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The Critical Mode Update is Here to Challenge Players in Kingdom Hearts III on Xbox One

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Today’s free update to Kingdom Hearts III on Xbox One brings a serious challenge — if you’re up for it. The new difficulty mode, dubbed Critical Mode, cuts Sora’s HP and MP in half and decreases the frequency of situation commands and magic that Sora and team can use.

Sound unfair? Fear not! The update also introduces some new abilities, including Critical Counter, Critical Recharge, and Critical Converter, for Sora that are exclusive to Critical Mode, and should give you the edge you need to pull through.

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In addition to this new difficulty mode, today’s update also introduces the optional feature to carry over Keyblades from one game save to a new one. Although any Keyblades that are carried over will revert back to their default stats, by doing so, you’ll have access to late-game Keyblades from the very beginning of your new game. This could be especially helpful in conquering Critical Mode, should you choose to accept the challenge.

Critical Mode is now available in Kingdom Hearts III, so give it a try today!

Kingdom Hearts III is available now on Xbox One via the Microsoft Store and is enhanced for Xbox One X. Purchase details here.

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Vaporum Brings Steampunk to a Rejuvenated Genre

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When deciding on the scale and complexity of the world in Vaporum, we knew we had to aim for something smaller. With four people, you cannot create huge worlds in a reasonable amount of time. At least not if you want the world to be vibrant and filled with interesting places and events.

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Because our driving philosophy here at Fatbot Games is quality over quantity, we chose to adopt a linear approach, with well defined paths for players to explore, rather than a big, open space. This way, we could ensure those paths were full of concentrated gameplay and high-fidelity content.

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That doesn’t mean that the game is one long corridor with no deviation. There are plenty of opportunities for exploration and a lot of places hidden from plain sight. These secret areas usually hold worthwhile rewards in the form of weapons, armour, rare gadgets and bits of the story.

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Tips for Players

  • Explore! The Tower of Steam is riddled with, well, riddles. And secrets. Checking every nook and cranny can yield valuable items and pieces of lore if you uncover these hidden areas.

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  • Don’t invest in too many circuits. Focus on two, maybe three circuits at a time, and max them out, to get the most out of them as soon as possible. The modules at the 5th rank of every circuit are especially powerful, but they also present an irreversible choice. There are numerous viable builds available, so study the “skill tree” in advance to find and make use of strong synergies between all the circuits, modules and your gear.

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  • Enemies in Vaporum are tough, especially on higher difficulty levels. Be aggressive and don’t let them corner you. Dance around and take advantage of your superior speed. Some enemies possess area attacks which can even hit you diagonally, so always keep your distance when they’re about to use them.

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  • Whenever you destroy an enemy for the first time, an entry on it unlocks in the Arx Pedia. These notes can shed light on the backstory of the game and the specific enemy types but can also give you valuable information about their strengths and weaknesses.

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  • The maximum rig level you can achieve is 17. However, it’s quite a feat to reach that level, requiring a lot of preparation and specific steps. Can you figure it out?

We hope this gives you a glimpse of what awaits adventurers in the content-rich world of Vaporum.

Vaporum is available now for Xbox One on the Microsoft Store. Click here for purchase details.

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

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Vaporum Brings Steampunk to a Rejuvenated Genre

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/wp-content/uploads/1.-Sketch.jpg

When deciding on the scale and complexity of the world in Vaporum, we knew we had to aim for something smaller. With four people, you cannot create huge worlds in a reasonable amount of time. At least not if you want the world to be vibrant and filled with interesting places and events.

VaporumVaporum

Because our driving philosophy here at Fatbot Games is quality over quantity, we chose to adopt a linear approach, with well defined paths for players to explore, rather than a big, open space. This way, we could ensure those paths were full of concentrated gameplay and high-fidelity content.

VaporumVaporum

That doesn’t mean that the game is one long corridor with no deviation. There are plenty of opportunities for exploration and a lot of places hidden from plain sight. These secret areas usually hold worthwhile rewards in the form of weapons, armour, rare gadgets and bits of the story.

