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Very few of the games developed by Square Enix in Japan make it to the Xbox One. But the publisher is making an exception for their epic new RPG, Final Fantasy XV. Over a decade in the making, Xbox One owners are able to download it through the Xbox Games Store now. After that, they can delve into its world of technology and magic and attempt to retake the Kingdom of Lucis alongside Noctis and his friends.
Xbox One owners will also be able to download The Crew: Ultimate Edition this week. This special edition of Ubisoft’s coast-to-coast racing game includes the original release of The Crew, the Wild Run expansion, the Calling All Cars expansion, and all of the Season Pass content.
More information on both of these games can be found right here:
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Final Fantasy XV ($59.99)
Noctis, crown prince of the magical Kingdom of Lucis, embarks on a quest to reclaim his homeland in this action RPG. Take up the steering wheel and hit the road with your colorful companions to explore a vast and breathtaking world. Invoke the power of your ancestors and effortlessly warp through the air in thrilling combat. Longtime fans and fresh faces alike, get ready to experience cutting-edge interactive entertainment in this fantasy based on reality.
The Crew: Ultimate Edition ($49.99)
Explore the first realistic recreation of the entire USA ever built for a driving game in The Crew Ultimate Edition, your all inclusive edition of the revolutionary action driving game The Crew. This bundle includes The Crew, The Crew Wild Run expansion, The Crew Calling All Units expansion and the Season Pass. Roam the ultimate driving playground on and off road in a 5000km² open world. Master every terrain with powerful cars, agile motorcycles, unstoppable monster trucks or roaring dragsters. Be spontaneous, turn on-road encounters into intense rivalries or bond with friends, creating instant challenges with fellow drivers. Chose the badge or the street, fly solo or join a police squad and use your special abilities to track down and chase Street Racers all over the US. Over 120 Licensed Vehicles, 220+ Tuning Kits and a 30+ hours story campaign.
After ten years of hard work (and a name change and a platform shift), Square Enix is finally ready to unleash Final Fantasy XV on the world. Set to launch this week for the PS4 and Xbox One, the game follows Noctis and his friends in a world of magic and technology that’s on the brink of war. It’s a pretty standard setting for the Final Fantasy franchise, but its epic development period certainly adds an extra layer of intrigue to things.
A number of other games will be available on store shelves this week, but none of them have the same level of hype.
Of course, that’s probably exactly how Nintendo would like fans to look at Super Mario Maker For Nintendo 3DS. The level editor is slightly shrunk down from its Wii U debut (levels can no longer be uploaded online, for example), but players will still be able share levels locally, and the brand new Medal Challenge looks interesting.
Ubisoft has a trio of new games available in stores this including the extreme sports simulation Steep (which includes skiing, snowboarding, paragliding, and wingsuiting) for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One. Open world hackathon Watch Dogs 2 will make its PC debut this week, and The Crew: Ultimate Edition will collect the original game and all of its downloadable content into a single package on the PS4 and Xbox One.
Finally this week, PQube will release the time-bending visual novel SteinsGate 0 for the PS4 and Vita.
The full list of this week’s new retail releases can be found after the break. (more…)
Welcome to this week’s Xbox Game Store update, where Xbox One and Xbox 360 owners will get their first chance to try out these new games:
- The Crew (Xbox One) -, Ubisoft’s multiplayer cross-country racer.
- Game of Thrones: Iron From Ice (Xbox One, Xbox 360) – The first episode (of six) in Telltale’s Game of Thrones adaptation.
- Chivalry: Medieval Warfare (Xbox 360) – The online-only medieval melee game makes its way to consoles for the first time.
- Syberia (Xbox 360) – The point-and-click classic comes to HD consoles for the first time.
More details about all of these games can be found after the break. (more…)
Even the PlayStation Store slows down in December as Sony has added eight new titles to their digital storefront.
Leading the way is Ubisoft’s coast-to-coast racer, The Crew (PS4), which is available in both a standard edition and a “Gold Edition.” Also available this week is the first episode of Telltale’s Game of Thrones (PS4) adaptation, Iron From Ice. Both games are joined by Secret Ponchos (PS4), Switchblade Monkeys’ Old West arena shooter (which is free for PlayStation Plus subscribers).
