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The fanboys asked for it, so here it is... good news about the Xbox One: Microsoft will be showcasing eight games for the Xbox One to the Japanese crowd at the upcoming Tokyo Game Show next week. We all know that Japanese gamers care as much about the Xbox brand about as much as inner city gangs care about country music (sans Johnny Cash) but Microsoft is willing to roll with it, so let's roll with it.
MCVUK pulled out a quick list of some of the games that Microsoft will have on display at the pivotal trade show that will be the last of the trade shows until launch time. So far, Microsoft hasn't won one trade show for the Xbox One since its announcement on May 21st. While they showcased a ton of AAA games at E3 (with a few fringe titles) they were coming in with weight on their shoulders from the poor messaging of their DRM (not that the messaging mattered because even a used car salesman wouldn't have been able to sell core gamers on DRM: The Box).
Nevertheless, Microsoft trucked on. They restructured the company, refocused their plans for each of their divisions and they threw down a gauntlet, claiming that they could win the next gen console war. The company decided they were in it for the long haul.
After performing enough 180s to make the average gamer dizzy (and it's not that hard) the company decided to take a fresh start with the console at GamesCom in August. The problem, however, is that they didn't make their press conference public. Microsoft conceded to a private affair to Sony's more bombastic and larger showcase that was plagued with a bit of directing issues, but managed to pull through with massive announcements, including one that we all thought Microsoft would make: Sony is working with UK ISP carriers to help bolster bandwidth speeds for PS4 owners, so those of you willing to step into next-gen will at least see a benefit from your ISP speeds.
Regardless, Microsoft trucked on.
Despite all the setbacks, all the negative press, all the downtrodden turnarounds, Microsoft is trucking on.
Today, the company let loose a list of games that they will be exhibiting at the Tokyo Game Show this year, and they're no longer coming in behind the curve with any PCs running games like Dead Rising 3, Battlefield 4, Lococycle or Titanfall. They can finally proudly showcase their games honestly and with the sort of executive intestinal fortitude one might expect from Mick Foley at Over the Edge.
Below is a list of all the Xbox One and Xbox 360 games Microsoft will have on hand at the Tokyo Game Show this year. Unfortunately, there aren't any Japanese exclusives, opposite of the PS4, but still at least they're showing up in a territory where they usually receive no love whatsoever.
Crimson Dragon (Microsoft)
FIFA 14 (EA)
Forza Motorsport 5 (Microsoft)
Killer Instinct (Microsoft)
Kinect Sports Rivals (Microsoft)
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood (Microsoft)
Ryse: Son of Rome (Microsoft)
Castle of Illusion Starring Mickey Mouse (Sega)
Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 (Konami)
Castlevania Lords of Shadow Mirror of Fate HD (Konami)
Constant C (Mages)
Core Verdict Day (From Software)
Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate (Tecmo Koei)
Deadfall Adventures (Inter Glow)
Dragon Ball Z: Battle of Z (Namco Bandai)
F1 2013 (Codemasters)
Fable Anniversary (Microsoft)
FIFA 14 (EA)
Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (Square Enix)
NBA 2K14 (2K Games)
Painkiller: Hell & Damnation (Inter Glow)
Phantom Breaker: Extras (Mages)
Rocksmith 2014 Edition (Ubisoft)
Splinter Cell: Blacklist (Ubisoft)
World of Tanks Xbox 360 Edition (Microsoft)
Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z (Tecmo Koei)