Famitsu Polls Developers About E3


Famitsu (the Japanese gaming bible) has polled gamers & game developers about a number of things concerning E3. Firstly what are they looking forward to the most at E3:
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Famitsu polled gamers and software makers about their interest at E3. Both parties were most interested in Nintendo’s new hardware. 47.4% of software makers and 45.3% of gamers expressed interest in Revolution. This topped PlayStation 3, which got 36.8% of the developer vote and 44.8% of the gamer vote. The remaining 15.8% of developers didn’t respond to the question. For users, 4.4% selected Xbox 360 with 5.5% selecting “other hardware.” The magazine did not reveal the number of participants in the survey.

Xbox 360 didn’t fare too well. I’m very very surprised. Not.

Next the developers were asked how many secret games they were planning on revealing at E3:

Developers were also asked to reveal how many secret titles they have planned to unveil at the show. Of the 19 companies polled, 12 revealed that they have undisclosed titles to show, with two listing no secrets for the show and 5 giving no response. Of those with secret titles to show, 5 companies stated that at least one of the secret titles is for Revolution. PS3 and PSP were each listed by 2 companies, with GameCube, PS2 and DS getting one company each. Five companies had secret titles whose hardware they would not confirm with the magazine.

Ooohh I love secrets…….I love secrets being revealed more though! :)
I would like to know which developers were asked so i could try & guess what secrets they have tucked away in a giant safe buried under an Elephant….

Famitsu also has a list of games that companies have told them would be shown at E3:

Of the companies listed in Famitsu, Bandai Namco games had the most titles, with PS2 getting the brunt of the playable offerings. For Xbox 360, Culdecept Saga will appear in video-only, with Gundam seeing its playable debut. PS3 will have Gundam, Tekken 6 and Ridge Racer 7 all shown in video form.

Ubisoft’s list of titles includes some big next generation offerings. PS3 will see Assassin and Game V. Xbox 360 will see BIA Hell’s Highway, Rainbow Six Vegas and Splinter Cell Double Agent. PS2 and Xbox 360 will see Open Season. Dark Messiah and Red Steel are listed as hardware TBA. Playable/video status of the Ubisoft titles is not listed in the magazine.

Koei’s next generation efforts are all going the video route. Fatal Inertia and Blade Storm will be shown for the PS2, with Samurai Warriors 2 getting its Xbox 360 debut. The magazine lists Samurai Warriors 2 as playable, but we wouldn’t be surprised if this is for the PS2 version.

Capcom has a large lineup of playable titles. Okami, God Hand and Street Fighter Zero Fighters Generation will be available for the PS2. Xbox 360 will have Lost Planet and Dead Rising in playable states. The magazine doesn’t list any Capcom PS3 titles.

No Capcom games at E3! No Devil May Cry 4. No Resident Evil 4! …… :cry:

I’ve never heard of Assassin and Game V. Time for some Googling.

IGN – Famitsu Polls Developers


Written by: Gary - News Contributor


  1. #1 by Black Guy on April 27th, 2006

    Of course there will b a higher percentage of respondants eager to c the Wii (aka Revolution) & the PS3 ‘cuz everyone is curious ’bout them. Ppl want to get their paws on the Wii “wand” controller and get a 1st hand look @ what the hell 4D gaming is @ 120fps on the PS3.

    I’m not holding my breath for the X360 to really win over Japan. MS has jumped through loops to get locally developed games that would appeal to that market in published (now & in the future)on the X360; if that isn’t good enough then who knows. The system will still continue to do well enough in other markets to hopefully surpass its successor someday. I’m willing to bet it will still finish 2nd overall.

  2. #2 by WonderSteve on April 27th, 2006

    If Sakaguichi’s Blue Dragon and Lost Odyssey blows…MS will have a hard time…


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