XBL Content Roundup: November 11th & 12th, 2014

By Rebecca Smith, 2 years ago
Xbox One Games

Unless you've been living under a rock, you'll already have noticed that Halo: The Master Chief Collection, previously available for pre-order and pre-loading, has been released worldwide. Also previously available for pre-order is Assassin's Creed Unity and LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham, the pair of which have now been released in North America and will reach other regions later this week. In contrast, Forza 5: Racing Game of the Year Edition has finally reached all regions -- more details on this can be found here -- while Dead Rising 3 also gets a complete edition. To complete the list we have fitness made fun and Konami's competitior to FIFA, both of which are currently only available in North America, and two pre-orders.



Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition
Size: N/A
Price: US$49.99 / £39.99 / €49.99 / AU$64.95 / ¥6,912
Featuring the ultimate open-world zombie game, four downloadable content packs and a bonus digital item, the Dead Rising 3 Apocalypse Edition is the definitive Dead Rising experience.
Far Cry 4 (Xbox One) GOLD EDITION
Size: 26.68 GB
Price: US$89.99 / £69.99 / €89.99 / AU$129.45
XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON 18/11/2014. YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THE GAME FROM XBOX LIVE BEFORE THEN, BUT IT WILL NOT BE PLAYABLE UNTIL 12:01 AM GMT ON THE RELEASE DATE. Once purchase is complete, download this game by selecting the “Manage” button on the product details page on your console. Hidden in the towering Himalayas lies Kyrat, a country steeped in tradition and violence. You are Ajay Ghale. Traveling to Kyrat to fulfill your mother’s dying wish, you find yourself caught up in a civil war to overthrow the oppressive regime of dictator Pagan Min. Explore and navigate this vast open world, where danger and unpredictability lurk around every corner. Receive a discount and unique additional content by preordering Far Cry 4 Gold Edition now! The Far Cry 4 Gold Edition includes the Limited Edition & The Season Pass. - An exclusive single player mission only available with the Season Pass. - “Escape from Durgesh Prison” Campaign - “Hurk Deluxe Pack” : 5 Missions and 5 Weapons - “Overrun” PvP Mode and Map - “Valley of the Yetis” Campaign Limited Edition : Hurk's Redemption - Save Hurk from imprisonment in 3 action-packed single-player missions - Exclusive weapon: Harpoon Gun "The Impaler" - Arena Machete The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish.
Far Cry 4 (Xbox One) Pre-order
Size: 26.68 GB
Price: US$59.99 / £54.99 / €69.99 / AU$99.95
XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON 18/11/2014. YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THE GAME FROM XBOX LIVE BEFORE THEN, BUT IT WILL NOT BE PLAYABLE UNTIL 12:01 AM GMT ON THE RELEASE DATE. Once purchase is complete, download this game by selecting the “Manage” button on the product details page on your console. SEQUEL TO THE #1 RATED SHOOTER OF 2012* Built from the legendary DNA of its award-winning predecessor, Far Cry® 4 delivers the most expansive and immersive Far Cry® experience ever in an entirely new and massive open world. With integrated drop-in/drop-out open world co-op play, Far Cry 4 re-imagines the cooperative experience for the next generation. You’ll now be able to discover and explore the living open world of Kyrat together. Hidden in the towering Himalayas lies Kyrat, a country steeped in tradition and violence. You are Ajay Ghale. Traveling to Kyrat to fulfill your mother’s dying wish, you find yourself caught up in a civil war to overthrow the oppressive regime of dictator Pagan Min. Explore and navigate this vast open world, where danger and unpredictability lurk around every corner. Here, every decision counts, and every second is a story. Welcome to Kyrat. GAME FEATURES: • REVOLUTIONARY OPEN WORLD CO-OP: Far Cry 4 allows for a second player to drop in and drop out at any point, re-imagining the cooperative experience in the true spirit of Far Cry for the next generation. You’ll now be able to discover and explore the living open world of Kyrat together. • MASSIVE OPEN WORLD: Discover the most diverse Far Cry world ever created. With terrain spanning from lush forests to the snowcapped Himalayas, the entire world is alive…and deadly. • ABUNDANT NEW WILDLIFE: From leopards, rhinos, black eagles, and vicious honey badgers, as you embark on your hunt for resources, know that something may be hunting you... • NEW WAYS TO GET AROUND: Scout enemy territory from above in the all-new gyrocopter and then plummet back to earth in your wing suit. Climb aboard the back of a six-ton elephant and unleash its raw power on your enemies. • POWERFUL NEW WEAPONS: Choose the right weapon for the job, no matter how insane or unpredictable that job might be. With a diverse arsenal, you’ll be prepared for anything. *Based on Metacritic as of 12/18/2012 The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese, Chinese.
Grand Theft Auto V Pre-order
Size: 42.44 GB
Price: US$59.99 / £54.99 / €69.99 / AU$99.95
Pre-order now and get $1,000,000 in-game. XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON 11/18/2014. YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THE GAME FROM XBOX LIVE BEFORE THEN, BUT IT WILL NOT BE PLAYABLE UNTIL 12:01 AM ON THE RELEASE DATE. Once purchase is complete, download this game by selecting the “Manage” button on the product details page on your console. When a young street hustler, a retired bank robber and a terrifying psychopath find themselves entangled with some of the most frightening and deranged elements of the criminal underworld, the U.S. government and the entertainment industry, they must pull off a series of dangerous heists to survive in a ruthless city in which they can trust nobody, least of all each other.


