Category Archives: Xbox Series X|S

Humanity Makes a Comeback on Consoles in Endzone – A World Apart: Survivor Edition

Survive and thrive from the comfort of your couch with Endzone – A World Apart: Survivor Edition, the console version of the award-winning indie survival city-builder. Available May 19th, Endzone invites players to set forth on a mission to renew and fortify the last remaining colony of humans on Earth after over 100 years of nuclear holocaust.

Boasting over 5,300 positive reviews on Steam, Endzone – A World Apart sees to it that players face every realistic triumph and downfall that comes with rebuilding society from the ground up amidst a radioactive wasteland. Colony denizens face realistic and terrifying crises like radioactive soil, scarce clean water supplies, and tumultuous and deadly storms. Despite these foreseen challenges, successful missions, resource gathering, and well-kept infrastructure result in ultimate prosperity…if the right choices are made.

Key Features: 

🎮 Specially geared and optimized for controllers – provides for a comfortable and accessible gameplay experience

🏗️ With more than 90 different buildings to construct and maintain, including power stations, shelters, water treatment plants, and, unfortunately, cemeteries, settlement architects have a vast selection of structures from which to create a flourishing civilization

🗺️ To get fresh supplies and learn new information, scouting parties must engage in Expeditions — which involve leaving the safety of the colony and venturing out into the dangerous wasteland to scavenge valuable resources

☢️ Keep those iodine pills handy, as Endzone features realistic radiation and humidity values that force players to take into account important details about the soil in which they grow their crops and the environments they raise children and livestock

Endzone – A World Apart: Survivor Edition launches digitally on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S on May 19, 2022.

SpellForce III Reforced is coming to PlayStation and Xbox on June 7th

SpellForce III Reforced is coming to PlayStation and Xbox on June 7th. Compared to the original version released on PC in September 2017, the Reforced edition is not only a complete overhaul but also adds new features to the game, one being the Journey Mode.

The Journey Mode allows you to create your own hero and offers more than 20+ hours of unique content with a lot of replay value while paying tribute to the much-beloved “free game mode” from the original SpellForce 1. Players can also compete in custom Journey Skirmish matches against each other, which allows them to bring their powerful Journey Heroes to battle.

SpellForce III Reforced is already available on PC and will be coming to PlayStation®4, Xbox One™, PlayStation®5, and Xbox Series S/X™ on June 7th, 2022.

SpellForce III Reforced Console Edition Overview

SpellForce III Reforced is a unique mix of an epic RPG storyline blended with accessible real-time strategy elements, designed to offer a riveting console experience to fans and newcomers alike.

It is the year 518. The rebellion of the renegade mages, known as the Mage Wars, has been quashed by the Crown. However, it was a Pyrrhic victory: Whole regions have fallen into anarchy, refugees roam the lands in search of shelter, and a mysterious, deadly plague called the “Bloodburn” has arisen and is spreading rapidly.

Features:

  • Innovative Mix: Unique gameplay blending RTS and RPG naturally together
  • Streamlined for consoles: Intuitive gamepad integration and tailor-made UI to smoothly control a strategy/RPG mix with complex mechanics
  • Create & Customize: Create your own hero and choose between distinct skill trees
  • Single-player campaign: Featuring the dark, enthralling story of the long-misunderstood Trolls and their battle for survival, with a playtime of around 20 hours
  • Build to Fight: Raise your own army and fight epic mass battles
  • Epic Storyline: Immerse yourself in a rich world – Unravel the secrets behind the current situation in Nortander. Explore Eo, a fully realized world filled with interesting characters and heart-wrenching stories.
  • Make new friends – assemble your party from a diverse cast of companions that not only complement your skills in interesting ways but also have an impact on the narrative. Manage their skills and equipment to ensure victory on the battlefield.
  • Choose your side: Strengthen and command one of three factions – Elves, Orcs and Humans. Prepare your troops and fight the mother of all battles. Play strategically, taking advantage of terrain, troop formations, visibility, scouting, etc.
  • Experience an epic tale: Enjoy a fully-voiced 30+ hour campaign on your own or with friends in the campaign coop mode. Face opponents of all skills in the online battles.

On June 7, 2022 SpellForce III Reforced will be playable on PlayStation®4 and Xbox One™ and PlayStation®5 and Xbox Series S/X™ at an SRP of $39.99/€39.99/£34.99. In addition to the SpellForce III Reforced base game, both expansions will also be available on June 7, 2022. “Soul Harvest” and “Fallen God” will each be sold separately at an SRP of $19.99/€19.99. Both expansions feature their own single-player campaign with 30+ hours of gameplay, as well as new units and more. The whole package, called SpellForce III Reforced Complete Edition, is also available at an SRP of $59.99/€59.99.

