Sony has announced the imminent arrival of PSP minis, a new section on the PlayStation Store that will offer a range of downloadable bite-sized titles for all models of its handheld.
The games will be exclusive to the PlayStation Network and have a 100MB size limit, the company said at its Gamescom conference.
15 titles will be made available at launch on October 1 in Europe/PAL territories and the US, coinciding with the release of the PSP Go. They’ll span a variety of genres including arcade-style titles, racers and parlour games. More than 50 games will be available by the end of the year in Europe and the PAL territories.
Sony said that the minis development process has been designed to open the door to a broad range of developers and to attract new talent and creative ideas to the platform. The initiative will also be supported by established publishers such as EA, which is developing a number of games for the service including Tetris and Sudoku.
“We are very excited to offer so much new content for PSP this year, particularly in this bite-sized form,” said Zeno Colaco, SCEE’s VP of publisher and developer relations. ”In opening the door to developers everywhere, we are broadening the type of content available to PSP owners, and opening up a world of possibilities to enhance the PSP gaming experience.”