E3 06: Namco Bandai's MotoGP hits the road

Cycle racing simulator slated for PSP; set to support eight-player wireless runs, variety of modes.

LOS ANGELES--Namco Bandai is featuring Tekken: Dark Resurrection and Ace Combat X for the PlayStation Portable at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo, but those aren't the publisher's only franchises set to debut on Sony's handheld. While it's not being shown at E3, MotoGP is also heading to the PSP, as confirmed by a new trailer for the game.

Little is known about the portable extension of the MotoGP series for PlayStation 2 consoles (not to be confused with THQ's MotoGP line on the Xbox and Xbox 360), but the PSP version will feature a variety of standard features for motorcycle racers. Beyond an assortment of bikes and courses, the game will also feature season, arcade, and time-trial modes. Eight-player wireless races are also confirmed to be in the game.

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18 comments
rbarahona
rbarahona

Nice addition to the PSP library. Let's hope that they can translate the feeling of the other versions to the portable. The PSP is capable of handling the game.

Jdiddy1
Jdiddy1

woa this game looks bad.

NnyCW
NnyCW

n the meantime, applaud their efforts to bring a multiplayer racing game to the PSP? will anyone argue we don't need more original content? I'm sorry, but if there's one thing that ISN'T original at this point and time, it's a multiplayer racing game on the PSP...

xavier14
xavier14

yeah. namco are ok but there fighting games suck badly and them teaming up with bandai was another stupid idea. their just joke now

atomD21
atomD21

The 360 MotoGP is made by THQ, not NamcoBandai. And, it is a really dumb comparison between the 360 and the PSP. That's like a comparison between the PS1 and the Xbox. The real problem here is that motoGP is just more of the same for PSP, console ports.

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

woa im on the first page....game looks bad

EvanO_O
EvanO_O

Yeah, my eyes are on the 360 version at the moment.

absolut_wisted
absolut_wisted

these are some thoughtful comments, guys. how about we wait until we've got a review on our hands, and in the meantime, applaud their efforts to bring a multiplayer racing game to the PSP? will anyone argue we don't need more original content?

_LEBATO_
_LEBATO_

Bandai is horrible and Namco is average. Now, their MotoGP doesn't hold a candle to THQ's

santaman64
santaman64

namco made xenosaga and Soul Cauilber, how can namco be bad

AYANE69
AYANE69

the 360 version is better i thinks bandai and namco are both horrible game companies

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

sweet I think MotoGP looks cool.I wonder how it will play hope it will be an awesome Motorcycle game.