SCEE announces B-Boy for PS2, PSP

FreeStyleGames' competitive hip-hop dancing game scheduled to arrive on European Sony platforms in September.


Sony Computer Entertainment Europe today announced that it will publish B-Boy for the PlayStation 2 and the PlayStation Portable in September. Developed by FreeStyleGames in collaboration with DJ Hooch and Crazy Legs (of the Rock Steady Crew), B-Boy is a hip-hop-themed competitive dancing game in which you'll get to battle against real-life crews and B-boy superstars.

"B-boy culture is one of the four core elements of hip-hop, and the teams at SCEE and FreeStyleGames have managed to put together this game in a way that means the hip-hop community can be sure that the integrity and art of B-boying won't be compromised," said Crazy Legs. "It's great to know that they have actively sought out the real B-boys that make the scene what it is today to make this game happen."

In addition to a number of different arcade modes that you can jump into for instant head-to-head contests (including wireless play for the PlayStation Portable version), B-Boy will feature a single-player "B-Boy Life" mode in which you'll get to create your own breaker and form your own crew. As you progress through the game, you'll be able to upgrade your breaker by learning up to 800 motion-captured moves. As your crew earns respect in competitions at 21 venues from all over the world, you'll encounter around 40 rival B-boy superstars, including the likes of Kamel, Ivan "The Urban Action Figure", Crumbs, Hong10, Lillou, and Mouse.

B-Boy is currently scheduled for release in Europe in September, but no North American release has been confirmed at this time. We'll bring you more information as soon as it becomes available.

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