E3 2013: Ryse: Son of Rome Announced For Xbox One

The pre-show talked about Ryse being MS’s Rome-based equivalent of God of War and now it’s being shown off. In-engine footage appears to be used here as there are on-screen objectives visible, which adds a lot of credibility to this presentation. QTEs will be used and allow you to put a sword through a dude’s neck – harsh. Seeing every troop put their shields up, walk in formation, then chuck arrows seems a bit contrived but should be fun to actually do in the game. The sword-through-the-throat QTE is being shown for the second time, which makes me concerned about a lack of variety in them. As Titus, you get to command the Roman empire and kill a whole bunch of dudes. Ryse will be available at launch in November.