Showing posts with label Bandai Namco. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bandai Namco. Show all posts

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Xbox Game Pass to Add Fallout 76, Soulcalibur VI and More

Newest lineup for Xbox Game Pass is adding CrossCode, Fallout 76, Soulcalibur VI and more on July 2020.

Already kicking-off the month of July with bunch of new games revealed for PC and Xbox One consoles earlier, Xbox Game Pass couldn't wait for long to announce another lineup of new titles added to their ever so expanding library.

You can also use your phone to download remotely via Game Pass mobile app or queue up your next games while in the middle of another game. Also, be on a lookout for game quests and newly released free updates at Microsoft Store.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Fallout 76, Soulcalibur VI and More

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Out of the Park Baseball 21 | PC, Ultimate
A lesser known sports strategy franchise, Out of the Park Baseball 21 is an award-winning series outing that is packed with latest features and improvements for a great offline and online play for newcomers and veteran OOTP players.

Newly added 3D Ballpark Construction Kit 1.0 lets you build your dream ballpark and when you are not sure what to do, seek help from Game Flow. There are tons of options added in 21st version for ultimate baseball sandbox experience.

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Out of the Park Baseball 21 on Xbox Game Pass

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Soulcalibur VI | Console, Ultimate
Latest installment in a long-running series, weapon-based fighting game Soulcalibur VI from developer/publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment retains many of its staple gameplay features and added new mechanics such as Reversal Edge.

As special guest fighters like 2B from NieR: Automata, Geralt from The Witcher and Haohmaru from Samurai Shodown joins original roster of brave and iconic characters to duke it out among themselves in a quest for legendary Soul Swords.

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Soulcalibur VI on Xbox Game Pass

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CrossCode | Console, Ultimate
Taking inspiration from The Legend of Zelda and Secret of Mana series, retro-styled action role-playing game CrossCode from developer Radical Fish Games and publisher Deck13 offers a fast-paced combat system and a tight sci-fi narrative.

There are about 120 enemy types and more than 30 boss fights across expansive dungeons and various locations. Players can also listen to its rich music tracks as they attempt to hone a range of combat skills and take on loads of quests.

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CrossCode on Xbox Game Pass

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Fallout 76 | Console, PC, Ultimate
In a post-nuclear America, head back to West Virginia to explore its wastelands or settle in buy building base and reutilizing many threats playing online action role-playing game Fallout 76 from developer/publisher Bethesda Softworks.

F76 invites players to relive a new American dream after you create a custom character and begin your unique Fallout adventure right away. You either be a lone survivor or join up fellow humans in neighboring factions like Raiders and Settlers.

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Fallout 76 on Xbox Game Pass

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Games that will be leaving Game Pass on July 15 are Blazing Chrome, Dead Rising 4, Metal Gear Solid V, Timespinner, Unavowed and Undertale. Game Pass Ultimate perk for July offers you to grab SMITE: Starter Pass Perk before July 13, 2020.

New subscribers can sign up for Xbox Game Pass and Game Pass Ultimate by spending $1 only. If you are going to play solely on console, then get a membership of Game Pass for $9.99 per month and enjoy special discount on all purchases.

Thursday, June 11, 2020

Dead by Daylight, Rainbow Six Siege and Soulcalibur VI on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days brings Dead by Daylight, Rainbow Six Sieg and Soulcalibur VI on Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate this weekend.

Another week of Xbox Free Play Days weekly event comes up with a bunch of fresh new titles on Xbox One for members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to enjoy some good time throughout this weekend and stay indoors.

Head over to Microsoft Store this week by singing in to your Live Gold or Game Pass account to download and play Dead by Daylight, Rainbow Six Siege and Soulcalibur VI for free from June 11, 12:01 AM PDT until June 14, 11:59 PM PDT.

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Dead by Daylight, Rainbow Six Siege and Soulcalibur VI on Xbox Free Play Days

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Become a psychotic serial killer inspired by popular slasher film franchise to chase a group of survivors and hunt them all down in asymmetric survival horror game Dead by Daylight by Behaviour Interactive and 505 Games.

