E3 06: Namco completes E3 lineup

Japanese publisher reveals final list of games scheduled to appear at E3; Mobile Ops 360, newest Xenosaga, Tekken PSP headline.

Namco Bandai Games heads into its first Electronic Entertainment Expo under its new partnership, and as is the case in new relationships, the union seems to still be working things out. The company has released multiple lists of games in the week before E3, including its E3 roster of anime-based games and future next-gen games.

Today, Namco released another E3 lineup, this one featuring 19 games. However, only one next-gen game was included on the list--Mobile Ops: The One Year War for the Xbox 360. Next-gen gamers shouldn't fret--the previous list of Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 games, which included the next versions of Ridge Racer and Tekken, may still be shown in some form at the pre-E3 conferences.

As for the rest of Namco Bandai's games, E3 attendees should get their first up-close look at Tekken: Dark Resurrection for the PSP, the next chapter in the Xenosaga series, and the PC title Hellgate: London.

Below is a list of Namco Bandai's E3 games with the latest release dates (where applicable):

Xenosaga Episode III: Also sprach Zarathustra - PlayStation 2 (Fall 2006)
Tales of the Abyss - PS2 (Fall 2006)
Pac-Man World Rally - PS2, PSP, GameCube, PC (Summer 2006)
Ace Combat X: Skies of Deception - PSP (Fall 2006)
Tekken: Dark Resurrection - PSP (Summer 2006)
The Legend of Heroes II: Prophecy of the Moonlight Witch - PSP (June 2006)
Mobile Ops: The One Year War - Xbox 360
Mage Knight Apocalypse - PC (Summer 2006)
Warhammer: Mark of Chaos - PC (Fall 2006)
Hellgate: London - PC
The Fast and the Furious - PS2, PSP (Summer 2006)
Snoopy vs. The Red Baron - PS2, PSP, PC (Fall 2006)
Charlie Brown's All-Stars - PS2, PSP (Spring 2007)
Naruto: Ultimate Ninja - PS2 (June 2006)
Zatchbell!: Mamodo Fury - PS2, GameCube (Fall 2006)
.hack//G.U. Vol. 1: Rebrth - PS2 (Fall 2006)
One Piece Grand Adventure - PS2, GameCube (Fall 2006)
IGPX - PS2 (Fall 2006)
Eureka Seven Vol 1: The New Wave - PS2 (Summer 2006)

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74 comments
Fiku42
Fiku42

soul calibur 4.....well thats going to be on a next gen system hopefully theyll reveal it soon if there working on it

Fiku42
Fiku42

awesome e3 lineup namco I want tales of abyss and xenosaga 3 the most

hpdexe
hpdexe

YESS! A Xenosaga release date that's under a year. I hope it doesn't change though. :x

arafay1
arafay1

launch tekken6 (tekken) on PS2 also

Shiuzu
Shiuzu

hell gate!!!!!!!!!

Jordanaire
Jordanaire

D@mnit, where's Tekken 6... Namco is being tight lip about the new Tekken (that's cool, hopefully there'll be some new news soon.)

Lost2017
Lost2017

Cant wait to see hellgate in playable form been really waiting to see this super kickass game. .

kelseyman666
kelseyman666

woot new xenosaga:) . whats up with pac-man racing though booooooooo:(

LordAndrew
LordAndrew

I see three GameCube games and one Xbox 360 game. The rest are all for PS2, PSP, and PC. That's sad.

foofightersrule
foofightersrule

Let's hope Xenosaga 3 is gonna be a good game, because two was terrible.

ZhangFei500
ZhangFei500

I guess im the only happy about the new .hack games. I love the game but i have to agree that it is very repetitive.

manhunt1001
manhunt1001

Xenosaga is the only thing which interest me on that list.

fei85
fei85

Sigh, no Xenosaga I+II? :(

bunju
bunju

Ha ha ha ha very funny so where's the Ps3 Games !! ??

