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Sony announce B-Boy for PSP and PS2

Tags: B-BOY PSP, Sony Online Entertainment (NYSE:SNE), Action/Adventure

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Press release



With multiplayer face-offs, street battles and over 800 moves, B-BOY sounds like a lot of fun!

Whether you’re a toprock master, a power move monster or you just can’t stop freezing, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe will have you breaking some serious dance moves with B-Boy. Developed by FreeStyleGames, in collaboration with Crazy Legs and DJ Hooch, B-Boy is due for release in September 2006 on PSP and PlayStation 2.

B-Boy uses a dynamically controlled fighting system to help you battle the best b-boys on the planet. Over the course of an in-depth “B-Boy Life” mode, players build up a crew and battle against real-life superstar b-boys including in-game host Crazy Legs, the legendary and original b-boy, who worked closely with the development team to ensure the game’s authenticity. “B-boy culture is one of the four core elements of hip-hop, and the team SCEE and FreeStyleGames have managed to put together this game in a way that means the hip-hop community can be sure that the integrity and art of b-boying won't be compromised,” said Crazy Legs. “It's great to know that they have actively sought out the real b-boys that make the scene what it is today to make this game happen.”

Players must learn, develop and master more than 800 motion captured moves as they progress from street battles to the world championships, gaining style and respect as they battle their way around the world, visiting 21 realistic venues. As their reputation increases they’ll encounter a host of licensed b-boys who feature in the game and represent the pinnacle of the b-boy scene, including Kamel, Ivan “The Urban Action Figure”, Crumbs, Hong10, Lillou and Mouse. 40 rival B-boys appear in the game in total to challenge and battle the player.

Those looking for instant action can head for the arcade modes for battles against rival b-boys or multiplayer face-offs using PSP’s Wireless functionality. B-Boy also allows players to create their own b-boy and upgrade and customise their breaker and, includes more than 40 licensed contemporary hip hop and classic funk tracks, mixed and scratched on the fly by in-game DJs. B-Boy will be available on PSP and PlayStation 2 in September 2006.

We'll have screenshots shortly.


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