As we speak, our workforce at Xbox celebrated Japanese gaming tradition in a showcase stream for Tokyo Recreation Present On-line 2020 – a digital celebration of the most recent in video video games, know-how and video games tradition in Japan. The Xbox Tokyo Recreation Present Showcase was delivered in Japanese language as we celebrated the richness of Japanese gaming with native gamers. Our ambition to ship experiences that delight our Japanese followers has by no means been extra clear and at this time’s showcase included some surprises alongside updates that the Japanese neighborhood have been asking of us for a while.
As we deliver extra video games to extra units than ever earlier than, we hope to see extra avid gamers take pleasure in taking part in Japanese-developed titles and reintroduce iconic Xbox franchises to Japanese gamers.
Since launching in Japan this April, Xbox Recreation Go has helped Japanese avid gamers play on extra Xbox units, expertise extra video games, and discover extra of our companies than in any time within the model’s historical past within the area. Month-to-month Lively Customers on Xbox Stay in Japan grew 82 p.c 12 months over 12 months throughout the summer time, with acclaimed Japanese franchises like Yakuza and Dragon Quest accessible on Xbox Recreation Go. We’ve additionally seen that gamers across the globe love Japanese-developed titles, with shut to 1 third of world Xbox Recreation Go members taking part in a Japanese title each month. Arigato!
Here’s a roundup of all of the information and content material we shared with our followers for Xbox Tokyo Video games Showcase:
Cloud gaming coming to Japan in early 2021!
Xbox has a imaginative and prescient that locations the participant on the heart of every little thing: You determine in case you play on a Xbox console, PC or a cell system, and the place you need to play. As a part of our next-gen promise, we’re persevering with to supply extra decisions than ever earlier than.
We’ve listened to followers and at this time introduced that cloud gaming with Xbox Recreation Go Final might be accessible to Japanese avid gamers within the first half of 2021. There might be greater than 100 titles to play instantly from the cloud on any Android cell or pill system at no further price, giving followers the liberty to decide on when and the way they need to play. We’ll have extra particulars to share on our launch plans within the coming months.
Xbox Collection X Launch Date Reconfirmed for Japan
The Xbox Collection X (¥49,980) is our strongest console ever made, whereas the Xbox Collection S (¥29,980), affords next-generation efficiency in our smallest console at a extra inexpensive worth. Each might be accessible in Japan from November 10, with pre-orders opening on September 25.
Microsoft Flight Simulator Reveals Japan World Replace
The groups at Xbox Recreation Studios and Asobo Studio shared a World Premier trailer for the primary free content material replace for Microsoft Flight Simulator – World Replace I: Japan.
The replace options an upgraded digital elevation map throughout all the nation, high-resolution 3D photogrammetry for six outstanding Japanese cities (Sendai, Takamatsu, Tokushima, Tokyo, Utsunomiya and Yokohama), and 6 handcrafted native airports (Hachijojima, Kerama, Kushiro, Nagasaki, Shimojishima, and Suwanosejima). Moreover, gamers will even be capable of attempt their hand at executing a trio of thrilling new Touchdown Challenges set at Japanese airports.
Gamers are inspired to take to the skies above the land of the rising solar and see the great thing about Japan on Xbox Recreation Go for PC, Home windows 10 and Steam on September 29, that is the last word approach to discover Japan from the consolation of dwelling!
A Celebration of the Japanese Minecraft Creator Group
At Xbox, we consider that gaming is for everybody. We need to assist our numerous set of gamers worldwide consider that our video games really feel “like dwelling” to them with photos, characters and tales that resonate and really feel related for his or her tradition and neighborhood. As we speak, we had been proud to have fun Japan’s rising Minecraft neighborhood with a scene from Obon, Japan’s summer time competition. Dr Bond, a Japanese-American native content material creator, created an impressive construct to earmark this big day.
Dr Bond’s unbelievable construct, impressed by Japanese folklore and the tales of the Yokai, is a piece of Minecraft artwork, showcasing not solely Japanese tradition by way of a pixelated Minecraft lens, but in addition exhibiting the superb visible constancy of Minecraft RTX on Home windows PC. Creating reflections, luminescence, environmental results and extra by way of Minecraft’s first enterprise into raytracing, right here we see how the yet-unreleased characteristic provides new dimension to Japanese cultural heritage by way of the artwork of one in all its most gifted creators.
For gamers on Home windows 10 PC who need to attempt RTX for themselves, the beta is ongoing and there are twelve gorgeous creator worlds downloadable without cost from the in-game Minecraft Market proper now, together with one from Dr Bond.
Japanese video games with the facility of Xbox
Xbox Collection X is designed to ship a brand new stage of constancy, really feel, efficiency and precision by no means seen earlier than in console gaming. All video games will look and play finest on Xbox Collection X, whether or not it’s from our Xbox Recreation Studios or world-class developer companions.
