Well, PSP owners in North America are all saying the same thing right now: "it's about time!"
Today, Square-Enix has announced that Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep , a prequel to the super smash franchise, will be on North American store shelves on September 7. In this iteration, you will explore various fantasy worlds through the eyes of three main characters: Terra, Ventus, and Aqua. Furthermore, to celebrate the launch, Sony will offer a special Limited Edition Birth by Sleep PSP Entertainment Pack, which will also be available on the 7th. It'll boast a cool "Mystic Silver" PSP-3000 unit, the UMD disc for for the game, a "TBA" movie, and a 4GB Memory Stick PRO Duo, and that ought to be attractive for RPG fans everywhere. Lastly, the press release has tuned us into the voice acting for the game; the cast is awfully impressive, as names like Mark Hamill, James Woods, Leonard Nimoy, Willa Holland and Jesse McCartney are featured. This series has typically used professional, accomplished voice actors so perhaps it's not surprising to see such highly recognizable names but even so, it's certainly encouraging. Hamill is building quite the game resume, isn't he?
The timing seems decent, too. We'll get Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker next month, which means we'll get a bit of a break between huge PSP releases. By the time Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep arrives, portable players ought to be begging for another big title.
Related Game(s): Kingdom Hearts: Birth By Sleep