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Despicable Me: Minion Rush picks up Xbox Live support, holiday-themed content

Fans of Despicable Me: Minion Rush will be glad to know that the game now supports Xbox Live with the latest update. Also new is a host of content that includes new locations, themes and quests.

The Xbox Live integration allows you to challenge your friends in head-to-head missions and more. As for the new content, here's what you're getting in version 2.5.0.17:

  • THE ARCTIC BASE! This new area is full of snow, speed, and science! Take on cool new levels with unique obstacles and discover the TOP SECRET area: The Arctic Base interior!
  • Join a special holiday quest to help Dr. Nefario and recover lost decorations and gifts as you run through The Arctic Base
  • Unlock the Snowboard mini-game by completing the holiday quest
  • 12 Days of Deals: Check back every day for holiday promotions and login rewards

If you haven't already, download the update from the link below, and let us know how you're liking the holiday-themed additions and the Xbox Live integration in the comments.

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60 Comments
  • That one-eyed yellowish thing
  • is adorable
  • ... and funny
  • ...and is called a minion
  • I think all the games I argued some time ago for not having achievements are now showering us with achievements. Wow.
  • #SaveXboxWP says, 'You're welcome'.
  • ... and Banana!
  • Seems like more Xbox Live support in games. Great to see.
  • Asphalt 8 also got that support
  • I want a Lumia with latest Intel 14 nm processor with power vr gt7900 graphics chip. Too much I guess.
  • Don't you want it also with 16 GB RAM, LAN plugin, CD ROM and 56" Screen ? XDDD
  • Ha ha ha
  • Its possible with windows 10 but I will ba a tablet with 16GB of RAM the phone will be ok with 4GB. I want cherry trail on phone .
  • Asphalt 8..but only Windows Phone... Windows Version still without xbox
  • Patience my friend, the two tend to go hand in hand. If not same day, expect xbl support on windows version soon(and not ms soon either ;))
  • Haha u right, "ms soon" made my day :D
  • Gameloft seems to be big on xbox live all of a sudden.
  • I wanted to say the same thing xD
  • Must have received an "investment" from MS.
  • Also asphalt 8
  • Well minion was showing in Xbox section of games since last couple of days
  • Banner just changed today with the update though. I've been looking at it the past few days and there was nothing different in the game until now.
  • And asphalt 8 also
  • And downloading...
  • ...84MB
  • +620
  • looks like MS is finally getting its act together for XBOX suport for windows phone
  • Wow ! Somehow there are more and more game came up with Xbox label....
  • its like one of Gamelofts developer found a piece of code which will enable there games to have Xbox Live support, and they are just adding to all there games. To infinity and beyond Xbox will live forever ....
  • You made me LOL! :D Or maybe Microsoft's ease of Xbox certification? ;)
  • If Ms made easy, definitely it will be notified in windows central.
  • But, it's also well worth notifying that, gameloft's titles got Xbox integration soon after they announced it. At the very most, it took around a week or two. While on an average, Xbox certification process takes months to pass into the store itself!!!
    Had gameloft applied for Xbox support, we were still be notified by Windows Central, just like we were this time, no?
  • Great news.
  • Has it improved for the 512 MB
  • Share your Xbox gamer tag
    Fmukbil
  • anishetty
  • AnarchyThreat
  • Gautam Kabiraj
  • JusteRand
  • anixcool
  • Wam1q
  • Omfg :O I wish candy crush had xbox achievements :)
  • Oh Nice Idea! :D
  • Candy crush is trying to woo me but my will is strong, I use to laugh at people asking for it before we got it on Windows.
  • Rebirth of the XLive!!! I like that!
  • Struck on my phone some times...
  • I cant install it.. Install button is missing..
  • Hurrah!
  • Yea cool, we all love updates
  • Nice avatar, mate!
  • Xbox- live About time!
  • Gameloft is killing it!
  • Asphalt and minion rush......
    * remembers that he is banned in both and turns away slowly*
  • You got banned from Asphalt and Minion Rush? Say what now?
  • Sweet
  • Without reason im banned in this game.. So I uninstalled it.. There is no help from customer support.. Worst..
  • This is great news. I'll hae to download it no.
  • Did anyone see the new achievements banner? The old one was pretty good. This looks like lame. I think the team behind Xbox Music designed that banner.
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  • THIS NEEDS TO BE MADE INTO A XBOX360/XBOXONE GAME WITH THE KINECT , MY SON LOOOVES THIS GAME AND WHEN HE WATCHES IT ON YOUTUBE ON THE TV HE RUNS AND JUMPS AND EVERYTHING ,,, YALL NEED TO GET ON IT AND MAKE THE GAME ALREADY FORREAL LOL