Konami unveils new pair of portable games

Pocket Racers is headed for the PSP, while the DS is set to see a sequel to survival adventure game Lost in Blue.

While the gaming press is busy getting its hands on Konami's lineup of upcoming games at the company's press event, the publisher has taken the wraps off a pair of portable titles.

This fall, PlayStation Portable gamers can expect to take Pocket Racers for a spin. Described by the publisher as a "dark yet zany racing game," Pocket Racers puts players in the role of a party guest who has been turned into a tiny car by "an evil nemesis" and forced to race against fellow partygoers. The races will take place on tracks found throughout 15 different parts of the party host's house, with 16 playable vehicles, from sports cars to off-roaders, and with power-ups including nitro boosts and homing missiles. Konami is promising an extensive single-player experience with multiple modes of play, and sociable gamers will be able to play against one other wirelessly in races and minigames for up to four players.

Early next year, a sequel to the DS survival adventure game Lost in Blue will be found on store shelves in the form of Lost in Blue 2. Like the first game, the story revolves around a man and a woman who find themselves stranded on an island with no others in sight. To survive, the pair must forage for food, fight wild animals using weapons that have been found or fashioned by the player, and make use of their own unique skills. And in case the castaways' lives didn't seem hard enough, Konami has also added the threat of natural disasters, like hurricanes and earthquakes, to the game.

Lost in Blue 2 has not yet been rated, while Pocket Racers has been rated E for Everyone. Konami has not released pricing information about either game.

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Ariolander
Ariolander

LOL Lost in Blue & Lost in Blue 2 remind me of "Survival Kids" on my GBC

klibbnisse
klibbnisse

Whohow... wait a minute, a sequel to lost in blue!? Man, I got to clear the first game before that... I'm going to build the raft, and I suck when it comes to build things... great game! Btw, someone named some evil guys on the island, if it's what I'm thinking I think it would've been cooler if they made the lost in blue lite you have to find a away to ger rescued... like, make a giant fire on the top of the mountain, try to find out where they are, try to get contact with someone using a radio or something like that. Also a bigger backpack, I know it should be realistic but it annoys me that I run out of space so easy.

_Sam_
_Sam_

it doesn't seem that great

Neolucifer999
Neolucifer999

Gah still no suikoden 1-2 in us or euro version ?

faridmon
faridmon

no, Maquis, Lost in Blue sucked pretty much, it was boring and played unintresting i hope Konami fix that with no. 2, and for the Pocket Racers plot and the name one word can describe it: LAME.

Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

Lost In Blue was a forgotten classic. a sequel is great news!

MacBrother
MacBrother

Meh. Was hoping to hear a new 2D Metal Gear game for the DS. Oh well.

Ices100
Ices100

Their still making games for the sony lamestation?

Neomelkoreta
Neomelkoreta

OHH YESSS!!!! Im soo addicted to Lost in Blue right now, me and my friend trade off this game every couple days and we play this game like crazy... (he needs to buy his own copy like right now lol!!) SO PSYCHED FOR THE SEQUAL!!! and the first game is great, although it is hard at first

vatterott
vatterott

I wanna get Lost in Blue if I get a DS.

calvinx6
calvinx6

No one sems interesting in Pocket Racers for the psp.

Sargus
Sargus

Awesome. I loved Lost in Blue.

calvinx6
calvinx6

I'm getting Lost in Blue 2 because i didn't like like the First one.

cjfromthegrove
cjfromthegrove

"Nico4 Why won´t they make a Metal Gear Solid game for Nintendo DS?" Because Shigeru Miyamoto hates you!! Now sign my psp.

DanC1989
DanC1989

Lol, the PSP game sounds dodgy :P...ah well, Portable Ops should keep me occupied enough, when it comes out ;)

Jshaw71
Jshaw71

sounds good, i hope they balance the game play between the male and female players, and make the game a lil' easier i have heard it was very difficult at first

Jin_Kazuma__PSP
Jin_Kazuma__PSP

Nice titles ,i guess. To Nico4: because it would blow on the DS.

timts
timts

lost in blue is great, just wish that bed have more use. dont like the bad guys on the island either.

gigidey
gigidey

Heah, i was the first person to add a tag, but anyways, I need to pick up the first LiB

Nico4
Nico4

Why won´t they make a Metal Gear Solid game for Nintendo DS?

dominae
dominae

Lost in Blue was such a great idea with horrible execution . . . hopefully the sequel will be much more playable than the original. I'm looking forward to it.

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

Well I loved Lost in Blue a second one will be cool to get too.