XBL Content Roundup: August 14th, 2014

By Rebecca Smith, 2 years ago
Xbox One Games

After a brief delay to allow for table transfers from the Xbox 360, the Xbox One gets its first new title since the end of June.

Pinball FX2
Size: 420.03 MB
Price: FREE
All of your favorite pinball tables are now available on Xbox One! Download the free Pinball FX2 platform and access to the best pinball library available, featuring tables based on the biggest names in pop-culture. The fantasy themed Sorcerer's Lair table is available for free play for all players! Table library includes Star Wars™ Pinball, Marvel Pinball, Plants vs. Zombies™ Pinball and a great collection of original designs from the pinball wizards at Zen Studios. New tables are added all the time! Pinball FX2 on Xbox One Features • 1080p Full HD resolution at 60 frames per second • Split-screen multiplayer • Hotseat multiplayer • Compete against other players on all tables to achieve the highest Super Score • Team up with your friends to increase your Wizard Score • Table statistics • Local High Scores and Online Scoreboards • In-game challenges • Operators menu with detailed settings • Achievements for each table


DLC with Achievements

As promised, the above title has arrived with a plethora of tables for players to purchase. If you have already purchased these tables for the Xbox 360 version of the title, you can transfer them to the Xbox One for no extra charge. Developer Zen Studios has kindly provided instructions on how to do so here. Be aware that there are currently issues with popping the DLC achievements and that Zen are looking into it.

Players may notice that some of the Pinball FX 2 tables are missing from this list. Of those missing, "Excalibur", "Earth Defense" and "MARVEL Pinball" are confirmed to be coming soon but were delayed due to technical issues. Zen are also in the process of transferring "Plants VS. Zombies Table" and all of the "Super League" tables, but there is no known release date for these. Unfortunately, the "Pinball FX Classic" pack and the "Rocky and Bullwinkle" table will not be available in the game as "these were built in old tech, and cannot make the next gen jump". No mention has been made of the "Nightmare Mansion", "Street Fighter II", or "Ms Splosion Man" tables -- we will keep you informed when we get any information on these.

