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Tecmo Talks PS3, Quantum Theory

Tecmo tends to side with the console that offers the most raw power; they opted mostly for the Xbox in the last generation and are now focusing on a PlayStation 3 exclusive this generation. It's called Quantum Theory, and if you haven't heard of it yet, the details and info are right around the corner.

During a recent interview with Kikizo, Tecmo's Keisuke Kikuchi said they chose the PS3 simply because it "worked better" for the team's goals and interests. He also said the game shares some similarities with Epic's Gears of War franchise, but emphasized that Quantum Theory will also present gamers with a new experience. Regarding Sony's machine, Kikuchi said:

"Initially, the game concept was built around this game being a PC game... the project was altered slightly, and we tested out the graphics and visual presentation on the PS3. And looking at that, we were pretty confident that we were going to be able to display and execute what we wanted to using the power of the PS3."

Kikuchi added that the cover system found in the game will certainly remind you of Gears, but he also said the team is confident that they will deliver "something unique - both visually and gameplay-wise." And if you're wondering whether or not the action involved holds any semblance to Tecmo's critically acclaimed Ninja Gaiden series, the answer is (for the most part), "no."

"While strictly speaking this is a kind of third-person action game-shooter, the main play style skews towards the shooter side. We feel we've already been successful in executing action game elements, as in Ninja Gaiden. So it's mainly a third-person shooter."

Third-person shooters are big these days, but in order to compete with the likes of Gears and Uncharted, Quantum Theory is going to have to step up...big time. But our expectations are high, and if you want to learn more about it and see some new screenshots, check out the Tecmo interview.

Related Game(s): Quantum Theory

2/6/2009 Ben Dutka

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tramp
Friday, February 06, 2009 @ 12:38:57 PM
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im not sure about this one,it will have to convince me!

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vicious54
Friday, February 06, 2009 @ 12:44:08 PM
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If it is like a ps3 verison of Geow than I'm all for it, especially if it has a way better story to follow. Although, Uncharted2 is leaning towards being my game of the year.

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isaya85
Friday, February 06, 2009 @ 12:47:21 PM
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I'll keep my eye on this one I'm sure we'll hear more about it as it get closer to launch

PSN ID Biggest_GMoney

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Lord carlos
Friday, February 06, 2009 @ 12:47:39 PM
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Aah another exclusive,keep em coming

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rell
Friday, February 06, 2009 @ 3:43:27 PM

yeah I know another third party exclusive to the ps3, Im assuming that this can't be done on other consoles unless it get water down, but it can be done on pc awesome. Im looking foward to hearing more info on this game.

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Gregory Freeman
Friday, February 06, 2009 @ 1:05:13 PM
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reminds me of gears of war hardcore

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Joe_III
Friday, February 06, 2009 @ 1:06:24 PM
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Gears' cover system is probably the best i have encountered in a game.
The only one that comes close is R6V. And R6V's is the best for an FPS.

More games should include it.

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ps92117
Friday, February 06, 2009 @ 1:20:24 PM
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this game should be for 2010, otherwise it will get murdered by the other ps3 exclusives, if insomniac and gg helps them a bit with software, this game may become a AAA, anyway the cg vid looked nice and te chick looks hot as hell.

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Arvis
Friday, February 06, 2009 @ 1:57:25 PM

I think even in 2010 it would get killed by other Sony exclusives. What with GT5 (hopefully sooner, but probably early 2010), God of War 3 and Final Fantasy Versus XIII, Quantum Theory may get lost. Unless it turns out awesome and gets a lot of hype, anyways.

-Arvis

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ps92117
Friday, February 06, 2009 @ 3:27:15 PM

late 2010 give gt5,gow3 and perhaps mag some time to die down,I don't think versus will make it 2010 so yeah

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Tim Speed24
Friday, February 06, 2009 @ 1:23:40 PM
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Good. Maybe Tecmo can squeeze more juice out of the PS3. And I agree with JoeIII that Rainbow Six Vegas has the best cover system for a FPS.