Heavily recommended 5v5 team shooter title Rainbow Six Siege from developer/publisher Ubisoft lets you engage in tactical firefights with an immense player community, promising intense action and teamwork experience.

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A known weapons-based 3D fighting game series Soulcalibur returns in latest installment Soulcalibur VI, where iconic roster of brave warriors are taking challenges against each other, while looking for legendary Soul Swords.

When eventually Xbox Free Play Days comes to an end, you can continue playing these titles to keep all of your hard-earned achievements and in-game progress by simply purchasing them and get a special member discount as well.

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Hunt: Showdown, Jump Force and Stellaris on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days brings Hunt: Showdown, Jump Force and Stellaris for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this weekend.

Helping out people stuck indoors to pass time and have some decent enjoyment amidst a global crisis of COVID-19 pandemic, Xbox Free Play Days weekly event is back again for all members of Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate.

Those who are active subscribers can jump on board starting from May 28, 12:01 AM PDT/3:01 AM EDT and visit Microsoft Store to download free games for this weekend on Xbox One consoles until May 31, 11:59 PM PDT/2:59 AM EDT.

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Hunt: Showdown, Jump Force and Stellaris on Xbox Free Play Days

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Masterfully blending PvE and PvP genre of gameplay into one, Hunt: Showdown is a bounty hunting shooter that let players assume roles of bounty hunters trying to clear demonic creatures of Louisiana swamps solo or in groups.

As you take out demons lurking around, keep watchful eyes on fellow hunters looking for gold. When your character dies, you lose almost all of your progression but experience, which can then be passed down to another via Bloodline.

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Anime lovers who often fantasize about their favorite heavyweights from to have a chance to duke it out should try out Jump Force from developer Spike Chunsoft and publisher Bandai Namco for a crossover fighting experience.

When you are playing as Goku, Luffy, Naruto or anyone else, you are not stepping into the arena on your own but as a team. Its plot may seem a bit messy but gameplay is still pretty good and fluid in terms of solo or multiplayer.

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A grand strategy game that expands your legacy across cosmos, Stellaris takes a spin on classic genre type for a journey of discovery where you can govern their own populace and employ wondrous tech to establish reign across galaxies.

Xbox Free Play Days lets you continue having fun even when your limited trail is over by simply purchasing those titles at a great member discount. All of your hard earned achievements and gamescores will be carried out to main game as well.

Elden Ring Rumoredly Coming in 2020

NeoGaf user claims Elden Ring to release in late 2020 with next-gen console versions coming as well.

A new entry into "Soulsborne" genre, upcoming action role-playing game Elden Ring from developer From Software and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment was previously rumored to be showcased at Taipei Game Show 2020.

Due to a worldwide COVID-19 outbreak, many events were cancelled and Taipei Game Show joined that list as well. According to a NeoGAF user, From Software is planning to release Elden Ring in 2020 and much sooner than expected.

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Elden Ring Rumoredly Coming in 2020

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NeoGAF user Arctos claimed to receive this information directly from a former employee of Bandai Namco that states a possible 2020 release even though no gameplay or story premise is shared of upcoming anticipated ARPG title yet.

According to sources, development process was halted by recent global crisis and a previously planned release window for summer 2020 had to move to Q3 of current fiscal year to let dev team work on Elden Ring next-gen ports.

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Currently looking forward to an October-December 2020 launch window, the game is now in a playable state in terms of content. From Software is busy optimizing and polishing it now while readying PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X ports.

Players shouldn't expect anything other than high resolutions and increased frame-rates from updated version on next-gen consoles. Also, Sony has reportedly tried to make a PS5 timed exclusive deal for the game but was unsuccessful.

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It took Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice a year and a half to meet its schedule following initial announcement at E3 2018 and therefore, December 2020 seems like a possible fit to match that pattern for next From Software release.

Elden Ring has yet to receive a confirmed release date and is planned to launch on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. An official reveal by From Software may feature on a future episode of Summer Game Fest 2020 very soon.

Tuesday, May 19, 2020

Jump Force Shoto Todoroki DLC Release Date

Shoto Todoroki from My Hero Academia anime is joining Characters Pass 2 of Jump Force on May 26, 2020.

