With the upcoming release of the NGP, the PlayStation Portable (Sony’s first portable game system) is not really coming to an end, it seems. Sony announced recently it will be releasing “‘PSP Remaster” games to its PS3 lineup. Just like some PS2 titles became PS3 HD versions (like the first two God of War games and some Prince of Persia ones), SCEI will do the same starting in Japan with Capcom’s “Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Ver.” No other games were mentioned.
Among the new features in the “PSP Remaster” titles, players will be able to get add-on content, 3D support, and ad-hoc mode for their games. The use of PS3 controllers is a big plus as well, but perhaps the greatest feature will be the use of PSP save data on both consoles. That way, if you spend some time playing the game at home, you can continue playing the same game while you’re away on your PSP.
Con la próxima versión de la NGP, la PlayStation Portable (el primer sistema de juegos portátil de Sony) en realidad no está llegando a su fin, según parece. Sony anunció recientemente que lanzará juegos “PSP Remaster” a su línea de PS3. Al igual que algunos títulos de PS2 que se convirtieron en versiones de alta definición para el PS3 (como los dos primeros juegos de God of War y unos de Prince of Persia), SCEI hará lo mismo comenzando en Japón con “Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Version” de Capcom. No se mencionaron otros juegos.
Entre las nuevas características de los títulos “PSP Remaster”, los jugadores podrán obtener contenido adicional, soporte 3D y modo ad-hoc para sus juegos. El uso de controladores de PS3 es una gran ventaja también, , pero quizá la mayor función será el uso de almacenamiento de datos PSP en ambas consolas. De este modo, si pasas el tiempo jugando en casa, puedes seguir jugando el mismo juego mientras que estás fuera, con su PSP.
New “PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) Remaster” Title Series Available for the PlayStation®3 System
PSP Blockbuster Games Re-mastered to Deliver Rich Gameplay on the PS3 System
TOKYO, May 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) today announced that a new “PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) Remaster” title series, PSP titles customized and developed specifically for the PS3 computer entertainment system, will become available as Blu-ray Disc™ games starting in the Japanese market.
“PSP Remaster” titles will deliver rich and immersive gaming experience on the PS3 system through stunning high-definition graphics as well as through additional new features for these titles, such as operability on the PS3 Wireless Controller (SIXAXIS® and DUALSHOCK®3), new add-on content or stereoscopic 3D support*(1). Users will also be able to utilize the same save data from the original PSP game for the “PSP Remaster” version and enjoy the game on the go with the PSP system and continue the game at home on a large TV screen using PS3. Ad-hoc mode gameplay will also be supported through “adhoc party for PlayStation Portable” application on the PS3 system*(2).
For Japan, the first “PSP Remaster” title to be introduced will be Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Ver. from Capcom Co., Ltd. Monster Hunter Portable 3rd for the PSP system is the latest installment of the blockbuster Monster Hunter franchise, which has alone shipped over 4.5 million units in Japan since its release in December 2010. The graphics of the PS3 version, including monsters, fields, equipment, as well as Felyne Comrades, are more gorgeous and vibrant than ever, and will deliver dynamic gameplay when played on the large TV screens. SCE, with strong support from software developers and publishers, will deploy various measures to enhance the software title line-up for the PS3 system.
SCE will continue to further expand the PS3 platform and create a new world of computer entertainment with innovative and exciting new titles.
*1 What content will be supported will depend by titles.
*2. Not all titles will be supported. Some software title will not function properly depending on the user’s network status and or the software feature. The application is not supported on 20GB model (CECHB00) which does not support Wi-Fi feature.About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.Recognized as the global leader and company responsible for the progression of consumer-based computer entertainment, Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. (SCEI) manufactures, distributes and markets the PlayStation® game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system and the PlayStation®3 (PS3®) system. PlayStation has revolutionized home entertainment by introducing advanced 3D graphic processing, and PlayStation 2 further enhances the PlayStation legacy as the core of home networked entertainment. PSP is a handheld entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games, with high-quality full-motion video, and high-fidelity stereo audio. PS3 is an advanced computer system, incorporating the state-of-the-art Cell processor with super computer like power. SCEI, along with its subsidiary divisions Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc., Sony Computer Entertainment Europe Ltd., and Sony Computer Entertainment Korea Inc. develops, publishes, markets and distributes software, and manages the third party licensing programs for these platforms in the respective markets worldwide. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, SCEI is an independent business unit of the Sony Group.
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