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Headup’s bullet-hell shooter Solar Shifter EX launches for Xbox One

Solar Shifter EX (Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Headup Games’ bullet-hell-style shooter Solar Shifter EX has is now available digitally for Xbox One. The game features 18 missions set across eight environments, 40-plus enemy types, and four playable ships. Additionally, players will be able to teleport around the screen, allowing them to pull out of a hairy situation or straight into the thick of the action.

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Claymation point-and-click adventure Armikrog out for console

Armikrog (PS4, Wii U, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

The crowdfunded point-and-click adventure title Armikrog has launched for console on eShop, Live, and PSN. The game, developed by members from the teams behind Earthworm Jim and Neverhood, is a claymation adventure that follows the astronaut Tommynaut and his talking blind dog, Beak-Beak. The duo must make their way to safety after they crash land on an alien planet and get stuck in the fortress Armikrog.

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Everspace to enter early access for PC, Xbox One on September 14

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Rockfish Games is planning on releasing their roguelike space-based shooter Everspace on Steam Early Access, GOG’s Games in Development, and Preview Program for Xbox One and PC on September 14. The Kickstarter-backed titled raised over $750,000, and will be the first title on Xbox Preview Program on Windows 10, supporting both cross-save and cross-buy. The early version will feature six sectors, with a final sector, two additional unique player ships, and different starting gear slated to be added later this year. Scroll down to see the game in action.

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Descent available for PC, Xbox One

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Call of Duty: Black Ops III – Descent has launched for PC and Xbox One. The pack includes four new multiplayer maps, which are detailed below and include a remake of Black Ops II’s Raid. The drop also comes with the next entry in the Zombies’ Origins series, Gorod Krovi. The latest installment of the horror-themed spin-off is set in an alternate past where players must face mechanized zombies and dragons while battling their way through Stalingrad.

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Doom – Unto the Evil now available for PC, PS4, and Xbox One

Doom (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Unto the Evil Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Doom – Unto the Evil has been released on Live, PSN, and Steam. The $14.99 drop comes bundled with three new maps, a new weapon, playable demon, and item. Additionally, the pack features several customization items, including armor sets, taunts, and Hack Modules. The add-on also got its first gameplay trailer.

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Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 1, 2 out for PC, PS4, Thursday for Xbox One*

Marvel Ultimate Alliance Bundle (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Activision has released action role-playing games Marvel: Ultimate Alliance and Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 for console and PC. The digital-only releases debuted in 2006 and 2009 respectively, and are now available separately for $39.99 or as a bundle for $59.99. For PC and PS4, that is, Xbox One owners will need to wait until Thursday. As mentioned on Marvel.com, the re-releases feature improved performance, support for local and online co-op, and “some” interface as well as graphic enhancements. The inclusion of the downloadable character packs is up in the air.

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We Happy Few gameplay video, early build released for PC, Xbox One

We Happy Few (PC, Xbox One) Early Access Announcement - Screenshot 1

We Happy Few’s world of forced euphoria made waves at this year’s E3, and today, players are getting a chance to try the game for themselves. The city of Wellington Wells is now accessible through Steam Early Access, GOG.com’s Games in Development, and Xbox Game Preview. Note that this is an early build and that the game is still in development. Players can currently explore the city while trying out some of the mechanics, including combat, crafting, and Joy intake. Areas will be added and storylines introduced in the coming months. A new gameplay trailer was also released, building on the teaser shown at E3.

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Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration revealed, including PS4

Rise of the Tomb Raider 20 Year Celebration (PC, PS4, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

Rise of the Tomb Raider will be making its way to PS4 this fall in Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration. Scheduled to launch on October 11, alongside updates for PC and Xbox One, the set will include the original game, an additional story chapter titled Blood Ties, Endurance co-op mode, and all downloadable content. The drops add 35-plus Expedition Cards, 12 outfits, and seven weapons. Blood Ties, which will support PSVR, sees Lara back in Croft Manor as she tries to find proof of ownership to resolve a dispute with her uncle. Then, in Lara’s Nightmare, she must defend the manor … from zombies. Endurance challenges teams of two to surviving the elements by day and enemies by night for as long as possible, with results posted to a leaderboard. Classic Lara skins can also be found in new packs. PC and Xbox One Season Pass holders will receive all new content as part of the pass.

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Red Dead Redemption, Undead Nightmare compatible with Xbox One

Red Dead Redemption (PS3, Xbox 360, Xbox One) BC Announcement - Screenshot 1

Red Dead Redemption is now backwards compatible for Xbox One. Rockstar’s ambitious, highly praised Western features reformed outlaw John Marston on a quest for revenge as he hunts down members of his old gang. The undead are also joining the party, as the entire line of titles is backwards compatible, not just the original: Red Dead Redemption, Undead Nightmare, and Red Dead Redemption: Game of the Year Edition. Digital owners can download the titles from the Games Store, while physical owners will need to insert the game disc into their system in order to initiate the download.

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Halo 5: Guardians – Warzone Firefight goes live for free, trailer up

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Halo 5: Guardians’ eighth, and according to 343 the largest, free content update has gone live. Warzone Firefight includes two armor sets, three maps, customization options, the Halo 2 Beam rifle, the UNSC air vehicle, and a Forge canvas, Tidal. Additionally, players can tackle the new Score Attack mode in the campaign and Warzone Firefight online. A limited-time promo also kicks off today, the Firefight REQ Reward program, which bestows a Gold REQ Pack to everyone who plays Guardians. Ten are available, the remaining being unlocked by playing in Warzone Firefight. As previously mentioned, Halo 5: Guardians is free to download for Gold members from today until July 5, and the full version is 50% off via Xbox Store.

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