September 16th 2010 2:39 am PT

Five new exclusive Kinect games coming from legendary Japanese creators


Earlier today at the open of the Tokyo Game Show in Japan we announced Five Exclusive Titles for Kinect for Xbox 360 coming in 2011. From the press release:


codename D (Grasshopper Manufacture, Microsoft Game Studios). From the famed markers of “killer7” and the “NO MORE HEROES” series comes “codename D” from SUDA 51 for Microsoft Game Studios. You must fight for your life to survive an evil amusement park filled with twisted and eerie creatures. With “codename D” for Kinect for Xbox 360, you are the controller as you unleash devastating effects to destroy enemies and objects.


Project Draco (Grounding, Microsoft Game Studios). The director of the cult hits “Phantom Dust” and “Panzer Dragoon,” game director Yukio Futatsugi, brings you an epic 3-D flying shooter. With the magic of Kinect for Xbox 360, you will be able to nurture and learn to communicate with your dragon as you develop its skills and train it as a partner in combat. Then join friends on Xbox LIVE to feel the rush of flight as you take to the skies together and experience breathtaking vistas and engage in thrilling battles.


Haunt (NanaOn-Sha, Microsoft Game Studios). Gather friends and family to delve deep into a haunted house dripping with mystery — you’ll need every ounce of your wit and cunning if you hope to unravel the veil of rumors that hide its darkest secret. Dodge traps and outwit ghosts, ghouls and frights that lurk with glee around each and every corner. Take a deep breath and immerse yourself in “Haunt,” spooky fun for Kinect for Xbox 360.


Steel Battalion Heavy Armor (Capcom, From Software). This all-new game revives the fan-favorite “Steel Battalion” series. With the support of Microsoft, Capcom and From Software join forces to bring this groundbreaking collaborative project to Xbox 360. Manhattan, 2082: In a world where computers and almost all modern technology have been lost, the greatest nations of the world continue to battle for supremacy. The American army lands in New York to begin its first big offensive of a long ground war. Soldiers fire from the trenches as scorched bunkers belch black smoke. As comrades continually fall to the unrelenting crossfire of bullets, the Vertical Tanks make their relentless advance. Experience the battlefield as never before with Kinect for Xbox 360.


Rise of Nightmares (SEGA). “Rise of Nightmares” offers a spine-tingling horror experience that uses the innovative new controls of Kinect for Xbox 360 to give players the ultimate fright. Using their whole body, players will experience fear and tension as never before in this exclusive Kinect horror adventure.


In addition, we discussed a few more titles including Metal Gear Solid: Rising.

Read and Inside Xbox for more Tokyo Game Show coverage


Update: If you want to listen to the all Japanese audio from the briefing, you can download it here.



Events By Larry Hryb, Xbox LIVE's Major Nelson

  • NEW P4TH

    Awesome exclusive games Major, keep them up.

  • deejay194

    Some of these title may work but if microsoft yrying to get the hardcore player they need to try some hardcore shooting and lower the price $150 is a little to much just for that but I want to play that draco game and tryout that haunt game and that steel battalion heavy armor

  • vf142ghostrider

    If Capcom can make a Dead Rising game for kinect, that would have so many copies sold and if you like chopping zombies heads off and doing the most dumbest things on them, this will be a game to play and it would probably be the best zombie game in the world!

  • EveofLight

    Can’t wait to try out these games when they hit stores next year, they look really interesting especially Steel Battalion, Project Draco and the two horror games :D

  • JoJoStarFire

    I have seen some clips of the games that were coming out and I like them. People complain that the Kinect will not appeal or is moving away from the hardcore gamer… what is a hardcore gamer..? I AM a HARDCORE gamer, and that doesn’t stop me from loving the cutesy/family games. Without the cutesy/family games, non-gamers wouldn’t even bat an eyelid to even try it. I can’t wait till some of these titles come out to see what’s in store for the Kinect (for the supposedly hardcore gamer). I personally liked Project Draco. Heck I want to play all of them!

  • The Gh0sts

    I’ll have to see some video of actual people playing the game to see how it works.

  • IrishTirade

    just had to pop in and say Steel Battilion is just what this fail of a “Peripheral” needs … your launch titles for Kinect will cost you MS … I just hope these core games you’re teasing us with deliver …

  • theuglyteradon

    Really I’d say I’m more excited about the Japanese games that were shown off that weren’t using Kinect. Catherine, Project Dark and that other Grasshopper game all looked really awesome!

  • EveofLight

    @ JoJoStarFire – Good points sis ;}

  • Ghostwize

    They all seem cool and whatnot I just don’t want to have to move around and flail my arms about like a madman to play a game. I much prefer kicking back and just playing a game all nice and relaxed like.

  • Ghostwize

    Navigating the dashboard and netflix by waving my hands are the only things that really appeal to me lol.

  • CuddlyClamShot

    Looks like the epic developers who put Ninety Nine Nights and Bulletwitch. Stop while you are behind, MS.

  • Blue Thunder28

    Being a hardcore gamer doesn’t mean you only play games that involve killing people…………………..

  • Mikewarrior

    More Kinect krap?!?!?! How groovy! These games would have been better off as REAL controller based 360 games aimed at adults with an adult look & feel. Steel Battalion, “You are the Mech” lmao – So when I do a 180 degree turn, or turn my body to the left or right, I am no longer facing the TV… so that line of you being the mech is crap! Haunt looks like a stupid childish Disney fest = Nothing scary about that at all! Project Draco looks like it’s a ON-RAILS-SHOOTER = That’s weak sauce! As for the other two, I haven’t seen much about them, but I don’t have high hopes for any SEGA game, or one from Grasshopper that hasn’t made one good game yet.