Xbox Store Today: Gigantic, Westerado, Sky Force Anniversary, more

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The Xbox Games Store is closing out the week with a “huge” new addition to the Xbox One Game Preview program.

Motiga has been hard at work on Gigantic for several years now, and the developer is finally ready to unleash an Open Beta on unsuspecting Xbox One owners. Part MOBA and part third-person shooter, Gigantic is a 5v5 battle between teams of unique heroes with “fantastical spells, weapons, and abilities.” It’s available now as a free download, but purchasing the Founder’s Pack ($39.99) will unlock all 16 characters.

Also available to download for the Xbox One today is Westerado: Double Barreled, a retro-styled open world western from Adult Swim Games. Players can become “an outlaw or a saint” as they attempt to avenge the murder of their family.

Finally today, Infinite Dreams will release Sky Force Anniversary, a remake of an overhead shooter that was originally released for mobile devices back in 2004. The Xbox One version retains all the shooting action of the original Sky Force, but adds “3D graphics, intuitive controls, and a powerful upgrade system.”

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

Xbox One Games

Game Preview… Gigantic (Free)
A MOBA, a third-person shooter, an unforgettable experience, Gigantic is hardcore five-on-five PvP action for skilled gamers. Choose from a huge roster of unique heroes, each with fantastical spells, weapons, and abilities. Fight against enemy teams, summoning incredible creatures to combat the foe. Race to power up your team’s Guardian before your enemy beats you to the five-story high punch. Each hero features a comprehensive skill tree empowering players to win and encouraging players to perfect significantly different playstyles.

Westerado: Double Barreled ($9.99)
Westerado: Double Barreled is Ostrich Banditos’ homage to Spaghetti Westerns about dirty pasts, consequences, and taking a hold of your future. When your family is murdered by a mysterious desperado, you set out into the world to take revenge. Take control of your own fate and that of others, all using your trusty shooting iron. If words aren’t enough to persuade a character, draw your revolver and see what happens. You can shoot whomever, whenever you like. Be an outlaw or a saint, explore the open world, meet a varied cast of characters and decide how you want your revenge story to unfold.

Sky Force Anniversary ($9.99)
The legendary shoot’em-up is here to celebrate its 10-year anniversary in super-destructive style. Harnessing the intensity of classic arcade games combined with modern visuals, Sky Force Anniversary offers a stunning scrolling shooter experience with an incredible new social gameplay element. Sky Force is back and its bigger, bolder and more intense than ever. This 10th anniversary edition adds incredible depth to the series through stunning 3D graphics, intuitive controls, and a powerful upgrade system that’ll keep you blasting for hours on end.

Silence: The Whispered World 2 ($29.99)
Join Noah and Renie on their exciting journey through Silence where an emotionally gripping story of contrasts between serenity and danger unfolds. Meet fascinating and likeable characters like Spot, the magical caterpillar who helps Noah and Renie on their way through Silence. And witness when the siblings discover that the only thing that can save them is their love for each other.

Tennis in the Face ($4.99)
Help former tennis star Pete Pagassi save the city from an evil energy drink corporation Explodz. Knock out creepy clowns, corrupt riot police and, other Explodz-addicted maniacs with a tennis ball in the face. Bounce the ball off walls to reach targets lurking in cover and watch them tumble hilariously. Trigger masterful chain reactions and watch the chaos unfold.Win levels to move to the next district and towards your ultimate goal: The destruction of Explodz mega-factory. Try to earn a crown from each level.

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