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‘Dark Souls 2,’ ‘GTA 5,’ ‘Kingdom Hearts 3’ developers to support Xbox One

'Dead Rising 3'
'Dead Rising 3'
Photo courtesy of Microsoft, used with permission

Microsoft has revealed the launch plans for the Xbox One in Japan. According to a report from Gematsu on April 22, the next-generation system will be coming out on Sept. 4 for that particular region. Furthermore, 48 development companies have already signed up to work on the Xbox One.

The studios include Square Enix as the publisher will be releasing “Final Fantasy XV” and “Kingdom Hearts 3” in the future. Furthermore, the company is also planning four launch games: “Call of Duty: Ghosts,” “Murdered: Soul Suspect,” “Thief” and “Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition.” Some of the aforesaid titles were already released for PS4 while the rest of the software products will be coming to Sony’s new console as well.

The other notable companies that appear on the list include Capcom, a company that is rumored to be announcing “Resident Evil 7” at E3 2014. The development teams behind “GTA 5,” “Dark Souls 2” and “WWE 2K15” are also a part of the group. Although Microsoft do not perform historically well in terms of hardware sales in Japan, a lot of companies have no problem supporting the Xbox One.

Moreover, several first-party published games have been confirmed for the Japanese region. “Dead Rising 3” “Forza Motorsport 5” and “Ryse: Son of Rome” were all available for the North American launch. The same titles should be released on the same day as the Xbox One release in Japan. Several upcoming video games such as “Halo 5” and “Sunset Overdrive” have also been confirmed for the region. You can find a “Dead Rising 3” screen from the official Xbox Facebook page with the photo near the top of this article.

The Xbox One has shipped five million units worldwide so far, which pales in comparison to the seven million PS4 systems that were sold to consumers. Microsoft may be able to close the gap by launching the next-generation system in more countries such as the aforesaid Japan. The Xbox One was officially released in North America and a few select countries on Nov. 22 of last year.