Warriors headed for PSP

Rockstar announces portable version of movie-based PS2 and Xbox brawler to hit stores later this year.

With its wildly controversial PlayStation 2 game Bully arriving in stores this week, Rockstar Games has pulled the wraps off its next project: a PlayStation Portable edition of the company's mildly controversial PS2 and Xbox brawler The Warriors.

Named one of the 10 most violent games of 2005 by the Family Media Guide, The Warriors expanded on the story of the 1979 film of the same name. In the movie, the members of a street gang framed for murder must traverse New York City at night to return to the safety of their home turf. The game filled in gaps in the movie's plot and encompassed a wealth of backstory that movie audiences didn't get to see.

It's not quite clear to what extent the PSP edition of the Warriors will mirror either the film or last year's console games. Other film-to-game adaptations like Electronic Arts' The Godfather and Vivendi's Scarface have been significantly altered on their way to Sony's portable.

Rockstar founder Sam Houser said in a statement that the company was "looking forward to setting the definitive bar for the brawler genre" on the PSP, but that was quickly followed by Rockstar Leeds president Gordon Hall's comment that "the PSP system allows us to deliver the experience in an entirely different way..."

Whatever form The Warriors on the PSP takes, gamers can expect it on North American and European shelves by the end of the year. For more on last year's Warriors game, check out the full review.

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76 comments
taino1128
taino1128

hopefully this one will be just as good

roman2003h
roman2003h

warrrrriorssssss come out to play-yay!!!!!!!!

Riorio99
Riorio99

We all know R* Can make great PSP games, and The Warriors should be no exeption. This should be bundled with a UMD of the Movie. Great Movie, Great game, the only pairing in existance.

Mr_KMG
Mr_KMG

With it coming to PSP I might buy it, since I'm playing my PSP more now than my PS2

dazman92
dazman92

wow...i should come out of my house to play this...ZING!

iamsouledge
iamsouledge

Another day, another goddamned PSP port.

Baddtrip_basic
Baddtrip_basic

I hoped its not a straight port cause i really like the ps2 version. something new should be in it.

_Sam_
_Sam_

I haven't played the ps2 version... maybe I should

dav1000
dav1000

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ryanthegamer
ryanthegamer

I hope it dosent turn out like the god father (psp) or scareface (psp) but if it's like console versions il get it definatly. P.S. If you dont like the game dont look at news and post comments.

payback_56
payback_56

I loved the warriors, i never bought the ps2 one, mainly because i was buying games for pc and 360, i wish i would hve, but oh well :( I did however just buy the DVD a couple weeks ago, i always liked that movie, its a shame they never made a sequal, or tried a remake :D Anyway, hope this is good :)

Jkzack
Jkzack

This is going to be so ownage

Dysantic
Dysantic

This game should be good... IF they change the game from the original on the PS2. That game was good, but if I want to play it again, I'll just pop is in my PS2 and play it on the big screen rather than the PSP.

Tekki17
Tekki17

Ugh. Maybe it'll be something besides Lumines, Twisted Metal, and Untold Legends to coerce my dusty PSP out of hiding. As it is, I'm considering selling it and buying an iPod :P

Reetesh
Reetesh

GReat!! The warriors was an AWESOME Game!

addie4u2nv
addie4u2nv

i would love to have............manhunt...........on psp

thug_angel123
thug_angel123

atlast psp is getting some good games warriors was without a doubt the best beat em up or brawler i've ever played...

jayme22
jayme22

i think rockstar should make all psp games then at least there shouldnt be much loading (excluding DUB) and no DS could not handle a game like this chances are even if they got it running on the DS it would instantly catch fire band goto hell due to the fact its not owerful enough

wwonka666
wwonka666

Warriors, wanna come out and Playstation portable? LOL I hope they re-make the Warriors, it was talked about a few years ago, but I haven't heard much recently. I love that movie, I think I will dress up as one of those baseball dudes for Halloween this year.

NinjaFoot
NinjaFoot

sigh...Another ps2 to psp port. How about something original Rockstar?

VegetaMaelstrom
VegetaMaelstrom

Some of you need to reread the article again. No where in it does it say this game will be a port of the PS2 version. All of you DS owners shouldn't jump to conclusions before you know the facts. Having said that it could be a straight up port with tweaked controls but for now nobody outside of Rockstar knows.

Pablo620
Pablo620

Sorry aus_pride but can the DS even handle a game like this. no dont think so

Pablo620
Pablo620

PSP...Come Out and playay. Freakin Warriors is awesome. After the game, i went to see what it was all about. Except for the noticeable age of the movie its freakin awesome. It really made me appreciate what an awesome job Rockstar did in turning it into a game

ArcTrooper3827
ArcTrooper3827

lets hope that it doesn't crap out on psp. Was great for Xbox

aus_pride
aus_pride

To bad it aint coming to the ds, it would actually sell a few copys.

thorsen-ink
thorsen-ink

CAAAAAAAN YOOOOUUUUUU DIGGGGGG ITTTTTT!!!!

Rai
Rai

WAAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRIOOOOORRRRSSSS! (in that high annoying voice)

B-bad
B-bad

Warriors come out and play, Hell yeah! seeing how rockstar manage to get two gta games on the handheld I'm interested to see what they do with the Warroirs.

CWEBB04z
CWEBB04z

Nice, but I really dont like this game.

sniper_99
sniper_99

I hope this wont be The Warriors Ac!d becuzz I dont wanna a card game

Fooshie
Fooshie

Okay so, I bought a PSP so that I could play the SAME games that I played on my PS2....Mmmm..okay cool!

Skelitor
Skelitor

I don't understand why they would port the game instead of coming up with a different one. Hopefully it the port will be different enough from the console version to keep people interested.

Squids-Ahoy
Squids-Ahoy

I loved the original, I hope this one is just as good.

crills
crills

were are the origanal games i hate all these ports yea warriors some thing we pled more then a year ago no wonder the ds is killing the psp we only get sports and ports

blueflamedino
blueflamedino

"Can ya dig it s***as?" -The Guy in the beginning of Warriors the movie

blueflamedino
blueflamedino

Bully on psp? Hmm.... Genuis, in fact gagan, there might be a strong possibility and theres nothing to stop it, not even Jack Thompson. i doubt many kids have a psp, so it has no problem with being published.

crills
crills

Furbyballistik i know it sounds good but how you going to play with one analog and the loads times were crazy on the ps2 and this is a port so you know what it most likely will suck.just like gta you cant play these games on the psp cause they were made for ps2 witch has 2 analogs if you played gta you know when they shooting at you from behind you cant look back and shoot you have to actully walk foward and then back around just to be able to see them to shoot them and to me thats wack

gagan21
gagan21

i mean psp , accidently posted ps2

gagan21
gagan21

why not bring bully to the ps2 , now that would be awesome rockstar