XBL Content Roundup: January 29th & 30th, 2015

By Rebecca Smith, 2 years ago
XBLA Delistings

As promised, Rhythm Party has indeed been delisted from the Games Store today. Unfortunately, so has its DLC. It seems like Konami's promise to keep the DLC up for an unspecified amount of time actually meant "until the game is removed".

Xbox One Games

We have had a few titles appear today, including two ID@Xbox games. One of these is February's Games With Gold, which is already available for FREE for Gold members.

#IDARB
Size: 402.78 MB
Price: US$14.99 / £11.99 / €14.99 / AU$19.95 / ¥1,620
Prepare to battle everything from Moustache Cops to Breakfast, in this game inspired by fast action, 8-bit sports and arcade classics! Built with the input of thousands of crazed internet gamers, #IDARB is a chaotic 8-player eSport jumping future arena ball game. Create characters, teams, team logos, tournaments, even your theme music, in this highly customizable experience complete with disruptive “hashbombs” which dynamically change the game itself via Twitch and Twitter! IDARB supports up to a whopping 8 simultaneous local players, and up to 4 vs. 4, head-to-head online matches. Additional features include a mind-blowing single-player story mode, wild half time competitions, and unlockable recipes. Begun as a crowd-sourced project, the game’s title is an acronym for “It Draws a Red Box” (IDARB). Thanks to thousands of suggestions via social media, the game evolved from one red box into the wacky amalgam it is today, complete with hundreds of strange “hashbombs”, secret commands which, when sent to the game via Twitch or Twitter, will disrupt and dynamically change the game in realtime! If there’s something you want that isn’t in #IDARB, it’s probably because you didn’t suggest it, but with so many customization options, you can probably still make it yourself!
Life Is Strange Complete Season
Size: 2.91 GB
Price: US$19.99 / £15.99 / €19.99 / AU$26.95
Life is Strange is a five part episodic game that sets out to revolutionise story based choice and consequence games by allowing the player to rewind time and affect the past, present and future. You are Max, a photography senior who saves her old friend Chloe by discovering she can rewind time. The pair soon find themselves exposed to the darker side of Arcadia Bay as they uncover the disturbing truth behind the sudden disappearance of a fellow student. Meanwhile, Max begins to have premonitions as she struggles to understand the implications of her power. She must quickly learn that changing the past can sometimes to lead to a devastating future. Features - A beautifully written modern adventure game - Rewind time to change the course of events - Multiple endings depending on the choices you make - Striking, hand-painted visuals - Distinct, licensed indie soundtrack


Life Is Strange Episode 1
Size: 2.91 GB
Price: US$4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 / AU$6.65
Life is Strange is a five part episodic game that sets out to revolutionise story based choice and consequence games by allowing the player to rewind time and affect the past, present and future. You are Max, a photography senior who saves her old friend Chloe by discovering she can rewind time. The pair soon find themselves exposed to the darker side of Arcadia Bay as they uncover the disturbing truth behind the sudden disappearance of a fellow student. Meanwhile, Max begins to have premonitions as she struggles to understand the implications of her power. She must quickly learn that changing the past can sometimes to lead to a devastating future. Features - A beautifully written modern adventure game - Rewind time to change the course of events - Multiple endings depending on the choices you make - Striking, hand-painted visuals - Distinct, licensed indie soundtrack
Nightmare

Max's Room

Max's Dorm

Victoria's Room


Unmechanical: Extended Edition
Size: 986.44 MB
Price: US$9.99 / £7.99 / €9.99
Unmechanical: Extended is an award-winning platformer/puzzle game loved by countless players around the world, now coming to Xbox One with a brand new “Extended” story episode that contains even more puzzles and mysteries to solve. Do you dare enter? Our story starts when you are abducted into a secret underground world full of fantastic machinery. Flying freely through the strange world, you have to solve a wide variety of puzzles and mysteries. The journey to freedom begins! On your adventure you may also begin to understand the reason behind it all - the underworld may be more than it seems, the fateful descent more than just chance, and you might not be entirely alone there after all… - 5 huge, non-linear levels to explore - Dozens of puzzles that will test your skills - Award-winning art design - Beautiful soundtrack


Xbox LIVE Arcade Games

Here is the XBLA equivalent of Square Enix's episodic title.

Life Is Strange (Xbox 360) Episode 1
Size: 984.75 MB
Price: US$4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 / AU$6.65
Life is Strange is a five part episodic game that sets out to revolutionise story based choice and consequence games by allowing the player to rewind time and affect the past, present and future. You are Max, a photography senior who saves her old friend Chloe by discovering she can rewind time. The pair soon find themselves exposed to the darker side of Arcadia Bay as they uncover the disturbing truth behind the sudden disappearance of a fellow student. Meanwhile, Max begins to have premonitions as she struggles to understand the implications of her power. She must quickly learn that changing the past can sometimes to lead to a devastating future. Features - A beautifully written modern adventure game - Rewind time to change the course of events - Multiple endings depending on the choices you make - Striking, hand-painted visuals - Distinct, licensed indie soundtrack
Carpark

Carpark

Chloe's House


Xbox One DLC with Achievements

Life Is Strange
• "Life is Strange Season Pass"
Achievements: Includes four DLC episodes that will add a total of 48 achievements for 800G
Price: US$16.99 / £13.59 / €16.99 / AU$22.75
Buy Life is Strange Season Pass for the best value and get all 4 remaining episodes in the 5-part series, when available to download. If you purchase this Season Pass, all future Season Pass content will be accessible in-game once available. Life is Strange Episode 1 game required; sold separately. Life is Strange is a five part episodic game that sets out to revolutionise story based choice and consequence games by allowing the player to rewind time and affect the past, present and future. You are Max, a photography senior who saves her old friend Chloe by discovering she can rewind time. The pair soon find themselves exposed to the darker side of Arcadia Bay as they uncover the disturbing truth behind the sudden disappearance of a fellow student. Meanwhile, Max begins to have premonitions as she struggles to understand the implications of her power. She must quickly learn that changing the past can sometimes lead to a devastating future. Features - A beautifully written modern adventure game - Rewind time to change the course of events - Multiple endings depending on the choices you make - Striking, hand-painted visuals - Distinct, licensed indie soundtrack
Xbox 360 DLC with Achievements

Life Is Strange (Xbox 360)
• "Life is Strange Season Pass (Episodes 2-5)"
Achievements: Includes four DLC episodes that will each add an unspecified number of achievements
Price: US$16.99 / £13.99 / €16.99 / AU$22.75
Life is Strange is a five part episodic game that sets out to revolutionise story based choice and consequence games by allowing the player to rewind time and affect the past, present and future. As Max you must uncover the disturbing truth behind your premonitions and learn that changing the past can sometimes lead to a devastating future.
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.