Microsoft Game Studios unveiled five new Japanese partnerships during its Tokyo Game Show 2010 keynote
today, each intended to "provide fun for users throughout the world." Takashi Sensui, general manager of Xbox in Japan, claimed the projects would "define the future of Xbox 360 and Kinect" -- a future that now promises Kinect-enabled Xbox Live Arcade games.
Out of the five new XBLA-exclusive games announced today, three will use Kinect: Haunt
, a spooky adventure from Parappa the Rappa
's Masaya Matsuura;
Project Codename D
, a stylish new endeavor from Grasshopper Manufacture's Suda 51; and Project Draco
, a Panzer Dragoon
-esque flight game from Phantom Dust
creator Yukio Futatsugi. These will join third-party Kinect games Child of Eden
, Steel Battalion: Heavy Armor
and Rise of Nightmares
Microsoft also revealed Fire-Pro Wrestling
from Spike, and a new version of Radiant Silvergun
from Treasure (much to the chagrin of eBay profiteers). Both are coming to XBLA in 2011.