Namco Bandai unwraps E3 lineup

Eternal Sonata set for September, Culdcept Saga delayed until next year, Tekken 6, Soulcalibur IV, Hellgate: London not mentioned.

The Electronic Entertainment Expo kicks off in Santa Monica, California, next week, and while a number of questions remain regarding the revamped trade show, a sharper picture of the show is developing. Namco Bandai Games America today announced its lineup of games for the show, with five games for the Xbox 360, three each for the Wii, PlayStation 2, and PlayStation Portable, and two each for the PlayStation 3 and Nintendo DS.

For the Xbox 360, the publisher will be showing off Ace Combat 6: Fires of Liberation, Beautiful Katamari, Dynasty Warriors: GUNDAM, Culdcept Saga, and Eternal Sonata. Namco Bandai also updated release dates on that slate, with Eternal Sonata now expected in September, and Culdcept Saga delayed again, this time to the first quarter of 2008.

Dynasty Warriors: GUNDAM will also appear on the PS3, followed later this year by Time Crisis 4 (with the new Guncon3 peripheral). Rounding out the company's slate of new-generation console offerings is a trio of Wii games: Soulcalibur Legends, Namco Museum Remix, and Space Station Tycoon. Namco Bandai hasn't shifted entirely to the new wave of consoles, as PS2 players can still expect to see Digimon World: Data Squad, Naruto: Uzumaki Chronicles 2, and .hack//G.U. Vol. 3: Redemption.

On the portable front, Namco Bandai has Tales of the World: Radiant Mythology and Smash Court Tennis 3, both slated for release on the PSP this month. The publisher will also show Naturo: Ultimate Ninja Heroes for Sony's handheld. Finally, the DS will see the appropriately titled Namco Museum DS on display, as well as Digimon World: Dawn and Dusk counterpart games.

As is often the case when a publisher releases a preshow slate of games, some big names were conspicuous by their absence. As of press time, Namco Bandai representatives had not responded to requests for comment on the status of other anticipated Namco Bandai titles, including Hellgate: London (which will be copublished in Europe and North America by Electronic Arts), Soulcalibur IV, and Tekken 6.

For more news before, during, and after next week's big event, be sure to check back frequently for GameSpot's complete E3 coverage.

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AnubisNohman
AnubisNohman

Gundam Dynasty Warriors did look intresting but it also looked really boring and slow. I know it's a beat-em-up, but they could have gave it a little more flair than what i saw.... But definitley looking forward to Eternal Sonata it looks good

clawboy
clawboy

Dynasty Warriors Gundam looks interesting but I'll have to investigate further before making a purchase.

Silidiunim
Silidiunim

When Namco-Bandai announces Death by Degrees II ? How many still to wait ? :(

unclejohn0525
unclejohn0525

I've heard that Katamari is confirmed for Wii now as well as 360.

ebookerd1
ebookerd1

Not bad Namco as consistent as ever

XlpranksterlX
XlpranksterlX

Some good games, too bad about Hellgate though.

menciawatcher25
menciawatcher25

dynasty warriors gundam and tales of the world sounds tight

Dante565
Dante565

Namco Bandai is looking good.

s0njas0n
s0njas0n

i'm still upset with them about beautiful katamari... what about sony?

sony_is_sony
sony_is_sony

I want to know TEKKEN 6 release date ... I can't hold up .

uchitha
uchitha

Hmm.... nice set of games ...

ekisom
ekisom

hrm... there's no mention of Warhammer Mark of Chaos expansion?? demn it! mark of chaos please!!! please please please!!!! huhuhuhuhu

ekisom
ekisom

the ps3 would never give up tekken to you xbox 360 fanboyz!!! wahahahahahaha wa wa waaaahahahahahha

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

I hope Tekken 6 follows Soul Calibur 2's footsteps. Multiplatform! I's time to expand this glorious franchise. Fighting games are not as popular as they once were; there are only benefits with releasing for the Xbox 360 as well. Do like Capcom, expand your best and biggest as much as you canç this is how Western publishers have been doing for years. Yo Go NAMCO!!!

p00phead
p00phead

Tekken 6 probably coming to xbox 360 cause xbox 360 is selling more than ps3 but i don't care i've got both

Toadstool1969
Toadstool1969

[quote="mrpeternorth"]I hope Tekken 6 comes to 360. I'm assuming it will since Namco probably likes money and keeping games PS3 exclusive is basically pissing your money away.[/quote] Agreed.

xtiansk8
xtiansk8

can't wait for Tales of The world

Kalimania
Kalimania

I didn't realize untill now that Moma ryhmes with dalai lama......

