XBL Content Roundup: November 18th & 19th, 2014

By Rebecca Smith, 2 years ago
Xbox One Games

Those games that had only been available for pre-order and pre-loading have now finally become available. Far Cry 4 and Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox One) have been released worldwide.


Dragon Age: Inquisition and WWE 2K15 (Xbox One) have been released in North America and will reach other regions later this week.



Available for purchase in all regions, we have a smaller title that takes us on a journey into Inuit culture. Then we have Ubisoft's favourite trouble-causing Rabbids, and the first title from the Hasbro Game Channel, both of which are currently only available in North America but should become available in other regions later this week. To complete the list, we have a compilation of party titles that are currently on available in the United States.

The Jackbox Party Pack
Size: 1.47 GB
Price: US$24.99
For 1-100 players! Your phones or tablets are your controllers! The team behind YOU DON’T KNOW JACK presents FIVE guffaw-inducing party games in one pack! Games include: 1) The comedy trivia sensation YOU DON’T NOW JACK 2015 (1-4 players) with hundreds of all-new questions. 2) The hilarious bluffing game Fibbage XL (2-8 players), with 50% more questions added to the original hit game Fibbage. 3) The bizarre drawing game Drawful (3-8 players) - you draw right there on your phone or tablet (very little/no real skill required). 4) The racy-as-you-want-to-be fill-in-the-blank word game Word Spud (2-8 players). 5) The wacky-fact-filled Lie Swatter (1-100 players). Players play using their phones, tablets, or even computers as controllers – making it the perfect easy-in entertainment piece for your next game night or party. Once a game is started from the in-pack menu, players simply connect to the “jackbox.tv” web address on their device and then enter the on-screen room code to enter a game. No big mess of controllers needed! You’re gonna need more than one party for this. Note: The games included in this pack are in English only.


MONOPOLY FAMILY FUN PACK
Size: N/A
Price: US$29.99
A new era of Monopoly for home consoles! The Monopoly Family Fun Pack gathers the 3 Monopoly Games: - Monopoly PLUS: the classic Monopoly with a 3D animated board! - My Monopoly, to create your very own board - Monopoly Deal, a fast-paced and addictive Monopoly card-game Enjoy the classic Monopoly in new fun ways, with your friends and people all around the world!
Never Alone
Size: N/A
Price: US$14.99 / £11.99 / €14.99 / AU$19.95 / ¥1,620
Gather close and I will tell you an unipkaaq, a story that has been passed to me from generations past. I learned this tale from Nasruk many years ago. He told me that there is great wisdom in listening for those who are willing to hear. Remember, when you are part of the Iñupiat people, you are never alone. This is a story inspired by Kunuuksaayuka. The story of an endless blizzard that threatens the survival of our people. A story of a dangerous and cold journey at the top of the world. A story of bravery and true friendship. Come play my story. You are Girl and Fox, crossing dangerous lands, facing icy peril. Meet fantastic creatures and visit lost villages. Discover the mysteries and beauty of the helping spirits that are hidden in the world around us. Work together to overcome the challenges and obstacles that Nature will throw against you. Alone you cannot survive. But together you just might - if you can use each other’s strengths wisely and you refuse to surrender to the wind and snow and dangers that stalk the frozen North. Succeed and you will restore balance to the land. Fail and all will be lost. ----- Never Alone is an atmospheric puzzle platformer for 1- or 2-players built in partnership with the Alaska Native community. It delves deeply into the traditional lore of the Iñupiat people of the Arctic to present a game experience like no other. ? Play as both Girl and Fox - switch between the two characters at any time. Girl and Fox must work together to overcome challenges and puzzles as each has unique skills and abilities. A second player can join at any time for local co-op play. ? Explore perilous Arctic environments, from tundra to coastal villages, from ice floes to a mysterious forest. ? Brace yourself against gale-force winds and blizzards; face treacherous mountains. ? Meet fascinating characters from Iñupiaq folklore - Manslayer, the Little People, Helping Spirits, Blizzard Man and more. Never Alone was crafted in partnership with Alaska Native elders and storytellers for true authenticity. ? Hear the story of Kunuuksaayuka as told by a master Iñupiat storyteller in the spoken Iñupiaq language -- a first for a commercial video game. ? Unlock special video Insights recorded with the Iñupiaq community to share their wisdom, stories and perspective. The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Korean.


