Let’s discover together, in this dedicated article, all the announcements coming from the stage of the Xbox Partner Preview, the new format dedicated to third parties put in place by Microsoft: there are really a lot of irons in the fire
How much did we expect from this Xbox Partner Preview? Not much, we admit. How much did we have in the end? Definitely more than we expected. The new format from Microsoft, which recently emerged victorious from the legal tussle over the acquisition of Activision Blizzard, was presented as mainly devoted to third party titles and due out soon. A word that was definitely kept, even though the quality of the trailers was high and, even more so, although there were some surprises. True, Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake? Let’s see together, in this article, all the announcements coming from the stage of the Xbox Partner Showcase in order of viewing.
Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth | Xbox Partner Preview: the recap of all the announcements!
In the wake of the other chapters of the franchise, Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth will continue to be a container, not only for an exciting story full of action and twists, but also for a myriad of minigames completely irrelevant to the screenplay and equally fun and wonderful. In this new trailer, coming from the Xbox Partner Showcase, the developers of Ryu Ga Gotoku have focused on the possibility of managing and building DonDoko Island (which you can reach by riding a dolphin…), in a sort of management system full of objects, decorations, interaction with people and animals and much more. Watch the video material, you won’t regret it.
Ikaro Will Not Die | Xbox Partner Preview: the recap of all the announcements!
One of the titles that most intrigued us among the Xbox Partner Preview announcements is definitely Ikaro Will Not Die, a video game created by FuturLab and Thunderful. Gameplay fast and colourful, rogue-lite elements and a futuristic setting full of neon and sparkling lights. Ok, tell us more!
Still Wakes the Deep | Xbox Partner Preview: the recap of all the announcements!
Still Wakes the Deep (it took us a while to understand how to read the title, to understand the problem you just need to look at the logo) is a new horror-style walking simulator from the developers of Dear Esther, the guys from The Chinese Room. The game will take us to a mysterious oil platform off the coast of Scotland back in 1975. On the stage of the Xbox Partner Preview we were also able to see a nice part of gameplay, which greatly underlines the anxious and distressing atmosphere depicted by The Chinese Room. We’ll see!
Robocop Rogue City | Xbox Partner Preview: the recap of all the announcements!
Let’s continue quickly with the new trailer dedicated to Robocop Rogue City, arriving next November 2nd. In the new video material we were able to see some glimpses of the story and the characters involved, as well as some new hints at the gameplay and the various weapons that our RoboCop will be able to use. And also some less human and very mecha enemies that we will have to clash against. Cool!
Dungeons of Hinterberg | Xbox Partner Preview: the recap of all the announcements!
Dungeons of Hinterberg is a strange action RPG by Microbird Games, published by Curve Games and coming in 2024 on PC and Xbox consoles. With a unique and captivating style, the game once again showed itself on the stage of the Xbox Partner Preview with a gameplay trailer that showed both combat sections and, more simply, some social sim sections. Ah yes, we also discovered that the protagonist is called Luisa.
Spirit of the North 2 | Xbox Partner Preview: the recap of all the announcements!
A sequel to the 2019 original, Spirit of the North 2 will feature the iconic vault and a raven as they embark on an adventure to bring the lost guardians back to life and finally return home. A journey that will lead them to clash with the dark shaman Grimnir, against whom they will have to ally in order to survive. No release date, for now, unfortunately.
Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake Snake Eater | Xbox Partner Preview: the recap of all the announcements!
Surprise of surprises, Konami chose the stage of the Xbox Partner Preview to show the world, for the first time, an excerpt of gameplay from Metal Gear Solid 3 Remake: Snake Eater (or Delta, call it what you want). And yes, it looks very, very well made. Too bad it’s a little too short than we would have liked, but it was enough to make us jump out of our seats. Watch it, you won’t regret it.
Manor Lords | Xbox Partner Preview: the recap of all the announcements!
Manor Lords is a city-builder arriving on April 26, 2024 which, according to what was announced on the Xbox Partner Preview stage, will arrive on day one on PC Game Pass in Game Preview. It will later also land on Xbox consoles. In the new trailer, shown on the stage of the Microsoft event, we were able to see the game in action, which will allow us to build the medieval city of our dreams, so beautiful and imposing that we can finally call it home.
The Finals Open Beta | Xbox Partner Preview: the recap of all the announcements!
The Finals is a free-to-play competitive team-based shooter that is coming, in Open Beta version, starting tomorrow 26 October. The Beta will be available on Xbox platforms and will allow you to try the game which, atypically, seems to have interactions with the settings. In the presentation, in fact, it is underlined how the game world can be “altered, exploited and even destroyed”, literally translating. Will you try it?
Ark Survival Ascended | Xbox Partner Preview: the recap of all the announcements!
Almost at the end of the Xbox Partner Preview comes one of the most important announcements: a first look at Ark Survival Ascended. Remake in Unreal Engine 5 di Ark: Survival Evolved, this new trailer managed to forcefully throw us back into that atmosphere full of dinosaurs, prehistoric creatures of various kinds and fantastic monsters. The title seems much more than a simple remake of the first chapter, it seems like a real new iteration. The developers have already confirmed support for modding and cross-platform play and much more. Let’s hope so!
Alan Wake 2 | Xbox Partner Preview: the recap of all the announcements!
Finally, the Xbox Partner Preview ended with one of the most popular trailers: that of Alan Wake 2. First with the launch trailer, already released today, followed by a long gameplay walkthrough starring Saga Anderson. The young agent encounters terrifying-looking enemies in an atmosphere that departs a bit from how we remembered the original Alan Wake and gets closer, perhaps a little too much, to one of the new survival horror games. Let’s hope so, day one is really close. See you on October 27th!
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