VaporumVaporum

Tips for Players

  • Explore! The Tower of Steam is riddled with, well, riddles. And secrets. Checking every nook and cranny can yield valuable items and pieces of lore if you uncover these hidden areas.

VaporumVaporum

  • Don’t invest in too many circuits. Focus on two, maybe three circuits at a time, and max them out, to get the most out of them as soon as possible. The modules at the 5th rank of every circuit are especially powerful, but they also present an irreversible choice. There are numerous viable builds available, so study the “skill tree” in advance to find and make use of strong synergies between all the circuits, modules and your gear.

VaporumVaporum

  • Enemies in Vaporum are tough, especially on higher difficulty levels. Be aggressive and don’t let them corner you. Dance around and take advantage of your superior speed. Some enemies possess area attacks which can even hit you diagonally, so always keep your distance when they’re about to use them.

VaporumVaporum

  • Whenever you destroy an enemy for the first time, an entry on it unlocks in the Arx Pedia. These notes can shed light on the backstory of the game and the specific enemy types but can also give you valuable information about their strengths and weaknesses.

VaporumVaporum

  • The maximum rig level you can achieve is 17. However, it’s quite a feat to reach that level, requiring a lot of preparation and specific steps. Can you figure it out?

We hope this gives you a glimpse of what awaits adventurers in the content-rich world of Vaporum.

Vaporum is available now for Xbox One on the Microsoft Store. Click here for purchase details.

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

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Welcome to the German Province of Trüberbrook

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Trüberbrook is an atmospheric sci-fi mystery adventure game with handmade scenery. American physicist Hans Tannhauser surprisingly wins a trip to the sleepy village of Trüberbrook. The tranquility advertised in the travel guide is more than welcome, as he struggles with writer’s block and has to continue working on his dissertation on quantum physics. When he arrives in Trüberbrook, his stay is anything but quiet and relaxed, as a mysterious stranger steals his notes!

Investigating the case, Tannhauser’s runs into quirky villagers, travelers and spa guests and is confronted with tricky tasks more than once. Little by little it dawns on him that he might not have won the trip to Trüberbrook by chance after all.

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Trüberbrook is a classic point-and-click adventure game with a modern approach that focuses strongly on the story and the characters. As a player, you’re invited not only to travel to Trüberbrook to solve the mysteries surrounding this beautiful little village, but also to spend some time with some of the bizarre characters you’ll meet, losing yourself in the extraordinary setting and look.

Handmade Scenery

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The core of the whole story is the bizarre and superficially gloomy small town of Trüberbrook, somewhere in Germany. This place should definitely get a special and unusual, but also authentic look. Therefore, a rather unusual approach was chosen for a video game: All the locations were lovingly designed in advance and built by hand in the workshop. For several months, set designers worked on the dollhouse-like miniature models.

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These were then individually staged and filmed. Among other things, we use small lamps and many colorful foils to simulate different hours of the day, different seasons and weather conditions. We then use a process called photogrammetry to digitize the models.

A lot of work, but that’s how the look of Trüberbrook came about – and that’s special, we think. We warmly invite you to come and visit our beloved little Trüberbrook!

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Trüberbrook is available now on Xbox One via the Microsoft Store. Click here for purchase details.

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

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Welcome to the German Province of Trüberbrook

https://news.xbox.com/en-us/wp-content/uploads/Bild02.jpg

Trüberbrook is an atmospheric sci-fi mystery adventure game with handmade scenery. American physicist Hans Tannhauser surprisingly wins a trip to the sleepy village of Trüberbrook. The tranquility advertised in the travel guide is more than welcome, as he struggles with writer’s block and has to continue working on his dissertation on quantum physics. When he arrives in Trüberbrook, his stay is anything but quiet and relaxed, as a mysterious stranger steals his notes!

Investigating the case, Tannhauser’s runs into quirky villagers, travelers and spa guests and is confronted with tricky tasks more than once. Little by little it dawns on him that he might not have won the trip to Trüberbrook by chance after all.

