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The Division 2 Now Available for Pre-Order on Xbox One

Listen up, Agents! In anticipation of The Division 2’s launch on March 15, 2019, the game is now available for pre-order on Xbox One. Set in Washington D.C., the game takes place seven months after the events of the first game. While the virus has been contained, its effects are most evident in the devastated streets of the nation's capital where survivors cling to hope and struggle to rebuild. Enter The Division, a unit of civilian sleeper Agents who now must gear-up and work to stop enemy factions from completely taking over the city – and ultimately, the nation. With civilians helpless and fearing for their lives, players will be the last line of defense in preventing the total... Read more: The Division 2 Now Available for Pre-Order on Xbox One

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Revealing Life is Strange 2 and Uncovering the Clues Left in Captain Spirit

Life is Strange 2 has been revealed and you can find out everything you need to know from this very first trailer. Life is Strange 2 features an entirely new cast of characters, a new storyline and yes, a new power... The main characters this time are brothers Sean and Daniel Diaz. Sean, at 16 years of age, is embroiled in the usual high school intricacies you might expect at that age. His younger brother Daniel looks up to Sean and his friends while remaining playfully cheeky. The two live in Seattle with their father Esteban, who works as a car mechanic. The brother’s peaceful life, however, is struck with sudden tragedy and they are forced to flee, leaving their home and... Read more: Revealing Life is Strange 2 and Uncovering the Clues Left in Captain Spirit

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Skyforge Battle Royale Sends Players to the Battleground

With Skyforge, we established the world of Aelion, a place where tech meets the divine where you play as an immortal and work your way up to become Junior and Elder Gods. Throughout your journey, you can find Adepts, mortal citizens that worship and pray for you. At the moment those non-playable characters can be sent on small adventures for resources and tidbits of story features; our writers made sure that our players will have a good laugh reading those. We looked at our current setup of Adepts thought the game and examined how to evolve it into something more meaningful. Then we came to the idea of a battle royale mode where normal citizens fight against each other in a... Read more: Skyforge Battle Royale Sends Players to the Battleground

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Arm Yourself – Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is Arriving on Xbox One March 22, 2019

After a thrilling reveal at E3, the teams at FromSoftware and Activision are excited to shed more light on Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. Starting off, fans will be excited to learn that the game will be officially available on March 22, 2019 on Xbox One and is available for pre-order starting today on the Microsoft Store in select markets. And for the diehard fans who can’t wait until then, get ready to dive into the first-ever public hands-on experience this week at gamescom 2018. Now let’s jump into what else is coming to the world and warrior of Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice. As shown in the debut trailer at E3, the one-armed wolf is equipped to handle an endless array of foes through a... Read more: Arm Yourself – Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is Arriving on Xbox One March 22, 2019

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Next Week on Xbox: New Games for August 21 – 24

Welcome to Next Week on Xbox, where we cover all the new games coming soon to Xbox One! Every week the team at Xbox aims to deliver quality gaming content for you to enjoy on your favorite gaming console. To find out what’s coming soon to Xbox One, read on below and click on each of the game profiles for pre-order details (dates are subject to... Read more: Next Week on Xbox: New Games for August 21 – 24

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This Week on Xbox: August 17, 2018

We know you’re busy and might miss out on all the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the past week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Or, if you’d rather watch than read, you can feast your eyes on our weekly video show above. Be sure to come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox! Inside Xbox is Live from gamescom on Tuesday, August 21 Inside Xbox kicks off one of the world’s largest video game shows with a live broadcast direct from Cologne, Germany on Tuesday, August 21 at 7:30 a.m. PDT/10:30 a.m. EDT... Read more: This Week on Xbox: August 17, 2018

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How a Joke About a Street Turned into Drunk-Fu: Wasted Masters

After years of ups & downs, Rusto has accepted that we should do what we do best: Brawl & rage in an intoxicated fury... virtually, at least. Rusto itself is a core team of three supported by (occasional) hired helpers. We fund our development from the sale of our previous games and good old bootstrapping from work for hire. Drunk-Fu’s origins are as a side project during Rusto’s earlier years when we were joking that the local bar street in our hometown of Kajaani is restless enough to deserve its own game. The street was called Luotikuja which roughly translates to “Bullet alley,” so the first prototypes were named Kuja as the original test level was modeled after... Read more: How a Joke About a Street Turned into Drunk-Fu: Wasted Masters

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Hero Defense Available Now on Xbox One

Hero Defense has been in development for three years and it was a very long journey up until now – we’re finally bringing it to Xbox One and we’re extremely excited about this as we have always loved gaming on Xbox. In the beginning, we had one goal: To bring the tower defense genre into the future and the next level by replacing towers with immersive movable heroes with whom players can connect. In the wake of this initial vision, the long development time was inevitable, as neither giving it up nor making compromises, which in our opinion would have resulted in a lower quality of our game, was not an option. The development of Hero Defense helped us to grow as a company in... Read more: Hero Defense Available Now on Xbox One

