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The Best From The Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase 2022

Ravenlok

Ravenlok is a high fantasy fairytale game that blends action-adventure with Alice in Wonderland.

After stumbling upon a magical mirror, Ravenlok finds herself pulled away from reality and into a land shrouded in darkness, cursed by the corruption of the Caterpillar Queen. Seeking only to return home, she rises to the occasion by challenging fearsome foes and beastly bosses to save the fallen kingdom. Slash through sinister jesters in the Mask Mansion and burn down the Weeping Fungi in the mysterious Mushroom Forest.

Explore the fantasyland, meet curious creatures and uncover powerful items on a journey to unravel the mysteries of a tainted world. Inspired by childhood fables of aspiration and belief, Ravenlok empowers players to take on the role of a young girl on a path of self-discovery by embarking on a journey to overcome challenging situations and learn life lessons.

Ravenlok from developers Cococucumber will come to the Xbox Series X|S, Xbox One, and PC in early 2023. Ravenlok will also arrive on Day One with the Xbox Game Pass.

 

Plague Tale: Requiem

The sequel to 2019’s A Plague Tale: Innocence is coming sometime in 2022. In the previous game, we followed the orphans Amicia and Hugo as they attempt to escape the flood of devouring rats. Now in A Plague Tale: Requiem we’re reunited with the orphans in brand new regions.

It seems like the rat curse has followed them however as the trailer shows off more sneaking and backstabbing in a plague-ridden world. The gameplay appears to be heavily stealth-based, against a mix of realistic and supernatural enemies.

A Plague Tale: Requiem will come to Xbox Series X|S, PlayStation 5, and PC sometime in 2022, and it will be available on Xbox Game Pass from Day One.

 

Minecraft Legends

Even more, Minecraft is coming and this time it’s an action strategy game. Minecraft Legends will introduce players to a gentle land, both familiar and mysterious, full of lush biomes and rich resources. But this beautiful land is on the brink of terrible change – the piglin invasion has begun and threatens to corrupt the Overworld. It’s up to the player to make unexpected friends, form valuable alliances and lead the way into strategic battles against the fierce invaders from the Nether.

There hasn’t been anything official announced for Minecraft Legends but based on the trailer it looks like it could be a kind of Dynasty Warriors crossover. With you playing the hero and leading armies into battle.

Minecraft Legends is set to launch sometime in 2023.

 

As Dusk Falls

As Dusk Falls plays like a particular piece of compelling television but is in fact a multiplayer game title. It feels this way because the whole game is showcased in a cinematic way with a full cast of actors performing. If you like choose your own adventure games, anything from The Dark Pictures Anthology or even Telltale then you’ll like this.

Starting in 1998 with a robbery-gone-wrong in small-town Arizona, the choices you make have a powerful impact on the characters’ lives in this decades-spanning story. Replay the story, again and again, to uncover vastly different outcomes for the characters and explore hidden nuances behind every decision. Will your characters survive unscathed? What kind of people will they ultimately become?

As Dusk Falls launches July 19 and will be available for Xbox Series X|S, Windows PC – Steam, and Day One with Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass. The game is also supported for mobile phones and tablets via Xbox Cloud Gaming.

 

Ereban: Shadow Legacy

Ereban: Shadow Legacy is an action-packed pure stealth platformer that combines stunning graphics and innovative gameplay mechanics with an immersive narrative in a new, original sci-fi universe.

You play as Ayana, the last descendant of a long-forgotten race with the power of merging with the shadows. As Ayana, you must unravel the mysterious relationship between the cryptic energy megacorporation Helios and her lost ancestors, amidst a dying, morally grey universe. Combine Ayana’s agility with her mystical shadow powers and high-tech gadgets to either cleverly avoid or mercilessly defeat anything and anyone that stands in her way, as she searches for the truth.

Ereban: Shadow Legacy will be available on Day One with the Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass in 2023.

 

Pentiment

In an interesting move for Obsidian Entertainment, Pentiment is a 16th-century choose your own narrative adventure game.

In Pentiment, you play Andreas Maler, a journeyman artist working in the bygone scriptorium of Kiersau Abbey during a time of great social unrest. While finishing his masterpiece, Andreas inadvertently becomes entangled in a series of murders that take place over 25 years. Peasants, thieves, craftsmen, monks, nuns, nobles, and even saints must be investigated and interrogated to expose the truth. It will be up to players to decide Andreas’ choices, from his educational background and lifestyle to how he investigates the murders.

Pentiment will release in November 2022 on Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, PC – Steam. As well as on Day One with Xbox Game Pass and PC Game Pass.

 

Lightyear Frontier

I’m a sucker for farm and life sims and Lightyear Frontier is just that but in space!

Lightyear Frontier is a peaceful open-world farming adventure on a planet at the far edge of the galaxy. Start your new home on a distant planet with up to three friends as you farm alien crops, build your own homestead, and explore the untamed wilderness of the world.” You’re able to discover new planets, crops and environments as you seamlessly blend mechanised technology and space farming.

Lightyear Frontier lands on the Xbox Series X|S, Windows PC, and on the Xbox Game Pass in spring 2023.

 

The Last Case Of Benedict Fox

The Last Case of Benedict Fox is a hand-crafted Metroidvanian experience by Polish indie game developer Plot Twist. The 2D side-scroller tells the tale of a thrilling mystery stuffed among some pretty challenging combat. But it was really the Lovecraftian cult story that got me.

The year is 1925 and the titular Benedict Fox has a case to uncover the untimely demise of a family. His investigations take place inside a gorgeous yet creepy manor, packed with a whole bunch of occult paraphernalia. Benedict will have to face these demons, along with his own demon companion that resides within his body.

The Last Case of Benedict Fox is coming to PC – Steam, the Epic Games Store and Game Pass for PC sometime in Spring 2023.

 

The Xbox And Bethesda Games Showcase 2022

There are more games that were showcased at the Xbox and Bethesda Games Showcase 2022 than we can cover! In the image above you can spot all the games that will be coming out in the next 12 months. This includes everything on this list like Overwatch 2Hollow Knight: SilksongRedfall, and Starfield.

To watch the entire showcase you can check out the video below.

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