Fat Princess: Fistful of Cake - the PSP version - waddles out today. We didn't see that coming. Let's hope the formula has been trimmed down from the coincidentally bloated PS3 release last summer.
It's probably fair to say that the impact After Burner made on young gaming minds back in 1987 was only partially down to the hectic high-flying gameplay. Yu Suzuki took the forwards rush of the sorely overrated Space Harrier and tweaked it into something more visceral. Arriving to an audience already primed for bombastic fighter pilot thrills by the cinematic release of Top Gun the previous year, After Burner also boasted the sort of monstrous eye-catching arcade cabinet that guaranteed fevered playground word of mouth.
"My brother's played it and says you sit in the actual cockpit from a real plane!"
"My Dad says it's a stimulator and they're using it to test people who can be real fighter pilots ..."
Carving shapes in the Eurogamer TV clouds this morning is a fancy new trailer for PSP title After Burner: Black Falcon.
SEGA has confirmed rumours that the deal it recently signed with Planet Moon Studios was for a new After Burner game for PlayStation Portable.