SONY PSP PREVIEW: UNTOLD LEGENDS: BROTHERHOOD OF THE BLADE

Action RPG's are big with the latest generation of gamers and Sony is hoping Untold Legends will spur them on to purchase a brand spanking new PSP at launch later this year. Let me put it another way: if hack n slash games are your thing and you want a PSP, this is the only title that will satiate your hunger for this particular genre.

The title is looking very impressive so far, although the extremely tight top down perspective is raising some red flags. We hope that it can be adjusted at least a few varying degrees "upwards" so that more of the surrounding area can be seen at one time.

We expect that PSP owners will love the four player multiplayer aspects of the game although it hasn't been made quite clear whether four players will be able to play the story mode together or if there will be specific multiplayer levels - for the moment we believe that 4 players will be able to tackle the games main mode together.

As with most of the PSP titles, visually Untold Legends is looking good although the level of detail seems to be toned a bit compared to some games we've seen so far. It's safe to assume that this might be due to the mutliplayer aspect and it's a tradeoff we think will be worth it.

Untold Legends comes your way in March. Stay tuned for more screens and info.

Press:

Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade, developed and published by Sony Online Entertainment, will be one of the few original titles developed in North America and the only multiplayer action role-playing game (RPG) available at the PSP handheld entertainment system’s US launch this year. With fast-paced, hack ‘n slash action, randomly generated environments, monsters and items, beautiful 3D graphics and wireless cooperative multiplayer gameplay, Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade offers a compelling gameplay experience never before seen on a handheld gaming device.

Journey to a world beyond the realms of imagination and engage in battles to save Aven, a timeless city of safe haven and the last remaining stronghold of Good in a world of Evil. As a dark threat looms and a gathering of unknown forces grows stronger, heroes have been called and the Brotherhood of the Blade has been formed. It is up to you and your chosen brothers to unravel the mysteries of this looming peril. Untold Legends: Brotherhood of the Blade offers on-the-go action-RPG combat, intense multiplayer battles and a completely original adventure for you to uncover.

Features:

  • Action RPG: Wield your blade and cast powerful spells in this action-packed, hack ‘n slash RPG exclusively for the PSP handheld system.
  • Epic Adventure: Create a unique hero and set out into the wilds of Unataca to battle powerful creatures, save your city of Aven from imminent extinction and unravel the mysteries of a looming peril.
  • Wireless Multiplayer Gameplay: A wireless multiplayer mode features gameplay through the PSP handheld system’s wireless feature. Connect directly with multiple PSP handheld systems for the ultimate in hack ‘n slash action with no wires!
  • Four Playable Character Classes: Select from four unique character classes including an ancient order of valiant Knights, a foundation of brilliant Alchemists, an order of noble Druids, and a race of feral hunters known as the Berserkers. Each character class has unique fighting abilities or magical spells.
  • Beautiful 3D Environments: Battle through more than 100 diverse levels that come alive with brilliant 3D graphics, stunning lighting, dynamic visual effects and highly-detailed player characters and monsters.
  • Organic Game Experience: Play in randomly generated environments and fight against unique monsters for a different experience every time you play.
  • Items and Artifacts: Collect hundreds of items, usable gear and rare magical artifacts to aid in your battles.
  • Character Customization: Modify your hero for a completely customized look and ability set.
  • Hordes of Monsters: Battle over 150 types of monsters with 50 unique models and textures.
  • Challenging Boss Monster Battles: Engage in strategic combat with humongous bosses, each with their own distinctive combat techniques.
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System: PSP
Dev: Sony Online
Pub: Sony Online
Released: Mar 2005
Players: 1 - 4
PReview by Vaughn
RATING (OUT OF 5)
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