XBL Content Roundup: January 13th, 2016

By Rebecca Smith,
Xbox One

New Games

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: India
Size: 3.63 GB
Price: US$9.99 / £7.99 / €9.99 / AU$13.45 / ¥1,512
Embody Arbaaz in his quest for retribution through a colourful depiction of 19th century Colonial India in 2.5D stealth gameplay.

• Travel across an amazing 19th-century India and its legendary landmarks
Discover an exquisite depiction of Colonial India thanks to a palette of vibrant colours. Zip-line across the streets of Amritsar, hide in the shadows of the palace, and hunt legendary artifacts, following in the footsteps of Alexander the Great.

• Experience the thrill of being a stealthy assassin
As a smart and charming Assassin, use new subterfuges to disguise and to loot. Discover all-new Assassin’s gear such as the talwar (curved sword) and chakram (circular throwing weapon) to deal great damage and interact with the environment.

• Showcase your fighting talents with the new double kill move, helix strike, or silent takedown. Be more agile than ever in even more platforming levels, and escape through the destructible environments of the squares and bazaars, leaving a trail of chaos in your wake.

• Discover a brand-new challenge mode
Unlock various challenge rooms: your skills and abilities will be pushed to their limits through a complex sequence of obstacle course. Beat the score to collect artifacts, fulfill special contracts and assassinate in an exciting new game experience!

Gone Home: Console Edition
Size: 3.24 GB
Price: US$19.99 - this game has been delayed in PAL regions
Gone Home, the genre-defining Story Exploration Video Game, is now available in the comfort of your living room!

June 7, 1995. 1:15 AM. You arrive home after a year abroad. You expect your family to greet you, but the house is empty. Something's not right. Where is everyone? And what's happened here? Find out for yourself as you explore the house on Arbor Hill in the award-winning game that’s been called “a remarkable achievement” (IGN) and “the greatest video game love story ever told” (The New York Times).

Experience one of the generation’s defining indie games plus more than 90 minutes of behind-the-scenes commentary by the developers, actors, and musicians that made Gone Home possible!
Hyperdrive Massacre
Size: 526.34 MB
Price: US$9.99 / £7.99 / €9.99
Jump in a space cadillac and frag your way to victory against your friends, or fight the vicious AI to unlock the full crews roster, in the most frantic couch multiplayer neon fragfest for next-gen!

Throw down the gauntlet in Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch, buckle up and get your space tires screeching in DeathRace, be the toughest defender in LastManStanding, show off your tricks in Space Soccer, or put your retrogaming skills to good use in Space Pong.
Submachine guns, sniper rifles, frag grenades, homing missiles and bullet-deflecting shields are just a subset of the tools at your disposal to create havoc in this couch multiplayer neon fragfest!
Become king of the couch with Hyperdrive Massacre!
Rebel Galaxy
Size: 526.34 MB
Price: US$19.99 / £15.99 / €19.99
Rebel Galaxy is a swashbuckling space adventure, with action-packed combat, exploration, discovery, trade, and “negotiation” with the outlandish denizens at the edge of the known universe.

As the commander of an immensely powerful star destroyer, you’ll battle pirates, explore anomalies, befriend aliens, scavenge battle wreckage, mine asteroids, and discover artifacts. Choose your path as a roguish do-gooder, crafty space-trader or power-hungry privateer – or maybe a little of each! Buy larger and more powerful craft with your hard-earned credits, and outfit them with a variety of wicked weapons and defenses. Set in a galaxy of fantastic sights, and secrets to be found, Rebel Galaxy is above all a space epic of adventure, exploration, and combat.

The edge of the universe is a pretty dangerous place, so watch your back.
The Banner Saga
Size: 2.18 GB
Price: US$19.99 / £15.99 / €19.99 / AU$26.95
Live through an epic role-playing Viking saga where your strategic choices directly affect your personal journey. Make allies as you travel with your caravan across this stunning yet harsh landscape. Carefully choose those who will help fight a new threat that jeopardizes an entire civilization. Every decision you make in travel, conversation and combat has a meaningful effect on the outcome as your story unfolds. Not everyone will survive, but they will be remembered.
Key Features

• Player choice that drives your own narrative – every decision you make in travel, conversation and combat has a meaningful effect on the outcome as your story unfolds.

• Over 25 playable characters from 2 different races, human and varl, the horned giants – embark on your epic journey with a variety of characters from 7 different classes, each with unique abilities and upgrade options to fit your play style.

• Strategic combat with consequences - victory or defeat and even the permanent loss of a character depends on which characters you choose to take into battle and what decisions you make afterwards.

