According to a listing on Sony of Japan's official website, the company has listed six initial titles that it plans to debut for the PlayStation 3 console when it launches later this year.
The specifically listed games are Polyphony Digital's latest Gran Turismo
iteration, Genji 2
, presumably a sequel to Yoshiki Okamoto's samurai action title for the PlayStation 2, Everybody's Golf 5
, the latest in Camelot's popular cartoon golf series, and titles named Monster Carnival, Angel Rings
and The Eye Of Judgment
. No other information is currently available on the games.
As for exactly when these games will debut, Sony CEO Howard Stringer's CES keynote
gave little hint of a specific date for PS3 hardware launch, though he revealed that over four thousand PlayStation 3 development kits have been shipped to game developers.
Disappointingly, no live gameplay of the console was shown at CES, and no specific release date was pinpointed for Sony's next-gen video game system other than "later this year", perhaps shifting even the console's Japanese debut past the original 'spring' announcement.