Jul 6, 2011

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Xbox Live Marketplace Update: July 6, 2011

Xbox Live Marketplace Update: July 6, 2011

Two weeks in a row the XBLA has seen three new titles released.  Perhaps the developers are trying to avoid the upcoming Summer Of Arcade releases in which they will most likely get pushed out of the spotlight but regardless of the reason, gamers are enjoying the benefits.  The Deals of the Week are a mixed bag though with only a couple truly worth mentioning.

Deal Of The Week (Gold Members)

July 5 – July 11

  • Torchlight (800 pts) – This action-roleplaying game is developed by the creators of popular games Diablo and FATE.  Choose from three character classes and venture from the safety of the town of Torchliht into randomly generated dungeon levels with a huge variety of monsters and quests to complete. 
  • Medal of Honor Hot Zone Pack (400 pts) - This pack includes the new mode Hot Zone and the two new maps Hindukush Pass and Korengal Outpost.  Also included are two redesigned original maps.
  • Dante’s Inferno Dark Forest Pack (200 pts) – This pack includes the Disco Inferno costume, Stone of Wrath relic, and a prequel level featuring new enemies, puzzles, and a new storyline.
  • Rock Band Blood Sugar Sex Magik Album (1200 pts) – The Red Hot Chili Peppers album includes 16 tracks except for “Give It Away.” 
  • TNT Racers (400 pts) – A multiplayer racing game combining lightning face action with new features like the Shadow Race allowing everyone to stay in contention regardless of position.  The powerful pick-ups ultimately determine who wins and who fails in this over-the-top racer.

Xbox Live Arcade

Deadliest Warrior Legends

Release Date: July 6, 2011
Publisher: 345 Games / Spike Games
Developer: Pipeworks
ESRB Rating: M (Mature)
Price: 800 Microsoft Points

The follow up to last summer’s top-selling game is making it’s debut today.  Alexander the Great, Attila the Hun, Genghis Khan, Hannibal, Hernan Cortes, Shaka Zulu, Sun Tzu, Vlad the Impaler and William Wallace.  With enhanced graphics and 9 arenas, new fighting options like grapples, pushes, ring outs, feints, projectile targeting, and new final strikes will expand your tactical options! Also included, a new strategy game called Generals!  Players take control of the Battlefield Simulator from the TV show and play 1 of the nine legendary warrior campaigns and unlock abilities that the actual warriors used to get an edge in battle.

Dead Block

Release Date: July 6, 2011
Publisher: NAMCO BANDAI Games America Inc.
Developer: Candygun Games UG
ESRB Rating: T (Teen)
Price: 800 Microsoft Points

Are yo uclever enough to survive a Zombie Armageddon?  Don’t Panic just use your brain and if necessary, your sledgehammer.  In the ’50s Rock’n’Roll music was spawned straight from hell and was so evil that it turned dead people into Zombies!  Three survivors have formed an alliance to protect themselves by hiding, building blockades, setting traps and – as a last resort – use weapons to fight them off.  Supports local co-op for 2-4 players.

MLB Bobblehead Pros

Release Date: July 6, 2011
Publisher: Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
Developer: Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc.
ESRB Rating: E (Everyone)
Price: 800 Microsoft Points

Step into the batter’s box with MLB Bobblehead Pros and swing for the fences.  Pretty much, this is just an arcade baseball title with bobblehead players.

Games On Demand

  • Two Worlds – $19.99 - This RPG streams a world of epic proportions while offering players a truly seamless action packed adventure.  Each decision you make affects the game world and entire storyline offering a unique experience each time you play.
  • Risen – $19.99 – Set in a medieval world on a volcanic Mediterranean island, this RPG unfolds over four chapters and offers multiple ways to develop the story.  With full world streaming support, the player will have a seamless experience while playing in a fully simulated game world with authentic characters.
  • Sacred 2 – $29.99 – An action RPG allowing players to embark upon Light and Shadow campaigns in a world that blends solo and multiplayer gameplay.  Packed full of quests, characters, adventure, and deadly combat.

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