Pinball FX2
• "Captain America Table"
Achievements: 1 for a total of 10G
Price: US$2.99 or regional equivalent
Engage Cap, Bucky and members of the Howling Commandos in an all-out assault on Baron Zemo's castle. Destroy the fearsome Sleeper robot, face the Red Skull in a series of battles, and recover the omnipotent Cosmic Cube from his grasp!
• "Civil War Table"
Achievements: 1 for a total of 10G
Price: US$2.99 or regional equivalent
The controversy over the Superhuman Registration Act has led to the unfathomable Super Hero Civil War. Choose between Iron Man, who leads the SRA's supporters, and Captain America, who sees it as a threat to personal liberties, as you assemble your team and experience one of the most dramatic conflicts in the Marvel Universe.
• "Deadpool"
Achievements: 2 for a total of 20G
Price: US$2.99 or regional equivalent
Hi, fellas -- welcome to Deadpool Pinball. As in, Me Pinball. As in, I'm in it… What else do you need? It has ramps, me, multiballs, me, pinball, me, and a whole lot of bangs and booms. Oh, and did I say that I'm in it?
• "Doctor Strange"
Achievements: 1 for a total of 10G
Price: US$2.99 or regional equivalent
The Master Of The Mystic Arts needs your help stopping the two dimension rulers, Dormammu and Nightmare, and their foul ally, Baron Mordo, who are trying to conquer our dimension. Our fate is in your hands! Table features: Increase the Sorcerer Supreme's abilities and skills, including: Arcane, Alchemy, Wisdom, Spirit and Intellect. Test your wisdom on the Eye Of Agamotto special mini playfield. Defeat Baron Mordo and retake The Book Of The Vishanti. Enter the Dark Dimension and defeat its ruler Dormammu. Save the world by entering the Dream Dimension and defeat its ruler Nightmare.
• "Epic Quest Table"
Achievements: 1 for a total of 10G
Price: US$2.99 or regional equivalent
It is the sworn duty of every knight to seek out evil, defeat it, and take its stuff. One such knight is Max, whose enthusiasm for combat is surpassed only by his love of rare and valuable loot. Join Max as he battles hordes of evil (or just evil-looking) monsters, rescues a wealthy princess, and accumulates the loot and xp that make good worth doing. If Max suffers a defeat, never fear! He will return in the next game with all of his hard-won loot and experience levels intact.
• "Fantastic Four Table"
Achievements: 1 for a total of 10G
Price: US$2.99 or regional equivalent
The shadow of the mighty Galactus approaches Earth! His herald, the Silver Surfer, has discovered our lush planet and called the ruler of the Power Cosmic, who is already on his way. A menace to the entire galaxy, Galactus wants to consume the Earth by converting it into pure energy. Only the Fantastic Four can face this challenge, as only they have enough power to obtain the Ultimate Nullifier and with it coerce the ruler of the Power Cosmic to depart. But before the Fantastic Four can meet with Galactus, they have to deal with Doctor Doom and his Doombots, invading Skrulls, and much more.
• "Guardians of the Galaxy"
Achievements: 1 for a total of 10G
Price: US$2.99 or regional equivalent
Guardians of the Galaxy pinball brings all five members of the galaxy’s greatest crew of warriors to the pinball universe as they combat Ronan the Accuser. Beginning with a four-ball multiball as players escape the Kyln, the Guardians of the Galaxy pinball table starts off with a bang and doesn’t let up. This new table will showcase the individual strengths of each member of the Guardians of the Galaxy team, including Star-Lord, Gamora, Drax the Destroyer, Groot, and the group’s wildcard, Rocket Raccoon, as well as landmark battles against Yondu and the Ravagers, Nebula, and Ronan himself.
• "Mars"
Achievements: 1 for a total of 10G
Price: US$2.99 or regional equivalent
The mysteries of Mars, the red planet, have enthralled the human race for millennia. And today, you can be part of the first manned mission to uncover its secrets.
• "Marvel: Avengers Chronicles"
Achievements: 4 for a total of 40G
Price: US$9.99 or regional equivalent
Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles takes the critically acclaimed pinball series to uncharted territory. Each of the four tables in this brand new pack chronicles a blockbuster event in the Marvel Universe: Marvel's The Avengers (based on the 2012 film from Marvel Studios), Fear Itself, The Infinity Gauntlet and World War Hulk. Avengers Assemble!
• "Marvel: Vengeance and Virtue"
Achievements: 4 for a total of 40G
Price: US$9.99 or regional equivalent
Marvel Pinball returns with Vengeance and Virtue in four brand new pinball tables: GHOST RIDER: Outwit Lucifer's insidious villains, and ride through Hell with Johnny Blaze! MOON KNIGHT: Eliminate Morpheus, Midnight, Black Spectre and Bushman, culminating in an epic battle with the god of evil and death! THOR: Wield the hammer Mjolnir to fend off Loki, the Destroyer, Ymir the Frost Giant, Surtur and others! X-MEN: Help Xavier and Cyclops defeat Magneto, Juggernaut, Mystique and the Blob.
• "Paranormal"
Achievements: 1 for a total of 10G
Price: US$2.99 or regional equivalent
As a paranormal detective, your job is to investigate mysterious and supernatural phenomena. You'll have your hands full with hauntings, weird creatures, and inexplicable lapses in the laws of nature! Even the silver ball is not immune to the erratic forces at work within this table.
• "Pinball FX2 Core"
Achievements: 4 for a total of 40G
Price: US$9.99 or regional equivalent
Biolab, Pasha, Rome, Secrets of the Deep, Pinball FX is back, and it is better than ever! Pinball FX2 offers improved graphics and a host of new features for novices and experts alike!
• "Star Wars Pinball"
Achievements: 3 for a total of 30G
Price: US$9.99 or regional equivalent
Feel the power of the Force in Star Wars Pinball! Set in a galaxy far, far away, each of the three tables in this brand new pack lets you interact with the most iconic characters, and relive the greatest moments of the Star Wars universe: Star Wars: Episode V The Empire Strikes Back, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, and Boba Fett. May the Force be with you!
• "Star Wars Pinball™: Balance of the Force"
Achievements: 3 for a total of 30G
Price: US$9.99 or regional equivalent
Feel the disturbance in the Force in Star Wars™ Pinball: Balance of the Force, featuring three brand new Star Wars™ pinball tables. The pack includes Star Wars™: Episode VI Return of the Jedi, Starfighter Assault, and a table dedicated to Darth Vader.
• "Star Wars™ Pinball: Heroes Within"
Achievements: 4 for a total of 40G
Price: US$9.99 or regional equivalent
Celebrate your favorite characters with Star Wars™ Pinball: Heroes Within featuring four brand new pinball tables including Han Solo, Star Wars™ Pinball: Droids™, Star Wars™ Pinball: Episode IV A New Hope, and a table dedicated to the Masters of the Force.
• "Zen Classics"
Achievements: 4 for a total of 40G
Price: US$9.99 or regional equivalent
Zen Pinball Classics features a dazzling collection of four Zen Studios original pinball designs all upgraded for Pinball FX2. Shaman, El Dorado, Tesla and V12 have been re-mastered with updated graphics, superior ball physics, and a host of new features.
Windows Phone Games

