Missing PS3 Titles - Fifth Phantom Saga
- Posted May 31st, 2008 at 06:31 EDT by
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Welcome to part five of our Missing PS3 Titles series. In our latest instalment, we examine Sega's paranormal First Person Shooter (FPS), Fifth Phantom Saga.
First revealed during E3 2005, Fifth Phantom Saga was a new PlayStation 3 exclusive that not only had players utilize unique weaponry, but use the abilities of an armored phantom to destroy enemies and complete tasks. The game was considered an early concept, with simple textured environments and sketchy framerate, although despite its problems, it was in fact one of the first few titles actually up and running on the console. Nonetheless, the game received little reaction from E3 attendee's; however when you have CGI trailers for Killzone 2 and Motorstorm, and are told to believe they are in game, you'd probably lose interest too.
Watch the trailer below:
The game was last seen at the Tokyo Games Show 2005, when game producer Takashi Yuda gave a real-time demo showing the effects used in the title. IGN reported on the demonstration stating:
"Fifth Phantom Saga was one of the least impressive PS3 demonstration clips at E3 and it looks just as bad now. Aside from the high resolution, we had the feeling we were looking at an Xbox game with bad image quality. We presume SEGA will be replacing much of the artwork with final assets and will use better filtering effects to clean up the game for a future build... or at least, we hope so."
So nearly three years of silence has gone by since Fifth Phantom Saga's last showing. Is the game canceled? Still in production? PSU.com contacted Sega to find out.
Where is the title now?
It's been a few weeks, but we finally hunted someone down at Sega to receive a somewhat ambiguous update on the matter:
"We have nothing official to confirm on Fifth Phantom Saga at this time," a Sega representative commented.
However, continuing in our conversation it sounded as though many of the people at Sega – specifically, Sega of America - haven't even heard of the title, let alone know of its production status, so we'll let your decide for yourself on what this all means.
Our bet is that either Sega Japan is keeping a tight lid on the title, and hasn't given the rest of the Sega studios an update, or the title has been canceled, and once again, Sega Japan has yet to announce anything official.
- 1:37am EDT - May 31st, 2008
It looks awesome and i want it! sega better be making this and it better be exclusive!
- 3:37am EDT - May 31st, 2008
the game looks great but wonder how its gonna hold its own
- 6:14am EDT - May 31st, 2008
SEGA better reveal more soon, because it's been laying low for a long time. At least confirm it is canceled if it is.
- 6:33am EDT - May 31st, 2008
sega games are noy very good. they just rehash the same crap.....If I want to play sega, I'll download it on my wii.....
- 8:46am EDT - May 31st, 2008
i remember about this game looked good at e3 in 05.
- 11:01am EDT - May 31st, 2008
we want parasite eve ps3
- 1:33pm EDT - May 31st, 2008
After a few days of reading the Missing PS3 Titles i thought that it's a great idea to see if there is any news about any "Castlevania" or "Onimusha" coming soon or something ?
- 2:45pm EDT - May 31st, 2008
psn id: gingo.... there are too many missing titles that look really amazing and would create massive sales its a shame but at least there are still many more good ones not being delayed indefinitly
- 5:27pm EDT - May 31st, 2008
@evilmonkey501 man you don't like the Total War series. they have good games rpg's but that games released in japan and most of them is on ps2 lol
- 6:30pm EDT - May 31st, 2008
I barely remember seeing that trailer... tho it doesn't look "That" bad.
- 7:15am EDT - June 1st, 2008
What about Eight Days!!
- 7:27am EDT - June 1st, 2008
Kinda...i dunno looks.....whats the word, not horrible, not cr@p, hmmmm theres no word bad enough, that i can think to call this game......., i mean not even "wii" describes how bad this looks.
- 11:01pm EDT - June 2nd, 2008
SEGA is to busy making Movie Games for every system. Sega what sup?
- 8:03pm EDT - June 3rd, 2008
@ruiyjr never heard of them...will look em up...
- 6:23am EDT - June 4th, 2008
... there is a big ... blue ... dude blocking your shot ..... < notice lots of dots :O
- 8:50am EDT - June 6th, 2008
this game looks retarded
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