Atlus Announces Two For PSP: Hexyz Force and Metal Slug XX

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Atlus USA’s 2010 lineup got two games deeper this week, and both are for the PSP. Those two games are Hexyz Force and Metal Slug XX.

Metal Slug XX is coming first on February 23rd carrying a budget price of $19.99. The latest installment in SNK’s popular side-scrolling arcade shooter is coming to PSP with seven levels, over 70 “Combat School” missions, three difficulties, 2-player ad-hoc co-op, six playable characters (with a seventh — Leona — to be made available as DLC for 99 cents), and the series’ signature brand of cartoony art style and humor.

Hexyz Force, on the other hand, is the latest RPG from Sting, the developers behind previous Atlus-published gems Riviera, Yggdra Union, and Knights in the Nightmare. Atlus isn’t holding back in its hype for the game either, proclaiming Hexyz Force to be “one of the most narrative-driven portable RPGs of all time” and to also showcase “some of the most polished visuals and sounds found to date in a handheld RPG.”

Hexyz Force is actually two games in one too, with two 25-30-hour campaigns telling two different stories that ultimately intertwine into one epic RPG saga. The game is also said to contain roughly 20 minutes of anime movie cutscenes and a data install option making load times “virtually non-existent.” Hexyz Force is scheduled to ship on May 25th and will also be available for download on PSN beginning May 27th, with both versions to be priced at $29.99.

THe Hexyz Force debut trailer and screenshot galleries for both titles are posted below.

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