Australians still haven't been told exactly when in March the PlayStation 3 is set to launch, but at least local gamers are beginning to get a firm idea of exactly what games can be expected. Sony Computer Entertainment Australia (SCEA) has now confirmed five of its titles will be there from the PS3's first day of sale, bringing the expected number of launch games to 17.
In a statement, SCEA confirmed Formula One Championship Edition, MotorStorm, Genji: Days of the Blade, Resistance: Fall of Man and Ridge Racer 7 would all be PS3 launch titles in Australia. No further details--such as a more specific launch date for the new console--were mentioned.
The Sony games join an expanding list of expected launch titles from other publishers, including Virtua Fighter 5 from Sega and Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2 from Ubisoft. The current list of Australian PS3 launch titles--gathered from each publisher's latest release schedules--is provided below.
Call of Duty 3
Tony Hawk's Project 8
Marvel Ultimate Alliance
Sonic the Hedgehog
Virtua Fighter 5
Full Auto 2: Battle Lines
World Snooker Championship 2007
Sony Computer Entertainment
Formula One Championship Edition
Genji: Days of the Blade
Resistance: Fall of Man
Ridge Racer 7
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WWII
The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Double Agent
Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter 2
Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Vegas