Mortal Kombat Dev Reveals Existence of PSP 2

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Mortal Kombat Dev Reveals Existence of PSP 2



Thanks to NetherRealms Studios' Shaun Himmerick, we now know two things about the PSP 2: firstly, it actually exists, and secondly, Sony has sent some to developers.

Sony has repeatedly said that it wasn't going to release a new handheld system this year, but by the sound of things, it's a good way along the path of having one ready for next year, after NetherRealms Studios let slip that it has a PSP 2 that it is working with.

Speaking in an interview at this year's PAX Prime, the Mortal Kombat executive producer said that the studio was looking into porting the game on to the PSP2, trying to decide how much performance it could expect from the device and figuring out whether it would have to redo a lot of assets. He said that the PSP 2 was a "pretty powerful" system, but gave no further details beyond that. Apparently, NetherRealm does not have a 3DS in house yet, although it wants to get one, and will investigate the system in the same way when it does.

The PSP 2 story seems to be very similar to that of its predecessor, the PSP Go. It's going to be interesting to see how many more details we learn before it's formally announced.

Source: Industry Gamers [http://www.industrygamers.com/news/psp2-is-real-pretty-powerful-and-in-developers-hands/]


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Just make sure it's 100% backwards compatible.

My old PSP broke, and I've felt the urge to replace it for Valkyria Chronicles 2...But I'd be willing to wait until the PSP 2.
 

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I wanna give it a shot myself! Really intrested to see how awesome it will be!
 

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Well, if it doesn't have two analog sticks (or some kind of control scheme that achieves the same effect), then I'm not buying. I wonder what they're going to use as the storage media, now that they're dropping UMDs. Since it's Sony, it'll probably be a new thing supported only by the PSP2.
 

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hm i wonder if there will be any backlash from this or if Sony gave them the go ahead to say they have it

psp go hm don't like the sound of that
 

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Onyx Oblivion said:
Just make sure it's 100% backwards compatible.

My old PSP broke, and I've felt the urge to replace it for Valkyria Chronicles 2...But I'd be willing to wait until the PSP 2.
It fucking better be Backwards Compatible, theres far too many awesome games for them to blow it off.

I swear the PSP2 better not be a next gen PSPGo with no UMD drive or I will spit fire. :|
 

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I don't see this as a surprise, Sony need a new handheld console to compete with the upcoming 3DS, this must be it.
 

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(copied from the other topic on this)

To: Sony

Point 1: Sony, fix the controls. Seriously. Fix the goddamn controls. If you cannot manage this, then you don't deserve to persist in this market. It's that simple.

Point 2: PS2 Library. 3rd Party Support. Whatever you want to call it, find it. Use it.

Point 3: You're still probably going to lose to the 3DS, but I'll see you redeemed if you try even just a little to accomplish points 1 and 2.
 

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PSP 2 eh? wouldn't mind seeing a new Final Fantasy: Dissidia on that.. actually i wouldn't mind seeing a new Dissidia on the PS3.
 

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Big surprise? Sony had to have something to go up against the 3DS, even if it means just putting in new hardware to make everything look pretty and doing absolutely nothing special to make the console stand out.
 

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I would bet so much money that the new PSP has a 3D screen, and Sony is going to gush about how innovative and cutting edge they are.

Although in all fairness Sony was first with the 3D TV, so that wouldn't be quite as bad as the PS Move.
 

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Atmos Duality said:
(copied from the other topic on this)

To: Sony

Point 1: Sony, fix the controls. Seriously. Fix the goddamn controls. If you cannot manage this, then you don't deserve to persist in this market. It's that simple.

Point 2: PS2 Library. 3rd Party Support. Whatever you want to call it, find it. Use it.

Point 3: You're still probably going to lose to the 3DS, but I'll see you redeemed if you try even just a little to accomplish points 1 and 2.
You forgot using a hard storage medium that doesn't have the worst load times in the history of storage mediums.
 

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V8 Ninja said:
Big surprise? Sony had to have something to go up against the 3DS, even if it means just putting in new hardware to make everything look pretty and doing absolutely nothing special to make the console stand out.
THAT'S NOT TRUE......I guarantee it'll have 2 analog sticks......fricken FPS junkies.
 

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If it is powerful enough to support ps2 games than Sony should release ps2 games on PSN. They could even release them along with the collections on ps3 with th ability to transfer save files between the 2. Then you could play the games anywhere : D.
 

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IamSofaKingRaw said:
If it is powerful enough to support ps2 games than Sony should release ps2 games on PSN. They could even release them along with the collections on ps3 with th ability to transfer save files between the 2. Then you could play the games anywhere : D.
That would be cool, but damn that would take up a lot of space for a single game unless the PSP2 is packing some serious internal storage. PS2 games on the go would still be amazing none the less.