Durarara!! Game Announced For PSP



Dengeki magazine publisher ASCII Media Works have announced a new Durarara!! adventure game for PSP via Dengeki’s game sites, titled Durarara!! 3way Standoff. No real details are available on the net just yet, except that the game will feature most of the original voice cast and will release in Summer 2010.


The latest issue of Dengeki Bunko, however, contains more information with screenshots, which super-tipper Anton sounded us off about from his ongoing trip to Japan. Durarara!! 3way Standoff is being developed by NetchuBiyori, who are also working on a Wii game, and a Spice & Wolf game for DS.


In the past, Dengeki have published other visual novel adventure games based on anime series under their DS Dengeki Bunko ADV — among others — brand. Baccano!, by the same author as Durarara!!, is one of them.


As much as I love the genre, I have to admit, I’m a little disappointed this is a visual novel style affair. There’s a tremendous amount of potential for Celty and her bike in an action game. Also, what’s up with Anri’s character art?



Ishaan Sahdev
Ishaan specializes in game design/sales analysis. He's the former managing editor of Siliconera and wrote the book "The Legend of Zelda - A Complete Development History". He also used to moonlight as a professional manga editor. These days, his day job has nothing to do with games, but the two inform each other nonetheless.