Seems like 2010 is another great year of the PlayStation Portable, where some of the much anticipated games are on the way, two are a sequel, one’s a prequel, a remake and a brand new game franchise.
At this moment the Japanese version of these games were already released, but of course most of us can’t read Japanese. Good thing all the English versions are all scheduled to release this year.
So let’s take a look of the upcoming PSP games for 2010.
God Eater is an Action-adventure game developed by Namco Bandai Games and published by D3 Publisher. The games’ gameplay is somewhat similar to Capcom’s Monster Hunter franchise, it has over 100 missions which includes single player and co-op play via AI or Ad-Hoc. Players get to play as a warrior who will go up against powerful creatures which they call God Eaters. God Eater is scheduled to release 3rd Quarter of 2010 in the US.
This is the prequel to the original Kingdom Hearts, an RPG which composed of notable characters from Walt Disney and Square-Enix, it is developed and published by Square-Enix. The story takes place ten years before the original game, it centers the journey of three Keyblade masters: Aqua, Terra and Ventus as they journey on their quest to find Master Xenahort. The game will feature an improved battle system from the previous games in the series. Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep is scheduled to release on September 7, 2010.
This game was announced last year at the same time with a new Metal Gear franchise Metal gear Rising. Developed Konami and Kojima Productions, the game is set in the events after Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops and will reveal the missing link about Naked Snake a.k.a Big Boss. There were changes in the gameplay, especially in the controls, to make it much more easier to play in the portable console, which was an improvement on the previous portable game, the game is now heavily emphasizes more on co-op gameplay. Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker is scheduled for a June 8 release in America and June 17 in Europe.
Persona 3 Portable is the enhanced remake of the 2007 hit RPG Shin Megami Tensei: Persona 3 on the PlayStation 2 which was developed and published by Atlus. The new features on the remake includes the ability to play as a female protagonist which can alter the main storyline, new interface for the portable console and a revised battle system. The player takes the role of a high-school student who joins the Specialized Extracurricular Execution Squad (SEES), a group of students investigating the Dark Hour, a time period between one day and the next that few people are aware of. During the Dark Hour, the player enters Tartarus, a large tower containing Shadows, creatures that feed on the minds of humans. To fight the Shadows, each member of SEES is able to summon a Persona, a manifestation of a person’s inner self. Persona 3 Portable is scheduled to be released in July 6.
This is the sequel to the popular PlayStation 3 game, Valkyria Chronicles. Developed and published by Sega, the story takes place two years after the events of the first game, which is centered around a civil war in the small European nation of Gallia. The gameplay is still the same to the first game, a combination of strategy and real-time RPG combat. Valkyria Chronicles 2 is scheduled around summer of 2010.