XBL Content Roundup: August 19th, 2015

By Rebecca Smith, 1 year ago
Xbox One

Pre-Orders

Blood Bowl 2 Pre-order Edition
Size: 4.63 GB
Price: US$49.99 / £39.99 / €49.99 / AU$79.95
Release date: September 22nd worldwide
TOUCHDOWN! Blood Bowl 2 smashes Warhammer and American football together, in an explosive cocktail of turn-based strategy, humour and brutality, adapted from Games Workshop’s famous boardgame. Blood Bowl 2’s new graphics engine and high-flying realization faithfully portray the fury and intensity of classic Blood Bowl matches. Lead the famous star team Reikland Reavers back to glory, in a new solo story campaign supported by the hilarious commentators Jim & Bob. Each match is unique, with unexpected events constantly renewing the experience! The single and multiplayer modes are richer than ever. In the online persistent mode against players (or offline against the AI), create and manage your own teams comprised of eight races from the Warhammer world – Humans, Orcs, Dwarfs, Skaven, High Elves, Dark Elves, Chaos, and the Bretonnian newcomers – gaining XP and unlocking new skills. Online, organize entirely customizable championships and trade your players to build your dream-team!
New Games

Velocity 2X, which only became available for pre-order last week, is now playable and can be downloaded from here.


Also, SMITE comes out of beta and is fully released today. Download it here.



Giana Sisters: Dream Runners
Size: 2.17 GB
Price: US$9.99 / £7.99 / €9.99 / AU$13.45 / ¥2,592
Run and jump, dash and smash, daze and teleport, morph and cannon… oh you get the idea: mess with your opponents! The game pits up to four players (or AI opponents) against each other in local and online competition, speed-running for the finish in an effort to push each other off the screen with the help of boosters and power-ups. Switch the level layout on the fly as you rush through dreamgates. Collect gems to fill your speed booster and use your power-ups to knock out the other players and claim victory! Key features: • Competitive pick-up-and-play platforming game • Supports a party of up to four simultaneous local & online players • Be faster than your opponents, push them off the screen and win! • Use your arsenal of boosters and power-ups to blast your opponents off track • Four unlockable bonus characters • Nine levels to race • Dual soundtrack: Chris Huelsbeck along with Swedish heavy metal legend Machinae Supremacy


Kinect Bundle: Squid Hero for Kinect and Boom Ball for Kinect
Size: N/A
Price: US$14.99 / £11.99 / €14.99 / AU$19.95 / ¥2,592
Get up and play! This double fun bundle for all ages contains two active Kinect games from Virtual Air Guitar Company that are easy to learn but challenge your accuracy and dexterity with active, responsive and satisfying gameplay. Squid Hero takes 1 or 2 players on a cheery and colorful arcade adventure, where you'll smash ice cubes to save the world from a new ice age. In Boom Ball, you get to hit balls, smash bricks and solve puzzles across 55 inventive levels.
ZOMBI
Size: 21.35 GB
Price: US$19.99 / £14.99 / €19.99 / AU$29.95 / ¥2,592
London is falling. Are you prepared? The Last Blight is upon us. It was foretold. For the second time in history, a great plague has shrouded London in a fog of death. Big Ben tolls as thousands of unprepared die, or worse, are infected by a sickness more gruesome than death. You’re still breathing, for now, but how long will you survive the labyrinth of London’s streets and underground canals, abandoned by the outside world and surrounded by infected? The horrifying remains of humanity, ravaged by the terrifying disease, are shuffling through the streets, waiting at every turn to prey on your living flesh. The nail-biting survival experience of ZombiU™ has been upgraded for download and now is available to everyone on Xbox One. Zombi takes the power of the latest generation of hardware to bring you a new level of horror. Test your will to survive, but beware: death is permanent, and one wrong move can cause you to lose everything.


DLC with Achievements

Batman: Arkham Knight
• "1989 Movie Batmobile Pack"
Achievements: 1 for a total of 40G
Price: US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65
Battle through the streets of Gotham City with the 1989 Movie Batmobile Pack. This pack includes the Batman skin and Batmobile from the 1989 film ‘Batman’ as well as two racetracks inspired by the film's sequel.


Tales from the Borderlands
• "Tales from the Borderlands - Episode 4: Escape Plan Bravo"
Achievements: 7 for a total of 200G
Price: US$4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 / AU$6.65
If you own the Tales from the Borderlands - Season Pass, DO NOT purchase this content here as you will be charged again. Tales from the Borderlands - Episode 1: Zer0 Sum required; sold separately. Episode four of a five part episodic game series set in the award-winning universe created by Gearbox Software.


DLC without Achievements

Batman: Arkham Knight
• "Bat-Family Skin Pack" – US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65
Get the Bat-Family Skin Pack and receive 6 skins based on the alternate timelines of your favorite characters. This pack includes 1990s Catwoman, One Year Later Robin, Arkham Origins Batman, Iconic Grey & Black Batman, 1970s Batman and the Original Arkham Nightwing.
Evolve
• "Behemoth Amethyst Skin" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥324
Strike fear into your enemy by equipping Behemoth with the Amethyst Skin. Behemoth Monster, sold separately, required for use.
• "Torvald Ragnarok Skin" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥324
Give Torvald a new look with the equipable Ragnarok Weapon Skins. This pack unlocks new skins for the Mortar Cannon, Autofire Shotgun, and Shrapnel Grenade. Torvald Hunter, sold separately, required for use.
Rocksmith 2014 Edition
• "Hit Singles Song Pack" – US$9.99 / £7.99 / €9.99 / AU$13.45
Play "Are You Gonna Be My Girl", "Rock of Ages", "Go Your Own Way", and "Dust in the Wind" 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
• "Def Leppard - Rock of Ages" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Kansas - Dust in the Wind" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95


The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt
• "NEW GAME +" – FREE
Hungry for more action? Start a new game with all the skills and items from your previous playthrough, get better loot, slay even more ferocious beasts and relive the epic fantasy adventure that is The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt!

Xbox 360


The achievements for the Tales from the Borderlands DLC are still not live. Play the DLC at your own risk.

DLC with Achievements

Tales from the Borderlands (Xbox 360)
• "Tales from the Borderlands - Episode 4: Escape Plan Bravo"
Achievements: 7 for a total of 200G
Price: US$4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 / AU$6.65
If you own the Tales from the Borderlands - Season Pass, DO NOT purchase this content here as you will be charged again. Tales from the Borderlands - Episode 1: Zer0 Sum required; sold separately. Episode four of a five part episodic game series set in the award-winning universe created by Gearbox Software.
DLC without Achievements

Rocksmith 2014 Edition (Xbox 360)
• "Hit Singles Song Pack" – US$9.99 / £7.99 / €9.99 / AU$13.45
Play "Are You Gonna Be My Girl", "Rock of Ages", "Go Your Own Way", and "Dust in the Wind" 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
• "Def Leppard - Rock of Ages" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Fleetwood Mac - Go Your Own Way" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Jet - Are You Gonna Be My Girl" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Kansas - Dust in the Wind" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95


Windows Phone


Delistings

A while has passed since we had a delisting for Windows Phone, but this week's victims are Full House Poker (WP), Sid Meier's Pirates! (WP) and Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell Conviction (WP). As these were all Windows Phone 7 titles and were licensed IPs too, we'll go for their removals being for one of those reasons.
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.