News: All the non-Kinect titles the consolemaker plans to bring to E3.
Besides their extensive lineup of Kinect games, Microsoft plans to bring a ton of titles to this year's E3 Expo. You can read about them all, courtesy of Microsoft, right here:
Halo: Reach (Bungie, Microsoft Game Studios) - Millions of fans worldwide are eagerly awaiting the release of ?Halo: Reach,? the blockbuster prequel to the best-selling Xbox franchise of all time. The action follows the story of Noble Team, a squad of heroic Spartan soldiers and their final stand on planet Reach, humanity's last line of defense between the terrifying Covenant and Earth. The most ambitious ?Halo? game yet, ?Halo: Reach? launches worldwide on Sept. 14 and in Japan on Sept. 15, and promises to be the biggest game of 2010.
Gears of War 3 (Epic Games, Microsoft Game Studios) - ?Gears of War 3? concludes the epic trilogy starring Marcus Fenix and Delta Squad. In the finale, the last human city has fallen, leaving the survivors scattered and without refuge. Exposed on all sides, Delta Squad finds itself in a ruthless battle between two horrific enemies. ?Gears of War 3? continues to break ground with new multiplayer experiences on Xbox Live for veteran players and rookies alike, adding four-player cooperative campaign and the new Beast mode. ?Gears of War 3? launches in North America and Asia on April 5, 2011, in Japan on April 7, and in Europe and the rest of the world on April 8.
Fable III (Lionhead Studios, Microsoft Game Studios) - Launching worldwide beginning Oct. 26, ?Fable III? delivers an unparalleled action and adventure experience as players journey from revolutionary to ruler and beyond. With your trusted canine companion, you will embark on an epic hero's quest against injustice, forge alliances, crush your enemies and take control of your kingdom. But with great power comes great responsibility. Will you honor promises made in your rise to power, or sacrifice allegiance for personal gain? Choose wisely, as the decisions you make will forever impact your ever-evolving world.
Metal Gear Solid: Rising is the highly anticipated debut of Hideo Kojima's critically acclaimed ?Metal Gear Solid? franchise on Xbox 360. ?Metal Gear Solid: Rising? will star Raiden, one of the most popular characters in the ?Metal Gear Solid? universe, in a new, lightning bolt action-adventure on Xbox 360.
Call of Duty: Black Ops (Activision) - On Nov. 9, 2010, Treyarch will make its return to the ?Call of Duty? franchise with the release of ?Call of Duty: Black Ops? on Xbox 360, the seventh entry in the best-selling first-person action franchise. ?Call of Duty: Black Ops? continues the gripping experience and unprecedented level of action with players taking on multiple covert international conflicts in an epic single-player campaign, as well as co-op and multiplayer modes on Xbox Live,* which boasts the largest ?Call of Duty? community in the world. All ?Call of Duty? Add-on content will be released first on Xbox 360 through 2012, starting with content associated with the Nov. 9 for ?Call of Duty: Black Ops.?
Dead Rising 2: Case Zero (Blue Castle Games, Capcom) - Before ?Dead Rising 2? launches in August and September, ?Dead Rising 2: Case Zero? will release as an exclusive prologue only available through Xbox Live, providing unique features that bridge the story between the 2006 action-adventure hit and its sequel. Get the complete ?Dead Rising 2? experience only on Xbox 360.
Crackdown 2 (Ruffian Games, Microsoft Game Studios) - ?Crackdown 2,? the sequel to the sleeper hit of 2007, is the ultimate open-world experience featuring over-the-top action, a massive living world, stylish graphics, and unmatched cooperative and multiplayer online capabilities.* An explosive tour de force that invites players to explore, experiment and navigate through objectives with complete freedom to do what they want, when they want. ?Crackdown 2? releases in the Americas on July 6; Asia, Australia and New Zealand on July 8; and Europe on July 9. The public Xbox Live demo will be available globally starting June 21.
Xbox Live Arcade
Hydro Thunder Hurricane (Vector Unit, Microsoft Game Studios) - ?Hydro Thunder Hurricane? is the all-new, full-featured sequel to the legendary arcade racer. Featuring rocket-powered speedboats blasting across amazing dynamic water, gorgeous visuals and interactive environments packed with shortcuts and surprises, this is the adrenaline-drenched sequel fans have been waiting for. Dive into intense multiplayer races with up to eight players on Xbox LIVE, up to four players locally, or even mix local and online games.*
Limbo (Playdead, Microsoft Game Studios) - Uncertain of his sister's fate, a boy enters ?Limbo.? This summer, experience his journey ? through a world media are calling hauntingly beautiful and philosophically provocative ? in this Independent Games Festival award-winning title.
Monday Night Combat (Microsoft) - ?Monday Night Combat? takes you into the most popular lethal sport of the future. This third person shooter blends intense combat, finishing moves and game show-like challenges to give you an action experience unlike any other. Rather than fighting for honor or duty, ?Monday Night Combat? lets you fight for the real American dream ? cash, fame and endorsements.