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Quantum Theory Is A Shooter "That Only Tecmo Can Make"

When people talk about all the upcoming PlayStation 3 exclusives, too many forget about Tecmo's Quantum Theory...and it's not something they should forget.

Initially, the comparisons were inevitable: because it's a third-person shooter that apparently utilizes a cover system - like most all titles that fall into this genre - everyone began comparing this PS3 exclusive project to Epic's Gears of War. In fact, over-anxious Sony fans have been wanting to kill Quantum Theory the "Gears" killer, but that may be more inaccurate than they know. According to Gaming Union, Tecmo localization producer Peter Garza addressed the subject at hand:

"Yeah, everybody compares it to Gears of War (laughs). Obviously it's a sci-fi third-person shooter and we have a big guy for a main character. What we're trying to do is make a third-person shooter that only Tecmo can make. We know action games. We have Ninja Gaiden, so we're trying to incorporate some of that action game feel into third-person shooters."

Man, if they're going to try to somehow incorporate the blinding speed of a Ninja Gaiden into the slower-paced third-person shooter style, we could get something pretty damn special. But as of now, details remain a little thin on the project, and all we know is that Quantum Theory is scheduled to launch some time next year. But we can't wait to uncover more info so we can get a nice close look at this bad boy; we have plenty of faith in Tecmo, so we'll be very interested to see more of this particular exclusive.

Related Game(s): Quantum Theory

6/10/2009 Ben Dutka

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Karosso
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:03:45 PM
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Starting to sound more interesting now... would not think much of it if it was only a GoW clone.

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BigT_1980
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:46:23 PM

I love me some GeOW. It is one of my favorite games on the 360 besides Lost Odyssey. I really hope Tecmo gets this right. I hope Quantum sets the bar on third person shooter games.

Oh Yeah!!!
Karosso, Please reference Gears of war with GeOW initials because it hasn't earned the GOW initials. Those initials still belong to God of War.

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Wage SLAVES
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:49:50 PM

@BigT

That had to be said (GeoW vs GoW)

It looks like we might have our own Gears (type) exclusive! Damn, to think I almost went out and got a 360 for it...I know you wouldn't blame me. Gears is niice...

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kevyd09
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 3:58:57 AM

i did go out and get a 3fixme to play both gears of war and i wasnt disapointed!! but tbh i havent played anything on it apart from my bros bioshock so it was a waste of money!

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:07:09 PM
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He didn't exactly disagree with a Gears comparison.

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Karosso
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:55:32 PM

Well, Gears was a good game. I don't mind if they are aiming for that kind of quality and add some unique things to it...
The short video I saw did not impress me much, the animation was poor and the "AI" was not "I" at all..

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LegendaryWolfeh
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:12:06 PM
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Cuz it's looks a lot like it, to be honest....this games seems like another Haze..

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Victor321
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:14:22 PM
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I just realized something. The guy's last name is Garza, as in Garza from KillZone 2! =D

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AntDC
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:20:38 PM
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I'm not a huge shooter fan but I'll probably still check this game out, it sounds promising. "wanting to kill Quantum Theory the "Gears" killer" I'm confused, did you mean wanting to "call" Quantum Theory the "Gears" killer? Feel free to delete this comment if it was a mistake or not.

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chicko1983
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:40:57 PM
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isnt it just called "Quantum" now?

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Xra897
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 11:34:24 PM

yes it is and i am totally wanting to play this game. go watch the gameplay trailer on ign its frcken awesome!

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cadpig
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:42:03 PM
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Looking forward to Quantum Theory.

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Wage SLAVES
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:46:30 PM
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I like the Dark Feel this game brings with it. It has these crazy guns that look like they were made out of stone and a random sword toting hottie. I LIKE IT!

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Highlander
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:58:03 PM
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Tecmo had something nice to say about the PS3 also...

http://www.gamingunion.net/news/tecmo-playstation-3-most-powerful-hardware--162.html

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Hexen
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 10:58:29 PM
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I was really impress the fist time I saw the Quantum trailer,I thought that it looked unique an yet familiar. It's like if GeOW and Final Fantasy had a one night stand and months later this game would be born; similar to it's parents yet has an identity of it's own.

