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It’s a big day for the Xbox Games Store, as a dozen new releases are now available to download through the digital storefront.
We start things off with EA Sports’s annual football simulation, Madden NFL 18. This year, the publisher gave the Xbox One game a “significant visual leap” thanks to the use of EA’s proprietary Frostbite Engine. A brand new Story Mode, “Longshot,” will also give Madden fans something new to try out.
Sports fans will also get the chance to put the pedal to the metal in Codemasters’s F1 2017. The Xbox One racer will include a revamped Career Mode and other enhancements over previous entries.
The magic of sports gives way to actual magic in Mages of Mystralia, an overhead action RPG from Borealys Games. Players will be able to create their own spellbook to solve the puzzles and overcome obstacles “put in place by people who do not want you to succeed.”
Finally, Bandai Namco will re-release the first three games in the Naruto Shippuden series (Naruto: Ultimate Ninja Storm, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 2, and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 3 – Full Burst) for the Xbox One with improved graphics and sound.
You can learn more about all of today’s new releases after the break. (more…)
Earlier this week Borealys Games announced their upcoming action RPG, Mages of Mystralia, will also be released for the PS4 in Spring 2017. Already in development for the PC, the announcement was made on the PlayStation Blog, along with the release of a new trailer and a bit more information about the game’s backstory:
To feel powerful and wise, you must first know what it’s like to be weak and unwise. In Mages of Mystralia, you play as Zia, a young girl who discovers one day that she has the gift of magic. In the Mystralia universe, magic is known to exist, but it is rare — and illegal. Zia goes into exile on a quest to learn the ways of magic and master her skills. Along the way, she discovers runes which can be combined in different ways to create new spells.
Mages of Mystralia’s spellcasting is said to give players “potentially millions of ways” to craft new spells, and PS4 fans will get the chance to test out a demo of the game’s magic system next month at the PlayStation Experience in Anaheim.
Dan Adelman, Mages of Mystralia’s PR Guru, also revealed that Borealys is in discussions with Microsoft to bring the game to the Xbox One. While Adelman didn’t have anything official to announce just yet, he said on Twitter that the talks have produced “positive vibes all around.”
Another PAX East has come to an end, but Mike “Gabe” Krahulik, Jerry “Tycho” Holkins, and game developers from around the world will return to Boston next year for more shenanigans. In the meantime, I’ve got an overflowing notebook and thoughts on more than a dozen titles from the final days of the expo. (more…)