Wednesday XBL Content Roundup: December 4th, 2013

By Rebecca Smith,
Since the release of the Xbox One, the only Xbox LIVE Arcade game to receive a definite release date will not be released until January 2014. This doesn't mean that there won't be any new XBLA games on the Xbox 360, it just means that they'll be a surprise. This week brings along our first surprise title and two pieces of DLC to go with it; all of this has achievements but is, unfortunately, not available in Australasia. A second XBLA title adds DLC to its list but does not add achievements with it. Finally, we have three Games on Demand but all are restricted to Japan only.

Arcade Games

The Raven - Legacy of a Master Thief Episode 1 (Not Australasia)
Developer: King Art Games
Publisher: Nordic Games
Size: 3.13 GB
Price: US$9.99 / £7.99 / €9.99
'The Raven - Legacy of a Master Thief' is a thrilling crime adventure in three episodes from the creators of 'The Book of Unwritten Tales'. Full of twists and turns, it immerses you in both sides of the story, combining thrill-of-the-chase whodunit with the risk and reward of a heist story. Paris, 1960. Europe is in the grip of the gentleman master thief The Raven. His burglaries are spectacular and he always emerges unscathed. Young hotshot investigator Nicolas Legrand stuns the public when he confronts the master thief and fatally wounds him. London, 1964. An ancient ruby – one of the legendary 'Eyes of the Sphinx' – is stolen from the British Museum. At the crime scene: a raven feather. Is somebody trying to follow in the Raven's footsteps? – Legrand is back on the case. At the same time in Zurich a phone rings. Constable Anton Jakob Zellner looks up from behind a mountain of files. He has no idea what lies hidden in a bank vault, just a few hundred meters away from him. As he reaches for the receiver his life takes a crucial turn… King Art's thrilling crime adventure – full of twists and turns – immerses you in both sides of the story, combining elements of classic whodunit and heist stories. Cinematic presentation with hundreds of camera angles and dozens of cutscenes. Optional puzzles and scoring system for adventure game veterans Notebook and help function for adventure game newcomers Breathtaking real-time 3D graphics in full HD.
XBLA DLC with Achievements

The Raven - Legacy of a Master Thief (Not Australasia)
• "The Raven - Legacy of a Master Thief Episode 2"
Achievements: 7 for an additional 80G
Price: US$9.99 / £7.99 / €9.99

Episode 2 1

Episode 2 2

Episode 2 3

Episode 2 4

Episode 2 5

Episode 2 6

• "The Raven - Legacy of a Master Thief Episode 3"
Achievements: 8 for an additional 100G
Price: US$9.99 / £7.99 / €9.99

Episode 3 1

Episode 3 2

Episode 3 3

Episode 3 4

Episode 3 5

Episode 3 6

XBLA DLC without Achievements

Magic: The Gathering - DotP 2014
• "Magic 2014 - Deck Pack 2 (Full)" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥300
Seeking to expand your mastery and defeat your foes? This Magic 2014 Deck Pack includes two brand-new decks for Campaign and Multiplayer play. Stack your powers and smash your foes with the green and white “Enchanter’s Arsenal” deck. Your countless enchantments will frustrate your enemy and infuse your creatures with overwhelming might. Confuse, disrupt, and annoy your enemies with the blue “Up to Mischief” deck. Your spells and creature abilities will allow you to control the flow of the game before releasing a devastating cloud of faerie fury.
Free trial:

Games on Demand

Earth Defense Force 2025 (JP) (Japan only)
Size: 4.37 GB
Price: ¥6,400

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII (Japan only)
Size: 6.34 GB
Price: ¥7,000

Onechanbara Z: Kagura (Japan only)
Size: 1.03 GB
Price: ¥5,880
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.
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