The upcoming PSP version of the popular shooter Super Stardust may be arriving in November, if importer Play-Asia is to be believed. The game has a release date of November 20th for Asian markets on UMD.
Considering Super Stardust Portable is supposed to be a PSP downloadable title, it appears that it will get a simultaneous UMD/download release -- at least in Asia. Hopefully, it won't be long until Sony confirms a date for this sweet addition to the PSP lineup.
What is Super Stardust Portable? Well, it's exactly what it sounds like. It's a PSP version of Super Stardust HD, ready to play anywhere you go. The PSN download-exclusive title is making the big jump from PS3 to PSP, and Housemarque (developers of the original SSHD) have succeeded in creating an authentic Stardust experience for the handheld.
There are obviously going to be two big questions on everyone's mind regarding SSHD. Firstly, the controls. PSP may not have a second analog stick, so how will this work? Well, you simply use the face buttons to shoot in the direction you'd like. It may take a little while to get accostmed to, but SSHD vets will be boosting, bombing and shooting in no time. (ProTip: To do a circular attack with the Gold Melter, press all the face buttons at once.) Secondly, the graphics. While the visuals are obviously toned down from the PS3, the PSP version is able to render a surprising amount of enemies on screen while maintaining a silky smooth framerate. It may not be PSP's best looking game, but for a quick pick-up-and-play title, SSP offers more than enough detail.