Published on August 29th, 2014 | by Admin

Xbox Newsbeat 23-29 August 2014

Destiny Available for Pre-Order and Pre-Download on Xbox One

Pre-download now to be ready to play on September 9th

To say that we’re excited for Destiny would be a bit of an understatement. From the moment developer Bungie’s open world first-person shooter hit Xbox One as a beta, we were hooked. In recent weeks, we’ve broken down the different Destiny character classes, took a closer look at the game’s weapons, and went to the moon for some multiplayer actionDestiny just can’t come soon enough, and we’ve ensured you can hit the ground running on September 9. We are pleased to announce that Destiny is available for pre-order and pre-download. To celebrate the launch of the game, the following two Destiny game bundles are available for pre-order globally, starting today, through the Xbox Store on the console or online

  • Xbox One Destiny Pre-Order Edition, available starting today for $99.95, including the standard game, plus access to the Vanguard Armory and Emblem pre-order bonus
  • Xbox One Destiny Digital Guardian Edition, available starting today for $130.20, including the standard game, plus access to the Vanguard Armory and Emblem pre-order bonus, an exclusive Ghost Shell, Player Ship, and Player Emblem, and the Destiny Expansion Pass – an online pass for two upcoming Destiny Expansions featuring all new storylines, new cooperative and competitive activities, and new weapons, armor, and gear to earn.

For more info on how the pre-download works, please visit the Xbox Wire.

Games with Gold Has Your Back in September

Including “Super Time Force,” “Halo: Reach,” and more

Xbox’s Games with Gold for September are focused on teamwork. Whether you’re in the mood for an Ocean’s Eleven-style heist, an epic brothers-in-arms tale, or taking on baddies with past versions of yourself, you won’t be walking alone next month.As usual, all games are only available for a limited time, as part of the ongoing Games with Gold program, so find a buddy (or not), subscribe to Xbox Live Gold, and jump in!

* Super Time Force ($19.95 RRP): Available from September 1-30 on Xbox One

* Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine ($14.95 RRP): Available from September 1-15 on Xbox 360

* Halo: Reach ($39.95 RRP): Available from September 16-30 on Xbox 360

For more information and relevant media assets, please visit Xbox Wire.

Xbox One Standalone Kinect Sensor Available in October

Will be available from October 16 in Australia for $169.95 with Dance Central Spotlight

Since we announced the availability of a new Xbox One console option for $499, we have been excited by the response from fans. While we’ve seen our Xbox One sales double since the new Xbox One option became available, we have also seen increased demand for Xbox One with Kinect. When we announced the new Xbox One option, we also shared that we would deliver a standalone Kinect sensor for people that chose to purchase the sensor at a later date. We’ve always believed in the magic Kinect brings to Xbox One and today we’re excited to confirm that, beginning on October 16th, fans will be able to purchase a standalone Kinect sensor for Xbox One. The standalone Kinect sensor comes with Dance Central Spotlight, the latest in the dance series from developer Harmonix, which will be available as a digital download and features a soundtrack of 10 hot tracks. Kinect with Dance Central Spotlight will be available at retailers for $169.95.

For more information and any assets you may need, please visit Xbox Wire.

Forza Horizon 2 Demo Date and Xbox One Achievements Announced

Demo for Xbox One is coming on September 17!

Forza Horizon 2 fans, you’ve been asking for it and today we’ve got news: The Forza Horizon 2 demo for Xbox One is coming on September 17! If you haven’t been lucky enough to be at E3, Gamescom, PAX, or any of the other shows where Forza Horizon 2has made an appearance, September 16 will be your day to finally get hands-on with the latest open-world action racing game from Playground Games. Explore the beauty of southern Europe in a handful of the world’s most beautiful cars in this demo, which has been designed to give you a brief taste of what to expect when Forza Horizon 2launches on Xbox One, beginning on October 2nd. In addition, today we are releasing the full achievements list for the Xbox One version of Forza Horizon 2. Feast your eyes, Achievement Hunters, on what awaits for you and your favourite cars when you land in Forza Horizon 2’s southern European paradise.

For more information and the full list of achievements available in game, please visit Xbox Wire.

Press Play on Nearly 150 Tracks and Seven Radio Stations in Forza Horizon 2

Massive track listing curated by renowned DJ Rob da Bank

For Forza Horizon 2, Playground Games has teamed up once again with renowned festival organizer and BBC Radio DJ Rob da Bank to curate a massive and eclectic soundtrack ranging from rock and pop, to the latest dance and electronic music. There’s something to suit every driver and every mood – because who doesn’t love listening to music in their car, especially while cruising the exotic roads of Europe? You might recall Rob da Bank as the same DJ who curated the original Forza Horizon soundtrack, or as the mastermind behind Bestival – one of the largest music festivals in the world, located in the UK. For Forza Horizon 2, Rob approached the soundtrack in the same way he’d approach one of his own music festivals, from big names and classic tracks, to fresh new music and bands. As a result, some of the songs handpicked for the game have also made their way onto real-life radio playlists, festival stages, and club dance floors this summer.

For more information and the full track listing, please visit Xbox Wire.

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