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Getting Started in MUT with Madden NFL 19

Madden season is here and it’s time to get your stick skills in game shape and start dominating those intense head-to-head match-ups. Madden NFL 19 brings the digital NFL experience to a new level. Whether you’re a returning player or this is your first season, there’s tons to dive into. You want to build your NFL dream team? Madden Ultimate Team is the destination to assemble a roster filled with the greatest names in football, both past and present. Let’s break down what you need to know to build your Madden Ultimate Team.  This season, contracts are gone, so that’s one less resource to manage. Player progression also allows you to keep your favorite NFL stars and make... Read more: Getting Started in MUT with Madden NFL 19

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Road Redemption Coming Soon to Xbox One

With Road Redemption, we focused on making sure its gameplay is immediately satisfying, while still offering depth and rewards for those who spend time to master its systems. We believe this should be the goal of all action game developers. Within the first five minutes of launching the game, you’ll be knocking opponents off their bikes and kicking them into roadside embankments. We took inspiration from the Call of Duty franchise and populated the game's first few levels with enemies that go down on one or two hits. This makes you feel powerful in these early levels; as long as a player can drive and press one of the two melee attack buttons, they'll have a good time. Road Redemption... Read more: Road Redemption Coming Soon to Xbox One

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Defuse a Bomb with Your Friends in Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

We're super proud to have launched Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes on Xbox One today! Defusing bombs isn’t something that can be done solo though, so I wanted to give you a rundown of what to expect. You’re going to need to cooperate with your friends to solve these perplexing puzzles before time runs out. Pop quiz hotshot: there's a bomb in front of you and you've got 5 minutes to defuse it. What do you do? What do you do? Gather the team How would I handle it? I'm starting up a party chat and getting my friends on the line to help me out. They don't need even need the game - they just need to go to www.bombmanual.com to get the Bomb Defusal Manual. Or maybe you'll... Read more: Defuse a Bomb with Your Friends in Keep Talking and Nobody Explodes

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See Maps and Multiplayer in Action in New Battlefield V Trailer

We’re only weeks away from the Battlefield V open beta, and the latest trailer shows the four debuting maps set early in World War II. The trailer’s packed with shots of heated battles showcasing improvements of game mechanics central to the Battlefield franchise, like chaotic 64-player battles, supreme destruction, and signature rock-paper-scissors gameplay that rewards skill and strategy. Want more details around the Devastation of Rotterdam trailer? Let’s get to it! New Maps: Rotterdam, Devastation, Twisted Steel, and Hamada Our maps debuting in this trailer are inspired by the earliest battlefields of the Second World War. The first scenes take place on the Rotterdam map.... Read more: See Maps and Multiplayer in Action in New Battlefield V Trailer

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What’s New with Xbox Customer Support

Team Xbox is always working to bring you great games, enhanced capabilities, and new ways to play and connect with your friends. As a support team, we want to provide fast and effective help whenever you need it and in the form that works best for you. We’re bringing you new features and new ways to connect with your choice of support channel – whether that’s through Xbox Assist on your Xbox One, online at support.xbox.com, or through support forums. Today we’re excited to give you a heads up on some recent changes as well as the next wave of new capabilities you’ll see in Xbox Support: Xbox Assist improvements - Last Fall we launched Xbox Assist on Xbox One to help you... Read more: What’s New with Xbox Customer Support

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10 Insider Tips for Airheart’s Colorful Airplane World Above the Clouds

In Airheart, your goal is to get to the top of the skies and catch the legendary skywhale. To succeed, you’ll need to battle pirates and drones, catch lots of fish and most importantly: stay alive! You play as Amelia, a young pilot, and fisherwoman wishing to reach the edge of the world and make the big catch. But since you’re living on the poor underside of Granaria, a flying city in the clouds, your way to the top will be especially hard. I played a couple of hundred hours of Airheart during development and I think I’ve got some nice tips for you for making the life of a fisherwoman easier. Don’t shoot the friendlies, or don’t be caught doing it On the first few... Read more: 10 Insider Tips for Airheart’s Colorful Airplane World Above the Clouds

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Tips and Tricks for Wailing Heights, Available Now on Xbox One

Wailing Heights, a body-hopping adventure game that lets you sing your soul into hand-drawn hipster vampires, vegan werewolves and soul-singing zombies is now available on Xbox One. The puzzles are inspired by classic adventure games such as Monkey Island, Broken Sword and the more recent Thimbleweed Park, and we would like to share a few Tips & Tricks so you are not left scratching your head for long. Lyrical Puzzles You play as Francis Finkelstein, a washed-up singer-songwriter whose only claim-to-fame was managing the biggest rock band of the 60’s; The Deadbeats. Francis hasn’t had a gig in 40 years, so when the last of the Deadbeats passes away, he’s excited to be... Read more: Tips and Tricks for Wailing Heights, Available Now on Xbox One

