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Official Xbox 360 Launch Lineup

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Posted by Jeremy on November 14, 2005 8:20 AM
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Microsoft today revealed the official launch lineup for the Xbox 360 for both North America and Europe. MS claims it's the, "strongest launch in the history of video game consoles," with NA getting 18 games and Europe getting 15. Although the lineup is very sports-heavy, here are the ones we're looking forward to: Perfect Dark Zero, Condemned: Criminal Origins, Kameo: Elements of Power, Project Gotham Racing 3, and Peter Jackson's King Kong. Europe essentially has the same lineup, minus a few sports titles. I am happy to see that MS developed games (PD0, Kameo, and PGR3) will all be priced at $49.99. Next week is going to be awesome!

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NORTH AMERICA

Microsoft Announces Xbox 360 Day One Launch Lineup ? Strongest Launch in the History of Video Game Consoles

On Nov. 22, 18 games and 13 accessories will be available for Xbox 360 system.

REDMOND, Wash. ? Nov. 14, 2005 ? Microsoft Corp. today announced that 18 Xbox 360TM games, spanning all the popular genres, and 13 Xbox 360 accessories will be available when the video game and entertainment system launches in North America on Nov. 22. Exclusive, thrilling racing games such as "Project Gotham Racing? 3," sports games that hit hard with high-definition graphics and sound such as "Madden NFL 06" and "NBA 2K6," action-adventure games such as "KameoTM: Elements of PowerTM," innovative titles with multiplayer co-op gameplay like "Perfect Dark ZeroTM," and intense action exclusives such as "Call of Duty? 2" contribute to the broadest and deepest retail launch lineup in console history.

The following Xbox 360 games will be available in North America retail locations on or before the console is launched Nov. 22:

# "Amped 3" (2K Sports)

# "Call of Duty 2" (Activision Inc.)

# "Condemned: Criminal Origins" (SEGA Corp.)

# "FIFA Soccer 06 Road to 2006 FIFA World Cup" (Electronic Arts Inc.)

# "GUNTM" (Activision)

# "Kameo: Elements of Power" (Microsoft Game Studios and Rare Ltd.)

# "Madden NFL 06" (Electronic Arts)

# "NBA 2K6" (2K Sports)

# "NBA LIVE 06" (Electronic Arts)

# "Need for Speed Most Wanted" (Electronic Arts)

# "NHL 2K6" (2K Sports)

# "Perfect Dark Zero" (Microsoft Game Studios and Rare Ltd.)

# "Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie" (Ubisoft)

# "Project Gotham Racing 3" (Microsoft Game Studios and Bizarre Creations Ltd.)

# "Quake 4TM" (id Software and Activision)

# "Ridge Racer 6" (Namco Ltd.)

# "Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 06" (Electronic Arts)

# "Tony Hawk's American Wasteland" (Activision)

Xbox 360 launch titles from Microsoft Game Studios will be competitively priced, with standard editions of "Kameo: Elements of Power," "Project Gotham Racing 3" and "Perfect Dark Zero" all retailing for $49.99 (U.S. ERP). A two-disc "Perfect Dark Zero" Limited Collector's Edition will also be available this holiday season for an ERP of $59.99. Xbox 360 accessories will range in price from $11.99 to $99.99. More information on all these products can be found at http://www.xbox.com.

"There has never been a more exciting time to be a gamer," said Peter Moore, corporate vice president of Worldwide Marketing and Publishing for the Home and Entertainment Division of Microsoft. "Xbox 360 will deliver mind-blowing experiences across multiple genres, no matter what your personal gaming preferences are. On Nov. 22, the next generation of gaming begins. From there, gamers will be overwhelmed with the pipeline of amazing Xbox 360 games yet to come."

Xbox Live Arcade Launch Lineup

Adding to the already tremendous lineup of launch-day titles, Xbox Live? Arcade for Xbox 360 plans to offer between 12 and 15 bite-sized game titles on launch day one. With Xbox Live Arcade, casual and hard-core gamers alike will find a wide variety of game genres for download spanning action arcade titles such as "Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved" and "Mutant Storm Reloaded," coin-op and retro classics such as Xbox Live multiplayer-enabled "Joust" and "Gauntlet," puzzle games such as "Hexic? HD" and "Bejeweled 2," casual sports games such as "Bankshot Billiards? 2," light strategy titles such as "Outpost Kaloki," and card and board games such as "Hardwood Backgammon" and "Hardwood Hearts." Each Xbox Live Arcade game includes a free downloadable trial version so game players can try before they buy.

