Yes, the Xbox One is allowed to make an appearance at Tokyo Game Show, especially now that the rivalry between Sony and Microsoft is officially on in Japan a year after the rest of the world.
Microsoft spent the first two years of the Xbox One’s marketing insisting that it was a friend to the Japanese gamer with a string of future cult hits like Crimson Dragon, D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die, and Scalebound. Now that the console is available on a countrywide scale, how does its initial promises line up?
Let’s check and see in the Xbox One’s line-up at Tokyo Game Show.
- Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Square Enix)
- Dance Central: Spotlight (Microsoft)
- Dead Rising 3 (Microsoft)
- Dynasty Warriors 8: Empires (Koei Tecmo)
- D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die (Microsoft)
- EA Sports UFC (EA)
- The Evil Within (Bethesda Softworks)
- Evolve (2K Games)
- FIFA 15 (EA)
- Forza Horizon 2 (Microsoft)
- Forza Motorsport 5 (Microsoft)
- Halo: The Master Chief Collection (Microsoft)
- Happy Wars (Microsoft)
- Killer Instinct (Microsoft)
- Kinect Sports Rivals (Microsoft)
- Minecraft: Xbox One Edition (Mojang)
- NBA 2K15 (2K Games)
- Ori and the Blind Forest (Microsoft)
- Psycho-Pass: Sentaku naki Koufuku (5pb.)
- Ryse: Son of Rome (Microsoft)
- Sunset Overdrive (Microsoft)
- Titanfall (EA)
- Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (2K Games)
Well, at least Microsoft is showing up and still trying to press the booming Western gaming market on the traditional Japanese gaming public. When I think Tokyo Game Show, even great titles like Sunset Overdrive, Evolve and Borderlands don’t exactly come to mind. No Resident Evil, no Metal Gear Solid, no Scalebound even.
I’ll be sure to check out D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die because I’m still not entirely sure exactly what it is, but this year, the Microsoft booth still shows that the company is out of touch in a country it just can’t seem to crack.