XBL Content Roundup: November 20th & 21st, 2014

By Rebecca Smith, 2 years ago
Xbox One Pre-orders

Ivory Tower's upcoming MMO racer gets two different pre-orders, while the first title to be released under the relaunched Sierra Entertainment also offers incentives to pre-order and pre-load.

The Crew Gold Edition
Size: 15.61 GB
Price: US$84.99 / £66.99 / €84.99 / AU$119.70 / ¥9,288
XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON 02/12/2014. 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. Exclusive Price ! The Gold Edition contains the game and the Season Pass. The Crew is a revolutionary action-driving MMO that leverages new hardware capabilities to connect players online like never before. With the Season Pass, you can ensure that your garage will be well-stocked with a wealth of content for months to come: -One week early access for All Season Pass Content -Four Additional Car Packs (twelve new cars in total) -New car Stickers, Paint Jobs, and Unlocked Tuning Specs. -Two Additional Exclusive Cars only available to Season Pass Holders. Pre-Order The Crew Gold Edition and get exclusive bonuses : 10,000 Crew Credits and the MINI COOPER S with all official body colors, exclusive rims and an exclusive sticker. In-game player level requirements apply to equip car tuning kits.
The Crew Limited Edition
Size: 15.61 GB
Price: US$59.99 / £54.99 / €69.99 / AU$99.95 / ¥8,100
XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON 02/12/2014. 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. The Crew is a revolutionary action-driving MMO that connects players online like never before. The Crew takes you and your friends on a wild ride across a massive, open-world recreation of the United States that is loaded with exciting challenges. Generous in content and tailored for the connected generation. The Crew sets a new benchmark that redefines action-driving games. Pre-Order The Crew now and get access to all the pre-order bonus : 10,000 Crew Credits, and the MINI COOPER S and Street Edition Pack containing : -A full set of custom parts (front bumper, rear bumper, motor hood, rear wing). -A full set of performance parts (motor core, tires, suspension, weight reduction, chassis, brakes, anti-roll bars, differential, engine, exhaust, ecu, carb, charger, gear box). -An exclusive sticker created by the community
Geometry Wars³: Dimensions Pre-Order Edition
Size: 205.16 MB
Price: US$14.99 / £13.99 / €14.99 / AU$19.95
XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON 26/11/2014. 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. Pre-Order Geometry Wars 3: Dimensions and get the exclusive "Blood Count" level: a unique taurus shaped grid with an exclusive background. Enjoy the next chapter in the award-winning Geometry Wars franchise and battle through waves of enemies in this frenetic arcade shooter! Key features include: Over 50 single player levels including Adventure and Classic Arcade modes - 3D grids and over 10 battle modes including Pacifism, King and Claustrophobia - 4 unique companion drones such as Attack, Collector, Ram and Snipe - Cooperative and Online Competitive Multiplayer modes - Community and Friend Leader boards. In addition players can enjoy a unique bonus level built specifically for Xbox: "Titan Box" level - giant enemies on a cube shaped grid and exclusive background.
Xbox One Games

Rugby 15 makes it to PAL regions; at the moment there is no indication whether the title will ever be released in North America. Meanwhile, we have two new ID@Xbox titles that have been released in all regions. Unfortunately, at the time of writing, the promised The Pinball Arcade has not yet been released. Finally, we have a Japanese release of a title that will reach western markets in January.

Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires (JP)
Size: 23.15 GB
Price: ¥6,480
The latest in the "Empires" series, combining thrilling battlefield action with "annexation-style" strategy gameplay! Player choices will determine different character development paths. Do you to seek fame and unite the land as the ruler of your own kingdom, plot to overwhelm entire kingdoms through treachery and coercion, or simply work as a mercenary and fight in various battles across the land? In addition, Xu Shu joins the playable roster, new tactics known as Stratagems can affect various portions of battle, plus the return and expansion of the popular Edit Mode.


Pier Solar and the Great Architects
Size: 2.29 GB
Price: US$14.99 / £11.99 / €14.99
Pier Solar is an RPG that tells the story of Hoston, a young botanist who is on a quest to save his father from a mysterious illness. Along with his two best friends Alina and Edessot, the three friends embark on a quest seeking a rare herb to cure the illness of Hoston's father. Little do they know, it is the beginning of a winding journey that unravels his father's past and the mystery of Pier Solar and the Great Architects.


RUGBY 15 (this has since been removed)
Size: 2.77 GB
Price: £44.99 / €59.99 / AU$79.95
Get all of rugby in THE best simulation: all the official Aviva Premiership Rugby, TOP 14, PRO D2 and Pro12 teams, all the moves and all the emotions thanks to commentary by Stuart Barnes and Miles Harrison! The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish and Russian.


