Xbox Store Today: Gears of War 4 Ultimate Edition, Mafia III, Rogue Stormers, more

Happy Friday everyone! Four new games were added to the Xbox Games Store today, and the quartet includes one particular title that Xbox fans have been waiting for for a long time.

Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition is the first new game in the Gears of War franchise completely under Microsoft’s control and it is now available to download for the Xbox One. Taking place a generation after the war with the Locust, players will follow JD Fenix and his friends as the battle “a monstrous new enemy.” In addition to Gears of War 4, the Ultimate Edition will include the game’s Season Pass and other downloadable content. And everyone who downloads the game through the Xbox Games Store will also receive access to the game on Windows 10 PCs.

Monsters also exist in the world of Mafia III, and while they don’t have fangs or tentacles, they’re no less dangerous. Developed by Hangar 13 and published by 2K Games, Mafia III is an Xbox One that stars Lincoln Clay, an orphan and Vietnam veteran who battles the organized crime families of New Bordeaux (a stand-in for New Orleans) in the late 60s.

Clay and his crew often employ a heavy arsenal of guns, just as the stars of Rogue Stormers do. Available to download now for the Xbox One, Rogue Stormers is a steampunk-styled side-scrolling shooter with roguelike elements from Black Forest Games, as players try to vanquish “the ultimate evil threatening Ravensdale.”

Finally this week, One Hundred Ways is puzzling game for the Xbox One where players have to guide a ball to its goal.

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

Xbox One Games

Gears of War 4: Ultimate Edition ($59.99)
A new saga begins for one of the most acclaimed video game franchises in history. After narrowly escaping an attack on their village, JD Fenix and his friends, Kait and Del, must rescue the ones they love and discover the source of a monstrous new enemy. Includes the base game, Season Pass, and pre-order bonuses (Character Pack and an exclusive Vintage Del Pack for use in Gears of War 4, featuring a Vintage Del character model, emblem, two Vintage weapon skins, and a special Vintage Del bounty).

Mafia III ($59.99)
Be Lincoln Clay, orphan and Vietnam veteran hell bent on revenge for the deaths of his surrogate family in a vast open world ruled by the mob and detailed with the sights and sounds of the era. Choose your own play-style; brute force, blazing guns or stalk-and-kill tactics, to tear down the Italian Mafia. Build a new criminal empire your way by deciding which lieutenants you reward, and which you betray.

Rogue Stormers ($19.99)
Rogue Stormers combines classic run ‘n’ gun gameplay with a modern art style, twin stick shooter configuration and all the good things rogue like has to offer. Your goal is to fight and beat the ultimate evil threatening Ravensdale – but in order to meet him, you need to fight your way through seven increasingly challenging levels. If you die, you’ll be back at square one. Tons of different upgrades and weapons will cause each new session to play in a unique fashion, depending on which weapons or upgrades you pick and get. Adding to that are five unlockable character classes, each with its own skills and base weapon.

One Hundred Ways ($9.99)
One Hundred Ways is a puzzle game from Sunlight Games where the objective of the game is to make the ball reach its goal. Sounds simple – but it’s not! Features 10 tutorial levels, 133 levels slowly increasing in difficulty, and over 30 tools that make it either more difficult or easier for the ball to reach its goal. The Xbox One version contains 18 exclusive new levels.

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