XBL Content Roundup: September 9th, 2015

By Rebecca Smith, 1 year ago
Xbox One

Pre-Orders

Transformers: Devastation
Size: 11.4 GB
Price: US$49.99 / £39.99 / €49.99 / AU$49.95
Release date: October 6th in North America and Australasia, October 9th in Europe
The TRANSFORMERS are back, and this time they’re in the hands of acclaimed developer PlatinumGames, who has married their over-the-top brawler action with comic book inspired art to create a TRANSFORMERS game like none other. - Surprise the enemy: PlatinumGames signature fast action allows instant robot to vehicle attacks, slam downs, counterattacks, and infinite combos for a unique master combat system. - Five playable AUTOBOTS: Wreak havoc on the DECEPTICONS as OPTIMUS PRIME, BUMBLEBEE, SIDESWIPE, WHEELJACK and GRIMLOCK. - Actors from the original TV series: Reprising their roles are Peter Cullen (OPTIMUS PRIME), Dan Gilvezan (BUMBLEBEE), Frank Welker (MEGATRON and SOUNDWAVE), and more. - Play again and again: 5 difficulty levels with overhauls in enemy composition, combined with a deep customization system, means hours of intense gameplay. Get 3 Character Skins and 3 Awesome Weapons: - Optimus Prime's Nemesis Prime skin with the Dark Star Saber - Sideswipe's Red Alert skin with the Photon Distruptor - Bumblebee's Goldfire skin with the Golden Hunter weapon
New Games

One title that was previously available for pre-order and pre-download, Lovers in a Dangerous Spacetime is now playable and can be downloaded in all regions for US$14.99 / £11.99 / €14.99 / AU$19.95.


Aritana & the Harpy's Feather
Size: 2.46 GB
Price: US$9.99
Aritana is a platform game with a mechanic based on the switching of postures. These are what define the attributes of Speed, Jump, Attacks and Special Abilities. You must choose between these postures to overcome obstacles and fight the Spirits of the Forest in a fast, intuitive and fun gameplay. Learn new moves and abilities throughout the game and create combos that will help in the fight against the spirits. In addition, Mapinguari will chase you constantly and will be responsible for battles that require concentration and mastery of all skills learned. Aritana was 2014 Brazil’s leading title, earning three “Best Game” prizes, one “Best Sound” prize and three nominations. High quality graphics and solid gameplay made this title a resounding Brazilian success. The story relies heavily on Brazilian culture, delivering to international market something fresh and enjoyable. Embark on this new experience and face the rainforest dangers!
Castle Crashers Remastered
Size: 287.77 MB
Price: US$14.99 / £11.99 / €14.99
Hack, slash, and smash your way to victory in this Remastered edition of the popular 2D arcade adventure from The Behemoth! If you fancy co-op games, why don't you try our new favorite fancy co-op game: Lovers In A Dangerous Spacetime - available now! At 60FPS, Castle Crashers Remastered delivers hi-res visuals like nothing you've ever seen before. Up to four friends can play locally or online and save your princess, defend your kingdom, and crash some castles! Featuring: •Unlock more than 25 characters and over 40 weapons! •Intuitive combo and magic system: Unlock an arsenal of new attacks as your character progresses through the game. •Level up your character and adjust Strength, Magic, Defense, and Agility. •Adorable animal orbs are your companions. Each adds different abilities to aid you on your journey. •Arena mode: Battle other players in free-for-all or team matches! •Back Off Barbarian mini game: Jump and hop across the level to avoid the enemies! •Insane Mode: Test your skills in the ultimate campaign challenge
ClusterPuck 99
Size: 370.6 MB
Price: US$14.99 / £11.99 / €14.99
ClusterPuck 99 is a sporty competitive sports game about sports based on athletics! Local multiplayer madness! ClusterPuck 99 is an 8 player sports game built for parties, competition and smack talk! Bash your friends to gain control of the puck and then fight your way through to your opponents goal. Try to score while avoiding spikes and utilizing speed boosts to blast past other players. Compete in intense local multiplayer matches on 30 maps designed to bring out your competitive spirit! Enjoy Single Player Challenge Mode, Instant Replays, Stat Tracking, Customization and a fully featured Level Editor!
DLC with Achievements

Dragon Age: Inquisition
• "Dragon Age: Inquisition - Trespasser"
Achievements: 11 for a total of 240G
Price: US$14.99 / £11.99 / €14.99 / AU$24.95 / ¥1,404
Decide the Inquisition’s final fate as new threats emerge. After saving the world of Thedas by closing the Breach, your next mission determines the future of the Inquisition itself. Your mark suddenly erupts with Fade magic. Assassins plot in the shadows. Fearsome enemies begin to invade. It's up to you to defeat a great evil that could devastate Thedas. In this story-based DLC, playable after the events of Dragon Age: Inquisition, you embark on a last adventure with your team to confront the one who started it all. Key Features: - Test your mettle against the full force of disciplined and battle-hardened Qunari forces - Explore diverse, new areas as you fight the threat across Thedas - Uncover secrets of the Fade that will change your understanding of the world as you know it - Experience additional interactions and cinematics featuring your friends and trusted companions
DLC without Achievements

RIDE
• "RIDE - 2015 Top Bikes Pack 1" – £6.39 / €7.99 / AU$10.65
• "RIDE - 2015 Top Bikes Pack 2" – £6.39 / €7.99 / AU$10.65

Rocksmith 2014 Edition
• "The All-American Rejects Song Pack" – US$7.99 / £6.39 / €7.99 / AU$10.65
• "The All-American Rejects - Dirty Little Secret" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "The All-American Rejects - Gives You Hell" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "The All-American Rejects - Move Along" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95


SMITE
• "SMITE Ultimate God Pack Bundle" – US$29.99 / £23.99 / €29.99 / AU$39.95

Demos

FIFA 16
Size: 4.46 GB
Download here
FIFA 16 innovates across the entire pitch to deliver a balanced, authentic, and exciting football experience that lets you play your way, and compete at a higher level. And with all new ways to play! With innovative gameplay features, FIFA 16 brings Confidence in Defending, Control in Midfield, and gives you the tools to create more Moments of Magic than ever before. Fans new to the franchise, or skilled players looking to improve their game will have a chance to Compete at a Higher Level using the all new FIFA Trainer. Innovation Across the Entire Pitch. New Ways to Play. Compete at a Higher Level. Play Beautiful in FIFA 16.



