Xbox Store Today: Warhammer End Times – Vermintide, Happy Dungeons, Necropolis, more

If you’re a fan of dungeon crawlers, you’ll be very “happy” to explore a trio of new games in today’s Xbox Games Store update…

First up, Toylogic’s free-to-play multiplayer adventure, Happy Dungeons, will escape the Xbox Game Preview program this week. The full version is now available to download for the Xbox One, and players will be able to customize their characters before taking on a series of “dastardly villains” in the game’s underground catacombs.

Also new this week is Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide, a multiplayer survival game set in the long-running fictional universe. Now available to download for the Xbox One, Vermintide players will be able to team up with three friends and battle “the ratmen’s forces” together.

Finally this week, Bandai Namco will bring Necropolis, a third-person combat game, to the Xbox One. Necropolis promises players will experience “permadeath dungeon-delving,” and a multiplayer option will also be included.

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

Xbox One Games

Castles ($4.99)
Castles tells the story of the ambitious King Harold, whose greatest achievement will be the tower you are constructing. As the tower grows taller and taller, more and more challenges arise along with it. Unpredictable weather combined with the efforts of the jealous and vengeful King Edmund, King Harold’s nemesis, may thwart your upward progress. Featuring three modes of play (Story, Survival, and Competitive) the game can be enjoyed individually or as a multiplayer. With more than 50 levels of randomized gameplay in story mode, you will never play the same game twice.

Happy Dungeons (Free)
Happy Dungeons is a Free To Play cooperative action RPG that’s just made for multiplayer gaming! So grab a pad and enjoy the witty, upbeat storyline that’s never short of a surprise, all set within a bizarre world overflowing with comical characters. Vibrant graphics combine with high-speed, stomach-churning action to give you an experience like nothing else! Customize your character to your heart’s content and go nuts in your own unique way! Embark on the adventure of a lifetime as you join forces with your friends and family to take out those dastardly villains! Are you ready to embrace the challenge with your own party of little lunatics?

Necropolis ($29.99)
Necropolis combines fast third-person combat with permadeath dungeon-delving for a game that’s diabolically hardcore. Anticipate enemy attack patterns, time your actions for maximum effect, and use smart combinations of light, heavy, and power attacks to defeat your enemies. Drop into multiplayer games and fight side-by-side, revive fallen comrades, and share valuable treasures as you face the dangers together.

Rocksmith 2014 Remastered ($39.99)
With Rocksmith you can learn everything from single notes to chords and advanced techniques, all at your own pace. You’ll learn fast because it adapts to your skill level as you play, whether you’re a beginner or an experienced player. With the revolutionary Session mode, you’ll also learn how to jam with a virtual band that follows your every lead in real time. Rocksmith 2014 Remastered includes a free downloadable update with a customizable learning curve, expanded practice tools, stat tracking, improved menus, and more.

Warhammer: End Times – Vermintide ($39.99)
The once proud city of Ubersreik now stands in ruin at the hands of the dreaded Skaven army. Few have survived their ruthless invasion. Team up with three friends and work together to thin out the ratmen’s forces and drive them out of the city. Assume the role of one of five heroes, and hack, slash, smash, burn and pierce the vile Skaven using a multitude of weapons. Fight your way through the city of Ubersreik, from the top of the Magnus Tower to the bowels of the Under Empire.

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