Shredders is a new snowboarding game heading exclusively to Xbox consoles

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Shredders is a new snowboarding game heading exclusively to Xbox consoles

Xbox Series X players can head to snowy mountaintops for some sick tricks with Shredders, an upcoming snowboarding game from Foam Punch studios. The new game was announced during Microsoft’s E3 presentation on Sunday.

Unfortunately, the trailer didn’t include a lot of details, but it did include some gorgeous vistas and beautiful snowboarding. Players tore their way down mountains that looked like they’d never seen another person, as well as crowded slopes and carefully curated tracks that included ramps and rails.

Halo Infinite’s F2P multiplayer launching with campaign

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Halo Infinite’s F2P multiplayer launching with campaign

Halo Infinite’s free-to-play multiplayer component will launch simultaneously with the single-player campaign, 343 Studios confirmed at Sunday’s Xbox & Bethesda Games Showcase.

A two-minute hype reel showed Halo fans what they can expect if they’re not sweet on exploring the latest chapter in Halo’s canon. Warthogs, Pelicans, and other vehicles accompanied the usual flag-planting red-vs.-blue action players have enjoyed for the past two decades.

Hades is coming to Xbox and PlayStation

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Hades is coming to Xbox and PlayStation

Supergiant Games is bringing Hades, the award-winning action-adventure roguelike, to PlayStation and Xbox platforms this summer. Hades will be available on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X on Aug. 13, the developer announced at E3 2021.

Hades will also be available through Xbox Game Pass for Xbox and Windows PC on Aug. 13, Supergiant Games announced.

Psychonauts 2 finally gets a release date

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Psychonauts 2 finally gets a release date

Pyschonauts 2, the highly anticipated sequel to the cult hit from Double Fine Productions, is coming out on August 25, according to the Xbox press conference at E3 on Sunday. The game will come to Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X. It will also come to Xbox Game Pass on release day.

The sequel was first announced at the 2015 Game Awards as a crowdfunding campaign where it went on to reach its $3 million dollar goal.

Halo Infinite will be released holiday 2021, Microsoft confirms

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Halo Infinite will be released holiday 2021, Microsoft confirms

A new trailer for Halo Infinite showcased its gameplay during Microsoft’s E3 2021 keynote on Sunday. The tentpole sci-fi shooter, delayed last year, will launch this holiday season alongside its multiplayer, Microsoft said.

Microsoft said Halo Infinite will be Master Chief’s biggest challenge yet. And it sure looks like it! In the video, we see Master Chief flying through destroyed ships in space. He meets a different AI — not Cortana — who’s taking on a similar role. Multiplayer, too, was showcased, pairing frenetic gameplay with new toys, like the grappling hook.

Diablo 2: Resurrected comes to PC and consoles in September

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Diablo 2: Resurrected comes to PC and consoles in September

Diablo 2: Resurrected is just a few months away, Blizzard announced at Xbox’s E3 2021 livestream. The remaster of the classic game will launch on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X on Sept. 23.

Blizzard also announced an upcoming multiplayer beta set for August, which will only be available on certain platforms.

Contraband is the latest game from the Just Cause team

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Contraband is the latest game from the Just Cause team

Avalanche announced its newest game, Contraband, at Xbox’s E3 2021 livestream. It’s the latest title from the Just Cause team. The trailer describes it as a co-op, open world game set in a fictional version of the 1970s. Just Cause and Xbox Games Studios will launch it on Xbox Series X and Windows PC. Game Pass players can play Contraband for free on launch day.

Based on the trailer, Contraband is all about heists. When the trailer opens, we see some 70s technology scattered around tables. Then the video pans over to a table with a heist map depicting the “Sun River Job.” The treasure seems to be a private safe in the shape of a red, stylish box.

Twelve Minutes gets a release date: Aug. 19

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Twelve Minutes gets a release date: Aug. 19

Twelve Minutes, publisher Annapurna Interactive’s point-and-click adventure game played in 12 minute loops, will be released on Aug. 19, Microsoft announced Sunday during its E3 presentation. The game will be available on Windows PC, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X — and available on launch day via Xbox Game Pass.

Twelve Minutes is developed by Luis Antonio, who first showcased the game at PAX East in 2015. Since then, the game has gotten a visual upgrade, and a Hollywood voice cast featuring James McAvoy and Daisy Ridley playing the main character — the guy in the time loop— and his wife, respectively. Willem Dafoe plays Twelve Minutes’ intruder.

Fallout 76’s post-Brotherhood updates take us to post-apocalyptic Pittsburgh

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Fallout 76’s post-Brotherhood updates take us to post-apocalyptic Pittsburgh

Sunday’s E3 showcase by Bethesda and Xbox showed off new content coming to Fallout 76, including a new chapter that tells the story of a civil war between the Brotherhood of Steel factions. The groundwork for this was laid with the Steel Dawn update, and the story will conclude with Steel Reign on July 7. We also got a sneak peek at The Pitt, a location from the Fallout 3 DLC. That update will come in 2022 as part of a new system called Expeditions.

In recent updates, Fallout 76 has navigated towards more narrative content, in line with the rest of the RPG series. In April 2020, the Wastelanders expansion launched, adding NPCs and quest hubs to the wasteland of Appalachia. Wastelanders was followed up by a Brotherhood of Steel storyline that played out in two parts, Steel Dawn and Steel Reign.

STALKER 2 coming in 2022 to Xbox Game Pass

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STALKER 2 coming in 2022 to Xbox Game Pass

STALKER 2: Heart of Chernobyl will launch, 12 years after the last game in the survival horror/shooter series, in the spring of 2022 and will be available to Xbox Game Pass subscribers on day one.

A four-minute, in-game trailer establishing STALKER 2’s story and characters led Sunday’s Microsoft & Bethesda E3 showcase. In it, players were reacquainted with the Zone, the area surrounding Ukraine’s Chernobyl nuclear power plant, and the alternate history that followed the 1986 disaster there.