Microsoft Announces Xbox Adaptive Controller for Disabled Players

Microsoft has taken the initiative, and announced its new Xbox Adaptive Controller for gamers with disabilities that hinder their ability to use the standard Xbox One controller. The Xbox Adaptive Controller features a large white base unit, featuring a few buttons and large pads on it, but the star of the controller is its back area, which has room for extra joysticks and button inputs that can be fully customized via their plugs and the Xbox Accessories app.

The Xbox Adaptive Controller will be out later this year, and will cost $99. You can hit the jump to see a few more images, and a second video of the controller in action. If you’d like to learn more, Microsoft also posted a massive blog post regarding the controller itself.

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Shadow of the Tomb Raider Reveal Trailer

Square Enix, Eidos Montreal, and Crystal Dynamics have revealed the first full trailer for Shadow of the Tomb Raider, showing Lara Croft in full survivor mode and she ruthlessly takes down a band of mercenaries and saves a young native from a sacrifice. Questioning who, or what, she is becoming.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the third and final game in heroine Lara Croft’s origin trilogy, and will be released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on September 14th, 2018.

Xbox Backwards Compatibility Hitting This Month

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Microsoft has revealed that the original Xbox Backwards Compatibility program will begin this month, with titles dropping in the next couple of weeks. The list includes Sega’s Panzer Dragoon Orta, Bethesda’s The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind and BioWare’s Jade Empire. The list also includes a half-dozen Star Wars games, like the original Battlefront shooters and Star Wars Knights of the Old Republic 2: The Sith Lords.

Hit the jump to check out the full list of games, and the day they each drop.

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Spyro: Reignited Trilogy Revealed

The Official PlayStation Blog has officially revealed the Spyro: Reignited Trilogy that puts all 3 original from the series with Spyro the Dragon, Spyro 2: Ripto’s Rage!, and Spyro: Year of the Dragon in a fully-remastered collection.

It’s a pretty straight-forward reveal for the game, which follows the course that Sony has been taking with their original PlayStation classics. The surprising part? Spyro will be releasing on Xbox One, as well.

New Key Art for Shadow of the Tomb Raider

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The big reveal for Shadow of the Tomb Raider won’t happen until April 27th, but until Square Enix has decided to grace our screens with the above new piece of badass key art for the upcoming game, as well as a brief description of what to expect in the third and final game in the new trilogy.

Experience Lara Croft’s defining moment as she becomes the Tomb Raider. Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the third game and climactic finale in heroine Lara Croft’s origin trilogy. Fans can visit the series’ official site for a chance to play the game early and meet the developers at one of three exclusive reveal events in the United States.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be released on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC on September 14, 2018.

Super Bomberman R Announced For PS4, Xbox One, and PC

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Konami has decided to share the love of Super Bomberman R with the rest of the platforms outside of the Nintendo Switch, as the game has been announced for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Best of all? Each platform will have exclusive Bombers available for each.

Master Chief Bomber will be available on the Xbox, Ratchet & Clank Bomber will be available on PlayStation, and P-Body Bomber (Portal 2) will be available on Steam. Super Bomberman R launches on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on June 12th, 2018 in the Americas and June 14 globally, and on PC via Steam on June 13 priced at $39.99. Hit the jump for a full look at the new characters, and additional content.

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Monster Hunter: World is now Capcom’s Highest Selling Title

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In what is most certainly a shock for the company, Capcom has announced that Monster Hunter: World has surpassed 7.5 million units sold, making it the companies highest selling home console game of all time. This number beats out the likes of the biggest in the Resident Evil, Street Fighter, and Mega Man series of games.

Good gameplay and a massive online presence built on collaboration has given the game fantastic word of mouth across both the PlayStation and Xbox family of consoles, and it’s showing no signs of slowing down despite competition.

Metal Gear Survive Launch Trailer

Konami has released the launch trailer for Metal Gear Survive, which is now available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The trailer gives us a new, albeit late, look at many of the bosses and larger creatures that fill the wasteland of the dystopian world.

