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The Drop – April 2015

April 7th, 2015 by

the drop logoAfter many false starts, could Microsoft finally be starting to go toe to toe with Sony in the offerings they provide each month?

After last months unexpected addition of Rayman Legends for the Xbox One,  this month Microsoft provides the much publicised double offerings for the Month of April. For the Xbox One this means a much loved arcade title alongside the newly released Arade Title that normally makes up the package. For the Xbox 360 they deliver four major games which come from both the golden age of last gen as well as generation straddling period.

Xbox One – Pool Nation FX & Child of Light

Xbox 360 – Gears of War: Judgement, Terraria, Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag & Army of Two: Devil’s Cartel

Sony this month, for many, take their foot of the gas a little bit in what they offer. However on closer inspection, we see an eclectic mix of games that you may or may not have picked up in recent months alongside a couple of new releases. If you own all three consoles, then there is most definitely something here for you. Also released this month is the title that everyone thought was the cause of the delay last month due to it being pulled from the titles offered – Dishonored.

PlayStation 4 – Tower of Guns, Never Alone and Aaru’s Awakening
PlayStation 3 – Tower of Guns, Dishonored and Aaru’s Awakening
PlayStation Vita – Killzone Mercenary & Monsterbag

EA Access continue the random nature of The Vault by adding the first example of two years iterations of the same franchise appearing as Madden 15 is placed into the mix. A game that is, once again, just a few months old. The limited next Gen catalogue that EA have to pull from means that we subscribers to Access really are getting value for money. However I would still hold your breath if you are expecting Dragon Age Inquisition to appear just yet.

Finally, a number of titles have been released which has everyones favourite price point attached to them. These titles  are not included in any of the subscription based services but we thought we would include them here for reference so any new adopters of Next Gen consoles can see their availability. The first of these titles can be found on both the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 in the form of Dynasty Warriors 8 Alliances. The Microsoft fans are also not left out as they can download Neverwinter and, for a limited time, Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious.


Prediction League Games with Gold

Title Format Release Date Price
 Games with Gold Launched 2013  £152.06
 Xbox One titles added to GwG 2014 £476.18
d4 D4: Dark Dreams Don’t Die Xbox One January 2015 £11.99
 mxvsatv  MX vs ATV Alive  Xbox 360 January 2015 £19.99
 withcher2  The Witcher 2  Xbox 360 January 2015 £24.99
IDARB TD #IDARB Xbox One February 2015 £11.99
Brothers TD Brothers: A Take of Two Sons Xbox 360 February 2015 £9.99
sniper elite 2 TD Sniper Elite v2 Xbox 360 February 2015 £24.99
rayman TD Rayman Legends Xbox One March 2015 £23.99
tomb td Tomb Raider Xbox 360 March 2015 £19.99
bioshock inf TD Bioshock Infinite Xbox 360 March 2015 £19.99
child Child of Light Xbox One April 2015 £11.99
pool Pool Nation FX Xbox One April 2015 £8.99
gow judgement Gears of War: Judgement Xbox 360 April 2015 £14.99
terraria Terraria Xbox 360 April 2015 £11.99
black flag  Assassin’s Creed IV: Black Flag Xbox 360 April 2015 £19.99
ArmyOfTwo Army of Two: Devil’s Cartel Xbox 360 April 2015 £14.99
neverwinter Neverwinter Xbox One April 2015 £0.00*
fast and furiouis  Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious Xbox One April 2015 £0.00*
Current Year Savings   £250.85
Overall Savings  £1103.97

Prediction League PlayStation Plus

Title Format Release Date Price
 Plus Launched 2010  £24.26
 Instant Game Collection Added To Plus 2011 £173.85
 Vita Games Added to Instant Game Collection 2012  £735.35
PS4 Titles Added to Instant Game Collection 2013 £1351.80
 2 x 2 x 2 ratio launched for Plus Titles 2014  £1000.06
first light Infamous: First Light PS4 January 2015 £11.99
 swapper  The Swapper  PS4 / PS3 / Vita January 2015 £11.99
 prototype 2  Prototype 2  PS3 January 2015  £39.99
 ducktales  Ducktales Remastered  PS3 January 2015  £11.99
 woah dave  Woah Dave  Vita January 2015 £7.99
 duke 3d  Duke Nukem 3D Megaton Edition  Vita January 2015  £7.99
Apotheon TD Apotheon PS4 February 2015 £8.99
Transistor TD Transistor PS4 February 2015 £14.99
rogue legacy TD Rogue Legacy PS4 / PS3 / Vita February 2015 £9.99
Yakuza TD Yakuza 4 PS3 February 2015 £15.99
Thief TD Thief PS3 February 2015 £29.99
kick and fennick TD Kick & Fennick Vita February 2015 £6.49
oddword TD Oddworld New n Tasty PS4 March 2015 £17.99
valiant hearts TD Valiant Hearts PS4 March 2015 £11.99
olliolli 2 td Olli Olli 2: Welcome to Olliwood PS4 / Vita March 2015 £7.99
counterspy td Counterspy PS4 / PS3 / Vita March 2015 £9.99
papa and yo TD Papo & Yo PS3 March 2015 £6.49
sherlock holmes td Sherlock Holmes: Crimes & Punishments PS3 March 2015 £39.99
never alone Never Alone PS4 April 2015 £11.99
tower of guns Tower of Guns PS4 / PS3 April 2015 £11.99
aarusa Aaru’s Awakening PS4 / PS3 April 2015 £14.99
Dishonored Dishonored PS3 April 2015 £19.99
KZMercenaries Killzone Mercenary Vita April 2015 £14.99
monsterbag Monsterbag Vita April 2015 £7.99
dynasty Dynasty Warriors 8 Alliances PS4 / PS3 April 2015 £0.00*
Current Year Savings   £354.76
Overall Savings  £4004.84

ea access

Title Format Release Date Price
 EA Access Vault Launched  Xbox One 2014  £289.93
nba live 15 TD NBA Live 15 Xbox One March 2015 £54.99
madden 15 Madden 15 Xbox One April 2015 £49.99
Current Year Savings  £104.98
Overall Savings  £394.91

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