Here's What's Coming To Xbox On Launch Day

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Here's What's Coming To Xbox On Launch Day

Today, Microsoft finally pulled the cover off one of 2020's most enduring mysteries: When is the company's next-gen hardware coming out? As it turns out, the Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S systems are coming to stores on November 10. And with that out of the way, publishers are now able to reveal when the next-gen versions of their previously announced launch games are coming out.

Here's a list of all the Xbox games that are officially announced for the November 10 launch. We'll be updating this as more titles are revealed.

Xbox Game Pass Subscribers Will Get EA Play For No Extra Cost

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Xbox Game Pass Subscribers Will Get EA Play For No Extra Cost

Microsoft's Xbox Game Pass subscription already gives players access to over 100 games, and that number is about to skyrocket with the addition of EA Play. This holiday, Xbox Game Pass Ultimate and Game Pass for PC will get an EA Play membership for no additional charge. EA Play is its own subscription service that costs $4.99 a month or $29.99 per year.

EA Play allows players to explore the publisher's diverse catalogue of games, which currently offers of 60 titles such as Titanfall 2 and Mass Effect. While EA's newest releases aren't often available to play in their entirety, members do frequently get 10-hour trials of some of the new games. Right now, you can log 10 hours into Madden NFL 21 and FIFA 21.

 Xbox Game Pass is one of the best deals in games, and EA Play also offered a hell of a bargain to players. They are now united under the low cost of $14.99 on Xbox. That's a great partnership and gamers don't have to pay a cent more for it.

Xbox Series X Arrives On November 10 For $499

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Xbox Series X Arrives On November 10 For $499

Microsoft's high-end, next-generation console has been priced and dated and can be pre-ordered on September 22. Xbox Series X will launch on November 10 for $499. This announcement comes just days later after the leak and eventual reveal of the Xbox Series S, a slimmed down next-gen Xbox console that will retail for $299 and also arrive on November 10.

Xbox Series X has been the focus of Microsoft's communication about its next-gen machines, and will be the one that offers all of the bells and whistles. The hope is this console will deliver true 4K gaming, which should be possible with its 12 teraflops of power and 1 TB custom SSD. We still don't have all of the performance specs for Xbox Series S.

Are you excited about Xbox Series X or S? Do you think you'll adopt early or wait to see how the launch goes?

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Complete Edition Comes To Switch And PC September 24

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RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Complete Edition Comes To Switch And PC September 24

RollerCoaster Tycoon 3: Complete Edition arrives on both Switch and PC on September 24. The complete edition comes with the Soaked! and Wild! expansion packs, so you're good to go on all the bonus content to make some ripping rides.

The draw on Switch is clearly to build the ultimate coaster anywhere, anytime, but PC players get the bonus of having widescreen mode and 1080p. Take a peek at a new trailer showcasing the roaring roller coaster ride below!

Star Renegades Rockets Into Release Today

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Star Renegades Rockets Into Release Today

Star Renegades is out today on Steam, GOG, and Xbox Game Pass PC. Ready to build a crew of galaxy gladiators and take on giant mechs and rowdy bounty hunters on weird planets and mysterious caves? Even as you fail against the evil empire time after time, you come back with some extra resources — new gear, comrades, or other upgrades — to bring the fight back harder.

Star Renegades has a lot of pixel charm and style to go with its tough roguelike exterior, so getting annihilated by a laser nuke and sent back to the main menu at least looks cool. Then the evil boss who terminated you might also rise up through the enemy ranks, similar to the Nemesis system in Middle earth: Shadow of Mordor. You can even forge relationships between your party members during runs to unlock team attacks!

Check out the launch trailer below!

The Kena: Bridge Of Spirits Digital Issue Is Now Live

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The Kena: Bridge Of Spirits Digital Issue Is Now Live

Digital subscribers of Game Informer can now read our huge cover story on the anticipated Kena: Bridge of Spirits. Following last week's cover reveal, our digital issue is now live to subscribers on web browsersiPad/iPhone, and Android devices. Individual issues will be available for purchase later today. You can download the apps to view the issue by following this link. All of these digital options are included in a standard subscription.

The issue launches later this week on our third-party subscription apps including Kindle and Nook.

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Apex Legends' September Soiree Event Starts Today

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Apex Legends' September Soiree Event Starts Today

Very similar to the Grand Soiree limited time event that dropped in January, the September Soiree looks to introduce fun game modes and exclusive skins to Apex Legends. Modes like Dummies Big Day - players commandeer mannequin-like avatars with untraditional ability kits rather than legends from the game's roster - and discounted cosmetics that collectors may have missed in previous events will be making a return.

Players can expect quirky game modes like Dummies Big Day every Tuesday up until September 29. Additionally, the big sale on select weapon/character skins starts on September 15 and runs through September 22. If you haven't touched Apex Legends' Season 6, we've got you covered. Watch the trailer to learn more about the game's latest legend, Rampart, and the changes being made to the World's Edge map. 

You Can Play As Colin Kaepernick In Madden NFL 21

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You Can Play As Colin Kaepernick In Madden NFL 21

Colin Kaepernick returns to the Madden roster after being absent from the prominent football franchise since 2016. It's no secret that tensions between Kaepernick and EA Tiburon arose when his name was excluded from the Madden 19 soundtrack. In a recent tweet about Kaepernick's re-implementation, however, EA Tiburon cleared any remaining confusion saying, "we've had a long relationship with Colin through Madden NFL and worked through our past soundtrack mistakes." 

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Players will be able to take to the field as Kaepernick in franchise mode and quickplay (Play Now). Moreover, Kaepernick has an 81 overall, making him the highest rated free-agent in the game! While you slay opposing NFL offenses with Kaepernick's throwing and running game, stay tuned for the first franchise mode update that'll be hitting Madden servers in November. 

Crash Bandicoot 4's Final Playable Character Is Tawna

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Crash Bandicoot 4's Final Playable Character Is Tawna

Crash Bandicoot's old flame, Tawna, has made her triumphant return in a new gameplay video. Tawna joins a small list of other fan-favorite playable characters like Dingodile and Doctor Neo Cortex, and emerges as the most nimble of the bunch. As Tawna, players have access to a wall jump ability that can enable access to hard-to-reach ledges as well as a grappling hook that can be used to navigate levels faster or fight off enemies. In addition to the Tawna gamepay reveal, Toys for Bob announced that a Crash Bandicoot 4 demo will be available for players who have already pre-ordered the game. 

Crash Bandicoot 4: It's About Time launches on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One on October 2. Watch us play the game to get a good look at its new gameplay features and modes.