XBL Content Roundup: September 30th, 2014 [UPDATE]

By Rebecca Smith, 2 years ago
Edit: The missing content from Persona 4 Arena Ultimax and Rocksmith 2014 Edition is now available and has been added below.

Xbox One Games

The drought of new games is ending. Today sees the full release of Forza Horizon 2 (Xbox One) and Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Xbox One), both of which had been available for pre-order previously. Joining them is the latest title in the Sherlock Holmes franchise, as well as a pre-order for the title that SEGA hopes will revitalise the Alien franchise.



Alien: Isolation (Xbox One) Nostromo Edition
Size: 24.41 GB
Price: US$59.99 / £54.99 / €69.99 / AU$99.95
XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON 10/7/2014. YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THE GAME FROM XBOX LIVE BEFORE THEN, BUT IT WILL NOT BE PLAYABLE UNTIL 12:01 AM EDT ON THE RELEASE DATE. Once purchase is complete, download this game by selecting the “Manage” button on the product details page on your console. The Nostromo Edition includes the full game of Alien: Isolation and the bonus content "Crew Expendable". The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish.
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments (Xbox One)
Size: 12.45 GB
Price: US$59.99 / £44.99 / €54.99 / AU$89.95
His skills, your wits: become Sherlock Holmes! You are Sherlock Holmes! Use your impressive talents as a detective to solve six thrilling and varied cases: murders, missing persons, spectacular thefts and numerous investigations that sometimes lead you into the realms of the fantastic. The great freedom of action in Crimes & Punishments allows you to conduct your investigations in the manner you deem appropriate. Choose the leads you wish to pursue, interrogate your suspects and, from your deductions, name the guilty parties... and determine their fate wisely, as surprising consequences may arise where you least expect them.
Xbox 360 Games on Demand

We have the Xbox 360 equivalent of two of the above titles, as well as a game based on a popular TV series and the North American release of the latest Persona Arena title.

Falling Skies
Size: 3.14 GB
Price: US$39.99 / £34.99 / €49.99 / AU$69.95
The Games on Demand version supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese. Heroes Will Rise. Take command of a resistance squadron and outsmart alien enemies using tactical warfare in a battle for mankind’s existence. Play through an open-ended series of side missions to collect resources and build new weapons for your squad. Equip your squad with the best gear to head the human resistance and assist TV characters such as Tom and Ben Mason, John Pope, Maggie and Anthony in this thrilling untold chapter of the war for humanity’s survival!


Forza Horizon 2 (Xbox 360)
Size: 7.18 GB
Price: US$49.99 / £44.99 / €64.99 / AU$89.95 / ¥5,832
The Games on Demand version supports English, French, Spanish, Portuguese. Race through a massive wide-open world with friends in the ultimate celebration of speed, style, and action-packed driving. Explore beautiful and exotic locations in more than 200 of the world’s greatest cars, all created with precise detail. A world of beauty and freedom awaits.
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
Size: 6.63 GB
Price: US$59.99
The Games on Demand version supports English. Download the manual for this game by locating the game on http://marketplace.xbox.com and selecting “See Game Manual". ATLUS and Arc System Works team up once again to produce the next deadly broadcast on the Midnight Channel! The P-1 Grand Prix tournament is barely over, but the P-1 Climax has already begun. A mysterious red fog settles over the real world and the Persona-users assemble anew to apprehend the culprit once and for all. The time to settle accounts has come. The events of Persona 4 Arena reach their thrilling conclusion in the massive story mode of Persona 4 Arena Ultimax! New playable characters, including fan favorites from the Persona 3 and 4 RPGs, add even more breadth to the already diverse roster. Master new skills, systems, modes, and “Shadow” versions of characters, and challenge the world’s best players in online matches
Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments (Xbox 360)
Size: 3.36 GB
Price: US$49.99 / £39.99 / €49.99 / AU$69.95
6 crimes: your judgment, their punishments You are Sherlock Holmes! Use your impressive talents as a detective to solve six thrilling and varied cases: murders, missing persons, spectacular thefts and numerous investigations that sometimes lead you into the realms of the fantastic. The great freedom of action in Crimes & Punishments allows you to conduct your investigations in the manner you deem appropriate. Choose the leads you wish to pursue, interrogate your suspects and, from your deductions, name the guilty parties... and determine their fate wisely, as surprising consequences may arise where you least expect them.
DLC with Achievements

