World-exclusive first hands-on for Dead Island 2 spearheads Deep Silver’s line-up in the Gamescom Entertainment Area – other playable titles include Metro Redux, Risen 3, Sacred 3 and Dead Island: Epidemic
Deep Silver officially announces its Gamescom 2014 line-up for its public booth in Hall 9.1. B011/C010 including a world premiere for visitors: Dead Island 2, the successor to the multi-million seller from 2011, will be playable for the first time – also marking the first time a Dead Island game will be playable on German soil! In total, more than 150 gaming stations for PC and consoles await the players.
The complete Xbox associated Deep Silver line-up that will be playable in Hall 9.1., B011/C010:
Dead Island 2 (Open World Action-RPG, www.deadisland.com) The zombie apocalypse has hit the iconic, sunny realms of California. Building on the strengths of the multi-million best-selling hit Dead Island, Dead Island 2 delivers a shared survival, open-world zombie experience set in a clash of natural beauty and bloody horror and violence: paradise meets hell once again! Developed by award-winning studio YAGER, it combines the classic Dead Island elements of immersive close combat, action and role-playing with crazy, never-before-seen handcrafted weapons and over-the-top characters.
Metro Redux (First-Person-Shooter, www.enterthemetro.com) Metro Redux is the ultimate double game collection, including the definitive versions of both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, each rebuilt in the latest and greatest iteration of the 4A Engine for next-gen consoles and PC. For the first time, console owners can expect smooth 60FPS gameplay and state of the art visuals that were once only available on high-end PC hardware.
Risen 3 : Titan Lords (RPG, http://risen.deepsilver.com) Risen 3: Titan Lords is the newest opus by iconic German developers Piranha Bytes, the inventors of the cult Gothic series. The key element of the » Continue Reading.
Activision and Sledgehammer Games have announced (like you never saw it coming) a few collector’s edition’s of their upcoming title – Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare. The first next-gen Call of Duty game that thisisxbox hope refreshes the franchise and becomes as popular as the Modern Warfare series.
Available from November 4th, you can grab an Atlas Limited Edition, Digital Pro Edition, and Atlas Pro Edition of Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, priced at $79.99, $99.99, and $119.99, respectively.
Each version comes with the Atlas Digital Content Pack, which features two new weapons — the Bal-27 AE Assault Rifle and Atlas 45 AE Pistol — as well as a unique Atlas exoskeleton, helmet, player card, and five bonus supply drops that unlock new in-game gear. Players will also be able to upgrade their exoskeleton in the campaign early with new powers and abilities via an extra upgrade token.
The collector’s edition’s will also include Atlas Gorge; a bonus multiplayer map that reimagines Pipeline, a fan favorite map from Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare. So, the recycling of maps still continues, but it’s great to see old places revived all over again…isn’t it?
The Digital Pro Edition and Atlas Pro Edition will also come with the Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare Season Pass, which unlocks access to all four upcoming DLC multiplayer map packs.
The Atlas Edition’s feature a unique steelbook case, the game’s official soundtrack, and the Atlas: Advanced Soldier manual — a collection of original concept art and historical and tactical information.
The multiplayer reveal for this years Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare is happening on August 11th 2014 10amPDT. ThisisXbox will be on our way to Gamescom in Germany to get a taste of some hands-on action. Look out for views in the coming » Continue Reading.
Zen Studio’s have issued the following press release today:
Microsoft and Zen Studios have taken your feedback to heart, and seeing that many of you were very upset with the news that table transfers between Xbox 360 and Xbox One would not be happening, we have some good news for you! We will be able to implement table transfers on Xbox One starting from Pinball FX2’s launch. Any available table on Xbox One that was previously purchased for Xbox 360 can be imported to the new version free of charge.
However, as this process will take a bit more development time for the game, Pinball FX2 version of Xbox One will see a slight delay from its original release date this week to next month. We apologize to any fans affected by this delay, but we pledge to make it up to you by incorporating this highly desired feature.
Once again, we cannot thank you enough for your support through this process, as well as Microsoft’s, who took your feedback very seriously and worked with us to implement this feature. And again, we do apologize for the delay while we create the Pinball FX2 experience that our fans both want and deserve. We’re excited to bring Pinball FX2 to Xbox One owners, to have their previous purchases honored and transferred, and we can’t wait to share with you what we’ve got coming in the future.
Take a first look at the overhauled Halo 2: Anniversary cut-scenes in this trailer from Blur Studio. Included in Halo: The Master Chief Collection as part of Halo 2: Anniversary, the cut-scenes immerse fans into the critically acclaimed story and complement fully the re-mastered campaign gameplay.
