LittleBigPlanet, MotorStorm, Rock Band and Assassin’s Creed Ready to Rock PSP in ’09


Up to now, the PSP game library has been severely lacking in consistency. Sony’s portable gaming device is home to many fantastic titles, but the extended droughts in between major game releases has been extremely disappointing, especially over the past year. But early into 2009 it appears that Sony is focused on making this the year of the PSP, not just the PS3.

Approaching two full months into 2009, the PSP has already seen quality games like LocoRoco 2, Star Ocean: Second Evolution and Prinny: Can I Really Be the Hero?, and the near-future outlook looks promising with notable titles like Resistance: Retribution, Patapon 2, Phantasy Star Portable and Dissidia: Final Fantasy in the pipeline. And now the platform’s future looks brighter than ever with Sony today confirming that a number of triple-A franchises — first and third party — are coming to the PSP this year.

From its annual Destination PlayStation conference today, Sony has revealed that all-new editions of LittleBigPlanet, MotorStorm, Assassin’s Creed and Rock Band are in development exclusively for PSP (well actually, the new MotorStorm will also be ported over to PS2). Two new Entertainment Pack bundles are also on tap for this year, one including the upcoming Assassin’s Creed game, the other a Hannah Montana pack containing a Lilac PSP. Other tidbits: Dissidia: Final Fantasy is on track to ship during the summer, Ubisoft’s Petz franchise will make its PSP debut this year, and EA Sports’ latest Madden and Tiger Woods titles are being built to be more “PSP-friendly” than ever. Hit up the US PlayStation blog at the link below to read up on all of these PSP developments.

So what do you think? Could the PSP finally be ready to reach its potential?

Destination PlayStation News: LittleBigPlanet, MotorStorm, Assassin’s Creed, more coming to PSP [PlayStation.Blog]

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