Sci-fi strategy invades the PSPsIt's been a while since we last heard about the development of a game for the PlayStation Portable, so it was time somebody did something on that matter. The company that decided to solve all the problems is Deep Silver and they announced Mytran Wars, a real time strategy developed by Budapest-based Stormregion (the same company that worked on Codename: Panzers and Rush for Berlin).
Mytran Wars comes with a story set in the 23rd century, when Earth's resources are virtually exhausted and the ruling multinational conglomerates are searching for new raw material deposits in space in order to avert the impending catastrophe. Eventually, a planet they call El Dorado is found - tons of natural resources are hidden there, waiting to be exploited and eventually wasted. However, there is a slight problem: the planet is inhabited by some not at all friendly aliens who start the war against humankind. Or what's left of it.
Other details, such as a solid release date, factions, gameplay mechanics or any other things like that are yet to be announced, but we do know that this PSP exclusive will allow multiplayer battles, which will definitely double the fun.
The publisher of the game, Deep Silver, has experience with hit titles, as it has released around 40 games since 2003, including the most successful adventure of 2006, Secret Files: Tun-guska, the bestseller ANNO 1701 (co-published with Sunflowers), the challenging CrossworDS knowledge puzzle game, the horse simulation Horse Life DS, and the soccer MMO World of Soccer Online. As you can see, a real good PSP game was needed.
But the company's plans don't stop here. Current developments include Warhammer - Battle March (in collaboration with Namco Bandai), the action role-playing game Sacred 2: Fallen Angel (in partnership with Ascaron), S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky (the sinister Chernobyl shooter for PC), and a new game from the Piranha Bytes team. So the future looks really bright for game fans.