Daily Xbox News Roundup – March 15th

Welcome to another Daily Xbox News Roundup, a place in which you can see a collection of all of today’s announcements, in one easy-to-access article. What’s new?

Contents

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Teaser Trailer and Info Released
Ubisoft Reveal The Crew 2’s Release Date and New Trailer
Geralt of Rivia Confirmed via a Trailer for Soulcalibur VI
Narcos Video Game Heading to PC and Consoles
Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr Gets a Release Date
Minecraft Bedrock Update Aquatic Beta Goes Live
State of Decay 2 Solo Mission Gameplay Released
Genesis: Alpha One Reveals Planetary Landings
Devolver Digital’s Minit Launches April 3
New FPS, Good Cop, Bad Cop Game RICO Coming This Fall
Sea of Thieves Trailer Shows Everything You Need to Know
Surviving Mars Launches Today on Xbox One
Extinction Gets a Story Trailer
PUBG on Xbox Hits the 5 Million Players
The Luck of the Irish Comes to World of Tanks
The Invisible Hours Gets a New Trailer
Tropico 6 Gameplay Trailer Released
Fortnite v3.3 Notes and Remote Explosives Revealed
FTSOC on Xbox One Adds Support for T.Flight Hotas One
Banner Saga 3 – Bolverk Character Vignette Trailer Released
Monster Slayers Announced for Console
Western Press is coming to Xbox One March 23

Shadow of the Tomb Raider Teaser Trailer and Info Released

Square Enix today announced Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be available in six months for the Xbox One family of devices including Xbox One X, PlayStation 4 and Windows PC/Steam. All platforms will launch simultaneously on September 14, 2018.

Shadow of the Tomb Raider is the third game and climactic finale in heroine Lara Croft’s origin trilogy, which began in 2013 with Tomb Raider and continued in 2015 with Rise of the Tomb Raider. Shadow of the Tomb Raider will be unveiled on April 27, 2018. Fans around the world can visit the game’s official site for a chance to play the game and meet the developers at one of three exclusive reveal events.

We will of course keep you in the loop as soon as we learn more. Check out the teaser at the head of the page to catch but a glimpse of what we can expect. I think it’s safe to say that the next outing will take place (at least in part) in Mexico, as teased at the end of the predecessor.

Ubisoft Reveal The Crew 2’s Release Date and New Trailer

Today, Ubisoft announced that The Crew 2 will launch on June 29th, 2018, for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Windows PC. Developed by Ubisoft Ivory Tower, The Crew 2 will let players experience the thrill of American motorsports inside a fully redesigned USA. The game’s playground pushes physical boundaries to let driving and open world fans test their skills, solo or with friends, in nonstop competition and exploration.

From coast to coast, drivers will explore America and compete to become the greatest motorsports champion, by collecting a wide variety of exotic cars, bikes, boats and planes, and dominating the motorsports scene on the land, on the water and in the air. Players will find challenges and inspiration among four different motorsports families: street racing, off-road, pro racing and freestyle, and will be given a broad set of options among a wide selection of vehicle types.

Ubisoft also unveiled The Crew 2 Motor Edition, that lets players get the game three days early, allowing them to gear up before their competition on June 26th, 2018. Now available on the Ubisoft Store, this exclusive edition gives players the most advanced motorsports experience.

Players who pre-order the game will receive The Crew 2 Legendary Motors Pack, which includes exclusive vehicles such as the Mercedes-AMG C 63 Touring Car 2016 and the HARLEY-DAVIDSON IRON 883 2017.

Players can start their in-game vehicle collection right now with The Crew Rewards Program. By completing a series of monthly challenges in the first instalment of The Crew, players can unlock up to 19 vehicles in The Crew 2, including exclusive water vehicles.

Geralt of Rivia Confirmed via a Trailer for Soulcalibur VI

CDPR, creators of The Witcher series of games, in cooperation with Bandai Namco, announce today that Geralt of Rivia will be joining the playable character roster of Soulcalibur VI.

Geralt was trained at the elite School of the Wolf and is considered one of the deadliest monster slayers. He possesses superhuman reflexes and strength, as well as superior sword fighting skills. Players who choose to fight as Geralt will utilize the witcher’s signature fighting style — a combination of swordplay, ability-enhancing potions, and combat magic.

Doug Cockle — the English voice of Geralt of Rivia — returns in Soulcalibur VI to reprise the role. Gamers will also be able to fight in Kaer Morhen — home keep of the School of the Wolf. Accompanying players in battle will be “Hunt or be Hunted” — an iconic composition from The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt soundtrack.

