Sony unveils PSP Remaster series

New line will let gamers play PSP titles on their PS3s, take console sessions on the go; Monster Hunter Portable 3rd to be first offering.

This weekend, Sony announced the PSP Remaster series for the PlayStation 3. The new line of titles will deliver on a potential long desired by owners of both platforms--the ability to transfer a PS3 game save to a PSP and continue the game on the go.

The PSP Remaster series will let players transfer game saves from PS3s to PSPs--and vice versa.

According to Sony, the PSP Remaster series will consist of PSP games remastered for the PS3 with high-definition graphics on a Blu-ray disc. These titles may also have other new features, such as downloadable content and stereoscopic 3D support. Game saves from the PS3 versions of titles will be fully compatible with the PSP editions and vice versa, allowing players to transfer their console game saves to the portable and the other way around. PS3 and PSP players will also be able to jump into wireless ad hoc multiplayer sessions with each other.

The PSP Remaster series will debut in Japan with Monster Hunter Portable 3rd HD Ver. from Capcom. As the title implies, the game will be a high-definition remake of Monster Hunter Portable 3rd, which has been wildly successful in Japan. The title has shipped over 4.5 million units in the island nation alone since it went on sale in December 2010. No date was given for the release date of the PSP Remaster edition of the game.

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LeDragonSYNC
LeDragonSYNC

is this compatible with GOW COO AND GOW GOS on psp cause i have them on PSP but does the save file work with PS3 hd version of the game ?


MythagoWoods
MythagoWoods

As long as this means I'll be able to play Portable 3rd on my PS3 I'll be happy... provided they extend this service to America soon. Especially since my PSP went kaput recently and I can't really afford a new one.

Omega_Zero69
Omega_Zero69

I agree with Default_Usenam but i hope with will be able to use the umds on it since i dont have any downloaded psp games

Ongpower
Ongpower

MONSTER HUNTER ON PS3 Finally.

gamerboy100
gamerboy100

@SLRMC93 "Hrmmmmmm, I wonder if either of the Grand Theft Auto "stories" will be on the remake block?" They were already ported to the PS2, so a remake will probably not happen unless there is demand for it or Sony gets too greedy. (Hopefully not the latter scenario.)

Default_Usernam
Default_Usernam

This was a good idea. Kudos to Sony! Now... they just have to make sure they don't make the same mistake with the PSPGo... (not having enough games on time). I would vote; Dissidia Birth By Sleep Crisis Core Daxter GOW Ghost of Sparta, Chains of Olympus Tactics Ogre Loco Roco... etc etc

SaleemBlake
SaleemBlake

come on now the games that definitely need doin r dissidia kingdom hearts star ocean 1&2 ff crisis core dexter killzone

yixingtpot
yixingtpot

my HD remaster wanted list The 3rd Birthday MGSPW well, not much else lol

BlackLense
BlackLense

I smell Final Fantasy Type-0, 2UMD vs 1 Blu-Ray.

Metagross007
Metagross007

noooo!!!!! i never wanted this! we all want the english version of mhp3rd like hell! capcom scewed us again!!!!!

bogeta24
bogeta24

what no one seems to get is that it will not just be the base games that were made for ps3, say if kh bbs was remastered, they would add the final mix extras plus more. I am guessing for MH they will add new missions and even new monsters.

flyingman123
flyingman123

So wait will monster hunter portable 3rd be on the psp or ps3. Because if its on the Ps3 sony will make a lot of us fanboys angry :(

deubago15
deubago15

the best idea that sony could offer, i hope they do gods eater burst to :)

Kos1c
Kos1c

This is a cool idea. Hopefully it works as easily as this post makes it. I just wonder what titles could they be looking at to make into a HD Ps3 version, or a standard graphic Psp copy.

FoTwinny
FoTwinny

And for ppl without PSP's, this could possibly be a good way for gamers to buy the handheld finally, and help Sony out financially by increasing sales of a system that is soon to be on it's way out and frankly of no interest to anyone any longer...

FoTwinny
FoTwinny

Since these will essentially be ports of older games and NOT new content, Sony can't expect ppl to pay full BD price for them, unless maybe they'll include a voucher or something for a digital download of the PSP version. Now THAT may be something that will entice gamers to buy at full price. If not, then they should cost considerably less. $40 maybe?

Rikudo-Pein
Rikudo-Pein

@megakick well they are remastering them... So they could?

