Friday XBL Content Roundup: November 22nd, 2013

By Rebecca Smith, 3 years ago
Unless you've been living under a rock for the few months, you won't have been able to escape the fact that the Xbox One launched today in 13 countries across the world. As Microsoft are now pushing for a future where digital and retail games are launched on the same day, today saw the release of 24 titles onto the Xbox LIVE Games Store, two of which are region restricted. Although DLC is available for Battlefield 4 (Xbox One) and Kinect Sports Rivals Preseason starts today, both have to be downloaded from the console itself, so neither will receive further mention in this article.

As well as the new Xbox One content, we have DLC for two Xbox 360 retail titles and one Xbox LIVE Arcade title. None add achievements and none appear to be region exclusive. There are also two new Games on Demand, although one of those is restricted to certain regions.

Xbox One Downloadable Games

Angry Birds Star Wars (Xbox One)
Size: 1.81 GB
Price: US$49.99 / £35.19 / €34.99 / AU$69.45
Join an epic adventure with the Angry Birds in the legendary Star Wars™ universe, re-mastered for gaming systems! Use the Force, wield your Lightsaber, and blast away Pigtroopers on an intergalactic journey from the deserts of Tatooine to the depths of the Pig Star -- where you’ll face off against the terrifying Darth Vader, Dark Lord of the Pigs! Can you become a Jedi Master and restore freedom to the galaxy? May the birds be with you! • TWO NEW MULTIPLAYER MODES – Competitive (2-4 players) and cooperative modes (2 players) • EXCLUSIVE NEW LEVELS – 20 levels created just for the console game • 25 HOURS OF ENGAGING GAMEPLAY – Use Lightsabers and Jedi powers to wreak havoc on Imperial pigs and the dark side of the Force in over 200 levels • UNLOCK HIDDEN ITEMS - Unlock the R2-D2 and C-3PO bonus levels and bonus content
Assassin's Creed IV: Black Flag (Xbox One)
Size: 20.25 GB
Price: US$59.99 / £54.99 / €69.99 / AU$99.45
It is 1715. Pirates rule the Caribbean and have established a lawless Republic. Among these outlaws is a fearsome young captain named Edward Kenway. His exploits earn the respect of legends like Blackbeard, but draw him into an ancient war that may destroy everything the pirates have built. The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Brazilian Portuguese, Portuguese, Czech, Norwegian, Russian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish, Polish, Dutch, Hungarian.
Battlefield 4 (Xbox One)
Size: 34.3 GB
Price: US$59.99 / £54.99 / €69.99 / AU$99.45
Battlefield 4™ is the genre-defining action blockbuster made from moments that blur the line between game and glory. Fueled by the next-generation power and fidelity of Frostbite™ 3, Battlefield 4 provides a visceral, dramatic experience unlike any other. Only in Battlefield will you blow the foundations of a dam or reduce an entire skyscraper to rubble, or lead a naval assault from the back of a gun boat. Battlefield grants you the freedom to do more and be more while playing to your strengths and carving your own path to victory. In addition to its hallmark multiplayer, Battlefield 4 features an intense and dramatic character-driven campaign that starts with the evacuation of American VIPs from Shanghai and follows your squad's struggle to find its way home. There is no comparison. Immerse yourself in the glorious chaos of all-out war, found only in Battlefield. The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese.
Call of Duty: Ghosts (Xbox One)
Size: 39.5 GB
Price: US$59.99 / £54.99 / €69.99 / AU$100.20
Outnumbered and outgunned, but not outmatched. Welcome to Call of Duty®: Ghosts, an extraordinary step forward for one of the largest entertainment franchises of all-time. This new chapter in the Call of Duty® franchise features a fresh dynamic where players are on the side of a crippled nation fighting not for freedom, or liberty, but simply to survive. Fueling this all new Call of Duty universe, the franchise's ambitious new next-gen engine delivers stunning levels of immersion and performance all while maintaining the speed and fluidity of 60 frames-per-second across all platforms. Single Player Campaign Ten years after a devastating mass event, the nation's borders and the balance of global power have been redrawn forever. As what's left of the nation's Special Operations forces, a mysterious group known only as "Ghosts" leads the fight back against a newly emerged, technologically-superior global power. Multiplayer In Call of Duty®: Ghosts you don't just create a class, you create a soldier. In the new Create-A-Soldier system, choose the head, body type, head-gear and equipment, and for the first time in a Call of Duty® game choose your gender. New dynamic maps include interactive elements and player triggered events that make the environment evolve as each match goes on. The entire landscape can shift and force you to change tactics and strategies. Call Of Duty: Ghosts redefines how the player moves through the world. The new contextual lean system now allows you to lean around obstacles without adding button combinations or fully leaving cover. The new mantling system allows you to move fluidly over objects, while maintaining momentum. The knee slide allows you to naturally transition from sprinting to crouch to prone. Squads Build your team and take up to 6 of them into battle in the all new Squads mode. This mode takes the best parts of the multiplayer experience and allows you to play either solo or cooperatively with the custom soldiers you've created and leveled up in multiplayer. The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, Spanish, Italian, German.
Call of Duty: Ghosts (Xbox One) Digital Hardened Edition
Size: Not specified
Price: US$119.99 / £94.99 / €119.99 / AU$149.70
