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Out This Week: DC Universe Online, Party Hard, JumpJet Rex

Posted by Anthony Bacchus

Lots of retro inspired games this week

Out This Week is pretty self explanatory; it's our weekly look back at all of the new games that were released on Xbox One and Xbox 360. We've tinkered with the format a bit and streamlined it so it's easy to be informed of all the latest games. You'll find information on the pricing for different regions, the publisher/developer's description of the game, and a conveniently placed trailer for your viewing pleasure.

This edition covers all games released on Xbox platforms between April 23rd and April 29th. You're most certainly welcome!

Battle Worlds: Kronos

  • Publisher/Developer: Nordic Games/King Art
  • Price: £15.99/$19.99/€19,99

"Battle Worlds: Kronos is a turn-based strategy game that stays true to its hexagonal-roots, inspired by classics like Battle Isle. The planet is once again torn by war, for the succession of a new emperor. Its destiny is in your hands!

Strong opponents, long playtime - Prepare to fight epic battles against tough AI enemies in three huge campaigns, with over 60 hours of gameplay. Includes the full DLC-campaign "Trains"!"

Brick Breaker

  • Publisher/Developer: Bigben Interactive/Sanuk Games
  • Price: £7.99/$9.99/€9,99

"Brick Breaker, the classic arcade game, is back with a breathtaking new version. Its explosive gameplay - unique and timeless - is filled with surprises. Sharpen your reflexes and precision to overcome the hundred different levels that await you.

Collect bonuses, avoid traps and shoot your way to victory. Play alone or with up to 4 players on a split screen. Brick Breaker will offer you many hours of fun and entertainment!"

DC Universe Online

  • Publisher/Developer: Daybreak Games
  • Price: FREE

"DC Universe Online is now on Xbox One! Join thousands of other players in this Free-to-Play, massive online action game set in the popular DC Comics universe. Choose your side – Hero or Villain – and create your character to experience true action combat, as you fight alongside and against legendary characters such as Batman, Wonder Woman, Superman, Lex Luthor, and Circe.

Jump in and explore the DC Universe; walk the darkened streets of Gotham City, investigate the mysteries of the futuristic cityscape of Metropolis, and travel to legendary locations such as Arkham Asylum and the Watchtower."

JumpJet Rex

  • Publisher/Developer: LOOT Interactive, LLC/TreeFortress Games
  • Price: £7.99/$9.99/€9,99

"Take control of a T-Rex with extraterrestrial jump boots, tasked with saving dino-kind from extinction in this highly challenging, 2-D platformer. Race against the clock as you jump, drop and dash your way through 40+ challenging levels to preserve life during the Mesozoic era!

JumpJet Rex features beautiful hand-drawn 16-bit graphics and awesome chiptune music that transfers players back to the 2-D platforming glory days. Battle your friends for Dino supremacy in Party Game modes, such as Deathmatch, Capture the Cookie, and Race Mode!"

Paranautical Activity

  • Publisher/Developer: Digerati/Code Avarice
  • Price: £7.99/$9.99/€9,99

"Paranautical Activity combines the classic FPS action of games like Doom and Quake, with the randomness and difficulty of modern roguelikes like Binding of Isaac and Spelunky.

Features procedurally generated levels, impossibly fast gameplay, hidden levels, over 100 items, ridiculous bosses, and a kick ass Dubstep soundtrack"

Party Hard

  • Publisher/Developer: tinyBuild GAMES/Pinokl Games
  • Price: £10.39/$12.99/€12,99

"In Party Hard, you play as someone who is really tired of the neighbors having loud parties. Instead of calling the police, you decide it's a better idea to kill everyone – using your faithful knife and the environment. The tactical strategy follows a series of killings at parties through-ought the USA.

Party Hard has semi-procedural environments and focus on unique ways of killing people. In the greatest traditions of sneaking games, your main goal is not to get caught, while silently picking off unsuspecting victims one by one. Dancing and blending in during a suspicious situation is key."

What games are you picking up this week? You can choose two titles that interest you the most!

Out This Week: What games interest you the most this week?

(You can select up to 2 answers)

User Comments (3)



KelticDevil said:

I went with Battle Worlds. Sounds like a cool game.

Not interested in some leftover Sony/DC comics MMO.



frito said:

Galaga DX went onto Backwards Compatability too, got Brick Breaker looks like fun



stylon said:

I don't have the time to invest in something like DC Online, presumably it will require much grinding with it being F2P anyway... would rather go back and complete Arkham Knight than waste time with this.

I love the look of Jumjet Rex though and I adore chip music (grew up in the 70's/80's) so that one is a no brainer... Brick Breaker looks like a cool re-imaging of Arkanoid so will probably get that too.

Party Hard is quite a disturbing idea for a game don't you think?

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