Sony announces PSP Remaster series for PS3

PlayStation 3 gamers still stinging over that backwards-compatibility fracas from a while back (let it go, honestly) may find comfort in a new series unveiled by Sony. The PSP Remasters line will offer HD ports of selected PSP games, bumped up with as many PS3 features as will fit into them – as well as save-game compatibility with the PSP versions of the titles, offering the most spurious of justifications for buying, say, Peace Walker twice.

The PSP Remasters series will offer Blu-Ray based, full HD versions of selected PSP titles (presumably "selected" means "won't look like utter shit in HD") with 3D and unspecified "add-on content" to be potentially added to some titles. The series will also be compatible with PSP ad-hoc play. Obvious candidates like the PSP editions of God of War or GTA haven't been announced for Remaster treatment yet: so far, the only confirmed title is the currently-Japan-only Monster Hunter Portable 3rd ("Monster Hunter Freedom 3" internationally).

Above is a video announcement for the series, which highlights the PS3 version of Monster Hunter. How does it look to you? Which PSP titles would you like to see upscaled for PS3?

May 23, 2011


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  • paganpoet - May 24, 2011 4:19 p.m.

    I'm grinning just thinking about playing Loco Roco on my big screen. <3
  • onewingedantista - May 24, 2011 3:38 a.m.

    Dissidia with online play, Crisis Core, Socom Fireteam Bravo, and that's about it.
  • Cloud1Fair3 - May 24, 2011 3:37 a.m.

    See, there are plenty of awesome reasons to be a psp owner. I hate what a bad rep the psp gets. I honestly am suprised that the DS dominated this gen's handheld series. I love my God of War games, KH Birth by Sleep, Monster Hunter series, P3P, Jeanne D' Arc, and of course Crisis Core. The PSP is boss and always will be one of the best gaming counsels out there.
  • NearNRiver - May 24, 2011 3:34 a.m.

    P3P (Persona 3 Portable). A port of a PSP game that was a port of a PS2 game. It would still be amazing. I want a chance to play as a girl in P3P, on my TV!
  • sum1ontheforum - May 24, 2011 2:45 a.m.

    Crisis Core, Dissidia, Kingdom Hearts, Phantasy Star Portable 2, and the Persona games are some on my wish list.
  • Larinah - May 24, 2011 1:45 a.m.

    Maverick Hunter X! Because that game didn't get enough love on the psp!
  • zachbob - May 24, 2011 12:38 a.m.

    Peace walker, the metal gear acids, and the God of Wars are pretty much must haves for this. I'd gladly but them all again
  • theimmortalmoo - May 24, 2011 12:04 a.m.

  • TheHangman - May 23, 2011 11:52 p.m.

    Persona 3 Peace Walker Monster Hunter Crisis Core And others that I can't think of right now.
  • Japanaman - May 23, 2011 11:47 p.m.

    Well, we already have Motorstorm, Syphon Filter, Twisted Metal, Ratchat and Clank, and Jax on the PS2, so I'd like to see the following titles on the PS3: Final Fantasy: Crisis Core God of War(s) Gran Turismo Portable Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops 1 & 2 Monster Hunter: Freedom 2 Socom: Fireteam Bravo 3
  • Burdmayn - May 23, 2011 10:56 p.m.

    I will cream myself if Monster Hunter gets announced for US release with PSN supported online play. That being said, this sort of seems like the easy way out for Capcom regarding this series. As much as I love Monster Hunter I would rather a proper ps3 title, not just a psp upscale with added features (though I'll happily take what I can get). That being said, I would LOVE to see Birth by Sleep remastered as well.
  • JasonStatham - May 23, 2011 10:32 p.m.

    Peace walker with analog controls = win
  • JSayonara - May 23, 2011 10:28 p.m.

    GTA 3 and Vice City plus their respected stories please. The original games play for shit on the 360, only the San Andreas DL is playable. It's not like #5 is on the way anytime soon.. Oh, and may as well port over Manhunt and add Manhunt two as well whilst you're at it Rockstar.
  • Hydrohs - May 23, 2011 10:13 p.m.

    Sooooo.... Importing Monster Hunter for sure... This looks fantastic.
  • garnsr - May 23, 2011 10:09 p.m.

    Why not just make them playable on PS3 as they are? Minis and Psone games do it, and we can already buy digital versions of PSP games.
  • ShittlesMcDuckstain - May 23, 2011 10 p.m.

    Phantasy star portable 2... and while they're at it, hows about an english version of psp2 infinity?
  • Kurando - May 23, 2011 9:57 p.m.

  • NightCrawler_358 - May 23, 2011 9:57 p.m.

    I don't own a PSP so please have Dissidia, Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker, Kingdom Hearths birth by Sleep, FF7 Crisis Core, and thats about all I'd get. I'm pretty confident these will all make it, considering they're all pretty popular.
  • CallOfFruity - May 23, 2011 9:51 p.m.

    But Monster Hunter Freedom should be dubbed "no longer portable".
  • SumthingStupid - May 23, 2011 9:40 p.m.

    i'd like to see Daxter Jak and Daxter the Lost Frontier It would be nice if all PSP games worked on PS3 because i've never owned one

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