Rolling out to retailers across the UK, US, Ireland, Canada, and Australia today and continuing to roll out across the rest of the supported Xbox regions later this year. The newly redesigned console features a look that is more inline with the Xbox One branding and fits well with todays modernistic décor. The redesigned console will retail for $199 (£149) for the 4GB bundle and $299 (£199) for the 250GB system.
As a fan of Xbox, and a valued member of Xbox LIVE; all new and existing members of the service will receive two free games to download starting on July 1st of 2013. This off will last through the release of the Xbox One in November and until December 31st of this year. The first two titles to be released are going to be Halo 3 and Assassin’s Creed II; also part of this deal starting from now through the month of June you can grab Fable III for free as well!
Microsoft is still committed to bringing us fresh, new content to the 360 and today they announced the arrival of a new free-to-play for Gold members with World of Tanks: Xbox 360 Edition. If you are interested, you may sign up for the beta here.
Also showcased “Max: The Curse of Brotherhood,” a follow-up to the popular game “Max and the Magic Marker,” coming exclusively to Xbox 360 later this year. The game tells the story of a boy named Max who embarks on a journey to find his little brother, Felix, after a giant monster steals him away. With the power of Kinect, players will guide Max through a mystical blighted fantasy world, using powerful magical abilities to overcome puzzles and enemies and save Felix before it’s too late.
Fans of action games can wage war for their god as a brutal Caos warrior in “Ascend: Hand of Kul,” a Free-to-Play with Gold third-person action-RPG featuring innovative single and multiplayer gameplay. In addition, poker fans will be able to take their game to a whole new level with “World Series of Poker®: Full House Pro,” which lets players build their in-game bankrolls as they compete against opponents from around the world.
In its sixth year, Summer of Arcade continues to deliver the most anticipated, premier collection of the best downloadable games available on Xbox Live. Coming later this summer, fans will have access to fun, quality games including “Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles™: Out of the Shadows” from Activision, “Flashback” by Ubisoft, “Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons” by 505 Games, and “Charlie Murder” from Microsoft Studios.
Be sure to stay tuned to Inside View, we’ll have more coverage later today and throughout the week as we’ll have more coverage from E3.