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New PS3 & PSP Releases for the Week of September 13th, 2010

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201w ago - Sony's Senior Social Media Specialist Rey Gutierrez has shared the upcoming weeks new releases for PS3, PSP and PSN today, as follows:

The PlayStation pipe is packed with an assortment of titles, branching across all of our PlayStation platforms, believe you me – you'll have plenty of gaming to do this week as we lead up to the launch of the PlayStation Move.

PlayStation 3

[Register or Login to view links] – The first Lord of the Rings video game created specifically for kids and their families with accessible gameplay set in a friendly, colorful rendition of Middle-Earth. Players assume the role of Strider and embark on his greatest quests from The Lord of the Rings trilogy. The PlayStation 3 version of The Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest supports the Playstation Move Controller.

[Register or Login to view links] – Players take on the role of Shard, a promising young Guardian, setting out on a secret mission to reveal the truth and uncover the sinister plans of the Pure Ones. Traveling through the owl kingdoms, fans will have a chance to experience the...
 

Angry Birds: Visually Optimized for the PSPgo on PlayStation Minis

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204w ago - Chillingo's Head of Publishing Johnny Coghlan has revealed today that Angry Birds is heading to PSP via PlayStation Minis, and is visually optimized for Sony's PSPgo handheld.

To quote: In Angry Birds, players take control of a flock of different birds as they attempt to retrieve their precious eggs from a fiendish group of thieving pigs.

The pigs have taken refuge within levels containing structures made up of materials such as wood, glass and stone. There are over 100 levels to play through! The object of the game is to catapult the birds into the pigs and their protective barriers, in order to eliminate the pigs and rescue the eggs.

Each level gives the player a certain number of birds to catapult at the pigs using a giant [Register or Login to view links].

There are six different types of bird, each with its own appearance, weight, sound effects and special abilities such as exploding or splitting into three mini-birds for maximum impact! If the birds hit the pigs or knock a piece of material onto a pig, the pig may explode into thin air and disappear.

When all of the pigs are defeated without the player running out of birds to catapult, the level is complete and a new level is unlocked! Players may re-attempt levels as many times...
 

Video: Fly Fu & Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter Hit PlayStation Minis

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206w ago - SCEE PSP European Product Manager Adam Grant has revealed today the latest additions to PlayStation Minis, namely Fly Fu and Carnivores: Dinosaur Hunter, along with some video footage of each.

To quote: We have another two minis out this week for fans of all creatures great and small.

Fly Fu

Fly Fu is a side-scrolling beat-'em-up game with characters designed from photographs of dead insects mixed with doodle art.

Your girlfriend, Kate Moth, a fluffy moth was kidnapped by evil spiders and dragged away to the suburb. But do not fear as you are not a common housefly, but one that is trained to fight. Being a Kung-Fu master, only you can save your love from the claws of the evil insects.





The game features five chapters, each ending with a unique boss, as you fight against the strongest members of The Cuticulous Gang.

Features:

• Watch the famous 'dead fly art' in smooth motion.
• Fight your way through bees, wasps, lady bugs and more than 20 different insects.

Get really mad at insects bugging around and GO BERSERK!
Arm yourself with matchsticks and needle-pins to gain more fist power.
Put your endurance to the test in survival mode.
 

Frima Producer Details Young Thor for PS3 and PSP Minis on PSN

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207w ago - Today Frima Executive Producer Martin Brouard has shared details on Young Thor for PS3 and PSP Minis which is now available on PSN.

To quote: Last week's launch of Young Thor has been a tremendous occasion for our studio, and finally launching one of the biggest mini titles to date has brought up a lot of warm praise and even some questions from the fans.

In short, I'd love to take this opportunity to tell you how this project came about, and fill you in on our unique approach to minis.

Nearly three years ago, an idea came to us for a project surrounding a fresh take on Norse mythology. We wanted to make something that we'd enjoy as hardcore gamers, but also something for all ages that our families could dive into at the same time.

While we weren't exactly sure where we would decide to take the game, our imaginations ran wild before we got into the actual game design itself. We created our own [Register or Login to view links] for Young Thor that helped us wrap our heads around what we wanted to do. Once finished, we all knew that we still wanted to tell this story in game form, but we wanted to do so in the same vein as an animated short.

At the time,...
 

Who's That Flying?! for PSP and PS3 Minis is Coming Soon to PSN

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207w ago - Today Mediatonic Co-Founder & Creative Director Paul Croft has revealed that Who's That Flying?! for PSP and PS3 is coming soon to PSN.

To quote: [Register or Login to view links] is a small indie games studio based in the UK. Earlier this year we released the PlayStation minis game Monsters (Probably) Stole My Princess!.

Today, I'm super excited to reveal the first details of our brand new PlayStation minis title – Who's That Flying!? This summary from the games writer and producer Jim is a great overview on what you can expect:

You are the mysterious and powerful creature known only as the "Guardian of Earth." Your steely eye and HYPER-POWERED LASER ARM have kept the citizens of Earth safe for generations (as well as proving a hit with the ladies).

With all your awesome TALENT and FLAIR, surely it would be IMPOSSIBLE for a sudden and devastating invasion of colossal Doom Beasts to descend on your cities and cause havoc without your knowledge? (Even if you were MAYBE showboating for a magazine photo shoot at the time...)

Now, you must not only defend your cities from the ravenous hordes of Doom Beasts, you must defend yourself against accusations of gross incompetence from the Galactic Council of Justice! And this is all BEFORE...
 
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