XBL Content Roundup: March 18th, 2014

By Rebecca Smith, 2 years ago
Xbox One Games

Controversy continues to surround the prologue to Hideo Kojima’s main event, Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Regardless, the game is released in certain Xbox One regions today. As it is a launch day release, it will be available exclusively in North America until later this week in Europe. The game has been delayed in Australasia so will not be available in this region until next week.

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes
Size: 4.58 GB
Price: US$29.99 / £29.99 / €29.99
World-renowned Kojima Productions showcases the latest masterpiece in the METAL GEAR SOLID franchise with METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES. METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES is the first segment of the ‘Metal Gear Solid V Experience’ and prologue to the larger second segment, METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN launching thereafter. MGSV: GROUND ZEROES gives gamers the opportunity to get a taste of the world-class production’s unparalleled visual presentation and gameplay before the release of the main game. It also provides an opportunity for those who have never played a Kojima Productions game, and veterans alike, to gain familiarity with the radical new game design and unparalleled style of presentation. Kojima Productions once again raises the bar with the FOX Engine offering incredible graphic fidelity and the introduction of open world game design in the Metal Gear Solid universe. This is the experience that core gamers have been waiting for. For a limited time, purchase of this game grants the user access to ""Mother Base Staff"" content in the forthcoming METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN.


Xbox 360 Games on Demand

There are two new Games on Demand today. Both are launch day releases so will be available exclusively in North America until Friday. Cartoon ninjas or a prologue – which to choose?

Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes (Xbox 360)
Size: 1.53 GB
Price: US$19.99 / £19.99 / €19.99 / ¥2,600
The Games on Demand version supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese. World-renowned Kojima Productions showcases the latest masterpiece in the METAL GEAR SOLID franchise with METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES. METAL GEAR SOLID V: GROUND ZEROES is the first segment of the ‘Metal Gear Solid V Experience’ and prologue to the larger second segment, METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN launching thereafter. MGSV: GROUND ZEROES gives gamers the opportunity to get a taste of the world-class production’s unparalleled visual presentation and gameplay before the release of the main game. It also provides an opportunity for those who have never played a Kojima Productions game, and veterans alike, to gain familiarity with the radical new game design and unparalleled style of presentation. Kojima Productions once again raises the bar with the FOX Engine offering incredible graphic fidelity and the introduction of open world game design in the Metal Gear Solid universe. This is the experience that core gamers have been waiting for. For a limited time, purchase of this game grants the user access to “Mother Base Staff” content in the forthcoming METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN.
YAIBA: Ninja Gaiden Z
Size: 5.28 GB
Price: US$59.99 / £49.99 / €59.99 / AU$79.95
The Games on Demand version supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese. Download the manual for this game by locating the game on http://marketplace.xbox.com and selecting “See Game Manual". Step into a living comic book in this new take on the Ninja Gaiden series. Brandishing his ninja sword and the mecha weapons in his cyber arm, Yaiba slaughters zombies with brutal, over-the-top abandon. Will you slice enemies to pieces, crush them with Yaiba's cyborg arm or just rip off a zombie’s arms to use as nunchucks?


Xbox One DLC with Achievements

The final part of the Untold Stories of Los Perdidos story DLC arrives for this title. As normal, the DLC is not listed on Xbox.com, so we're unable to provide download links and the content must be downloaded through the Xbox One console.

Dead Rising 3
• "The Last Agent"
Achievements: 9 for an additional 90G
Price: $9.99 (or regional equivalent)
This “Dead Rising 3” side story features Brad Park, a dedicated ZDC agent who must discover the terrible truth behind the zombie outbreak, and includes new weapons and content that can be carried back to your main game.

The Last Agent 1

The Last Agent 2

The Last Agent 3

The Last Agent 4

The Last Agent 5


Xbox 360 DLC with Achievements

While this technically is not new content, North America finally received the first piece of DLC for Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. As the DLC was released while Microsoft Points were still in use, the updated DLC details can be found below:

• "VR Mission Expansion"
Achievements: 2 for an additional 110G
Price: US$2.49 / £1.99 / €2.85 / AU$2.95
Push Raiden’s Cyborg body to its limits with 30 all-new VR/Virtual Reality missions, featuring that classic VR look inspired by the original Metal Gear Solid: VR Missions. Featuring a mix of combat training, tactical maneuvering, stealth-based approaches and more, these missions will both provide practice in which to hone your skills in original stages not seen the in the game’s campaign. And, in an interesting twist, you’ll be able to take control of the Dwarf Gekko in the VR Missions for an entirely unique experience. Buy Now!
DLC without Achievements

This list includes DLC for just two Xbox 360 retail titles. As one of these titles is also available on the Xbox One, the DLC has been released on this platform, too. None of the Xbox One additional content is listed on Xbox.com, so we're unable to provide download links; the content must be downloaded through the Xbox One console. All of the price links below lead to the Xbox 360 version of the DLC.

Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare and Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare (Xbox 360)
• "Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare Garden Variety Pack" – FREE
The Garden Variety Pack features 24 new ability upgrades for all characters, like Sunflower’s Solar Flare Beam, Chomper’s Super Goop that cements zombies in place, and the All-Star Zombie’s Ultra Tackle. These awesome upgrades give you even more loadout options for the battle in the fun-dead field! The pack also introduces the explosive new Gnome Bomb mode that challenges plants and zombies to work together to destroy each other’s reinforced garden or graveyard! There’s a funtastic new map to explore, and a yo-ho host of fresh Pirate Zombies for players to face in Sharkbite Shores and Port Scallywag, including a Map Pirate Zombie who shields himself with a trusty treasure map. Shooters just got weirder!

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Rocksmith 2014 Edition (Xbox 360)
• "A Day To Remember Song Pack" – US$11.99 / £9.59 / €11.99 / AU$15.95 / ¥1440
Play "It's Complicated", "The Downfall of Us All", "All I Want", "If It Means a Lot to You" and "All Signs Point to Lauderdale" by A Day To Remember on any electric guitar. Each song includes a new Authentic Tone. NOTE: Rocksmith® 2014 game disc is required for play. Music credits available at www.rocksmith.com. Music Downloads Not Rated by the ESRB.
• "A Day To Remember - All I Want" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥360
• "A Day To Remember - All Signs Point to Lauderdale" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥360
• "A Day To Remember - If It Means a Lot to You" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥360
• "A Day To Remember - It's Complicated" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥360
• "A Day To Remember - The Downfall of Us All" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥360
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.