Retail Radar: Time Crisis gunning down PS3s

Latest in Namco's light-gun shooting series pops up on EB Games' online site for the PlayStation 3 with Guncon for a hefty price.

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Light-gun shooters have their fair share of both supporters and detractors, as the point-and-shoot action is coupled with generally brief campaigns and bloated prices thanks to the vital peripheral.

Light-gun goodness on PS3s?

However, it appears that at least one publisher may still be willing to bring the genre to home consoles. Both GameStop and GameStop-owned EB Games are listing product pages for "Time Crisis 4 with Guncon" for the PlayStation 3 from Namco Bandai Games America (Guncon is the name of the light-gun peripheral in the Time Crisis series).

The listing states that the game ships November 13, and will carry the gun-toting price tag of $89.99. No other information was available on the Web. When asked about the listing, a representative from Namco Bandai would only say, "Namco Bandai Games America does not comment on rumors or speculation."

The last Time Crisis game to blast into US homes was Time Crisis: Crisis Zone for the PlayStation 2. Time Crisis 4 was released in arcades in mid-2006. Time Crisis 3 for the PS2 was released about a year after its arcade counterpart, putting a PS3 release of Time Crisis 4 along the same development timetable.

In the arcade version of Time Crisis 4, players navigate larger levels by pointing their guns at the arrows on the side of the screen--a first for the series. The game can also support richer graphics and put more enemies on the screen at one time.

Please note, while retailer listings frequently jump the gun on publishers' product announcements, they should not be taken as final confirmation of a game's existence; nor should the absence of a listing be considered as proof that a game isn't coming to a given platform.

Discussion

164 comments
Finly
Finly

I loved this on the arcade, but it certainly is a hefty price to pay! It better come with a gun or something......

ShadowLaguna
ShadowLaguna

I will most certainly be getting a PS3 now! :)

aznballer91
aznballer91

iam so gonna pre-order this game :D even tho its 100$ lol

zer0ne
zer0ne

I own Time Crisis 2 and 3 for U/C PS2. I also have Time Crisis 2 bundle orange Guncon2 and JPN Black Guncon2. I have tested both games and both Guncon2s, and to my happiness they works on my U/C PS3. =) Btw, I only tested them on my 29" TV at 480i.

bacchj
bacchj

i wonder if this gun will work on a LCD TV and a Plasma TV

OsotogariThrow
OsotogariThrow

Should be an awesome game, I love the Time Crisis series ! :D

styx56
styx56

I'm doing whatever I can to get this game.

jayree05
jayree05

90 bucks isn't that bad. It's a $60 game with a $30 peripheral. If said peripheral is wireless then it's not bad at all... someone compared it to GHII but I don't think that's fair b/c GHII was a PS2 game... of course Time Crisis 4 would be more expensive.

colbster
colbster

I've got a USB Guncon already... will it work? It was for my PS2 Time Crisis.

derayokray
derayokray

on the PS3 wireless gun please it be so cool!!!!!

Lordofultima
Lordofultima

Why the heck would it cost $90 dollars? That seems a little steep to me, Guitar Hero only costed 70, and GHII 80.. and those are surely higher-quality additions than a simple light gun. Ridiculous.

sumo28
sumo28

lol i was just thinking they should bring time crisis to the wii. But this is good news except that's too much to pay. It might be different if there were other games to use the gun with, but that's not the case, and you still have to buy another gun to play with 2 people. I had Time Crisis on the ps1 w/ 2 guns and it was a ton of fun, but the only way I'd get this for the ps3 is if it got INCREDIBLE reviews.

BeNOwNz
BeNOwNz

The graphics better blow us away, better not give us a lame pink looking gun..

Billipop
Billipop

You know what fellow gamers on Gamespot,the PS3 is definitely going to need as many killer titles like this series as they can get exclusively.Can i get a witness?

BOSSMAN_2004
BOSSMAN_2004

This game died in the 90's along with the arcades.

