PS3's 2006 game lineup updated

Publisher Success adds two more titles to Sony's next-gen roster; unnamed role-playing game and simulation title get 2006 tag.

The PlayStation 3 is supposed to come out this year, but its projected lineup for 2006 is a bit on the thin side. However, third-party publishers are starting to announce their contributions for the year little by little.

The latest issue of Famitsu reveals that Japanese game publisher Success has scheduled to release both of its PS3 games before the end of the calendar year. One is a yet-to-be-named role-playing game, and the other is a simulation game named Hitsuji Mura (Sheep Village). Both games were already announced at 2005's Tokyo Game Show, but their release dates were given the mysterious "To Be Announced" label.

While there are already 71 publishers making 102 games for the PS3, most of the games still carry TBA release dates. With Success' pair added to the list of 2006 hopefuls, there are still only eight titles slated for this year. Koei is the only company that's announced titles for release this spring, when the PS3 may launch in Japan.

The list of PS3 games currently projected for release in 2006 is below:

Fatal Inertia, Koei, spring 2006
Mahjong Taikai, Koei, spring 2006
Ni-Oh, Koei, summer 2006
Shin Ten Makai VI, Idea Factory, summer 2006
Vampire's Rain, AQ Interactive, winter 2006
Sonic the Hedgehog, Sega, 2006
Unnamed RPG, Success, 2006
Hitsuji Mura, Success, 2006

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174 comments
Nigh_Wolf0707
Nigh_Wolf0707

some of these are extreme popular game in japan. Hardcore japanese will die for few of these games. Yeah, but this line up isn't so attractive for the ppl here in the states.

gestah
gestah

I read somewere that there should be motorstorm and tekken 6 ready at launch, x box didn't do better than that, given that some of it's strongest games are pretty shallow anyway

Blazer88
Blazer88

Lol I like how some of the fanboys on here justify this line up as good for a launch in Japan,....This stuff maybe sell decent over there comapared to here but it's still weak no matter how you look at it. Sony need to just launch when things are ready and not rush it out which is quite obviously what they will be doing if thye come in the spring

1_66_94
1_66_94

dat line up is soft im jus waiting for da EA sports line up and MSG4 holla at ya boy

mariokart64fan
mariokart64fan

if those are our games id avoid ps3 all together sony where is our games we play like twisted metal , driver , gta gt 5 where

robley
robley

Sheep..... Village...... Sheep.... Village.... what the hell!?! "lets make a game about a village full of sheep" "great idea. Im sure theres a massive market for that. Maybe somewhere just west of england perhaps." "but wait- we're going to need alot of processing power. Lets go for the PS3 lauch with this" "Just how big a village are we talkin' here?" "ohhh, its not for the village." EXPERIENCE THE THRILL OF ALL-NEW, PERFECTLY RENDERED WALKING, TALKING SHEEP LIKE YOUVE NEVER SEEN THEM BEFORE. SEE EVERY HAIR, HEAR EVERY BLEAT... BE THE SHEEP!!!

BliBBoBiLL
BliBBoBiLL

Ok, this is at the Xbox 360 fanboys: You need to shut up for a moment, ok? Right now, it may look like PS3 has some major $#!t, but it's only February right now. In no time, I bet many more titles will be announced for this year. I know I-8 is going to be a launch title, and I'm sure Sony is dying to get Killzone and MotorStorm out there. WarHawk and Lair might be at launch, so just calm down on your mindless laughing for a moment, guys. These are only the games confirmed so far. I am confident that there will be a launch lineup announcement in the future. Seriously, do you think we're going to have an accurate guess of a launch lineup when we don't even know what month the console comes out?

Ginias
Ginias

that means two more ps3 games coming to america :p

LastDuaL
LastDuaL

The PS2 sold well despite it's incedibly crappy launch titles. People WAY overestimate the importance of launch games. Most gamers either trust the parent company or they don't, and they've already made up their minds just because they know it's Sony/Nintendo/MS. This is a crappy lineup, for Japanese gamers as well as anybody, but they will buy it anyways.

MaSt3RT57
MaSt3RT57

This line up seems to be targeted for Japan. Does this indicate a november launch for the US, I think so.

tommykerr13
tommykerr13

Imagine that! Japanese games for a Japanese launch of a console. WHAT ARE SONY THINKING? Also taking into mind that Sony itself is a japanese company. You americans should stick to nintendo DS. You're all to stupid to play sony consoles. Stick with mario 64 and nintendogs.

spr4yp4int
spr4yp4int

Dudes, this won't be all games. Remember, not all games are single platform, so most likely, games like King Kong will be out on ps3 by launch.

PR0Ph3cY
PR0Ph3cY

lookin pretty weak but i know sony will come up with some good games and surprise us once again at E3.

stevenj05
stevenj05

haha...someone said for ms to take a note about sony selling in japan...haha...who cares...i live in the u.s. and all i care about are games here...sony does have a weak lineup of games though...i will still buy one...

