Sep 21, 2011

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Xbox Marketplace Update: September 21, 2011

Xbox Marketplace Update: September 21, 2011

No doubt that many of you are playing Gears of War 3, but if you prefer your games to be more puzzling, then you’ll definitely wanna pick up some of the games on sale this week.  Also, fans will be happy to know that a Capcom favorite from last generation is available for download as well as two new arcade games this week.

Deal of the Week (Gold Members)

September 20 – September 26 (Puzzle Me This)

  • Gyromancer (600 pts) – Square Enix’ take on the popular puzzle/rpg hybrid, you are Rivel, a powerful mage who leads beasts into battle.  Fusing puzzle and RPG elements together, explore the land of Zldemona Wood as you battle through twelve stages against dozens of unique foes.
  • Portal: Still Alive (600 pts) – Valve’s award winning game is available for download including the original campaign and 14 new bonus maps not included in The Orange Box.  If you have yet to play this game, this should be an instant download right now.
  • Bejeweled Blitz LIVE (200 pts) – Popcaps famous Bejeweled series allows players to compete in 16 player party modes in a minutes time.
  • ilomilo (400 pts) – This charming little puzzler tasks players in successfully reuniting the two friends ilo and milo through mind-bending worlds.  Don’t let it’s cute asthetic fool you, this game is tough and will challenge even the most advanced puzzle fanatics.  Whether playing solo or co-op with a friend, download this awesome title as soon as you can.

Xbox LIVE Arcade

Burnout Crash!

Release Date: September 21, 2011
Price: 800 pts
Developer: Criterion Games
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and up)

Criterion Games is bringing back the much loved Crash Mode in the latest installment in their Burnout franchise.  Play the new 14 player Kinect Rush Hour Party or enjoy three all new modes in this new take on your favorite arcade racer.



Release Date: September 21, 2011
Price: 800 pts
Developer: Dancing Dots
Publisher: Focus Home Interactive
Rating: E10+ (for Everyone above 10)

A 2D arcade game involving swinging mechanics that challenge reflexes, ingenuity, and skills.  Set across a campaign spanning seven worlds and nearly 70 levels of fun as well as local multiplayer for up to four people.

Games On Demand

  • Resident Evil 4 – $19.99 – Six years after the destruction of Raccoon City, Leon Kennedy, now an agent with the US Secret Service, is sent on a rescue mission in Europe.  Join Leon as he saves the presidents daughter in the game that revolutionized the franchise as well as the survival horror genre.  Upscaled in HD, play the game that redefined Resident Evil for the first time on this generations consoles.
  • Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II - $19.99 – Betrayed by Darth Vader for the last time, Starkiller has escaped and faces a new journey to find his true identity.  Unleash fury – wield dual lightsabers, and new force powers to crush your enemies in the sequel to the award-winning story that continues the epic Star Wars saga.
  • Samurai Shodown Sen – $19.99 – The latest episode of the Samurai Shodown series on the Xbox 360, join 24 well-known as well as new characters in an all new story featuring Takechiyo” and “Suzu.”  This famous fighting game franchise uses powers like “Strong Slash” and “Bouncinng” to turn the tides against each opponent.
  • MLB 2K11 – $39.99 – The makers of the award-winning NBA 2K11 return to the diamond featuring right stick hitting and pitching as well as a revamped fielding system.  MLB 2K11 puts complete control in your hands in an incredibly overpriced deal on an annually updated title.

Downloadable Content

  • Fallout: New Vegas – Lonesome Road (800 pts) – In Lonesome Road you are contacted by the original Courier Six.  He promises to answer why he refused to deliver the Platinum Chip – but only if you make one last journey into the canyons of the Divide.  Bring all your gear and weapons but leave your companions behind…this is one road you must walk alone.

That’s it for this week’s Xbox Marketplace Update.  There are a ton of additional Gears of War 3 add-ons that are too numerous (and unsubstantial) to be covered, but check back next week for your quick look at everything the marketplace has to offer.