XBL Content Roundup: November 25th & 26th, 2014

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

Although there has been a page for this game on xbox.com for what seems like forever, only now is it available for pre-order. You can choose to purchase the standard edition or the edition that comes in a bundle with the game's Season Pass. Both editions also have a pre-order bonus.

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris
Size: 2.58 GB
Price: US$19.99 / £15.19 / €19.99 / AU$26.95
XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON 09/12/2014. YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THE GAME FROM XBOX LIVE BEFORE THEN, BUT IT WILL NOT BE PLAYABLE UNTIL 12:01 UTC 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 to receive The Hitman Pack featuring Agent 47 themed skins, AMT Hardballers and the Hitman ring. In her new adventure, Lara Croft must join forces with rival archaeologist Carter Bell and imprisoned gods Horus and Isis, to defeat the evil god Set.
Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris & Season Pass Pack
Size: 2.58 GB
Price: US$28.99 / £19.99 / €28.99 / AU$38.65
XBOX ONE GAME EXPECTED TO RELEASE ON 12/9/2014. YOU MAY DOWNLOAD THE GAME FROM XBOX LIVE BEFORE THEN, BUT IT WILL NOT BE PLAYABLE UNTIL 12:01 UTC 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 Lara's new adventure and recieve the Hitman Pack! Featuring a four-player co-op story, Lara and her companions must work together to explore the temple of Osiris and defeat hordes of enemies from the Egyptian Underworld. Make the most of your Lara Croft experience with the Season Pass which includes the "Icy Death" and "Twisted Gears" packs.
Xbox One Games

After the deluge of last week, there has been very little arriving in the stores this Tuesday and Wednesday. After being made available for pre-order last week, Geometry Wars³: Dimensions was released. Pinball Arcade has arrived five days later than planned, while TellTale releases the first episode of their venture through the Borderlands. Aside from that, we get a special version of FIFA 15 and the Monopoly titles become available for separate purchase, while the Monopoly Family Fun Pack is now available outside of North America.

FIFA 15 (Xbox One) Deluxe Edition / Holiday Edition
Size: N/A
Price: US$59.99 / £54.99 / €69.99 / AU$109.95 / ¥6,480
Receive the full game including 2200 FIFA Points to redeem FIFA 15 Ultimate Team Packs, a Leo Messi FUT Loan player for 5 games, and a bundle of popular EA SPORTS Football Club items. DELUXE EDITION CONTENT AVAILABLE ONLY FOR NEW PURCHASES AND EXPIRES JANUARY 19, 2015. 2200 FIFA POINTS BONUS CONTENT UNLOCKS A MINIMUM OF 22 GOLD PACKS.
MONOPOLY FAMILY FUN PACK
Size: N/A
Price: £23.99 / €29.99 / AU$39.95
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!


MONOPOLY Deal
Size: 744.68 MB
Price: US$4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 / AU$6.65
Everything great about MONOPOLY, now a fast paced, delightfully addictive card game! Compete online against your friends or the community in this frantic card-game: steal sets of cards, collect debts and be the first to collect three complete property sets of different colors. Build your real estate empire in a new and faster way! Keeps everything you love about MONOPOLY but packs it into a fast burst of fun. The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian.
MONOPOLY Plus
Size: 1.16 GB
Price: US$14.99 / £11.99 / €14.99 / AU$19.95
It’s MONOPOLY for a new era! Play the classic game and watch the board come to life! A full 3D city at the center of the board lives and evolves as you play. You own a miniature world that will interact with your progression throughout the game and celebrate your achievements. Play the way you want - you can change the rules and adapt them to your playing style. Take and display photos at key moments for an amplified social gaming experience. Monopoly PLUS raises the classic game to a new level! The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish, Korean, Chinese.
The Pinball Arcade (Xbox One)
Size: 3.83 GB
Price: FREE
Each month, regular updates will add classics like Star Trek®: The Next Generation™, Terminator™ 2: Judgement Day, Twilight Zone®, Creature from the Black Lagoon™, Monster Bash™, Medieval Madness™, Funhouse™, Attack from Mars™, Circus Voltaire™, Big Shot™ (and many others for years to come!) along with online tournaments and additional modes to challenge yourself and compete against your friends. The Pinball Arcade is the most realistic and comprehensive pinball game ever created! The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, Turkish.


