We’ve seen hints of the God of War Portable titles hitting the PS3 sometime soon, but nothing set in stone…until today. A strategy that’s certainly set to hit North America and Europe as well, Sony will start enhancing certain PSP titles for PS3 play. Of course, that means these games will be shipping on blu-ray discs. A similar move was done before with PSP-to-PS2 conversions, but the graphics looked forced and sometimes stretched on TVs as Jarrod’s past impressions mentioned. With the PS3 re-masters, however, Sony promises strong development in the audiovisual department. Additionally, there’s another truly awesome feature for people not sold on better graphics: your PSP saves of these games can be transfered to the PS3 counterpart, allowing you to continue your play-through on an HDTV. Excellent idea, Sony!
The first game announced in this line-up is Monster Hunter Portable 3rd. As the trailer dictates, it’s looking pretty good. I’m expecting more soon, particularly the God of War Portable titles. Developers like Capcom and Square-Enix will surely try to take full advantage of this situation. Personally though, I’d love to see Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker get a second run on the PS3 since it’s a truly underrated installment in the series. The Square-Enix fanboy in me yearns for games like Dissidia: Final Fantasy 012 and Crisis Core: FF7 on the PS3.
I completely understand why people immediately start thinking negatively since this is obviously a milking strategy and nothing more, yet sadly I’d have to take the side of some developers which expected their PSP titles to sell well, but didn’t….particularly Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker.