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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
I love the PS3 version so this might be a welcome addition - hope it has PSP specific tracks though!!
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.
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!
I still have my copy sealed, just looking for some time to play it. But this is cool for PSP owners. :)
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.
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.
@ 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
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