Tales from the Borderlands
Size: 2.53 GB
Price: US$4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 / AU$6.65
Download Episode One of Tales from the Borderlands, a five part episodic game series from the creators of The Wolf Among Us and The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series. Set on the unforgiving world of Pandora after the events seen in Borderlands 2, this is a story full of Borderlands’ trademark humor, following two adventurers on their quest for greatness. You’ll play as Rhys, a Hyperion ‘suit’ with dreams of being the next Handsome Jack, and Fiona, a Pandoran con artist looking to score her biggest ever swindle. Thrown together as unwilling partners in an adventure to recover cash they both think is theirs, their journey will take you on a wild ride where gangsters, bandit lords, and Vault Hunters are just some of the obstacles you’ll encounter, in this new take on the award-winning universe created by Gearbox Software.
Xbox LIVE Arcade Games

The XBLA equivalent of today's Xbox One shoot 'em up and TellTale's latest is released too.

Geometry Wars³: Dimensions (Xbox 360)
Size: 105.57 MB
Price: US$14.99 / £11.99 / €14.99
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 Leaderboards In addition players can enjoy a unique bonus level built specifically for Xbox: -"Titan Box" level: Titans on a cube shaped grid and Xbox green background The "Blood Count" level - a unique Torus shaped grid - is also available free for download until December 3rd, 2014 at 7:59 AM UTC.
Tales from the Borderlands (Xbox 360)
Size: 863.62 MB
Price: US$4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 / AU$6.65
Download Episode One of Tales from the Borderlands, a five part episodic game series from the creators of The Wolf Among Us and The Walking Dead: A Telltale Games Series. Set on the unforgiving world of Pandora after the events seen in Borderlands 2, this is a story full of Borderlands’ trademark humor, following two adventurers on their quest for greatness. You’ll play as Rhys, a Hyperion ‘suit’ with dreams of being the next Handsome Jack, and Fiona, a Pandoran con artist looking to score her biggest ever swindle. Thrown together as unwilling partners in an adventure to recover cash they both think is theirs, their journey will take you on a wild ride where gangsters, bandit lords, and Vault Hunters are just some of the obstacles you’ll encounter, in this new take on the award-winning universe created by Gearbox Software.
DLC with Achievements

While there is not any new DLC with achievements this week, the achievements are now live for the "Final Stand" DLC for Battlefield 4 (Xbox One). The DLC adds 5 achievements worth a total of 120G on this platform.

DLC without Achievements

Assassin's Creed Unity
• "Assassin's Creed Unity - Revolutionary Armaments Pack" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥756
This exciting weapons pack includes 6 never before seen weapons to arm your master assassin!
Dance Central: Spotlight
• ""Animals" - Maroon 5" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216
• ""Blurred Lines" - Robin Thicke ft. Pharrell" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216
• ""Can't Hold Us" - Macklemore & Ryan Lewis ft. Ray Dalton" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216


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• "DARK SOULS™ II – Add-on Bundle" – US$24.99 / £19.99 / €24.99 / AU$33.45
By purchasing this Add-on Bundle, you will get all three additional chapters from the Lost Crowns Trilogy at a discounted price: "Crown of the Sunken King," "Crown of the Old Iron King," "Crown of the Ivory King." These 3 chapters will lead you to confront new fearsome bosses and hosts of new enemies in entirely original areas. (This Add-on Bundle requires "DARK SOULS™ II" to function. Please note that each Add-on is also sold separately. Please be careful to avoid re-purchasing any content.)
Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved
• "“Burn” - Ellie Goulding" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65
• "“Just Like Heaven” - The Cure" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65
• "“Lucky Strike” - Maroon 5" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65

Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved (Xbox 360)
• "“Burn” - Ellie Goulding" – US$1.99 / £1.29 / €1.89 / AU$1.99
• "“Just Like Heaven” - The Cure" – US$1.99 / £1.29 / €1.89 / AU$1.995
• "“Lucky Strike” - Maroon 5" – US$1.99 / £1.29 / €1.89 / AU$1.99

Dynasty Warriors 8 Empires (JP)
• "Additional BGM Set 1" – FREE
This set includes additional BGM that can be played on battlefields. * How to use Choose "BGM selection" from the Pre-battle Loading Screen. * Added BGM · "DYNASTY WARRIORS 2" - Battle of Chibi - Wei ·"DYNASTY WARRIORS 3" - General Purpose Stage BGM - Normal 2 · "DYNASTY WARRIORS 3" - Battle of the Wuzhang Plains- Wei ·"DYNASTY WARRIORS 4" - Leader
• "Additional Custom Armor Set 3" – ¥108
The male custom armor ""Water God Rapids Set"" will become available for selection during custom character creation in ""Edit Mode."" * Added Armor ·Water God Rapids Set
• "Additional Custom Armor Set 4" – ¥108
The female custom armor "Water Goddess Torrent Set" will become available for selection during custom character creation in "Edit Mode." * Added armor ·Water Goddess Torrent Set
• "Additional Custom Hairstyle Set 1" – ¥108
Additional hairstyle types will become available for selection during custom character creation in "Edit Mode." * Added Hairstyle Types · Male (14) · Female (15)
• ""Oda Nobunyaga" Custom Parts Pack" – FREE
Male custom equipment based on "Oda Nobunyaga" from "Nobunyaga no Yabou" will become available for selection during custom character creation in "Edit Mode." * Added Equipment ·Nobunyaga Set
Geometry Wars³: Dimensions (Xbox 360)
• "Geometry Wars™ 3: Dimensions - Blood Count" – FREE
Download the free "Blood Count" level: a unique Torus shaped grid until December 2, 2014, 11:59 PM UTC from the product page.
Just Dance 2015
• ""C'mon" by Ke$ha" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65
• ""Funhouse" by P!nk" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65
• ""Kiss You" by One Direction" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65
• ""Want U Back" by Cher Lloyd Ft. Astro" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65
• ""We Can't Stop" by Miley Cyrus" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95


