Seems like the first inadvertently confirmed game for PSP2 is Mortal Kombat. In aninterview with IndustryGamers (opens in new tab), NetherRealm Studios exec producer Shaun Himmerick casually revealed that the team has been working with PSP2 dev kits for some time:
"We have a PSP2 in the house and we're looking at the engine, like what can it support. Always a big thing for us is the performance. We're running at 60 fps, what can we do and do we have to build all the art assets over. We're definitely looking at them. PSP2 looks like it's a pretty powerful machine."
Since Midway exited with its tits pointing upwards and Warner Bros picked up the rights to Mortal Kombat, NetherRealm Studios (formerly known as Midway Chicago) has become the new development home for Mortal Kombat. So it makes sense that any work on PSP2 is being done with a handheld MK in mind.
Above: NetherRealm are the Mortal Kombat studio
What's funny, though, is that NeatherRealm has access to the top secret PSP2, but is still waiting to get its hands on Nintendo's 3DS, which was announced nearly six months ago.
"We don't have a 3DS system in house yet, but we're looking to get one, and we'll certainly look at what its power is."
So then, who's up for spine-ripping fatalities in 3D?
September 17, 2010