Microsoft Announces Release Dates for ‘Screamride’, ‘State of Decay’ and ‘Ori and the Blind Forest’ for Xbox One Plus Additional Details on Each

Posted on January 20, 2015 by Alan Walsh

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Today, Microsoft revealed details about three of its upcoming games for Xbox One launching within the next few months. Microsoft also confirmed release dates of when you can expect these games to be released:

  • Screamride – March 3rd 2015 (US), March 5th (Asia) and March 6th (Europe) on Xbox One and Xbox 360.
  • Ori and the Blind Forest – March 11th 2015 on Xbox One and Windows (PC).
  • State of Decay: Year-One Survival Edition – April 28th 2015 (US) and May 1st (Europe) on Xbox One.

Screamride was announced at Gamescom last year and involves building these awesome rollercoaster rides where you have “destructive” fun. The game has three types of mission levels. The first being ScreamRider where you most create the most intense, crazy experience for the riders without throwing them off track. You control car speed and leaning and uses an arcade-style system. Engineer mission are like a puzzle. “Here’s a piece of a finished roller-coaster, now complete the ride” is the simple explanation of these levels. Demolition is the final type of mission where you must destroy the rides. Use ride pods, you launch guests into the destructible environment setting off explosions and creating chain reactions to knock down as many buildings as possible. The game will ship for $39.99 on Xbox One and $29.99 on Xbox 360 when it launches in March 2015.

Ori and the Blind Forest is a game that reminds me of Limbo. It tells a story. It was announced at E3 2014 and looks like something that can immerse you. The game takes place in the Forlorn Ruins where Ori finds a Light Vessel, which he must then transport through the level. Carrying this glowing orb weighs him down, preventing him from double-jumping. The idea is simplistic but nice. The game will cost $19.99.

State of Decay on Xbox One includes both of the DLC’s that shipped on Xbox 360 as well as the full game. It will cost $29.99 with a 33% discount and exclusive character for Xbox 360 owners of the game. State of Decay runs in 1080p on Xbox One and includes greater detail used in the world, lighting changes to make day and night feel more realistic for the treacherous theme used in the game. Increased levels of draw distance also means you can see those zombies even further away. People and zombies have new animations to make things more fluid. The game has an improved interface and characters from the Lifeline DLC are now playable in the Breakdown DLC.

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