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BigT_1980
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 11:19:47 PM

When I first seen the video of this game in October of last year I was really interested to learn more about this game. After seeing the Quantum video at E3 I have become even more interested in this game. What would awesome now is to get a demo of Quantum. JDHeXeN I really liked one night stand quote. Nice touch!!!

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Fane1024
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 5:02:43 PM

That's funny, I had the opposite response.

It's like Gears and some anime action game had a bastard child, with all the inane, meaningless dialogue plus an extra helping of pointless testosterone. I don't see any of the charm of, say, Final Fantasy in it.

But, hey, to each his own.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 11:10:58 PM
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Tecmo tells it like it is: http://www.gamingunion.net/news/tecmo-playstation-3-most-powerful-hardware--162.html

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Scarecrow
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 11:31:57 PM
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Need to see more video of this

But so far it sounds good

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Xra897
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 11:35:01 PM

theres gameplay trailer up at ign just search quantum and go to vids

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 11:33:05 PM
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Not a fan of Gears of War...I hope this one is not too similar.

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slayerkillemall
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 11:42:26 PM
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like vertigo said,let's see what comes out of it...

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Oyashiro
Wednesday, June 10, 2009 @ 11:50:31 PM
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You can download the E3 trailer on PSN, It looks nice. It does look a lot like GeOW, and that's a good thing. GeOW is a great game, although I didn't like the second one as much but oh well.

I hope they will release a demo for this. Because this is a genre that a developer can easily screw up and get it completely wrong.

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Deleted User
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 12:19:55 AM
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I seriously thought it was GeOW at first. Hopefully it turns out to be a great game. That would be a kick in the face to the 360 fans.

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Sir Shak
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 12:39:25 AM
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I will take a "wait and see" approach with this one

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migabyte
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 3:01:29 AM
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Not a Tecmo fan really. The best game they made was Tecmo super bowl. Yes, I know they make Gaiden, it's over rated in my opinion. DOA is terrible.

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Qubex
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 3:59:59 AM
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I will check it out anyway... video's and reviews etc... see what it is all about!

This Saturday is the day I offload quite a few games in time for the next 5 I want to purchase... I should get back at least half of what I spent on them :)

Q!

"i am home"

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Naga
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 4:42:33 AM
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Geow wasn't great IMO so let's hope Tecmo do a longer campaign mode and a brilliant online mode

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Dante399
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 5:23:00 AM
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anything like Ninja Gaiden will be just perfect....we have faith in Tecmo

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 8:15:05 AM
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I quite like Tecmo games, but to tackle something similar to Gears is a huge risk.

I love Gears 2, in fact its the reason I got a 360 just recently, that and because all my friends could only afford 360s meaning that I have to play 360 in order to play with friends (this is because PS3 is 699 and 360 is 399 in Australia. $300 price difference, not $100! Damn you Australian trade market, unfair ratios and no free import/exports!!!)

Anyhoo, I just want to say that I would enjoy DOA a whole lot more with the PS3 directional pad than with the crappy round plastic piece of crap that Microsoft calls a directional pad. Tecmo does make good games and I wish for a DOA on PS3...

DID YOU HEAR THAT TECMO?!?! A DOA ON PS3 PLEASE!!!!

My point of this statement is that Tecmo's vision is quite different from Epic's, so comparing Quantum to Gears is like comparing Killzone to Modern Warfare 2. They both have very similar structure, ie. 1st person shooter, but deliver on different aspects. Gears is grittier, slower and Westernised, while Quantum will appeal to Japanese and Western audiences with mixed Gears and Ninja Gaiden gameplay elements.

Does anyone here agree with me?

Does anyone think of Quantum as a JPN version of Gears or something different completely?

If it is a Gears clone, I really do hope they put their best into it cos Gears is THE top game for 360, which means it's a franchise up their with Halo and MGS.

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Dancemachine55
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 10:09:18 AM

Sorry, just want to add that I like the 360 and most of its features (the RRoD is the biggest reason I put off getting one for so long and settled with a PS3)

Its the directional pad for the 360 controller that I hate. So please, no need for negative replies or fanboy bashing.

Here's my general overview
PS3 - Love it
360 - Very good, but some problems early on
Wii - if it weren't for Mario, no way

PS3 controller - Like, but Sixaxis needs refinement
360 controller - like, except the directional pad, PLEASE RELEASE THAT NEW CONTROLLER SOON MS!!!
Wii controls - innovative, but often unnecessary, eg. Mario Kart

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Dustinwp
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 8:58:16 AM
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From what I've seen of this game they have my attention. I do enjoy Tecmo's games and they would have to really screw this game up for me not to consider a purchase.

