XBL Content Roundup: August 12th, 2014

By Rebecca Smith, 2 years ago
Before we start the roundup, I bring sad news of another Xbox LIVE Arcade delisting. The announcement of the Hasbro Game Channel has sounded the death knell for Hasbro Family Game Night. The game and all of its DLC packs have been removed from the Xbox LIVE store. Now, on to the new content.

Windows 8 Games

This title was released a couple of days ago but was missed from a roundup. As such, we're including the title in this roundup instead.

Hungry Shark Evolution (Win 8)
Size: 159.2 MB
Price: FREE
Experience life as a Shark in the ultimate test of survival. Jaw dropping 3D graphics and action packed gameplay. Grow from a pup into a 10 ton Great White Shark! Eat your way around a diverse aquatic world full of wonder and danger.

Feast on tasty sea creatures, swimmers, turtles and fishermen to grow into a giant. Battle enemy sharks, submarines, and the weird creatures of the deep. Chain up combo bonuses to gain massive hiscores!

Complete missions and find treasure to earn coins and gems. Spend these rewards on upgrading your sharks abilities or buy special life-saving items. Progress to unlock the most ferocious beasts in the sea: Mako Shark, Hammerhead, Tiger Shark and the almighty Great White.

Features:
+ Console quality 3D graphics
+ 6 Shark species to grow & upgrade
+ Unlock Baby Sharks & other awesome extras!
+ A huge free-roaming world to terrorize
+ Intuitive touch or tilt controls
+ Sunken treasure to discover
+ Many weird & wonderful creatures to eat
+ Over 50 missions to complete
+ A clockwork robot gibbon
+ Facebook social features

Regular updates on the way - new features, content and challenges to keep you coming back for more!

This app contains In-App Purchases which allow you to buy Gems and Coin currency which can be spent on upgrades and accessories. Gems and Coins can also be collected in game without requiring purchase, or by watching video advertisements from the Treasure screen.
Windows Phone Games

Here is the Windows Phone equivalent of the above title.

Hungry Shark Evolution (WP)
Size: 71 MB
Price: FREE
Experience life as a Shark in the ultimate test of survival. Jaw dropping 3D graphics and action packed gameplay. Grow from a pup into a 10 ton Great White Shark! Eat your way around a diverse aquatic world full of wonder and danger.

Feast on tasty sea creatures, swimmers, turtles and fishermen to grow into a giant. Battle enemy sharks, submarines, and the weird creatures of the deep. Chain up combo bonuses to gain massive hiscores!

Complete missions and find treasure to earn coins and gems. Spend these rewards on upgrading your sharks abilities or buy special life-saving items. Progress to unlock the most ferocious beasts in the sea: Mako Shark, Hammerhead, Tiger Shark and the almighty Great White.

Features:
+ Console quality 3D graphics
+ 6 Shark species to grow & upgrade
+ Unlock Baby Sharks & other awesome extras!
+ A huge free-roaming world to terrorise
+ Intuitive touch or tilt controls
+ Sunken treasure to discover
+ Many weird & wonderful creatures to eat
+ Over 50 missions to complete
+ A clockwork robot gibbon
+ Facebook social features

Regular updates on the way - new features, content and challenges to keep you coming back for more!

This app contains In-App Purchases which allow you to buy Gems and Coin currency which can be spent on upgrades and accessories. Gems and Coins can also be collected in game without requiring purchase, or by watching video advertisements from the Treasure screen.
Download games quickly and easily!

Using a QR code: Scan the QR Code with your phone to go directly to the Games Store spot for that game.
When viewing TrueAchievements from your phone: Click on the price link above.
From your computer: Click on the price link and purchase through windowsphone.com



Meanwhile, this next title is a soft release in Denmark only. We will provide a QR code if/when the game is released worldwide.

