XBL Content Roundup: June 4th & 5th, 2015

By Rebecca Smith, 1 year ago

Xbox One

Today brings the chance to pre-order the latest Arkham adventure from Rocksteady. In terms of new content, there are two new ID@Xbox titles while this week's free The Witcher 3 DLC arrives.

Xbox One Pre-Orders

Batman: Arkham Knight Premium Edition
Size: 44.98 GB
Price: US$99.99 / £87.99 / €109.99 / AU$159.45
Release date: June 23rd worldwide
Includes the main game and the season pass, delivering regular new content for 6 months.
Batman: Arkham Knight Preorder
Size: 44.98 GB
Price: US$59.99 / £54.99 / €69.99 / AU$99.95
Release date: June 23rd worldwide
Pre-order now to play as Harley Quinn. For the first time in the Arkham series take on the role of Joker’s psychotic side-kick and wreak havoc inside the Blüdhaven Police Department. With this exclusive Story Pack experience events in the lead-up to Arkham Knight as you infiltrate Blüdhaven to rescue your partner in crime: Poison Ivy. Delve deep into Harley’s demented nature and utilize her devastating baseball bat to smash, crash and bash your way to a friend very much in need. In the explosive finale to the Arkham series, Batman faces the ultimate threat against the city he is sworn to protect. Batman: Arkham Knight introduces Rocksteady's uniquely designed version of the Batmobile, which is drivable for the first time in the franchise. The addition of this legendary vehicle, combined with the acclaimed gameplay of the Batman Arkham series, offers gamers the ultimate and complete Batman experience as they tear through the streets and soar across the skyline of the entirety of Gotham City. Be The Batman.
Xbox One Games

SteamWorld Dig
Size: 241.05 MB
Price: US$9.99 / £7.99 / €9.99 / AU$13.45
SteamWorld Dig is a platform mining adventure with strong Metroidvanian influences. Take the role of Rusty, a lone mining steambot, as he arrives at an old mining town in great need. Dig your way through the old earth, gaining riches while uncovering the ancient threat that lurks below... Key Features - A rich world of steam-driven robots, inspired by Steampunk and Western themes. - Explore an underground world full of secrets, treasure and terrors. - Uncover the remnants of human civilisation, a degenerate race of dynamite-wielding troglodytes. - Randomised worlds with emergent gameplay. The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Russian and Japanese.
The Swapper
Size: 416.05 MB
Price: US$14.99 / £11.99 / €14.99 / AU$19.95
What if someone knew your mind better than you did? The Swapper is an award-winning, narrative driven puzzle game set in the furthest reaches of space. The Swapper takes place in an isolated and atmospheric sci-fi world. Players wield an experimental device which allows them to create clones of themselves, swapping their entire consciousness into new bodies to overcome the challenges of the environment. Features: • Think: Fiendishly designed puzzles with equally clever solutions that are never more than a few steps away. • Wonder: The art in The Swapper is constructed using clay models and everyday materials, which combine to create truly unique visuals in a detailed and atmospheric environment. • Discover: A powerful and thoughtful story, told through the game's environment with narrative design from Tom Jubert, the writer behind hits including Driver: San Francisco and Faster Than Light. The downloadable version of this game supports English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.
Xbox One DLC without Achievements

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
• "Elite Crossbow Set" – FREE
Bring down your enemies with lethal accuracy and extend your tactical possibilities with this elite crossbow DLC.
• "Nilfgaardian Armor Set" – FREE
Crafted from the finest materials available, the Nilfgaardian Armor Set includes a jacket, gloves, pants, boots and horse tack.

Windows Phone

Game Troopers introduces a new free-to-play Windows Phone title into the mix.

Windows Phone Games

What in the World? (WP)
Size: 25 MB
Price: FREE
What in the world is that????

The addictive smash hit game where you guess hundreds of celebrities, characters, logos, and more!

FEATURES:

• Compete with your friends.
• Get extra hints for correct answers
• Share your scores with your friends through Facebook
• Advance through levels as your skills improve

Dozens of new quiz items coming soon… keep checking for updates!

Windows 8

After the Windows Phone version was released in February, the Windows 8 version finally makes it to the Store.

Windows 8 Games

Make It Rain: The Love of Money (Win 8)
Size: 496.7 MB
Price: FREE
How fast can you make it rain? No, really… how fast??

It’s a fiendishly clever game, that’s too simple and too easy and too hard and too fun. But what does it all mean…

Well, just start swiping and watch the money pile up. Hundreds, then thousands, then millions, then billions, then kili-billies, mega-billies, and beyond. But to get that much you’ll have to make some wise investments!

Maybe you’ll invest in venture capital, loan sharking, or offshore drilling.

Maybe you’ll start a lemonade stand or a casino or a clown college.

Or maybe you’ll buy off a federal judge and watch the dollars roll in!

Or maaaaybe the FBI will show up on your doorstep and grab your cash. You better be careful… or just be ready with a bribe.


So swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe, swipe your way to glory.

Is it a stupid game? Or are you just falling behind your friends and looking for excuses?

Oh, and don’t forget to buy that bucket. Even someone as vibrant and dashing as you can’t keep swiping forever…
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.