A Modern-Day Game Genie for the PS3 Will Debut at E3, Offer 'Maximum Lives'

Back in the day, the Game Genie was the thing you plugged into your Nintendo Entertainment System to get infinite ammo or unlimited lives, a fairly cheap add-on for proud and ashamed cheaters alike.

The Game Genie died, but now it's back. It's actually been back since earlier in the year for DS, through a company called Hyperkin. Next week at E3, the same people are showing off a Game Genie for PS3.

Here's all we know from a press release:

The Game Genie works by modifying save data with cheat codes that unlock a variety of possibilities. The Game Genie: Save Editor for PS3 is the first code device amongst any competitor's products that actually manipulates save files and works for the PS3. Hyperkin will debut the Game Genie: Save Editor for PS3 at E3, the premier trade show for the video game industry. Located in Booth #417 in the South Hall, the Hyperkin booth will offer E3 attendees the opportunity to see firsthand the kinds of cheats available for several blockbuster games such as Uncharted 3, Batman: Arkham City, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, Twisted Metal, Street Fighter X Tekken and Final Fantasy XII-2. Attendees will get to experience the power of maximum lives, ammo, power-ups and unlocked levels that make any game easily beatable.

The Game Genie: Save Editor for PS3 comes in a USB flash drive that contains an installation program that allows users to transfer save files between the PS3 and the PC. Players can use the PC program in the USB drive in order to write cheats onto their save files. Players can then transfer the edited save files from their PC back onto their PS3 to enjoy a powered-up game file. The Game Genie PC program works through a continuously updated server that adds the newest codes for the newest games.

UPDATE: They're hoping to release it in the first week of July, a company rep tells me.

The Game Genie is back, people! As a USB device. From Hyperkin, who also sell this...

A Modern-Day Game Genie for the PS3 Will Debut at E3, Offer 'Maximum Lives'