SCEA Announces 2008 and Early 2009 Software Line Up

May 15, 2008

SCEA
Announces 2008 and Early 2009 Software Line Up

First Party Software Titles Include
Market-Leading Franchises and Original IP’s for PS3 and PSP, Along with
Innovative Games for PLAYSTATION Network

Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. (SCEA)
today announced a line up of highly-anticipated software titles set to launch
over the remainder of 2008 and early 2009 exclusively for PLAYSTATION 3, PSP,
and PLAYSTATION Network. A mix of original concepts as well as franchise
mainstays, the upcoming list of software includes more than 15 games across all
PlayStation platforms. The robust line up demonstrates the depth of content
coming to PlayStation, and further emphasizes SCEA’s commitment to providing the
widest range of gaming options to consumers.

"For the second half of 2008 and beyond, we will
see a spectacular line up of triple-A titles and original gaming content that
will satisfy PlayStation fans across the board," said Scott A. Steinberg, vice
president, product marketing, SCEA. "Highly anticipated games such as Resistance
2, LittleBigPlanet, and Killzone 2, along with original content such as SIREN:
Blood Curse and PixelJunk Eden, demonstrate SCEA’s passion to lead the market by
continuing to deliver unique gaming content and revolutionary sequels to our
best-selling franchises."

This year, PS3’s momentum is stronger than ever,
kick-started by strong holiday sales and Blu-ray Disc becoming the de facto
high-definition standard. Software such as Gran Turismo 5 Prologue and MLB 08
The Show have also continued to drive PS3 forward. The PSP system also continues
to shine, with hardware sales still going very strong since the introduction of
the new slimmer and lighter PSP, and one of last month’s PSP exclusives, God of
War: Chains of Olympus, ranking among the Top 10 titles sold across all
platforms(1).

Further highlighting the break-through year for
PS3, broader online community initiatives launching on PLAYSTATION Network are
shaping up to be key components to its success. The PLAYSTATION Network
community has maintained its growth in popularity with 8 million accounts
registered world wide and more than 140 million downloads to date. In addition
to offering consumers new and original forms of entertainment, PLAYSTATION
Network supports free* access to community-centric online gameplay,
communications tools, web browsing, commerce, and cross platform functionality
with PS3 and PSP. The caliber of original and innovative content on PLAYSTATION
Store continues to evolve with breakthrough games like PixelJunk Monsters and
echochrome, and upcoming applications such as PLAYSTATION Home.

SCEA’s first party line up for PS3 includes the
original and imaginative LittleBigPlanet from Media Molecule, along with heavy
hitting sequels to some of SCEA’s most popular franchises including Resistance 2
from Insomniac Games, SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation from Slant Six Games,
and the officially titled MotorStorm Pacific Rift from Evolution Studios.
Available in February 2009 will be Killzone 2, the highly anticipated
first-person shooter from Guerrilla Games. Through the PLAYSTATION Network, PS3
owners will see an assortment of unique and original titles such as Elefunk,
Pixel Junk Eden, and wipEout HD. For PSP, franchise favorites such as Secret
Agent Clank and Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 will make their return to the
portable screen.

Below is a complete list of the
highly-anticipated first-party PS3, PSP, and PLAYSTATION Network game titles due
out this year and early 2009:

Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 — PSP (Available June
3, 2008 / E for "Everyone")
Developed by Clap Hanz, Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2 introduces six challenging
new courses, along with new characters to customize using hundreds of
accessories. Robust Internet play allows players to challenge other Hot Shots
across the globe in tournaments of up to 16 players. Players can tee-off locally
with up to eight others via Ad Hoc mode, or engage in a number of single-player
modes such as Challenge, Training, and Stroke Play. With the franchise’s
signature over-the-top visuals and pick-up-and-play action, fans of the series
can once again look forward to hitting the links on the go with the most fun and
wacky golf experience available.

Secret Agent Clank — PSP (Available June 17,
2008 / E10+ for "Everyone 10+")
Ratchet, Clank, and Captain Qwark return to PSP this summer in Secret Agent
Clank(TM), an all new adventure where Clank takes the lead as the titular
character. Taking cues from spy classics of the past, Secret Agent Clank
presents the Ratchet and Clank universe with a spy themed twist, including Clank
as the Galaxy’s greatest undercover agent dressed in a tuxedo. Developed by High
Impact Games, the studio that brought Ratchet & Clank(R): Size Matters to PSP,
Secret Agent Clank brings the humor, quality gameplay and action that fans have
come to expect from the franchise back to PSP.

wipEout HD — PSN (Available Summer 2008 / Rated
E10+)
One of the most beloved PlayStation franchises of all time returns with wipeout
HD for PS3. Available exclusively for download on PlayStation Store, players
race at blazing speeds and experience adrenaline-filled, anti-gravity racing
action in full-1080p High Definition (HD) running at a breathtaking
60-frames-per-second. Featuring a selection of the best tracks from previous
versions of the wipEout franchise meticulously reworked for PS3, wipEout HD
supports up to eight player online multiplayer racing in addition to various
other race modes like Tournament, Time Trial and Speed Lap. Featuring a new
Pilot Assist option to help players navigate tracks at blazing speeds, wipEout
HD also includes a Photo Mode, support for the SIXAXIS wireless controller’s
motion sensing controls, and a bumping soundtrack with Dolby 5.1 surround.

