With gamers across the UK counting down the hours until the launch of Sony's PSP on Thursday, September 1st, Future Publishing has announced the launch of its latest official special - PSP: The Official Guide Book - on Thursday, August 4th.
Hitting UK newsstands a full four weeks before the new console launches, PSP (PlayStation Portable): The Official Guide Book is packed with everything you'll ever need to know about this autumn's must-have gadget. The essential guide to everything about the new PSP (PlayStation Portable), the 132-page compact-sized special is packed with exclusive editorial content and sumptuously shot photography - promising to lift the lid on the console's mobile gaming, music and movie capabilities.
The ultimate companion to the handheld, PSP (PlayStation Portable): The Official Guide Book previews all the games due to launch this September, including Ridge Racer, World Tour Soccer and F1 Grand Prix, as well as such top blockbuster films as Spider-Man 2, Resident Evil: Apocalypse, Hellboy and xXx, available on Sony's UMD format for playback on the PSP (PlayStation Portable). Gamers will also be shown how to get more out of their new console with detailed walkthroughs on how they can transfer MP3 music files, movie trailers and a wealth of additional content from their home computer to the console's Memory Stick Duo storage unit for use on the move.
Revealing how the PSP (PlayStation Portable) will change the face of mobile gaming forever, the magazine offers insight on the console for both newcomers and dedicated gamers alike – advanced features explaining how to link your console up to a wireless network are tackled in plain-English while a glossary details all the terminology and jargon related to the PSP (PlayStation Portable) in easy-to-understand terms.
Mike Goldsmith is Group Senior Editor of Future Entertainment's Games portfolio:
"Sony's launch of the PSP (PlayStation Portable) is a massive leap forward for videogames – everything from game content, the appealing price point for UMD films and the ability to play MP3 files means it's the must-have mobile gadget for both dedicated gamers and mainstream gadget fans alike.
"With this in mind, PSP (PlayStation Portable): The Official Guide Book has been designed to appeal to both types of buyer – packed with exclusive information for the hardcore gamer but written and designed so as not to alienate the mainstream consumer. No matter who you are, if you're planning on buying a PSP (PlayStation Portable) then you need this magazine!"
PSP (PlayStation Portable): The Official Guide Book is also covermounted with an exclusive playable PS2 DVD. Featuring playable demos of many of the biggest hits on the PlayStation 2 including Juiced, Tekken 5 and Star Wars Battlefront, the disc also features video footage of 13 top PSP games in action, including Wipeout Pure, Pursuit Force and Medievil .
PSP (PlayStation Portable): The Official Guide Book goes on sale Thursday, 4th August – with a cover price of £5.99.