Hope everyone had a great first week of 2017! We’ve got a few great releases this week and I’m sure you’re all as excited as I am!
Wednesday, January 1st:
Acorn Assault: Rodent Revolution (Black Shell Media)
Description: If you’ve ever wanted to play through a historically innaccurate retelling of the French Revolution starring Squirrels with powdered wigs, Acorn Assault: Rodent Revolution will definitely scratch that itch. In this cute turn-based strategy game, you’ll play as Charles DeMontequirrel as you unleash your squirrel armies over a series of fun and challenging battlefields. You can even fight against your friends in local multiplayer levels! Strategy afficionados would be nuts to miss this one!
Regions: United States
Nevermind (Flying Mollusk)
Description: In the beautiful and at times hauntying surreal Nevermind, you’ll play as a Neurophober, a doctor who helps patients overcome their trauma using cutting edge technology to venture into their subconscious minds. Using a challenging, adventure game play-style inspired by games like Myst, you’ll unravel the cause of their trauma and collect photographs depicting the memories of the traumatic event that brought the patient to you. This game merges beautiful worlds with the realities of dealing with trauma in a unique way that will leave you craving just a bit more.
Regions: Brazil, Canada, Germany, Mexico, Russia, Taiwan, United States
Friday, January 13th:
Dead Effect 2 (BadFly Interactive, a.s.)
Description: BadFly Interactive brings us the follow up to the popular Dead Effect. Set upon a derelict colonization spaceship, this fun and scary horror first person shooter bring back the gritty and fun gameplay that Dead Effect was known for but with so much more! New weapons and abilities abound in the roughly 20 hour campaign where you try to wrest back control of the ship from all manner of creepy creatures. Fans of co-op will rejoice at the addition of a co-op mode and RPG fans will love to have another horror game to sink their teeth into!
Regions: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong SAR, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States
Friday Night Bullet Arena (Red Nexus)
Description: In this frantic top-down multiplayer shooter from Red Nexus everyone gets one shot. You and up to 3 of your friends will play on a 6×6 field where you can catch your own bullet, but make sure you stay out of the way of everyone else’s (and considering that bullets wrap around the screen you’ll definitely want to keep your eyes peeled). Play as 10 different characters on 10 different worlds and do your best to shoot and catch your way to the top. Fans of a fun multiplayer experience will enjoy the experience that Friday Night Bullet Arena provides!
Regions: Canada, Mexico, United States
Pit People (the Behemoth)
Description: The long awaited game 4 from developers the Behemoth is a doozy. Featuring Behemoth’s beloved art style and a cast of quirky characters, Pit People is a fantastically fun turn-based strategy RPG where you’ll assemble a cast of adventurers and send them into battle. But beware, your hardy adventurers may not always behave the way you expect. You can tell them where to go, but what they do when they get there is always a surprise. You and a friend can plot a course across an apocalyptic wonderland in co-op mode. For fans of the Behemoth, for fans of turn-based strategy, and frankly for fans of fun, this is a game that can’t be missed!
Regions: Argentina, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hong Kong SAR, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States
Rise & Shine (Adult Swim Games)
Description: In Rise & Shine from Adult Swim Games you’ll play as Rise, a child forced to take on the mantle of the savior of a world threatened by the warmongering Space grunts of Nexgen. Using the sacred gun Shine, you’ll traverse a beautifully animated apocalyptic wasteland completing bullet based puzzles and fighting humongous bosses (and their smaller allies). This side-scrolling shooter is fun and challenging, definitely something great to pick up for fans of these genres!
Regions: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Republic of Ireland, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States
Description: In Sylvio you’ll play as Juliette Waters, a ghost recorder who must survive one night in Saginaw Family Park with only the help of her EVP equipment and the voices of the dead to guide her. You’ll solve puzzles and investigate a tranquil but haunting environment as you unravel the mystery of Saginaw Family Park. This creepy and fun horror adventure game from Stroboskop is a must-play for horror fans looking for something a bit different to experience.
Regions: United States
ID@Xbox Developer Coordinator