Rock Band, Assassin's Creed, LBP PSP-bound

Handheld library balloons with big new games from Harmonix, Ubisoft, and Media Molecule; Lilac portable coming bundled with Hannah Montana game.

Sony announced as part of its Destination PlayStation retailer conference today a slew of new games for its oft-said-to-be thinly supported PSP. Games slated to arrive for the portable this year include the long-rumored Little Big Planet, MotorStorm Arctic Edge, and Rock Band Unplugged, as well as an exclusive installment in Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed franchise.

You know, for 'tweens!

Previously the subject of unauthorized Internet humor, Rock Band Unplugged will be making its way exclusively to the PSP this year. Details remain sparse on the MTV Games-published, Harmonix-developed rhythm game, but Sony did confirm that it will support downloadable content through an in-game store, what the company called a first for the PSP in North America and Europe.

Sony's third-party support for the PSP will continue with an exclusive installment in Ubisoft's Assassin's Creed franchise. Though no details were revealed, Assassin's Creed PSP will be included as part of a hardware bundle that will arrive later this year. Also included will be a Piano Black PSP and other unannounced content.

Targeting the 'tween demographic, Sony will also launch a Hannah Montana PSP bundle in July that will debut the Lilac-colored PSP hardware. In addition to the female-friendly-hued hardware, the bundle will include Disney Interactive's Hannah Montana PSP game, which Sony billed as "a dancing and rhythm action game," a UMD disc containing a variety of episodes from the Hannah Montana TV show, a 2GB Memory Stick Pro Duo, and stickers.

Both the Assassin's Creed and Hannah Montana PSP bundles will retail for $199.99.

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jokerman_28
jokerman_28

an assassin's creed for the psp?! totally awesome!!

Nerevarine-
Nerevarine-

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mulder_000
mulder_000

I have an 360 also and since my PSP broke last year, I've wanted to buy a new one, with LBP coming, looks like a good deal. Wonder if anything similar is coming to the iPod touch, as it does have 16g storage.

gamekingsz
gamekingsz

your a 360 fan 360 dont deserve to play lbp!!!!!! nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo please sony dont make it for psp chunky gonne buy it

Chunky_Tomster
Chunky_Tomster

I own a PSP but I also own a 360, Ive been envious as a 360 owner of some PS3 xclusives that have been really sweet, BUT LBP!!! OMG!!!!!!!!!! im sooooooo XCITED!!!

brendanhunt1
brendanhunt1

sony currently makes money off each ps2 sold

lanmanna
lanmanna

3 exclusive PSP games(Motostorm will be on PS2)? Sorry, try harder. Should I get rid of my PSP? Oh, and LOL Hannah Montana.

Shimmerweed
Shimmerweed

OMG assassin's creed !? LBP !? :O This is gonna be amazing. I hope they don't screw it up ~

NearlyPrescient
NearlyPrescient

denicola, the article suggests that it would be a piano black psp featured in the bundle. but they do point out that there's a lack of information regarding it, so it could be possible.

denicola_a_god
denicola_a_god

assassins creed will be nice to play on the go i hope they make custom altair-themed psp for the bundle

ascalon94
ascalon94

I would like to see some classic PS1 games on PSP maybe MG and FF7 Idk doubt it will happen but a boy can dream

parhar67
parhar67

yay hannah montana!!!!!! Damn is the psp covered with naked pics of her that she sent to her boyfriend????

tekken220
tekken220

finally, good games for the psp!

GhostfaceL94
GhostfaceL94

I like what Sony is doing. They never forget the other PlayStations. They don't focus on the PS3 that much instead they share the exclusives with the PSP. Not like M$, all they focus are 2 things (1) Sell Xbox360s (2) Fix broken Xbox360s. Anyway, thanks Sony, I'll look forward for these games.

Strategygamer22
Strategygamer22

I hope that AC on the PSP is better than it is on the DS

king_bobo
king_bobo

Whoever doesn't have a PSP right now - go buy one :)

Junooni
Junooni

Sony's main issue was PIRACY.Now Sony has addressed to the piracy issue (PSP 3000 and took datel to court for making TOOL Batteries) it has focused on its software thats why such big games like LBP, AC etc are coming for PSP.PSP has not produced very impressive lineup in past but now they certainly they are making good impression. Who wants to release big budget games when you can download them and play them for free? No one!!!! Sony should now really focus on software for PSP rather than releasing a new console - PSP2.

shani_boy101
shani_boy101

i'm interested in the Rock Band controls.

shani_boy101
shani_boy101

Hannah Montana PSP??? ...oh dear. sure it'll get sales but seriously, that is just sad.

Frenoir
Frenoir

i will buy 2 of those 3 games Little big planet and Assasins creed so i will be playing games rather then listening to music on my psp

Stanford123
Stanford123

woot lbp for psp yeah first day buy for me

Granpire
Granpire

LBP, Motorstorm, and PSP Assassins Creed! Does it get any better than this? I was just wishing the other day that Motorstorm would be on the PSP, and Assassins Creed, well I never even thought that would happen! W00T!

nastya0391
nastya0391

FFFIIINNNAAALLY . I seemed that ther psp was beeing left behindby the DS. They have Assassins. And Guitar Hero. The games that they will lauch are more than welcome on the roster. Missing Tomb Raider Underworld. But no body is perfect but can be. And another Metal Gear will be ok. What abouth to made the PS2 versions for the PSP. Also move aside if you can download songs for the Rock Band start saving for that 16GB Memory.