Pro Evolution Soccer 2015
Size: 19.84 GB
Price: US$59.99 / £54.99 / €69.99 / AU$99.95 / ¥8,208
KONAMI returns to the football field with PES 2015 with a return to core PES values. Thanks to the incredible FOX Engine, PES 2015 delivers stunning visuals and animation where the world’s greatest players move and play just their real-life counterparts, while PES ID ensures that the whole team matches their famed playing style. Every gameplay element has been retooled for a more responsive experience, while new shooting and goalkeeper systems ensure the heart-in-mouth feeling that comes with a top-level game is faithfully recreated. Close control, tackling, and the balance of play also perfectly reflect that of real football. Similarly, players can now use the new myClub system to develop an all-conquering side, building from humble beginnings to create a world-class XI. With all-new multi-player modes, real-life managers pacing the touchlines and new live data, PES 2015 does its talking on the pitch. The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese.


Shape Up
Size: 7.31 GB
Price: US$59.99 / £54.99 / €69.99 / AU$99.95
No time to go to the gym? Tired of repeating the same boring workout routine? SHAPE UP is the game that proves when you have fun, you get a better workout because you want to push harder, faster, longer! Unexpected Workouts SHAPE UP transforms exercises into surprising arcade challenges that turn the chore of working out into a GAME! Lift an elephant, run on the top of a moving train or squat your way to the moon; your heart will be pumping and your muscles will be burning – but you will be having fun. Face Off Against Others With SHAPE UP, you can record your best workout and then try to beat and improve your score. Need competition to stay motivated? Try challenging your friends by sending your best performance or go head-to-head with surprising opponents! Quick Fix or Serious Workout Choose your training pace! Compete in unique and entertaining 90 second challenges for a fast burn or select a 4-week Training Quest in cardio or muscle-building to really get involved. Go for points over reps and face surprising bosses to level up! The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish, Japanese, Korean, Chinese.


Xbox 360 Games on Demand

After being released last week in PAL regions, Tropico 5 makes it to North America, along with its free DLC expansion; details can be found here. Meanwhile, North America sees several major releases, all of which should arrive in PAL regions later this week.

Assassin's Creed Rogue
Size: 6.05 GB
Price: US$59.99 / £49.99 / €59.99 / AU$89.95
The Games on Demand version supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese. North America, 18th century. Amid the chaos and violence of the French and Indian War, Shay Patrick Cormac, a fearless young member of the Assassin Brotherhood, undergoes a dark transformation that will forever shape the future of the colonies. After a dangerous mission goes tragically wrong, Shay turns his back on the Assassins who, in response, attempt to end his life. Cast aside by those he once called brothers, Shay sets out on a mission to wipe out all who turned against him and to ultimately become the most feared Assassin hunter in history. Introducing Assassin’s Creed® Rogue, the darkest chapter in the Assassin’s Creed® franchise yet. As Shay, you will experience the slow transformation from Assassin to Assassin hunter. Follow your own creed and set off on an extraordinary journey through New York City, the wild river valley, and far away to the icy cold waters of the North Atlantic in pursuit of your ultimate goal, to bring down the Assassins.


