Tekken 7 Celebrity Duel

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment UK and Tekken 7 has brought together two celebrity legends to take part in a superhuman contest to decide the long-standing rivalry that exists between these two massive household names!

So, I hear you asking, “Who are these celebs?”.  Is it Liam vs Noel, or maybe Kanye vs Taylor Swift?

Well, no.  Bigger than that.  Much bigger.  Massively bigger!

Yes, you guessed it, Keith “Cheggers” Chegwin vs Timmy Mallett.  Yessirree! Huge!

Catch the video and keep it locked to This Is Xbox for more news on your favourite 80’s TV Icons!

EA announce Need for Speed: Payback – first details revealed

Today, EA announced Need for Speed: Payback. This explosive adventure is apparently filled with intense heist missions, high stakes car battles, epic cop pursuits and jaw dropping set pieces. It will come with gameplay never before seen from the series, fueled by a gripping story of betrayal and revenge.

For players that pre-order the game, they will receive the Need for Speed Payback Platinum Car Pack and get instant access to five uniquely customized and tuned iconic cars at launch, each with exclusive Platinum Blue Tire Smoke. The Car Pack includes:

  • Nissan 350Z 2008
  • Chevrolet Camaro SS 1967
  • Dodge Charger R/T 1969
  • Ford F-150 Raptor 2016
  • Volkswagen Golf GTI Clubsport 2016

Players can also get into the action before launch through EA Access and Origin Access, where members can play for up to 10 hours starting Thursday, November 2nd with the EA Access and Origin Access Play First Trial. Need for Speed: Payback launches on November 10.

Ubisoft teases their E3 2017 plans

We are into June, which means we are in the month of E3 2017, Ubisoft have released a teaser trailer showcasing their plans for this year’s show, go on, watch it!

Ubisoft’s E3 2017 Conference takes place on Monday, June 12, starting at 21:00 UK time. A 40 minute pre-show starts at 20:20 UK time. The pre-show and conference will be broadcast live and on-demand at Ubisoft.com, Ubisoft’s YouTube channel and Ubisoft’s Twitch channel.

Yves Guillemot, CEO and co-founder of Ubisoft said:

E3 is truly a moment of excitement and pride, not just for Ubisoft but for our entire industry, Ultimately, Ubisoft’s games are the result of the collective efforts of our talented teams from all around the world, collaboration with the biggest names in entertainment, and contributions from the players themselves. That’s why we can’t wait for the thousands of fans at this year’s E3 — and the millions watching from home — to discover our unique take on creating game worlds and the action-packed line-up we have in store for them.

EA Play announces Battlefield Play-To-Give Weekend

For those of you who are still ankle deep in mud in the trenches of WW1 with EA’s awesome Battlefield 1, then have I got some news for you!

As EA head into E3 with their EA PLAY event, they have announced the fun activities and activations coming to Battlefield.

From Friday, June 2 to Sunday, June 4 – Play to Give in-game challenges are live in Battlefield 1.  There are 3 in-game activities consisting of:
· 2XP Event for BF1, BF4, & BFHL.
· Snag a Free Battlepack just by logging in between June 2 – 6.
· Get the new “Play To Give” Dog Tag by logging in between June 2 – 4.


There is also a Play To Give Personal Mission – Assist your comrades in battle, do any of the following to get the M1911 “Package from Home” Weapon Skin:
Revive 10 players, Re-supply 10 players, 10 Kill Assists, 10 Savior Kills

For more details of EA’s Play to Win campaign click here!

New IP “Extinction” Announced for Xbox

The dictionary defines being Extinct as died, no longer exists, destroyed or defunct, but that definition does not apply to new IP “Extinction” from Iron Galaxy Studios and Maximum Games as today’s announcement is the new beginning for this title!

If you’ve heard of a certain game called Destiny then you will be aware of the work of Iron Galaxy Studios.  They were put together in 2008, primarily to assist on other developers games in porting them to other platforms.  However they were the developers for the Xbox Kinect game “Wreckateer”.

“As far back as anyone can remember, humanity has been at war with itself. For generations, kingdoms have fought amongst themselves while the real threat loomed in the distance. Only those trained in the ways of the ancient order stand a chance at defeating the 150-foot-tall ogres and the armies that trail in their wake.”

You are one of the world’s last sentinels, a soldier named Avil, equipped with the skills to battle the endless wave of Ravenii.

In Extinction, you’ll fight massive ogres and their minions across a sprawling countryside, defending cities and rescuing native villagers torn from their homes. Swiftly define your strategy as hordes attack from the ground and air. Use the dynamic skill-based combat system to your advantage, tactically disarming and dismembering enemies before going in for the kill.

