We told you it was coming some time ago, despite the fact that we didn't know if it would ever break Japanese borders. But now we're fully aware, and we once again urge you to pick up this unique gem when it arrives.
It's the PSP port of the original PS2 game, Shadow of Destiny , which is the very epitome of an adventure title laced with a surprisingly deep – and even philosophically-grounded – storyline. Konami has announced that it will release the game in North America some time next year and for now, that's plenty good enough for us. You will play as Eike, the young man who must solve the mystery of his own murder…again and again and again. It's a little difficult to explain, but essentially, you must find new ways of preventing the mysterious murderer from successfully killing you. Early on, this could be as simple as getting a bunch of people to gather at the park, which makes for too many witnesses and the killer is forced to retreat. But things get far more complicated as time goes on so if you're not willing to use your noodle, don't bother with Shadow of Destiny . But if you are indeed intent on playing a game that really embraces an original concept and requires you to be both creative and even ingenious, this is the game for you. Just trust me on this.
We'll let you know when Konami nails down a finalized US release date; we're hoping it won't be too far off. If you're a PSP owner and you never played the game on the PS2, you should definitely consider it.
Related Game(s): Shadow of Destiny