Assembling biggest names in anime history, crossover fighting game Jump Force by developer Spike Chunsoft and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment already added several post-launch DLC characters and continues to add more.

Back in April, Bandai Namco announces Shoto Todoroki from My Hero Academia to join five characters roster in Characters Pass 2. It was revealed today that Todoroki will arrive on May 26 for all and on May 22 for Season Pass 2 owners.

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Jump Force Shoto Todoroki DLC Release Date

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Shoto is a fan-favorite character to join an impressive roster of Jump Force with his "Half-Cold, Half-Hot" persona. He is the fourth recruit from My Hero Academia manga series following All Might, Izuku "Deku" Midoriya and Katsuki Bakugo.

Those who purchased Character Pass 2 for $17.99 on any platform will get early access to all included DLC characters prior launch. Players can also choose to buy Todoroki or any other fighters of their choice individually for $3.99 only.

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Shoto Todoroki is armed with ice and fire-based moves and he can create shards of ice or scorching flame to attack any opponents. His appearance will highlight upcoming Season 5 of My Hero Academia that was announced last month.

Bandai Namco continues to support Jump Force through a series of DLC releases, adding more fighters from Shōnen Jump universe. A planned release for a Nintendo Switch version of the game is currently scheduled for later this year.

Dark Souls Series Hits 27 Million Sales, Dark Souls 3 Sold 10 Million

Acclaimed action RPG series Dark Souls has sold over 27 million copies, Dark Souls III adds more than 10 million units.

Despite being an incredibly punishing experience, action role-playing game series Dark Souls from developer From Software has established a brand-new genre known as "Soulsborne" that begin its journey with 2009 title Demon's Souls.

According to an official press release by publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment, it was revealed today that Dark Souls franchise has sold over 27 million units worldwide and Dark Souls III alone has added 10 million copies to that number.

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Dark Souls Series Hits 27 Million Sales, Dark Souls 3 Sold 10 Million

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Taking 27 million sales number into account, latest installment of Dark Souls series apparently contributed more than 37% in total sales, which adds combined sales of base game and "Fire Fades Edition", complete version will all DLCs.

Originally made its debut back in March 2016 for Japan and then a month later for worldwide, Dark Souls III is a globally beloved video game franchise based on a dark fantasy setting and still very much popular among player community.

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Moving away from "Soulsborne" genre, From Software has also worked on critically-acclaimed titles like Bloodborne (2015) and Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice (2019), both of which were directed by Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki.

Miyazaki is planning his return by teaming up with Game of Thrones author George R. R. Martin for upcoming action RPG title Elden Ring. Though not much of that project is revealed yet, From Software is likely to return to its "Soulslike" roots.

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Scarlet Nexus Announced for Next-Gen Release

Bandai Namco announces action RPG title Scarlet Nexus at Inside Xbox event for next-gen console release.

On latest episode of Inside Xbox event, developer/publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment reveals their upcoming action role-playing game Scarlet Nexus for PC via Steam, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One and Xbox Series X.

Bandai Namco has assembled dev team members who previously worked on Tales of series, including Tales of Vesperia to develop their first major title for next-gen console systems, which is currently scheduled to release in 2020.

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Scarlet Nexus Announced for Next-Gen Release

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A brand-new announcement trailer for Scarlet Nexus has been launched to briefly showcase its plot premise.




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In a distant future, human brain started producing psionic hormone and developed incredible powers that literally changed the world. Though a new era of humanity began, a strange mutant species called Others came after their brains.

Since these enemies couldn't be harmed though regular means, people with special abilities came together and formed Other Suppression Force, a last line of defense made of psionic scouts to save humanity from certain extinction.

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Players will assume role of protagonist character Yuito Sumeragi, a young member of OSF who is gifted with psycho-kinesis powers. His sword-like primary melee weapon can be thrown at enemies amidst fights and it will come back at him.

Yuito can also throw heavy objects using his powers and your surroundings become your biggest ally during a fight. Enemy forces mostly consist of weird-looking humanoid creatures with flower vases for upper body part and no head.

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For Microsoft family of devices, Scarlet Nexus will be supporting Smart Delivery system so that players who would buy a copy on Xbox One can enjoy the game on Series X console as well, simply with a free update from developers.