We have a new Windows Phone title that isn't FREE! Assassin's Creed once again invades smartphones.

Assassin's Creed Pirates (WP)
Size: 940 MB
Price: US$4.49 / £2.99 / €4.49 / AU$4.49
Become one of the most feared pirates of the Caribbean in this exclusive Assassin's Creed adventure on smartphones and tablets!

Play as Alonzo Batilla, a young and ambitious captain, a pirate eager to take on the fiercest of enemies…

Break all the rules, challenge empires and make your own fortune!
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Windows 8 Games

Here is the Windows 8 equivalent of the above title.

Assassin's Creed Pirates (Win 8)
Size: 945.2 MB
Price: US$4.49 / £2.99 / €4.49 / AU$4.49
Become one of the most feared pirates of the Caribbean in this exclusive Assassin's Creed adventure on smartphones and tablets!

Play as Alonzo Batilla, a young and ambitious captain, a pirate eager to take on the fiercest of enemies...

Break all the rules, challenge empires and make your own fortune!

ENGAGE IN BRUTAL NAVAL COMBATS
Fight in real-time naval battles all over the Caribbean Sea.
Choose from a wide range of weapons to destroy your enemies and become a true pirate legend!

BUILD UP YOUR CREW AND YOUR SHIP
Acquire the most iconic boats of the Golden Age of Piracy; ranging from the smallest gunboat to the Man O’War floating fortress
Upgrade your vessel using the massive bounty plundered from your encounters
Recruit the finest crew members and learn more than 50 new pirating techniques to become a better captain and the true master of naval combat.

DISCOVER GROUNDBREAKING 3D VISUALS ON MOBILE AND TABLETS
Changing weather conditions directly impact the gameplay and redefine every landscape.
Beware of storms and of the treacherous fog that will conceal your enemies until the last moment!
Bask in the West-Indies sunshine, admire beautiful sunsets and sail through the night along breathtaking coastlines.

EXPLORE THE IMMENSITY OF THE CARRIBEAN
Sail throughout a vast array of islands as you explore a Caribbean huge map
Enjoy more than 50 story and side missions, search for nearly one hundred treasures and lost parchments and compete with your friends for the highest bounty.

EMBARK ON AN EPIC QUEST FOR A LEGENDARY TREASURE
Live an adventure that will reveal the truth about La Buse’s mysterious lost treasure.
Cross paths with Assassins and Templars and take part in their age-old struggle.
Meet the most notorious and colorful pirates of the era, including Sam Bellamy, Ben Hornigold and Blackbeard!
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.