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Next Up Hero launching on Xbox Game Pass in June

Six new titles are coming to the Xbox Game Pass service in June, including the debut of Next Up Hero, an action packed dungeon crawler developed by New York indie studio Digital Continue and published by Aspyr. The other five titles are MotoGP 17, Mega Man Legacy Collection 2, The Technomancer, Wasteland 2: Directors Cut and Disneyland Adventures, which is also an Xbox Play Anywhere title.

Next Up Hero – Inspired by classic games like Zelda: Four Swords and Smash TV, this is a crazy-fast co-op dungeon crawler with unique heroes, epic loot, and tough-as-nails monsters that will kill you. A lot. Every time you die, you leave behind an echo who can be raised by the next hero to fight as AI followers. The more heroes die, the more echoes are raised, and the stronger the community grows and a robust community is needed to take down the most punishing levels in the game. As the saying goes: the harder the level, the greater the loot!

MotoGP 17 – Ride on the official tracks with all the riders and bikes from 2017 MotoGP Championship and 2017 Red Bull MotoGP Rookies Cup. Discover more than 70 legendary riders from 4 Stroke, 2 Stroke, 500cc, 2 Stroke 250cc and 2 Stroke 125cc. Choose your path to become a champion with two different career modes: Rider and Team Manager. With the Rider career, you can be hired by various real teams from the championship, and race after race gain reputation with the final goal of winning the MotoGP Championship. With the brand-new Team Manager career, you can be both a rider as well as a team manager, founding and managing your own team. Everything needs to be managed, from purchasing the best-performing vehicles to hiring the best engineers and riders. For the first time in the MotoGP franchise, you can play with your friends in the online cooperative mode, creating your team together and competing against others for the final victory!

Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 – Celebrate the Blue Bomber’s 30th anniversary by jumping, shooting, and sliding through a colorful variety of the hero’s unforgettable adventures. This collection showcases the platforming icon’s evolution from the 16-bit to 32-bit era, followed by a triumphant return to his glorious 8-bit roots. Slay the vampiric Shade Man below a robot graveyard in Mega Man 7. Face off against the airborne Tengu Man in his flying fortress from Mega Man 8. Make the burly Concrete Man from Mega Man 9 crumble with your Mega Buster. Travel to a ‘90s vision of cyberspace to delete the electrifying Sheep Man in Mega Man 10. Mega Man Legacy Collection 2 is also packed with a host of new features, such as extra challenges, a museum of Mega Man history, and much more.

The Technomancer – Forge the destiny of Mars in this action-RPG set on a cyberpunk planet during the War of Water. Technomancers are mage-warriors who use their innate ability to harness destructive electrical powers. In The Technomancer, you are on the brink of becoming a full-fledged Technomancer, but to do so you must cross deadly wastes, avoid pursuers, and protect a terrible secret. A dynamic dialog system enables you to alter the course of the plot depending on your decisions. You will also craft equipment, weapons, and armor, recruit companions and explore tribal communities of Mars along your journey.

Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut – When words fail, bullets prevail. In Wasteland 2: Director’s Cut, the ultimate edition of Wasteland 2, you take on the role of a Desert Ranger – a lawman dedicated to civilizing the post-apocalyptic world. You’ll visit dozens of locations carved out by survivors of the post-atomic age, bringing with you your own brand of frontier justice. The Wasteland is full of groups looking to stake their claims in this brave new world. Sure, the Desert Rangers may want to ensure peace and safety, but not everyone’s so idealistic. Some might be your allies, and others, your enemies. And yet, more just want to use you as much as you want to use them. Your decisions in dealing with the factions of the Wasteland will determine the fate of its people, as well as your own.

Disneyland Adventures (Xbox Play Anywhere Title) – Travel to Disneyland where dreams come true and explore the magic of the kingdom! With 18 iconic attractions, there are adventures waiting around every corner for fans of all ages. Journey through Mickey’s Toontown, Adventureland, Main Street, U.S.A., Critter Country and other classic favorites with your autograph book for the ultimate keepsake. Get your camera ready to stroll the park and meet the Disney princesses along with all of Mickey Mouse’s friends. Watch stories come to life as you fall through the rabbit hole into Alice’s Wonderland and battle Captain Hook with Peter Pan. Just remember to hang on tight during all of Disneyland’s rides!

Super Lucky’s Tale and Rise of the Tomb Raider coming to Game Pass

The March additions to the Xbox One Game Pass have been revealed. We knew that Rise of the Tomb Raider was in there, and that Sea Of Thieves was also joining on March 20th as the first Xbox One exclusive game to launch on release day straight to the service. Super Lucky’s Tale is also coming on March 1st, making that £7.99 a month looking extremely good value for money!

