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Famitsu: Valkyria Chronicles 3 For PSP, ICO, SotC

We were sort of hoping the third Valkyria Chronicles would return to the platform that made it so successful, but it appears it'll stick with Sony's handheld.

Some scans of the most recent Famitsu have hit the Internet and leading the notable features is the listing of Valkyria Chronicles 3 for the PSP. The original was exclusive to the PS3 and the sequel was exclusive to the PSP; many were assuming Sega would at least bring the third title to both the PS3 and PSP, but right now, that doesn't appear to be the case. Famitsu also shed more light on the possibility of a Team ICO Collection, featuring PS2 classics ICO and Shadow of the Colossus remastered in brilliant high-definition for the PS3. The interesting part is that both titles appear to be listed separately - and not part of one package - so we'll have to keep an eye on the situation. We expect all of this to be cleared up this week at the Tokyo Game Show, though, so stay tuned for lots of potentially big announcements. Oh, and The Last Guardian is shown for the PS3 in the magazine, too, but that shouldn't come as any big surprise. All we want now is a release date...

So, how do VC fans feel about VC3 not being available on the PS3? Presumably, the sequel did pretty well on the PSP if the listing is 100% accurate.

Tags: team ico, vc3, valkyria chronicles 3, sotc

9/14/2010 9:17:36 PM Ben Dutka

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Comments (59 posts)

Jawknee
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 @ 9:37:12 PM
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Bummer for those who wanted another PS3 iteration. Nice for those who are trying to grow their PSP collection.

As for ICO and SofC...Can't.Wait.

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laxpro2001
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 @ 10:38:00 PM

Yea though you never know, they can do a multi-platform release right? I don't even know if that is possible without incurring a boat load of extra costs but I'm optimistic.

As for SotC and ICO I am very excited as I've always wanted to play them but never had the opportunity and so I wanted to hold out to see if they would actually release them in an upgraded form. Looks like I have no excuse now!

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 @ 10:48:31 PM

I borrowed ICO and bought SotC not that long ago. I stopped playing SotC when i heard about the HD collection. Great games. Can't wait to see what they look like in HD.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 @ 10:49:26 PM

I've beat ICO over half a dozen times and beat SOTC more than I can count.

RESPECT

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booze925
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 @ 9:48:36 PM
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ahh shadow of the colossus, a ps2 game i missed out on.
now i have the chance 2 try it in HD. why not?

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TheCrazyMerc
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 @ 9:52:19 PM
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Sweet collection, ICO and Shadow of the Colossus, epic games to be revamped on an epic console. Thanks Sony.

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Alienange
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 @ 9:52:45 PM
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If they hope to move any copies of Ico they had better include it with SotC. Separating the two would not bode well for shorty.

*looks at copy of VC*
Looks like it's just you and me buddy.

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Highlander
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 10:58:36 AM

I'll be on that VC train with you. PSP or PS3, it's my kind of game.

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Dealnightfire
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 @ 9:52:45 PM
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Together Shadow and Ico I will buy. Separate maybe not unless they are $20 each or less

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 @ 10:13:49 PM

I don't think you're being fair. ICO sells for over $40 and SOTC is nearly $20. Throw in highdef graphics and PS3 support and I think either is a steal at $40. I think Team ICO deserves the money.

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 @ 10:30:25 PM

Definitely worth it.

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Fane1024
Thursday, September 16, 2010 @ 4:45:38 PM

I love Ico, but the only reason it sells for $40 is its rarity.

The game is 6.5 hours long. $40 is too much, even with updated graphics.

Fortunately, it has been announced that the games are packaged together for $40. A must buy if you don't own them already.

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Scarecrow
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 @ 9:53:31 PM
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Sega loves losing money

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 @ 10:10:24 PM

...except for the money I throw at them.

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laxpro2001
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 @ 10:41:23 PM

@LimitedVertigo
Nope they can't catch the money because they have hands like post-SA2 3D sonic iterations... they stink.

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gumbi
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 8:27:52 AM

Has anyone considered that Sega may well be making more money from VC2? Despite it's greatness, the first just didn't sell very well. And I guarantee that VC2 cost a lot less to make.

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Highlander
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 11:07:22 AM

@Gumbi,

I'm with you on that. VC2 sold better as well didn't it? More PSPs than PS3s in Japan by a wide margin, and as you say it costs less to make PSP games. Plus with VC2 being a sequel already, it was able to use some of the assets from game 1, and I'm sure that VC3 will do the same. I think the reason that VC3 is coming to PSP is the very profitability of VC2 on PSP.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 @ 10:11:34 PM
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Meh, I was hoping for the next VC to come back to the PS3. I'm loving VC2 on the PSP but there's no denying a bigger screen and better graphics is always a plus.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 @ 10:20:18 PM
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That's positively retarded on Sega's part. They keep screwing up this generation for some reason. I would have liked to see the rest of the series but who plays strategy games on a portable? You need decent play times for lengthy battles.

Unless ICO and SoTC are on the same disc I'll probably pass.

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 @ 10:25:35 PM

FAIL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


VC2 is just as good on the PSP and you can blame PS3 owners for it being on the PSP. Its sales were abysmal.

