XBL Content Roundup: February 21st, 2014

By Rebecca Smith, 2 years ago
We don't usually expect a lot of content on Friday, but today sees content that has been delayed, as well as a couple of surprises in Games on Demand.

Xbox LIVE Arcade Games

Takedown: Red Sabre
Size: 1.47 GB
Price: US$14.99 / £11.99 / €14.99 / AU$19.95 / ¥1,500
Fight smart in lethal close-quarter tactical combat. Non-linear environments mean engagements change every time you play. Tactics and realism rule the day.
Xbox 360 Retail and Xbox One DLC without Achievements

This DLC was due to be released on Tuesday, but an unforeseen delay caused the release date to be pushed back by a couple of days. This DLC was released yesterday on both platforms. The links below are for the Xbox 360 version of the DLC; as none of the Xbox One DLC is listed on Xbox.com, we're unable to provide links.

Call of Duty: Ghosts
• "Call of Duty®: Ghosts - Circuit Pack" – US$1.99 / £1.69 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥200
Enhance your customization options with the Circuit Personalization Pack. Get a high-tech weapon camo, reticle, patch, playercard, and background.
• "Call of Duty®: Ghosts - Ducky Pack" – US$1.99 / £1.69 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥200
With the Ducky Personalization Pack, a small army of squeaky yellow soldiers decorate your weapon in the form of an all-new themed camo, reticle, patch, playercard and background.
• "Call of Duty®: Ghosts - Elias Special Character" – US$1.99 / £1.69 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥200
Step into the boots of Captain Elias Walker, leader of the Ghosts, in Multiplayer. The classic styled mask of this Special Forces icon will strike fear into any enemy.
• "Call of Duty®: Ghosts - Extra Slots Pack " – US$1.99 / £1.69 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥200
Get more choices as the battle unfolds. The Extra Slots Pack increases the number of customizable Create-A-Soldier loadout slots from six to 10 for each character, that’s up to 40 additional loadout slots across 10 characters.
• "Call of Duty®: Ghosts - Hesh Special Character" – US$1.99 / £1.69 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥200
Step into battle as Hesh, the newest member of the Ghosts, in Multiplayer. His distinctive face paint mask sets him apart from the rest of his deadly brethren.
• "Call of Duty®: Ghosts - Inferno Pack" – US$1.99 / £1.69 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥200
Make your customization options even hotter with the Inferno Personalization Pack. Get an all-new flame weapon camo, reticle, patch, playercard and background.
• "Call of Duty®: Ghosts - Keegan Special Character" – US$1.99 / £1.69 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥200
Earn the mask of the Ghosts most distinctive member in Multiplayer. Keegan, with his Quad-NVGs, brings an intimidating look to any match.
• "Call of Duty®: Ghosts - Legend Pack - CPT Price" – US$3.99 / £3.49 / €3.99 / AU$5.35 / ¥400
Become Captain Price in Call of Duty®: Ghosts Multiplayer. ”Stay Frosty” as one of the most legendary Call of Duty® heroes of all-time with a classic Price Character and unique Personalization Pack featuring a Price-themed weapon camo, reticle, patch, playercard and background.
• "Call of Duty®: Ghosts - Merrick Special Character" – US$1.99 / £1.69 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥200
Wear the distinctive “half mask” of Merrick, the Ghosts field commander, in Multiplayer. This former record-setting Special Forces operator is the heart and soul of the deadliest force in the ongoing battle against the Federation.
• "Call of Duty®: Ghosts - Space Cats Pack" – US$1.99 / £1.69 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥200
Out of this world cute, yet ferocious, the Space Cats Personalization Pack delivers a feline-filled weapon camo, custom reticle, patch, playercard and background.


Xbox 360 Games on Demand

There were three new titles released today, but all have different region restrictions. Two are only available in North America, while another is available everywhere except North America. Two are launch day releases, something that is starting to become a trend for Microsoft.

Deathsmiles (North America only)
Size: 1.37 GB
Price: US$14.99
The Games on Demand version supports English. Gothic horror and shoot-em-up action collide in Deathsmiles! Face wave upon wave of monstrous creatures intent on your destruction as you turn your skills to the defense of the besieged world of Gilverado. If your trigger finger's itchy, Deathsmiles is the only way to scratch it.
El Chavo Kart (North America only)
Size: 1.80 GB
Price: US$39.99
The Games on Demand version supports English, Spanish, Portuguese. El Chavo Kart is a kart racing game for up to 4 players in which you can go head-to-head with your friends and family. Choose from your favorite characters such as El Chavo, Quico, Popis, Don Ramón or Sr. Barriga and start competing. There are 10 original race tracks inspired by the animated series for you to discover. Take your kart out for a race in Chavoltepec, Acapulco and Tangamandapio, or take it all the way to Brazil and into space!
Rambo: The Video Game (Not North America)
Size: 1.96 GB
Price: £29.99 / €39.99 / AU$59.95
The Games on Demand version supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish John J. Rambo is a special forces war hero that won a Congressional Medal of Honour in the Vietnam War. Rambo was a member of Baker Team and the star trainee of Col. Samuel Trautman. Col. Trautman gave the best description of Rambo himself: ‘…you're dealing with an expert in guerrilla warfare, with a man who's the best, with guns, with knives, with his bare hands. A man who's been trained to ignore pain, ignore weather, to live off the land, to eat things that would make a billy goat puke. In Vietnam his job was to dispose of enemy personnel. To kill! Period! Win by attrition. Well Rambo was the best’ The actions Rambo took and the sights he saw during the Vietnam war haunt his every step when he returns to U.S soil. Now seen as a drifter, an outsider and a killer he arrives in the town of Hope, Washington and is harassed by local Sheriff Will Teasle and thrown in jail. Using skills hardened through years of war Rambo escapes the police into the surrounding mountains, the escape escalates into a chaotic and destructive incident that eventually leads Col. Trautman to intervene and attempt to save the Town of Hope from Rambo and Rambo from his inner demons…. Over the subsequent years Rambo and Trautman find their careers and lives intertwined in covert missions and explosive action behind enemy lines in Vietnam and Afghanistan. RAMBO ® THE VIDEO GAME will put players in Rambo’s combat boots and take them on an action-packed journey through the iconic action-sequences and story-arcs of motion-picture classics FIRST BLOOD ™, RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II ™ & RAMBO III ™.
Windows 8 Games

This game was actually released two days previously but only came to our attention today. Better late than never, right?

Throne Together (Win 8) - needs Windows 8.1
Size: 42.1 MB
Price: FREE
Place blocks to build castles for your royal clients and please the Castle Inspector in this addicting block-based puzzle game. Build wisely or risk being 'overthrone' as the kingdom's premiere architect!

With your dragon assistant Fidget, place doors, windows, gargoyles and more as
per your royal client's specifications! But be careful – clumsy positioning and uneven weight will make your masterful castle crumble to the ground!

REINFORCE your reputation as the finest builder in the kingdom by finishing 65 fiendish levels!
CONSTRUCT Castle Towers and other structures without any cracks to prove your knowledge and skill!
CONNECT to Facebook and follow your friends' progress on the game map!
DROP your jaw in amazement as you just barely manage to build a bridge across a river or gaping pit!
PICK your moves carefully in limited move levels, or frantically try to beat the clock in timed levels!
GIFT your friends free lives and other assistance, and get some in return!
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.