Darkstalkers Chronicle to be US PSP launch title

Capcom's 2D fighter will be released alongside the PSP in March, Capcom USA revealed this week.

Darkstalkers Chronicle: The Chaos Tower is being billed as a launch title for the PlayStation Portable in the USA - which means that by Sony's latest estimate it should be out alongside the unit in March.

That could very well mean it turns out to be a launch title in Europe, too, where the PSP is also set to launch during March.

Darkstalkers Chronicle (which you may have encountered as "Vampire Chronicle" in Japanese playtests) is a 2D fighter compiling the five Darkstalkers titles released by Capcom on various formats and adding PSP-exclusive content.

It features 18 characters and five game modes. In addition to the expect arcade and training modes, the game support two-player wireless bouts in network mode, and features a couple of oddities in "tower" and "chronicle" areas.

"Tower" involves picking three characters and trying to lead them to the top of a tower by fighting enemies on every floor, with a variety of winning conditions - like having to defeat an enemy using kicks only.

Chronicle mode, meanwhile, is more of a gallery affair, featuring images, sounds and movies reflecting on the various games in the series to date.

Nobody's distributing PSP review code here in Europe just yet, so we haven't had a chance to try out Darkstalkers Chronicle for ourselves, but we'll be sure to let you know what we think when we do.

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