Ron Gilbert, the mad genius behind The Secret of Monkey Island and Maniac Mansion is back with his first new adventure game since 2013’s The Cave. Gilbert’s latest offering to gamers is Thimbleweed Park, which is now available to download for the Xbox One. Players will explore a haunted hotel, an abandoned circus, and a burnt-out pillow factory as they attempt to solve the mystery of the titular town. And don’t worry, “A dead body is the least of your problems.”
Also available to download through the Xbox Games Store today is Punch Club, a boxing management sim from Lazy Bear Games and TinyBuild. Players will “train hard, eat chicken, and punch dudes in the face” as they climb the ranks in this Xbox One game.
Finally today, Xbox One owners will get the chance to engage in a different kind of fisticuffs in SNK’s King of Fighters 95. The classic fighting game was originally released in 1995 and allowed players to create a custom team for the first time.
You can learn more about today’s additions to the Xbox Games Store after the break.
Xbox One Games
A haunted hotel, an abandoned circus, a burnt-out pillow factory, a dead body pixelating under the bridge, toilets that run on vacuum tubes… you’ve never visited a place like this before. Five people with nothing in common have been drawn to this rundown, forgotten town. They don’t know it yet, but they are all deeply connected. And they’re being watched. By the end of a long, strange night in Thimbleweed Park, all of this will be answered — and you’ll question everything you thought you knew.
Your father was brutally murdered before your eyes. Now you must train hard, eat chicken, and punch dudes in the face to earn your place in the Punch Club ranks, and discover who ended your father’s life. Punch Club is a boxing tycoon management game with multiple branching story lines. Your goal is clear, but how you get there depends on whether you want to legitimately climb the rankings, or take the more ridiculous, shady route. Along the way you’ll want to focus your talents. Will you take the Way of the Tiger, the Way of the Turtle, or the Way of the Bear? Your strength, accuracy and agility all depends on whichever Way enlightens your path. Do you have stripes, or flippers?
The King of Fighters 95
The King of Fighters 95 is a fighting game released by SNK in 1995. In addition to the character of popular work such as Fatal Fury and Art of Fighting in the sequel title of the previous work KOF 94, Yagamian will participate as the rival of the main character Kyo Kusanagi. With the team edit function installed, it became possible to form a team with the player’s favorite character.
Four Sided Fantasy
Four Sided Fantasy is a game about pushing the limits of the screen. Discover a strange world where a man and woman journey through four seasons in a year, constantly separated by the boundaries of the screen. In this game, you can wrap from one side of the screen to the other, so that running to the the right lets you emerge on the left, and falling down a pit lets you fall from the sky. Each new season in the game brings a new twist to screen wrap. Just as you think you’ve mastered a screen wrap mechanic, the world will change its rules and present a new way for you to look at the confines of your screen.
The Inner World
Contrary to the laws of physics, Asposia is an enormous, hollow space surrounded by an infinite expanse of earth. The world’s air is provided through three wind fountains, but as one wind fountain after the other petered out and the wind gods came to Asposia, all of the sudden Robert found him in the middle of a whirlwind. Together with the help of the mysterious thief Laura, his best intentions and no clue whatsoever, Robert sets off on his adventure to discover the secret of the wind’s disappearance.
SkyKeepers is a 2D action platformer following the journey of village chief Tangi, as he desperately fights to reclaim both his world and life. Seamlessly chain together various attacks and combos, launching foes skyward. When they’re airborne, teleport to your still hurtling foes to maintain the onslaught in visceral mid-air combat. Once dispatched, use the materials left behind to repair the once great Skykeeper Village. As the village grows, Tangi unlocks new attacks and skills allowing for unique fighting styles to evolve.