Sony Announces 2008-2009 Software Lineup For PlayStation Family
Developed by Media Molecule, LITTLEBIGPLANET is a new and hugely innovative PS3 title that establishes a new genre called "creative gaming." LITTLEBIGPLANET allows players to Play, Create and Share inside a glued-together and hand-stitched 3D landscape. Players customize and control their burlap Sackboy (or Sackgirl) character and can PLAY alone or with up to three others, exploring a variety of developer-created levels. Also, using a simple tool system, players can create their own objects and even full levels. Players can then share these creations with their friends or with the world through the online PlayStation Network community.
NBA 09 -- PS3, PSP, PS2 (Available Fall 2008 / Not Yet Rated)
Developed by SCEA San Diego, NBA 09 builds on the technology and features of NBA 08 with more advanced graphics and gameplay control to deliver an experience catering to hardcore basketball fans and casual gamers alike. For the first time, NBA 09 brings "The Life" mode to PS3, delivering gamers the most detailed and engaging NBA experience both on the court and behind the scenes. Additionally, NBA 09 will feature a full Franchise mode, where gamers can run their own virtual team on every level -- from determining salaries, to deciding playing time, to making trades. Progression mode, where players are rewarded experience and attributes during gameplay, returns with players now able to track "team progression" for all five characters. Extending playability, NBA 09 will bring back NBA Replay mode, where players will be able to re-enact highlight performances from the real NBA season to gain additional rewards. Other key features include expanded commentary, a variety of mini-games, and full online gameplay action.
NBA 09 -- PSP (Available Fall 2008 / Not Yet Rated)
Developed by SCEA San Diego, NBA 09 for PSP brings fast, fluid gameplay and delivers the most engaging portable NBA experience available. Featuring a new Franchise mode, players will be able to draft and construct contracts while engaging in multi-season gameplay. The popular Conquest mode returns in a variety of formats, allowing players to take over the country in gameplay modes such as Dodgeball, Elimination, Fast Break, and Pick-Up games. Carnival mini-games return, including Pinball, Pop-a-Shot, and Skee-Ball, and cross platform compatibility allows players to use mini-game Carnival tickets earned to purchase items in NBA 09 PS3. Additional mini-games round out the experience including, Pick and Roll, Alley-Oop, Box Out, Give and Go, and 21.
NBA 09 -- PS2 (Available Fall 2008 / Not Yet Rated)
Developed by SCEA San Diego, NBA 09 for PS2 returns with the fourth installment of the critically acclaimed "The Life" mode. Within The Life, players will control storylines for three different characters, interacting with them on and off the court. In addition, a full Franchise mode will be featured, along with optimized gameplay and artificial intelligence to deliver a true basketball experience. Online roster updates will be available weekly, and NBA 09 will bring an expanded set of commentary featuring Kevin Calabro and Kenny "The Jet" Smith.
BUZZ! QUIZ TV -- PS3 (Available Fall 2008 / Not Yet Rated)
This fall BUZZ!, the popular quiz show franchise, makes its way for the first time to PS3 with BUZZ! QUIZ TV. BUZZ! QUIZ TV comes stocked with five different channels of questions including Music, Movies & TV, Sports, Brainiac and Lifestyle, combining to deliver more than 5,000 questions. Extending the quiz show network beyond the disc, up to four players from anywhere in the U.S. can team up for trivia showdowns in the online multiplayer mode, Sofa vs. Sofa, and new quiz packs to be available for download from the PlayStation Network. Also, for trivia fans wanting to see if they can trump others with their own vast library of knowledge, Mybuzzquiz.com will provide a global community for players to create and share their own quizzes online and make available to download on PS3.
BUZZ! MASTER QUIZ -- PSP (Available Fall 2008 / Not Yet Rated)