May 18, 2011

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Xbox Live Marketplace Update: May 18, 2011

Xbox Live Marketplace Update: May 18, 2011

Maybe Microsoft assumed everyone would be playing Rockstar’s LA Noire, because this week is a little light in content.  Even so, swashbucklers can rejoice in a special pirate-themed week, with at least a couple items worth checking out.

Deal Of The Week (Gold Members)

May 18-24

  • Age Of Booty (200 pts) – This real-time strategy game combines humor and addictive multiplayer for some cheap fun.  Carefully managing resources, towns, and position are key to victory in over 20 campaign missions.
  • Deadliest Warrior (400 pts) – A fighting game based on the hit Spike TV show of the same name, players engage in one on one combat using a variety of different warriors.  Along with decapitations, there’s an array of deadly finishers (similar to Mortal Kombat) and even DLC characters.  (*Sounds much better then it is)
  • Deadliest Warrior: Pirate Outfit * Avatar (160 pts) – Dress up as a cunning pirate sans hat.  Check it out here.
  • The Secret Of Monkey Island: Special Edition (400 pts) – Join Guybrush Threepwood on this classic adventure remade for 1080p.  This beloved LucasArts favorite is remastered but for fans of the original art style, you can switch between the two on the fly.  Download one of the most popular point-and-click adventures of all time.
  • The Secret Of Monkey Island: LeChuck Pirate Suit *Avatar (120 pts) – Adorn your avatar with the suit of a ghost pirate.  Check it out here.
  • The Secret Of Monkey Island: Pirate Telescope *Avatar (80 pts) – Accessorize your pirate suit with the pirate telescope.  See how it’ll look on your avatar here.

Xbox Live Arcade

SEGA Rally Online Arcade

Release Date: May 18, 2011
Publisher: SEGA
Developer: SUMO Digital
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 800 Microsoft Points

Race through five different types of terrain in more rally-bred vehicles than a baker can shake his dozen at.  Including the Ford Focus RS, the classic Lancia Delta Integrale and the ferocious Bowler Nemesis.  Play through a slew of modes including Time Trials, Single Races, and Championship Events.  Cut to the chase and face off online in a variety of 6 Player multiplayer racing events.  Compatible with the Wireless Xbox 360 Racing Wheel and Logitech Driving Force Wheels.  2-6 Players Online.

Games On Demand

  • 50 Cent: Blood On The Sand – $59.99 (seriously?) – Play as 50 Cent, the world’s biggest hip-hop star, in this fast-paced action shooter!  You and the G-Unit will battle across two war-torn countries to collect your payday and exact your revenge on those who have crossed you.
  • DeathSmiles2 X – $29.99 – This game supports Japanese only.  The sequel to the bullet hell shooter DeathSmiles this time it takes place at Christmas.  Angels fight at snowing Gilverado.  Fans of classic side scrolling shooters like Gradius or R-Type will definitely enjoy this odd yet fun title.
  • WWE Legends Of WresteMania – $39.99 – Relive, rewrite, and redefine the greatest moments in WWE history.  To be honest, if you’re truly looking for an arcade alternative to WWE Smackdown Vs Raw, turn to the new WWE All-Stars instead.  This game released over 2 years ago and pales in comparison to the newest arcade outing.
  • Full Auto – $19.99 – Welcome to the most destructive racing game ever made.  Combine raw horsepower with awesome firepower to destroy your rivals and tear the world apart.  Don’t be afraid of pushing the limits–Full Auto’s innovative “Unwreck” feature affords you the racing genre’s first real-time “second chance.”
  • Fable III – $39.99 – The next blockbuster installment in the highly praised Fable franchise.  Lead a revolution to take control of Albion, fight alongside your people, and experience love and loss while preparing to defend the kingdom against a looming threat. Your choices as ruler will lead to consequences felt across the entire land.

[Source: Major Nelson via Xbox]