At the best-attended gaming convention in the world, Microsoft showcased games that will boost the Xbox 360 software library in Japan to nearly 110 titles by holiday season 2006 as well as more titles coming well into 2007. The Xbox 360 games showcased include Blue Dragon (Microsoft Game Studios), Lost Planet: Extreme Condition (Capcom), Dead or Alive: Xtreme 2 (Tecmo Inc.) and the newly announced Trusty Bell (Namco Bandai Games), and a host of anticipated Xbox Live Arcade titles. For 2007, Microsoft also announced a pipeline of great games that include the epic role-playing game (RPG) Infinite Undiscovery (Microsoft Game Studios).
“The key to winning the hearts and minds of the Japanese market is great games, and this great lineup demonstrates that Xbox 360 has those games in spades,” said Peter Moore, corporate vice president of the Interactive Entertainment Business in the Entertainment and Devices Division at Microsoft. “Our lineup of role-playing games from the acknowledged masters of the genre is proof positive that there has never been a better time for Japanese gamers to jump in and pick up an Xbox 360 system.”
Many game titles, including the much-anticipated epic RPG Blue Dragon, will be playable for the first time in the Microsoft booth at the Tokyo Game Show. Other playable titles include Lost Odyssey (Microsoft Game Studios) and Viva Piñata (Microsoft Game Studios).