Xbox One launch day lineup revealed

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The Xbox One will launch with 23 games available for purchase, as Microsoft confirms in a morning press release accompanying its Gamescom 2013 kickoff presentation. Of the 23 titles, eight are first-party offerings, including E3 standouts Ryse: Son of RomeForza Motorsport 5, and Dead Rising 3The rest are a mix of boxed retail and download-only games from assorted third-parties, including Activision, Electronic Arts, Majesco, and Ubisoft.

You don’t want preamble, you just want a list of games. Right? Here it is:

  • Assassin’s Creed IV Black Flag (Ubisoft, Ubisoft)
  • Battlefield 4 (DICE, Electronic Arts)
  • Call of Duty: Ghosts (Infinity Ward, Activision)
  • Crimson Dragon (Grounding/Land Ho!, Microsoft Studios)
  • Dead Rising 3 (Capcom Vancouver, Microsoft)
  • FIFA 14 (EA Sports, Electronic Arts)
  • Fighter Within (AMA Ltd., Ubisoft)
  • Forza Motorsport 5 (Turn 10 Studios, Microsoft Studios)
  • Just Dance 2014 (Ubisoft Paris, Ubisoft)
  • Killer Instinct (Double Helix, Microsoft Studios)
  • LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (TT Games, Warner Bros. Interactive)
  • Lococycle (Twisted Pixel, Microsoft Studios)
  • Madden NFL 25 (EA Sports, Electronic Arts)
  • NBA 2K14 (Visual Concepts, 2K Sports)
  • NBA LIVE 14 (EA Sports, Electronic Arts)
  • Need for Speed: Rivals (Ghost Games, Electronic Arts)
  • Peggle 2 (Popcap, Electronic Arts)
  • Powerstar Golf (Zoe Mode, Microsoft Studios)
  • Ryse: Son of Rome (Crytek, Microsoft Studios)
  • Skylanders: Swap Force (Vicarious Visions, Activision)
  • Watch Dogs (Ubisoft Montreal, Ubisoft)
  • Zoo Tycoon (Frontier Developments Ltd., Microsoft Studios)
  • Zumba Fitness: World Party (Zoë Mode, Majesco)

Not many surprises here. Peggle 2 is now confirmed as a timed exclusive on Xbox One, as is the third-person action game Plants Vs. Zombies: Garden Warfare (not a launch title). Ubisoft’s newly announced Fighter Within is a Kinect-powered “punch the snot out of jerks” game in which you channel your inner-MMA contender. The Mojang-published Cobalt and Microsoft’s Max: The Curse of Brotherhood are also now both confirmed for Xbox One appearances.

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