Saints Row Going Portable On PSP?
The PSP lineup has been expanding at a rapid rate - Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker, Gran Turismo 5, etc. - and another potential blockbuster may find its way into the greedy hands of portable fans everywhere.
Since the release of Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars on the Nintendo DS, fans of open-world sanbox-style games have been wondering when the PSP will have an answer. Well, Rockstar has already insisted that they have no desire to pull GTA off the PSP; therefore, we can certainly expect another entry in that franchise to hit Sony's handheld at some point. But in the meantime, might we be able to anticipate a new Saints Row for the PSP? According to VGChartz citing music site Blabbermouth, Swedish metal band Opeth has made an interesting statement:
"We may not like playing video games all that much, but we do like it when our music is featured on them! Makes us a bit proud, even when it's a game as big as Saints Row for the PSP and even prouder when the nice developer people show excellent taste by picking 'The Lotus Eater' for it. So if you love playing video games, the game is expected to hit the streets around March 2010."
Now, as VGChartz noted, the band may be referring to the currently in-development Saints Row 3 for the PS3 and Xbox 360; they might just have the platform wrong. After all, the band did admit they're not gamers themselves. But even so, it's more than plausible that the franchise will come to the PSP, especially if THQ is looking to expand the consumer base. We'll let you know if we hear anything about a Saints Row for the PSP and if we do, we'll be happy to add it to the portable's ever-brightening lineup.
7/16/2009 John Shepard