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GDC Rumors: Price Drops, SotC Online, Legend Of Dragoon Remake?

If you've been keeping up with the industry, you're eagerly anticipating this week's Game Developers Conference. And although we can't say that any of the following is possible, we'd like to think that a few of these rumors are plausible.

A list of GDC rumors has surfaced over at PlayStation Insider, and there's plenty to chew on. They talk about the new 80GB PlayStation 3 bundle featuring MotorStorm and Resistance: Fall of Man, which we've already seen evidence of, and then it moves on into a big one: the possibility of a 40GB PS3 that will launch this May with a price of $299. If true, that's a biggie, but let's not discount the supposed unveiling of the PSP Slide and a corresponding price drop for the current PSP model. We certainly believe that a new Syphon Filter is on the way, although we had no idea it would be using the Killzone 2 engine, and there's mention of Insomniac's new project. Could it really be a platformer/RPG like the Zelda titles on the N64...?

But the two rumors that caught our eye was the Shadow of the Colossus Online theory, and the weird report that "Legend of Dragoon is under development." For the former, it seems like an odd choice and we'd much rather have a true sequel and for the latter, we have to assume they're talking about either a full-on remake a second title. RPG fans have been hoping for a new LoD since the original released on the PlayStation a decade ago, so could this be the news they've been waiting for? Well, you won't have much longer to wait, so stay tuned this week!

3/22/2009 Ben Dutka

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Comments (57 posts)

Jed
Sunday, March 22, 2009 @ 10:48:15 PM
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I'd really like to see some stuff about the new psp.

The $299 PS3 would be a great move for the company, and may be the reason Sony is so adamant about not having a price drop.

I'm ashamed to say it, but I never played shadow of colossus, but I did buy a copy and intend to soon.

I really want to see what Insomniac is doing too.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, March 22, 2009 @ 11:02:47 PM

You're not allowed to post again until you play SotC.

........I'm only half-joking. ;)

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firehahahahaha
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 4:30:21 PM

Ben is completely right

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WorldEndsWithMe
Sunday, March 22, 2009 @ 10:49:22 PM
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Legend of Dragoon would be pimp but they are probably just going to remake it for PSP or something low end like that.

If Insomniac would make a Zelda like game I'd be all over it like a red light on a 360.

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th0mas21
Sunday, March 22, 2009 @ 10:51:50 PM

haha i like the 360 ref.

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MirrorSoul
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 8:43:29 AM

I dont think The Legend of Dragoon got the appreciation, it deserved. It was no FF7 in they story department, but in gameplay mechanics and the ways to level your character (The button timing moves like "Burning Rush")It was on par with FF7 even though still being fll turn based.....

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PSN _HAITIAN_JB
Sunday, March 22, 2009 @ 10:50:07 PM
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Thats all great news
So mr Ben was that the secret?

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th0mas21
Sunday, March 22, 2009 @ 10:50:36 PM
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lots to smile about. im not sure which i like the best though... the price drop would not interest me, but in wanting more from sony overall i would want their sales to do well, so whatever works. now about the syphon filter, to me any news is good news, and this little bit is awsome. would love to start hearing more about that... and all this talk of LoD wants me to blow the dust off of it for another round!
sounds like a fun week!

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Cpt_Geez
Sunday, March 22, 2009 @ 10:57:47 PM
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Hopefully they annouce a psp slide. A 40gb ps3 for $299 is a steal for anyone looking to cop one in the future, im happy wit my 60gb. I'd love to see a rpg platform kinda like zelda with better graphics, we'll just have to wait and see.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, March 22, 2009 @ 11:03:23 PM
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Just to clarify right now, nothing on that list refers to our PS3 exclusive secret.

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FeyeR
Sunday, March 22, 2009 @ 11:05:29 PM

dam u ben! dam u!

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Fatcat3788
Sunday, March 22, 2009 @ 11:08:48 PM

Remember Ben... This better not be some elaborate hoax that you will unveil on April first. The community will find you! ;P

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, March 22, 2009 @ 11:13:24 PM

I promise you, it's not a hoax. :)

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SnipeySnake
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 12:11:31 AM

If it was a joke for April 1st. I would laugh for hours. I'm laughing just thinking about it. What is this ps3 secret exclusive and how do you know of it ben?

