Ninety-Nine Nights dated

Tetsuya Mizuguchi's first title for the Xbox 360 is hitting Japan on April 20.

TOKYO--Microsoft today announced that Ninety-Nine Nights has been dated for release on April 20 in Japan. The game will be priced at 7,140 yen ($61). Ninety-Nine Nights' official site has been revamped together with the announcement, and it features new content, including additional screenshots.

Ninety-Nine Nights is former Sega producer Tetsuya Mizuguchi's debut title for the Xbox 360. It also happens to be his first console game since he established his independent studio, Q Entertainment. The game is a collaborative project between Q Entertainment and Korean studio Phantagram, which is known for its Kingdom Under Fire strategy series.

Ninety-Nine Nights is an action game with strategy elements, and it takes place in a fantasy world where humans and other races are in a war with each other. Players will control a massive army that is challenged by hordes of enemies. Using the processing power of the Xbox 360, the game will render more than 1,000 soldiers on the screen at once. For more details on the game, check GameSpot's hands-on impressions from the 2005 Tokyo Game Show.

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46 comments
soulknight63133
soulknight63133

Hey OPOLO, try Oblivion it's a great break from the Car & Shooting games.

jaefrmbk2k
jaefrmbk2k

i'm glad this is not coming to the states

OPOLO
OPOLO

I just wish we had more 360 games like this instead of Car & Shooting games all the darn time

FuguNabe
FuguNabe

This looks like a decent X360 game. Trust the Japanese to deveop non PC genre titles for this console. About damn time too. I'm glad for the competition MS will give to Sonay and Nintendo this generation because more competition = more creative and good softwares on all platforms. Who wins? We as gamers do. I originally planned for only PS3 and Revolution (hey don't look at me like that I'm living in Japan after all) but after a few of the announcements from some of the Japanese third party software companies I will likely get a X360 too.

yanyatkai
yanyatkai

When will it come to the US?? I am looking forward to it!!!

thekey
thekey

Why isn't it in america? It should be here the same time if not before Japan. Why?(but the question is when I want to play it!)

chibi-acer
chibi-acer

Sweetness...like others are saying, hope it comes to the US soon after.

NERDSFOREVER
NERDSFOREVER

how did a game with so little information about this game all of a sudden come out in two months

davahsa
davahsa

Bring it Stateside People....We want it! Yea Baby!

Jedi_Osborn
Jedi_Osborn

don't care about japan....when can I play it.

Optimusv2
Optimusv2

Agree let them wait over there in japan they hardly appreciate good games that don't come from sony or nintendo anyway.

GOLDSAIYAN
GOLDSAIYAN

it's a shame that all these tight japanese games will take so long to get here in america these japanese developers thats making games for the 360 should release them here first then let the japanese wait for it....

Khimarhi
Khimarhi

awesome i will definitely get this game

XlpranksterlX
XlpranksterlX

id like to see that game in action. At first i was turned off by its premise and almost everyother thing about it but i dont want to deny my lonely 360 a great game experience.

Agent_023
Agent_023

It is going to come to America, right?

SnowFarmer
SnowFarmer

This game is certainly looking good and I have faith that Mizuguchi will deliver the goods. It is just a bit of a shame that it is being released on a system that is doing so poorly in his home country. I'm pretty sure that this game will help the 360 sell some more units, but unless some thing spectacular happens I foresee 360 going down the same path as Xbox in Japan. Well at least it seems that the Japanese developers will be producing games that will appeal to US 360 gamers, and they should sell relatively well here. I just wonder how long they will continue when their games are basically ignored in their home market.

i_love_my_ds
i_love_my_ds

this game's gonna be cool. at least the screenshots look cool i dont have any idea what its about

Dragon-Claw
Dragon-Claw

The US citizens care because it will make Japanese developers develop games for the 360. Thus making it possible to see a more diverse lineup for the 360 in terms of games.

jhockey9
jhockey9

Why do U.S. citizens care how well the 360 does in Japan? It does not matter. Leave the business to corporate MS and just play the games. We are gamers, not economists.

zhuojloh
zhuojloh

I doubt this game will greatly boosted japanese XBOX360 market. It might as launching title, but now the hype is dying down, this game arrive a little too late.

moopy_man666
moopy_man666

great another japanease date thats what we need considering how were all japanese right

drangel_jam
drangel_jam

the erlier good games are released, the better. I still skeptical about it though.

mattwatkins
mattwatkins

> Devs don't want to lose too much money blu ray discs are very expensive ps3 games could retail for like $75 or more.