Rabbids Invasion: The Interactive TV Show
Size: 14.22 GB
Price: US$39.99 / £29.99 / €39.99 / AU$59.95
It’s now your turn to invade the Rabbids’ world: Rabbids® Invasion, the kids’ hit animated TV show, is now a video game! Kids can play with a selection of episodes from the TV show and compete in multiplayer mode with fun-silly challenges! Experience the Rabbids Invasion TV show in a brand new way with your family & friends! The game will release on Kinect for Xbox One and Kinect for Xbox 360. Play Through 20 Rabbids® Invasion Episodes Watch, play and interact with the Rabbids while the episode is running. Enjoy a new experience where you actively participate to become both an actor and a spectator of your favorite TV show. Have Fun With Over 400 Wacky Full-Motion Activities Have a virtual egg battle with the Rabbids, try to quickly match their silly poses, play against the timer or scream out the iconic Rabbids “bwaah”. You can even launch the Rabbids through the air! So, Jump up and get moving! Play With Family and Friends in a Competitive Social Experience Enjoy hilarious times with your friends and unlock new content while competing for the highest score. You can also challenge them and try to become champion of the episode! Let the Rabbids Invade Your Living Room The Rabbids will pay you a visit with augmented reality. Interact with the Rabbids in your own living room and dance along with them. Collect Memorable Moments in the Rabbids Photo Album Take selfies with the Rabbids using Kinect. The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish.


Xbox 360 Games on Demand

After being released in PAL regions back in April, MXGP makes it to North America. Far Cry 4 and the latest Adventure Time are released worldwide, while Defiance is finally re-released as free-to-play. Meanwhile, North America sees a handful of other releases, all of which should arrive in PAL regions later this week.

Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom
Size: 348.32 MB
Price: US$39.99 / £34.99 / €49.99 / AU$69.95
This Games on Demand version supports English, French, Spanish, Italian, German and Portuguese Subtitles. What time is it? It’s time to join Finn (the human) and his best bro Jake (the shape shifting dog) on an original heroic adventure through the mysterious Nameless Kingdom. Go on epic quests, solve challenging puzzles and uncover hidden secrets by exploring a new realm created exclusively for the video game.


Defiance
Size: 5.06 GB
Price: FREE
The Games on Demand version supports English, French, German. Arktech. Some die for it – everyone kills for it. Join a futuristic online open-world shooter where thousands of players scour a transformed Earth competing for alien technology. Hunt alone or with others as you improve your skills and level up unlocking powerful weapons that will help you survive the massive battles that await.
Escape Dead Island
Size: 5.85 GB
Price: US$39.99 / £39.99 / €49.99 / AU$69.95
The Games on Demand version supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish. Escape Dead Island is a Survival-Mystery adventure that follows Cliff Calo, who sets sail to document the unexplained events on Banoi. Arriving on the island of Narapela, he finds that not everything is as it seems. This title lets players delve into the Dead Island universe and unravel the origins of the zombie outbreak. Escape is just the beginning.
Far Cry 4 (Xbox 360)
Size: 6.68 GB
Price: US$59.99 / £49.99 / €59.99 / AU$89.95
The Games on Demand version supports English, French, Spanish, Portuguese. In Far Cry 4, players find themselves in Kyrat, a breathtaking, perilous and wild region of the Himalayas struggling under the regime of a despotic self-appointed king. Using a vast array of weapons, vehicles, and animals, players will write their own story across an exotic open-world landscape.


