Xbox Summit 2005 Round Up

Today at the Xbox Summit 2005 in Tokyo, more than 50 of Japan’s publishers pledged their support for the Xbox 360, underscoring the momentum Microsoft is amassing behind the next-generation console. The games announced today span a full range of genres and include titles previously exclusive to other video game systems. These next-generation games, including major titles such as “Resident Evil” and “Ridge Racer.

Japanese publishers that announced their support today for Xbox 360 include Capcom., Konami, Namco. and Tecmo, among others.

Japan is one of the most important video game markets in the world and is a key pillar of our global strategy for Xbox 360,” said Peter Moore, corporate vice president of Worldwide Marketing and Publishing for Xbox at Microsoft. “Our deep commitment to the Japanese market is evident in the exciting and unprecedented alliances we’ve forged with Japan’s most talented and beloved game developers. Their new Xbox 360 titles will show the Japanese community and beyond that we are committed to defining the next generation of interactive entertainment.”

Xbox 360 Game Titles Shown at Xbox Summit 2005

# “Call of Duty 2”
# “Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland”
# “Quake IV”
# “Gun”

A R C System Works Co. Ltd.
# “Versus Tactical Action” (working title)

Artdink Corp.
# “A-Train X”

Atari Japan Co. Ltd.
# “Test Drive Unlimited”

Bandai Co. Ltd.
# “Mobile Suit Gundam” (working title)

Banpresto Co. Ltd.
# “Super Robot Wars” (working title)

# “Biohazard 5 (Resident Evil 5)”
# “Dead Rising”

Cavia Inc.
# Title TBA

D3 Publisher
# “E-D-FX” (working title)
# “Chambara Beauty X” (working title)

# Title TBA

Electronic Arts
# “FIFA Soccer 2006”
# “NBA Live 2006”
# “Need for Speed Most Wanted”

Idea Factory
# Title TBA

# Title TBA

Kids Station
# Title TBA

# “Dynasty Warriors 5”

# “Winning Eleven” (working title)
# “Rumble Roses XX” (working title)
# “Proyakyu Spirits” (working title)

Marvelous Interactive
# Title TBA

Microsoft Co. Ltd.
# “Every Party”
# “Project Gotham Racing® 3”

# “Frame City Killer”
# “Ridge Racer 6”
# RPG Title TBA
# “Love Football” (working title)


Frontier Groove
# Title TBA

# Title TBA

# “Shutokou Battle” (working title)

# Title TBA

Hudson Soft
# “Far East of Eden Ziria – Tales from Distant Jipang”

# “Chromehounds” (working title)

SNK Playmore
# “King of Fighters Maximum Impact 2” (working title)

# Title TBA

Square Enix
# “Final Fantasy XI”

# “Zookeeper” (working title)
# “Operation Darkness” (working title)

# “World Airforce” (working title)

# “Dead or Alive 4”
# “Dead or Alive Xtreme 2”
# “Project Progressive”
# “Dead or Alive code Cronus”

# “Saints Row”
# “The Outfit”

# “Zoids” (working title)

Treasure Co. Ltd.
# Title TBA

# “Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter” (working title)

# Title TBA

# “Wrestle Kingdom”

The next generation is here, and Microsoft is ready to deliver,” said Shigeru Yokoyama, Contents and Technology Company president of Namco. “With the blend of powerful hardware, software and services, Xbox 360 allows us to create gaming experiences more satisfying, more lifelike and more interactive then ever before. The possibilities of some of our most exciting franchises and games, such as ‘Ridge Racer’ and ‘Frame City Killer,’ are limitless on Xbox 360.”

Bandai is developing three exclusive games for Xbox 360, one of which is ‘Mobile Suit Gundam,’ a fully networked game that utilizes the Xbox Live infrastructure. With a combination of HD quality and Xbox Live, gamers will be able to experience a totally new Gundam world,” said Shin Unozawa, president, Video Game Company, Bandai Co. Ltd.

With Xbox 360, we are working with the most advanced gaming technology in the world to create the ultimate gaming experience,” said Isamu Fukada, director of Tecmo. “Microsoft’s next-generation platform demonstrates a sincere commitment to delivering great games to the Japanese market.”

Microsoft has assembled an impressive lineup of Japanese game developers and seems committed to producing games that appeal to this market,” said Michihiro Ishizuka, corporate officer, president, Konami. “We are excited about the possibilities provided by Xbox 360’s powerful hardware and services, and look forward to creating dynamic new worlds for gamers to explore.