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Metal Gear Solid 4

Devil May Cry 4

Final Fantasy XIII

Ninja Gaiden Sigma

Gran Turismo HD
Plus shocking news of a Gran Turismo without cars

In addition to the information of PlayStation 3’s pre-launch price cut, Ken Kutaragi’s keynote address at this year’s Tokyo Game Show revealed some new facts on Sony’s next-generation console.

 Most should already expect the PlayStation 3 to be backwards compatible with original PlayStation and PlayStation 2 software, but the new word is that Sega MegaDrive/Genesis and NEC PC Engine/TurboGrafx systems will also be emulated. Certainly, this mimics Nintendo Wii’s Virtual Console feature. Pricing structure has yet to be revealed, but we expect something in the $5 to $15 range. 

As was the case with previous PlayStation ramblings, Kutaragi described his long-term vision of the PlayStation 3 being capable of everything from global mapping systems to online shopping and banking.

Of course, actual games were on display at the TGS. All the usual suspects were there, including Metal Gear Solid 4, Devil May Cry 4, Final Fantasy XIII, Ninja Gaiden Sigma, and Virtua Fighter 5 (original, risky game ideas to soon follow, we hope). Of particular interest is Gran Turismo HD, which is on demo currently at TGS. 

According to a Beyond3D forum poster with a copy of the latest Famitsu, GT creator Kazunori Yamauchi detailed two different versions of Polyphony’s driving simulator. Gran Turismo HD Premium will include 30 cars and 2 courses, with that number to double eventually with downloadable content. Despite the name, Gran Turismo HD Classic is much more radical – the game is bundled with no cars or courses! Instead, cars are purchased for 50 to 100 yen from a selection of over 750 cars and a course for 200 to 500 yen from over 50 available. Assuming that one manages to purchase/unlock every single car and track in the game, the total costs could be equivalent of up to USD$637.50 for cars and USD$213 for tracks. Perhaps something was lost in translation from Famitsu’s interview, but if not, then Sony’s probably rubbing its hands together at the thought of this cash cow.



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Ninja Gaiden???
By solgae1784 on 9/22/2006 10:39:59 AM , Rating: 1
Ninja Gaiden?? Did I see Ninja Gaiden coming to PS3???

I might have to reconsider not buying PS3 now.




RE: Ninja Gaiden???
By ajira99 on 9/22/2006 11:37:48 AM , Rating: 2
Isn't Ninja Gaiden Sigma just a remake of Ninja Gaiden (Black) with Rachel as a playable character?


RE: Ninja Gaiden???
By h0kiez on 9/22/2006 1:35:36 PM , Rating: 2
I was wondering that too...looked around on the net a little and find out that the jury is still out on that, although the screenshot certainly looks like the Stadium (and the monsters..and Rachel...and her war axe) are all from the original Gaiden. Nonetheless...I bought the original...I bought black...and I'd probably buy another remake with some new stuff thrown in. The game is just too good to miss anything. Either way, though, when the next new Gaiden comes out...whether this is it or not...it'll likely be available on both systems.


RE: Ninja Gaiden???
By Narutoyasha76 on 9/22/2006 1:36:15 PM , Rating: 2
I could imagine all the chicks form Dead or Alive as playable characters. That would kick some serious ...

Hmm...Playstation 3 is becoming more of an enigma, I mean first Mr. Kutaragi announced that the PS3 would run Linux, then motion sensing on the controllers, and now that it would also run Genesis and Turbografx games ala Nintendo Wii.. So in other words the Playstation 3 is a mix between a high-end Sony Vaio and a Nintendo Wii..makes sense. (Would it make sense to sell Genesis/Turbografx if the system could also run Linux??..honestly)


RE: Ninja Gaiden???
By tuteja1986 on 9/22/2006 7:25:21 PM , Rating: 2
According to Gamespot preview , Devil May Cry 4 looks like updated graphic with the same gameplay and feel of Devil May Cry 3 ;( i was really disappointed when i read that.

Also rumors of GT HD about screw its fan even more by releasing the game with no track or car. You buy your track / car with PS3 online money. Meaning it could end up costing $400 to $900USD to buy every car/track that you would get if the game selling for $60.


RE: Ninja Gaiden???
By doctor sam adams on 9/23/2006 7:20:18 PM , Rating: 2
Devil May Cry 3 was pretty awesome....


RE: Ninja Gaiden???
By Alexvrb on 9/22/2006 1:12:31 PM , Rating: 2
Price cut? What price cut? I don't live in Japan. Also, I think in short order ebay prices will exceed $ridiculous$ for a PS3. It will be worse than the 360 launch if the 500,000 units figure is still accurate.


RE: Ninja Gaiden???
By dwalton on 9/22/2006 6:10:27 PM , Rating: 2
If the price cuts go world wide, wouldn't the premium price PS3 become the "tard" sku now.

I mean $170.00 for Wi-Fi Card, Flash Card Reader, 40 additional GB and some chrome trim seem like alot.

You could buy the all black PS3, a 40 GB harddrive from Newegg and a some chrome nail polish for about $460.00 bucks.

Spending an extra 140 bucks for a wifi card and flash card reader seem like alot.


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