XBL Content Roundup: August 5th, 2015

By Rebecca Smith, 1 year ago
Xbox One

Pre-Orders

NHL 16 Deluxe Edition
Size: 16.95 GB
Price: US$69.99 / £64.99 / €79.99 / AU$109.95
Release date: September 17th worldwide
Built with more input from our fans than ever before, NHL 16 steps onto the ice to deliver ways to compete as a team, new features across the most played single-player modes, gameplay innovation at every position and an unrivalled game day atmosphere. Kick start your Hockey Ultimate Team with the NHL 16 Deluxe Edition. With up to 40 Hockey Ultimate Team Gold Packs, you’ll have everything you need to dominate the hockey world.
NHL 16 Standard Edition
Size: 16.95 GB
Price: US$59.99 / £54.99 / €69.99 / AU$99.95
Release date: September 17th worldwide
Built with more input from our fans than ever before, NHL 16 delivers new features across the most played single player and team modes, including a reimagined EA SPORTS Hockey League. With new gameplay balance and innovation at every position and unrivalled game day authenticity, in NHL 16 you play together and win together. Preorder EA SPORTS NHL®16 and get up to 15 Hockey Ultimate Team Gold Packs!
Game Preview

Sheltered
Size: 565.66 MB
Price: US$14.99 / £9.99 / €12.99 / AU$17.25
This game is a work in progress. It may or may not change over time and may not release as a final product. Please purchase only if you are comfortable with the current state of the game. Sheltered is a deep and emotional survival strategy game. After a huge global apocalypse, a small and frightened family find their way to a deserted underground shelter. In this cold, cramped and horrendous Shelter, they cling desperately to life. Combat their claustrophobia, radiation and mental exhaustion. Ensure the Sheltered is safe and protected. Risk sending the parents into the dangerous wasteland to scavenge for vital supplies, leaving the children alone and vulnerable? How you handle the many moral choices you’ll encounter on a daily basis could be the difference between the family surviving or dying. Full details on the latest status of the game, how you can give feedback and report issues can be found at http://www.unicube.net/sheltered/forum/ *PEGI RATING IS PROVISIONAL


New Games

After being available on pre-order, Rare Replay is now available for play. The game can be downloaded from here.


Beyond Eyes
Size: 1.34 GB
Price: US$14.99 / £9.99 / €12.99 / AU$16.60
Beyond Eyes is a modern fairy tale about finding courage and friendship as you carefully guide young Rae on a life changing journey, uncovering an incredible world, step by step. Blinded as a young child, and reluctant to leave the protection of her family home, Rae’s world is once more shattered as Nani, her pet cat, goes missing. Summoning up all the courage she can muster, Rae learns to face her fears and ventures out into the world, to find her best friend.


Boggle
Size: 545.71 MB
Price: US$9.99 / £7.99 / €9.99 / AU$14.10
So you think you’re fast at finding words? Prove it! Challenge yourself or up to 3 friends online in a refreshed, updated Boggle experience. There’s still the same Boggle you like. You can also play with a suite of different variants and house rules to really shake things up! Search fast and act faster… it’s an all-new way to play Boggle!


DLC with Achievements

Batman: Arkham Knight
• "Harley Quinn Story Pack"
Achievements: 1 for a total of 50G
Price: US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65
DO NOT PURCHASE IF YOU PRE-ORDERED THIS GAME OR PURCHASED A SEASON PASS. For the first time in the Arkham series take on the role of Joker’s psychotic side-kick Harley Quinn and wreak havoc inside the Blüdhaven Police Department as you smash, crash and bash your way to a friend very much in need. 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. Baseball bat in hand, lure unsuspecting enemies with the ‘Jack-in-the-box,’ entangle them with your ‘Snare Trap’, or unleash ‘Mayhem Mode’ to savor Harley’s devastatingly chaotic nature first-hand.
• "Red Hood Story Pack"
Achievements: 1 for a total of 50G
Price: US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65
Get the Red Hood Story Pack and wage a one-man war against the notorious Black Mask. For the first time in the Arkham series, take on the role of the ruthless vigilante Red Hood and utilize new moves, gadgets and dual handguns as you attempt to bring down a vast criminal empire. Inspired by events from the comics, experience unique combat situations and bring a new kind of fear to your enemies as you fight towards an epic showdown with Gotham’s most infamous crime lord.
Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
• "Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare - Reckoning DLC"
Achievements: 10 for a total of 250G
Price: US$14.99 / £11.59 / €14.49 / AU$19.95 / ¥1,598
Brace yourself for Reckoning, the final downloadable content pack for Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare: - Ship-fired missile strikes, plasma lamp explosions and crumbling glaciers dial up the excitement in four new MP maps. - The Exo Grapple Playlist delivers more carnage and more fast-paced MP combat than ever before. - The culmination of the Exo Zombies saga: Descent delivers an all-new map, fused zombie enemies and the Trident Reflected Energy Weapon. Discover the true cause of the global pandemic and the terrible secret that Atlas has been hiding.


