Monday, April 03, 2006
B-BOY videogame from Sony.
Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has today announced the development of B-Boy for both PlayStation2 and PSP. Set for release in September 2006, the game will bring the hip-hop derived sub-culture to Sony's consoles with the help of host and icon of B-Boy, Crazy Legs, as players progress through the ranks from the streets to the World Championships.
In addition to a number of different arcade modes that you can jump into for instant head-to-head contests (including wireless play for the PlayStation Portable version), B-Boy will feature a single-player "B-Boy Life" mode in which you'll get to create your own breaker and form your own crew. As you progress through the game, you'll be able to upgrade your breaker by learning up to 800 motion-captured moves. As your crew earns respect in competitions at 21 venues from all over the world, you'll encounter around 40 rival B-boy superstars, including the likes of Kamel, Ivan "The Urban Action Figure", Crumbs, Hong10, Lillou and Mouse. The game will also include 40 hip-hop tracks mixed in-game, as well as multiplayer face-off modes.
"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."
More info at Freestyle Games.