Yarny threaded his way right into our hearts, so it’s a good thing the lovable character made his Xbox One debut this week with the addition of Unravel to the Xbox Games Store. Developer Coldwood has designed a puzzle platformer that asks players to reunite Yarny with whoever (or whatever) is at the other end of his string, and they’ll need to leap past a variety of terrifying obstacles to do it.
Fans of strategic platformers will have another choice this week as Ubisoft released Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia for the Xbox One. The third (and final) side-scrolling spinoff to the open world franchise will use imagery inspired by Soviet propaganda posters to tell its story as an Assassin attempts to rescue Anastasia from her fate.
Elsewhere on the Xbox Games Store this week, Bandai Namco will release Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, the latest game adaptation of the popular anime, for the Xbox One, while Techland will repackage Dying Light with all of its expansions and re-release it as Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition.
More information on all of these games (and a few other new releases) can be found after the break.
Xbox One Games
Unravel introduces Yarny, a new, lovable and endearing character made from a single thread of yarn, that slowly unravels as you move. Inspired by the unique and breath-taking environments of Northern Scandinavia, Unravel is a visually stunning, physics-based puzzle platformer. Using yarn to Swing from tree branch to tree branch or hitch a ride on a flying kite, no feat is too big. Yarny is brought to life as the representation of the ties that bind loved-ones together. Embark with Yarny on a seemingly larger than life adventure to reconnect the long-lost memories of a family. Told completely without words, experience an exciting and heartfelt story about love, hope and the journey of life.
Assassin’s Creed Chronicles: Russia ($9.99)
Russia, 1918. Nikolai Orelov wants to leave with his family, but is required to perform one last mission for the Assassin Order: infiltrate the house where the tsar’s family is being held by the Bolsheviks and steal an artifact that has been fought over by Assassins and Templars for centuries. Along the way, he witnesses the massacre of the tsar’s children, but manages to save the princess, Anastasia. He must escape the Templars while protecting the artifact and Anastasia.
Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition ($59.99)
Dying Light: The Following – Enhanced Edition takes parkour-fueled zombie survival to a whole new level. Enjoy the definitive Dying Light experience with the brand-new Legend system, improved visuals, major gameplay enhancements, and more. This package comes with all the available bonus content, including Be the Zombie, Cuisine & Cargo, Ultimate Survivor Bundle, and The Bozak Horde. Last but not least, travel beyond the walls of Harran to discover a vast, dangerous new region in Dying Light: The Following – a massive story-based expansion that brings mysterious characters, deadly new weapons, unexpected quests, and fully customizable and drivable dirt buggies.
Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4 ($59.99)
The latest opus in the acclaimed Storm series is taking you on a colorful and breathtaking ride. Take advantage of the totally revamped battle system and prepare to dive into the most epic fights you’ve ever seen in the Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm series! In Naruto Shippuden: Ultimate Ninja Storm 4, a broad set of Ninja Skills will be yours to use against the fiercest foes you’ll ever encounter. Massive attacks in the form of secret techniques, energetic evolutions with the “Awakening”, the inimitable shurikens & kunais and a unique playstyle for each ninja!
Arslan: The Warriors of Legend ($59.99)
An exciting collaboration between The Heroic Legend of Arslan anime and the action-infused Warriors series! The exhilaration of plowing through large armies has been fused together with the charm and style of the world crafted in the anime. Experience the grand historical fantasy with Arslan: The Warriors of Legend! Shared visual style and talented voice actors help players relive the anime! Single-handedly scatter enemies, then wipe them out with special Rush units in this new form of Warriors action!
Factotum 90 ($5.99)
You’re in deep space and something’s collided with the ship. Main power is offline and you’re trapped. It’s lucky you have access to this terminal. It’s a little old but with these two robots and some clever thinking you might be able to get power back online and save the day. Control two walker robots and puzzle your way through 30 levels to restore power, reactivate the life support and solve the mystery of the collision.