Guerrilla Warfare Showcased in the Third Limited Edition Rise of the Tomb Raider Poster
This week at the GameStop Manager’s Show, Xbox and Crystal Dynamics unveiled the third poster in a limited edition series, showcasing each of the unique and thrilling themes in Rise of the Tomb Raider. The poster will be available in limited quantities exclusively at GameStop to gamers who pre-order Rise of the Tomb Raider on Xbox One and can be picked up in store when the game releases on November 10th. Following Geof Darrow’s take on “women-vs-wild” at San Diego Comic-Con and La Boca’s interpretation of “tombs” at gamescom, Frank Kozik, CEO of Kid Robot, and the legendary artist responsible for some of the most iconic music posters for Nirvana, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and Pearl Jam (to name a few) took on the challenge of designing a poster for Rise of the Tomb Raider, and showcases “guerrilla warfare” in his trademark style.
gamescom 2015: Xbox Daily: LIVE @ gamescom Thursday Recap
We’re in full swing now, as we head toward the weekend of gamescom 2015. Xbox Live’s Major Nelson, Acey Bongos, and Julia Hardy just wrapped the second and final episode of their live show, Xbox Daily: LIVE @ gamescom for 2015. Today, they covered some serious ground – including Forza Motorsport 6, FIFA 16, Rise of the Tomb Raider, the new Xbox Elite Wireless Controller and more. Xbox Daily: LIVE @ gamescom had it all from Thursday in Cologne.
Watch the full video-on-demand replay below, or jump to the following segments at these timestamps:
[02:56] Our hosts discuss some of their favorite moments from gamescom 2015 so far, [04:48] Forza Motorsport 6 – Turn 10’s Dan Greenawalt showcases a special 2017 Ford Focus RS, with a one-of-a-kind livery designed by an Xbox fan, [08:35] Rise of the Tomb Raider – Crystal Dynamics’ Brian Horton reveals a first look at footage for the next installment in the highly anticipated Tomb Raider franchise, coming exclusively to Xbox One this holiday season, [12:32] 343 Industries’ Kiki Wolfkill gives you a closer look at the 1 TB custom-designed Xbox One Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition Bundle, [17:22] Shannon Loftis from Microsoft Studios joins us to talk games like Crackdown 3, Scalebound, and Quantum Break, [24:56] FIFA 16 – Step up to the pitch and take a closer look at FIFA 16 on Xbox One, [29:41] Get up-close and personal with the new Xbox Elite Wireless Controller, and see how you can use the custom application to program virtually unlimited ways of playing, [37:11] Unravel – Get a closer look at Unravel, from Electronic Arts and independent Swedish developer Coldwood,
[39:46] Ori and the Blind Forest – Thomas Mahler and Gennadiy Korol from Moon Studios unveil the latest expansion of the Ori world with the Definitive Edition, coming to Windows 10 PC and Xbox One later this year, [42:32] We Happy Few – Guillaume Provost from Compulsion Games shares more on the ID@Xbox title We Happy Few, which is joining more than 30 indie games that are coming to Windows 10 PC, [46:48] New Xbox One Experience – Richard Irving provides a walkthrough revealing some of the latest updates coming in the New Xbox One Experience, launching globally this fall, [49:13] ARK: Survival Evolved – Studio Wildcard’s Jesse Rapczak talks more about the journey to bring ARK: Survival Evolved to Xbox One, [55:41] Mad Max – Don’t miss our exclusive look at Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment and Avalanche Studios’ stunning Mad Max in action and [61:39] ID@Xbox – Check out the latest from ID@Xbox, including more than 150 new titles coming in the next 12 months. There’s a lot to look forward to!
gamescom 2015: Xbox Daily: LIVE @ gamescom Wednesday Recap
It’s here: gamescom 2015, the largest consumer gaming show in the world, is upon us – and Xbox is sharing news at every turn. Yesterday, we hosted the Xbox gamescom 2015 Briefing, where we showcased how we’re making the greatest games lineup in Xbox history even better. Today, we kept the news coming throughout the day with Xbox Daily: LIVE @ gamescom, our live show hosted by Larry Hryb, Xbox Live’s Major Nelson, Graeme Boyd, Xbox Live’s Acey Bongos, and Julia Hardy. Check out the latest from Scalebound, Halo Wars 2, Crackdown 3, and Quantum Break. Xbox Daily: LIVE @ gamescom broke it all down, straight from gamescom.
