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Playable games a no-show at event, but Sony reveals rock-solid third-party support with 102 games and 71 publishers.

TOKYO--One of the biggest, and most unfortunate, surprises at the Tokyo Game Show 2005 so far has been the absence of any playable PlayStation 3 games. However, that didn't totally deflate the spirits of those present, as Sony Computer Entertainment released its full lineup of Japanese PS3 games at the show. The list revealed a massive amount of third-party support for the console, which is sure to heat up the next-generation console war with Microsoft's Xbox 360. Sony currently has 102 games scheduled or already in development for the PS3, with 71 publishers on board its next-gen bandwagon.

One thing striking, if not terribly surprising, about the PS3 lineup is the massive amount of sequels it contains. As previously reported, Atari is releasing a follow-up to Alone in the Dark, was well as new installments in its Stuntman and Driver series. Ubisoft is releasing a third installment of Brothers in Arms on the PS3. SNK Playmore has already announced King of Fighters Maximum Impact 3, even though the second installment for the PS2 won't be coming out until the middle of next year. Wrestling game developer Yuke's also revealed it had an unidentified game in the works, raising the possibility of the first next-gen SmackDown! game or that the Xbox 360 Rumble Roses will be multiplatform.

Konami already announced Metal Gear Solid 4 at E3, and now it's revealed a new Gradius game is in development. The company is also making a soccer game, most likely the first next-gen Winning Eleven. Namco also has a good lineup scheduled for the PS3, with unnamed fighting, shooting, sports, and role-playing games in the works. While it's almost certain that the "fighting game" is the already announced sixth Tekken, which was shown at E3, the RPG's title remains a mystery--a next-gen Tales perhaps?

As for new games, Koei revealed it is working on two original properties for the PS3: an action game called Blade Storm: Hundred Years War, the latest brawler from Dynasty Warriors series developer Omega Force, and a racing game ominously titled Fatal Inertia. It had previously announced its Akira Kurosawa-inspired action game Ni-Oh at E3 in May. D3 is publishing Digital Extremes' Dark Sector, one of the first games announced for next-gen consoles. Genki is making a new release for a "racing game series" and a "Japanese sword fighting game series," which are probably new iterations of Tokyo Xtreme Racer and Kengo.

Surprisingly, not many companies announced games for both the PS3 and the Xbox 360 at the Tokyo Game Show. Capcom reconfirmed that Resident Evil 5 (called BioHazard 5 in Japan) will come out for the PS3 and Xbox 360, and From Software revealed its newly announced game, Armored Core 4, is in development for both platforms.

While it's generally said developing for next-generation consoles will be tough on small publishers, today's PS3 list had a fair amount of budget game makers on the list. The small publisher named Magnolia will be releasing its affordable "Value 2000" series once again on the PS3, which, as the name suggests, sells at the low price of 2000 yen ($18) plus tax.

Also of note in the PS3 lineup is Arc System Works' unnamed "fighting game tool," a mysterious-sounding project from the company well-known for its Guilty Gear X series. Interestingly, Hudson is bringing its Rengoku series from the PSP to the PS3--the first time a series that debuted on Sony's handheld is making its way to a console.

PLAYSTATION 3 GAMES (JAPAN): (Sorted by title and genre)