Scarlet Nexus has a visual style similar to God Eater/Code Vein and with gameplay mechanics seemingly inspired from Devil May Cry series. Its overall aesthetics aims to reinvent classic JRPG genre with futuristic design and combat system.

Dragon Ball FighterZ, PUBG and Saints Row IV on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days brings Dragon Ball FighterZ, PUBG and Saints Row IV for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this weekend.

Rolling out limited time weekly game trials, Xbox Free Play Days event is back gain with another new lineup of free Xbox One titles for members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate to help them through this entire weekend.

Signing into your account, simply head over to Microsoft Store to download and play Dragon Ball FighterZ, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds and Saints Row IV for free starting from May 7, 12:01 AM PDT until May 10, 11:59 PM PDT.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ, PUBG and Saints Row IV on Xbox Free Play Days

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Embrace your chance of becoming a Super Saiyan in Dragon Ball FighterZ, a 2D fighting game from developer Arc System Works set in Dragon Ball franchise that assembles your favorite anime characters for an ultimate showdown.

Then earn your chicken dinners in PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds to celebrate your epic battle royale victory. Traverse through updated maps with your squad to eliminate all rival players on sight or just rail them over on your way.

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Finally, save the world by becoming President of the United States and fight invading alien army in 2013 action-adventure game Saints Row IV: Re-Elected from developer Volition, which is known for its over-the-top comedic tropes.

Even if Xbox Free Play Days come to an end on May 10, Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members can keep playing these titles by purchasing them for a sweet discounted rate to have all in-game progress carried over to full game.

Friday, April 24, 2020

Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Free Now

Bandai Namco is giving away arcade title Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 on PC, PS4 and Xbox One for free.

To help players practice social distancing and stay indoors during ongoing crisis of Coronavirus outbreak worldwide, developer/publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment has decided to give them something for free to fight boredom.

Starting off from April 24, 10:00 AM PDT/1:00 PM EST, 2016 arcade game Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 is completely free to claim on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One platforms before May 10, 10:00 AM PDT/1:00 PM EST.

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Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 Free Now

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CE2 has improved upon retro-style gameplay chasing dots by adding some puzzles to its board. Instead of being haunted by ghosts, Pac-Man himself now gives chase to them and can eat them when he acquires a certain Power Pellet.

Only days ago, the game was mistakenly listed as free on PlayStation Store and some PS4 players have already claimed a copy. Earlier, Sony has also offered digital copies of Journey and Uncharted: The Nathan Drake Collection for free.

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Amidst a global COVID-19 pandemic, even video game companies are trying to be responsible and are now working from home. Bandai Namco is trying to do the same and also encouraging you to do it by giving you a freebie for next two weeks.

For fans of Pac-Man series, limited time giveaway of Pac-Man Championship Edition 2 could be a great way to relive their nostalgia in a modern-day rendition across any major gaming platforms and staying home a little less tedious.

Thursday, April 23, 2020

Bleeding Edge, Madden NFL 20 and Naruto Ninja Storm 4 on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days to add Bleeding Edge, Madden NFL 20 and Naruto Shippuden Storm 4 for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this weekend.

In latest array of games for Xbox Free Play Days event, members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate are going to have a blast with some great titles on Xbox One consoles to beat the boredom they get from staying indoors.

Starting off at April 23, 12:01 AM PDT, get your hands on to Bleeding Edge, Madden NFL 20 and Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 throughout this weekend by heading straight over to Microsoft Store before April 26, 11:59 PM PDT.

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Bleeding Edge, Madden NFL 20 and Naruto Ninja Storm 4 on Xbox Free Play Days

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Online team brawler game Bleeding Edge is a recent release from developer Ninja Theory and publisher Xbox Game Studios that pits a wide selection of enhanced cybernetic fighters into brutal 4v4 matches within a futuristic setting.

With a few tweaking of same old features, developer/publisher Electronic Arts presents Madden NFL 20, latest release of American football game series, which is currently free to play for a weekend to celebrate recent NFL draft.

