Xbox Store Today: Walking Dead New Frontier, Shantae Half-Genie Hero, Wick, more

The dead still walk! Telltale Games has launched the opening chapters of their latest Walking Dead adaptation, The Walking Dead: A New Frontier. Available to download now for the Xbox One, the two-part premiere, Ties That Bind, reintroduces fans to a teenage Clementine.

Also available to download today on the Xbox One is Shantae: Half-Genie Hero, the latest game in WayForward’s retro-styled series. Shantae may have made the move to high definition, but players will still get to whip out her “devastating Hair-Whip Attack” as they take on the minions of “bodacious buccaneer” Risky Boots.

Finally, Wick brings ghost stories to life on the Xbox One. Players will explore a local legend about “the long lost children in the woods who can still be seen,” but be careful, they’re only visible by candlelight.

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

Xbox One Games

The Walking Dead: A New Frontier – Episode 1: Ties That Bind ($4.99)
When family is all you have left…how far will you go to protect it? After society was ripped apart by undead hands, pockets of civilization emerge from the chaos. But at what cost? Can the living be trusted on this new frontier? As Javier, a young man determined to find the family taken from him, you meet a young girl who has experienced her own unimaginable loss. Her name is Clementine, and your fates are bound together in a story where every choice you make could be your last.

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero ($19.99)
Shantae embarks on her first full HD adventure! When a mysterious crime wave sweeps Sequin Land, it’s up to Half-Genie Hero Shantae to save the day! Use Shantae’s devastating Hair-Whip Attack to send monsters flying, or Belly Dance to transform her into more powerful forms! Topple the masterminds behind each criminal caper and prepare for the ultimate showdown against Shantae’s arch nemesis – the bodacious buccaneer Risky Boots!

Wick ($9.99)
Wick is a survival horror game where ghost stories are brought to life. Explore a local legend about the long lost children in the woods who can still be seen — but only by those who dare to enter alone by candlelight. Deep in the darkness you sense you are not alone. But will you live to tell the story? Navigate the darkness by candlelight but be sure to keep track of the candles you find. You’ll need to stay in the light to keep your fear at bay — and there is plenty to be scared of. You’ll soon discover you’re not alone. Come face to face with a variety of enemies then learn what it takes to evade each one, or die trying.

Industry Giant 2 ($39.99)
Economic booms, stock market crashes, oil crises, upswings, triumphs… Now you can become the greatest power in industry! Begin in the year 1900 with little money but large ambitions and through skillful decision-making you can build up an enormous business empire. Make critical decisions which products you should manufacture, where to gather the best raw materials, where to sell them and how to effectively transport them there. It’s your choice whether you start out as a small-time fruit-growing farmer with a little orchard and retire as the owner of the biggest foodstuff empire around, or end up owning a multinational conglomerate with a vast portfolio of products.

Boom Ball 2 For Kinect ($9.99)
Boom Ball 2 is a light-hearted, full-body Kinect game about bouncing balls, breaking bricks and blowing stuff up. Smash cubes using ping-pong skills in 50 brand-new levels! Featuring: cute cubes, big bonuses and manic multiball mayhem. New addition: two-player co-op mode! Get your friends and family to join in on the fun!Go ballistic with Boom Ball!

Momonga Pinball Adventures ($5.99)
Momonga is a unique pinball game, where you bounce through different worlds. On the way, you team up with friends to defeat enemies and conquer bossfights. A little flying squirrel takes on the forces of evil – join Momo, Panda and Fry in a quest to save the momongas from the claws of the evil owls. It has all the ingredients of good old action-adventure games, but with flippers! Features unique pinball with a twist, action-packed gameplay, nine storyline levels, three bonus level minigames, 45 challenges and more.

Crypt of the Serpent King ($2.99)
Crypt of the Serpent King is a medieval first-person hack’n’slash dungeon crawler with roguelike elements. Explore large, randomly generated dungeons. Fight goblins, orcs, skeletons, giant spiders and all sorts of underworld creatures using melee and ranged weapons. Jump over lava pits and spike traps. Level up your character’s abilities and choose between 3 levels of difficulty, from casual to hardcore.

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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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