Digimon All-Star Rumble
Size: 421.40 MB
Price: US$39.99 / £39.99 / €59.99 / AU$79.95
The Games on Demand version supports English, French, Spanish, Portuguese. Let’s get ready to Digi-Rumble! Jam-packed with an all-star cast from the Digimon Universe, Digimon All-Star Rumble throws down with immersive 3D battle arenas and high-impact, in-your-face fighting action.


LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (Xbox 360)
Size: 6.79 GB
Price: US$49.99 / £44.99 / €64.99
The Games on Demand version supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Polish, Portuguese, and Russian. The Caped Crusader joins forces with the super heroes of the DC Comics universe and blasts off to outer space to stop the evil Brainiac from destroying Earth. Using the power of the Lantern Rings, Brainiac shrinks worlds to add to his twisted collection of miniature cities from across the universe. Now the greatest super heroes and the most cunning villains must unite and journey to different Lantern Worlds to collect the Lantern Rings and stop Brainiac before it’s too late.


Pro Evolution Soccer 2015 (Xbox 360)
Size: 6.01 GB
Price: US$39.99 / £39.99 / €49.99 / AU$69.95
The Games on Demand version supports English and French. Powered by the incredible FOX Engine, PES 2015 delivers unrivalled on-field action, and a wealth of new modes and additions. Returning to the core PES values of slick control, total responsiveness and stunning gameplay, PES 2015’s players and teams look and behave just like they do in real life.
Windows Phone Games

Although this title is not technically a new release, it has received a title update today that has finally brought along LIVE enabled achievements.

Bad Piggies (WP)
Size: 33 MB
Price: FREE
Create the ultimate flying/crawling/rolling/spinning/crashing device and pilot the pigs safely to the eggs!

The Bad Piggies are after the eggs again -- but as usual, nothing is going according to plan! Can you create the ultimate flying machine and steer them safely to their destination? Those tricky pigs have a few objects they can use, but they need your help to turn these into the perfect transportation!

With more than 200 levels, and free updates coming up, you have hours and hours of pig-crashing, exploding, and flying fun! Get three stars to unlock 36 more levels! HINT: Sometimes you need to play the level several times to achieve all the objectives -- try building a new device or steering in a different way to earn all the stars!
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DLC with Achievements

LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham
• "75th Anniversary Pack"
Achievements: 5 for a total of 50G
Price: US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
Play as Joker and Harley Quinn, setting up a variety of celebration set pieces. Be the Dark Knight and play as some of the most iconic faces of Batman through the years, including his first appearance in Detective Comics #27.
• "Dark Knight Pack"
Achievements: 5 for a total of 50G
Price: US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
Experience the heart-pounding chase scene from the iconic film complete with cool vehicles and explosive action. Play as the legendary Dark Knight and Commissioner Gordon, as well as the Joker and his goons as they chase down Harvey Dent’s police escort. Bane and Catwoman from the third film are also playable.
• "LEGO Batman 3 Season Pass"
Achievements: Contains six DLC packs, three of which are confirmed to have extra achievements
Price: US$14.99 / £11.99 / €14.99
The Season Pass will include six DLC packs each with a unique themed mission level with story and free play modes. Players will be able to unlock a total of over 40 characters, vehicles, achievements and more. The Season Pass includes: ? The Dark Knight Pack ? Man of Steel Pack ? Batman 75th Pack ? Access to 3 additional DLC Packs
• "Man of Steel Pack"
Achievements: 5 for a total of 50G
Price: US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
Help Jor-El, his wife Lara and their robot Kelex send the infant Superman “Kal-el” into space towards the safety of Earth as Krypton falls into chaos. Find a way inside Jor-El’s home, fight General Zod’s invading forces and battle against Zod himself to save Superman.
LEGO Batman 3: Beyond Gotham (Xbox 360)
• "75th Anniversary Pack"
Achievements: 5 for a total of 50G
Price: US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99
Play as Joker and Harley Quinn, setting up a variety of celebration set pieces. Be the Dark Knight and play as some of the most iconic faces of Batman through the years, including his first appearance in Detective Comics #27.
• "Dark Knight Pack"
Achievements: 5 for a total of 50G
Price: US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99
Experience the heart-pounding chase scene from the iconic film complete with cool vehicles and explosive action. Play as the legendary Dark Knight and Commissioner Gordon, as well as the Joker and his goons as they chase down Harvey Dent’s police escort. Bane and Catwoman from the third film are also playable.
• "LEGO Batman 3 Season Pass"
Achievements: Contains six DLC packs, three of which are confirmed to have extra achievements
Price: US$14.99 / £11.99 / €14.99
The Season Pass will include six DLC packs each with a unique themed mission level with story and free play modes. Players will be able to unlock a total of over 40 characters, vehicles, achievements and more. The Season Pass includes: ? The Dark Knight Pack ? Man of Steel Pack ? Batman 75th Pack ? Access to 3 additional DLC Packs
• "Man of Steel Pack"
Achievements: 5 for a total of 50G
Price: US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99
Help Jor-El, his wife Lara and their robot Kelex send the infant Superman “Kal-el” into space towards the safety of Earth as Krypton falls into chaos. Find a way inside Jor-El’s home, fight General Zod’s invading forces and battle against Zod himself to save Superman.
DLC without Achievements

