XBL Content Roundup: August 12th, 2015

By Rebecca Smith, 1 year ago
Xbox One

Pre-Orders

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain Digital Day 1 Bundle
Size: 26.76 GB
Price: US$59.99 / £59.99 / €69.99 / AU$109.95
Release date: September 1st worldwide
Konami Digital Entertainment continues forth the ‘METAL GEAR SOLID V Experience’ with the latest chapter, METAL GEAR SOLID V: The Phantom Pain. Ushering in a new era for the franchise with cutting-edge technology powered by the Fox Engine, MGSV: The Phantom Pain, will provide players a first-rate gaming experience as they are offered tactical freedom to carry out open-world missions. Nine years after the events of MGSV: GROUND ZEROES and the fall of Mother Base, Snake a.k.a. Big Boss, awakens from a nine year coma. The year is 1984. The Cold War serves as the backdrop as nuclear weapons continue to shape a global crisis. Driven by revenge, Snake establishes a new private army and returns to the battlefield in pursuit of the shadow group, XOF. The METAL GEAR SOLID team continues to ambitiously explore mature themes such as the psychology of warfare and the atrocities that result from those that engage in its vicious cycle. One of the most anticipated games of the year with its open-world design, photorealistic visual fidelity and feature-rich game design, MGSV: The Phantom Pain will leave its mark as one of the hallmarks in the gaming industry for its cinematic storytelling, heavy themes, and immersive tactical gameplay. Key Features: - Open-World game design allowing players ultimate freedom on how to approach missions and overall game progression - Fox Engine delivers photorealistic graphics, thoughtful game design and true new-generation game production quality - Online connectivity that carries the experience beyond the consoles to other devices to augment the overall functionality and access to the game. This bundle contains the digital version of METAL GEAR SOLID V: THE PHANTOM PAIN and all Day 1 DLC items.
The Bridge
Size: 428.82 MB
Price: US$9.99 / £7.99 / €9.99 / AU$13.45 / ¥1,080
Release date: August 14th worldwide
The Bridge is a puzzle game that forces the player to reevaluate their preconceptions of physics and perspective. It is M. C. Escher meets Isaac Newton. Manipulate gravity to redefine the ceiling as the floor while venturing through impossible architectures. Explore increasingly difficult worlds, each uniquely detailed and designed to leave the player with a pronounced sense of intellectual accomplishment. The Bridge exemplifies games as an art form, with beautifully hand-drawn art in the style of a black-and-white lithograph.
Velocity 2X
Size: 2.2 GB
Price: US$19.99 / £16.79 / €19.99 / AU$TBC
Release date: August 19th worldwide
Become a certified badass. Abducted by a race of hostile aliens, Lt. Kai Tana must use her quick reflexes and the teleporting power of the Quarp Jet to free her fellow prisoners and find a way home. Swapping back and forth between top-down vertical shoot ‘em up and side-scrolling action platformer, Velocity 2X blends two unique styles of fast-paced, frenetic gameplay into one incredible experience. - High-energy Adventure: Players must pilot the Quarp Jet through dangerous territory, using a variety of weapons and teleporting technology. Then dock your ship and advance through side-scrolling missions to defeat the evil alien race from within! - Speed Runner’s Dream: Use Speed Boost pads, on-foot teledash and cybernetic sprints to make it through the game faster! - Over 50 Dynamic Levels: Using the Quarp technology, navigate Lt. Tana through hours of gameplay that increases in speed and difficulty as you advance. - High Re-playability: Compete against your friends to see who can have the top score! Ranked leaderboards let speed runners compete for fastest time, highest completion percentage and highest overall score! - Neon Future: Take players to the stars with colorfully bold visual effects and a pulsing electronic soundtrack co-created by award-winning game composer Joris de Man. - NEW FEATURE Daily Challenge: Come back daily for exclusive new maps, complete with their own leaderboards! - Dual Core & Critical Urgency DLC Packs Included: 16 additional mind-melting levels to master advanced techniques!
New Games

Brothers - A Tale of Two Sons
Size: 3.64 GB
Price: US$19.99 / £14.99 / €19.99 / AU$39.95
Share in the epic journey of two brothers, as they set out to find a cure for their dying father. Travel across beautiful vistas, through dark and foreboding forests, down perilous rivers, up hazardous mountain sides and experience the wonders of Nordic mythology along the way. Use the unique control system to control each brother with a stick, for concurrent gameplay throughout the adventure. Use both brothers cooperatively to solve puzzles, explore the environments and in boss encounters. This is one journey you will never forget!


