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Things And Stuff: Thursday News Roundup

(Updated once in the morning, and then once again later if you're really sodding lucky.) Konami's PSP FPS named, DOA Ultimate delayed again, Monster Farm DS game, Spider-Man 2 DS a launch title.

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Konami's PlayStation Portable FPS project has finally been named, apparently. We say apparently, because we barely remember there was one in development. There is though, and it's called Coat of Arms. Which is an odd name for a first-person shooter, but we'll let that pass. (Konami being no stranger to odd names of course - Pro Evolution Soccer, Metal Gear Solid, Dance Dance Revolution, CastleVania, etc.). Coat of Arms was shown off recently at Sony's big strategy meeting in Japan (from whence the PStwo came) and should be playable at the Tokyo Game Show later this week.

Dead or Alive Ultimate has been delayed in Japan. Again. It's now due out on October 28th, three weeks later than planned, and developer Tecmo says that the extra time was needed to prepare support for the game's Xbox Live options, which should see beat-'em-up fans going head to head in remakes of DOA1 and 2. The US release date is apparently still October 12th, incidentally, and we have no idea when it's coming out in Europe. Microsoft doesn't really do release schedules.

The Nintendo DS can look forward to support from a pair of rather monstrous entities when it launches later this year. And we're not talking about Reggie Fils-Aime here. (We do love Reggie.) No. We're talking about Monster Farm Jamboree from Tecmo, a DS version of the popular monster-raising RPG-ish thingum, and Spider-Man 2, which we've known about for quite a while, but which Activision has only just confirmed is due out alongside the console at launch this November 21st in the US. Vicarious Visions is handling that one.

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