Newsbits: Outlast, Valiant Hearts, Contrast and more out now
Looking for something new to play during the post-E3 doldrums? You’ve come to the right place. A wave of new downloadable titles just hit Xbox 360 and Xbox One, so have a look at the fresh merchandise. You can expect full reviews soon for almost all of these.
Outlast: Whistleblower (Xbox One)
Last year’s survival-horror cult hit Outlast made a splash in people’s chairs. Now you can embarrass yourself in front of your Kinect! The main game is available for $19.99, and the Whistleblower DLC is available for $8.99. Get ready to run for your life.
Another World (Xbox One)
This low-profile action platformer is actually a remake of a 16-bit classic from 1991. The pixellated original has been re-worked with minimalist smoothness. After many iterations on multiple platforms, Another World is available now for the first time on Xbox for $7.99.
Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack (Xbox 360/One)
Guacamelee Super Turbo Championship Edition comes out next week, but DrinkBox is teeing it up their with their previous game, Tales from Space: Mutant Blobs Attack. This platformer stars a alien blob that starts as a microscopic organism and eats its way to monstrous proportions. Eat the world for $7.99.
Valiant Hearts: The Great War (Xbox 360/One)
Plenty of games capture the grittiness and action of historical wars, but Valiant Hearts pays homage to the desperation and struggle of World War I beyond the entrenched soldiers. This animated adventure game is powered by Ubi Art, the same engine used for Rayman Legends. Relive The Great War for $14.99.
Sixty Second Shooter Prime (Xbox One)
Twin-stick shooter, sixty seconds. Go! That’s how this one works. Unlike the arduous survival objectives for most twin-stick shooters, Sixty Second Shooter Prime is about wreaking as much havoc as possible before time runs out. The Prime edition for Xbox One comes with a few more unlockables and modes for $4.99.
Zombie Driver Ultimate Edition (Xbox One)
The only thing between the zombie apocalypse and survival is your car and lots of guns. Splatter zombies up and down the streets, or try out some of the race modes. We weren’t too hot on the HD version for 360, but you can give the Ultimate Edition a shot for $14.99.
RBI Baseball (Xbox One)
Another retro remake, RBI Baseball hearkens back to the NES days before shadows were invented. Nearly two decades later, it’s back on Xbox One with a fresh coat of paint. See some of gaming history for $19.99.
Contrast (Xbox 360/One)
Now that shadows have been invented, walk through them in Contrast to see how dark the world can be. Didi’s imaginary friend is the only one who can help her understand why her parents act the way they do. Contrast is available for $14.99.
Putty Squad (Xbox 360)
The last classic for this list, Putty Squad is a platformer where your stretchiness is the key to saving your putty buddies. The developers kept the original’s ruthless retroness intact, so get ready for the lethal cuteness that gaming grew up on. Putty Squad is available for $12.99 on Xbox Live Arcade.
That’s it! Be sure to check back soon for full reviews.