ESCAPE Dead Island, a third-person survival mystery spin-off that unravels the origins of the zombie outbreak and connects the events of multi-million-seller Dead Island with the recently announced successor Dead Island 2, will be available on November 18 in North America for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Windows PC.
Delivering the key features of a Dead Island game – visceral melee combat set in a beautiful paradise setting – ESCAPE adds a completely new tone to the zombie universe. The visually unique styles accompanies the player on his struggle against insanity as he experiences the secrets of the Dead Island universe, fights off zombies with a vast and unique array of weapons and opens the path to the events that will happen in Dead Island 2.
The mysteries of the island of Narapela beg to be unraveled, but at what cost? Can you survive the island and still maintain your sanity?
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Escape Dead Island releases for Xbox 360, PS3 and Windows PC on November 18. Until then, browse through all of our coverage via the Xbox 360 Games database.
BioWare has just announced that "Dragon Age: Inquisition", the third entry in the epic fantasy role-playing game trilogy, will feature action-packed four player cooperative quests separate from the single player open world story.
Created alongside the massive single player campaign, this marks the first time gamers can play with their friends in the Dragon Age franchise. The multiplayer mode in Dragon Age: Inquisition will feature action-packed four player cooperative quests separate from the single player open world story.
In Dragon Age: Inquisition’s multiplayer mode, four players will team up across a range of multiplayer quests and objectives, exploring intricate dungeons and vanquishing all who oppose them. While dungeon-crawling, players will collect loot, salvage items, craft new weapons and armor, and unlock new characters. At launch, players will be able to unlock up to twelve characters across the three Inquisition classes of Legionnaire, Reaver and Mage, each playing a different and strategic role in multiplayer combat. Multiplayer in Dragon Age: Inquisition is a standalone experience from the open world story players will embark in the main game, and will not have an impact on single player progression or story.
“For Dragon Age: Inquisition, a special team of veteran developers from the Dragon Age and Mass Effect franchises created fun, fast-paced multiplayer gameplay that requires strategic teamwork on top of Inquisition’s party-based combat and extensive loot and crafting system,” said Aaryn Flynn, General Manager, BioWare. “It was early in the game’s development that we realized how much fun fans of our series were having, with so many players teaming up in Mass Effect 3’s multiplayer mode. We can’t wait to give Dragon Age fans an even bigger and deeper experience.”
Players can pre-order* Dragon Age: Inquisition to get special bonus content. Visit the Dragon Age website for more information on editions, including the Deluxe Edition available for pre-order and the upcoming Inquisitor’s Edition.
Dragon Age: Inquisition is in development at BioWare in Edmonton and will be available on November 18, 2014 for the Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 3 and PC via Origin.
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Rising Star Games Inc. today announced that Under Defeat HD: Deluxe Edition, G-Rev's best-selling, highly-regarded classic shmup (shoot 'em up) arcade game that pushed the Dreamcast graphics engine to the limit when it was released in 2006, is now available for $19.99 on Xbox 360 Games on Demand across North America.
Under Defeat HD: Deluxe Edition offers players even more bullets for their gaming buck by building off of the classic arcade version and adding an all-new set of upgrades and gameplay modes. Among the list of new features: dual stick compatibility and destructive realism, which presents a refined iteration of the original with improved artwork, and HD textures and refined shadowing. In addition, the game includes two engaging player modes: the Classic Arcade Mode, and a 16:9 aspect ratio New Order Mode, which takes advantage of HD televisions and monitors - showcasing high quality graphics through the Xbox 360. Moreover, practice versions of both modes will also be available to players looking to refine their shooting skills.
Electronic Arts official game demo for EA Sports NHL 15 is now available for download worldwide on Xbox One and PlayStation 4.
With the demo, you can lace up as either team from the 2014 Stanley Cup Final, the Los Angeles Kings or New York Rangers, and skate under the bright lights of Madison Square Garden and the Staples Center. If you are new to the NHL franchise or just want to work on mastering the Superstar Skill Stick, jump into the demo’s Practice Mode for a free skate against a goalie.
In NHL 15, you will see the most realistic looking and skating hockey players ever in a videogame, along with most detailed and authentic representation of the game of hockey itself. 12 Player NHL Collision Physics and Real Puck Physics capture the hard hitting chaos and unpredictability of the sport, while the Superstar Skill Stick and Vision AI put the flow and finesse of the game in your hands.
Witness the sights and sounds of authentic arenas across the National Hockey League, as 9,000 individual crowd models - the most ever in a sports videogame - hang on every play called by an all-new three man commentary team. Play the game from three new camera angles, Dynamic High, Dynamic Medium and Dynamic low, to experience the on-ice action like never before. In addition, a new partnership with NBC Sports, brings a world class broadcast package to the game.
Check out the new NHL 15 Gameplay Series: Living Worlds Trailer:
EA Sports NHL 15 will be available this September for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PlayStation 4 and the PlayStation 3. For more information on NHL 15, please browse through all of our coverage via our games database.
Metro Redux, 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 at 60fps for next-gen consoles, is now available to download via the Xbox Game Store on Xbox One.