Narcos Video Game Heading to PC and Consoles

It’s been announced today via a very short and uninformative teaser trailer, that a Narcos video game is coming to console and PC in 2019. Details are thin on the ground right now, but we do know that Curve Digital will handle the publishing duties, whereas the project will be developed by Kuju Entertainment. Brynley Gibson, head of Kuju Entertainment, states that:

We are looking forward to creating a game that matches the fantastic story and action of the Netflix series, we are tremendously excited and work on incredible gameplay elements that will please both the fans of the series and the players.

We’ll be sure to keep a close eye on this one. Hopefully it shapes up to be every bit as entertaining and as compelling as the series.

Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr Gets a Release Date

Bigben Interactive and Neocore has today revealed the release date for the long awaited Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr. The game is set to arrive on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, on 11th May 2018.

Warhammer 40,000: Inquisitor – Martyr is first Action-RPG set in the grim future of the 41st Millennium, and takes the genre to its next level: an open-world sandbox game with a persistent universe with a huge variety of missions, tactical, brutal combat encounters in destructible environments and a storyline influenced by the community of players.

Use the cover system for tactical advantage, shoot off limbs and perform executions in epic boss battles and become a Protector of any solar systems with your glorious actions! Sound good? See you out there!

Minecraft Bedrock Update Aquatic Beta Goes Live

Bedrock players! From today, if you’re playing Minecraft on Android, Windows 10 or Xbox One, you can try a beta of the Bedrock Update Aquatic.

It’ll be launching on these platforms throughout the day so keep checking! This beta includes features like new swimming animations, stripped logs, tridents, Prismarine stairs and slabs and a mysterious new hostile mob that you really don’t want to meet on the ocean floor…

Interested in getting in on the Beta action? Head on over to this link right here to find out how to get involved.

State of Decay 2 Solo Mission Gameplay Released

Thanks to the folks over at IGN, we’ve got some new gameplay to soak up for the upcoming State of Decay 2, which is set to launch on May 22nd of this year for Xbox One and Windows PC.

State of Decay 2 is a community-centered survival-fantasy game, set in a zombie apocalypse. You control a unique group of survivors, deciding on the best strategies to keep these characters alive while improving their skills and gathering the resources they need.

You choose where to make your stand, designing and fortifying your home base just the way you want it. You choose which of your survivors to put at risk performing daring raids for food and ammunition. You choose when to make contact with new survivors (who have their own goals and agendas), and which of these strangers you’ll rescue and recruit to your community.

Genesis: Alpha One Reveals Planetary Landings

Team17 and Freiburg, Germany-based independent developer Radiation Blue have today released a new, out of this world, trailer for Genesis: Alpha One, a unique mix of roguelike, FPS, base-building and survival elements heading to Xbox One, PlayStation 4 and PC in 2018.

The trailer reveals the ability to land upon a wide variety of different planets within the galaxy to mine resources and explore for artefacts, new weapons, blueprints and transmissions. You’ll be able to leave your genesis starship by departing in your trusty harvester located within the hangar.

Setting foot upon the dusty surface of a new unexplored planet, your crew of clones will begin to mine the planet for vital resources such as iron, iridium, aluminium and more. You’ll need to keep a watchful eye for any hostile alien lifeforms that inhabit the planet. Defeating any threats will not only keep your crew safe but also enable you to collect biomass which will enable you to create new kinds of clones for your mission.

Devolver Digital’s Minit Launches April 3

Minit, the enthralling minimalist adventure played 60 seconds at a time from Devolver Digital and a handful of brilliant developers, will welcome players into its clever, monochromatic world on April 3.

This game is perfect for anyone who misses being able to fit adventure games into their schedules. Minit’s overworld is compact and tightly designed, ensuring almost every screen offers an item, character or secret awaiting discovery.

New FPS, Good Cop, Bad Cop Game RICO Coming This Fall

Videogame publisher Rising Star Games today announced it has entered into a publishing partnership with UK-based developer Ground Shatter, to bring the arcade-paced, action-movie inspired, sensory onslaught that is RICO, to digital storefronts of all major gaming formats in Autumn 2018.

The game’s title stands for “Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations” Act, a United States federal law relating to criminal organizations. But forget that! Just kick down doors, shoot bad guys, and exploit the element of surprise to gain the upper hand against overwhelming odds, in this cooperative multiplayer first person shooter.

Partner up with a friend in local couch co-op or online, to blast through an ever-changing series of procedurally generated levels. Come back every day for daily challenges and, as you play, unlock weapons, weapon customizations, and new “traits”– gameplay affecting rewards that modify, enhance and dramatically alter your characters’ abilities.

Sea of Thieves Trailer Shows Everything You Need to Know

Sea of Thieves is merely less than a week from launch, and to get you ready for the action at hand, Rare has compiled a new trailer that showcases everything you need to know about the shared world pirate adventure.

