The PSP Minis launch is nearly upon us. With 15 launch titles there is a lot to be excited about. While about half of the titles are ports form other systems there are some original and fresh games coming our way. One such game is Impressionware’s Vempire. After getting the chance to talk to Impressionware’s [...]

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Vicious Cycle Software (VCS) has teamed up with Sony Computer Entertainment (SCEE) and agreed to make its Vicious Engine middleware platform available to PSP Minis developers. The Vicious Engine, upgraded to Ve2 in early 2009, has most recently been used in the making of third-person shooter Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard, and has [...]

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During a presentation at GDC Austin, Sony has revealed how ratings for Minis will be handled.
While Minis will be available worldwide, they will be subject to individual rating reviews by each regions certification body, such as the ESRB in the US, PEGI across Europe and CRB in Australia.
The only downside of this is that it [...]

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Destructoid recently spoke to Eric Lempel, the Director of PlayStation Network Operations and Strategic Planning, who had this to say about the lack of multiplayer and software updates for PSP minis.
“So you can patch Minis,” he said when questioned about the situation, “but we won’t have multiplayer functions in the beginning. Basically, to get these [...]

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Update: Multiplayer is only definitely out for the first stage of Minis. Sony have said that mulitplayer is a possibility for the future.

Well, it’s official. There will be no multiplayer or downloadable content for PSP Minis.
Sony’s Computer Entertainment America senior account manager Justin Cooney confirmed all this while talking with Gamasutra after a GDC session. [...]

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So far 13 PSP Mini titles have October 1st release dates. If there is 15 launch titles then we are only missing 2 off our list.
Here are the games you can be playing come launch day.

Fortix – Nemesys
Hero of Sparta – Gameloft
AstroTripper – PomPom Games
Fieldrunners – Subatomic Studios
Funky Punch – Solus Games
Kahoots – Honeyslug
Pinball [...]

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