DLC without Achievements

Batman: Arkham Knight
• "1st Appearance Batman Skin" – US$0.99 / £0.79 / €0.99 / AU$1.35
Don the iconic suit from Batman’s debut appearance in Detective Comics #27 in 1939.
• "Batman Beyond Skin" – US$0.99 / £0.79 / €0.99 / AU$1.35
Become the Batman of the future with this costume inspired by the critically acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series.
• "Dark Knight Returns Batman Skin" – US$0.99 / £0.79 / €0.99 / AU$1.35
Don the epic costume from the Dark Knight Returns comic as you battle the war against Gotham City.
• "Prototype Batmobile Skin" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65
Stun your enemies with the slick variant of the Batmobile! The uniquely designed Prototype Batmobile will allow you to tear through the streets of Gotham at rapid speeds and take down your foes.
Evolve
• "Goliath White Tiger Skin" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
Strike fear into your enemy by equipping Goliath with the White Tiger Skin.
Forza Horizon 2
• "Playground Select Car Pack" – FREE through Forza Hub App
Available for free exclusively through the Forza Hub App for a limited time! This pack features 5 cars for you to collect, race and customise, including the 2015 Volvo S60 Polestar, 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona Hemi, and 1997 McLaren F1 GT. Once the pack is purchased, you are granted a one-time only, free addition of each car to your Forza Horizon 2 garage, with no additional in-game cost. In addition, all players can enjoy instant access to this pack's free car: the 1986 Honda Civic Si.


Rocksmith 2014 Edition
• "1950s Song Pack" – US$7.99 / £6.39 / €7.99 / AU$10.65
Play "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley & His Comets, "La Bamba" by Ritchie Valens, and "Tequila" by The Champs 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.
• "The Champs - Tequila" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around the Clock" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Ritchie Valens - La Bamba" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95



Xbox 360


XBLA Delistings

There is not one but four delistings to report this week. While we're certain that The Expendables 2 Videogame and World Gone Sour will be for licensing reasons, we're not sure why Capcom's Age of Booty or NEXON's Dungeon Fighter LIVE: Fall of Hendon Myre have disappeared.

DLC with Achievements

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare (Xbox 360)
• "Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare - Reckoning DLC"
Achievements: 10 for a total of 250G
Price: US$14.99 / £11.59 / €14.49 / AU$19.95 / ¥1,598
Brace yourself for Reckoning, the final downloadable content pack for Call of Duty®: Advanced Warfare: - Ship-fired missile strikes, plasma lamp explosions and crumbling glaciers dial up the excitement in four new MP maps. - The Exo Grapple Playlist delivers more carnage and more fast-paced MP combat than ever before. - The culmination of the Exo Zombies saga: Descent delivers an all-new map, fused zombie enemies and the Trident Reflected Energy Weapon. Discover the true cause of the global pandemic and the terrible secret that Atlas has been hiding.
DLC without Achievements

Rocksmith 2014 Edition (Xbox 360)
• "1950s Song Pack" – US$7.99 / £6.39 / €7.99 / AU$10.65
Play "Rock Around the Clock" by Bill Haley & His Comets, "La Bamba" by Ritchie Valens, and "Tequila" by The Champs 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.
• "The Champs - Tequila" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Bill Haley & His Comets - Rock Around the Clock" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Ritchie Valens - La Bamba" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95


Windows Phone


Since the site redesign, there is currently an issue with the Microsoft Store where these titles are not showing up for every region.

Windows Phone Games

Abyss (WP)
Size: 188 MB
Price: $2.99 or regional equivalent
In Abyss you will control Nep2no, a biomechanical robot created by humans to explore the depths of the ocean in seek of a new source of energy called “Gaia”.

Abyss is a dark exploration through submarine caves and dangerous ocean trenches. Guide the brave Nep2no in his mission through mysterious grottos, discover forbidden depths, unfold secret passages, and gather all the Gaia to save humanity.

A fantastic rework of the console classic, only for Windows.

XBOX LIVE GAME

Unlock up to 20 Xbox Live achievements for a total of 200G.
Beat your friends and compare your progress through our Leaderboards system.

SIMPLE CONTROLS

Use your left thumb to rotate and your right thumb to accelerate. Easy to use, hard to master, that’s all there is to it. Will you be able to handle Nep2no and save humanity?

CHALLENGING GAMEPLAY

Abyss is a dark, hard game. Both punishing and rewarding; it will make you sweat while trying to avoid all kinds of traps, rifts, spikes, and deadly submarine tunnels; but in the end you will earn the right to say: YES, I DID IT!

IMMORTALIZE YOUR MOMMENTS

The game takes pictures of the most memorable moments of your adventures in the depths of the Abyss. Get ready to share your records with your friends in 1 tap after every play! Watch Nep2no crossing the goal, opening a complex mechanism, or maybe being crushed under a huge submarine rock!
Twins (WP)
Size: 15 MB
Price: FREE
Night and day, black or white. Bounce and dive between two opposed worlds in this simple but terribly addicting mini-game.

Jump over deadly spikes, gather pleasant coins and drive your amazing twin between contrary gravities in this beautiful and minimalist geometrical arcade.

How long can you survive in those mirrored worlds?

Earn in-game XBOX achievements to prove your awesomeness.

Check out http://gametroopers.net for more games about to be released!

** PLEASE NOTE: "Twins Minigame" is completely free to play but has optional in-game purchases. In-app purchases can be disabled through your device settings.
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.