XBL Content Roundup: July 16th, 2014

By Rebecca Smith,
Xbox LIVE Arcade Games

Two new titles hit the Xbox LIVE Games Store today. Magic is also due to be released on the Xbox One, but this version of the game will not be released until later this summer. Meanwhile, if the prices for Abyss Odyssey seem to be a little random, this is because the game is on sale at 33% off for its first week. On July 23rd, the game's price will increase to its normal price of US$14.99 / £11.99 / €14.99 / AU$20.25.

Abyss Odyssey
Size: 532.98 MB
Price: US$10.04 / £8.03 / €10.04 / AU$13.36
From indie Chilean developer ACE Team comes an Art Nouveau-styled, side-scrolling action adventure game featuring a complex fighting engine in procedurally generated levels that destine its three warriors to battle for an eternity. Enter the bold Katrien, the tortured specter Ghost Monk, and the ethereal Pincoya. Perform combos and chain attacks, and release a flurry of blows in order to survive what lies beneath. Your path into the unknown may start out with three fierce warriors, but when you learn to possess your enemies, you can challenge the abyss with their skills and combat abilities. Use these abilities available to you and attempt to figure out the infinite abyss. But the difficulties in accomplishing this great task don't end there! The side-scrolling levels never play out the same way twice, from the monsters they are filled with, to the locations of life-saving merchants, or the unique encounters and treasures to be found.

Magic 2015 - Duels of the Planeswalkers (Xbox 360)
Size: 936.50 MB
Price: US$9.99 / £7.99 / €9.99 / AU$13.45 / ¥1,029
Hunt bigger game on a bold new adventure with Magic 2015 — Duels of the Planeswalkers! Hone your skills as you battle your way across the planes of the Multiverse. Beware though, Planeswalker. Your biggest danger is one of your own... Garruk Wildspeaker, the greatest hunter known, is now hunting you! Magic 2015 is the best way to learn to play the Magic trading card game. It provides hours of game play and allows you to collect cards and build decks from that collection.

DLC with Achievements

While this is not technically new DLC, this content was previously only available to those that had pre-ordered the title. It is available on both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One but, as Xbox One DLC can only be purchased through the console itself, all of the links below lead to the Xbox 360 version of the content.

Sniper Elite 3 and Sniper Elite 3 (Xbox 360)
• "Hunt The Grey Wolf"
Achievements: 10 for a total of 200G
Price: US$7.99 / £6.39 / €7.99 / AU$10.65
Hitler, Allied code name “Grey Wolf”, and his double have embarked upon a secret trip to the town of Tobruk in 1942. In order to prepare for the crucial final shot, you must infiltrate the ancient streets and crumbling rooftops using stealth and distraction. With an expansive open environment, and randomized target identities, journals and locations, no two playthroughs will be the same. Can you tell fact from fiction, the real target from the double?
DLC without Achievements

There is day one DLC for one of the above Xbox LIVE Arcade titles. This is accompanied by more pre-order DLC for the above retail title that can be found on both consoles.

Magic 2015 - Duels of the Planeswalkers (Xbox 360)
• "Collection Unlock — Innistrad" – US$4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 / AU$6.65 / ¥515
Unlock the power of Innistrad! This will add all the cards from Innistrad to your collection.
• "Collection Unlock — Ravnica" – US$4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 / AU$6.65 / ¥515
Unlock the power of Ravnica! This will add all the cards from Ravnica to your collection.
• "Collection Unlock — Shandalar" – US$4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 / AU$6.65 / ¥515
Unlock the power of Shandalar! This will add all the cards from Shandalar to your collection.
• "Collection Unlock — Theros" – US$4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 / AU$6.65 / ¥515
Unlock the power of Theros! This will add all the cards from Theros to your collection.
• "Collection Unlock — Zendikar" – US$4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 / AU$6.65 / ¥515
Unlock the power of Zendikar! This will add all the cards from Zendikar to your collection.
Sniper Elite 3 and Sniper Elite 3 (Xbox 360)
• "Camouflage Weapons Pack" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
Camouflage Weapons Pack includes 3 weapons - Rifle: Mosin Nagant (camo), SMG: MP44 (camo), Pistol: High Standard HDM (silenced). 3 weapons for Sniper Elite 3 usable in single and multi-player. NORTH AFRICA 1942. Germany is building a wonder weapon with the power to crush any Allied forces. The Afrika Korps stand in your way. Sabotage their plans or the resistance is over.
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.