Assassin's Creed Rogue
• "Assassin’s Creed® Rogue Time Saver: Activities Pack" – US$0.99 / £0.79 / €0.99 / AU$1.45
This pack will save you time by revealing all of the activity locations on your map.
• "Assassin’s Creed® Rogue Time Saver: Collectibles Pack" – US$0.99 / £0.79 / €0.99 / AU$1.45
Save time by revealing all of the collectibles locations. You will still need to travel to these locations and beat the game play in order to get rewards.
• "Assassin’s Creed® Rogue Time Saver: Technology Pack" – US$1.99 / £1.29 / €1.89 / AU$2.95
Obtain all the Upgrade Blueprints to unlock the Elite ship upgrades. Important: You need to progress in the story to see the full effect of the DLC. Some upgrades still require money and resources to purchase them.
Assassin's Creed Unity
• "Assassin's Creed® Unity - HELIX CREDITS(Small Pack)" – US$4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 / AU$6.65 / ¥540
Buy this pack and get 500 in Helix Credits. Helix credits allow you to unlock items and hacks in the Assassin’s Creed Unity in-game store.
Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel (Xbox 360)
• "Compatibility Pack" – FREE
Please download this FREE compatibility pack to allow for co-op play. without this pack there may be differences in the Host & Co-op players game due to Addon releases, so all users are encouraged to download this pack before attempting co-op play. If you are experiencing issues with co-op, please redownload this pack and have all other players do so as well.
• "Handsome Jack Doppelganger Pack" – US$9.99 / £7.99 / €9.99 / AU$13.95 / ¥1,080
If you own the Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel Season Pass, DO NOT purchase this content here as you will be charged again. Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel required; sold separately. Xbox LIVE free membership required. Play as everyone’s favorite maniacal tyrant-in-training…or at least his body double. With the Handsome Jack Doppelganger Pack, use the power of your good looks and charm to distract your enemies into submission. Or, just cut them down to size with your witty banter. Or just shoot them. That works too. Play as the hero(?) that Pandora and Elpis deserve.


D4: Dark Dreams Don't Die
While there is no new DLC this week, all of the DLC, which had previously only been available for two week periods before being removed from the Xbox LIVE Games Store, is now available for download again.

Dance Central: Spotlight
• ""Love Runs Out" - OneRepublic" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216


Fantasia: Music Evolved
• "Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved – DLC Collection and Expansion Packs Bundle" – US$35.99 / £28.79 / €35.99 / AU$46.45
Music downloads Not rated by the ESRB. This bundle features the entire 18 song DLC collection as well as the Rock, Pop and Dance expansion packs which add additional mixes to enhance a selection of the core game songs. Visit www.disney.com/fantasiagame for more information about the game.
• "Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved – DLC Collection Bundle" – US$29.99 / £23.99 / €29.99 / AU$39.95
Music downloads Not rated by the ESRB. This bundle features the entire 18 song DLC collection where you can remix new tracks and build up your song library. Visit www.disney.com/fantasiagame for more information about the game.
• "Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved – Expansion Packs Bundle" – US$9.99 / £7.99 / €9.99 / AU$13.45
Music downloads Not rated by the ESRB. This bundle features the Rock, Pop and Dance expansion packs which add additional mixes to enhance a selection of core game songs. Visit www.disney.com/fantasiagame for more information about the game.
• "“Paradise” - Coldplay" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65
• "“Spoonman” - Soundgarden" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65
• "“Try It Out” - Skrillex & Alvin Risk" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65

Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved (Xbox 360)
• "“Paradise” - Coldplay" – US$1.99 / £1.29 / €1.89 / AU$1.99
• "“Spoonman” - Soundgarden" – US$1.99 / £1.29 / €1.89 / AU$1.99
• "“Try It Out” - Skrillex & Alvin Risk" – US$1.99 / £1.29 / €1.89 / AU$1.99

Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Xbox One)
• "Rising Storm Rune" – US$0.99 / £0.79 / €0.99 / AU$1.35 / ¥108
Unlock the Storm of Urfael which enables you to use unlimited Combat Finishers.
Peggle 2
• "Peggle 2 - Shiver Me Timbers Costume Pack" – US$0.99 / £0.79 / €0.99 / AU$1.35 / ¥108
Ahoy hearties! The Peggle masters are loading their cannons and securing their eye patches for battle on the briny deep. Join the adventure in the swashbuckling Shiver Me Timbers Costume Pack. All seven masters are decked out to sail the seven seas and they’re searching for a courageous captain to take the helm. Don’t be afraid of the Jolly Roger on the mast; these scallywags aren’t after your precious loot, just the skills of an eager buccaneer to pillage pegs and plunder high scores. Don your sea legs and gaming hands for a Peg Party match on the poop deck. Don’t be a land lubber. Hop aboard!
Project Spark (Xbox One)
• "Project Spark: Night Owl" – US$7.99 / £6.39 / €7.99 / AU$10.65 / ¥864
With brilliant eyes, keen senses, magnificent wings and sharp talons, the NIGHT OWLS are the stealthy wardens of Verdia's woodlands. Unlock this content pack to acquire the OWL and more! Features include: Create: - New flying ANIMAL - the OWL - New BIRD FLIGHT controller Brain - New OWL TREE prop can be used as a perch and home for animals - New OWL FEATHER prop can serve as decoration, quest items, and more - New OWL SOUNDS - Use Owls as foes, bosses, allies, or pets Play: - CROSSROADS: Acquire a magical feather and transform into a flying Owl at will!
Rocksmith 2014 Edition
• "Tom Petty - Free Fallin'" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Tom Petty - I Won't Back Down" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - American Girl" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - Learning to Fly" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - Refugee" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95


Rocksmith 2014 Edition (Xbox 360)
• "Tom Petty Song Pack" – US$11.99 / £9.59 / €11.99 / AU$15.95 / ¥1,481
Play "Free Fallin'", "I Won't Back Down", "American Girl", "Learning to Fly" and "Refugee" by Tom Petty 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.
• "Tom Petty - Free Fallin'" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥360
• "Tom Petty - I Won't Back Down" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥360
• "Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - American Girl" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥360
• "Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - Learning to Fly" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥360
• "Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers - Refugee" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥360

Shape Up
• "Shape Up Season Pass" – US$24.99 / £19.99 / €24.99 / AU$29.95
REQUIRES SHAPE UP FOR XBOX ONE. Tired of repeating the same boring workout routine? Shape Up is the game that proves when you’re having fun, you get better results. With the SHAPE UP SEASON PASS you get access to all new exercises and exclusive challenges; buy now and instantly receive two exclusive Workouts: Bolt Camp (FOCUS: CORE) and Jungle Burner (FOCUS: LEGS) and an extra 30 days FREE to our online service: SHAPE UP COACH. In January 2015, receive two NEW 4-week Training Quests, and an exclusive KICK-ASS character to play against. Each 4-week full-body Training Quest includes a Champion Challenge and two exclusive Workouts. Go head to head against the Lumberjack Champion in a push up contest or travel to the coast for a cardio blast against a Ghost Master Champion. ABOUT SHAPE UP GAME: Unexpected Workouts SHAPE UP transforms exercises into surprising arcade challenges that turn the chore of working out into a GAME! Lift an elephant, run on the top of a moving train or squat your way to the moon; your heart will be pumping and your muscles will be burning – this is the new way to get fit. Never Play Alone The SHAPE UP rePLAY technology allows you to record your workout. But the recordings aren’t limited to your performance: personal trainers, game characters and your friends can all play alongside you to motivate, challenge and surprise. Quick Fix or Serious Workout Choose your training pace! Compete in unique and entertaining 90 second challenges for a fast burn or select a 4-week Training Quest in cardio or muscle-building. Go for points over reps and face surprising bosses to level up!
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.