E3 2017: Dishonored 2 Death Of The Outsider DLC Announced By Bethesda

Bethesda has announced DLC for Dishonored 2 called Death of the Outsider. It will star Meagan Foster, the quest-giver character from the main game. A trailer for the DLC was shown during Bethesda’s E3 press conference, where it was described as “a story of revenge” that will feature “the ultimate assassination.”

During the trailer, Meagan can be shown skulking around a building, making noise to manipulate enemy movements and methodically taking them out. It seems Meagan has the ability to teleport through walls and is shown to be as capable of dishing out death as Corvo and Emily.

Interestingly, the trailer ends with Meagan rescuing Daud, the character featured heavily in Dishonored’s Knife of Dunwall DLC. It seems the two are teaming up to take out The Outsider, the source of Emily, Corvo, and Daud’s extraordinary abilities.

Dishonored 2’s Death of the Outsider DLC is confirmed for release on September 15. Check out the full trailer above. Bethesda’s other announcements included The Evil Within 2 and Wolfenstein II: The New Colossus.

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    E3 2017: Need For Speed: Payback Gameplay Trailer Shows A Chase From Various Perspectives

    The E3 2017 reveal of new Need For Speed: Payback gameplay at EA Play showcased involving pursuits mixed with cutscenes. It looks to blend the narrative focus of Need For Speed: The Run with the involving chases of Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit. In a scene that felt inspired by The Fast and The Furious, we see co-protagonists Jess and Tyler partnering up in a mobile heist as they go after a truck transporting an exotic car.

    If this clip is indicative of the full game experience, expect brief cutscenes as narrative rewards for completing objectives, while the characters themselves perform the heavy lifting during the cinematics. You won’t have to worry about controlling Jess as she makes a death-defying leap unto the truck; just get her to the truck. Then there are the enforcers, who you have to fend off as they attempt to protect the truck. Getting these aggressors to crash without crashing yourself is the signature gameplay pedigree of Ghost Games.

    Check out our hub for more of GameSpot’s E3 coverage. Need For Speed: Payback is scheduled for release on November 10, 2017 for Xbox One, PS4, and PC.

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    E3 2017: The Last Night And The Artful Escape – Two Beautiful Xbox One Games You Probably Haven't Heard Of

    During Microsoft’s E3 press conference, two indie titles–Odd Tales’ The Last Night and Francis Vendetti’s The Artful Escape were announced for a console release on Xbox One as a part of Microsoft’s focus on releasing console exclusive games.

    Published by Raw Fury, The Last Night is a cyberpunk adventure title set in a dystopian cityscape where morality is blurred, and the rain seems to never stop. The other title, The Artful Escape, is set to be published by Annapurna Interactive–the same publisher behind What Remains of Edith Finch, and it looks to be a rather colorful jaunt through a psychedelic and visually trip world.

    While both these titles were in development for PC, this marks the first time they’re announced for release on Xbox One, though the release dates for these titles has yet to be announced.

    For more info on these titles, and everything else from Microsoft’s E3 conference, stay tuned to GameSpot’s E3 2017 hub.

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    E3 2017: All the News, Trailers, and Gameplay From the Microsoft Press Conference


    Huge game reveals and a couple exciting surprises.

    Microsoft’s E3 2017 press conference showed off a massive list of 42 games, including 22 with some form of Xbox One console exclusivity. The line-up included a mix of big new AAA franchises, sequels, and smaller games. Assassin’s Creed Origins, BioWare’s new original IP, Anthem, and indie games like The Artful Escape and The Last Night were all on display. (We even got a Cuphead release date!) But undoubtedly the biggest reveal was of the Xbox One X, formerly known as Project Scorpio. We finally got specs, price, and a release date. Microsoft also unveiled an original Xbox backwards compatibility expansion along with a handful of free 4K updates for a number of Xbox One games.

    Continue reading for a refresher on all the news, trailers, and gameplay from the Microsoft E3 2017 press conference.

    Xbox One X details revealed (Project Scorpio)

    Project Scorpio’s official name is the Xbox One X. Kareem Choudhry, Head of Xbox Software Engineering, took the stage to talk Xbox One X specs, compatibility, features, the Scorpio engine, and the release date, which you can read all about in our article on the Xbox One X. The Xbox One X launches worldwide on November 7, 2017 for $499. For more, don’t forget to also check out our Xbox One X preorder guide and our round-up of details on the Xbox One X‘s history.

    Forza Motorsport 7 gets a release date

    Forza Motorsport 7 got a release date. It will run at native 4K on Xbox One X and features 700 cars. During the conference, we got both a 4K announcement trailer and a few minutes of Forza 7 gameplay brought to you by two professional race car drivers.

    Metro Exodus revealed

    Metro Exodus was revealed with a gameplay trailer running on the Xbox One X. A follow-up to Metro: Last Light, Metro Exodus is coming in 2018.

