Today’s news roundup sees Sony offer European gamers more choice when selecting a free game with their PSP Go, while Rockstar officially reveal Red Dead Redemption as hitting on April 27th, and Ubisoft announce 10 titles will be released to support Natal in the first few months after release, along with four or five titles with the PS3 wand motion-controller.
More Free Games Offered To European PSP Go Owners
A while back, Sony revealed anyone purchasing a PSP Go in Europe, will additionally be offered a free copy of Gran Turismo PSP, probably to make up for the pointlessness of the machine. Well now it seems Sony have decided to throw in two extra game choices to sweeten the deal, and tempt others into a PSP Go purchase.
Upon signing in, or creating, a PlayStation Network account on the Go by January 10th, players will be offered a choice between Gran Turismo PSP, Assassin’s Creed: Bloodlines, or MotorStorm: Artic Edge. Considering the price of the PSP Go have been slashed in a few retailers to help shift some of the stock, a decent free game thrown in may give the final push needed for those unsure about getting one. [GamesIndustry]
Red Dead Redemption Release Date Officially Confirmed
A week ago Rockstar teased the official release date for Red Dead Redemption, claiming it will be sometime in April. Well, they haven’t let us down, as the trailer released yesterday reveals a release date of April 27th. Hopefully the game will prove better than average Red Dead Revolver, released in 2004. Sharing the same engine as Grand Theft Auto 4 is likely to ensure a decent effort. [1UP]
Ubisoft Reveal 10 Titles to Support Natal and 4-5 to Support PS3 Wand Next Year
With Ubisoft already giving Project Natal their full backing, CEO Yves Guillemot has revealed 10 games are expected to come to Natal in the first six months of the products launch, along with four or five games coming for Sony’s wand earlier next year. Although Guillemot warns these are only the projected plans at the moment, and can therefore easily change in the next 12 months.
He also points out these games will only be including those that are motion-control only, and exclude “games that are supporting the new functions that those accessories will bring,” likely referring to titles that will have the option of using motion-control or not. With Microsoft’s and Sony’s decision to go Wii, it makes sense when Guillemot reveals these 10 Natal games and 4-5 PS3 wand games are strictly “casual games that we are doing on those two machines,” consisting of around “70 percent new property.” Keep your eyes peeled for Xbox Fit and PS3 Sports then. [Kotaku]