E3 06: Namco Bandai reveals next-gen lineup

Tekken 6, Ridge Racer 7 slated for PS3; Mobile Ops and Culdcept Saga coming to Xbox 360.

Namco Bandai Games America today revealed a lineup of four next-generation console games, with the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 each getting a pair of offerings.

On the PlayStation 3, Namco Bandai is prepping the next iterations of two of its most popular series with Ridge Racer 7 and Tekken 6. A teaser trailer for Tekken 6 was shown as part of Sony's E3 conference at last year's show, while gamers are still waiting for their first glimpse of the seventh Ridge Racer.

Over on the Xbox 360, Namco Bandai has a pair of new games on its US lineup. There's Mobile Ops, a first-person action game set in the Gundam universe (originally announced last July at the Xbox Summit in Japan), and the more recently announced Culdcept Saga.

While the Monopoly-meets-Magic card-battling series has had success on multiple platforms in Japan, it has made only a single appearance domestically, the 2003 Culdcept on the PlayStation 2.

The Namco Bandai release includes no mention of three other recently announced Xbox 360 games that seemed to be likely candidates for a US release: Zegapain XOR and the Xbox Live Arcade games Galaga and Pac-Man.

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156 comments
tekken220
tekken220

I'm a Tekken fan, but the arcade version of Tekken 6 is hard,especially because of the game's final boss,Azazel!

tekken220
tekken220

I'm a Tekken fan, but the arcade version of Tekken 6 is hard,especially because of the game's final boss,Azazel!

Ravi_1900
Ravi_1900

Tekken 6 doesnt looks as good as it should have been but its no way crappy.

chiefmegadeth
chiefmegadeth

tekken 6 looks pretty crapy,graphics look dry and lifeless,far from next gen?

gb052000
gb052000

Awsome! tekken 6!!! tekken 6!!! ahahahahaha!!!!!

vamroc
vamroc

I ask you what's worse having 2 titles like Culdcept and Resident Evil 5 not show at E3 because RE 5's no where near ready and Culdcept is a low priority title. Or Spending millions on a prerendered cut scene to hyping a new platform only to have nothing to show for it after a whole year of development. Way to go Sony if Kill Zone 2 doesn't launch within 2-4 months of the actual system it's Game Over. Or are they foolish enough to think they have some kind of "halo killer" that they can release when ever Halo 3 ships. If that's the case than RIP PS3 .

pyth0n13
pyth0n13

oh i hope namco delivers on this one

kewell06
kewell06

Whoa...PS3 is really cool mann.....I want to buy it after their launch in the world...

EnergyAbsorber
EnergyAbsorber

Im looking forward to Tekken 6. I also hope they reveal a new Time Crisis game.

Maquis_UK
Maquis_UK

hurray for sequels... lord knows there are certainly enough of them for ps3. Fony fanboys must be pleased.. anyone with sense stays away from ANY game suffixed with 6 or 7.

juanbosch
juanbosch

Namco - Ridge Racer series sucks and the fact you are keeping Tekken to PS will hurt in the end. The prices for the 360 and PS3 will be such most people will only own one system and you will not get any cross platform owners like you did in the past.

thekey
thekey

The PS3 is looking more and more like its headed for disaster.(come up with something else besides Tekken and Ridge Racer please!) Wii! Thats all I have to say.

neoand12
neoand12

Mit_Man Ridge Racer 6 was a Boring sequel for the 360 and Tekken will do well because there are fans that love it unlike DOA PS: Tekken Don't relie on boobs to sell games!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

I hope Namco Bandai will have a few surprises in store. I'm not interested in any of these games.

thefjk
thefjk

Namco-Bandai, is this that merged company. I hope they do something good!

UltimatumCHIEF
UltimatumCHIEF

Ohh man......i want Tekken 6 for Xbox360......NOW !

winterblink
winterblink

As long as people keep buying RR, they'll keep making them. Please for the love of god, stop the insanity and tell them with your wallets that you don't want to see the same game regurgitated up year after year...

sasuke55
sasuke55

All of this is boring!!! Tekken 6 There were just as many Freddy Kruger Movies and they Killed him off. Gundam was a niche game for fans of the show could be interesting but I doubt it. Ridge Racer BORING!!!! When are they going to make some fresh concepts not two old concetps meshed into one game.

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

race milkage 7 and rehashken 6? oh boy.

ewjim
ewjim

I don't see any good games yet...

rodo
rodo

meh, after tekken 4 they all seem like the same, and after ridge racer 5 i started to hate the seris, i started not bother to care what they bring out, i am not a fanboy or anything but namco is not on my list of favorites last generation, all i m saying is give me something thats worth playing instead of sequel up the yin yang. make something new and refreshing, same for ea,

Mother-Beef
Mother-Beef

Nice Tekken 6 shouldb fun.. wish they had some new concepts for ps3.. but hey theres sum nice new ideas for the 360

IsmirZone
IsmirZone

Yes....Ridge Racer 7. Awsome...and cant wait to see the Tekken 6 at E32006.

