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!)
King of Fighters XII
Samurai Spirits Shin (Exclusive to Xbox 360 in 2009)
Lode Runner (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)
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.