Xbox Live Retail Offerings

Also available on Nov. 22 are two Xbox Live retail offerings for gamers who want to up the ante on their online gameplay experience from the free Silver level of service to Gold membership. The 12-month Premium Starter Pack has an ERP of $69.99 and contains a 12-month subscription to Xbox Live, an Xbox 360 headset, a full version of the Xbox Live Arcade game "Bankshot Billiards 2," a $20 (U.S.) game rebate coupon good for any Xbox 360 game title* and 200 points for use on Xbox Live Marketplace. The three-month Premium Starter Pack has an ERP of $39.99 and contains a three-month subscription to Xbox Live, an Xbox 360 headset, a full version of the Xbox Live Arcade game "Joust," a $10 (U.S.) game rebate coupon good for any Xbox 360 game title* and 100 points for use on Xbox Live Marketplace. With nearly three-quarters of all launch games on Xbox 360 Xbox Live multiplayer-enabled, there's never been a better time to get connected to Xbox Live.

In addition, to allow gamers to customize and enhance the Xbox 360 experience, 13 Xbox 360 accessories will be available by launch day:

# Xbox 360 Wireless Controller

# Xbox 360 Controller (wired)

# Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapter

# Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote

# Xbox 360 Faceplates

# Xbox 360 Hard Drive (20 GB)

# Xbox 360 Headset

# Xbox 360 Memory Unit (64 MB)

# Xbox 360 Play & Charge Kit

# Xbox 360 Rechargeable Battery Pack

# Xbox 360 Component HD-AV Cable

# Xbox 360 S-Video AV Cable (U.S. only)

# Xbox 360 VGA HD AV Cable

About Xbox and Xbox 360
Microsoft revolutionized the gaming industry with the November 2001 launch of Xbox? (http://www.xbox.com), its first-generation video games and entertainment system, now sold in 26 countries around the world. This holiday season Microsoft debuts its next-generation system, Xbox 360, in Europe, Japan and North America, to be followed by availability in Australia, Colombia, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan in 2006. Xbox 360 is the most powerful video game and entertainment system, delivering the best games, the next generation of the premier Xbox Live online gaming service and unique digital entertainment experiences that revolve around you.

About Xbox Live
Xbox Live continues to transform and unite Xbox communities worldwide, with a presence in 24 countries, and a global community of more than 2 million members. As the first and only global, unified online console games service, Xbox Live offers world-class games, intelligent matchmaking, tournaments, unique programming and integration with Xbox.com. More information can be found online at http://www.xbox.com/live.

About Microsoft
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.

*Certain rebate offer terms apply. See product packages for offer details.

All prices mentioned herein are estimated retail prices. Actual retail prices may vary.

Microsoft, Xbox 360, Project Gotham Racing, Kameo, Elements of Power, Rare, Perfect Dark Zero, Xbox Live, Hexic, Bankshot Billiards and Xbox are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Microsoft Corp. or Rare Ltd. in the United States and/or other countries.

Rare Ltd. is a subsidiary of Microsoft Corp.

The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Note to editors: If you are interested in viewing additional information on Microsoft, please visit the Microsoft Web page at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass on Microsoft's corporate information pages. Web links, telephone numbers and titles were correct at time of publication, but may since have changed. For additional assistance, journalists and analysts may contact Microsoft's Rapid Response Team or other appropriate contacts listed at http://www.microsoft.com/presspass/contactpr.mspx.

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EUROPE

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Microsoft Announces Xbox 360 Day One European Launch Line-Up

Fifteen Titles Form The Strongest Launch in the History of Video Game Consoles, Usher In Next Generation of Gaming

London ? 14 Nov, 2005 ? Welcome to the next generation of gaming. Microsoft today announced that 15 Xbox 360 games, spanning all the popular genres, and 13 Xbox 360 accessories will be available when the system launches in Europe on 2 December. Exclusive games Project Gotham Racing? 3 (Bizarre Creations-Rare Ltd.); Perfect Dark ZeroTM (MGS-Rare Ltd.), FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup (Electronic Arts), key franchises like Need for Speed: Most Wanted (EA), Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 06 (EA) and games for a broad audience like Kameo: Elements of PowerTM (MGS-Rare Ltd.), Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie (Ubisoft) and Amped 3 (2K Sports) contribute to the broadest and deepest retail launch line-up in console history.