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Mr Bitey
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 9:21:33 AM
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From what I've seen so far, it looks like the game is coming along nicely. I'm really looking forward to it.

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Kai200X
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 9:58:54 AM
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I have high hope for this game, because I've never play GeoW so I like to find out why 360 people like it so much. So if Quantum can provide the same or even better experience then I am happy.

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Jawknee
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 10:19:27 AM
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hmmm Sonys exclusive answer to Gears of War? i dont like Gears much. It feels too clunky and slow. Funny too cause most of the people complaining about RE5's clunky controls were Gears fans. Anyway, interested in seeing more. It may turn out better then Gears.

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vicious54
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 10:58:51 AM
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The game looks good, I would love to get a demo first though.

One critique, "In fact, over-anxious Sony fans have been wanting to kill Quantum Theory the "Gears" killer"

I assume you meant to say call instead of kill.

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Jawknee
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 11:16:25 AM
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Goodness. i havent had much interest in this game since revealed. The Gears of War comparisons turned me off. But after looking at some of the footage IGN has. Im want more. It looks 10times prettier then Gears. More please!

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Andysw
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 1:38:12 PM

Are you jawkneeyeah from youtube?

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Jawknee
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 2:07:52 PM

Haha No Sorry. i get asked that a lot.

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DarthNemesis
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 11:53:23 AM
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Just because it has a cover system and a bulky character does not make it a Gears clone.Gears is not original itself.Winback and Duke Nukem come to mind when I think about Gears of War.With that said,I like the way Quantum looked with the combination gameplay of the female character and the rotating levels.Quantum looks to actually have an interesting single player unlike Gears of War.Which the latter is only good for online and I don't play online.

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Jawknee
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 12:36:24 PM

Quantums graphics look more polished then Gears too. Its surprised me to see a comparision in textures and graphics with Gears 2 and Uncharted Drakes Fortune. Gears looks ugly next to Uncharted.

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Nynja
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 1:03:20 PM

Other than lacking in story, Gears of War is a great game with very solid gameplay. Quantum Theory looks no where nearly as good as Gears. If you were to ever need a reason to pick up and play a 360, Gears of War is the best and only reason. Can't say much for anything else... maybe Lost Odyssey if you can get past the ridiculous costumes and the immense amount of reading.

Seriously, the only great exclusive game 360 has is Gears.

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Jawknee
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 1:20:58 PM

I tried to get into gears. i had it when my 360 still worked. i just didnt like it. too clunky and heavy. The story was boring and a rifle with a chainsaw on it was quite lame. In my opinion anyways.

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Nynja
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 12:59:16 PM
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You know what, Sony just needs to do their own Gears of War. Plain and simple. Who cares if MS or xbox fanboys cry copycat, which would only be hypocritical of them with Lips, Forza, Scene It, and Natal (see EyeToy).

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Scarecrow
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 9:33:37 PM

no

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BikerSaint
Thursday, June 11, 2009 @ 6:07:15 PM
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Thanks to Highlander's link, I dug a little deeper into that site & found that they also did a nice "1st impression" of Quantom......

http://www.gamingunion.net/news/quantum-first-impressions--173.html

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mastiffchild
Friday, June 12, 2009 @ 3:35:35 PM
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Tecmo are desperately trying to forget the fact that they originally said Gears was a big influence in Quanrum. Truth is it doesn't share that much with Epics excellent TPS bloodrush.

The fact is that the artstyle of Quantum borders on Art Nouveau crossed with some nice revival gothic-something way in advance of anything Epic have tried artisyically with the only worry on this score being that the backgrounds could get depetitive all being inside the same living tower(again a difference to Gears).

There's a chick too! And one that your mate won't have to kill just to shoehorn in some out of place emotion before returning to "gotta kill 'em all!" mode! Some of the moves where you and Feleena interact look like being really slick as well as very quick-another thing Gears doesn't attempt.


They took what Gears already stole from Kill/Switch, a hulking lead and dark imagery and that's about it. Tecmo had to say that Gears was an influence but if people can't see that this game is going to be very different to Gears from the little we've seen than I worry about general perception.

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