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Xbox 360 releases for 2009

The last couple of years could be considered as some of the best years in gaming - 2007 was absolutely epic in terms of sheer volume of quality titles at retail, whilst 2008 has been a little more sedate with scattered gems throughout.

What's in store for 2009 then? This lot...

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ThatCanadianGuy3464d ago

80% are multi-platform.10% don't even have confirmed release dates.Not looking to good.

Darkseider3464d ago

Aside from exclusives like Star Ocean and Halo:ODST nothing available on the 360 thats not on the PS3. Unless MS pulls something special out of its' ass in 2009 their exclusive software lineup is sorely lacking.

ThatCanadianGuy3464d ago

Yeah Star Ocean will probably be the only game i get for 360 in 09.
can't stand halo,so none of that for me.Maybe i'll check out Ninja blade if the reviews aren't average.

ChampIDC3463d ago

Well, MS still has time to reveal exclusives, but it's not looking too great at the moment. Maybe that's part of their master plan. Who knows.

InMyOpinion3463d ago

70% percent aren't even announced yet. Same story as last year with fanboys saying the 360 has no games in 2009 instead of 2008.

iNcRiMiNaTi3463d ago

it says silent hill homecoming and tales of vesperia are coming out. i seen those in my gamestop months ago

TOO PAWNED3463d ago

Come on Jenzo, a lot more was announced last year. We knew GOW2 was coming so it is not "same" like last year, that is BS.
People say MS will announce games durring E3, well so will SOny. Everything that is alread announced for 09 is either from 07 (Heavy Rain, Infamous) or from Early 08(Mag, Ratchet,etc).

Bnet3433463d ago (Edited 3463d ago )

Wait for E3, GDC, Liepzig, E3, etc. I'm sure they will have alot of surprises and announcements. Gears 2 wasn't announced till' GDC 2008, and that came out in 2008. Don't forget Peter Molynuex said he was announcing two more projects when he was interviewed on XPLAY to accept the GOTY award for Fable 2. People need to be patient and calm down, but that is too much to ask here at N4G.

siyrobbo3463d ago

yeah, so far not the best line up ever, and i'd go as far as to say that sony's is looking better. But the thing is with microsoft, they save up there big announcements until big events, and they have gone on record to say they wont announce titles until closer to release date. I remember thinking the same thing to myself last year, that 08 looked dismal, but that turned out ok all round.

I hope sony and microsoft have some good cards up there sleeves they have yet to play, as the past 2 years have seen some fantastic games

InMyOpinion3463d ago

It might be worse than last year but it's still too early to draw any conclusions. Personally I'm mostly interested in multiplat games like Resident Evil 5, Skate 2, FF XIII, Fight Night Round 4, Brutal Legend, Deus Ex 3 and a ton of others.

Fortunately I will be treated the superior versions of multiplat games just like in 2008 (Prince of Persia, Dead Space, FarCry 2, COD WaW, Fifa 09, Bioshock, Pure etc.

http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...

http://www.eurogamer.net/ar...

These links probably don't matter much since all gaming sites on the Internet are 360 biased. I tend to forget.

Serjikal_Strike3463d ago

This doesnt compare to the ps3 2009 line up!

majorsuave3463d ago

bah, most games see shelves past mid september, and most of these aren't announced yet.
Think of the top developers, what games will they have ready by nov 09?
We don't know yet, notice that, besides the last 4 games on the list, all others are Q1 and Q2 with 80% being Q1.

fire233463d ago (Edited 3463d ago )

@Jenzo you do realize most unannounced items for microsoft are either Xbox 720 things or casual games.

Kigmal you do realize teasing 2 games could mean they are only half way down, only one would come out next year if they are both full games

And how in the world did they get FFXIII on that list? It's not coming out until summer in Japan, so the earliest it will be on the xbox is mid next year

Halochampian3463d ago

Microsoft doesnt show its hand until everyone else shows theirs. They have always waited until the year a game is going to be released to announce it.

Sheddi3463d ago

Yeah, just like this year?
gears 2 and fable 2.

thebudgetgamer3463d ago

and is this a list from a game store cause they are no good

:)

Saint Sony3463d ago

Every damn game matters, exclusive or multiplatform. It is the choices you have what really matters.

