Sony lays out '08, early '09 lineup

Publisher confirms stateside delays for Killzone 2 and LittleBigPlanet, dates Resistance 2, PS3 Buzz! for fall.

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At Sony's EU PlayStation Day in London early last week, the publisher dropped a handful of heartening details, as well as a few downers for PlayStation 3 owners. Namely, the publisher said that two of its most anticipated exclusive titles, Guerrilla's Killzone 2 and Media Molecule's LittleBigPlanet, had been bumped from their projected ship dates--in Europe, at least--to February 2009 and October 2008, respectively.

With Sony throwing a stateside Gamers' Day event in Southern California today, the publisher confirmed that Guerrilla's long-awaited first-person shooter and Media Molecule's sandbox playground have indeed been furloughed to launch in proximity to their European counterparts.

In addition to confirming the delays, Sony also laid out its lineup for the rest of 2008 and into early 2009. Of primary note, the publisher said Insomniac Games' Resistance 2 will arrive on the PS3 this fall. The publisher stressed the game's large-scale 60-player online multiplayer component, as well as the MyResistance.net community portal.

PS3 gamers looking for a little less mayhem will also be interested to know Buzz! Quiz TV, featuring more than 5,000 questions in five categories, will also land on Sony's flagship console this fall. A slimmed-down PSP version of the game, Buzz! Master Quiz, will be available in the same time frame, and include 3,000 questions spanning a variety of topics.

In addition to its retail offerings, Sony also gave PS3 owners a heads-up on what will arrive on the PlayStation Network this summer. Before summer's end, the publisher expects Sony Liverpool's Wipeout HD, 8bit Games' Elefunk, Q-Games' PixelJunk Eden, and Sony Japan's episodic series Siren: Blood Curse.

A full lineup of upcoming titles published by Sony is listed below.
Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2--PSP--June 3
Secret Agent Clank--PSP--June 17
Wipeout HD--PSN--Summer 2008
Elefunk--PSN--Summer 2008
PixelJunk Eden--PSN--Summer 2008
Siren: Blood Curse--PSN--Summer 2008
SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Confrontation--PS3--September 16
LittleBigPlanet--PS3--October 2008
NBA 09--PS3, PSP, PS2--Fall 2008
BUZZ! Quiz TV--PS3--Fall 2008
BUZZ! Master Quiz--PSP--Fall 2008
MotorStorm Pacific Rift--PS3--Fall 2008
Resistance 2--PS3--Fall 2008
Killzone 2--PS3--February 2009

Discussion

306 comments
division_9
division_9

All the consoles have good games. Xbox 360 has Halo 3, Gears of peace. The Wii has Mario Kart Galaxy and some other good games while the PS3 has the the Grand turismo and the MotorStorm games which are alot of fun.

Compilation
Compilation

Currently playing Siren: Blood Curse now for PS3. Its amazingly eery, strangely inviting and fun to play. Different to most horror game genres from Japan. LittleBigPlanet, MotorStorm Pacific Rift, that's brilliant for the time scale - where's Playstation Home?!

ratchet_usa
ratchet_usa

PS3 has a much better line up of games then both xbox 360 and wii combined. LMAO at Son haters with only wiis and xboxes.

abduba
abduba

nba 09 looks way more better this year

PS_Player92
PS_Player92

I ncan't wait to try Little Big Planet, SOCOM, Resistance 2, Motorstorm 2. Looking good!!!

Imagine09
Imagine09

LBP and Killzone2 look AH-mazing. im also excited for the new motorsorm and Resistence. 4 more days until MGS4

bullsfan769
bullsfan769

umm to darkride66 im not being paid and i didnt think haze was taht good anyway

PSWi60
PSWi60

"and less than stellar reviews on IGN and Gamespot, publications who have long lost my respect?" You post on a site you don't respect???

ParisSun
ParisSun

I guess Haze has to bee moved off the list of great AAA titles. In all honesty gamers really need to come togethere and stop console wars. The war needs to be against developers who keeep putting out half-donkey butt games. Haze probably could have been a great game if developers would have took the time to tweak some things here and there. I've seen too many flaws, glitches and performance issues in too many games. You wouldn't accept this out of most of your products. I can't name one other product like games where the consumer accepts so many flaws in the product. We shouldn't reward these people with our hard earned money if they are going to continue to put out flawed product. I don't care how good it looks. You wouldn't buy a new Mustang convertible that ran fast but leaked fuel. Why would you buy a game that looks good but freezes and has crazy AI?

darkride66
darkride66

I haven't picked up Haze yet but I've got a copy waiting for me. I'm curious to play it myself and see what's going on. How can it get an almost perfect score from Famitsu, a game publication I still respect and less than stellar reviews on IGN and Gamespot, publications who have long lost my respect? Once I'm done I'll post my own review, so if anyone wants to get the perspective from a Wii/360/PS3 owner who loves his games and hasn't been paid by anyone for his opinion, keep an eye out over the next few days.

jknight5422
jknight5422

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UnreaLuigi
UnreaLuigi

haze was a huge disappointment... xbox fans r prolly happy that they didnt get stuck with it also...

Agermemnon
Agermemnon

I was surprised haze got a 6 as it looked and played like cack from the jungle level i played ( farcry a 4 year old pc game slaughters it ? ) oh well that was one title that was hyped up and now fallen down pfffffff how many to follow ?

