Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Xbox One

CD Projekt Red releases The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt intro cinematic

The opening cinematic to The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt has been released by developer CD Projekt Red. Titled The Trail, the video is over three minutes of decapitation, impalement, magic, and hunting. And it looks fantastic. Amidst flashback sequences, Geralt and Vesemir track down the sorceress Yennefer of Vengerberg.

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection launch events announced, HaloFest

Microsoft has detailed HaloFest, a series of events being hosted by 343 Industries in celebration of the impending release of Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The studio plans on hosting broadcasts of interviews, new gameplay footage from the campaign, and sneak peeks of both the multiplayer beta as well as the first episode of Halo: Nightfall. The bulk of the festivities will take place on November 10 at the Avalon Theatre in Los Angeles, but a tournament will kick things off on November 8-9 and all events will be viewable via streams on Twitch, Xbox.com, and Xbox Live. The schedule is available below, and event details can be found on the official Facebook page. To get fans ready, 343 has released a new trailer debuting the live-action series Halo: Nightfall.

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Xbox One News

Silence – The Whispered World 2 heading to Xbox One

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Adventure-gaming stalwarts Daedalic Entertainment has announced that their upcoming title Silence – The Whispered World 2 will be released for Xbox One in 2015, alongside the Mac and Windows PC versions. Silence marks the studio’s next-gen debut, which follows the adventures of Noah, who has joined with a group of rebels to fight the false Queen as he searches a war-torn land for his sister.

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Sunset Overdrive launch trailer released, Week of Explosions begins

A new launch trailer has been released for Insomniac Games’ Sunset Overdrive. The video runs nearly two minutes and features a little of the backstory as well as some gamelpay footage, showcasing the mixture of platforming-style action and third-person shooting that players can expect when the game is released next week. A contest is also up that offers a limited edition in-game outfit for the first 100,000 Twitter users who choose #BlowUpFizze or #BlowUpMutants as part of the Week of Explosions leading up to launch. The prize is an outfit called Granny’s Revenge, which comes with a flame-throwing shotgun.

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Far Cry 4 season pass to include five packs of missions and modes

Far Cry 4 (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Season Pass Announcement - Header

Far Cry 4’s season pass has been detailed today by Ubisoft. The $29.99 pass will be available for all versions at launch and include new missions and modes for both solo and co-op play. A day-one mission, The Syringe, is a single or co-op mission exclusive for season pass holders that pits players against Pagan Min’s forces in a game of keep-away as they attempt to safeguard a recipe. In addition, there will be four other download packs. Escape from Durgesh Prison will be an open-world survival mode playable solo or in co-op, Hurk Deluxe Pack will include five missions and a new weapon, Overrun will add a player-versus-player territory-style mode, and Valley of the Yetis will add a horde-style mode playable solo or in co-op. Details for each are available below.

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Bungie’s Destiny breaks sales records during launch month

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Activision has released new sales data for Bungie’s latest shooter, Destiny. Going by NPD and Activision’s internal estimates, Destiny holds the title of being gaming’s biggest launch of a new franchise. Additionally, it is also the only new gaming franchise in the top 30 all-time based on US retail sales during launch month, and its launch month retail sales put it in the top 10 largest of all time in the US. Activision Publishing’s CEO Eric Hirshberg also noted that gamers are still playing Destiny for an average of three hours a day.

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Halo: The Master Chief Collection goes goooold, plus pre-load info

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343 Industries has announced that Halo: The Master Chief Collection has gone gold. The Xbox One set will also be receiving a wider release with most territories now scheduled to get the game on the earlier release date, November 11. The countries not included in the bump are Belgium (November 12), Japan (November 13), and France (November 14). The game will also go live for pre-order and pre-download later today, which will allow gamers to pre-load the game to have it ready to play the second it goes live. Those going the digital route should take advantage of that option, as there will be a lot to download: 45 GB for the game and another 20 GB for a launch content patch, which will include “some features and multiplayer content.” The campaign will be playable as content is installing.

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The Evil Within now available for console, PC

Detective Castellanos begins his journey through a monster-filled nether realm today with the release of The Evil Within. The Tango Gameworks-developed survival-horror title, helmed by Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami, tasks players with surviving a world teeming with traps and bizarre, murderous creatures by scrounging for whatever they can find to defend themselves. A recent series of videos have detailed what’s in store and can be found here (survival), here (world), and here (traps and weapons).

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Zen Studios reveals two new South Park pinball titles, out this week

Zen Studios and South Park Digital Studios have teamed up for two new titles: South Park: Super-Sweet Pinball and South Park: Butters’ Very Own Pinball Game. Both games are actually slated to launch this week and will be available for console, mobile, and PC. Super-Sweet Pinball will feature most of the cast playing out events from the series, including hunting down ManBearPig and Cartman’s probe. Butters’ Very Own Pinball Game has him donning his costume as Professor Chaos, stealing the Future Telling Device, and saving Imaginationland.

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See Castellano’s deadly, shifting world in new The Evil Within trailer

Bethesda has released another survival-themed trailer for The Evil Within. The latest video, World Within, details the monster-infested nether realm that players will find themselves in as Detective Castellanos. Shifting environments, puzzles, stealth, and side paths are all covered in the nearly three and a half minute video. The upcoming survival-horror title from Resident Evil creator Shinji Mikami and studio Tango Gameworks is scheduled to launch next week, so be sure to catch up on the latest gruesomely informative videos here and here.

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