GamesCom 2009: Digital Reader, "Minis" For PSP Go
It's still early on in the conference and we're anticipating the big announcements, but for now, they've lifted the lid on the Digital Reader for the upcoming PSP Go.
Ira Rubenstein from Marvel Entertainment took the stage and introduced this interesting handheld service: essentially, PSP Go users will be able to download entire comic books directly to the screen before them, and the trailer that followed said, "Hundreds of comics on the PlayStation Store. Downloaded directly to your PSP." The slick interface will allow you to browse through the comic frame by frame, and although this may sound a little weird, it should look pretty damn cool. Then, House returned and unveiled the "Minis" section exclusively for the PSP Go. This section will hold all those "bite-size" pieces of portable software we've been hearing about for some time; these are the same games that, according to a recent Eurogamer report, will be on par with the cost of App Store titles. To be a "Mini," the application must be 100MB or smaller, and House proceeds to show off a trailer that includes a few of these little pieces of entertainment (including a game called Aqua Panic Oasis). "Minis" will be available the same day as the PSP Go launch, which - if you've forgotten already - is October 1.
Stay tuned as we remained glued to our screens, waiting for what we still consider to be inevitable...
8/18/2009 Ben Dutka