Full Auto 2: Battlelines - PSP Preview
|2007||THQ||Sega||Deep Fried Entertainment
With the Playstation 3 launch only months away (hopefully) one of the games which looks like entertaining quite a few people is Full Auto 2: Battlelines. An impressive game that looks quite spectacular in the amount of destruction throughout the massive levels. In November 2006 Sega surprised gamers by announcing that the title would also be ported to the PSP - but at this stage not the PS2! Development of the PSP version is being handled by Deep Fried Entertainment - a new development team formed in June 2005 in Vancouver. This will be their first release, but with many team members having worked at Electronic Arts - and on the Need for Speed Most Wanted and Need for Speed Underground games no less - we have high hopes.
|The game looks pretty slick.|
Full Auto 2: Battlelines throws 15 high-speed vehicles, equipped with deadly weapons and serious armour into destructible urban street environments. Each of the cars has customisable skins and a multitude of weapons including grenades, M60’s, M203 grenade launchers, aircraft guns, mortars, fire & forget radar-guided missiles, and heat-seeking missiles. Crafty players will use these weapons to destroy environments to dynamically change track conditions to block competitors, open new paths, or crush opponents with falling debris caused by well-timed missiles.
|Most objects are insects in this level.|
In the 56 event single player campaign, players will battle through a variety of challenging modes, achieve a wide selection of goals, and destroy numerous rivals. The PSP version contains three unique new districts, each offering six tracks including Point-to-Point, Circuit, and Arena levels. Naturally the main feature of the series - the "Unwreck" returns. This essentially enables players to turn back time and take another shot at a treacherous turn, avoid a deadly obstacle, or simply avoid enemy fire.
The multiplayer portion of Full Auto 2: Battlelines features different race modes via ad-hoc connections such as Head-On and Down & Back, or challenge others in Arena Deathmatch modes – all of which contain a variety of objectives. While we can't talk too much about the graphics as yet, we can tell you the game will feature music from Stone Sour, Sum 41, We Are Scientists, Wolfmother and others.
|The PSP version looks wonderful.|
While there isn't a release date as yet (Sega are only listing 2007) this is a game worth looking for. We can only wish Deep Fried Entertainment with this game - bringing a PS3 title to the PSP would be an ambitious project for any development team - but if they pull it off it could make them very well known the world over.