Rikudo-Pein
Rikudo-Pein

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KnightSparda
KnightSparda

Are they willingly trying to piss MH players off? First mh on ps2, second on psp, then wii, then xbox and now MHthird for psp just in japan and ps3 in the rest of the world, so that the ones without ps3 can get screwed. Thanks sony-capcom, i love you both!

yixingtpot
yixingtpot

When i said 42 minutes to beat Peacewalker I mean the BOSS battle, not the entire game.

yixingtpot
yixingtpot

I'll enjoy Peacewalker on PS3, it's one drawback was the lack of second analog stick for better movement and shooting. It took me 42 minutes to beat the Peacewalker on my own, i had blisters on my thumb that took a month or two to go away. I wish it was a full reworking, not an upscale, but it's better than nothing. I liked Peacewalker better than MGS4 overall, so this is nothing but a great thing.

megakick
megakick

you not going to be playing PS3 games on PSP. your playing PSP games on PS3. Why would SONY put in trophy support.

SLRMC93
SLRMC93

Hrmmmmmm, I wonder if either of the Grand Theft Auto "stories" will be on the remake block?

marcocsb
marcocsb

Please Dissidia and Crisis Core!

Aexuz
Aexuz

No trophy support :(

servb0ts
servb0ts

Sony should of did this Day 1 PS3, or no later than when they decide to remove BC. guess it takes Nintendo Cafe ideas to get the ball rolling. ^-^ ;)

bogeta24
bogeta24

Three games that they MUST have, or I am convinced that sony has no idea what people like to play. KH birth by sleep, MGS peace walker, GOW ghosts of sparta end of story.

leeko_link
leeko_link

This needs some remastered PS1 love too. It would be great to play some old classics like Vagrant Story, The Legend of Dragoon, Chrono Cross, Xenogears, and Final Fantasy VII in glory HD too.

organbank
organbank

So this is SONY's master plan to gain dominance of the gaming industry. Re-release old games from the PSP to the PS3. Good luck with that, can't wait to see that bottom line get even lower

DeathwachMarine
DeathwachMarine

No Heroes Allowed on the PS3 would be just plain awesome.......

Fenixx
Fenixx

*sigh* Do people really not read the articles before posting a comment? This is NOT a new system being released. They are taking select PSP games and remaking them in HD for the PS3 and releasing them on blu-ray discs, just like they've been doing with older PS2 games. Those new PS3 games will be compatible with the PSP version, so you can transfer your saves back and forth between them. It's not that difficult to understand if you read what they say.

BravoOneActual
BravoOneActual

Well, heck... If you absolutely refuse to keep your platform viable by porting dozens and dozens of your PS1 & PS2 titles to it in a reasonably timely manner - or at all - why not do the reverse!... You know... for half a dozen or so games... three years after it makes sense... Just sayin'...

TeenGamer92
TeenGamer92

It's about time they did something like this

aaronm90
aaronm90

I considered buying a PSPGo solely to play Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker with a Dualshock 3 controller. This is even better, though. If they'd have done this years ago, even if i was just the ability to play digital PSP titles on the PS3, the detrimental effectsa that piracy had on the the system and developers would definitely have been reduced...oh well.

dylan417
dylan417

Daxter, Crisis Core, Ghost of Sparta, Chains of Olympus, Birth By Sleep, Peace Walker, GTA Stories, R&C Size Matters... Please and Thank You.

CMakaCreative
CMakaCreative

Now this feature would be great for sports game for me. I remember way back when, when MBL: The Show 07 or 08 came out. I already had the PSP version & just got me a PS3. I loved the game & the PS3 version looked awesome but I didn't want to have two copies of the same game. I already had put in alot of time on my RTTS and didn't want to start over. The sales person convinced me that I can transfer saves between the PS3 & PSP. I bought it, hook, line & sinker. Boy was I mad when I found out it wasn't possible. But the game was sooo good on the PS3, I got over it quickly.

SophaerLam
SophaerLam

DO we need for a psp to play the remastered versions on the ps3 ?

TICTAC_BOSS
TICTAC_BOSS

MGS Peace Walker on ps3???????????? OH F**K YEAH!!! :D

sifuwarrior
sifuwarrior

I was waiting for a Monster Hunter game for the ps3! Can't wait!

Wakasenshi
Wakasenshi

with the NGP coming out why bother with a PSP Remaster. The idea of playing PSP games on the PS3 is cool...

shaks101
shaks101

@ml_paladin888 nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Bad news there. Oh well, still a nice idea.

ml_paladin888
ml_paladin888

@shaks101 i think there was another article *somewhere* that claimed, based on a source from SCEJ, that there would not be trophy support for these "remasters"

gklaus19
gklaus19

Finally I will play monster hunter and dissidia on my ps3

shaks101
shaks101

This will be good. Hope there do add trophies to this idea.