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Xbox's Summer Game Fest demo event starts today

With indies Sable, Tunic, Echo Generation and more available to try.

Alright, we've already had shows and big game announcements as part of this year's all-online E3 week, but how about actually playing some upcoming games? If you've got an Xbox One or Xbox Series X/S, you're in luck.

ID@Xbox's Summer Game Fest demo event kicks off today, and we now have the full list of 40 game demos available for players to try. Gorgeous sci-fi adventure Sable is in the mix (which I'd thoroughly recommend trying out based on my own hands-on time with the game). There's also Tunic, a Zelda-like game with a fox as the main protagonist.

Elsewhere on the list, you can also find Black Book - a dark RPG adventure based on slavic myths in which you play as a young sorceress and fight in card-based battles. Arietta of Spirits is a retro-inspired adventure telling an emotional story of a girl and her family who visit her grandmother's cabin for the first time since she passed away. Echo Generation, meanwhile, is a turn-based adventure game with a real Stranger Things vibe to it:

Echo Generation - Reveal Trailer

There's a whole bunch more for you to explore here, so make sure to check out the full list of games on Xbox Wire. You'll have until 21st June to experiment and mess around with these games, so make the most of your time exploring them via the Xbox dashboard.

If you're more of a PC gamer, there's good news for you too, as Steam Next Fest starts tomorrow - promising a bunch more demos and downloadable interviews. And indeed, some demos already appear to be downloadable on the platform, including Sable. I don't know if you noticed, but I really liked Sable.

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