Watch the full video-on-demand replay below, or jump to the following segments at these timestamps:
[04:59] Our hosts share their thoughts on all the exciting news from yesterday’s Xbox briefing, [07:23] Halo Wars 2 – Don’t miss the brand-new teaser trailer for Halo Wars 2, [10:15] Quantum Break – Remedy’s Sam Lake and Quantum Break lead actor Shawn Ashmore discuss the studio’s 2016 blockbuster game, [15:47] Mafia 3 – Hangar 14 Games’ Haden Blackman joins the hosts to take a closer look at the recently revealed Mafia 3, [19:56] Crackdown 3 – Dave Jones from Reagent Games stops by the set to discuss how Crackdown 3 on Xbox One will deliver unrivaled destruction, [24:27] Rainbow Six Siege – Check out the latest in-action trailer from Ubisoft’s Rainbow Six Siege, [25:18] Killer Instinct: Season 3 – Ken Lobb unveils a never-before-seen character trailer for the newly announced season of Killer Instinct, launching in early 2016 on Xbox One and Windows 10, [30:15] Cobalt – Oxeye Lead Developers Daniel Brynolf and Pontus Hammarberg demo Cobalt, a console exclusive coming to Xbox One and Xbox 360, [33:24] Phil Spencer, Head of Xbox, talks about the biggest announcements from yesterday’s briefing, and the games he’s most excited about, [39:30] Fable Legends – Check out the exclusive world premiere video documentary for Fable Legends, [44:32] Thimbleweed Park – ID@Xbox showed several innovative new titles at gamescom, and Ron Gilbert stops by to give a closer look at Thimbleweed Park, [48:16] Homefront: The Revolution – Get a glimpse at what’s coming in the brand-new trailer for Homefront: The Revolution, [50:17] Halo 5: Guardians – 343 Industries’ Josh Holmes talks the return of Halo eSports with the Halo World Championship, [53:46] Scalebound – Check out the latest footage from the on-stage demo for the next great action-RPG from critically-acclaimed developer PlatinumGames and renowned game director Hideki Kamiya,
[59:52] Final Fantasy XV – Check out an exclusive trailer reveal for Final Fantasy XV, with a word from game director Hajime Tabata.
gamescom 2015: Lara Croft Fears Nothing in Rise of the Tomb Raider
2013’s reboot of the Tomb Raider series was awesome, visceral, pulse-pounding. But Rise of the Tomb Raider feels like what that reboot was building toward: This is the new Lara Croft, an extremely capable, suitably badass heroine that does what she needs to.
Whereas in 2013’s Tomb Raider, Lara Croft was a somewhat vulnerable character who learned to become what she had to be, this Lara Croft is seemingly well acquainted with weaponry, and has no qualms about doing what she needs to do. And it’s a good thing, too, as her enemies – the mysterious, military-grade-weapon-wielding Trinity – will stop at nothing to beat Ms. Croft to the punch.
In the gamescom 2015 briefing demo, we got to witness Lara’s array of attacks, both stealth-based and all-out assault. With her trusty bow in hand, Lara can take out enemies from far away, and can even fire two arrows at once – simultaneously dropping a pair of unwitting guards. Creeping through the underbrush or leaping from rooftops both allow Lara to take out all the baddies she pleases. Loose bottles and other objects can be used as distracting sound lures, or as weapons for surprise attacks. Lara has no dearth of ways to drop fools.
