Sega rallies on PSP

Bugbear Entertainment developing handheld version of newest installment in Sega's Sega Rally Revo racing series.

Despite being an arcade classic, Tetsuya Mizuguchi's 1995 classic Sega Rally Championship hasn't received much attention outside of the arcade. At the 2006 Electronic Entertainment Expo, Sega Rally Revo was announced, which heralded the arrival of North American console versions on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC. Today comes word that Sega is expanding that list to include the PlayStation Portable. Sega Rally Revo is slated to arrive this fall on all platforms.

While Sega's in-house Racing Studio is handling the next-gen Sega Rally Revo versions, Bugbear Entertainment has been tasked with developing for the handheld. No stranger to the racing scene, Bugbear's recent credits include vehicular-mayhem racers FlatOut and FlatOut 2.

Details are still sparse on how different the PSP version will be from its console counterparts. However, Guy Wilday, studio director for SEGA Racing Studio, did confirm the handheld edition of the off-road racer will have online play. "With the addition of multiplayer wireless and online multiplayer, there's scope for players to show off their skills against their friends," he said in a statement.

Sega Rally Revo has not yet been priced or rated.

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21 comments
treksterjsc
treksterjsc

It's so funny to read what the DS trolls have to say here like PSP has a bad LCD screen, they are so retarded. And that the Psp has crappy controls, total stupidity. This game as all games looks and plays so much damn better than a tinkertoy DS. DS users get a clue you bunch of morons, stop thinking that your outdated system can't hold a candle to the power that is the PSP.

Trogeton
Trogeton

Great news for racing game lovers

rarson
rarson

If they could just eliminate the load times of the PSP completely, I'd buy one again, but since they can't, I'm not going to bother with it. I owned one for a few days and that was enough to show me that it wasn't worth the money. By the way, piracy doesn't really kill anything. People who pirate software have no intention of buying it in the first place, so the "lost sale" argument holds no water. The problem with the PSP is that it's hardware designed for specs, not games. It simply doesn't work as well as it should in execution. There are plenty of games I'd love to play on a sleek PSP but since the overall gaming experience is pretty crappy due to some basic design elements, there's no point.

GunGriffin
GunGriffin

Good to see the PSP getting more games. But realy these ports of Console games come to the system way too often. I mean this year we have about 24 ports announced for the PSP. The good news is we also have 12 exculsive games and those are the ones to get.

CADMAN_3
CADMAN_3

This is GREAT news. I'll be getting this for the 360 and the PSP.... Can't get enough good rally games. Don't need any more crappy RPG's, the market has enough. More good racing games with lots of options is what is needed.

lamprey263
lamprey263

I'm definately not getting a PSP after rumors that Sony might remake it. I want a PSP, but I don't want to get one and then find out like a month or two later that the new and improved one just came out.

comthitnuong
comthitnuong

I am pretty tired of racing games. I want some good RPG's for it.

mcxps3
mcxps3

psp aint dead u it outsold the xbox and the gamecube, currently outsells the 360 also but the piracy kills it. Anyway awesome looking game.

korn62586
korn62586

Rally racing games are great

wolfboy20
wolfboy20

Awsome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The_AI
The_AI

The PSP is like the Dreamcast was. Great ideas, notorious piracy, definite problems, and somewhat same games. Even though I prefer my DS, I tip my hat to the PSP. Mostly for the HB.

Alunanite
Alunanite

Why are they developing for a dead platform?

niall077
niall077

another raceing game on the PSP YAY!!!!

GunnyHath
GunnyHath

Hopefully fun. My biggest complaint with PSP racers is the LCD refresh of the screen leads to motion blur, which is bad for fast twitch reflex action.

EPaul
EPaul

good news for psp

Pete5506
Pete5506

cool, I will be watching it

MayorJohnny
MayorJohnny

Sweet! I'm looking forward to this game! :D