TGS 06: Gaiden, Shirokishi lead new PS3 game charge

[UPDATE] Sony reveals quintet of next-gen titles at TGS--Ninja Gaiden Sigma, Sega Golfclub, flOw, Wangan Midnight, and Shirokishi; Resistance, Lair, and Heavenly Sword to use motion-sensitive controller; Monster Kingdom retitled.

While Sony's 2006 Tokyo Game Show keynote speech was something of a letdown for gamers looking for announcements of anything PlayStation 3 related, the same could not be said about Sony's press site. Shortly after the keynote speech concluded, Sony made screenshots and info available for 32 PS3 games, including five that were previously unannounced.

Leading the pack is the official announcement of Ninja Gaiden Sigma for the next-gen system. The game will once again be developed by Tomonobu Itagaki's Team Ninja and will be the first Ninja Gaiden game since Ninja Gaiden Black for the Xbox--not surprising becuase it is a new and improved version of the title, with new content added.

From slicing up bad guys to slicing golf balls, it also appears that there will be another golf game to choose from for PS3 owners. In addition to the previously announced Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf 07 and next-gen version of Hot Shots Golf, Sega is offering up Sega Golfclub featuring the Miyazato family. The game will feature the Miyazoto siblings, a trio of famous Japanese golfers, on real-life courses such as St. Andrews. The game will be a launch title in Japan.

Another new game announced was a PlayStation 3 version of the Flash-based Web game flOw (working title). According to Sony, the game features "a new style of entertainment provided by the download capability of the PlayStation 3," and players will be able to "dive into the blue with the 6-way motion-sensing controller." The price and release date of the game were listed as TBA. For more information, read GameSpot's preview from the TGS show floor.

Rachel bringing the pain to some demon-looking dudes.

Next on the list is Genki's driving game Wangan Midnight, based on the Japanese comic of the same name that runs in Young Magazine. Slated for release in spring of 2007, Wangan Midnight will have players racing through the streets at speeds over 300km/hour. Genki has previously developed games based on the license for the PlayStation 2 and arcades.

Japanese consoles love their mahjong games, and Konami is bringing another one to the PS3. Arriving day and date with the system in Japan will be Mahjong Fight Club Online. The game will let gamers test their mahjong mettle against one another or one of 48 computer players based on real-life experts from the Japan Professional Mahjong League.

One previously announced game was also given a tentative subtitle. The next Monster Kingdom game will have the suffix Unknown Realms (working title) tacked to its name and will be released in spring 2007.

Goin' with the flOw.

Some of the listed games had new features confirmed for them, as well. When Sony first unveiled the PS3 controller's motion-sensing capabilities, Warhawk was the only game confirmed to make use of them. However, a number of other games included variations of the phrase "new motion-sensing controller" on their feature lists.

Among them is a trio of Sony titles: the action-slasher Heavenly Sword, the dragon-riding Lair, and the first-person shooter Resistance: Fall of Man. Third-party titles making use of the motion-sensing feature include Capcom's Monster Kingdom Unknown Realms and Namco Bandai's Ridge Racer 7. Both of those games, as well as Lair, will also support downloadable content.

[UPDATE] Two mysterious black boxes initially labeled "coming soon" were revealed to be Gran Turismo HD, which had been conspicuously absent, and Shirokishi, a new role-playing game from Level 5, the studio behind Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King.

For more information, check out all of GameSpot's coverage of the 2006 Tokyo Game Show.

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Wanngan_Runner-
Wanngan_Runner-

Wangan Midnight !!! But, to bad it aint Maximum Tune series, since Wangan Midnight (Genki ) and Maximum Tune series ( Namco ). Kills my vibe when its separated.

Built
Built

lol i need da wait so i can get my money!!! stupid $700!!

bigj61
bigj61

the ps3 rocks, yea!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! and about this motion capture-whoever that that sony stole from nintendo. nintendo has it for regular tv's, ps3 has it in HD. there is ur difference and the arguement is over

Murpheus007
Murpheus007

What a good day to be a future PS3 owner.

RaNaBiR
RaNaBiR

I cant believe we have to wait another 6 months for the PS3!

Dinghy_Dog
Dinghy_Dog

It's about time for a new ninja game. I just finished Real Ultimate Power by Rob Hamberger and I need to practice my moves.

Mkeegs79
Mkeegs79

It shows how popular Ninja Gaiden is when all the talk is Ninja Gaiden. Shirokishi also looks very amazing and came out of nowhere. Resistence:Fall of Man looks awesome. Warhawk looks ok. Of course so does the remake of the updated Ninja Gaiden:P

SciFiCat
SciFiCat

Nice to see some Tecmo gamesz coming to ps3, the whole motion sensing thing is a dead issue, nintendo has it(POSITIONAL AWARENESS), sony has it(6 AXIS GYROSCOPE). could we PLEASE move on to another topic. For ex: I´m not buying one because it is 600 freaking bucks!!! And the fact that there are people out there willing to buy as many as they can to ten Ebay them for $2000.

mike360gl
mike360gl

hmmmm i would of thought microsoft would have wanted to kepp ninja gaiden xbox exclusive because if there trying to win the japanease market then the best ninja games like this would be very useful to be able to use as an exclusive franchise...

williamwu1985
williamwu1985

coollll, almost kill myself with this cooling, i cant breath!!!aaaaaaaaaaa.

popplayer22
popplayer22

Yeah, it's quite obvious Sony copies everyone. I mean the 360 moving the black and white buttons to the shoulders is really original. Sony needs to strive to be more original. I mean after all Wii and 360 have a Blue Ray player. Oh wait, no they don't...

kerensky287
kerensky287

AlphonseElric, please don't be a fanboy. I'm not completely sure sony stole it from nintendo, and although I DO hate Sony with a burning passion, I try to be fair. Better to rationalize your reasons than be flamed...

