Anytime a company holds a showcase, you really hope they bring it. Sure, it may not always be the biggest of announcements, but you want good ones. There were a plethora of them at the Xbox Partner Preview on Wednesday, including a surprise visitor. Big Boss showed up in some impressive looking gameplay, and even he was joined by a friend later in Ichiban from the Yakuza series bringing the laughs in new footage for Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth. I could continue on, but why tell when we can show?
Thank you for joining us earlier today for our inaugural broadcast event, Xbox Partner Preview! This show focused on many of our wonderful third-party partners like Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio, Remedy Entertainment, Studio Wildcard, and many others and featured nearly 30 minutes of trailers and new gameplay footage – all of which we have recapped for you below.
On today’s broadcast we revealed the first in-engine look at the upcoming Metal Gear Solid Delta: Snake Eater, showed the new Dondoko Island activity for Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, and were delighted to show the first gameplay footage of the upcoming Ark: Survival Ascended!
Once again, thank you to our third-party partners for sharing these exciting reveals with us today. And thank you, Xbox fans, for joining us as we all got to share our love of games with each other. Happy gaming!
Metal Gear Solid Δ: Snake Eater First In-Engine LookTrending:
We got our first in-engine look at the upcoming Metal Gear Solid Δ: Snake Eater, powered by Unreal Engine 5. The video showed off thick vegetation, a variety of highly detailed predatory animals, and incredibly detailed environments that will make up the atmosphere of this impressive looking remake.
Alan Wake 2: New Gameplay Reveals the Terror That AwaitsAlan Wake 2 - Launch Trailer - Xbox Partner Preview
In the lead up to its launch on Xbox Series X|S and Windows on October 27, 2023, Remedy showed off their thrilling launch trailer for Alan Wake 2. We were also treated to some brand- new gameplay featuring the character Saga, facing off against a horrific new enemy. Check out Xbox Wire’s exclusive behind-the-scenes access around the creation of Alan Wake 2 here.
First Gameplay Footage Reveal for Ark: Survival Ascended
The highly anticipated remake Ark: Survival Ascended made an appearance, showcasing the massive amount of work that has gone into this next-gen evolution with cross-platform modding, highly detailed realistic-looking environments, and fantastic looking dinosaurs using Unreal Engine 5! Check out Xbox Wire’s coverage to learn more about the work being put into bringing Ark: Survival Ascended to Xbox Series X|S.
New Details on Ichiban Kasuga’s Upcoming Adventure, Like a Dragon: Infinite WealthLIKE A DRAGON: INFINITE WEALTH | DONDOKO ISLAND REVEAL TRAILER - Xbox Partner Preview
During today’s Xbox Partner Preview, Ryu Ga Gotoku Studio shared an exclusive look at one of the major side activities available to players in the upcoming Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, putting Kasuga to work and managing his own little piece of paradise: Dondoko Island! Check out our interview with RGG Studio Chief Producer Hiroyuki Sakamoto here on Xbox Wire to get some new details on the upcoming Like a Dragon: Infinite Wealth, set to hit Xbox Series X|S and Windows on January 26, 2024.
Still Wakes The Deep: A First-Hand Look at the Horror to ComeStill Wakes the Deep - Gameplay Reveal - Xbox Partner Preview
The Chinese Room (Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs, Dear Esther) revealed new gameplay footage of their upcoming narrative horror game, Still Wakes the Deep. Here we got a first look at the slowly collapsing Beira D oil rig as the player-character navigated through some incredibly perilous encounters – including a brief look at the supernatural entity on the station. Learn more about the inspirations behind this unique upcoming game here on Xbox Wire.
Manor Lords Reveals PC Game Pass Release DateManor Lords - Release Date Announcement Trailer - Xbox Partner Preview
Manor Lords delivered a detailed gameplay overview of what it’s like to establish your own medieval town and then assemble your townsfolk to defend their homestead – or conquer thy neighbor. Check out our exclusive interview with the team behind the game here on Xbox Wire to learn more and look for the game to arrive in Game Preview for Windows and with PC Game Pass on April 26, 2024.
Ikaro: Will Not Die Announced With Action-packed TrailerIKARO: Will Not Die - Announce Teaser - Xbox Partner Preview
FuturLab and Thunderful showed off their newest upcoming game, Ikaro: Will Not Die, a lightning-paced action adventure with rogue-lite elements, set in a futuristic, neon facility. We’ll have more to share about this unique indie game soon.
Spirit of the North 2: Prepare for Another Spirited AdventureSpirit of the North 2 - Announcement Trailer - Xbox Partner Preview
Infuse Studio announced and revealed a first look at their upcoming Spirit of the North 2, the surprise sequel to their gorgeous original adventure game. Here we see players take control of a new fox, alongside a new flying companion that will be tagging along on the adventure. Look for Spirit of the North 2 to arrive on Xbox Series X|S soon.
Return to Old Detroit in RoboCop: Rogue CityRoboCop: Rogue City | There Will Be Trouble - Xbox Partner Preview
Teyon showed off new gameplay footage, including a new look at battle with the powerful ED-209, of the upcoming RoboCop: Rogue City, launching November 2 for Xbox Series X|S. From what we’ve seen, this is shaping up to be a truly faithful reproduction of the classic RoboCop we know and love. Check out Xbox Wire to learn how the studio’s love for the film is at the heart of the game.
We Take a Tour of Dungeons of HinterbergDungeons of Hinterberg Social Gameplay Reveal - Xbox Partner Preview
The team behind the lovely Dungeons of Hinterberg showed off some new gameplay that gave an example of what daily life is like for Luisa, what challenges she might face on her adventures and who she might meet. You can learn more about how the social side of the game works and how building relationships will help you progress through the game with our exclusive explainer here on Xbox Wire. Dungeons of Hinterberg arrives on Xbox Series X|S with Game Pass in 2024.
Can You Make it to The Finals?THE FINALS - Open Beta Trailer - Xbox Partner Preview
Embark Studios delivered a new, action-packed look at their upcoming team-based competitive shooter, The Finals. This free-to-play game is centered around virtual arenas featuring some incredible-looking destruction physics that will be sure to make every match a spectacle you don’t want to miss. Look for more information in the coming year – the closed beta kicks off for Xbox on October 26.
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