LittleBigPlanet, Rock Band Coming to PSP

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LittleBigPlanet, Rock Band Coming to PSP



Sony announced a doozy of a line up for the PSP in 2009 today, with LittleBigPlanet, Motorstorm, Rock Band and Assassin's Creed all coming to the handheld by year's end.

"With a rapidly growing install base, the PSP platform is riding a wave of momentum that will be paired with a new hardware offering and its best software line up to date, demonstrating significant support from SCEA's publishing partners," Sony said in an announcement from its Destination PlayStation event today.

They're actually not just blowing hot air, either. Hannah Montana and Petz games aside, the line up for the PSP in 2009 is full of some serious top-tier franchises.

As has been heavily hinted [http://www.escapistmagazine.com/news/view/87550-LittleBigPlanet-Guitar-Hero-Rock-Band-on-PSP] at before, there's LittleBigPlanet, which Sony claims will offer "new SackBoy adventures with the same play, create, share experience for gamers on-the-go, in addition to brand new levels and environments specifically created for the platform." The game will be developed "in conjunction with Media Molecule," which makes it sound like another studio will be handling the title with Media Molecule watching on.

Also on the first-party front is a new Motorstorm title called Arctic Edge that'll be set in Alaska and is due for a PS2 release as well.

As for third-party games, we'll be seeing an "exclusive installment" of Assassin's Creed that'll be released with a new PSP bundle, Dissidia Final Fantasy from Square-Enix, and Madden 2010 (naturally). More interesting from EA is Rock Band Unplugged, which will be the franchise's portable debut and will use the PSP's Wi-Fi to run an in-game store for downloadable content. Unplugged will "launch exclusively" on PSP, suggesting that we might see it on the DS in due time.

Rock Band on the go? It could work on the DS maybe, Guitar Hero: On Tour almost did. But the PSP? I'm not too sure about that. Unless it comes packaged with mini-drums that plug into the PSP's USB port, I can't really see it working. Either way, sounds like PSP owners should have a lot to look forward to this year. Man, I knew I shouldn't have traded mine for a burrito.


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level250geek

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Even more so than Rock Band, I'm interested to see how LittleBigPlanet works. The platforming levels I can see being well done, but the "create, share" part of the "play, create, share" mantra?

I'll be following this game's progress with great interest. It may have officially become my most-watched game for this year.
 

ElArabDeMagnifico

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Umm...ROCK BAND?!

I saw "Rock Band for PSP" as an april fools joke once, but this is pretty early for somehting like that.
 

Maet

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I liked MotorStorm a lot, and I can see myself getting excited for Arctic Edge. I'm also curious about Rock Band.

I think it's time I blow the dust off the ol' girl and get reacquainted.
 

Coolness

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Not sure how logistically Rock Band could even START to work on a psp...karaoke MAYBE, but thats about it.
 

Keane Ng

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TheGreenManalishi said:
So alot of good games that we already own but on PSP? Then why no Metal Gear?
Curiously, thats going to apple. The clue meter is reading zero.
 

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Indigo_Dingo said:
Isn't it about time they put Singstar on the PsP?
No. Bad Pony!

On the serious side, this is great news! I just bought my PSP at the end of last year, good time to be coming into the market.
 

Keane Ng

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Puppeteer Putin said:
Indigo_Dingo said:
Isn't it about time they put Singstar on the PsP?
No. Bad Pony!
Oh come on, you know you want it. To be able to belt out Bohemian Rhapsody with accompaniment on a roadtrip. It'd be like that scene in Waynes World, but with someone actually helping you not suck.
 

Frank_Sinatra_

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I want to see how LBP will work for the PSP... Well I can already see how it works but... I want to see it in action.
 

Keane Ng

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I would love to see how they will make Rock Band work. It'll be like GH: On Tour, but without the horribleness.
 

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TheGreenManalishi said:
So alot of good games that we already own but on PSP? Then why no Metal Gear?
There already are 4.

http://www.gamespot.com/psp/strategy/metalgearsolid/index.html
http://www.gamespot.com/psp/strategy/metalgearacid2/index.html
http://www.gamespot.com/psp/action/metalgearsolidpo/index.html
http://www.gamespot.com/psp/action/metalgearsolidportableopsplus/index.html

Yes! Thank You so much(Sony,Ubisoft,Activision). Finally the psp gets some love, First Resistance now this, Yay!
 

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NoMoreSanity said:
I would love to see how they will make Rock Band work. It'll be like GH: On Tour, but without the horribleness.
Thats pretty much the tagline to any Rock Band Game - "Like Guitar Hero, but without the horribleness"
 

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Maybe the PSP will snap into a mini guitar via usb port. That would work, maybe.