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In Spring 2015, Xbox One gamer’s can experience what has been described as the definitive version of State of Decay with the Year-One Survival Edition. Undead Labs’ hit game from the Xbox 360 is undergoing an evolution for the Xbox One in which more will be revealed closer to the games release next year.
It was confirmed that the State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition will include the original State of Decay, in 1080p, the DLC Add-on packs Breakdown and Lifeline, and finally some entirely new content.
State of Decay on Xbox 360 scored 50% from thisisxbox.com:
With game breaking technical issues, promises just not delivered upon and a promising start but ultimately weak narrative SoD could have been so much more. That said it was a massively impressive first attempt for Undead Labs, I look forward to hearing from them on game add-ons and developments.
When more specific details of release have been provided, we’ll keep you updated. ThisisXbox may not have been fans of the original last year before DLC and updates were inroduced, but we should hopefully have an Xbox One review closer to release.
Ubisoft has announced that Assassin’s Creed Unity will now be released on November 11th in the US and on November 13th across Europe. Claiming that the two extra weeks will help ensure the quality of the game meets fans’ expectations by release.
Vincent Pontbriand, senior producer at Ubisoft:
As we got close to the finish, we realized we were near the target but still needed a bit more time to hone some of the details to make sure Assassin’s Creed Unity is exceptional. We sincerely appreciate players’ commitment to the game and their patience. It’s just a couple more weeks. And it’s going to be worth it.
The US release date for Assassin’s Creed Rogue remains unchanged as November 11th, but in EMEA territories, Assassin’s Creed Rogue will now release November 13th, alongside Assassin’s Creed Unity.
The Xbox Wire has revealed the date for the Forza Horizon 2 Demo on Xbox One which will launch on September 16th 2014 plenty of time before the full game hits digital and retail stores from September 30th.
Forza Horizon 2 fans, you’ve been asking for it and today we’ve got news: The Forza Horizon 2 demo for Xbox One is coming on September 16! If you haven’t been lucky enough to be at E3, Gamescom, PAX, or any of the other shows where Forza Horizon 2 has made an appearance, September 16 will be your day to finally get hands-on with the latest open-world action racing game from Playground Games. Explore the beauty of southern Europe in a handful of the world’s most beautiful cars in this demo, which has been designed to give you a brief taste of what to expect when Forza Horizon 2 launches on Xbox One, beginning on Sept. 30.
A complete list of achievements was also revealed based on challenges, tracks, and experience. For more details on these head on over to the Xbox Wire on Xbox.com if gamerscore floats your boat!
Funk of Titans is described by developer’s A Crowd of Monsters as an addictive and fun action-platform game for the Xbox One.
The player will control Perseus through a blaxploitation of the greek mythology: jumping platforms, collecting vinyls, beating enemies, riding Pegasus and confronting the evil Music Titans in epic dance battles to recover the real and only holy music: the funk!
Check out the latest gameplay trailer above and we’ll keep you posted or surprise you with a review in due course.
To celebrate the release of Metro Redux this week, the Launch trailer has gone live detailing the extraordinary work and attention to detail in the Xbox One Metro compilation. The entire team at 4A Games have worked under some extraordinary circumstances as anyone following the news from Ukraine will know.
Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux are each available to download from Xbox Live for an SRP of just $24.99 / €19.99 / £15.99 each. A boxed compilation including both games titles ‘Metro Redux’ is also available at retail now in the US, and releases on Friday 29th in the UK and Europe.
Metro 2033 Redux has been completely re-built in the latest 4A Engine, and benefits from all the gameplay and technical improvements introduced with Metro: Last Light. Both games can be played in ‘Spartan’ or Survival’ play styles, and Ranger mode is included for the ultimate, hardcore immersive challenge. Metro: Last Light Redux includes all previously released DLC.
Metro Redux runs at a rock solid 60fs on Xbox One and PlayStation 4, offering tens of hours of gameplay, for an incredible price!
The Entertainment Software Ratings Board (ESRB) has rated Rocksmith 2014 for the Xbox One and Playstation 4 almost 99.999999999999E% confirming that it will be released despite no official confirmations from its publisher Ubisoft.
The ESRB has rated it a Teen Category due to the nature of the lyrics which could be mildly offensive as detailed below:
This is a music and rhythm simulation game in which players learn how to perform songs on an electric guitar. Players simulate strumming guitar strings, score points based on the accuracy of notes hit, and participate in mini-games to test/improve skills. Some mini-games involve brief instances of violence: a cowboy shooting bandits with a pop gun; spaceships shooting lasers at each other; players using a guitar weapon to shoot light blasts at zombies from a first-person perspective. Some song lyrics contain references to suggestive behavior (e.g., “down on a muff . . . I met a cheerleader/Was a real young bleeder”; “But there’s no mistaking who I’m taking to my bed with me tonight”), and the word “a*s” appears in one song.