Prototype
Size: 7.38 GB
Price: US$29.99 / £19.99 / €29.99 / AU$39.95
You are the Prototype, Alex Mercer, a man without memory armed with amazing shape-shifting abilities, hunting your way to the heart of the conspiracy which created you; making those responsible pay. Fast & Deadly Shape-Shifting Combat: Reconfigure your body to the situation at hand. From Claws to Blades to Hammers to Whips, choose the right weapon for the situation Over-the-Top Locomotion & Agility: Seamlessly and fluidly bound from building to building, run up walls, bounce off cars and everything in your path. Adaptive parkour lets you move freely through the open-world environments of New York City. Unique Disguising Abilities: Consume anyone at anytime, take on their appearances and assume their memories and special abilities. Deep, Conspiracy-Driven Storyline: Wake up with no memory of the past...just mysterious powers and a link to a town in Idaho. Delve into the mysteries of your origin, the true nature of your power and your part in a conspiracy 40 years in the making.
Prototype 2
Size: 10.22 GB
Price: US$39.99 / £29.99 / €39.99 / AU$TBC
WELCOME TO NEW YORK ZERO. The sequel to Radical Entertainment®’s best-selling open-world action game of 2009, Prototype ® 2 takes the unsurpassed carnage of the original Prototype® and continues the experience of becoming the ultimate shape-shifting weapon. A devastating viral outbreak has claimed the lives of Sgt James Heller’s family and transformed him into a PROTOTYPE. Powered by incredible new shapeshifting powers and abilities, you must hunt, kill and consume your way across the infected wasteland of New York Zero to take revenge on the man responsible: Alex Mercer. Download includes DLC: - Radnet - Chaos Creator Mode - Colossal Mayhem Pack - Excessive Force Pack - And many more!
Toy Soldiers: War Chest
Size: 9.78 GB
Price: US$14.99 / £11.99 / €14.99 / AU$19.95
Kaiser, Starbright, Phantom and Dark Lord Armies There are four different armies to command, each with different strengths, play styles and personalities. Kaiser returns with his disciplined WWI-era German forces, and Starbright brings her cuddly army of Buddy Bears, Ponies, and Pixies. On the other side of the spectrum is Dark Lord, a villainous tactician who commands a supernatural faction made from men, monsters, and dragons. Hailing from the future, Phantom and her Ghost Company are highly skilled in the art of guerrilla warfare and are armed with deadly technology. Weekly War The battle continues with new challenge maps added every week. Complete all five missions within the seven days and earn rewards such as new units, upgrades and currency to build your every-growing army. Multiplayer Multiplied Whose toys are the best? Find out in multiplayer by taking on your friends’ armies in heated 1v1 competition. Take turns protecting your toy box and preparing waves of different enemies for the best attack. If you would rather join up with your bestie and take on other teams of toys in the new 2v2 mode, plan a playdate! Cooperative and Couch Play Team up with a friend to play any of the main campaign, weekly war, survival, or multiplayer maps together! You can play split screen on the same console or invite your friends and play online.
Toy Soldiers: War Chest: Hall of Fame Edition
Size: 9.78 GB
Price: US$29.99 / £24.99 / €29.99 / AU$39.95
The Toy Soldiers: War Chest Hall of Fame Edition is the paramount Toy Soldier experience. This fast-paced genre-bending mix of strategy defense and action game brings to life the iconic action figures from your childhood like He-Man(TM), G.I. Joe, and Cobra and four other toy-inspried armies. With eight unique armies to protect your tox box with - all with distinct strengths and personailties - there's a faction for every play style. Customize your loadout before battle and earn new items while conquering and exploring over 15 unique maps. Whose toys are best? Grab up to three other friends and find out! Multiplayer includes up to 2v2, survival mode, and you'll be able to play any of the modes co-operatively, locally on one console or online. Get new maps and earn new content every seven days with the Weekly War Challenges.


