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Xbox 360 announces five Japanese kinect games

MUMBAI: US software major Microsoft and Japanese storytellers have announced that 10 transformative games, including five exclusive titles for Kinect for Xbox 360, will be released exclusively on Xbox 360 this November.


Microsoft Game Studios corporate VP Phil Spencer and Microsoft GM of the home and entertainment division Takashi Sensui delivered the Tokyo Game Show (TGS) keynote address alongside Japanese creators including Grasshopper Manufacture CEO Goichi Suda; Capcom and Software global head of production Keiji Inafune and Grounding game director Yukio Futatsugi.
 
Capcom and Sega showcased two exclusive games for Kinect for Xbox 360: Steel Battalion Heavy Armor, a battle experience, and the first-person horror adventure Rise of Nightmares.


Microsoft also previewed a new portfolio of Kinect for Xbox 360 games including eerie amusement-park thriller codename D by Grasshopper Manufacture, 3-D adventure game Project Draco by Grounding, and the mystery Haunt by NanaOn-Sha. 
 
Spencer said, “Microsoft has never been more committed to Japanese developers, the heart of innovative gameplay, thrilling stories and iconic heroes. To date, Japanese games have already grossed more than $2 billion on Xbox 360, and today’s announcements signal tremendous opportunities for Japanese developers to deliver the future of gaming with Kinect.”


Sensui said, “This is the biggest year in our history with controller-free entertainment, the best blockbuster games, movies, television, music and sports all coming to Xbox 360. With the talent of the best creators from Japan, we’re able to bring even more fresh and unexpected experiences to millions of people around the world.”


In Codename D, the user has to fight to survive an evil amusement park filled with twisted and eerie creatures. The user can unleash devastating effects to destroy enemies and objects.


Project Draco is a 3-D flying shooter. One can nurture and learn to communicate with one‘s dragon. The aim is to develop its skills and train it as a partner in combat. Then one can join friends on Xbox Live to take to the skies together and experience vistas and engage in battles.

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