Acquire

New historical action game, action adventure

Arc System Works

BB (tentative name), next-generation fighting game tool

Artdink

Bipedal Movement Simulation, Simulation

Aquanote no Kyujitsu: Inner Mind Adventure, Inner Mind adventure

Astroll

Seikan (tentative name), survival

Atari

Alone in the Dark sequel, action adventure

Stuntman (working title), driving action

Driver 5 (working title), driving action

Athena

Pro Mahjong Final (tentative name), mahjong

Atlus

Shin Megami Tensei series, RPG

Bandai

Anime related project, TBA

Mobile Suit Gundam (tentative name), action

Unnamed robot action game, action

Banpresto

Super Robot series, TBA

Capcom

action game, action

Devil May Cry 4, stylish action

Biohazard 5, survival horror

Cavia

Unnamed action RPG, action RPG

CyberFront

simulation game A, growth simulation

simulation game B, management simulation

puzzle game, puzzle action

Success

RPG, RPG

Success

Hitsuji Mura (tentative name), simulation

D3 Publisher

Dark Sector, shooting action

Fighting action game, fighting action

Datam Polystar

Unnamed adventure game, adventure

Digital Gain

Naxat Plan (tentative name), adventure

Dorasu

Slotter Mania series, Pachinko

Eidos

Unnamed action game, action

Electronic Arts

Fight Night (tentative name), sports

Enterbrain

Derby Stallion (tentative name), breeding

Entertainment Software Publishing

Unnamed action game, action

Ertain

TBA, action

From Software

Armored Core 4, 3D mech action

Dark RPG (tentative name), RPG

Black Blade (tentative name), action

Genki

Japanese sword fighting series, action

Racing game series, racing game

Global A. Entertainment

Comical history action, action

Comical history stimulation, simulation

GoodNavigate

Mystery adventure game, adventure

Gust

Unnamed role playing game, RPG

Hackberry

Pachinko Jikki simulation series, Pachinko

Hamster

Management simulation, simulation

Hudson

Unnamed RPG, RPG

Bomberman, action

Rengoku: The End of the Century, sci-fi action RPG

Idea Factory

Shin Ten Makai VI (tentative name), Simulation RPG

Interchannel

Unnamed love adventure game, adventure

Irem Software Engineering

Action-adventure game, action adventure

Koei

Blade Storm: Hundred Years War, action

Fatal Inertia, racing

Ni-Oh, action

Mahjong Taikai (tentative name), table

Konami

Gradius series, shooting

Unnamed soccer game, soccer

Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball series, sports

Unnamed action game, action

Unnamed role playing game, RPG

Metal Gear Solid 4: Guns of the Patriots, tactical espionage action

MTO

ActiveDogs (tentative name), action sports

Magnolia

Value 2000 Igo, table

Value 2000 Shougi, table

Saikyou Ginsei Shougi 7, table

Saikyou Ginsei Igo 7, table

Mainichi Communications

Shougi World Champion Gekisashi (tentative name), table

Marionette

War simulation game, simulation

Marvelous Interactive

Unnamed action game, action

Mediaworks

Unnamed adventure game, adventure

Michaelsoft

Project D, RPG

Namco

Unnamed RPG, RPG

Unnamed fighting game, fighting

Unnamed shooting game, shooting

Unnamed sports game, sports

Nippon-ichi Software

Makai Wars (tentative name), RPG

Now Production

Unnamed action game, action

Ongakukan

Train Simulator Online (tentative name), train simulation

SNK Playmore

King of Fighters: Maximum Impact 3 (tentative name), 3D fighting

Sega

Fifth Phantom Saga, action shooting

Sonic the Hedgehog, action

Sony Computer Entertainment

Angel Rings (tentative name), RPG

Gran Turismo series, TBA

Genji 2 (tentative name), action

The Eye of Judgment (tentative name), TBA

Minna no Golf 5 (tentative name), sports

Monster Carnival (tentative name), action RPG

Spike

Way of the Samurai 3 (tentative name), action adventure

Square Enix

Final Fantasy series, TBA

Sun Denshi

Unnamed simulation game, simulation

Sunrise Interactive

Sunrise Eiyuutan series, 3D simulation RPG

Shinseiki GPX Cyber Formula series, 3D racing

Taito

Extreme (tentative name), action

Project Psychic (tentative name), action

Takuyo Kyougyou

AKARI Project (tentative name), simulation

MASTER Project (tentative name), action RPG

Tecmo

Action game, action

Action-adventure game, action

Ubisoft

Killing Day (Japanese title: Assassin), action adventure

Brothers in Arms 3 (tentative name), FPS

Warashi

Mahjong Oh, Mahjong

Yamasa Entertainment

Yamasa Digi World DX (tentative name), Pachinko

Yuke's

Pro wrestling game, pro wrestling

JAPANESE PLAYSTATION 3 PUBLISHERS

Acquire

Arc System Works

Art Dink

Asmik-ace Entertainment

Astroll

Atari Japan

Athena

Atlus

Bandai

Banpresto

Capcom

Cavia

Chunsoft

CyberFront

D3 Publisher

Daitogiken

Datam Polystar

Digital Gain

Dorasu

Eidos

Electronic Arts

Enterbrain

Entertainment Software Publishing

Ertain

Fog

From Software

Genki

Global A. Entertainment

GoodNavigate

Gust

Hackberry

Hamster

Hudson

Idea Factory

Interchannel

Irem Software Engineering

Jaleco

Kadokawa Shoten

Kids Station

Koei

Konami

MTO

Magnolia

Mainichi Communications

Marionette

Marvelous Interactive

Mediaworks

Michaelsoft

Namco

Nippon-ichi Software

Now Production

Oaks

Ongakukan

SNK Playmore

Sammy

Sega

Shoeisha

Sony Computer Entertainment

Spike

Square Enix

Success

Sun Denshi

Sunrise Interactive

Taito

Takuyo Kyougyou

Tecmo

Ubisoft

Warashi

Yamasa Entertainment

Yukes

Yuki Enterprise

GameSpot

Tecmo

Action game, action

Action-adventure game, action

Ninja Gaiden 2 for PS3? :laugh:

