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Platform(s): PSP
Genre: Action/Adventure
Publisher: SCEA
Developer: Ready At Dawn

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'Daxter' (PSP) Limited-Edition Entertainment Pack Launched

by Rainier on Sept. 5, 2007 @ 10:37 a.m. PDT

Daxter takes the Jak and Daxter franchise in a whole new direction, taking place during the two years Daxter searches for Jak, who was imprisoned during the events that led to the start of Jak II. Daxter, now on his own in an unfamiliar place, quickly realizes that being small and furry won't help his chances of survival. To help stamp out a mysterious metalbug infestation, Daxter takes on a job as a pest exterminator, enabling him to explore parts of Haven City in an effort to collect the clues that will lead him to Jak. But Daxter will soon discover that he'll get more excitement from his job than he originally bargained for. Daxter will be one of the first PSP titles to support connectivity with a PS2 title.

The new PSP system -- rolling out globally, as announced by Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. in July -- has a more streamlined form factor and a video-out port, among other enhancements.

"PSP sales have soared since we introduced the $169.99 price point in April, and that momentum will only continue with the launch of the newly designed PSP, which has generated strong interest among consumers since we announced it at E3," said Jack Tretton, president and CEO, SCEA. "With our growing software library, which includes more than 140 new releases in the pipeline this fiscal year, the PSP platform is poised for significant growth. The Daxter Entertainment Pack offers a great opportunity for consumers to jump in to PlayStation(R) Portable experience with content that demonstrates the multi-functionality of the system, all for a great value."

The Daxter package provides everything consumers need to enjoy the ultimate in portable entertainment, making it an ideal gift for the upcoming holiday shopping season. This limited-edition offering features an "Ice Silver" PSP system, the first new color available in North America, along with the following:

  • Daxter -- Developed by Ready At Dawn Studios, Daxter is a PSP"Greatest Hits" title that set the standard for character action gameson PSP. Daxter takes place during the two years he searches for Jak,whose imprisonment was shown at the beginning of Jak II(TM).Developed from the outset as a modern 3D platformer, Daxter sports afull-featured move-set, seamless level transition through vibrantenvironments and incredible animation detail.
  • "Family Guy -- The Freakin' Sweet Collection" -- Get ready for fivedeliciously absurd chapters in the lives of America's most twistedanimated family! These are the hand-picked, hands-down favoriteepisodes of Seth MacFarlane, the delightfully demented genius behind"Family Guy" (Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment).
  • 1GB Memory Stick PRO Duo -- Store your photos, music, videos, and gamesaves.

As part of the roll-out of the new PSP system, several peripherals will beavailable at retail, enabling consumers to take full advantage of the updated design. The following accessories will be offered in the initial launch timeframe, and additional peripherals will be launching later this fiscal year.

  • -- Component AV Cable for video out, approximately 8.2 feet long($19.99 MSRP)
  • -- AV Cable for video out, approximately 8.2 feet long ($19.99 MSRP)
  • -- Headphones with Remote Control ($29.99 MSRP)

In addition to the Daxter PSP Entertainment Pack¸ SCEA will offer two additional PSP SKUs at retail. PSP Core Pack, with PSP in "Piano Black," an AC adaptor, and battery pack, will be available later in September for $169.99 (MSRP). The limited-edition Star Wars Battlefront(R) PSP Entertainment Pack, including a special "Ceramic White" PSP with a silk-screened image of Darth Vader on the back of the unit and the PSP-exclusive title, Star Wars Battlefront(R): Renegade Squadron(TM), will be available on October 9 for $199.99 (MSRP).


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