XBL Content Roundup: October 23rd, 2015

By Rebecca Smith,
Xbox One

Game Preview

Layers of Fear
Size: 2.32 GB
Price: US$12.99 / £10.39 / €12.99
Note: 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. Full details on the latest status of the game, how you can give feedback and report issues can be found at http://layersoffear.com. Layers of Fear is a psychedelic adventure horror game about a madness-engulfed insane painter striving to create the work of his life. You will learn the dark story of his past while gathering carefully crafted personal items that can be found in the game. Traverse the vision-induced, constantly shifting house full of supernatural phenomena, where each move of the camera can change the environment, and discover the true motive of the artist. The thick atmosphere will keep you on edge at all times, building the mood layer by layer. The game has been developed in Unity Engine, presenting an uncanny focus on detail and visual aesthetics. Heavily inspired by the masterpiece paintings from the past centuries and the architecture and decor from the XIX century. Layers of Fear is currently done in about 75%. For more information on the current state of work and the ways of providing feedback and reporting issues can be found on our website: http://forum.blooberteam.com/index.php *PEGI RATING IS PROVISIONAL

New Games

After being available on pre-order, Assassin's Creed Syndicate is now available for play. The game is available in standard (US$59.99 / £54.99 / €69.99 / AU$99.95 / ¥8,100) and Gold (US$119.99 / £69.99 / €89.99 / AU$130.20 / ¥10,908) editions.

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma EXTEND
Size: 14.22 GB
Price: £49.99 / €69.99 / AU$94.95 (Released in North America on June 30th)
The most definitive installment of the renouned 2D fighting game franchise, BlazBlue, can finally be taken into your living room. Uncover the secrets, of the Chrono Phantasma Extend.

Let's Sing 2016
Size: 3.43 GB
Price: €39.99
Let's Sing 2016 arrives on Xbox One with a playlist bringing together the greatest artists of the international scene! Connect your microphones, sing alongside your friends, or treat yourself to a unique solo session! Discover the various exciting game modes that are easily accessible thanks to the ultra-intuitive user interface, offering you direct access to the playlist.
Now That's What I Call Sing
Size: 3.02 GB
Price: £29.99
Start your Next Gen Karaoke Party with the exclusive Playlist from “NOW That’s What I Call Sing”! Plug in your microphones, sing together with your friends or have a solo session to train your Karaoke skills. Discover 7 exciting game modes that are quick and easy accessible via the new and user-friendly interface which gives you direct access to the playlist. CLASSIC Sing a song solo or play against your friends. The Player with the highest score wins. BY HEART Like ‘CLASSIC’ mode but some of the lyrics will disappear during the round. DUET Multiplayer only. Sing a real duet with your friends where each player sings their part. EXPERT Test your memory in the ‘EXPERT’ mode which has no on-screen lyrics or visual cues. PASS THE MIC Let’s you play with a partner sharing one mic. During the round, a signal will tell you when to pass the mic to your partner. FIRST TO 20,000 Multiplayer only. Compete against your friends and gain points. The first person to reach 20,000 points wins. ELIMINATION Multiplayer only. Start with a full bar of energy which depletes with every wrong note. If you lose all your energy, you’re out. The last Player standing wins.
DLC with Achievements

• "Balls of Glory Pinball"
Achievements: 4 for a total of 40G
Price: US$9.99 / £7.99 / €9.99 / AU$13.45
Your favorite hit TV shows - Family Guy, American Dad!, Bob's Burgers, and Archer - come together in the Balls of Glory pinball pack! Each official pinball table contains over 15 exciting and hilarious modes based on fan favorite characters and episodes. Grab them now!

Pure Pool
• "Snooker pack"
Achievements: 7 for a total of 100G
Price: US$4.49 / £3.59 / €3.99 / AU$5.95
Welcome to the ultimate snooker experience. Let the makers of Pure Pool take you on a journey through the pool hall to the brand new snooker environment. Beautifully designed, the ultra-realistic snooker table is the only way to up your game outside of normal conventions. VooFoo Studios’ Pure Pool Snooker pack features a full career mode for all difficulty levels; Amateur, Pro and Master, two new snooker challenge modes and specific trophies, achievements and snooker accolades. Get ready for the most authentic snooker experience ever witnessed from the comfort of your couch.
DLC without Achievements

Assassin's Creed Syndicate - store link
• "Helix Credit Base Pack" – US$4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 / AU$TBA / ¥540
• "Helix Credit Small Pack" – US$9.99 / £7.99 / €9.99 / AU$TBA / ¥TBA
• "Helix Credit Medium Pack" – US$19.99 / £15.99 / €19.99 / AU$29.95 / ¥2,592
• "Helix Credit Large Pack" – US$29.99 / £TBA / €29.99 / AU$44.95 / ¥3,888
• "Helix Credit Extra Large Pack" – US$49.99 / £39.99 / €49.99 / AU$75.45 / ¥6,480
• "Season Pass" – US$29.99 / £23.99 / €29.99 / AU$39.95 / ¥TBA

BlazBlue: Chrono Phantasma EXTEND - store link
• "Famitsu Additional Character Color" – £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Lobby Character Item 1" – £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Lobby Character Item 2" – £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Lobby Character Item 3" – £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Lobby Character Xblaze Set" – £0.79 / €0.99 / AU$1.35
• "My Room Item Set A" – £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65
• "My Room Item Set B" – £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65
• "My Room Item Set C" – £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65
• "My Room Item Set D" – £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65
• "System Voice Cajun Phicot" – £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "System Voice Mai Natsume" – £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95

Gears of War: Ultimate Edition - store link
• "Exclusive Gears eSports Season 1 Weapon Skin" – US$4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 / AU$6.65 / ¥540

Just Dance 2016 - store link
• "Just Dance Unlimited-1 month" – US$6.99 / £5.59 / €6.99 / AU$9.35
• "Just Dance Unlimited-3 months" – US$14.99 / £11.99 / €14.99 / AU$19.95
• "Just Dance Unlimited-12 months" – US$39.99 / £31.99 / €39.99 / AU$52.45

Minecraft - store link
• "Halloween Mash Up Pack" – US$3.99 / £3.19 / €3.99 / AU$5.35 / ¥432
• "Minecraft Star Wars Prequel Skin Pack" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥324

Xbox 360

DLC without Achievements

Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition - store link
• "Halloween Mash Up Pack" – US$3.99 / £3.19 / €3.99 / AU$5.35 / ¥432
• "Minecraft Star Wars Prequel Skin Pack" – US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥324

Windows Phone

Windows Phone Games

Runemals (WP)
Size: 70.02 MB
Price: FREE
An addictive and FREE game that combines PUZZLE gameplay with classic turn-based RPG fun and monster-collecting!

• EXCITING AND STRATEGIC ACTION Gather energy by tapping color groups in super-fast 10-second challenges. Lead your team in battle, decide your strategy and manage your energy resources. Explore an island full of adventures, defeat powerful enemies and acquire the loot.

• MONSTER COLLECTING Discover, CAPTURE and train a vast collection of unique animals. Test different team combinations, try different elemental creatures and discover which ones are more versatile, more powerful or suit your gameplay the most.

• POWER UP AND EVOLVE Level your team up so they learn NEW abilities. EVOLVE them to make them even stronger: with the right training, charming creatures can become awesome battle beasts.

• ENGAGING STORY Discover Bright’s adventure: an orphan who will become a Runemal trainer thanks to his master’s help.

Runemals is set in a huge world constantly expanding with regular events, special quests, new creatures and updates. And it's FREE to play, so there’s nothing to stop you from becoming the best Runemal trainer this world has ever seen.
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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.