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Game Trailers of the Week: Top 10 Most Anticipated Xbox One Indie Games

Published Jul 3rd, 2015 3:46PM EDT
Best Xbox One Indie Games E3 2015
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New trailers are hard to come by in the weeks following E3, so we’ve had to get a little creative to keep this feature up and running.

Last week, we shared our favorite gameplay videos from E3 2015, some of which weren’t made available until after the show came to an end. This week, we’re going to choose 10 of our favorite ID@Xbox trailers for Xbox One indie games from the 124 (!) that have been published on the Xbox YouTube page over the past few weeks.

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You might recognize some of these games from Microsoft’s press conference, but hopefully at least a few of them will be brand new to you:

1) Ashen

Ashen is an action RPG about a wanderer in search of a place to call home. There is no sun and the natural light that exists comes from eruptions that cover the land in ash. This is a world where nothing lasts, no matter how tightly you cling to it. At its core, Ashen is about forging relationships. Players can guide those they trust to their camp – together, you might just stand a chance.

2) Clash

Clash is a fast-paced, four-player fantasy arena fighter. Highly praised by industry professionals, Clash is all about fun with your friends. The main focus of the game is to defeat your friends in a couch gaming manner. Each player has 2 combat options: a magical shield and a dash attack. There are four different game modes that have different objectives for players to compete against each other.

3) Cuphead

Cuphead is a single player or co-op run and gun platformer, heavily focused on boss battles. Inspired by 1930s cartoons, the visuals are hand drawn and inked and the music is all original jazz recordings. Cuphead & Mugman traverse strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn powerful super moves, and uncover hidden secrets.

4) The Deer God

The Deer God is a breathtaking 3D pixel art adventure that will challenge the player’s religion and platforming skills. It’s a game about survival, reincarnation, and karma; all set in a breathtaking and unique 3D pixelized world. The player will feast their eyes on the beautiful lighting, day and night systems, and vast landscapes. LIVE AS A DEER. SURVIVE AS A DEER.

5) Glitchrunners

Glitchrunners is a chaotic local multiplayer game in which players break into abandoned videogames to steal from the Architect – a builder of game worlds who will do whatever it takes to guard their creation. With Xbox SmartGlass, players can become the Architect and take complete control of the world– throw cars, collapse buildings or unleash special powers in the race to take out their friends!

6) The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing

Young Van Helsing and his companion Lady Katarina must resolve the dark conflicts of Borgovia and fight hordes of monsters in this Gothic Action RPG.

7) Source

Source – explore vast worlds, solve mind bending puzzles, and battle fierce creatures while constantly seeking life sustaining energy.

8) Tacoma

Discovery. Exploration. Isolation. What is life like 200,000 miles from Earth? Uncover the mysteries held by Lunar Transfer Station Tacoma and its crew, living at the edge of humanity’s reach. Tacoma, the next game from the creators of Gone Home. First on console on Xbox One.

9) Twin Souls: The Path of Shadows

In Twin Souls: The Path of Shadows you play as Aragami, undead warrior with the power of Shadow Control. Summoned by a mysterious girl trapped in an occupied city, Aragami must engage in a dark journey to free Yamiko from her prison. As you advance you will need to sneak past guards, teleport between shadows, create your own areas of darkness and strategically assassinate your targets.


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Jacob Siegal
Jacob Siegal Associate Editor

Jacob Siegal is Associate Editor at BGR, having joined the news team in 2013. He has over a decade of professional writing and editing experience, and helps to lead our technology and entertainment product launch and movie release coverage.

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