XBL Content Roundup: April 8th, 2014

By Rebecca Smith,
I'll be honest and say that I'm surprised with the lack of new Games on Demand today. While the Xbox 360 versions of LEGO games are released digitally at least a week after the game's release at retailers, the absence of Titanfall is less understandable. It seems like the move towards day one digital releases has stalled. Also, before people ask, there is still no news on Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium Duels outside of North America. When there is news, we will let you know.

Xbox One Games

After two weeks without a new Xbox One title, today brings along three new titles. Two have limited availability until they are released in all regions at the end of the week. The third title is the first ID@Xbox game to be released under the new scheme.

Kinect Sports Rivals (Not Europe)
Size: 9.91 GB
Price: US$59.99 / £49.99 / €69.99 / AU$70.20
Become a Champion! Cutting-edge Kinect technology scans your likeness to put YOU in the game. Wake Racing, Climbing, Target Shooting, Soccer, Bowling and Tennis are all in play with power-ups, equipment and outfits specific to each event. With the power of Xbox Live, your friends are always there to challenge whether they’re online or not. Find your play style, customize your experience and choose a team worthy of your skill. Kinect Sports Rivals: it’s YOU vs. the world!

LEGO The Hobbit (Xbox One) (North America only)
Size: 8.48 GB
Price: US$59.99 / £49.99 / €59.99
The interactive game of LEGO The Hobbit allows gamers to play along with their favorite scenes from the films, and follows the Hobbit Bilbo Baggins as he is recruited by the Wizard Gandalf to aid Thorin Oakenshield and his Company of Dwarves.

Barrel Sequence

Buddy-Up Mace Swing

Buddy-Up Throw




Strike Suit Zero: Director's Cut
Size: 1.81 GB
Price: US$19.99 / £15.99 / €19.99 / AU$26.95
In the year 2299, an interstellar war rages. Take control of the Strike Suit – a craft with the ability to transform into a hulking suit of space armor - in a bid to save Earth from destruction. Immerse yourself in massive fleet battles where your dogfighting skills will directly affect the fate of the cosmos. Discover a colorful and vibrant universe, with an epic story spanning 13 unique missions. Engage intelligent enemy fighters and take on colossal capital ships, exploiting weak points in their super-structure to blow them apart piece by piece. Upgrade your Strike Suit and customize your weapon load-outs to tailor combat to your tastes. Take advantage of six craft, including three Strike Suits, to experience dogfighting action as you’ve never seen it before. The Director’s Cut version of the game features a next-gen graphical overhaul, restructured campaign and additional content – including the Heroes of the Fleet campaign - making it the definitive Strike Suit Zero experience. This is space combat reborn. Key Features Fast, frantic space combat: freely engage multiple enemies, dogfight other pilots, fight massive fleet battles and defend vast structures. The Strike Suit: strategically switch from Pursuit Mode (speed and power) to Strike Mode (a powerful, highly maneuverable combat mode) Capital Ship Destruction: take capital ships apart piece by piece – take out their turrets or target weak-points to blow out entire sections of their superstructure. Vibrant and vivid universe: space is far from the dark, featureless void you'd expect. Discover the color and vibrancy of the Strike Suit universe across 13 unique locations. Ship Designs from renowned Mechanical Design engineer Junji Okubo (Appleseed: Ex Machina, Steel Battalion.) Music from award-winning sound designer Paul Ruskay (Homeworld) including a collaboration with Japanese singer/songwriter Kokia (Tales of Innocence, Gunslinger Girl: II Teatrino) Director’s Cut features new ship models, improved textures and lighting, a restructured campaign, the Heroes of the Fleet mission pack and the Marauder and Raptor Strike Suits.
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DLC without Achievements

There is DLC for just two Xbox 360 games today (three if you count the fact that one piece of DLC is compatible with two games). You get to choose between learning to play the guitar or giant robot mech battles.

• "Rock Singles Song Pack" – US$7.99 / £6.39 / €7.99 / AU$10.65 / ¥988
Includes: "Black Betty" - Ram Jam "Ballroom Blitz" - Sweet "I Believe In A Thing Called Love" - The Darkness NOTE: Rocksmith™ game disc is required for play. Music credits available at www.rocksmith.com.
Rocksmith 2014 Edition (Xbox 360)
• "Rock Singles Song Pack" – US$7.99 / £6.39 / €7.99 / AU$10.65 / ¥988
Includes: "Black Betty" - Ram Jam "Ballroom Blitz" - Sweet "I Believe In A Thing Called Love" - The Darkness NOTE: Rocksmith™ game disc is required for play. Music credits available at www.rocksmith.com.
• "Bob Dylan Song Pack" – US$7.99 / £6.39 / €7.99 / AU$10.65 / ¥988
Play "Just Like A Woman", "Like A Rolling Stone", and "Subterranean Homesick Blues" by Bob Dylan 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.
• "Bob Dylan - Just Like A Woman" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥360
• "Bob Dylan - Like A Rolling Stone" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥360
• "Bob Dylan - Subterranean Homesick Blues" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥360

Titanfall (Xbox 360)
• "Titanfall™ Season Pass" – US$24.99 / £19.99 / €24.99 / AU$33.45 / ¥2,571
REQUIRES TITANFALL FOR XBOX 360 AND XBOX LIVE GOLD, BOTH SOLD SEPARATELY . Get the Titanfall Season Pass and extend the fight on the Frontier with three new content packs at one great price*. Be among the first to hone your Pilot and Titan skills in a series of challenging new maps. Download content from the in-game store, not the Xbox Live Marketplace, to avoid extra charges. CONTENT MUST BE REDEEMED BY MARCH 11, 2016. SEE WWW.TITANFALL.COM/DLC FOR EXPANSION PACK RELEASE SCHEDULE. * Save vs buying 3 content packs a la carte
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.