XBL Content Roundup: June 19th, 2014

By Rebecca Smith, 2 years ago
Xbox One Games

Two ID@Xbox games get a release today. One was a complete surprise having been released a week early, while the other was only announced yesterday. The good news is that both have been released outside of the United States.

Outlast
Size: 3.68 GB
Price: US$19.99 / £15.99 / €19.99 / AU$26.95
In the remote mountains of Colorado, horrors wait inside Mount Massive Asylum. A long-abandoned home for the mentally ill, recently re-opened by the “research and charity” branch of the transnational Murkoff Corporation, the asylum has been operating in strict secrecy… until now. Acting on a tip from an anonymous source, independent journalist Miles Upshur breaks into the facility, and what he discovers walks a terrifying line between science and religion, nature and something else entirely. Once inside, his only hope of escape lies with the terrible truth at the heart of Mount Massive.


Sixty Second Shooter Prime (Not Australasia)
Size: 292.45 MB
Price: US$4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99
Sixty Second Shooter Prime is a twin stick shooter with a sixty second time limit. You’ll be surprised how fun that is. You have one minute – and one life! – with which to deal as much destruction as possible. The enemy hordes are relentless, so only the sharpest wits and the fastest reflexes will prevail. Will you press your luck and fly to the deep levels where the truly treacherous foes await? The clock is always ticking in this fast-paced dual-stick shooter. But thankfully, our intrepid scientists at Happion Laboratories have developed all-new weapons to help you in those sixty seconds of hell. Use missiles to build a large chain bonus or lure your opponents into deadly remote-detonating bombs. With these tools at your disposal, you can develop all kinds of strategies to make that minute last a lifetime! Praise for the original Sixty Second Shooter: “This game is a hidden gem. It’s worth getting into.” – Tomo Moriwaki, producer of Medal of Honor “Sixty Second Shooter takes a simple concept and delivers it in small, intense bites. You can come back at anytime and attempt to improve your performance, and you’ll want to. It’s fun looking at all the abstract shapes flying around your ship and trying to figure out how to use them in a way that’s going to boost your score to a new level. And triggering dozens of mini and gigantic explosions when you get a chain going is … satisfying.” – VentureBeat | GamesBeat Praise for Sixty Second Shooter Deluxe: “I didn’t put it down for nearly two hours. It’s that addicting.” 9/10 ShogunGamer “Unless you absolutely loathe playing shoot-em-ups, you have no excuse why this shouldn’t be a part of your games collection. An essential purchase.” Vitaplayer Sixty Second Shooter Prime was created by Jamie Fristrom, developer behind titles such as Spider-Man 2, Schizoid, and Energy Hook, and the fellow scientists of Happion Laboratories: Brett Douville, Brian Luzietti, and Teo Acosta. Seize the minute!


DLC with Achievements

Not only did Outlast appear in the Games Store without warning, it also brings its DLC expansion pack along for the ride.

Outlast
• "Whistleblower"
Achievements: 6 for an additional 500G
Price: $8.99 / £7.19
Whistleblower will let you play as Waylon Park, a software engineer under contract with Murkoff and the man who emailed journalists around the world - including Miles - at the beginning of Outlast. Spending a couple of weeks at Mount Massive, during which he was unable to even talk to his wife and son thanks to strict security protocols, Waylon developed a deep-seated distrust of the profit-motivated scientists and doctors leading dangerous and irresponsible experiments on their patients. Identifying with those poor souls fueled Waylon's anger, and set the stage for his unmasking of Mount Massive's rotten core.

Although Whistleblower tells the story that led to Outlast, it will actually stretch past the events of the first game to show the final chapter in Mount Massive Asylum's story.
Xbox 360 Games on Demand

This title is not available in North America.

Le Tour de France 2014
Size: 4.46 GB
Price: £34.99 / €49.99 / AU$69.95
The Games on Demand version supports English, French, Italian, Spanish, Dutch and Danish. Download the manual for this game by locating the game on http://marketplace.xbox.com and selecting “See Game Manual". CONQUER THE YELLOW JERSEY! Take control of cycling's greatest champions and compete in the 21 official stages of a Tour de France 2014, full of new features! Sprint, control your endurance and give orders to your teammates to achieve your objectives, in solo play or with a friend. In the new Pro Team mode, recruit new riders each season to build the best team in the world!
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.