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From Sony's Affordable NGP To Fast-Tracked Heavy Rain - News Roundup 27th January 2011

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Jonathan Lester
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3DS, Games news, Heavy Rain, Kid Icarus, NGP, Nintendo, PSP2, Quantic Dream, Sony, Warner Bros, Zelda
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PSP2/NGP Finally Unveiled; Will Be "Affordable"


Sony have finally announced the Next Generation Portable at their Tokyo press conference- and we're all over it. Check out our blowout feature for full details and specs! Further to this earlier roundup, SCEE head honcho Andy House has suggested that the NGP will be priced at a competitive level when it releases either later this year or early 2012 in Europe.

I can’t put a ballpark on it in terms of figures, but what I would say is that we will shoot for an affordable price that’s appropriate for the handheld gaming space.

However, House also suggested that Sony will be looking to make a profit on the device; as opposed to the initial loss made on each PS3 sale.

Really we would want to have our hardware be profitable, in addition to our software. We’ve experienced both sides and we know which one we like to be on!

Naturally we'll keep you up to date with the latest on the NGP as well as any hint of RRP. [Eurogamer, VT via Videogamezone.de]

Heavy Rain Film Fast-Tracked

From Sony's Affordable NGP To Fast-Tracked Heavy Rain - News Roundup 27th January 2011

Oh boy. For reasons beyond mortal comprehension, Quantic Dream's interactive movie is being crunched into a shorter, non-interactive movie with David Milch (Deadwood, NYPD Blue) charged with adapting the script. Warner Bros has "fast-tracked" production, meaning that Milch will start scribbling as soon as he's finished the first season of his current HBO series.

The way I see things, isn't it about time that games and films stopped cribbing off each other... and attempt to tell different parts of the same canon instead? Let's hope Guillermo del Toro's inSANE franchise will do just that. [EG]

Do we need a Heavy Rain movie? Drop us a line in the comments!

3DS: Zelda & Kid Icarus Delayed Past E3

From Sony's Affordable NGP To Fast-Tracked Heavy Rain - News Roundup 27th January 2011

Ouch. On the same day that the 3DS' main rival makes its grandstand appearance, we've learned that two of its most important games will miss the launch window by a long way. In an interview with MTV, Ninty America boss Reggie Fils-Aime confirmed that the new Kid Icarus and the sublime Zelda: Ocarina Of Time will not release until late June at the earliest.

Mario, Zelda, all of those titles are coming. From our perspective, we like to launch titles when they're ready. And so they'll be ready, they'll be ready soon. Just not in that initial time period of late March to early June. - Reggie Fils-Aime

This might just put a few potential early adopters off a preorder. [MTV Multiplayer]

Brink Dated For May

From Sony's Affordable NGP To Fast-Tracked Heavy Rain - News Roundup 27th January 2011

I absolutely adored Brink when I tried it out last August- and am delighted to report that it will be hitting European shores on May 20th. [Bethesda]

Why not check out our hands-on preview and developer interview?

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