Elefunk — PSN (Available Summer 2008 / E for
"Everyone")
Elefunk is a PS3 construction puzzle game exclusively for download on
PLAYSTATION Network. In Elefunk, players are tasked with building bridges and
structures capable of supporting elephants as they stroll across treacherous
ravines, rivers, fire pits and swamps. Using various materials with real world
physics applied to them — ranging from metal to wood and rope — players must
select the proper materials and pieces to build a structure that will hold up
the crossing elephants. With single and multi-player gameplay both on and
offline, Elefunk delivers simple and fun gameplay for the casual fan, with
leaderboards and challenging modes for the more competitive gamer.

PixelJunk Eden — PSN (Available Summer 2008 /
Not Yet Rated)
PixelJunk Eden is the third PSN title from the addictive PixelJunk series by
Japanese developer Q-Games. In this stunning platform game, the player feels
like a small insect seeing a garden for the first time. Within this constantly
evolving and vibrant 2D plant environment, the player leaps and swings between
lush plants, smashing into approaching enemies and navigating around the
undergrowth to gather treasures. Through various levels, the player is treated
to stylish 1080p graphics, a dynamic soundtrack and addictive gameplay.
PixelJunk Eden supports both single and co-op play.

SIREN: Blood Curse — PSN (Available Summer 2008
/ Not Yet Rated)
Released in twelve downloadable episodes, SIREN: Blood Curse delivers a haunting
and horrifying story exclusively to PS3. Set in the Japanese village of Hanuda,
an American TV crew has arrived to research and film an expose on the legend of
a "vanished village." Controlling seven different playable characters, the
player must discover the mystery behind the curse that grips the eerie village
of Hanuda. The unique "sight jack" system allows the player to see from the
point of view of the Shibito, or living dead, to avoid their detection or watch
as they close in on the crew. Intense graphics, realistic character animation,
and a gritty film-like graphical presentation add to the horror of SIREN: Blood
Curse.

SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Confrontation — PS3
(Available September 16, 2008 / Not Yet Rated)
With the power of PS3, SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation will deliver the
most intense and authentic high definition modern combat action. Delivering a
global-scale combat experience that has been refined over four generations of
the SOCOM franchise, SOCOM Confrontation gives players the opportunity to battle
against the best and brightest from the U.S., Europe and Asia. Players will be
able to modify their appearance through facial and physical customization and
battle across seven North African environments, including a 32-player version of
the most popular SOCOM map of all time "Crossroads." Additional themed packs
containing new Special Forces, weapons, maps and features will be made available
for download via the PLAYSTATION Store.

LittleBigPlanet — PS3 (Available October 2008 /
Not yet Rated)
Developed by Media Molecule, LittleBigPlanet is a new and hugely innovative PS3
title that establishes a new genre called "creative gaming." LittleBigPlanet
allows players to Play, Create and Share inside a glued-together and
hand-stitched 3D landscape. Players customize and control their burlap Sackboy
(or Sackgirl) character and can PLAY alone or with up to three others, exploring
a variety of developer-created levels. Also, using a simple tool system, players
can CREATE their own objects and even full levels. Players can then SHARE these
creations with their friends or with the world through the online PLAYSTATION
Network community.

NBA 09 — PS3, PSP, PS2 (Available Fall 2008 /
Not Yet Rated)
Developed by SCEA San Diego, NBA 09 builds on the technology and features of NBA
08 with more advanced graphics and gameplay control to deliver an experience
catering to hardcore basketball fans and casual gamers alike. For the first
time, NBA 09 brings "The Life" mode to PS3, delivering gamers the most detailed
and engaging NBA experience both on the court and behind the scenes.
Additionally, NBA 09 will feature a full Franchise mode, where gamers can run
their own virtual team on every level — from determining salaries, to deciding
playing time, to making trades. Progression mode, where players are rewarded
experience and attributes during gameplay, returns with players now able to
track "team progression" for all five characters. Extending playability, NBA 09
will bring back NBA Replay mode, where players will be able to re-enact
highlight performances from the real NBA season to gain additional rewards.
Other key features include expanded commentary, a variety of mini-games, and
full online gameplay action.

