Pursuit Force sequel announced

Extreme Justice heads to both the PSP and PS2 platforms; Sony adds a host of new features.

Bigbig Studios and Sony Computer Entertainment Europe will be giving gamers the chance to take part in more car combat, with a second title in its PlayStation Portable Pursuit Force franchise--and this one will feature multiplayer modes, as well as a version for the PlayStation 2.

Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice has been given a summer 2007 European release date for both formats and will feature a "Hollywood-inspired" storyline. A four-player Wi-Fi mode has been added for the PSP edition, along with a two-player split-screen multiplayer mode for the PS2.

The first Pursuit Force, released exclusively for the PSP in 2005, cast gamers as the only member of a newly formed police department chasing criminals through Capital City and bringing them to justice by, among other things, jumping across moving vehicles.

In the sequel, two new gangs are turning Capital City into a war zone--The Raiders, who specialise in staging ambushes and striking hard and fast, and The Syndicate, a gang of professional bank robbers who will use any means necessary to obtain their illicit prizes.

There will also be a new "heavy-handed" rival arm of the police force called the Viper division to contend with. New gameplay features include bigger vehicles to jump between, such as tanks, trains, and an aeroplane.

The player will also be joined this time around by four new recruits in Pursuit Force--Sarah (air support), Gage (high-speed support), Ash (special ops), and Preach (heavy assault). These characters will support and interact with the player, providing assistance and repartee throughout the game.

A variety of vehicles will be available to play with, including a bike and sidecar, jet skis, a helicopter, and a hovercraft. Players will also be able to step outside and take out bad guys on foot.

Other features include a "Justice Bar" which, when used, will allow the player to regain strength and prolong a mission, and the game will ship with three difficulty levels.

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49 comments
StarFoxCOM
StarFoxCOM

The first one was off the hook but frustarting. This one sounds better

psycho_path
psycho_path

I also hope Pursuit Force 2 will not be as frustrating, painful and insanely hard as its predecessor.

psycho_path
psycho_path

I sure hope The Vixens will return in this new sequel. They are the reason why Pursuit Force is the bomb!!!

The-Jaxter
The-Jaxter

I hope this game is good. it looks neat from the preview but I dont know.

lost-ruin001
lost-ruin001

Yay!I'm from Europe,and my Bdays in June (AKA Summer) Cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Snoop_trizzle
Snoop_trizzle

I'm excited, i wonder when we'll get our north america release, hopefully not too long off

JCMac120
JCMac120

Ok, cool. Just hope it has replay value, as the first one didn't, though it was great the first playthrough!

GunGriffin
GunGriffin

Well if it's anything like GTA it should do well on the PSP, and PS2. I hated GTA for all the bad mouthing crap they did and how clearly slanted the game was to show gang wars in a good light. Nothing good comes out of killing on the streets but more death.

Riddy84
Riddy84

Awesome news, love the first one. Still remains one of my fave PSP games, even despite its sometimes infuriating difficulty, lovin' the news!

gautam3
gautam3

Very cool. Can't wait.

gazza_gamerNZ
gazza_gamerNZ

Pursuit force was a great game, it deffinately deserves a sequel. Just hope they can adjust the difficulty and motorbike handling...

ultimate_zero
ultimate_zero

just because it's on both doesn't mean its struggling, it just helps sell more.

TryMe01
TryMe01

a psp title also on the ps2, does this make it more evident that the psp is struggling? also, the ps2 is one hell of a console

wolfboy20
wolfboy20

wow i have the first pursuit force and i cant wait for the sequel!!!!

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

a justice bar huh..sounds kinda corny...but the game still is worth checking out

games_pot1
games_pot1

The first one was ok could have been better I hope this one is great.

B-bad
B-bad

Yeah I'm looking forward to getting back to all the over the top action :D

Xanog1
Xanog1

I enjoyed the original game, it was a neat concept. Maybe this means we'll see a PSN downloadable title in the series soon.

namdar
namdar

I loved this game too bad I havent played it I'll just buy another ps2 if it comes out for it I didnt own a PSP so when Pursit Force came out , I was like I hope they release a copy of this for ps2 or xbox I love my modded xbox its really neat I still use my xbox as central media center I got a mod for it that makes the menu system the same as the xbox 360

blueflamedino
blueflamedino

I love my PS2, UNLIKE THE XBOX AND THE GAMECUBE, it still lives and doesn't force us to the next-gen like the rest, although this is kinda expected since the PS3 has an angry and expensive price tag

Dantes_Monkey
Dantes_Monkey

Playstation2 = greatest console of all time.

boocreepyfootdr
boocreepyfootdr

Another reason to hold onto your PS2. And another reason why the PSP is struggling to keep exclusives.

ilano
ilano

I played pursuit force 1 out but not all a rank and like everyone said i was frustrating but you just gotta do it over and over again and eventually it will work i look forthword to buy the second game.I played the uk verion.

iMuffins
iMuffins

Cool. I love Pursuit Force.

NunoMark2
NunoMark2

The US version was easier!? Ishould have imported it; the uk version made me want to destroy my PSP

vaejas
vaejas

Yay! Improve the controls, please.

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

I was a big fan of the first Pursuit Force game so I hope to see this one be good too.

Hellisunreal
Hellisunreal

yeah the original was fun hope this is too....

PostedOval
PostedOval

I own the original and played it quite a bit. Hopefully the sequel will add a bit more depth to the game...but overall I enjoyed it quite a bit.

Legacyoftain
Legacyoftain

Makes me wish my ps2 didn't die 4 months ago...oh well back to my 360 ;)

GTCzeero
GTCzeero

"The difficulty was just right on the US version. I heard the UK version was harder. Probably too hard." The US got an easier version?! Oh man, the UK version was brutal, I gave up on it, but I look forward to the sequel.

smith447
smith447

The first one was worth playing, but not the greatest. hopefully this one has improved.

Doolum
Doolum

Finally,the long awaited sequel is announced.i must have it.

latinchemist
latinchemist

Pursuit is a tour de force. Anyone with a PSP needs to do themselves a favor and play it. The difficulty was just right on the US version. I heard the UK version was harder. Probably too hard. I hope the 4 player game will be worthwhile. That was a major thing missing in the first one. "DON'T DIE OR YOUR FIRED!"

Filimonki
Filimonki

I hope this game wont be so hard as the orginal Persuit Force :S

Wanderer5
Wanderer5

That great. Maybe I get the PS2 version.

diablobasher
diablobasher

Awesome, the only game besides MGA that was any good on the PSP was this one :D Now the sequels coming to PS2, looks like i'll never need to rebuy a PSP :D Pursuit Force is awesome :)

mike2136
mike2136

This game is goona be great like the first one.