The video, seen below, will give you a firm understanding as to how the game functions. This includes insight of the massive pirate generator, game areas, lore, treasure hunting, customization, trading companies, and more. On top of this, Rare has also revealed the launch trailer, one that features the mighty Kraken, which you can check out further down.

Sea of Thieves is coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 PC on March 20th. If you own Xbox Game Pass, keep in mind that the game will be available at launch, straight from the pass at no additional cost. Everything we’ve witnessed so far, points to a very promising experience. Let’s hope the end result pays off.

Surviving Mars Launches Today on Xbox One

Surviving Mars is a sci-fi city builder all about colonizing Mars and surviving the process, and it’s available today on Xbox One for you to dive on in and enjoy.

Choose a space agency for resources and financial support before determining a location for your colony. Build domes and infrastructure, research new possibilities and utilize drones to unlock more elaborate ways to shape and expand your settlement.

Cultivate your own food, mine minerals or just relax by the bar after a hard day’s work. Most important of all, though, is keeping your colonists alive. Not an easy task on a strange new planet…

Extinction Gets a Story Trailer

A new story trailer has been released today for Extinction, the game that places emphasis on high-speed traversal around an interactive environment. Avil must move quickly – traversing across rooftops, alongside buildings, atop man-made structures and more – to save humanity from the encroaching horde, and take down the seemingly endless waves of Ravenii using his powers as a trained Sentinel. And while the swarm of smaller minions may seem like the crisis at hand, there’s always a larger problem on the horizon.

Armies of ogres are equipped with their own weapons and armour, requiring Avil to use tactical thinking, the structure of the environment, and even the enemies themselves in order to quickly eliminate the giants before they destroy all that’s left of the world and drive it to extinction…

PUBG on Xbox Hits the 5 Million Players

Microsoft has announced that PUBG on Xbox One has passed a staggering five million players in just three months time. In recognition of reaching the milestone, the devs have a few treats to share. Today they’re debuting a new video asset for PUBG featuring – you! Well, not all 5 million of you, but some of you, you can check it out below to see if you’re one of the lucky few to make the cut.

On top of this, the powers that be are rewarding the community with an exclusive free cosmetic item – the PUBG5 jacket. The PUBG5 jacket will be rewarded to all players who own and have activated a character in the game on Xbox One as of March 22, 2018 at 12:01AM PST.

This week we’re celebrating yet another milestone for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds (PUBG) on Xbox One: we have now passed 5M players! We’re very excited that the community continues to grow – reaching over 5 million players in less than 3 months is a major accomplishment and we’re happy so many of you are enjoying the game.

The Luck of the Irish Comes to World of Tanks

Wargaming is bringing the luck of the Irish to players in World of Tanks on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360 this month with a series of events, new content, and special missions to celebrate both St. Patrick’s Day and the March Madness college basketball tournaments kicking off in America.

St. Patrick’s Day is fast approaching, and players can look forward to a very special in-game initiative to mark Ireland’s national day. The Luck of the Irish Op offers the chance for commanders to earn free War Chests, packed with a random selection of treasure and goodies, for every ten victories they secure in battle. The Op will be running over the weekend from March 16 through 18, and it’s certainly not one to be missed.

World of Tanks’ latest Premium Hero also comes from the Emerald Isle. Available until April 2, the Banshee Comet is an Irish soldier that puts an interesting and unique spin on a true fan favourite. Deriving its name from a mythological creature from Irish folklore, the Banshee Comet combines incredible mobility, devastating impact and pinpoint precision. Early adopters can benefit from an exclusive Op included with all Banshee Comet bundles, which gives a 25% boost to Crew XP earnings to every tank while active.

In the competitive scene, commanders are now in the midst of the epic Tank Madness tournament, a single elimination, team-based competition which pits eight nations against each other every weekend throughout March. Czechoslovakia takes on China in a David vs. Goliath showdown from March 16 through 18, with Sweden fighting it out with the USA in the final bracket from March 23 through 25. Players can join the fray every weekend for the chance to earn Silver, Premium time, and access to special Ops.

For commanders who can’t get enough of Tank Madness, a special competition awaits at the end of the month. From March 30 through April 1, the Final IV tournament pits the victors from each bracket in March against each other. Commanders who back the winning team can look forward to flying the flag for that nation, with a Hero Flag tank available as the ultimate prize.

A duo of mighty Chinese vehicles joins the Store later this month, with the WZ-120-1G FT and WZ-111 set to take the battlefield by storm from March 20. The WZ-120-1G FT boasts high speed and heavy armour, giving it the advantage from the perspectives of both agility and defensiveness in battle. The WZ-111 joins it as a fast and furious heavyweight, rocking an almighty weapon that’s primed for maximum damage in the thick of battle. These tanks are available together in a Mega bundle, or separately in Ultimate, Loaded and Base bundles, and will be waging war until April 9. Plenty to soak up, then, right?

