Oh, this ought to be fun.

Namco Bandai has updated their game catalog and it features three unnamed PlayStation 3 titles. You can see the three games in question sitting at the top of this list ; they're gonna prompt a ton of speculation. The good news is that we have the genre classifications for each: RPG, Shooter, and Sports. As for RPGs, they've already produced Eternal Sonata for both the Xbox 360 and PS3, so that can't be it; perhaps it's Tales of Vesperia , which has supposedly already been confirmed. We really can't guess at the shooter or sports titles, just because it could be any number of things. Either way, it's good to see Namco continuing to support the PS3, and if Vesperia is indeed on the way, you can bet that this particular publisher won't be so inclined to exclusively support the 360 in the future. Now, we would like to say that the "shooter" might be a new Ace Combat – we had heard about the possibility that this franchise may return to the PS3 – but it falls more into the "flight/action" genre. There's also talk about a new Katamari Tribute for the PSN, but we're pretty damn sure that has nothing to do with Sports.

Anyway, do you have any ideas? Of Namco's existing library, what might you want to see on the PS3? Or are we looking at three new IPs on that list? Either way, we'll certainly keep you updated, so stay tuned.

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Gregory Freeman
Gregory Freeman
11 years ago

refresh my memory; has namco ever made a good shooter? if so what name… because i had no clue…

first =3

laxpro2001
laxpro2001
11 years ago

If you consider Time Crisis 3 a first person shooter and not just a light gun game then yes they have… and what a great game it was!

fundando
fundando
11 years ago

Pac-man Unleashed is the Shooter
Soul Calibur: The Cervantes Chronicles RPG

Hexen
Hexen
11 years ago

I would welcome a Pac-man shooter with open arms.

FeyeR
FeyeR
11 years ago

Are these 3 games gonna be EXCLUSIVE?? 🙂 even if they already came out on the 360…?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

"New RPG" is all it says. Hmm, I desperately want to translate that again to "Brand New IP RPG"

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

If it's *new* then it's probably not a port of Vesperia, which has been confirmed in several places. What about (hoping against hope) a Xenosaga for PS3?

Incidentally there is a game towards the bottom of the list "Soul Mass Tribute". Could this be Namco pushing out an update to Soul Calibur with tons of Namco game characters recreated using the in game assets and character creation?

I remember that the game director for Soul Calibur 4 supposedly confirmed that Kos-Mos would be available in the game via the character creator. No sign of her yet, so perhaps some of what was envisioned for SC4 was snipped from the game to make release and there is more to come? Here's to hope.

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
11 years ago

I'd love to see Kos Mos and Shion in SCIV, I should go back to that game and try out more character creations. I think I'm up to like 30.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago

I've lost count, but then Sophitia tends to get more makeovers which skews the numbers….

As much as I love the quality of SC4, the character creation in SC3 has a bit more depth, I don't understand why Namco brought a less capable SC game with version 4, SC3 and to some extent SC2 overshadow it still, with the exception of online play of course.


Last edited by TheHighlander on 4/2/2009 11:14:19 AM

Scarecrow
Scarecrow
11 years ago

Cool with me
ps3 is where it's at!

ArnoldK PSXE
ArnoldK PSXE
11 years ago

The sports franchise is probably tennis (Smash Court). And the shooter is probably the rumored new Dead to Rights game.

BIG_E
BIG_E
11 years ago

I want ACE COMBAT with the ability to use
a flight stick and voice command.
Controlling the wing man with your voice would
be cool. This has never bin done before.
It would open new doors for this classic IP giving it a new feel.


Last edited by BIG_E on 4/2/2009 12:11:09 AM

ceedot
ceedot
11 years ago

Digimon!

rell
rell
11 years ago

hey guys check these games out on this link http://www.diggingtheweb.com/wiki/Cellius this company was form by Sony and Namco Bandai.

rell
rell
11 years ago

I heard a while back a new company was form by Sony and Namco Bandai call Cellius to create three New IP.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
11 years ago
CH1N00K
CH1N00K
11 years ago

I'd like to see their attempt at fixing things with the Sony fans with a New Ace Combat…but it doesn't looke like it…ah well, HAWX has enough to keep me happy for a little while…

Orvisman
Orvisman
11 years ago

Tales of Vesperia

Ace Combat 6 (or a new installment 7), if you consider this a shooter

That baseball game Namco makes with the superdeformed characters

Common Cence
Common Cence
11 years ago

I'm going to go with at least one of these games to be part of the Cellius projects

Naga
Naga
11 years ago

I wished there was an fighting genre included

obviously it wouldn't be Tekken but it's superior if it includes SUPER SAIYAN 4 IN HD!!

maxpontiac
maxpontiac
11 years ago

Namco only need to bring Ace Combat back where it belongs in my book.

BeezleDrop
BeezleDrop
11 years ago

They need a Parappa the Rapper fighter, those chumps. Wait was that Namco-Bandai?

Perry Katy
Perry Katy
11 years ago

Give me brand new Ace Combat (or 6th installment)then we'll talk…

Ultimate_Balla
Ultimate_Balla
11 years ago

Tekken/Dbz Kart?:) How Did Death By Degrees End Again?

SerichA
SerichA
11 years ago

If the shooter's an AC6 port, I'll laugh. Though a multiplatform AC7 would be ten times better.

bamf
bamf
11 years ago

On the list it shows Tekken 6 for PS3 and again Tekken 6 for 360. So Namco list it twice for Multi-plat games. The 3 new titles only list PS3, so maybe they're exclusive. They could also be Japanese oriented games?
I think Soul Mass Tribute listed for PS3 is the Katamari game. Clicking on it takes you to the page for this game.
There's also Super Robot series listed for PS3 too.