GoddBless
GoddBless

Another Tekken is okay as long as the controller SONY settles on is close to the dualshocks design. Can't imagine playing Tekken on anything else. Ridge Racer is just stale. I don't think anyone other than the Japanese bought it for the 360 and the same may happen for the PS3. I'm also interested in this Culdcept game.

Evo310whp
Evo310whp

^ I wish maybe they will pick up with the new arc or totally new xenosaga type game after the third and last episode. The game really needed more support... xenosaga just cant compete with those mainsteam rpgs namely FF and kingdom hearts.

gamepunk86
gamepunk86

namco should have xenosaga on ps3

RAVEN1617
RAVEN1617

ahh crap $500 just got ELECTRIC WIND GOD FISTED OUT OF MY WALLET GO TEKKEN, and a side note who ever said tekken was easy yea stop playing the computer,and play with us texas boys also cali much love to tekken communty there.

Koushin
Koushin

Tekken 6... I can't wait... If the graphics are going to look that life like...I can't wait to see Asuka big time! :D

AsaSpades
AsaSpades

What about that ZOE looking game or am I thinking about a diffierent company than Banmco.

sambug83
sambug83

I would like to see soul caliber 3

nurik_strife
nurik_strife

I can't wait for Tekken 6, looks awesome

grnidbandit
grnidbandit

reading most of these ms fanboys complain about how tekken is a old series and ridge racer is old, all of you sound jealous. the reason why namco is making these games is the fact that both series always seem good with sales, which means that the majority of people who play these games find them entertaining. every fighting game plays different so if someone does not like tekken they can pick up another fighting game, and same thing with ridge racer. I applaud namco for releasing these titles for the ps3 in the near future. Mario is a old character and look they still make mario games, yeah they have mario racing and mario tennis, i dont play them but other people do and thats why nintendo has kept him. how many brand new games can a company come up with and how many will actually get the respect that tekken or ridge racer have gotten?

Orasion_Seiz
Orasion_Seiz

nice lineup. im looking forward on Tekken 6

KoruKinshi
KoruKinshi

Wow, Tekken 6...another broken pile from our loveable wannabe fighting game company. They couldn't come up with anything better? Like releasing Namco X Capcom to America? Oh wait, that's right! @%!# pants, wear Sony. Figures. -.- It's too bad they won't release it to the Xbox or the 360 either.

XAF1
XAF1

Actually Namco sounds like Capcom with all the fighting sequal names. Couldn't they have started a new game branching it off from Tekken using the same ideas but maybe futuristic. All the fighting games are starting to sound like Friday the 13th Movies. Tekken (6). Maybe it should be Tekken Neo by now. The same with Sega and their Arcade Virtua Fighter 5 and Tecmo with Dead or Alive 4. I love these series but innovation are creeping. Tekken (6) a few more characters same gameplay and crazy combos with pretty graphics. Sega Virtua Fighter 5 (less fun more sim---less of an Arcade feel) . Dead or Alive 4 (change in timing more frustration less fun. A great deal of system Crashes. graphics not truely Next Gen---characters need up dating.) I love these 3 games and the companies that make them but I could swear they really are not changing and I can say this from A none Fan Boy prospective. The sequals would be fine if the games were actually growing. I hope E3 holds something more than just a few pretty games for all the system this year.

zssd22
zssd22

Tekken is nice but too easy for my tastes, I'd take SSBM over it any day just because of the difficulty and the nice multiplayer mode. I just don't like ridge racer and it seems that PS3 won't get new franchises this time.

SCARFACELP
SCARFACELP

Sigh. same old stuff. Namco new stuff please. Katamari Damaci was such a breath of fresh air. Why can't they keep innovating? I mean there's is nothing wrong with milking your franchises but at least do something to keep them from looking stale. Is it just me or was the last real enjoyable ridge racer on the ps1? Remember RRtype 4? That was real fun . If they don't know how to make it fun anymore go back to that and improve. Like i said it would be better if they came up with more Intellectual Properties but if they can't then go back to your roots. Anyways not too news worthy. Only thing I'm looking forward on the 360 is gears of war (since oblivion came out) and metal gear on ps3. Besides that a couple of Nintendo stuff but i'm taking a wait and see approach with it, well except for Metroid Prime 3 because Retro has been doing great and i'm sure the game should come out good. E3 can't come soon enough . I hope it gets me excited about some other games.

Evo310whp
Evo310whp

Good ol ace combat...now those are great "clone games".

VFG
VFG

Time they get to work on an Ace Combat for PS3.

Evo310whp
Evo310whp

you do know that every system has sequels this isnt a sony only thing. It takes awhile for exclusive games to come out for systems. All of the systems know that sequels sell and thats why they continue to make them. Guess you wont be looking foward to super smash bros or another zelda,stupid clone games...stupid sequels boo!.