The Invisible Hours Gets a New Trailer

A new trailer has been dropped for murder mystery game, The Invisible Hours, which is now confirmed to arrive on Xbox One, PlayStation 4, and PC, on April 24, 2018.

The game in allows players to freely explore an intricate web of interwoven stories within a sprawling mansion. A group of strangers receive a curious invitation from the enigmatic inventor, Nikola Tesla, offering each of them the chance to make amends for their darkest wrongdoings.

When the last guest arrives at Tesla’s isolated mansion laboratory, they find him dead – murdered. Disgraced Swedish detective, Gustaf Gustav, vows to find the killer amongst the other guests: a blind butler, a convicted murderer, the world’s most famous actress, Tesla’s former assistant, the son of a wealthy railroad magnate, and rival inventor Thomas Edison. But none of these people are what they seem. The player is invisible, with freedom to follow and observe anyone in the story – or to explore the mansion for hidden clues.

Tropico 6 Gameplay Trailer Released

Fetch your finest aviator shades and break out the coconut-scented beard oil, because El Presidente’s beloved island nation is looking better than ever in the latest gameplay trailer for Tropico 6. Unleashed upon the brainwashed masses by the Tropican Ministry of Propaganda and Misinformation, this all-new trailer gives gamers everywhere the chance to see how a real elected official upholds their campaign promises, with a closer look at some of the exciting new features coming up in Kalypso Media’s latest dictator sim.

For the first time in the series, manage extensive archipelagos, build bridges to connect your islands and use new means of transportation and infrastructure. Send your Tropicans on raids to steal the wonders of the world, including the Statue of Liberty and the Eiffel Tower. Customize your palace at will and give election speeches from your balcony, to win the favor of your subjects.

Fortnite v3.3 Notes and Remote Explosives Revealed

There’s just not stopping the popularity of Battle Royale games lately, and Fortnite is no exception. This game just gets bigger and better with each and every update. One such update is the V3.3 update, which is set to bring heaps of additional content and changes.

You can see the patch notes for each aspect of Fortnite right here. The update will bring the Supply Llama to Battle Royale, Luck of the Storm Questline to Save the World, and much more. If you want to check out the comical announcement of the remote explosives, look no further.

FTSOC on Xbox One Adds Support for T.Flight Hotas One

Today’s Xbox One Content Update for Flying Tigers: Shadows Over China makes full use of the T.Flight Hotas One design, which sports adjustable stick resistance, a large hand rest for comfort, as well as a dual rudder system (Hotas is short for “Hands On Throttle And Stick”).

Also, the full sized throttle control is detachable and offers a level of personal customization that makes aircraft in FTSOC highly maneuverable. This really should have been sorted for launch of the game, but you know what they say, better late than never.

Banner Saga 3 – Bolverk Character Vignette Trailer Released

Indie publisher Versus Evil, in partnership with indie developer Stoic, today released the latest character vignette trailer from its current series aimed at highlighting the influential characters which will appear in the release of the final installment of the award winning Viking role playing game, The Banner Saga.

Bolverk, one of the last remaining Varl giants and mercenary leader of the Ravens had a major role to play in Banner Saga 2. What will drive him now as the darkness threatens to take over the world? Find out this summer when the final installment of the award winning RPG series launches.

Monster Slayers Announced for Console

Digerati and Nerdook Productions reveal that deck-building battler Monster Slayers is coming to PS4 and PS Vita (Cross-Buy), and Xbox One. The game will launch sometime in spring – exact release date is still TBC.

Developed by Nerdook (Reverse Crawl, Vertical Drop Heroes) and released on Steam in 2017, Monster Slayers has proven to be a favourite among card game fans and newcomers alike.

Monster Slayers is a rogue-like deck-building RPG adventure with an innovative card-based battle system that lets you customize a deck to suit your play style. Create a hero to join the Monster Slayers Guild and choose your path through the perilous Northern Valley as you follow your quest to defeat the legendary Harbinger and become a true Monster Slayer.

Western Press is coming to Xbox One March 23

Based on a true story, Western Press is the most historically accurate frontier dueling game available for the Xbox One. Probably…

Duelists will compete in online or local tournaments of up to 16 players or bots, facing each other in rapid-fire, 1v1 sprints to settle the age-old gaming dispute of who can press a random string of ten buttons the fastest.

Playing the game is incredibly simple: randomised buttons appear on the screen in order from top to bottom; press them fast. A duel is measured in a matter of seconds (and hundredths of a second), and a 16 player tournament often takes only a few minutes. So… how good is your competitor’s controller knowledge, and just how fast are their reaction times? The first to complete the string draws iron, the second eats lead.

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