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Konami Kills Gradius, Other PS3 & Nintendo Wii Projects?
Most were too early to care about.
By VGGEN Staff 01/11/2007 06:54:43 PST
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According to IGN, the release list in the January issue of Famitsu reveals that Konami has canned a number of projects in the works for both PS3 and Wii.

To non-Japanese gamers, the biggest cancellation is the next installment in the Gradius series, originally slated for the PS3.  Aside from that and a new Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball installment (a huge franchise in Japan), the rest of the games merely had working titles.  The full list includes:

  • Gradius Series (PS3)
  • Jikkyou Powerful Pro Baseball (PS3)
  • New Action Game (PS3)
  • New Role Playing Game (PS3)
  • New Action Adventure Game 2 (Wii)
  • Role Playing Game (Wii)

It's worth noting that this is speculation on IGN's part, based on the fact that these games were simply missing from the release list.  It's entirely possible that they're still in the works, and were pulled from the list for any number of reasons (moving platforms, given a final name, Famitsu messed up, etc.).  So some of these may yet live on.

As it stands now though, we know that Konami is still working on the following for PS3 and Wii:

  • Pro Baseball Spirits Series (PS3)
  • Metal Gear Solid 4 (PS3)
  • World Soccer Winning Eleven Series (PS3)
  • Music Simulation Game (Wii)
  • New Action Adventure Game (Wii)
  • Sports Game -- Soccer (Wii)
  • Sports Game -- Baseball (Wii)

Source: IGN 

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