Xbox 360

Games on Demand

These are not new titles as such; they're titles that had previously been removed from the Games Store and have now returned. Unfortunately the DLC still remains unavailable.

Marvel: Ultimate Alliance (Xbox 360)
Size: 5.57 GB
Price: US$39.99 / £29.99 / €39.99 / AU$69.95
The Games on Demand version supports English and Italian. Marvel: Ultimate Alliance lets players create their ultimate team from the largest superhero alliance ever as they engage in an epic quest to determine the fate of the Marvel universe. Players can control their own completely unique team by selecting from the largest roster of legendary superheroes ever assembled in one game. Through the epic campaign, the heroes will battle, team-up, and interact with over 140 characters from the Marvel universe and ultimately confront notorious villains. • Use a universal team upgrade system to balance your heroes' powers, or customize each member to maximize their effectiveness. • In addition to engaging in the epic single-player storyline, you can converge in battle, online or offline, against the world's most evil Super Villains. Switch between cooperative and competitive mode to partner or challenge up to three other players.
Marvel: Ultimate Alliance 2 (Xbox 360)
Size: 6.79 GB
Price: US$39.99 / £29.99 / €39.99 / AU$69.95
The Games on Demand version supports English. The Marvel Universe is being torn apart. The Superhuman Registration Act becomes law and Super Heroes must register as weapons of mass destruction, becoming licensed government agents. As Civil War is stirred, Iron Man leads the Pro-Registration side while Captain America spearheads the stand on Anti-Registration. The enemies you battle and the missions you accomplish depend on which side you choose. • Create and customize your ultimate team. Assemble your dream team from the Marvel Universe and select from over 24 playable characters, each with specialized powers. • Cooperate with your ultimate alliance. Take full advantage of the Marvel Universe by playing Cooperative Mode with up to four friends, both online and offline.
DLC without Achievements

RIDE (Xbox 360)
• "RIDE - 2015 Top Bikes Pack 1" – £6.39 / €7.99 / AU$10.65
• "RIDE - 2015 Top Bikes Pack 2" – £6.39 / €7.99 / AU$10.65

Rocksmith 2014 Edition (Xbox 360)
• "The All-American Rejects Song Pack" – US$7.99 / £6.39 / €7.99 / AU$10.65
• "The All-American Rejects - Dirty Little Secret" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "The All-American Rejects - Gives You Hell" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "The All-American Rejects - Move Along" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95

Demos

FIFA 16 (Xbox 360)
Size: 1.60 GB
Gold exclusive until September 15th, 2015
Download here
FIFA 16 innovates across the entire pitch to deliver a balanced, authentic, and exciting football experience that lets you play your way, and compete at a higher level. And with all new ways to play! With innovative gameplay features, FIFA 16 brings Confidence in Defending, Control in Midfield, and gives you the tools to create more Moments of Magic than ever before. Fans new to the franchise, or skilled players looking to improve their game will have a chance to Compete at a Higher Level using the all new FIFA Trainer. Innovation Across the Entire Pitch. New Ways to Play. Compete at a Higher Level. Play Beautiful in FIFA 16.

Windows Phone

This title was previously released as Doodle God Planet. However, it has recently received an update that has changed its title and added Xbox LIVE functionality.

Doodle God Blitz (WP)
Size: 97.42 MB
Price: FREE
UNLEASH YOUR INNER GOD AND CREATE A UNIVERSE!

In this addictive, ALL ages, puzzle game mix and match different combinations of fire, earth, wind and air to create an entire universe! As you create each element watch your world come alive as each element animates on your planet. The new “Planet” mode offers a new challenging way to create a universe of your dreams.

Of course the universe was not created in a day. You’ll have to work your up from a simple microorganism to create animals, tools, storms and even build armies before you have what it takes to build the universe! But beware, the power of creation may have unintended consequences, inventing the wheel might just trigger a zombie plague… Don’t worry, you are not alone on this cosmic journey! Every time you successfully create a new item you’ll be rewarded with the wit and wisdom of some of the greatest philosophers and comedians of all time. Unleash your inner god with Doodle God™!

Windows 8

Just like its Windows Phone equivalent, this title was previously known as the non-LIVE enabled Doodle God Planet.

Doodle God Blitz (Win 8)
Size: 102.57 MB – 147.54 MB
Price: FREE
UNLEASH YOUR INNER GOD AND CREATE A UNIVERSE!

In this addictive, ALL ages, puzzle game mix and match different combinations of fire, earth, wind and air to create an entire universe! As you create each element watch your world come alive as each element animates on your planet. The new “Planet” mode offers a new challenging way to create a universe of your dreams.

Of course the universe was not created in a day. You’ll have to work your up from a simple microorganism to create animals, tools, storms and even build armies before you have what it takes to build the universe! But beware, the power of creation may have unintended consequences, inventing the wheel might just trigger a zombie plague… Don’t worry, you are not alone on this cosmic journey! Every time you successfully create a new item you’ll be rewarded with the wit and wisdom of some of the greatest philosophers and comedians of all time. Unleash your inner god with Doodle God™!
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.