The following Xbox 360 games will be available in European retail stores on or before the console launch on 2 December:

# Amped 3 (2K Sports)

# Call of Duty 2 (Activision)

# Condemned: Criminal Origins (SEGA)

# FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup (Electronic Arts)

# GUN (Activision)

# Kameo: Elements of Power (Microsoft Game Studios)

# Perfect Dark Zero (Microsoft Game Studios)

# Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie(Ubisoft)

# Madden NFL 06 (Electronic Arts)

# NBA Live 06 (Electronic Arts)

# Need for Speed: Most Wanted (Electronic Arts)

# Project Gotham Racing 3 (Microsoft Game Studios)

# Quake 4 (Activision, id software and Raven Software Corp.)

# Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 06(Electronic Arts)

# Tony Hawk's American Wasteland (Activision)

The powerful pipeline of spectacular Xbox 360 games ? all optimised for high-definition game play ? doesn't stop at launch. Great games such as Dead or Alive 4 (Tecmo/MGS), The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion (Bethesda), and Ridge Racer 6 (Namco) will light up store shelves in the weeks after launch and beyond.

"The next generation of gaming begins on 2 December in Europe, and there has never been a more exciting time to be a gamer." said Chris Lewis, regional vice president, EMEA, Home and Entertainment Division, Microsoft. "Xbox 360 will deliver mind-blowing experiences across multiple genres, no matter what your personal gaming preferences are. We're excited to be able to confirm this diverse games line-up for day one, but it's only the beginning. Gamers everywhere will be overwhelmed with the pipeline of amazing Xbox 360 games yet to come."

Xbox 360 Accessories

Allowing gamers to customise and enhance the Xbox 360 experience, 13 Xbox 360 Accessories will be available on launch day:

# Xbox 360 Hard Drive (20 GB)

# Xbox 360 Memory Unit (64 MB)

# Xbox 360 Faceplate

# Xbox 360 Wireless Controller

# Xbox 360 Controller

# Xbox 360 Play & Charge Kit

# Xbox 360 Rechargeable Battery Pack

# Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapter

# Xbox 360 Headset

# Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote

# Xbox 360 Component HD AV Cable

# Xbox 360 Advanced AV Cable

# Xbox 360 VGA HD AV Cable

Xbox Live Arcade Launch Line-up
Adding to the already tremendous line up of launch day titles, Xbox Live Arcade for Xbox 360 will offer between 12-15 bite-sized game titles on day one. With Xbox Live Arcade, casual and hardcore gamers alike will find a wide variety of game genres for download, spanning action arcade titles such as Geometry Wars Retro Evolved (Bizarre Creations) and Mutant Storm Reloaded (PomPom Games), coin-op and retro classics such as Xbox Live multiplayer-enabled Joust (Midway Home Entertainment) and Gauntlet (Midway Home Entertainment), puzzle games such as Hexic? HD (MGS) and Bejeweled 2 (Popcap Games), casual sports games such as Bankshot Billiards 2TM (pixelStorm Inc.), light strategy titles such as Outpost Kaloki (Wahoo Studios), and card and board games such as Hardwood Backgammon )Silver Creek Entertainment) and Hardwood Hearts (Silver Creek Entertainment). Each Xbox Live Arcade game includes a free downloadable trial version so game players can try before they buy.

Xbox Live Retail Offerings
With nearly three quarters of all Xbox 360 launch games Xbox Live multiplayer enabled, there's never been a better time to get connected. And three Xbox Live retail offerings will hit stores from 2nd December, providing an easy way for gamers to jump right in to the action ? no credit card required. Gamers can purchase a twelve-month membership card for ERP ?39.99, a three month membership card for ERP ?14.99, or a Marketplace Points Card for ERP ?17.50, providing flexible options for whatever suits a gamer best.

About Xbox and Xbox 360
Microsoft revolutionized the gaming industry with the November 2001 launch of Xbox (http://www.xbox.com), its first-generation video games and entertainment system, now sold in 26 countries around the world. This holiday season Microsoft debuts its next-generation system, Xbox 360, in Europe, Japan and North America, to be followed by availability in Australia, Colombia, Hong Kong, Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Singapore and Taiwan in 2006. Xbox 360 is the most powerful video game and entertainment system, delivering the best games, the next generation of the premier Xbox Live online gaming service, and unique digital entertainment experiences that revolve around you.

About Microsoft
Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and solutions that help people and businesses realize their full potential.






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