With all the technical intricacies of the PSP, one wonders why Lumines II isn't being sold, at least in addition to a full-fledged UMD release, as a downloadable utility (for Lumines), which in turn would give us access to an online store where we could purchase additional skins that include music videos -- or better, bundles that include multiple skins that need to be unlocked through gameplay. But this sounds eerily similar to another future puzzler we've heard of ... Lumines Live, anyone?
Buena Vista Game is pimping the Lumines franchise for all it's worth. Go 'head -- that's the business. It's just a shame that there's not more of a collective effort to exploit the potential of the PSP. Instead, we've got a near-identical sequel being hustled to us on UMD for $40.
... Okay, we're stepping down from the podium now ... here are the soundtrack details you're looking for ...
- Beck – "Black Tambourine"
- Black Eyed Peas – "Pump It"
- Chemical Brothers – "Star Guitar"
- Fatboy Slim – "Gangster Trippin'"
- The Go! Team – "Bottle Rocket"
- Gwen Stefani – "Hollaback Girl"
- Hoobastank – "Born to Lead"
- Junior Senior – "Take My Time"
- Missy Elliott – "Lose Control"
- New Order (unannounced)
- Junkie XL – "Breezer"
- Stigmato Inc – "Reality Check"
- Mondo Grosso (unannounced)
- Ken Ishii (unannounced)
- Techriders (unannounced)
- Key specs
- Game format Optical disc, Downloadable
- Screen size 4.3 inches
- Online features Multiplayer, Voice chat, Store, Browser
- Direction control D-pad, Thumb stick (1)
- Camera External (1.3 megapixels)
- Dimensions 71.4 x 169.4 x 18.6 in
- Weight 6.67 oz
- Discontinued 2008-10-15