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Capcom Debuts Two New Games at Tokyo Game Show 2009

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283w ago - Capcom announced today that two titles on display at the 2009 Tokyo Game Show will be coming to North America and Europe in 2010.

New Capcom titles Sengoku BASARA Samurai Heroes and Ghost Trick (working title for North America and Europe), displayed to the Japanese public for the first time in Tokyo, will be making the transition to western gamers next year.

To quote from the Press Release: Sengoku BASARA Samurai Heroes, the latest in Capcom's popular samurai action series, makes it first appearance on both the PlayStation 3 computer entertainment system and Wii.

Set during a tumultuous period of Japanese history, Sengoku BASARA Samurai Heroes allows players to take up the swords of more than a dozen fierce samurai warriors in huge battles against hundreds of opponents. Players will be able to unlock playable characters, as well as supporting generals who will make it easier to command and lead armies with the ultimate goal of re-writing history to rule all of 16th century Japan.

The action is fast-paced and stylish, taking combat cues from producer Hiroyuki Kobayashi's other big series, Devil May Cry. The game's main campaign will be the same on both gaming platforms, with the addition of online co-op for the PlayStation 3.

Ghost Trick combines mystery, logic...
 

Sega Leak Reveals PSN to Bring PS2 & DreamCast Games to PS3

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284w ago - According to Edge Online (linked above), Sega has leaked a confidential document (removed now) of a meeting with SCEA held in August by accidently uploading it to their public FTP site.

Among other things, the document states a March 2010 release for Sony's new Motion Controller in Japan with the ambition of selling 4-5 million units world-wide. No Prices or Bundles are mentioned though, yet.

Furthermore, and for many of you maybe even more interesting, the document states that Sony wants to introduce a PS2 emulator for the PS3, allowing them to sell DreamCast games and "all PS2 titles on PSN".

Unfortunately it doesn't mention any further details or the possibility to play PS2 game discs.

To quote: We've contacted Sony and Sega for comment and have reprinted the document in question in its entirety below:

SCEA Meeting Aug 5th Notes
Aug 6 2009 - DRAFT FOR COMMENTS

Objectives of Meeting
Dyer agreed to regular quarterly meetings with SOA

Sony PS3
• SCEA reiterated plans to sell 13 million PS3s this year
• Big announcement back half of year they can't talk about (potentially price cut of PS3 to reach hardware...
 

Tokyo Games Show 2009 - What Fans Can Expect from Sony

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284w ago - As a follow-up to the initial announcement on Sony's PS3 and PSP game lineup, today Examiner.com (linked above) outlines what fans can expect at Tokyo Games Show 2009.

For those unaware, the event is taking place from September 24th to the 27th, and the special keynote address is scheduled for the first day. To quote:

Gran Turismo 5
After being in development for years, it looks like Gran Turismo 5 may finally be coming out relatively soon. With a 2009 release date a possibility, you can expect Sony to give a huge blowout of game's features at the Tokyo Game Show, including the exciting head-tracking mode. Gran Turismo 5 is expected to be a top-seller for the PlayStation 3; so Sony should be giving the full spotlight to their exclusive first-party title.

PSP Go
Although it may be hard to imagine, the PSP is more popular in Japan than the PlayStation 3. With the launch of the PSP Go quickly closing in, Sony must make a strong last impression at the Tokyo Game Show. Although the software lineup will no doubt be strong (with Metal Gear Solid: Peace Walker and Kingdom Hearts: Birth by Sleep leading the way), Sony must convince prospective buyers that the new PSP model...
 

Sony Announces the Tokyo Games Show 2009 PS3 / PSP Lineup

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285w ago - Today Sony Computer Entertainment Japan (SCEJ) have announced their lineup for the Tokyo Game Show 2009.

Taking place on September 24th-27th, this is the last major trade show of the year. Hopefully there will be loads shown during Sony's keynote, but the below titles will be playable in the Sony booth on the show floor, to quote:

Here's the list of PS3 titles:

•FIFA 10 World Class Soccer
• Lost Planet 2
• Dynasty Warriors Strike Force Special
• World Soccer Winning Eleven 2010
• Final Fantasy XIII
• Front Mission Evolved
• Bayonetta
• Gran Turismo 5
• Uncharted 2
• God of War III
• Infamous
• Heavy Rain
• Ratchet & Clank Future 2
• Quantum Theory
• Ninja Gaiden Sigma 2
• Tekken 6
• Dragon Ball Raging Blast
• Assassin's Creed II

The company also promises two as yet unannounced titles.

The PSP zone will have the following:

• Persona 3 Portable
• Dynasty Warriors 6 Special
• Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker
• Kingdom Hearts Birth By Sleep
• Valkyria Chronicles 2
• Phantasy Star Portable 2
• Gran Turismo
• Minna no Sukkiri
• Hot Shots Tennis Portable
 

Rockstar Games: AGENT Set for a 2010 Release on PlayStation 3

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286w ago - Although hardly any information on the upcoming AGENT videogame for PlayStation 3 is available from the official Web site, Rockstar Games will apparently release Agent in 2010.

Here is what their development team recently posted, to quote:

"We appreciate the enthusiasm of PlayStation 3 owners and believe us, we understand where you're coming from.

That's why we are working hard on a lineup of PlayStation 3 releases for 2010 that we know you will be very excited to play - including Red Dead Redemption, Max Payne 3, and the PlayStation 3 exclusive AGENT, which is a brand-new title from Rockstar North, the creators of the Grand Theft Auto series.

Plus there's more yet to be announced... Thanks again for your patience and please stay with us!"

Finally, when asked for more Agent details on their news page, Rockstar simply replied:

"Thank you - it's not likely we will have any more news this year, but the game is shaping up to be something truly spectacular."
 
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