This week kicks off gamescom 2017,  the “leading European trade fair for digital gaming culture and the meeting point for global companies from the entertainment industry and the international gaming community”. And yesterday, Xbox held their briefing to showcase all of the new hardware and games on display at this year’s gamescom. I wanted to provide a recap of all the news posts at Xbox Wire and videos posted on the YouTube channel so you can watch or rewatch all of the news from this event.

You can watch the full Xbox @ gamescom LIVE show here.

Here is a list of gamescom related news stories posted at Xbox Wire:

Bluehole, Inc and Microsoft Announce Expanded Partnership for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds

Forza Motorsport 7 Delivers the Ultimate PC Racing Experience

Xbox Game Pass Launches in 8 New Countries and Adds More Great Games this September

New Xbox One S Shadow of War Bundles Arriving October 10

Pre-Order the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition Now

Exclusive Trailer for Middle-earth: Shadow of War Featuring Foes Old and New

World’s Most Powerful Console Makes European Debut and Kickstarts Global Pre-orders

In Sea of Thieves, Xbox One and Windows 10 PC Players Can Embark on Their Pirate Voyages Together

ReCore Definitive Edition Brings Players HDR, New Adventures and T8-NK Corebot!

Introducing the Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle

Halo Wars 2: Awakening the Nightmare Launches on September 26

Here are the gamescom related videos posted on the Xbox YouTube channel:

We hope you enjoyed yesterday’s briefing and look forward to showing fans more this week when gamescom officially kicks off.

Today we unveiled the Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition designed for fans who want to be the first to experience the world’s most powerful console – and it’s available for pre-order now for $499 USD until supplies run out.

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When we announced Project Scorpio last year, we were overwhelmed by the excitement from our fans. And although we revealed Project Scorpio as Xbox One X at E3 earlier this year, the codename will live on in the Scorpio Engine that powers the console, as well as in this limited edition console. We designed the Project Scorpio Edition for fans to celebrate both our heritage and the power and precision that we are bringing into our future.

The Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition features a custom design with the words “Project Scorpio” printed on the console and the controller and we’ve incorporated a sophisticated and dynamic graphic pattern across the exterior. Fans who have been with us since the very start of Xbox will notice the packaging is inspired by the original Xbox. The Project Scorpio Edition also comes with an exclusive vertical stand so you can choose how to display it in your home.

We’ll only have a limited number of Xbox One X Project Scorpio Edition consoles, and they will only be available as part of this pre-order. Get them now before they’re gone forever by pre-ordering from your local retailer, including Microsoft Store or Microsoft.com.

We are counting down to the launch of Xbox One X later this year and look forward to getting the world’s most powerful console into the hands of our fans. With 40 percent more power and 60 percent more memory for game developers than any other console, get ready to experience immersive true 4K gaming. Your games play better on Xbox One X and blockbuster titles look great, run smoothly, and load quickly even on a 1080p screen. And excitement and developer commitment for Xbox One X has grown since E3 and, to date, more than 100 new and existing games will be enhanced for Xbox One X to take advantage of its full power.

Xbox One X also works with all your existing Xbox One games and accessories and we’re thrilled to welcome it to the Xbox One family of devices joining Xbox One S. For fans looking for the best value in gaming and entertainment, Xbox One S continues to deliver and we just announced two new bundles joining the ranks – the Xbox One S Shadow of War bundles and the Xbox One S Minecraft Limited Edition bundle. Both Xbox One X and Xbox One S are built to take advantage of 4K entertainment, too, and include an Ultra HD Blu-ray player, 4K video streaming and HDR for videos and gaming.

Minecraft players! We salute your ingenuity. For years you’ve amazed us with intricate redstone contraptions, towering mega-builds and more – now it’s time to for us to celebrate your fathomless creativity with a carefully crafted console of our own.

The Xbox One S 1TB Console – Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle includes:

  • Xbox One S Limited Edition 1TB Console
  • Limited Edition Creeper Xbox Wireless Controller
  • Minecraft digital code
  • Minecraft Redstone Pack bonus content digital code
  • Xbox One S Vertical Stand
  • 1-month Xbox Game Pass trial
  • 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial

The Xbox One S 1TB Console – Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle releases October 3, 2017.

