UFO interactive publishing it, but only as a Xbox 360 exclusive.
This doesn't make sense.
Yes it does. Who has more consoles in the US? Xbox 360. Maybe making it for PS3 cost too much for the publisher because of the Blu-Ray discs? That's just me speculating. I honestly don't give a damn about this game.
Like it matters. This is only for the US. If someone in the US wants this game that badly, they can import it from Japan. Region-free games, remember. Edit @ sackboi: From what I can tell, this is a niche Japanese game that will be big in Japan which means that the US market isn't that big to begin with. Niche games attract the type of people that will import the game from other countries just to play it. The publishers release big games in order to increase the appeal to the consumer and thereby increase revenues. However, you completely missed the point that if a PS3 owner wanted to play this game, they could simply import it. Something you can't do on the 360.
Your argument is lame....who has more consoles...Japan or NA? You are aware that Japanese PS3 games are on Blu-ray discs too right? Just like jmare said, PS3 owners can just import from Japan as there are 0 region specific PS3 games
In that case Japanese companies should just stop releasing their PS3 games in the US since the PS3 is region-free.
yes...everyone lets import something with no english subs...
I bet it's just a timed exclusive. It'll sell a ton in Japan on PS3, and it'll sell here on 360 but not as well, although well enough for them to make a few extra bucks to spend on production costs to bring the PS3 version stateside.
If they don't want to publish the game for the PS3 in the U.S. .. it's their loss. I am assuming they are not releasing it because, Ninja Guiden Sigma 2 is going to release for the PS3.
About a month ago, I imported Demon's Souls from Japan and the entire game is in English...in fact, it was released in Japan with English voice overs.
I loved the first Way of the Samurai on PS2 and I hope this new one will be just as good. If this is a 360 exclusive in the US it will be just like Tenchu Z, which was another series I played on the PS2 but that has now found its home on the 360.
Yes, but not all Japanese games released in Japan have English subs or English voice-overs (Yakuza 3 and the future FFXIII for example)
I know, it's silly to act like you can just import any game and enjoy it the same way. Unless of course you can speak fluent Japanese. Some games have English subtitles or dubs, but many don't.
It's a PS3 exclusive in Japan. That's why he says it doesn't make sense, lol. Anyway, I'm guessing nobody wanted to bring it over to the PS3 to the US so Microsoft decided to pick up the rights for a US release.
This game was release in Japan on PS3 first as an exclusive, then it got ported to 360 with extra stuff making the PS3 version obsolete. The publishers in US only license and publish them, they are not gonna go waste time and money to code all the extra stuff from the 360 to the PS3 version. There's no point in releasing both versions in US with only the PS3 version gimped from extra missions/items etc.
"Kigmal, you don't know wtf you're talking about It's a PS3 exclusive in Japan." You can't say someone else doesn't know wtf they're talking about when you don't. It is not an exclusive game in Japan. @Dir En Grey: That's the first explanation I've read that's made some sense.
This is the beginning of this sort of thing. I feared that this would happen eventually. The divide Japan systems for Japanese gamers and vice versa for the US. Now I hope there is only one console next gen based on a group of partners cause this is stupid.
Let me spell it out for the retard Mr Bun above who doesn't understand me. It's exclusive in the US for the 360 because 360 has more consoles sold in the US and they think that their games wouldn't not sell on PS in the US. I added that blu ray discs thing with "?" because I wasn't sure, it was just a guess.
wow thats another one pilfred
you know if that seriously is the case then sony should just let devs mess with a dvd instead of wasting the bluray if they arent gonna use the space. i think your argument is legitimate.
Sony don't seem interested in doing that. Even games like GT5:p or Wipeout, which could easily fit on a DVD still shipped on a BD.
I thought wipeout was DL only.
Ah yeah, sorry it is, I meant to put Warhawk. Still I think my point was rather clear.
lol wow thank you, a ps3 fanboy (no offense) who says something nice to me. And what I said was just me talking, I'm not stepping on top of everyone claiming I know everything. Some people like Mr Bun need to chill the phuck out. A BR disc cost more then a handful of DVDs maybe thats why some devs don't like making multiplats for PS3. MAYBE, just MAYBE, I'm not saying that's the case.
well...ps3 production is just to expensive for alot of these small time devs
Just like the second 'o' in "too"? EDIT: Below: I can't tell if you think that developers buy Dev Kits for $400 or if you think because the retail price developers don't think people will buy the console for this game. Either way, you over reacted to me giving you sh1t on your poor grammar and turned it into a fanboy argument. Good job. EDIT2: Whatever you say, genius.
just like that 4 double 0 price tag.... Edit: fanboy argument?no such thing.......
the game is already available in Japan, it was actually a timed exclusive for the PS3.. some company is PUBLISHING in NA only on 360 let's learn to read! EDIT: ok, your beyond help.. see ya!
Bubbles....that was funny! Didn't anyone read the article...you know, the part that says "a PS3 version is already out in Japan"?
yes in japan...where ps3 owners dont buy games but wait its the same situation here in america Edit:for what?give me one reason...
