Developer- and Publisher-specific Articles: Xbox 360

Transformers: Rise of the Dark Spark to bridge game, film universes

Transformers Rise of the Dark Spark (360, 3DS, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One) Announcement - Screenshot 1

As has become franchise tradition, Activision will be releasing a Transformers game tie-in alongside the latest film, Age of Extinction. The newest game, Rise of the Dark Spark, will include over 40 playable characters from both film and Cybertron universes as each side battles to attain the Dark Spark. Rise of the Dark Spark will be set after the films as well as High Moon Studios’ War for Cybertron and Fall of Cybertron with a campaign that jumps between worlds and factions but features similar gameplay and modes as before, including Escalation. New additions include a revamped leveling system with persistent character development and an upgradeable defense system.

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The Evil Within to make this summer a dark one, shipping in August

The Evil Within (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Extended Trailer Announcement - Screenshot 3

Bethesda’s upcoming Tango Gameworks- and Shinji Mikami-developed survival-horror title The Evil Within has been officially dated for August 26. As detective Sebastian Castellanos, players will have to fight for their life after being attacked by a malevolent force at a crime scene and waking up in an alternate, twisted world. Players will have little resources at their disposal as they try to defeat the realm’s monstrous creatures and make their way back to reality.

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South Park: The Stick of Truth goes goooooooold for consoles, PC

South Park The Stick of Truth (360, PC, PS3) Gold Announcement - Screenshot 1

After surviving the closure of THQ, acquisition by Ubisoft, and all of the other myriad development bumps in the road, South Park: The Stick of Truth has officially gone gold. The Obsidian-developed role-playing game has been sent out for pressing and will be shipping to stores on March 4. As part of the gang, players will get to guide the budding heroes in their quest for the Stick of Truth, which will pit them against the town’s many monsters, from vengeful bullies and hippies to underpants gnomes (tip: they are easily distracted by profit).

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Rockstar gets mushy with GTAV’s Valentine’s Day Massacre Special

Grand Theft Auto V (360, PS3) The Valentine's Day Massacre Special Announcement - Art

Nothing says romance like weapons and rides. Rockstar Games is looking to turn Valentine’s Day a little redder with a free update to Grand Theft Auto V that adds Valentine’s Day-themed extras for both Online and Story Mode. The new content includes the Gusenberg Sweeper machine gun, found in Ammu-Nation online and in the character’s inventory in single player; the Albany Roosevelt, an armored limousine from the 1920s, found in any garage in Story and from the Legendary Motorsport in-game website in Online; new novelty hats, t-shirts, and masks, plus 1920s flapper dresses and a Flapper Bob hairstyle; and 10 new jobs found throughout Online, from cycling races to deathmatches.

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PlayStation 3 News, Xbox 360 News

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII now available for 360 and PS3

Lightning Returns Final Fantasy XIII (360, PS3) Launch Announcement - Screenshot 1

Lightning sets out for a new journey today with the release of Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII for 360 and PS3. Her latest adventure, available in stores and digitally through Live and PSN, is a more action-oriented title than a traditional Final Fantasy release, with players having direct control over Lightning as she ventures about Nova Chrysalia with her band of allies battling the deadly cult Children of Etro.

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Far Cry Classic taking players back to the jungle next week

Far Cry Classic Compilation (PS3) Announcement - Screenshot 3

Far Cry Classic, an updated re-release of the original Far Cry, will be available on February 11 on Live and PSN, according to Ubisoft. Previously scheduled for launch as part of Microsoft’s 2013 Summer Arcade promo, this new version will run $9.99 and feature updated graphics, a new interface, and improved cutscenes. Far Cry Classic is not included in the upcoming Far Cry Compilation, but it is in the European version, titled Far Cry The Wild Expedition.

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(Xbox 360 Review) Halo: Spartan Assault

(Xbox 360 Review) Halo: Spartan Assault

“… a solid if short top-down shooter that serves both solo- and co-op-minded players, but the influence of microtransactions makes for an overly limited experience.”

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Aurora to return home on April 30 with release of Child of Light

Child of Light (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Wii U, Xbox One) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Ubisoft has revealed that their upcoming turn-based role-playing game Child of Light will be released on April 30. The downloadable title will be available on eShop for Wii U, Live for 360 and Xbox One, PSN for PS3 and PS4, and Steam for PC. The Framework-powered adventure is being labeled a “reimagining of fairytales” and will have players take on the role of Aurora as she journeys through the world of Lemuria. After being taken from her home, she sets out to make her way back but discovers that she must first free the moon, stars, and sun from the clutches of the Queen of the Night. She will face dragons and monsters along the way, but also find help in new allies, including the firefly Igniculus.

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Strider to launch next week for current and next-gen consoles, PC

Strider (360, PC, PS3, PS4, Xbox One) Release Date Announcement - Screenshot 1

Strider Hiryu will once again set out against the forces of evil next week when the Double Helix-developed Strider launches on Live, PSN, and Steam. The PS3 and PS4 versions will be first out of the gate on February 18, with the PC, 360, and Xbox One versions will follow the day after. Also announced is the inclusion of two new Challenge Modes to accompany Story Mode, the speed-run-style race Beacon Run and the wave-based trial Survival Mode. A global online leaderboard will track player stats across all modes.

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Halo: Spartan Assault deploying tomorrow on Live for 360

Halo Spartan Assault (360, PC, Windows Phone) 360 Announcement - Screenshot 1

Microsoft announced that they will be releasing Halo: Spartan Assault for 360 tomorrow. Gamers who purchased the Windows 8 or Windows Phone 8 version before December 15 will be able to download the game for $4.99, while new players will be able to purchase the title for $14.99. The 360 version will feature over 30 missions, including the Operation Hydra expansion, and online co-op play (not supported with Xbox One multiplayer). Spartan Assault, set between Halo 3 and 4, is a top-down shooter that tasks players with battling the Covenant as part of the newly formed Spartan Ops program.

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