MXGP - The Official Motocross Videogame
Size: 2.51 GB
Price: US$39.99
The Games on Demand version supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish. Finally: official Motocross is back! Put yourself to the test, racing in the two MXGP championships! In the MX2 category events, and in the gruelling MX1, join the riders on the tracks! Race on the official tracks, faithfully reproduced for the first time, and get noticed during your Debut Season to attract offers from official teams. Take full control of your bike with dual stick control: the game physics lets you control the bike and the rider separately. It's all in your hands!
Rabbids Invasion: The Interactive TV Show (Xbox 360)
Size: 6.78 GB
Price: US$29.99 / £29.99 / €39.99 / AU$59.95
The Games on Demand version supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Polish, Portuguese, Russian. This game requires a Kinect™ Sensor. Rabbids® Invasion, the kids’ hit animated TV show, is now a video game! Kids can actively play on a selection of episodes to become both an actor and a spectator of their favorite TV show. Play Through 20 Rabbids® Invasion Episodes Watch, play and interact with the Rabbids while the episode is running. Have Fun With Over 400 Wacky Full-Motion Activities Have a virtual egg battle with the Rabbids, try to quickly match their silly poses, play against the timer, scream out the iconic Rabbids “bwaah”… Play With Family and Friends Enjoy hilarious times with your friends and unlock new content while competing for the highest score. You can also challenge them and try to become champion of the episode! Let the Rabbids Invade Your Living Room Interact and dance with the Rabbids in your own living thanks to augmented reality. Collect Memorable Moments in the Rabbids Photo Album Take selfies with the Rabbids using Kinect
DLC with Achievements

As well as the FREE DLC below, "Final Stand" for Battlefield 4 and Battlefield 4 (Xbox 360) has been released for Battlefield Premium members. The DLC adds 5 additional achievements worth a total of 120G on the Xbox 360. The achievements are not yet live for the Xbox One version of the title, so play the DLC at your own risk.



Xbox Fitness
• "Gatorade Sports Performance Basketball Training Camp"
Achievements: None but does add 1 challenge
Price: FREE
Take your training to the next level with Paul George, small forward for the Indiana Pacers. Up your game on the court by working out to pro-level basketball drills designed to improve stamina, agility, strength and recovery.
DLC without Achievements

AirMech Arena
• "AirMech Arena 900 Diamonds + PAX East Bonus" – US$4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 / AU$6.65 / ¥515
900 Diamonds to spend how you like, plus 1 “PAX East” Helix Variant (skin) and a PAX East logo cross/dpad pet.
Dance Central: Spotlight
• ""Anaconda" - Nicki Minaj" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216


Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate
• "Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Costume Catalog 20" – FREE
This free download is required in order to use the Police Uniform costumes in Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate. *The costumes cannot be used with this download alone.
• "Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Police Uniform Set" – US$17.99 / £14.39 / €17.99 / AU$24.15 / ¥1,852
All 12 arresting new uniforms for the good cops and bad cops of DOA. This set includes Police Uniform costumes for Kasumi, Ayane, Hitomi, Leifang, Kokoro, Tina, Mila, Momiji, Marie Rose, Nyotengu, Bass, and Rig. *You must have the latest update installed before using these costumes.
• "Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Ayane Police Uniform" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥206
• "Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Bass Police Uniform" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥206
• "Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Hitomi Police Uniform" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥206
• "Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Kasumi Police Uniform" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥206
• "Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Kokoro Police Uniform" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥206
• "Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Leifang Police Uniform" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥206
• "Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Marie Rose Police Uniform" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥206
• "Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Mila Police Uniform" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥206
• "Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Momiji Police Uniform" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥206
• "Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Nyotengu Police Uniform" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥206
• "Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Rig Police Uniform" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥206
• "Dead or Alive 5 Ultimate Tina Police Uniform" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥206


