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Microsoft drops 31-Xbox-360-game bomb on Japan

1:37 AM on 04.21.2009 // Nick Chester

At a press conference today in Tokyo, Microsoft decided to drop a press conference bomb of 31 games for the Xbox 360.

After patting its own back and mentioning that over 1 million Xbox 360 units have been sold in Japan, Microsoft announced a "Thank You" campaign. Over 1 million MS Points will be given away as part of the promotion, along with a free -- wait for it -- dashboard theme. 

So what of these 31 one games? Was there a good reason I stayed up until 2 AM Eastern to bring you this information? Hit the jump and find out.

Magna Carta 2 (Namco Bandai, August 6 release)
Tekken 6 (Namco Bandai, Fall 2009)
Lost Planet 2 (Capcom, New trailer showed off the game's four-player cooperative; video should be available on Japanese Xbox LIVE Marketplace today)
Dead Rising 2 (Capcom, new trailer showed gameplay; video should be on Xbox LIVE Marketplace today)
Bayonetta (Showed off same trailer, but demonstrated live gameplay!)
Mass Effect
Halo: ODST
BlazBlue
King of Fighters XII
Samurai Spirits Shin (Exclusive to Xbox 360 in 2009)
Lode Runner (XBLA)
Banjo-Tooie (XBLA)
Virtual-ON (XBLA)
Mega Man 9 (XBLA... seriously, this isn't out in Japan yet? What the hell, Capcom?)
O-D Beatdrop (An XBLA game by Arc System Works; pronounced "zero to D"; a rhythm puzzle game)
Space Invaders Extreme (XBLA)
Puzzle Bobble NEO!
Garou Mark of the Wolves
King of Fighters 2002: Unlimited Match (XBLA in 2010)
King of Fighters+ Sky State (XBLA in 2010, an overhead shooting game?)
Final Fantasy Crystal Defenders (XBLA, already available...mentioned anyhow)
Yosumin LIVE! (XBLA)
Project Cube (Square Enix title)
0 Day Attack on Earth (Square Enix XBLA title, 3D shooting)

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How many games was that? 24? Well, Microsoft ends the press conference with a montage blast of titles, all of which should have you flipping your lids over. This includes: H.A.W.X.; Wanted: Weapons of Fate; Top Spin 3; Bionic Commando; MLB 2K9; Elder Scrolls: Shivering Isles... wait, what? Oh, this is ridiculous. A Gears of War 2 localization? Jesus.

We're positive 31 -- if not more -- games were shown off at today's Microsoft press conference. We're also positive that anything we missed won't be, well, missed.  

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