Monday, June 09, 2014

Three trailers for Xbox One indie titles that caught my attention earlier today

I know Nintendo has gotten a lot of play on this blog over the last few weeks and months--mostly due to my obsession with the company's first handheld, the GameBoy--but I'm no Nintendo fanboy.

Or, at least I'm not such a Nintendo fanboy that I can't find games made and released for the systems of other companies (like Microsoft and Sony) appealing, too.

Cases in point: the following trio of Xbox One indie titles that were showcased during Microsoft's E3 2014 press conference earlier today.

This first one (above) is for Cuphead, a uniquely styled platformer that's being crafted by Studio MDHR, a game developer I'd never heard of before this morning.

Anyway, the main point of interest for me when it comes to this title--which isn't expected to see the light of day until sometime next year--is its Steamboat Willie-esque art style.

Android Base's neon-tinged Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime, above, is quite a looker, too, if you ask me.

Like CupheadLovers in a Dangerous Spacetime also will be released for PC (and Mac, via Steam), although when those releases will occur is still up in the air.

Last, but not least, there's Ori and the Blind Forest, by Moon Studios. Actually, I'm a bit less enamored with this one than I am with the others, but that's not saying much as I'm still pretty keen on it.

Were any of you similarly blown away by any of these digital Xbox One titles? If so, which ones--and why?


Zaphod65 said...

Cuphead's art style hit all the right nostalgia buttons. It looks really impressive. I'm also liking what I saw of Ori and the Blind Forest (the big owl gave me Secret of NIMH flashbacks). Unfortunately, I'm not likely to get to play them if they're only on Xbox One. /sigh said...

You and me both, Terry. There's no way I'm buying an Xbone just to play these admittedly awesome-looking titles. Hopefully they'll also be released for PS4 and/or Wii U eventually...

Obscure Video Games said...

Wow Cuphead looks like they just snagged some footage from an old Bettie Boop movie. I'd love to see how that plays! Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime looks pretty cute too. The PS4 stuff you posted look kinda bland/humorless in comparison. But I guess that's what Sony does -- serious "art" indie games (Journey, Unfinished Swan, flOw, Flower, etc.), which are interesting but not really my thing. Not that I'm buying an Xbone, but I do play PC games sometimes. Hopefully Phantom Dust and D4 will make it onto PC as well. said...

Yeah, Cuphead's art style is awesome, if not entirely unique. And, yes, it's great that a lot of these are being released for PC as well as for Xbone!