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Microsoft talks games, but no Xbox 360 launch line-up

X05: Lots of lovely games!

Microsoft's X05 press conference has just finished and the net result is that we've got some new games to talk about, but there's still no definitive word on what we can expect to find on the shelves alongside Xbox 360 come December 2nd in Europe - or November 22nd in the US for that matter.

We're told to expect Kameo, Perfect Dark Zero and Project Gotham Racing 3 to form part of the console's "impressive Christmas portfolio", but otherwise the event was mostly focused on product announcements.

The new games that were either discussed or shown were Mass Effect (Bioware), Splinter Cell 4 (Ubisoft) and Castle Wolfenstein - although the latter two will be making their debuts on Xbox 360 rather than appearing exclusively. Microsoft also confirmed reports that Tomb Raider: Legend (Eidos) will be appearing on Xbox 360.

Microsoft's also slipped word of a new MotoGP title - MotoGP Ultimate Racing Technology 2006 - into the tail end of its press release. The THQ series has been popular on Xbox, and we can expect it to make its way to Xbox 360 in due course.

Furthermore, there was news that Peter Jackson and Fran Walsh will be acting as executive producers on the Halo movie, with Weta providing special effects.

Other games on display at X05 - generally in trailer form - included Real Time Worlds' Crackdown, Epic Games' Gears of War, Silicon Knights' Too Human, EA's FIFA 06: Road to FIFA World Cup and Superman Returns, THQ's Saint's Row, SEGA's Full Auto and Condemned: Criminal Origins, Activision's Call of Duty 2 and Quake 4 and Bethesda Softworks' The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion.

Tomorrow we'll be talking to various Microsoft execs and developers about their Xbox 360 titles, so we should have more for you when you check back in then.

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