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

geez....way too many ps2 games there.

automaticsnake
automaticsnake

a lot of love for PS2 but not for PS3 from namco

ewjim
ewjim

Not big :P , but not bad 8) list!

Reap3r666
Reap3r666

Tekken and Warhammer. Should be good, I hope.

xxcommixx
xxcommixx

ugh, all those games suck.......

rpgczar
rpgczar

Tales of the Abyss is probably the best game on that list or atleast the best rpg on that list followed by Xenosaga3.

troakun
troakun

Namco... so many liscened titles, pac-mario kart, and yet another Tales (Gawd their cranking those out) game. Doesn't sound like a steller line-up for Namco.

FuguNabe
FuguNabe

Not very impressive line-up. The usual suspect titles for PS3, Tekken and RR7 does not excite me at all. The X360's line up looks like they are just throwing at MS what is deemed Japanese just so MS could say 'look we have Japanese games' . No Wii announced title whatsoever though I'm not surprised since Namco have always backed Sony with their more popular franchises. The most exciting games to me there are Xenosaga III, and Tales Of The Abyss both for still current gen. They don't even have Tales Of The Tempest for the DS there (WTF). Why can't they have some original for once for whatever system. An all original start to a new franchise would impress me more on the next-gen system than graphical upgrades of their same old franchise (which IMO haven't really improved all that much since the PS). I guess they are just trying to play it safe by the way they are still developing for the still currwnt gen PS2, obviously due to it's huge userbase. Kinda been dissappointed in Namco lately....

Evo310whp
Evo310whp

The Wii and the PS3 will def have good support from namco once they come out...at least thats what i think.

SnowFarmer
SnowFarmer

Interesting how many PS2 games are on that list, guess Namco feels it still has 1 decent holiday season left in it. I note a strange lack of PS3 titles, they must have at least RR7 and Tekken 6 videos to show... The lack of 360 games is hardly surprising, seeing how piss poor the 360 is doing in Japan. A couple for the 'Cube but none for the Wii, maybe they will make a showing at the Nintendo event. I can't see Namco not supporting the Wii, surely they must have at least a launch title. Regardless of what you think of Namco, if they aren't backing the Wii, that speaks volumes.

Evo310whp
Evo310whp

wow awhole lot of games for the ps2 and only one for 360...come on. Whatever i guess i was only looking forward to xenosaga III anyway.

DiscGuru101
DiscGuru101

That is a lot of PS2 games. Where is all the next gen support? I wont be buying any of these.

gamepunk86
gamepunk86

xenosaga III is what im waiting for.

death919
death919

No Tales of the Tempest!?!?!?!??!?!?!?!?!??!? NOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :(

thejuice707
thejuice707

where is frame city killer? they better show something for it.

mentalchaos28
mentalchaos28

great, cause iif there's anything we need right now, it's more .hack games

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Hellgate looks awesome... and so does the Snoopy game. :)

bizarrorollins
bizarrorollins

Grrr.. I really want to see more of Tale of the Tempest. Its just not fair that PS2 can get a new Tales game but Nintendo is pushed away once again.

rbarahona
rbarahona

A lot of PS2 and PSP software. I think that Namco Bandai will have a very strong presence at E3. It's also nice that more and more anime games are being brought from Japan to America.

AnimeMasters
AnimeMasters

Phuq Bandai for making a Gundam game on the Xbox360... XXXTREME FAIL.

Mindphaser
Mindphaser

What the hell is NAMCO doing publishing PC RPGs?! Go back to consoles where you belong! Stupid Namco, making Soul Calibur a gaystation exclusive.

Zacek
Zacek

Where is Xenosaga for the DS?

swordmagnet
swordmagnet

arent they missing tales of the tempest or are they not releasing that for US

Tamashii_Sensei
Tamashii_Sensei

You can only hope that the reason certain big-name DS titles are not on this list is because they'll be at Nintendo's press conference... the same goes for any possible Namco Wii titles, too.