Little birdie with good reason to know--and to gloat--informed us that the We Love Katamari sequel, Beautiful Katamari, would join the ranks of Xbox 360 exclusive titles.
If this is real. It is coming from newsweek so who knows. But this is big.
This game would have been MUCH better with the SIXAXIS. May as well just play the PS2 version.
Wow, Can't believe they got this one, Microsoft knows what they need to do don't they.
...or so it seems. This game was set to come out in Oct 2007 for PS3, 360 and Wii for $39.99 (Amazon.com). Now's it's listed at Gamestop for $59.99 XB360 exclusive (Jan 2008). I'm more concerned with the price increase. PS3/Wii users will have to wait a bit I guess, but at the same high price?
this game is coming to ps3 also around the same time the xbox 360 gets it, this guy needs to go back and tell the birdie he was misinformed, i am looking forward to this game on the ps3, it's actually fun surprisely
Well this is pretty astounding news, Newsweek is a fairly reputable source (although I always considered myself more of a Times man).
it better not be true... or we are going to have depresed sony fanboys... we none of us want that.
I'll have to buy a 360.....
"But when a little birdie with good reason to know--and to gloat--informed us that the We Love Katamari sequel, Beautiful Katamari, would join the ranks of Xbox 360 exclusive titles, the pattern was impossible to deny. We've since confirmed that an exclusivity deal between Namco and Microsoft is very close to fruition, likely to be announced at the E3 Media and Business Summit in July. Namco is enjoying the warm embrace and ever-deepening ties with Microsoft, while Microsoft sees this as an opportunity to change the perception of Xbox 360 as the barracks for bald space marines and little else." He is stating here that because pac man was a xbox 360 exclusive, and eternal sonata is a xbox 360 exclusive this will be a xbox 360 exclusive. His evidence is misinformered in terms of ace combat is a xbox 360 exclusive which it isn't http://kotaku.com/gaming/ex... I don't take this for a grain of salt because it is really just speculation.
You are wrong, the article is not fake. It is real...its on Newsweeks site. Now you may disagree with this rumor and think that it is not coming true and has no merit based on what you read...but this is hardly a "fake" article/rumor. It's real and published So...it should be listed as a rumor and it should be approved with the corrections made.
This guy is making pure speculation non sense. It wasn't like he had any evidence or acually any truth to this arguement. He just stated because this is an xbox 360 exclusive every other game will be. It is stupid his logic. The only evidence this game has is from namco's mouth. And here is when they announced the game. "Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today that The King of All Cosmos, everyone's favorite pint-sized Prince, and the whole wacky and wild Katamari crew will be making their hilarious next generation debut in Beautiful Katamari™ for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft later this year."
If and I do put out a big "IF" this is true, I am guessing it would be similar to Ace Combat...a timed exclusive. But really...its speculation at this point. I will add one more thing though. MS has been EXTREMELY quiet of late. I mean to the point of its nutty how quiet they are being. I mean usually we hear leaks from MS all the time...and now..as E3 approaches ...their camp has been really tight lipped. I mean even Sony who is relatively quiet right now is making more noise then MS...and that usually is not the case. I expect some big thing to happen at E3.
good point i ddidnt even realize that
Right on. E3 won't be just another E3. It'll be a big bang. Like really big. MS will have game set match. Really. I bet after E3 when the smoke will clear, everyone will be flabbergasted. I bet not only this game and some others for the Japanese market, I am pretty sure two of the major former PS exclusives, FFXIII and MGS4 will be announced for the 360
keep dreaming martyboy
Maybe they're too busy wrapping up the Halo 3 beta, launching Shadowrun, running the Halo ARG, video marketplace, prince of persia classic on XBL, the 360 "summer blockbuster" marketing campaign, ... and from majornelson: "Except for a few franchise titles, the June - August time frame is normally a quiet time for game releases as developers are busy preparing for the big Holiday rush. Some people around the office and I were discussing this, and now that the Halo 3 beta is over, we were looking at the release calendar and this season feels a little more crowded then years past. In addition to the Xbox Live Arcade titles that appear on a (usually) weekly basis…there are more games than I expected being released over the next few months. If you are an Xbox 360 owner, you can look forward to The Darkness, Overlord, Vampire Rain (O'lord and VR have free demos you can grab on Xbox LIVE), NASCAR 08, Stranglehold and BioShock to name a few. For the kids we’ve got Ratatouille and the Transformers." Very, very tight-lipped. I agree.
My thoughts on the matter: http://www.exophase.com/xbo...
