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Phil Spencer Cherry Picks Two Indies From The Xbox E3 Showcase He’s Excited For

And there were so many to choose from!

So many games were thrown at us during Xbox’s E3 Showcase yesterday that one or two may have slipped past you. It was an action-packed conference with very little room to breathe as games came thick and fast. Luckily, Xbox head Phil Spencer is here to highlight two of the smaller titles during the showcase that you should definitely keep an eye out for.

The first one is Replaced – a 2.5D action platformer that has truly impressive pixel art, coming in 2022. Even more exciting is the brutal combat, which looks as glorious and as it does intense. Spencer says the game strikes him as being “unique and different” and he was “proud to have it in the show.”

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Eiyuden Chronicle Rising And Hundred Heroes Confirmed For Xbox Game Pass

Arriving in 2022 and 2023.

During the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase, 505 Games and Rabbit & Bear Studios confirmed two RPG games would be coming to Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, Windows 10 PC and Game Pass.

The first is Eiyuden Chronicle: Hundred Heroes – coming in 2023 and before this will be the release of Eiyuden Chronicle Rising in 2022. No exact dates have been locked in just yet, but again they’ll both be coming to Game Pass.

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Just Dance 2022 Returns To The Dancefloor On Xbox This November

But you better not kill the groove.

There are a few things you can bet on every year when it comes to Ubisoft, and one of them is that a new Just Dance title will release on Xbox. We’re just disappointed there was no dancing panda at E3 2021 to reveal it.

Just Dance 2022 will feature 40 new songs ranging from “chart-topping hits to viral Internet sensations”, including “Believer” by Imagine Dragons and “Level Up” by Ciara, along with a brand-new version of Hall’s “Nails, Hair, Hips, Heels”.

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Splitgate Is A Halo Meets Portal Shooter Coming To Xbox This July

A match made in heaven.

Splitgate is a shooter which mixes Halo and Portal together for one unique PvP experience. It looks pretty neat and is heading to Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S on July 27.

As revealed by IGN, the free-to-play title will support cross-play and cross-gen, allowing all PC and console gamers to tear it up online. As mentioned, this looks to be a hybrid of two very popular franchises. On the Halo side we have all the traditional combat and game modes seen in its multiplayer, right down to a similar version of Capture the Flag. But perhaps the most exciting thing is the ability to shoot portals to teleport across the map.

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The Dark Pictures Anthology: House Of Ashes Descends Into The Underworld This October

“Deep underground, something evil has awakened”.

Bandai Namco has today provided a release date for the latest instalment in the Dark Pictures Anthology entitled ‘House of Ashes’, which will officially be arriving on Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S on October 22.

Pre-orders have yet to go live on the Microsoft Store, but you can pre-order the game physically via the game’s official website, including a special ‘Pazuzu’ collector’s edition featuring an elaborate Underworld Creature Figurine.

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Mini Review: Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection – Welcome Back Ryu Hayabusa, We Missed You

The iconic video game ninja returns.

Ryu Hayabusa has been around since 1988 but if you asked the average gamer who this ninja is, sadly they probably wouldn’t know. Although his hack and slash series Ninja Gaiden has maintained a loyal fanbase over the years, it was Team Ninja’s notoriously difficult 2004 Xbox revival that truly put Ryu back in the spotlight.

This brings us to the Ninja Gaiden: Master Collection – containing three ports from the same period. It includes the PlayStation releases – Ninja Gaiden Sigma (2007) and Sigma 2 (2009), along with Ninja Gaiden 3 Razor’s Edge (2012). Each entry is now capable of running at 60 FPS in 4K and most of the extra modes and DLC are included in these enhanced versions. Unfortunately, online multiplayer didn’t make the cut.

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Dark Alliance Gets A New Gameplay Trailer, Coming To Xbox Game Pass This Month

Along with the first details on post-launch plans.

The latest trailer for the upcoming release of Dungeons & Dragons: Dark Alliance has dropped, giving us a look at how gameplay works in the explosive action RPG which is set to launch on Xbox Game Pass on Tuesday, June 22.

You can check out the video above, and the first post-launch plans for the game have also been revealed today, including the announcement that 2-player split-screen couch co-op will arrive as part of the first DLC this summer, alongside new levels. New difficulty rankings will be added in the second DLC, and the first expansion drops this Fall.

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Talking Point: What Have You Bought With Your Microsoft Rewards Points?

Have you put those points to good use?

If you’re located in a region that supports it (and sadly, we know plenty of fans still aren’t), Microsoft Rewards is an amazing way to convert just a few minutes of work per-day into actual currency that can be used to buy Xbox games.

We’re not going to go into the specifics of Microsoft Rewards here (you can find more exhaustive guides elsewhere on Pure Xbox), but rest assured it really is a legitimate way of earning enough points to buy full-blown AAA releases at launch, and we’ve heard plenty of stories from the pX community of doing just that with Mass Effect Legendary Edition, Resident Evil Village and many other highly-anticipated new titles in recent months.

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Stardew Valley’s Latest Update Has Apparently Broken The Xbox Version

Update: It should be working again soon.

Update : ConcernedApe says the issue has now been resolved and should be working on this platform within the next few hours.


Original article : If you’re an avid fan of the farming and social simulator Stardew Valley and happen to play on Xbox, we’ve got some unfortunate news to share.

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Mini Review: Wreckfest For Xbox Series X – A Visually Impressive, Messily Executed Upgrade

Racing to the symphony of destruction.

Oh boy, where do you even start with this one? You might remember that back in March, destructive Xbox Game Pass racer Wreckfest received a very generous free 4K, 60FPS patch for Xbox Series X, making it run better than ever on next-gen consoles. It was a genuinely fantastic addition to the game, but the PlayStation 5 never received it, and so another upgrade (this time at a cost of £9.99 / $9.99) has arrived to improve the visuals even further.

Unfortunately though, the upgrade process is unnecessarily confusing on Xbox. Instead of acting as a native Xbox Series X version of Wreckfest, the upgrade simply serves as DLC for the main game, and there’s never any indication that you’re playing a next-gen edition of the racer, which is bizarre to say the least. It’s better to think of this upgrade as more of a graphics add-on, rather than a brand-new ‘optimised’ Xbox Series X and S addition.

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