Preorders for all editions are available now.

This War of Mine: Final Cut coming to Xbox Series X|S and PS5… and Game Pass

This War of Mine—the bestselling antiwar game in which players take on the role of civilians in a besieged city, to experience war-torn reality from a down-to-earth perspective—is coming to Xbox Series X and PlayStation 5 on May 10th. This newly overhauled version named This War of Mine: Final Cut, will be also available on Day One on Xbox Game Pass.

“The message and themes existing inside of This War of Mine have, unfortunately, become brutally vivid and relevant in recent months. We believe it’s especially important to educate people on the realities of war right now, while its horrifying reality has become a daily struggle for people that are close to us. We’re proud that recent This War of Mine fundraising helped us create a wave of spontaneous help for war victims in Ukraine, and we hope we can further spread our antiwar message with This War of Mine: Final Cut” – says Przemek Marszal, 11 bit studios CEO.

Apart from the newly updated 4K visuals and UI adjustments—which help the sketched, raw aesthetics resonate more than ever—the Final Cut package also contains all locations from both the base game and This War of Mine: Stories, new quests and events, one new classic scenario, and a brand-new character.

This War of Mine: Stories, comprised of three narrative-focused DLC episodes, will be also available on Xbox Series X|S and PlayStation 5 separately or in one package. This War of Mine: Complete Edition bundles the base game with all of the Stories DLC.

LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga Review – Xbox Series X

In 2007, I played LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga on the Nintendo Wii. At the time, I thought TT Games had really set the bar on LEGO video games. The game was fun, funny, and perfectly captured the essence of the (at the time) entirety of the existing Star Wars movies. The combination of the magical stories of Star Wars and the whimsy and lightheartedness of LEGO combined together to create a perfect recipe for fun.

Now, 15 years later, TT Games has somehow done it again. When I first saw the announcement for The Skywalker Saga, my first thought was “I already played that game” and wondered if it would even be worth it to get what I assumed would be not much more than a remake, granted with three new movies worth of content tacked on.

I couldn’t have been more wrong. The game is so much more than a remake. Obviously, with 15 years of technological advancements, it’s easy to assume that, graphically, the game will look better, and it does. While the various LEGO games have always done a fantastic job of bringing the feel of LEGO to the games, this one has really gone over the top with making everything look and feel like they are made from actual LEGO. The characters even have a subtle plastic-y shine to them. But it’s the magic of getting to play with the LEGO in a way that you never could with real ones that makes The Skywalker Saga so much fun.

Beyond expected visual improvements, the game is so much better than its predecessor in almost every way. Getting to assemble and destroy LEGO structures, discover and collect hidden secrets, building your collection of unlockable and playable characters (around 300 in all), add to the expansive and enjoyable experience of going through each movie moment by moment and feeling the freedom of exploring the major set piece areas of each of the nine Star Wars movies.

TT Games has had plenty of practice to perfect the LEGO game formula over the years. Even from the beginning, there has been a focus on certain puzzles needing certain specific skills or even specific characters to progress. Another thing that is particularly enjoyable with The Skywalker Saga is the focus on cooperation and teamwork to complete challenges.

One of the only things that concerns me with The Skywalker Saga is that there are so many planned DLC packages. I understand that this is the current trend across the board, and these packages are included if you shell out for the Deluxe Edition of the game. These DLC’s, however, look like they’re going to add a lot to the existing base game, even more characters, and stories from the ever-expanding Star Wars franchise, including The Mandalorian series, as well as the spin-off movies like Rogue One and Solo.

The game can be played solo, and is fully enjoyable alone, but really shines when you play it cooperatively. Couch co-op with a friend is so much fun. The game feels like a real LEGO playground that you can mess around in and explore with friends of all ages. As they have always done, too, the perfect mixture of staying true to the stories, as well as throwing in perfectly timed humor never gets old.

Even with my concerns about the DLC trends, I still can’t recommend this game enough. Fans of LEGO would enjoy it without necessarily being fans of Star Wars, and fans of Star Wars would feel the same. People who don’t like either…if they even exist…are probably terribly boring people that wouldn’t like anything at all, so we don’t even need to worry about them. Kidding aside, I think that even people who aren’t a fan of either LEGO or Star Wars would likely be able to find something enjoyable about this game. But those who fall in the middle of this Venn Diagram of fun, would doubtless have a near limitless amount of enjoyment ahead of them with LEGO Star Wars: The Skywalker Saga.

