Shovel Knight, Wasteland 2 And More Heading To Xbox One Via ID@Xbox Program


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Microsoft has bolstered its line-up of self-published indie games under ID@Xbox, with the likes of Shovel Knight, Wasteland 2 and Magic Duels: Origins all confirmed for Xbox One as part of the program.

Yacht Club Games’ beloved side-scrolling platformer has already launched across Wii U, PC and 3DS, where it was met with rave reviews. In fact, just yesterday we learned of the studio’s plans to launch a free expansion pack for Shovel Knight entitled Plague of Shadows.

As for Wasteland 2 and Magic Duels: Origins, the former proved to be a Kickstarter favorite back in 2012, while the latter is a free-to-play card battler in the vein of Blizzard’s Hearthstone.

Microsoft didn’t specify exactly when Xbox One owners can expect these indies to be ported over, but now that the publisher has shipped over 1,000 ID@Xbox dev kits to studios around the globe, yesterday’s announcement is evidence that the initiative is beginning to gain significant momentum.

As things stand, there are now more than 50 indie games slated to arrive on Xbox One at some point in the future. Shovel Knight, Wasteland 2 and Magic Duels: Origins are just the tip of the iceberg. For more, here’s the comprehensive list, courtesy of Microsoft:

  • Bedlam (RedBedlam)
  • Beyond Eyes (Team17)
  • ClusterPuck 99 (PHL Collective)
  • Cuphead (Studio MDHR)
  • Earthlock: Festival of Magic (Snowcastle Games)
  • The Flame in the Flood (The Molasses Flood)
  • Fortified (Clapfoot Games)
  • Game 4 (The Behemoth)
  • Goat Simulator (Double Eleven)
  • LA Cops (Team 17)
  • Magic Duels: Origins (Wizards of the Coast)
  • Mighty No. 9 (Comcept)
  • Pixel Galaxy (Serenity Forge)
  • R.B.I. Baseball 15 (
  • Rivals of Aether (Dan Fornace)
  • Shadow Blade: Reload (Dead Mage)
  • Shovel Knight (Yacht Club Games)
  • Smite (Hi-Rez Studios)
  • Submerged (Uppercut Games)
  • Super Dungeon Bros (React! Games)
  • Swordy (Frogshark)
  • The Sun and Moon (Digerati Distribution and Marketing)
  • Zheros (Rimlight Studios)
  • Wasteland 2 (inXile Entertainment)
  • Blues And Bullets (A Crowd of Monsters)
  • Quest of Dungeons (David Jose Lourenco Amador)
  • Commander Cherry’s Puzzled Journey (Grande Games)
  • Hyperdrive Massacre (34 Big Things)
  • Red Out (34 Big Things)
  • Starpoint Gemini 2 (Little Green Men)
  • The Little Acre (Pewter Game Studios)
  • Space Dust Racers (Space Dust Studios)
  • The Adventures of Pip (Tick Toc Games)
  • Paranautical Activity (Digerati Distribution)
  • Slain (Digerati Distribution)
  • Gear Gauntlet (Drop Dead Interactive)
  • Draw a Stickman: Epic (Hitcents)
  • Reagan Gorbachev (Team2Bit)
  • Twin Souls: The Path of Shadows (Lince Works)

Source: Microsoft

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