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King’s Quest – Music with Character

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A new developer diary has been released for King’s Quest today by Sierra in its video diary series with developer The Odd Gentlemen. “King’s Quest – Music with Character” goes inside the studio for a listen at how story sets the tone for King’s Quest’s new soundtrack. For composer David Stanton, scoring a world teeming with as many fantastic creatures and strange personalities as King’s Quest demanded a thematic approach, one in which the unique essences of the characters inform the music that accompanies them. As an aging King Graham guides players back through the lost tales of his youth, those recurring motifs will be critical to exploring the people and events that shaped his destiny from humble beginnings to heroic nobility.

If you’ve missed any  of previous developer diary entries, you can find them here in ThisisXbox by using the following links:

The first chapter of King’s Quest is due for release on Xbox 360 and Xbox One later this year as a digital download.

Alien: Isolation – Creating the Cast

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Watch the final Insider Video of Alien: Isolation. In this latest behind-the-scenes video the studio developers reveal further details about the game’s narrative and its lead characters. With new footage, including in-game cut scenes and information, they also divulge what went in to the casting of real-life actors and the motion capture technology used to bring them to life.

Discover the true meaning of fear in Alien: Isolation, a survival horror set in an atmosphere of constant dread and mortal danger. Fifteen years after the events of Alien, Ellen Ripley’s daughter, Amanda enters a desperate battle for survival, on a mission to unravel the truth behind her mother’s disappearance. As Amanda, you will navigate through an increasingly volatile world as you find yourself confronted on all sides by a panicked, desperate population and an unpredictable, ruthless Alien. Underpowered and underprepared, you must scavenge resources, improvise solutions and use your wits, not just to succeed in your mission, but to simply stay alive.

Alien: Isolation is scheduled to be released on both Xbox One & Xbox 360 on October 7th 2014.

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z Developer Diary 2

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Earlier this morning Team NINJA let loose (released) the 2nd  episode of the Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z developer diary series. This second video explores the creation process of the franchise’s first cyber ninja, Yaiba Kamikaze, from conception right through to execution. Find out what makes Yaiba’s cybernetics tick, why Yaiba is the ninja to drink with and more with observations from Executive Producer, Yosuke Hayashi and Producer, Conceptor, Keiji Inafune, Art Director Shinsuke Komaki (comcept), Game Director, Masahiro Yasuma (comcept), Lead Game Designer, Cory Davis and Producer, John Garcia-Shelton (Spark) in “Yaiba: Ninja Badass”.

Yaiba: Ninja Gaiden Z will be available for the Xbox 360 on 21st March this year.

Castlevania Lord of Shadows – 2nd Developer Diary Video Released

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Featuring Dave Cox, Producer of Castlevania: Lords of Shadow 2 and Studio Head of European Production for Konami Digital Entertainment B.V and Enric Alvarez, Head of Development at MercurySteam, the video details how the events of the new game take place during the course of one night, within both a modern city setting and Dracula’s castle. Cox and Alvarez discuss how Dracula’s evil presence has impacted the many environments, with the castle’s Gothic look having a huge influence on the surrounding settings and their design, while also tying in the familiar look of past Castlevania titles.

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The five-minute video offers a tantalizing glimpse of the game’s many settings, and how MercurySteam’s native Madrid provided inspiration for the locations. The pair also touch on the menagerie of creatures and bosses that lurk within the city, and set the stage for the game’s climactic confrontation with Satan himself.

FIFA 14: Pure Shot & Real Ball Physics

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A new developer diary style video has today been released by EA highlighting two new key features of FIFA 14; Pure ShotReal Ball Physics.

The video features segments from Aaron  McHardy (Lead Gameplay Producer) & Kantho Doskov (Gameplay Producer) as well as giving us a view of just how EA went around bringing new features and technology to us in FIFA 14.

FIFA 14 is set to be released here in the UK on September 27th. Keep watching ThisisXbox for more news and updates as release date gets closer.