World Poker Tour has gone gold and will be available for the PSP later this month. The game will feature the virtual equivalents of real pros with terrible nicknames such as Antonio "the Magician" Esfandiari, Erick Lindgren, Evelyn Ng, Lyle Berman, Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi and Phil "Unabomber" Laak. You'll also be able to create and edit your own characters.
It seems that the developers were listening to peoples' complaints and they're promising a completely revamped artificial intelligence system with 1,200 different characters, all with their own unique playing styles and behaviors. PSP-exclusive features include unlockable custom clothes and invitational events, 4,000 variations of poker, and you can even go online with your PSP and play PS2 players.
World Poker Tour for the PSP is rated T for teen and will be available at the MSRP of $29.99 on April 18, 2006.