Pursuit Force™: Extreme Justice for PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) System Releases on January 29 to Stores Nationwide

New Gangs, Vehicles, Weapons and Stunts Make for One of the Most Action-Heavy Games to Come to PSP


Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA) announced today that Pursuit Force™: Extreme Justice is now available exclusively for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) handheld entertainment system. The pulse-pounding driving adventure franchise increases the thrills with new multiplayer capabilities, more than 50 criminal cases across multiple gameplay modes, 30 weapon types and 12 different vehicle types. Developed by Bigbig Studios, Ltd., this second installment in the Pursuit Force™ franchise brings even more over-the-top Hollywood-blockbuster-style action to the small screen.

"Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice is exactly the kind of game that PSP owners want," said Jeff Reese, director, software marketing, SCEA. "It offers incredible value in terms of re-playability, is a perfect pick-up-and-play experience in both single-player or multiplayer mode, and most importantly is extraordinarily entertaining."

Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice will have players taking the role of a commander, the highest ranking operational officer, and partnering with four other new playable characters, all of whom are responsible for tracking down and bringing to justice five hardcore street gangs that are out of control in Capital City. It is up to the player to, literally, drive them out of town. To rid the city of gang crime, players must engage in high-speed action to traverse land, air and sea. Players can also leap between motorbikes, cars and trucks in the pursuit of justice.

Featuring more than 50 criminal cases set among seven distinct environments, players will have access to 12 different vehicle types which include hovercrafts and outrageous vehicles that are each unique and specifically designed for epic boss encounter missions. Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice also offers an expanded weapons arsenal to assist players.

Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice will launch with more than 20 hours of diverse gameplay, with the future availability of downloadable content packs for players to continue to extend their enjoyment of the game. In addition, increasing the already impressive re-playability of the title, the game will also introduce multiplayer capabilities to the franchise with up to four players in Ad Hoc mode.

The independent Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB) has rated Pursuit Force: Extreme Justice "T" for "Teen". For more information about the ESRB, please visit http://www.esrb.org/.

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