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Obscure: The Aftermath - PSP - Preview

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Having already released on the Nintendo Wii and Sony PlayStation 2, Playlogic Entertainment is gearing up for a port of Obscure II to the Sony PlayStation Portable. Not having the technology a year ago for a port, Playlogic feels that Obscure II is ready for a release on the PSP.

Featuring cooperative multiplayer that players can drop-in and drop-out through ad-hoc multiplayer, Obscure II is a gorgeous looking handheld title with dynamic lighting and a cheesy storyline for fans of B-horror films.

In vein of I Know What You Did Last Summer and The Faculty, Obscure II is directly aimed as a college suspense and horror title. Taking place three years after the original, many of the characters from the first title are now out of high school and in college. Experiencing drugs, alcohol and sex, their college life is about to take a turn for the worst as they start experimenting with a new psychedelic flower that takes them to places they’ve never been to before.

Obscure: The Aftermath PSP screenshots

Featuring storyline clichés such as “don’t have sex or you’ll die” and “don’t split up or you’ll die”, Obscure II was made to have cheesy acting and dialogue to get players to laugh. At any moment, players can switch between the characters (up to six playable characters in groups of pairs) as they wildly interact with each other and the environment.

Looking brilliantly on the PSP, the sound was also top notch (outside of the corny dialogue) with the soundtrack created by the Boston Symphony Orchestra and the Parrish Children’s Choir. If you appreciate the music, Playlogic is allowing for players to listen to the tracks through a jukebox in the options menu.

Targeting a September release, Obscure II will be featured as a digital download for the PSP Go when it hits retail stores. So get ready to equip your flashlight and favorite gun this fall.

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