We saw a scan in Famitsu confirming it still exists, but Microsoft hasn’t said much about Ninety-Nine Nights II. Now we know why.
At their 2009 Xbox 360 Media Briefing in Japan, Microsoft announced Konami will publish Ninety-Nine Nights II instead. The game’s release date has been changed from a 2009 release, according to the last Famitsu report, to TBD.
This isn’t the first time Microsoft gave a first party game to another publisher. Microsoft funded and planned to publish Infinite Undiscovery before handing the title to Square Enix.