There’s something for everyone in the latest batch of new titles released on Microsoft’s Xbox One console with game genres such as fighting, roleplaying, and puzzle all getting their fair share of the spotlight.
Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign is a puzzle game that has been experiencing quite a bit of popularity on touch devices and has now made its way to consoles. The game consists of a basic match-3 mechanic that’s easy to pick up and play but the real appeal is the character levelling system, roleplaying game elements, and storylines written by Marvel Comics’ writers. Also, unlike LEGO: Marvel’s Avengers and Disney Infinity which exclude characters such as the Fantastic Four and X-Men, Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign contains almost all of the popular characters from all of the Marvel films and even includes a wide variety of comic book characters such as the Squirrel Girl and the new Ms Marvel.
Krinkle Krusher is a castle defence game with a magical twist and a plethora of cute monsters called, Krinkles. Players must use elemental powers such as fire wall, ice crown, mud, energy mine, thunder, and tornado to defend their base in 60 different locations across areas like the Castle Walls, the Putrid Swamp, and the Magical Forest.
Dead Beat Dads is a four player local co-op brawler that features a roster of characters determined to reinforce dad stereotypes and several modes such as one where the player must steal other dad’s babies (father of the year right here).
Bike Mayhem 2 is a new bike trick and race title which features both a single player and multiplayer mode. Players can ride through 34 different mountains and over 180 trails inspired by real world locations such as Whistler Bike Park and Coast Gravity Park and there are more than 130 collectibles to unlock which will add special boosts to the player’s character once activated.
The long-anticipated, Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 finally arrives on Xbox One this week in both its regular and special Deluxe Edition. The game is based on the popular Naruto Shippuden anime series and boasts a revamped fight system and a ridiculously huge cast of characters to choose from. Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 may confuse the average gamer but fans of the Naruto anime franchise will likely eat this up.
Agatha Christie - The ABC Murders is an adventure and investigation game based on the classic novel of the same name. This third person title tasks the player with exploring crime scenes across the United Kingdom while solving puzzles and eventually the overall mystery.
The Xbox One really seems to be kicking things into high gear with a large number of new titles seeing release on the console on a regular weekly basis. Last week saw the release of Fortified, Hand of Fate, The Amazing Princess Sarah and a number of other games that should keep even the most active gamer busy, especially if they’re trying to get all of each game’s Xbox Achievements.
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