Tentacles: Enter the Mind (WP)
Size: 42 MB
Price: FREE
Play as the adorable and fantastical creature, Lemmy, and tap or click your way through the layers of Dr. Phluff’s outrageously bizarre mind. Dispatch enemies, collect eyes and secret eggs, gain powers and abilities, and play against your friends. And when you get to the end: survive as long as you can. The Doctor has gone mad from the creatures and only you and Lemmy can save him!

PLEASE NOTE: Tentacles: Enter the Mind is completely free to play but has optional in-game purchases. In-app purchases can be disabled through your device settings.

Additional: Features:
Xbox Leaderboards, Achievements, and Highscore
Play across multiple devices with cloud save
Play online / offline
Play with touch or mouse
DLC with Achievements

Although this title will not be available outside of North America until later this week, the game's pre-order DLC bonuses are currently available in all regions.

Risen 3: Titan Lords
• "Fog Island"
Achievements: 1 for a total of 20G
Price: US$4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 / AU$6.65
A stranded Inquisition raiding party is searching for new territory in a world where madness seems to spread. Help them unveil the deadly secret found on this island.
• "Uprising of the Little Guys"
Achievements: 1 for a total of 20G
Price: US$4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 / AU$6.65
Goblins and Gnomes are fighting for supremacy on the Isle of Thieves. Save the Gnomes and their culture from impending annihilation.
DLC without Achievements

We have DLC for four Xbox 360 titles and one title that is available on both the Xbox One and the Xbox 360. The DLC for one of these titles is region exclusive. As usual, all of the links below lead to the Xbox 360 content as all Xbox One DLC must be downloaded through the console.

NASCAR 14 (North America only)
• "April Highlights" – $4.99
Relive the greatest moments of real NASCAR Sprint Cup Races. This pack contains highlights from the following races from the 2014 Sprint Cup Season: Outlaw Country Chasing Smoke Joey vs. Jeff Holding off Harvick Four Tires Good, Two Tires Bad Getting Past the 22 Go Jey, Go, Go, Go Installed they appear as additional content in the Highlights section.
• "April Pack" – $4.99
This pack includes the following paintschemes: 1. Jamie McMurray - Bell Helicopter 16. Greg Biffle - 3M Scotch 27. Paul Menard - Certain Teed/Menards 42. Kyle Larson - Axe 43. Aric Almirola - Fresh From Florida 95. Michael McDowell - TWD 99. Carl Edwards - EcoBoost 99. Carl Edwards - Always Racing Installed they appear in the Car Select area of the Driver Select.
• "Chevrolet March Pack 1" – $4.99
This pack includes the following paintschemes: 5. Kasey Kahne - Time Warner Cable 31. Ryan Newman - Quicken Loans 40. Landon Cassill - CRC Fiberlock 42. Kyle Larson - Clorex 88. Dale Earnhart Jr. - Mountain Dew Kickstart 88. Dale Earnhart Jr. - Diet Mountain Dew Installed they appear in the Car Select area of the Driver Select.
