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Xbox news: What new Xbox Game Pass Ultimate titles games are coming?

Xbox news: What new Xbox Game Pass Ultimate titles games are coming?

Anyone with an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription has been told exactly what new titles are coming to the service over the coming weeks.

Microsoft made the big reveal today, confirming its plans for July 2021 will include a total of nine new games.

Some of these are playable now, while others will be launching over the next week or so. The game that can be downloaded and played today is Worms Rumble.

Dumping the turn-based gameplay for a more free-flowing format, Worms Rumble still includes those familiar weapons and audio cues.

This can be downloaded today and will be followed by Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered, Iron Harvest, and Prodeus.

These games will be available to play on June 24, followed by the next set of Xbox One and Xbox Series X games on July 1.

Gang Beasts will be among them, and there are plenty of gamers waiting to try out the new beat-em-up on the Xbox console.

As mentioned above, while nine new games are being released this month, only those with an Xbox Game Pass Ultimate subscription will get to play all of them.

That’s because some of them will be arriving on Console, some on Cloud and one on PC.

The full list of games can be found below and include the following:

Worms Rumble (Cloud, Console, and PC) [email protected] – Available Today

Worms Rumble is Worms like you’ve never played it before, with intense, real-time, arena-based 32 player cross-platform combat. Get ready for multiple game modes where you’re only ever a Holy Hand Grenade away from death!

Iron Harvest (PC) – June 24

Iron Harvest is a real-time strategy game set in the alternate reality of 1920+, just after the end of the Great War. The game lets you control giant dieselpunk mechs, combining epic single-player and co-op campaigns as well as skirmishes with intense action on the battlefield for multiplayer fans.

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered (Console and PC) EA Play – June 24

Feel the thrill of the chase and the rush of escape in Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered, coming June 24 with Xbox Game Pass for PC and Ultimate via EA Play. It’s time to reignite the pursuit.

Prodeus (Game Preview) (PC) [email protected] – June 24

Get ready to paint the walls red. Featuring a hand-crafted campaign from industry FPS veterans, over-the-top gory visuals, and a built-in community map browser for instantaneous action with nearly limitless levels to play. Prodeus is the retro shooter you’ve been waiting for.

Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts (Cloud) – July 1

The heroic bear and bird return at last to defend Spiral Mountain from their nemesis Gruntilda. Groundbreaking vehicular platforming awaits in wild new worlds packed with features and faces old and new. Build awe-inspiring vehicles and tackle the Jiggy challenges in any way you see fit!

Bug Fables: The Everlasting Sapling (Cloud, Console, and PC) [email protected] – July 1

Small heroes, big adventure! Follow Vi, Kabbu, and Leif in their epic journey to find the Everlasting Sapling! Explore and combine your team’s abilities to solve puzzles, defeat powerful enemies and find ancient treasures!

Gang Beasts (Cloud, Console, and PC) [email protected] – July 1

Gang Beasts is a silly multiplayer party game with surly gelatinous characters, brutal slapstick fight sequences, and absurd hazardous environments set in the mean streets of Beef City. Customize your character and fight enemies in the melee game mode or fight with friends against the gangs of Beef City in the gang game mode.

Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars (Cloud, Console, and PC) – July 1

Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars is an engaging strategy game set in a dark vampire world in turmoil, combining empire management and turn-based combat with unique card-game elements. Descend into a mythical world filled with horrors and legends – and hurl yourself into a compelling gothic epos paired with a challenging game experience.

Limbo (Cloud, Console, and PC) [email protected] – July 1

Limbo is an award-winning indie adventure, critically acclaimed for its captivating puzzle design and immersive sound and visuals. Its dark, misty spaces and haunting narrative will stay with you forever.

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This post originally appeared on Daily Express :: Entertainment Feed

'It’s highly unlikely': Sophie Countess of Wessex on why her children don't use HRH titles

'It’s highly unlikely': Sophie Countess of Wessex on why her children don't use HRH titles

Discussing any family rows, she said: “If things were kicking off inside, right from the year dot, I’d say: ‘Right… outside!’

“You come back in again and the mood is entirely different.

