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Unravel Two officially revealed and available now!

The leak earlier today may have spoilt the surprise a little, with an ESRB listing for Unravel 2 suggesting we were in for a sequel, but fortunately the real meat of the reveal was saved until the EA’s E3 2018 conference. Indeed, Yarny is back in Unravel 2 but not alone, another yarn character joins the fun.

This time around Yarny’s thread is cut during a boating disaster, but after washing up ashore, another, this time blue yarn character, appears and connects the broken thread to their own. Now, you and a friend in co-op, or you alone switching between the two fabric friends, must perform platforming through what appears to be the same kind of gorgeously rendered natural locations at the previous title. The emphasise now is on cooperativeness, solving physics and platforming puzzles together to get to places you couldn’t get alone. Additionally, it was announced that their will be more instances of danger than the first game, with more chase sequences and exciting moments driving the experience, and with a new wall jump ability and the ability to use each other as anchor points to swing around, we can’t wait to try it.

And most excitingly of all we won’t have to wait, Unravel Two is available now, right now! In fact, yours truly and Senior Editor Richard Berry will be playing it on Mixer tonight from 2045 (Saturday 9th June) if you fancy taking a look.

Coming soon to an EA Access Vault near you

The last 12 months have been exciting for EA Access members with 20+ additions to the vault in their unlimited play section, several Play First Trials and the 10% on top savings on EA Digital titles on Xbox One. Well the next few months won’t dissappoint you either as EA have just announced the latest set of titles that will join this incredible deal.

Joining the EA Access Vault –

  • Need for Speed (July 12) – Tear up the streets of Ventura Bay as you go back to the underground in the latest game in the franchise.
  • Unravel (July 12) – Join Yarny on an adventure in this physics-based puzzle platformer. Using ingenuity and yarn strategy, you’ll traverse through 12 unique levels, aiding Yarny in a quest to mend a broken bond. If you want to know what we thought about this great game check out our review here.
  • Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare 2 (August 30) – Take the fight once again against the Zombies in the sequel to the fantastic Plants vs Zombies. Battle on 12 new maps from the Great White North to Moon Base Z in a game packed with fun, laughs and humor. Check out our review here to find out what we thought of the game.

Play First Trials –

  • EA SPORTS Madden 17 (August 18) – Are you ready to take your team all the way with the most balanced gameplay, deeper Franchise and an all new commentary team.
  • EA SPORTS NHL 17  (September 8) – Hit in the ice with all-new game modes, new and deeper experiences in fan-favorite modes, and the best on-ice gameplay ever to date. Live out your hockey fantasy in all-new Draft Champions and World Cup of Hockey game modes, own every zone with authentic goaltenders, new Net Battles on offense and defense, and bone-crushing Collision Physics.
  • EA SPORTS FIFA 17  (September 22) – Powered by Frostbite, FIFA 17 delivers authentic, true-to-life action, that takes players to new football worlds, and introduces fans to characters full of depth and emotion.

If that wasn’t enough to wet your appetite, EA Access members on Xbox One and Origin members on PC will also get a chance to play the epic Battlefield 1 via Play First Trials on October 13, ahead of its worldwide release on October 21.

For further information on how to join and a complete list of Vault games and Play First Trials, check out the official EA Access website.

Unravel a yarn about Yarny

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It’s not long until Unravel hits the Xbox One. It’s looking a really interesting physics-based platform puzzler, with an endearing central character to focus on. But how did Coldwood Interactive come up with the main protagonist, Yarny?

The lastest trailer from Coldwood and publisher, EA Games, focuses on Yarny, how he was created and what he symbolises in the upcoming Unravel.

This is story about one man and his string creature.

Unravel is still heading for a 9th of February release.

Unravel winds down to release

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Back at Gamescom, earlier this year, we were treated to the teaser trailer for Coldwood Interactive’s touching yarn featuring, well, some knitting.

Unravel is the story of Yarny, a small woollen character taking an adventure to reconnect the bonds of love.

Well, Coldwood and EA are ready to announce a release date for Unravel and that it will be coming to EA Access next year.

Coldwood’s Creative Director, Martin Sahlin;

Gaming is a powerful platform, able to inspire players and tuch their hearts. With Unravel we’re hoping to do just that. Yarny’s quest is to mend broken bonds and the yarn represents the love and connection between people. Along the way, we’ll test your cleverness with environment-based puzzles inspired by our home in Northern Sweden.

So, when can you attempt to make a shamble from a cat’s cradle in Unravel? It’s due to hit EA Access before anything else, although quite when is still to be announced. The game itself will hit the console on the 9th of February and if you are lucky enough to have played it on Early Access you can take advantage of a 10% discount on the full game on release date.

Here’s the new story trailer. Will Unravel tempt you to knit-one or does it want to make you drop a stitch?

Unravel impresses in new gameplay trailer

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After impressing at E3 in June, Coldwood Interactive’s touching puzzler, Unravel, has a new gameplay trailer.

The Swedish developer have taken inspiration from their homeland to create an amazing-looking back-drop to this heart-warming story of an animated yarn creation, desperately trying to mend a broken bond and reconnect an old woman with all that she has lost.

This new gameplay trailer charts part of Yarny’s journey across a beach, where he’ll encounter big and small obstacles. Some are simple to overcome, some, not so. This is shaping up to be one of the surprise hits of next year already and we’re looking forward to getting our greasy paws on it.

Unravel is currently scheduled for an early 2016 release.

TiX Podcast: E3 Round-up 2015 Part 2

Welcome to the This is Xbox Podcast.

Join Greg Giddens, Neale Jarrett, Richard Berry and Derek McRoberts in another special show focusing on E3 2015. This is the second part of the round-up show, where the foursome discuss the remaining conferences from Ubisoft, Square Enix and EA, as well as touching on the news from the Nintendo, Sony and PC conferences.

https://soundcloud.com/thisisxboxpodcast/tix-podcast-e3-round-up-2015-part-2

If you want to send us a question or topic for the Email Q&A section, or simply contact us, then shoot over an email to: podcast@thisisxbox.com

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The awesome music in this episode was provided by Bangmaid and produced by James Gill. (https://www.mixcloud.com/bangmaid/)