TrüberbrookTrüberbrook

Trüberbrook is a classic point-and-click adventure game with a modern approach that focuses strongly on the story and the characters. As a player, you’re invited not only to travel to Trüberbrook to solve the mysteries surrounding this beautiful little village, but also to spend some time with some of the bizarre characters you’ll meet, losing yourself in the extraordinary setting and look.

Handmade Scenery

TrüberbrookTrüberbrook

The core of the whole story is the bizarre and superficially gloomy small town of Trüberbrook, somewhere in Germany. This place should definitely get a special and unusual, but also authentic look. Therefore, a rather unusual approach was chosen for a video game: All the locations were lovingly designed in advance and built by hand in the workshop. For several months, set designers worked on the dollhouse-like miniature models.

TrüberbrookTrüberbrook

These were then individually staged and filmed. Among other things, we use small lamps and many colorful foils to simulate different hours of the day, different seasons and weather conditions. We then use a process called photogrammetry to digitize the models.

A lot of work, but that’s how the look of Trüberbrook came about – and that’s special, we think. We warmly invite you to come and visit our beloved little Trüberbrook!

TrüberbrookTrüberbrook

Trüberbrook is available now on Xbox One via the Microsoft Store. Click here for purchase details.

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

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Set Sail for the Shores of Gold in Sea of Thieves’ Anniversary Update

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The Anniversary Update for Sea of Thieves is available for free on April 30 with Xbox Game Pass or on Xbox One, Windows 10 PC, and our biggest update yet is packed with content we know will appeal to players of all kinds. From the glory and gunfire of competitive multiplayer in The Arena to the serenity of fishing up your latest catch for the Hunter’s Call Trading Company, the Anniversary Update brings something for everyone. If you’re the adventurous kind of pirate, though, it’s likely Shores of Gold – our first set of narrative-driven Tall Tales – that caught your eye when we unveiled the update back in March.

Today, we’re taking a closer look at what it means to bring story-focused adventures to a shared-world game, and some of the new gameplay features players can expect as they seek out the mythical Shroudbreaker relic.

Shores of Gold is made up of nine distinct Tall Tales, each of which can be tackled as part of a pirate crew or by a solo player. Although each Tale is part of a larger saga that spans the Sea of Thieves, they can be enjoyed individually and you’re able to replay Tales you’ve completed previously. In fact, each Tale has been structured to be played repeatedly, meaning you won’t always find secrets and solutions in the places you might have been expecting them.

Your quest to reach the Shores of Gold, a legendary location filled with untold riches that lies within the deadly Devil’s Shroud, begins with the hunt for an ancient relic that can clear a path through the fog – a relic once sought by the Pirate Lord himself. All of this takes place upon the same shared seas as always, so other pirate crews may have their part to play in your adventure.

This perilous endeavour is just the start of an epic journey that will lead players across the Sea of Thieves. There’ll be ancient parchments to decipher, puzzles to solve, traps to dodge, and battles with fearsome enemies that stand between you and your ultimate destination – the massive, mysterious island known as the Shores of Gold.

Along the way you’ll meet a rag-tag cast of heroes and villains, some of whom are familiar faces from the game and the Sea of Thieves expanded universe, along with an all new assortment of warmongers, cursed rogues, star-crossed lovers and more. Every tale features professional voice acting to help advance the story, not to mention secret lore books and commendations to work towards as you play.

If all of this has you itching to take the wheel and weigh anchor, you haven’t got long to wait before the Tall Tales – Shores of Gold arrives as part of the Anniversary Update on April 30. Until then, more clues await in the official trailer.

Key Features

  • Tall Tales – Shores of Gold brings nine story-driven adventures to the shared world of Sea of Thieves.
  • Players can enjoy each adventure as part of a crew or alone, and Tales are designed to be replayed and enjoyed again and again.
  • New types of gameplay, including enchanted tools and artefacts to master and new locations to explore.
  • Decipher long-lost journals and ancient puzzles, battle against fearsome new foes and dodge deadly traps in underground labyrinths.
  • Tales designed to imbue excitement, fear, sadness and joy, with characters voiced by professional actors.
  • Available to all players for free as part of the Sea of Thieves Anniversary Update.

