Microsoft elected to bring out some big guns, showing 50 games at this year’s E3 conference, but also dropping several new titles into the Xbox Game Pass, and showing their newfound commitment to exclusive titles. Microsoft has acquired Playground Games, Compulsion Games, Undead Labs, and even Ninja Theory, all in an attempt to bolster their firepower in the future.
Essentially every franchise Microsoft has was showed off here, with Halo, Gears of War, Forza, and Crackdown all getting time to shine. Hit the jump to check out what Microsoft showed off this year.
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It’s that time of year again. The Electronic Entertainment Expo, more commonly known as E3 is here, and strangely, many of the keynote showcases that the show has become known for will be taking place this Saturday and Sunday with others happening on Monday. You can follow along with all of the latest coverage from each show throughout the weekend on Ph LEVEL as we share the craziest announcements from each show, split into convenient posts for you to keep up with all the news.
EA – Saturday, June 9, 11am Pacific Time
Microsoft – Sunday, June 10, 1pm Pacific Time
Bethesda – Sunday, June 10, 6:30pm Pacific Time
Square Enix – Monday, June 11, 10am Pacific Time
Ubisoft – Monday, June 11, 1pm Pacific Time
Sony – Monday, June 11, 6pm Pacific Time
Nintendo – Tuesday, June 12, 9am Pacific Time
The guys are back with a huge Pre-E3 episode this week, covering the latest cool shit that pop culture has to offer!
Trailers for Bumblebee, Wreck-It-Ralph 2, and Lego Movie 2! A ton of DC Universe speculation, and our predictions for E3 2018! Listen to this week’s episode, and follow us on Instagram – Instagram.com/AnalogCast! Check out the links below to listen, and please Rate & Review us on iTunes!
Electronic Arts have revealed the first official trailer for Battlefield V, showing off its shiny new World War II setting, and extremely intense gameplay. Battlefield V is set to tell “real stories about men and women who changed history,” with a unique visual approach to its characters and maps. The single player campaign will act as a series of inter-connected War Stories, with co-op returning, and a new mode called Grand Operations.
Additionally, the game will have no Premium Pass. All downloadable maps and game modes will be free, as DICE is playing it safe after last year’s Star Wars Battlefront II Outrage. Battlefield V will be out October 19th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.
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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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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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.
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.
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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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.
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.
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.
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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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.
As a kid, I played a lot of Dynasty Warriors. It’s been one of the most enduring “beat-em’up” games in the world, and its continued evolution is an important part of that. Koei Tecmo America has released a press release and a new trailer for the upcoming open world Dynasty Warriors 9, showing how the combat system and gameplay has been updated for a large, open world.
Dynasty Warriors 9 releases in Japan on February 8th, 2018 for PlayStation 4, and will release in North America and Europe on February 13th for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.