The digital release, a boxed compilation containing both games, titled METRO REDUX is available at retail for a suggested $49.99 / €39.99 / £34.99. Metro 2033 Redux and Metro: Last Light Redux are also available separately as a digital download on Xbox One, PlayStation and PC for $24.99 / €19.99 / £15.99.
In 2013 the world was devastated by an apocalyptic event, annihilating almost all mankind and turning the earth’s surface into a poisonous wasteland. A handful of survivors took refuge in the depths of the Moscow underground, and human civilization entered a new Dark Age. The year is 2033. An entire generation has been born and raisedunderground, and their besieged Metro Station-Cities struggle for survival, with each other, and the mutant horrors that await outside. You are Artyom, born in the last days before the fire, but raised underground. Having never ventured beyond the city limits, one fateful event sparks a desperate mission to the heart of the Metro system, to warn the remnants of mankind of a terrible impending threat. But will they even listen? Rather than stand united, the factions of the Metro are locked in a struggle for the ultimate power, a doomsday device from the military vaults of D6. A civil war is stirring that could wipe humanity from the face of the earth forever. Including the epic single-player campaigns of both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, Metro Redux takes you on a journey from the forgotten catacombs beneath the subway to the desolate wastelands above, where your actions will determine the fate of mankind.
Little Orbit announced today that Adventure Time: Secret of the Nameless Kingdom, the third installment in the mathematical Adventure Time video game franchise, will be making its way to Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, 3DS and Windows PC this November.
"What time is it? It's time for an all-new Adventure Time video game! Little Orbit, alongside Cartoon Network Enterprises, announce the third installment in the mathematical Adventure Time video game franchise. Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom is slated to launch in November 2014 and will be developed by veteran game studio WayForward, which created the franchise's first two titles. The game will introduce a classic top-down action adventure experience and puzzle-solving element to the franchise, reminiscent of early high fantasy console games."
Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom is slated to launch on November 21st 2014 in Europe and Australasia on PS3, X360 and 3DS!
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Warner Bros. Interactive and Monolith Productions today revealed the Season Pass for upcoming action game, Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, showcasing exclusive content that will be available at participating retailers.
In Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor, players take on the role of Talion, a valiant ranger whose family is slain in front of him the night Sauron and his army return to Mordor, moments before his own life is taken. Resurrected by a Spirit of vengeance and empowered with Wraith abilities, Talion ventures into Mordor and vows to destroy those who have wronged him.
The Season Pass includes:
Exclusive ‘Guardians of the Flaming Eye’ Orc Warband mission
Players will face Sauron’s elite Defenders before the Black Gate and earn the Rising Flame rune
Early access to the ‘Trials of War’ challenge series
Players will test their skills against select legions of Sauron’s forces in this series of challenge modes and build their legend as gamers post their best score on the Challenge Leaderboard
All new story missions with hours of gameplay
Lord of the Hunt – Hunt the wild beasts of Mordor as player’s discover hidden lairs, earn unique runes and face off against powerful monsters
The Bright Lord – Play as Celebrimbor, the great Elven smith of the Second Age, and battle against Sauron and the might of his forces
Access to future content
Including runes, skins and additional future add-on content.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor delivers a dynamic game environment where the player orchestrates their personal plan of vengeance as they bend Mordor to their will. The game begins on the night of Sauron’s return to Mordor, as his Black Captains brutally execute the Rangers of the Black Gate. Players become Talion, a ranger who loses his family and everything he holds dear, only to be returned from death by a mysterious Spirit of vengeance. Based on the player’s actions with the in-game Nemesis System, every enemy encountered is distinct and can evolve to become a personal archenemy through the course of the game. As Talion’s personal vendetta unfolds, players uncover the mystery of the Spirit that compels him, discover the origin of the Rings of Power and confront the ultimate nemesis.
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Microsoft has just announced that the August 2014 Xbox One System Update is now rolling out to Xbox One systems worldwide. Check out the final list of features and improvements as Major Nelson walks through all the updates for August, including Mobile Purchase, the new Activity Feed, 3D Blu-Ray support and more.
Here’s the final list of the features rolling out to Xbox One systems starting today and over the next few days:
Mobile purchase: One of the most requested features on Xbox Feedback. Using Xbox SmartGlass or on Xbox.com, you can remotely purchase games and Add-on content. No more waiting to begin downloading when you get home – if your console is set to automatically take updates, your console will begin downloading your purchase.
Activity feed updates: We’re adding new ways for you to interact with friends in the activity feed. The interface will change to a single column scrolling list that is longer and includes more content. We’ll add the ability to post text to your feed, and to “like” and comment on feed items. You can share game clips and anything else in the feed with friends either publically (to your activity feed) or privately (as an attachment to a message). You’ll also be notified when anyone likes, comments on or shares your items. Each user will get a personal feed on their profile, so you can see what specific friends have been up to. And, with SmartGlass, you can see what your friends have shared to their activity feed and “like” specific posts (additional activity feed support coming in future SmartGlass updates).
Low battery notification: You asked for it, now a notification will pop up when your controller battery is getting low.
