Despite a higher percentage of broadband penetration in Europe, and the introduction of a PC-based PlayStation Store
for the PS3-less, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe has still opted to wrangle up the bits of some of the PSP's download-only titles for UMD distribution in themed "packs".
The first two packs (there are "more Collection Packs to be released throughout 2009") are the Puzzle Pack – cramming the mischievous Lemmings
with the excitable Go! Sudoku
and Go! Puzzle
– and the Power Pack – an odd grouping of Syphon Filter: Combat Ops
, the more contemplative stylings of flOw
, and the rhythm-happy Beats
. The Puzzle Pack is slated for a European debut in "mid" October while the Power Pack will come along right behind it, in "late" October. We've asked the fine folks at SCEA to comment on a North American release so, until then, let's just assume this is Europe-only.