Pre-order Xbox One S 1TB Console – Minecraft Limited Edition Bundle from the Microsoft Store

There are also two new limited edition Minecraft themed Xbox Wireless controllers available for pre-order:

Xbox Wireless Controller – Minecraft Pig Limited Edition – Prepare to create, explore, and survive your own Minecraft adventure. This limited edition Xbox Controller features the iconic pink Pig design, textured grip, and Bluetooth technology for gaming on Windows 10 PCs and tablets. Releases September 05, 2017.

 

Xbox Wireless Controller – Minecraft Creeper Limited Edition – Prepare to create, explore, and survive your own Minecraft adventure. This limited edition Xbox Controller features the iconic green Creeper design, textured grip, and Bluetooth technology for gaming on Windows 10 PCs and tablets. Releases September 05, 2017.

Forge your army and defeat Sauron with the new Xbox One S Shadow of War Bundles (1TB and 500GB) launching October 10. Experience how the award-winning Nemesis System creates unique personal stories with every enemy and follower, and go behind enemy lines using strategy, cunning or brute force to conquer Sauron’s forces and turn them against him.

Pre-Order Xbox One S Shadow Of War Bundle

Xbox One S continues to be the best value in games and entertainment, and if you can’t wait to get your hands-on Middle-earth: Shadow of War, the new Xbox One S Shadow of War Bundles are the best way to do it this October. Both bundles include:

  • Xbox One S with either a 500GB or 1TB hard drive
  • Middle-earth: Shadow of War, including the bonus in-game items Legendary Champions War Party and the Epic Sword of Dominion
  • Xbox Wireless Controller
  • 1-month Xbox Game Pass subscription with unlimited access to over 100 Xbox One and Backward Compatible Xbox 360 games
  • 14-day Xbox Live Gold trial to experience the most advanced multiplayer gaming network

With Xbox One S, you’ll also enjoy a built-in 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray player, 4K video streaming with partners, High Dynamic Range for video and gaming as well as premium audio. And with Xbox Play Anywhere, you have the freedom to play Middle-earth: Shadow of War on Xbox One or Windows 10 PCs.

The 1TB bundle will be available for $349 USD in all Xbox One markets excluding China and Japan, and the 500GB bundle will be available for $279 USD in all Xbox One markets excluding the U.S., Brazil, Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Argentina, China and Japan.

Both bundles are available for pre-order today from participating retailers, including Microsoft Store or Microsoft.com, and will launch October 10, the same day Middle-earth: Shadow of War for Xbox One S hits store shelves. An Xbox One X Enhanced version will also be available for Middle-earth: Shadow of War as a free update when Xbox One X launches later this year.

 

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Content: Thumper 
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Game Description: Thumper is rhythm violence: classic rhythm-action, blistering speed, and brutal physicality. You are a space beetle. Brave the hellish void and confront your nemesis: a maniacal giant head. Scream down the endless track and crash through punishing obstacles with simple, airtight controls. Hurtle forward, master new moves, reach overwhelming velocities, and survive epic boss battles. Every crushing impact is interwoven with a pounding original soundtrack. To reach synesthetic bliss, you must conquer rhythm hell.

Purchase Thumper  for Xbox One from the Xbox Games Store

Product Info:
Developer: Drool LLC
Publisher: Drool LLC
Website: Thumper
Twitter: @ThumperGame

Content: Caveman Warriors 
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Game Description: You may pre-download this game, but it will not be playable until release date (09/21/2017 – 9:00 PM).

Jump back in time and free your inner caveman. Smash heads in this cooperative platformer game. Play solo or team up with up to 4 players. Inspired by games like New Super Mario, Joe & Mac, Metal Slug, Castle Crashers and Trine. Choose one of the playable characters, but don’t worry! You can change your character at anytime in the game and play with them all!

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Content: Mages of Mystralia
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Game Description: You may pre-download this game, but it will not be playable until release date (08/24/2017 – 9:00 PM).

In the kingdom of Mystralia, it takes more brains than brawn to succeed. You will face down giant, powerful creatures and navigate treacherous terrain. You will encounter puzzles that confound even the wisest of the old sages. And you must overcome obstacles put in place by people who do not want you to succeed. The story was written by bestselling author Ed Greenwood, creator of the Forgotten Realms fantasy world for Dungeons and Dragons, which served as the basis for games like Baldur’s Gate and Neverwinter Nights, as well as about 170 fantasy books.

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