Xbox Unveils In-Game Footage for 'Madden 21,' 'Assassin's Creed: Valhalla,' and More

While also debuting a few new titles expected to arrive on the Xbox Series X.

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Today, Microsoft‘s new Inside Xbox livestream showcased gameplay footage for several forthcoming titles through its upcoming Xbox Series X console, including Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla, Madden 21, Yakuza: Like a Dragon, and more.

The livestream also announced several games that”ll be coming to Xbox consoles soon, like Bandai Namco‘s SCARLET NEXUS, Dirt 5, and Second Extinction. What’s more is that this stream highlighted the Xbox Series X’s Smart Delivery feature, which will allow players who’ve already purchased titles for Xbox One to upgrade to the Series X copy free of charge.

Check out all the in-game trailers above and some of the most noteworthy announcements below alongside their expected release date.

Microsoft plans to broadcast this series once a month up to the release of its new console, revealing new titles and hardware information; so be sure to check back for more on the Series X.


Surviving the Aftermath: Update 7 – “Law & Order”

The latest update for Surviving the Aftermath is available now. It introduces new buildings like guard posts and gunsmith locations. “Will your survivors work together, or will their discontent turn against the colony? Keep your colonists happy to avoid finding out,” the description reads.

Available: Now.

Bright Memory: Infinite

Bright Memory: Infinite is a fast-paced first-person shooter action game created by a single developer at FYQD-Studio. Its gameplay “combines a wide variety of skills and abilities to unleash dazzling combo attacks.” The title is set in a sprawling, futuristic metropolis during the year 2036.

“A strange phenomenon for which scientists can find no explanation has occurred in the skies around the world. The Supernatural Science Research Organization (SRO) has sent agents out to various regions to investigate this phenomenon. It is soon discovered that these strange occurrences are connected to an archaic mystery,” according to the description.

Available: 2021

Dirt 5

The latest installment of the Dirt franchise allows players to travel the globe and tame the most incredible off-road machines with their friends. The in-game trailer above, scored by The Shoes’ “Time to Dance (Sebastian Remix),” showcases brand new vistas to race through, a wide variety of vehicles to choose from, and a new “next-gen” experience. The development director also touched on what players can expect from Dirt 5. This title will also be Smart Delivery compatible.

Available: October 2020

Scorn

Scorn is an atmospheric first-person horror adventure currently in development by Ebb Software. Meaning, don’t expect a launch date or any grand information about this title for some time.

For now, the official description for the title reads: “Scorn is set in a nightmarish universe of odd forms and somber tapestry. It is designed around the idea of “being thrown into the world”. Isolated and lost inside this dream-like world, you will explore different interconnected regions in a non-linear fashion. Every location contains its own theme, puzzles, and characters that are integral in creating a cohesive world.”

Available:TBA

Chorus

Chorus is a new space-flight combat shooter that focuses on protagonist Nara and Forsaken, her sentient starfighter during a compelling, personal journey to take down the dark cult that created her. Expect to journey across the galaxy, taking in breathtaking vistas, and undergoing weapon and telekinetic-based combat. There will even be opportunities to take down large ships in epic space battles.

“Unlock devastating weapons and mind-bending abilities in a true evolution of the space-combat shooter. Explore breath-taking interstellar vistas, ancient temples, and venture beyond our waking reality. Outgun, outwit, and outmaneuver your enemies in an epic quest to free the galaxy from oppression.” Find out more information on this next-gen title on Xbox’s website.

Available: 2021

SCARLET NEXUS

The latest JRPG from Bandai Namco introduced a far-off future where an elite group of psionic soldiers protects civilization from an invincible threat known as Others. “Take on the role of Yuito Sumeragi, a new recruit to the OSF aiming to become an elite psionic like the one who saved him as a child,” the official synopsis reads. This title is also compatible with Xbox’s Smart Delivery feature.

Available: TBA

Second Extinction

Second Extinction is an intense three-player co-op FPS, where you work as a team to take down large groups of savage mutated dinosaurs. Fight through a maelstrom of bullets, bombs, teeth, claws, and gore,” the official description reads. This is also another title compatible with the Smart Delivery feature.

Available: TBA

Yakuza: Like a Dragon

Yakuza: Like a Dragon is the first turn-based RPG title in the franchise and it stars Ichiban Kasuga, a low-ranking yakuza grunt left on the brink of death by the man he trusted most. “Take up your legendary bat and get ready to crack some underworld skulls in dynamic RPG combat set against the backdrop of modern-day Japan.”

Available: This previously-released title will be a Smart Delivery compatible Day One title for the upcoming Xbox Series X.

Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla

Assassin’s Creed: Valhalla revealed just a small taste of its gameplay footage in the footage above, much to the chagrin of fans. The title will focus on a new character named Eivor, a fierce Viking warrior from Norway raised on tales of battle and glory. Players will explore the brutal backdrop of England’s Dark Ages through an open world environment. “Raid your enemies, grow your settlement, and build your political power in your quest to earn your place among the gods in Valhalla.” The creative director behind the title delved more into what to expect during the livestream interview.

Available: Holiday 2020

Madden 21

Super Bowl MVP and Madden 20 cover athlete Patrick Mahomes unveiled that the next installment of the franchise is coming to Xbox Series X. He also stated that the title has been optimized for the upcoming console and that owners of the current copy on Xbox One will be able to upgrade to the Xbox Series X version for free. However, players must make their purchase of Madden 21 on Xbox One by December 21, 2020, and make their upgrade by March 31, 2021.

Available: Apparently, EA Sports will share more information on the next-gen version of the title during its EA PLAY Live event on June 11.

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