Make Room for Three Great Games in May
It’s not quite time for summer vacation, but May is a time for sunny days, warm weather, and plenty of great gaming courtesy of Games with Gold. In May, Games with Gold is adding CastleStorm: Definitive Edition, an awesome tower-defense brawler mashup title, for free, as well as extending Pool Nation in Games with Gold for another month on Xbox One. On the Xbox 360 front, two great games are coming free in May: Mafia II, a third-person action game that immerses players in the dark and unforgiving world of the Mafia in the 1940’s and 50’s, and F1 2013, a realistic, open-wheel racing sim. As usual, all games are available only for a limited time*, as part of the ongoing Games with Gold program.
Ascendance Adds Nastier Zombies and Beefier Guns to Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
The second downloadable content pack for Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare – titled Ascendance – hit Xbox One recently, and added a slew of new content for your Exo soldiers. If you haven’t checked it out yet, we’ve got all the juicy details for you before you strap on your Exo and leap into the action. Ascendance features four new maps for multiplayer, ranging from small to large – and like all the Advanced Warfare maps, they feature their own unique gameplay twists. Perplex is a five-story apartment complex in beautiful Sydney. Construction drones systematically move the modules, creating a changing environment. Tight corridors and lots of windows facilitate a variety of strategies.
Six Star Wars Films, and Six Reasons to Own Them All on Xbox
Today is a big deal for “Star Wars” fans, as all six epic films in Lucasfilm’s beloved space opera – from “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace” all the way to “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” – are available digitally for the first time ever. Xbox is proud to offer this classic science-fiction saga for purchase, and we hope that you already have plenty of reasons for wanting to own all six films. And if not, here’s just one reason why every “Star Wars” film is a monumentally big deal – you know, aside from the Xbox Live freebies that come when you purchase the Star Wars Digital Movie Collection on Xbox Video.
The Star Wars Digital Movie Collection Arrives on Xbox
It’s almost time to revisit that galaxy far, far away: Disney, Lucasfilm, and Twentieth Century Fox have just announced the availability of the Star Wars Digital Movie Collection – all six epic Star Wars films for the first time on Digital HD, and with all new never-before-seen bonus material. We’re thrilled to reveal that Xbox is a digital distribution launch partner and we’re offering exclusives for Xbox customers who purchase the Saga on Xbox Video! For the first time ever, all six epic films in the Saga will be available as a complete digital movie collection or individually digitally on April 10. “Star Wars: The Phantom Menace,” “Star Wars: Attack of the Clones,” “Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith,” “Star Wars: A New Hope,” “Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back,” and “Star Wars: Return of the Jedi” are now available for pre-purchase on Xbox Video, the digital service for new movies and next-day air TV from Microsoft. Microsoft is offering two exclusive incentives for fans who purchase the six-film bundle on Xbox Video. First, they will receive everyone’s favorite scrappy astromech droid, R2-D2, as an Xbox Live avatar companion that flashes characteristics of classic R2-D2 from “A New Hope.” Also, they will receive the action-packed Star Wars Pinball Pack for the free-to-play game Pinball FX 2, for Xbox One or Xbox 360. The Star Wars Pinball Pack lets players relive the greatest moments of the Star Wars universe on a set of brand new pinball tables. In addition, Disney is offering a Star Wars featurette video for Xbox customers; only by pre-purchasing the Saga on Xbox Video will you receive a roughly 60 second sneak peek at the bonus material included in the Star Wars Digital Movie Collection. Customers will receive the Xbox featurette when they pre-purchase the “Star Wars” saga bundle on Xbox Video, then all six epic films in the Saga will be added to their collection in all their high-definition glory on April 10.
Celebrate Gaming with April’s Double Games with Gold Month
You might think April’s the perfect time to joke around – but we have no intention of doing that here at Xbox. Instead, we want to take a moment to appreciate you, the Xbox gamer. Over the course of the Games with Gold program, more than 100 million games have been downloaded, with over 5 billion Gamerscore earned. That’s countless hours in the shoes of iconic heroes like Lara Croft from Tomb Raider, Geralt of Rivia from The Witcher 2, Noble Team from Halo Reach and many others all free with your Xbox Live Gold membership.