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TGS: XBLA hits Tokyo with Contra and friends

Tucked in Microsoft's TGS press release announcing 1080p support and Japanese HD-DVD info, was a short bit on Xbox Live Arcade's presence at TGS. They revealed the following list of Konami and Namco Bandai titles:

  • Contra
  • Gyruss (previously unannounced)
  • Dig Dug
  • Track & Field
  • New Rally-X (previously unannounced)
  • Rush'n Attack (previously unannounced)
  • Ms. Pac-Man
  • Yie Ar Kung Fu: a "Japan-exclusive Xbox Live Arcade game" and "one of the very first fighting games" will be released in 2007
Some of these we've known about, others we've seen before (Contra was at Microsoft's E3 event, and, oh yeah, it's also ingrained in our consciousness), but there are some interesting additions, including a Japan-exclusive title. Our question is, why is Konami wasting their time with some of these games when all we want are those classic Konami beat 'em ups? You're sitting on a gold mine Konami! Seriously, you're sitting on it. Get up and let us at it.

Microsoft's TGS press briefing:
Xbox 360 to add 1080p support, PS3 to lose bullet point
HD-DVD add-on hits Japan Nov. 17th for ¥19,800
Blue Dragon hits Japan this holiday

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