Microsoft's Peter Moore has indicated in one of a number of promotional Xbox 360 videos doing the rounds that all three of the company's key UK first party titles, which he identifies as Project Gotham Racing 3 from Bizarre Creations and Kameo: Elements of Power and Perfect Dark Zero from Rare, will be part of the console's "launch portfolio".
That's not a cast-iron guarantee that they will launch alongside the console this "Holiday season" - mostly likely November/early December, even for Europe - but it's the clearest indication yet that all three are being positioned as key components of the Xbox 360 launch offering.
Project Gotham Racing 3 has yet to be officially unveiled by Microsoft - perhaps in an effort to avoid spoiling the European launch of Forza Motorsport on Xbox 1 today - but is almost certain to feature on Monday at the company's pre-E3 press conference.
Perfect Dark Zero has been unveiled in the US print press, with some disappointing screenshots popping up overnight that have rankled fans, but Microsoft UK today claimed it had "released no shots" of the game, implying that the real juice is still yet to be served. (Guh, juice.) Word that the game crawls along at 20 frames per second in its current iteration haven't helped improve the tone of the gossip online.
Kameo, meanwhile, has been demonstrated, but opinion is less polarised. The adventure game, originally bound for GameCube and then Xbox 1 after Microsoft bought out Rare, mixes puzzling and adventure with real-time battles and creature transformation.
For a complete rundown of confirmed Xbox 360 titles - as of the time of going to press this Friday afternoon - have a gander here.