PS3 in for a big September
Semi-official Sony blog pegs release month for Heavenly Sword, Lair, Killzone, Ratchet & Clank, Warhawk; mentions PS3 edition of Wipeout Fusion.
Sony's "semi-official" blog Three Speech claims that the release dates for a handful of hotly anticipated PlayStation 3 games have been narrowed down to September.
"That's when we'll see Heavenly Sword, the ultra-responsive arena-based swordfighting game, innovative dragon-fighting game Lair and the air, foot and vehicle combat game Warhawk, which is still looking likely to be released over the PlayStation Network rather than in the shops," according to the latest posting on the site. "First-person shooter Killzone, too, should surface in September, as well as the first PS3 version of Ratchet & Clank."
The post also makes a few eyebrow-raising mentions of the PS3 receiving an "HD-ised" port of the PlayStation 2 title Wipeout Fusion, as well as Irrational Games' BioShock. This is especially surprising, as Microsoft announced at its X06 event in Barcelona last year that Irrational Games' submerged shooter would be exclusive to the Xbox 360 and PC. Chosen by GameSpot editors as the Electronic Entertainment Expo 2006 Game of the Show, Bioshock was originally slated to be released on the PC and "next-generation console systems."
When contacted for comment by GameSpot, a Sony representative pointed out that Three Speech is a semi-official blog handled by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe and said the only game on the list with a confirmed US date is Lair, which should arrive in July.
[UPDATE]: The Three Speech blog has since been updated with a notice that reads, "There is currently no indication that BioShock will come out on the PS3. Apologies for the previously inaccurate information."