E3: XBox 360 First Party Titles - Details

E3: XBox 360 First Party Titles - Details

Microsoft has revealed the full lineup of first-party titles which include "Perfect Dark: Zero," "Gears of War," "Blue Dragon," "Lost Odyssey," "Project Gotham Racing 3" and "Kameo : Elements of Power" for the new Xbox 360 system. These first-party titles are also used by the company, at E3, to showcase the capabilities of the new XBox console.

Now an integral feature for every Xbox 360 title, the Xbox Live service will give gamers features such as spectator mode, intelligent matchmaking, Xbox Live Marketplace and video chat, Xbox 360 invites consumers to play a role in defining their own unique gaming universe.

Among the innovative first-party Xbox 360 titles showcased in Microsoft Corp.'s Xbox 360 booth are these:

Blue Dragon (Mistwalker Inc.) from Hironobu Sakaguchi, creator of the original "FINAL FANTASY" series, an epic role-playing game (RPG) featuring the original artwork of Akira Toriyama, creator of the "Dragonball" series of manga and anime.

Gears of War (Epic Games Inc.) is the lifelike third-person tactical shooter that thrusts the gamer into the harrowing story of humankind's battle for survival against the Locust Horde. "Gears of War" utilizes the breathtaking new Unreal Engine 3 to create cinematic, high-definition visuals for a next-generation experience so intense and powerful, it feels as if the gamer is controlling a blockbuster action movie.

Kameo: Elements of Power (Rare Ltd.) is an action-adventure game with RPG elements for gamers of all ages and skill levels from legendary game developer Rare. Kameo: Elements of Power is a magical and epic journey full of intense combat, magnificent exploration, and innovative morph-into-warrior action. Its innovative combat system allows players to harness powers from the five Elements of Power: Plant, Water, Rock, Ice and Fire.

Lost Odyssey (Microsoft Game Studios, Mistwalker), is a truly next-generation RPG created by acclaimed artists Takehiko Inoue (Japanese manga creator, made famous by Slam Dunk), Kiyoshi Shigematsu (a famous Japanese novelist) and Nobuo Uematsu (Japanese music composer, known for creating the music for the FINAL FANTASY series of games). The game is produced by Hironobu Sakaguchi, creator of the original FINAL FANTASY series.

Perfect Dark: Zero (Rare) is the prequel to the hugely popular and critically acclaimed Perfect Dark. Set in the year 2020 - years before the original hit game - players experience the origins of Joanna Dark, one of the most lethal Special Agents ever. Harnessing the power of Xbox 360, the highly anticipated Perfect Dark: Zero brings visceral, action-packed gameplay to the high-definition era.

Project Gotham Racing 3 (Bizarre Creations Ltd.) is the latest entry in the award-winning Project Gotham Racing franchise and expands on the features and gameplay that race fans have grown to know and love. PGR 3 enables gamers to create the ultimate roster of the hottest supercars in existence, introduces them to the high-definition era and drops them into a completely new racing world where style rules the road.