DLC brings new achievements to two titles that are available on both the Xbox 360 and Xbox One. Please note that the Xbox One equivalent of the Plants vs. Zombies DLC was instead released as a free title update that can be downloaded right now if you haven't done so already. There is also new DLC for the Xbox 360 version of Sniper Elite 3. Like before, the DLC has not been released for the Xbox One version of the title; we'll be sure to let you know when it turns up. Finally, we have pre-order DLC for Persona.

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
• "Additional Character 1: Tohru Adachi"
Achievements: 4 for a total of 110G
Price: FREE until October 7th
Adds Tohru Adachi to the roster of playable fighters and makes Episode "Adachi" available in Story Mode. This DLC also includes Glasses and 6 colors + 2 offline-only colors for Adachi. The icons "Tohru Adachi C," "Tohru Adachi D" and "Magatsu-Izanagi" will also be available under P-Card Edit. NOTE: Episode "Adachi" is unlocked after completing Episode "P4." NOTE: Downloading this will change certain BGM tracks into the full-length versions.
• "Additional Character 2: Marie"
Achievements: 3 for a total of 70G
Price: FREE until October 7th
Adds Marie to the roster of playable fighters. This DLC also includes Glasses and 6 colors + 2 offline-only colors for Marie. The icons "Marie D," "Marie E" and "Kaguya" will also be available under P-Card Edit. NOTE: Downloading this will change certain BGM tracks into the full-length versions.
Plants vs. Zombies Garden Warfare (Xbox 360)
• "Plants vs. Zombies™ Garden Warfare - Legends of the Lawn"
Achievements: Not yet added to Xbox.com. Please be careful when playing this new content as you may have to recover your gamertag and re-earn the achievements if they are unlocked before they are added to Xbox.com.
Price: FREE
Grow your legend in the outlandish new Plants vs. Zombies™ Garden Warfare update, Legends of the Lawn. Complete with a slew of new Character Variants, the tasty new Taco Bandits game mode, and a bountiful offering of customizations and consumables, your cultivated heroics will soon be the stuff of legends!


Sniper Elite 3 (Xbox 360)
• "Sniper Elite 3: Save Churchill, Part 2 – Belly of the Beast"
Achievements: 3 for a total of 70G
Price: US$7.99 / £6.39 / €7.99 / AU$10.65
The second part of the 'Save Churchill' mini-campaign for Sniper Elite 3. Karl has managed to track the assassins down to their secret mountain base. Find out what they're up to and where they plan to kill the British Prime Minister.
Watch_Dogs
• "Watch_Dogs Bad Blood"
Achievements: 10 for a total of 250G
Price: US$14.99 / £11.99 / €14.99 / AU$19.95 / ¥1,620
Revisit Chicago in a brand new Watch_Dogs adventure! Play as T-Bone Grady, the legendary and eccentric hacker and Aiden Pearce's trusted comrade. Now on the run from Blume, T-Bone only has two choices: flee and start a new life elsewhere, or fight Blume to save an old friend. Face your shady past on your road to redemption. New features: • Play as T-Bone Grady in 10 new campaign missions. • Discover many new locations, like T-Bone’s new hideout or Blume’s secret office. • Fight with various new tools like T-Bone’s remote-controlled car, deadly armed cameras and brand new hacks. • Experience a new dynamic system of side missions that offer players endless hours of challenges to unlock new perks, collect cash and increase your reputation in Chicago’s gang world. • Enjoy the brand new 2 player online co-op mode with a friend or in public match making.