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An improvement over previous series installments, fighting game Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 from developer CyberConnect2 and publisher Bandai Namco is considered one of the best Anime and Manga adaptations out there.

When this trail weekend period of Xbox Free Play Days is finally over but you want to keep playing and carry over progress, simply purchase these titles for a deep discount using your Live Gold or Xbox Game Pass Ultimate membership.

Thursday, April 16, 2020

Jump Force Coming to Nintendo Switch

Bandai Namco announces Jump Force Deluxe Edition for Nintendo Switch with an exclusive game mode.

An ensemble of popular manga characters at once, Jump Force is a crossover fighting game from developer Spike Chunsoft and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment that is out now on PC via Steam, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.

Bandai Namco has recently revealed to release a Nintendo Switch version titled Jump Force Deluxe Edition with a new announcement trailer, which is set to arrive later in 2020 and an official launch date is yet to be revealed.

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Jump Force Coming to Nintendo Switch

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Switch port of Jump Force will be a great match for multiplayer matches due to its pick and play style play.




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Jump Force lets you choose from a wide array of characters from manga anthology series Shōnen Jump such as Bleach, Dragon Ball, Hunter × Hunter, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure, My Hero Academia, Naruto, One Piece and Yu-Gi-Oh!.

Switch version will exclusively feature a 3v3 mode for six players to brawl against each other using single Joy-Cons in local multiplayer. Each participant will be controlling a different character and jump in anytime tagged by a teammate.

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Bandai Namco also announces Shoto Todoroki of My Hero Academia to join upcoming Character Pass 2 DLC pack. More fighters from Bleach, Hunter x Hunter, JoJo's Bizarre Adventure and YuYu Hakusho will be arriving soon.

Jump Force Deluxe Edition for Nintendo Switch includes full base game and Season 1 Characters Pass content, which gives you instant access to more than 50 playable characters from 16 different anime franchises for $49.99 only.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Xbox Live Gold Free Games for April 2020

Xbox Live Gold members will get their hands on free games like Fable Anniversary and Project CARS 2 on April 2020.

Amidst a global pandemic of COVID-19, Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members can get their hands on a new lineup of four games to stay indoors that becomes available on Xbox One consoles starting from today.

April will begin in a fast pace with a 2017 racing game and an RPG board game in first wave of games. Then two backward compatibility titles will be joining from third week to keep you entertained throughout the entire month.

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Xbox Live Gold Free Games for April 2020

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Project CARS 2
Having experience of working on Need for Speed series, developer Slightly Mad Studios brings intense racing action on spectacular tracks with gorgeous automobiles in Project CARS 2, published by Bandai Namco Entertainment.

A massive overhaul over first game, the sequel really shines in terms of realism a simulation game should have. There are a wide range of race cars, dynamic weather system and multiple game modes for curious players to explore around.

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Project CARS 2 on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Knights of Pen and Paper Bundle
Two award-winning games bundled into one; Knights of Pen and Paper invite players to engage in regular pen and paper gameplay as participating characters and a game master who would lead you into battles that challenges you.

Rendered in pixel-art animation, these turn-based RPG titles by developer Seaven Studio are full of adventures and many cultural references. All of its released expansions are collected along with characters, enemies, locations and quests.

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Knights of Pen and Paper Bundle on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Fable Anniversary
Expanding upon a young boy's journey into becoming a hero to people of Albion, action role-playing game Fable Anniversary is first-party Xbox game focused on player choices and an anticipated HD remaster of 2004 original.

It includes an extended re-released version The Lost Chapters, which features additional content. Aside from adventures of base game, it adds new areas, characters and quests to story, including previously deleted ones.

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Fable Anniversary on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Toybox Turbos
Taking table top games onto a new height, Toybox Turbos is a racing game of miniature vehicles from developer/publisher Codemasters, which is essentially a reinvention of popular Micro Machines series and has similar gameplay.

Rally across mini set-pieces thrown on indoor tables by choosing from a range of 35 different vehicles like ice cream vans, sports car or even taxi cabs with your friends in a four-player local co-op or in exciting online multiplayer mode.

