XBL Content Roundup: April 16th & 17th, 2015

By Rebecca Smith, 1 year ago
Xbox One Pre-Orders

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
Size: 25.15 GB
Price: US$59.99 / £44.99 / €69.99 / AU$109.20
Release date: May 19th worldwide
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a story-driven, next-generation open world role-playing game set in a visually stunning fantasy universe full of meaningful choices and impactful consequences. In The Witcher, you play as a professional monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia, tasked with finding a child of prophecy in a vast open world rich with merchant cities, pirate islands, dangerous mountain passes, and forgotten caverns to explore. Features: Play as a Highly Trained Monster Slayer for Hire Trained from early childhood and mutated to gain superhuman skills, strength and reflexes, witchers are a distrusted counterbalance to the monster-infested world in which they live. Explore a Morally Indifferent Fantasy Open World Built for endless adventure, the massive open world of The Witcher sets new standards in terms of size, depth and complexity. Chase Down the Child of Prophecy Take on the most important contract to track down the child of prophecy, a key to save or destroy this world.
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt + Expansion Pass
Size: 25.15 GB
Price: US$84.99 / £64.99 / €89.99 / AU$145.20
Release date: May 19th worldwide
The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt is a story-driven, next-generation open world role-playing game set in a visually stunning fantasy universe full of meaningful choices and impactful consequences. In The Witcher, you play as a professional monster hunter, Geralt of Rivia, tasked with finding a child of prophecy in a vast open world rich with merchant cities, pirate islands, dangerous mountain passes, and forgotten caverns to explore. Features: Play as a Highly Trained Monster Slayer for Hire Trained from early childhood and mutated to gain superhuman skills, strength and reflexes, witchers are a distrusted counterbalance to the monster-infested world in which they live. Explore a Morally Indifferent Fantasy Open World Built for endless adventure, the massive open world of The Witcher sets new standards in terms of size, depth and complexity. Chase Down the Child of Prophecy Take on the most important contract to track down the child of prophecy, a key to save or destroy this world.
Xbox One Games

Goat Simulator
Size: 878.25 MB
Price: US$9.99 / £7.99 / €9.99 / AU$13.45 / ¥1,080
Goat Simulator is the latest in goat simulation technology, bringing next-gen goat simulation to YOU. You no longer have to fantasize about being a goat, your dreams have finally come true! Gameplay-wise, Goat Simulator is all about causing as much destruction as you possibly can as a goat. It has been compared to an old-school skating game, except instead of being a skater, you're a goat, and instead of doing tricks, you wreck stuff. Destroy things with style, such as doing a backflip while headbutting a bucket through a window, and you'll earn even more points! When it comes to goats, not even the sky is the limit, as you can probably just bug through it and crash the game. Disclaimer Goat Simulator is a completely stupid game and, to be honest, you should probably spend your money on something else, such as a hula hoop, a pile of bricks, or maybe pool your money together with your friends and buy a real goat. Key Features • You can be a goat • Get points for wrecking stuff - brag to your friends that you're the alpha goat • MILLIONS OF BUGS! We're only eliminating the crash-bugs, everything else is hilarious and we're keeping it • In-game physics that bug out all the time • Seriously look at that goat's neck • You can be a goat


WE ARE DOOMED
Size: 155.71 MB
Price: US$9.99 / £7.99 / €9.99
WE ARE DOOMED is a twin-stick shooter where you zap polygon baddies with an absurdly overpowered laserbeam. Dive head-first into the action with reckless ambition, charge the SUPERBEAM, and zap everything out of existence in an instant. Chase high scores or just enjoy the beautiful explosion of geometry, colour and light. Pure arcade action. No cutscenes, storylines, or lengthy tutorials. An overpowered laserbeam weapon, and the more ridiculous SUPERBEAM. Waves mode: 30 waves that range from chill to hyper-intense. Endless mode: An endless barrage of baddies. How many zones can you survive? Quick to start, and quick to restart for "just one more" game. A vibrant world of neon colours, bold shapes, and glitching geometry. A beautiful, chill, and occasionally glitchy soundscape.


XBLA Games

Goat Simulator (Xbox 360)
Size: 188.18 MB
Price: US$9.99 / £7.99 / €9.99 / AU$13.45
Goat Simulator is the latest in goat simulation technology. You no longer have to fantasize about being a goat; your dreams have finally come true! Goat Simulator is all about causing as much destruction as you possibly can as a goat. Destroy things with style, such as doing a backflip while head-butting a bucket through a window, and you'll earn even more points! Key Features • You can be a goat • Get points for wrecking stuff • We've only eliminated the crash-bugs, everything else is hilarious
Windows Phone Games

Halo: Spartan Strike (iOS)
Size: 864 MB
Price: US$5.99 / £4.59 / €5.99 / AU$7.39 / ¥600 - universal app for Windows Phone and Windows 8
Halo: Spartan Strike makes you a new Spartan recruit battling evil forces in this touch-based top-down shooter. Be the Spartan and deny your foes the conquest of Earth. Encounter Promethean and Covenant enemies in 30 thrilling missions through jungles and cities as you seek to thwart plans to make Earth their next conquest.

It’s time to challenge your enemies. Strike Fast. Be a Spartan!
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Windows 8 Games

Halo: Spartan Strike (Win 8)
Size: 1,299.3 MB
Price: US$5.99 / £4.59 / €5.99 / AU$7.39 / ¥600 - universal app for Windows Phone and Windows 8
Halo: Spartan Strike makes you a new Spartan recruit battling evil forces in this touch-based top-down shooter. Be the Spartan and deny your foes the conquest of Earth. Encounter Promethean and Covenant enemies in 30 thrilling missions through jungles and cities as you seek to thwart plans to make Earth their next conquest.

It’s time to challenge your enemies. Strike Fast. Be a Spartan!

Features
• Crush your enemies using the iconic Warthog jeep, or sweep them from the battlefield using the all-new Kestrel VTOL.
• Face off against new Promethean enemies; deadly mechanical warriors who seek mankind’s annihilation.
• Use all-new Promethean weapons and armor abilities to dominate on the battlefield.
• Experience an all-new story that will take you from New Mombasa on Earth to the enigmatic Gamma Halo located at the edge of charted space.
• Pick and play through shared progress between Windows 8 devices.
• Complete weekly challenges and take the top position in leaderboards that showcase your Halo gaming skills.
• Take control! Choose between keyboard and mouse, USB Xbox controller, or touch-based virtual joystick.
• Earn achievements in Halo: Spartan Strike to unlock an exclusive emblem, nameplate, and avatar in Halo: The Master Chief Collection on Xbox One (sold separately).


Xbox One DLC without Achievements

Evolve
• "Goliath Tiger Skin" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
Strike fear into your enemy by equipping Goliath with the Tiger Skin.
Xbox 360 DLC without Achievements

Skullgirls
• "Beowulf" – FREE
Beowulf enters the ring! Loosely based on the epic poem of the same name, Beowulf is a wrestler returning after a long hiatus. Literally armed with Grendel's severed arm and his folding chair, The Hurting, Beowulf fights to restore his faded glory. Thanks to the incredible support of Skullgirls’ fans, Beowulf is the fourth of five additional characters funded by Lab Zero’s Indiegogo campaign to be added to Skullgirls Encore. Beowulf features a repertoire of over-the-top wrestling moves, a unique crowd hype gameplay mechanic, and the same stunning, feature-quality animation and great gameplay you've come to expect from Skullgirls and Lab Zero Games!
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.