So summer’s almost here and you may have some time on your hands. So why don’t you do the opposite of what your instincts tell you, and spend that free time indoors, in front of the TV, and enjoying the Best Line-up of Games ever assembled for an Xbox system. As the Electronic Entertainment Exo – AKA: E3 – gets underway on the left coast this week, Microsoft is already lording its wares over the entire gaming landscape with a lot of high-profile titles, big sequels, and technological advancements to take your gaming experience to the next level. This will all unfurl over the next several months to a year, of course, but for now you can wet your whistle with these videos and demos.
The complete briefing given to video game journalists was about 90 minutes long, but the highlights will be outlined here broken down into YouTube sized chucks. Let’s start with something basic, the introduction to the Xbox line-up simply called “E3: Jump Ahead.”
Let’s do a bit of hardware, specifically the Xbox Elite Wireless Controller. What makes it so elite? Well it has “swappable components, Hair Trigger Locks, and limitless customization.” Basically, it’s everything you want to be and nothing like anyone else has. Check it out:
As for games, let’s begin with the quintessential Xbox franchise, Halo. Halo 5: Guardians will be hitting the shelf at a video game store near you on October 27, and Microsoft revealed two new videos. In one video we’re shown the “Battle of Sunaion,” one of the missions in the game, and in the other video we get a very good look at Warzone, the new massive multiplayer mode that will be included with Halo 5. Take a gander!
Another eagerly anticipated sequel coming out later this year, or rather prequel in this instance, is Rise of the Tomb Raider. It’s Lara Croft’s first adventure as she hunts for the secret to immortality. This one hits store shelves on November 10.
Although it’s still about a year and a half away, here’s you first look at Gears of War 4.
Coming out later this year though is the latest Fable game, Fable Legends.
Next up is a new game called ReCore. From the makers of Metroid Prime it features a world in which one of the last humans makes friends with various robots and they
go back in time for some reason go on adventures together. As always, the robots with blue orbs are good and the robots with red orbs are evil. It looks pretty cool, and its an Xbox exclusive, so check out the trailer below:
You like cars driving? Well, check out this trailer for Forza 6, now with full damage! (Awesome?)
Here’s a look at the latest edition of the Dark Souls franchise, Dark Souls III:
In this trailer for Tom Clancy’s Rainbow Six Siege, you’ll see demonstrated the new 5-on-5 option:
For more 5-on-5 action, check out the visually stunning Gigantic, another Xbox exclusive.
Talk about Dark Side of the Moon. Here’s a first look at the space-set mystery game Tacoma, which is from the creators of Gone Home.
Here’s another depressing sounding game, Ashen, in which you wander a desolate landscape, where the only natural light offered comes from the erupting volcanoes that are covering the land in ash, in search for people you can trust and a place you can call home. This is your first look at that game.
Somewhat lighter is the fairy tale-esque Beyond Eyes, in which your hero is a blind girl named Rae. (Daredevil references are welcomed and encouraged.)
This one looks interesting, Cuphead, which is a “run and gun” that looks like it was animated and scored in the 1930s.
Back to a dark and disturbing, the announcement trailer for ION, a massive multiplayer online game where you build and populate huge spaceships that make up humanity’s first attempt to colonize space. Looks like you may need to know your space science for this one.
Are you a fan of Rare games like Perfect Dark, Conker’s Bad Fur Day and Banjo Kazooie, but lost or broke your N64 along the way? Well, good news because Xbox is celebrating 30 years of Rare with 30 games for 30 bucks on one disc.
And then there’s this new Rare game, Sea of Thieves. It’s about pirates (duh).
And now for something completely different, a look at some of the indie games coming soon to Xbox.
Finally, Microsoft just wants to remind you at the end of all this that they have the greatest games line-up.
Release dates are subject to change. And stay tuned here to Nerd Bastards for all the latest news from E3 and the world of video gaming.
Source: Coming Soon