It’s the weekend, and despite the fact that many offices are closed until Monday, that doesn’t mean that there’s no news to report on. Light news, sure, but news is still news, am I right or am I right? Anyway, moving on, what’s fit for the post today?
Earthlock Gets a Slight Delay
Snowcastle Games initially planned for Earthlock to release on Xbox this week, however, they were sadly unable to hit that target. Worry not, however, as the game will still likely release in March. Snowcastle aim to release Earthlock in the following regions, on the following dates:
American region: Tentative March 26th
EU region: Tentative March 28th
Japan region: Tentative March 28th
On top of this, a brand spanking new trailer has been released, as seen at the head of this page. If you own Earthlock: Festival of Magic on Console, Steam or GOG then you will get the new Earthlock for free. It might take a few days after launch, but it shouldn’t take too long to see this addition added to your library.
This version of the game is known as the “Should Have Been” Edition. It’s essentially the same adventure, but with some massive changes to add more depth across the entire experience. This includes major changes to the story, the crafting, the depth of content, and much more. Standby and we’ll keep you in the loop.
Xbox Cross-Platform Play is Coming to Fortnite
It’s been officially announced that Fortnite will feature cross-play, cross-progression, and cross-purchase, between Xbox One, PC, Mac, iOS and (in the next few months) Android. Epic Games state today, that:
Contrary to what may have been implied, Microsoft has long been a leading voice in supporting cross-platform play, connecting players across PC, mobile and all consoles. We’ve been working together with them over the last several months to make this possible, and will bring this functionality to Fortnite players on Xbox right along with other platforms.
This should certainly please the crowd, and why shouldn’t it? Fortnite is, and always has been, a massive hit with its fans. Making it more accessible can only be a good thing, right? Will we ever see cross-play support between Xbox One and PlayStation 4? Likely not, but we can dream!
Xbox Games Releasing Between March 12th and March 18th
Wondering what games will be releasing for Xbox this week? We’ve got your back. Here’s every announced game that’s set to launch between March 12th and March 18th.
Beast Quest – March 13th
It’s up to you to save the Kingdom of Avantia in Beast Quest, an action-packed fantasy adventure based on the best-selling novels. Explore everything from snowy peaks to spooky forests while battling dangerous creatures and giant beasts.
Pure Farming 2018 – March 13th
From growing crops to breeding livestock, you’ll be in complete control to farm your way to success. Taking command of real-world licensed machines, you’ll be caring for crops like hemp, cherries, and olives from around the world with a variety of modes for both farming veterans and newcomers.
Devil May Cry HD Collection – March 13th
The popular stylish action games Devil May Cry, Devil May Cry 2, and Devil May Cry 3 Special Edition return in one collection! As Dante, the ultimate devil hunter, you’ll join forces with iconic characters such as Trish, Lady, and Lucia and enjoy the incredible action in blistering 60fps.
The Council – Episode 1 – The Mad Ones – March 13th
The Council is a unique take on the classic narrative adventure genre, where your choices and character growth truly matter. Make hard-hitting decisions, develop an array of skills, and directly impact how the story unfolds. With permanent, long-lasting consequences, there is no going back.
The Raven Remastered – March 13th
London, 1964. Constable Anton Jakob Zellner finds himself in the middle of a murder mystery seemingly ripped from the pages of his favorite crime novels. Nothing is what it seems, everyone has something to hide, and the Raven is always one step ahead in this classic whodunit adventure game from the creators of the Book of Unwritten Tales series.
Q.U.B.E. 2 – March 13th
You are Amelia Cross, a stranded archaeologist who has mysteriously awoken among ruins of an ancient alien landscape. With the help of another survivor, you must traverse and change the structure of this forgotten world to find a way back home with the added help of your unique manipulation gloves.
Spiral Splatter – March 13th
Put your problem-solving skills to the test as you navigate over 100 levels and 11 different stages full of perplexing puzzles. Watch out for moving obstacles as you maneuver through each level. Hustle to reach the finish before your time is up while each stage of gameplay adds a new challenge with an ever-increasing difficulty.
The Long Reach – March 14th
The thrilling horror adventure game The Long Reach draws inspiration from the likes of other classic adventure games like Lone Survivor and The Cave. Sprinkle in a mix of sci-fi, an examination of the human psyche, challenging puzzles, and world that is constantly challenging your perception of reality and you have The Long Reach. Or does it have you?
Surviving Mars – March 15th
The time has come to stake your claim on the Red Planet and build the first functioning human colonies on Mars. All you need are supplies, oxygen, and decades of training. Surviving Mars is a sci-fi city builder all about colonizing Mars and surviving the process. Most important of all, though, is keeping your colonists alive. Not an easy task on a strange new planet.
Burnout Paradise Remastered – March 16th
Burnout Paradise Remastered returns you to one of the most ultimate driving playgrounds for you and your friends to play online. This remaster includes all addons from the Year of Paradise, including the Big Surf Island update, meticulously recreated and ready to wreck in 4K on the Xbox One X for the definitive Burnout Paradise experience.
Tesla vs Lovecraft – March 16th
On the eve of Nikola Tesla’s greatest invention, his laboratory is burned down by the inhuman minions of the horror author H.P. Lovecraft. A showdown of epic proportions begins as you must chase the monsters, annihilate massive amounts of eldritch abominations, and overcome the madness of the old gods with science and hi-tech weaponry. Supports local co-op for up to four players.
Vicious Attack Llama Apocalypse (V.A.L.A.) – March 16th
Take control of an endless supply of mechs to fight off the llama hordes and defeat the Llamanati. Combining elements of roguelikes and twin-stick shooters, and with local co-op support for up to four players, V.A.L.A. looks to be one of the most unique action game worlds to arrive on Xbox this year.