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
Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven Portable – August 2009
Armored Core: Silent Line Portable – November 2009
Fu-un Shinsengumi Bakumatsuden Portable – December 2009
Tenchu: Fatal Shadows – January 2010
Armored Core: Last Raven – March 2010