What happens when you combine developers with resumes which include Command and Conquer, Dragon Age, Elder Scrolls, World of Warcraft, Mass Effect, Star Wars, EA Sports, and the Sims, a fully 3D, party-based action-RPG featuring a fully co-op campaign and an $850,000 KickStarter campaign? The answer is Everstar.
Unlike many Kickstarter projects, Everstar has fully developed gameplay to show to inspire confidence in the final product.
Everstar is a game about a class of teenage gladiators who will charm and surprise you, follow you into danger, face their worst nightmares, and eventually tear down the world and stand atop the rubble in victory.
Everstar is a cutting edge realtime 3D RPG for Xbox One & other Next-Gen machines. You control a party of up to 6 characters at once Each character’s gameplay is deeply customizable with job and kit swap systems The full campaign can be played with online co-op – invite up to 5 friends or go it alone – your choice Be a battlefield general in Tactics mode, or get your hands dirty on the front lines in Action mode. Both styles of play support either a keyboard/mouse (PC only) or gamepad (all platforms) Everstar will support (at least) the Spanish, French, German, Polish, and Portuguese languages
You can think of Everstar as: Harry Potter with teenage gladiators or Dragon Age with improved gameplay and the deep NPC relationships from Persona 4.
The team includes Jeremy Townsend (Director), Anwar Bey-Taylor (Lead Character Artist), Jeremy Hentschel (Writer), Eric Marks (Audio Director), Anthony Maurice (Engineer) and Alan Stone (Engineer).
For more information on both Everstar and how you can get involved in supporting the project, head on over to their KickStarter page.
VooFoo Studios & Ripstone today reminded us that their critically acclaimed pool simulation game; Pure Pool is cued up for launch on Xbox One and will be available for fans to download soon.
Improving on the unprecedented formula of the critically-acclaimed Hustle Kings, the team at VooFoo Studios has achieved a whole new level of realism in Pure Pool. Boasting the most authentic pool experience on the market; Pure Pool offers players the opportunity to experience a living, breathing pool hall – all from the convenience of the couch.
Players can look forward to live online Multiplayer; competing against worthy opponents in both head-to-head matches and in global online leagues. Pure Pool will also track individual gaming-styles, creating a unique DNA profile as they play. It’s even possible to play against AI renditions of friends and foes when they’re not online.
Whether you prefer to spend your time playing solo or weighing up against the competition, connect and prepare to be blown away by the next best thing to real life Pool.
ESL is the world’s largest independent eSports brand and today they announced the release of its new app on Xbox One. The ESP app enables competitive console players – initially from Europe and North America – to connect directly through Xbox Live. Launching today, the application will allow gamers to compete across an expansive list of game titles in a variety of ESL cups and tournaments. With matchmaking acting as the core feature, the ESL app on Xbox One eliminates the need for extra devices and browser windows, thereby streamlining the gaming experience for users.
ESL stands for the best eSports experience in the world and our goal is to deliver that experience on all platforms. By launching our own app, we want to bring that unique experience to the Xbox One and its lineup of multiplayer games. The app will allow players of all skill levels to easily participate in our tournaments. This is just the start for us – we are working hard to bring major eSports tournaments to consoles and integrate them flawlessly into our app so everyone can get involved.
said Marcel Menge, Managing Director at Turtle eSports Technology.
The ESL Xbox One app allows gamers to:
Find, sign up and submit results for ESL matches and cups Track their individual progress in past and current ESL competitions View and contact teammates and opponents via their gamertags Read the latest eSports news right here on ESLGaming.com
At Xbox, we’re dedicated to providing gamers with the experiences they ask for and we know competitive gaming is a growing category. With the addition of the ESL app on Xbox One, we can deliver a wide range of tournaments for some of the best games on the platform all » Continue Reading.
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment is an investigation style game with a gentle nod to the great point and click adventure titles of the early 90’s when full exploration and experimentation were required, not just added for fun. Developed by Frogwares and published by Focus Home Interactive Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment was released for Xbox One (and Xbox 360) on September 30th.
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment takes place in 19th century London and the surrounding suburbs composed of varied and somewhat exotic locations including central London with its dark and grimy alleys, sun kissed Chinese Gardens, the Roman ruins of St Albans and the world famous Kew Gardens. It draws inspiration from and resonates with the Russian novel Crime and Punishment by the novelist and philosopher Fyodor Mikhailovich Dostoyevsky. Dostoyevsky’s literary works explore human psychology in the context of the troubled political, social, and spiritual atmosphere of 19th century Russia. Frogwares have focused on the player finding the right culprit and making the moral choice of either absolving or condemning the culprit with various outcomes and knock-on effects dependent on the your choice.
There are six unique cases in Sherlock Holmes Crimes & Punishments and each one has clearly been inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s original stories and also written in the same traditional style. Each new case opens up a number of new locations to explore and clues that will need to be pieced together. Exploring and gathering clues will take up the majority of your time in Sherlock Holmes: Crimes and Punishment. As you progress and discover new clues they’ll be added to a list of deductions accessible from the Y button. Clues are gathered from crime scenes, exploring places of interest, interrogating suspects in Scotland Yard » Continue Reading.
