Everybody who was watching Microsoft's E3 onstage presentation will have seen the obligatory ID@Xbox montage trailer
that showcased 27 upcoming titles. What wasn't mentioned was the many other ID@Xbox titles that were also at the conference but weren't in that trailer. Over the next few weeks, we aim to introduce you to them a few at a time, and we start with the first five titles today. Those select few are below; is there anything that captures your interest?
Invader Studios' "third person survival horror game" aims to replicate the atmosphere, feeling and mood generated by video games and movies from the 80s and 90s. Set in a dirty and chaotic American town, players will face hardcore survival mechanics, enemies that are hard to kill, strategic combat, and puzzles, with a story told from the perspective of multiple different characters. There will be a constant sense of danger, fear, and helplessness that will be hard to shake off, and lots of lore to find for those who seek it out. The game is heading for Xbox One and Windows 10 in Q3 2018.
Deeli Network Technology's sci-fi third person shooter tells of an event that's due to change history in 2089. It is then that a spray agent will be released into the air, mutating genes and altering humanity's genetic structure. Some can evolve to cope with the alterations, but many others can't and they're killed. The game is set at the start of this event, when the world is starting to panic. Players control the Death Squad, a team of robots and humans aiming to stop the event and restore world order. To do this, they need to take down the wind towers responsible for spreading the agent, but the post-apocalyptic landscape they need to negotiate won't help them at all. The title is due to hit Xbox One later this month.
Fishcow Studio's "hand-painted side-scrolling 2D action RPG beat'em up" takes place in an industrial gothic universe known as Terra Nihil. Once a small Empire, an element called Lunarium has allowed the Empire to expand and hit its peak of glory. The problem is that aboriginal tribes known as Savages are attacking the area with increased frequency. It's up to you to find out why and to stop the attacks once and for all. The game is due to arrive on Xbox One in August.
Team KwaKwa's local multiplayer arena title pits up to four players against each other armed only with water pistols and jetpacks. Items, powerups, and 15 different weapons offer variety across the game's ten stages, and if that isn't enough, there is always the super attack that can turn the tides of battle. Arcade challenge mode offers entertainment for both a single player and multiple co-op players, and it is here where new characters can be unlocked. Team battles also offer 2v2 play. You'll be able to try it for yourself when the game is released on Xbox One and Windows 10 in Q3 2018.
Lazerpants Studios "2D platformer puzzle game" draws inspiration from Portal
while also allowing players to rotate their world. Players will get to manipulate portals, physics, time, and clones to make sure they get through each of the game's 30 levels. Players will be able to test their understanding of time and space when the game is released on Xbox One on July 31st.