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Out This Week: Rugby Challenge 3, Lichdom: Battlemage, Arcade Game Series

Posted by Anthony Bacchus

80's takeover

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 16th and April 22nd. You're most certainly welcome!

Arcade Game Series: Dig Dug

  • Publisher/Developer: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment/BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc.
  • Price: £3.19/$3.99/€3,99

"First appearing in arcades in 1982, Dig Dug finally comes to Xbox One! Dig up, down, left, and right and burrow through the earth. Inflate and pop enemies with your harpoon to defeat them, or squish them with a rock. Lure enemies into a tunnel and crush several at once for massive points. Defeat all the enemies on the screen to advance to the next stage!

With cute pixel-art graphics, vivid colors, rhythmical beats, and distinctive SFX, the beauty really is in the details. This latest port comes with scanline and sound settings, and the option to switch between the old and new versions - perfect for devoted diggers! Enjoy the masterpiece that fervent fans have flocked to play!"

Arcade Game Series: Galaga

  • Publisher/Developer: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment/BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc.
  • Price: £3.19/$3.99/€3,99

"First appearing in arcades in 1981, the masterpiece GALAGA finally comes to Xbox One! Move the fighter left and right, and destroy the waves of incoming aliens in this space-age shooter. Destroy all the enemies to advance to the next stage! Retrieve a captured fighter and combine into a Dual Fighter! Try your hand at Challenging Stages that appear after every few levels, and aim for a perfect score!

This latest port comes with scanline and sound settings, and the option to switch between the old and new versions - perfect for true fans of the game. Experience the shining star of 80's arcades for yourself!"

Arcade Game Series: Ms. Pac-Man

  • Publisher/Developer: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment/BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc.
  • Price: £3.19/$3.99/€3,99

"Developed in America and first released in 1981, Ms. PAC-MAN finally comes to Xbox One! Move Ms. PAC-MAN up, down, left, and right to eat all the Pac-Dots, while avoiding the ghosts, to advance to the next stage. Eat a Power Pellet to turn the tables on the ghosts and rack up a huge score!

The basic rules are the same as PAC-MAN, but with an additional Warp Tunnel and other features, Ms. PAC-MAN truly shines as its own game! This latest port comes with scanline and sound settings - perfect for Ms. PAC-MANiacs! With her trademark ribbon, it's not hard to see the adorable charm of Ms. PAC-MAN!"

Arcade Game Series: Pac-Man

  • Publisher/Developer: BANDAI NAMCO Entertainment/BANDAI NAMCO Studios Inc.
  • Price: £3.19/$3.99/€3,99

"First appearing in arcades in 1980, the masterpiece PAC-MAN finally comes to Xbox One! Move PAC-MAN up, down, left, and right to eat all the Pac-Dots, while avoiding the ghosts, to advance to the next stage. Eat a Power Pellet to turn the tables on the ghosts and rack up a huge score!

With simple rules but deep gameplay, it's easy to see why the adorable PAC-MAN took the world by storm! PAC-MAN was awarded the Guinness World Record in 2005 for being the most successful coin-operated arcade machine in history. This latest port comes with scanline and sound settings, and the option to play with the Round 256 bug - perfect for PAC-MANiacs! Experience the masterpiece that charmed the planet!"

Battle Ages

  • Publisher/Developer: 505 Games Srl/DR Studios Ltd
  • Price: FREE

"Storm through history and conquer your enemies in this awesome combat strategy game! Progress from the dawn of mankind, build your civilisation, and lead it through thousands of years of advancement from the discovery of fire to the invention of the telegraph in exciting PvP combat of epic proportions.

Use your workers to build cutting edge industry, build and upgrade your defenses and employ great scientific minds of the era to research fantastic weapons of each distinct age. Train your military and send armies out to lay waste to nearby settlements and steal their stashed riches. Join the race through time and fight to be the most powerful leader in history!"

Pang Adventures

  • Publisher/Developer: DotEmu
  • Price: £7.99/$9.99/€9,99

"The Pang series is a beloved collection of arcade video games from the early 90s. Guide two brothers on a quest around the world to save humankind from a massive alien invasion! Use your wits and skills to overcome the attack balls pouring from the skies and rescue the world's cities and landmarks from impending annihilation! Pang Adventures brings new features and gameplay to this arcade legend while keeping true to the original spirit of the series.

The simplest recipes make the best cookies! Pang Adventures is one delicious treat specifically designed to please your digital tastebuds and get you hooked! So keep your eyes peeled and your reflexes razor sharp to succeed and save the world!"

Lichdom: Battlemage

  • Publisher/Developer: Maximum Games/Xaviant
  • Price: £39.99/$49.99

"In this fierce, first person spell-caster, you play as "Dragon," a scorned mage out to seek revenge on Shax, the evil overlord who destroyed your family.

Using an arsenal of unlimited spells as your only form of weaponry, you must fight off hordes of evil cult members, monsters, and demons summoned from the abyss in a mission to avenge your loved ones."

Masquerade: The Baubles of Doom

  • Publisher/Developer: Big Ant Studios
  • Price: $14.99

"Masquerade is an action-adventure set in the fantasy world of The Realm, centered around a battle for the mythical Druid Orbs, the most powerful pair of balls in all the land. For it was said that whomever possessed the Orbs, possessed the power to rule all. From foreign shores came the Clowns, an army of morose maniacs determined to find the Orbs. And so began the Great Clown Invasion.

Join Jaxx, the wise-cracking jester, and his beautiful enigmatic partner in crime, Comedia. Armed with a map that reveals the secret location of the Orbs, Jaxx and Comedia soon find themselves on the run from the Clown Army. With Comedia captured, you must guide Jaxx to rescue her AND stop the map from falling into the hands of those diabolical, evil, merciless, despicable, Clowns!"

Rugby Challenge 3

  • Publisher/Developer: Home Entertainment Suppliers/Wicked Witch Software
  • Price: £54.99/$59.99

"Rugby Challenge 3 is the first true Rugby Union game on next-gen consoles featuring the debut of the Rugby Seven's (which this year will be featured in the Olympics), Plus England, (Six Nations Champions), the Aviva Premiership, South African clubs, plus The Springboks, The All Blacks (World Champions), The Wallabies, the Currie Cup and much more.

All the thrills and excitement of top-flight Rugby have been truly recreated in Rugby Challenge 3."

Skyling: Garden Defense

  • Publisher/Developer: Mighty Studios, Llc
  • Price: $4.99

"Skyling: Garden Defense is a 2D, isometric maze game that blends classic arcade-style game play with a lighthearted world of blooming plants, colorful monsters and sleepy cats. Help a young Skyling named Bloom restore each garden by touching every square to spring them back to life. But be careful, the gardens have been overrun with Blight Monsters that want to destroy everything, including young Bloom!

Inspired by arcade classics like Pac-Man, Q*Bert and Crystal Castles. Skyling: Garden Defense is simple, maze-game fun suitable for all ages."


Is there anything from the above list that appeals to you? We'll give you two votes to let us know which titles interest you the most!

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User Comments (6)

shonenjump86

#1

shonenjump86 said:

I bought Ms. Pac Man years ago on the 360 which I now have on the One being backwards compatibility. I'm sure the rest of those arcade series were on 360 as well.

joey302

#6

joey302 said:

Does anyone have a clue why the Namco classics have such huge files?? The 3 in 1 pack is 2.5 Gigs! Wow!!

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