The October Xbox One Update began rolling out less than 48 hours ago. Here’s what to expect when it lands on your console if it hasn’t already.
New Snap and Friends functions
Snap Updates – Microsoft have updated the Snap Center to include quick access to many of the things the fans wanted faster access to when playing a game – Friends, Messages, Game DVR, clock, and battery indicator – as well as making it easier to close and open new snap apps when playing a game. A double tap of the Xbox button on your controller will bring up a menu that allows you to open a new app in snap mode, close the current snapped app, or switch focus between your game and your running snapped app. Additionally, two apps have been optimized for Snap mode:
Friends Snap App – Access your friends list without leaving the game. Quickly check your friends list to see who’s online right now and take actions like send message, invite or join. Messages Snap App – You’ll be able to open, read and respond to messages in Snap mode, and messages will now be displayed in a threaded conversation view.
Achievements App – Updated to enable sharing of achievements you’ve unlocked with captions, see a list of friends who have unlocked specific achievements, and an updated achievements Snap landing page that that shows Achievements on recently played games, when a gamer is not actively playing a game. Friends section – The new Friends section enables you to see at a glance what’s going on with your friends. You can stay up-to-date with their current activities, the most popular games your friends are playing, and a Gamerscore leaderboard to see who » Continue Reading.
Dan Ayoub Studio Head from the Halo External Development team at 343 Industries today headed over to Xbox Wire to post an updated on Halo: The Master Chief Collection. We’ve summarised some of the key points or you can read the full post below.
Halo: The Master Chief Collection has gone gold and is now available for Pre-Order & Pre-Download today. November 11th remains the release date for the US and majority of other territories. However delays are to be expected in Belgium, France and Japan. The 45GB Blu-Ray Halo: The Master Chief Collection will ship on is near to full. Therefore a Day One update is required and will be 20GB in size. You can immediately play the Campaign whilst the update is downloading and installing. Spartan Ops Halo 4, will now release in December via a secondary update. Only 26 more sleeps to go.
Keep your eyes on ThisisXbox.com for a full review shortly after release day.
It’s been a long, crazy, exciting road, and we’re finally getting close to launch of Halo: The Master Chief Collection in November. I wanted to personally share some big status updates with you. Let’s start with the biggest:
Halo: The Master Chief Collection has gone GOLD!
This is a massive milestone for the team and also means that the game will be available for Pre-Order and Pre-Download later today. I couldn’t be more excited to start having fans grab this game online so everyone can hit the ground running on release day! The team has been working incredibly hard to make this happen, so we’re all eager for you to play this labor of love.
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2K Games and Turtle Rock Studios have announced pre-order details for Evolve, the studio’s sci-fi monster hunt – order it now to receive the Monster Expansion Pack at launch, which grants access to a new monster character as soon as it becomes available. Check out the trailer below and let us know if you’ll be preordering the game or waiting until after release to pick this up.
Evolve is out for Xbox One on 21/10/2014 – next week.
Assassin’s Creed Unity is full of charismatic characters. Meet the actors behind Arno Dorian, Elise, Napoleon and more in the video below. Learn how they have embodied their character, allowing Assassin’s Creed Unity to display a powerful story. Assassin’s Creed Unity will be released on the 14th November here in the UK. Will you be joining in the fight?
Deathtrap, a tower-defense game with strong action-RPG elements, launches this month on Steam as an Early Access Game with many exciting features. Choose from three game modes (PvP, Single Player and Cooperative Campaign), create your own maps and monsters, share them with your friends and get ready for a game of vicious tricks, killing machines, rotating blades and splattering blood.
Neocore Games have already announced that Deathtrap will be coming to Xbox One later in 2015. Check out the trailer below and let us know your thoughts on this latest tower defense title due for an eventual X1 release.
Farming Simulator 15, the new generation of the franchise phenomenon Farming Simulator, is getting ready to enter a new era: a new graphics and physics engine, a new interface, a richer fleet of vehicles… but also – and this is one of the biggest new features – Farming Simulator 15 breaks down the barriers of its environments, offering players to leave the fields and enter woods!
The game proposes a mountain of new activities linked to forest exploitation, with a range of new vehicles, tools and other machines entirely dedicated to these new adventures: from woodcutting to transport, and from processing of the logs to replanting, Farming Simulator 15 offers to players a whole lot of new opportunities to develop their farm. This is exactly what we discover today with this gameplay video!
This video is the 3rd of a series of gameplay trailers. While the previous two videos, dealing with two fundamentals of Farming Simulator – growing and harvesting crops – have already reached several hundreds of thousands views, today’s video lets us discover in action some of the vehicles dedicated to woodcutting, such as the impressive machines from manufacturer PONSSE, one of the 20 new brands to appear in the game.
From cutting down trees with the imposing ScorpionKing – or up-close and personal with a handheld chainsaw – to different ways of processing the logs (transformation into wood chips, transporting the logs to the sawmill, etc), this video covers some of the different activities linked to managing forests. This is also a good opportunity to appreciate the new graphics and physics engine, as vehicles’ suspensions, cranes and logs react realistically as they are being moved around.