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!


Team Xbox Celebrates Earth Day: Here’s How You Can Get Involved
Sustainability is a pivotal point of focus for Microsoft and Xbox. We’re exploring new ways to reduce our carbon footprint and to raise awareness with our community. Reaching our sustainability commitments will take time and… Read more

Marvel’s Avengers Tachyon Anomaly Event Begins April 22
We first revealed the Tachyon Anomaly event one month ago at Square Enix Presents, and we’re … Read the rest

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Flowing Lights

gFaUmNe inc.

$9.99
Pre-order
Xbox One X Enhanced
Why is Flowing Lights different from other shooting games?
Puzzle elements! They offer a challenge for the brain on top of the immediate fun of destroying monsters. Deeper challenges, deeper sense of achievement!

How do these puzzle elements work?
Each fight has been designed as a puzzle that requires a new tactic. Thanks to a unique system of terrain and physics, bullets flow like a liquid and create new and gripping gameplay situations. The goal is not only to destroy all enemies but also to find the right tactic to do so! This may require several attempts so Flowing Lights has been designed to facilitate experimentation. Failing and retrying is part of the game! Fights can be restarted instantly and without any penalty.

Target audience:
Flowing Lights was designed to

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Sharpen your blades and get ready to cut your teeth in the Chivalry 2 cross-platform play closed beta on Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S!

Chivalry 2 is a multiplayer, first-person slasher inspired by epic medieval movie battles. Starting today in the cross-platform play closed beta, you can enter this dangerous medieval world in sprawling 64-player games and prove your worth as a warrior!

Running Friday, April 23 through Monday, April 26, the cross-platform play closed beta brings a meaty chunk of the full game to sample before you enter the real battlefield at launch on June 8, 2021. 

Watch the all-new combat guide to become a melee combat master and rise to the top of the scoreboard:

How to Access the Chivalry 2 Cross-Platform Play Closed Beta on Xbox

Pre-order a digital copy of Chivalry 2 on the Xbox Store today for guaranteed access to the cross play closed … Read the rest

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Judgment

SEGA


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$39.99
Get it now
From the team that brought you the critically acclaimed Yakuza series comes Judgment, a gritty tale of disgraced attorney Takayuki Yagami in his quest for redemption. Haunted by his past, he takes up arms as a private detective, clawing his way through Kamurocho’s underground crime network to investigate a string of grisly murders. In this psychological thriller, the balance between justice and mercy teeters on the edge.

Track suspects, discover clues, and bring evidence to court – but be careful, there are dark characters at every turn. Can you distinguish between friend and foe? Take advantage of two unique battle styles to take down adversaries in electrifying encounters. Packed with Hollywood-worthy combat sequences and cinematic twists and turns, this mystery will surely keep you on your toes.

This upgraded version of Judgment contains

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We’re excited to announce our first installment in the new Warfare series! Warfare 1 focuses on the engineer by both expanding the engineer’s arsenal, as well as bringing a series of new quality-of-life features to Space Engineers combat. Warfare 1 expands your creative possibilities, providing a series of new blocks aimed at pushing the limits of battlefield innovation.

As with our previous updates, this DLC and update will be released on all supported platforms simultaneously. We want you to enjoy Space Engineers on your platform of choice! Ensuring proper support for all platforms means proper support for all features and functionality, including dedicated servers. Warfare 1: Field Engineer is multiplayer-focused and the content of the Field Engineer DLC is designed to be enjoyed with friends.

As part of our continued efforts to ensure the best possible Space Engineers experience, Xbox and PC players can now play in the same space, … Read the rest

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Tales of Arise Ultimate Edition Pre-Order (Xbox Series X|S & Xbox One)

BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment America Inc.

$109.99
Pre-order
Celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the "Tales of" series with this latest installment and pre-order today!
Includes the following pre-order bonus content:
• Pre-Order Bonus Pack
– Alphen and Shionne customization items
Alphen – [Costume] Reconciler Armor
Shionne – [Costume] Noble Ash
Shionne – [Hairstyle] Void Black Tiara
– Attachments
Left Black Wing
Right Black Wing
Left White Wing
Right White Wing
– Exclusive Cooking Recipes
Mabo Curry Bun Recipe
Fisherman's Hot Pot Recipe
Eastern Rice Recipe
Fruit Sandwich Recipe
– 16 Food Items

The Ultimate Edition includes:
• Tales of Arise (full game)
• Premium Travel Pack
Artifacts, items
• Adventurer's Pack
– Premium Item Pack
Artifacts, items, food, gald
– Premium Costume Pack
Cosmetics
• Collaboration Costume Pack

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We’re humbled and delighted to be sharing our 8-year Anniversary Event with you and more than 40 million other Tenno playing around the globe. We’re even more excited to be doing so now Optimized for Xbox Series X|S! Despite disruptions of the pandemic, Digital Extremes has been able to work from home, supporting Warframe and developing a new next-gen gameplay experience.

All in one month, a new update, a new Warframe and the start of a new chapter have arrived.  So, bullet jump your way into Warframe to redeem your Dex Rhino skin and log in each week from April 19 to May 10 for additional items and bonus booster weekends.

New Call of the Tempestarii Game Update

For those of you who haven’t tried Warframe yet — or maybe you left a while ago and you’re considering returning — now is a great time to check out the new … Read the rest

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Cymatically Muffed

Kelsam

$9.99
Pre-order
Don't you hate it when you wake up and some scientist has experimented on you and stolen your headphones? Muffed is a fast-paced top-down shooter where you and your friends can find that guy and make him pay. Or fight everyone you know in the best 2-8 player PvP games around, your call.

▼ PvP Battle Mode for 2-8 Players ▼
It's a muffs eat muffs world for competitive players. Battle it out against your friends in free-for-all style or team up using one of our many customizations. The extensive array of maps and modes provides replayability that will make this your go-to game for groups of any size.

▼ Co-Op Campaign for 1-4 Players ▼
Earn your muffs, leave your mark, find your place. Explore on your own or team up with your friends

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Gilgamesh, King of Uruk, dropkicks his way onto the battleground of the gods in Smite’s newest update – available now!

As the hero of an incredible Sumerian epic, Gilgamesh is a questing, adventurous king. In Smite, he faces off against a tyrannical Tiamat. His gods had whispered of Tiamat’s return and his destiny to defeat her. With sword in hand, Gilgamesh eagerly leaps into battle in hopes to fulfill his final quest.

When designing Gilgamesh’s visual design, the team wanted to make sure he felt like a king. Looking at ancient art, specifically how ancient civilizations depicted their kings, we were able to incorporate the features and culture of the Babylonian people. During the artistic process, we had clear goals: a strong, fit, male figure that would be culturally accurate. To balance his identity of a king and adventurer, Gilgamesh is adorned with gems and a crown while … Read the rest

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals available from the Microsoft Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 26 April 2021 (actual end date varies by sale).

These deals will expire at 10:00 am UTC on Tuesday April 27th 2021

Xbox One Deals

     

Content Title Content Type Discount Notes
LEGO Harry Potter Collection Xbox One X Enhanced 50% Franchise Sale
LEGO DC Super-Villains Xbox One X Enhanced 70% Franchise Sale
LEGO Worlds Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S 55% Franchise Sale
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S 75% Franchise Sale
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham Deluxe Edition Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S 75% Franchise Sale
LEGO Batman 3: Season Pass Add-On 70% Franchise Sale
LEGO CITY Undercover Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S 75% Franchise Sale
LEGO DC Super-Villains Deluxe Edition Xbox One X Enhanced 75% Franchise Sale
LEGO DC Super-Villains Season Pass Add-On
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