“Extinction is 100% power and adrenaline,” said Kraig Kujawa, Game Director at Iron Galaxy. “We’re really happy with the fast, fluid feel of the game and we’re looking forward to showing it behind closed doors at E3!”

“As the protagonist tasked with a huge undertaking – both in fighting enormous ogres and saving humans from disaster – each player’s experience will be varied, as the landscapes and battle situations are never identical,” said Derek Neal, Executive Producer at Maximum Games.

  • Features include:
    Deep Story Campaign. Protect the human population across an abundant story campaign, rescuing as many civilians as possible and taking down brutal opponents.
  • Dynamic Side Missions. Complete numerous side missions with various objectives, earning upgrades to aid you in your campaign.
  • Skill-Based Combat. Travel horizontally and vertically, perform wall runs, and use your whip as a vault to perform devastating air assaults. Master dynamic combat maneuvers to effectively traverse the giant beasts and expose their weak points, progressing along different skill trees to develop a path best suited to your playstyle.
  • Interactive Environment. Move freely around a fully destructible environment, and use objects throughout the world to your strategic advantage.
  • Innumerable Battle Scenarios. Every battlefield is different from the last, ensuring a unique combat situation each time you play.
  • Custom Battles. Create unique battlegrounds with varied objectives, and challenge players online to compete for the top score.
    Extinction Mode. Fight off a continuous horde of assailants as wave after wave of ogres and their minions attack without relent.

No release date has been announced yet but Extinction will be shown behind closed doors at E3 next week.

Sci-Fi fantasy title ELEX dated for Xbox

Elex

Who doesn’t love an open-world action-packed RPG epic? Well, apart from you, (you know who you are, and we’re watching), Piranha Bytes along with THQ Nordic love the genre. They’ve announced today, the release date and Collector’s Edition details for their next epic, ELEX.

So, what can you expect from ELEX (that’s the correct way to format it too, you appear to have to shout it)? Well, seeing as this comes from the creators of Risen and Gothic, you’re going to have to set your bar pretty high.

Higher than that.

That’ll do it.

ELEX is a hand-crafted action role-playing game that is set in a post-apocalyptic science-fantasy universe. A precious, limited resource has landed on the planet, crash landed actually, in the form of a meteor. This unleashes great power and opens the door to magic, with the ability to re-sculpt life into new forms. You’ll be able to choose a faction, pick a companion to influence the world with and then ponder the countless weapons and fighting styles you’ll have to choose from.

Grab a shotgun, lay your hands on a flamethrower, pick up a plasma rifle or be a little more basic with swords, axes and bows. The choice is all yours in this seamless open world full of mutated creatures, original characters, powerful action and not forgetting the deep moral choices. Every decision taken will hammer the future of the world in your game.

THQ Nordic aren’t content with merely announcing a release date, oh, no. You should know them better than that by now. They’ve also released details of the Collector’s Edition of ELEX and what you’ll be getting if you decide to go for it. Inside that Collector’s Edition, you’ll find:

  • A 10-inch high figurine of an Alb Mage
  • A 2-inch amulet in the form of a combat drone
  • A cloth map, showing the world of Magalan
  • The original game score on CD
  • An artbook
  • The game’s manual
  • Obviously, the game itself

More details will surely emerge on the price point for the Collector’s Edition of ELEX closer to the release date, which brings me neatly on to that subject.

ELEX is currenly looking at a release date of the 17th of October.

Here’s the cinematic trailer that accompanies this news. Enjoy.

Deadcore comes to Xbox on 14th July

Publisher and developer Grip Digital have announced, that they will be bringing the award-winning first person platformer, DeadCore, to Xbox One on July 14th 2017.

After falling endlessly through powerful magnetic storms, players awaken in a desolate world. With no memory, they will explore an unforgiving futuristic environment. On the discovery of a gigantic Tower emerging from the dense fog, they must make their way to the top, deciphering cryptic messages en route as they search for answers.  Equipped with a ‘SwitchGun’, a special weapon allowing players to activate or deactivate the Tower elements, players will embark on a perilous journey full of traps, complex mechanisms, gaps to cross, and lethal foes, a journey that will eventually allow them to solve the mystery surrounding this strange and abstract world.

Features of Deadcore include:

  • Explore a mysterious world made of immense and staggering levels with a labyrinth of secret passages to discover.
  • Unlock new powers and upgrades in order to gain access to new areas of the Tower.
  • Reveal the secrets of the Tower by collecting fragments of memory from its former inhabitants as well as new levels and music for Speedrun mode.
  • Challenge your friends to see who can top our online leaderboards in Speedrun mode where every second counts!

Check out the website for Deadcore here!