XBL Content Roundup: August 26th, 2014

By Rebecca Smith, 2 years ago
Xbox One Games

There are no surprises today as two big retail titles are released on the Xbox One. While Madden is available in all regions due to the enabling of pre-loading, Metro doesn't arrive outside of North America until later this week.

Madden NFL 15
Size: 14.79 GB
Price: US$59.99 / £54.99 / €69.99 / AU$99.45
Madden NFL 15 transforms you into your rival’s worst nightmare with a new breed of defense built to challenge the best offenses in the NFL. A new arsenal of pass rush moves, an intuitive tackling system, improved coverage logic, and immersive new camera angles make defense exciting and fun to play. Call plays with confidence thanks to an all-new crowd-sourced recommendation engine built from millions of online games played by the Madden community. Add in all-new NFL Films inspired presentation and it’s not just football, it’s Madden Season!
Madden NFL 15 Bundle
Size: N/A
Price: £54.99 / €69.99 / AU$99.45
This includes the standard edition of Madden NFL 15 plus the Pre-order Bundle in Ultimate Team, which is comprised of 11 Pro Packs (distributed 3 packs week 1 and then 2 packs per week for the next 4 weeks). Madden NFL 15 transforms you into your rival’s worst nightmare with a new breed of defense built to challenge the best offenses in the NFL. An all-new, intuitive tackling system, and improved coverage logic make defense exciting and fun to play. Learn and hone your skills in the Gauntlet, an all-new mode in Skills Trainer that will take your new abilities through the ultimate test in intense conditions and challenges. Whether building your legacy in Connected Franchise or a dynasty in Ultimate Team, it’s not just football, it's Madden Season!
Metro 2033 Redux
Size: 14.79 GB
Price: US$24.99
In 2013 the world was devastated by an apocalyptic event, annihilating almost all mankind and turning the earth’s surface into a poisonous wasteland. A handful of survivors took refuge in the depths of the Moscow underground, and human civilization entered a new Dark Age. The year is 2033. An entire generation has been born and raised underground, and their besieged Metro Station-Cities struggle for survival; with each other, and the mutant horrors that await outside. You are Artyom, born in the last days before the fire, but raised underground. Having never ventured beyond the city limits, one fateful event sparks a desperate mission to the heart of the Metro system, to warn the remnants of mankind of a terrible impending threat. Your journey takes you from the forgotten catacombs beneath the subway to the desolate wastelands above, where your actions will determine the fate of mankind. But what if the real threat comes from within? • Immerse yourself in the Moscow Metro – witness one of the most atmospheric worlds in gaming brought to life with stunning next-gen visuals at 60FPS • Brave the horrors of the Russian apocalypse – equip your gasmask and an arsenal of hand-made weaponry as you face the threat of deadly mutants, human foes, and the terrifying environment itself • Rebuilt and Remastered for next gen – this is no mere ‘HD port’. Metro 2033 has been rebuilt in the vastly improved Last Light engine and gameplay framework, to create the definitive version of the cult classic that fans and newcomers alike can enjoy • Two unique Play Styles : ‘Spartan’ and ‘Survival’ – approach the campaign as a slow burn Survival Horror , or tackle it with the combat skills of a Spartan Ranger in these two unique modes • The legendary Ranger Mode returns – dare you play the fearsome Ranger Mode? No HUD, UI, deadlier combat and limited resources combine to create the ultimate immersive experience
Metro: Last Light Redux
Size: 9.24 GB
Price: US$24.99
It is the year 2034. Beneath the ruins of post-apocalyptic Moscow, in the tunnels of the Metro, the remnants of mankind are besieged by deadly threats from outside – and within. Mutants stalk the catacombs beneath the desolate surface, and hunt amidst the poisoned skies above. But rather than stand united, the station-cities of the Metro are locked in a struggle for the ultimate power, a doomsday device from the military vaults of D6. A civil war is stirring that could wipe humanity from the face of the earth forever. As Artyom, burdened by guilt but driven by hope, you hold the key to our survival – the last light in our darkest hour… • Immerse yourself in the Moscow Metro – witness one of the most atmospheric worlds in gaming brought to life with stunning next-gen visuals at 60FPS • Brave the horrors of the Russian apocalypse – equip your gasmask and an arsenal of hand-made weaponry as you face the threat of deadly mutants, human foes, and the terrifying environment itself • Rebuilt and Remastered for next gen – with all previous downloadable content content included, new modes and features, and many gameplay improvement, this is the definitive version of the critically acclaimed classic that fans and newcomers alike will enjoy • Two unique Play Styles : ‘Spartan’ and ‘Survival’ – approach the campaign as a slow burn Survival Horror , or tackle it with the combat skills of a Spartan Ranger in these two unique modes • The legendary Ranger Mode returns – dare you play the fearsome Ranger Mode? No HUD, UI, deadlier combat and limited resources combine to create the ultimate immersive experience
Metro Redux Bundle
Size: N/A
Price: US$49.49 / £54.99 / €69.99 / AU$99.45
In 2013 the world was devastated by an apocalyptic event, annihilating almost all mankind and turning the earth’s surface into a poisonous wasteland. A handful of survivors took refuge in the depths of the Moscow underground, and human civilization entered a new Dark Age. The year is 2033. An entire generation has been born and raised underground, and their besieged Metro Station-Cities struggle for survival, with each other, and the mutant horrors that await outside. You are Artyom, born in the last days before the fire, but raised underground. Having never ventured beyond the city limits, one fateful event sparks a desperate mission to the heart of the Metro system, to warn the remnants of mankind of a terrible impending threat. But will they even listen? Rather than stand united, the factions of the Metro are locked in a struggle for the ultimate power, a doomsday device from the military vaults of D6. A civil war is stirring that could wipe humanity from the face of the earth forever. Including the epic single-player campaigns of both Metro 2033 and Metro: Last Light, Metro Redux takes you on a journey from the forgotten catacombs beneath the subway to the desolate wastelands above, where your actions will determine the fate of mankind. • Immerse yourself in the Moscow Metro – witness one of the most atmospheric worlds in gaming brought to life with stunning next-gen visuals at 60FPS • Brave the horrors of the Russian apocalypse – equip your gasmask and an arsenal of hand-made weaponry as you face the threat of deadly mutants, human foes, and the terrifying environment itself • Two campaigns, and all downloadable content included – Metro Redux includes two complete campaigns that combine to create one epic solo adventure, plus a further 10 hours of bonus content • Two unique Play Styles : ‘Spartan’ and ‘Survival’ – approach the campaign as a slow burn Survival Horror , or tackle it with the combat skills of a Spartan Ranger in these two unique modes • The legendary Ranger Mode returns – dare you play the fearsome Ranger Mode? No HUD, UI, deadlier combat and limited resources combine to create the ultimate immersive experience


