Gitaroo Man's PSP tour dated

Koei's rhythm game set to rock North America on November 14; PSP version includes original PS2 game plus extras.

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Before Guitar Hero made strumming along to games cool, a few other rhythm-based titles cornered the market on virtual electric twangers. One such game was 2002's Gitaroo Man for the PlayStation 2, which saw players take on the role of a young man using a magical guitar to save the world.

The game's hero, U-1, is making a comeback tour of sorts on the PlayStation Portable. Koei today confirmed that Gitaroo Man Lives!, a port of the PS2 original, will head to North American stores on November 14. The game was released in Japan this past June and in Europe late last month.

The PSP edition will include all 10 stages from Gitaroo Man, as well as previously unreleased Gitaroo Man songs, a duet mode, and a versus mode using the handheld's wireless functions.

Gitaroo Man Lives! is rated E for Everyone and will retail for $39.99. For more information, read GameSpot's previous coverage.

Discussion

24 comments
Ravengunner
Ravengunner

This game is exellent! I completed it kinda quickly but it has great replay value! Deffinatly one to get!

_Sam_
_Sam_

if I had a PSP, I don't think I'd get this.

tmacyao111
tmacyao111

I heard this game was awesome. The game got good scores on UK gaming websites. The psp is coming back with compelling software.

Ten_Sins
Ten_Sins

thats awsome! i thought this game was a goner for good.

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

This game sounds fun hope it will be.

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

aww i wnat the game even though i dont ahve a psp...maybe ill get my friend to get one so that i can play it....

mr_squibble
mr_squibble

Well, I'll have to shuffle my original off on Ebay before the PSP version hits.

animemog
animemog

I'm still not going to get a PSP.. But, I'll play it on my friend's. :D

fender_player03
fender_player03

with VP: Lenneth, the PS1 games, and now this; the PSP is shaping up to be the system that has those hard to find games of ridiculous prices.

ZabuzaR
ZabuzaR

I might have to look at this game. Maybe it will kill some time for a while. Plus it comes out the same week as the Nintendo Wii.

JiveT
JiveT

I am pretty psyched for this.

paperwarior17
paperwarior17

I'm going to be needing a PSP soon. With that and and the Wii, I'm going to be flat broke.

blacktorn
blacktorn

I loved the first one,i played the demo to death,but never actuallyt got round to buying the full game,i would buy this if i had an psp but i don't plan on buying one anytime soon

Polyhymnia
Polyhymnia

Wow and considering how much Gitaroo Man is on ebay, $39.99 sounds like a steal. I've heard the extras may not be worth it if you already have the PS2 version though.

da1on2
da1on2

Alot of people who have imported the game say its better in every aspect than its PS2 counter part, even in graphics and control

inferno394
inferno394

Wow, and people say the DS is for kids, mmmmph. :/

Thorpe89
Thorpe89

I didn't realise this has the PS2 game in. I might as well go buy this since I never played it on PS2.

gnbfd
gnbfd

Awesome. Too bad my PSP is broken.

TintedChimes
TintedChimes

YYYEEESSS!!! Too bad its for 39.99, hopefully they'll add many more extras and play modes.