Seriously though, very nice list.

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DiEMOS

sounds good to me :)

doubt many people expected this many games to be in development allready :)

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Noveed

Nice list mate... cant wait till launch day :D

*cough*trying to compete with OrangeSoul*cough*

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robertobaggio2k

whao i want one nowwww

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Dazzla

Hmmm, games I'd buy on that list are GT and FF. I've never really enjoyed playing RE or MGS. I guess you can add Winning Eleven (un-named soccer game by Konami) and GTA4, but that's about it. Doesn't really excite me.

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DiEMOS

don't forget, this is JAPANESE list. So most games are japanese. and plus

Namco

Unnamed RPG, RPG

Unnamed fighting game, fighting

Unnamed shooting game, shooting

Unnamed sports game, sports

that info is kind of usless, atleast untill we know the game name.

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shao

these are launch titles, launch "window" titles, or titles currently in production?

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Orange

We need a list for USA/UK ;)

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techLogik
these are launch titles, launch "window" titles, or titles currently in production?

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I'm pretty sure thats just a list of titles currently in development..

"Sony currently has 102 games scheduled or already in development for the PS3, with 71 publishers on board its next-gen bandwagon."

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Andrew Lyle

lol, we need a USA / CDN list.. this list is useless

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Bhav

it is useless for USA/CDN/UK, but i'm sure the japs are jumping for joy :D

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starkiller47

you young fool ubisoft is not japanese :shifty:

nor is electronic arts :happy:

just messing with you! that is a good list, very informative

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Malbojia

why is it useless lol. You play your western devil made games j/k. I'll be enjoying all titles Like i've done with the ps2.

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techLogik
you young fool ubisoft is not japanese :shifty:

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But they do release games in Japan... :yes:

http://www.ubisoft.co.jp/

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icecaveman
GameSpot

Tecmo

Action game, action

Action-adventure game, action

Ninja Gaiden 2 for PS3? :laugh:

Seriously though, very nice list.

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No it does not, Ninja Gaiden, although PUBLISHED by Tecmo is made by TeamNinja, a company very fond of Microsoft, infact one of the few Japanese developers who encourage other Japanese developers to go the Microsoft way of superior development tools...

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Laughing-Man
who encourage other Japanese developers to go the Microsoft way of superior development tools...

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Obviously it is not working as shown by this post.
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icecaveman

Ofcourse not, they are Japanese and most despise Americans! When will you ever learn that Japanese are generally racists when it comes to foreign technology!

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Laughing-Man
Ofcourse not, they are Japanese and most despise Americans! When will you ever learn that Japanese are generally racists when it comes to foreign technology!

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No, Coke, Pepsi, McDonalds, and western music as examples of Western culture that is popular over there, they are not racist, they just are proud people. Maybe since Sony clearly had the majority of Japan with the PS2 the Japanese developers are going to make games for them because it is more then likely the PS3 will do the same. That and the developer kits are written in their native language and are probably alot easier to understand then the Xbox360's translated English instructions.

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icecaveman

Didn't know Cola or food brands were considered as technology but perhaps that's just what idiocy you should expect from an Xbot... Plus these brands you mentioned, although generate lots of money for American corporations, generate lots of money for the Japanese companies as well.

What would you think of an American who wouldn't want to consider any TV unless it was American made?

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Laughing-Man
What would you think of an American who wouldn't want to consider any TV unless it was American made?

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I wouldn't consider him a racist, I would say he has pride in his country.

Plus even if the TV was American I doubt all of the components inside of it would even be American.

Alright maybe food and music is examples of technology. Trust me, there is no way they can get around not using American technology in their products if they want to sell electronics in the US, specifically patents held by US companies.

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