Microsoft Details Xbox 360 Launch Lineup

Microsoft today announced the Xbox 360 day one launch lineup as they detailed information on the 18 games and 13 accessories which will be available when the next generation system takes its initial curtain call. For those who’ve been under a rock, that date is Nov. 22.

The initial game lineup is:

  • “Amped 3” (2K Sports)
  • “Call of Duty 2” (Activision Inc.)
  • “Condemned: Criminal Origins” (SEGA Corp.)
  • “FIFA Soccer 06 Road to 2006 FIFA World Cup” (Electronic Arts Inc.)
  • “GUN(TM)” (Activision)
  • “Kameo: Elements of Power” (Microsoft Game Studios and Rare Ltd.)
  • “Madden NFL 06” (Electronic Arts)
  • “NBA 2K6” (2K Sports)
  • “NBA LIVE 06” (Electronic Arts)
  • “Need for Speed Most Wanted” (Electronic Arts)
  • “NHL 2K6” (2K Sports)
  • “Perfect Dark Zero” (Microsoft Game Studios and Rare Ltd.)
  • “Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie” (Ubisoft)
  • “Project Gotham Racing 3” (Microsoft Game Studios and Bizarre Creations Ltd.)
  • “Quake 4(TM)” (id Software and Activision)
  • “Ridge Racer 6” (Namco Ltd.)
  • “Tiger Woods PGA TOUR 06” (Electronic Arts)
  • “Tony Hawk’s American Wasteland” (Activision)

  The accessories joining this hit parade of new games on Nov. 22 includes:  

  • Xbox 360 Wireless Controller
  • Xbox 360 Controller (wired)
  • Xbox 360 Wireless Networking Adapter
  • Xbox 360 Universal Media Remote
  • Xbox 360 Faceplates
  • Xbox 360 Hard Drive (20 GB)
  • Xbox 360 Headset
  • Xbox 360 Memory Unit (64 MB)
  • Xbox 360 Play & Charge Kit
  • Xbox 360 Rechargeable Battery Pack
  • Xbox 360 Component HD-AV Cable
  • Xbox 360 S-Video AV Cable (U.S. only)
  • Xbox 360 VGA HD AV Cable

  Also in the mix were details about plans for Xbox Live Arcade for Xbox 360. This online gaming service will offer between 12 and 15 “bite-sized” game titles at launch. Microsoft saidthese downloadable titles include “action arcade titles such as Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved and Mutant Storm Reloaded, coin-op and retro classics such as Xbox Live multiplayer-enabled Joust andGauntlet, puzzle games such as Hexic HD and Bejeweled 2, casual sports games such as Bankshot Billiards 2, light strategy titles such as Outpost Kaloki, and card and board games such as HardwoodBackgammon and Hardwood Hearts.”   “There has never been a more exciting time to be a gamer,” said Peter Moore, corporate vice president of Worldwide Marketing and Publishing for the Home andEntertainment Division of Microsoft, in a statement. “Xbox 360 will deliver mind-blowing experiences across multiple genres, no matter what your personal gaming preferences are. On Nov. 22, the nextgeneration of gaming begins. From there, gamers will be overwhelmed with the pipeline of amazing Xbox 360 games yet to come.”

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