PS3 UT3 still in Sony's '07 lineup, Epic 'confident'

[UPDATE] SCEA's near-100-game holiday roster lists console edition of shooter; Midway says to expect game in '08, but developer says it may still arrive in time.

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With the November release calendar jam-packed with big releases, Sony Computer Entertainment America this morning released its full holiday 2007 lineup of expected games and add-ons for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation Portable, and PlayStation 2.

While many of the nearly 100 retail and downloadable games listed for Sony systems are already out, these are the titles Sony is using to demonstrate "a continued commitment from both SCEA and third-party developers to the PlayStation family of products and aims to appeal to enthusiast and casual gamers alike." Divided by platform, Sony's latest console gets the most attention in the holiday lineup with 34 retail games and 13 downloadable titles. The PSP list includes two dozen games, slightly behind the PS2's showing of 27 titles.

As with Nintendo's first- and third-party release list from last month, some of SCEA's entries didn't fit with what had previously been known. For instance, SCEA lists Unreal Tournament 3 for the PS3 as releasing this year, when Midway has told its investors the game shouldn't arrive until 2008. A Midway representative told GameSpot today that the company still expects Unreal Tournament 3 for the PS3 to see release next year.

[UPDATE]: Epic Games vice president Mark Rein told GameSpot that Unreal Tournament 3 was in "really good shape," and might yet make it to shelves this year.

"We did a pre-certification check last week and came back with a surprisingly small number of issues," Rein said. "But we don't want to be over-confident and say it is a sure thing. We still have to do a more thorough certification and things might not flesh out quite as well with a deeper test but the game is truly fantastic on PS3 so our fingers are crossed! Whether we make December or not, the good news for us and our licensees is that we've leaped a major engine hurdle on PS3 and we've hit that solid 'version 1.0' state we hit with Gears of War at that same one-year-after-console-release time frame." [END UPDATE]

Likewise, Capcom's Harvey Birdman: Attorney at Law for the PSP appears on SCEA's lineup, but that game was officially delayed until January specifically to avoid the crowded holiday release window. The PS2 version was also delayed, but is not included on SCEA's holiday list.

[UPDATE]: A Capcom representative has since confirmed that Harvey Birdman is set for release on the PS2, PSP, and Wii on January 8.

PlayStation 3
First-Party:
The Eye of Judgment
Heavenly Sword
NBA 08
Lair
Folklore
Ratchet & Clank Future: Tools of Destruction
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune
Warhawk

Third-Party:
Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare, Activision
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, Activision
Tony Hawk's Proving Ground, Activision
Jericho, Codemasters
Kane & Lynch: Dead Men, Eidos
FIFA 08, EA
Medal of Honor Airborne, EA
Rock Band, EA
The Orange Box, EA
The Simpsons Game, EA
Bladestorm: The Hundred Years' War, Koei
Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga, Lucas Arts
BlackSite: Area 51, Midway
John Woo Presents Stranglehold Collector's Edition, Midway
Unreal Tournament 3, Midway
Time Crisis 4, Namco Bandai
Sega Rally Revo, Sega
College Hoops 2K8, Take 2 Interactive
WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008, THQ
Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights, THQ
MX vs. ATV Untamed, THQ
Assassin's Creed, Ubisoft
Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII, Ubisoft
Haze, Ubisoft
TimeShift, Vivendi
Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion-Game of the Year Edition, Zenimax

PlayStation Network
High Velocity Bowling
PAIN
Everyday Shooter
Go! Sports Ski
Go! Sports Skydiving
Mesmerize 1
Trials of Topoq
Toy Home
Twisted Metal 2 (PS One)
Operation Creature Feature
Aquatopia
Snakeball
PixelJunk Monsters
MotorStorm Christmas Livery
MotorStorm Premium Pack 2
Resistance: Fall of Man: Map Pack 2
flOw Download Pack
MotorStorm Vehicle and Livery Pack
Folklore Download Packs 1 and 2

PlayStation Portable:
First-party:
Jeanne d'Arc
NBA '08
SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Tactical Strike
Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow

Third-party:
Spider-Man 3, Activision
Tony Hawk's Proving Ground, Activision
Atari Classics Evolved, Atari
Harvey Birdman, Attorney at Law, Capcom
Ben 10: Protector of Earth, D3
FIFA 08, EA
The Sims 2 Castaway, EA
The Simpsons Game, EA
Castlevania: The Dracula X Chronicles, Konami
Silent Hill Origins, Konami
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops Plus, Konami
Star Wars Battlefront: Renegade Squadron, Lucas Arts
Sonic Rivals 2, Sega
The Golden Compass, Sega
Final Fantasy Tactics: The War of the Lions, Square Enix
WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008, THQ
MX vs. ATV Untamed, THQ
Beowulf, Ubisoft
SWAT: Target Liberty, Vivendi
Aliens vs. Predator Requiem, Vivendi

PlayStation 2:
First-Party:
Buzz! The Mega Quiz
Buzz! Junior: Jungle Party
Hot Shots Tennis
NBA '08
SingStar: Amped
SingStar '80s
Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror

Third-Party:
Cabela's Monster Bass, Activision
Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock, Activision
Tony Hawk's Proving Ground, Activision
Dragon Ball Z: Budokai Tenkaichi 3, Atari
High School Musical: Sing It, Disney
Need for Speed ProStreet, EA
Rock Band, EA
Aqua Teen Hunger Force: Zombie Ninja Pro-Am, Midway
.hack//G.U. Vol. 3: Redemption, Namco Bandai
PopCap Hits! Vol 1, PopCap
Phantasy Star Universe: Ambition of the Illuminus, Sega
Fatal Fury Battle Archives Volume 2, SNK
Final Fantasy XI: Wings of the Goddess, Square-Enix
College Hoops 2K8, Take 2
Avatar: The Last Airbender -- The Burning Earth, THQ
SpongeBob's Atlantis SquarePants, THQ
MX vs. ATV Untamed, THQ
Crash of the Titans, Vivendi
The Legend of Spyro: The Eternal Night, Vivendi
Looney Tunes: Acme Arsenal, Warner Bros.

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