Buy the Call of Duty®: Ghosts Digital Hardened Edition and enhance your multiplayer experience with a digital download of Call of Duty: Ghosts and an assortment of bonus digital content, including: • Call of Duty®: Ghosts Season Pass: Get four epic DLC Map Packs*, each delivering a collection of fresh Call of Duty: Ghosts multiplayer content. Plus, you'll receive the Team Leader digital content pack, a Season Pass-bonus that includes a unique MP character head, weapon camo, reticle, player patch, player card and player background, playable in-game upon purchase. • Digital Hardened Edition In-Game Item Pack: Stand out from the crowd with a unique in-game player patch, player card & player background, a collection of content only available in the Digital Hardened Edition. • Ghosts Insignia Pack: Show your enemies what you stand for with an in-game Ghosts insignia player patch, player card & player background.
Crimson Dragon
Size: 6.88 GB
Price: US$19.99 / £15.99 / €19.99 / AU$26.95
Several generations have passed since the human colonists of Planet Draco lost contact with Earth. Now they face the return of an old threat, a colossal destroyer known as the White Phantom. In "Crimson Dragon," control your dragon and fight off the violent enemy life forms. Teach your dragon new skills, and train it to face combat in harder missions. The downloadable version of this game supports English
Dead Rising 3
Size: 19.9 GB
Price: US$59.99 / £44.99 / €64.99 / AU$89.70
Anything and everything is a weapon in Dead Rising 3. Explore the zombie-infested city of Los Perdidos, and find a way to escape before a military strike wipes the entire city, and everyone in it, off the map. With intense action and an unmatched level of weapon and character customization, Dead Rising 3 delivers a heart-pounding experience unlike any other as you explore, scavenge and fight to survive in a massive open world on the brink of a zombie apocalypse. Day One Exclusive DLC free with purchase of game until December 5th. The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese.
Dead Rising 3 Day One Premium Edition
Size: Not specified
Price: US$89.99 / £68.99 / €94.99 / AU$128.70
Dead Rising 3: Premium Edition – includes Dead Rising 3, Dead Rising 3 Season Pass and Los Perdidos Tourist Outfit. Anything and everything is a weapon in Dead Rising 3. Explore the zombie-infested city of Los Perdidos, and find a way to escape before a military strike wipes the entire city, and everyone in it, off the map. With intense action and an unmatched level of weapon and character customization, Dead Rising 3 delivers a heart-pounding experience unlike any other as you explore, scavenge and fight to survive in a massive open world on the brink of a zombie apocalypse. The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Korean, Japanese, Chinese
FIFA 14 (Xbox One)
Size: 8.7 GB
Price: US$59.99 / £54.99 / €69.99 / AU$99.45
Fuelled by EA SPORTS IGNITE, FIFA 14 will feel alive with players who move and behave like world-class footballers. Players have four times the decision making ability and feel alive with human-like reactions, anticipation, and instincts. FIFA 14 delivers the dynamic movements and biomechanics of the world’s best footballers. Players are agile and athletic as they plant, pivot, cut and explode out of each step. The increased fidelity has a game-changing effect on gameplay. Plus, the artistry and athleticism of footballers will come to life with the addition of hundreds of new types of skills and hundreds of new behaviors. And for the first time ever, fans will feel the electricity of a living stadium as the emotions of new 3D crowds rise and fall around the stories on the pitch. The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch.
Fighter Within
Size: 11.05 GB
Price: US$59.99 / £49.99 / €54.99 / AU$79.95
Defy your best mates! Step into the most immersive total-body combat experience ever made and test your real fighting skills using the new Kinect for Xbox One! Kicks, punches, grabs, counters… you call the shots! Brawling with your friends will never feel the same! The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian.
Forza Motorsport 5
Size: 31.76 GB
Price: US$59.99 / £44.99 / €64.99 / AU$79.95
Forza Motorsport 5 is your ultimate car fantasy, only possible on Xbox One. Featuring an entirely new graphics engine, 16-player multiplayer, cloud-powered gameplay, and hundreds of perfectly recreated cars, Forza Motorsport 5 is where dreams are driven. The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Japanese, Korean, Chinese
Just Dance 2014 (Xbox One)
Size: 22.79 GB
Price: US$49.99 / £39.99 / €49.99 / AU$70.20
Just Dance 2014 is the ULTIMATE party game and takes the dancing experience to a whole new level. Dance to brand new songs by your favourite artists and dive into fun and unique environments inspired by pop culture references. And thanks to the new "World Dance Floor" mode, enjoy a fully social experience as you connect and dance with players from all around the world. The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Norwegian, Finnish, Dutch, Danish, Swedish.
Killer Instinct
Size: 3.25 GB
Price: FREE
The legendary fighting game franchise is back with next-generation visuals, over-the-top action, a wild cast of combatants, rocking reactive music, and C-C-C-COMBO BREAKERS! Choose from amongst a wild cast of combatants each with fluid animations, unique combat tactics, and flashy special attacks. Utilize an open-ended combo system to rack up huge combos as your opponent looks for openings to break you and turn the tides of battle. Go online and test yourself against players from all over the world, or brush up on your combat skills in detailed tutorials. The downloadable version of this game supports English
LEGO Marvel Super Heroes (Xbox One) (North America only)
Size: 6.39 GB
Price: US$59.99
LEGO® Marvel™ Super Heroes features an original story crossing the entire MARVEL Universe. Players take control of Iron Man, Spider-Man, the Hulk, Captain America, Wolverine and many more MARVEL characters as they unite to stop Loki and a host of other MARVEL villains from assembling a super-weapon capable of destroying the world. The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish.
