E3 06: Namco Bandai reveals next-gen lineup

Tekken 6, Ridge Racer 7 slated for PS3; Mobile Ops and Culdcept Saga coming to Xbox 360.


Namco Bandai Games America today revealed a lineup of four next-generation console games, with the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 each getting a pair of offerings.

On the PlayStation 3, Namco Bandai is prepping the next iterations of two of its most popular series with Ridge Racer 7 and Tekken 6. A teaser trailer for Tekken 6 was shown as part of Sony's E3 conference at last year's show, while gamers are still waiting for their first glimpse of the seventh Ridge Racer.

Over on the Xbox 360, Namco Bandai has a pair of new games on its US lineup. There's Mobile Ops, a first-person action game set in the Gundam universe (originally announced last July at the Xbox Summit in Japan), and the more recently announced Culdcept Saga.

While the Monopoly-meets-Magic card-battling series has had success on multiple platforms in Japan, it has made only a single appearance domestically, the 2003 Culdcept on the PlayStation 2.

The Namco Bandai release includes no mention of three other recently announced Xbox 360 games that seemed to be likely candidates for a US release: Zegapain XOR and the Xbox Live Arcade games Galaga and Pac-Man.

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