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grindamasta
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(06-19-2006, 03:49 PM)
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From latest Ignition release schedule:


Metal Slug Antology PSP November
Metal Slug Antology Wii November
Mercury Meltdown PS2 November
Mercury Meltdown Wii November
Mercury Meltdown Remix PS2 Q4 2006
Mercury Type R Wii Q4 2006
KOFMI 2.5 XBOX 360 Q4 2006

(Europe release dates)


Obviously Meltdown and Type R for Wii are the same game... an enhanced tilt-sensitive version.
loosus
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(06-19-2006, 03:53 PM)

Originally Posted by grindamasta

From latest Ignition release schedule:


Metal Slug Antology PSP November
Metal Slug Antology Wii November
Mercury Meltdown PS2 November
Mercury Meltdown Wii November
Mercury Meltdown Remix PS2 Q4 2006
Mercury Type R Wii Q4 2006
KOFMI 2.5 XBOX 360 Q4 2006

(Europe release dates)


Obviously Meltdown and Type R for Wii are the same game... an enhanced tilt-sensitive version.

My brain must be on a freeze. If they are the same game, then why are they listed separately?
Ranger X
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(06-19-2006, 03:54 PM)
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Are we talking about Mercury here like that PSP game?
reminder
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(06-19-2006, 03:56 PM)
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2x PS2 Mercury
2x Wii Mercury

And where is Mercury Meltdown for PSP? Strange list...
Jiguryo
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(06-19-2006, 03:56 PM)
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Please, what's the source for this list?
loosus
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(06-19-2006, 03:59 PM)
Also, if they are indeed separate games that are essentially identical, then why on Earth are they being released almost in the exact same time period?
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(06-19-2006, 03:59 PM)
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Originally Posted by reminder

2x PS2 Mercury
2x Wii Mercury

And where is Mercury Meltdown for PSP? Strange list...

It's out in September, and this list seems to start be beyond that.
Viewtiful Darkness
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(06-19-2006, 04:00 PM)
PSP is losing exclusives left and right it seems. First GTA Liberty City Stories, then Lumines, and now Mercury. It's like the Gamecube all over again.
kaching
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(06-19-2006, 04:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by reminder

And where is Mercury Meltdown for PSP? Strange list...

It looks like a list for 4th Quarter 2006, the PSP version of Meltdown is due out in the 3rd quarter. Still, definitely a strange list to have two versions of the same game out in the same quarter on the same platform.

Originally Posted by Viewtiful Darkness

PSP is losing exclusives left and right it seems. First GTA Liberty City Stories, then Lumines, and now Mercury. It's like the Gamecube all over again.

:lol Or PS2, or Xbox. Keep trying to trot this tired nugget out.
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reminder
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(06-19-2006, 04:03 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jim

It's out in September, and this list seems to start be beyond that.


Oh, I see. Thanks. :)
Ranger X
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(06-19-2006, 04:15 PM)
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Good. So it's the follow up of that PSP game. Reason to buy a PSP -1

***goes back at Liberty City Stories PS2***
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(06-19-2006, 04:18 PM)
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Originally Posted by grindamasta

R-Type Wii Q4 2006

:(
grindamasta
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(06-19-2006, 04:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by loosus

My brain must be on a freeze. If they are the same game, then why are they listed separately?

Maybe it's a mistake... the same game with 2 different names, like the PS2 version: Mercury Meltdown PS2 November / Mercury Meltdown Remix PS2 Q4 2006

Originally Posted by Jiguryo

Please, what's the source for this list?

Some distributor.. It's a list for retailers.
Jiguryo
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(06-19-2006, 04:29 PM)
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Originally Posted by grindamasta

Some distributor.. It's a list for retailers.

How accurate. :lol

Seriously now: where did you get that from?
Ranger X
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(06-19-2006, 04:32 PM)
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Now i need a PS2 Locoroco and my worries of not owning a PSP are gone for good! Yessss
Mau
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(06-19-2006, 04:45 PM)
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Originally Posted by Ranger X

Now i need a PS2 Locoroco and my worries of not owning a PSP are gone for good! Yessss

Keep hoping. Loco Roco is not 3rd party, its 1st party. Sony knows Loco Roco is PSP's biggest hope right now.

