Sony offers free game with PSP Go purchase

Those who pick up download-only portable now through March 21 will receive a code to download Little Big Planet or Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines.

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Last October, Sony Computer Entertainment America launched the PSP Go in North America with a great deal of hoopla, including the addition of more than 100 new titles to the PlayStation Network downloadable game service. However, one thing the company didn’t launch the system with was a free game, which made some portable players envious of the complimentary copy of Gran Turismo that their European PSP counterparts enjoyed.

This screen makes more sense if you know Altair is holding a sword.
This screen makes more sense if you know Altair is holding a sword.

Any potential purchasers turned off by that news now have reason to give the system a second look, as Sony today announced a promotion that will give new PSP Go adopters a free copy of either Little Big Planet or Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines. Gamers who buy a Go between now and March 21, 2010, will have a redemption code for the game of their choice e-mailed to them by logging onto the PlayStation Network from their new systems.

Serving as a bridge between the original Assassin's Creed and the recently released sequel, Bloodlines picks up the story of Altair after the first game's events. Developed by Griptonite Games (the studio behind the DS and PSP editions of X-Men Origins: Wolverine), Bloodlines incorporates open-world exploration and combat based on the original Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and PC game, with a variety of new mission types thrown in.

As for Little Big Planet, the PSP version includes an all-new campaign in which players platform and puzzle their way through vibrant levels. It also incorporates the franchise's hallmark level-creation element, where gamers can devise their own intricate environments from scratch and then share their creations with others online.

For more details on the promotion, check out Sony’s official PlayStation blog. For more on the free games being offered, read GameSpot’s reviews of Little Big Planet and Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines.

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