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Killzone 2, February 2009 Confirmed

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Well even though KZ2 got pushed back to 2009, at least we know it’s coming out in February. Sony has their entire year all planned out and now it’s here for you to see. I’d also like to note that this is the biggest press release I’ve ever seen.

Sony Computer Entertainment America Announces 2008 and Early 2009 Software Line Up
for PLAYSTATION(R)3, PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable), and PLAYSTATION(R)Network

First Party Software Titles Include Market-Leading Franchises and Original IP’s for
PS3(TM) and PSP, Along with Innovative Games for PLAYSTATION Network

FOSTER CITY, Calif., May 16 /PRNewswire/ — Sony Computer Entertainment America
Inc. (SCEA) today announced a line up of highly-anticipated software titles set
to launch over the remainder of 2008 and early 2009 exclusively for
PLAYSTATION(R)3 (PS3(TM)) computer entertainment system, PSP(R)
(PlayStation(R)Portable) system, and PLAYSTATION(R)Network. A mix of original
concepts as well as franchise mainstays, the upcoming list of software includes
more than 15 games across all PlayStation(R) platforms. The robust line up
demonstrates the depth of content coming to PlayStation, and further emphasizes
SCEA’s commitment to providing the widest range of gaming options to consumers.
"For the second half of 2008 and beyond, we will see a spectacular line up
of triple-A titles and original gaming content that will satisfy PlayStation
fans across the board," said Scott A. Steinberg, vice president, product
marketing, SCEA. "Highly anticipated games such as Resistance 2(TM),
LittleBigPlanet(TM), and Killzone(TM) 2, along with original content such as
SIREN: Blood Curse and PixelJunk(TM) Eden, demonstrate SCEA’s passion to lead
the market by continuing to deliver unique gaming content and revolutionary
sequels to our best-selling franchises."
This year, PS3’s momentum is stronger than ever, kick-started by strong holiday
sales and Blu-ray Disc(TM) becoming the de facto high-definition standard.
Software such as Gran Turismo(TM) 5 Prologue and MLB(R) 08 The Show(TM) have
also continued to drive PS3 forward. The PSP system also continues to shine,
with hardware sales still going very strong since the introduction of the new
slimmer and lighter PSP, and one of last month’s PSP exclusives, God of War(R):
Chains of Olympus, ranking among the Top 10 titles sold across all platforms(1).
Further highlighting the break-through year for PS3, broader online community
initiatives launching on PLAYSTATION Network are shaping up to be key components
to its success. The PLAYSTATION Network community has maintained its growth in
popularity with 8 million accounts registered world wide and more than 140
million downloads to date. In addition to offering consumers new and original
forms of entertainment, PLAYSTATION Network supports free* access to
community-centric online gameplay, communications tools, web browsing, commerce,
and cross platform functionality with PS3 and PSP. The caliber of original and
innovative content on PLAYSTATION Store continues to evolve with breakthrough
games like PixelJunk(TM) Monsters and echochrome(TM), and upcoming applications
such as PLAYSTATION(R)Home.
SCEA’s first party line up for PS3 includes the original and imaginative
LittleBigPlanet from Media Molecule, along with heavy hitting sequels to some of
SCEA’s most popular franchises including Resistance 2 from Insomniac Games,
SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation from Slant Six Games, and the officially
titled MotorStorm(TM) Pacific Rift from Evolution Studios. Available in
February 2009 will be Killzone 2, the highly anticipated first-person shooter
from Guerrilla Games. Through the PLAYSTATION Network, PS3 owners will see an
assortment of unique and original titles such as Elefunk(TM), Pixel Junk(TM)
Eden, and wipEout(R) HD. For PSP, franchise favorites such as Secret Agent
Clank(TM) and Hot Shots Golf(R): Open Tee 2 will make their return to the
portable screen.
Below is a complete list of the highly-anticipated first-party PS3, PSP, and
PLAYSTATION Network game titles due out this year and early 2009:

Hot Shots Golf(R): Open Tee 2 — PSP (Available June 3, 2008 / E for
"Everyone")
Developed by Clap Hanz, Hot Shots Golf(R): Open Tee 2 introduces six challenging
new courses, along with new characters to customize using hundreds of
accessories. Robust Internet play allows players to challenge other Hot Shots
across the globe in tournaments of up to 16 players. Players can tee-off
locally with up to eight others via Ad Hoc mode, or engage in a number of
single-player modes such as Challenge, Training, and Stroke Play. With the
franchise’s signature over-the-top visuals and pick-up-and-play action, fans of
the series can once again look forward to hitting the links on the go with the
most fun and wacky golf experience available.

Secret Agent Clank(TM) — PSP (Available June 17, 2008 / E10+ for "Everyone
10+")
Ratchet, Clank, and Captain Qwark return to PSP this summer in Secret Agent
Clank(TM), an all new adventure where Clank takes the lead as the titular
character. Taking cues from spy classics of the past, Secret Agent Clank
presents the Ratchet and Clank universe with a spy themed twist, including Clank
as the Galaxy’s greatest undercover agent dressed in a tuxedo. Developed by High
Impact Games, the studio that brought Ratchet & Clank(R): Size Matters to
PSP, Secret Agent Clank brings the humor, quality gameplay and action that fans
have come to expect from the franchise back to PSP.

wipEout(R) HD — PSN (Available Summer 2008 / Rated E10+)
One of the most beloved PlayStation franchises of all time returns with
wipeout(R) HD for PS3. Available exclusively for download on PlayStation Store,
players race at blazing speeds and experience adrenaline-filled, anti-gravity
racing action in full-1080p High Definition (HD) running at a breathtaking
60-frames-per-second. Featuring a selection of the best tracks from previous
versions of the wipEout franchise meticulously reworked for PS3, wipEout HD
supports up to eight player online multiplayer racing in addition to various
other race modes like Tournament, Time Trial and Speed Lap. Featuring a new
Pilot Assist option to help players navigate tracks at blazing speeds, wipEout
HD also includes a Photo Mode, support for the SIXAXIS wireless controller’s
motion sensing controls, and a bumping soundtrack with Dolby 5.1 surround.

Elefunk(TM) — PSN (Available Summer 2008 / E for "Everyone")
Elefunk(TM) is a PS3 construction puzzle game exclusively for download on
PLAYSTATION Network. In Elefunk, players are tasked with building bridges and
structures capable of supporting elephants as they stroll across treacherous
ravines, rivers, fire pits and swamps. Using various materials with real world
physics applied to them — ranging from metal to wood and rope — players must
select the proper materials and pieces to build a structure that will hold up
the crossing elephants. With single and multi-player gameplay both on and
offline, Elefunk delivers simple and fun gameplay for the casual fan, with
leaderboards and challenging modes for the more competitive gamer.

PixelJunk(TM) Eden — PSN (Available Summer 2008 / Not Yet Rated)
PixelJunk(TM) Eden is the third PSN title from the addictive PixelJunk series by
Japanese developer Q-Games. In this stunning platform game, the player feels
like a small insect seeing a garden for the first time. Within this constantly
evolving and vibrant 2D plant environment, the player leaps and swings between
lush plants, smashing into approaching enemies and navigating around the
undergrowth to gather treasures. Through various levels, the player is treated
to stylish 1080p graphics, a dynamic soundtrack and addictive gameplay.
PixelJunk Eden supports both single and co-op play.

SIREN: Blood Curse — PSN (Available Summer 2008 / Not Yet Rated)
Released in twelve downloadable episodes, SIREN: Blood Curse delivers a haunting
and horrifying story exclusively to PS3. Set in the Japanese village of Hanuda,
an American TV crew has arrived to research and film an expose on the legend of
a "vanished village." Controlling seven different playable
characters, the player must discover the mystery behind the curse that grips the
eerie village of Hanuda. The unique "sight jack" system allows the
player to see from the point of view of the Shibito, or living dead, to avoid
their detection or watch as they close in on the crew. Intense graphics,
realistic character animation, and a gritty film-like graphical presentation add
to the horror of SIREN: Blood Curse.

SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Confrontation — PS3 (Available September 16, 2008 / Not
Yet Rated)
With the power of PS3, SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation will deliver the
most intense and authentic high definition modern combat action. Delivering a
global-scale combat experience that has been refined over four generations of
the SOCOM franchise, SOCOM Confrontation gives players the opportunity to battle
against the best and brightest from the U.S., Europe and Asia. Players will be
able to modify their appearance through facial and physical customization and
battle across seven North African environments, including a 32-player version of
the most popular SOCOM map of all time "Crossroads." Additional
themed packs containing new Special Forces, weapons, maps and features will be
made available for download via the PLAYSTATION(R)Store.

LittleBigPlanet(TM) — PS3 (Available October 2008 / Not yet Rated)
Developed by Media Molecule, LittleBigPlanet(TM) is a new and hugely innovative
PS3 title that establishes a new genre called "creative gaming."
LittleBigPlanet allows players to Play, Create and Share inside a glued-together
and hand-stitched 3D landscape. Players customize and control their burlap
Sackboy (or Sackgirl) character and can PLAY alone or with up to three others,
exploring a variety of developer-created levels. Also, using a simple tool
system, players can CREATE their own objects and even full levels. Players can
then SHARE these creations with their friends or with the world through the
online PLAYSTATION Network community.

NBA 09 — PS3, PSP, PS2 (Available Fall 2008 / Not Yet Rated)
Developed by SCEA San Diego, NBA 09 builds on the technology and features of NBA
08 with more advanced graphics and gameplay control to deliver an experience
catering to hardcore basketball fans and casual gamers alike. For the first
time, NBA 09 brings "The Life" mode to PS3, delivering gamers the most
detailed and engaging NBA experience both on the court and behind the scenes.
Additionally, NBA 09 will feature a full Franchise mode, where gamers can run
their own virtual team on every level — from determining salaries, to deciding
playing time, to making trades. Progression mode, where players are rewarded
experience and attributes during gameplay, returns with players now able to
track "team progression" for all five characters. Extending
playability, NBA 09 will bring back NBA Replay mode, where players will be able
to re-enact highlight performances from the real NBA season to gain additional
rewards. Other key features include expanded commentary, a variety of
mini-games, and full online gameplay action.

NBA 09 — PSP (Available Fall 2008 / Not Yet Rated)
Developed by SCEA San Diego, NBA 09 for PSP brings fast, fluid gameplay and
delivers the most engaging portable NBA experience available. Featuring a new
Franchise mode, players will be able to draft and construct contracts while
engaging in multi-season gameplay. The popular Conquest mode returns in a
variety of formats, allowing players to take over the country in gameplay modes
such as Dodgeball, Elimination, Fast Break, and Pick-Up games. Carnival
mini-games return, including Pinball, Pop-a-Shot, and Skee-Ball, and cross
platform compatibility allows players to use mini-game Carnival tickets earned
to purchase items in NBA 09 PS3. Additional mini-games round out the experience
including, Pick and Roll, Alley-Oop, Box Out, Give and Go, and 21.

NBA 09 — PS2 (Available Fall 2008 / Not Yet Rated)
Developed by SCEA San Diego, NBA 09 for PS2 returns with the fourth installment
of the critically acclaimed "The Life" mode. Within The Life, players
will control storylines for three different characters, interacting with them on
and off the court. In addition, a full Franchise mode will be featured, along
with optimized gameplay and artificial intelligence (A.I.) to deliver a true
basketball experience. Online roster updates will be available weekly, and NBA
09 will bring an expanded set of commentary featuring Kevin Calabro and Kenny
"The Jet" Smith.