PSP is losing exclusives left and right it seems. First GTA Liberty City Stories, then Lumines, and now Mercury. It's like the Gamecube all over again.

GTA has never been a real exclusive to begin with. Lumines is becoming more like polymorphic content but PSP will be the only place you can play Lumines 2... for now.

Mercury didn't do all that hot to begin with and the sequel has a god awful art direction that makes your eyes bleed.

Gamecube lost what exclusives? Viewtiful Joe, yeah the biggest system seller of all time, rite? RE4 is the only thing that could've hurt and even so it sold more on GC.

All systems lost exclusives last gen and it'll be the same next gen. Don't act like 3rd party exclusives are to stay that way forever.
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(06-19-2006, 04:46 PM)
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KOFMI 2.5 XBOX 360 Q4 2006

Is this new (the news obviously)?
Beer Monkey
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(06-19-2006, 04:50 PM)
No fugly graphics like the PSP version, please.
KimiNewt
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(06-19-2006, 05:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by kaching

It looks like a list for 4th Quarter 2006, the PSP version of Meltdown is due out in the 3rd quarter. Still, definitely a strange list to have two versions of the same game out in the same quarter on the same platform.

:lol Or PS2, or Xbox. Keep trying to trot this tired nugget out.

Pokemon says hi.
jesusraz
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(06-19-2006, 05:14 PM)
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Official word from Ignition seems to be 'nothing is set in stone yet'.
kaching
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(06-19-2006, 05:16 PM)
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Originally Posted by KimiSan

Pokemon says hi.

You mean the two versions on one platform? Fair enough, but it isn't exactly common practice.
grindamasta
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(06-19-2006, 05:21 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jiguryo

How accurate. :lol

Seriously now: where did you get that from?

It was on my mail this morning, that's all, with another bunch of release schedules like everyday... I work for a retailer.
Neo Child
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(06-19-2006, 05:34 PM)
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Originally Posted by grindamasta

It was on my mail this morning, that's all, with another bunch of release schedules like everyday... I work for a retailer.

I can confirm that this guy is telling the truth.
kaizoku
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(06-19-2006, 05:36 PM)
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sounds like one multi-console version plus one wii-exclusive version to me. but i have no idea what this game is, just my interpretation of the list
Jiguryo
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(06-19-2006, 05:37 PM)
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I'd sure be glad if this turns out to be true. I'm not calling anyone a liar here, but as I work for a games-oriented site, I'd rather have something more solid.

And I really think a game like Mercury could benefit from the Wiimote, so there!
jesusraz
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(06-26-2006, 12:22 PM)
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The reaction from Ignition when I asked gave the impression that it's indeed true, just not confirmed for the public yet.
valkillmore
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(06-26-2006, 12:39 PM)
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I just went down to my local EB Games and asked them and they knew nothing about it. Must be fake.
frAntic_Frog
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(06-26-2006, 12:43 PM)
heh i love how when it was a PSP exclusive, no one gave a rats ass about Mercury...yet now that its gettin ported, its touted as "one less reason to buy PSP"

bandwagoners are funny :lol
Monk
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(06-26-2006, 12:44 PM)

Originally Posted by aztrex

I just went down to my local EB Games and asked them and they knew nothing about it. Must be fake.

I like how EB is now an authority on games now. :p
Mr. Pointy
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(06-26-2006, 12:47 PM)
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Mercury was fun, but a bit unpolished feature-wise. Meltdown's cel-shading makes the game look a bit weird, although it makes it easier to see the blob.

Could be very interesting on Wii - like an isometric Monkey Ball.
frAntic_Frog
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(06-26-2006, 12:52 PM)

Originally Posted by beermonkey@tehbias

No fugly graphics like the PSP version, please.

mercury graphics on PSP were decent.... the hell you talkin about? its not like DS tryin to run 3d graphics....
frAntic_Frog
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(06-26-2006, 12:54 PM)

Originally Posted by inthezone

Sony knows Loco Roco is PSP's biggest hope right now.

Metal Gear PSP, Tekken, GTAVCS, and GTMobile sez hi:D
Beer Monkey
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(06-26-2006, 02:33 PM)

Originally Posted by frAntic_Frog

mercury graphics on PSP were decent.... the hell you talkin about? its not like DS tryin to run 3d graphics....

