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.

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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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YAYAYYY!!!:)))

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YAYAYYY!!!!:)))

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It's never nice to keep a great game to yourself; c'mon sony... please share the love... katamari for wii60

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some other, smaller sites reporting on this story have had it removed by namco bandai - dunno whether it supports the idea of the game's release or not but interesting nonetheless

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Just to let everybody know, the guy who originally created katamari had nothing to do with the psp game, and he said that he wouldn't be doing anymore katamari games. so whoever is developing this game isn't the original creator. << LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>

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Katamari on the Wii is going to be so awesome. I hope they don't screw it up.

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pudgieluv, how is this a victory for sony, they already had katamari, and are now losing it to xbox and nintendo. the only chioce is which to get, the wii or 360 version

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This is all small talk,I don't see any signigicance.And Pudgieluv,Xbox is not slipping away this week,it's sales are like double of the PS3,still,even after Sony stabilized the stock in stores.Wii and 360 are still on top,360 with its games and upcoming games and Xbox Live,Wii with its innovation and kid-friendliness(both outsell PS3 by miles).

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Nice... Another for ps3.. Cant wait - xbox is slipping away this week..........

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Has namco confirmed this?

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I hope they make good use of the Wii motion... I know they will make good use of the Wii motion Sensitivity.

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Katamari is great. While I'm happy that it could come to the current generation home consoles, I can imagine the great things that could be done with an XBOX 360 or PlayStation 3 version--more interactive worlds, better physics, less boxy graphics. Then again, I don't want it to lose its eclectic charm.

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"It seems as if they failed to mention that little bit. Either way if the game is good people will play it. I guess this is GS way of showing SE support for the 360. With the Katamari games going to all 3 consoles I'll have to agree that the Wii version may be the best. Especially since the WiiMote can use a wider range of motions than the Sixaxis. All 3 should be great however. I think I'll get it for the Wii when I finally pick one up." It will of course use motion sensing on the Wii, but if it does look several times better on the other two consoles, it may not be such an advantage. I doubt it will use the SixAxis on the PS3, but if it does, the overall advantage is clearly on that console. The analog sticks are amazing though, from my experience with it on PS2. No one will miss out on a very fun game. If you've never played a Katamari, ROOOOLL up to your local game store and pick this one up along with the other two and make a giant Katamari gaming star in the cosmos.

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As a PS3 owner, seeing Katamari go from a "Beautiful" $20 price tag to $25 saddened me. Seeing it jump to $40 upon its relative success is even more saddening. Royal rainbow me a "do-not-care." This game will have to be at least as good and then some to make me interested. Still, I absolutely love Katamari. I have faith it can be that good.

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wohoo katamari!!!

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i hope to god that it is nothing like super monkey ball on wii...

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Katamari on the Wii? Now that would be very, very interesting.

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i really hope katamari s comin out for all of us its a great game which is just amazingly fun

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AWESOME news about Katamari, after the studio claimed they were done with the IP I was pretty bummed!

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What kind of track record to retailers have in being correct on their unconfirmed product announcements?

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Katamari with the Wiimote controls? could be fun. Slipheed on the PS2 was sweet! I hope the make one for the Xbox360!

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Katamari would be awesome on the Wii.

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I love Katamari!!

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good!?

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I'll take a copy for 360!!

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if they have a Katamari time based online vs. mode on the 360 then the angel shall sing from heaven as the earth will finally be complete.

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Well, judging by the italic comment (last paragraph), this whole story basically means nothing. moving on!

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With a price that low it doesn't sound like they're expecting it to move a lot of units.

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Royal rainbow!

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$39.99 ....Not bad

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/sarcasm Yay!! Katamari, now my 360 gaming euphoria is finally realized!! /end sarcasm I am looking forward to Silpheed, however.

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Nice I'll definitely get Katamari on the 360 :)

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:0 I want Katamari on the wii!!!

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"Eclipse_ShinRa Square Enix Xbox 360 shooter at a budget price point. This isnt Square-Enix game..Square didnt make it. They only Published it." It seems as if they failed to mention that little bit. Either way if the game is good people will play it. I guess this is GS way of showing SE support for the 360. With the Katamari games going to all 3 consoles I'll have to agree that the Wii version may be the best. Especially since the WiiMote can use a wider range of motions than the Sixaxis. All 3 should be great however. I think I'll get it for the Wii when I finally pick one up. Hey Nintendo! Bring on the other colors already, I want a black one.

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You know, for a few days the only PS2 game I could play was Silpheed. It had been stuck in the drive tray! Luckily that is now fixed.

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I've never played Katamari before and I thought I never would because I'm not getting a PS3. But if this turns out to be true... awesome!!!

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Corvin If Katamari is coming to the 360 thats all I care about... I had once said the 360 needs more quirky games like Katamari and here we are... I'll buy it on day one... er, assuming its not terrible somehow... --------------------------- Wow, I never realized that President Bush likes to eat cats. I like him a lot better already.

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cool, i love katamari. I cant wait to play this on the 360.

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Katamari on the Wii would be a blast IMO.

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Katamari? I would totally dig another one (I've loved the last 3), but I do recall the creator of Katamari saying he was done a long while ago (went to go build playgrounds or something). If anything, they'll either do a remake of the PSP version (without the loading screens in the middle of a stage).

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Looks like everything is going to be on multiple consoles these days. Not a good thing. Cross-platform games almost always tend to be dumbed down to the lowest common denominator. Like the Wii's graphics... >.

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It's always best to be patient and wait until closer to the listed release date before you get excited about a release, how many times have games actually been scheduled and then been delayed anyways....

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druggyjoe3000, at first I tried to figure out what you were trying to say, but then I looked at your username again, and I realized I didn't have to.

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Ya katamari for the wii. This is gonna be good.

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project Silpheed is some fake pice of ############## its a lie and it is a april fools joke that everybodys falling for. all it is a somy ps3 battle cry as their last attempt to survie with mealt gears and final fantasy

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That's what I'm talkin' about!

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If Katamari is coming to the 360 thats all I care about... I had once said the 360 needs more quirky games like Katamari and here we are... I'll buy it on day one... er, assuming its not terrible somehow...

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Oh snap! A new Katamari game! I hope this is all true. :3

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Crap, what system will I buy Katamari on?

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Silpheed looked VERY good at TGS. And that disclaimer is good, but I have to ask... why exactly do retailers jump the gun so frequently? Is there someone in purchasing that likes to make things up for laughs? Does the database guy type with his knuckles and always hits extra platform codes? Do the folks in Relations misplace their glasses every time an upcoming release fax arrives? Does the COO have a time machine? Is the CEO a mindreader? Do many Bothans die to bring them this information? Probably not. But seeing as the publishers play coy after wining and dining the purchasers for shelf space, the only feasible options seem to fall into categories of dishonesty, incompetence, and conspiracy. Which is exactly the feeling that seeps into my bones every time I go in to an EBGames.

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