Namco, Nippon Ichi Contribute Content To Japanese Home
Yeah, we know: everyone wants more stuff in PlayStation Home. Don't worry, though, because Sony has plans to deliver plenty more content in 2009 and beyond, and it could all start tomorrow.
According to this European site, the first software maker's impact will be felt in Home. As you can see, Namco will throw up Tekken, Soul Calibur and Ridge Racer-themed Lounges, plus provide an even bigger Namco Museum Arcade Lounge. Nippon Ichi will also toss up a few items for sale (see the little Disgaea figures?), and that includes furniture for your interior decorating pleasure. Bandai Namco will contribute items as well, and Sony plans to issue plenty of Christmas-themed updates, as you can see by the picture posted here. In the Japanese version of Home, they already have the Siren and Everybody's Golf (Hot Shots Golf to us) Lounges, and it seems they're getting more. This information comes directly from Famitsu, as do those pics via the link above, so we have to assume it's fairly reliable information. However, whether or not these Lounges are coming to North America is debatable. Even though Sony has always said they want Home to be a worldwide service, territorial boundaries may still have an impact...
Anyway, we'll keep you updated with any and all changes and updates scheduled for Home. Remember, this is just the beginning...by this time next year, you'll be shocked to look back and see just how bare Home was when it kicked off.
12/17/2008 Ben Dutka