Ghouls 'n' Ghosts spooks PSP

We've got the latest shots of a Capcom contribution to PSP in form of Extreme Ghouls 'n' Ghosts, a revamped version of its classic 2D action game, directed by the original's creator Tokurou Fujiwara.

As always, it stars intrepid knight Arthur as he battles and hops his way through legions of lance-wielding evil creatures.

The game has maintained its fierce difficulty but there are a few differences, such as Arthur's ability to shoot down while jumping in the air, haul himself up on to ledges and collect different projectile weapons. It's still basically a 2D game but some 3D effects have been used to add a sense of depth to the levels.

Capcom has included more extra lives to pick up, so you won't have to try to get through the game with just a suit of armour and a pair of pants. Also, the route through the game will be far from linear thanks to branch and warp points that allow you to decide your route and even retrace your steps.

Unfortunately Capcom has yet to confirm that Extreme Ghouls 'n' Ghosts will be getting a European launch, but we have been told that it will be "more than likely".