The Outer Worlds Revealed from Obsidian

The Game Awards gave us plenty of announcements, with one of the cooler surprises being the reveal of The Outer Worlds from Obsidian Games, the original creators of the Fallout franchise. The game is an FPS with RPG elements similar to past projects, though the new setting seems to be a dystopian space epic.

Published by Private Division, a new label from Take-Two Interactive, The Outer Worlds will release on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4, despite Microsoft’s purchase earlier this year, as the company has agreed to honor Obsidian’s original contracts.

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Phoenix Wright Trilogy Headed to Consoles

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Capcom has announced that Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, the HD remaster collection recently released for the 3DS, is headed to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Nintendo Switch in Japan this February. Additionally, a Steam release for the PC is in the works, as well, but will hit at a later date.

No word on a North American release, but Phoenix Wright has traditionally done well here, so expect to hear news of a release, soon. Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy releases in Japan on February 21st, 2019.

Super Bomberman R Update Revealed

Konami has revealed the latest update for Super Bomberman R, with new characters, stages, game rules, accessories, and more. On top of a new Castlevania stage, and “Civilians” Grand Prix mode, every version of the game will receive Alucard Bomber from Castlevania, Caesar Bomber from Star Soldier, Mimi Bomber and Nyami Bomber from Pop’n Music, and Upa Bomber from Bio Miracle Bokutte Upa. 

Additionally, all of the new platforms have access to exclusive characters with PlayStation 4 featuring Pipo Monkey Bomber from Ape Escape and Toro Bomber from Doko Demo Issyo, the Xbox One has Arbiter Bomber and Grunt Bomber from Halo, and the PC has Atlas Bomber from Portal.

Super Bomberman R is available now on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

 

Alan Wake Series in The Works

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Variety is reporting that writer Peter Calloway (Legion) will helm an adaptation of Remedy’s 2010 Microsoft exclusive, Alan Wake, with backing from the game studio, Contradiction Films, and Alan Wake writer Sam Lake. The original game follows the titular character, a novelist, caught in the supernatural happenings of a mysterious town named Bright Falls.

“The story of the original game is our starting point, the seed which will grow into the bigger story we’re exploring in the show. We’ll be expanding the lore of this crazy and dark universe and diving deeper into certain aspects of it than the game ever did.

Not only that, but through the years we’ve worked on multiple game concepts and stories for Alan Wake’s world that have never seen the light of day. All of this material will function as potential source material for the show.”

Capcom Announces Remaster of First Onimusha

Capcom has announced Onimusha: Warlords, an HD remaster of the first Onimusha game, originally released on the PlayStation 2. The new update will include “updated features including high-definition graphics, widescreen display option, analog stick support, a readily available Easy Mode option, and new soundtrack.”

Onimusha: Warlords will release on January 15th, 2019 for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch, and will cost $19.99.

Microsoft Introduces Xbox All Access

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Microsoft has announced a new monthly service called Xbox All Access. The new service will allow qualifying customers to set up a 2-year monthly plan to have access to an Xbox One S or Xbox One X, 2 Years of Xbox Live Gold, and 2 Years of Xbox Game Pass. The breakdowns for the plans are below:

  • $22 Per Month for 24 Months – Xbox One S, Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Game Pass
  • $35 Per Month for 24 Months – Xbox One X, Xbox Live Gold, Xbox Game

Signups for the service are not currently open, but expect more news from the tech giant, soon.

My Hero Academia: One’s Justice Launching October 26th

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Bandai Namco have announced that My Hero Academia: One’s Justice will launch later this year, on October 26th in North America for the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC, and Nintendo Switch. Additionally, players who pre-order the game will have access to play as the #2 hero, Endeavor.

My Hero Academia is on a roll as quite the successor to the crowns of fan-favorites Naruto and Bleach, becoming a cultural phenomenon we haven’t seen in several years. Hopefully the first official video game for the series does it justice. Get it?!

Showtime Announces Halo Series

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Showtime has announced that it has greenlit a 10-episode series-order of the live-action adaptation of Halo, based on the award-winning and fan-favorite Xbox franchise. Kyle Killen (Awake) will serve as writer, showrunner, and executive producer, with Rupert Wyatt (Rise of the Planet of the Apes) set to direct multiple episodes as well as executive produce the series.

Fans have been anxiously awaiting an adaptation of Halo since early rumors of Microsoft parading scripts with actors dressed as Master Chief into boardrooms began circulating years ago. Halo is being produced by Showtime in association with Microsoft and 343 Industries, along with Steven Spielberg’s Amblin Television, with production set to begin in 2019.

PhE3: Xbox Showcase

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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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Keep Up With Our E3 Coverage

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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

Analog EP54: Leave It In The Butt

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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!

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Battlefield V Revealed for Intense WW2 Setting

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 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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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.