Crash Commando, Savage Moon likely coming to PSN by year’s end

Oh, Black Friday, the day in which value-minded consumers flood retail outlets trying to grab the best deals of the holiday. Of course, Sony knows an opportunity when it sees one, seizing the moment to send us a press release to tell us all about their hot holiday products now currently available.

Among them are the limited edition Uncharted PlayStation 3 bundle, along with games like LittleBigPlanet and MotorStorm: Pacific Rift. Or the brand new PSP-3000 model, on which you could play games like NBA 09: The Inside. Or go digital by downloading PlayStation Network titles now available like Savage Moon and Crash Commando.

Oh wait, those last games? Not yet available on PSN. But if we were to guess, we’d say this is a pretty good hint we’ll be seeing both of those games before year’s end.

Crash Commando‘s a Contra-inspired shooter; Savage Moon is a tower defense title where you’ll hold off endless hordes of space bugs. Which one will you pick up?

 

Sony Computer Entertainment America Gives Reason to Stay Warm this Winter with Titles for PLAYSTATION(R)3 Computer Entertainment System, PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable) System, and PlayStation(R)2 System

Limited Edition Hardware Bundles and Innovative Titles Make Great Gifts for Even the Most Casual Gamer This Holiday Season

FOSTER CITY, Calif., Nov. 28 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) today unveiled comprehensive line up of software for PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)), PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable), and PlayStation(R)2 available during the 2008 holiday season. With 19 titles from SCEA and limited edition hardware bundles providing great consumer value, PlayStation aims to have fresh content for gamers this holiday season whether they are at home, traveling, or celebrating the holidays with family and friends.

In conjunction with the PS3(R) system’s recently celebrated second anniversary, SCEA released the limited-edition Uncharted: Drake’s Fortune(TM) PS3 system bundle. Featuring an impressive 160GB hard drive, the new PS3 system provides consumers with enough space to store a robust combination of games and entertainment content, such as 24 high definition movies, 8 standard definition television shows, 100 PlayStation(R)Network games, 2,000 music files, and 2,000 photos(*1). The PS3 system has the strongest first party software lineup heading into the holiday season with titles like LittleBigPlanet(TM) from Media Molecule and its groundbreaking user generated content; Resistance 2(TM) from Insomniac Games, with unprecedented 60 player multiplayer mayhem; Motorstorm(R) Pacific Rift, with no holds barred racing action; and BUZZ! (TM) Quiz TV, the quiz game show with over 5,000 questions and easy-to-use wireless buzzers.

“This holiday season we have gifts of the highest caliber to suit the taste of every gamer in your household; from community based experiences like LittleBigPlanet, to first person shooters like Resistance 2 to racing games like Motorstorm: Pacific Rift to casual games like SingStar(R) and BUZZ! (TM),” said Scott A. Steinberg, vice president of product marketing, SCEA. “We are dedicated to delivering entertainment of the finest quality to our consumers to help make this holiday a lot more enjoyable.”

Winter travel is a bit brighter with the newly released PSP system (PSP-3000), which offers an enhanced LCD screen with a wider color gamut and higher contrast ratio and a built-in microphone. The new PSP system is capable of displaying movies and photos in more natural and vibrant colors on its high resolution 4.3 inch wide screen. Available in Mystic Silver or Piano Black, the updated hardware is available in two limited edition Ratchet & Clank: Size Matters(R) PSP Entertainment Packs. Titles like BUZZ! (TM) Master Quiz, NBA 09 The Inside, and Secret Agent Clank (TM) will make the trip to visit family more enjoyable.

Family and friends can easily entertain at home during the holiday season with all new versions of the hit interactive singing experience SingStar(R) for both the PS3 and PlayStation 2 systems. December 2 marks the release of the disco-centric SingStar(R) ABBA which joins currently available the recently released versions of the hit franchise including SingStar(R) Country, SingStar(R) Pop vol. 22, and SingStar(R) Legends for PlayStation 2. For PS3 owners, SingStar(R) Vo1. 2 and SingStar(R) ABBA add new tracks and videos for the rising star in your family to perform.

SCEA’s Currently Available First Party 2008 Holiday Lineup Includes:

PLAYSTATION(R)3

BUZZ!(TM) Quiz TV
LittleBigPlanet(TM)
Motorstorm(TM): Pacific Rift
NBA 09 The Inside
Resistance 2(TM)
SingStar(R) ABBA
SingStar(R) Vol. 2
SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation

PlayStation(R) Network
Linger In Shadows(TM)
Pain Movie Studio
Crash Commando(TM)
Savage Moon  

PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable)
BUZZ!(TM) Master Quiz
NBA 09 The Inside

PlayStation(R)2
NBA 09 The Inside
SingStar(R)ABBA
SingStar(R)Country
SingStar(R)Legends
SingStar(R)Pop Volume 2   

(*1) Based off the average files sizes listed below:
— High Definition Movies                  6GB
— Standard Television Shows (30 minutes)  1.5GB
— PlayStation Network Games               100MB
— Music Files (MP3)                       5MB
— Photos                                  5MB

Nick Chester