The trailer shows plenty of gameplay footage that spotlights playing online with friends, and defending your base from the zombie-like enemies of the game. While not a Metal Gear game in spirit, there appears to be some details that stayed from past games… like balloons? So, check this one out of your own volition.

Xbox Game Pass Now Includes Day One Microsoft Studios Games

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As crazy as it sounds, a post on Xbox Wire this mornings confirms that starting with Rare’s upcoming Sea of Thieves, the $9.99 per month Xbox Game Pass will now include Day One editions of games from Microsoft Game Studios. The Xbox Game Pass offers subscribers access to more than 100 games from throughout Xbox history, allowing them to download and play as long as they are subscribed, with an option to purchase games outright at a discount.

Microsoft has been pushing the Xbox Game Pass for quite some time, but the enticing addition of titles like Sea of Thieves, Crackdown 3, and State of Decay 2 sweeten that deal considerably.

Overwatch Reveal New Blizzard World Skins

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Blizzard has revealed a load of new skins, sprays, and player icons for Overwatch in anticipation of the launch of its new Blizzard World map that will take players across a theme park inspired by various Blizzard properties. Thanks to the inspiration, the new skins are inspired by other properties as well, such as Diablo, Starcraft, and Warcraft.

You can hit the jump to check out the full reveal. Overwatch is available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The new items will be available on all platforms starting January 23, 2018.

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New Fable Game in the Works

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2 years after the closure of 20-year veteran studio, Lionhead Games, Eurogamer is reporting that Microsoft has commissioned a new game in the Fable series, which will act as a reboot for the series. The developer is said to be Playground Games, makers of the Forza Horizon series.

According to sources, Microsoft was inspired to create an open-world action RPG after the success of Sony’s Horizon: Zero Dawn. Using the name recognition of Fable to do that is a pretty excellent idea. Forza Horizon 3, the latest title from Playground Games is considered essential to the Xbox One, and was met with critical acclaim and financial success.

Battlegrounds Hits Xbox One in December

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The wildly popular phenomenon, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, will finally be hitting Xbox One consoles December 12, 2017, Microsoft Studios and PUBG Corp. have announced. The game will debut on the Xbox Game Preview program, with version 1.0.

Xbox players will also be able to snag some exclusive cosmetic packs (the PUBG Warrior Pack, the PUBG Accessory Pack, and the PUBG Tracksuit Pack), but details have yet to be finalized. Stay tuned for more information as it hits.

New Okami HD Trailer

Capcom has debuted a beautiful new trailer for the upcoming HD-update to the fan-favorite, Okami HD. The new trailer shows us what to expect from the remaster, and its updated visuals. Okami HD will feature 4K support on the PlayStation 4 Pro, Xbox One X, and PC. Players will also get to choose to play in 4:3 ratio, or 16:9 widescreen format.

Okami HD releases in North America and Europe on December 12th, 2017, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

First Xbox Backwards Compatible Titles Revealed

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Following a leak on Friday and now officially confirmed by Microsoft through IGN, the first 13 titles that will be available to players for Backwards Compatibility with the original Xbox have been revealed. The games will be available for Xbox One users on October 24th.

The list includes the already announced Crimson Skies, as well as Psychonauts, Red Faction 2, Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time, Bloodrayne, Ninja Gaiden Black, Fuzion Frenzy, Dead to Rights, Sid Meier’s Pirates!, Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic, BLACK, Grabbed by the Ghoulies, and The King of Fighters: Neowave.

Dragon Ball Fighter Z Gets Release Date in Japan

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Bandai Namco shared a few updates on Dragon Ball Fighter Z in the latest issue of V-Jump with a release date for Japan, as well as the reveal of two new characters: Nappa, and Captain Ginyu. V-Jump reveals that Nappa who can summon Saibamen and his Meteor special attack is Kapa, the mouth-energy-beam attack from the show.

The other new character is Captain Ginyu, who comes with the ability to call the members of The Ginyu Force. His Meteor special attack is Body Change, which, similarly to the show, allows him to swap bodies and health with opponents. Dragon Ball Fighter Z releases in Japan on February 1st, 2018, in Japan for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. The game is expected to release in early 2018 in North America, and Europe.