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Toybox Turbos on Xbox Live Gold Free Games

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Live Gold can also opt to switch for Game Pass Ultimate service and get access to over 100 great games. This way, they can enjoy all perks of its own and an ever so extensive library of titles on PC and Xbox consoles each month.

Xbox Live Gold is offering a total value of $132.46 in Games with Gold for April 2020, yet it is seemingly not much exciting to all. Adding two racing games in one month may not sit well with many subscribers who are not into sports genre.

Thursday, March 26, 2020

Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, Risk of Rain 2 and Tekken 7 on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days brings Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, Risk of Rain 2 and Tekken 7 for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this weekend.

Unlike past weekends, this one maybe a bit different since almost everyone is stuck at home to maintain social distancing. Xbox Free Play Days event has something to keep you company amidst a worldwide Coronavirus pandemic though.

So, head over to Microsoft Store from March 26, 12:01 AM PST/3:01 AM EDT to download and play three brand-new exciting titles free for members of Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate till March 29, 11:59 PM PST/2:59 AM EDT.

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Ghost Recon: Breakpoint, Risk of Rain 2 and Tekken 7 on Xbox Free Play Days

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As a sequel to Ghost Recon: Wildlands, online tactical shooter Ghost Recon: Breakpoint has debuted as latest Tom Clancy title that invites you to become a Ghost and take down a corrupt regime set in a remote South Pacific island.

Currently in Early Access, roguelike third-person shooter Risk of Rain 2 from developer Hopoo Games and publisher Gearbox Publishing is having an open season with its newly released Hidden Realms content update on Free Play Days.

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If some old fashioned brawling is what gets you going, then you may check out Tekken 7, most recent and seventh mainline release of Tekken series that draws conclusion to long-running clan war between Mishima family members.

Xbox Free Play Days also lets you keep all your in-game achievements and progress when this weekly event is finally over and you can buy these titles at a great discounted price using your Live Gold or Game Pass Ultimate membership.

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For instance, you can grab either or all of Standard, Gold and Ultimate Edition for Breakpoint at 67% off right now. Also, grab GRB Year 1 Pass for 50% discount to unlock Spec Ops Forces Pack, three new classes and two new missions.

While you are at it, give RoR2 Standard Edition a try or purchase a bundle featuring two series titles in one for 40% price off. Any or both Standard and Ultimate Edition of Tekken 7 can be yours at 75% reduction than its usual worth.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Dragon Ball FighterZ, Just Cause 4 and The Division 2 on Xbox Free Play Days

Free Play Days event brings Dragon Ball FighterZ, Just Cause 4 and The Division 2 this weekend for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members.

With a new weekly lineup of games for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members, Free Play Days event is offering some returning favorites to catch them up again on their Xbox One consoles to download and play.

All members can tap into their Super Saiyan powers or try to save the world on your own this weekend starting from February 27, 12:01 AM PST/3:01 AM EDT and keep having fun until March 1, 11:59 PM PST/2:59 AM EDT.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ, Just Cause 4 and The Division 2 on Xbox Free Play Days

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FighterZ is a massive brawl fest of characters from Dragon Ball universe in high-end anime graphics to unleash your ultimate power fantasy, courtesy of developer Arc System Works and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment.

Just Cause 4 sees return of Rico Rodriguez, who is a rogue Agency operative looking to built his own army to take on Black Hand private military group on Isle of Solís and expose their weaponry experiments across the island.

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Improving upon its predecessor title, Tom Clancy's The Division 2 centers around a post-pandemic event in Washington D.C., leading Division agents to step up and make sure they prevent entire city from collapsing.

Keep playing these titles even when Xbox Free Play Days event comes to an end by simply purchasing any or all of them at a great member discount to carry over your progress, Gamerscore and earned in-game achievements.

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Dragon Ball FighterZ gets you 75% off for its base game with 80% off on both Fighterz Edition and Ultimate Edition. Just Cause 4 Reloaded Edition offers a 65% discounted rate while Gold Edition and Complete Edition comes at 70%.

The Division 2 Standard Edition is available at perhaps an all time low price of $2.99 only with 45% off on Warlords of New York Edition and 33% less for Warlords of New York Ultimate Edition right now for a limited time.

