With the Xbox Series X releasing at the end of this year, it’s time for Microsoft to get the party started by giving us a glimpse at what will be possible on the new console. Their Inside Xbox event has shifted to taking a look at some of the games coming to the console as well as announcing some brand new titles that are sure to make some heads turn. Here are the trailers and games that were shown off during the event. You can also watch the whole thing in full below:
Assassin’s Creed Valhalla
The Viking themed Assassin’s Creed got its official reveal recently and now we get to see a little glimpse of the game in action. Don’t be fooled by the “gameplay” in the trailer, it’s mostly just in-engine stuff that got shown off, not actual gameplay. We got to see Eivor, the Viking we’ll take control of, lead raids and fight on the fields in search for that sweet Viking glory. The game will launch on Xbox Series X and Xbox One in Holiday 2020.
Yakuza: Like a Dragon
In somewhat surprising news, Yakuza: Like a Dragon will release as an Xbox Series X launch title and the reason it’s a surprise is because the game was originally a PS4 exclusive title. The game has been released in Japan since January, but us westerners will have to wait a little longer to get to experience the weirdness of Japan again.
The classic mud racer is back and prettier than ever. It also looks very flashy and contemporary this time around. Voice acting mainstays Nolan North and Troy Baker will also star in the game.
Up next is an H.R. Giger fever dream in the form of Scorn, a first-person horror game that has been announced since 2017 and now it’s announced to release on Xbox Series X and PC. It looks decidedly creepy, so it’s a good start for horror on the next-gen.
Bright Memory Infinite
It was only a matter of time before we got something visually stunning to show off what the Xbox Series X will be capable of and the very interesting looking Bright Memory Infinite was there to titillate us for the future. It’s set in the near future and seems like a fast-paced FPS game with swords and Sekiro-like grappling and it just looks like a grand old time.
Space, the final frontier and one of the most obvious settings for the next generation. Chorus received a very fancy trailer with some interesting visuals and ideas being shown that reminds me a lot of Control but in space. It’s currently slated for a 2021 release.
Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodline 2
Paradox’s Vampire RPG is coming to Xbox One and Xbox Series X. The game has been delayed and we don’t have a solid release date yet, but with it coming to the Series X, it will probably release sooner rather than later. The original game has a great cult following for its deep RPG mechanics and its unique style of gameplay and the sequel looks to be even bolder based off the new trailer.
Call of the Sea
I think it’s fair to say that Call of the Sea looks like Firewatch on an island. It follows a 1930s explorer who is looking for her husband in the far reaches of a remote island and you can bet there will be a lot of emotional tales and beautiful scenery on this little rescue mission.
The Ascent is a crazy-looking top-down cyberpunk RPG that screams twin-stick shooter mixed with Diablo. The action looks to be crazy and the world is decidedly stark and colourful at the same time, so fans of this particular genre should definitely be excited for this.
The horror doesn’t stop just yet as The Medium is yet another scary-looking foray into the unknown. The developers proudly stated that they’re working with Silent Hill composer Akira Yamaoka so you can bet that the music will be on point.
And what’s a reveal event without some anime stuff? Scarlet Nexus is the new game from Bandai Namco featuring some young-looking heroes, flashy moves and big attacks.
Shooting dinosaurs, what’s not to like? There’s not much else to say, you can squad up with three of your friends and blast some dinos and it looks like a bundle of fun.
And that’s the lot for the Inside Xbox presentation. It’s a big smorgasbord of a bunch of different games and genres, a good showcase of what will be available on the Xbox Series X and let’s not forget, a lot of these games will also be on the Xbox One and they will allow you to upgrade to the next-gen version at no cost. What did you think of the games that were shown off?