Shadow of the Tomb Raider Went Behind the Scenes with Sounds and Music; Custom Xbox One X

Eidos Montreal released a 7-minute video featuring the sounds and music behind Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

Join Audio Director Rob Bridgett and Composer Brian D’Oliveira, as they take you through their three-year journey to craft the sound and music of Shadow of the Tomb Raider. From dense jungles and bustling city hubs to terrifying tombs and underwater cenotes – the game’s rich environments come to life with an immersive and authentic audio experience.

Eidos Montreal have been releasing vignettes leading up to Shadow of the Tomb Raider release next month.

Also, Square Enix and Microsoft are auctioning off one custom Shadow of the Tomb Raider Xbox One X and three autographed Xbox One X Shadow of the Tomb Raider bundles on eBay. The consoles are signed by Lara Croft actress Camilla Luddington.

The auction is only available for US residents, and all proceeds will go to The Best Friends Animal Society, a no-kill animal sanctuary.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be launching on September 14 worldwide to the PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC. Fans, who pre-ordered, will get early access to the game on September 12.

Xbox Live Gold August 2018 Lineup Announced

Xbox announced the August lineup for their Xbox Live Gold subscription.

August 2019 Lineup:

  • Forza Horizon 2 Standard – 10th Anniversary Edition (XB1)
  • For Honor Standard Edition (XB1)
  • Dead Space 3 (XB360)
  • Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (XB360)

Starting today, Forza Horizon 2 Standard – 10th Anniversary Edition and Dead Space 3 are available for Xbox Live Gold subscribers, along with Death Squared (XB1) from July Lineup. However, For Honor Standard Edition and Disney Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two will be available on August 16.

E3 2018: Microsoft Establishes Close Relationship With 5 Studios

One notable presence in their ranks is Hellblade developer Ninja Theory.

At their E3 2018 media briefing, Microsoft made clear that they want to create the best place to play the best games. In the middle of the barrage of games premiered and presented, head of Xbox Phil Spencer announced that Microsoft Studios have acquired 5 new teams of creative developers to join their productive portfolio. The teams joining in are The Initiative, led by the former head of Crystal Dynamics; State of Decay developer Undead Labs; Forza Horizon creators Playground Games and Compulsion Games, the team behind We Happy Few.

The fifth and most notable studio in the list is Ninja Theory, who recently relased the critically acclaimed Hellblade: Senua’s Sacrifice.

We look forward to seeing the extent of this partnership and what it will bring to Xbox players.

E3 2018: Ori and the Will of the Wisps Gets a Gameplay Trailer

The game looks dashing in brand new gameplay footage.

Ever since its reveal during Microsoft’s E3 2017 press conference, we had not seen Ori and the Will of the Wisps so fans of the series were struggling to handle the thirst. Earlier today, during Microsoft’s E3 2018 press conference, a brand new trailer for the game debuted featuring a first look at the game’s thrilling gameplay and a sample of Gareth Coker’s work on the game’s soundtrack.

You can enjoy the trailer below.

E3 2018: Cyberpunk 2077 Is Back And A New Trailer is Here!

During today’s Microsoft press conference, after years of waiting, CD Projekt Red has finally brought Cyberpunk 2077 back into the spotlight. More information is expected to come during the week of E3 2018.

Cyberpunk 2077 is planned to release on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC. Watch the new trailer and view the screenshots below.

E3 2018: Gears 5 Announced; Debut Trailer

During Microsoft’s Press Conference; Xbox debuted the first official look at the next entry of the Gears of War series. Gear 5 will be developed by The Coalition and published by Microsoft Studios sometime next year.

An overview of the game via Microsoft.

Specifications

Title: Gears 5
Developer: The Coalition
Publisher: Microsoft Studios
Ratings: ESRB: M, PEGI: 18
Release Date: 2019
About

The world is crumbling. Humanity’s reliance on technology has become their downfall and enemies are uniting to wipe out all survivors. As Kait you must journey across the biggest, most beautiful Gears world to uncover the origins of the Locust, and fight with your squad to protect what’s left.

Key Features

Never Fight Alone: Play solo or with a friend in local split-screen co-op, or online co-op. Battle alongside your friends anywhere with cross-play between Xbox One and PC.
Explore Sera: Skim across glaciers, sail over deserts and descend into sunken ruins to discover the largest and most diverse Gears world ever created.
Visual Showcase: Play every mode in 4K Ultra HD resolution with stunning HDR at a smooth 60 frames per second.
Just the Beginning: Additional features, co-op and competitive modes still to be announced.

Watch the announcement trailer below.

 

 

 

 

E3 2018: Bandai Namco Announces New Anime Fighter ‘Jump Force’; debut trailer [UPDATED w/Screenshots]

During Xbox press conference today, Microsoft announced a new anime fighter titled ‘Jump Force’. The game will feature characters from Naruto, One Piece, Dragon Ball and teased at the very end, Death Note.

All the first details on the game via Bandai Namco.