NBA 09 — PSP (Available Fall 2008 / Not Yet
Rated)
Developed by SCEA San Diego, NBA 09 for PSP brings fast, fluid gameplay and
delivers the most engaging portable NBA experience available. Featuring a new
Franchise mode, players will be able to draft and construct contracts while
engaging in multi-season gameplay. The popular Conquest mode returns in a
variety of formats, allowing players to take over the country in gameplay modes
such as Dodgeball, Elimination, Fast Break, and Pick-Up games. Carnival
mini-games return, including Pinball, Pop-a-Shot, and Skee-Ball, and cross
platform compatibility allows players to use mini-game Carnival tickets earned
to purchase items in NBA 09 PS3. Additional mini-games round out the experience
including, Pick and Roll, Alley-Oop, Box Out, Give and Go, and 21.

NBA 09 — PS2 (Available Fall 2008 / Not Yet
Rated)
Developed by SCEA San Diego, NBA 09 for PS2 returns with the fourth installment
of the critically acclaimed "The Life" mode. Within The Life, players will
control storylines for three different characters, interacting with them on and
off the court. In addition, a full Franchise mode will be featured, along with
optimized gameplay and artificial intelligence (A.I.) to deliver a true
basketball experience. Online roster updates will be available weekly, and NBA
09 will bring an expanded set of commentary featuring Kevin Calabro and Kenny
"The Jet" Smith.

BUZZ! Quiz TV — PS3 (Available Fall 2008 / Not
Yet Rated)
This fall BUZZ!, the popular quiz show franchise, makes its way for the first
time to PS3 with BUZZ! Quiz TV. BUZZ! Quiz TV comes stocked with five different
channels of questions including Music, Movies & TV, Sports, Brainiac and
Lifestyle, combining to deliver over 5,000 questions. Extending the quiz show
network beyond the disc, up to four players from anywhere in the U.S. can team
up for trivia showdowns in the online multiplayer mode, Sofa vs. Sofa, and new
quiz packs to be available for download from the PLAYSTATION Network. Also, for
trivia fans wanting to see if they can trump others with their own vast library
of knowledge, Mybuzzquiz.com will provide a global community for players to
create and share their own quizzes online and make available to download on PS3.

BUZZ! Master Quiz — PSP (Available Fall 2008 /
Not Yet Rated)
Coming this fall, the BUZZ! franchise puts trivia in the palm of your hand with
BUZZ! Master Quiz PSP. Packing over 3,000 questions on topics including music,
celebrities, TV, sports, science, nature, movies and more, BUZZ! Master Quiz
puts players’ knowledge to the test at home or on the go. When gaming solo,
players can enjoy a series of 15 different quiz challenges in single-player
mode. Staying true to the franchise’s social gaming roots, BUZZ! Master Quiz
also offers three new multiplayer modes designed specifically for PSP.

MotorStorm Pacific Rift — PS3 (Available Fall
2008 / Not Yet Rated)
The most brutal offroad racing festival is back, with players this time
attempting to tackle the diversity and unpredictability of a remote Pacific
island environment. Developed by Evolution Studios exclusively for PS3,
MotorStorm Pacific Rift revisits the intense racing action introduced in last
year’s MotorStorm, this time allowing players to navigate a radically different
tropical environment chock full of lush jungle, towering peaks, and
crystal-clear water. Players will experience a greater selection of tracks and
vehicles to choose, as well as extensive multiplayer options including four
player split screen and races with up to 20 players online. Additionally players
will be able to utilize a new photo mode to save images within the game and for
the first time be able to take music from their PS3’s HDD to create a customized
soundtrack.

Resistance 2 — PS3 (Available Fall 2008 / Not
Yet Rated)
On the brink of annihilation, mankind resumes the fight against the unstoppable
Chimera on the shores of the United States. Thus the stage is set for Resistance
2(TM), the highly anticipated follow-up to Insomniac Games’ best-selling PS3
launch title. Players will once again step into the war-torn boots of Sgt.
Nathan Hale, who not only faces near impossible odds on the battlefield, but
also struggles with the Chimera virus raging inside his own body. In addition to
an epic single-player campaign, Resistance 2 will offer a truly unprecedented
eight-player, class-based online co-op campaign and 60-player online competitive
multiplayer built upon a ‘massive battles, greater intimacy’ mantra. Also,
players can expect tightly integrated community support via MyResistance.net.

Killzone 2 — PS3 (Available February 2009 / Not
Yet Rated)
Developed by Guerilla Games, Killzone 2 is the highly anticipated first-person
shooter created exclusively for PS3. Killzone 2 brings a highly detailed,
ultra-realistic "theater of war", where players encounter lifelike and adaptable
artificial intelligence (A.I.) from enemies as well as fellow soldiers,
destructible environments, and stunningly detailed scenery. Set on the hostile
enemy planet of Helghan, players will once again join the ranks of the ISA with
a directive to battle through the harsh environment to capture the Helghast
emperor and bring the enemy war machine to a halt. With an extensive
single-player campaign and thrilling multi-player mode, Killzone 2 delivers a
host of new weapons, vehicles, and gameplay elements all wrapped in an intense
storyline.