New to Sea of Thieves? Join the adventure with Xbox Game Pass or on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. If you haven’t tried Xbox Game Pass yet, join today to get your first month for $1 and get access to over 100 great games, with new titles being added all of the time. Prospective pirates can learn more at xbox.com/seaofthieves or visit the Sea of Thieves website at SeaofThieves.com to embark on an epic journey with one of gaming’s most welcoming communities.

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

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GAMES

Set Sail for the Shores of Gold in Sea of Thieves’ Anniversary Update

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The Anniversary Update for Sea of Thieves is available for free on April 30 with Xbox Game Pass or on Xbox One, Windows 10 PC, and our biggest update yet is packed with content we know will appeal to players of all kinds. From the glory and gunfire of competitive multiplayer in The Arena to the serenity of fishing up your latest catch for the Hunter’s Call Trading Company, the Anniversary Update brings something for everyone. If you’re the adventurous kind of pirate, though, it’s likely Shores of Gold – our first set of narrative-driven Tall Tales – that caught your eye when we unveiled the update back in March.

Today, we’re taking a closer look at what it means to bring story-focused adventures to a shared-world game, and some of the new gameplay features players can expect as they seek out the mythical Shroudbreaker relic.

Shores of Gold is made up of nine distinct Tall Tales, each of which can be tackled as part of a pirate crew or by a solo player. Although each Tale is part of a larger saga that spans the Sea of Thieves, they can be enjoyed individually and you’re able to replay Tales you’ve completed previously. In fact, each Tale has been structured to be played repeatedly, meaning you won’t always find secrets and solutions in the places you might have been expecting them.

Your quest to reach the Shores of Gold, a legendary location filled with untold riches that lies within the deadly Devil’s Shroud, begins with the hunt for an ancient relic that can clear a path through the fog – a relic once sought by the Pirate Lord himself. All of this takes place upon the same shared seas as always, so other pirate crews may have their part to play in your adventure.

This perilous endeavour is just the start of an epic journey that will lead players across the Sea of Thieves. There’ll be ancient parchments to decipher, puzzles to solve, traps to dodge, and battles with fearsome enemies that stand between you and your ultimate destination – the massive, mysterious island known as the Shores of Gold.

Along the way you’ll meet a rag-tag cast of heroes and villains, some of whom are familiar faces from the game and the Sea of Thieves expanded universe, along with an all new assortment of warmongers, cursed rogues, star-crossed lovers and more. Every tale features professional voice acting to help advance the story, not to mention secret lore books and commendations to work towards as you play.

If all of this has you itching to take the wheel and weigh anchor, you haven’t got long to wait before the Tall Tales – Shores of Gold arrives as part of the Anniversary Update on April 30. Until then, more clues await in the official trailer.

Key Features

  • Tall Tales – Shores of Gold brings nine story-driven adventures to the shared world of Sea of Thieves.
  • Players can enjoy each adventure as part of a crew or alone, and Tales are designed to be replayed and enjoyed again and again.
  • New types of gameplay, including enchanted tools and artefacts to master and new locations to explore.
  • Decipher long-lost journals and ancient puzzles, battle against fearsome new foes and dodge deadly traps in underground labyrinths.
  • Tales designed to imbue excitement, fear, sadness and joy, with characters voiced by professional actors.
  • Available to all players for free as part of the Sea of Thieves Anniversary Update.

New to Sea of Thieves? Join the adventure with Xbox Game Pass or on Xbox One and Windows 10 PC. If you haven’t tried Xbox Game Pass yet, join today to get your first month for $1 and get access to over 100 great games, with new titles being added all of the time. Prospective pirates can learn more at xbox.com/seaofthieves or visit the Sea of Thieves website at SeaofThieves.com to embark on an epic journey with one of gaming’s most welcoming communities.

See the rest of the story on Xbox Wire

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