This month, we at Nacon are proud to release three games optimized for Xbox Series X|S: Monster Truck ChampionshipHunting Simulator 2, and Tennis World Tour 2 – Complete Edition. Since all these titles came out first on Xbox One last year, today we will focus on the optimizations made for next-gen consoles.


Monster Truck Championship: Bigger Just Got Better

Monster Truck Championship, the first monster truck simulation, is coming at you in 4K 60FPS on your Xbox Series X, and 1440p 60FPS on Xbox Series S. With improved graphics, there’s never been a better time to get stuck into 25 circuits spread across different cities in the United States via several game modes: freestyle, race, drag race, destruction, online mode (up to 8 players), and of course, a thrilling career mode! Thanks to these new improvements, you’ll be able to react quickly to your opponent’s … Read the rest

Summary

  • Space Robinson is an indie Roguelike designed to test your twitch-based skills as much as your perseverance.
  • You will fight through hordes of enemies, restore the colony, and level up. And die. A lot. 
  • Space Robinson is available now in the Xbox Store.

Your unmanned space shuttle crash lands outside Colony 21, where you’re supposed to make some desperately needed repairs. Unfortunately, the planet has a bit of an alien problem and the locals aren’t too friendly — so you’re going to have to use your heavy, mighty wrench to adjust some attitudes as well as repair machinery, fighting through five different Biomes, each with three stages.

Blurt all the blustery bravado you want but  be prepared to die. A lot. (Hopefully, you’re getting paid overtime for this.)

Dash and bash

Your core fighting abilities are smashing with a wrench and dashing to thread your way through enemy fire … Read the rest

Summary

  • Balarok’s Revenge: The Spirits of Umbrus expansion is now here!
  • Explore a brand new world where powerful magic is afoot turning everything on its head.
  • Check out Citadel: Forged with Fire on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S today!

Balarok’s Revenge: The Spirits of Umbrus is Now Live on Xbox One!

Greetings to all our wizards, mages, and magical folks of Ignus, the day has finally come the next epic chapter in Citadel’s scrolls is now live – but hold on! That’s not all. The ever anticipated Barklock Rewards and quality of life update has been added as well. There’s lots to discover, don’t let the mysteries wait!

New World: Umbrus

In the midst of the shadows, ominous magic has slowly been seeping its way into Ignus. Not much is known, but reports have been circulating and it seems the Cultists have been up to no good. How will … Read the rest

R.B.I. Baseball 21 is back and better than ever, with brand new features to help you start a legacy, change the game, and play your way.

You asked for it, you got it! For the first time in the history of the R.B.I. Baseball franchise, you can create your own player. Whether you want to be a speedy center fielder, a slugging first baseman or a flame throwing lefty, you have the ability to play it your way with dozens of fully customizable fields. Even better, each home run, strikeout, and game-winning play is now announced by MLB Network’s Fran Charles. Another fan-requested feature is coming to R.B.I. Baseball 21: play-by-play commentary. 

The action never stops as Fran joins you on your journey to starting your dynasty. Fran won’t be the only one talking though as we think you’ll be blown away by R.B.I 21’s new time of … Read the rest

We know you’re busy and might miss out on all the exciting things we’re talking about on Xbox Wire every week. If you’ve got a few minutes, we can help remedy that. We’ve pared down the past week’s news into one easy-to-digest article for all things Xbox! Or, if you’d rather watch than read, you can feast your eyes on our weekly video show above. Come back every Friday to find out what’s happening This Week on Xbox!


Coming Soon to Xbox Game Pass: Outriders, Octopath Traveler, Yakuza 6: The Song of Life, and More
It’s that time again! Pull up your “What to play next?” list and start re-prioritizing the games you want to play, because we’ve got a bunch of great new choices for you. Be a traveler, a pilot, a gangster, or even the occasional flower; you’ve got lots to choose from… Read more

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We’re very excited to be able to tell you about “Idle Champions Presents,” a unique interactive Dungeons & Dragons livestream experience.

Idle Champions players on Xbox can make in-game decisions that will impact a series of live Dungeons & Dragons sessions that feature popular content creators. In turn, the outcomes of those D&D sessions will affect what happens in-game the following week!

Each episode of “Idle Champions Presents” is broadcast live from 4 p.m. PT to 7 p.m. PT on our Twitch channel: twitch.tv/CNEGames. The cast play as their character as featured in Idle Champions.

In the week between each episode, you cast votes in-game to influence what you want to happen in the next livestream alongside your fellow Xbox players. Throughout the week, there will be seven days of voting affecting the next episode. The game will translate player choices into events and updates that can challenge or … Read the rest

Earlier today, Square Enix debuted their new video program Square Enix Presents which showcased several new games and updates to the global gaming community. This series was just the first of its kind and the company will have more to share and reveal throughout the year. From new trailers for Balan Wonderworld and Outriders, to the reveal of a new entry in the Life is Strange series, and a look at what’s in store for Marvel’s Avengers, the show featured a ton of great content and reveals. Catch up on all the news below:


New Details for Outriders

After more than 2 million players played the Outriders demo in the first week, giving many of us their first detailed look at its unique mix of loot, combat, and RPG mechanics, we were treated to a “This is Outriders 101” trailer that detailed what comes next when players start … Read the rest

We’re fast approaching the release of Balan Wonderworld!  

While I’m sure you might have heard snippets of the soundtrack already, today I’ll let you know a little bit more about some of the unique inspirations and challenges that I faced when composing the musical happiness to Balan Wonderworld.

Throughout the composition process, the setting of the Balan Theatre truly inspired the soundtrack. I always kept in mind the perspective of being part of an audience at a live show – looking up and enjoying the performance unfolding before you on stage.

My intention was for the soundtrack to function not only as background music denoting the current situation on-screen, but to also make you feel as though it could accompany the action if it were being performed live on stage.

Inspiration Behind the Musical Melodies

When looking at other sources of inspiration, one of our aims centered … Read the rest

Microsoft Flight Simulator is the latest entry in Microsoft’s longest running franchise with a history of 38 years, but it is not just a popular simulator – it is also a development platform. Today, we are proud to announce that the team at Aerosoft, in close collaboration with the development team at Asobo Studio, is releasing the first highly-complex add-on aircraft for the simulator: the Aerosoft CRJ 550/700.

Aerosoft GmbH is based in Paderborn, Germany and is one of the most influential companies in the flight simulation space. Founded in 1991, the company focuses on the development and publishing of software and hardware for flight enthusiasts. Their first release was an add-on to Microsoft Flight Simulator 4 in 1992 and since then, Aerosoft has developed and published hundreds of add-ons for the Microsoft Flight Simulator franchise. Due to this long history and deep understanding of flight simulation, Microsoft selected Aerosoft … Read the rest

At long last, Undertale is coming to Xbox! For the first time ever, players on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S will have the chance to experience one of indie gaming’s most beloved role-playing games when it launches on Xbox Game Pass tomorrow, March 16.

As many of you know, Undertale isn’t exactly new to the gaming world. In fact, this past September, we celebrated the fifth anniversary of its original PC release with a free concert streamed on YouTube (which you should absolutely check out — after you’ve cleared the game, of course!). But the wonderful thing about Undertale is that despite its retro-inspired visuals — which are sure to evoke memories of some of the 16-Bit classics of yesteryear — the experience itself is still very much fresh and distinct.

In Undertale, every monster is an individual and every interaction is unique; you can choose to fight, … Read the rest