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Liberated: Enhanced Edition is coming to PlayStation and Xbox on April 20th.

Liberated is an action-adventure game that unfolds across the pages of a comic book. Seamlessly merging the art of hand-drawn graphic novels with interactivity and side-scrolling action, it’s a revolutionary combination of video games and comics.

Liberated: Enhanced Edition on PlayStation & Xbox includes:

  • The acclaimed full game with enhancements in gameplay and content
  • Full English voice-overs with immersive voice acting
  • 2 DLC epilogue chapters: “For the Homeland” & “Glory to the Heroes”

Liberated: Enhanced Edition will be available digitally on April 20th on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S for $19.99/€19.99. The Xbox edition is already available for pre-order on Xbox Store with a 20% discount (offer available until April 27th).

The next-gen version available on Xbox Series X|S via Smart Delivery provides additional enhancements, featuring resolution and performance boost (up to 1440p60 on Xbox Series S and 2160p60 on Xbox Series X) and faster loading times.

Road 96 Is Available for PlayStation and Xbox today

DigixArt and Ravenscourt invite you to embark on a journey like no other.

Everyone needs a path to follow, sometimes the most unexpected paths can lead to an adventure of a lifetime.

The people you meet, their actions, your reactions.

A shared destiny?

Or a spin of fate’s roulette wheel?

The multi-award-winning procedural narrative sensation Road 96 is now available for PlayStation and Xbox consoles.

Road 96 is a crazy, beautiful road trip. The discovery of exciting places and unusual people on your own personal journey to freedom.

An ever-evolving story-driven adventure inspired by Tarantino and The Coen Brothers.

Your choices change your adventure, change people, change the world.

There are thousands of routes along Road 96.

Which one will you take?

Features

  • An ever-evolving story-driven adventure inspired by Tarantino, The Coen Brothers, and Bong Joon-ho. Made by the award-winning creators of Valiant Hearts and Memories Retold. Announced as part of the OMEN Presents initiative from HP Inc.
  • Moments of action, exploration, contemplative melancholy, human encounters, and wacky situations. Set against a backdrop of authoritarian rule and oppression.
  • A stunning visual style, a soundtrack filled with ‘90s hits, and a thousand routes through the game combine so each player can create their own unique stories on Road 96.

Tropico 6 – Next Gen Edition Out Now

Publisher Kalypso Media and in-house developer Realmforge Studios are pleased to announce that Tropico 6 is now available in native 4K resolution for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. In addition to the main game, Tropico 6 – Next Gen Edition includes the Llama of Wall Street DLC and the El Prez Pack, which features an additional mission, new buildings, and new decorations for the Dictator’s Palace.

Experience the islands of Tropico like never before in renewed 4K brilliance, heightening the banana republic’s panoramic views of its beautiful beaches and crystal-clear waters. Assume the role of El Presidente and play across 4 distinct eras as players take the future of Tropico and its citizens into their own hands. Play as a fearmongering dictator or peace-loving statesman and balance politics, infrastructure, economics, and work to create a sprawling tropical island paradise – for El Presidente at least. In the included Llama of Wall Street DLC players can take on big business and manipulate the stock market to influence the Tropican economy (and line El Prez’s pockets). Implement new industry-boosting buildings, alter the value of goods, influence tourist fees and face random economic events that might even put the most resilient of dictators to the test.

Tropico 6 is out now for Playstation 5 and Xbox Series X|S. The much-loved city builder title is already available for PC, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch™ – with an upgrade version also now available for existing PlayStation 4 and Xbox One players who wish to continue their rule in 4K resolution.

Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3 and Resident Evil 7 biohazard Coming to PlayStation®5 and Xbox Series X|S in 2022

Experience three acclaimed Resident Evil™ titles like never before when Resident Evil™ 2, Resident Evil™ 3 and Resident Evil™ 7 biohazard arrive on PlayStation®5 and Xbox Series X|S later this year. Developed using Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine, all three titles will tout cutting-edge features including ray tracing, high frame rate and 3D audio to enhance the immersion of the award-winning experiences. For PlayStation 5 players, all three titles also feature engaging DualSense™ support for Haptic Feedback and Adaptive Triggers.