Just Dance 2015 (Xbox 360)
• "Just Dance 2015 - "C'mon" by Ke$ha" – US$1.99 / £1.29 / €1.89 / AU$1.99
• "Just Dance 2015 - "Funhouse" by P!nk" – US$1.99 / £1.29 / €1.89 / AU$1.99
• "Just Dance 2015 - "Kiss You" by One Direction" – US$1.99 / £1.29 / €1.89 / AU$1.99
• "Just Dance 2015 - "Want U Back" by Cher Lloyd Ft. Astro" – US$1.99 / £1.29 / €1.89 / AU$1.99
• "Just Dance 2015 - "We Can't Stop" by Miley Cyrus" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95

Madden NFL 15 (Xbox One)
• "Madden NFL 15: Player Likeness Update" – FREE
Update your game with the latest NFL player likeness available for Madden NFL 15. Thanks to state-of-the art scanning technology, we’re able to provide you with a free add-on that updates more than 150 players across the league.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor
• "Deadly Archer Rune" – US$0.99 / £0.79 / €0.99 / AU$1.35 / ¥108
Deal extra damage when executing ranged headshots against Sauron's Captains.
Middle-earth: Shadow of Mordor (Xbox 360)
• "Deadly Archer Rune" – US$0.99 / £0.79 / €0.99 / AU$1.35
Deal extra damage when executing ranged headshots against Sauron's Captains.
Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition
• "Star Wars Classic Skin Pack" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥324
Free Trial here
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.... The Star Wars Classic Skin Pack features an assortment of over 50 heroes, villains, and rogues from the Galactic Civil War. Whether you pick a Jawa or the mighty Darth Vader, you can play as your favourite Star Wars characters from Episodes IV to VI, Minecraft style.
Minecraft: Xbox One Edition
• "Star Wars Classic Skin Pack" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥324
A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away.... The Star Wars Classic Skin Pack features an assortment of over 50 heroes, villains, and rogues from the Galactic Civil War. Whether you pick a Jawa or the mighty Darth Vader, you can play as your favorite Star Wars characters from Episodes IV to VI, Minecraft style.
Star Wars 1