If you can play certain game in PC, 360 or PS3... you don't have to go and buy other expensive machine just to enjoy some title.

Though, in console war point of view, PS3 really needs all the exclusives it can get. That is obvious.

Bubble Buddy3463d ago

Saint Sony - I can play Left 4 Dead, Gears of War, soon Fable 2, and like probably in 1-2 years, Gears of War 2 on PC. Fact is, 360 doesn't have many console exclusives. PS3 already has great exclusives, new IP's and old, and will get even more next year.

Saint Sony3463d ago

Yes, but obviously PS3 doesn't have enough good exclusives. It's failing oddly...must be the price and lack of AAA exclusives to make it really worthy.

Bubble Buddy3463d ago

I know everyone has the games they prefer but to say PS3 has no good exclusives is just a big plain lie. We can definitely say the Wii barely has any Great amazing games not from Nintendo, but not PS3. There's o many games ,exclusive and multiplatform I can't afford to buy them and spend all my time for them. The way I see 360, the games I only want that are exclusive there are: Gears, Fable, L4D, and Splinter Cell when it comes out. Ps3 has Uncharted, Metal Gear, Ratchet, Resistance, InFamous which looks amazing, and Killzone which looks promising. Also God of War is something I really wanted and nothing can match up to Grand Turismo. I can agree both consoles have amazing games but I just prefer the PS3's lineup, free online, and my friends who own it.

Mike134nl3463d ago (Edited 3463d ago )

Not that bad of a list, though I am sure some more announcemnets will follow next year.

Though missing some games like rage, Huxley, Kingdom under fire, watchmen, I am alive, Sin city, ninety nine nights and then some more i guess, wondering what happend with elveon. (uk)

Already know that there will be too many good games to buy them all. Will be a good year for gamers

Rock Bottom3463d ago (Edited 3463d ago )

The only 360 exclusive that came out in 2008 and wasn't announced/hinted since 2007 was Banjo, the rest were all Xbox live games. was Banjo 70% of 360 games in 2008?

phosphor1123463d ago

who's ass they pulled most of those street dates from? Honestly.

phosphor1123463d ago

nice double post by n4g..

Rhoic3463d ago

Gears of War 2 was announced February of 2008, the same year it came out. Before that? It was all a rumor.

Games that are hinted for 2009:

Alan Wake
APB
Forza Motorsport 3
Halo 3: ODST
Halo Wars
Star Ocean 4
Splinter Cell ConViction
The Crossing
Mass Effect 2
Huxley
Half-Life 2: Episode 3

(Also, I just ordered a mint condition MGS4 80GB PS3! Me so happy.)

power of Green 3463d ago (Edited 3463d ago )

A ton of games are missing from that list, probably why this was dugg up lol.

MSFT is not Sony, they surprize vs boasting.

Alan Wake
APB
Forza Motorsport 3
Halo 3: ODST
Halo Wars
Star Ocean 4
Splinter Cell ConViction
The Crossing
Mass Effect 2
Huxley
Half-Life 2: Episode 3
Dungeon Hero
Elveon
Theseis
WarHound
Prey 2
Blue Dragon 2
Halo Chronicles
Cry On
Killer Instinct 3
Ferrari Project
Ninja Blade
Onechanbara: Bikini Samurai Squad(Not yet in the US)
Race Pro
Velvet Assasin
Chrome 2

Its not the list I provided that will put the 360 on top again, it is the secret games MSFT is known for.

Gun_Senshi3463d ago (Edited 3463d ago )

You're getting on people's nerves with your fanboyism.

Best Multiplatforms are on PC Douchebag. Even X360 "Exclusives" are better on PC like Mass Effect.

@PoG. Hello Jenzo Lover. Do you even know Cry On is cancelled? I didn't know that Multiplatform games which are better on other machines count as exclusives too.

You are Epic fail. Hypocript that approved duplicate stories of ps3 doom like here

http://www.n4g.com/industry...

StephanieBBB3463d ago

Keep waiting on those secret games POG. In the meanwhile I'll be playing Killzone 2 ^^

pz!

