Parasite Eve: The Third Birthday New Trailer Impressions

Teaser video reveals game in development for PSP, gives new hints on background settings.

TOKYO--One of the surprising unveilings at Square Enix's DK Sigma3713 party was that The Third Birthday will be making its way to the PSP. This third installment in the Parasite Eve series was originally announced as a mobile phone game last summer, but the developers apparently decided that Sony's handheld would be a good platform as well.

Square Enix showed off a short trailer of The Third Birthday, and although there wasn't any new footage or in-game screens, the narration gave us some hints as to what to expect. The trailer started off with a grainy montage using flashback scenes from the past two Parasite Eve games. The Manhattan incident of 1997 from the original Parasite Eve was shown, followed by the scene in Parasite Eve II where a lady turns into a neo-mitochondrial creature (NMC). The narration explained that NMC sightings had dissipated since Aya's adventures in Parasite Eve II in 2000, and everything was back to normal. That is until 2009, when an outbreak of new creatures called the "twisted" appeared. In 2010, a system called the "Overdive" gets created as a solution to beat these new creatures, but Aya is the only person who can use it.

Following the montage of flashbacks, the trailer switches to the chapel scene that was shown last year at Tokyo Game Show 2007. Aya is in a wedding dress and is walking up to the altar. A man suddenly appears from the chapel's front door and starts shooting with a machine gun. Aya turns back and takes out a handgun to return fire, and her wedding ring flies off in the process. We see it falling on the ground, with blood spilling onto it a moment later. During the whole scene, we hear a somewhat cryptic narration that doesn't match up with what's happening. "This is my gift for her third birthday as she wakes up from her lost past. She may be a gift from heaven, who can save mankind that's trapped in the twist of time."

The trailer ended there, and the words "PSP version coming" appeared on the screen.

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167 comments
Ehggsz
Ehggsz

I will be waiting with much anticipation for this game.

theembalmer
theembalmer

its about time they came out with another one

olcer_156
olcer_156

This is great. Çok sevindim yaa bu oyunu 4 gözle bekliyordum hatta 2sini pspde oynamaya çalışıyodum :)

Irelandish
Irelandish

about time another PSE game was made, jesus.

k2square
k2square

they cant just put the trailers u know... especially those that arent for public...its for the people who went at that event... unless they allow it to be shown to the public. i think thats why their not showing the trailers...

paiduema
paiduema

Gamespot is such a tease! they tell us "we saw that trailer for you .. bla bla bla" but it is not fun for you just to SAY it to us ... we demand clips! They r just too quick to send me a warning when i trash a game, lol! :P

WarblazerTM
WarblazerTM

This might be the game to finally give the psp some much needed life (assuming they get the controls right.)

Holdwick
Holdwick

I might have to check this out!

MAXAM999
MAXAM999

why thise game not for PS3 really bad for Fans In PSP

kirbybunny
kirbybunny

I hope my brothers don't make me play this one as well, I played the others because they didn't want to play as a girl, but i won't mind playing this.

MAXAM999
MAXAM999

I really Dont waite thise Game its my best Game 4EvEr

DevilMayCry135
DevilMayCry135

Parasite Eve is a PS game in 1998 .this is the one of the best game in ps1 ,(Parasite Eve=Resdent Evil+ff).this time it will be in PSP I'm very respect

_Ben99_
_Ben99_

I have no idea about Parasite Eve game, never heard of it before, but since it's coming from Square Enix I find myself obliged to look forward to know more about it

Zell8093
Zell8093

aha Eve afther a verry looooong time :)

itwiz90
itwiz90

This is what I'm talking about. :P 8)

InsultToInjury_
InsultToInjury_

I really cant wait for this game, part of the reason why I purchased a PSP a few weeks ago.. (yeah I know I didnt know about the 3000 until after i got my 2000). Anyway, I see thats its due for Japan realse I better see a UK version or I wont be amused. Some people have mentioned about a PSP RE game, this too would be amazing long as its going back to old RE set up.

mo0o0on
mo0o0on

this is so good but can we see the short trailer :( ::

jarybz
jarybz

this is what the psp needs more rpgs like this to me til now the psp masterpiece is final fantasy vII crisis core

EnaVRi
EnaVRi

waiting for PSP 3000... This is the reason why i need a handheld... Aya looks younger here?!

cjohnson007
cjohnson007

I hope they bring back the last to PE games just so we can get caught up again. Cuz its been some time since i played them

cjothom
cjothom

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cjothom
cjothom

I can't wait for this! I use to have the first two for PS and stupidly sold them :(. I'm loving my PSP once again! (I agree Aentikraist, Resident Evil for PSP would be AMAZING!)

DarkSideGirl17
DarkSideGirl17

OMG! If you have not played Parasite Eve for the playstation, you have NOT lived! It is one of the best games for the playstation! I have both of them! I am so happy that I got a PSP!!! Can't wait! =)

Aentikraist
Aentikraist

mmm.. this surely are excting news i was really satisfied with Silent hill origins but again im hoping this is the prelaunch platform for an upcoming Resident EEEEEEEEEEEVil ah capcom what else do u need that if u release a nice Resident evil for Psp sure it will bring like some kind of new liiiife!!!! well anyway this games seems reaally cool to have on my psp collection hope they release it soon.

buzzguy
buzzguy

Well, I have no idea what PE is all about, but any new games for PSP is good news!

DangerousFat
DangerousFat

Have fun, it's gonna be an action game like Dirge of Cerberus... yay. *cries*

Mc_Trickz
Mc_Trickz

Is this game likeResident Evil??I never played but i always known about the game for PS one,but never played,only saw some images...If it will be released to the PSP,yeah,cool because i have one :D !!

slswopes17
slswopes17

HURRY UP WITH THIS GAME ALREADY!!! I CAN'T WAIT ANY LONGER!!!

Mogsworth
Mogsworth

If this game comes out in the US, I'm definitely getting a PSP. :D

jyoung312
jyoung312

Square hearts the psp (KH:BBS, FF:Dissidia, FF13Agito, PE:3rd B-day, and star ocean). They have single handed increased the psp's lifespan

Executioner142
Executioner142

I hope it wont be a port from PE1, but it would still pwn ass if it was.

cocomacoco
cocomacoco

this game was good, and i mean it, on the PS1, let's see....

Phoenix2Raven
Phoenix2Raven

cant wait, parasite 2 was one of my favorite games on the ps1, pe1 also. i cant believe they r doing a third, didn't think would happen.

RunningMansKid
RunningMansKid

um_wut... you're right! i totally forgot about DMC until now! I really would like a Resident evil game though. I don't think that'd ever come out the disc drive if i got that. PE3 should be good enough... for now

cire5
cire5

this sounds tight. i was a big fan onf the first two. cant wait.

NeoNavarro
NeoNavarro

I'm so glad they are bringing Parasite Eve back. I loves the old PS games especially the first one. Ahhh memories.

Um_Wut
Um_Wut

cyborg playa...capcom hasn't been givin' too much love to sony lately...with former exclusives going multiplat and M$ getting exclusives I wouldn't count on a resident evil for the psp anytime soon. Hell they still need to put out that DMC game they announced like 3 years ago.

cyborg-playa
cyborg-playa

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