Sony has revealed that its upcoming NGP handheld will be fully backwards compatible with its catalogue of PlayStation Portable games available on the PlayStation Network.

Moreover, these games have been optimised for the NGP and will be “smoothed and upscaled,” writes Eurogamer. The NGP’s dual analogue sticks will also be supported.

PSP games will be run by an emulator built into the NGP. Players will be able to toggle the upscaling on or off.

The NGP will be shown at E3. Gameplanet will be reporting live from Los Angeles throughout E3, which runs from 7th-9th June (8th-10th June NZT).