XBL Content Roundup: May 8th, 2014

By Rebecca Smith, 4 years ago
Xbox One Games

Microsoft's infamous technical issues mean that this title makes a very late appearance today. The game is only available in the US for now. We don't yet have any information regarding its release in other regions.

Size: 276.5 MB
Price: US$6.49
Enter the squirrel! Defy the kitsune samurai who stole your clan's sacred acorns. Sneak through beautifully hand-painted landscapes, avoid capture by the guards, and snatch victory (and acorns) from your enemies. The vigilant foxes track your silent steps by scent. Keep ahead of them or use your ninja arsenal to escape. Use smoke bombs, ninja speed, shadow clones, freeze bombs, and flame cloaks to defeat your enemies. Hone your skills with Ninja Missions or train for endurance in Survival mode. Baffle your foes across 15 maps, attain 25 ranks, and conquer 5 difficulty levels. Master the way of Nutjitsu!
Windows 8 Titles

This title was released two days ago in Trinidad & Tobago, but nobody could log in to be able to play it. From today, logging in no longer seems to be a problem. This game is not available in any other region at the moment.

Microsoft Treasure Hunt (Win 8)
Size: 47.0 MB
Price: FREE
Explore underground labyrinths in search of untold fortune in Microsoft Treasure Hunt!

Classic Puzzle Gaming with Exciting New Features
Microsoft Treasure Hunt builds on Microsoft Minesweeper for Windows 8's Adventure mode experience. Mark suspicious terrain and plan your moves carefully to uncover tools, weapons, and even hidden bonus levels filled with loot. Using the gold you collect, purchase supplies and permanent upgrades for your journey deep underground.

Exhilarating Adventure
Intrepid treasure hunters will amass astonishing riches, but watch out! It will take all your wits to navigate the twists, turns, and traps that stand in your way! The expedition will take you deep down toward the center of the earth. How far will you go?

Xbox Integration
Sign in with your Microsoft account to earn Xbox achievements, show off your highest scores on the leaderboards, and save your game in the cloud to use across multiple devices.
DLC with Achievements

Kinect Sports Rivals
Each of these DLC packs carries a single additional achievement worth 40G. This means that the five packs together add five new achievements worth a total of 200G. Each are priced at $2.99/£2.39. There is no bundle available.
• "Banjo-Kazooie Challenge Pack"
• "Battletoads Challenge Pack"
• "Blast Corps Challenge Pack"
• "Perfect Dark Challenge Pack"
• "Viva Piñata Challenge Pack"
Fans of classic Rare titles from Battletoads to Perfect Dark can now purchase Challenge Packs featuring familiar characters and institutions as in-game sponsors. Complete the challenges to earn the approval of dataDyne, Zitz Blitz, Mumbo, Buzzlegum or Blast! – which in turn will net you exclusive gear for your Champion.

DLC without Achievements

Unlike the above DLC, there is a bundle for this customisation DLC that doesn't add achievements.

Kinect Sports Rivals
• "Super Style Bundle" – US$4.99 / £3.99
Super Style Bundle

• "Sunglasses Pack" – US$2.99 / £2.39

• "Super Salon Pack" – US$2.99 / £2.39
Super Salon

• "Funglasses Pack" – US$2.99 / £2.39
A trio of additional packs offer more opportunities to funk up your look in the Champion Customizer. Add some classic cool with the Sunglasses Pack, get quirky with the Funglasses Pack or change up your hairdo with the Super Salon Pack. Can't pick and choose? Get all three in the Super Style Bundle.

Xbox 360 Games on Demand

This game wasn't supposed to be released until tomorrow. Then several retailers broke street date, so Focus Home Interactive decided to lift the street date and the game is now widely available.

Bound by Flame
Size: 3.24 GB
Price: US$39.99 / £34.99 / €49.99 / AU$69.95
The Games on Demand version supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish. Download the manual for this game by locating the game on http://marketplace.xbox.com and selecting “See Game Manual". In a desperate world ravaged by seven Ice Lords and their Deadarmy, you are Vulcan, a mercenary possessed by a flame demon. In this RPG where all your choices lead to consequences, you will have to choose between unleashing the powers of the demon within, and rejecting the demonic influence that wants to claim your humanity. Freely develop your skills and combat style through three skill trees: swing the heavy weapons of the Fighter, wield the sneaky dual daggers of the Ranger, or use the devastating flame spells of the Pyromancer. Recruit companions who will live, love, hate and fight alongside you against the dreadful creatures of Vertiel, in spectacular and tactical real-time combat. The bigger the danger, the greater the temptation to draw on the demon’s power at the cost of your soul… which way will YOU choose?
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.