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Sir Shak
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 4:26:16 AM

I agree with FatCat , remember Ben , we have our eyes on you.

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FeyeR
Sunday, March 22, 2009 @ 11:04:58 PM
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More rpgs plz!!!!!

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karneli lll
Sunday, March 22, 2009 @ 11:16:07 PM
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A new psp next year? crap!!! oh well,i guess i'll just wait.Sony should have english release dates for Yakuza 3,heavy rain, demon souls and WKC;these will blow ms to kingdom come.
I love ms drama, talking crap about everyone else, from Apple to Sony;cracks me up


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FeyeR
Sunday, March 22, 2009 @ 11:20:00 PM
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The $299 40g would be awsome, I know of alot of people that are waiting for that 299 price tag!

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chicko1983
Sunday, March 22, 2009 @ 11:27:35 PM
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SotC online would be as Ueda had intended the original SotC to be. I hope it is true.

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JasperLoons
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 12:41:09 AM

Interesting... I knew nothing of his original intention. Got a link or anything where he explains?

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chicko1983
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 12:54:20 AM

go on youtube and type "shadow of the colossus tech demo" and you will see a video of a colossus getting killed by a bunch of warriors which look like the guy from ICO with the horns (apparently he used the model from ICO for the Warriors). From what Ive read on forums, SotC was supposed to be a ps3 launch title with online play but it was scaled back and released on the ps2.

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JasperLoons
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 1:28:39 AM

Wow, thanks. That was awesome. I can't imagine how epic this game could be on the PS3. I would miss the lone warrior feel of it though.

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gumbi
Sunday, March 22, 2009 @ 11:29:22 PM
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Oh man. Any new LoD news has me excited. Hell, I just posted a comment about this on the FFVII remake article you just wrote Ben. We've been waiting a looooooong time for this. A PSP remake would be lame though, I can play it on my PSP now. I generally try to avoid these rumours... but this has certainly piqued my interest :)

C'mon price drop!! Daddy needs a new PS3... really... badly.

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Ben Dutka PSXE [Administrator]
Sunday, March 22, 2009 @ 11:52:55 PM

No...more...PSP sequels or remakes to/of PS1 classics.

I can't handle it. I HATED it when The Lion War came out on the PSP.

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AntDC
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 3:28:55 AM

Hey Ben come on, at least people who never got to play FFT in its heyday (me) get to enjoy it now. But yeah these companys should be creating new games, not regurgitating old ones.

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SnipeySnake
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 12:09:29 AM
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When or if the price drop comes i can finally get my ps3 x)

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Schmitty
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 12:14:37 AM
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i dont understand how SotC online would work

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WorldEndsWithMe
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 12:28:59 AM

I don't either, a bunch of dudes climbing a giant and taking it down?

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JasperLoons
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 12:37:47 AM

Me neither, but I will buy anything Shadow of the Colossus related!

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 1:59:12 AM

Evidently you never saw what SOTC was originally intended to be:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LeBpRiWGdWg

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Alienange
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 4:39:11 PM

That youtube video makes me sad and yet happy. Happy they didn't make THAT, and we got the SotC we all know and love. Sad that they might still make something like that. I don't need anyone to help me take down a colossus!

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Qubex
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 12:21:08 AM
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Build a little "panic" over time... let's get some energy going by keeping secrets to ourselves they think... for us frustration lingers... lingers in the shadows!

Q!

"i am home"

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Scarecrow
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 12:21:09 AM
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Legend of Dragoon!!!!!!

Oh god that'd be a dream come true!

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Reccaman18
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 10:37:30 AM

only if they dont screw it up!

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DaNgerSteVe
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 12:33:44 AM
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dam i guess no ff7 remake for the ps3
i guess its going to be gta v exclusive or something

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 1:56:59 AM

Ya right, that isn't going to happen.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 1:56:16 AM
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Fuck that, the next TeamICO game better have a deep single player game or I'm going to be pissed. I'm getting fed up with all the multiplayer as of late. I play console games to get immersed on my own.