TheGameCritic
TheGameCritic

All we need now (after resistance comes for it) is uncharted and a new metal gear solid and PSP will be rockin!!

V-Nine
V-Nine

...the things one has to suffer through just for a different hue, sigh...

Dillanhaley
Dillanhaley

I hate to say it as I am a fan of my PSP but the only game I am REALLY looking foward to is LittleBigPlanet for PSP, maybe Assassins Creed but personally I didn't like the console version, to repeditive, but if it were handheld I don;t think I'd mind.

ascalon94
ascalon94

My favorite part of that was AC bundle LATER THIS YEAR I'm happy I dont have to wait until 2010. If Assassin's Creed bundle is good then I'm getting rid of my 1000 andmoving on up, hopefully Sony or Microsoft wont anounce a new portable a month after, lol that would suck crap just remembered I need some cash,

Gastman
Gastman

Man it good to see something new to the PSP. I can't wait for Assassin's Creed, Rock Band, and Motorstorm to the PSP.

david1233
david1233

Can't wait for Assassin's Creed and Motorstorm =] It'll be interesting to see how they do Rock Band on psp though...

benleslie5
benleslie5

Wonder how the controls for Rock Band will work on PSP?

Franzkill
Franzkill

@hvack0120 I suppose Lumines, Exit, Crush, Tokobot and Patapon didn't bring anything new to the PSP library then? Define what you mean by experiences that you can't get elsewhere.

OrianaDorta
OrianaDorta

I liked the Lilac PSP until I read "Hanna Montana psp bundle"

biaxident123
biaxident123

if Rockband is anything like DJmax portable, it's going to be the best psp game yet. By the way, try looking DJmax up, it's a must have

-mostwanted
-mostwanted

nice its about time I heard some good PSP news!

onthe_dl
onthe_dl

haha rockband for psp? Now I can invite three friends over and gather around the screen playing my wireless instruments on a huge 2.5" screen? SWEET!

Raad78
Raad78

A lot of promesses, if this games turne out to be good I'll definitely get me a PSP. I've been thinking about it for a while. But as blackadderthe8t said, games don't have to be complicated to be great. I hope Sony starts to realize that, because, the PSP PS3 combo is a great one. And as I ave the PS3 alredy, getting a PSP would be just great.

Tuppe666
Tuppe666

Assassins Creed for PSP! Best 3rd person game ever! Great opportunity for big failure or great success. I think it needs too much restriction to run on PSP and be good game...

blackadderthe8t
blackadderthe8t

give the PSP more 3d/2.5d side scrollers sony! Games don't have to be complicated to be great, just look at Pong!

akiwak
akiwak

I game too much as it is so I never got a PSP. Now there are many games that i would like to play on it though. GodOW, Resist, Assasins..... Damn I might just wind up buying one and playing it at work!!!!

oggydude
oggydude

little big planet will be rubbish on psp. Motorstorm will be good. Assasins creed will be alright and i have no idea how good rock band will be

TripSe7en
TripSe7en

Uber meh..... I mean come on, the PSP is a sinking ship, let it sink and build a new one (with an actual focus on games) !!!

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

Holly S***, its like a barrage of AAA titles!

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

Great news. Only problem is that Sony is still relying on games or IP’s for games that already exist on other systems. Sure each game is taylored to work on the PSP with the PSP’s unique features, but the problem is that it’s still a version of a game I can get somewhere else. I want something BIG and NEW that will bring me back to my PSP. Sure, these games kind of do the trick, but a lot of us supporters want to see something unique to the PSP that you can’t get anywhere else. One more thing: When are PSP games going to really start taking advantage of infrastucture wi-fi? Will Reisistance: Retribution contain true online matches over the internet? Will there ever be a PSP MMO? Rock Band DLC is a good step, but it’s only about getting more content, not about connecting with other gamers around the world. _

mrzero1982pt2
mrzero1982pt2

i just traded in my psp to get street fighter 4 with intentions of getting it back. this really solidifies my reason to get it back! a psp version of assassin's creed? YES!

MonkeyWrench127
MonkeyWrench127

Okay Rock Band on PSP is great and all but how the hell will it work? "Hey look at me, I'm lugging a plastic guitar on the way to work:D" And it's not like the DS with the touchscreen and ports etc. to make it work. It just sounds "meh"

Todaishi
Todaishi

Despite already having Assassin's Creed, Little Big Planet, and Motorstorm on my PlayStation 3, I'm still going to buy those three games separately on my PSP-3000! And better yet, I can't wait to sell this one off so that I may get that hot Piano-Black PSP! Also, I might get my sister that Hannah Montana bundle but whatever. The PS rocks my socks!