and 1,800 yen respectively on the same day. This extremely attractive “PSP CARNIVAL COLORS Value Pack” and “Battery Pack (2200mAh)” are offered for limited quantities.
According to the official Playstation Blog, LocoRoco 2 will be heading to the PSP, February 10th and be priced at an affordable $19.99! An interesting pre-order bonus as listed on the blog...
If you can’t wait to get your hands on our favorite yellow blob, you can be one of the first to get you hands on the demo! Pre-order the game through one of our participating retailers like Amazon, or GameStop and you will be awarded a voucher you can redeem on the PlayStation Network for the LocoRoco 2 demo weeks before the game releases!
We can’t wait for you to get your hands on it. Filled with contagious giggling, funky music and big, bright smiles everywhere, LocoRoco 2 is sure to take you to your “happy” place instantly!
You may have seen some of these ads running on your TV lately, and it's partly due to a new ad campaign set up by Sony to continue promotion of the Playstation Portable. This is obviously in light to the newly released PSP-3000 or as some like to call it, the PSP-Lite. The Playstation Blog goes into explain how the process of acheived and how it also is going into effect with the Playstation 3.
With the announcement of the new PSP-Brite or PSP 3000, which ever you want to call it we now get a good glimpse at the box art. This box art showcases the PSP's new Wi-Fi store. You can check it out in full detail on its Amazon.com page which lists the retail price as $199.