XBL Content Roundup: February 5th, 2016

By Rebecca Smith, 10 months ago
Xbox One

Pre-Orders

Far Cry Primal APEX EDITION PREORDER
Size: 11.97 GB
Price: US$64.99 / £57.99 / €74.99 / AU$109.95
Release date: February 23rd worldwide
PREORDER NOW AND UPGRADE TO APEX EDITION FOR FREE, INCLUDING ALL ADDITIONAL DIGITAL CONTENT.

The award-winning Far Cry franchise that stormed the tropics and the Himalayas now enters the original fight for humanity’s survival with its innovative open-world sandbox gameplay, bringing together massive beasts, breathtaking environments, and unpredictable savage encounters.
Welcome to the Stone Age, a time of extreme danger and limitless adventure, when giant mammoths and sabretooth tigers ruled the Earth and humanity is at the bottom of the food chain. As the last survivor of your hunting group, you will learn to craft a deadly arsenal, fend off fierce predators, and outsmart enemy tribes to conquer the land of Oros and become the Apex Predator.
GAME FEATURES
• STONE AGE BY FAR CRY: The rich setting of the Stone Age provides a new setting filled with unpredictable mayhem, dangerous threats, and incredible stories that Far Cry is known for.

• RISE ABOVE EXTINCTION: Play as Takkar, a seasoned hunter and the last surviving member of your group. There is one goal: survive in a world where you are the prey.

• FIERCE WILDLIFE AND SAVAGE AND MAJESTIC WORLD: This is earth before man laid claim to it, where deadly sabretooth tigers ruled the world, giant woolly mammoths were kings, and herds of massive Elk stormed through the plains. Discover these and many more daunting creatures in the savage open-world of Oros within the towering redwood forests, harsh taiga, cold glacial mountains and humid swamps.

THE DIGITAL APEX EDITION INCLUDES
- THE GAME
- ALL ADDITIONAL DIGITAL CONTENT FOR FAR CRY PRIMAL:

o LEGEND OF THE MAMMOTH: 3 extra missions.
Drink from the shaman's cup to play as the largest animal in Oros, the almighty mammoth. Feel your power as you stomp your enemies and defend your herd from other beasts and humans.

o A NEW WEAPON, THE BLOOD SHASTI CLUB: a bloodstained club of bone and teeth once wielded by Ull, the vicious leader of the Udam. This weapon is unbreakable and cannot be consumed by flame.

o 4 ENHANCEMENT PACKS that offers early access to rare resources and unique customization options.

• THE SABRETOOTH PACK: early access to animal hides for crafting + change a selection of the sabretooth tigers in Oros to the ferocious Flame Fang Sabretooths.
• THE OWL PACK: early access to resources for crafting + decorate your arms with unique Wenja tribal paint + change the appearance of your owl companion, give him the dark feathers of a raging storm cloud.
• THE MAMMOTH PACK: early access to an endurance-boosting recipe + change a selection of the mammoths in Oros to the mysterious Ash Back Mammoths.
• THE BOMB PACK: early access to 2 extra string bags to increase your odds of survival.

Preorder now and get Valiant Hearts on Xbox One.
Your copy of Valiant Hearts can be obtained by searching for "Valiant Hearts" on the Xbox Store and downloading the game. This offer is available for a limited time only and you must download your copy of Valiant Hearts prior to 04/14/2016
Q*bert REBOOTED: The XBOX One @!#?@! Edition
Size: 500.27 MB
Price: US$9.99 / £7.99 / €9.99
Release date: February 12th in North America and Europe
Q*bert is Back @!#?@!

One of the most critically acclaimed and commercially successful arcade games of the 1980s is back in its Classic pixel perfect 2D form, and a re-imagined Rebooted version with state of the art 3D game-play and graphics that remain faithful to the original concept. Both versions are exciting twitch games requiring keen puzzle solving skills and logic.

Exclusive to Xbox One: enhanced gameplay, 5 new playable characters, and an all-new soundtrack from EDM superstar EnV!
New Games

After being available for pre-order, Krinkle Krusher is available in North America for US$9.99. Meanwhile, Fortified can now be purchased for play worldwide for US$14.99 / £11.99 / €14.99 / AU$19.95.


Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 can also be played in Europe and Australasia. Players have a choice of the Standard Edition (US$59.99 / £44.99 / €69.99 / AU$94.95 / ¥8,100) or the Deluxe Edition (US$79.99 / £59.99 / €89.49 / AU$124.20 / ¥8,100). The game is released in North America on February 9th.


Agatha Christie - The A.B.C. MURDERS
Size: 2.91 GB
Price: £31.99 / €39.99 / AU$52.45
The ABC Murders is an adventure and investigation game adapted from the classic Agatha Christie novel.