Lee1987
Lee1987

Cool graphics, cool costume too :)

AlphonseElric23
AlphonseElric23

nice to see how well Sony is building on the motion controller idea that they STOLE from Nintendo. Wii pwns the PS3 so much it's npt even funny XD

bigboy2092
bigboy2092

atomixmax: I wish this come out for 360....... \ i know right at least assains creed is

atomixmax
atomixmax

I wish this come out for 360.......

Deathcythe09
Deathcythe09

They Need to make a sequel instead of a damn "enhanced" version. it's ridiculous. if they keep it up no ones gonna want their game.. this is thier third game and its the same as the first just "new" stuff. Bull sh!t just make another sequel.

zeldante22
zeldante22

awesome god bless videogamesss¡¡¡¡¡¡¡¡

Mr_Saturn26
Mr_Saturn26

More icing on the cake, also cool the motion sencer is actully going to be used.

NintendoWarrior
NintendoWarrior

... y dont they ever take ninja gaiden forward? (sequel)

mark_unix
mark_unix

hey gamespot there is a typo: becuase it is a new and improved version of the title ;)

Jordanaire
Jordanaire

I'm ecstatic to finally see that Ninja Gaiden (Xbox's best game title) Sigma is finally arriving on the Playstation 3 platform.

X-7
X-7

That RPG from Level 5 looks cool.

azeos
azeos

drangel_jam, thats just what I was thinking. Release a killer app on another system, then put it on a competeing system to attract more fans. Now some people who weren't even thinking of getting a 360 may if ninja gaiden 2 comes out and is exclusive.

Devilshelper666
Devilshelper666

I'd like to see that interview, if you don't mind. I went on IGN and all I saw was that Ninja Gaiden not confirmed as a 360 game, and the only message I saw was Itigaki leaving a kryptic message saying "I will never betray my NInja Gaiden fans." So, ya if you could dig it up, I'd appreciate it.

GoddBless
GoddBless

"_LEGIONS_ Very strange that Team Ninja NEVER comfirmed Ninja Gaiden (or its sequels) for the 360. As far as I'm concerned, with the recent anouncements, you need a PS3 to play the next-gen Ninja Gaiden. Once again, we need all consoles to enjoy all games." They confirmed it a few weeks ago in an IGN interview.

fatjoe_77
fatjoe_77

i hope that sigma won't be crazy hard. do you think that they'll take the difficulty level up a notch, like uber-difficult or something?

GoddBless
GoddBless

"Flame_of_Nova To the people saying it doesn’t look much better; you need to get over it, because this is the best looking next-gen game. Sony has won in terms of having the better hardware. This game kills everything on 360 and PS3. Not even the mighty Metal Gear can stand up to Sigma. Team Ninja had to show the world that they still make the best looking games in the industry and they have done just that. There are just not enough people that buy Team Ninja’s games that play Xbox so it’s time to shift." A remake of the Xbox version is better than MGS4. You're not a fanboy....you're something.....something much worse. YOU'RE A DUNCE!!!!

ultimate_zero
ultimate_zero

Why are the Microsoft Fanboys always mad about Good news from Sony. Ninja Gaiden is coming to the PS3 and thats good news just like Grand Theft Auto coming to the Xbox360 .

greyfox6662912
greyfox6662912

i wonder what the difficulty level will be like?

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

I'm very happy to know that Ninja Gaiden Sigma will be on the PS3. I personally want to buy it, a year after launch. Now I have two games that make me buy a console know matter what, MGS4, and NGS. I have hopes for more heavy hitters that I truly crave on the PS3. And it means good business for MS. The XBox 360 may attrack more consumers when Ninja Gaiden 2 drops, since a lot of them will give the acclaim that this game diserves after it's out for the PS3. Am I right? Of course I'd be super happy for seen NGS on the Xbox 360 just for the Achievements, since I'm a Master Ninja if-u-no-what-i-mean.

Poltergeist13
Poltergeist13

Its cool PS3 is getting a Ninja Gaiden game, but I'm stoked for NG2 on 360.

amirkalloe
amirkalloe

why for the PS3, I want to play that game too

rwbojorquez
rwbojorquez

This is what it is. Details sharpened for PS3 Ninja Gaiden Famitsu reports Ninja Gaiden Sigma will include the complete version of the Xbox game Ninja Gaiden; Ryu Hayabusa will be able to dual-wield. NEWS - Posted Sep 22, 2006 12:05 pm PT So what ps3 gets a better picture of ninja gaiden original because ps2 was not able to handle it and the 360 get NG2

Seymour47
Seymour47

Tiefster "How come devs for Sony do a better job at bringing positive attention to PS3 than Sony does itself?? " Because, for one, the devs don't have to talk big to up their stock prices, so they are grounded in some semblance of reality. And, two, because the execs at Sony are a bunch of mouth breathing brain donors.

tao707
tao707

what i hear is that microsoft wants sony to take their glamer in saying ninja gaiden is coming to ps3. but from what i hear is that next week at microsofts next conference, they will announce that ninja gaiden sigma is also coming to the 360

Tiefster
Tiefster

How come devs for Sony do a better job at bringing positive attention to PS3 than Sony does itself??

TimSpot
TimSpot

Oh my god what happened to Rachel's right ankle! That's disgusting!

man_alive
man_alive

who wants to wave their dual analog controller around while playing resistance fall of man? i really find that annoying. that makes me less interested, not more.