Jak and Daxter exploring Lost Frontier

Sony mascot duo returning to PSP and PS2 later this year, bringing transforming weaponry and a hangar's worth of aircraft with them.

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After three action platforming installments on the PlayStation 2, Jak and Daxter started branching out. In 2005, Jak X: Combat Racing tossed the platforming aside, while the PlayStation Portable title Daxter returned to the team's genre roots, but left out Jak.

Does Daxter really need pants?
Does Daxter really need pants?

Today Sony announced that its dynamic duo is reuniting and returning to more familiar territory with Jak and Daxter: The Lost Frontier for the PSP and PS2. Set for release later this year, The Lost Frontier will combine the series' action-platforming roots with its penchant for vehicular mayhem. In addition to wielding the new gunstaff--a weapon with the ability to transform into new weapons--Jak and Daxter will take the fight to the skies in five kinds of aircraft.

To develop The Lost Frontier, Sony has turned to High Impact Games. While the studio hasn't worked on Jak and Daxter before, it does have experience adapting another Sony platforming duo's antics to the PSP. High Impact's first game was 2007's Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters for the PSP. Last year the studio not only ported that game to the PS2, but also released a PSP follow-up, Secret Agent Clank.

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