Xbox One Games: First Look at Halo: Nightfall Character, Forza Horizon 2 Car List and a New Rocky Ad
By Gel Galang | July 23, 2014 11:31 AM EST
The Xbox One's most awaited game "Halo 5: Guardians" is not up for release until 2015, but the Halo journey has already begun before the game arrives. As with Microsoft's plan for the Halo franchise, the upcoming digital series, "Halo: Nightfall" will play a role in the overall game.
An attendee uses her smartphone in front of a giant Microsoft Xbox sign at the 2014 Electronic Entertainment Expo, known as E3, in Los Angeles, California June 11, 2014.
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New information has been released for Ridley Scott's project, as the first character image has been showcased. Variety reports that the image (seen in the link above) depicts Agent Locke, who is portrayed by Mike Colter in the series.
Agent Locke is from the Office of Naval Intelligence, with the purpose of keeping tabs on terrorist activity, and he's a new character in the "Halo" franchise to boot. Not only that, the report states that Agent Locke is something of a major role for "Halo 5: Guardians" though Microsoft has not yet revealed further details beyond this point.
"Halo: Nightfall" will be present at the San Diego Comic Con via a featured panel on July 24. At this event, 343 Industries will also be present to talk about the project.
'Forza Horizon 2' Sees a Few Cars Revealed
"Forza Horizon 2" is fast in development, as 100 cars are now ready to be revealed to fans.
According to Xbox Wire, all the cars that will be coming to "Forza Horizon 2" have been built from scratch for the Xbox One. This means that the game has been tailored for the next-gen version of the game. Even more, it makes use of the different aspects of the title, including dynamic weather, open world, and other functions that makes the experience even more dynamic.
Microsoft has also showcased five never-before-seen cars in "Forza Horizon 2," which includes the 1973 Renault Alpine A110 1600S, the 2009 Vauxhall Corsa VXR, the 1945 Jeep Willys MB, the 1963 Volkswagen Type 2 De Luxe and the 1954 Jaguar XK120 SE.
The long list of 100 cars for "Forza Horizon 2" can be seen in the link above, as well as screenshots of the cars.
"Forza Horizon 2" is coming out for the Xbox One and Xbox 360 on September 30. Fans should also note that the Xbox One and Xbox 360 versions of the game is currently being produced by different developers--Playground Games for the Xbox One version and Sumo Digital for the Xbox 360 version.
Inspired by Rocky: An Xbox One Ad
The Xbox One may be channeling the inner Rocky Balboa, the underdog that can rise to the top--at least this is what the new ad seems to showcase about Microsoft's next-gen console.
Taking off with a quote from Rocky Balboa while showcasing the slew of upcoming Xbox One exclusives and expected games, including "Halo: The Master Chief Collection," "Sunset Overdrive" and "Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare."
Polygon obtained a statement from Microsoft regarding the new ad: "Xbox One is the only place to play the best exclusives and all of the biggest blockbusters of the year. The ad pays tribute to the competitive spirit of gamers and celebrates how gamers rise to the challenge in a game."
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