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November 12th, 2004, 10:56
Yesterday, GameSpot reported updates to about half of all PlayStation Portable games due for December. Now, thanks to a retailer report made public in Japan, we have release dates for almost all of the remaining December games. Only Taito's Puzzle Bobble Pocket and Electronic Arts' Tiger Woods PGA Tour R remain dateless. [br][br][br]Fans of Space Channel 5 and Rez will have something to look forward to on the PSP as Bandai will release Tetsuya Mizuguchiís Lumines on December 12. Mizoguchi was the creative lead on both SC5 and Rez. [br][br]Also making it on time for the handheld's release is Koei's Mahjong Taikai and Electronic Artsí Need for Speed Underground Rivals. [br][br]The PSP will get its first fully featured RPG on December 16, which is when Bandai releases Eiyuu Densetsu Gagharv Trilogy: Shiroki Majo. Also hitting stores on the same day is Cyberfront's puzzle game, Kollon. Marvelous Interactive will release its three board games in the AI Series--Igo, Shougi, and Mahjong--on December 22. Since those titles are relatively simple products (and likely, more economical to produce), they will sell for thousand yen cheaper than standard PSP titles (which are coming in at 4,800 yen, or about $45). [br][br]An unexpected title that now appears to have made the December cutoff date is Sony Computer Entertainment's Piposaru Academia: Dossari Saru-gee Daizenshuu, a collection of mini party games that feature the Madcap Monkeys from the Ape Escape series. [br][br]As these dates come from the retail community, readers should note that publishers are prone to reschedule and shuffle dates, often before making an official announcement to the general public. But for the time being, here's how the December PSP lineup is looking in Japan. [br][br]December 12[br]Minna-no Golf Portable (Sony Computer Entertainment) [br]Ridge Racers (Namco) [br]Mahjong Fight Club (Konami) [br]Rengoku: The Tower of Purgatory (Hudson) [br]Vampire Chronicle: The Chaos Tower (Capcom) [br]Armored Core Formula Front (From Software) [br]Lumines (Bandai) [br]Need for Speed Underground Rivals (Electronic Arts KK) [br]Mahjong Taikai (Koei) [br][br][br]December 16[br]Dokoemo Issho (Sony Computer Entertainment) [br]Kotoba no Puzzle Mojipittan Daijiten (Namco) [br]Dynasty Warriors (Koei) [br]Metal Gear Acid (Konami) [br]Kollon (Cyberfront) [br]Eiyuu Densetsu Gagharv Trilogy: Shiroki Majo (Bandai) [br][br][br]December 22[br]AI Series Igo (Marvelous Interactive) [br]AI Series Shougi (Marvelous Interactive) [br]AI Series Mahjong (Marvelous Interactive) [br][br]December 24[br]Puyo Puyo Fever (Sega) [br][br]December 30[br]Piposaru Academia: Dossari Saru-gee Daizenshuu! (Sony Computer Entertainment[br][br][br]Games without specific dates but are still slated for release in December: [br]Tiger Woods PGA Tour R (Electronic Arts KK) [br]Puzzle Bobble Pocket (Taito)

December 2nd, 2004, 10:27