New DLC Out Now for Xbox One's Ryse: Son of Rome

Morituri Pack available today for $8; plus, Microsoft publishes step-by-step instructions to help you find the game's remaining Easter eggs.

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Racing game Forza Motorsport 5 is not the only high-profile Xbox One game to receive a new expansion today. Microsoft today released the Morituri Pack for Xbox One launch title Ryse: Son of Rome, an $8 expansion (included with the game's DLC pass) that introduces new content like more arenas.

The Morituri Pack features three new arenas for Ryse: Son of Rome's Gladiator mode: Beacon, False Gods, and Revolution. Two new arenas for Survival mode--Sulfur River and The Forbidden Forest--are also included with the expansion. Five additional arenas "optimized" for the game's Solo Mode are packed into the Morituri Pack for Ryse: Son of Rome. These are Market and Garden, as well as the aforesaid Beacon, Revolution, and False Gods maps.

Alongside the release of the Morituri Pack today, Microsoft reminded players that there are a total of nine Easter eggs hidden inside Ryse: Son of Rome--six in the campaign and three in Gladiator mode. So far, players have only discovered five, Microsoft said. To help you find the last four, Microsoft released step-by-step directions (below) explaining how to do so.

If you're successful, you can record your discovery and send a OneDrive link to Xbox Live's Major Nelson at major@xbox.com with "Ryse Easter Eggs" in the subject line. On Monday, June 2, Major Nelson will officially announce the locations of the remaining Easter eggs and include your name in the announcement if you were one of the first to find them.

1. In the campaign level “The Wrath of the Nemesis,” there’s a Scorpio in a tower that can be used to shoot many things. Enemies. Pillars. Statues. Firing a few volleys at them will reacquaint you with a familiar face, but not at all like you’re expecting.

2. Hurling a pilum in the water may seem like a waste of lethal weaponry, but if you happen to do it one time too many underneath a certain bridge in the campaign level “Pax Romana,” you will summon a surprise guest.

3. There’s a courthouse with an open roof in the campaign level “Pax Romana” where your pilum can arrange a shocking introduction. Get reckless with them and see what happens.

4. Good things come to those who wait in the campaign level “The Son of Rome.” Once you reach the courtyard, duck behind a curtain and hang out on the steps on the other side for a bit. Keep your eyes on the nearby balcony. Makes you wonder how they got up there, right?

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Discussion

49 comments
Keitha313
Keitha313

I wish I never bought an Xbox One :(

It has no games and its just the inferior 'next gen' console in comparison to the PS4...

Do you think Sony will take pity on me and trash my Xbox One and just give me the holy grail that is a PS4???

Lol joke who would be dumb enough to buy a Xbox One hahahaha Ryse?!? LMAO!!

themc_7
themc_7

I loved the campaign, but never got around to arena mode or anything else like that. I'll be skipping this DLC.

hotwog21
hotwog21

thanks cod kiddies for making dlc and micro transactions the norm.


Not supporting this rubbish, already payed for the game, this should be free.


hotwog21
hotwog21

If my gamertag and avatar can transfer over, why cant my xb live arcade games?

Sl4cka
Sl4cka

*insert generic joke about ryse*

Richmaester6907
Richmaester6907

Shame there isn't any story DLC coming out, but I must admit I do love survival mode. 

hitomo
hitomo

just give a free version of cryengine to all devs in the world and we would enter a new age of lifelike and realistic games ... *dreams on

torbmaximus
torbmaximus

It's weird to me how a lot of people don't play this game as it was made to. My goal is, like with many other games, to play it as if I was presenting it at a conference or just making it feel as close to a movie as possible. So instead of just killing everybody, I try to get really nice camera angles and chaining together QTE to make it really very cinematic. But then again, that's just me.

robbiejones
robbiejones

Repetitive enemy design, Same tactics throughout the game, shallow combat system. Yeah the game sucks

NTM23
NTM23

Yeah, good game, but I'm done with it for now. I don't think I would get any DLC for it unless it had to do with story, though I don't see that happening. You know what's weird? In the game (now that I'm thinking about it), during battle, whether it's on easy or hard, it never matters what button prompts you press for the executions until the very, very end. I just found that to be awkward. I mean, okay, sure, that could be, but if that's so, they should have at least made it so you get something a little extra if you do happen to hit all those prompts. To me it seems like a decision they took out but never actually took the prompt out. It's pretty minor, but I was thinking about it.

arrow2thekneeXD
arrow2thekneeXD

Yaaayyyy???...........  Oh yeah! Mario kart 8 is out! ... I DON"T GIVE A CRAP ABOUT THIS CRAP! :D ( There..Do I sound like an immature fanboy? ...Cool! .. I did my job for today :D)... No but seriously.. Mario Kart 8...Why is anyone on here?..