DLC with Achievements

Dragon Age: Inquisition
• "Dragon Age: Inquisition - The Descent"
Achievements: 4 for a total of 165G
Price: US$14.99 / £11.99 / €14.99 / AU$19.95 / ¥1,620
Go underground to reveal the source of mysterious earthquakes threatening Thedas. Enter the Deep Roads to battle monstrous darkspawn, bloodthirsty creatures that dwell beneath the surface of Thedas. Explore ancient dwarven ruins and cavernous dungeons infested with deadly enemies to find the cause of dangerous, worsening earthquakes. Descend deeper underground to discover a hidden world and face a powerful entity. In this new adventure, playable within the Dragon Age: Inquisition campaign, you will fight new adversaries, gain epic weapons and armor, and solve one of Thedas’ greatest mysteries. KEY FEATURES: - Meet memorable characters who will help guide you throughout the perilous journey - Explore a vast, underground world filled with scores of new enemies - Learn more about dwarven history and a hidden danger lurking within the stone - Gain power for the Inquisition with new discoveries and legendary loot
DLC without Achievements

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round
• "DOA5LR Costume Catalog LR14" – FREE
This free download is required in order to use the Hot Summer costumes for Dead or Alive 5 Last Round. *The costumes cannot be used with this download alone. * Please install the latest title update in order to use this content.
• "DOA5LR Hot Summer Costume Set" – US$18.99 / £15.19 / €18.99 / AU$25.55 / ¥2,000
Join all 16 girls of DOA5LR on a steamy tropical getaway to Zack Island! This set includes 1 costume each for Kasumi, Ayane, Tina, Leifang, Hitomi, Kokoro, Helena, Lisa, Mila, Christie, Momiji, Rachel, Marie Rose, Phase 4, Nyotengu, and Honoka. *You must have the latest update installed before using these costumes. *Characters must be purchased separately.
• "DOA5LR Hot Summer Ayane Costume" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216
• "DOA5LR Hot Summer Christie Costume" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216
• "DOA5LR Hot Summer Helena Costume" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216
• "DOA5LR Hot Summer Hitomi Costume" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216
• "DOA5LR Hot Summer Honoka Costume" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216
• "DOA5LR Hot Summer Kasumi Costume" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216
• "DOA5LR Hot Summer Kokoro Costume" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216
• "DOA5LR Hot Summer Leifang Costume" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216
• "DOA5LR Hot Summer Lisa Costume" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216
• "DOA5LR Hot Summer Marie Rose Costume" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216
• "DOA5LR Hot Summer Costume Mila" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216
• "DOA5LR Hot Summer Momiji Costume" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216
• "DOA5LR Hot Summer Nyotengu Costume" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216
• "DOA5LR Hot Summer Phase 4 Costume" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216
• "DOA5LR Hot Summer Rachel Costume" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216
• "DOA5LR Hot Summer Tina Costume" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216


Evolve
• "Goliath Red Panda Skin" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥324
Strike fear into your enemy by equipping Goliath with the Red Panda Skin.
• "Jack" – US$4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 / AU$6.65 / ¥540
Jack, who refers to himself as The Jackal, scrounged the industrial ruins to build his trapper arsenal. To pack a punch, Jack dual wields two pairs of pistols, enabling him to recharge one pair while firing the other. To track and trap the monster, Jack uses a hacked Survey Satellite to locate enemies and his Repulsor gloves to stop the monster in its tracks.