Star Wars 2

Star Wars 3

Star Wars 4

Star Wars 5

Star Wars 6

Star Wars 7


MONOPOLY Plus
• "MONOPOLY RABBIDS DLC" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
Make your Monopoly experience even crazier, with the Monopoly Rabbids DLC. Rabbids invade your game to create a hilarious game board. This DLC contains a whole customized board with an animated token. A more fun way to enjoy your Monopoly game!
• "MY MONOPOLY" – US$9.99 / £11.99 / €14.99 / AU$19.95
Make your Monopoly experience even crazier, with the Monopoly Rabbids DLC. Rabbids invade your game to create a hilarious game board. This DLC contains a whole customized board with an animated token. A more fun way to enjoy your Monopoly game!
Project Spark (Xbox One)
• "Project Spark: Galaxies Bundle" – US$18.99 / £15.19 / €18.99 / AU$25.55 / ¥2,052
Throughout the galaxy, ASTRO TECHS and MINERS work carefully to obtain an ultra-rare mineral called KODITE, the most powerful resource in the universe. But the presence of these extraordinary blue crystals draws another into the fold: the KODIANS, extraterrestrials with a mysterious connection to Kodite. But are the Aliens friend or foe? You decide! Bundle includes: - FIRST CONTACT content pack - DISTRESS CALL content pack - KODITE EXTRACTION content pack - 3 DAY SPARK PREMIUM Create: - ALIEN ASTEROID BIOME, PAINT, and BACKDROPS - KODIAN SCOUT CHARACTER with unique animations - ASTRO TECH MALE and FEMALE CHARACTERS and OUTFITS - ASTRO MINER CHARACTER and OUTFIT - New MALE and FEMALE HEADS for Character Studio - ASTRO BASE ARCHITECTURE props - Dozens of sci-fi PROPS including BLASTERS and TERRAIN DRILL - Loads of sci-fi SOUNDS and EFFECTS - 1ST PERSON SHOOTER ADVANCED brain - Gameplay and prop ASSEMBLIES for rapid quest creation - SCI-FI TEXT BOXES and 2D HUD ICONS Play: - CROSSROADS: New ALIEN ASTEROID landscape option - CROSSROADS: New NEBULA and STARFIELD setting options - CROSSROADS: Take on the CLOSE ENCOUNTER side quest - CROSSROADS: Help the communications officer; beware of power-hungry foes - CROSSROADS: Take control of a drilling machine and tunnel your way to hidden treasures Exclusive Content: - SCOUNDREL’S BACKPACK PROP and Character Studio COSTUME PIECE exclusive to this pack - SCOUNDREL’S GLOVES Character Studio COSTUME PIECE exclusive to this pack - Collect all of the SCOUNDREL costume pieces included with other GALAXIES packs Spark Premium: - 2x Spark XP - 2x Credit gain - 2x Champion XP Spark Premium also allows owners to purchase new Token-only offers for Credits. These benefits expire 3 days after purchase.
• "Project Spark: Kodite Extraction" – US$7.99 / £6.39 / €7.99 / AU$10.65 / ¥864
ASTRO MINERS use amazing tools and devices to mine Kodite, a resource which promises unlimited power to those who can unlock its secrets. Unlock this content pack to acquire KODITE EXTRACTION! Features include: Create: - New MALE ASTRO MINER CHARACTER and OUTFIT - New MALE HEAD and HAIR to create with in Character Studio - New PROPS including PICKAXE and animated TERRAIN DRILL - New machine SOUNDS and terrain EFFECTS - Use the DRILLING MACHINE ASSEMBLY to grind through terrain Play: - CROSSROADS: Take control of a drilling machine and tunnel your way to hidden treasures!
Rabbids Invasion: The Interactive TV Show (Xbox 360)
• "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.
• "RABBIDS INVASION - PACK #1 SEASON ONE" – US$3.99 / £3.19 / €3.99 / AU$5.35
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...
Rocksmith 2014 Edition
• "Bullet For My Valentine Song Pack" – US$11.99 / £9.59 / €11.99 / AU$15.95
Play "Hand of Blood", "Your Betrayal", "Scream Aim Fire", "Hearts Burst Into Fire" and "Tears Don't Fall" by Bullet For My Valentine 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. Music Downloads Not Rated by the ESRB.
• "Bullet For My Valentine - Hand Of Blood" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Bullet For My Valentine - Hearts Burst Into Fire" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Bullet For My Valentine - Scream Aim Fire" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Bullet For My Valentine - Tears Don't Fall" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Bullet For My Valentine - Your Betrayal" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95


Rocksmith 2014 Edition (Xbox 360)
• "Bullet For My Valentine Song Pack" – US$11.99 / £9.59 / €11.99 / AU$15.95 / ¥1,481
Play "Hand of Blood", "Your Betrayal", "Scream Aim Fire", "Hearts Burst Into Fire" and "Tears Don't Fall" by Bullet For My Valentine 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. Music Downloads Not Rated by the ESRB.
• "Bullet For My Valentine - Hand Of Blood" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥360
• "Bullet For My Valentine - Hearts Burst Into Fire" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥360
• "Bullet For My Valentine - Scream Aim Fire" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥360
• "Bullet For My Valentine - Tears Don't Fall" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥360
• "Bullet For My Valentine - Your Betrayal" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥360

Sunset Overdrive
• "Sunset Overdrive Weapon Pack" – US$4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 / AU$6.65 / ¥540
Do not purchase this pack if you already own the Sunset Overdrive Season Pass. In a city overrun by crazed mutants, homicidal robots and villainous thugs, you can never have too many weapons. The Sunset Overdrive Weapon Pack grants you four devastating new weapons for your arsenal. It includes the Rage Bomb, Plague Bomb, Shield Buddy and Multi-lock Rocket Launcher. • Rager: Fires a targeted projectile that, on impact, releases a cloud which induces a confusion status effect, causing enemies to attack their allies. Enraged enemies explode when killed. • Plague Bomb: Fires out an explosive that releases an aerosolized alcohol mix that instantly intoxicates enemies in the area. Enemies stop to vomit, take damage over time, and explode when killed. Exploding enemies will also spread the disease. • Shield Buddy: Hold fire button to charge, release to activate a shield and deploy bombs. Use weapons or melee while you and nearby friends are protected by the shield. • Multi-lock Rocket Launcher: Lock on to up to eight targets, then release to fire out a barrage of rockets at the targets.
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.