Wednesday, September 27, 2006

X'06 ... The bigger, Spanish one.

We know that our little, tiny three hour X'06 has a much bigger brother across the pond. Well, that big brother just finished his opener and it looks like nothing but good times for us XBOXers.

Let's just run down the list of the larger announcements shall we?

  • DOOM, updated for the HD world, is coming to XBOX Live Arcade. And it's available right now.
  • Project Gotham 4, Bioshock, Lost Odyssey, Splinter Cell Double Agent, Assassin's Creed and Forza 2 all look fantastic.
  • Exclusive 360 content is coming for GTA4 and Splinter Cell.
  • Bioshock is missing the PS3 launch date. (sucks to be them, it looked super hot).
  • Aside from Halo 3, there are two (TWO!) new Halo games in production.
    • Halo Wars by fan favourite Ensemble Studios
    • Unnamed Game by multi-award winning movie director Peter Jackson.
  • HD-DVD drive coming in this November at $199USD.
  • Even more games: New Banjo Kazooie game and Marvel Universe. The latter is exclusive to XBOX 360 and Games for Windows.
  • Sensible Soccer coming to XBLA (apparently the best soccer game ever made).
Surprisingly absent is more details on the upcoming hardware accessories. It also would have been nice to see something more on Halo 3, although I can understand why they decided to pass on the opportunity (the show already contained two Halo announcements). Is this a five star showing? I don't know, it hasn't all sank in yet. I'll give it some thought and get back to you.