Project CARS vrooms vrooms its way onto the Xbox Games Store today. The Xbox One title is the latest from Slightly Mad Studios, a development team that has been working hard to perfect the racing game. Working with a community of dedicated fans, its possible that they may have done it.
Also available on the Xbox Games Store this week is AirMech Arena, a free-to-play “fast-paced real-time strategy game” where players take control of AirMechs, flying jets that transform into robotic mechs. You might say they’re more than meets the eye… but I won’t say that, it might imply something untoward.
Science also plays a role in this week’s new releases as Lifeless Planet: Premier Edition and Schrodinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark can also be purchased by Xbox One owners today. Lifeless Planet is an exploration game that features a mysterious Russian town on a believed-to-be-barren rock while Schrodinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark is a puzzle platformer that puts its scientific cred right there in the title.
Finally, a new title will call the Xbox 360 section of the Xbox Games Store home this week. Syberia II is an adventure game that was originally released for the PC in 2004. With part three on the horizon, the second game in the series is now downloadable for the Xbox 360.
More information on all of these games can be found after the break.
Xbox One Games
Project CARS ($59.99)
Guided, tested, and approved by a passionate community of racing fans and real-life drivers, Project CARS represents the next-generation of racing simulation as the ultimate combination of fan desire and developer expertise. Discover an unrivaled immersion fueled by world-class graphics and handling that allows you to truly feel the road. Create a driver, pick from a huge variety of motorsports in a dynamic career mode and write your own tale in an intense online multiplayer.
AirMech Arena (Free)
AirMech Arena is a highly competitive fast-paced real-time strategy game, where players team up AirMechs to amass unrelenting combat forces and destroy the enemy team’s fortress. In the future, the last survivors of the Great War continue their fight with the ultimate war machine: the AirMech. Created using lost technology, Pilots have found, salvaged, or stolen AirMechs that they use to protect the weak, or to pillage.
Lifeless Planet: Premier Edition ($19.99)
Lifeless Planet is a third-person action-adventure that features an old-school sci-fi story and spectacular environments in the spirit of classic action-adventures. After a hard landing on the planet, the astronaut discovers the planet that was reported to be rich with life is instead a barren wasteland. When he goes searching for his crew, he makes a more startling discovery: evidence that humans have already been to this planet years ago! When he comes upon a deserted Soviet-era Russian town, he struggles to make sense of his mission. Explore 20 unique and atmospheric environments on a vast and treacherous planet.
Schrodinger’s Cat and the Raiders of the Lost Quark ($9.99)
Schrodinger’s Cat is a fun, frantic, wacky and colourful puzzle-laden platform game, set in a unique and quirky quantum physics world. There’s chaos at the Particle Zoo! What used to be a cheery theme-park environment is now overrun with hungry leptons, sticky-fingered gluons and massive, stubborn bosons. The Zoo is put on lockdown, and the emergency services are called in to sort everything out. Those emergency services? Schrodinger’s Cat, of course!
Xbox 360 Games
Syberia II ($9.99)
Following Syberia’s resounding success, Benoît Sokal invites you to dive back into the crazy Kate Walker saga. An epic adventure on the edge of the world of dreams and imagination. Forming an unlikely duo, Kate Walker and the old, eccentric Hans Voralberg are now setting off on a journey in search of a long-forgotten world, home to the last of the fabled Syberian mammoths. Against all odds, a mystical Syberia awaits their arrival…