ITs better than bluray news.
i can imagine using the sixaxis with this game. so much fun! if anything it'll be a timed exclusive if that. by the time it is set to come out i doubt the ps3 will be in the hole and i suspect namco bandi doesnt want to out the ps3 just yet considering them and sony have a respectable past.
release the xbox 360 motion sensor for this game, and if it was exclusive, and what you say here means nothing
who cares about this game lol some dude is thinking of going the 360 route if this becomes an exculsive for 360 lol whoaaaaa that kid is dumb without hardcore facts - ur dumb to believe anything on the net
"without hardcore facts - ur dumb to believe anything on the net" Thats why i don't listen to you. :P
This is the only game I see that justifies having motion sensing. I played katamari before and have to admit that I thoroughly enjoyed it. If Microsoft gets into the whole motion sensing department and release a motion sensing controller, then this game, having motion sensing and rumble will be awesome. Like Microsoft or don't like them, it is undeniable that they are trying to have the console with the most diverse selection of genres. RPG is their main focus as far as bringing more to the console, but you also have more and more RTS games coming to the 360, and if Microsoft does get this game as an exclusive, then Sony will be fighting even more of an uphill battle. But I'm still going to the pawn shop tommorrow to buy this new looking 60 gig PS3 I bargained down to $360(no pun intended) So it'll be looking nice and shiny next to my 360 elite.
This Katamari game is just a clone of the PS2 version only with a couple more features, nothing to panic about PS3 owners just buy the PS2 version and play it on your PS3, problem solved. I'm getting this game because it looks like a lot fun.
This game sucks its one of thoese qurikey japness games that dont work for me...
"We've since confirmed that an exclusivity deal between Namco and Microsoft is very close to fruition, likely to be announced at the E3 Media and Business Summit in July" Very close huh...not actually happened eh? I guess we'll wait for E3...if Xbox gets Tekken 6 then that's another stab in the heart for Sony
this is pretty funny. I think 360 lovers get all amped up at the word exclusive, doesnt really matter if they like the game or not. I doubt a lot of the HALO/Gears players would go for a game like katamari, but hey you never know.
and i cant wait to get this running on my 360. I loved both Katamaris. Its addictive and fun.
It's Katamari's funeral. I don't see many X-Box owners going out and buy it. Guess it's going to come around and slap them in the face. Or maybe not, it's just my opinion
My girlfriend wants to buy it. *insert shrug*
i thought it got cancelled for ps3. =)) heh, big deal. =) for ps3 still has left a lot of exclusive series. =) lol, good job M$ for securing PS titles and not making something new like Pain, LBP or Agency. LOL. =))
Oh, you meant to say "Good Job MS for securing PS titles AND making your own, like; Mass Effect, Too Human, Gears, Shadowrun, Crackdown, and plenty of others.".
yea, whether or not this game is coming to the xbox 360, I am not going to buy it. Should stay on the playstation and go to the Wii. not my type of game
What next? Will M$ back up the Brinks trucks for all future Tekkens? Could it be? Eh, who knows but if M$ is willing to pay to get a Katamari game, imagine, if they were to snatch Tekken from the cold dead grip of the P$3. Xbots, roll out!
huh? it was confirmed already that its comin to the PS3 too..i think this is BS..
that MS is just focusing on getting the PS3's exclusives. It just shows you that all they are doing is copying. Where is a game like Lair? Where is a game like motorstorm? Where is a game like Heavenly Sword? Where is a game like Uncharted? Where is a game like LBP? Where is a game like Warhawk? Where is a game like that card game for the PS3Eye? Where is a game like Singstar? Where is the game/application like Aqua Vita or SkyBlue? These are the only ones that we know of, imagine what Sony has up their sleeves. MS is just concentrating on getting the old exclusives from Playstation. I bet Sony is letting them have their old exclusives, because they are looking ahead, and not behind them, while MS is just on their trail picking up what Sony dropped off. That is just pathetic, and a prime example of laziness. I just cant believe that someone would actually pick the 360 over the PS3, its just insane. If tekken 6 goes to 360, it just wont work. Their controller sucks for fighting games, and tekken was made with the thought of the PS controller. But if they get tekken 6, good for them, but once again, just picking up the crumbs of Sony.
instead of trying to get new IPs, they want SONYS crumbs. w/ that being said i don`t think this is true.
