Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Xbox One

Bully: Scholarship Edition now backwards compatible with Xbox One

Rockstar has announced that the Xbox 360 version of Bully: Scholarship Edition is now backwards compatible on Xbox One. As with other titles, digital owners can download it immediately, while physical owners will have to insert the game disc in order to initiate a free download. If players have their original save files stored via Cloud Saved Games, they can transfer it over to continue their session on Xbox One.

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Xbox 360 News, Xbox One News

Sega bringing Valkyria Revolution over for PS4, Xbox One

The Valkyria series is continuing stateside next year with the release of Valkyria Revolution for PS4, PS Vita, and Xbox One. Released in Japan as Valkyria: Azure Revolution, North American players will be able to purchase the game digitally and physically for PS4 and Xbox One as well as digitally for PS Vita. Neither strictly a sequel or a spin-off, Revolution is set in an alternate timeline from the main series, now based on Europe’s industrial revolution rather than WWII, and replaces the turn-based combat system with a hybrid setup. Combat is in real time, but players will also engage in tactical strategy across multiple battlefields. The story follows five vengeful friends, the Circle of Five, who use their influence to push an isolated nation to fight against imperialist neighbors. As the game plays out, the group will come to be viewed as brave liberators or traitorous murderers. One of the remaining Valkyrur, Brunhilde, is a wild card in the struggle.

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PlayStation 4 News, PlayStation Vita News, Xbox One News

Dishonored 2 to get free update next week with New Game Plus

Dishonored 2’s first free game update has been announced and dated for next week. Arkane is using the update to note only improve performance but to also add a new feature. Beginning Monday, and today as part of the beta update for PC, players can access New Game Plus. In the mode, accessible once the game has been completed, players will be able to access both Corvo’s and Emily’s ability sets as well as all Bonecharm Traits and Runes found during the playthrough. Two more features were announced to be added in January, as part of the second free update: Custom Difficulty Settings and Mission Select.

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(Xbox One Review) Dead Rising 4

“… brings back the addictive over-the-top action of its predecessors, but not all of the changes made to the open-world formula are positive.”

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Xbox One Reviews

Destiny: Rise of Iron – The Dawning event kicks off today

Bungie has begun the latest event for Destiny: Rise of Iron, The Dawning. The event adds new quests, bounties, gear, emblems, emotes, and more. A record book with new challenges has also been added, while the Sparrow Racing League returns with two additional tracks, one set on Earth and the other on Mercury. Players will also find a new mode, Strike Scoring. Full notes can be found here.

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PlayStation 4 News, Xbox One News

Watch four minutes of The Surge’s gory, methodical combat

Deck 13 has released four minutes of gameplay from their upcoming action role-playing game The Surge. The unedited footage features a bloody combat system that results in dismemberment and disembowelment while also emphasizing a slow pace. The player explores a facility overrun by cybernetic enemies, both those built for combat and others that are failed experiments with nano-technology. The system forces players to make a choice to either aim for an enemy’s vulnerable spot to secure victory or try to preserve them, prolonging the battle but also making it possible to attain their equipment after the battle.

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Blizzard Mountain Expansion released for Forza Horizon 3

Blizzard Mountain Expansion has gone live for Forza Horizon 3. Blizzard Mountain adds a new high-terrain area to Australia, along with extra events, challenges, and a new campaign. For the first time, players have to contend with snow, heavy wind, and sunlight reflecting off of ice. Seven rides are included to tackle the new environment: 2016 Ford Gymkhana 9 Focus RS RX, 1965 Ford F-100 Flareside Abatti Racing Trophy Truck, 1975 Lancia Stratos HF Group 4, 1985 Lancia Delta S4 Group B, 2016 Nissan Titan Warrior Concept, 2016 RJ Anderson #37 Polaris RZR-Rockstar Energy Pro 2 Truck, and 2016 Subaru #199 WRX STI VT15r Rally Car. MS is hosting a day-long stream to celebrate the release at the official Forza Beam channel, with presenters showing off the latest additions and answering questions.

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DLC, PC News, Xbox One News

Tekken 7 gets Kuma and Panda, tournament mode for online versus

Tekken 7 has officially added two more to its roster, Kuma and Panda. The former is Heihachi’s pet and bodyguard, trained in Kuma Shinken, while the latter is Xiaoyu’s pet and protector. As it happens, she also practices Kuma Shinken. Check them out in action below. Additionally, Bandai Namco also announced that tournaments will be added to online multiplayer, with up to eight participants able to compete in single or double elimination bouts. Winners can also receive in-game items or fight money. Password support will be implemented for joining and spectating, too.

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Doom trailer highlights bots, new mode, more in Free Update 5

A new gameplay video has gone live showcasing Doom’s Free Update 5. The update brings a variety of additions and changes, including the new competitive mode Infernal Run for Multiplayer, where teams fight for a ball to score in their opponent’s goal; bot support in the original maps in Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch; and a rank extension to Echelon 11, which unlocks the Doom Marine Armor (Praetor Suit). SnapMap also receives some goodies, including additional elements from the campaign, Lazarus Lab-themed modules and props, and the Doom Marine in the traditional armor. Full details can be official blog.

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Heroes rise in South Park: The Fractured But Whole trailer

Ubisoft has released a new video for the upcoming South Park role-playing game The Fractured But Whole. Superhero personas are born as the cast don their costumes, unleash their powers, and form a super group in order to save the universe. The sequel is set to offer more freedom than in The Stick of Truth, along with additional customization options, a new combat system, and revamped systems for looting and crafting.

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