About BUZZ!(TM) Quiz TV — PS3 (Available Fall 2008 / Not Yet Rated)
This fall BUZZ!(TM), the popular quiz show franchise, makes its way for the
first time to PS3 with BUZZ!(TM) Quiz TV. BUZZ! Quiz TV comes stocked with five
different channels of questions including Music, Movies & TV, Sports,
Brainiac and Lifestyle, combining to deliver over 5,000 questions. Extending
the quiz show network beyond the disc, up to four players from anywhere in the
U.S. can team up for trivia showdowns in the online multiplayer mode, Sofa vs.
Sofa, and new quiz packs to be available for download from the
PLAYSTATION(R)Network. Also, for trivia fans wanting to see if they can trump
others with their own vast library of knowledge, Mybuzzquiz.com will provide a
global community for players to create and share their own quizzes online and
make available to download on PS3.

BUZZ!(TM) Master Quiz — PSP (Available Fall 2008 / Not Yet Rated)
Coming this fall, the BUZZ!(TM) franchise puts trivia in the palm of your hand
with BUZZ!(TM) Master Quiz PSP(R) (PlayStation(R)Portable). Packing over 3,000
questions on topics including music, celebrities, TV, sports, science, nature,
movies and more, BUZZ! Master Quiz puts players’ knowledge to the test at home
or on the go. When gaming solo, players can enjoy a series of 15 different quiz
challenges in single-player mode. Staying true to the franchise’s social gaming
roots, BUZZ! Master Quiz also offers three new multiplayer modes designed
specifically for PSP.

MotorStorm(TM) Pacific Rift — PS3 (Available Fall 2008 / Not Yet Rated)
The most brutal offroad racing festival is back, with players this time
attempting to tackle the diversity and unpredictability of a remote Pacific
island environment. Developed by Evolution Studios exclusively for PS3,
MotorStorm(TM) Pacific Rift revisits the intense racing action introduced in
last year’s MotorStorm(TM), this time allowing players to navigate a radically
different tropical environment chock full of lush jungle, towering peaks, and
crystal-clear water. Players will experience a greater selection of tracks and
vehicles to choose, as well as extensive multiplayer options including four
player split screen and races with up to 20 players online. Additionally
players will be able to utilize a new photo mode to save images within the game
and for the first time be able to take music from their PS3’s HDD to create a
customized soundtrack.

Resistance 2(TM) — PS3 (Available Fall 2008 / Not Yet Rated)
On the brink of annihilation, mankind resumes the fight against the unstoppable
Chimera on the shores of the United States. Thus the stage is set for
Resistance 2(TM), the highly anticipated follow-up to Insomniac Games’
best-selling PS3 launch title. Players will once again step into the war-torn
boots of Sgt. Nathan Hale, who not only faces near impossible odds on the
battlefield, but also struggles with the Chimera virus raging inside his own
body. In addition to an epic single-player campaign, Resistance 2 will offer a
truly unprecedented eight-player, class-based online co-op campaign and
60-player online competitive multiplayer built upon a ‘massive battles, greater
intimacy’ mantra. Also, players can expect tightly integrated community support
via MyResistance.net.

Killzone(TM) 2 — PS3 (Available February 2009 / Not Yet Rated)
Developed by Guerilla Games, Killzone(TM) 2 is the highly anticipated
first-person shooter created exclusively for PS3. Killzone 2 brings a highly
detailed, ultra-realistic "theater of war", where players encounter
lifelike and adaptable artificial intelligence (A.I.) from enemies as well as
fellow soldiers, destructible environments, and stunningly detailed scenery.
Set on the hostile enemy planet of Helghan, players will once again join the
ranks of the ISA with a directive to battle through the harsh environment to
capture the Helghast emperor and bring the enemy war machine to a halt. With an
extensive single-player campaign and thrilling multi-player mode, Killzone 2
delivers a host of new weapons, vehicles, and gameplay elements all wrapped in
an intense storyline.

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