Players who previously purchased Resident Evil 2, Resident Evil 3 or Resident Evil 7 biohazard on PlayStation®4 or Xbox One are eligible for an upgrade at no additional cost through the PS4™ to digital PS5™ upgrade option or Xbox Smart Delivery. Fans will be able to re-experience the spine-chilling horrors and incredible visuals of these fan-favorite titles on the latest generation of consoles. An upgrade patch will also be available at no additional cost for PC users.

About Resident Evil 2
Based on the original genre-defining masterpiece, Resident Evil 2 has been completely rebuilt from the ground up for a deeper narrative experience. Using Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine, this reimagining of Resident Evil 2 offers a fresh take on the classic survival horror saga with breathtakingly realistic visuals, heart-pounding immersive audio, a new over-the-shoulder camera, and modernized controls on top of gameplay modes from the original game.

About Resident Evil 3
Resident Evil 3 tells the story of S.T.A.R.S. member Jill Valentine as she escapes from a crumbling Raccoon City and the relentless Nemesis. Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine combines photorealistic visuals and a modernized control scheme with the series’ intense combat and puzzle solving to deliver the action-packed final chapter of Raccoon City’s collapse.

About Resident Evil 7 biohazard
Resident Evil 7 biohazard set a new course for the Resident Evil series when it released, leveraging its roots while opening the door to a truly terrifying horror experience. A dramatic new shift for the series to first-person view in a photorealistic style powered by Capcom’s proprietary RE Engine, Resident Evil 7 biohazard delivers an unprecedented level of immersion that brings the thrilling horror up close and personal.

Assetto Corsa Competizione’s Unrivaled Racing Authenticity Launches on PS5, Xbox Series X|S

Global video game publisher 505 Games and developer KUNOS Simulazioni proudly announce the release of flagship racing series Assetto Corsa Competizione for PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S.

As the official game of the GT World Challenge, Assetto Corsa Competizione sets the gold standard for sim racing on consoles, allowing players to compete across 11 GT3 championship tracks, each painstakingly mapped with Laser-Scan technology for unparalleled realism. KUNOS Simulazioni’s dedication to authenticity has been applied to every aspect of the game, encompassing everything from photorealistic weather conditions, dynamic night races, motion capture animation, and multi-channel audio sampling. Assetto Corsa Competizione’s debut on PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X|S also embraces the enhanced visual fidelity of each system, offering an unrivaled 4K/60FPS GT3 experience unlike anything seen before.

In addition to the existing vehicle roster, drivers can also master the recently released BMW M4 GT3, bringing the number of licensed cars to 25. Each vehicle boasts fully adjustable setups, 60+ additional liveries from the 2021 season, and more. These unique creations can then be used across single and multiplayer modes like Sprint, Endurance, and the 24 Hours of Spa race, whilst Assetto Corsa Competizione’s immersive solo experience offers Career, Championship, and Free Play modes.

Competitive drivers can test their mettle against up to 30 players thanks to the increased next-gen grid numbers, whilst the multiplayer experience can be completely tailored thanks to the fair-play ranking system (rewarding virtuous racers!), solid matchmaking, regular challenges, real-time online leaderboards. Private multiplayer matches will also allow players to race with friends. Assetto Corsa Competizione also supports a vast range of hardware, from gamepads to professional steering wheels to add even greater physicality and realism to the experience.

Assetto Corsa Competizione is available today worldwide for PlayStation 5 and Xbox One X|S in digital formats, with the physical version coming to Europe on the 24th. The game will retail at $39.99, whilst fans who already own the game on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One can upgrade for free. Order the physical retail Day One Edition to receive the 2020 GT WORLD CHALLENGE PACK DLC, which includes:

  • Autodromo Internazionale Enzo e Dino Ferrari – Imola
  • Two cars: Ferrari 488 GT3 EVO 2020 and Mercedes-AMG GT3 EVO (2020)
  • 60+ additional car liveries 
  • 2020 Pirelli “DHE” Tire Model
  • 2020 GT WORLD CHALLENGE SEASON BOP 

Assetto Corsa Competizione is rated “E” for Everyone by ESRB and PEGI 3 for All Ages and is also available on PC (Steam), PS4 and Xbox One. Assetto Corsa Competizione on PlayStation 5 is published by Oizumi Amuzio in Japan on Feb 24th and by GSE in Hong Kong, Taiwan, and Southeast Asia on Feb 23. For more information, please visit the following official websites: Assetto Corsa, 505 Games, and KUNOS Simulazioni.