If they broke up ICO and SOTC onto a dozen disks each priced at $20 I'd still pay for it. Another example of great games not selling enough, they deserve the money!

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Jawknee
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 @ 10:31:27 PM

Why break it up? God of War Collection was on one disc.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 @ 10:35:33 PM

The first iteration of a game often doesn't sell a ton but it gathers momentum, that is unless you switch platforms.

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laxpro2001
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 @ 10:39:07 PM

@Jawknee
Ah another set of PS2 greats that I collected, sometimes I wonder if I can even call myself a hardcore gamer

@Limited

hmm good point but hows about giving VC another another shot at the PS3? pun intended

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 @ 10:44:17 PM

World,

They both did terrible in sales. ICO didn't sell over 700,000 and you can't really refer to SOTC as the next game in the series (though it is) since few people actually know this and it was never marketed this way.

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WorldEndsWithMe
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 @ 10:56:01 PM

I was referring to Valkyria. I have a firm stance that spin-offs should go to portables a la Kingdom Hearts and now Parasite Eve and numbered titles should be console based (so long as they began on consoles).

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 @ 11:05:20 PM

Ah well than my apologies. I agree with you on the whole spin-off thing but VC did piss poor, like ICO numbers piss poor so I'm not surprised that they've chose a cheaper path for the franchise especially since the PS3 version didn't exactly use the systems full potential.

While playing VC2 u sometimes forget you're playing it on a different system.

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laxpro2001
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 @ 11:11:58 PM

Can't they use more of the PS3's potential when developing a new title for it, say VC3?

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LimitedVertigo
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 @ 11:20:35 PM

Well the engine used in VC for the PS3 while snazzy looking was not very "next gen" it reminded me of DragonQuest8. It made the transition to the PSP quite seamless.

If they were making VC3 for the PS3 I doubt they would use a different engine. Again those complaining that VC3 isn't coming to the PS3 must not have a PSP, sucks for you! :)

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godsman
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 12:02:02 AM

I have a PSP and PS3. I am so angry at Sega. It felt like when Sony lost a game to Microsoft, except that Sony PS3 lost to Sony PSP. I don't know if I should get mad at Sony. Pissed at Sega though.

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Underdog15
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 9:07:11 AM

I actually understand why Sega would put VC series on PSP from now on.

Mind you, I don't like it, but I can see why. Sales sucked. But PS3 was only starting to take off when the first was released. In fact, now, I have a hard time finding a copy of VC!

As for it being on PSP, I'm a little bummed out. I mean, with battle times, I'm going to be drawing battles out across multiple sessions... which, unless there's a save feature mid game, will shorten battery life leaving the PSP in sleep mode so as not to lose progress.

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laxpro2001
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 9:32:20 AM

Well at least I have both!

Underdog, if you are still looking to get your hand on a copy amazon is your best friend. Always great for those titles that always seem impossible to find in stores like VC and ES

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godsman
Tuesday, September 14, 2010 @ 11:49:29 PM
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What the hell? VC2 is not even selling half of what PS3 had. Why did they announce another sequel right after the release of VC2 on the PSP in US? Is developing for an existing engine for PS3 that expensive that they rather rack up less sales and sold for lower price on PSP?

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gumbi
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 8:22:27 AM

I'd wager it costs a lot less to develop for the PSP... so even if the numbers don't seem as high, the ROI could be considerably better. When it all boils down to it, these guys are in it to make money.

And I'm telling you, all of you. VC2 is really, really good. I'm quite enjoying it.

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hellish_devil
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 1:45:54 AM
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OH MY GOD. Now I am REALLY mad at SEGA. Why????
Valkyria 1 was such a great game, and it belongs to the PS3. NO psp here, no interest, now c'mon SEGA, gives us the sequel we are waiting for, but this time do it on the right plataform!!!

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LimitedVertigo
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 1:51:42 AM

Have you even tried VC2? It's better than the first one, regardless of the platform it's on. Stop blindly forming an opinion just because you're bitter Sega chose a different console after piss poor sales from the PS3 version.

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hellish_devil
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 2:27:19 AM

"Stop blindly forming an opinion"

I never said anything about VC2. I just said VC3 should come to the PS3, mostly because I love the original, and i don't have a psp.

And I don't think VC2 will have better sales than VC1, mostly because most of its audience and long time fans are on the PS3. So now that they have done the 2nd for the psp, let the fans from the original get the 3rd.


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Underdog15
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 2:25:49 PM

It may or may not sell as well as the first, but it will undoubtedly be more profitable after the production and licensing costs are taken into effect.

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Kevadu
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 2:20:48 AM

$400 for a PSP? What the hell?

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 2:26:38 AM

Damn, ours go for I think $280-ish. And NZ is just a hop, skip and jump away. There isn't much difference in the dollar value either. Kiwis are getting the shaft there.
Peace.

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gumbi
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 8:19:15 AM

good lord... $400 ?!? I live in Canada and we regularly see them on sale for as low as $140. Hell I can find a used one in good shape for under $100. I don't know what the exchange is like, but $400 sounds nuts.