Also arriving on March 1st are Oxenfree, Resident Evil Revelations 2, The Final Station, Sonic CD and Euro Fishing.

Rise of the Tomb Raider – Featuring epic, high-octane action moments set in the most beautifully hostile environments on earth, Rise of the Tomb Raider delivers a cinematic survival action adventure where you will join Lara Croft on her first tomb raiding expedition. Explore Awe-Inspiring Deadly Tombs – Huge ancient spaces littered with deadly traps, solve dramatic environmental puzzles, and decipher ancient texts to reveal crypts as you take on a world filled with secrets to discover. Woman vs. Wild – Conquer a world fiercely protecting its secrets, endure perilous conditions and unstable landscapes, face dangerous wildlife that act as guardians to ancient tombs, and explore huge interactive environments. Guerrilla Combat – Use the environment to your advantage, scale trees and dive underwater to avoid or takedown enemies, configure Lara’s gear, weapons, and ammo to suit your play style, craft explosives on the fly to sow chaos, and wield Lara’s signature combat bows and climbing axe.

Super Lucky’s Tale – A delightful, playground platformer for all ages that follows Lucky, the ever-optimistic, energetic, and lovable hero, on his quest to find his inner strength and help his sister rescue the Book of Ages from Jinx. Jinx is the scheming and mysterious villain trying to reshape the world, but for what reason? Along the way, encounter a hilarious supporting cast of friends and adversaries. Lucky must confront the nefarious Kitty Litter, Jinx’s mischievous kids – self-taught villains who might not be getting Jinx’s plans quite right. Lucky meets friends and allies along the way too. He meets misplaced Yetis, Kookie Spookies, a village of farming worms, and other colorful friends inhabiting the Book of Ages. Test your skills with puzzles and nerve-wracking obstacle courses. Explore hidden secrets of new worlds with Lucky’s signature burrow move. Dive into unpredictable foxholes, or try devilish side scrolling challenge levels to unlock additional rewards. Check out Greg’s review of Super Lucky’s Tale!

Oxenfree – A supernatural thriller about a group of friends who unwittingly open a ghostly rift. Play as Alex, a bright, rebellious teenager who brings her new stepbrother Jonas to an overnight party on an old military island. The night takes a terrifying turn when you unwittingly open a ghostly gate spawned from the island’s cryptic past. How you deal with these events, your peers, and the ominous creatures you’ve unleashed is up to you. YOU determine every aspect of Alex’s story while exploring Edwards Island, uncovering the base’s dark past, and changing the course of your friends’ lives. You can read our Oxenfree review here!

A full list of all games in Game Pass can be found here.

 

Rise of the Tomb Raider coming to Xbox Game Pass

In a not so cryptic tweet yesterday, Xbox Live’s Major Nelson hinted that eight new games are winging their way to the Xbox Game Pass service. However, in the accompanying picture its quite clear that one of these eight will be Rise of the Tomb Raider.

Rise of the Tomb Raider was originally released in November 2017 and follows Lara Croft as she ventures into Siberia in search of the legendary city of Kitezh, whilst battling a paramilitary organization called “the Trinity” that intends on beating her to the city’s promise of immortality. As of November 2017, the game has sold nearly 7 million copies. In 2017 the game was updated to be Xbox One X Enhanced so X owners amongst us can now play in glorious 4K!

A smart move by Microsoft as the new Tomb Raider film is getting it’s theatrical release in March also, so interest in the franchise will be heightened, and I guess they hope that movie goers will head home to their console and maybe pick up a Game Pass subscription in order to continue their time with Lara.

Rise of The Tomb Raider review

 

Gears of War 4 and six more titles coming to Game Pass

The Game Pass content continues to grow and seven new titles will be introduced to the service on December 1st. Also, ICYMI, Xbox launched Game Pass Goals, a fun way to get rewarded for playing games in Xbox Game Pass. Each month a new Goal is posted in the Xbox Game Pass Lounge, and everyone who completes their Goal is guaranteed to win a prize, which include Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Gift Cards, movies, DLC and more. One lucky Xbox Game Pass member will also win a grand prize each month, such as a $500 Gift Card for Microsoft Store! With Game Pass Goals, there is no need to register or sign-up, if you’re an Xbox Game Pass member then you can jump right in and start winning. Head over to the Xbox Game Pass Lounge and check out your Goal at the beginning of each month for your chance to win awesome prizes!