The player embodies the famous Hercule Poirot in a 3rd person perspective adventure game packed with mysteries. Once again, the private detective will find himself up against a mysterious opponent who goes by the name of "ABC".

Your intelligence will never have been so challenged!
You will have to explore many crime scenes in various cities set in beautiful surroundings across the United Kingdom. Leave no stone unturned when it comes to cross examinations and deadly puzzles!

Observe, question and explore everything possible in order to make the smartest deductions and understand the murderer’s plans!

Key features:

Examinations: The player can collect information by examining suspects and paying attention to what they say, how they say it and how they feel.

Puzzles: The player will have to solve puzzles in order to obtain more clues.

Brain Deductions: Depending on the clues collected, the player will be able to make deductions and find out more about the murderer.

Timeline: As the player draws conclusions and progresses through the story, he can use Poirot's Timeline. This means that Hercule Poirot can build a timeline with all the relevant events revealed during the investigation.


Bike Mayhem 2
Size: 262.33 MB
Price: US$6.99 / £5.59 / €6.99 / AU$9.35
Smash down trails, launch huge jumps, pull off insane tricks, win tons of gear, build amazing trails and challenge your friends to be the King of the Mountain!
Bike Mayhem 2, the sequel to its’ hugely successful predecessor that was downloaded over 7 million times!

MULTIPLAYER AND SINGLE PLAYER COMPETITIONS
Compete in multiplayer and single player Downhill races and Slopestyle trick events on 34 different mountains and over 180 trails inspired by real world locations including the Whistler Bike Park and Coast Gravity Park.

UNLOCK TONS OF GEAR FOR CUSTOMIZATION
Unlock over 130 items of authentically branded gear to add style your rider and for performance customization of your bike for speed, acceleration, strength, energy and tricks for each trail.

BUILD AND SHARE YOUR OWN TRAILS
Easily build and share your own trails using the powerful in-game “Builder” tool set and download and compete on community created mountains.

COMPETE IN MULTIPLAYER CHALLENGES
Challenge your friends and the community to online ranked multiplayer Downhill races and Slopestyle scored events. Ride against the opponent’s ghost and share your races with your friends using Xbox One’s Game DVR. Challenge them to beat your times!

LEADERBOARDS AND RANKING
Powerful worldwide leaderboards with global ranking and customized filtering including the user created “Builder” mountains.

SOUNDTRACK
Kickin’ soundtrack by Vancouver local bands, The Jolts and X Loader.

REFINED PHYSICS
Experience realistic physics and plush bike suspension as your bike eats up the rough stuff and softens the landings of big jumps and drops. High speeds and big jumps means huge crashes where your rider will ragdoll tumble down the trail.

FEATURES:
· 180+ Beautiful mountain trails for all styles of riding
· 130+ Authentic Gear items for your rider and bikes
· Frame and wheel performance upgrades
· Multiplayer races and trick challenges
· Build and share your own trails
· Download the communities created mountains
· Epic bike crashes with fun rag doll physics and active bike suspension
· 16 different tricks, bunny hops, wheelies and flips to be combined for massive scores!
· Addictive gameplay
· Powerful online leaderboards

GAMEPLAY TIPS:
· If you use check points, you will get a maximum of one star. Stay on your bike to achieve 3 stars!
· Lean to add flips into your trick combo.
· Wheelie into and out of a jump to add to your trick combo.
· Hold down the pump button when entering a downhill section to get a boost in speed.
· The timer doesn't start until you start to pedal the bike or brake!
· Boosters recharge daily
· Make sure you pick the right frame and wheel combination to get the best score for each trail.
· Use boosters to help you through a difficult trail.
Cobalt
Size: 1.28 GB
Price: US$19.99 / £15.99 / €19.99 / AU$26.95 / ¥2,160
Shoot, roll, punch, and jump your way to slowmotion victory in Cobalt, an action platformer from Oxeye Game Studio. Take on the role of a mysterious cyborg stranded on an even more mysterious planet in our single player campaign, or play with friends in a wealth of coop and versus multiplayer modes. It's an incredible amount of fun. The game is localized in English, German, French, Italian and Spanish.


Dad Beat Dads
Size: 1.09 GB
Price: US$5.99
Dad Beat Dads is a fast-paced, local multiplayer brawler for up to 4 players. Dad Beat Dads also has the latest in Robo-Dad technology, so you can ditch your friends and play against the computer. 3 different game modes keep the gameplay fun and challenging. Which one will be your favorite?

Smash N' Grab: Punch other papas and steal their babies, while protecting your own little one. It's pan-dad-monium!

Diaper Sniper: A little something like dodge ball. Eliminate other dads by beaning them with the Diaper Brick. The action's so crazy, you'll be hitting bricks. Last Dad standing, wins!