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Turning the Metal up to 11 in Coffee Crisis, Available Now on Xbox One

Hello, Xbox fans! We're excited to bring Coffee Crisis, our neo-rogue brawler to the Xbox One today. I wanted to introduce the game and explain what makes this dark brew of beat 'em up action so incredibly metal. Right out of the gate, Coffee Crisis hits players with a hard and heavy plot. An evil deep space race of aliens has come to strip humanity of its most precious accomplishments - Wi-Fi, coffee, and heavy metal. The game stars two baristas from a heavy metal themed coffee shop who use the Seven Demon Blend as a weapon against this threat. It's a campy story that never lets up on the intensity, just like a heavy metal guitar solo. Next, we knew that the gameplay would have... Read more: Turning the Metal up to 11 in Coffee Crisis, Available Now on Xbox One

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Inside Xbox One X Enhanced: Shadow of the Tomb Raider

Many of gaming’s most compelling stories come from those who’ve helped to create our favorite Xbox One games. In our Inside Xbox One X Enhanced series, these creators will share the behind-the-scenes accounts of the work involved in enhancing these epic games for Xbox One X, how they’ve helped chart the course of the world’s most powerful console, and what that means for the future of gaming. Today, we’ll be chatting with Eidos-Montreal Programming Director Frédéric Robichaud on the highly anticipated Shadow of the Tomb Raider which sees Lara Croft’s defining moment as she becomes the Tomb Raider. What specifically is your development team doing to enhance Shadow of the... Read more: Inside Xbox One X Enhanced: Shadow of the Tomb Raider

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Graveyard Keeper Digs Itself up on Xbox One and Xbox Game Pass

Graveyard Keeper is a game about choices, dark humor, and making profit from bodies of fallen RPG heroes, and is available beginning later today on Xbox One and Xbox Game Pass. Over two years ago we were coming off the launch of Punch Club and brainstorming random ideas for what a next game could be. We wanted to expand on a systems-focused game like that game, but go into dark humor territory. The original idea was literally two words: Graveyard. Tycoon. It quickly became the working title for a prototype. In it, you’d have a Punch Club-style point-and-click interface, and would build & manage a medieval graveyard. The problem with doing a Tycoon-style game became very... Read more: Graveyard Keeper Digs Itself up on Xbox One and Xbox Game Pass

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Rainbow Six Siege Free Weekend Starts Tomorrow for Xbox Live Gold Members

With more than 35 million players, the Rainbow Six Siege community is growing bigger by the day. If you haven’t yet experienced the tense, tactical gameplay of Siege, you’re in luck. All Xbox Live Gold members will be able to try out the full Rainbow Six Siege experience for free beginning Thursday, August 16 at 12:01 a.m. PDT, until Sunday, August 19 at 11:59 p.m. PDT. During that time, players will have access to all the content available in the Standard Edition of the game, including every map and mode for PvP online play, as well as the PvE mode, Terrorist Hunt. Along with the free weekend, Xbox One players who decide to purchase Rainbow Six Siege between August 16 and August 27... Read more: Rainbow Six Siege Free Weekend Starts Tomorrow for Xbox Live Gold Members

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The Two Sides of Space Hulk: Tactics, Coming Soon to Xbox One

Warhammer 40,000 returns to Xbox One with Space Hulk: Tactics, an enhanced adaption of the classic turn-based strategy board game, coming October 9, and now available for pre-order on the Microsoft Store. In Space Hulk: Tactics, Marine Terminators face off against merciless alien Genestealers in the tight confines of a space hulk, an ancient amalgamation of starships, smashed together over eons to form a deadly maze and function as a breeding ground for aliens and worse. Traps, locked doors, malfunctioning turrets, and more bar the way. It was vitally important to us to give you equal options on both sides of the fight in Space Hulk: Tactics. For example, both Terminators and... Read more: The Two Sides of Space Hulk: Tactics, Coming Soon to Xbox One

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Call of Cthulhu’s Creeping Terror Coming to Xbox One October 30

Horror comes in many forms. The sudden strike of the hammer, the slow drip of a blood-soaked corridor, the crunch of a monstrous creature feasting on bones. Each evokes their own emotion, their own feeling. What we’re most proud of in Call of Cthulhu is our atmosphere and the creeping sense of dread we chose to evoke. At Darkwater Island in 1924, its people, its culture, the buildings, even the sea are strange, distorted, and downright weird. We needed to create this atmosphere because that’s the kind of universe the Cthulhu mythos is built on, not one of terrifying aliens or skin-eating chainsaw-wielders. It is weird and cruel, the creeping madness of paranoia, the unexplainable, a... Read more: Call of Cthulhu’s Creeping Terror Coming to Xbox One October 30