From Software Promises Enhancements For PSP Ports

By Spencer . May 25, 2009 . 6:09am

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Tenchu license holder, From Software is porting a lot of PlayStation 2 games to the PSP. All six of the announced titles are far from remakes, but they will have new features.

 

The portable Armored Core games have been optimized with 16×9 widescreen visuals, ad-hoc play, an improved menu interface, and a linked save data system. Data from Armored Core 3 Portable can be used in Armored Core: Silent Line Portable which can be imported into Armored Core: Last Raven Portable.

 

Tenchu 3 Portable has story missions from the Xbox port, a body dragging move, and a wall sheet item. Like the Armored Core games this has also been optimized with widescreen graphics. Tenchu: Fatal Shadows will get a “renewal” and Fu-un Shinsengumi Bakumatsuden Portable will have new elements.

 

The last game was originally developed by Genki. From Software acquired the marketing and sales rights for it. Wouldn’t it be funny if From Software’s long term plan is picking up and porting more PS2 games?

 

Armored Core 3 Portable – July 30

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Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven Portable – August 2009

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Armored Core: Silent Line Portable – November 2009

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Fu-un Shinsengumi Bakumatsuden Portable – December 2009

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Tenchu: Fatal Shadows – January 2010

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Armored Core: Last Raven – March 2010

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  • http://myanimelist.net/profile/Kuronoa Kuronoa

    Fu-un never made it overseas did it? Perhaps now would be a good time to do so if they wanted.. otherwise I own the Tenchu games already.

    • http://denpanosekai.blogspot.com denpanosekai

      Some people have been requesting this title over at Atlus USA.
      http://www.atlus.com/forum/showthread.php?t=3651

      Not a lot of enthusiasm, mind you.

    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      Out of all the games I wager Fu-un has the least chance of coming over since it requires a full localization. I’m not really sure which company would wager on that even if it’s new for us. It’s so much easier to port Tenchu (if it wasn’t for license sharing) or Armored Core which has most of the localization work done :(

  • http://anosou.com/ Anosou

    Wooooo Armored Core!

    Last Raven is becoming harder and harder to get a hold of on PS2 so this is good news. Yet another reason for me to get one of them fancy PSP-to-TV cables.

  • http://anosou.com/ Anosou

    oh one more thing, Is this only for Japanese release or are we looking at US/EU too?

    • http://www.siliconera.com Spencer

      Only Japan for now.

  • JeremyR

    I’m sure it won’t happen, but I would love to see them license Tokyo Xtreme Racer 3 (not its Japanese name, which I can’t remember or spell) from Genki and port it to the PSP.

    The PSP actually has a entry in that series, but it’s so bad compared to 3 it’s pitiful. No free roaming, either.

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