Apr 27, 2011

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Xbox Live Marketplace Update: April 27, 2011

Xbox Live Marketplace Update: April 27, 2011

While I’m sure most people are busy with the Gears Of War 3 beta, it hasn’t been opened to everyone just yet.  To tide us over this week we’re given some discounted zombie-killing fun as well as a stylish side scroller from Ubisoft.

Deal Of The Week (Gold Members)

April 26-May 2

  • Dead Rising 2: Case Zero (200 MSP/ 50%) - This full-featured prologue to Dead Rising 2 follows Chuck Greene and his daughter Katey after barely escaping Las Vegas.
  • Dead Rising 2: Case West (400 MSP/ 50%) – Co-op adventure starring Dead Rising’s Frank West and Dead Rising 2′s Chuck Greene shows our heroes heading to a secret Zombrex research facility.  Case West also reintroduces the ability to take pictures in-game.
  • Dead Rising 2 – Skills Pack: Psycho (80 MSP/ 50%) – This special costume gives Chuck all the shockingly disturbing abilities of a deranged homocidal maniac!  Better resistance to damage, stronger attacks and new attacks for certain weapons.
  • Dead Rising 2 – Skills Pack: Soldier (80 MSP/ 50%) – These clothes give Chuck special abilities such as improved battle effectiveness when using firearms. Chuck also gains new attacks when using assault rifles.

Sales & Specials

April 26-May 2

  • Risk Factions (400 MSP/ 50%) – Wage war with five factions, each with unique abilities, in the original game of strategy and world domination! Play with the classic rules or reign supreme with objective-based and world conquest scenarios as you command your army and take tactical gambles to win the day.
  • Banjo-Kazooie (600 MSP/ 50%) – Rare’s classic N64 franchise returns with enhanced graphics and the Stop N Swop feature reinstated.  Embark on this classic platformer starring this famous bird and bear duo.
  • Centipede & Millipede (200 MSP/ 50%) – In one of the most beloved arcade games of all times, players must destroy the Centipede as it moves faster and faster through a colorful mushroom field.  Try your hand at this classic arcade game in its original form and completely re-stylized versions featuring evolved graphics and gameplay.
  • Street Fighter II’ Hyper Fighting (200 MSP/ 50%) – Download the classic that helped defined the fighting game genre in the 16 bit era.  Defeat all 12 combatants to become world champion in online or local multiplayer.
  • Contra (200 MSP/ 50%) – The original arcade classic returns starring Bill and Lance on their way to rid the world of Red Falcon and it’s alien minions.  Play online or local co-op as you collect powerups and defeat epic bosses.

Xbox Live Arcade


Release Date: April 27, 2011
Publisher: Ubisoft
Developer: Housemarque
ESRB Rating: E10+  (Everyone 10+)
Price: 800 Microsoft Points

From the studio that brought you the acclaimed Super Stardust HD comes this visually stunning platformer.  Gameplay is best described as a mix between Prince Of Persia’s platforming and Ikaruga’s light/dark mechanic.  The style is also reminiscent of Limbo with silhouettes aplenty and even a special arachnid to contend with.  There will also be an included co-op mode as well as challenge rooms to keep gamers happy for hours.


Release Date: April 27, 2011
Developer: Adventure Planning Service
ESRB Rating: T (Teen)
Price: 800 Microsoft Points

This horizontal shooter stars cute and comical little witches.  There’s a arcade mode, challenge mode, and story mode complete with voice dubbing in english or japanese.  Play co-op online or off in this HD shooter for a low price.


Release Date: April 27, 2011
Publisher: CAVE
Developer: CAVE
ESRB Rating: T (Teen)
Price: 400 Microsoft Points

From the developers of bullet-hell titles like DeathSmiles comes an all new title.  A shrewd ninja named NIN-JA attempts to rescue the princess in this shadow puppet side scroller.   Battle through 50 levels as you follow the scenario.

Games On Demand

  • Tekken 6 – $19.99 – Marking the first time the Tekken franchise has appeared on the 360, this fighter comes with the largest roster to date, online versus modes, and a rich background story for fans new and old.
  • Dead Rising 2 – $39.99 – The long-awaited sequel has players step into the shoes of Chuck Greene, professional Motorcycle Racer.  Surrounded by a horde of zombies in Fortune City, Chuck is in a race against time to find Zombrex to keep his young daughter Katey alive.
  • BlazBlue – $19.99 – This is the hi-res 2D fighter from the creators of the popular Guilty Gear franchise.  Take control of 12 unique combatants with a variety of offensive and defensive options at your disposal, including the character specific “Drive Attacks”.  Experience the tale of each character as told through the console exclusive story mode.

[Source: Major Nelson]