Gamescom Trailerpalooza! Microsoft Edition

gamescom-trailerpaloozaYes, it’s that time of year again.  The world’s biggest gaming convention has kicked off in Cologne, Germany, and industry heavyweights are starting to show off their latest and greatest games.  Microsoft was first to take the Gamescom stages earlier today, and in case you couldn’t catch the press conference, Trailerpalooza is here to show you everything you missed.  Read on to start the show.

Xbox got the show started with a brand new trailer for Assassin’s Creed Unity.

Next up was a look at FIFA 2015.

Then came a montage of some of the great independent games coming to Xbox One in the near future, including Goat Simulator. Yes, that Goat Simulator.

Continuing with the independent games, Xbox then showed off a trailer for Space Engineers.

Then came The Escapists, which is described as a hardcore prison escape sim.

Next up was SMITE, Xbox’s entry in the wildly popular MOBA genre.

Wrapping up the indie portion of the program, Xbox unveiled a brand new trailer for Below, Capy’s followup to Sword and Sworcery.

From indie games to the biggest of AAA blockbusters, Xbox then presented an extended gameplay demo of Call of Duty Advanced Warfare.

Next up was a look at the upcoming cooperative multiplayer game Evolve.

And then came the biggest surprise of show, as Crystal Dynamics announced that their highly anticipated sequel to 2013’s Tomb Raider, Rise of the Tomb Raider, would be an Xbox exclusive.

Same Lake of Remedy Entertainment then took the stage to show off the first ever live gameplay of his upcoming time travel action game, Quantum Break.

Next up was a brand new look at Fable Legends.

Screamride, an extreme rollercoaster game, was then announced.

Then came the mandatory Forza segment of the show, with a fresh look at the Forza 5 Infiniti Car Pack.

Up next was a live demonstration of Ori and the Blind Forest.

Insomniac then took the stage with a new look at their upcoming Xbox exclusive, Sunset Overdrive.

And then it was time for Halo. First came the reveal of the Halo Channel.

Then we got a look at the reimagined Sanctuary, one of the maps that will be shipping with the Master Chief Collection.

Finally, Microsoft announced that the Halo 5 beta would begin December 29, and run through January 18th. The beta will feature seven maps and three gametypes.

About the Author: (@Joe_of_the_Dead) Lead Editor, Writer

Joe was born in a time of war. A console war. Two electronic titans were locked in a heated battle for the living rooms of America. Which titans, you ask? Well, the Fairchild Channel F and the Atari 2600 of course. You see, Joe is old. So many of his favorite games tend to be on the older side as well. But that hasn’t stopped him from developing unhealthy obsessions with such modern franchises as Halo and Mass Effect. Just don’t tell him how long it’s been since the original Metroid was released. His aging heart can’t take the shock.

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