Microsoft Games (Xbox)|
Microsoft was in prime form and dominated a huge section of the South hall this year with their giant booth split into distinct PC and Xbox sections. More than 20 new games were on display for the Xbox including several highly anticipated sequels, yearly updated spprts titles, and a few new surprises. One of the biggest announcements was the new XSN Sports, a breakthrough for Xbox Live and gamers who have been waiting to take their favorite sports titles online.
Here's a peek at a few of the exciting Xbox games we can look forward to this year.
Conker: Live & Uncut
For those who don't know, Conker is a cartoon rodent with a penchant for booze, wild women, and lewd conduct, and the world he lives in is a reflection of himself. Conker: Live and Uncut is an all-new Xbox Live-enabled team-based shooter with a wide variety of customizable multiplayer scenarios, the game centers on teamwork and fun. Each scenario has its own objectives, rules, environment, and back story that provide for hilarious gameplay and wacky entertainment.
Project Gotham Racing 2
Earn Kudos and gain recognition for cornering on two wheels around the Sears Tower in Chicago; power sliding through the ancient streets of Florence, Italy; or maneuvering along the racing line through the slick streets of Edinburgh, Scotland—all while racing some of the most exotic high-performance vehicles available. Challenge other gamers online, utilizing Xbox Live, or take on your friends in a multiplayer race via System Link.
Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge
As the daring air pirate Nathan Zachary, leader of the infamous Fortune Hunters, players take off on a high-flying adventure, filled with daring escapes and damsels in distress. Pilot 10 unique planes and dogfight against your favorite opponents on Xbox Live in multiple game modes. A deep reward system lets you earn new planes and upgrade existing ones. Take to the skies this Fall.
In true voodoo style, Vince encounters and defeats quirky monsters and villains ... by kicking his own butt! By racing under a falling safe, jumping into a high-speed blender, or leaping under falling rubble, Vince is sure to defeat his enemies—all while managing to escape completely unscathed. Players can employ more than 30 voodoo attacks that do outrageous things to Vince, but it's the monsters who end up hurting! Unlike in other games, players must actually USE dangers and hazards, instead of running from them. Falling safes, prickly pushpins, and bolts of lightning bring a whole new meaning to the phrase "no pain, no gain."
This has to be one of the most original platform titles I've ever seen and should break new ground in innovative gameplay much like last year's TimeSweeper did. Get ready to invade the French Quarter this Fall.