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Microsoft shows Forza 4, announces DC2 tracks and Happy Wars at TGS 2011

Wednesday, 14th September 2011 19:10 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Microsoft has sent out information detailing what it showed during TGS 2011 today, and while you already know about Breakneck, a remake of the classic Halo 2 map Headlong for Halo: CE Anniversary, other goodies were revealed as well.

First off, the firm showed Forza Motorsport 4, where Turn 10 Studios revealed four Japanese tracks – Motegi, Fujimi Kaido, Tsukuba and Suzuka – would be included in the game when it launches on October 11 North America, and October 14 in Europe. Other regions will see the title on shelves October 20.

MS also announced seven new tracks for Harmonix’s Dance Central 2, which upon release, will be part of the 40-plus songs in total on disc:

  • Mary J. Blige – Real Love
  • Chingy – Right Thurr
  • Missy Elliott – Get Ur Freak On
  • Kevin Lyttle – Turn Me On
  • New Boyz – You’re A Jerk
  • Armanni Reign – Reach
  • Remy Ma – Conceited (There’s Something About Remy)

Kinect Sports: Season Two was showcased, and gamplay for Baseball as well as the debut of Downhill Skiing the new Challenge Play mode were demoed.

“TGS is about marking the Xbox commitment to Japan, which is home to some of the most legendary games creators in our industry,” said Microsoft in a statement. “One of the most important aspects of the Xbox business in Japan is the relationship with our third-party development houses, and the news from those creators is plentiful.”

Last year at TGS, MS announced five titles from Japanese creators, and today it revealed that Happy Wars, a new title from Toylogic, will be coming to Xbox LIVE Arcade. A demo of Project Draco from Grounding was also shown for the first time to media behind closed doors, and Diabolical Pitch from Grasshopper Manufacture, and Haunt from NanaOn-Sha, are playable at Microsoft’s booth.

Diabolical Pitch will be released on Xbox LIVE Arcade next year.

Other title Microsoft brought to TGS can be found through here.

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13 Comments

  1. HeavyD-Love

    Personally, and I’m sure i’m in the minority here, I’d rather see new info on Trials:Evolution than Forza 4.

    #1 3 years ago
  2. Moonwalker1982

    I didn’t expect much, but really…this is just nonsense. Nothing new. I love my Xbox 360, but their lack of exclusives is starting to get embarrassing. I will remain buying multi-p games for the 360 but it’s a shame there’s so little exclusives left for it.

    Gears of War
    Forza
    Alan Wake
    Halo

    Which ones am i forgetting about?

    #2 3 years ago
  3. Fin

    Crackdown, Fable, lots of XBLA games, quite a few timed exclusives (usually DLC).

    Sony work out about the same I think:

    Killzone
    Resistance
    LBP
    Gran Turismo
    Infamous
    Wipeout
    Uncharted

    #3 3 years ago
  4. Gekidami

    @2
    Alan Wake really shouldnt be there.

    #4 3 years ago
  5. Moonwalker1982

    Why not? It’s a Xbox 360 exclusive ain’t it? :) and weren’t they also making a XBLA Alan Wake title? Plus there was alotta Kinect interest from Remedy, i wonder what game thats gonna be.

    #5 3 years ago
  6. Gekidami

    ^ Because theres only one, so including it with MS’ ‘same old’ isnt really fair. And MS have no control over the IP, though the same could be said for Gears, so whatever.

    #6 3 years ago
  7. Moonwalker1982

    Yeah exactly, really weird how MS haven’t bought (or tried..although i dont know for sure) Epic at all. But for some reason Epic stays with MS only with Gears.

    #7 3 years ago
  8. manamana

    Shadow complex was the best XBLA game ever, imo, still no follow-up in sight. That says it all.

    Btw.: You forgot Mass Effect (its not exclusive anymore though) and Left4Dead.

    #8 3 years ago
  9. onyxbox

    I think I might trade my 360S for a PS Vita (when it arrives in the UK) as there’s very little reason for owning a 360 these days other than XBL. Own a PS3 and Vita and you’ve got gaming covered IMO.

    MS have been running on empty for some time now but have an uncanny ability to keep hype going for the 1 or 2 games that differentiate the system from PS3. Even the argument that 3rd party games are better on 360 is a bit forced these days because the differences are so marginal that there’s more variation caused by the TV you use than the platform it’s on.

    The only real advantage MS have these days is a good marketing machine and a willingness to throw lots of money at ensuring the media are loved up enough to still care.

    And the biggest kicker is that I genuinely believe that it wasn’t always like this either. In the early days, despite RROD, MS showed some flair, direction and vision… sadly that has all but gone as the company has settled back into it’s corporate routine and scattergun approach to going forward.

    Sony on the other hand have shown amazing resilience and stamina during a time where they were destined to fail, where MS had already won over the hearts and minds of the press and the gamers before they had even got a system out of the door. Sony have focus, they played the long game and stayed on target in much the same way that they have done in the past… Make loads of great games and assist 3rd parties in embracing new hardware and architecture.. At the end of the day (like Nintendo) they can almost carry the system singlehandedly with their own studios…. something MS are not prepared to do.

    This is of course just an opinion.

    /rant over :)

    #9 3 years ago
  10. Moonwalker1982

    @ 9

    Personally i prefer Xbox 360 over PS3 bigtime, for all kinds of reasons like Xbox live, all my friends are on live, the controller, no mandatory installs, alot of the multiplats are simply a bit better on Xbox 360, with a few exceptions. Xbox 360 is simply my console of choice…but if these reasons don’t matter for you, you could sell it yeah.

    #10 3 years ago
  11. James Mac

    I don’t recognize any of those DC2 tracks… Christ I must be getting old.

    #11 3 years ago
  12. iYazeed

    @2
    Splinter Cell. :)

    #12 3 years ago
  13. Henry

    What’s the point of announcing some western song tracks in a “Tokyo” game show?

    If M$ is really committed to Japan, why not add some J-Pop tracks? Or funding Konami to make Dance Evolution 2?

    #13 3 years ago

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