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Microsoft announce TGS lineup

Microsoft have released a list of games that will be featuring at this year’s TGS. There are not many surprises, apart from the omission of the game everyone wants to see: Halo 3.

There are also a couple of games I have not heard of, such as Super Robot Taisen XO, so it will be interesting to see exactly what that turns out to be. Of course, it could be a Japanese title, since the event is in Japan, and might be an attempt to try and sell more 360s to the unwanting Japanese public. The games are as follows:

MotoGP’06 (THQ)
WWE 2007 SmackDown vs. Raw (THQ)
The Outfit (THQ)
Vampire Reign (AQ Interactive)
A Ressha de Gyouku HX (Artdink)
Dead Rising (Capcom)
Lost Planet Extreme Condition (Capcom)
Winning Eleven Serie (Konami)
Operation Darkness (Success)
Project Sylpheed (Square Enix)
Tomb Raider Legend (Eidos)
X-Men The Official Game (Spike)
Prey (Spike)
Full Auto (Sega)
Sonic the Hedgehog (Sega)
Chikyuu Boueigun X (D3)
Fuzion Frenzy 2 (Hudson)
Culdcept Saga (Bandai Namco)
Trusty Bell: Chopin’s Dream (Bandai Namco)
Mobile Suit Gundam: Operation: Troy (Bandai Namco)
The Idol Master (Bandai Namco)
Super Robot Taisen XO (Banpresto)
Tenchu Senran (From Software)
Dead or Alive Xtreme 2 (Tecmo)
Forza Motorsport (Microsoft)
Viva Pinata (Rare)
Riot Act [Crackdown] (Microsoft)
Rockstar Games presents Table Tennis (Microsoft)
Gears of War (Microsoft)

Why Table Tennis is on the list I don’t know, presumably because it hasn’t been released in Japan yet. For the footy fans amongst us, the Winning Eleven Series (Pro Evolution Soccer in Europe) will be on display, and will be great to see some hands on stuff before it is released in October. For wrestling fans, it will be your fist chance to see Smackdown Vs Raw 2007 being played, to see how that is coming along, for it’s release in the Winter. Vina Pinata too will be on display, something that is so different, everyone wants to play it.

There are a lot of games that we have all seen before, like the Table Tennis. Such things as Tomb Raider and the not-so-great Official X-men game. It seems Microsoft is doing their very best to try and appeal to the Japanese market, but whether or not they will exceed (now the Wii has been given a release date over there) is a another story.

So all those that think Halo 3 is going to be the best game ever are once again going to have to hang on just that bit longer. My guess would be that Microsoft are holding out until X06, where the game will be met with a welcoming standing ovation, rather than some muted clapping in Japan.

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Comment by Genesis20 on 2006-09-18 12:38:14 | Reply

You know, at first I thought Bungie’s tight lip attitude was cool…I liked the air of mystery surrounding halo 2 with every piece of useless news like the color of a wall in one of the 10 multiplayer maps and the fact that the warthog was back just making me want it even more. But come on! There are people who are dying of cancer right now who r holding on just long enough for H3. They should atleast let them c some game footage b4 they die. This is becoming more agonizing than waiting for the last Star Wars movie. Please Bungie, just a screen shot…do it for the Katrina victims…for 9/11…for America!!!

Comment by kineticonline on 2006-09-18 13:20:08 | Reply

Maybe they are keeping halo for x06

Comment by kineticonline on 2006-09-18 13:21:24 | Reply

opps didnt see that last paragraph, so just ignore that last comment

Comment by Pinkeye69 on 2006-09-18 14:40:50 | Reply

[i]Forza Motorsport (Microsoft)[/i]

I assume that’s Forza 2?? LOL

Doesn’t matter, they look the same anyway ;)

Shut up you fool :+ Forza 2 ftw

Comment by Saturn on 2006-09-18 14:59:22 | Reply

This List is not complete it was announced that Lost Oddyssey will be presented and some other things

Comment by David Kendall on 2006-09-18 16:17:01 | Reply

i didn’t know Table Tennis was published by Microsof….oh right, thats cause it’s not!

Lol, good spot. Don’t quite know what is wrong there. Maybe things changed for Japan, or it was simply a typo.

Comment by SidearmS on 2006-09-18 16:26:40 | Reply

Super Robot Taisen XO is a RTS style game that uses many, many, many robots from various anime (Gundam, Cowboy Bebop, Gau Gi Gar, Shogun Warriors, etc)…

My nephew plays the Nintendo ones a lot and I first played it on the Dreamcast. The PS2 has about four or five of them on it. This hopefully will be on those “Japanese” style games that can improve the 360 over there. Hopefully.

I hope that helps.

Comment by lovesgame on 2006-09-18 16:33:19 | Reply

halo3 should be in TGS… because as i understand it, for those games introduced in last e3, halo3 stands out among japanese gamers landing at the top 10th spot.

MS should reconsider… just bring those old videos of halo3 (trailer and the behind-the-scens).

Thank you

It could be there, you never know, they never said Bungie will be at E3 either.

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