I don't know much about this game myself, but it looks like its "family friendly" type of game, I think the reason M$ wants to add a "exclusive" title like this so its gives them a little more "diversity" that everyone's is always talking about.
looks like almost every namco game has been announced for 360... except one... Tekken 6 announcement coming at E3
how there is a big uproar over stuff like this. Sure M$ wants to buy all the PS games so people will follow. They need to stick with they have FPS and the KOTOR series. Thats what makes the xbox great. stop Trying to steal someone elses thunder. Both companies have different target audiences.
takken 6 will never come on 360..
Ace combat 6 is coming to x360, though series was always exclusive to playstation™. Ridge Racer 64 was released in 2000 for N64, and now we got RR6 for x360. Trusty Bell went to x360. So everything is possible, Though Tekken 6 is being made on Cell based ARCADE. Time Crysis 4 coming to ps3. RR7 is exclusive for ps3. Namco and Sony made a company for PS3 games only - Cellius.
Time Crisis 4 is on the Xbox 360 ***************************** ****
This game belongs to Namco, not Sony...saying M$ is stealing this or that, and where's their original games when they have plenty of exclusive that never graced the PS2, -just sounds like SOUR GRAPES and fear from fanboys. Well obviously this game won't appeal to the hardcore FPS fans or most 360 owners.....and it most likely won't have huge sales on the 360, M$ and Namco know that already, but if M$ intends to draw in more casual gamers then they need more of these kind of titles, therefore M$ pays for "exclusive rights" up front and Namco doesn't have to worry about losing profits for not going multi.....at the same time M$ can ADVERTISE more "exclusive" diversity in their portfolio which helps them sale more consoles to the casual demographic. = Win, Win for both companies. -This is of course all assuming that this is True.
Don't know much about this one but since i own all 3 systems i guess i'll get to play it either way.
I'm picking up a ps3 tommorrow from a pawn shop for $360 60 gig even. It'll look nice sitting side by side with an Xbox Elite. And I guess I'll snag a wii as well. And that'll pretty much take me out of much of these flamewars as I simply won't care as much, but will be able to give a dead on true comparison of multiplatform games.
I'm surprised people didn't already know about this since it's been the cover story of last months Official Xbox Magazine where they state rather clearly this is an exclusive title. This is one of those games that I might try out but not to interested in buying but the fact that MS is broadening it's games to appeal to a wider audience is a good thing. It's funny how whenever an exclusive is annouced the opposing platform fanboys all come running with there debunk theories and talking it down.. PS3 folks had a last-gen version with the PS2 game and now 360 people can enjoy a new next-gen version. We all got to the play the game thats a good thing right?
who cares bout this rubbish? what you guys wont play viva pinata cos its not manly enough....but this retarded game is? have fun with it
viva kicks ass i fully maxed out everything i could do on that game... waiting for some kind of expansion. dont knock it till you try it. its super deep and a great game.
http://www.namcobandaigames... NAMCO BANDAI GAMES ANNOUNCES THE BRILLIANT RETURN OF KATAMARI ROLLING OUT IN HD AND ONLINE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN BEAUTIFUL KATAMARITM Katamari is Back and Ready to Roll, Next-Gen **** on the Xbox 360TM and PLAYSTATION®3 system Santa Clara, Calif., April 20, 2007 - Leading video games publisher and developer NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc. announced today that The King of All Cosmos, everyone's favorite pint-sized Prince, and the whole wacky and wild Katamari crew will be making their hilarious next generation debut in Beautiful KatamariTM for the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Xbox 360TM video game and entertainment system from Microsoft later this year. The newest installment in the insanely popular and highly captivating Katamari series will be rolling into the next generation world with Katamari-****quirky and unique high-definition graphics, an unforgettable new soundtrack, and a new online multiplayer feature that will have old and new players alike spinning when the title hits store shelves. Experience the new high-definition, next generation sights and sounds of Beautiful KatamariTM as the Prince takes on a new high-rolling adventure, with his famous cousins in tow, to save the Katamari universe once again after the King of All Cosmos has a very un-royal and unfortunate accident. As usual, the King of All Cosmos demands the service of his son, the Prince, to roll anything and everything up into massive clumps and set things right, bringing harmony once again to the Katamari Cosmos. Take the Prince for a spin in astounding 720p next-gen graphics, that stay true to the quirky yet captivating art direction the series is known for, but glistening with a new coat of paint in high-definition, as the Prince is tasked to roll up bizarre objects in brand new environments. To keep his son inspired, the King of All Cosmos will provide another fresh and memorable soundtrack that will have players moving and grooving to the beat as they roll through the absurd, yet wonderful world of Beautiful Katamari. One is a lonely number, but thankfully the Prince can humbly ask the aid of over 50 of his cousins to get the ball rolling through his quest. The cousins have discovered new games to play since last time out, and love to compete with friends in multiplayer Katamari rolling games either together or online over Xbox Live® and the PLAYSTATION® Network. The Prince and his cousins' online adventure won't end there as a variety of future downloadable content will become available, continuing to expand on the amazing world of Beautiful Katamari, long after the game has launched. More online features will be rolled out at a later date.
