Split/Second revs up for PSP

Disney Interactive Studios readies combative arcade-style racer for handheld debut this holiday season.

The latest racer from Disney Interactive Studios is officially hitting the road. The publisher today announced that the arcade-style racer Split/Second will be released for the PSP and the PSP Go this holiday season.

Watch out for flying cars.

Split/Second is set in a fictional TV racing show where players can create hazards to thwart the opposition. In the console and PC versions of the game, skillful drifting and drafting gave players the ability to trigger a variety of obstacles, from bursting water pipes in opponents' paths to dropping cargo liners across the track and forcing other drivers to take a detour or shortcut.

Disney didn't specify a developer for the PSP edition of the game, but the original Split/Second came from Black Rock Studio, best known as the crew behind the all-terrain vehicle racer Pure. The developer was originally known as Climax Racing, creator of 2002's MotoGP for the Xbox and Sony's ATV Offroad Fury series. The studio was acquired by Buena Vista Games (now Disney Interactive Studios) in 2006.

Split/Second debuted on the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC in May. For more on the original, check out GameSpot's review of Split/Second.

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KaizerJinn
KaizerJinn

i was sold on the PS3 version, so i'll give PSP version a shot. ^_^

ClaudeLv250
ClaudeLv250

Considering how hard it bombed on consoles, I'm surprised they're going through with a PSP version.

Fusionmix
Fusionmix

Hopefully it's not a watered-down port.

fps_d0minat0r
fps_d0minat0r

every time a game on pc/console does well, they always make a crappy version to milk sales on handheld devices. i hope this actually turns out good.

racing1750
racing1750

Good for PSP owners. SS is a solid arcade racer.

Coolyfett
Coolyfett

So this seems to be the PSP version of Speed Racer, might be a good game. Hope it stays exclusive to the PSP. Sony needs more exclusives!

Blu-Fan-Boy
Blu-Fan-Boy

they need to have 4 player wifi added in that would be cool or 8 if you can!

jamyskis
jamyskis

Sweet. I'm thinking of getting it for the PC, but if the PSP version is different enough, I might get it for that as well.

SadPSPAddict
SadPSPAddict

I love the PS3 version so this might be a welcome addition - hope it has PSP specific tracks though!!

hdi67
hdi67

Finally another decent game on the PSP. The last time I touched my PSP was for Dissidia. Sony, please, get your act together as far as the PSP goes. Try actually CONTINUOUSLY putting out decent games like this on your handheld, not leaving six month gaps between them while idiotically watching the DS surpass you in sales.

Coolyfett
Coolyfett

I am not that interested in this title. I do hope it does well though. Handheld

Trainz2006_fan
Trainz2006_fan

This is great! I have been wanting to get it on PS3 but i might get it for PSP instead or maybe i might get both!

Asagea_888
Asagea_888

Love the console version -- it's nice to be able to play it on-the-go.

habbox77
habbox77

wow if that picture shows the PSP version, that will suck, it looks worse than Dirt 2

gbrading
gbrading moderator

Good to see the series migrating to new locales. :)

DCSchark
DCSchark

This is going to be portable?! Awesome! 8)

UnknownForm
UnknownForm

If only they had a touch screen on the PSP....

Solidsnake13_2
Solidsnake13_2

I think I actually might pick this up for my PSP

JustPlainLucas
JustPlainLucas

I still have my copy sealed, just looking for some time to play it. But this is cool for PSP owners. :)

jimy1475
jimy1475

one word about this game-SOUND

wwefanforlife
wwefanforlife

That's great news as I really enjoyed Split/Second on the PS3. I do hope it's Black Rock Studios who handle the PSP version.

Phoenix534
Phoenix534

Am I the only one that's really excited for this? I really like Split/Second.

Rahnyc4
Rahnyc4

gee i wonder how many copy's this is going to sell in the west..lol i hope they dont port this desperately to the 3ds with no graphical update.

juberline
juberline

hopefully the broken handling from the console versions will be fixed for this.

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

@ atopp399 Come on, it's not that bad......... O.K. I mean it shouldn't be that bad. It's a great system to pick up in a pawn shop or off craigslist, and now that BC is completely gone from the PS3, it's the only way some people can play their favorite PS2 games. Even though they'll have to pay for them twice. Like most Apple products and Windows XXX: It was made for devoted followers, like it or leave it. I've left both

atopp399
atopp399

The PSP isn't canceled yet?