Uncharted has the best for a 3rd person shooter PS3 game so far but Dark Sector was note-worthy in this area also.

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Joe_III
Friday, February 06, 2009 @ 4:54:48 PM

i haven't played uncharted to judge it.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Friday, February 06, 2009 @ 1:26:20 PM
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Looks like a Gears for sony dudes. Hope it's good.

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rell
Friday, February 06, 2009 @ 3:46:33 PM

lol gears for the ps3. I smell hype approaching lol. just joking

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photo K
Friday, February 06, 2009 @ 1:55:45 PM
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I hope its better than Gears and not JuSt like Gears, even tho Gears is so fun.

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Juanalf
Friday, February 06, 2009 @ 1:58:49 PM
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Another Awesome Exclusive, Ps3 Is Really Beating Up My Wallet.

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K ASH
Friday, February 06, 2009 @ 2:25:23 PM
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They just make sure that the game is riddled with japanese flair .

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tramp
Friday, February 06, 2009 @ 2:52:12 PM
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i hope its not like gears,not saying that gears is bad,its good but i want a different experience.gears has been done,twice and frankly, i want new stuff.

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Scarecrow
Friday, February 06, 2009 @ 3:41:11 PM
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Not sure 'bout this game yet, will just wait and see.

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shadowpal2
Friday, February 06, 2009 @ 4:18:22 PM
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God I haven't even heard about this game. I mean I certainly heard the name but never actually looked into it but this article really made me interested. I can't wait to hear more about it - I hope the guys tap the PS3's potential since no one has yet. lol

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daizycutter
Friday, February 06, 2009 @ 4:52:06 PM
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lokks like a more polished final fantasy to me

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Joe_III
Friday, February 06, 2009 @ 6:05:29 PM
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lets hope it gets marketed like gears does...then it might make a profit.

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bamf
Friday, February 06, 2009 @ 6:13:26 PM
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I think they'll deliver on this one?

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BikerSaint
Friday, February 06, 2009 @ 7:02:02 PM
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Love the artwork alone, will definitely get this one, after buying a PS3.
(not to mention wanting to see a lot more of that slammin' chick too).

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SerendipityDeus
Friday, February 06, 2009 @ 7:11:23 PM
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I'll definetly be getting this game, I trust tecmo, if anything it'll be better than gears in many more ways

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AceTatsujin
Friday, February 06, 2009 @ 7:19:30 PM
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FIRST DAY for me. I'm getting this game. So glad we got our own awesome 3rd person shooter. Woot!

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raztad
Friday, February 06, 2009 @ 8:28:36 PM
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This one could be good. A third person shooter with (perhaps) RPG elements. Something like Fallout but with a Gears like combat mechanic and set in a fantasy world.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Friday, February 06, 2009 @ 9:05:27 PM
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Okay, what's with so many people having cars in their avatars now? Did Arnold start the trend? LOL

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MirrorSoul
Saturday, February 07, 2009 @ 2:05:41 PM

yes he did

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BikerSaint
Saturday, February 07, 2009 @ 1:06:03 AM
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Ben, after seeing your post above, just had to change mine.
Just gotta have 1 Harley in the mix, LOL.

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Scarecrow
Saturday, February 07, 2009 @ 3:22:03 PM
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Might change mine to a Viper GTS then :D

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King James
Sunday, February 08, 2009 @ 2:50:09 AM
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I have high hopes for this game. The only reason why Gears never blew me away was because I always felt like it was missing something. I know a good story is part of that void but...IDK I played it, beat it, and didn't feel the urge to play it again. Maybe it was the cliche character development (if u wanna call that development)?

Anyways, Japanese Devs have a rep for providing us gamers with great stories and the most noteworthy characters. So, I hope Quantum Theory delivers where Gears didn't. Then Sony just got another blockbuster franchise!

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cadpig
Sunday, February 08, 2009 @ 1:20:17 PM
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Those boys at Tecmo know their stuff. Should be a AAA title.

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BigBoss4ever
Sunday, February 08, 2009 @ 1:58:20 PM
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i am not fascinated at this moment at least.

Will See.

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