V-Nine
V-Nine

Understandable...somewhat.

peeweeshift
peeweeshift

people complain to much. the price is pretty good. its like buying a wiimote with a shooter...kinda

Gigatron
Gigatron

I hope they make a time crisis anthology for wii. It would have 1-3 on it. I'd buy that in a heartbeat!

Jebril
Jebril

Time Crisis was one of my favorite arcade games. Really it must be good, I'm jealous of PS3 owners for once.

TheRepublicanGu
TheRepublicanGu

I stand corrected; sorry Crisis zone just sucked. I love Time crisis; wish it was on 360 too.

4quarters
4quarters

Wireless Guncon....sweeeet!!! This is a great series!!

Mercanis
Mercanis

Time Crisis. Now those were some good memories...

matrixman2k
matrixman2k

Hmmm...this might help burn some calories off - probably...

ObiKKa
ObiKKa

No! Time Crisis doesn't deserve to see the light of the day due to its extremely archaic gameplay.

Alex0r
Alex0r

I hope they bring the entire library of Namco light gun games to consoles in all their acradey splendor. Namco presents: Quarter devouring gun games of yesteryear. That would be a rocking thing to have on the Wii, am I right am I right?

NY_Yankees_Fan
NY_Yankees_Fan

If you don't have a Playstation 3 don't complain about it!,now back to playing The Elder Scrolls IV:Oblivion!(Playstation 3 version)

ufopuller
ufopuller

I bought two games last week at what used to be EB Games. Now the place(s) are called Game Shop (at least in my state)

RandyAU93
RandyAU93

Based on the recent Xbox 360 releases (or upcoming ones), notably DDR Universe and next week's Guitar Hero 2, the $80-90 price-point for game plus needed peripheral sounds about right. The key, of course, is additional support for the peripheral, such as downloading new songs (for DDRU and GH2) or additional games (like maybe Namco launching a PS3 collection of the original Time Crisis games, either via download or a hard-copy purchase).

coollizy
coollizy

Holy... $90? I honestly hope that's not the final price... If we're getting to that point, I could buy a new portable for the price of two or three console games. :(

TensiNothing
TensiNothing

cool, I just can't wait to hear about the Wii's gun games, they did already show off the light gun or whatever its called at E3 last year...

DELTAsnake
DELTAsnake

I just can't get passed the fact light guns only work on CRTs. I wondre if it will use the SIXAXIS since light guns dont work.

Khoo1992
Khoo1992

Bandai trying to save PS3

thekey
thekey

miss_kitt3n " at 360 fanboys!" So what? What's your point? So the 360 is not getting Time Crisis 4? Its the same thing since 97 no changes since the first one.

SoulKillah
SoulKillah

Nice:D alot of new Ps3 exclusives are coming! btw,Time Crisis4 is awesome!

kaelishida
kaelishida

they probably will have to add some kind of sensors for the TV to detect the Guncon. sad if it comes out on PS3. i was hoping for a Wii version of it

ashitaka_hamana
ashitaka_hamana

Nope gun doesn't work on Plasma or LCD unless it ships with a sensor like the Wii... sk

BiscuitBunny
BiscuitBunny

Last time I checked, Light Guns didnt work on Plasma's. Do they Work on LCD's?

Mr_Saturn26
Mr_Saturn26

if people can afford gutiar hero then they can afford this.

TryMe01
TryMe01

$90 US...i wonder how much it is going to cost if and when it reaches down under...

RaNaBiR
RaNaBiR

How's the light gun gonna work?

Dolacide
Dolacide

I wouldn't mind a next gen light gun game.

MedevilDragon
MedevilDragon

Time Crisis 4 is my least favorite game in the series, I want House of the Dead 4 for 360 more.

heretic92
heretic92

motion sickness? these are different games fps dont have light guns, ff and oblivion are not the same thing, different games for different people. and in my opinion FF is better than oblivion, but fps and time crisis i like about the same