The Xbox Showcase on the Tokyo Recreation Present 2020 included an thrilling montage of upcoming first celebration unique video games coming to Xbox Collection X, Xbox Collection S and Xbox Recreation Go in Japan. This included a showcase of Halo Infinite, Avowed, Psychonauts 2, Grounded, Fable, Everwild, State of Decay 3, Inform Me Why, As Nightfall Falls and Forza Motorsport.
This wasn’t all. We featured trailers and bulletins from a few of Japan’s most beloved builders too, each at dwelling and internationally. These icons of the Japanese gaming joined Xbox’s native gaming celebration to share their video games and finest needs as we method the launch of our subsequent technology consoles. A celebration of Japanese video games adopted, with among the most anticipated regionally made video games from Japanese builders that might be arriving on Xbox Collection X and Xbox Collection S:
Balan Wonderworld, Sq. Enix (launching March 26, 2021)
Developed by The Balan Firm, a brand new action-game model underneath the Sq. Enix umbrella, Balan Wonderworld is a 3D platformer that hinges on mysterious musical theatre.
Samurai Spirits, SNK (launching ‘Optimized for Collection X/S’ on November 10, 2021)
Optimised for the Xbox platform for the very first time, arcade fighter fan-favourite Samurai Spirits is coming to Xbox Collection X and Xbox Collection S from next-gen console day of launch.
Resident Evil Village (VIII), CAPCOM (launching 2021)
The following technology of survival horror rises within the type of Resident Evil Village, the eighth main instalment within the Resident Evil sequence. Years after the tragic occasions of Resident Evil VII: Biohazard, be a part of Ethan Winters as his life is disrupted by legendary Resident Evil hero, Chris Redfield, and is thrown into a brand new twisted nightmare in quest of solutions. Out there on Xbox Collection X and Xbox Collection S in Japan from day of launch.
Pragmata, CAPCOM (launching 2022)
We got a sneak peek at PRAGMATA, a mysterious new title from the acclaimed workforce at CAPCOM, that includes astronauts, apocalyptic settings and … holographic cats. Out there on Xbox Collection X and Xbox Collection S in Japan on day of launch.
Puyo Puyo Tetris 2, SEGA (launching December 8)
A direct sequel to Puyo Puyo Tetris, Japan’s beloved puzzle recreation sequence has teamed up with the Tetris recreation franchise, to deliver Puyo Puyo Tetris 2 to the Xbox One X and Xbox Collection X platforms through Sensible Supply.
Tetris Impact: Related, Resonair, Monstars and Stage Video games (launching ‘Optimized for Collection X/S’ on November 10, 2021)
Tetris Impact: Related is Tetris you’ve by no means seen it, or heard it, or felt it earlier than. An extremely addictive, distinctive and breathtakingly beautiful reinvention of one of the common puzzle video games of all time, accessible to play co-op or competitively on-line with gamers around the globe. Launching optimised for Xbox Collection X and Xbox Collection S from November 10.
Vibrant Reminiscence v1.0, FYQD Studio (launching ‘Optimized for Collection X/S’ on November 10, 2021)
A lightning-fast fusion of FPS and motion genres, Vibrant Reminiscence v1.0 depicts the maiden journey of a girl named Shelia within the 12 months 2020, an agent for the Supernatural Analysis Group (SRO). Comply with Shelia as she’s transported to the Floating Island, an airborne content material close to the North Pole, to combat off the beasts and corpses of those that as soon as populated the island and have been reborn.
Vibrant Reminiscence Infinite, FYQD Studio (launching H1 2021)
Set in a sprawling, futurist metropolis within the 12 months 2036, a wierd phenomenon for which scientists can discover no clarification has occurred within the skies around the globe. The Supernatural Science Analysis Group (SRO) has despatched brokers out to numerous areas to analyze this phenomenon. It’s quickly found that these unusual occurrences are related to an archaic thriller – an as-of-yet unknown historical past of two worlds, about to come back to gentle…
R-TYPE FINAL 2, Granzella Inc (launching Spring 2021)
The cult arcade aspect scrolling shooter franchise is coming to Xbox Collection X and Xbox Collection S through Sensible Supply for the very first time, with R-TYPE FINAL 2.
RPG Time: The Legend of Wright, DESK WORKS (launching ‘Optimised for Collection X/S’ on November 10, 2021)
Faculty’s out! Be part of Japanese indie builders DESK WORKS in an empty classroom for a grand journey with an aspiring recreation developer and his very personal hand-drawn RPG journey. Neglect about homework, come play on Xbox Collection X and Xbox Collection S solely with Sensible Supply.
We look ahead to welcoming much more Japanese gamers and creators to Xbox this vacation and past!