Namco-Bandai has a habit of doing inane
things -- frequently
. The company's latest misadventure involves the sale of the Guncon 3. More accurately, it's more about the non-sale of the Guncon 3. See, although Time Crisis 4
is a two-player game, only one Guncon is bundled with the game -- and you can't buy another one separately. Basically, you'll need to buy another copy of the game to get another Guncon.
The whole thing plays out on a Live Support Chat
posted over at The Consumerist. The guy who contacted Namco-Bandai is informed that he can always have the second player use "a controller" if he wants to play co-op and is told, "If you wish to play two players using two Guncon
3s then you will need another copy of Time Crisis 4
." Redonkulous, but not unheard of. Come on, let's break up those peripheral bundles from day one!