Thursday, February 20, 2020

Naruto to Boruto, Shining Resonance Refrain and Valkyria Chronicles 4 on Free Play Days

Free Play Days event offers Naruto to Boruto, Shining Resonance and Valkyria Chronicles 4 for Xbox Live Gold and Game Pass Ultimate members this week.

It is time for another fresh-new lineup of Xbox Free Play Days for Xbox Live Gold and Xbox Game Pass Ultimate members. Though many of these games have already made rounds to this weekly event before, they are worth a shot.

Starting from February 20, 12:01 AM PST/3:01 AM EDT, players with a membership can jump on to their Xbox One consoles to download and play these titles throughout end of weekend for free until February 23, 11:59 PM PST/2:59 AM EDT.

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Naruto to Boruto, Shining Resonance Refrain and Valkyria Chronicles 4 on Free Play Days

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Naruto to Boruto: Shinobi Striker from Soleil Ltd. and Bandai Namco Entertainment is a 4v4 team-based multiplayer online fighting game unlike previous games from Naruto series played in MOBA style with an improved graphics style.

Shinobi Striker is an ongoing tournament among ninja groups that doesn't rely much on a core story. Aside from regular team fighting, there are other modes like Flag Battles and Base Battles that are variation of capture the flag and domination mode.

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A localization and remastered JRPG game, Shining Resonance Refrain improves upon original version in a Western release. Aside from regular gameplay activities, a large focus is set on narrative that is presented in visual novel style.

Players assume the role of protagonist Yuma Ilvern, who can summon legendary Shining Dragon and will engage in real-time action combat. His entire struggle revolves around stopping exploitation of ancient dragons' power by Empire.

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Valkyria Chronicles 4 goes back to its series roots of tactical role-playing gameplay and heavily focuses on many fan-favorite aspects. Some balance changes and newly introduced system makes it a fresh experience for veteran players.

There are about 40 hours of anime turn-based tactics and wide range of options to plot your strategies in campaign mode. VC4 rewards for planning in advance as it will heavily punish you for not being thinking of any counter-attacks.

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By the end of Xbox Free Play Days weekend, you might want to keep playing any or all of these titles and can purchase them for a limited time exclusive discount to transfer all of your in-game achievements and Gamerscore to full game.

Shinobi Striker Standard and Deluxe Edition are currently available at 85% discount for Live Gold and Game Pass members. Shining Resonance Refrain along with both Standard and Complete Edition of Valkyria Chronicles 4 are 50% off now.

Friday, January 10, 2020

Elden Ring Will Be Showcased at Taipei Game Show

Upcoming action RPG game Elden Ring from From Software to be shown at Taipei Game Show 2020.

Right after HBO's fantasy drama TV series Game of Thrones ended; there was a rumor of its creator George R. R. Martin working with popular Japanese studio From Software that turns out to be upcoming action role-playing game Elden Ring.

Then an official announcement trailer was dropped back in E3 2019 and there has been no buzz about the game ever since until now but looks like, fans are going to see more of its RPG action next month at Taipei Game Show 2020.

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Elden Ring Will Be Showcased at Taipei Game Show

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This show will take place from February 6 to 9 and the dark fantasy title will be showcased during presentation by Sony. Although attendees won't be able to get a hands-on playing experience, a new footage will likely to get revealed.

At this point, people have no solid idea of what to expect from latest title of Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki. Nevertheless, everyone is excited to see From Software attempting to explore open-world genre for very first time.

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In September 2019, a leaked listing from Target retail chain suggests the game has a release window set for June 2020. Most recently, From Software official site has reaffirmed the same date on a New Year card, making it more obvious.

Elden Ring has been under development from 2017 right after Dark Souls III final DLC, The Ringed City was released. Given their past record of shipping games quickly, a release date set for this year will not be very much surprising at all.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Xbox Game Pass to Add Frostpunk, Tekken 7 and More

Kicking-off a new year on console and PC, Xbox Game Pass is adding new games like Frostpunk, FTL, Tekken 7 and more on January 2020.

Constantly adding value to their monthly subscription service, Xbox Game Pass has listed a new bunch of games to a jam-packed catalog for PC and Xbox One platforms for members to have a cheerful beginning in New Year of 2020.

