Content: ACA NEOGEO SAMURAI SHODOWN IV
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Game Description: SAMURAI SHODOWN IV is a fighting game released by SNK in 1996. Warriors with their own respective goals will challenge Amakusa who has returned to life again, and plans to conquer the modern world. Attacks using the “Anger Gauge” can lead to unexpected outcomes and make battles even more intense!

Purchase ACA NEOGEO SAMURAI SHODOWN IV for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: SNK
Publisher: HAMSTER Corporation
Website: ACA NEOGEO SAMURAI SHODOWN IV
Twitter: @SNKPofficial / @HAMSTER_Corp

Will Tuttle, Xbox Wire Editor In Chief, shares details about what Xbox has planned for E3 2018.

Here at Xbox, we’re hard at work getting ready for the big show. We’ll be kicking things off with our annual Xbox E3 2018 Briefing, which you can watch live beginning on Sunday, June 10 at 1 p.m. PDT. During the briefing, you’ll have a chance to check out everything from in-depth looks at previously-announced games to trailers for our unannounced titles coming in 2018 and beyond. You can watch the Xbox E3 2018 Briefing live beginning at 1 p.m. PDT on Sunday, June 10 on the official Xbox Mixer Channel or on the Mixer app for Xbox One and Windows 10.

This year, on Mixer, the Xbox E3 2018 Briefing will be offered in six languages: English, German, French, Italian, Spanish (LATAM), Portuguese (LATAM), and includes support for English Closed Captions. To select an alternate language, click the “cog” button within Mixer to view the available list. We’re excited for more fans all around the world to join in on the Xbox E3 2018 Briefing festivities.

You’ll also be able to catch a live stream of the briefing on other streaming services, which we’ll be announcing soon, as well as on the big screen at your local Microsoft Stores.

This year will mark the first year that our hot new show, Inside Xbox, will be airing during E3. Inside Xbox: Live @ E3 will air Monday, June 11 at 3 p.m. PDT and will feature a livestream full of exclusive announcements, game demos, interviews, giveaways and more. We’ll also be streaming live on Mixer every day throughout E3 2018 starting from Tuesday, June 12 through Thursday, June 14, so keep an eye out for our full schedule coming soon.

Finally, if you’re in LA during E3 week, we’ve got something even bigger for you: more details on Xbox FanFest: E3 2018! As we announced last week, you can win a chance to be one of the 400 lucky people to experience Xbox FanFest from June 10 to June 11, or win one of 1,000 brand-new Xbox Briefing-Only Fan Tickets. All winners will be able to enjoy the Xbox E3 Briefing in-person.

Today at 12 p.m. PDT, we’ll be launching the Xbox E3 Fan Event Submission Site, where you can submit your name for a chance, via random drawing, to win a ticket (or tickets, if you choose to add a guest) to Xbox FanFest or a Briefing-Only Fan Ticket. After your submission, you’ll need to keep an eye on the random drawing dates, then watch your email inbox once the winners have been chosen.

Amongst other things, fans who win one of the Xbox FanFest tickets will get:

  • Early Check-in: Private check-in and admission to a Fan Rally prior to the Xbox E3 Briefing on Sunday morning.
  • Briefing Access: Experience the Xbox E3 Briefing in-person.
  • Epic Moments: A “can’t miss” Xbox community event Sunday afternoon.
  • Exclusivity: Early access to Xbox’s hottest exclusives and biggest blockbuster games.
  • Meet Xbox: Meet and talk with some of gaming’s top developers, leaders and influencers.
  • Our Secret Gear Backpack: Full of amazing surprises.
  • A Custom Jersey: Since Xbox fans deserve the best apparel to show off their fandom!

Head on over to the Xbox E3 Online Experience for more information, as well as full rules and regulations, on Xbox FanFest: E3 2018.

Stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks, as these are just a few of the activities Xbox has planned for E3 2018!

For more details about Xbox At E3 2018, check out Xbox Wire.

Content: I, Hope
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Game Description: A young girl named Hope lives peacefully with her Grandpa upon an island floating in the clouds. That is, until one day, a dark monster called Cancer attacks and destroys her village, ensnaring the surrounding islands with its evil tentacles. Hope must travel to these islands to free their creatures and acquire the weapons she will need to defeat her ultimate enemy.

Developed in partnership with hospitals and child researchers to have a poignant impact on the lives of children fighting cancer, “I, Hope” is also donating fully 100% of all sales to GameChanger Charity, an organization that supports children and families fighting cancer and other life-threatening illnesses.

Purchase I, Hope for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Kenny Roy
Publisher: GameChanger Charity
Website: I, Hope
Twitter: @KennyRoy / @GameChangerOrg

Content: Casey Powell Lacrosse 18
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Game Description: Casey Powell Lacrosse 18 offers sports fans a dynamic, fast, and challenging experience, with all the excitement, speed, and scoring of real-life lacrosse, including a completely reworked series of faceoff, shot, stick and dodging controls. It also features enhanced AI that responds to the complex 6v6 tactics of lacrosse. New motion capture animations for everything from faceoffs and shooting to post-goal celebrations add even further realism to the game.

