CyberConnect2 Currently Developing New PS3 Exclusive
It seems like every time we turn around, our eyes fall upon another PlayStation 3 exclusive, and we're finally starting to see a few from third-party developers.
Examiner.com spotted the latest: CyberConnect2 is apparently working on a new PS3 exclusive, and some are already theorizing that it's a sequel to Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm, the solid fighter that came out last year. On the other hand, RPG fanatics are hoping it's a resurrection of the long-running PS2 franchise, .hack, which featured multiple installments over a few years time. We don't know anything about this new game, but it seems the developer will be "looking to recruit new team members in an event on June 6 to help out on both of their upcoming games." The other title in question is To the World for the Nintendo DS, which may or may not be a spiritual successor to CyberConnect2's 1999 PlayStation title, Tail Concerto. Anyway, considering the ongoing popularity of Naruto, it seems very likely that another entry in the series is coming, and that's great news for the avid fans. But for those of us who never really got into the Japanese anime craze, we're hoping for something entirely different...a complete departure from the norm can be healthy for any developer. Well, provided they don't bite off more than they can chew.
We assume this is just another new title that's going to make its presence felt at E3 in a few weeks. If it is indeed on display at the show, we promise to let you know about it ASAP.
5/11/2009 Ben Dutka