3sq3463d ago (Edited 3463d ago )

Why is Cry On on your list? Haven't you heard it yet? Cry On was canceled.

http://www.1up.com/do/newsS...

http://www.rpgamer.com/news...

SonyOwnsNextYear3463d ago (Edited 3463d ago )

NOTHING.
nothing original.
Y?

theyre too busy bribing companies and doing timed exclusive deals. +bubbles to all

Blademask3463d ago (Edited 3463d ago )

Alan wake, yeah.. one day.right after duke nukem and huxley. Maybe one of these years they will release another trailer..

of the PC version.

The Lazy One3463d ago

says the guy waiting 2 years for a launch title.

Mozilla893463d ago

I saw Wolfenstein in there I didn't know there was a new one coming out. I'm sure Sony and Microsoft will be announcing new games this year so don't fret.

Alvadr3463d ago

FFXIII coming 27th March.. Maybe if hell freezes

AAACE53463d ago (Edited 3463d ago )

I guess it's in peoples nature to compare things! "

My consoles better than yours!" " Mine will have this game!" "Mine can do this and that!" (are we 3rd graders or something)

Can't people just be happy that games are coming out for their system?

Ps3 and 360 will have quality first party games coming in 2009. As for multiplatform, it will come down to what people feel is better.

For instance, a Ps3 game may have a significant graphical upgrade over a 360 game, but you may have to do a large install. Or a 360 game might play better than a Ps3 game, but graphics are sometimes choppy. Or a game might come out for 360 and PC, but to play it on PC, you have to upgrade your system.

It's all in personal choice! Buy the one that gives you what you want. If you want to act like a kid and argue over pointless stuff, you should have bought a Wii, instead of a Ps3 or 360!

Doesn't matter to me too much, cause I will be getting a Ps3 pretty soon, so I can be more versitile with my choices.

gaffyh3463d ago

The release dates are soo wrong. 13 March for Alan Wake? That's more likely going to be released in 2010, same with FF13

CloudsEnd3463d ago

Good God, you guys made me laugh.. :D

But yeah, one title is a must buy for sure..

Star Ocean: The Last Hope... Well there wont be anything left because ill get Alan Wake for my PC but hokay. :3

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Bigbangbing3464d ago (Edited 3464d ago )

Assassin's Creed 2 ? didn't Ubi said AC 2 will arrive around 2010 ?

PirateThom3464d ago

They said it would arrive when they felt people wanted it, which makes me think development hasn't even started. I can't see it for 2009.

Bleem3603463d ago

I don't think it would take Ubi that long to knock together a second serving of AC. The core tech is already in place which means most of the work is done already - all they need to do is create some new assets and give us some new missions.

It makes my wish list, I only hope they can sort out some of the repetative gameplay elements.

ChampIDC3463d ago

You think the sales would show that people want a second one. If the first one sold that well, the second would sell like hotcakes if they fixed the repetiveness of the game.

Bigbangbing3463d ago (Edited 3463d ago )

I really hope AC 2 arrive on 2009 :( ...

but I want Jade to put a hard work on the Missions and Side Quests this time :P

Rikitatsu3463d ago

Jade is the producer though, She only oversee the development of the project.

The one who think of ideas for the game is the director ^_^

The Lazy One3463d ago

is in development, they just aren't going to push hard for a release till they feel the market's ready.

It's also not supposed to be in the same setting at all. I suspect a story more to do with present day following the character you played in the present day parts of the game.

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SAiOSiN3463d ago

This does not look credible at all. This guy is just pulling dates out of his a$$.

Keowrath3463d ago

yeah, 27th March is gonna be expensive for 360 owners!

I take it that Final Fantasy XIII is already out in Japan then? =)

militant073463d ago

I just played Ninja Blade its cool and diffently not flop and play better than NG2 and DMC4

ChampIDC3463d ago

If that's true, neato. I loved both those games, and a better game of the same style would be more than welcome.

pixelsword3463d ago (Edited 3463d ago )

I don't see how Ninja Blade's Quick Time Event sequences are any better/worse than Heavy Rain's, but Heavy Rain is supposed to be "bad" according to some fanboys fro some reason.

Just like Huxley is "good" for the same reason M.A.G. is supposed to be "bad".

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