Microsoft is hosting the Inside Xbox live stream today and there are several “World Premiere” trailers for the games coming to the Xbox Series X. There are many games we know of, such as Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla gameplay teaser and Madden 21, but there were some surprises as well, such as a new trailer for Scorn, which didn’t last long in the news cycle.
The first was the announcement of Madden 21 presented by Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes. Gameplay for Madden 21 is very easily revealed in a montage showing the growth of the Madden franchise. The glance looks shiny but too short to get too excited.
Dirt 5 debuted, showing several locales including tracks in an industrial city, a tropical island, and a snowy alpine. Of course, as before, the cars were modeled after real-world vehicles from a variety of manufacturers, including Ford, Porsche, Aston Martin, and more.
Sega unveiled Yakuza: Like a Dragon returns in September at the Tokyo Game Show. The game is a bit of a departure from the Yakuza series with its turn-based combat and zany minigames. Today’s cinematic trailer reveals a bit of the story behind the game.
Paradox Interactive has a new trailer for Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2, and it’s dark, creepy, and gory. Skip this teaser if you are weak at heart. “Choose to be ruthless and indecisive or cult and seductive. Use beauty, cunning, fear, and thin to rise in vampire society. What is your monster?”
Another worldwide premiere Microsoft has lined up for is a new psychological scary game called The Medium. Players are thrust into the shoes of a medium that lives in both the real world and the spirit of the kingdom. To represent the glory of the game, developer Bloober (makers of Fear Layers) has hired composers Akira Yamaoka and Arkadiusz Reikowski to create a “dual sound system.”
Bright Memory Infinite gets the next-gen treatment with a new trailer. Set in the year 2036, the game combines elements of a first-person shooter with swordplay and a small parkour park thrown in for good measure.
Scorn has been around for a long time. Initially announced in 2014 for the PC, the game seems to have been mistaken after a failed Kickstarter campaign. After an injection of cash from an angel investor, the game is now coming to both PC and XBSX, but there is still no clear release date.
Deep Silver, the studio behind the Metro series, invites you to “be Nara and Forsaken, his sentient starfighter, on a compelling, personal journey of redemption” in the Chorus. The game takes Deep Silver to a space-flight shooter and is due out next year.
Call to the Sea is a beautiful, albeit cartoonish, set of adventures in the 1930s on a tropical island. The protagonist is looking for his wife’s lost expedition and must puzzle his way through the mysteries of a lost civilization.
Fans of the 1997 dino-hunting game Turok, can enjoy the Second Extinction. The futuristic 3-player co-op title did you ever fight with mutated dinosaurs to save Earth.
“In the not too distant future, humanity’s last hope lies in the hands of an elite group of psionic soldiers, who are fighting an invincible threat known as, The Other.” Bandai Namco’s Scarlet Nexus is a unique hack-n-slash feature where you fight human-beings (aliens?) With a sword and psionic ability. It has a cool anime look, set in a cyberpunk city.
Speaking of cyberpunk, Neon Giant’s The Ascent almost feels like a top-down Cyberpunk 2077 shooter. The gameplay is reminiscent of Neon Chrome. Not much is revealed about it, but it will feature both solo and co-op play.
There was also a gameplay trailer for Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, but you can check that out in our separate coverage.
It looks like the Xbox Series X will not suffer a shortage of titles if today’s showcase is just a fraction of what’s going to the next gen console. While not all are finished for the day-to-day, we should see a fair showing of decent titles coming with the XBSX launch this holiday season.