Specs

  • Title: Jump Force
  • Tagline: Unite to Fight
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC digital
  • Genre: Fighting / Action
  • Release Date: 2019
  • Publisher: Bandai Namco Entertainment
  • Developer: Spike Chunsoft
  • Players: 1 to 2 players (offline or online)
  • Ratings: RP
  • Localization:
    • Voice-Overs: Japanese
    • Subtitles: English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Neutral Spanish, Brazilian, Portuguese, Arabic, Traditional Chinese, Korean, Polish, Russian
  • Engine: Unreal Engine 4
  • Specs:
    • PS4 Pro Enhanced, 30FPS
    • Steam performance TBC
    • Xbox One X Enhanced (Ultra 4K), 30FPS

About

For the first time ever, the most famous Manga heroes are thrown into a whole new battleground: our world. Uniting to fight the most dangerous threat, the Jump Force will bear the fate of the entire human kind.

Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the famous Weekly Jump Magazine, Jump Force is also making the most of latest technologies to bring characters to life in a never-seen-before realistic design.

Key Features

  • A unique setting, merging Jump World and Real World. But what could be the origins of such chaos?
  • The Jump Force, an alliance of the most powerful Manga heroes from Dragon BallOne PieceNaruto, and much more.
  • High-end realistic graphics and design to bring Manga characters to life like never before.

Playable Characters Announced

  • Goku (and his Super Saiyan form) from Dragon Ball Z
  • Frieza from Dragon Ball Z
  • Naruto (and his Kyubi form) from Naruto
  • Sasuke (and his Susano form) from Naruto
  • Monkey D. Luffy (and his Gear 4 form) from One Piece
  • Zoro from One Piece

Battle Stages Announced

  • Matterhorn (Alps Mountain)
  • New York City – Times Square

Watch the debut trailer and gameplay below.

E3 2018: Devil May Cry 5 announced; debut trailer

During Micosoft Press Conference, Capcom announced Devil May Cry V will be coming in Spring 2019. The game will run at 60FPS, feature 3 playable characters and will launch on PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC.

An overview of the game via Capcom.

Years have passed since the events of Devil May Cry 4, and a lot has happened. Young demon hunter Nero has lost his Devil Bringer demon arm… but hey! He’s now heading his own branch of the demon-hunting business Devil May Cry. To make up for that lost arm, and keep his style rankings up, he’s enlisted the help of expert craftswoman Nico, a brand new character in the series, to lend a hand and build different types of prosthetic arms that unlock new badass combat abilities and devastating powers.

The Demonic Invasion Begins

A new demonic invasion has begun with the seeds of a demon tree being sown in Red Grave City. Now fully equipped with his trusty Red Queen and Blue Rose, and a new arsenal of rad robot hands thanks to his partner Nico, Nero must rise up to this new impossible task. With such insane amount of energy and destruction emanating from this surprise invasion, the stage is now set for the latest chapter of the “Sons of Sparda” saga.

Utterly Insane Action

However, Nero is not alone in this fight. Our gameplay announcement trailer above focuses on Nero and his new set of tricks, but Devil May Cry 5 will feature 3 playable characters, with their own unique over-the-top playstyles and flair.

New Heights in Visual Fidelity

More details on characters and specific gameplay moves are still forthcoming—can Nero still MAX-Act rev the Red Queen?!—but rest assured the complete package will be delivered to you in true Devil May Cry form at a silky-smooth 60 frames-per-second and stunning visual fidelity, thanks to the power of our proprietary RE Engine.

 

 

E3 2018: Shadow of the Tomb Raider Gameplay Reveal

During Microsoft’s press conference today, Square Enix and Crystal Dynamics has revealed the first ever gameplay for the upcoming Shadow of the Tomb Raider.

An overview of the game via Square Enix.

The first gameplay trailer for Shadow of the Tomb Raider showcases the high-octane action, inner conflict, and challenges that will lead to Lara Croft’s defining moment.

As she races to save the world from a Maya apocalypse, Lara must master a deadly jungle, overcome terrifying tombs, and persevere through her darkest hour before being forged into the Tomb Raider she is destined to be.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is set to release worldwide for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and PC on September 14th. You can see the official screenshots, concept-art and trailer below.

E3 2018: Tales of Vesperia Remaster Announced; Debut Trailer; Screenshots [Updated]

During today’s Microsoft press conference, Bandai Namco has officially confirmed a remaster of Tales of Vesperia is on the way. The definitive edition will feature the content that was available in the Japanese exclusive PlayStation 3 version and both English and Japanese audio.

Tales of Vesperia Definitive Edition is set to launch this Winter on PS4, Xbox One, PC and Nintendo Switch as well.

 

UPDATE:

Overview of the game via NintendoEverything.

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition includes upscaled screen resolution, new characters, events, and costumes never released outside of Japan. This updated version of an RPG classic will be released this winter.

Follow Yuri Lowell, a resident in the Lower Quarter of Zaphias and former Imperial Knight, as he accepts a mission to retrieve a stolen Blastia Core used to regulate his neighborhood’s water supply. This simple mission spins into a series of events that finds Yuri befriending a colorful cast of characters, traveling to exotic locations, and being pushed into the middle of a nefarious plot that threatens the destruction of the entire planet.

Tales of Vesperia: Definitive Edition uses a specialized version of the Tales of series’ Linear Motion Battle System for combat. Players control a single party member in real-time combat while the other three party members are controlled by a customized set of A.I. commands. Players can swap between the four characters at any time during battles and can perform both physical and Mystic Artes attacks.