NGP: Launch games official, pre-E3 info explodes

Thursday, 2nd June 2011 17:12 GMT By Staff

Sony has lifted a bulk embargo on pre-E3 NGP content, confirming the new Uncharted title as Golden Abyss and giving early access to the machine itself.

A ton of pre-E3 information pertaining to Sony’s NGP has gone live today, including the handheld’s specs and launch line-up. You can find links to absolutely everything from every site below.

The system, which was officially announced back in January, will have the following games available day one:

  • Uncharted: Golden Abyss: Developed by Bend Studios, the game will contain the same sort of adventures and action you are used to with the series, as well as the intoduction of touch and tilt controls.
  • wipEout 2084: The game is set during the birth of “anti-gravity racing” and features a near-future environmentsand the ability to play against PS3 racers on WipEout HD Fury.
  • Little Deviants: This title contains a series of “madcap adventures” which will utlize NGP’s rear touch pad, touch screen, the motion sensor, and both the front and rear cameras. It contains augmented reality elements and makes use of the handheld’s microphone.
  • Reality Fighters: An augmented reality fighting game in which you capture yourself using the NGP camera andgo up against other fighters around the world.
  • Super Stardust Delta: The game uses the dual analog sticks, plus the touch screen and motion sensing controls.
  • Sound Shapes (working title): Play, compose and share with other NGP users with this “side-scrolling platformer.” In it, you will create music with your actions using the touch screen and share them with the PSN community.
  • Hustle Kings: Like the PSN version, only handhled and makes use of precision controls via the touch screen and rear touch pad.
  • Everybody’s Golf: ClapHanz has added touch and tilt controls to the game of golf which also includes online multiplayer.
  • Resistance Retribution: Since you will be also to play your PSP games from the PlayStation Store on NGP, start with James Grayson’s voyage across Europe which makes use of the NGP’s dual analog sticks.

Many hardware previews have also gone live today, telling of a console rather large in size with a 5″ OLED screen. It has small face buttons, but, according to all reports, it doesn’t feel as big as it looks and it fits well in your jeans.

As revealed back in January, it has two analog sticks on each side of the screen, which, according to Ars Technica, feel a bit like the Dual Shock 3: it takes only “seconds” to get used to them.

The touch panel on the back is being reported as smooth, and you don’t notice it unless you are using it. It apparently allows for easy adjusting of the front screen’s size.

The system is backwards compatible with PSP games. So far, nothing is known of the machine’s final battery life.

NGP will release this year. Expect a lot more from E3.

Here’s the round-up. We’ll have more soon.



  1. Erthazus

    So much for a E3 surprise…

    #1 4 years ago
  2. wishdokta

    Don’t check the presents before Christmas Day then. Simple.

    #2 4 years ago
  3. get2sammyb

    @1: Clearly they have even more to say, hence why they are getting this out of the way now. It makes me think they have BIG third-party announcements lined up.

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Esper

    Those games are not very Japanese oriented type of games. Maybe it wont release in Japan first after all.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. Christopher Jack

    So far only Uncharted interests me, hopefully there will be a fuckload of AAA games at E3 for the NGP, I’m looking at you Konami.

    #5 4 years ago
  6. xino

    I just hope Wip3out 2048 is more balanced in cars.
    Hot Pursuit is the best balanced racer in ages.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Erthazus

    I want it. I really want it. Hardware is great. Can’t complain.

    Games: Uncharted, Wipeout and Little Deviants are the only titles that interest me.

    but yeah, if Konami will announce Kojima game on the NGP. Day 1 100%

    Also, for F Sony, don’t call it VITA…. V I T A … =\\\

    @3, oh yeah… last E3 Sony leaked everything and everyone thought that Sony got more but in the end it was the same stuff.

    #7 4 years ago
  8. Maximum Payne

    Vito Corleone :D

    #8 4 years ago
  9. rrw

    @7 they actually have twisted metal as surprised. and we yet to see any 3rd party NGP game

    #9 4 years ago
  10. The_Red

    Stupid Sony. So far only one of the games fully uses rear touch pad which is the only true innovative part of the handheld. Hopefully they’ll make more games that use i.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. rrw

    @10 let see

    little deviant
    Sound Shapes

    all of them use back touch panel. not bad for launch tittle

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Gama_888

    Ermm, i cant seem to find its specs anywhere? Could someone put them on the main page?

    Anyhoo all sounds good. Everyone seems to like it.
    Cant wait for E3

    #12 4 years ago
  13. Christopher Jack

    @12, Here.

    CPU: 4 core ARM Cortex-A9 MPCore (The iPhone 5 will have a 2 core variant of this).
    GPU: 4 core SGX543MP4+ (Once again the iPhone 5 will have a 2 core variant of this).
    Display: 5″ OLED screen, with a qHD resolution (220 ppi).
    System Memory: ??? Hopefully at least 512MB with an additional 512MB of VRAM.
    Storage: ??? Hopefully 16GB, I’ll be disappointed if there’s no on board storage.

    #13 4 years ago
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    #14 4 years ago

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