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Quantum Theory by Tecmo: PlayStation 3 Sleeper Hit of 2009

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311w ago - The PS3 had a stellar video game lineup in 2008, but with 2009 in full swing many PS3 gamers will probably be wondering what new game will blind-side them this year.

There are many big name sequels coming out this year that will obviously sell millions. However, I will take a look at the one game that I think will be the sleeper hit on the PS3.

There are many great games coming out on the PS3 that will probably sell millions such as: Killzone 2, God of War III, Uncharted 2, Infamous, Heavy Rain and Twisted Metal. However, the sleeper hit of 2009 for the PS3 is a game that just blind-sides you without even see it coming.

I have to say Quantum Theory by Tecmo is my pick for the PS3 exclusive sleeper hit of 2009. I talked about this game before comparing it to Gears of War. Gears of War currently stands alone in its own specific genre. Yes, I know there are other third person shooters with cover system such as Uncharted. However, Gears of War is known for its gritty gory violence and slow cumbersome beefy guys that can't jump.

The reason why Gears of War is so good is because it is like a summer action flick. It has all the right ingredients for the adolescent teenager: cursing, gore, senseless violence and over the top macho bravado. In a similar way, Tecmo aims to provide competition...
 

Tecmo Announces Quantum Theory for the PlayStation 3

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324w ago - Tecmo have unveiled Quantum Theory for PS3 in the latest issue of Famitsu. The game looks like a third-person shooter, and will hit Japan in 2009 with Fatal Frame creator Keisuke Kikuchi overseeing the project's production.

According to information obtained from Famitsu, players take control of a man named Sid and set off to destroy the Tower of Light.

As players meet up a female named Firene later in the game, elements of teamwork will be present. However, is not yet known if you'll actually be able to control both characters.

Check out one scan below, with more linked above courtesy of GameKyo!
 

Tecmo Answers Spurned Square's Takeover Rejection Questions

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328w ago - Back before Square Enix rescinded its friendly Tecmo takeover bid, we first broke the news that RPG maker was baffled. Tecmo rejected its offer in favor of merging with Dynasty Warriors company Koei. Most curious. Square Enix had three questions for Tecmo:

1. Please confirm that the decision on the start of discussions with KOEI toward integration of management is the reason for rejection of the Proposal.

2. If that is the case, please clarify concretely that major terms of integration of management with KOEI (form of the integration, stock prices assumption, integration ratio and so forth) are favorable for TECMO's shareholders than the Proposal.

3. If not, please clarify that TECMO has an alternative plan, which is favorable for TECMO's shareholders than the Proposal.

Tecmo didn't answer these questions until today. We've translated that, after the jump.

1. "The reason why the Tecmo board members did not accept this offer is because of the decision to begin merger talks with Koei."

2. "Supposing this is the case, then the plan to merge with Koei (form of the integration, stock prices assumption, integration ratio and so forth) is concretely beneficial to Tecmo shareholders."

3. "Supposing this isn't...
 

Tecmo Rejects Square Enix Bid, in Talks to Merge with Koei

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328w ago - Square Enix announced its proposal last week to acquire a controlling stake in Tecmo. While the bid was set to expire later today, Tecmo formally rejected the offer this morning, as they believe a merge with Koei would be more fitting.

From the released statement, translated by Reuters:

Through a merger, we expect we can grow further by respecting both companies' identities and having an environment in which employees can fully exhibit their skills.

Koei, eh? Makes sense. Tecmo is popular here in the West with titles like Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive, while Koei is well-known for its Dynasty Warriors series, which is a huge hit in Japan.

So a merge would give them significant market share in both countries. Given the current state of the company, it's rather surprising that Tecmo passed up on Square's offer indeed.
 

Square Enix Planning Tecmo Buy Out

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329w ago - According to a Reuters report (linked above), Square Enix is planning to purchase Tecmo, owner of the popular Ninja Gaiden and Dead or Alive franchises.

Today, the RPG-focused publisher placed a bid valued at 920 yen per share, for more than half of Tecmo's shares.

As of writing, Tecmo has yet to respond to the bid, which expires on September 4. If rejected or ignored, Square Enix does not plan to reup the offer, as it is aiming for a friendly transaction.

The move would no doubt broaden Square's portfolio, which consists largely of RPG centric titles.
 
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