Retail Radar: PSP goes over the Rainbow Six Vegas, gets Rocky 6

Online sites suggest delays, details, release dates, and the first Xbox 360 game to carry a suggested retail price under $20.


The Retail Radar picked up on a listing for an Electronic Arts retro compilation earlier today, but there are a few more incoming bogies to mention, with plenty of activity on the PlayStation Portable front and some news for owners of other systems, as well.

First off, GameStop has a couple new listings for previously unheard of versions of Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas. Only the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 versions of the game have been announced officially, but it looks like Ubisoft hasn't forgotten the current-gen consoles or portable gamers just yet, as GameStop is also soliciting preorders for PSP and PlayStation 2 editions of the game.

Product pages have also sprung up on GameStop for a couple more unannounced PSP games. Later this year, the retailer expects to receive shipments of M.A.C.H. from Vivendi Games and Rocky 6 from Ubisoft. There's very little information on the site about either M.A.C.H. (which shares the name of an obscure Commodore 64 action game) or Rocky 6 (presumably based on the upcoming sequel to the big-screen boxing franchise).

In other PSP blips, Namco Bandai's Warhammer WarCry card-battling game apparently has a subtitle now, as GameStop is calling it "Warhammer WaCry [sic]: Battle for Atluma." According to the product page, the game will feature more than 450 cards to collect, wireless multiplayer, the ability to build a custom deck from more than 90 different units, and a thorough tutorial mode.

Also, GameStop isn't expecting the PSP to see Gran Turismo arrive on the portable until 2007. The game's last official release projection date was simply 2006, although that was only announced for Japan. In 2004, Gran Turismo 4 Mobile was among the first wave of games announced for the portable, but it hasn't caused much of a stir since, being noticeably absent from the last two Electronic Entertainment Expos.

There's another possible delay hinted at on the retailer's site in the form of a January 2007 release date for the PS2 role-playing game Rogue Galaxy. It will also be 2007 before the site expects to receive shipments of the 256MB Xbox 360 memory card (March 1, $59.99).

Finally, in good news that you won't have to wait to take advantage of, it appears that Ridge Racer 6 has become the first Xbox 360 game to hit a suggested retail price of $19.99. Pretty much every major online retailer is now offering the game brand new for a third of its original $59.99 tag.

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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