PSWi60
PSWi60

"Guess i'll wait another year to get a PS3 and some good games." me too haze got a 6.0 so that leaves 2 fps for the ps3 (that are exclusive) so as a big console fps fan I'll wait for early 09-mid 09 to get one

darkride66
darkride66

ParisSun said "I'm sure you don't even believe that there will be 200 exclusives for the PS3 between now and next year. " Well, some of these are out already, but still there are about 157 on this list, and I know I've seen longer. Still, this is just the exclusives and I still have no time to play the games I have. http://www.highdefforum.com/showthread.php?t=61984

ParisSun
ParisSun

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ParisSun
ParisSun

Why do people always list all these "great" games coming out for their system when they know they can't afford to buy all of them? Why list 6 to 8 games? Are you telling me you that some of you are spending up to $400 a year on games! Instead of doing that, cut your gaming budget in half and save/invest the rest. See how much you will have earned by the time you garduate from college. You will thank me for this later.

darkride66
darkride66

As is I already have a stack of great PS3 games I have no time to play (haven't finished orange box, burnout or even started GTA4), and I already have MGS4 pre-ordered. I wasn't expecting Killzone till late this year, early next so this didn't effect me at all. Same with LPB, I thought it was still just a "Fall 08" release, and it still is. There's something close to 200 exclusives coming to the PS3 between this year and early next. Who has time for all these?

andypolack
andypolack

Guess i'll wait another year to get a PS3 and some good games.

BraveArc
BraveArc

where is Home?????????????????

DeadBullet
DeadBullet

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funnysplay
funnysplay

only LBP Resistance and killzone for me.

Hell-Fire21
Hell-Fire21

Only Resistance and Killzone interest me!!!!!

Ozzie234
Ozzie234

uhuh.... just as "exciting" as Animal Crossing or Viva Pinata ... like a muppet show on the console platform... can't wait... lol.

homsta
homsta

LittleBigPlanet is gonna be awesome. I wish i had a ps3. :(

ajy41290
ajy41290

wtf!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

fanboy999
fanboy999

More delayed PS3 games? INCONCEIVABLE!!!

Nineball2112
Nineball2112

@ Hvac0120 and charizard1605 - Yep, both of you guys are right. This is looking more and more like the turning point for Sony and the PS3. There will be more than enough games to keep me busy. Finding the time to play all the ones I want to is going to be the challenge...

charizard1605
charizard1605 moderator

this coming year appears to b really good for the PS3. Some titles that are sure to come within the next 12-14 months: Metal Gear Solid 4 Killzone 2 Motorstorm Pacific Rsistance 2 SOCOM: Confrontation LittleBigPlanet Final Fantasy XIII (confirmed 2 b in production, exact date unknown) God of War 3 (ditto) coupled with some already great games like Grand Theft Auto IV, Devil May Cry IV, Ratchet and Clank: Tools of Destruction, Burnout Paradise and the original Resistance game, it appears that in the long run, the PS3 might just emerge to be the console with the best games on it

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

Metal Gear - Spring 08 Resistance - Fall 08 Killzone - Spring 09 - sounds like a good balance of high profile titles. Also sounds like a good line-up to look forward to. These are also added to the multiplatform games that will be coming out this year and early into next.

Autolycus
Autolycus

wow, I called that one 3 months ago. seriously, two points for me!

rob3nelson
rob3nelson

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marklovesbaseba
marklovesbaseba

they only named games oficialy osociated with sony...i mean mgs4 and haze isnt on there,they are only naming games with questionable release dates too soo the list should be small

Irve
Irve

And people are aying the 360 line up was looking light ... it's a good thing there are LOADS of third party games coming to save the day ! just goes to show how pointless the format war is with so few exclusives these days .... doesn't stop the fanboys though does it !!!

Gamingcucumber
Gamingcucumber

I can't say that the list is original or really that good unless they are still holding on a few unannounced games.

itisa87
itisa87

for all that question where is ico,gow3,and everything else THIS IS THE LIST OF GAMES FROM SONY NOT 3RD PARTY DEV.

Liquid_Snake
Liquid_Snake

wheres my sequel to ICO/Shadow of the Colossus sony?!

YEPEE00
YEPEE00

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jogunther
jogunther

This is just the announced first party games. All though Socom and Killzone look good. Still waiting for MGS4 and many third party games.

chickenselect
chickenselect

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coold_steam
coold_steam

so many games are coming to the PS3 but i wonder why Siren is only on PSN .

solid_krash
solid_krash

basically aside MGS4 there will be nothing else

puppiemaster
puppiemaster

I've still got every major system released since 1978 and I'm unimpressed with the line up, MGS4 will sell millions, but what about us that dont like stealth games. Lets hope some great games from third party developers are coming soon

Razzi65
Razzi65

where's KRETOS??? god of war 3???

demoralizer
demoralizer

If memory serves me correct MS as been flamed pretty hard for it's 2008 line up. You had to see this coming. Don't count your chickens before they hatch.

02sfraser
02sfraser

to be honest im not overly excited haha. i love my PS3 but the games i own now plus im getting MGS4 nothing here excites me. will get littlebigplanet and killzone 2 as well as resistence 2 but thats really spread out over a long period of time