ReCore has a lot to live up to. You can’t say “from the makers of Metroid Prime” and not expect people to have high expectations. The game’s release is almost here, and Xbox just dropped the launch trailer. Let’s take a look.

It’s interesting that’s for sure. For more than one reason. Sure, the gameplay looks fun – but ReCore isn’t your typical game. It won’t cost the usual $60 at launch. Microsoft is opting for a $40 price point instead. Why? The developers say it’s to reach a broader audience. Folks on the internet believe it reflects a game that is smaller in scope.

The truth? Probably somewhere in between. Hell, I hope ReCore does well if only to show big publishers not every game needs to be $60. And if it doesn’t, you can probably pick it up for $20 in a couple of months.

Back to the launch trailer. We see hints of ReCore’s story. You play as Joule Adams. But you’re not alone in the world of New Eden. A loyal Corebot companion helps you tackle whatever dangers come your way. The rest of the quick-cutting trailer will please platforming fans. There’s plenty of jumping, boosting and swinging.

The Xbox Wire post accompanying the launch trailer shows off the actors bringing ReCore’s characters to life. Joule is played by Erika Soto. Those who follow Halo Wars 2 will recognize her as the AI Isabel.

Connor Trinneer plays Joule’s dad, Dr. Adams. Star Trek junkies will recognize him as Charles ‘Trip’ Tucker. He also played the Human/Wraith hybrid Michael on Stargate Atlantis. And now I miss Stargate again. C’mon Syfy, bring it back.

ReCore will officially kick start the Xbox Play Anywhere program when it releases on September 13th. Buy it on Xbox One and you’ll get a PC copy. And vice versa. Progress is shared across devices.

Once ReCore is out the door, the Xbox Play Anywhere program will quickly expand with Forza Horizon 3, Gears of War 4, Halo Wars 2 and more. Check out the full list of supporting games here.

Let me know what you think of the launch trailer in the comments.

When I’m not playing Rocket League (best game ever), you can find me writing about all things games, space and more. You can reach me at alex@newsledge.com

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