The new games joining the service are;

Gears of War 4 – Jump into campaign solo or co-op and take on the role of J.D. Fenix, son to Marcus Fenix and Anya Stroud, as you and your band of Outsiders confront the Coalition of Ordered Governments, battle the impending Swarm, and unravel the mystery of Marcus Fenix’ last 25 years. And that’s just in the single-player campaign – there is more excitement to be found in multiplayer or Horde mode. As an added bonus, The Coalition is kicking off December with a double XP incentive.

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Darksiders: Warmastered Edition– THQ Nordic’s third-person action adventure journey based on the lore of the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. You play the horseman War, and you are tasked with venturing out from The Scalding Gallow to explore and discover new lands, weapons, enemies, and abilities. The Endwar has begun on Earth, inciting a great battle between angels, demons, and man. Only War can break the Seventh Seal and finally restore order to the realm.

Sherlock Holmes: The Devil’s Daughter – The legendary detective is back with five cases to investigate, as well as a host of additional personnel, professional, and moral hurdles to overcome along the way. Use your detective powers to collect all the evidence and solve each puzzle as you bring peace and security back to the streets of London.

This War of Mine: The Little Ones – A civilian-based perspective on the Bosnian War, developed by 11-bit studios and published by Deep Silver. This War of Mine is equal parts strategy and survival, requiring you to take on the role of a bystander to war and scavenge for resources, ration supplies, and try (oft unsuccessfully) to avoid the perils of war. This War of Mine is a demanding game covering a very sobering topic and one you are not likely to forget anytime soon.

Casey Powell Lacrosse 16 – Lacrosse is a fast-paced, action-packed sport requiring keen strategy and tactical precision and CPL 16 delivers pace and excitement reminiscent of the real thing. If you’re new to Lacrosse, jump into the Lacrosse Academy to develop and polish your skills. From there, play pickup in Quick Match (solo or competitive multiplayer) or start your sure-to-be-illustrious journey in career mode. Are you a fan of customization? With CPL 16, create your own characters, build your own teams and forge your LAX dynasty from the ground up.

Mega Man 10 – Mega Man 10, the last and final installment in the legendary platforming saga, allows you to assume the role of either Mega Man or Proto Man and take on classic boss battles with Blade Man, Chill Man, Sheep Man, and more! Mega Man may seem fun and simple, but it can be a very challenging test of your skills. Struggling with your stealth? Play through the main story or jump into Challenge Mode, where you can polish your abilities in 88 different mini-games. There’s never been a better time to join the action and defeat the evil Dr. Wiley!

Mass Effect – One of the greatest single-player action RPGs of all-time, Mass Effect is a true classic that has aged extremely well. In Mass Effect, we follow the story of Commander Shepard, a 22nd-century soldier assuming the tiny little mission of… saving the entire universe from a super race of ill-intentioned, mighty mechs. Choose from six different classes and level-up your character as you seek out and complete combat missions, resource gathering expeditions, and other side quests.

 

Seven New Games entering Xbox Game Pass in October

The latest plethora of games entering Xbox Game Pass service on October 1st have been announced. Costume Quest 2 arrives to the Netflix-esq service, just in time for Halloween. Also added are; Saints Row: Gat Out of Hell, State of Decay: Year One), Maldita Castilla EX: Cursed Castle, The Bug Butcher, and the roguelike-style shooter Tower of Guns. variety. Last but not least is Street Fighter IV, which is playable on Xbox One through backwards compatibility.

This take the number of games to well over 100, and is great value for gamers new to the Xbox.

 

Seven New Games added to Xbox Game Pass including ReCore: Definitive Edition

Seven new games have been added to Xbox Game Pass, including ReCore: Definitive Edition. Don’t forget there is also still a 14 day free trial before you need to subscribe.

The Seven new games are;

  • ReCore: Definitive Edition
  • Fable 2
  • Metro: Last Light Redux
  • Hue
  • The Bridge
  • Garou Mow
  • 10 Second Ninja x

Added to the fact that Dead Rising 3, Dirt Rally and the whole Bioshock series are also included, this makes Game Pass a great deal for those players new to the Xbox One.

Xbox Game Pass adds 7 new Titles to its Roster

Xbox Game Pass has this week added 7 new games to its already huuuge list of titles, taking the total amount of games to 119!

Added this week are;

  • Dead Island Definitive Edition
  • Resident Evil 6
  • F1 2015
  • The Flame in the Flood
  • Guacamelee! Super Turbo Championship Edition
  • Bards Gold
  • Monaco – Whats Yours is Mine

For those of you unfamiliar with the scheme, you pay £7.99 a month and have full access to download and play all the games featured in Game Pass. With the likes of the Gears of War and Bioshock series, Halo 5 and Mad Max it is great value for money!

To check out Game Pass visit the website – http://www.xbox.com/en-gb/games/xbox-game-pass