Thomas Was Alone
Size: 465.46 MB
Price: US$10.99 / £7.19 / €8.99 / AU$11.95
Thomas Was Alone is the critically acclaimed indie platformer about friendship and jumping. Guide a group of sentient rectangles through a series of environments, combining their skills to reach the end of each level. Listen to awesome music by David Housden, negotiate obstacles meticulously placed by Mike Bithell and immerse yourself in the characters' journey with a voiceover read wistfully and amusingly by Danny Wallace. Discover the story of the world's first sentient AIs, and how they worked together to, well... "escape" is a strong word. "Emerge" might be better. "Emerge" has an air of importance about it, while keeping a plethora of plot twists and origin stories under wraps. We didn't even mention the bouncing. That'd be overkill. Features: • 120 levels. • 15 playable characters, each with unique characteristics and abilities. • Story narrated by Danny Wallace. • Soundtrack by critically acclaimed composer David Housden. • Commentary for every level by creator Mike Bithell.


Xbox 360 Games on Demand

After being released in North America at the end of September, Persona 4 Arena Ultimax makes it to Europe. Meanwhile, the Xbox 360 version of Rugby 15 also appears in PAL regions.

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
Size: 6.63 GB
Price: £39.99 / €49.99
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


RUGBY 15 (Xbox 360)
Size: 1.07 GB
Price: £34.99 / €49.99 / AU$69.95
The Games on Demand version supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian. Get all of rugby in THE best simulation: all the official Aviva Premiership Rugby, TOP 14, PRO D2 and Pro12 teams, all the moves and all the emotions thanks to commentary by Stuart Barnes and Miles Harrison!
DLC with Achievements

This DLC finally appears in PAL regions alongside the game itself. While the Game on Demand is not available in Australia, all of the DLC is available for purchase in this region.

Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
• "Additional Character 1: Tohru Adachi"
Achievements: 4 for a total of 110G
Price: £3.59 / €4.49 / AU$6.65
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: £3.59 / €4.49 / AU$6.65
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.
DLC without Achievements

The Crew
• "The Crew™ Season Pass" – US$24.99 / £19.99 / €24.99 / AU$29.95 / ¥3,240
Roam our playground with everything The Crew has to offer! As a Season Pass owner, you will immediately receive two exclusive vehicles: the Ferrari 458 Speciale and McLaren 12C plus the first four car packs to be released monthly: the Raid Car Pack, Speed Car pack, Extreme Car Pack and Vintage Car Pack. The 458 Speciale marks a new era in Ferrari’s high spec super-cars. With over 550hp, this beauty will own the road. The McLaren 12C is the first McLaren production car released in over a decade, this British import is not one to miss. Utilizing as much race technology as possible, this ride has a carbon fibre chassis and 616hp. A pinnacle of precision that you’ll rarely see twice! In-game player level requirements apply to equip car tuning kits.
Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires (JP)
• "Additional Custom Armor Set 1" – ¥108
The male custom armor "Anointed Warrior Set" will become available for selection during custom character creation in "Edit Mode." * Added Armor ·Anointed Warrior Set
• "Additional Custom Armor Set 2" – ¥108
The female custom armor "Anointed Amazon Set" will become available for selection during custom character creation in "Edit Mode." * Added Armor ·Anointed Amazon Set
Persona 4 Arena Ultimax
• "Additional Colors Full Pack" – £4.79 / €5.99 / AU$7.95
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.
• "Full Icon Unlock" – £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
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" – £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
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" – £4.79 / €5.99 / AU$7.95
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.
• "Navigation Set A" – £9.59 / €11.99 / AU$15.95
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.
• "P4A Story" – £7.99 / €9.99 / AU$13.45
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.
Project Spark (Xbox One)
• "Project Spark: Hunter's Camp" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥324
It's time to set up camp! The HUNTER'S CAMP includes essential gear for hunters, adventurers, and anyone in need of shelter. Unlock this content pack to acquire HUNTER'S CAMP! Features include: Create: - 12 props including the HUNTER'S TENT and SLEEPING BAGS - New HUNTER'S LEGEND BOW and ARROW - New EMPTY CRATE and BARREL to put whatever you want inside - Customize size and colors of Hunter's Camp props - Scale the included props to melee weapon size and add the 'Equip' Kode brain to discover new weapon and shield equipment


Rabbids Invasion: The Interactive TV Show
• "RABBIDS INVASION – BONUS EPISODE" – FREE
Download the free episode "RADIO RABBID" and keep playing more wacky challenges! This content is only available with the game purchase.
Demos

Now that the Rabbids have been unleashed across consoles in all regions, 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 Rabbids Invasion: The Interactive TV Show (Xbox One) trial through your console.

Rabbids Invasion: The Interactive TV Show (Xbox 360)
Size: 1.08 GB
Exclusive to XBL Gold members until November 27th, 2014
Download here
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
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.