DLC with Achievements

The first mini-expansion arrives for GRID Autosport.

GRID Autosport
• "Sprint Pack"
Achievements: 4 for a total of 80G
Price: US$5.99 / £4.79 / €5.99 / AU$7.95
Download the Sprint Pack and receive the new Sprint Game Mode, a new single player Sprint Championship and 24 new routes at four new locations! Take on challenging point-to-point races at four classic GRID 2 environments brought to GRID Autosport - California Coast, Hong Kong, Cote d’Azure and Okutama.


DLC without Achievements

We have DLC for two Xbox 360 titles. The second part of the Dark Souls II DLC is released, while Rocksmith 2014 makes its weekly appearance.

https://www.trueachievements.com/Dark-Souls-II-Xbox-360....htm
• "DARK SOULS II Crown of the Old Iron King" – US$9.99 / £7.99 / €9.99 / AU$13.45
"DARK SOULS™ II Crown of the Old Iron King" is the second of 3 large-scale DLC additions to DARK SOULS™ II, and includes all-new stages, maps, boss characters, weapons & armor! In this second DLC, players will find themselves in a world shrouded in ash. Can you find and recover the lost crown?
Armor Ghost

Blume Tower

Burned Enemy

Central Shaft

Difficult Area 1

Difficult Area 2

Entrance to Difficult Area

Fate

Great Hammerblow

Hollow Barreler

Inside Tower

Mysterious Statue

Old Iron King

Untouched Frontier

Vendrick Meeting


Rocksmith 2014 Edition (Xbox 360)
• "Bachsmith" – US$4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 / AU$6.65 / ¥616
Play "Rondo alla Turca" by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, "Moonlight Sonata: Adagio Sostenuto" by Ludwig van Beethoven, "In the Hall of the Mountain King" by Edvard Grieg, ""Little" Fugue in G minor" by Johann Sebastian Bach, and "Ride of the Valkyries" by Richard Wagner 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.


Xbox 360 Games on Demand

One the one hand, we have the Xbox 360 equivalent of one of the above Xbox One titles, although this will not be available outside of North America until later this week. On the other hand, we have a Games on Demand release of a shoot 'em up that was released in November 2012.

Madden NFL 15 (Xbox 360)
Size: 7.58 GB
Price: US$59.99 / £49.99 / €69.99 / AU$89.95
The Games on Demand version supports English. Download the manual for this game by going to https://help.ea.com/en/tag/manuals and selecting your title from the Product drop down menu. Madden NFL 15 transforms you into your rival’s worst nightmare with a new breed of defense built to challenge the best offenses in the NFL. An all-new, intuitive tackling system, and improved coverage logic make defense exciting and fun to play. Learn and hone your skills in the Gauntlet, an all-new mode in Skills Trainer that will take your new abilities through the ultimate test in intense conditions and challenges. Whether building your legacy in Connected Franchise or a dynasty in Ultimate Team, it’s not just football, it's Madden Season!
Under Defeat HD (Not Australasia)
Size: 977.01 MB
Price: US$19.99 / £14.99 / €19.99
The Games on Demand version supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish. Highly revered shoot’em up Under Defeat pushed the Dreamcast graphics engine to the limit when it was released in 2006, offering gamers an exhilarating shooter set in a visually stunning and detail-oriented environment. The new port is the game’s rebirth in HD-quality and offers a new widescreen mode.
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.