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Retail Radar: Katamari PS3 and Wii, Project Silpheed US bound?

Online storefronts suggest a multiplatform return for Namco's sticky ball, summer release for Square Enix Xbox 360 shooter at a budget price point.


Last week, rumors of an Xbox 360 follow-up to Katamari Damacy started rolling when pictures of a product listing for the game, purportedly from Blockbuster Video's internal database, surfaced online. Now, product pages on the online store of GameStop are suggesting that the unconfirmed game--so far referred to as Beautiful Katamari--is also headed for the Wii and PlayStation 3, in addition to the Xbox 360.

The product listings peg the Xbox 360 and PS3 editions of Beautiful Katamari as late October releases, with the Wii version not arriving until the end of November. A Namco Bandai representative declined to comment on the listings.

Meanwhile, GameStop is also taking preorders for Project Silpheed for the Xbox 360. According to the listing, the Square Enix 3D space shooter is being published domestically by Microsoft Game Studios and is expected to ship in July, with a $39.99 price tag attached. A Microsoft representative said no announcement has been made regarding the game.

Please note, while retailer listings frequently jump the gun on publishers' product announcements, they should not be taken as final confirmation of a game's existence; nor should the absence of a listing be considered as proof that a game isn't coming to a given platform.

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