Xbox Special Forces Division T-Shirts and More at Games Japan Festa
Osaka's answer to the Tokyo Game Show.
From Famitsu.com's coverage of Games Japan Festa 2010 in Osaka:
Attendees who sampled Kinect at the weekend event were able to enter a raffle for a t-shirt depicting the Xbox 360 Special Forces Division.
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Games Japan Festa 2010, the 2010 installment of Osaka's answer to the Tokyo Game Show, was held at Osaka's ATC Hall on the 13th and 14th.
Ahead of its November 20 release date, Microsoft had Kinect on display through Kinect Adventure!, Kinect Sports, Kinect Animals, DanceEvolution, New Brain Training, Sonic Free Riders, Deca Sporta Freedom and Your Shape Fitness Evolved.
Xbox 360 business chief Takashi Sensui, in attendance at the event, told Famitsu, "We're extremely reassured after hearing many things like 'It's interesting' and 'I'd definitely like to buy it' from people who try [Kinect] out. We believe the appeal of Kinect is quickly, and precisely, conveyed to those who play it." Sensui also noted a pattern: kids would first play the device, an their parents would be drawn in to try it out themselves.
Sony was also showing product at the event. Move titles included Nikudan, Furi Furi Sarugetchu and Sports Champion. These had continuous lines. Also popular was Gran Turismo 5. Although the November 25 release date had been announced just before midnight on Friday, signs showed the correct date.
Third party games included Ni no Kuni (Level-5, DS), Valkyria Chronicles 3 (Sega, PSP) and Phantasy Star Portable 2 Infinity (Sega, PSP). Lines for Phantasy Star topped the 180 minute mark. Games like Love Zombie and and Another Century's Episode Portable saw their playable debut. Disaster Report 4 was, similar to the Tokyo Game Show, playable in 3D. Dream Club Portable (PSP) and Dream Club Zero (Xbox 360) were promoted by D3 through special "itasha" cars showing the girls.
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