Today, Sony Computer Entertainment Hong Kong (SCEH) held a media preview on their latest upcoming PlayStation 3 (PS3) and PlayStation Portable (PSP) game titles which includes Man vs Wild with Bear Grylls, SOCOM 4, BRINK, Thor: God of Thunder and Dissidia 012 [duodecim] Final Fantasy (Chinese/English version).
To begin with the media event, Dissidia 012 duodecium Final Fantasy will feature Japanese vocals with subtitles in English or Chinese. for event scenes while the menu system is in English.
SCEH and Square Enix will also be launching the PSP bundle pack that features a Final Fantasy Chaos and Cosmos skinned PSP (PSP-3006XUW) together with the game and Dissidia Final Fantasy trading arts (selected 1 from the 10 characters randomly in Vol 1 or 2 series)
The PSP bundle and the UMD version of the game will be available on retail on 10 May 2011. The bundle will retail at a suggested retail price of S$344 while the game cost S$39.90. The game will also be available for download at the PlayStation Network on 12 May 2011.
It is going to be a busy month with console shooters as some of the anticipated titles are coming this month. One of the games we tried during the event: SOCOM 4 is a squad-based tactical 3rd person shooter set in Asia. The game offers a comprehensive single-player mode and an online multiplayer mode that supports up to 32 players. It will be available on sale on 19th April 2011.
Other titles include Brink, a first person shooter that offers custom loadouts, enhancement tweaks to your gear and a levelling system. The game is will be available on 18th May 2011.
We were also intrigued with Man vs Wild, an action game based on a survival documentary in Discovery Channel. Crave Games are the folks behind this title and expect it to go retail on 18th April 2011.
Marvel fans who are looking forward to Thor will be pleased to see a release of the game based on the movie on 29th April, one day after the movie actual release. This is an action game with chain combos and mighty moves to take out your enemies.