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Sony unveils PS3 launch line-up

Sony has revealed that more than 30 software titles will be available for PlayStation 3 when the console launches in Europe on March 23.

Sony has revealed that more than 30 software titles will be available for PlayStation 3 when the console launches in Europe on March 23.

First-party titles will include Resistance: Fall of Man, MotorStorm, Genji: Days of the Blade, plus Formula One Championship Edition and Ridge Racer 7.

Third-party publishers who have signed up to offer games at launch include Electronic Arts, Activision, Sega, Ubisoft, Vivendi, Namco Bandai, Take-Two and Sony Online Entertainment.

A range of downloadable games will be available via the PlayStation Network, such as Tekken: Dark Resurrection, Blast Factor, flOw, Go! Sudoku and Go! Puzzle.

The list also includes Gran Turismo HD Concept, which has already been downloaded by 350,000 gamers in North America and Japan since its December release.

In addition, Sony confirmed that the European launch of PS3 will coincide with the release of a new System Update for the console.

"Following the hugely successful launches of PS3 in Japan and North America, we are absolutely delighted to be able to bring significant numbers of PS3 to the UK," said Sony UK managing director Ray Maguire.

"To be able to launch with over 30 titles including retail versions and great downloadable gaming experiences across every genre shows that this is our strongest launch line-up in the history of PlayStation, and is what PlayStation fans in the UK have been crying out for."

The full list of launch day software is as follows:

  • Resistance: Fall of Man - SCEE - Disc
  • MotorStorm - SCEE - Disc
  • Genji: Days of the Blade - SCEE - Disc
  • FORMULA ONE CHAMPIONSHIP EDITION - SCEE - Disc
  • Ridge Racer 7 - SCEE - Disc
  • Tekken: Dark Resurrection - SCEE - Network
  • Lemmings - SCEE - Network
  • Go! Sudoku - SCEE - Network
  • Go! Puzzle - SCEE - Network
  • Blast Factor - SCEE - Network
  • flOw - SCEE - Network
  • Super Rub'a'Dub - SCEE - Network
  • Call of Duty 3 - Activision UK Ltd - Disc
  • Marvel: Ultimate Alliance - Activision UK Ltd - Disc
  • Tony Hawk's Project 8 - Activision UK Ltd - Disc
  • Gundam - Target in Sight - Namco Bandai Games - Disc
  • Full Auto 2: Battle Lines - Sega Europe Ltd - Disc
  • Sonic the Hedgehog - Sega Europe Ltd - Disc
  • Virtua Fighter 5 - Sega Europe Ltd - Disc
  • Virtua Tennis 3 - Sega Europe Ltd - Disc
  • World Snooker Championship 2007 - Sega Europe Ltd - Disc
  • NBA 2K7 - Take 2 International SA - Disc
  • NHL 2K7 - Take 2 International SA - Disc
  • Blazing Angels Squadrons of WWll - Ubisoft Entertainment SA - Disc
  • Enchanted Arms - Ubisoft Entertainment SA - Disc
  • Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell: Double Agent - Ubisoft Entertainment SA - Disc
  • The Elder Scrolls lV: Oblivion - Ubisoft Entertainment SA - Disc
  • Def Jam: Icon - Electronic Arts Ltd - Disc
  • Fight Night Round 3 - Electronic Arts Ltd - Disc
  • NBA Street 4 Homecourt 2007 - Electronic Arts Ltd - Disc
  • Need for Speed Carbon - Electronic Arts Ltd - Disc
  • The Godfather: The Don's Edition - Electronic Arts Ltd - Disc
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 2007 - Electronic Arts Ltd - Disc
  • Untold Legends: Dark Kingdom - Electronic Arts Ltd - Disc
  • F.E.A.R. Vivendi - Universal Games Intl SA - Disc
  • Gripshift - Sony Online Entertainment - Network

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