E3 06: Majesco's E3 lineup revealed

Four new handheld games due to be shown on PlayStation Portable and Nintendo DS.

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Majesco's E3 lineup has been revealed ahead of next week's show and is exclusively focussed on handheld platforms. The 2006 show includes four new titles previewed across the Sony PlayStation Portable and Nintendo DS.

Guilty Gear Judgement will launch on the PSP and combines two games into one package. The arcade fighting game Guilty Gear X2 #Reload will be accompanied by a brand-new side-scrolling game.

On the Nintendo DS, MechAssault: Phantom War will be a third-person shooter based on the Xbox series and will offer 20 types of vehicles, including mechs, tanks, turrets, and battle armor. Monster Bomber is an arcade game where you fling different-coloured balls on the touch screen to hit rapidly descending, multicoloured monsters on the top screen.

Cooking Mama, which is the third DS game in the lineup, is a more novel game. It features 76 different recipes, and you use the touch screen to chop, slice, pan-fry, knead, grate, mash, and peel ingredients. You can then share your recipes and saved games wirelessly with other DS owners.

With just three days until the show starts, keep an eye on GameSpot for more on these new Majesco games shortly.

Discussion

30 comments
John_of_Fire
John_of_Fire

This year it looks like they have a good line up (as far as handhelds go) but the same was said last year when good titles flopped. I hope they do well. I like that they bring over fun and worth while games. Hopefully this will help their stock.

thatguytony
thatguytony

I'm stunned this company is still in buisness. Sorry that Psychonauts didn't do better, but Majesco screwed themselves by dumping so much money into a crap game like Advent Rising. Well Cooking Mama has some promise.

Baroque-Legacy
Baroque-Legacy

Mmmmm. More Guilty Gear. Makes me happy like Sour-Dough Pancakes!

metalzombey
metalzombey

no!!! i want a p-nauts sequel. i sure hope they make one soon.

nemes1s3000
nemes1s3000

About time someone made a good cooking game.

Fallout_red
Fallout_red

Its a shame they lost Ghost Rider and Darkness...

cesarotromundo
cesarotromundo

I want a "cooking mama" ! LOL.. teach me all about your foods!

winnazdaluza
winnazdaluza

your right in that, the game might sell despite its weird name(cooking mama) or may go the way of psychinauts--in that people will go "'Awesome wonderul game yeSss!!! tripple A--but will they buy it ???? Nooooooo!!! even the generic lowclass game companies are still on the consoles.

Fiku42
Fiku42

acually even with the odd name the game may do better then expected

Fiku42
Fiku42

guilty gear and mechassualt both look the most intresting cooking mama? ........big hit or big joke? you be the judge.......

meimnobody
meimnobody

Cooking Mama was a popular import game. Majesco is doing the localized American version. There are already several websites that have footage of the game and reviews. It got decent reviews and how many games can you make squid on a stick? No idea what differences will be in the American version but I hope they keep all the japanese recipes.

i_love_my_ds
i_love_my_ds

hopefully mechassault turns out to be good.....

Death1234567890
Death1234567890

That cooking game sounds like the Rev.... I mean Wii game. Damn I will never get the right

dhmy2kgto
dhmy2kgto

the cooking Mana game sounds interesting!!

zosotattgotmilk
zosotattgotmilk

Cooking Mama FTW. I do like Majesco, I have faith in them!

trancejeremy
trancejeremy

Yeah, Psychonauts got good reviews, but sold poorly, which pretty much forced them out of the console business. Hopefully they can rebound, but probably not, given the higher costs of developing for the PS3/360.

Sandman100
Sandman100

Will there not doing so good on sells with there consoles games why not go to the handheld. But I don't think this is going to help.

death919
death919

I'm seriously thinking about getting that Cooking Mama game! It sounds interesting! :D *adds to wishlist and tracked games*

sushi_111
sushi_111

Damn Majesco, why have you come to only handheld games? Psychonauts was one of the best titles of 05.

Tamashii_Sensei
Tamashii_Sensei

Pretty cool of Majesco to bring Cooking Mama over to the States.

Orasion_Seiz
Orasion_Seiz

GG Judgement is the only game that will shine there

TargetDog
TargetDog

Figures. Poor Majesco almost got screwed over by Psychonauts and can only afford publishing/developing handheld titles now.

cps
cps

What about Black & White Creatures? They were developing for DS and PSP...hmm, maybe the MS deal put an end to that?

blackIceJoe
blackIceJoe

sweet stuff I wonder if Cooking mama will be good or just a joke. I hope Guilty Gear Judgement will be a cool PSP game.