Pangya coming to the PSP, quick hands on

By Spencer . February 20, 2008 . 6:53pm

pangya.jpgI met up with NTreev Soft earlier today and I saw a shiny silver slim PSP at sitting behind a keyboard. Since it was around I asked if they were working on Pangya for the PSP and without hesitation I got a “yes”. (Thanks to some excellent reader sleuthing for the original tip!) I got a chance to try it out too and it feels similar to Hot Shots Golf. You charge up the degree of a swing’s power by pressing a button. Afterwards a blue line moves from the right tip of the power meter down to a sweet spot near the end. You need to hit the button again when the blue line is in the sweet spot to get the best shot and a “Pangya!” remark on the HUD.

 

Before the match bits of dialogue (in Korean) were exchanged and a few familiar characters from the Pangya series flashed on the screen. NTreev Soft told me they are trying to bring all of the characters from Seasons 1-4 into the PSP version.

 

SK Telecom will publish the PSP version of Pangya in Korea sometime this year. I pressed about a North American version and I was told probably.

 

One other neat tidbit is NTreev Soft plans to start publishing PSP games in Korea. I asked if they were going to localize Japanese / US games or publish original Korean games. They couldn’t tell me anything, but after the meeting I remembered they have a hand in Astonishia Story 2. Perhaps, more original PSP games are being developed in Korea?


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  • http://weaselsblaugh.blogspot.com/ wildweasel

    Interesting, this could be worth a look – I thought Albatross18 (the free, online, US version of Pangya) was actually pretty good.

  • http://www.fpsrantings.com Mike

    Dang, really? Pangya is one of the better casual MMOs in the Philippines (where I’m from). Sadly, our local game is already closed so this would definitely be good news.

    I’m curious–how would it work? Would it be an MMO? If so, would there be a monthly payment? While there are free MMOs out there, they use a model where players still have to spend money for some premium stuff.

    Thanks for the news, Spencer!

  • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

    @Mike – it’s not a MMO, it’s a standalone Pangya game with a storyline. Perhaps similar to the Wii version minus motion control and an easy to pick up control system.

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