Apr 12, 2011

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Xbox Live Marketplace Update: April 12, 2011

Xbox Live Marketplace Update: April 12, 2011

We’ve got a pretty hefty update to the marketplace this week with deals coming out of Capcom and Microsoft Game Studios, a world record attempt, and an add-on to a very stylish shooter.

Deal Of The Week: Select Capcom Content

April 12-April 18

  • Marvel Vs Capcom 2 (600 MSP/ 50%) – One of the most popular fighting games of all time featuring characters from the Marvel universe pitted against Capcom stalwarts.  Boasting a roster of 56 fighters, enhanced HD graphics, and online play download the predecessor to one of the hottest fighting games today.
  • Mega Man 10 (400 MSP/ 50%) – The blue bomber is back taking on Dr. Wily and 8 all new evil robots in classic Mega Man style.  Along with the hardcore gameplay Mega Man is known for, Capcom has included an easy mode so anyone can enjoy this 2D romp.
  • Final Fight: Double Impact (400 MSP/ 50%) – Capcom brings the ultimate versions of classic arcade brawlers Final Fight and Magic Sword.  Online and local co-op, HD-filtered graphics, and new remixes of old tunes hope to show gamers where beat-em-ups began.
  • Bionic Commando: Rearmed (400 MSP/ 50%) – The 8-bit side scroller first released on the NES comes back in this all new remake.  Stunning graphics pair well with the revamped gameplay and minor changes for fans new and old.
  • Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix (600 MSP/ 50%) – Street Fighter II returns with gorgeous redrawn art in widescreen and 1080p HD support.  Online and local multiplayer help provide the ultimate Street Fighter II experience.

Special 1 day Sale: April 15

  • Limbo (600 MSP/ 50%)
  • Castle Crashers (600 MSP/ 50%)
  • Shadow Complex (600 MSP/ 50%)
  • Trials HD (600 MSP/ 50%)
  • Monday Night Combat (600 MSP/ 50%)

Special Offers: Microsoft Game Studios Sale

No set dates just listed for a “limited time.”

Add-Ons

  • Halo: Reach - Noble Map Pack (400 MSP)
  • Halo 3 – Mythic Map Pack (200 MSP)
  • Halo 3 – Mythic Map Pack 2 (400 MSP)
  • Gears Of War 2 – All Fronts Collection (400 MSP)
  • Forza Motorsport 3 - Community choice Classics pack (200 MSP)
  • Forza Motorsport 3 – Sidewinder Proving Grounds (200 MSP)
  • Forza Motorsport 3 – Hot Holiday Car Pack (200 MSP)
  • Crackdown 2 - Premium Toy Box Pack (280 MSP)
  • Crackdown 2 - Premium Deluge Pack (280 MSP)
  • Alan Wake – The Writer (280 MSP)
  • Trials HD - Big Thrills Pack (200 MSP)

Arcade Games

  • Toy Soldiers (800 MSP)
  • Perfect Dark (400 MSP)
  • Magic: The Gathering (400 MSP)
  • ‘Splosion Man (400 MSP)
  • Snoopy Flying Ace (400 MSP)
  • Uno Rush (400 MSP)
  • Duke Nukem 3D (400 MSP)
  • Duke Nukem Manhattan Project (400 MSP)
  • SOUTH PARK LET’S GO TOWER DEFENSE PLAY! (400 MSP)
  • Braid (400 MSP)

Xbox Live Arcade

Might and Magic: Clash Of Heroes

Release Date: April 13, 2011
Publisher: Ubisoft Entertainment
Developer: Capybara Games
ESRB Rating: E 10 (Everyone 10+)
Price: 1200 Microsoft Points

A puzzle RPG that utilizes a combat system through puzzle mechanics.  An HD port of a Nintendo DS title that has players guide characters through 5 different regions to save the world from chaos.

Add-Ons

Bulletstorm Gun Sonata

Price: 800 Microsoft Points

This new DLC pack includes 2 new Echoes maps – Guns of Stygia and Crash Site along with 3 brand new Anarchy maps: Hotel Elysium, Villa and Sewers.  You’ll also be able to use the Flamingo and Pulp leash variant to ensure you’re looking good while racking up skillshots.

Games On Demand

  • Raven Squad – $19.99 - Raven Squad puts players in control of two groups of mercenary squads on a mission to make it out of the Amazonian Jungles alive.  Play can switch back and forth between real-time strategy or first-person shooter gameplay
  • Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing - $29.99 - Join Sonic and friends in a frantic battle race for the checkered flag.  Banjo & Kazooie join Sega stars Dr. Eggman, Ryo, and others in this kart racer.
  • Toy Story 3 - $29.99 - Buzz, Woody, and Jessie are back in an all new adventure.  When Andy goes off to college, Woody and the gang must get through obstacles and trials in a day care run by a scheming strawberry scented bear.  After the main adventure, players can enjoy some open-world action in Woody’s Roundup.

Gears Of War 3 Beta Schedule

  • Bulletstorm: Epic Edition – Early access to the beta beginning April 18, 2011
  • Gears of War 3 open beta – April 25, 2011
  • Beta Concludes – May 15, 2011

Xbox Live Community Guinness Attempt

There will be a free Xbox Live Gold weekend (April 21-April 25) dubbed “Xbox Nations” in honor of a Guinness World Record attempt.  At 10 am pst players from around the world will join together to attempt the ‘largest online 100m sprint’ on Saturday April 23.  Each and every runner will be rewarded an exclusive Xbox and Guinness world record avatar shirt.

[Source: Major Nelson]