roundup

this month, the bri­tish win­ter, oc­cult-dab­bling nazis, flam­boy­ant wrestlers, and more

XBox: The Official Magazine (US) - - PREVIEW - Daniella Lu­cas

Vigor

A re­cent closed beta gave a lit­tle more in­sight into how this sur­vival game will work. Rounds are meant to be kept fairly tight, forc­ing you to move closer to other play­ers by hav­ing a cloud of ra­di­a­tion which fun­nels you all closer to­gether. The maps might be smaller than in DayZ, but they’re also in­cred­i­bly dense—full of build­ings to skulk be­tween and scav­enge items from.

Achtung! Cthulhu Ta ctics

In this newly an­nounced Love­craft-in­spired game with a twist, you’re tasked with fight­ing Nazis who have been dab­bling with the oc­cult in an al­ter­nate WWII set­ting. It’s based on a suc­cess­ful board game of the same name made by Modiphius En­ter­tain­ment, and will play like a turn­based strat­egy game with hero char­ac­ters that have dif­fer­ent spe­cial­iza­tions.

Forza Hori­zon 4

A de­vel­oper stream provided a closer look at the weather in this im­pres­sive-look­ing racer, show­cas­ing ev­ery­thing a Bri­tish win­ter has to of­fer. The world will open up fur­ther as bod­ies of wa­ter freeze, re­veal­ing ex­tra tracks to race around. The fur­ther north on the map you are, the deeper the snow you’ll get, whereas fur­ther south you’ll deal with frost and wet­ter roads.

WWE 2K19

Can we get a “Wooooo!” up in here for all of the Ric Flair fans? Turns out, yes you can, thanks to a spe­cial edi­tion of this year’s WWE 2K ti­tle. It will con­tain ev­ery­thing that the deluxe edi­tion does, but with a few more ex­clu­sive ex­tras in­clud­ing a WWE Hall of Fame Replica ring, a plaque that has a piece of fab­ric from Ric Flair’s iconic robes, and a pair of art cards. Wooooo in­deed.

My Time At Por­tia

This gen­tle farm­ing sim has been in early ac­cess for a while now, and has been re­ceiv­ing reg­u­lar up­dates in prepa­ra­tion for the full re­lease later this year on Xbox One. It’s ex­panded far be­yond its hum­ble craft­ing be­gin­nings al­ready, adding a fac­tory that you can build to au­to­mate cer­tain pro­cesses, and even new ar­eas such as a spooky haunted cave.

Nicke lodeon Kart Ra cers

Beep, beep—move over Forza, SpongeBob is com­ing through. This com­bines iconic car­toon se­ries such as Ru­grats, Hey

Arnold!, and Teenage Mu­tant Ninja Tur­tles in a chaotic kart rac­ing game that looks per­fect for kids and the young at heart. The fi­nal thing will fea­ture 12 dif­fer­ent se­ries, al­though not all of them have been shown.

Pub­lisher GameMill En­ter­tain­ment de­vel­oper GameMill En­ter­tain­ment due 23 Oc­to­ber

Pub­lisher Bo­hemia In­ter­ac­tive de­vel­oper Bo­hemia In­ter­ac­tive due 2019

Pub­lisher Mi­crosoft de­vel­oper Play­ground Games due Oc­to­ber 2

Pub­lisher Team17 de­vel­oper Pathea Games due 2018

Pub­lisher Rip­stone Games de­vel­oper Auroch dig­i­tal due TBC

Pub­lisher 2K Sports de­vel­oper Yuke’s due 5 Oc­to­ber

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