Disable notifications during video: Adding the ability to turn off notifications based feedback we heard from you.
Enabling 3D Blu-ray: An update to the Blu-ray player app will enable 3D Blu-ray functionality on Xbox One.
Last seen time in Friends list: Direct from Xbox Feedback, the friends list will now show how long it’s been since a friend has been online. For example, “Last seen 20m ago: Forza Motorsport 5.”
Larry Hryb, Xbox Live's Major Nelson has revealed that a new DLNA compatible Media Player app that supports USB and network streaming will be rolling out to all Xbox One owners later this year.
Today we’re rolling out several of the new social and entertainment features we shared earlier this week, with the addition of a few unannounced features, to the members previewing new system updates. Your input on feedback.xbox.com plays a big role in shaping these updates, which will roll out to all Xbox One owners in the coming months.
Some of the new features rolling out to our preview members include:
Parties – The Party App has been re-organized, so you can now see what activities everyone in your party is doing and tell more clearly who is playing in the same game with you. You can also more quickly perform common actions like muting, joining, or sending game invites. Also, Parties now have a Party Leader. This person can change whether the party requires invitations, and she/he can remove others from the party.
New Friends Section – The new Friends section has been available for a few early access preview members and we’re expanding it to additional participants enrolled in the preview program. 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 your current activities, the most popular games your friends are playing, and a Gamerscore leaderboard to see who has improved their Gamerscore the most over the last 30 days.We’ll continue to roll this feature out to all participants in the coming updates.
Media Player – A new app will be available soon that enables you to play media files from either an attached USB device or from a network connected home media server that supports DLNA protocols. The preview version of the Media Player app will initially only support USB devices, with DLNA support coming soon. Xbox One will support more formats than Xbox 360, including support for dozens of new file formats like mpeg 2 TS, animated gifs and mkv which will be added by the end of the year. See below for additional file formats.
Xbox One Digital TV Tuner – Announced last week, this new hardware accessory will enter a limited preview program in Europe (UK, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain), in advance of its retail launch beginning in October.
Stream TV to SmartGlass – Launching first in markets receiving the Xbox One Digital TV Tuner, you will be able to stream your TV across your home network to your smartphones and tablets using the Xbox SmartGlass app. You can also pause, play and rewind as well as change channels, without interrupting gameplay on Xbox One.
Boot to TV – Now you will be able to set your console to boot directly to television when coming out of connected standby.
Live TV Miniguide – For markets where OneGuide is available, a new mini guide on the bottom of the screen will display details about the TV content that is currently playing. You can quickly change channels and see what’s on other channels, while still watching TV.
SmartGlass Updates – You can now post status messages from the Activity Feed as well as add comments and share items from both your Activity Feed and from Game Clips. Along with the new comment and share features, a personalized Activity Feed has been added to your profile. Messages have been updated to a new layout supporting a full conversation view. Additionally, we are adding the ability to record game clips directly from the Now Playing bar. Finally, if you upgrade the app directly we have introduced a What’s New page highlighting the features of each release.
“Xbox On” in New Markets – Adding support for additional markets to use the “Xbox On” Kinect voice command to power on consoles: Australia, Canada (French), Italy, Spain, Mexico, and Brazil – a top used feature.
Country Expansion – We’re doing a lot of work on the back end to prepare for Xbox One to launch in 29 new markets in the coming weeks.
Multiple GameDVR Deletes – You will be able to choose multiple GameDVR clips to delete at once in the Upload app.
Save your Avatar Gamerpic – A new option is now available to save Avatar GamerPics to your OneDrive.
Settings Updates – New options help you manage your controllers and accessories. Also, Instant Sign-In is being moved to Settings, to the Sign-in, security & Passkey area.
Bandwidth Usage Display – Located in Network Settings under the Troubleshooting column, Bandwidth Usage will show you how much bandwidth your Xbox One is consuming over a period of time. This is useful if you want to track against bandwidth caps set by ISPs in certain markets.
Check out a complete list of supported file types for the new Xbox One Media Player app below.
The Xbox One version of Zen Studios’ pinball franchise "Pinball FX2" is now available for download, with new features, achievements, and table imports for Xbox 360 owners.
Zen Studios is pleased to announce that the anticipated Pinball FX2 pinball platform which allows players to import their tables from Xbox 360 to Xbox One at no charge is now available on Xbox One.
Pinball FX2 is a free to play pinball platform download on Xbox One, offering most of the Pinball FX2 library on day one, including the Star Wars Pinball table packs, a great selection of Marvel Pinball tables including the recently released Guardians of the Galaxy and Deadpool tables, and Zen’s original roster of tables available for purchase. Pinball FX2 will receive regular content updates, including The Walking Dead pinball table releasing on August 28, 2014.
Check out the official Pinball FX2 Xbox One Launch trailer:
Prices range between $2.49 and $2.99 for single tables and $9.99 for table packs, and are available from the Xbox Games Store.
Any available tables originally purchased on the Xbox 360 games and entertainment system from Microsoft will transfer over to the Xbox One version of the game at no additional cost.
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