Frame City Killer delayed

Namco's Xbox 360 shooter will be cooling its guns until the "second half of 2006."

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Following last week's delays of College Hoops 2K6 and Top Spin 2, the January Xbox 360 calendar has lost another game. Today, Namco confirmed that Frame City Killer, its sci-fi shooter for the next-gen console, has been pushed back. Still listed as a "Winter 2005" release on the Namco Web site, the game was expected by many this month. Games with "winter" windows, most notably Resident Evil 4, often slip past the holidays into January of the following year.

So when will the game finally come to North American 360s? "Frame City Killer is slated to launch in the second half of 2006," a Namco rep told GameSpot. "We are looking forward to launching our second Xbox 360 title later this year." The game was already delayed in Japan.

Set in the year 2047, Frame City Killer is a sci-fi shooter that follows Crow, a government assassin. Crow has been assigned the unenviable task of taking out several drug kingpins in the game's titular metropolis, a Blade Runner-esque neon hellscape rife with crime. Frame City Killer is being developed using the Unreal 3 engine, and it will take advantage of the Xbox 360's online functionality, even though it's a single-player game. It will also feature futuristic, Matrix-like gunplay and martial arts combat. For more details, check out GameSpot's previous coverage.

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Saints Row and the Outfit will take my time until this comes out (let's not forget Splinter Cell and Ghost Recon too)

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that and top spin 2 were on my list :(

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I've seen enough in Dead to Rights... Don't think Frame City Killer will be better then DtR... (i don't mean graphics, but only gameplay)

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Oh No...That Game Looks Great...Can't Believe it got delayed...But i'm not sure since i haven't got the Xbox 360 until March...

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nooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!

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well said Optimusv2 :D

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I am out of games to play. I am so bord that I am playing Resident Evil 4 for the third time (still fun), I need games soon or I will look for a night time job

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Hopefully this will push the game to be much better. There are far too few CyberPunk games out, and this looks promising.

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I have not heard all that much about this game. I was under the impression that it was going to be 3rd person, like Gears of War. I have to say I am waiting for Gears of War.

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Awww, I was looking forward to getting to play this soon. Oh well, I'm sure that when I get it later it'll have been made even better.

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wow, i am pissed. i was really looking forward to this game. go ahead and screw yourself namco.

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most likely it they found some bugs in the game that need to be fix

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game dosen't look that good anyway.....

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Good it looks liek it could benifit from the work, altough it could also mean that it could come to PS3 aswell..

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Hopefully they'll give the graphics engine a boost.

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The game looks like crap anyways.

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Wow, MS is retarded. At this rate the ps3 will have more launch titles than the 360 has titles period. LOL>

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Damn i was really looking foward to this type of game. Well i still love CoD2.

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A delay that big means the game sucked and they had to do something to make it not suck...

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Perhaps Namco's getting cold feet since the 360 met with a similarly cool reception in Japan. Its Ridge Racer game didn't fare too well either...

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Hopefully a delay means something good and not bad. See "DOA4".

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Was a good move. Frame City Killer wasn't looking Next-Gen at all, especially considering that they are using the Unreal 3 engine.

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Don't think i will get the game either way so i don't really worry about the delay

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"waste of space" not realy a wast that just the way they want express themself, I agree with gitso the game looks weird, and the graphic do not look HD at all must be (480p) this shoud an Xbox 1 release. if they keep making games like this on the 360 I will have to buy PS3

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looks like it could be relly good or really crappy

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o well, looks like gangsta shooters can take over the second half of the year instead of the first.

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Sweet, a delay is usually a positive. I think this game is going to blow some people out of the water.

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This game looks like crap and every game for the 360 have been crap so far, whats up with all of these delays, can't they get it to work without a bug.

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If those driving-sequence screens on 1up are real, no wonder it's delayed....

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I think it is most likely for the best.THis way they can add more depth to it. I also have to wonder if they are doing this because they think not many people have a 360. If that is the case they will use there time and add as much as they can so when people do get a 360 they will like it.

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yes i feel the same way about all these first people. waste of space

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delay means they will put something good I hope

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