Purchase Casey Powell Lacrosse 18 for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Big Ant Studios
Publisher: Crosse Studios
Website: Casey Powell Lacrosse 18
Twitter: @BigAntStudios / @laxvideogame 

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Content: Don’t Starve Mega Pack
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Game Description: Don’t Starve Together: Console Edition is the standalone multiplayer expansion of the uncompromising wilderness survival game, Don’t Starve: Giant Edition. Enter a strange and unexplored world full of strange creatures, dangers, and surprises. Gather resources to craft items and structures that match your survival style. Play your way as you unravel the mysteries of this strange land.

Own the complete Don’t Starve collection! This Mega Pack includes two full games plus all existing Don’t Starve DLC (Don’t Starve: Giant Edition,  Don’t Starve: Shipwrecked Console Edition and Don’t Starve Together: Console Edition)

Purchase Don’t Starve Mega Pack for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Klei Entertainment
Publisher: Klei Entertainment
Website: Don’t Starve Together: Console Edition
Twitter: @klei

Here are this week’s games and add-on deals on the Xbox Games Store. Discounts are valid now through 23 April 2018.

These deals will expire at 10:00 am UTC on Tuesday April 24th 2018

    

Xbox One Deals

Content Title Content Type Discount Notes
Friday the 13th: The Game Xbox One Game 60% Spotlight
Hello Neighbor Xbox One X Enhanced 33% Spotlight
White Noise 2 Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Outlast 2 Xbox One X Enhanced 67% Spotlight
Dead by Daylight: Special Edition Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Layers of Fear Xbox One Game 70% Spotlight
What Remains of Edith Finch Xbox One Game 40% Spotlight
>observer_ Xbox One Game 40% Spotlight
Abyss: The Wraiths of Eden Xbox One Game 40% Spotlight
Among the Sleep Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Bulb Boy Xbox One Game 33% Spotlight
Carmageddon: Max Damage Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Crawl Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Crypt of the NecroDancer Xbox One Game 70% Spotlight
Dark Arcana: The Carnival Xbox One Game 60% Spotlight
Dead Exit Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Don’t Knock Twice Xbox One Game 40% Spotlight
Emily Wants to Play Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Guns, Gore and Cannoli Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Has-Been Heroes Xbox One Game 67% Spotlight
Infinity Runner Xbox One Game 70% Spotlight
Iron Crypticle Xbox One Game 60% Spotlight
Kholat Xbox One Game 67% Spotlight
Knock-Knock Xbox One Game 70% Spotlight
Let Them Come Xbox One Game 40% Spotlight
Mutant Football League Xbox One Game 33% Spotlight
Narcosis Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Outbreak Xbox One Game 40% Spotlight
Outbreak Bundle Xbox One Game 40% Spotlight
Outbreak: The New Nightmare Xbox One Game 40% Spotlight
Outlast Xbox One Game 75% Spotlight
Outlast: Bundle of Terror Xbox One Game 75% Spotlight
Sheltered Xbox One Game 75% Spotlight
Slayaway Camp: Butcher’s Cut Xbox One Game 67% Spotlight
SOMA Xbox One Game 40% Spotlight
Subterrain Xbox One Game 60% Spotlight
Sylvio Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
The Bunker Xbox One Game 60% Spotlight
The Coma: Recut Xbox One Game 67% Spotlight
The Escapists: The Walking Dead Xbox One Game 75% Spotlight
The Final Station Xbox One Game 67% Spotlight
The Jackbox Party Pack 3 Xbox One Game 33% Spotlight
Toby: The Secret Mine Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Vaccine Xbox One Game 40% Spotlight
Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide Xbox One Game 75% Spotlight
Whispering Willows Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Wick Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Zombie Party Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim Special Edition* Xbox One X Enhanced 50% DWG
Halo 5: Guardians – Digital Deluxe Edition* Xbox One X Enhanced 40% DWG
Unravel* Games On Demand 75% DWG
The Surge* Xbox One X Enhanced 75% DWG
Tom Clancy’s Ghost ReconWildlands – Gold Edition* Xbox One X Enhanced 67% DWG
INDIE BUNDLE: Shiness and Seasons after Fall* Xbox One Game 50% DWG
Warhammer Bundle: Mordheim and Blood Bowl 2* Xbox One Game 50% DWG
Halo 5: Guardians – 34 Gold REQ Packs + 13 Free* Add-On 45% DWG
A Hat in Time* Xbox One Game 25% DWG
The Aquatic Adventure of the Last Human* Xbox One Game 33% DWG
Blast ‘Em Bunnies Super Mega Bundle* Xbox One Game 50% DWG
Ethan: Meteor Hunter* Xbox One Game 50% DWG
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Wildlands – Standard Edition* Xbox One X Enhanced 60% DWG
Halo 5: Guardians* Xbox One X Enhanced 20% DWG
Halo 5: Guardians – 10 Gold REQ Packs + 3 Free* Add-On 25% DWG
Halo 5: Guardians – 15 Gold REQ Packs + 5 Free* Add-On 33% DWG
Halo 5: Guardians – 7 Gold REQ Packs + 2 Free* Add-On 20% DWG
Manual Samuel* Xbox One Game 60% DWG
Sky Force Reloaded* Xbox One Game 20% DWG
The Escapists 2* Xbox One Game 33% DWG
The Little Acre* Xbox One Game 60% DWG
The Surge: Complete Edition* Xbox One X Enhanced 67% DWG
The Surge: A Walk in the Park* Add-On 33% DWG
World to the West* Xbox One Game 33% DWG
Tomb Raider: Definitive Edition Xbox One Game 80% Spotlight
Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration Xbox One X Enhanced 70% Spotlight
Rise of the Tomb Raider Season Pass Add-On 70% Spotlight
Rise of the Tomb Raider: 20 Year Celebration Pack Add-On 70% Spotlight
AeternoBlade Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Crazy Strike Bowling EX Xbox One Game 50% Spotlight
Warframe: 3210 Platinum + Triple Rare Mods Add-On 40% Spotlight
Warframe: 2100 Platinum + Dual Rare Mods Add-On 35% Spotlight
Warframe: 1000 Platinum + Rare Mod Add-On 30% Spotlight
Warframe: 370 Platinum  Add-On 25% Spotlight
Warframe: 170 Platinum  Add-On 20% Spotlight

