[Update] ID@Xbox Releases: Week Beginning April 3rd, 2017

By Rebecca Smith, 2 years ago
Edit: A third title has been added to the list below.

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Perhaps it was wishful thinking last week when we had a deluge of titles because it seems like that wasn't a sign of things to come. Instead, we return to normal this week with two three more titles joining the ID@Xbox program. There's a surreal and dream-like point and click, a gunfight dungeon crawler or a platformer that will test the most patient of players to the limit. We'll be streaming both of these titles on our Beam channel this week; check out our streaming schedule for more details. For more information on each title, check out the list below:


Blackwood Crossing

Release date: Wednesday, April 5th

Scarlett and Finn are brother and sister, orphans who have always shared a close bond. However, Scarlett has reached the adolescent age where she is leaving childhood, and Finn, behind. When they encounter a ghostly figure, an ordinary train ride turns into a strange and magical journey that tells a tale of life, love and loss. On this journey, the rules and logic wouldn't ever apply in the real world but they make sense in a surreal kind of way. The reasons for this become clear as Scarlett begins to realise the impact of her remoteness towards Finn.

Enter the Gungeon

Release date: Wednesday, April 5th

Described as a "bullet hell dungeon crawler", the game mixes elements of a rogue-like dungeon crawler with the type of mechanics witnessed in any decent bullet hell title. Players are searching for the ultimate treasure, the gun that can kill the past. Amongst the over 400 weapons that players will have at their disposal are ones that shoot fish, rainbows, ghosts, rockets, lasers, cannonballs, bees, mail, poison, fire, ice, arrows, sharks and tigers. If you fancy something more conventional, there are a few that shoot bullets.

Talent Not Included

Release date: Wednesday, April 5th

Residing in the fantasy land of Notthatmuchfurther, Zordok, Derp, and Kevin are three monsters with a love for slaughter, bloodbaths, and Shakespeare. On one long, boring night, the trio decide to put on a play for their own amusement. However, nothing ever goes to plan and that's because the demonic critic that the trio hired, Zot, has his own agenda. Zot hired three somewhat mediocre actors, but they each have their own strong personality and a wish to give the performance of their life. Players assume the roles of the three actors as they face mechanical soldiers, animals, rotating cylinders and a whole lot more, including the aforementioned monsters, on their quest to turn over a tidy profit from the play.

Will you be purchasing any of these titles or are you still catching up from last week?
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.