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New details on Halo: Reach, Fable III, Alan Wake, Crackdown 2, and more

Today, Microsoft will do their best to impress, showing off the latest from the most highly anticipated titles for the Xbox 360 – and GamesRadar will be there bringing you the latest on Halo: Reach, Fable III, Alan Wake, Crackdown 2, and more. Keep checking this page, because we’ll be updating it with the latest screenshots, videos, and early impressions as the event goes on.

Halo: Reach


Halo: Reach Multiplayer Beta gets a release date!

MAY 3! Purchasers of Halo: ODST already have a golden ticket into the early multiplayer beta, but no further word on when the rest of the public gets to join.



 

Above: Halo Reach boxart unveiled


Dead Rising 2 DLC

Xbox 360 gets EXCLUSIVE Dead Rising 2 DLC
Entitled Dead Rising: Case Zero, 360 owners will get first crack at, what Microsoft is calling, a 'playable prologue mission' that bridges the gap in between the first and second game.





Lost Planet 2

First official screens of Gears of War characters in Lost Planet 2 unveiled
Specific details about the Lost Planet 2 skins below are sparse, but we're guessing that you'll have the option to play through the game with Gears of War's Marcus and Dom or Resident Evil's Wesker (instead of your own generic Lost Planet 2 character).






More details coming soon.

Crackdown 2


New Crackdown 2 screenshots come crashing down


Above: Click here to see more new images from Crackdown 2

Preorder Crackdown 2 and get four exclusive Agency suits
Not much was revealed about the sequel to one of our favorite games of 2007, but Microsoft did release images of four Agency-issued suits that will be exclusive to those who choose to preorder the game. Sadly, the only unique ability unlocked by paying for the game ahead of time is the power of being a different color. Click here for more Crackdown 2 images from Microsoft's X10 event today.





Left 4 Dead 2


Left 4 Dead 2 DLC confirmed for March, 2010
Our dream of surviving the zombie apocalypse with Ellis and Coach comes closer to fruition with recent news from Valve confirming that the release date of the new Left 4 Dead 2 DLC campaign, 'The Passing.' The content will introduce a new campaign featuring what Valve is calling 'associated narrative' along with new arenas for Survival, Versus, and Scavange matches.







Final Fantasy XIII


Final Fantasy XIII / 360 bundle revealed
America is getting a 250GB Final Fantasy XIII/Xbox 360 bundle with a standard edition of the game, two wireless controllers, and exclusive DLC. Hopefully, the exclusivity pertains to the 360 platform itself and not solely people willing to shell out for a new console just because it comes in a box featuring a gender-ambiguous Squenix character. FFXIII and its 360 bundle will hit retail March 9th.

Above: Final Fantasy XIII / 360 bundle revealed

Above: The faceplate that comes with the bundle

 

Above: The metal piece on your hard drive will have Final Fantasy XIII etched on it for eternity



Splinter Cell: Conviction


Splinter Cell: Conviction confirmed for Apr 13
It still looks awesome... and that's about it. Microsoft's pushing the fact that Splinter Cell: Conviction, the latest title in one of the hottest selling franchises, is coming exclusive to the Xbox 360 and PC, which by our count, doesn't make it very exclusive at all. That's PR-speak for 'not on the PS3.'


Above: Who's feet are these? The mystery will be revealed on April 13, when Splinter Cell: Conviction releases



Fable III


Fable III all about touching. People may be pissed

Peter Molynuex looks to be cornering the market on creepy by showing off Fable III’s new features that asks you the player to physically touch other characters in the game. All joking aside, when Molyneux said earlier this week that these new gameplay elements would piss some people off, we can see what he was talking about.

Molyneux and Lionhead have torn away the tried-and-true RPG clichés, replacing them with something far more organic. No more HUDs and no more XP. Instead, what’s left is a shifting focus on physical interactions that will alter and shape Fable III’s landscape as you guide your character from an 18-year-old child to that of a mighty king.

For example, you have a daughter in the game whom you can scold, play with, or walk around by the hand. How much and how often will eventually dictate who she is and what she’ll fell towards you. Now, if that sounds too much like Heavy Rain for some of you, turn an eye towards Fable III’s “morphing,” which will change your character’s weapon’s appearance based on how you use it and how often you use it. Imagine a sword basted in blood because of your wicked lifestyle, or glowing with a pure paladin-like glow if you choose to role-play as a do-gooder. It’s the kind of stuff the Fable series has been promising all along. Maybe this time, we’ll actually get to see it. Expect more details on how Fable III is living up to Molyneux's promises from GamesRadar. In the meantime, make do with some shaky game cam footage and the most recent teaser trailer.


