Watch the Full Halo: The Master Chief Collection Developer Panel from SDCC 14
Last week, thousands of fan lined up at San Diego Comic-Con for an early look at the greatest collection of games in Xbox history. Halo: The Master Chief Collection is a treat for long-time and new Halo fans alike, offering up each of the four games starring the titular protagonist (that’s Halo: Combat Evolved Anniversary, the beautifully re-mastered Halo 2: Anniversary, Halo 3, and Halo 4 for anyone counting) for the cost of a regular retail game. With The Master Chief Collection hitting just in time to commemorate the tenth anniversary of Halo 2, fans were understandably excited to get a peek for themselves.
It's Kill or Be Killed This Fall with Killer Instinct: Combo Breaker Pack
It's safe to say that the resurrection of Killer Instinct has been a huge success. One of the launch games for Xbox One, the action-packed fighter has proven extremely popular; it was recently featured as one of the main events of this month's massive Evo 2014 fighting game tournament.
The pain train is still running full steam ahead, too: Microsoft Studios and the development team at Iron Galaxy is releasing a special retail version of the game, “Killer Instinct: Combo Breaker Pack” starting September 23 for $19.99.
The pack comes loaded with the game all eight fighters from Season 1. That’s Jago, Sabrewulf, Glacius, Thunder, Sadira, Orchid, Spinal, and Fulgore – giving you plenty of choices for obliterating your opponents – PLUS a code for a bonus fighter from Season 2 - TJ Combo.
And that’s just a piece of the exciting news being announced in anticipation for when Killer Instinct: Season 2 hits Xbox One this later this year. So get those C-C-C-COMBO BREAKERS ready, people!
Xbox One to Launch Next Generation of Gaming in China September 23
Today, Microsoft and BesTV announced Xbox One will launch in China on September 23 with a lineup of blockbuster games and entertainment starting at ¥3,699 RMB. Xbox One is the first gaming and entertainment console approved for sale in China coinciding with the Shanghai Free Trade Zone one-year anniversary. At the Xbox One media briefing, Microsoft and BesTV detailed their plan to launch the Xbox One in China. Demonstrating a strong ecosystem of support, more than 25 developers are building more than 70 games for Xbox One including exclusive content, free to play games, and blockbuster titles. In partnership with BesTV, Xbox One will bring hundreds of thousands of hours of entertainment content including blockbuster movies, sports, documentaries and on-demand TV programs, fitness and exclusive, locally developed applications. Finally, Xbox One is bringing unique value to the Chinese market including innovative pricing models for games, compelling console bundles, local customer support and two year warranty. “We’re honored that Xbox One is the first console approved for sale in China through the Shanghai Free Trade Zone,” said Yusuf Mehdi, corporate vice-president, marketing, Devices and Studios, Microsoft. “We’re dedicated to earning millions of fans in China by working with BesTV to deliver an all in one games and entertainment experience starting September 23.”
P90X for Xbox Fitness Coming Exclusively to Xbox One
We’re thrilled to announce the addition of P90X® for Xbox Fitness, exclusively on Xbox One. Available today, P90X for Xbox Fitness is a 30-day extreme workout program featuring five all-new custom routines designed to get you completely ripped. Your trainer, Tony Horton, will push you to your limits with explosive moves that work your entire body from head to toe. With the help of Kinect for Xbox One, which monitors and corrects your form and function, this one-of-a-kind customized workout will get the results you want fast.
Available today for $59.99, Tony will help you get the results you deserve in 30 days with P90X for Xbox Fitness. What’s more, in mid-August, P90X for Xbox Fitness will make a downloadable calendar and nutrition plan available to give you everything you need to complete your transformation.
Watch the First Trailer for Atari: Game Over
In April, history was made in the world’s most famous garbage dump. After years of speculation spanning countless conspiracy theories, the legend was confirmed: unsold copies of the Atari game E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial were found buried deep outside the dusty town of Alamogordo, New Mexico. While the result of the dig itself was big news (after all, E.T. almost single-handedly destroyed the game industry in the early ‘80s), it’s only one part of a much larger story. That story is finally being told in the upcoming documentary “Atari: Game Over.” Featuring interviews with everyone from the creator of the game to the denizens of Alamogordo, this is one story you won’t want to miss. We’ve got our hands on the first trailer for the movie, so check it out above and be sure to watch “Atari: Game Over” when it comes to Xbox this fall.
SDCC 14: 343 Industries Unveils New Halo: The Master Chief Collection Details
Today, at a developer panel at San Diego Comic-Con, 343 Industries Community Manager Andy ‘Bravo’ Dudynsky, Franchise Development Director Frank O’Connor and Senior Producer Dennis Ries joined Certain Affinity President Max Hoberman and Blur Studios’ Franck Balson to reveal new details for one of this year’s most anticipated games – Halo: The Master Chief Collection.
Highlighting the stunning Xbox One visuals of Halo: The Master Chief Collection, the panel showcased the completely re-mastered campaign of Halo 2: Anniversary and revealed an all-new re-imagined competitive multiplayer map in the fan-favorite of “Zanzibar.”
“Zanzibar” joins the multiplayer maps of “Ascension” and “Coagulation” as the third of six re-imagined Halo 2 multiplayer maps found in Halo: The Master Chief Collection. The next map will be revealed this August at gamescom.
Comic-Con attendees were also treated to a first-look at a trailer featuring the overhauled Halo 2: Anniversary cut-scenes, led by Blur.
SDCC 14: Sunset Overdrive: It's Your Apocalypse, Be Who You Want To Be
This week Microsoft and Insomniac Games unveiled more enticing details on Sunset Overdrive in a new video that details how fans can dive into the vast assortment of customizations featured in the game.
With the ability to mix-and-match a myriad of body types, skin tones, apparel, hair and body art options, Sunset Overdrive lets you create your unique character and assume any gender, race, or look you desire. In the video, you can hear directly from the creators of Sunset Overdrive as they discuss the inspirations behind the game’s customization features and their favorite pieces players can use.
Live out your end-of-times fantasies and be who YOU want to be. You're the hero after all, right? And that’s not all.
Fans who are feeling truly creative can join in on the fun by creating their very own Sunset-inspired design, with a chance for it to be featured in the game post-launch.
In Sunset Overdrive, it’s never been easier to just be you – or create your own post-apocalyptic alter ego!