Xbox Store Today: Magnetic, Blues and Bullets, Nova-111, Whispering Willows

xboxgamesstore-logoThe final day of Microsoft’s Summer Spotlight promotion is here… and so are its last three games.

The first of those three games is Magnetic: Cage Closed, a first-person puzzler for the Xbox One that encourages players to “manipulate and master magnetic forces.” This special Magnet Gun will give players the ability to navigate the game’s deadly maze.

Also available this week is Blues and Bullets, the first part of an episodic adventure series that casts players in the role of Elliot Ness. With his days with The Untouchables over, Ness is living out his days working in a diner and keeping his head down. But you can’t keep a good lawman off the case and he’s quickly drawn in to the “increasingly morbid and decadent scenarios” that grip Santa Esperanza.

Nova-111 is a side-scrolling space exploration that asks players to pilot their trusty ship to”fix space-time and search out the scientists lost in the aftermath of the universe’s greatest experiment.” No pressure there.

Finally this week, Whispering Willows is a side-scrolling puzzler where players explore a mansion as Elena, a young girl who can project her spirit outside of her body. Elena needs to use this supernatural ability to communicate with the benevolent spirits and wicked wraiths of the mansion, solve their riddles, and find her missing father.

More information on all of these games can be found after the break.

Xbox One Games

Magnetic: Cage Closed ($14.99)
Magnetic is a first person puzzle game that lets you manipulate and master magnetic forces. The mechanics are focused around a single tool: The Magnet Gun. This device is the only thing that helps you navigate the vast and deadly prison-maze you’ve been cast into.

Blues and Bullets ($4.99)
Eliot Ness, the former leader of the legendary Untouchables, wished only to spend the rest of his days working in his diner, not dwelling too much on the cesspit of corruption his city, Santa Esperanza, had degenerated into. Helped by various characters from some unexpected places, the player must guide Eliot through the increasingly morbid and decadent scenarios searching for clues to solve the cases in the five episodes of this season’s Blues and Bullets.

Nova-111 ($14.99)
Pilot your trusty vessel through mysterious and foreign planets in this original sci-fi adventure. Your mission: fix space-time and search out the scientists lost in the aftermath of the Universe’s greatest experiment. Aided only by your trusty (if somewhat sandwich-obsessed) guide, you must repair the temporal vortex! Navigate mind-warping puzzles and engage in strategic battles with bizarre astrobiological creatures in a twisted environment where the turn-based world and the real-time world collide.

Whispering Willows ($9.99)
In Whispering Willows, you take on the role of Elena, a determined young girl with the extraordinary ability to project her spirit outside of her body. In her spectral form, Elena can interact with the benevolent spirits and wicked wraiths that used to dwell within the walls of the sinister Willows Mansion – lost souls, stuck in time and space, who hold the secrets that Elena will need to traverse the terrifying old manor. Players need to make use of Elena’s corporeal and ethereal forms to overcome obstacles, solve the riddles of the mansion’s enigmatic specters, and find Elena’s lost father.

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