The PSP’s last hurrah

The PSP has pretty much been ignored by publishers this winter, with just a few annual sport games and LEGO Harry Potter to see it through the bleak winter months. Square-Enix though are coming to the rescue – not only have they almost single-handedly kept the system in the public eye over the past year or so but they’re also giving it one final hurrah.

Many of the RPGs that Square-Enix have released on the format are being re-released this week, available for a stupidly cheap £7.99 a pop on the likes of GAME and Play.

There are six different Final Fantasy games in total along with Tactics Orge, The 3rd Birthday and Lord of Arcana. Namco are also re-releasing Gods Eater: Burst for £7.99. If we could find our PSP we would be having a bit of that.

3DS owners get a second helping of Mario this week too. Mario Kart 7 has though received some mixed reviews, including a 5/10 from Destructoid and 10/10 from Games Radar. We should bare in mind here that EDGE gave Mario Kart: Double Dash on GameCube 5/10 and that went on to find plenty of fans.

Nintendo are also releasing Super Pokémon Rumble on 3DS. It’s not a ‘proper’ Pokemon game as the name suggests; our cynical side thinks Nintendo wanted a Pokemon game on the 3DS as soon as possible and thus this mediocre sequel to the WiiWare original has been dished up. GameSpot called it simplistic and repetitive.

Don’t be so quick to judge Puss in Boots as a cynical movie tie-in. Reviews have been very positive so far. It’s out on PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Wii and DS. Power Rangers Samurai also hits Wii and DS. We were (whisper it) curious about the Kinect Power Rangers game but that seems to have vanished off the release schedules.

Finally, there’s Now! That’s What I Call Music: Dance and Sing on Wii which boasts of 16 UK #1 hits. It’s being published by Tubby Games, and no, we have no idea who they are either.

Next week: Pocoyo Racing (Wii), Just Dance 3 (PS3) and Order Up! (PS3, 3DS).

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