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Xbox Store Today: Trials of the Blood Dragon, Monkey King Saga, E3 Demos

If you’re looking for new games on the Xbox Games Store this week, you won’t find much, but you will find a handful of new games and a few E3 demos that are definitely worth talking about.

First up is Trials of the Blood Dragon (Xbox One), Ubisoft and RedLynx’s mashup that combines “the top notch gameplay of Trials with the unique style and attitude of Blood Dragon.” That means players can expect a lot of side-scrolling stunt action set within a ridiculously over-the-top universe. But I guess that’s to be expected when your main character is named Rex Power Colt. Also available this week is Monkey King Saga (Xbox One), a top-down tower defense game based on the Journey to the West, one of history’s earliest novels.

However, if you’d rather try out a few free games this week, both id Software and WB Games have added new demos to the Xbox Games Store this week in honor of the E3 Expo. Doom was released a month ago, but anyone who skipped out on the gloriously gory first person shooter can try out the first level now. Meanwhile, Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens will be released in two weeks, but fans can try it out now.

More information on both of this week’s new releases can be found after the break. (more…)

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Trials of the Blood Dragon, Siren, a trio of E3 demos, more added to PS Store

Sony Interactive Entertainment is likely very aware that their fans are indulging in a neverending stream of news and trailers from this year’s E3 Expo, because the PlayStation Store update is pretty bare.

As announced Monday, Ubisoft’s Trials of The Blood Dragon is now available to download for the PS4. The “stunt platformer” takes place in the same universe as Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, and combines the side-scrolling motorbike stunts of the Trials series with the pure insanity of the 2013 shooter.

Also available to download this week is Siren, the latest addition to the PS2-On-PS4 series. The horror title wasn’t the most well-known game on the PS2, but it had a dedicated core of fans that will appreciate replaying its horrific scenarios.

But speaking of horror, the real star of this week’s PlayStation Store update is the trio of demos that are now available to try out… and two of them will bring new horror experiences to PS4 players. First up is Resident Evil 7: Biohazard, a teaser for Capcom’s upcoming entry in the long-running survival horror series. The viewpoint has switched to first-person and the entire thing will take place in a dilapidated plantation in the American South, but there’s certainly something scary going on.

Also this week, PS4 players who skipped out on Doom will get to try the game’s first level and see what all the fuss is about. A small taste of Lego Star Wars: The Force Awakens is also available to download ahead of its PS4 debut later this month.

More information on all of this week’s new release can be found after the break. (more…)

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Trials of the Blood Dragon is the most radical post-apocalyptic BMX game ever

Three years ago, Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon blew everyone away by combining the neon-soaked aesthetics of direct-to-video schlock from the 80s with the first-person shooting of Ubisoft’s Far Cry franchise. So I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that a similarly insane mashup has lead to a sequel at the 2016 E3 Expo.

Ubisoft recruited RedLynx to create Trials of the Blood Dragon, a mixture of side-scrolling stunt cycling and the absolutely cracked worldview of the Blood Dragon franchise. I’ll let the UbiBlog do the talking:

It’s been 12 years since the neon-drenched events of Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon, and only the cybercommando children of Rex Power Colt can win Vietnam War 4. Where their father fought evil soldiers and hulking Blood Dragons in a first-person shooter, however, they’re taking a different approach, waging battle while pulling off sick stunts with a motorbike – as well as with a BMX, an eight-wheeled tank, a minecart, a jetpack, a turbo flip R/C car, a grappling hook, and their own cyber-enhanced legs.

Combining the hyperstylized attitude and shooting of Blood Dragon with the demanding, physics-based motocross platforming of Trials and a soundtrack by Power Glove, Trials of the Blood Dragon creates something wholly unique, putting Colt’s twin son and daughter through a 30-mission storyline in which they’ll blast their way through Vietnam, Miami, Japan, a lost temple, outer space, and even Hell.

Oh, and Trials of the Blood Dragon is now available to download on the PC, PS4, and Xbox One.

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