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Sony Lines Up Impressive PSP2 Third Party Support

| 27 Jan 2011 16:42
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Plenty of developers and publishers have signed on to make games for Sony's new PSP2 (er, "NGP").

When Sony announced the PSP's successor last night, it did so with a collection of games from well-established franchises: Uncharted, Metal Gear Solid, and even Call of Duty. Unsurprisingly, the hardware giant has been hard at work building a network of developers that it's hoping will allow it to compete with Nintendo's 3DS.

Siliconera has a big, long list of all the publishers who have committed to making something for the NGP. Without further ado, here it is - original liner notes included for some of the more obscure Japanese houses:

Japan
Acquire
Alvion (Malicious)
AQ Interactive
Arc System Works
Arika
Artdink
Ascii Media Works
Atlus / Index Holdings
Capcom
Chunsoft
Craft & Meister (Earth Seeker for Wii)
CyberConnect2
D3 Publisher
Dimps
Edia (Maplus software for PSP)
Enterbrain
Falcom
From Software
Genki
Grasshopper Manufacture
GungHo Online Entertainment (Mimana)
Gust
Hamster
Hudson
Idea Factory
Irem
Kadokawa Games
Kadokawa Shoten
Konami
Level-5
Marvelous
Media Five
Namco Bandai
Nippon Ichi Software
Now Production
Q Entertainment
Sega
SNK Playmore
Spike
Square Enix
SystemSoft Alpha
Takara Tomy
Tecmo Koei Games
Tose
Yukes

North America
Activision
Capybara Games
Demiurge Studios
Epic Games
Far Sight Studios
Frima
High Voltage Software
Kung Fu Factory
Paramount Digital Entertainment
PopCap Games
Powerhead Games
Trendy Entertainment
Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment
2K Games
2K Sports

Europe
Avalanche Studios
Climax Studios
Codemasters Software Company
Eurocom Developments
Eutechnyx
Exient
Firemint
Gameloft
Gusto Games
Home Entertainment Suppliers
Impromptu Software
Rebellion
Rockstar Games
Sidhe Interactive
Sumo Digital
Team 17 Software
Ubisoft Entertainment
Zen Studios

Compare it to Nintendo's 3DS lineup, and it's pretty darn impressive. Of course, the PSP had stronger third-party support than the DS, and we all know how that turned out, right? Personally, I'm just glad to see Arc System Works there, because that almost certainly means a new BlazBlue. Rock on.

Just for the record, I think "NGP" is a horrible name, and I hope it remains the code name it obviously is. Why would you toss your iconic PlayStation branding out the window, Sony? Even "PSP" has important brand value - sure, it got stomped by the DS and the PSPgo flopped hard, but it still sold millions of units. Sony would be idiotic to throw it away.

(Siliconera)

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