• "Chevrolet March Pack 2" – $4.99
This pack includes the following paintschemes: 10. Danica Patrick - Aspen Dental 14. Tony Stewart - Rush 14. Tony Stewart - Code 3 47. AJ Allmendinger - Kingsford 47. AJ Allmendinger - Bush's 47. AJ Allmendinger - Charter 48. Jimmie Johnson - Lowes Spring Installed they appear in the Car Select area of the Driver Select.
• "Chevrolet March Pack 3" – $4.99
This pack includes the following paintschemes: 3. Austin Dillon - American Ethanol 3. Austin Dillon - Cheerios 3. Austin Dillon - Bad Boy Buggies/Realtree 24. Jeff Gordon - Pepsi Max 24. Jeff Gordon - Axalta 27. Paul Menard - Pittsburgh 27. Paul Menard - Quaker State 27. Paul Menard - Richmond 27. Paul Menard - Duracell Installed they appear in the Car Select area of the Driver Select.
• "Daytona Pack" – FREE
This pack includes the following paintschemes: 1. Jamie McMurray - Cessna 5. Kasey Kanhe - Great Clips 4. Kevin Harvick - Outback 14. Tony Stewart - Mobil 1 48. Jimmie Johnson - Kobalt 95. Michael McDowell - KLOVE Installed they appear in the Car Select area of the Driver Select.
• "Ford March Pack 1" – $4.99
This pack includes the following paintschemes: 2. Brad Keselowski - Alliance Auto Parts 2. Brad Keselowski - Wurth 34. David Ragan - Farm Rich 34. David Ragan - Taco Bell 34. David Ragan - Dockside Logistics 38. David Gilliland - Long John Silver 9. Marcos Ambrose - MAC Tools 9. Marcos Ambrose - DeWalt Installed they appear in the Car Select area of the Driver Select.
• "March Highlights" – $4.99
Relive the greatest moments of real NASCAR Sprint Cup Races. This pack contains highlights from the following races from the 2014 Sprint Cup Season: Dale Earnhardt Jr. Wins the Daytona 500! Happy Harvick Stay on Target 99 Problems and Almirola is One... Two in a Row Johnson to the Lead! Saving Gas Installed they appear as additional content in the Highlights section.
• "Toyota March Pack 1" – $4.99
This pack includes the following paintschemes: 11. Denny Hamlin - FedEx Office 11. Denny Hamlin - FedEx Ground 11. Denny Hamlin - FedEx Freight 15. Clint Bowyer - PEAK 18. Kyle Busch - Skittles 18. Kyle Busch - Interstate Batteries 20. Matt Kenseth - Husky" Installed they appear in the Car Select area of the Driver Select.
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare and Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare (Xbox 360)
• "Plants vs. Zombies™ Garden Warfare - Suburbination" – FREE
The battle for suburbia rages on in the all-new Suburbination update for Plants vs. Zombies™ Garden Warfare. Packed with the new map Crash Course, game mode Suburbination, Plasma Peashooter character variant, and the tactically tasteful Bling Pack, players now have even more ways to stylishly dominate suburbia.


