Cult hit or just plain weird, the PSP title Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman, What Did I Do to Deserve This? did not get a full retail release, going instead to PlayStation Network exclusive earlier this year.
But publisher NIS America is promising a UMD version of the game - meaning it would be playable on the PSP-3000 and earlier, provided it gets 1,000 preorders - or at least respectably close to that figure - by Nov. 13.
Says NIS (through its Rosenqueen division):
We are currently trying to get some support from retailers for this UMD version of Badman, by letting them know that there are many fans who are still interested in the UMD version of Badman! If we could get supoprt from them, we will be able to make the UMD version of Badman even if the preorders at RosenQueen don't reach 1,000.
I'm not sure if 1,000 is an absolute minimum or not. Elsewhere in the email to Badman fans, it's made clear that 1,000 preorders are necessary in less than a month to deliver the game to UMD, although the above seems to give some wiggle room.
Colour me confused. Then again, given this game's title, that's reasonably to be expected.
Thanks for the tip Michael M.
Holy Invasion of Privacy, Badman! [RosenQueen Games]