The PlayStation Portable (PSP) has seemingly decided to ignore the fact that the post-holiday gaming schedule is supposed to be slow and lacking titles. However, the PSP will see the release of over a dozen titles including a Ratchet & Clank game.
Ratchet & Clank: Size MattersSony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) The popular Ratchet & Clank series, which has seen releases on the PlayStation 2 and Mobile platforms, will get its first edition on the PSP. Players should expect the same game play that the series is renowned for along with the inclusion of the upgrade system that was first seen in Ratchet & Clank: Up Your Arsenal. The game also follows the storyline of the main series. Release Date: 02/13/2007 Price: $39.99
Monster Kingdom: Jewel SummonerAtlus U.S.A For fans of the monster creation/breeding/raising genre, Monster Kingdom will come as a welcomed addition to the genre. Players will be able to summon monsters from jewels and use them in combat, which makes up the bulk of the game. You’ll also be able to trade and battle your monsters with other players, which should add lasting power to the title. Another selling point is the dream team assembled for the game’s soundtrack which includes composers of Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy 12, and even Xenogears. Release Date: 02/13/2007 Price: $39.99
Metal Slug AnthologySNK Playmore USA Metal Slug Anthology makes it latest stop on the PlayStation Portable and will use its Wi-Fi support to allow players to participate in cooperative play. Players new to the series and veterans alike will be able to traverse seven different Metal Slug Experiences that span the history of the series. As always, the beautiful drawings and sharp satire mesh incomparably well with the run and gun style game play. Release Date: 02/06/2007 Price: $39.99
Chili Con CarnageEidos Interactive Don’t let the name fool you, Chili Con Carnage promises to be a rough and tumble shooter that can compete with the best of them. You’ll be combating mutated super-Mamas and killer exploding chickens all while performing, yes, you guessed it, super spicy moves. What else could you want from a shooter with a title such as the one this possesses? Nineteen missions and a variety of levels and all of the in between make this a definite title to look for. Release Date: 02/13/2007 Price: $39.99
Gurumin: A Monstrous AdventureMastiff Games Astonishingly cute and looking to be extremely addictive, Gurumin is an Action/Adventure game that shouldn’t be missed, regardless of how manly you think you are. A non-linear story allows players to move around freely and choose their own paths in the vast world. Lots of mini games, good puzzles and some challenging bosses-can you see the cult following coming already? Release Date: 2/12/2007 Price: $39.99
Other releases include the action title M.A.C.H. Modified Air Combat Heroes (2/20/07, $39.99), Capcom Puzzle World (02/06/07, $29.99), Heroes Over the Pacific, Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Vegas, and Test Drive.