Japanese publisher Experience has announced its intention to release two JRPGs on Xbox One.
Pure Xbox reports that CEO Hajime Chikami has confirmed global releases for both Stranger of Sword City and an in-development game going by the working title of Students of the Round 2. Both will offer full English translations.
Stranger of Sword City is a dungeon crawler that was previously released on Xbox 360, Vita and PC. The Xbox One version will have new content and character designs, and is due out in Q1 next year. Players will be able to switch between the old and new presentation.
Students of the Round 2, meanwhile, is a tactical RPG described as being similar to Shining Force and Fire Emblem. It has a very broad release window of some time between April 2016 and March 2017.
Both will be exclusive to Xbox One.
Microsoft’s latest console launched in japan last September, but in week one sold only half of the units shifted by its predecessor the Xbox 360. The company admitted a month later that it was not satisfied” with the machine’s performance. Xbox Japan boss Takashi Sensui quit his job the following month.
By January weekly Japanese Xbox One sales had fallen to around 300 units, and by June this year that had fallen to 100 units. Last week’s Famitsu data showed that 120 Xbox Ones were sold in the week prior.
Chikami said of Experience’s upcoming releases that it would be difficult to release Xbox One titles that were exclusive to Japan, presumably due to the install base. However, the ease of publishing digitally worldwide makes Xbox One publishing viable for the company.