Sony Computer Entertainment America Announces Extensive Second-Quarter Line-Up for PLAYSTATION®3, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) and PlayStation®2 More than 100 First and Third-Party Games to Launch in Spring 2007 Sony Computer Entertainment America Announces Extensive Second-Quarter Line-Up for PLAYSTATION®3, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) and PlayStation®2 More than 100 First and Third-Party Games to Launch in Spring 2007 FOSTER CITY, Calif., April 19, 2007 – Sony Computer Entertainment America (SCEA) today announced its 2007 second-quarter software line-up for PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™), PSP® (PlayStation®Portable), and PlayStation®2 (PS2) computer entertainment systems. More than 100 first- and third-party PS3, PSP and PlayStation 2 titles will launch during the next few months of 2007, bringing to consumers an impressively robust software line-up. The catalog encompasses the most popular game genres, featuring industry leading franchises as well as new intellectual properties that will appeal to game enthusiasts of any level. “Our second-quarter line-up of PS3, PSP and PlayStation 2 software titles demonstrates a continued commitment from both SCEA and third-party developers to the PlayStation family of products,” said Peter Dille, Senior Vice President of Marketing, SCEA. “We are excited by the content being developed by our partners, but are also looking forward to launching PlayStation-branded exclusive games created by our own worldwide studios this quarter and throughout the rest of 2007.” In addition to disc-based games available at retailers nationwide, SCEA ushered in a new way for consumers to get games with the launch of PS3 last fall. PLAYSTATION®Store, accessible through the PLAYSTATION®Network, allows for the downloading of a wide variety of games, from new original intellectual property playable only on PS3, such as Calling All Cars™, to old-school classic PlayStation games for PSP. Here is a rundown of what will be available at retail and on the PLAYSTATION Store this quarter: PS3 Key Titles F.E.A.R.™ Spider-Man 3 Ninja Gaiden® Sigma MLB 07 The Show™ Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End The Darkness® The Bigs 2K Sports TRANSFORMERS: The Game Calling All Cars™ Championship Sprint™ Gauntlet II™ Joust® Mortal Kombat II® Rampage™ World Tour Super Puzzle Fighter™ II HD Remix Rampart® Sony Online Entertainment PSP Key Titles Alien Syndrome™ Crazy Taxi™: Fare Wars CRUSH™ Sega Dungeon Maker: Hunting Ground FINAL FANTASY® I FINAL FANTASY II Harvest Moon® Boy & Girl Ridge Racer 2 Test Drive® Unlimited Atari Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six® Vegas Valhalla Knights PlayStation 2 Key Titles DAWN of MANA™ Fantastic Four™ Rise of the Silver Surfer Vol. 2: Reminisce™ Harry Potter AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX™ Lara Croft Tomb Raider®: Anniversary Manhunt 2 Rockstar NCAA® Football 08 NARUTO™: Ultimate Ninja™ 2 Odin Sphere® Ratatouille THQ Shrek The Third™ Spider-man 3 Tony Hawk's™ Downhill Jam About Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. continues to redefine the entertainment lifestyle with its PlayStation® and PS one® game console, the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, and the ground-breaking PLAYSTATION®3 (PS3™) computer entertainment system. Recognized as the undisputed industry leader, Sony Computer Entertainment America Inc. markets the PlayStation family of products and develops, publishes, markets, and distributes software for the PS one game console, the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system, the PSP system and the PS3 system for the North American market. Based in Foster City, Calif. Sony Computer Entertainment America, Inc. serves as headquarters for all North American operations and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. Final Fantasy I, II confirmed for US PSPs Legendary Square Enix RPGs remade for Sony's handheld headed across... The Final Fantasy franchise will be two decades old this year, and to celebrate the occasion, publisher Square Enix earlier this year revealed that it is remastering Final Fantasy and Final Fantasy II for the PlayStation Portable. While this seemed like a momentous time for longtime FF fans all over the globe, the games were announced only for Japan. Thankfully for FF fans in the Western Hemisphere, Square decided to open up the party a little and today announced that the two games will be coming to the US this summer. The new PSP version of Final Fantasy will ship to stores on June 26, and its sequel will follow the next month on July 24. Both games will retail for $29.99. The anniversary editions will feature new character art, enhanced graphics, new dungeons, an "updated camera view," and a 16:9 aspect ratio. Final Fantasy for the PSP is rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and Older, and Final Fantasy II is rated T for Teen. Hard Rock Casino Now you can play blackjack, video poker, and slots--no matter how close or far you are from Las Vegas. Hard Rock Casino combines the most popular casino games in one package, complete with realistic cards and casino gameplay. Each game includes help files and supports familiar keypad controls. In this authentic casino simulation, you can develop your skills and strategies and increase your winnings to become a casino master Hard Rock CASINO hits PSP April 24 Th3 Plan In this heist-based game titled The Plan, you play as Robert Taylor, ringleader of a gang of professional thieves out to steal two famous Rembrandt paintings and sell them for a nice profit. Th3 Plan hits PS2 April 24 F.E.A.R.™ (First Encounter Assault Recon) Gamespot’s PC Shooter of the Year 2005 is coming to the PLAYSTATION®3 gaming and entertainment system with new levels, new weapons and more explosive online action. Already a critical and commercial smash on the PC, F.E.A.R.™ will bring a new level of FPS gameplay to PLAYSTATION 3 with exclusive single-player content designed to immerse the player deeper in the world of the F.E.A.R. team, as well as the visceral action of F.E.A.R. multiplayer. F.E.A.R. hits PS3 April 24
Chart Track says approximately 165,000 PlayStation 3s were sold in...
UK gamers apparently didn't hold a grudge after Sony delayed the launch of the PlayStation 3 in Europe for three months. The console went on sale in the UK this past weekend, and the first round of sales numbers are in.
According to industry watcher Chart Track, the PS3 became the fastest-selling home console (does not include portables) in UK history, with almost 165,000 moved in its first two days on sale.
The PS3 was still behind a portable in the all-time gaming platform ranks, but it's doubtful that Sony will mind. The PlayStation Portable holds the record for fastest-selling gaming console with approximately 185,000 sold in its first two days on sale. The previous record holder for home consoles was the Wii, which sold more than 50,000 units in its first 12 hours, and was widely reported to have sold approximately 105,000 units in its opening weekend.
The PS3 helped two Sony software titles take the top spots on the UK's all-formats chart last week, with Resistance: Fall of Man and Motorstorm falling in slots one and two, respectively. Overall, six of the top 10 all-formats games were PS3 titles.
PSP - Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Warriors
Namco Bandai is bringing the popular tv series Shohen Jump Naruto to the psp in form of the game Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Warriors. This game will be a team based fighting game allowing up to 3 vs 3 team battles. The games features include:
- 3-on-3 team based gameplay. Players can create their favorite Ninja Dream team.
- Intense single player with 8 stages
- 20 unlockable characters
- Wireless interactive multiplayer versus mode which allows up to 2 players
This game is to be released in the Late Summer of 2007
PS3 - Guitar Hero 3 Hits PS3
We all knew it was coming, just were not sure as to when. Red Octane had pulled back the curtain a bit to announce when we can expect Guitar Hero 3. According to their Knowledgebase: "Guitar Hero 3 for the Playstation 2, PS3, Xbox 360 and Wii are currently scheduled for release in the United States in Fall of 2007."
This marks the first time for the franchise to hit Nintendo consoles and we are told it will not just be a port. There are not a lot of details as of yet- we'll update as they come in.