Microsoft has unveiled a portfolio of games for the Xbox 360 over the coming year.
Spearheaded by the return of Master Chief in the most-anticipated entertainment launch of the year, Halo 4, the company showcased a spectacular lineup of titles at E3, including Forza Horizon, Fable: The Journey and the world premiere of Gears of War: Judgment.
Pop star Usher also lit up the stage at Microsoft’s E3 media briefing with a surprise performance of his smash hit Scream. Backed by in-game visuals, he blew the crowd away with a dance routine created for Dance Central 3, the next installment of the bestselling dance game on Kinect. Microsoft also unveiled brand-new titles Ascend: New Gods, Wreckateer, Matter and Lococycle.
In addition, the industry’s biggest and best publishers were on hand to showcase their new titles on the console.
Activision wowed gamers with the first live gameplay demonstration of Call of Duty®: Black Ops II. Making their worldwide debuts on Microsoft’s E3 stage, Ubisoft Entertainment’s Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell®: Blacklist™ and THQ Inc.’s South Park: The Stick of Truth were both confirmed to feature Kinect voice-recognition functionality.
With the help of Pro Football Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana, EA SPORTS showed demonstrations of Madden NFL 2013 and FIFA 2013 using the power of voice on Kinect. Microsoft also revealed that Capcom Entertainment Inc.’s Resident Evil® 6, Square Enix Co. Ltd.’s Tomb Raider and THQ’s South Park: The Stick of Truth will all feature add-on content that will be available first only on Xbox 360.