Those of you who may remember the Parasite Eve games from the original PlayStation probably recall all the hoopla surrounding one particular aspect: the heroine, Aya Brea.
There was a particular shower scene in PEII that got everyone talking, for instance, and there's little doubt that Squaresoft wanted to give us a slim, sexy, yet still somewhat understated gun-toting heroine. Well, although we're not getting a true-blue sequel on a home console, the upcoming PSP installment, The 3rd Birthday , has been in the news a lot lately. Square-Enix has released plenty of new details – for the record, here's our preview from last year – and media, including a bunch of super tasty screenshots . They show off both the third-person shooter gameplay and some stellar cut-scenes, which have always been a big draw for Parasite Eve . Personally, the original PE is still one of my favorite games of all time, although I wasn't the biggest fan of the sequel, which felt more like Resident Evil and less like an action/RPG. Knowing S-E, I'm sure The 3rd Birthday will stick to the style of the sequel, but that's okay.
We're still not sure when this one will hit the US, but cross your fingers for a late 2010 launch. We'll definitely see more of it at TGS in September, at the very least.
Related Game(s): The 3rd Birthday