“Louise would take herself off on her bike, and James is very self-motivated to get out, so actually, it was never a struggle.”

Sophie Wessex and Prince Edward’s home, where they raise their children, is one of the largest in the Royal Family. 

Fans were given a never before seen glimpse of the home as the couple spoke in an exclusive interview with The Telegraph Magazine.

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Taito Milestones Is A Collection Of Arcade Archives Titles Heading To Switch

Taito Milestones.JPG© TAITO CORPORATION

The Arcade Archives series has been a huge part of the retro scene on Nintendo Switch, with an impressive range of titles. Taito has had its share of releases, and is now planning to launch Taito Milestones as a collection of some 1980s classics.

Due in February 2022 in Japan, it was initially revealed in Famitsu (thanks, Gematsu), so we certainly hope to see a localised version announced in the future. Made in collaboration with Arcade Archive port masters HAMSTER, it includes the following eight games – only Chack’n Pop is yet to have an eShop release.

  • The Ninja Warriors
  • Halley’s Comet
  • The Fairyland Story
  • Chack’n Pop
  • Elevator Action
  • Alpine Ski
  • Wild Western
  • Front Line

The design of the official website and the Famitsu article highlight the tease that more titles may come in the future; it’s unclear at this stage but it seems possible that it could follow a similar approach to Capcom Arcade Stadium.

Let us know if you’re keen to see this get a release outside of Japan!

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This post originally appeared on Nintendo Life | Latest News

Limited Run Republishing Another Two Game Boy Titles, Pre-Orders Open This Friday

Game Boy© Nintendo Life

Physical distributor Limited Run Games has announced it will be republishing not one, but two Game Boy classics. The first is StarHawk and the second one is Metal Masters – both titles will be available for pre-order this Friday over a four-week period.

Metal Masters is a 2D beat ’em up fighting game, and was developed by Bit Managers and published by Electro Brain on the Game Boy in 1993. The alien shooter StarHawk arrived on the portable scene in the same year and was developed by NMS Software and published by Accolade.

Stop the evil alien race in the classic Game Boy title StarHawk! Open for four week pre-order starting this Friday at 10AM ET / 7AM PT. Only on http://LimitedRunGames.com.#Gameboy #StarHawk

StarHawk© Limited Run Games

That’s not all, Metal Masters on Game Boy is hitting the http://LimitedRunGames.com store this Friday. Don’t miss this robotic fighting game available for four week pre-order. #GameBoy

Metal Masters© Limited Run Games

According to Limited Run Games, both games will be priced at $ 34.99 USD each. Will you be adding these ones to your retro library? Tell us down below. In related news, LRG has also revealed its physical version of Bug Fables.

This article originally appeared on Nintendo Life | Latest News

Five Legendary Bethesda Titles Get the FPS Boost Treatment on Xbox Series X|S Today

Hot on the heels of officially welcoming Bethesda’s world-renowned studios to the Xbox family, we’re excited to announce that five of the biggest titles from their vast catalog of games – Dishonored: Definitive Edition, The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition, Fallout 4, Fallout 76, and Prey – will all be updated today to enable FPS Boost on Xbox Series X and Xbox Series S. And it’s not just owners of these titles that get to take advantage of FPS Boost; all these titles are available with FPS Boost for Xbox Game Pass members too.

As a reminder, FPS Boost employs a variety of new methods for nearly doubling the original framerate on select titles. Higher, steadier framerates make games visually smoother, resulting in more immersive gameplay. We partnered closely with developers to enhance the experience while maintaining the game’s original intent. And while not applicable to all games, these new techniques can push game engines to render more quickly for a buttery smooth experience beyond what the original game might have delivered due to the capabilities of the hardware at the time. For the five titles we’ve shared today, gamers can expect to see an increase from 30 fps to nearly 60 fps while enabling FPS Boost.

In some instances, because there are higher graphics requirements to enable FPS Boost technology, we’ve had to reduce a game’s resolution to ensure it both runs smoothly and plays great. In those select cases, such as Fallout 4 and Fallout 76 in this latest title announcement, FPS Boost is not automatically enabled for Xbox Series X gamers. For all titles receiving this update, gamers will see a clear indicator if a title is running FPS Boost.