Coming to Xbox this week

Another week, another set of games heading towards the Xbox. See what’s being released the week below!

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NBA Playgrounds – May 9
Enjoying the NBA Playoffs? Why not play some 2-on-2 arcade basketball during halftime with NBA Playgrounds! Play with up to three other players locally on your Xbox One or hop online and defeat your opponents with your awesome, acrobatic displays of skill.

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Narcosis – May 10
Stranded on the seafloor with little light and few tools to save you, try to keep your sanity (and oxygen) in the sunless depths of the Pacific in Narcosis, a chilling new survival horror game for Xbox One.

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Butcher – May 10
If you’re a fan of the classic, brutal, and bloody shooter games of yesterday, Butcher might be exactly what you’re looking for. Describing itself as a “blood-soaked love letter to the cult classics of the genre,” play as a cyborg who is programmed to eradicate anything that moves — that includes the last remnants of humanity.

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Lethal League – May 10
Battle your friends in this competitive, projectile fighting game where you throw an anti-gravity ball into the face of your opponents. Lethal League supports up to four players locally, with a hip-hop infused soundtrack, and a roster of colorful characters to play as.

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Human: Fall Flat – May 12
Using a combination of wits and physics, escape this haunted dreamscape by solving a variety of puzzles as Bob. He doesn’t have a super power, but given the right tools who can do a lot — misuse the tools and he can do even more! Human: Fall Flat pre-order bundle includes copy of the indie hit Manual Samuel.

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Elliot Quest – May 12
Cursed to turn into a demon unless he can find a cure, Elliot must embark on an epic quest across a vibrant open world filled with secrets and adventure to change his fate. Featuring a unique retro-style art, Elliot Quest has the makings of a great addition to your Xbox library.

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Demon’s Crystals – May 12
Take control of the Urican demons who have taken up arms to fight back the possessed horde of man, in this creative twin-stick arcade shooter. Collect the life-sustaining crystals that the Urican depend on and utilise a variety of weapons and power-ups to restore peace to the world.

Prepare to let the insults fly in Oh Sir!

Oh Sir

There’s nothing apparently more enjoyable than throwing around a few well-thought out insults. Indeed, there are some comedians who have made an entire living out of flinging a clever insult at someone. Have you ever hankered after a means to digitally create an well-constructed slight at friends and family? The good news is that very soon, you’ll be able to do just that on your Xbox One. Oh Sir! The Insult Simulator is coming soon to the console.

Choose one of many fascinating characters, each with their own set of insecurities and weaknesses, to battle against either locally or online. You can rack-up combos, continuations and criticals in your quest to make your opponent cry like the squalling, nappy-wearing baby that they are.

Spread affront to everyone in the world that has internet access with Oh Sir, you wrinkly bread-faced moose-puppy. It’s all quite Monty Python in it’s construction. So, don’t let the parrot die for nothing. Tell that grumpy old bat that her husband fancied the rotting goose lying face-down in a pond or that her dog shaved itself in order to gain affection from a certain Z-list celebrity.

Insulting people is fun, that’s a well-known scientific fact and if you didn’t know that, then the cave you’re living in is infested with Piers Morgan and you smell of Elderberries.

Oh Sir will be hitting the Xbox Live Marketplace and running away laughing sometime this Spring.

THQ Nordic announce Darksiders III

Today, THQ Nordic announced that hack-n-slash action adventure Darksiders III is currently in development and is slated for release in 2018 on Xbox One.

As promised, we have taken our time to ensure that this next Darksiders will be everything action-adventure gamers and especially Darksiders loyalists could dream of and more,

said Lars Wingefors, Co-Founder and Group CEO, THQ Nordic AB.

The company also announced that it is working with the team at Gunfire Games, which is largely comprised of the original creators of the Darksiders franchise, on development of the long and highly-anticipated project.

The Gunfire team brings an intimate involvement with every aspect of the Darksiders franchise since its inception,

said Reinhard Pollice, Director of Business and Product Development, THQ Nordic.

There is simply no team better qualified to create Darksiders III, beginning with our unpredictable and enigmatic hero FURY – a mage who is considered the most powerful of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse!

Get Even intrigues with a series of ‘side story’ videos

Bandai Namco’s Get Even is coming out on May 26th on Xbox One and is been touted as “unlike any game you’ve previously experienced”.

Described as mixing multiple fun mechanics and featuring superior storytelling, incredible 3D sound design and stand-out composed music by Olivier Deriviere and writing by Stephen Long and Iain Sharkey, Get Even appears to be a real labour of love for Bandai Namco.

The single player narrative experience, where nothing is what it seems, is set to shock, scare and stir deep emotions as you experience the journey.

In the lead up to launch the studio, musicians and writers have created a series of ‘side story videos’. These will appear weekly and give you snippets of intriguing information, however you’ll have to find out for yourself what happens.

The latest videos can be found below, and there’s a Facebook community channel for you to discuss and find out more about the game.

We’re certainly intrigued.

Trailer for new action RPG Code Vein

Bandai Namco have released the first trailer for their upcoming action-RPG title Code Vein, releasing worldwide in 2018.

The new trailer highlights the mysterious and captivating universe along with a quick look at the challenging weapon-based combat found in Code Vein. The trailer also teases the companion gameplay mechanic. As players venture out into the world, they will be able to choose a partner companion from the various residents of Vein. Added strategy presents itself when players choose companions that compliments their play style to give them a fighting chance against the vicious enemies they’ll be up against through their journey.

In the not too distant future, a mysterious disaster has brought collapse to the world as we know it. Towering skyscrapers, once symbols of prosperity, are now lifeless graves of humanity’s past pierced by the Thorns of Judgment. At the centre of the destruction lies a hidden society of Revenants called Vein. This final stronghold is where the remaining few fight to survive, blessed with gifts of power in exchange for their memories and a thirst for blood. Give into the bloodlust fully and risk becoming one of the Lost, fiendish ghouls devoid of any remaining humanity.

Code Vein will be released in 2018.

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