Soulcalibur and Tekken heading to PSP

Summer and autumn respectively.

Soulcalibur and Tekken are both heading to PSP this year, Namco Bandai announced in the US overnight.

Tekken 6, due out this autumn, promises many of the features of its PS3/Xbox 360 counterpart, as well as ad hoc wireless multiplayer, deep character customisation and the ability to upload and download ghost data using PSN.

Soulcalibur: Broken Destiny also leans on a big-console version - namely last year's Soulcalibur IV - and will include more than 20 combatants when it squares up for release this summer.

Although SBD loses the Star Wars characters introduced as specials in SCIV, it will have a new character, Dampierre, and in addition to the usual fighting game modes there's a single-player mission mode designed to school you in the game's subtleties.

Along with Capcom's Fate/unlimited codes and the belated release of Dissidia: Final Fantasy, it's shaping up to be an interesting year for Japanese PSP beat-'em-ups.

Although it remains to be seen if Namco will follow Capcom's example and use digital distribution exclusively, we wouldn't be surprised.

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