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ps92117
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 2:25:07 AM

right again sir.

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Alienange
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 4:40:34 PM

Imagine the multiplayer trophies you'd have to get. "Take down 10 colossi in co-op" Noooooo

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Sir Shak
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 2:08:27 AM
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Can we have some Uncharted 2 gameplay please....

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ps92117
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 2:23:49 AM
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SOTC online, hmm how would that work? I personally don't see it.
One that I am interested on is syphon philter remake, though I have not played SP before, I hear goods things about.

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psxjunkhead85
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 3:20:00 AM
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Hey ben is this secret ps3 exclusive is the game mars thats coming out for ps3 and pc hmm?

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karneli lll
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 11:27:07 AM

I think its metro...something something: the last refuge

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Dante399
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 5:27:32 AM
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Legend Of The Dragoon 2?
That's very good news :D

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SarahPalinMILF
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 5:44:51 AM
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It might just be me and then again it might never happen, but i would love to see a Zelda game on the PS3

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Common Cence
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 6:51:43 AM
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The Jak 4 rumor is what I'm looking for, oh and the Syphon Filter one, maybe the...

Screw it I want all of those to be in a sense real

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Riku994
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 6:54:59 AM
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Ben can you please link me to the site that said LoD is under construction? Please :)

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skoda
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 7:12:25 AM
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I dont give a crap what they do with it as long as i get a new game of The ledend of dragoon. That was the main reason i bought a playstation back in the day and i play it today. I WANT A NEW ONE!

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K ASH
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 9:39:26 AM
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Hopefully sony will play a god & make this rumours true because only a god can make all of that a reality.

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rell
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 10:30:59 AM
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I hope these rumors end up being true.

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Gone
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 11:06:40 AM
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I don't know if Sony is making the right move if they come out with a 40 GIG for $299. I would buy it, but what sense would it make for anyone to buy the 160 GIG at $499. You could buy the 40 GIG for $299 and slap a 160 GIG HDD for only $49. Sony would have to add b/c to the 160 GIG for it to be worth it. I know the 40 GIG is just a rumor, but I hope Sony is only removing 40 GIGs from the 80 GIG version and not making a cheap Arcade version not worth buying.

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LimitedVertigo
Monday, March 23, 2009 @ 1:25:41 PM

You need to keep in mind that a majority of gamers wont be swapping out the existing HD for a better one. I myself would quickly snag that 40 gig version and fill it with a 500gig hd off newegg for 89 dollars.

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Neurotoxiny
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 8:55:04 PM
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PS3 remake for the Legend of Dragoon?!
Awesome.

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bxshotboi
Tuesday, March 24, 2009 @ 10:47:42 PM
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i agree wit a remake of legend of dragoon that game is awesome even though ign was trying to do it dirty with the things they said (like the combo system not being so great)

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lionfire
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 12:28:23 AM
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i would kill myself for shadow of the colossus online.

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Draguss
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 9:36:30 AM
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O.O LOD REMAKE!!!!!!!! Ok this is probably like the thousandth time I've heard this rumor but I still can't avoid being excited, Legend of Dragoon is my all time favorite game, there's just something in it that I haven't been able to find in any other game. I don't know what it is, but I never have more fun then when playing it, even after having beaten it exactly 51 times (I'm not even exagerating, I actually counted them).

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opsdaddy
Thursday, March 26, 2009 @ 11:42:59 AM
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LOD LOD LOD LOD! Ben, let it be true this time. What a kickass rumor. So long as it didn't originate from Michael Pachter's mouth, I'm willing to put at least SOME stock in it. That would be one helluva addition to the game catalog.

And, not that I'm not excited about the SotC Online news, but like Draguss, I'm just a HUGE fan of Legend of Dragoon! It was so fun it should have been outlawed. Just imagine where a solid next-gen treatment could take the franchise... it boggles the mind!

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