Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Xbox One

Spawn scribe Jon Goff working on Crackdown 3

Crackdown meets Comic-Con with news that writer Jon Goff, who has worked on Spawn and Jack Rabbit, is taking on writing duties for Crackdown 3’s campaign story. Attendees will be able to hear more about his work this Saturday when he, along with others from the team, sits in for a panel at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. The group will discuss Crackdown 3’s characters and plot, along with the inspirations behind Goff’s approach.

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Call of Duty: WWII Nazi Zombies detailed, screens and trailer released

Players are getting a new look at Call of Duty: WWII Nazi Zombies by way of San Diego Comic-Con. A new video from Activision features Sledgehammer Games’ upcoming co-op adventure, with players trekking through a Bavarian village while on the hunt for art stolen during World War II. But there’s a secret within the town that will lead to an army of—you guessed it—Nazi zombies. The campaign will star the voices and likenesses of David Tennant, Elodie Yung, Katheryn Winnick, Udo Kier, and Ving Rhames.

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Learn how to survive amidst chaos in new trailer for The Evil Within 2

Players are going to see what it takes to ‘Survive’ in a new trailer for The Evil Within 2. The psychological thriller from Tango Gameworks follows players as they take control of Sebastian as he attempts to find his daughter, Lily, before she is lost within a STEM world. Pre-orders will get a slight leg up in their journey, with word that everyone who puts down money early will receive The Last Chance Pack. The drop will include the exclusive burst handgun, crafted supplies, and medical supplies.

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Titanfall 2 – Operation Frontier Shield adds free maps, mode

Titanfall 2 is receiving the Frontier Defense mode by way of a new DLC drop, Operation Frontier Shield. The free download tasks up to four players with defending a Harvester against waves of increasingly difficult enemies across five different maps. Speaking of which, the update also adds two new maps, Rise and Township. The former features long sight lines with tight quarters, while the latter has little cover but a few houses with dense interiors. For-pay content is also being added in the form of XP-boosting Elite Warpaints for weapons and Titans. Players looking to try the game out can grab a free three-day trial of it beginning on July 28.

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Tekken 7 gets the Fatal Fury touch with Geese Howard DLC

Akuma’s addition to Tekken 7 was a surprise, but Bandai Namco’s latest roster reveal is a real shocker: Geese Howard from Fatal Fury. SNK’s infamous ball-busting boss is making his way into the King of Iron Fist Tournament this winter as a downloadable addition. Check him out in action below.

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Arc System announces crossover fighter BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle

A new multi-franchise crossover fighter was revealed at this year’s Evo tournament, BlazBlue Cross Tag Battle. The brawler is being developed by Arc System Works and has a tentative release date of 2018. Set to be released on unspecified console platforms, the game will include characters from four series: BlazBlue, Persona 4 Ultimate Arena, Under Night In-Birth, and the web-based anime, RWBY. The announced characters from each are Ragna the Bloodedge, Yu, Hyde, and Ruby Rose. Character design is being led by illustrator Konomi Higuchi.

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Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Legacy bundle revealed

Bandai Namco will be launching a Naruto Shippuden collection on August 25 for console and PC. The compilation will feature all four titles from the Ultimate Ninja Storm series. The first three entries will be remastered for the current console generation, while all of the games, including the fourth, will have all of their respective major downloadable packs. The physical release also comes with a Steelbook case, art book, and at select retailers, bonus anime.

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Tekken 7 – Ultimate Tekken Bowl announced for August release

Players will soon be able to hit the lanes in Tekken 7 with the release of Ultimate Tekken Bowl. The downloadable expansion will be the first for the latest entry, and is set to hit digital outlets next month. No price was announced, but a trailer was released to show the drop in action.

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Destiny 2 console open beta to kick off July 21, run through July 23

Console players will be able to play Destiny 2 in a few weeks during a three-day-long open beta. Scheduled to run from July 21 through July 23, the beta will feature the opening story mission, Homecoming, along with both co-op and versus modes. Pre-orders will be able to access the beta early, beginning July 18 for PS4 and July 19 for Xbox One.

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Halo 5 to get 4K update, 360 series to be backwards compatible

Microsoft is set to kick off the Halo Summer Celebration. In the upcoming months, the studio is set to revisit several of the older titles in the line. First up is word that four titles will be added to Xbox One’s backwards compatibility library later this year: Halo 3, Halo 3: ODST, Halo 4, and Halo: CE Anniversary. Each game will support the campaign, multiplayer, and LAN play on Xbox One and between One and 360. As a bonus, every 360 add-on map pack will be free in Xbox Store. Later this year, Halo 5: Guardians will receive an update to support 4K alongside the release of Xbox One X. Halo Wars 2 is also set to get a new premium expansion this fall, Awakening the Nightmare. The add-on will feature a campaign focusing on The Banished, along with the return of the Flood and a new multiplayer mode, Terminus Firefight. Lastly, 343 will also be in attendance at several upcoming events, including RTX Austin 2017, HCS Summer Finals at DreamHack Atlanta, ChinaJoy and gamescom.

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