LocoCycle (Xbox One)
Size: 13.17 GB
Price: US$19.99 / £15.99 / €19.99 / AU$26.95
Newly self-aware, I.R.I.S. the martial-arts wielding assassin motorcycle, has begun a cross-continent escape to freedom. I.R.I.S.’s only ally is her engineer Pablo, who gets conscripted into the quest after his pant leg gets caught in her chassis. Hunted by the psychopathic motorcycle S.P.I.K.E. and a multinational weapons cartel, I.R.I.S. and Pablo face long odds, but they are riding for ‘Murica and freedom - so how can they lose? The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese.
Madden NFL 25 (Xbox One)
Size: 12.51 GB
Price: US$59.99 / £54.99 / €69.99 / AU$99.45
The downloadable version of this game supports English Powered by EA SPORTS IGNITE, Madden NFL 25 ushers in the next generation of sports games delivering 10x more detail and unprecedented control. Players think and anticipate in the trenches and across the field. Every step is calculated to showcase the most realistic player movement ever, and the emotion of Sunday is brought to life like never before with living sidelines, rich commentary, and thunderous crowds. Madden NFL 25 changes the game forever.
NBA 2K14 (Xbox One)
Size: 43.6 GB
Price: US$59.99 / £54.99 / €59.99 / AU$88.95
An NBA experience like none other before. NBA 2K14 for Xbox One has been built exclusively to take advantage of the power of the next generation of game consoles, featuring graphics, gameplay, and modes that could only be achieved with the latest technology. The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese.
NBA LIVE 14
Size: 9.13 GB
Price: US$59.99 / £54.99 / €69.99 / AU$99.45
Powered by EA SPORTS™ IGNITE NBA LIVE 14 delivers the ultimate on court control, combining the art of basketball with the science of next generation technology. bounceTek, fueled by next-gen visual fidelity and up to 8x the processing power, unlocks a revolutionary new, physics-based dribbling system. Players perform more like their real-life counterparts than ever before, informed by 70+ stats and tendencies, updated not monthly, weekly or daily, but within 1-hr of every NBA game. With fresh content and challenges on a daily basis, NBA LIVE 14 delivers the pulse of the NBA…24/7/365. The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish.
Need for Speed Rivals (Xbox One)
Size: 15.35 GB
Price: US$59.99 / £54.99 / €69.99 / AU$99.45
Welcome to Redview County, where a street-racing rivalry between cops and racers never stops as both sides compete in an all-out war featuring the fastest cars, mods and technology in a gritty open road environment. Play as either a cop or racer, where each side of the law has its own set of high stakes challenges, rewards and consequences. Risk everything in the ultimate high stakes rivalry. The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Japanese.
Powerstar Golf
Size: 3.92 GB
Price: US$19.99 / £15.99 / €19.99 / AU$26.95
Powerstar Golf takes your game to new heights with innovative new features never before seen in a golf game. Play through beautifully stylized 18-hole courses in exotic locations, unlocking new characters and gear as you go. Each unique character has strengths to leverage, customized gear to unlock, and a special ability all their own. With hundreds of clubs, balls, and unique sets of gear, you’ll find a million ways to step up your game and impress your friends! The downloadable version of this game supports English.
Ryse: Son of Rome
Size: 34.94 GB
Price: US$59.99 / £44.99 / €64.99 / AU$89.70
Amidst the chaos of the late Roman Empire, become soldier Marius Titus and embark on a perilous campaign to avenge the death of your family and defend the honor of Rome. In Gladiator Mode, step into the Colosseum and fight for the glory, spectacle, and entertainment of the crowds. The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese
Xbox Fitness
Size: 252.8 MB
Price: FREE
Introducing the future of fitness. Experience the world’s best workouts with instant, personalized feedback, right in your home on Xbox Fitness. Train with Jillian Michaels, Tracy Anderson, P90X®, INSANITY® and more. Optimize every workout with immediate feedback on your form, power and heart rate with the all new Kinect, featuring Muscle Mapping, Power Gauge, and Pulse. Plus, feed your motivation with social challenges. Unlimited access is yours for free with an Xbox Live Gold membership for a limited time. Only on Xbox One.* The downloadable version of this game supports English.
Zoo Tycoon (Xbox One)
Size: 2.62 GB
Price: US$59.99 / £49.99 / €69.99 / AU$89.70
Let your imagination run wild with Zoo Tycoon on Xbox One! Choose from over 100 visually stunning animals and the largest, most detailed selection of environments ever, then build, manage and maintain your dream zoo alone or with up to four players on Xbox LIVE. For added fun, upload your creation to the cloud and work together with other Tycoons to care for and share your animals. With intuitive, easy-to-use controls and Kinect-enabled features that allow your animals to recognize your voice and react to your movements, this zoo simulation will charm animal lovers of all ages. The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Danish, Dutch, Russian, Polish, Swedish
Zumba Fitness World Party (Xbox One) (North America only)
Size: 24.15 GB
Price: US$49.99
Take your work out to Brazil, Hawaii and beyond in this vibrant fitness journey packed with exotic rhythms and rich culture from around the world. Expand your horizons with 40+ high-energy routines, over 30 calorie-burning dance styles, and a red hot soundtrack featuring Lady Gaga, Pitbull, Daddy Yankee and more. Work your body as you set fitness goals, earn motivating rewards and dance with friends alongside your favorite celebrity Zumba® instructors in the new World Tour mode. Transform your at home work out into a rockin’ global fitness-party with Zumba® Fitness World Party!
Xbox 360 Retail DLC without Achievements

