By Spencer . November 17, 2006 . 4:10pm
Love it or hate, an integral part of the Playstation 2’s success was Grand Theft Auto III. While Take Two, Rockstar’s publisher, is taking away exclusivity of the series from the Playstation they are strongly backing the Playstation 3 with 20 titles. The 20 title line up contains eleven titles from the 2K Sports division. While these aren’t exactly exclusives Take Two has been taking advantage of the SIXAXIS tilt sensitivity to make new control schemes. Here’s the kicker seven of the games are developed by Rockstar. Rockstar already announced that they working on Grand Theft Auto IV and L.A. Noire. So that leaves five more games from Rockstar for the Playstation 3. Take Two gave a hint of what is in the works by saying some game are “extensions of blockbuster Rockstar Games franchises”. So what sequels can we expect? Max Payne and Midnight Club are nearly guaranteed. Sequels to Bully and the Warriors are likely. There is also a slim chance that Rockstar will continue Red Dead Revolver with another game too. Are there any other Rockstar titles you want to see on the PS3?
See what Take Two currently has planned for the Playstation 3 past the break.
NBA 2K7, available day-one of the PLAYSTATION 3 system launch on November 17 as the only third party NBA video game for the PLAYSTATION 3 system, storms the court as the finest next-generation basketball experience with high definition quality visuals. NBA 2K7, the #1-rated basketball video game series for five-straight years (* according to Gamerankings), supports full 1080p, bring fans closer to the NBA experience with enhanced Signature Style animations and new free-throw shooting using the exclusive PLAYSTATION 3 system SIXAXIS wireless controller.
NHL 2K7 for the PLAYSTATION 3 system, available November 17 as the only NHL video game at launch for the PLAYSTATION 3 system, breaks away from the competition, bringing stunning realism and authenticity to the game. Boasting new enhanced graphic details and improved responsive gameplay, NHL 2K7, featuring San Jose Sharks center Joe Thornton, utilizes the exclusive PLAYSTATION 3 system SIXAXIS wireless controller in two key features. When using Crease Control™ – NHL 2K7’s unique goalie perspective feature – goalie movements are tied to the SIXAXIS wireless controller. Also, players can check opponents by quickly moving the PLAYSTATION 3 system SIXAXIS wireless controller toward the direction of opposing players, bringing a fresh and unique hockey experience on the PLAYSTATION 3 system.
Infusing innovative gameplay and storytelling elements, The Darkness, shipping in spring 2007, provides a unique first-person shooter (FPS) gaming experience that takes place in a dark and gritty New York City. The Darkness is being developed by Starbreeze, who revolutionized the FPS genre with its award-winning title, The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay. With The Darkness, Starbreeze again raises the bar and delivers immersive first-person action/horror gameplay that allows players to wield an assortment of guns and utilize horrific powers like demon-summoning. The Darkness is based on the cult-hit comic book "The Darkness," which is published by TopCow and features a story written by Paul Jenkins, the famed comic-book author of Civil War: Frontlines and Wolverine: Origins.
Grand Theft Auto IV
Developed by world-class designers Rockstar North, Grand Theft Auto IV is the next-generation console debut of the genre-defining, blockbuster Grand Theft Auto franchise. Grand Theft Auto IV will be in stores in North America on October 16, 2007 and in Europe on October 19, 2007.
Rockstar Games, in partnership with Team Bondi, are developing L.A. Noire, a ground-breaking next generation crime thriller. L.A Noire is an interactive detective story set during the classic late 1940’s noir period in a perfectly recreated Los Angeles before freeways, with a post-war backdrop of corruption, drugs and jazz. L.A. Noire will truly blend cinema and gaming with action, detection and complex storytelling that will draw players into an open-ended challenge to solve a series of gruesome murders.