Xbox Store Today: Rock Band 4, Transformers Devastation, Elite Dangerous, more

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This week’s Xbox Games Store update is all about metal. Watch, I’ll show you…

After leaving the stage empty for the last five years, Harmonix has roared back with an encore for the famed Rock Band franchise. Rock Band 4 is now available to download for the Xbox One, provided that you’ve got a few plastic instruments lying around and you remember to purchase the required adapter.

Also available this week is Transformers: Devastation, a new action game from Platinum Games starring robots who are “more than meets the eye.” The gleaming metal designs of the game’s cel-shaded protagonists are based on the 1980s Generation 1 era… which is a first for Transformers games in North America. Transformers: Devastation is available for both the Xbox One and Xbox 360.

Our last example of new metal on the Xbox Games Store is Elite: Dangerous, which has exited its “Preview” period and is now available as a full game for the Xbox One. Players start by spending a few credits on a small starship and then parlaying that small hunk of metal into a galaxy-spanning armada.

More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break.

Xbox One Games

Rock Band 4 ($59.99)
Rock Band 4 delivers the ecstatic rush of a live band performance like never before and allows you to add your personal touch to every performance through innovative features that reward player expression, whether you are playing by yourself or with your band. With Rock Band 4, players get access to the incredibly deep music library, featuring over 1500 great songs. Additionally, Rock Band 4 supports most songs you have purchased for previous Rock Band titles. All this, combined with a cutting edge visual presentation and a soundtrack featuring some of rock’s biggest acts, makes Rock Band 4 the defining music gaming platform for this generation.

Transformers: Devastation ($49.99)
Platinum Games signature fast action allows instant robot to vehicle attacks, slam downs, counterattacks, and infinite combos for a unique master combat system. Wreak havoc on the Decepticons as Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Wheeljack, and Grimlock. Actors from the original TV series reprising their roles are Peter Cullen (Optimus Prime), Dan Gilvezan (Bumblebee), Frank Welker (Megatron and Soundwave), and more. Five difficulty levels with overhauls in enemy composition, combined with a deep customization system, means hours of intense gameplay.

Elite: Dangerous ($37.49)
Starting with only a small starship and a few credits, do whatever it takes to earn the skill, knowledge, wealth and power to survive in a cutthroat galaxy and stand among the ranks of the iconic Elite. Explore, trade, fight and survive in Elite: Dangerous’ massively multiplayer galaxy, and challenge the world in CQC: Close Quarter Combat. Become Elite in the interstellar PVP arenas of the ultimate 34th century gladiatorial contest.

Ride ($59.99)
Ride lets you choose from over 100 accessories to customize your bike and rider. Collect over 100 bike models from 14 different motorcycle manufacturers. Race in 15 different locations around the world and follow the World Tour, participating in the Motorbike Festivals. Win every race to become the best rider in the world!

Dragon Age: Inquisition – Game of the Year Edition ($59.99)
Discover the definitive Dragon Age: Inquisition experience with The Game of the Year Edition, featuring the critically acclaimed game and the official add-ons: Jaws of Hakkon, The Descent, and Trespasser. Create your character and lead a team of unique heroes on a perilous journey through a beautiful, open world. Tough choices define your experience, and even one decision can change the course of what’s to come.

Teslapunk ($9.99)
Teslapunk is a classic 2D shoot-em-up with fast-paced arcade gameplay. You have to defend earth against an invasion from Mars lead by Emperor Zangórax who back on Mars is a popular DJ by night and a frantic invader by day. The Invasion takes you through 6 different levels each uniquely designed. Additionally there is a Survival Game Mode where you can level up your ship and buy helpful items.

Monkey Pirates ($4.99)
In Monkey Pirates you control the boat of one of the four Monkey Captains and you fight regarding different game modes over multiples arenas based on four seas environments (Artic, Caribbean, Egypt and China). In those arenas you’ll find multiples bonuses in order to either, improve your weaponry, improve your ship, or some special bonuses for a special effect. You will also have to deal special elements such as icebergs, volcanoes, teleports, maelstroms and shooting turrets.

Xbox 360 Games

Transformers: Devastation ($49.99)
Platinum Games signature fast action allows instant robot to vehicle attacks, slam downs, counterattacks, and infinite combos for a unique master combat system. Wreak havoc on the Decepticons as Optimus Prime, Bumblebee, Sideswipe, Wheeljack, and Grimlock. Actors from the original TV series reprising their roles are Peter Cullen (Optimus Prime), Dan Gilvezan (Bumblebee), Frank Welker (Megatron and Soundwave), and more. Five difficulty levels with overhauls in enemy composition, combined with a deep customization system, means hours of intense gameplay.

Ride ($29.99)
Ride lets you choose from over 100 accessories to customize your bike and rider. Collect over 100 bike models from 14 different motorcycle manufacturers. Race in 15 different locations around the world and follow the World Tour, participating in the Motorbike Festivals. Win every race to become the best rider in the world!

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John Scalzo is Warp Zoned's Editor-In-Chief and resident retro gaming expert. You can follow him on Twitter or email him at john AT warpzoned DOT com.

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