PSP's Ghosts 'n Goblins is the Ultimate

Capcom has confirmed that it is to release Ultimate Ghosts 'n Goblinsfor PSP this summer, and has sent over a lovely selection of spooky screens.

The reworking of the classic 2D scrolling action game, previously known as Extreme Ghouls 'n Ghosts, is being directed by the creator of the original game, 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.

From the bunch of new screens that Capcom has provided, you can see that the presentation has been kept stubbornly 2D-simple, with only backgrounds giving the illusion of a third dimension. That should suit ardent fans just fine.