Xbox Store Today: Phantom Dust, Injustice 2, The Surge, more

Visitors to the Xbox Games Store today will be greeted by a blast from the past, the latest from NetherRealm Studios, and a new action RPG from Deck 13.

Phantom Dust was originally released for the Xbox in 2004, and was one of Microsoft’s first attempts to cater to the Japanese market. Microsoft’s push didn’t go as planned, but Phantom Dust became a cult hit that is available to download for free on the Xbox One and Windows 10. The re-release features the same gameplay that hooked fans more than a decade ago, as well as cross-device multiplayer, Achievements, and a new 16×9 presentation.

Also available to download today for the Xbox One is Injustice 2, the latest one-on-one fighting game from NetherRealm Studios. With Superman in prison and his Regime in disarray, players will once again be able to jump into its completely unpredictable alternate universe.

Finally today, Focus Home Interactive and Deck 13 will bring The Surge to the Xbox One. This action RPG features a futuristic setting involving augmented soldiers doing battle with dismemberment guns… no, really.

More information on all of these games (and the rest of today’s new releases) can be found after the break.

Xbox One Games

Phantom Dust
Phantom Dust for Xbox One and Windows 10 PC is a re-release of the original Xbox classic, now returning with full Xbox Live support and a host of enhancements, including Xbox Play Anywhere, cross-device multiplayer, Achievements, and 16×9 presentation. It features new gameplay enhancements including multiplayer starter decks that let you jump straight into multiplayer, improved frame rate, and adjustments to overall game balance. Experience the cult classic that’s kept a passionate community playing to this day and a unique multiplayer experience that’s never been duplicated.

Injustice 2
Power up and build the ultimate version of your favorite DC legends in Injustice 2. With every match you’ll earn gear to equip, customize and evolve your roster. Picking up where Injustice left off, Batman struggles against Superman’s Regime, as a new threat appears that will put Earth’s very existence at risk. Choose from the biggest DC Universe roster ever and battle across iconic locations in epic scale battles.

The Surge
Welcome to CREO, the megacorporation saving our world! A catastrophic event has knocked you out during the first day on the job… you wake up equipped with a heavy-grade exoskeleton, in a destroyed section of the complex. Robots gone haywire, insane augmented co-workers and rogue AI – everything wants you dead. Defy deadly enemies and huge bosses in tight, visceral melee combat. Target and slice specific limbs off your foes, with a next-gen loot system where you loot what you dismember!

Seasons After Fall
Seasons After Fall is a 2D platform-puzzler game that will let you dive into a captivating universe and explore a land governed by magic and nature. As a wild fox you are sent on a perilous journey to meet the four Guardians, aided only by your ability to change the seasons at will, manipulating a gorgeous 2D world. Each of the seasons has a drastic change on the environment: it is up to you to change the world and open new paths. Winter can freeze waterfalls, and the rain from Spring can raise water levels, while Summer can cause some plants to grow and extend.

Black & White Bushido
Black & White Bushido is a 2D arena brawler that pits the forces of light and shadow against each other. Each team can disappear into their respective colours and move without being seen. Fight for control of the light or the dark in multiple arenas, hiding from your foes and seizing objectives. Pick up items and use them to surprise, maim and trap your opponents in a way only a true warrior can.

Tango Fiesta
Tango Fiesta is an action packed, top-down, cooperative, two-stick, shooter for one to four players. Set in a world where the events from every single 80’s action film ever made actually happened to one unlucky hero, John Strong. Join forces with up to three friends get to blast, shoot and knife your way through endless procedurally generated levels in the ultimate true story behind all those amazing movies!

Mr. Pumpkin Adventure
Mr. Pumpkin adventures in the strange vegetable kingdom only to find his memory. 50 exquisite game scenes lead the players to enter this fancy vegetable kingdom. The interesting game levels and various interconnected puzzles bring players an attractive Puzzle Kingdom.

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