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laxpro2001
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 9:40:23 AM

ffrulez you are from NZ right?

It must be hard being a gamer there. The industry is in its infant stages and the prices are convoluted and there is no standard

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Highlander
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 11:05:29 AM

How in heck are Xbox and Wii cheaper than a PSP? Even at the list prices for a brand new system (in USD) the PSP is cheaper than either of those, and considerably cheaper than a 360 with any HDD included.

Is it that $400 for the PSP the list price, or is that a retailer price?

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 2:08:14 AM
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NOOOOO! But at the same time, HELL YES!

Let me elaborate. The latter of the two cheers first: ICO/SotC collection confirmed. Absolutely can not wait. Even if they are released separately I will do anything I can to track them down.

Now for the 'no': I loved Valkyria Chronicles. I went into the second with huge expectations, knowing that the story wasn't as good as the first, and that there were other minor problems with it, but I have been let down thus far. The switch in design choice to the school is dreadful. I much preferred the focussed nature of the original title. Then you've got the miniscule maps and the cut-out cutscenes. I know that these were also in the original, but they were done with so much more class. Oh well, I'll still get the third, but I doubt I'll be ecstatic about it.
Peace.

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Lawless SXE
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 2:12:55 AM

Just read a tad about the game on IGN, and brilliant. It's more like the original. Makes me HAPPY! And makes up a little bit for the second one and the fact that it will be on PSP. I think I'm good for now.
Peace again.

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___________
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 3:32:19 AM
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i really do hope the ICO and SOC collection do come out, its looking confirmed so far but nothing is till it comes out of the donkeys mouth.
never got to play either games so im dying to find out what all the fuss is about!

with that said, sony stop pussyfooting around and give us a R&C collection, you know you want to!

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aaronisbla
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 4:03:57 AM
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Thats too bad about VC 3 being on psp only. I have no need for a psp since when i travel im driving and quite frankly i wouldn't see myself playing a portable console game at home with the exception of pokemon

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Highlander
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 11:00:15 AM

FFVIII looks great on the PSP....

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Underdog15
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 2:39:21 PM

That it does!

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stemon
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 4:07:58 AM
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Well I am a fanboy of the VC games so I dont care what platform it is released on hell I would buy it on ps2, the CONTENT is what makes VC so good so I am a happy bunny, only played VC2 for about 10 hours but it is fecking awesome only thing I hope gets dropped for VC3 is the re using of maps kinda irritating after you have done the same map 6-7 times over :), as for ICO n SOTC good needs indeed.

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tes37
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 6:15:32 AM
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If Sega ever decides to bring VC back home to the ps3, I'll return as a customer. I really like the franchise but not enough to play with it on a psp. No thanks Sega.

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Kiryu
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 6:30:07 AM
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Yay! Ico and Shadow of the Colossus in HD.Cannot wait to see the colossus in HD.My Fav Colossus are
3rd,5th,8th,10th,13th,15th,16th.

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gumbi
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 8:14:38 AM
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I'm 100% in support of more Valkyria Chronicles sequels on the PSP. I'm 20+ hours into VC2 and it's great. For people like me this is the perfect PSP game, I love it. I would really like to get another VC title on PS3, and I'm sure it'll happen, but I can wait.

And I really don't care if an ICO and SOTC HD remix come out separately, I'll buy them both! Maybe they're putting more work into it than we saw with the GOW remix's. Maybe they'll floor us with new visuals, who knows? who cares! SOTC in HD is all I need to hear to open my wallet.

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outcelgeist
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 9:05:31 AM
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So many people complained about the first game not having trophies that Sega decided to spite them all by releasing the second and third installments on PSP. No trophies for any of them!

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hellish_devil
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 3:09:02 PM

Oh damn! So that was it...

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TheOldOne
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 10:00:51 AM
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I'm 14+ hours into VC2. And I think the second one is even better than the first. But I like more to play my games on the PS3 rather than the PSP. Still I would definitely buy VC3 no mater if it's for the PSP or PS3.

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Highlander
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 10:59:38 AM
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Man, it would be nice to have more VC on the PS3, but since the PSP version looks to have sold better than it's big brother, I can't blame SEGA for sticking with the PSP. Who knows though, perhaps there is still something in the pipeline for the PS3?

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TEG3SH
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 11:36:20 AM
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ICO, SOTC are awesome awesome games, played the game a million times literally.

As for VC, I don't care that much

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Oyashiro
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 4:32:32 PM
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While It would be nice if VCIII was on the PS3, I'm not going to fault them for going with the PSP. VCII is fantastic, so this no doubt a D1P for me.

And did any of you see the Yakuza: Of the End? Kiryu punching Zombies in the face! Game of the Year 2011!

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Jonesy555
Wednesday, September 15, 2010 @ 5:40:31 PM
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On one hand, I like the fact that VC3 will be coming to the PSP because VC2 is awesome. What's not so awesome about the PSP version is the short little anime videos and the animated pictures. I would much rather have the whole cutscene be anime styled and the PSP just can't do that. Well, after playing Birth By Sleep and seeing all that SqueEnix squeezed on a UMD, they can, but chances are that they won't....

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