Sony lays out '08, early '09 lineup
Publisher confirms stateside delays for Killzone 2 and LittleBigPlanet, dates Resistance 2, PS3 Buzz! for fall.
At Sony's EU PlayStation Day in London early last week, the publisher dropped a handful of heartening details, as well as a few downers for PlayStation 3 owners. Namely, the publisher said that two of its most anticipated exclusive titles, Guerrilla's Killzone 2 and Media Molecule's LittleBigPlanet, had been bumped from their projected ship dates--in Europe, at least--to February 2009 and October 2008, respectively.
With Sony throwing a stateside Gamers' Day event in Southern California today, the publisher confirmed that Guerrilla's long-awaited first-person shooter and Media Molecule's sandbox playground have indeed been furloughed to launch in proximity to their European counterparts.
In addition to confirming the delays, Sony also laid out its lineup for the rest of 2008 and into early 2009. Of primary note, the publisher said Insomniac Games' Resistance 2 will arrive on the PS3 this fall. The publisher stressed the game's large-scale 60-player online multiplayer component, as well as the MyResistance.net community portal.
PS3 gamers looking for a little less mayhem will also be interested to know Buzz! Quiz TV, featuring more than 5,000 questions in five categories, will also land on Sony's flagship console this fall. A slimmed-down PSP version of the game, Buzz! Master Quiz, will be available in the same time frame, and include 3,000 questions spanning a variety of topics.
In addition to its retail offerings, Sony also gave PS3 owners a heads-up on what will arrive on the PlayStation Network this summer. Before summer's end, the publisher expects Sony Liverpool's Wipeout HD, 8bit Games' Elefunk, Q-Games' PixelJunk Eden, and Sony Japan's episodic series Siren: Blood Curse.
A full lineup of upcoming titles published by Sony is listed below.
Hot Shots Golf: Open Tee 2--PSP--June 3
Secret Agent Clank--PSP--June 17
Wipeout HD--PSN--Summer 2008
PixelJunk Eden--PSN--Summer 2008
Siren: Blood Curse--PSN--Summer 2008
SOCOM: US Navy SEALs Confrontation--PS3--September 16
NBA 09--PS3, PSP, PS2--Fall 2008
BUZZ! Quiz TV--PS3--Fall 2008
BUZZ! Master Quiz--PSP--Fall 2008
MotorStorm Pacific Rift--PS3--Fall 2008
Resistance 2--PS3--Fall 2008
Killzone 2--PS3--February 2009
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