• The journey is as important as battle – your role in building and managing your caravan as you travel the vast frozen landscape is critical to not only your own survival but the survival of an entire civilization.

• An epic Viking saga brought to life in 2D glory – beautifully hand drawn combat sequences and animations, accompanied by an evocative score from Grammy-nominated composer Austin Wintory, will immerse you into a fantasy realm inspired by Norse mythology.

DLC with Achievements

• "Star Wars Pinball: The Force Awakens Pack"
Achievements: 2 worth a total of 20G
Price: US$4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 / AU$6.65
Based on events from the hotly anticipated Star Wars??: The Force Awakens?? movie, players will be able to experience unforgettable moments from the film on two action-packed pinball tables.

Team up with the Resistance to fight against the First Order alongside Rey, Finn, Poe, Princess Leia and Han Solo in the Star Wars™ Pinball: The Force Awakens™ Table!

Take command of the First Order as you travel through hyperspace on board a Star Destroyer and restore order to a galaxy far, far away on the Star Wars™ Pinball: Might of the First Order table!

DLC without Achievements

Dead or Alive 5 Last Round - store link
• "DOA5LR Outcast Armor by Tamiki Wakaki Set " - FREE

Rise of the Tomb Raider - store link
• "Ancient Vanguard" - US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥324
• "Hope's Bastion Pack" - US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥324
• "Remnant Resistance Pack" - US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥324
• "Sparrowhawk Pack" - US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥324
• "Tactical Survivor Pack" - US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥324

Rock Band 4 - store link
• "Disturbed Pack 04" - US$5.49 / £4.39 / €5.49 / AU$7.35
• ""Immortalized" - Disturbed" - US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65
• ""The Vengeful One" - Disturbed" - US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65
• ""Warrior" - Disturbed" - US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65

Rocksmith 2014 Edition - store link
• "Thirty Seconds to Mars Song Pack" - US$11.99 / £9.59 / €11.99 / AU$15.95
• "Thirty Seconds to Mars - Closer to the Edge" - US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Thirty Seconds to Mars - From Yesterday" - US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Thirty Seconds to Mars - Kings and Queens" - US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Thirty Seconds to Mars - The Kill" - US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Thirty Seconds to Mars - This Is War" - US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95

Xbox 360

DLC without Achievements

- store link
• "Star Wars Pinball: The Force Awakens Pack" - US$4.99 / £3.99 / €4.99 / AU$6.65 / ¥540

Rise of the Tomb Raider (Xbox 360) - store link
• "Ancient Vanguard" - US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95 / ¥324

Rocksmith 2014 Edition (Xbox 360) - store link
• "Thirty Seconds to Mars Song Pack" - US$11.99 / £9.59 / €11.99 / AU$15.95
• "Thirty Seconds to Mars - Closer to the Edge" - US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Thirty Seconds to Mars - From Yesterday" - US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Thirty Seconds to Mars - Kings and Queens" - US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Thirty Seconds to Mars - The Kill" - US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "Thirty Seconds to Mars - This Is War" - US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95

Windows Phone

New Games

Panzer Geekz (WP)
Size: 140.78 MB
Price: FREE
When Geekz dress up and play World War II Americans who holds a grudge, no toy is left standing. Put on your helmet, man the wheel and trash, trash, trash your tank through model landscapes of France, Flandern, Austria, Morocco, Japan, Germany and New Swabia ­ TO THE MAX!

Ram everything you can, from trees and houses to sheep, French herders, Krautz, pandas, cows, Japs, geishas and everything else in your way to GET THAT FLAG!

• SEE the beautiful model ­landscapes
• LISTEN to awesome Tyroler and WWII march music
• WIND up your tank
• RACE downhill and steer freely
• ROAM the 3D levels as you like
• TILT or TOUCH to steer and jump
• HIT objects to get speed and points
• CHAIN your hits to increase combo scores
• JUMP over obstacles to avoid a sudden stop
• AVOID holes, mines, water and other deadly hazards
• FIND special hidden characters for points bonus
• REACH the flag and complete the level
• REPLAY the levels to improve your performance
• GET JUDGED by the dressed up geekz, watching you from above
• ACHIEVE high scores and be awarded star ­rating
• UNLOCK new levels from earned stars
• PLAY 50+ levels without paying if you are a pro
• PAY to unlock levels, if you are a lazy bum
• DISCOVER easy and challenging achievements

In our level­-based racing­-destruction game, you drive through WWII model-landscapes in your quest for liberating the world. Panzer Geekz plays like a fusion of racing, bowling, angry birds and pinball. The games has playful graphics, a smashing soundtrack, realistic toy ­physics and a high degree of freedom in how you tackle the levels for completion and high scores.
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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.
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