More information about all three of these games (as well as a few other new releases) can be found after the break. And as always, a complete rundown of this week’s new game add-ons can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)
New Releases: Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, The Crew, Kingdom Hearts 2.5 ReMix, More
Welcome to December, ladies and gentlemen! On the average, December is a month that doesn’t see many new releases, but 2014 appears to be different. Six major releases will be available in stores this week, which is extremely atypical for the the first week of the final month of the year.
We start things off with the delightful and adorable Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker for the Wii U. Based on the Captain Toad sections found in last year’s Super Mario 3D World, Nintendo may have outdone themselves with their latest attempt to cram a ton of cuteness into a game while keeping the gameplay appropriate for all ages. Yup, I thinkl Toad in an archaeologist costume searching for lost treasure means we’ve finally reached “Maximum Nintendo.”
Next up is Ubisoft’s cross-country racer The Crew. Available for the PC, PS4, Xbox One, and Xbox 360, Ubisoft held several beta tests to ensure that The Crew’s online modes work like a charm. Also available this week is Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMix, a new Kingdom Hearts compilation for the PS3.
Speaking of compilations, Nintendo has smushed together both NES Remix games into a Wii U retail disc known as the NES Remix Pack. It’ll be joined by Ultimate NES Remix, a 3DS edition of the NES-based minigame collection.
Ubisoft has announced that The Crew, their open-world racer for the PC, PS4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One, will now be released on December 2. Previously scheduled for a November 11 launch, the publisher pushed the game back so they could conduct another closed beta sometime in November. This will be the fourth closed beta for The Crew after two separate tests on the PC and another exclusively for PS4/Xbox One players.
“We received a lot of valuable information from the recent PC and console betas,” Creative Director Julian Gerighty told Ubisoft’s UbiBlog. “We are now scrutinizing all of the player feedback so we can ensure that The Crew delivers the seamless open-world experience that meets everyone’s high expectations.”
According to Gerighty, feedback from the betas has resulted in several substantial changes to the game including “the option to fully remove the HUD so players can enjoy the scenery as they roam freely through a massive re-creation of the United States, to fine-tuning the collisions to be even more realistic and adding in new visual effects.” The Ubisoft Reflections developer has also tweaked police AI and improved the game’s voice chat after the first three rounds of player feedback.
There’s also a good chance that Ubisoft moved The Crew to ensure the game wasn’t overshadowed by the November 11 launch of Assassin’s Creed: Rogue and Assassin’s Creed: Unity, the company’s flagship titles for the Fall.
You could set your watch by the games within Ubisoft’s booth at this year’s PAX Prime convention. Assassin’s Creed, Far Cry, a few downloadables. We know the drill. But if you’re interested in Ubisoft’s Fall lineup, and you’re going to be at PAX Prime, you should definitely check them out.
New videos for Assassin’s Creed: Unity and Assassin’s Creed: Rogue will be on hand. But if you’re looking for something to play, there’s the open-world racing game The Crew, the whimsical strategy of Toy Soldiers: War Chest, and the crazed insanity of Far Cry 4.
And if you’re a Tetris fan, Ubisoft is hold two events on Sunday, August 31 to prepare players for the launch of Tetris Ultimate. “Tetris: The Video Game That Changed the World” will be held at 3:00 PM (Pacific Time) in the Hedgehog Theatre at the Grand Hyatt. Tetris creator Alexey Pajitnov will take the stage to talk about the history of Tetris and what’s in store for the first next-generation game in the franchise. And at 5:00 PM, Pajitnov will move over to the Paramount Theatre (911 Pine Street) to meet fans and sign autographs.
More details on all of the games found in Ubisoft’s booth can be found after the break. (more…)
Ubisoft’s The Crew finally has a release date. The publisher’s massively mutiplayer racer will be available for the PC, PS4, and Xbox One on November 11. You can check out the game’s ultra-fast E3 trailer above.