But it’s not all about sneaking around and silently ushering unwitting guns-for-hire to their demise; Lara can bring out the big guns when she needs to. We got to watch as Croft blew up an explosive barrel, and used the opportunity to launch a full-on attack, shotgun in hand. With a combination of grenades, smoke bombs, and heavy artillery, Lara gunned down enemies like the most badass action star on the planet.
gamescom 2015: Halo 5: Guardians Goes Big with Premium Hardware
If you’re anything like us, you’re itching to get your hands on the eagerly awaited Halo 5: Guardians, the biggest title in the greatest games lineup in Xbox history and the most awarded version of Halo ever at E3. Well, you don’t have long to wait – it’s coming on October 27. To celebrate, we’re excited to announce several new Halo-inspired premium hardware options which will be available in the weeks leading up to launch. We’ve got the Xbox One Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition bundle, a pair of limited edition Halo 5: Guardians wireless controllers, and a killer new gaming headset from our friends at ASTRO Gaming – available for pre-order today.
Our Xbox One Halo 5: Guardians Limited Edition Bundle is headlined by a 1TB custom-designed Xbox One console and controller, inspired by Spartan Locke and UNSC technology. It features two-tone paneling, blue metallic accents, graphics on the vents, and in-game sounds, including the Plasma Grenade charging up when turning the console on, smart-link activation when hitting the eject button and more. The sleek design details extend to the included Limited Edition wireless controller – which complements the console with chrome and metal details, and a honeycomb pattern and insignias. It also includes a 3.5mm audio jack, allowing you to plug your favorite gaming or audiophile headphones directly into the controller, making it perfect for Halo 5 multiplayer sessions. And, the mono Xbox One Chat headset is included, featuring mute switch, rotational volume dial and adjustable mic boom. The bundle is truly a one-of-a-kind collector’s item.
gamescom 2015: Xbox Unveils More of Its Greatest Games Lineup in History
Today, Xbox opened gamescom 2015, the world’s biggest interactive games and entertainment expo, with new game reveals for Xbox and Windows 10, extending the company’s greatest lineup in Xbox history into 2016.
The company debuted world-premiere gameplay of anticipated exclusives Crackdown 3, Scalebound and Killer Instinct Season 3, alongside a new gameplay demo of the heavily anticipated Quantum Break.
Xbox also announced Halo Wars 2 - an exciting new strategy game packed with fast-paced action, massive battles and an all-new Halo story, coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 in fall 2016.
Shawn Ashmore, lead actor for Remedy Entertainment’s Quantum Break, surprised fans as he took the stage with Remedy’s Creative Director Sam Lake to discuss and showcase the game’s latest time-amplified gameplay features.
By popular fan request, Xbox announced DVR for Over-the-Air TV is coming to Xbox One as a subscription-free service1 in 2016. Once Xbox One is set up for over-the-air TV, Xbox One owners will be able to record their favorite TV shows, movies and sporting events and store them onto a hard drive, so the amount of recorded content is only limited by the size of the drive.
gamescom 2015: Play with Ultimate Destruction in Crackdown 3
Are you ready to become a super-powered Agent of justice? Ready to explore the heights of a futuristic city, race through streets in a transforming vehicle, and use some amazing abilities to tear apart a ruthless criminal empire?
Well, you’d better get ready… Crackdown 3 has just been unveiled and it’s an Xbox One exclusive like no other – a sandbox of mayhem and destruction featuring an open-world campaign that you’ll be able to play cooperatively online, and a revolutionary new cloud-powered multiplayer mode where destruction is your ultimate weapon.
Honoring the classic, open-world Crackdown experience adored by fans, Crackdown 3 is bringing you a 4-person co-operative campaign enhanced with a new dynamic story, cutting-edge weapons and vehicles, enemies you’ll love to hate – and of course, tons of orbs to collect!