Rocksmith 2014 was originally released last year for last-gen consoles and featured an overhauled interface with improvements to learning tools. Rocksmith was designed to let you plug in an electric or bass guitar and learn how to play in the fastest way possible with a fully customisable Riff Repeater. No official release date for Xbox One has yet been announced. We’ll keep you posted when Ubisoft drop the details.
The first real golf simulation game for Xbox One is now available from the Games Store as The Golf Club. Developed by HB Studio’s, The Golf Club is serious business for golf gaming fans complete with its own course designer allowing you to set challenging holes for players on Xbox LIVE. With some features that rival the PGA Tour series, virtual golfing with this simulator can be a satisfying experience. It may lack the licensed players and courses based on their real-world counter-parts, but The Golf Club is a raw, stripped bare title where it’s one man and his 7-Iron with potentially unlimited courses so long as you have plenty of free time to explore them all!
Straight from the main menu that itself resembles a modern Windows Metro application, you can choose from a variety of options that include playing just a round, a whole Tour or even a full-on Tournament. For new gaming golfer’s or just to get you back in full swing again (if it’s been awhile) it’s worth practising out on just a Round to get used to the controls and the thinking process behind the accuracy of your shots. Unless you have extra controllers and more friends or family who want to challenge you, you will be limited to just Stroke Play mode (solo) because the game doesn’t allow for online gameplay with multiple players. If you’ve just dropped what you’re holding or even spat out something you’re drinking and thinking WTF no online multiplayer! The Golf Club is community focussed on course building and sharing as well as statistics and competitive scoring against your Xbox LIVE friends and other members of the community. I wasn’t all that bothered about the lack of online multiplayer lobbies because it was generally quite refreshing not having » Continue Reading.
Crystal Dynamic’s – the development studio behind Rise of the Tomb Raider, has responder to comments and questions from fans regarding the debate on exclusivity to Xbox One. Having looked through the posts on several channels they collected the questions that was asked the most and compiled the following below:
What does exclusive to Xbox mean? It means that Rise of the Tomb Raider is coming Holiday 2015 exclusively on Xbox One and Xbox 360.
Does the exclusive to Xbox have a duration? Is it timed? How long is the duration? Can we expect a PlayStation 4 or PC release in the future? Yes, our deal with Microsoft has a duration. We aren’t discussing details of the deal, and are focused on delivering a great game on Xbox One and Xbox 360.
Did Crystal Dynamics know about this deal? Yes, Crystal Dynamics is excited to be partnering with Microsoft to make the best game possible. As Darrell mentioned in his message, we have a long history with Microsoft and they have been a very strong supporter of the franchise. They will help us grow and nurture the Tomb Raider franchise more than ever before.
Were the fans considered when making this decision? Are Crystal Dynamics and Square Enix aware of the franchise history with PlayStation and on PC? Of course. We did not make this decision lightly. Our goal is to build the best game that we possibly can, and our relationship with Microsoft will help us realize our vision for the game.
Why didn’t Microsoft, Square Enix or Crystal Dynamics say upfront it was a timed exclusive? Why all the indirect language? We certainly didn’t intend to cause any confusion with the announcement. The Microsoft Gamescom stage was a great place to make the initial announcement, but » Continue Reading.
EA SPORTS has today announced that last season’s PFA Young Player of the Year and PFA Team of the Year, Eden Hazard, will make his debut on the cover of EA SPORTS FIFA 15.
The 23 year old Belgian had an outstanding season for Chelsea in the 2013/14 campaign with 14 goals, seven assists and 92 chances created from his 35 appearances. The midfielder had a pin-point 83% passing accuracy, including 1,055 passes in the opposition half – one of just ten players to top 1,000 in the Barclays Premier League last season. Hazard also completed more successful dribbles than any other player in the division with 132. In comparison, the second ranked player completed just 93, making Hazard the Barclays Premier League’s most dangerous player with the ball at his feet.
On seeing the FIFA 15 pack, Eden said: “I have played FIFA all of my life and it’s a huge honour to be asked to be on the cover of FIFA 15. Now I have played the game I can say it’s the most realistic football game I have seen, so I cannot wait to challenge my friends and team-mates with FIFA 15 and show off the new moves.”
Eden Hazard Stats:
International debut: 2008 International appearances: 50 International goals: 6 Barclays Premier League appearances: 70 Barclays Premier League Goals: 23 Barclays Premier League Assists: 18
The deal coincides with EA SPORTS long term partnership with Chelsea Football Club as the Official Video Gaming Partner, which will bring exciting digital and social content for the fans, alongside experiential activation at Stamford Bridge throughout the upcoming seasons.
EA SPORTS FIFA 15 is due out September 25th in Europe and September 26th in the UK and Ireland.