But if it is this is Great News for the 360 camp. WOW! This game was the only reason i ever played a PS2. I had to borrow one for both Katamaris. WOW! It really dont affect me since i was going to buy it for my 360 anyways. But this along with LBP would be a big reason to buy a PS3. Well atleast for me it was. This is huge!
UGRHHH< YET ANOTHER EXCLUSIVE GONE! Alright, that's enough I am officially selling my PS3 and getting A 360 this summer, for all the rest of you PS3 owners, there is no point anymore. NOT just because of Katamari, but because of the games coming out for 360, exlcusive or multi-platform.
why everyone is so suprised. Companys will usually make exclusives based on the install base. This is the only reason why the PS2 had so many exclusives last gen. Coincidently, it also had the weakest hardware. So a word to all fanboys, tech spescs don't really mean shyte, especially when the games are so close visually bw 360 and Ps3. The PS2 install base was 4 times the XBOX last gen. This gen the roles are completely reversed. 360= 4x the install base of PS3. The only thing Sony can rely on is their 1st party games. If the 360 install base continues to grow at a 4 to 1 rate over the PS3(which it is with PS3 underselling 100,000 for multiple consecutive months). You will see this trend more and more with the 360 securing more 3rd party exclusives, over time. You have to remember that the games industry is about making money, not about fanboyism.
NAMCO BANDAI GAMES ANNOUNCES THE BRILLIANT RETURN OF KATAMARI ROLLING OUT IN HD AND ONLINE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN BEAUTIFUL KATAMARITM Katamari is Back and Ready to Roll, Next-Gen **** on the Xbox 360TM and PLAYSTATION®3 system http://www.namcobandaigames...
RElax people, Worst case scenario if this Is 100% true, it comes out PS3 6 months later with motion sensing, and it's a game made perfectly for PS3/Wii motion sensing. Never did he state it's totally exclusive, he stated it looks to be a trend recently, with all those games being timed exclusive. Infact aren't there stories trusty bell, etc, coming out on PS3 later? My question is if you get a game 6 months or year later Say MGS 4, will X-box fans celebrate? IF so then what does it matter when it comes out, as long as it's a good game, that's fun to play.
Yes so many people mention its from newsweek, but keep in mind its not a article in Newsweek. Think of it as a editorial with speculation and possible rumors. With that said, I wouldn't be surprised (a bit sad though) that Namco would jump ship. Some figures this site linked showed 10 million+ xbox users and was it 3million ish ps3 users? Using history as reference, Namco probably would think its smart to support the bigger installed base after a year of their release, as historically that console will always be ahead in users for that generation's lifespan. However, Sony is notorious for bucking historical trends and coming out on top, so I agree with others that timed exclusives is the more likely occurence (plus Namco made millions off PS1 and PS2 games, loyalty counts for something right?)
Everything about this game absolutely DRIPS with Japanese flavor... And someone thinks it's going to the 360 exclusively? If this game didn't hit EVERY console I'd be surprised. One of the central (and sometimes preachy) themes of this game is universal happiness.
means in other words, 360 easier to develop for and gets quality games in shorter period whereas the ps3 gets treated to a slapped around red headed step child, i.e. poor port of a game.
Viva Pintia was an awesome game, there should be more games like that and yes I do play Gears of War, Halo 3, CSS, DoDS etc. The reason MS wanted this game is to help the sales in Japan, not Europe or the USA. As for the Sonyfanboys, you guys would be going mad and saying the 360 suckzors because it doesn't have this game. MS needs to secure more games like this if it wants to even think about selling enough 360's to catch up with the Wii.
Also, Vampire Rain which Nelson mentioned. RR6 WAS a default exclusive...RR7 was a proper exclusive, like Tekken 6 which is never coming to 360. I mean, Namco even has that recent company deal with Sony. MS must be bleeding cash to get those 2 timed exclusives.
Amazing! More games for me to play. How will I cope though? There are so many amazing games for me to buy on just the Xbox 360. What about the extra content later on? Oh woe is me. My wallet will hate me. XD
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