Battlefield 4
• "Battlefield 4™ Multiplayer Update 2" – FREE
This Battlefield 4™ update contains improvements to the multiplayer portions of the game. We strongly advise you download it.
FIFA 14
• "FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Legends Bonus Commentary" – FREE
EA SPORTS brings 42 legendary footballers like Pelé, Viera, and Gullit, to FIFA 14 Ultimate Team. The FIFA 14 Ultimate Team Legends Bonus Commentary DLC is completely free and enhances the Legends content with additional colour commentary and more! This DLC is not required to play with Legends in FIFA 14 Ultimate Team.
XBLA DLC without Achievements

Zombie Driver HD
• "Zombie Driver HD - Garden in Flames" – US$1.99 / £1.29 / €1.89 / AU$1.99 / ¥200
Download this additional map for the Slaughter mode and kill zombies in a beautiful, burning garden. The action takes place in a big garden, flames are everywhere. Earn a lot of points and have fun gunning down zombies amongst the trees.
Xbox 360 Games on Demand

WRC: FIA World Rally Championship 4 (Not North America)
Size: 3.52 GB
Price: £39.99 / €59.99 / AU$79.95
The Games on Demand version supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish. Show off your style and win the FIA WORLD RALLY CHAMPIONSHIP 2013 (official game) season! - A simulation unrivalled for its realism - An incredibly authentic and immersive career mode - The official 2013 FIA World Rally Championship videogame - Online multiplayer mode for up to 16 players - 65 cars, 78 routes, 13 countries - All weather conditions and road surfaces
XCOM: Enemy Within
Size: 7.67 GB
Price: US$39.99 / £29.99 / €39.99 / AU$69.95
The Games on Demand version supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Polish, Russian, Korean. Download the manual for this game by locating the game on http://marketplace.xbox.com and selecting “See Game Manual". XCOM®: Enemy Within is the standalone expansion to the 2012 Game of the Year award-winning strategy game XCOM: Enemy Unknown. Enemy Within adds an incredible array of new abilities, upgrades and weapons to combat new enemy and alien threats. This expansion also introduces new maps and missions, new tactical and strategic gameplay, and new multiplayer content providing a fresh new gameplay experience. XCOM: Enemy Within includes the Elite Soldier Pack, Slingshot, and Second Wave add-on content.
Rebecca Smith
Written by Rebecca Smith
Rebecca is the Newshound Manager at TrueGaming Network. She has been contributing articles since 2010, especially those that involve intimidatingly long lists. When not writing news, she works in an independent game shop so that she can spend all day talking about games too. She'll occasionally go outside.