Lucasarts has already proven with Star Wars Battlefront Renegade Squadron
that it knows how to make great games for the PSP, and we fully expect Star Wars: The Force Unleashed
to not disappoint. Bridging the gap between the third and fourth movie in the series, the game will have you being Darth Vader's understudy while you hunt down those pesky Jedi. What's more, the PSP version will have exclusive levels not found in its console counterparts!
We like mini-game based games as much as the next guy, but we'd prefer them to be ... ya know fun, right? Well, that certainly wasn't the case with Ape Escape Academy
, but we're wiping the slate clean in 2008 and giving Sony a fresh start with Ape Escape Academy 2
. Let's just put a few more cups of fun juice in there this time, kay?
If mixing music is your thing and just happen to be a fan of Timbaland, you'll most certainly be interested in Beaterator
, Rockstar's musical addition to the PSP library. Rockstar already has a more pint-sized version of Beaterator
available to play on its site, but expect a more fleshed-out game when it hits the PSP.
Picking up the baton right where Crush
left it, echochrome
promises to be one of the PSP's most original titles this year. In this Escher-inspired puzzler, players will be forced to constantly change perspectives while adhering to five strict laws. We were able to get our hands on a demo during Tokyo Game Show and were pretty impressed. To make it all the more sweeter, echochrome
will also include a level editor, which Crush
, unfortunately, didn't have.
Although Secret Agent Clank's
departure from the standard platforming genre may upset a few of the die-hard Ratchet & Clank
fans, we're optimistic that High Impact Games will once again come through with an enjoyable title. Sure, the game will still feature platforming, but it will also add in stealth and timing gameplay styles, as well as allowing the player to take control of some of the other cast like Captain Quark. Add in the fact that Secret Agent Clank
will support PS3 connectivity, and it's hard to deny that this game could have a very bright future.
There certainly isn't a plethora of shooters available on the PSP, so don't blame us if we're pretty darn excited for Xyanide Resurrection
. Promising at least 10 hours of gameplay, PlayLogic's new shooter features a branching level structure, so once you beat the game the first time, you can always go back and play through a few levels you missed the first go around. Additionally, Xyanide Resurrection
will also support wireless multiplayer, pitting players against each other to see who can score the most points.