NGP Launch Titles Confirmed, Golden Abyss Leads
The rumored software launch list for the NGP appears to be accurate.
The first official confirmations have arrived and leading the pack is Uncharted: Golden Abyss: it'll boast an all-new story that isn't a sequel or "direct prequel" to the Uncharted franchise on the PlayStation 3. Bend Studio's creative director Josh Garvin said they spent a solid 6 months working on different plots for the game, and then pitched their ideas to developer Naughty Dog. The game will focus on a currently undiscovered "historical mystery" in Central America, and the gameplay will be more about puzzle solving.
They're saying the combat and overall control scheme will be "familiar" but of course, they'll take advantage of the NGP's unique capabilities (front- and rear-touch panels, tilt control, and cameras). In addition, Sony confirmed Wipeout 2048, in development at Sony's Liverpool Studio. It'll offer cross-play with Wipeout HD Fury on the PS3 thanks to the NGP's cross-play feature. We'll also get fictionalized future versions of New York City, which will have wider tracks to allow for more fighting during races.
Lastly, Sony confirmed Little Deviants, Super Stardust Delta, Hustle Kings, Hot Shots Golf, and Jonathan Mak's Sound Shapes, along with an all-new title, Reality Fighters. The latter will utilize the NGP's augmented reality functionality, so that ought to be intriguing.
6/2/2011 9:31:04 PM Ben Dutka