Corporate Ladder: Flip the fun vertically. Reach for the stars and collect your riches while fending off other dads. Fall behind and you're toast.
Madden NFL 16 Super Bowl Edition
Size: N/A
Price: US$59.99 / £54.99 / €69.99 / AU$99.95
Includes 2,200 Madden Points! Utilize Madden Points to buy packs (instead of earning them through gameplay), and accelerate your squad in Madden’s fastest growing mode, Madden NFL Ultimate Team!
Conditions and restrictions apply. See EASPORTS.COM/MADDEN-NFL/GAME-AND-OFFER-DISCLAIMERS for details.

DLC without Achievements

Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 - store link
• "NARUTO STORM 4 - Season Pass" - US$TBA / £15.99 / €19.99 / AU$26.95

Rock Band 4 - store link
• ""Get Lucky" - Daft Punk ft. Pharrell Williams" - US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65
• ""Heartbeat Song" - Kelly Clarkson" - US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65
• ""Hey Ya!" - Outkast" - US$1.99 / £1.59 / €1.99 / AU$2.65


Rocksmith 2014 Edition - store link
• "The Offspring Song Pack II" - US$11.99 / £9.59 / €11.99 / AU$15.95
• "The Offspring – All I Want" - US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "The Offspring – Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)" - US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "The Offspring – The Kids Aren’t Alright" - US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "The Offspring – Want You Bad" - US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "The Offspring – You’re Gonna Go Far Kid" - US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95



Xbox 360

Xbox LIVE Arcade Delistings

After the removal of 3 on 3 NHL Arcade last month (we forgot to mention it, sorry), another Xbox LIVE Arcade title has bitten the dust. We're unsure of the reasons behind the removal of Babel Rising, but its Windows Phone equivalents were removed in December 2015, so we can't say that we're too surprised. If you're planning on picking up the Windows 8 equivalent of the title, I would suggest that you do so sooner rather than later.

Xbox LIVE Arcade Games

The first title finally returns to the Games Store after it was removed back in December 2014.

Battle: Los Angeles
Size: 1.16 GB
Price: US$9.99 / £6.75 / €9.49 / AU$9.95
As the world’s great cities fall, there remains one place that becomes the last stand for mankind in a battle no one expected. It’s up to you to take on an enemy unlike any ever encountered before.
Cobalt (Xbox 360)
Size: 1.16 GB
Price: US$19.99 / £15.99 / €19.99 / AU$26.95 / ¥2,160
Shoot, roll, punch, and jump your way to slowmotion victory in Cobalt, an action platformer from Oxeye Game Studio. Take on the role of a mysterious cyborg stranded on an even more mysterious planet in our single player campaign, or play with friends in a wealth of coop and versus multiplayer modes. It's an incredible amount of fun. The game is localized in English, German, French, Italian and Spanish.
Games on Demand

The Cybertron Experience
Size: N/A
Price: US$49.99 / £29.99 / €39.99 / AU$49.95
The Games on Demand version supports English, French, Italian, German, Spanish. This pack contains the Transformers™ : War for Cybertron™ full game and the Transformers™: Fall of Cybertron™ full game and three DLC packs: - DINOBOT Destructor Pack - Massive Fury Pack - Multiplayer Havoc Pack Experience the legendary battle between the Autobots and Decepticons before their exodus to Earth in the untold story of the civil war for their home planet in Transformers™ : War for Cybertron™ and Transformers™: Fall of Cybertron™ . Two distinct and intertwined campaigns chronicle the heroism of the Autobots in the face of total annihilation and the unquenchable thirst for power of the Decepticons. Play both campaigns in team-based online co-op, or go head-to-head in several online multiplayer game modes. Battle as your favorite Transformer characters in the war that spawned one of the most brutal conflicts of all time.
DLC without Achievements

Rocksmith 2014 Edition (Xbox 360) - store link
• "The Offspring Song Pack II" - US$11.99 / £9.59 / €11.99 / AU$15.95
• "The Offspring – All I Want" - US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "The Offspring – Pretty Fly (For A White Guy)" - US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "The Offspring – The Kids Aren’t Alright" - US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "The Offspring – Want You Bad" - US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95
• "The Offspring – You’re Gonna Go Far Kid" - US$2.99 / £2.39 / €2.99 / AU$3.95


Windows Phone

Delistings

Windows Phone doesn't seem to be having a great time at the moment and we're losing titles quicker than we can replace them. Three more have disappeared recently: Mirror's Edge (WP), Rabbids Go Phone (WP) and SPY Mouse (WP) have all been removed from the Windows Phone store for unknown reasons.


Windows 8

Windows 8 Delists

We already knew that Pac-Man Championship Edition DX (Toshiba) (Win 8) would be disappearing at the end of January as the store had given warning of its impending removal. One that didn't warn us, though, was BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger (Win 8). This game has disappeared from the Windows 8 store for unknown 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.