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June Xbox Games Showcase 2024

The June Showcase revealed thirty games that players can look forward to on Console and Gamepass. Including expansions for World of Warcraft, Starfield, The Elder Scrolls Online, Fallout 76, and Sea of Thieves. Players can choose from grim or cozy survival games, a new Souls-like, a card battling team shooter, an indie game that takes a surreal look at being a teenager, and more. Here is a quick look at what was revealed.

  1. Doom: The Dark Ages

A medieval take on the familiar Doom world. The Dark Ages is a retelling of the Doom (2016) complete with the expected over-the-top arsenal, humongous mech, and a cybernetic dragon. The vividly detailed world is fantasy at its height while blending seamlessly with Doom’s sci-fi elements. Adrift in a different timeline there will no doubt be enough additions that will make the story fresh. A chainsaw & shield combo and a gun literally using the skulls of your enemies as ammo are no doubt just the tip of the iceberg.

  1. Dragon Age: The Veilguard

The Veilguard expands on Thedas while allowing players to create a new hero and play how they want. Like in previous Bioware games, there will be a cast of varied companions. A necromancer, Veil Jumper, private detective, a dragon hunter, a “mage killer” are new faces from well known factions. Lace Harding is also a permanent companion in this iteration of the series. Players can build a team that matches their play style to take on dragons, demons, and corrupt gods.

  1. Clair Obscur: Expedition 33

Players will be transported into a surreal fantasy world. The Paintress awakens once a year and simply paints a number. This countdown instantly wipes out anyone at that age. In this turned based RPG, it will be up to the player to stop her though her reasons aren’t clear from the trailer. It was a stunning trailer with promising gameplay for fans of this style.

  1. Age of Mythology Retold

A remake of a classic 2002 game that combines what players loved with graphics and design meant to meet modern expectations. The premier showed off updated deity portraits, combat and divine powers. Age of Mythology: Retold will launch on both PC and console on September 4th. It will be the first game in the series to do so. 

  1. Perfect Dark

Set in a near future world, this reboot uses elements from the original games while crafting its own story. With this being a first person, solo experience the player will be able to make choices to determine how their mission ends. The game also aims to have an intuitive movement system to let players decide the best way to move forward. Using parkour abilities even during combat, melee and an arsenal of weapons, as well as stealth are available so the playthrough feels unique. The trailer shows off a number of gadgets that will also be available.

  1. Life is Strange Double Exposure

Max Caulfield returns in a supernatural murder mystery. The game takes place several years after the first Life is Strange game. It’s not as simple as finding who the killer is. In this game, Max learns how to shift timelines as she races to save her friend Safi. Players will be able to explore both realities. Double Exposure launches October 29th of this year.

  1. Gears of War E-Day

E-Day takes place on the pivotal Emergence day, when the Locust Horde first appeared. It’s set fourteen years before the original game so the trailer shows two fan favorites, Marcus Fenix and Dom Santiago. Built in Unreal Engine 5 the trailer shows off an absolutely gorgeous but gory fight between Marcus and one of the Lucust. Players will get to see how the world struggles, unprepared, to deal with this threat from below the surface.

  1. Call of Duty: Black Ops 6 

For the first time players will go rogue against a shadowy organization that has infiltrated the U.S. Government. Taking place in the 90s, players will be introduced to new and returning faces. In addition to the new campaign, characters will be able to run and dive in any direction with the game’s new omnidirectional movement system. Sixteen new maps will be available at launch for 2v2 or 6v6 matches. Missions are designed to have multiple solutions. Black OPS 6 will also launch with two new, round-based Zombie modes.

Dia Tucker

Hello, fellow adventurers! I’m Dia Tucker, dwelling amidst the vibrant cultures and landscapes of the United States. My journey into the mesmerizing universes hidden within video games began in the whimsical days of my childhood. The epic narratives of the "Mass Effect" and "Elder Scrolls" series have always held a special place in my heart, guiding me through countless worlds and experiences. When I’m not crafting tales through words, you’ll find me delving into the boundless realms of MMOs, embarking on quests, and forging memories with companions from every corner of the globe. I invite you to join me as I share stories, insights, and adventures from both the pixelated worlds and the realms I create with words.

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