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BELOVED VIDEOGAME CLASSIC LEMMINGS™ CELEBRATES 15TH ANNIVERSARY WITH ITS DEBUT ON THE

PSP™ (PLAYSTATION®PORTABLE) SYSTEM

Classic Puzzle Game Returns with All-New Levels, Music, and Wireless Features For Portable Gaming Anytime, Anywhere

 

FOSTER CITY, Calif., March 16, 2006 – Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. announced today the May 23, 2006 launch of Lemmings™, available for the

PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) system.  Developed by Team 17, Lemmings for the PSP re-creates the timeless formula of the Lemmings franchise and delivers a unique blend of nostalgic puzzle gameplay for all ages.

First introduced to the world in 1991, Lemmings is considered to be one of the most platform-ported games of all time.  In Lemmings, players guide masses of hapless little green-haired creatures through various maze-like levels that have an entrance point and an exit point.  Quick thinking and skillful management of the Lemmings group is critical because danger lurks at every step of their relentless march.  Players will need to control the Lemmings to avoid doom and disaster, including the threat of raging rivers, steep cliffs, pits of lava, mechanical spikes, and flame-throwing turrets that threaten the Lemmings’ safety.  Lemmings features more than 150 levels, including more than 20 all-new puzzles created specifically for the PSP.  In addition, the game will host a new mix of music, custom level creation, and wireless capability to share newly created levels.

Lemmings delivers a very unique and addictive style of puzzle gameplay that players of all ages can enjoy,” said Susan Nourai, director, online and product marketing, Sony Computer Entertainment America.  “As the franchise turns 15 this year, we are happy to see the enduring appeal it has for fans around the world and are thrilled that today’s generation will be able to experience the excitement of Lemmings on PSP.”

Lemmings presents a wide variety of challenges where players will have a chance to utilize creative solutions to guide each mindless creature to safety.  The game offers many variations to complete a level; in certain cases players must sacrifice some Lemmings for the greater good, in other situations all Lemmings will need to be saved.  To add an additional challenge, players will need to race against a rapidly depleting clock.  Each puzzle varies in complexity and all require a certain strategic element to solve each one.

Enhancing the classic gameplay found in previous versions of the game, Lemmings for PSP brings all-new brilliantly detailed graphics to provide a fresh look to the franchise.  Players will also be treated to a new mix of music to complement the vibrant visuals and challenging gameplay.  Exclusively for the PSP, an extensive level editor is available to allow players to create their own customized game levels.  Additionally, players will be able to share their custom-created levels with others via Infrastructure mode and the wireless gamesharing feature will provide players the opportunity to transmit samples of custom-created levels to others via Ad-Hoc mode. 

About Sony Computer Entertainment America

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation® and PS one™ game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and the PSP™ (PlayStation® Portable) system.  The PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system is set to revolutionize the home entertainment market, offering the most compelling interactive content and the capability to be used as a network terminal in the coming broadband era.   PSP system is a new entertainment system that allows users to enjoy 3D games, with high-quality full-motion video, and high-fidelity stereo audio.  

Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. markets the PlayStation family of products and develops, publishes, markets and distributes software for the PS one game console, the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system and the PSP system for the North American market. Based in Foster City, Calif. Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

 

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