SCEE announces B-Boy for PS2, PSP

FreeStyleGames' competitive hip-hop dancing game scheduled to arrive on European Sony platforms in September.

Sony Computer Entertainment Europe today announced that it will publish B-Boy for the PlayStation 2 and the PlayStation Portable in September. Developed by FreeStyleGames in collaboration with DJ Hooch and Crazy Legs (of the Rock Steady Crew), B-Boy is a hip-hop-themed competitive dancing game in which you'll get to battle against real-life crews and B-boy superstars.

"B-boy culture is one of the four core elements of hip-hop, and the teams at SCEE and FreeStyleGames have managed to put together this game in a way that means the hip-hop community can be sure that the integrity and art of B-boying won't be compromised," said Crazy Legs. "It's great to know that they have actively sought out the real B-boys that make the scene what it is today to make this game happen."

In addition to a number of different arcade modes that you can jump into for instant head-to-head contests (including wireless play for the PlayStation Portable version), B-Boy will feature a single-player "B-Boy Life" mode in which you'll get to create your own breaker and form your own crew. As you progress through the game, you'll be able to upgrade your breaker by learning up to 800 motion-captured moves. As your crew earns respect in competitions at 21 venues from all over the world, you'll encounter around 40 rival B-boy superstars, including the likes of Kamel, Ivan "The Urban Action Figure", Crumbs, Hong10, Lillou, and Mouse.

B-Boy is currently scheduled for release in Europe in September, but no North American release has been confirmed at this time. We'll bring you more information as soon as it becomes available.

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36 comments
-Galleon-
-Galleon-

Yeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!!!!!!

rhlin8
rhlin8

If you dont bboy or know what true bboying is(not that KOREAN 4 DA WIN *crap or americans are ignorant bullstih*this mainly towards those who are american but deny it because they're slaves to the media*), then dont waste peoples time posting stih on here or saying something like "its called breakdancing not bboying" the truth is the media coined it breakdancing so in a way its like a double edge sword meant to serve as a diss or showing those fake bboys or bgirls out in the crowd just jumping in cuz they follow fads(basically slaves of the crowd). btw I hope this game comes to america but if i dont see "the prince" as a character in this game, I'll show Legs a peace of my mind. dont be into bboying become it otherwise go kill yourself and save us the trouble.jk or not

james2258
james2258

Im a little bit in Bboying, this game look kinda weired for me....

aylk
aylk

Americans are so ignorant.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

lol have fun dancing with your psp

KiLLer_ba
KiLLer_ba

Well, its a new concept to rhythm genre.

skater4ever
skater4ever

it does sound good, and im finaly happy something like this is coming out, all those who dosent care are probobly never tried breaking in their lives, but if you did, you know what its all about, and IT IS ADDICTIVE!!! SKY Crew!!!

nuit_b
nuit_b

/me does suicide

ewjim
ewjim

I don't think it will be hit, but i can look on it later. ;)

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

Wow. Another game that is NOT being developed for the PS3.

B-bad
B-bad

Sounds interesting maybe worth a look, i'm surprise it's SCEE that puttung out a the game.

thefjk
thefjk

Not bad... I'm a HIP HOP fan... thats just great man!

XeroElemental
XeroElemental

^ Exactly, how do you @_@ But regardless: Is this a sort of... breakdancing? Breakdancing is also known as B-Boying, and it is a part of hip-hop. So it isn't similar to breakdancing, it IS breakdancing. People who breakdance are known as B-Boy or B-Girls.

gdogg4210
gdogg4210

exactly how do you make a breakdancing game?

balindos
balindos

This is a pretty good idea considering breaking is pretty big across the world. For proof look up the BC ONE. Its a championship with the best breaker in the world. It crazy on what they can do.

bryehngeocef
bryehngeocef

very cool idea for a game, very suprised they won't release it in North America though

Staticbb
Staticbb

the type of hip-hop yall listen on MTV isn't popular in europe..but bboying is world wide and there are a whole multitude of music genres that accompany it that they like such as drum and bass, jungle, dance/club, progressive trance, hi-nrg, IDM, breakbeat, funky breaks, big breaks, etc....matter of fact some of the best breakers are from europe..the french dancer junior is the best i've seen. i like how some uncultured folk around here classify this stuff as that mainstream crap you see on TV.

Orasion_Seiz
Orasion_Seiz

sounds an interesting game to watch out for

ShockwavMk2
ShockwavMk2

It seems like this will be a game where you're controlling the character using the controller. I had an idea for something like this where you use both analog sticks to control things like flares and windmills. Hopefully this game has a good control scheme, since I think that I'll be keeping this game in my scope for a while.

ReyWing
ReyWing

dude, bump this news up!!! i cant wait to hear more about this game and if it REALLY holds true to representing the bboy community and the art of bboying. Mikedot, games like this wont TEACH you the actual ART... you have to go out and immerse yourself in it. Soul_motor, why can't you believe "urban" music isn't big in Europe? Hip hop culture has spread world wide.

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Is this a sort of... breakdancing? :|

KamaKase
KamaKase

Sounds....interesting....to say the most. Will probably end up getting sued from mothers whose children break their necks being stupid.

mikedot
mikedot

Unless this game ACTUALLY teaches me how to breakdance, I won't get it. >=/

pedjan
pedjan

nothing special...

samy09
samy09

i dont really know

soul_motor
soul_motor

I can't believe "urban" music is big in Europe. Who'd a thunk it?