In addition to Halo 2: Anniversary celebrating its 10th Anniversary, Halo: The Master Chief Collection also features Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, Halo 3, Halo 4, Halo: Nightfall, and access to the Halo 5: Guardians Multiplayer Beta. This is the definitive Halo experience, coming November 11, 2014.
Although Halo fans were teased (slight understatement) during E3 this year with the news of Halo: The Master Chief Collection heading to Xbox One on November 11th; leaked footage previously unseen has made its way online from the San Diego Comic Con event. Hit play above to check out the video of some gameplay footage.
The Master Chief Collection will feature all the multiplayer content from each of the four games, including all previously released download-only maps. All campaign chapters are unlocked from the get-go, so fans can use the intuitive newly created interface to play any mission, any time, at any skill level. Multiplayer will also benefit from the Master Menu, as a variety of user-friendly, streamlined features – such as maps being broken into gameplay types – are being implemented.
We’re hoping to have a review of Halo: The Master Chief Collection closer to the release date, keep and eye out in the coming months for more news and footage.
Since Xbox One has been shipping without Kinect, it has enjoyed a boost in sales success albeit not on the same scale as Playstation 4. With the launch of Xbox One in range of different markets from September where the Playstation 4 is already available, could open up the chance of thinning down Sony’s success.
Whilst the Xbox One will launch across other parts of the world, for us here in Europe it appears Microsoft will distribute a kinect-less Xbox One with digital copies of Forza 5 and the upcoming Fifa 15. The french Microsoft Store has been advertising the bundle for 399 Euro’s recently.
This is going to be quite a nice package tempting Xbox 360 users to ditch their last-gen consoles in favour of switching over to the new shiny Xbox One. With a constant range of dashboard improvements since the launch of Xbox One last November 2013, the console is fast becoming more and more attractive for gamers.
Costa Rican indie developer Green Lava Studios is delighted to showcase the brand new “Birdbone Islands” trailer that shows off World Four of upcoming game Fenix Rage. Players will feel the antagonizing ice attacks of the game boss Oktarus, who makes dodging the dangers of every level a huge challenge. Investing in extra gamepad controllers is strongly recommended.
Described as a “ridiculously addictive, hardcore action-platformer” Fenix Rage tests players’ ability to run, jump, and dash their way through a maze of dangerous obstacles, across hundreds of lightning-paced levels, all in an effort to track down a shadowy villain. Loads of different enemies, slick retro-inspired music, and vivid level landscapes await gamers with the mettle to play.
Slated for release in fall 2014, Fenix Rage will be coming to Xbox One and other well known platforms.
Respawn have announced that the second DLC Pack for Titanfall, will release on Xbox One and PC on July 31st. Xbox 360 player can expect it a month later as with all new updates and content for the game.
It will come with three new maps; Dig Site, Haven and Export. It will be priced at $9.99/£7.99 as a standalone Pack or free as part of the season pass which will give you access to all three planned map packs for Titanfall at $24.99/ £19.99
Are you a superfan of Xbox, gaming, Call of Duty, Shooters, RPG’s, or even anything non-gaming related? Victory Television, a Sony company, are in production with a brand new gameshow called The Fanatic. The series has been described as “a fun new game show which celebrates the most passionate, most knowledgeable and most devoted fans in Britain, and gives them a chance to show off what they know!”
A poster was sent to thisisxbox, and if you’re reading this right now we would love you to apply!
If you do happen to get involved or apply by emailing Victoria Television, let thisisxbox know your progress if you consider yourself a Super Fan – you might win an amazing prize??
Having seen the trailer and read through the original concept for Murdered: Soul Suspect, I was immediately excited. It reminded me of the old school point and click adventures I grew up with; just grown up and matured. Most gamers (and I still use the term loosely) think a modern title needs bullets flying, robots stomping, half naked female characters and enough swearing to even turn the cast of Channel 4’s Shameless red in the face. But the truth is, gaming is still more than that to some of us, and little gems like this are breaths of fresh air.
The story of Murdered: Soul Suspect centres on Ronan O’Connor, a detective from Salem; Massachusetts. His past was a rough one filled with crime and prison time but was able to turn things around with the help from his wife and brother-in-law. The story starts as Ronan is confronting who seems to be an intruder and after a small scuffle falls from a second-story window to the ground. Just as he begins he’s shoot multiple times in the chest. After the final curtain goes down, so to speak, Ronan comes round and realises he’s a ghost and after a short sequence resolves to solve his own murder.
Investigations are the central point within the game itself as it is split between investigating different crime scenes and locations and exploration using existing police skills and new found abilities that come with being a ghost. When you first start out as Ronan you only have a few ghostly abilities, walking through walls is one of them but as the game progresses you’ll quickly learn how to possess animals, people, read minds, influence conversations and thoughts, interfere and cause disruptions with electrical equipment, and teleport around certain locations. Using these new » Continue Reading.