Rocksmith 2014 Edition
• "Social Distortion Song Pack" – US$9.99 / £7.99 / €9.99 / AU$13.45
Play "Story of My Life", "Ball and Chain", "Bad Luck", and "Reach for the Sky" by Social Distortion on any electric guitar. One or more of the included arrangements will require a capo. 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 PEGI
• "Social Distortion - Bad Luck" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Social Distortion - Ball and Chain" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Social Distortion - Reach for the Sky" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Social Distortion - Story of My Life" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95


Toy Soldiers: War Chest
• "2000 Silver Tokens" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65
• "5,500 Tokens" – US$4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 / AU$6.65
• "12,000 Tokens" – US$9.99 / £7.99 / €9.99 / AU$13.45
• "26,000 Tokens" – US$19.99 / £15.99 / €19.99 / AU$26.95
Purchase ??? silver tokens to boost your armies. Coins allow you to instantly access upgrades and quickly reinforce your frontlines or try your luck with blind boxes for random items.
• "Legendary Heroes Pack" – US$14.99 / £11.99 / €14.99 / AU$19.95
Upgrade to the premium Toy Soldiers: War Chest experience and relive your childhood dreams with the Legendary Heroes Pack. You'll get access to these four iconic armies: Masters of the Universe™ By the power of Grayskull, Prince Adam becomes He-Man, the most powerful man in the universe. G.I. Joe G.I Joe is the code name for a highly trained special mission force. Led by brave field commander Duke and armed with a huge arsenal of weapons and fighting spirit, this team works together on the front lines to stop evil it its path. Cobra Total control of the world - its people, wealth, and and resources, that is the objective of Cobra Commander. Assassin's Creed® An ancestor of Desmond Miles, Ezio upholds the sacred creed and the brotherhood of Assassins rally to his side, a fierce alliance of justice and protection.
• "Toy Soldiers: War Chest - Assassin's Creed Pack" – US$4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 / AU$6.65
• "Toy Soldiers: War Chest - Cobra Pack" – US$4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 / AU$6.65
• "Toy Soldiers: War Chest - G.I. Joe Pack" – US$4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 / AU$6.65
• "Toy Soldiers: War Chest - Masters of the Universe Pack" – US$4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 / AU$6.65


Xbox 360


DLC without Achievements

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round
• "DOA5LR Costume Catalog LR14" – FREE
This free download is required in order to use the Hot Summer costumes for Dead or Alive 5 Last Round. *The costumes cannot be used with this download alone. * Please install the latest title update in order to use this content.
• "DOA5LR Hot Summer Costume Set" – US$18.99 / £15.19 / €18.99 / AU$25.55 / ¥2,000
Join all 16 girls of DOA5LR on a steamy tropical getaway to Zack Island! This set includes 1 costume each for Kasumi, Ayane, Tina, Leifang, Hitomi, Kokoro, Helena, Lisa, Mila, Christie, Momiji, Rachel, Marie Rose, Phase 4, Nyotengu, and Honoka. *You must have the latest update installed before using these costumes.
• "DOA5LR Hot Summer Ayane Costume" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216
• "DOA5LR Hot Summer Christie Costume" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216
• "DOA5LR Hot Summer Helena Costume" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216
• "DOA5LR Hot Summer Hitomi Costume" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216
• "DOA5LR Hot Summer Honoka Costume" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216
• "DOA5LR Hot Summer Kasumi Costume" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216
• "DOA5LR Hot Summer Kokoro Costume" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216
• "DOA5LR Hot Summer Leifang Costume" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216
• "DOA5LR Hot Summer Lisa Costume" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216
• "DOA5LR Hot Summer Marie Rose Costume" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216
• "DOA5LR Hot Summer Costume Mila" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216
• "DOA5LR Hot Summer Momiji Costume" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216
• "DOA5LR Hot Summer Nyotengu Costume" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216
• "DOA5LR Hot Summer Phase 4 Costume" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216
• "DOA5LR Hot Summer Rachel Costume" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216
• "DOA5LR Hot Summer Tina Costume" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65 / ¥216

Rocksmith 2014 Edition (Xbox 360)
• "Social Distortion Song Pack" – US$9.99 / £7.99 / €9.99 / AU$13.45
Play "Story of My Life", "Ball and Chain", "Bad Luck", and "Reach for the Sky" by Social Distortion on any electric guitar. One or more of the included arrangements will require a capo. 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 PEGI
• "Social Distortion - Bad Luck" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Social Distortion - Ball and Chain" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Social Distortion - Reach for the Sky" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Social Distortion - Story of My Life" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
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.