Atlus Bringing Hammerin’ Hero To PSPs In March (Update: Media!)

By Spencer . December 18, 2008 . 2:02pm

image The Atlus leaks from Play-Asia continue, this time revealing an unannounced title. Atlus picked up Ikuze Gen from Irem, a spiritual PSP follow up to the Hammerin’ Harry games. Hammerin’ Hero is a side scrolling platfomer where you whack things with a giant hammer. When Gen-san changes jobs like turning into a sushi chef he gets other weapons like a huge fish or a baseball bat when he switches to the baseball job. Hammerin’ Hero has twelve levels of smashing and an ad-hoc multiplayer mode.

 

One interesting note about Atlus’ version of Hammerin’ Hero is you can pick the original Japanese voiceovers or English ones. I didn’t realize Hammerin’ Hero had so much voice acting. Also, it looks like Atlus still has good ties with Irem. Hmm… I wonder if Atlus will pick up Bumpy Trot: Battle Vehicle Tournament or Disaster Report 3 in the future.

 

Update: Atlus sent over an official announcement confirming Hammerin’ Hero for release on March 3rd. We also got a bunch of screenshots and a teaser trailer.

 

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Images courtesy of Atlus.


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  • http://veryimmature.blogspot.com Geoff

    Wow, I never thought we’d see this considering it sold about two copies in Japan. More 2.5d psp adventures are always a good thing

  • daizyujin

    Well it is not a casual/learning game so of course it didn’t sell in Japan. I kid I kid. Seriously though, I imagine this could do decent with the retro/import loving crowd. Wonder how much it will cost.

  • jeffx

    ^ WTF

    Atlus on top once again.

  • Kuronoa

    Looks interesting and, platformer you say? I’ll give it a shot. It reminds me of Goemon for some reason.

  • Pichi

    Another strike for me! Smashing things up with hammers and more is just win!

  • http://www.yetikitn.com Melody Kitn

    I remember Hammering Harry in the arcades. This might be another reason to pry the PSP from the hubby’s hands and put the DS on hold… just for a bit.

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