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Xbox One arrives Sept. 4 in Japan

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Microsoft's Xbox One will launch in Japan on Sept. 4, the company announced today, revealing a list of more than 40 games heading to consoles in the region.

Pricing information was not revealed. According to the announcement, 48 game developers (listed in full below) in the region have expressed their interest in developing software for the Xbox One, which will add to the titles already available for the console.

Games that will be available in the region include Ryse: Son of Rome, Forza Motorsport 5, Kinect Sports Rivals, Sunset Overdrive, "Halo on Xbox One" and Dead Rising 3A list of titles announced for release in Japan is available on Microsoft's website.

According to a Famitsu interview with head of Microsoft Studios Phil Spencer, Microsoft is planning special announcements to coincide with the Xbox One launch in Japan and hinted that a well-known Japanese developer is creating an exclusive title for the console. Spencer added that Microsoft will make announcements featuring "something never before seen" at the 2014 Tokyo Game Show, which runs Sept. 18-21.

The new-gen hardware was initially released on Nov. 22, 2013 in the U.S., Australia, Austria, Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, the U.K., Mexico, New Zealand and Spain. At launch, it retailed in North America for $499, £429 in the U.K. and in Europe for €499. Microsoft has sold more than 5 million Xbox One consoles to retailers since launch.

The upcoming Xbox One launch in Japan follows long after the PlayStation 4 roll out to the region on Feb. 22. Sony's console retailed for ¥39,980 and ¥43,980 bundled with its Eye camera peripheral and those who purchased the console at launch received Knack for free.

Update: This article incorrectly stated that the Xbox One will launch in 25 other countries on Sept. 4; however, the console is expected to launch in these other regions in September.

"Today we confirmed that Xbox One will launch in Japan on September 4," a Microsoft spokesperson told Polygon. "We will have more details to share regarding additional market availability in the coming months."

The full list of regional game companies developing for the Xbox One follows:

  • Arc System Works
  • Atodinku
  • Access Games Corporation
  • Acquire
  • Altus
  • Inter glow
  • Experience
  • SNK Playmore
  • Electronic Arts
  • Kadokawa Games
  • Capcom
  • Gung Ho Online Entertainment, Inc.
  • Cute
  • Grounding Ltd.
  • Gref
  • Klong Co.
  • Cave
  • Genki
  • Tecmo Koei Games
  • Codemasters Ltd.
  • Konami Digital Entertainment
  • CyberConnect2
  • Cyber Step Corporation
  • Silicon Studio Co.
  • Zoo
  • Square Enix
  • Spike Chunsoft
  • Sega
  • Tango Gameworks
  • 2K Games
  • Teikutsu Interactive Japan
  • D3 Publisher Inc.
  • Triangle Service
  • Nippon Ichi Software
  • Hamster
  • Namco Bandai Games Inc.
  • Namco Bandai Studio
  • Business Partners
  • From Software
  • Bethesda Softworks
  • Marvelous AQL
  • Mages
  • Moss
  • Yukes
  • Ubisoft
  • Land Ho
  • Level Five
  • Warner Entertainment Japan Co., Ltd.

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