Dragon Age: Inquisition (Xbox 360)
• "Dragon Age™: Inquisition Deluxe Edition Upgrade" – US$9.99 / £9.99 / €9.99 / AU$10.65 / ¥1,080
Upgrade your Standard Edition of Dragon Age™: Inquisition to include these epic in-game items: • Skyhold Throne - Every ruler should sit in a place of high honor, but as the Inquisitor you will have the greatest of all, fashioned from an ancient dragon skull. • Red Hart - Navigate the perilous, living world atop this great-horned beast. • Bog Unicorn - Once belonging to an evil marauder, this unique mount has returned to inspire fear into those who would oppose you. • Bring the world of Thedas wherever you go with the digital soundtrack. • Dragon Age Multiplayer Deluxe Edition chests. The Deluxe Upgrade also contains the mighty Flames of the Inquisition Armor, Armored Mount, and Weapons Arsenal!
• "Dragon Age™: Inquisition English Voice Over Pack" – FREE
Discover the English version of Dragon Age™: Inquisition by downloading the voice-over pack. This will enable all dialogue to be in English and is an optional add-on to your Inquisition experience.
Grand Theft Auto V (Xbox One)
• "Bull Shark Cash Card" – US$9.99 / £5.99 / €7.49 / AU$9.95
• "Great White Shark Cash Card" – US$19.99 / £11.99 / €14.99 / AU$19.95
• "Megalodon Shark Cash Card" – US$99.99 / £64.99 / €74.99 / AU$109.95
• "Red Shark Cash Card" – US$2.99 / £1.99 / €2.49 / AU$2.65
• "Tiger Shark Cash Card" – US$4.99 / £3.19 / €3.99 / AU$4.65
• "Whale Shark Cash Card" – US$49.99 / £30.79 / €37.99 / AU$56.95
Cash is king in this town. Solve your money problem and help get what you want across Los Santos and Blaine County with the occasional purchase of cash packs for Grand Theft Auto Online. All purchased cash is automatically deposited into your character’s bank account. Spend wisely, cash therapy is fleeting. Certain limits apply to purchase, use, and redemption. See EULA www.rockstargames.com/eula and Terms of Service www.rockstargames.com/legal for details.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
• "Hidden Blade Rune" – US$0.99 / £0.79 / €0.99 / AU$1.35 / ¥108
Deal extra damage when executing stealth attacks against Sauron's Captains.
• "Skull Crushers Warband" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65
These elite Infantry built their strengths in the factories deep within Mordor where Sauron is forging his war machine. They are defined by their incredible strength and their ability to crush enemies with their bare hands. They despise nature and the wild creatures of Mordor, loving instead the rhythm of machines. Eliminate them to earn an Epic Rune.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Xbox 360)
• "Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor - Hidden Blade Rune" – US$0.99 / £0.79 / €0.99 / AU$1.35
Deal extra damage when executing stealth attacks against Sauron's Captains.
• "Rising Storm Rune" – US$0.99 / £0.79 / €0.99 / AU$1.35
Unlock the Storm of Urfael which enables you to use unlimited Combat Finishers.
Rabbids Invasion: The Interactive TV Show
• "RABBIDS INVASION - PACK #1 SEASON ONE" – US$3.99 / £3.19 / €3.99 / AU$5.95
Enjoy the hit kids' animated TV show in a brand new way! Now you can watch and play with the Rabbids in 3 interactive episodes: "RABBIDS SAY CHEESE", "VAMPIRE RABBID" and "RABBID'S RULES OF ORDER". Get moving and compete with your family and friends in crazy, fun challenges like Coin Jumper, Rabbid Catapult, Object Hunt, Bwaaah-meter and more...
• "RABBIDS INVASION - SEASON PACK" – US$14.99 / £11.99 / €14.99 / AU$19.95
The Rabbids Invasion BEST VALUE Season Pass is now available and includes all 15 add-on episodes with crazy challenges! Get into a friendly competition with family and friends while watching the funniest scenes of "SUPER RABBID", "RABBID VAMPIRE", "RABBIDS WITH FLEAS", "ZOMBIE RABBID", "RABBID DREAMS" and 10 more interactive episodes... Make hilarious poses, find hidden objects, scream the iconic Bwaaah, beat the timer and earn additional Rabbids coins to become the champion of each episode!
Rocksmith 2014 Edition
• "Tom Petty Song Pack" – US$11.99 / £9.59 / €11.99 / AU$15.95
Play "Learning to Fly", "Refugee", "American Girl", "Free Fallin'" and "I Won't Back Down" by Tom Petty on any electric guitar. Bass included. Each song includes a new Authentic Tone. NOTE: Rocksmith® 2014 game disc is required for play. Music credits available at www.rocksmith.com. Music Downloads not rated by PEGI.
• "Foo Fighters Song Pack II" – US$11.99 / £9.59 / €11.99 / AU$15.95
Play "The Pretender", "Monkey Wrench", "Rope", "Long Road to Ruin" and "Learn to Fly" by Foo Fighters 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.
• "Foo Fighters - Learn to Fly" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Foo Fighters - Long Road to Ruin" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Foo Fighters - Monkey Wrench" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Foo Fighters - The Pretender" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Foo Fighters - Rope" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95

