A quintet of new games are available to download through the Xbox Games Store today including a free-to-play puzzler and a new addition to the Game Preview program. But depending upon our you count Rare Replay, there is considerably more…
Rare Replay will celebrate Rare’s 30th anniversary by collecting 30 games from the company’s glorious history in a single package. Whether you discovered the developer in its early days on the NES or jumped in during their N64 heyday, there’s plenty to play in Rare Replay. Rare’s Xbox and Xbox 360 output (minus the Kinect Sports series) is also included.
Also available this week is Beyond Eyes, a fairy tale-like game that places players into the shows of a blind girl searching for her friend. With an entirely different understanding of the world, players will carefully guide young Rae on a “life changing journey.”
The Xbox One’s Game Preview program also grew by one this morning because Sheltered, a strategy game where players have to escape from a a deserted underground shelter, is now available.
More information on all of these games (as well as Boggle and the free-to-play Frozen Free Fall: Snowball Fight) is available after the break.
Xbox One Games
Rare Replay ($29.99)
To celebrate its 30th anniversary, Rare brings together the adventures of its iconic characters in a collection that spans the decades. From its earliest 2D classics to Xbox 360 triumphs, Rare Replay delivers a gaming treasure trove for veteran players and newcomers alike. Master the basics or test your skills with all-new snapshot challenges and 10,000 Gamerscore. Gaming’s greatest are back, lovingly presented and exclusively on Xbox One!
Beyond Eyes ($14.99)
Beyond Eyes is a modern fairy tale about finding courage and friendship as you carefully guide young Rae on a life changing journey, uncovering an incredible world, step by step. Blinded as a young child, and reluctant to leave the protection of her family home, Rae’s world is once more shattered as Nani, her pet cat, goes missing. Summoning up all the courage she can muster, Rae learns to face her fears and ventures out into the world, to find her best friend.
So you think you’re fast at finding words? Prove it! Challenge yourself or up to three friends online in a refreshed, updated Boggle experience. There’s still the same Boggle you like. You can also play with a suite of different variants and house rules to really shake things up! Search fast and act faster… it’s an all-new way to play Boggle!
Xbox One Game Preview: Sheltered ($14.99)
Sheltered is a deep and emotional survival strategy game. After a huge global apocalypse, a small and frightened family find their way to a deserted underground shelter. In this cold, cramped and horrendous Shelter, they cling desperately to life. Combat their claustrophobia, radiation and mental exhaustion. Ensure the Sheltered is safe and protected. Risk sending the parents into the dangerous wasteland to scavenge for vital supplies, leaving the children alone and vulnerable? How you handle the many moral choices you’ll encounter on a daily basis could be the difference between the family surviving or dying.
Frozen Free Fall: Snowball Fight (Free)
Get ready to turn your living room into an epic puzzle matching battle in Frozen Free Fall: Snowball Fight, featuring 195 FREE levels and an ALL-NEW local multiplayer mode! Challenge your friends & family to a thrilling Snowball Fight where you dodge and throw snowballs by creating cascading combos. Unleash spectacular power-ups and progress through challenging levels to unlock new characters and even more exciting puzzles!