Microsoft Holds Xbox One Press Conference for Japan: Check Out the Lineup and Pictures Aplenty

Microsoft missed Tokyo Game Show this year, but the house of Xbox held its own press conference in Tokyo today.

The press conference, that DualShockers attended, outlined the strategy of Xbox in Japan for the holidays and beyond.

First to be showcased was Halo 5: Guardians, with the announcement of a launch event in Japan on October 28th.

Following a brief mention of Forza Motorsport 6, Microsoft Announced the “Greatest Hits” lineup, that will be sold at a discount starting on Octiber 15th.

After that we saw a live demo of Rise of the Tomb Raider (the level in Syria, that was also playable during the following showcase), followed by the third party line-up for the Holidays and a presentation of EA Access.

Then it was Ubisoft’s time to walk the stage, talking about Rainbow Six: Siege, and mentioning the rest of the upcoming line-up for Xbox One.

The traditional [email protected] corner featured Kyub by Ninja Egg, that will be released in Japan for Xbox One in 2016.

After that and a mention of backwards compatibility, Microsoft Game Studios Corporate Vice President Kudo Tsunoda appeared on stage to introduce the two prominent Japanese developers showcased, Keiji Inafune with ReCore and Platinum Games with Scalebound.

Following, Press Play Founder Ole Teglbjærg introduced the studio’s Project Knoxville.

Last but not least, Microsoft Japan announced the local release of the Xbox One Elite bundle on November 6th, and a temporary 5,000 yen price drop for the Xbox One in Japan, that will start on October 1st and will expire in December 31st.

Below, you can check out a gallery with pictures aplenty.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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