Microsoft announces launch day line-up for Xbox 360

14 11 2005

Day one titles:

· Amped 3 (2K Sports) – Snowboarding

· Call of Duty 2 (Activision) – War

· Condemned: Criminal Origins (SEGA) – Horror/Survival

· FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup (Electronic Arts) – Football

· GUN (Activision) – Western-gunslinger

· Kameo: Elements of Power (Microsoft Game Studios) – Battle Game

· Perfect Dark Zero (Microsoft Game Studios) – Spy FPS

· Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie(Ubisoft) – Film Tie In

· Madden NFL 06 (Electronic Arts) – American Football

· NBA Live 06 (Electronic Arts) – Basketball

· Need for Speed: Most Wanted (Electronic Arts) – Urban Car Racing

· Project Gotham Racing 3 (Microsoft Game Studios) – Car racing

· Quake 4 (Activision, id software and Raven Software Corp.) – FPS

· Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 06(Electronic Arts) – Golf

· Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland (Activision) – Scateboarding

Pixel-Love:Lots of sports, war, crime, and urban adventures, nothing too highbrow, nothing too bland. Interestingly 3 of the big title are UK projects.

Topping the bill are Rare’s action adventure Kameo: Elements of Power and shooter Perfect Dark Zero. Project Gotham Racing 3 will also hit the shelves on launch day, along with Activision’s Call of Duty 2, Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland and Quake 4, plus Condemned: Criminal Origins from Sega.

Electronic Arts will publish four sports titles on December 2 – FIFA 06, Madden NFL 06, NBA Live 06 and Tiger Woods PGA Tour 06 – along with Need for Speed: Most Wanted.

2K Sports’ snowboarding sim Amped 3 will also get a launch day release, as will Ubisoft’s movie tie-in, Peter Jackson’s King Kong.

Microsoft has confirmed that all the titles on the list will be available “on or before the console launch,”

However, three key titles are missing from the list – namely Dead or Alive 4, Elder Scrolls: Oblivion and Ridge Racer 6. These are due to hit stores “in the weeks after launch and beyond,” according to Microsoft.

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