From Russia With Love confirmed for PSP

EA announces its Sean Connery-starring James Bond game will come to Sony's portable in early 2006.

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After months of rumors, Electronic Arts today confirmed that its latest James Bond game, From Russia With Love, will be released for the PSP. Already available for the Xbox, GameCube, and PlayStation 2, the game is based on the classic 1963 film of the same name, and it features the voice and likeness of its star, Sean Connery.

Slated for early 2006, the PSP From Russia With Love will also star Connery and will follow the same storyline as the console version. In it, Bond must travel to Istanbul to meet with a supposed Russian defector who wants to turn over a Russian cipher machine to British intelligence in exchange for being able to meet the love of her life (Bond, in this case). EA also added new scenes to the game, some of which star Entertainment Tonight presenter and sometime actress Maria Menounos, as well as a brand-new opening and finale.

Other than saying it will let players "customize Bond for a whole new level of gameplay options," EA divulged little about gameplay in 007's first outing on the PSP. However, it will presumably resemble the PlayStation 2 version of the game, giving it the cachet of being one of the few third-person shooters for the handheld.

GameSpot will have more details on From Russia With Love for the PSP as they become available.

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