Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow Sneaks Onto PS2 In June
Isn't it a little late in the day to be porting PSP games to the PS2? It was a common occurrence several years back but these days...
Well, perhaps it doesn't matter when the game in question is as good as Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow. This portable title raked in rave reviews from the critics back in 2007 so now that it's coming to the PS2, there should be plenty of excited fans. As revealed at the PlayStation Blog, IGN's PSP Game of the Year (IGN also ranked it at #6 on a list of the top 25 PSP games of all time) will land on the PS2 on June 1. Featuring Azam Ali's soundtrack, Greg Rucka's story, and some "important tweaks" that will benefit those who play it on the PS2, Logan's Shadow appears very attractive. With the advantage of more buttons on the DualShock 2, the team has added a snap button to allow easier transitions between open-field fighting and cover, plus a "swing out and aim" button (L1) to make the combat feel more intuitive overall. Oh, and they've worked to give us better textures, too. Followers of the series might also want to check out the first-ever Syphon Filter digital graphic novel; clocking in at 120 pages, "The Opposition Effect" bridges the plots between Dark Mirror and Logan's Shadow. This will be on the PSN some time this summer.
We're really hoping they're working on a brand new installment for the PlayStation 3. Although usually overshadowed by Metal Gear Solid, the Syphon Filter franchise was always solid and typically very entertaining.
5/3/2010 10:33:47 AM Ben Dutka