Rocksmith 2014 Edition (Xbox 360)
• "Foo Fighters Song Pack II" – US$11.99 / £9.59 / €11.99 / AU$15.95 / ¥1,481
Play "Learn To Fly", "Long Road to Ruin", "Monkey Wrench", "The Pretender", and "Rope" by Foo Fighters 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.
• "Foo Fighters - Learn to Fly" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥360
• "Foo Fighters - Long Road to Ruin" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥360
• "Foo Fighters - Monkey Wrench" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥360
• "Foo Fighters - The Pretender" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥360
• "Foo Fighters - Rope" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥360


Sniper Elite 3 (Xbox One)
• "International Camouflage Rifles Pack" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
Expand your arsenal with 3 re-tuned and camouflaged sniper rifles for Sniper Elite 3: the Lee Enfield Mk. III, Karabiner 98k and SVT-40. Usable in all game modes.
• "U.S. Camouflage Rifles Pack" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
Snipe your enemies with 3 adjusted and camouflaged fan favourite rifles for Sniper Elite 3, the Springfield M1903, M1917 Enfield and M1D Garand. Usable in all game modes.
WWE 2K15 (Xbox One)
• "Accelerator" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65
Decide the overall rankings and attribute levels of every WWE Superstar, Legend, and Diva in the game. Unlock every WWE Superstar, Legend, and Diva, including alternate attires and all arenas and championships in WWE 2K15. Note: This item is included in the Season Pass premium content purchase.
• "WWE 2K15 Showcase Season Pass" – US$24.99 / £19.99 / €24.99 / AU$33.45
The 2K Showcase Season Pass brings you more action and excitement from WWE 2K15's all-new 2K Showcase Mode. Save over 20% on three 2K Showcase Add-On Packs and receive the Exclusive Character Paige! 2K Showcase lets you relive groundbreaking rivalries and matches in this all-new single player campaign told through your gameplay and historic WWE footage! All 2K Showcase Season Pass content will be available by April 2015. Content can be downloaded from the Xbox Games Store once it is released, through "Manage Bundle". All Showcase content featured in the Season Pass will be available for individual purchase on Xbox Games Store. Does not include Sting, Hulk Hogan, Characters or Moves packs. Visit wwe.2k.com for more details.
Demos

Just in case you haven't yet gotten around to trying out Bungie's MMO, there is a demo now available on the Xbox 360. There is also a trial for the title available on the Xbox One. However, as Xbox One demos can not be downloaded through Xbox.com, you will have to trigger the Destiny (Xbox One) trial through your console.

Destiny (Xbox 360)
Size: 5.13 GB
Will remain exclusive to XBL Gold members
Download here
Destiny is an epic first-person action shooter that delivers a thrilling combination of cooperative and competitive modes with in-depth character customization, including a huge variety of weapons, armor, and abilities. This free demo experience represents a small sample of the activities you’ll find in the full game. The demo includes co-operative activities, story missions, and access to the games central social space, the Tower. 6 GB hard drive storage (or its equivalent) is required. Additional storage may be required for some updates and features. Storage requirements subject to change. There may be mandatory in-game updates which users must download to continue playing. Various elements and functionality of Xbox One & Xbox 360 Destiny Game requires Xbox Live Gold membership, sold separately. Please see www.destinythegame.com for further details. Terms and conditions apply. Using the software constitutes acceptance of the Destiny Software License Agreement available at http://support.activision.com/license and the Terms of Service and Privacy Policy available at http://www.bungie.net/eula.
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.