Is that your way of apologizing for not reading the article?
so say ubisoft, konami, activision, ea...yeah we really dont buy games do we ¬_¬ you are no Zhuk and your trolling is sugar free
get how NIS America can bring over games like Cross Edge but these people can't bring this game to the PS3
but ps3 plays region-free... so no problem :)
Yes, but as far as I know the PS3 doesn't translate Japanese into English. And I haven't heard any confirmation of whether this game has English subs or dubs. Many games don't. Since I have both consoles, I will just wait to get it on my 360.
Owned to the core!!!
how about the UK or Australia?? Because in the UK and Australia , they also speak ENGLISH! SO PS3 being region free system means PS3 does have a ENGLISH version... ;p Man fanboys today don't use their brain....
Have fun ordering it online.
Well since it's out in Japan I suppose I'll import this. Being of course this will be the company's final choice as to not localizing the PS3 version.
Hmm, I think Sony didn't take this opportunity because they are declining in the US market. They would rather support the small Japanese market, instead of losing money in EU,US territories.
what does this game have to do with Sony? run back to the open zone child and we're back to "PS3 owners don't buy games" after Ubisoft, Namco Bandai and Konami reported higher earnings on PS3 than 360... so predictable
This game is on ps3 in japan. There must have been a reason they didnt try and get it released elsewhere, that is what my post was about Oh well, sony's loss
it's not really up to Sony though is it? it's not their game, if it was up to Sony... the game wouldn't release on the 360 in the first place your pretty retarded, i think your just a PS3 fan acting like a massive idiot to make 360 fans look bad..
its funny when idiots say its sony's loss when in fact the game isnt made by Sony, but some small time dev who cant bring the game on the PS3 since they have no money to import.
Sold even worse.
Perhaps this game is utter sh1t. i mean i dont give a rats a$$ about it. To me ninjas are played out.
Samurai. Plays exactly like being in Kurosawa movie, though someone other than Kurosawa is directing. The kraft services guy maybe.
Who cares, PS3 is region free so I cant get it from Japan if I wanted it
Yes, but is it confirmed to have english subs or dubs? If not, I wouldn't enjoy it enough to make it worth importing. With story driven games like these it is necessary to understand what is going on.
So your a project manager now? You got a degree in business? Do you even make alot of money? yeah, thats what i thought. youre as useless as a a$$hole on a elbow. Dam! You gave yourself 3 agrees real quick huh? You are a born loser dude. born.
This game will be lucky to cross the 100,000 mark in US,it doesn't make sense for a small developer/publisher to invest a lot of money in a project that's guaranteed minimum success in NA. Now,if it were exclusive in Japan,then we'd have an entirely different situation.
luckly I know a little Japanese and I will be importing it. This is not going to sale on 360.
this game hitting bargain bin status in no time.
wutever,this game sux anyways.. its ben on ps3 in japan for a while and the visuals despite bieng on ps3,scuk ass... hardly anyone is gunna grab this semi garbage game in the US... the dev feels bad that M$ isnt doing anything for more great exclusives so little devs are stepping to the plate. Witch imo is great but just shows that Microsoft needs to step up their game ALOT more on the quality side if they are trying to compete against its competitors.
Famitsu scores and other games with same/comparable review scores: http://kotaku.com/5150196/ Sega Rally Revo: 7,8,7,9 - 31 Skate: 8,8,7,8 - 31 Lego Star Wars: The Complete Saga: 8,8,8,7 - 31 ---> Way of The Samurai 3: 8,7,8,8 - 31 Mercenaries 2: World in Flames: 8,9,7,7 - 31 Sid Meier's Civilization Revolution: 8,8,8,7 31 WWE SmackDown! vs. RAW 2008: 8,8,7,7 - 30 Blazing Angels 2: Secret Missions of WWII: 7,8,7,8 - 30 Mirror's Edge: 8,8,8,6 - 30
Well im not getting a 360 for just one game, but this has been a PS2 title in the past. LAME. Was looking forward to this one.
I enjoyed the first two and the samurai western spin off , and it's a pity for the few us ps3 owners that would be interested as well . I kinda bet anyway the fans wouldnt care or need much the usual lousy dub , and would import , just like a few did with the ps2 versions .
Huh? That's odd, but oh well. I kind of prefer PS3's control scheme for Way of the Samurai anyways. Ah well, I'll just get it for my 360 then. I just hope that I can wear my hat on my crotch again like last time in Samurai Western.
y not multiplat? whos gonna buy it on 360 lol, lazy lazy, tho if i want it i will just import it, i played the other 2 on my ps2 y wud i play it on my 360?
This sounds like a developer decision and has nothing to do with MS. This is not a high profile title and there is very little incentive for MS to want this exclusive in the US. They need to make it exclusive in Japan where it actually counts. This game will not sell well in the US and its nowhere on my radar as a purchase.
who cares xbox might as well have it to add to their other great new exclusives. theres also new news confirmed: m$ has bought out the new kojima game final fantasy 13 versus >.> but really do ps3 gamers really need this game..
There was a Way of the Samurai 1 & 2?
Lets be honest is anyone going to buy this game even if its exclusive to the Xbox360
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