    Assassin’s Creed Origins official details revealed

    We got our first official look at Assassin’s Creed Origins during the press conference. Set in Egypt, the latest in the Assassin’s Creed series tells the story of a man named Bayek, who Ubisoft Creative Director Jean Guesdon describes as an “Egyptian sheriff.” The Assassin’s Creed Origins gameplay demo showed Bayek returning to his hometown of Siwa to kill a fake oracle named Medunamun. It’s coming October 27, 2017.

    PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds is coming to Xbox One

    Brendan Greene took the stage to officially reveal the Xbox One version of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, his popular battle royale shooter which has taken Steam Early Access by storm. It will launch on Xbox One One later this year, which is also when the PC version is slated to exit Early Access.

    State of Decay 2 trailer and release window

    We got a new trailer and release window for State of Decay 2, which is slated to launch Spring 2018. For more, check out our round-up on all the news, gameplay, and trailers from State of Decay 2.

    The Darwin Project revealed

    A trailer for a battle royale-style game called The Darwin Project was revealed with a trailer and a very loud shoutcaster on stage.

    Minecraft is getting community updates and going 4K

    Minecraft’s Better Together update will connect the Nintendo Switch and Xbox One Minecraft communities with mobile and Windows 10 PC players. It’s also getting a free 4K update later this year and the Super Duper Graphics Pack.

    Dragon Ball FighterZ trailer and release date

    Dragon Ball FighterZ is coming to the store on Xbox One in early 2018.

    Black Desert is coming to Xbox One

    Black Desert, the PC MMORPG, is headed to Xbox One in early 2018.

    The Last Night revealed in new trailer

    The Last Night is a 2D cyberpunk adventure directed by Tim Soret, headed to Xbox One and PC.

    The Artful Escape is coming to Xbox One

    The Artful Escape, which was one of our favorite games of PAX East, is headed to Xbox One and Windows 10. No release date was announced.

    Code Vein gets a new Xbox One X trailer

    Code Vein, Bandai Namco’s dystopian, vampire-themed action RPG, is headed to Xbox One in 2018.

    New Sea of Thieves gameplay revealed

    We got a chunk of new gameplay footage revealed and a release window for Sea of Thieves. It’s coming to Xbox One and Windows 10 in early 2018. For more, check out our round-up on all the news, gameplay, and trailers from Sea of Thieves.

    Tacoma gets a release date

    Tacoma is coming to Xbox One and PC on August 2. Set aboard an abandoned space station, Tacoma is Fullbright’s next game following their popular Gone Home from 2013.

    Super Lucky’s Tale is headed to Xbox One

    The Oculus Rift game Super Lucky’s Tale is headed to Xbox One on November 7.

    Cuphead finally gets a release date

    The old-timey cartoon themed shmup and platformer Cuphead finally has a release date. It’s coming September 29 on Xbox One and PC.

    Crackdown 3 gets a release date

    Crackdown 3 is headed to Xbox One and PC on November 7. Its release date reveal was accompanied by a new 4K trailer.

    Ashen revealed for Xbox One

    Ashen was originally revealed back in 2015, but it’s back and better looking than ever. The dreary action RPG is headed to Xbox One and Windows 10.

    Life Is Strange: Before the Storm gets trailer and release date

    A Life Is Strange sequel was confirmed earlier this year, but we didn’t get the first details of Life Is Strange: Before the Storm until now. The Microsoft conference gave us a first look at the prequel game, which will be set across three episodes. Its first episode debuts on August 31.

    Ori and the Will of the Wisps revealed

    Ori and the Blind Forest is getting a sequel in Ori and the Will of the Wisps, which is headed to Xbox One and Windows 10. No release date was revealed.

    Original Xbox backward compatibility and free 4K updates

    Perhaps one of the biggest announcements was that the Xbox backward compatibility program is expanding to original Xbox titles later this year. Old Xbox games will get a performance boost on new consoles.

    According to Phil Spencer, 4K updates for 30 Xbox One games, including Gears of War 4, Forza Horizon 3, Killer Instinct, Halo Wars 2, Minecraft, and third-party titles like Resident Evil 7 and Rocket League, will also be available for free.

    Anthem gameplay demo revealed

    Patrick Soderlund, Executive VP of EA Worldwide Studios, took the stage to unveil the first gameplay of Anthem, a new game from BioWare first revealed during EA’s E3 2017 press conference on Saturday.

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    E3 2017: Xbox One X Specs and Features Explained


    Learn more about the smallest Xbox system ever.

    Microsoft’s Kareem Choudhry took time at E3 to explain the power, compatibility and craftsmanship of Xbox One X.

    Choudhry, who’s the head of Xbox software engineering, also announced that Xbox One X is the smallest system ever from Microsoft. On top of that, the console works with all accessories and games for the Xbox One.

    Below are more bullet points from Choudhry on Xbox One X and what it takes to hit 4K:

    • 6 teraflops GPU clocked at 1.172Ghz
    • 12GBs of GDDR5 memory
    • 326GB/s of memory bandwidth
    • 8 million plus pixels
    • HDR
    • Wide color gamut
    • Premium Dolby Atmos sound
    • 4K UHD Blu-ray playback
    • Liquid-cooled vapor chamber

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