WTF is wrong with you. Meltdown isn't out for the PSP, and screenshots do show fuguly graphics. And then you make a retort and drag this fanboy anti-DS silliness into it?
kaching
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(06-26-2006, 03:58 PM)
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New previews from Gamespot and Eurogamer of the PSP version indicate that there are skin options that let you restore the look of the blob to the normal look, removing the cel-shading border. That probably doesn't apply to the technicolor levels themselves though.

Courtesy of Agent X in this thread:

http://www.neogaf.com/forum/showthread.php?t=97548
Guns N' Poops
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(06-26-2006, 04:01 PM)
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melvoin
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(06-26-2006, 04:47 PM)

Originally Posted by frAntic_Frog

Metal Gear PSP, Tekken, GTAVCS, and GTMobile sez hi:D

All of those are just scaled down spinoffs of PS2 games. And GTAVCS will almost certainly hit PS2/3 after a few months. PSP has a scant few unique games like Metal Gear Acid and Lumines, but if I want to play console games, I'll get a console.
Jiguryo
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(06-26-2006, 04:55 PM)
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Originally Posted by jesusraz

The reaction from Ignition when I asked gave the impression that it's indeed true, just not confirmed for the public yet.

Same here.

"Where did you get that information from?"

Heh.
Ignatz Mouse
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(06-26-2006, 05:02 PM)
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Originally Posted by melvoin

All of those are just scaled down spinoffs of PS2 games. And GTAVCS will almost certainly hit PS2/3 after a few months. PSP has a scant few unique games like Metal Gear Acid and Lumines, but if I want to play console games, I'll get a console.

If you don't think those games will sell well, then... we disagree.

The question was about system-sellers, not about uniqueness. PSP has quite a few unique games, actually, but they don't show up on the radar of people arguing that PSP has no unique games. Funny that.
jesusraz
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(06-26-2006, 05:11 PM)
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Originally Posted by Jiguryo

Same here.

"Where did you get that information from?"

Heh.

That sort of reaction does really does give it away...They should stick to the usual 'We do not comment on rumours' :lol
frAntic_Frog
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(06-26-2006, 05:12 PM)

Originally Posted by melvoin

All of those are just scaled down spinoffs of PS2 games. And GTAVCS will almost certainly hit PS2/3 after a few months. PSP has a scant few unique games like Metal Gear Acid and Lumines, but if I want to play console games, I'll get a console.

well for me it be nice to have portable games with console-quality graphics and depth to play while im on the go.....to have portable games that arent severely outdated in graphics or has decade-old gameplay ;)
Sweedishrodeo
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(06-26-2006, 05:15 PM)
R-type Wii


:D :D :D
frAntic_Frog
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(06-26-2006, 05:16 PM)

Originally Posted by beermonkey@tehbias

WTF is wrong with you. Meltdown isn't out for the PSP, and screenshots do show fuguly graphics. And then you make a retort and drag this fanboy anti-DS silliness into it?

save for the cell-shaded silliness of Mercury 2, i dont see how its exactly "FUGLY" given that it IS a handheld game......with those graphics. nothin special, but not FUGLY either, good chum
TiVo
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(06-26-2006, 06:18 PM)
Mercury Meltdown FTWii

fixed
..pakbeka..
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(06-26-2006, 06:46 PM)
unless they get nintendo to publish this, it will suffer the same fate it did on the psp
kaching
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(06-26-2006, 07:01 PM)
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Originally Posted by ..pakbeka..

unless they get nintendo to publish this, it will suffer the same fate it did on the psp

You mean sell well enough to warrant a sequel that appears to be an improvement in just about every way? :P
..pakbeka..
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(06-26-2006, 07:07 PM)

Originally Posted by kaching

You mean sell well enough to warrant a sequel that appears to be an improvement in just about every way? :P

I thought it underperformed.... oh well ingore what I said then
kaching
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(06-26-2006, 07:24 PM)
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Originally Posted by ..pakbeka..

I thought it underperformed.... oh well ingore what I said then

It didn't sell through the roof or anything, but it seems to have done well enough to justify a sequel and expansion onto other platforms. A Wii version will certainly be interesting if for no other reason than to see if anyone that chastised the first game will actually put their money where their mouth is and buy the sequel now that it has a version with a tilt sensor. Or maybe they'll just blame the color scheme this time around ;)

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