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Slim PSP to launch in Japan on September 20th

Though both European and American gamers are still waiting for a firm launch date for Sony’s streamlined handheld, the platform holder has announced that the machine will arrive in Japan on September 20th. Priced at Y19,800 (around 80), the new device, which was first announced at E3 last week, is …

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Disgaea 3 heading to PS3

The tactical RPG genre may not be a chart-topper in the West, but hardcore followers of Japanese RPG specialists Nippon Ichi will be delighted to hear that the studio is bringing the latest instalment to its critically acclaimed series to PS3 next year. Though it appears graphically very similar to …

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E3 2007: Sony rolls out new Euro PS3 bundle

SCEE earlier this morning announced the launch of a new value ‘Start Pack’, comprising a PS3, two first party games and two Sixaxis controllers. Available with immediate effect, priced at Euro 599 (425), the two titles available in the pack will vary from country to country, but are likely to …

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Colin McRae skids to 500k

Britsoft publisher and developer Codemasters has announced that its recently released next-gen racer Colin McRae: DiRT sold a hefty 500,000 units worldwide in its first week at retail. And more impressively for the publisher, the majority of sales came from North America – a territory in which the rejuvenated firm …

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Eidos assures retail over Tomb Raider downloads

Britsoft publisher Eidos has claimed that its decision to release a download-only version of Tomb Raider: Anniversary on 360 has broken down barriers” for other publishers – and predicted that the move may actually benefit retailers on the High Street. The firm announced its unorthodox release plan for the title …

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BioWare handling new Sonic RPG

MCV sister site Develop reports that Bioware has forged a deal with Sega that will see it produce a Nintendo DS title based on its iconic Sonic The Hedgehog character. It’s one of the first games to come from Bioware’s newly-formed handheld team, which was founded in September 2006. We’re …

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Hour of Victory targets June 22nd

As well as confirming that a demo of the game will appear on Xbox Live next Wednesday, Midway has apparently confirmed that its upcoming WWII FPS Hour of Victory will be released on June 22nd, according to Eurogamer . The demo, much like the game, will offer three playable characters …

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Japanese charts: Nintendo formats claim full top 20

The latest weekly figures from Famitsu show that sales in Japan have been once again dominated by Nintendo – with the full top 20-selling titles being released on Wii or DS. Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings on DS takes the top spot for the second week running, whilst …

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