E3 06: Snoopy and Pac-Man skipping Xbox?

Previously announced versions of upcoming Namco Bandai mascot titles mysteriously absent from E3 release list; publisher mum on future Xbox support.

Namco Bandai has taken the wraps off a portion of its lineup for next week's Electronics Entertainment Expo, and some of the company's previously announced titles are notably absent. In particular, the Xbox versions of the multiplatform mascot games Snoopy vs. the Red Baron and Pac-Man World Rally are mysteriously absent, while every other version of both games is still being promoted.

Namco Bandai representatives did not return requests for comment on the status of the Xbox versions of those games and whether or not the company had discontinued its support of the original Xbox console. With those two games off the publisher's release list, it has no currently announced projects in development for Microsoft's first console.

Snoopy vs. the Red Baron is still slated for release on the PlayStation 2, PSP, and PC, and Pac-Man World Rally still looks to be coming to the PS2, PSP, PC, and GameCube.

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Fumpa
Fumpa

damn!!! i want this game.

pyth0n13
pyth0n13

that's nintendo stuff anyway

weazel1838
weazel1838

oh no!!!!!!!!!!!! sorry, really dont care, but i bet the little ones are crying right now!

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

at least it is the REAL snoopy and not a snoop dog game LOL

troakun
troakun

Oh no, not Snoopy and Pac-Mario Kart, not them! Geez, now if we could only get these games off the other consoles, then we would be set.

XeroTheory142
XeroTheory142

i find it humorous that a lot of people are offended by this "oh no! xbox may lose support from certain developers!" when the gamecube has been cast aside by so many companies. whenever a game is only on two of the three consoles, its always ps2 and xbox. i mean, gc has been basically abandoned by lucasarts, robbing it of some really sweet star wars games. so, please, stop complaining.

SnowFarmer
SnowFarmer

It is hard not to see this as the first in what will become a wave of companies discontinuing support for the Xbox. The Xbox is not dead, but it certainly is dying, how many stores will continue to give the hardware or software shelf space after this summer? Not many when they have 2 new consoles and the 360 for this holiday season. And for those that thinks this means Namco is going to pull support for the 360, it is far too early to even begin to tell if that is the case. Although given the sales of the 360 in Japan I could see why some might start to think that way.

buckybuckster
buckybuckster

Unfortunately, this could just be the beginning of many such announcements. Primarily due to the XBox360, software sales for the XBox fell around 60% this past holiday season. I wouldn't be surprised to see some announced XBox titles shifted to 360. By no means is it fair, but it's reality.

spidey008
spidey008

Pac-Man would be great as a XBL marketplace download. I could care less about Pac-Man World.

Blazer88
Blazer88

Somehow I doubt this is loss.

smbius
smbius

They understand demographics of XBox owners. I'm still a bit curious as to why they would create on the PC. Then again the PC games do get stupid crap from publishers (i.e. Barbie) once in awhile. Plus the PC does not have to deal with splitting royalties. I don't see Namco going away from 360 in the future despite not having pacman and snoop.

dergy
dergy

wow...i really dont care. those games are stupid anyways

Pablo620
Pablo620

Oh my hell just froze over

mickel_darmawan
mickel_darmawan

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Cheeseboy90
Cheeseboy90

They are kiddie games anyways. No big lost!

Cheeseboy90
Cheeseboy90

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dbeddow
dbeddow

I cant beleive this...I have been waiting for these games for years! *yeah* I may have bought for my son when the prices came down, but I dont think any xbox owner was holding there breathe for either of these titles.

NeoJedi
NeoJedi

Snoopy looks pretty good... and Pac-Man is who he is, so you can't go wrong with that. Too bad the XBox is not present anymore.

winnazdaluza
winnazdaluza

no worries actually, coz the xbox is a preety capable console with a lot of cool involving games , I thereforesecond those guys who say that these titles propably won't be missed.

danmp18
danmp18

No big loss here. But this really bugs me. These Japanese publishers put crap on the Xbox, and then when that crap doesn't sell they use that as an excuse to stop support for the console. This is more nationallistic BS from these publishers helping out their fellow countrymen in Sony and Nintendo. Good Ridance. What have you put out lately Namco? Tekken for the thirdyth time or the tenth Soul Calibur? Release something I care about and you might see me sit up and take notice. Out.

jokinjosh73
jokinjosh73

MadonnaProject: "Why else would they not release on a console which was probably the most capable of great games in the last gen...." Most capable, maybe, but it definitely didn't get many great games. "Oh well, this is mother-hugging snoopy. he can shove peanuts up his snoop so far that nuts fly out when he coughs.... " This, however, is funny stuff!

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

guess xbox isn't kidday anymore.

Mother-Beef
Mother-Beef

what games r these..i dun think they will b missed too much

bison_tuesday
bison_tuesday

developers dropping support for the xbox? get out of here - its not like the console is on life support already...

MadonnaProject
MadonnaProject

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AYANE69
AYANE69

maybe regearing for 360 support?

TryMe01
TryMe01

and why isnt snoopy coming to the DS?! The chicks will fall in love with him (just as with the Nintendogs)!!! Great start to "Namco Bandi"... *rollz eyez*

alexgangur
alexgangur

The point is, however, that this could, note the uncertianty here before you flame me, mean that Namco Bandai is becomming less supportive of the Xbox platforms.

billa_gorilla1
billa_gorilla1

Looks like a silly game anyway, I dont think xbox owners are missing out on too much.

thelamborn60
thelamborn60

What is this game? Sad part is, since i love peanut so much, i will probably buy this.

DigitalWood
DigitalWood

If this is true, the world will mourn...AND THERE'LL BE HELL TO PAY!