If you are looking forward to try out some great new games and have a membership to Game Pass or Game Pass Ultimate then you can jump on to some new arrival very soon in early January on your Microsoft consoles or PC.

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Xbox Game Pass to Add Frostpunk, Tekken 7 and More

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Frostpunk | Console, PC, Ultimate
When world is suffering from a natural disaster of global cooling event, every decision you take to keep a group of survivors alive and infrastructure intact will determine your fate in city-building survival simulation game Frostpunk.

Players will explore frozen wastelands of a post-apocalyptic world in a great strategy title from developer/publisher 11 bit studios. To ensure people's survival and manage finite resources, you have to make some really hard choices.

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Frostpunk on Xbox Game Pass

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FTL: Faster Than Light | PC, Ultimate
To explore and save the galaxy through an interstellar journey on board a starship can be pretty intense in real-time strategy roguelike game FTL: Faster Than Light by indie developer/publisher Subset Games, which is played in top-down perspective.

Only a well-thought out plan will lead you to a successful voyage since there are no second chances. So, find a balance amid powering your ship, tactfully manage your crews, fire weapons and fighting back space rebels to achieve victory.

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FTL: Faster Than Light on Xbox Game Pass

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Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet | Console, Ultimate
Based on Sword Art Online anime series, Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet came is a 2018 third-person shooter title from developer Dimps and publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment featuring elements of action role-playing game.

Build your own customized protagonist character and jump into a virtual reality world of Gun Gale Online to face off enemies as you develop fighting skills in your own warzone and come across familiar faces from titular series as well.

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Sword Art Online: Fatal Bullet on Xbox Game Pass

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Tekken 7 | Console, Ultimate
Despite being a long-running fighting game franchise, Tekken series has been carrying out an overarching narrative that is concluded in most recent release Tekken 7 by developer/publisher Bandai Namco Entertainment in 2017.

Newcomers may jump in with a beginner-friendly character in a newly added practice mode. On top of its very familiar gameplay mechanics and photo-realistic graphics, a vast number of customization is made accessible for each fighter.

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Tekken 7 on Xbox Game Pass

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Also, don't forget to take a tour at city of Los Santos and pull off dangerous heists in 2013 action-adventure game Grand Theft Auto V by developer/publisher Rockstar Games, available right now on Game Pass for consoles.

If you haven't played Just Cause 3 and LEGO City Undercover anytime soon then you can play them now before they leave Xbox Game Pass lineup later this month or purchase those at 20% discount to add in your collection forever.

Saturday, January 4, 2020

Elden Ring Release Window Leaked

From Software official website has seemingly leaked a release window for anticipated action RPG game Elden Ring.

Starting back in 2009 with action role-playing game Demon's Souls, Japanese studio From Software has been on a winning streak and even won over "Game of the Year" accolade for Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice at The Game Awards 2019.

Following an official announcement back in E3 2019, fans of their previous work is patiently waiting for new update on their upcoming ARPG release Elden Ring and it seems that we are only months away from its release on 2020.

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Elden Ring Release Window Leaked

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On beginning of this year, From Software published a New Year card on their official website, which stated that their latest project will come around in June 2020, which could either be a mistake or an estimated release window.

Although this suggested time period is less likely to be an opening for launch, it actually supports a previously leaked release date from retail chain Target, which claimed for the game to have a release month set for June this year.

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That leak from back in September 2019 had a product listing of Elden Ring for pre-order and a set date of Tuesday, June 30, 2020. Considering major video games usually release on Tuesdays or Fridays, this date was somewhat plausible.

According to rumors, there is a chance for Microsoft to showcase the game alongside Xbox Series X in an event at that time to showcase power of their next-generation hardware even though it will arrive for current console generation.

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Players have yet to see some gameplay footage with more details on the game and therefore, a June release date seems to be very early. Depending on how far they are in development phase, it is up to From Software to confirm an official date.

Dark Souls creator Hidetaka Miyazaki is returning once again, teaming up with Game of Thrones creator George R. R. Martin and it seems that Elden Ring gameplay and story settings will be heavily influenced by "Soulsborne" genre in overall.