Resident Evil relocates to PSP

E3 2009: Capcom brings survival horror to Sony's handheld for first time in new adventure "designed specifically" for PSP Go.


LOS ANGELES--At its E3 media briefing today, Sony detailed a renewed push for its PlayStation Portable, from revamped hardware in the PSP Go (with native video-downloading features) to new games such as Gran Turismo PSP and Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker. One more piece of news didn't get much real estate in the two-hour press conference that was already stuffed with announcements, but Capcom's Resident Evil Portable marks the long-running survival horror series' first entry created for the PSP.

Sony flashes a single slide of RE Portable during its stage show.
Sony flashes a single slide of RE Portable during its stage show.

Not only is the game made for the PSP, but according to Capcom's official Twitter feed, it was also designed "specifically for the PSP Go." Unfortunately, the publisher didn't specify how that differs from designing a game for the standard PSP. Little else is known about the game, but Capcom confirmed that Resident Evil Portable will be an all-new adventure rather than a simple port.

Don't rush out to stock up on shotgun shells and Twinkies just yet, given that there's still some time to prepare for the zombie apocalypse. Sony announced the game with a general 2010 release window at its conference, and Capcom's Twitter specified that Resident Evil Portable is still "a ways out."

For more from the show, check out GameSpot's complete coverage of E3 2009.

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