This is nonsense. Blue-Ray movies are using the same media and are going to initially sell at between $15 and $25. There is no specific reason why PS3 games should be priced higher, it is just idle speculation. We know that games on 360 are expensive right now. How Sony plans its pricing is currently unknown, but one thing is for sure, they will want to charge as much as they can while successfully competing with Microsoft and Nintendo. If this new generation of machines follows the same pattern as the last, and I believe the indications are that it will, Sony will ship more PS3 consoles and software than Microsoft. If this is how things play out, then they can afford to sell the discs at the same price as Microsoft, or possibly less. In commerce, this is an example of "economies of scale".

chknfaqr
chknfaqr

i love the music on the site... games looks interesting.

D_E_E_G_S
D_E_E_G_S

Could be a system seller in Japan, may also attract all those Dynasty Warriors fans in NA as well. Ninty Nine Nights should be a hit in both regions.

frankeyser
frankeyser

i am pretty interested in this game. i hope it come together well.

Donkeljohn
Donkeljohn

April 20 is not within the launch window. . . I don't care if "launch" is conisdered 6 months out. . .

nas6192003
nas6192003

I need a fun 360 game so far they all suck, hopefully this is a starting point for something thats quality instead a crappy rehash that is overpriced. cough*EA sucks*cough

Sydwynder
Sydwynder

ATTENTION MICROSOFT: PLEASE PLEASE BRING THIS GAME TO AMERICA

Optimusv2
Optimusv2

I'm sure microsoft is fully aware as well that the key to succeeding in japan is for the ps3 to release and everyone in the japanese market to see first hand what it is they have been waiting for.

viper15
viper15

im sure this game will be here six months after japan witch is cool gives me time to play other great 360 games I

grantstewart
grantstewart

A Tetsuya Mizaguchi game launching on 4/20? You've got to be joking me.

lee291
lee291

thats a long time to wait

AA7
AA7

Totally agree Optimusv2.

191
191

By European standards $61 dollars is cheap.

Optimusv2
Optimusv2

Devs don't want to lose too much money blu ray discs are very expensive ps3 games could retail for like $75 or more.

SavoyPrime
SavoyPrime

That's cool, but when do we get a North American release announcement?!

Optimusv2
Optimusv2

Amazing game sad part is i doubt we'll see any significant 360 sales until the ps3 is out. Why is that? Alot in the japanese market were fooled into thinking (makes sense its sony's turf) that the ps3 is far superior to the 360 when infact it only wins in floating point, but loses in all the other important departments, memory bandwidth, 24 less pixel pipes, 40 less vertex pipes, older more inferior dedicated pixel and vertex shader architecture as opposed to the 360's unified shader architecture. 360 takes no performance hit with 4xaa. 360 GPU is capable of using both HDR + AA simultaneously the ps3 gpu isn't. (Take note of fight night round 3 ingame screens for 360) This game is definetly coming to the usa in a kikizo interview with mizuguchi they were saying how they wanted to make sure that there were characters and music in the game that not only appealed to the japanese market, but the european and usa market as well. N3 is well worth the $61 price tag. Developed by over 100 people in 10 different companies.

spinecaton
spinecaton

Most games coming out are going to be around 60$. These games are taking more time/harder to develop. I would imagine PS3 games are going to be around the same prices(maybe 5$ more) because they are using blue-ray.

doomed51
doomed51

ok, now thats a little expensive

roger_tyler
roger_tyler

While the announcement of a Japanese release date is great, I wish there were more news about when this game will hit the states. I plan on getting my 360 on Oblivion Launch day, and I figure after a month or so, I'll want something different to play: Bring on N3!

Racerchops
Racerchops

hopefully it makes it to america, i would like to play this game.

AA7
AA7

This game looks amazing, hopefully it will apeal to some Japanese gamers and help out the 360 in that market as well.

parker72001
parker72001

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