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ReCore is getting a Definitive Edition

Microsoft announced that ReCore will be getting a Definitive Edition, according to a blog post on the Xbox official blog. This announcement was also made at Gamescom 2017.

Here is the blog post in full, from the Xbox official blog:

“Hello Far Eden Explorers!

We are excited to announce the ReCore Definitive Edition which lets players experience the game’s mysterious and dynamic world with enhanced visuals (increased resolution and HDR), a brand-new adventure, “Eye of Obsidian”, and the long-awaited T8-NK Corebot (“Tank”) who joins Joule, Mack, Seth, Duncan, and Violet as they explore new environments and dungeons while battling the deadly “Obsidian Cult”.

In addition to driving the T8-NK over quicksand and traveling across Far Eden with new power and speed, players will enjoy new weapon modes for Joule, new gear for all Corebots, more enemy types and many other gameplay and performance enhancements. With all this plus the help of a mysterious new character known as “AOK”, will you be able to stop the Obsidian Cult before they succeed?

Available worldwide on August 29, existing ReCore players will receive the “Eye of Obsidian” adventure, the T8-NK Corebot, and all the other enhancements, for free, as an online update. New players can download the ReCore Definitive Edition within their Xbox Game Pass membership or purchase it for $19.99 as an Xbox Play Anywhere game for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC from the Microsoft Store.

Happy adventuring, and we’ll see you on Far Eden!”

ReCore was released on September 13, 2016 and was developed by Level-5 Comcept and Armature Studio; and published by Microsoft.

In the game, players will explore the colony of Far Eden as Joule, who woke up from a cryogenically induced sleep that she was placed under hundreds of years ago. With the help of her Corebot, Mack, and other Corebots that are later introduced, Joule goes on a journey to discover what happened to other humans when the Corebots took over after the two species were supposed to live in peace with each other.

More information on ReCore can be found on the ReCore official website.

ReCore received mostly mixed reviews when it first launched. On Metacritic, the game received a score of 63 for Xbox One and a score of 58 for PC. It also ranked five in the Most Discussed Xbox One Game of 2016, 10 in the Most Shared Xbox One Game of 2016 and 88 in the Most Discussed PC Game of 2016.

One review from Game Revolution gave the game a score of 60.

“The first couple of hours of ReCore were almost downright magical. The story had me on its hook, the gameplay was fun, Mack was adorable and so much fun to use in combat, and I admit that the environment initially took my breath away. A few hours later, everything fell stale. The gameplay gave way to typical dungeon-platforming formulas. Even the beauty of the characters and environment appeared to diminish, as though the game was slowly rolling back to the PlayStation 2 era,” said Game Revolution in their review. A full review on ReCore from Game Revolution can be found here.

Although the critic’s reviews weren’t exactly promising, Microsoft is still dedicating time to updating ReCore. With the addition of better graphics, more story to follow, and another Corebot, hopefully players will become re-interested in the game. One of the issues seems to be the game’s graphics looking outdated, but this update promises to improve them.

Plus, if you already own ReCore, you can snag these updates for free. If not, the ReCore Definitive Edition will be available in the Microsoft Store for $19.99. Definitely not a bad deal, if you have ever had any interest in the game.

Featured image via Flickr/BagoGames.

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