Saturday, June 16, 2007

Beautiful Katamari a 360 Exclusive?


Is Microsoft bringing another PS exclusive to the 360??? Is Beautiful Katamari even coming out for the Playstation 3?! What's this about a Namcom-Bandai/Microsoft exclusivity agreement? Read on gamers.


So from when it was first announced, back in March by way of a cell phone image we knew that Katamari was coming to the 360. There were listings for both a Wii and Playstation 3 verison. However, about a month later Namco-Bandai was found comfirming Katamari for the 360 and PS3, omitting the Wii copy. At the same time they also confirmed the rumoured name: Beautiful Katamari, this was back in April.

Well, as of yesterday (June 15th), N'Gai Croal from Newsweek's video game blog has claimed an exclusivity deal between MS and Namco Bandai is very close to happening with an announcement more then likely to be made during the E3 event. To back up these allegations, Croal notes that Namco Bandai have already started a 360 exclusive trend what with; Ridge Racer 6, Eternal Sonata and Ace Combat 6 coming solely to the 360 console. Adding to this list is: Mobile Ops: The One Year War, Culdcept Saga and a Japanese only game Zegapain XOR.

It seems Namco Bandai has an exlusive deal on other platforms, PS3's Tekken 6 and Ridge Racer 7, so they aren't swearing allegiance to one console or another and with Soul Caliber IV on the the way cross platform games are still coming. This exclusivity deal is just a rumour, for now....what seems to be happening is Microsoft reaching out to the Japanese market

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The programmer of the other companies in Japan speaks very highly.
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Anonymous said...

it's a perfectly movie
http://download.namco-ch.net/ace6/ace6_ft_hd.wmv
http://www.nicovideo.jp/watch/sm1101038