Above: Shaky gameplay footage of Fable III

Above: A teaser trailer for Fable III 

Alan Wake

Alan Wake's released date confirmed
Alan Wake gets a new trailer at today's X10 event, but Wal-Mart and Best Buy jumped the gun by confirming the release date, SRP, and the Limited Edition box along with its contents. Get a taste:



Alan Wake - Limited Edition
SRP: $80
Release date: May 25, 2010


What's in the box?
- Game Disc with unique art
- Exclusive in-game audio commentary and hints by Remedy
- 'The Alan Wake Files' - a 144 page book that includes a short story written by Alan Wake and compiles the FBI dossiers investigating the events in Bright Falls, WA.

From Wal-Mart's website.

Alan Wake gets a new trailer with lots of old footage
Remedy has released a new Alan Wake trailer. Unfortunately, it seems to feature a lot of the same footage we've already seen in other trailers. On the bright side, we're still quite excited about beginning a nightmarish journey through Bright Falls, WA when the game releases this May.

Above: The Alan Wake X10 trailer

Perfect Dark remake and Arcade Block Party coming to Xbox LIVE

This spring, Microsoft will pull back the curtain on the 'Game Room,' a virtual hangout that lets you experience classic titles that elderly arcade rats remember fondly. It's all part of the 360's Arcade Block Party, which will kick off on March 3 with the release of Toy Soldiers, a game about war raged between antquidated tin men. Also in March, XBL will get Scrap Metal, an online vehicular combat game.


Above: How old people remember videogames

Last, but certainly not least, a remake off the classic Rare FPS, Perfect Dark, featuring remastered visuals and LIVE-enable multiplayer. Wow, March is certainly shaping up to be an exciting time for people who hate physical media.


Above: The most horrible screenshot from the original Perfect Dark that we could find

Feb 11, 2010 

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20 comments

  • dingdin - February 20, 2010 4:27 a.m.

    i hope your killable in fable 3 otherwise its going to have no challenge and have the same dissapointment as fable2 but even then both fable games so far have been good.
  • CoD4Kamikazi - February 14, 2010 5:52 p.m.

    @iNSANE It's like Halo 3.
  • oryandymackie - February 14, 2010 11:14 a.m.

    Fallout: New Vegas and Fable III for me. P.S, Alan Wake - why must you be so generic?
  • iNSANE - February 13, 2010 8:37 p.m.

    Is Halo:Reach like halo wars were you contorle them or is it like halo 3 were its in 1st person I like the 1st person ones like Halo 3.
  • Yeager1122 - February 13, 2010 5:24 p.m.

    Fable 3 sounds strange dont know if i would even get it any more.
  • jackthemenace - February 12, 2010 9:14 p.m.

    Fable 3 sounds like it should be awesome, but ditching the HUD and XP entirely? bold move, molyneux, it had better pay off...
  • FreekinIdiot - February 12, 2010 2:54 p.m.

    Alan Wake looks great! Can't wait to find out more!
  • Embolado - February 12, 2010 2:28 p.m.

    Is it just me or when you watch a video it seems to almost always have the volume bar at mute?
  • luttman23 - February 12, 2010 1:08 p.m.

    Your video player sucks GR
  • Spydie4x4 - February 12, 2010 7:40 a.m.

    I love gamesradar, keeping me in the loop lol
  • allthegoodnameswheretaken - February 12, 2010 6:58 a.m.

    Well now that you've said it he does kind of look like Wesker that guy just can't stay dead.
  • vogler1604 - February 12, 2010 5:41 a.m.

    Yeah crackdown 2!
  • JustTheBoBreaker - February 12, 2010 3:34 a.m.

    I;m glad the Alan Wake special edition isnt $120 like the Ghostbusters one. Nobody's mentioned before that Wesker appears to be a playable character.
  • SCW - February 12, 2010 1:52 a.m.

    Is it just me or was that wesker next to dom and marcus?
  • Samael - February 12, 2010 1:37 a.m.

    @Scott1121 They're just player skins. No story crossover.
  • Scott1121 - February 12, 2010 1:33 a.m.

    why are there gears of war characters in Lost Planet 2 is it just for craps and giggles or are they doing a story tie in?
  • JearBear - February 12, 2010 1:29 a.m.

    Where's the Fable 3 news?
  • The_Author - February 12, 2010 12:44 a.m.

    Yey for Perfect Dark and Toy Soldiers... Slight yey for Reach, Alan Wake and L4D2...
  • oufour - February 11, 2010 11:36 p.m.

    why gamesradar? why do you make me want a 360 even more? fuck it. i got a ps3. it's all i need.
  • moonwalk_mafia - February 11, 2010 11:19 p.m.

    Check my topic in the Microsoft board on the forums for more info! Oh...and first

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