Risen 3: Titan Lords
• "Adventure Garb" – US$1.99 / £1.29 / €1.89 / AU$1.99
The Adventure Garb not only protects you from the elements, it also helps you to defy the dangers found in the unknown wilderness or shady harbour taverns.
Rocksmith 2014 Edition (Xbox 360)
• "No Doubt Song Pack" – US$7.99 / £6.39 / €7.99 / AU$10.65 / ¥988
Play "Ex-Girlfriend", "Don't Speak", and "Spiderwebs" by No Doubt 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.
• "No Doubt - Don't Speak" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥360
• "No Doubt - Ex-Girlfriend" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥360
• "No Doubt - Spiderwebs" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €3.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥360


Super Street Fighter IV
• "Vacation Complete Pack" – US$19.99 / £13.99 / €17.99 / AU$26.95 / ¥2,468
Alternate costume bundle for Ultra Street Fighter IV. Contains new vacation themed outfits for all 44 characters. Wear these new threads and take out your opponents in style! *This content is only compatible with Ultra Street Fighter IV. Will not work with any other game.
• "2014 Challengers Vacation Pack" – US$3.99 / £3.19 / €2.99 / AU$5.35 / ¥411
Alternate costume pack for Ultra Street Fighter IV. Contains new vacation themed outfits for Rolento, Elena, Poison, Hugo, and Decapre. Wear these new threads and take out your opponents in style! *This content is only compatible with Ultra Street Fighter IV. Will not work with any other game.
• "Arcade Challengers Vacation Pack" – US$3.99 / £3.19 / €2.99 / AU$5.35 / ¥411
Alternate costume pack for Ultra Street Fighter IV. Contains new vacation themed outfits for Yun, Yang, Evil Ryu, and Oni. Wear these new threads and take out your opponents in style! *This content is only compatible with Ultra Street Fighter IV. Will not work with any other game.
• "Brawler Vacation Pack" – US$3.99 / £3.19 / €2.99 / AU$5.35 / ¥411
Alternate costume pack for Ultra Street Fighter IV. Contains new vacation themed outfits for Zangief, E.Honda, Rufus, Abel, and El Fuerte. Wear these new threads and take out your opponents in style! *This content is only compatible with Ultra Street Fighter IV. Will not work with any other game.
• "Challengers Vacation Pack1" – US$3.99 / £3.19 / €2.99 / AU$5.35 / ¥411
Alternate costume pack for Ultra Street Fighter IV. Contains new vacation themed outfits for Hakan, Makoto, Guy, Dudley, and Dee Jay. Wear these new threads and take out your opponents in style! *This content is only compatible with Ultra Street Fighter IV. Will not work with any other game.
• "Challengers Vacation Pack 2" – US$3.99 / £3.19 / €2.99 / AU$5.35 / ¥411
Alternate costume pack for Ultra Street Fighter IV. Contains new vacation themed outfits for Juri, Ibuki, Cody, Adon, and T.Hawk. Wear these new threads and take out your opponents in style! *This content is only compatible with Ultra Street Fighter IV. Will not work with any other game.
• "Classic Vacation Pack" – US$3.99 / £3.19 / €2.99 / AU$5.35 / ¥411
Alternate costume pack for Ultra Street Fighter IV. Contains new vacation themed outfits for Guile, Blanka, Dhalsim, Gen, and Fei Long. Wear these new threads and take out your opponents in style! *This content is only compatible with Ultra Street Fighter IV. Will not work with any other game.
• "Femme Fatale Vacation Pack" – US$3.99 / £3.19 / €2.99 / AU$5.35 / ¥411
Alternate costume pack for Ultra Street Fighter IV. Contains new vacation themed outfits for Chun-Li, C.Viper, Sakura, Rose, and Cammy. Wear these new threads and take out your opponents in style! *This content is only compatible with Ultra Street Fighter IV. Will not work with any other game.
• "Shadaloo Vacation Pack" – US$3.99 / £3.19 / €2.99 / AU$5.35 / ¥411
Alternate costume pack for Ultra Street Fighter IV. Contains new vacation themed outfits for M.Bison, Sagat, Vega, Balrog, and Seth. Wear these new threads and take out your opponents in style! *This content is only compatible with Ultra Street Fighter IV. Will not work with any other game.
• "Shoryuken Vacation Pack" – US$3.99 / £3.19 / €2.99 / AU$5.35 / ¥411
Alternate costume pack for Ultra Street Fighter IV. Contains new vacation themed outfits for Ryu, Ken, Akuma, Gouken, and Dan. Wear these new threads and take out your opponents in style! *This content is only compatible with Ultra Street Fighter IV. Will not work with any other game.
• "Vacation Costume Compatibility Pack" – FREE
Catalog data for ""Vacation Costumes."" This will enable you to see any ""Vacation Costumes"" your foes are wearing. *This content is only compatible with Ultra Street Fighter IV. Will not work with any other game. *You will only be able to view costumes with this download, not utilize them.
Xbox 360 Games on Demand

As a launch day title, this game won't be available in regions outside of North America until later this week.

Risen 3: Titan Lords
Size: 3.88 GB
Price: US$49.99 / £39.99 / €49.99 / AU$69.95
The Games on Demand version supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish. The world has been abandoned by its gods and is scarred from the rampage of the Titans. Humanity is struggling to regain strength and rally its forces. You, however, have more pressing concerns: your own life has been shattered and you must set off to reclaim what is lost amidst the darkness that is spreading throughout the world. Step into a classic hand-crafted role-playing world - full of rugged charm, colorful characters and demonic dangers. From quaint medieval-style towns to delving deep into the dank dark of mines, to the supernatural shadow world, there is a wealth of possibilities waiting to be explored. Magic is back! Crystal magic has returned, bringing with it devastating new combat abilities. Freedom of choice: Choose when and where you want to go and experience consequences for the actions you take. Choose to ally yourself with one of three distinct guilds, each offering unique skills, armouries and quests allowing you to approach your quest in very different ways.
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.