Watch_Dogs (Xbox 360)
• "Watch_Dogs™ Bad Blood - Part 1"
Achievements: 10 for a total of 250G
Price: US$14.99 / £11.99 / €14.99 / AU$19.95 / ¥1,620
Part 2 download link
If you own the WATCH_DOGS Season Pass, DO NOT purchase this content here as you will be charged again. WATCH_DOGS game required; sold separately. Xbox LIVE free membership required. [This is part 1 of 2. Part 2 is required to play and is available at no additional cost.] Revisit Chicago in a brand new Watch_Dogs adventure! Play as T-Bone Grady, the legendary and eccentric hacker. Now on the run from Blume, T-Bone only has two choices: flee and start a new life, or stay and fight Blume to save an old friend. Face your shady past on your road to redemption. New features: • Play as T-Bone in 10 new campaign missions • Discover many new locations • Fight with various new tools like T-Bone’s remote-controlled car • Experience a new dynamic system of side missions that offers endless hours of challenges and step in Chicago’s gang world • Enjoy the new 2 player online co-op mode with a friend or in public match making
DLC without Achievements

Dance Central: Spotlight
• "Black Widow" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216
• "Control" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216
• "Escapade" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216
• "Nasty" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216
• "Party Rock Anthem" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216
• "Sorry For Party Rocking" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216

https://www.trueachievements.com/Dark-Souls-II-Xbox-360....htm
• "DARK SOULS™ II Crown of the Ivory King" – US$9.99 / £7.99 / €9.99 / AU$13.45
"DARK SOULS™ II Crown of the Ivory King" is the third of 3 large-scale DLC additions to DARK SOULS™ II, and includes all-new stages, maps, boss characters, weapons & armor! In this third DLC, players will find themselves in a world shining bright with the glow of treacherous ice. Can you find and recover the lost crown?
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Xbox One)
• "Season Pass" – US$24.99 / £19.99 / €24.99 / AU$33.45 / ¥2,700
Buy the season pass and unlock the exclusive Guardians of the Flaming Eye Warband mission and gain early access to the Trials of War challenge series. Also included is future content, including story missions, runes and skins along with full access to community challenges and live events.


NASCAR 14 (North America only)
• "Chase Pack" – $4.99
This pack includes the following paintschemes: 2. Brad Kesowski - Blue Deuce 4. Kevin Harvick - Jimmy John's 5. Kasey Kahne - Farmers Insurance 11. Denny Hamlin - Fed EX Express 16. Greg Biffle - 3M 18. Kyle Busch - M&M's 20. Matt Kenseth - Dollar General 22. Joey Logano - Shell Pennzoil 24. Jeff Gordon - AARP/Drive To End Hunger 31. Ryan Newman - CAT 41. Kurt Busch - Hass CNC 43. Aric Almirola - Smithfield 47. AJ Allmendinger - Kingsford 48. Jimmie Johnson - Lowes 88. Dale Earnhardt Jr - National Guard 99. Carl Edwards - Fastenal Installed they appear in the Car Select area of the Driver Select.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm Revolution
• "Suit Pack" – $1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65
The following characters' costumes will be available in Free Battle and Online Battle of NARUTO SHIPPUDEN: Ultimate Ninja STORM Revolution: Naruto (Suit), Sasuke (Suit), Shikamaru (Suit), Gaara (Suit), Sai (Suit), Minato (Suit).
Summer Clothes 2

Summer Clothes 3


Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
• "Additional Colors Full Pack" – US$5.99
Additional colors for all 19 characters. Each character will have 6 new colors + 2 offline-only colors. NOTE: This DLC contains all of the individual Additional Colors Packs.
• "Additional Colors Pack #1" – US$1.99
• "Additional Colors Pack #2" – US$1.99
• "Additional Colors Pack #3" – US$1.99
• "Additional Colors Pack #4" – US$1.99
• "Additional Colors Pack #5" – US$1.99
• "Additional Colors Pack #6" – US$1.99

