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FragPunk Is A 5v5 Hero Shooter Built Around Cards And First-Person Action

NetEase has revealed FragPunk, a new 5v5 hero shooter coming to Xbox Series X/S and PC sometime next year. Revealed during today’s Xbox Games Showcase, FragPunk features stylized art, squad-based first-person combat, and more than 70 cards to power up your arsenal of moves. 

“FragPunk is a frantic, squad-based, 5v5 hero shooter where you set the rules of engagement for every new round by activating power-up cards,” an Xbox Wire post reads. “With its debut at Xbox Games Showcase 2024, FragPunk rocks the hero shooter genre with fast-paced combat and a plethora of synergies and counterplays between over 70 shard cards, 10 heroes, 14 weapons, and 4 maps.” 

Check it out for yourself in the FragPunk reveal trailer below

FragPunk is due out sometime next year on Xbox Series X/S and PC. 

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Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 Will Let You Live Out Your Aviation Career Dreams This November

Developer Asobo Studio revealed this today during the Xbox Games Showcase with a new trailer that highlights some of the aviation careers players can take on in the game later this year. That includes aerial ambulances and advertisers, VIP charter captains, and more. 

Check it out for yourself in the latest Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 trailer below

“[Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024] features the largest, most diverse and detailed fleet of aircraft, the most complete representation of airports and air traffic, and the most visually stunning rendition of Earth ever created,” an Xbox Wire post reads. “This brand-new simulator is designed to take advantage of the latest technologies in simulation, cloud, machine learning, graphics, and gaming. Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 goes beyond merely operating the aircraft; it will allow simmers to pursue their dream of an aviation career.” 

Careers include firefighting, search and rescue, commercial airline piloting, remote cargo ops, charter service, air racing, and more. 

Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 hits Xbox Series X/S and PC on November 19, 2024. It will launch day one on Game Pass for Xbox, PC, and Cloud. 

Are you going to check out Microsoft Flight Simulator 2024 later this year? Let us know in the comments below!

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Stop A Death-Dealing Paintress In Clair Obscur: Expedition 33, A Slick-Looking Fantasy RPG Coming Next Year

Clair Obscur: Expedition 33 was one of the brand-new reveals during today’s Xbox Game Showcase. Developed by Sandfall Interactive, the turn-based RPG unfolds in a fantastical world governed by a powerful figure who wipes out countless innocents every year via a mysterious number. 

Clair Obscur’s world is at the mercy of the Paintress, who awakens once a year to paint a cursed number on a monolith. That number causes every person of that age to instantly vanish in wisps of smoke. The citizens dealing with this recurring threat know that her next number is “33” and a brave collection of them have one day to mount an expedition to her island to stop her once and for all. However, these “Expeditioners” are merely the latest of dozens of failed attempts at killing the Paintress. Thus, this team will retrace the steps of every squad that came before them as they explore a dreamlike world filled with dangerous threats.

The game is powered by Unreal Engine 5 and sports slick-looking turn-based action. Clair Obscur: Expedition 33 is coming in 2025 to PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X/S (including launching day one on Game Pass), and PC. 

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Cover Reveal – Dragon Age: The Veilguard

We visited BioWare’s Edmonton, Canada, office for an exclusive look at Dragon Age: The Veilguard, including a look at its character creator, its prologue and opening missions, and more. We also spoke to many of the game’s leads about the name change, the series’ shift to real-time action combat, the various companions (and the relationships you can forge with them), and The Veilguard’s hub location. You can learn about the titular Veilguard, Solas’ role in the game, and so much more in our 12-page cover story for Dragon Age: The Veilguard. 

Brian Shea flew to Warsaw, Poland, to check out two upcoming releases – Frostpunk 2 and The Alters – and he came away excited about both. Jon Woodey went hands-on with Final Fantasy XIV’s upcoming Dawntrail expansion (and spoke to director Naoki Yoshida, too), and as someone with 8,000 hours in the game, his words are the ones you’ll want to read. 

On the freelance front, Charlie Wacholz writes about how last year’s Dave The Diver is one of the best game representations of the rewards and struggles of working in the food and beverage industry, and Grant Stoner spoke with Sony and Microsoft about the development of process and history of the companies’ Adaptive and Access controllers. And for a lil’ terror this summer, Ashley Bardhan spoke to several horror game developers about why the alluring town known as Silent Hill is a crucial location to Konami’s horror masterpiece. 

As always, you’ll find an editor’s note from editor-in-chief Matt Miller, reviews from various freelancers and staff editors, a Top 5 list (hint hint: dragons), and more. 

Here’s a closer look at the cover

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Live Like A Mouse With Reveal of Winter Burrow

In a press release for the newly announced Winter Burrow, the game is described as a “cozy woodland survival game,” though we have some doubts about the cozy part, given that the tail end of the trailer features the protagonist’s friend being taken away to be eatern by a hungry owl.

With that said, much of the rest of the game does seem to match an expectation of crafting, baking, resource gathering, and many of the other features you’d expect out of a survival game, albeit with an adorable aesthetic of anthropomorphic mice as the visual style.

Publisher Noodlecake intends to release the game on Xbox consoles, and PC in early 2025.

Give a look to the trailer to get a better understanding of how the game plays.

 

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