Weekend Announcements September 22nd-24th: EGX 2017 Special

By Rebecca Smith,
Over the weekend we attended EGX 2017 in Birmingham, UK. While we'll have previews, news and gameplay footage to show you, we begin our coverage with a handful of new titles that will be coming to the Xbox One in the future. There are four new titles that we'll be introducing below:


BFF Or Die

ASA Studio's "tactical-action-puzzler" tells the story of four alien students at the Intergalactic Time Academy. One day they decide to go joyriding in a Chrono-Crosser. They go back in time to Ancient Egypt, but a malfunction means that they can't get back. Up to four players must work together to find the orbs that can power up their Chrono-Crosser, but they must avoid the mummies if they're to escape with their lives. They must use different skills to be successful, such as lighting up different parts of the level, moving their teammates to otherwise inaccessible parts of the levels, activating decoys and teleporting. The title will be coming to Xbox One next year.

Dead Cells

Motion Twin's upcoming title is described as "a rogue-lite, metroidvania action-platformer" and that's a pretty accurate description. Players assume the role of a resurrected hero who must fight his way through a randomly generated castle to find and kill its keepers. If you die, you go back to the beginning to fight your way through another randomly generated layout, but you do keep your weapon upgrades. The only way that you will succeed is to kill enemies through "2D souls-lite combat", die, learn from those mistakes, respawn and repeat. The title will be coming to unspecified consoles next year.

The Krucer Parallax

In RadiationBurn's upcoming title, players assume control of a squadron of ships as the fight across an unknown galaxy, but for who are they fighting and who is the enemy? Well, players get to make that decision themselves by signing up to one of two sides. There's the General Democratic Union (GDU) that is a collection of united worlds that is built on many years of political negotiations and respect. On the other hand there's the Krucer Technocratic Commonwealth (KTC) that is a ruthless dictatorship run by the Krucer family and supported by elite power mongers. You choose which side you support and whose ships you'll be flying. The title will be coming to Xbox One in the future.

The Peterson Case

Quarter Circle Games' atmospheric horror title puts players in the role of Detective Franklin Reinhardt. It's 1947 and somewhere near the location of the Roswell UFO incident, a family has gone missing. As the detective examines a deserted house, he finds that an unearthly presence is following him and it isn't too pleased with his interference. The demo at EGX took players through a deserted hotel with players having to contend with WWII flashbacks, a range of puzzles and exploration, as well as the presence that was all too happy to remove him from the picture. The title will be coming to Xbox One in May 2018.

Will you be picking up any of these titles?
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.