Here are the 29 Xbox One launch titles coming to Japan in September

Friday, 20th June 2014 12:53 GMT By Dave Cook

Xbox One will launch in Japan on September 9, and Microsoft has unveiled the consoles 29-strong launch line-up. It’s pretty good as launches go, but will it be enough to penetrate the Nintendo and Sony dominated market?


Japan will receive its own version of the Xbox One ‘Day One’ edition console that launched here in the west. It will come with a packaged Kinect, Titanfall and Kinect Sports: Rivals, all for ¥49,980 / approx. £287. It can also be bought without the games or without Kinect.

Here’s the full launch-line up:

  • Assassin’s Creed 4: Black Flag
  • Battlefield 4
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts
  • Child of Light
  • Crimson Dragon
  • Dead Rising 3
  • FIFA 14
  • Forza Motorsport 5
  • Halo: Spartan Assault
  • Killer Instinct
  • Kinect Sports Rivals
  • LocoCycle
  • Max: The Curse of Brotherhood
  • Metal Gear Solid: Ground Zeroes (download only)
  • Murdered: Soul Suspect
  • Musou Orochi 2 Ultimate
  • Need for Speed Rivals
  • Onigiri
  • Plants vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare
  • Powerstar Golf
  • Ryse: Son of Rome
  • Strider
  • Thief
  • Titanfall
  • Tomb Raider
  • Wolfenstein: The New Order
  • Zoo Tycoon
  • Zumba Fitness World Party

Xbox One owners in Japan will also have Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Forza Horizon 2, Halo: The Master Chief Collection, Minecraft: Xbox One Edition and Sunset Overdrive to look forward to before the year is out.

Via Eurogamer.



  1. Dave Cook

    I’d say that’s a solid line-up, but will it resonate with the Japanese audience? I reckon Sunset Overdrive will win big over there post-launch. It’ll be interesting to see if Xbox One does anything to the Media Create charts.

    #1 6 months ago
  2. Legendaryboss

    @Dave Cook That’s optimistic, out of the entire lineup is 3 Japanese titles which can be played elsewhere. Like its predecessors it is going to flop. Western titles won’t win big over there, Wii U and PS4 are doing horribly even with Mario Kart 8′s presence. In fact the whole gaming market over in Japan is depressing right now. More so compared to last year, in fact 3DS last year = everything console right now. They can try. But right now Wii U = PS4 = Xbox One, only the first two are likely to change.

    #2 6 months ago
  3. Dave Cook

    @Legendaryboss What’s optimistic? It’s still a solid line-up of games, whether it’ll strike a chord with Japan or not.

    I’m not making any preconceptions abut it personally, I agree the format has a fight on its hands.

    #3 6 months ago
  4. Legendaryboss

    @3 Everything, ofc its a solid lineup but that’s the problem.

    Ext: Also they bundled the wrong titles, that’s gonna send the wrong message.

    #4 6 months ago
  5. Eregol

    Lococycle? Those poor guys.

    #5 6 months ago
  6. LovesALLformats

    Great launch line up. Hope MS gains some fans in the west!

    #6 6 months ago
  7. monkeygourmet

    Needs a ‘touching people on the subway’ simulator to really get things cracking.

    Or a Kinect version of this:

    #7 6 months ago
  8. ManuOtaku

    I dont know, if lost oddisey and blue dragon, which i did love, didnt help them with the 360, i dont see anything on this list coming close to those games. Therefore the chances are really low IMHO.

    #8 6 months ago
  9. Clupula

    I can almost hear the giant collective yawn in Japan over this lineup.

    And personally, I don’t get the hype behind Sunset Overdrive. Looks like a typical shooter, just with brighter colors. I’m about as excited for it as I was about Knack.

    #9 6 months ago
  10. polygem

    i think destiny has some real potential in japan even as a shooter. they actually implemented some very japanese mmo/rpg looking styles into the character creation…the interesting part though: it will be playstation exclusive in japan.

    #10 6 months ago
  11. Dragon

    Poor racist comment aside, Japan tends to prefer domestic companies over others (there are exceptions like Apple), so X1 will be over expectation even if it matches 360s performance there.

    #11 6 months ago

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