• "Full Icon Unlock" – US$2.99
Unlocks all Icons. You may immediately select any Icon of your choice to represent you. NOTE: This content can be unlocked normally through gameplay.
• "Full Title Unlock" – US$2.99
Unlocks all Title phrases in the game. You can select a combination of all available phrases to create your own Title. NOTE: This content can be unlocked normally through gameplay.
• "Glasses Full Pack" – US$5.99
Glasses for all characters. You can select different glasses colors for each character to wear during battle. NOTE: This DLC contains all of the individual "Glasses Pack" DLC.
• "Glasses Pack #1" – US$1.99
• "Glasses Pack #2" – US$1.99
• "Glasses Pack #3" – US$1.99
• "Glasses Pack #4" – US$1.99
• "Glasses Pack #5" – US$1.99
• "Glasses Pack #6" – US$1.99

• "Navigation: Adachi" – US$2.99
Enable commentary by Adachi for Versus and Network Modes. Also allows you to select Adachi as a partner in Golden Arena Mode. NOTE: This DLC is included in "Navigation Set B."
• "Navigation Set A" – US$11.99
Commentary voices for Versus and Network Modes for the available support characters in P4A: Yosuke, Teddie, Aigis, Mitsuru, Fuuka, and Nanako (6 characters total). NOTE: This DLC set includes the contents of other individual Navigation DLC. NOTE: This content can be unlocked normally through gameplay.
• "Navigation: Aigis" – US$2.99
• "Navigation: Fuuka" – US$2.99
• "Navigation: Mitsuru" – US$2.99
• "Navigation: Nanako" – US$2.99
• "Navigation: Teddie" – US$2.99
• "Navigation: Yosuke" – US$2.99

• "P4A Story" – US$9.99
Enables you to play through the story of the original Persona 4 Arena.
• "System Data ver. 1.30" – FREE
System Data required to play version 1.30 of the game. NOTE: If you have downloaded "Additional Character 1: Tohru Adachi," "Additional Character 2: Marie," or "Additional Character 3: Margaret," you do not need to download this. NOTE: Downloading this will change certain BGM tracks into the full-length versions.
Rocksmith 2014 Edition (Xbox 360)
• "Foreigner Song Pack" – US$11.99 / £9.59 / €11.99 / AU$15.95 / ¥1,481
Play "Cold As Ice", "Double Vision", "Juke Box Hero", "Hot Blooded" and "Feels Like The First Time" by Foreigner 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.
• "Foreigner - Cold As Ice" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥360
• "Foreigner - Double Vision" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥360
• "Foreigner - Feels Like The First Time" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥360
• "Foreigner - Hot Blooded" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥360
• "Foreigner - Juke Box Hero" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥360


Sniper Elite 3 (Xbox 360)
• "Axis Weapons Pack" – US$3.99 / £3.19 / €3.99 / AU$5.35
The Axis Weapons Pack includes 3 weapons – the Type 99, MAB 38, and Army Pistol 38. Use your enemies' weapons against them. Usable in all modes.
• "Eastern Front Weapons Pack" – US$3.99 / £3.19 / €3.99 / AU$5.35
The Eastern Front Weapons Pack includes 3 weapons – the Mosin-Nagant, Blyskawica, and Tokarev TT-33. Wield iconic guns from the Eastern Front. Usable in all modes.
• "Sniper Rifle Weapons Pack" – US$3.99 / £3.19 / €3.99 / AU$5.35
The Sniper Rifle Weapons Pack includes 3 rifles – the Kar 98k, M1917 Enfield and Springfield (Tuned). Keep your foes at a distance with this pack. Usable in all modes.
Xbox One Games - New Regions

After a brief delay, the Xbox One console arrived in China yesterday, becoming the first Microsoft console to be distributed in the country. These are the titles that are available at launch.

Dance Central: Spotlight
Forza Motorsport 5
Kinect Sports Rivals
Max: The Curse of Brotherhood (Xbox One)
Naughty Kitties
Neverwinter (HK)
Powerstar Golf
Rayman Legends (Xbox One)
Xbox Fitness
Zoo Tycoon (Xbox One)
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.