There is no more iconic visual style that expresses a love of gaming more than retro pixel art. Join us in this love letter to the gaming culture from some of the most passionate new voices in the industry and enjoy discounts of up to 75% during the [email protected] Retro sale. Here are just a few of the great titles:
Cup head (25%) A classic run-and-gun action game that focuses heavily on boss fights. Inspired by cartoons from the 1930s, the image and sound are carefully created using the same techniques of the era; traditional hand-drawn cel animations, watercolor backgrounds and original jazz recordings. Play as Cuphead or Mugman (single player or local co-op) as you traverse strange worlds, acquire new weapons, learn powerful super moves, and discover hidden secrets as you try to repay your debt to the devil!
Baldur’s gate and Baldur’s Gate II: Extended Editions (60%) Forced to leave your home under mysterious circumstances, you are drawn into a conflict that puts the Sword Coast on the brink of war. You soon discover that other forces are at work, far more sinister than you can ever imagine. Can you resist the evil in your blood and give up the dark fate that awaits you? Or will you accept your monstrous nature and ascend to divinity? Customize your hero, recruit a group of brave allies and explore the Sword Coast in your search for adventure, profit and your destiny.
The escapists 2 (75%) Risk anything to break the toughest prisons in the world. Explore the largest prisons yet, with multiple floors, roofs, vents, and underground tunnels. You must live by the prison rules, attend roll calls, do prison jobs, and follow strict routines all while secretly developing your desire for freedom. Your prison escape takes you from the frosty Fort Tundra to a train hurtling through the desert and even to the very last frontier!
Pixark (75%) A huge, wild world full of evil dinosaurs, magical creatures and endless adventures! To survive in this mysterious land, you’ll need to tame creatures both wild and cuddly, craft high-tech and magical tools, and build your own base out of cubes. With a robust character creator, an infinite number of voxel-based maps, and procedurally generated quests, you can PixArk Adventure will be completely unique. Team up with friends to start a tribe or play solo. Spend your time building a towering fortress or go on a search in a sprawling cave. Fly on the back of a dragon and smash your enemies with a magic wand or ride a mighty T-Rex and shoot your enemies into the air with a rocket launcher. In the world of PixArk, how you play is up to you – if you survive!
The survivors (60%) The island is alive! Your new-found home will change with day-night cycles as you explore and uncover its secrets. Hunt (or be hunted by) animals for food and a range of mythical enemies who are not necessarily pleased to see you. Get quests from a mysterious stranger or find them washed up on the coast. Prepare for a hike into a procedurally generated wilderness with a multitude of biomes for an adventure unique to each player. Do you find the dangers of island life too much or just want to share your building experience with friends? The survivors have you covered! Complete adventures together, collect loot, trade and finally survive together while you and up to three other shipwrecked people explore an island paradise.
Kingdom two crowns (30%) A side-scrolling micro-strategy game with a minimalist feel, packaged in a beautiful, modern pixel art aesthetic. Play the role of a monarch on his steed and recruit loyal subjects, build your kingdom and protect it from the greedy creatures who want to steal your coins and crown. In the all-new campaign mode, monarchs must now work to build a kingdom that will last over time until they find a way to defeat greed for good. Explore the area to discover new mounts and secrets hidden in the deep.
All of these titles and more are available now through October 18 during the [email protected] Retro sale! Hurry up for this great opportunity to build your retro gallery. The full list of games can be found on xbox.com.