Sony has announced that its forthcoming motion-based control system - PlayStation Move - will launch on September 15 in Europe, following in the US on September 19 and finally in Japan on October 21.
The peripheral which was shown in more detail at the platform holder's press conference as part of the E3 Expo week, will cost €39.99/$49.99/¥3980, with the Navigational controller available separately for €29.99/$29.99/¥2980.
Gamers in Europe will be able to purchase a special bundle for €59.99 that will include the Move controller, the Navigational controller, the PlayStation Eye camera and a starter disc, with PlayStation Eye available separately for €29.99. Gamers in the US will be able to pick up a bundle that includes Sports Champions for $99.99, while a bundle including a PlayStation 3 will retail for $399.99.
The company stated its intention to support Move with a strong software line-up, promising 20 titles available by the end of March next year - Heavy Rain among them - while those set for launch include:
- Resident Evil 5 Gold Edition
- Time Crisis: Razing Storm
- Tiger Woods 2011
- Lord of the Rings: Aragorn's Quest
- Sports Champions
- Kung Fu Rider
There were also new titles announced - one, called Sorcery (Spring 2011), was a third-person action adventure demonstrated the one-on-one fidelity of the motion controls, which SCEA marketing director Peter Dille had earlier branded unique in the games space.
Another, Heroes on the Move, will bring together six classic heroes including Jax, Daxter, Ratchet and Clank.
Dille also announced a partnership with Coca-Cola that will see PlayStation Move marketed on the company's drink products. "This will be one of the biggest brand partnerships we've ever had."
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