XBL Content Roundup: April 23rd, 2014

By Rebecca Smith, 2 years ago
Back before Microsoft started placing more of an emphasis on digital downloads, we had retail Tuesdays and XBLA Wednesdays. There would occasionally be new content on Fridays. Recently, content has been released in a more random fashion, but today is the closest that we will come to the traditional XBLA Wednesdays of times past. There are new XBLA titles and DLC for two of those titles.

Xbox LIVE Arcade Games

Tower defence comes to most regions after delays forced the game to miss its original release date by six months. For some reason, this game is not available in Australasia though.

Defense Technica
Size: 406.59 MB
Price: US$9.99 / £7.99 / €9.99 / ¥1,000
The new revolution of Tower defence! Defence Technica! A project 'Noah' is now released to defeat the cruel invader Hergus and save the world. You should defend the core and struggle against the constantly rushing enemy in the battlefield where attack paths and the land, or weather are changed in real-time. You will be amazed at the gorgeous landscape in the beautiful graphic of Defence Technica. Upgrade various weapons to the enemy's attribute. Predict and decide promptly how and when to counterattack in response to their changing moving route. Play your own game with more meticolous and strategic system. For more information, visit our site http://cyberfront.co.kr/defence_technica/
This game was delisted from the Xbox LIVE Games Store on December 31st. After months of publisher issues, the game has returned to the Games Store.

Skullgirls
Size: 232.26 MB
Price: US$14.99 / £11.99 / €14.99 / AU$19.95
Skullgirls is a fast-paced 2-D fighting game that puts players in control of fierce warriors in an extraordinary Dark Deco world. Featuring all-new game systems which test the skills of veteran fighting game fans while also making the genre enjoyable and accessible to newcomers, Skullgirls is modern take on classic arcade fighters with a hand-drawn high-definition twist. It’s a one-of-a-kind, action-packed competition complete with awesome combos and an intriguing backstory.
The following title was released in North America on March 26th. Today it reaches all other regions with the exception of Japan.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium Duels
Size: 232.26 MB
Price: £7.99 / €9.99 / AU$13.45
Duel Yu-Gi-Oh! characters from the past and present and others online!
DLC without Achievements

There is DLC for two of the XBLA games that are in the above list. The first title's DLC is FREE for a limited period of time, so don't leave it too long to download these characters.

Skullgirls
• "Big Band" – FREE
Big Band's in full swing! Once a cop known as Ben Birdland, he fell flat when he got on the wrong side of New Meridian's corrupt police force. Birdland was broken and bent out of shape by his former colleagues, but was tuned up by Dr. Avian and ASG Lab 8. Now he is armed with a full ensemble of pneumatic weaponry, making him the full fortissimo instrument of justice: "Big Band." Thanks to the incredible support of Skullgirls’ fans, Big Band is the second of 5 additional characters funded by Lab Zero’s Indiegogo campaign to be added to Skullgirls Encore. Big Band is Skullgirls's first male character, and lives up to his name with unique gameplay mechanics that take advantage of his tremendous size and musical motif. Big Band features the same stunning, feature-quality animation and great gameplay you've come to expect from Skullgirls and Lab Zero Games, as well as a story mode and detailed tutorials so you can learn more about him and the Skullgirls world!
• "Squigly" – FREE
This undead songstress, revived by the power of the Skullheart, expands the Skullgirls Encore roster and comes with her own story mode and full tutorials! Thanks to the incredible support of Skullgirls’ fans, Squigly is the first of 5 additional characters funded by Lab Zero’s Indiegogo campaign to be added to Skullgirls Encore. Squigly boasts unique special moves and the same stunning, feature-quality animation and great gameplay you've come to expect from Skullgirls and Lab Zero Games!
For this next title, the first list is new DLC that was released in all regions today. The second list is content that was released in North America on April 3rd and has now been released in other regions today. All of the Packs contain 24 cards. All of the pre-constructed Decks contain 55 cards. None of them are compatible with Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's Decade Duels Plus.

Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium Duels
• "Chronomaly Pack" – US$1.99 / £1.29 / €1.89 / AU$1.99
• "Earthbound Djinn Pack" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Evilswarm Deck" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Fire Fist Deck" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Gagaga Deck" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Gem-Knight Deck" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Gishki Deck" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Hazy Heraldic Pack" – US$1.99 / £1.29 / €1.89 / AU$1.99
• "Hieratic Dragon Pack" – US$1.99 / £1.29 / €1.89 / AU$1.99
• "Mecha Phantom Beast Pack" – US$1.99 / £1.29 / €1.89 / AU$1.99
• "Mermail Deck" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Naturia Deck" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Ninja Pack" – US$1.99 / £1.29 / €1.89 / AU$1.99
• "Nordic Pack" – US$1.99 / £1.29 / €1.89 / AU$1.99
• "Photon Galaxy Deck" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Scrap Pack" – US$1.99 / £1.29 / €1.89 / AU$1.99
• "Steelswarm Archfiend Pack" – US$1.99 / £1.29 / €1.89 / AU$1.99
• "Watt Pack" – US$1.99 / £1.29 / €1.89 / AU$1.99
• "Wind-Up Deck" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95

• "Aqua Pack" – £1.29 / €1.89 / AU$1.99
• "Bujin Deck" – £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Constellar Deck" – £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Evo Pack" – £1.29 / €1.89 / AU$1.99
• "Ghostrick Pack" – £1.29 / €1.89 / AU$1.99
• "Gusto Deck" – £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Inzektor Pack" – £1.29 / €1.89 / AU$1.99
• "Karakuri Deck" – £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Laval Deck" – £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Machina Meklord Pack" – £1.29 / €1.89 / AU$1.99
• "Madolche Pack" – £1.29 / €1.89 / AU$1.99
• "Prophecy Deck" – £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Reptilianne Pack" – £1.29 / €1.89 / AU$1.99
• "Samurai Boxer Pack" – £1.29 / €1.89 / AU$1.99
• "T.G. Pack" – £1.29 / €1.89 / AU$1.99
• "Utopia Pack" – £1.29 / €1.89 / AU$1.99
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.