Remember Cellius, the subsidiary company formed by Namco Bandai and the head of Ken Kutaragi? You'd be forgiven if your memory is a bit hazy on the matter, since the $824,000 investment had naught to show for its efforts at the time.
Today brings a different story, however, along with a slew of scans supposedly escaping from the pages of a recent Famitsu
issue. It would be wise to sprinkle the word "supposedly" throughout this entire post, as these images have migrated hands and servers so many times, it's difficult to pinpoint their source or level of authenticity.
The caution was justified, it seems. Our Japanese translation slave brings up the following points:
- These likely aren't scans at all -- they're either mock-ups or leaked page template files.
- There is no confirmation that these are PS3 games or even games at all! Team Aces is behind the wheel, however, and they recently made Ace Combat 6 an Xbox 360 exclusive...
- If Cellius is involved, it is not evidenced here.
While this new information doesn't rule out the possibility of these being PS3 exclusives anyway (the internets would certainly like to believe so), it would be wiser to take a step back and merely view these as new-gen game concepts.
Though the stunning screenshots of Brave Arms, Chain Lim!t
and Second Season 01
could represent target renders or similar technical tomfoolery, the abundance of guns, explosions and atmospheric lighting conveys quite a bit of excitement nonetheless. Take in the full
images after the break.