Carrillo721
Carrillo721

Namco Bandai has a good lineup for this years E3.

-Twilight-
-Twilight-

Hopefully their reason for not responding to request for comment on Hellgate, Soulcalibur, and Tekken is because they're planning to release big news or provide a major amount of information on the titles during E3.

mrpeternorth
mrpeternorth

I hope Tekken 6 comes to 360. I'm assuming it will since Namco probably likes money and keeping games PS3 exclusive is basically pissing your money away.

Untold40
Untold40

Hmm id have thought that soul calibur IV would have got a mention seen as its one of thier most anticipated games imo. Same with tekken 6 realy. But im still excited about some of their othwer stuff.

Bigboss232
Bigboss232

Remember every company has surprises this may not be the full lineup im getting my hopes up for a soul calibur psp though its unlikely.

lamprey263
lamprey263

Namco Bandai has such a good line up ahead of them, and I want the lot of it. Anyone else notice how they didn't mention that Beautiful Katamari would be on the PS3? They also didn't say it was X360 exclusive; but still, this rumor is keeping me in suspense. Anyhow, I can't wait for Beautiful Katamari, Ace Combat 6, Eternal Sonata, or Dynasty Warriors: GUNDAM. I got to play the DW: GUNDAM through the available PS3 demos, though, I'm leaning toward the X360 version because I'm a whore for achievement points.

Agreb91
Agreb91

Looks like a good lineup.

V1_Student
V1_Student

Omega it will be for the arcades. Namco Bandai annouced that Tekken 6 will be for the arcades using the Cell processor. Why wouldn't they make SC4 for the arcades. That'd be stupid.....very stupid.

OmegaGear
OmegaGear

Soul Calibur IV was only just announced a bit ago, with no home consoles, or even an arcade release date, if there is one. The Wii exclusive title is listed, and it's Soul Calibur Legends.

Peaches1347
Peaches1347

Incase most of you don't know like _AbBaNdOn Soul Caliber 4 is a Wii exclusive title =P

Ryzcvk
Ryzcvk

No Tekken 6 ? I guess they're concentrating on the ARC ver. first.

_AbBaNdOn
_AbBaNdOn

They better make a ps2 Soul Calibur 4!!! I cant wait to see how they expand on character customization!!!

Reetesh
Reetesh

I want tekken and Soul caliber :(

zeus_gb
zeus_gb

I'm looking forward to the Tales game for the PSP. Hopefully it's gonna be good.

soulsdeparting
soulsdeparting

ok so i want katamari, but i only have a wii and ps2, so nothing for me on a console i have. and oher then checking out katamari to see what maybe the wii build will have, nothing

RaiKageRyu
RaiKageRyu

Woah, so no Katamari for PSN? Too bad.

UmonDaisuke
UmonDaisuke

T6's arcade version isn't quite done yet, so I doubt they'll reveal anything about the home version just yet. Even though they're running on the same hardware. My guess is that the game, like T5, will hit the arcades in November, followed by a Feb console release.

jcloverboy
jcloverboy

I think Ubisoft is doing the new Naruto game. I'd expect some type of SCIV and Tekken 6 appearance at the show.

thug_angel123
thug_angel123

what about the new naruto game 360 was going to get ?

god_yggdrasil
god_yggdrasil

no mention on any new Tales games besides Radiant Mythology...*sigh.* i hope the ToS2 thing for Wii wont end up being just a rumor...hopefully they'll give us some stuff on Swords of Legendia too. is it a Tales spin off or what?

kappareign
kappareign

Eternal Sonata woo-hoo! looks really good...

jmdude
jmdude

I hope there's Tekken 6...

kage_53
kage_53

"Tekken 6, Soulcalibur IV, Hellgate: London not mentioned" :(:x