*These offers are only valid for Xbox Live Gold members.
Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

    

Xbox 360 Deals

Content Title Content Type Discount Notes
Battlefield 3* Backward Compatible 75% DWG
Mass Effect 3* Backward Compatible 70% DWG
Mass Effect 2* Backward Compatible 70% DWG
Dead Space* Backward Compatible 75% DWG
NBA JAM: On Fire Edition* Backward Compatible 50% DWG
Dead Space 3* Backward Compatible 75% DWG
Rotastic* Arcade 75% DWG
Faery: Legends of Avalon* Backward Compatible 75% DWG
Alien Breed 3: Descent* Games On Demand 75% DWG

*These offers are only valid for Xbox Live Gold members.
Please note: prices and availability are subject to change and may vary by region.

Here we go…the latest episode of This Week On Xbox.

Remember, you can watch This Week on Xbox from the Community section of the Xbox One dashboard in Canada, the UK and the US or watch it on the Xbox YouTube channel (This Week on Xbox Playlist).

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Joe Neate, Executive Producer at RARE, discusses content updates coming to Sea of Thieves.

It’s been just over three weeks since we launched Sea of Thieves, and a lot has happened since then! We’ve been listening to you all, and we know you are keen to hear how we plan to grow Sea of Thieves. As we’ve always said, launch is just the start, and we are going to grow and evolve the game with feedback from our community. It feels like the right time to reveal how we’ll do this.

Sea of Thieves is a unique experience. As we look to add to the game, we will be very purposeful about the type of experience we want to create, and how we want this game to grow. At the same time, we have also been listening closely to everyone playing the game since launch and have been ensuring that this feeds into our content plans. When considering what to add to our plans, we always consider how we can make the most impact on the following:

  • Bringing players together in interesting ways, encouraging different types of player encounters
  • Enriching the world that players adventure in
  • Giving players new ways to play
  • Giving players a variety of goals and rewards
  • Broadening the journey to Pirate Legend and beyondAlongside this, what’s key for us is the rhythm and cadence we want to get into with Sea of Thieves. Our focus for April is to continue addressing the top feedback points, but as we move into May, our focus will shift to new content.

Our first content update, The Hungering Deep, will release in May and bring with it a new AI threat to the world. Crews will have to work together to discover and defeat this threat as part of a unique event. We will also be introducing a number of new mechanics to assist players on this adventure, and there will be unique rewards that players can earn as part of this event. Beyond this, we will begin our weekly events programme during May, where we introduce new mechanics and give players fun new ways to play with weekly events and rewards.

In the summer months, we’ll debut two more content updates with Cursed Sails, which will include a new ship type, and Forsaken Shores, which will introduce players to a perilous new part of the world to explore. Similarly to The Hungering Deep, both of these updates will also include new gameplay mechanics for players, new AI threats to challenge and new unique rewards to claim.

As we’ve always said, we never wanted to do anything to separate our players, so we’re pleased to confirm that all content updates will be available to all our players, at no additional cost.

With Sea of Thieves being a game that grows and evolves, we’ll be listening to you, our community, throughout. As such, we’ll always be looking at whether our current plans are meeting your needs. Based on feedback since launch, we have changed the priorities for both Pets and Ship Captaincy which we had previously announced as things we would look to add in the few months after launch. These are on the back burner for now whilst we add to the game in other areas. Expect our plans to continue to be fluid, but always with the goals listed above as our guiding principles.

We are hugely excited to be beginning this phase of Sea of Thieves, and seeing where the adventure takes us.

Cheers,

– Joe Neate, Executive Producer