OMGUPOS
OMGUPOS

I recently got this game and just beat it the other day. I really enjoyed it, I thought the story was great, the graphics were stunning and the gameplay was ok It would be nice for a bit more variety, but I thought it was a good game overall.

the13stuff
the13stuff

This game doesn't really need DLC.  I beat it and sold it fast because it is one of the most monotonous games out there to be pushed this hard.  Ryse 2 wouldn't be a bad thing as long as they can clean up that combat, make the world's bigger and with MUCH more freedom.

sakaixx
sakaixx

Hope they tweak the fighting style, it got repetitive quickly since the moves to kill the opponent is basically stab evade stab stab block evade stab stab finishing move 

paulallen813
paulallen813

I want to replay this game on legendary. Was actually a pretty cool game. This, dead rising, and fifa definitely justified my launch purchase when it came out.

kane6911
kane6911

ok i did not like this game after test playing it at my friends house, but i will say this about it though it looks better than any game graphically that sony has out.  

blackace
blackace

Hhhmm.. interesting. I still need to finish this game anyways.

olddadgamer
olddadgamer

Isn't the point of Easter Eggs finding them on you own?  Accidentally? And saying "Ha! Didn't see that coming?" 


Because.... this.... isn't that.

hitomo
hitomo

@robbiejones it was made for americans ... and the love it, just cant admit it ^^

NTM23
NTM23

@OMGUPOS


I agree, though I'd say the gameplay was fun and not just 'ok', but yes, it needed more variety, and it'd be nice if the environments were a little more open. The combat for me never got old, but you do tend to see the same moves over and over, so if they expanded the set of moves by at least twice as much, that'd be nice.


I think they could have had more, and/or different things than having to throw spears or get onto turrets, those aspects weren't bad, they were just kind of mundane. I also wouldn't call the story 'great', though it had interesting moments; ones you could react to and feel something over, like the asshole bad guys that were asking to die.


Though they weren't on my first playthrough on easy, when I played the game on legendary (or whatever the hardest is called), I exploited the bosses idiocy and beat them almost without getting touched so it became a joke. The only boss to not really have those flaws were Commodus so he put up the most challenge.

ultimate_kiwi
ultimate_kiwi

@Dannystaples14 It's actually a good hack'.n slash, in my opinion, but I admit it has nothing really innovative for a day one release.

TheExxorcist
TheExxorcist

Infamous SS

Killzone SF

Ryse looks stunning... imagine a PS4 version in full 1080p:)

VegasAceVII
VegasAceVII

@kane6911 Wow you're right, Sony really should consider getting Crytek to make exclusive games for them because Crytek makes the best games ever, right?

wookiegr
wookiegr

Ryse looks good no doubt. But the fact remains that second son and kill zone both look better and I have both consoles and all those games. Ryse is simply the best xbox one has to offer, not nearly what ps4 has going on.

n3rdy909
n3rdy909

@kane6911 crazy part about that is..none the sony fans will admit that either...lol.it may be repetitive..but the graphics are top

shinjuki
shinjuki

@olddadgamer 


Well it's like you're still on an Easter egg hunt like 5 days past Sunday and you mums like, "here ya lil tarrd I put the egg in the mail box."


I'll personally be finding them myself.

xOmniCloudx
xOmniCloudx

@smackdowner360 @Dannystaples14 It's a launch game with major marketing, of course it sold well. How much else was there for people to play and buy? Typical of launch titles. Released in nay prosperous part of the console's life and it would bomb. It's a thing that people already forgot, many never sale as anything special after playing and isn't going to sell much anymore.

dani_i89
dani_i89

@wookiegr  Killzone is amazing technically speaking, but artistically, it's boring. Ryse is better overall on all aspects, including graphics. And dem facial animations....

domisbatman
domisbatman

@n3rdy909 @kane6911 Every boss fight was the same . Fighting the same enemies don't mean a thing , look at God of War , same enemies except the boss fights were unique each time around

vibroknife
vibroknife

@n3rdy909 @kane6911 I actually liked the gameplay. Thing is you had to upgrade your executions or else it gets really boring seeing the same animations over and over. The executions were buried under some menus and you had to spend experience on them so a lot of people didn't bother. What a shame.

shinjuki
shinjuki

@n3rdy909 @kane6911 


Repetitive?


I never got sick of the random brutal finishes, each one more chaotically pleasing than the next.


Meh, to each their own.

blackace
blackace

@n3rdy909 @kane6911 Only Imfamous SS looks better as far as I can tell. I don't think the Order 1886 looks better then Infamous SS.

shinjuki
shinjuki

@Tiger_Ali @shinjuki @n3rdy909 @kane6911 


Hm. From everything you've posted, you've quite proved yourself to be a useless Sony aficionado. Sounds like you're lying, in a way to make yourself sound believable, I'll give you that, not like coming out and bashing the game, but doing so in a sneaky snake like fashion of indifference, but bashing nonetheless.


I don't like your kind. I feel like your a plague in this community. Try not to be so biased to the point where you can't appreciate anything your "competition" (or whatever you've convinced yourself the Xbox is) brings. I feel like they bring you the best cookies you've ever tasted in your life, and you find a way to hate on them anyway..

shinjuki
shinjuki

@Tiger_Ali @n3rdy909 @kane6911 


"Try this cookie it's soooo good!"


"IM NOT EVEN GOING TO TRY YOUR GEHY COOKIE BUT I'M GOING TO TELL EVERYONE THEY'RE THE WORST COOKIES IN THE WORLD!"


Like.. What prejudice do you carry around with you, maybe you can enlighten me to the rest of your kind as well, that makes you throw up every time you see an Xbox..? I just can't imagine..