As well as announcing the October launch of the new PSP Go, Sony has revealed the forthcoming games line-up for the PlayStation portable platform at E3.
In addition, the company announced plans for new colours for the PSP-3000, due to be available in vibrant blue, mystic silver, pearl white, radiant red and lilac purple.
See below for a list of titles, in Sony's words, of what PSP gamers can look forward too soon.Gran Turismo PSP
SOCOM: Fireteam Bravo 3
Not content with smashing records and raising standards in its previous PlayStation, PlayStation 2 and PS3 incarnations, legendary racer Gran Turismo makes its PSP debut with all the style, speed and supercars you could ask for – plus a whole lot more besides. Buckle up, take a deep breath and trounce the opposition on amazing tracks around the globe. You'll have your pick of over 800 jaw-droppingly realistic dream cars and 35 tracks, all lovingly recreated to rev, roll and roar just as they would in real life. Perfect physics and intelligent rivals make for an ultra-realistic driving experience – and one you can enjoy any time, anywhere on your own or head-to-head against friends.
MotorStorm: Arctic Edge
Lead a team of Navy SEALs in a round-the-world hunt for weapons of mass destruction and an ex-KGB agent who has information that could prevent a devastating attack. Skill, stealth, swift thinking and firepower will be key to completing this ultra-realistic military challenge – as will teamwork. You can prove yourself alone, in Co-op mode with a squad of four buddies playing the same mission – or in online multiplayer with up to 16 players at once.
Sub-zero temperatures, insane speeds and the ever-present threat of an avalanche… this is racing at its most extreme. MotorStorm Arctic Edge sees the world’s most brutal racing festival relocate to the wilds of snowy Alaska where racing has never been so unpredictable.
Monster Hunter Freedom Unite
Take Sackboy everywhere you go when the most innovative game of 2008 comes to PSP, Explore the immersive world of LittleBigPlanet at home or on the move, running, swinging and leaping through a universe where you can move everything you touch and build whatever you like.
SOULCALIBUR: Broken Destiny
Monster Hunters can prepare for the ultimate fight by customising their character and creating thousands of armour sets and weapons to assist them on hundreds of different quests. Players can embark on hunts alone with their cat like Felyne companion or as a team in up to 4 player Ad-Hoc mode to complete more challenging quests. Monster Hunter Freedom Unite is available on its own or bundled with Mystic Silver PSP.
The Eternal Struggle of swords and souls continue on PSP! Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny is the latest entry in the Soulcalibur series, the premier weapons-based one-on-one fighter. Broken Destiny is the series' first release on PSP system and is the first ever portable iteration of Soulcalibur to date. Robust and challenging single-player modes, head-to-head multiplayer and gorgeous visuals make this a must-have for any fighting game fan!
Celebrating over 20 years of the renowned series that has shipped over 85 million units worldwide, DISSIDIA FINAL FANTASY brings together the largest collection of FINAL FANTASY characters ever in a fighting-styled game where players can choose their allegiance between good and evil. Drawing on more than 20 years of one of the world's most popular RPG franchises, heroes and villains of the FINAL FANTASY series collide in a war that threatens to tear the universe apart. Action-packed gameplay and character customisation move to another level on PSP with truly blockbuster audio and visual presentation.
Assassin's Creed: Bloodlines
TEKKEN 6 sees the return of many familiar faces and introduces a host of new characters: it's the largest line-up the series has ever seen. Each fighter is equipped with their own deadly techniques, moves and attack combinations, making TEKKEN 6 the most challenging King of Iron Fist Tournament yet. A character customization feature will further intensify the fighting action and multiplayer gameplay modes let players take their fighters online to compete for world domination. Boasting an illustrious 14-year legacy, TEKKEN is among the most popular and well-known gaming brands in the world with the entire franchise selling more than 33 million units to date. TEKKEN 6 is a must-have for any fan of console arcade fighting.
Follow Altair's story right after the events of Assassin’s Creed as he discovers a new land and hunts down the ascending Templars. As the Templars withdraw from the Holy Land after Altair kills Robert De Sable, the Assassin follows them to the island of Cyprus. Finding new allies and enemies, Altair helps the local resistance against the Templar occupation and strikes down the ascendant Templar commanders. Continue Altair's story and find the missing link between Assassin's Creed and Assassin's Creed 2. You can free-run and climb anywhere - a real technology breakthrough and a first on PSP – and you can connect with PS3 to unlock exclusive material on each console.
And available through the PlayStation Store:
Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake for PSP
Imagine a world where time loops back on itself every 30 seconds: a world where you meet yourself again and again. That's the world of Replay, where you can only progress through levels by working with the ghosts of your past to get around each level's obstacles – it's a mind-bender of a game that you'll go back to time after time…
Numblast for PSP and PS3
Get your Fat Princess fix on the move with the portable PSP version to play wherever you go. Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake features all the frantic gameplay of the PS3 version with six additional levels created especially for PSP. Join up with eight gamers online or locally for a four vs. four team battle – or play on your own in a specially-created single-player campaign.
PixelJunk Monsters Deluxe for PSP
Puzzle fans are in for a treat with this fast, fun, colourful new game for both PS3 and PSP. Save Akasaka from his imminent life as a mindless monkey by solving brain-boggling number combinations. As you become more skilful, you'll be able to create longer number combos, earn more points, win trophies, unlock extra content, and then prove you're the Numblast master of the world by uploading your high score to the online ranking board!
The PS3 hit is coming to PSP – help the Forest Defender fight off hordes of bloodthirsty monsters by setting up artillery towers as a protective shield. Collect treasure and new weapons to build more and more artillery towers to protect your precious forest children – then show off your strategic skills by uploading your score to the online leaderboard.