Ghosts 'n Goblins to spook US PSPs

Ultimate Ghosts 'n Goblins will see the classic franchise debut on Sony portables stateside in Q3 2006.


Last August, Famitsu first revealed that Capcom was developing Ghosts 'n Goblins for the PlayStation Portable. However, in the interim, no North American release information was divulged by the Japanese publisher, making many wonder if the game also known as Goku Makaimura would arrive stateside.

As it turns out, American Ghosts 'n Goblins fans are in luck. Capcom today announced that the game will be released in the US under the title Ultimate Ghosts 'n Goblins. Set for a third-quarter ship, the game updates the infamously challenging side-scrolling series with a new plot that follows franchise hero Sir Arthur on an all-new adventure. This time around, the knight will do his best to save a princess while fighting off a horde of various undead beasties.

Though a side-scrolling adventure, Ultimate Ghosts 'n Goblins is based on a 3D graphics engine, providing for more-detailed characters and environments. It will also have a branching storyline that will see Arthur pick up new objects to take on new foes across five stages, each with a boss battle at the end.

GameSpot got some hands-on time with the Japanese version of Ultimate Ghosts ‘n Goblins--check out our impressions for more information on the game.

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