Highlights of ID@Xbox Livestream

The latest ID@Xbox livestream was held yesterday.

It had something for all indie lovers including samurai swords, pixelated pro wrestlers, and cute little foxes…with swords.

Basically, if you love the unique characters and locales of indie games, you’re in for a treat this year.

Let us look at what was showcased in the livestream.

Immortality: An Interactive Movie Trilogy

From the mind of Sam Barlow (creator of the critically acclaimed Her Story and Telling Lies) comes a new interactive mystery.

You’ll trawl through lost home movies to figure out what exactly happened to a woman named Marissa Marcel.

It is set to be released in Summer 2022 for Xbox Series X/S and Game Pass.

Flintlock: The Siege of Dawn

From the studio behind 2018’s Ashen comes a new open-world action RPG.

You’ll play as a pistol-wielding woman named Nor and her fox-like companion Enki on a journey of “vengeance, gunpowder, and magic in humanity’s last stand.”

It is set to be released in Summer 2022 for Xbox One, Series X/S and Game Pass.

Cursed to Golf

This game looks to promise a more spooky take on the tee, featuring a journey to escape “golf purgatory” with power-ups, ghostly hazards, and an emphasis on replayability.

The game will be released for PC but the release date was not revealed in the livestream.

Escape Academy

Everyone knows high school can be hell, but at least you never had classes that turned into escape rooms. That’s exactly what Escape Academy offers prospective students, featuring over a dozen escape rooms, and can be played solo or co-op with pals.

The game is being published by iam8bit (purveyors of fine video game merch) and features music from Doseone, composer for Enter the Gungeon, Gang Beast, and Sludge Life.

The game will be released for console but the release date was not revealed in the livestream.

Whalefall

Described as a combination SRPG/JRPG influenced by the likes of Lord of the Rings, Suikoden, and Final Fantasy.

The world of Osfeld is a tumultous one. Giant whales float through the sky, and whenever one of them dies, it plummets to the earth and dramatically changes the political and economic powers that be, and stirs up a huge battle for the resources its body leaves behind.

Players will command an army in an effort to stop a plot to kill one of these majestic (and deadly) creatures, averting global chaos.

The game will be released for console but the release date was not revealed in the livestream.

Wrestle Quest

OH YEAH! Pro wrestlers like the late “Macho Man” Randy Savage, Andre the Giant, and a ton of others help you on a quest to become a wrestling legend, all in a pixelated art style.

The game will be released for console but the release date was not revealed in the livestream.

Tunic

Take control of an adorable fox with a sword in this Zelda-like isometric action adventure game.

It received “generally positive” reviews according to Metacritic.

The game is available right now for Xbox One, Series X/S and Game Pass.

Crusader Kings III Console Edition

The strategy game is finally getting released to consoles.

The game will be released on 29th March for consoles and Game Pass.

Trek to Yomi

The game was previously shown in the latest Sony’s State of Play but we got have another look at this gorgeous black and white samurai action adventure that evokes memories of Kurosawa films and Old Boy’s iconic hallway fight.

The game will be released for console but the release date was not revealed in the livestream.

Other games that were shown in the livestream are:

  • Rolling Thunder (Roblox Game Fund/Splitting Point Studios)
  • Beacon Pines (Fellow Traveller)
    • Release date: TBD
  • Kraken Academy!! (Fellow Traveller)
    • Release date: March 22, 2022
  • Shredders (FoamPunch BV)
  • Lost Eidolons (Ocean Drive Studios)
  • Paradise Killer (Xbox version, already on PC) (Fellow Traveller)
    • Release date: Available now on Xbox
  • Clash: Artifacts of Chaos (Nacon)
  • Floppy Knights (Rose City Games) – coming to Xbox Game Pass
  • Citizen Sleeper (Fellow Traveller)
    • Release date: TBD
  • Chinatown Detective Agency
  • Voidtrain
  • There is No Light

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