Tjr41991
Tjr41991

Hahahahahaha and all the PS3 fans are saying F*** in there heads and saying on the forum well some games could be good you're all just too quick to judge. lmao hahahahahahahahahahahaha!!!!!!!!!! Now who do u think has the worse line up Microsfot or Sony????????????? If you say sony your just a hopefull....and 1 more time HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA(catches breath)HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!!!!!!!

24_KarroTz
24_KarroTz

Can you guys read or is it impossible to use common sense?

FaceLifter_1
FaceLifter_1

What happened to unreal 06. Not that I care, I will be playing it on my 2 crossfire X2900 xtx's by then.

TheTrueMiH
TheTrueMiH

This doesn't look too interesting. Most of them are really Japan only titles (Mahjong? Please XD ). I hope they'll have something good for the final launch.

skitzocyko
skitzocyko

HA! Apparently Sony is scared that the 360 might have a good lead in the next gen wars! They seem to be scrambling garbage out just to try to get in there. But all the fanboys will still buy it regardless.

IVANdaGUY
IVANdaGUY

what a not so very good line up. i don't think i even saw one i like.

dragonsama
dragonsama

That line up looks Great! thankfully nothing from Evil Arts ..yet.

jaefrmbk2k
jaefrmbk2k

this lineup is pretty lame. i'll check back on the lineup in the summer otherwise i'll get disenchanted...

fadimalla
fadimalla

iam a games experience i wanted to comment on something,that this games are totally bad they may harm the ps3.i wanted to know u that (kutaragi) will loose in his sales cause this playlist games will not allow any one to buy it with this games , i have a very experience as i told you so i wanted to prefer something do not announce ur ps3 untill it contains a very sexy list games.i know it will take time but its better u will totally knock the xbox360.(wael malla from beirut city ) my email is wael_gear@hotmailcom

chrisdojo
chrisdojo

there are going to be a ton of games that STILL have TBA for their release even after ps3 comes out...... what else would you expect with an "eight core" chip (or what ever they claim)??? the more complex the hardware is, the longer it's going to take to program for it. LOL

Sheegot
Sheegot

WOW they got metroid and super smash brothers!!! oh wait, thats Revolution's... ;D

ewjim
ewjim

Not "too many" games :(, but it's only the beginning, i think many other's companies will tell us they lineup little later (maybe on E3)!!! :) PS3 RULEZ!

SinfulSpikey
SinfulSpikey

This line up makes me sad... the only worthwhile games will probably be Sonic and Vampire's Rain. I think I'll pass up the PS3 in favor of the Revolution... for now.

swanlord
swanlord

Wow that Sony ps3 lineup sukks mudd and they want 75-80 dollars for those bluray games!!! lol you sony fanboys are stupid Ps3=vaporware man im glad that I got my kick a$$ X360 now !!! Sony=loosers=pS3=2007usa

00007kel
00007kel

wow.. Ni-Oh!!!! it must be interesting.. the title alone says it all. Yay! I'm gonna be a butt-kicking monk! and Mahjong Taikai! Exactly what i wanted! Playing a board-game on my expensive, high-end, next-gen system! i can imagine the impressive lighting effects on the block pieces. who am i kidding... its just too 'great'..

franky4fangr
franky4fangr

hunter25 xbox360 rules all that didnt have enough patience for a real next gen system

franky4fangr
franky4fangr

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franky4fangr
franky4fangr

by the time the american launch rolls around, which will be holiday 06, there will be some killer titles and if killzone2 looks anything as good as its supposed to it will be a reason by itself to jump on the ps3 right quick not to mention unreal. plus to make things even sweeter there an a$$ load of movies that are coming out in blue ray as well that will be ready for holiday 06. mmmmmm it'll be nice to watch sony beat out hd dvd and microsoft all at once

sam20vt
sam20vt

i agree with the fact none of those games look appealing but i also hope that they get some good ones for the american launch.

mogry
mogry

Yeah, thanks for correcting me. ;-)

Tjr41991
Tjr41991

oh and Morgy your the one saying senseless things like "Iv'e never read so much...senseless...and stupid...things before" You cant even use the right gramar. It should be Iv'e never read so many(not much)...senseless...and stupid...things before. When you are gonna bad mouth on something for being stupid make sure you don't make any stupid mistakes yourself.

mogry
mogry

Jeesh, I've never read so many...senseless...and stupid...things before. Right now, I just can't be more proud of not being american. Thank you guys, you really opened my eyes.. :-)

admanaus
admanaus

The PS2 lineup was much better...

azizrulez
azizrulez

that line-up is crap whats sony hyping so much about

0diablo0
0diablo0

people relax this is the japanese launch, for our launch we should get our games like NFL, NHL,burnout and later on a gta game. dont fret this is not for our launch

way_eXtreme
way_eXtreme

people, its a japanese line up, for the japanese launch. that doesnt mean were getting the same games here.

cyprus646
cyprus646

Where are the american developers this lineup is so lame!!!!

Viquist
Viquist

Ah, well, what-cha gonna do... I hope some more American games are ready by the time it releases state side.