Oct 12, 2011

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Xbox Live Marketplace Update: October 12, 2011

Xbox Live Marketplace Update: October 12, 2011

Hopefully all of you racing fans out there have had the chance to check out Forza Motorsport 4, which released yesterday.  If not, perhaps some decent XBLA downloads will help remedy you.  This week has the Metroid-esque Shadow Complex on sale, as well as a couple new additions to the XBLA.  Read on for the details.

Deal of the Week (Gold Members)

October 11 – October 17

“Shadows and Saints”

  • Shadow Complex – 1200 pts 600 pts – Chair Entertainment (Infinity Blade) have brought the closest thing to a Metroid game that gamers outside of Nintendo consoles will play.  Multiple “Download of the Year” accolades were awarded to this platform-adventure released in 2009.
  • Perfect Dark - 800 pts 400 pts – The N64 spiritual successor to acclaimed FPS Goldeneye has been rereleased in HD for the XBLA.  Boasting everything you loved about the original along with Xbox LIVE capabilities, experience one of the best (and sadly last) great Rare Ltd games.
  • Saints Row 2 – $19.99 $14.99 – Help the 3rd Streets take back their city in this explosive sequel to the 2006 hit in time before the third title releases.  Saints Row 2 features unparalleled character creation and customization; a massive open world to explore by land, air or sea; and online co-op play that enables you and a friend play through the entire story of Saints Row 2.
  • Saints Row 2: Corporate Warfare  (add on)- 560 pts 280 pts – There is a civil war brewing within the Ultor Corporation. Dex, Ultor’s newly appointed Head of Security, is running a black market nuclear weapons operation aided by Ultor management. Meanwhile, a defected Ultor executive offers the Saints a chance to bring the entire operation down. Take revenge in style with new transportation options for aircraft, exotic cars, and superbikes.
  • Saints Row 2: Ultor Exposed (add on)- 800 pts 400 pts – Disgruntled Ultor microbiologist Tera Patrick holds the key to the corporation’s illicit research activities and revenue generating schemes. Help Tera dismantle the Ultor Corporation by exposing the megacorp’s seedy operations to the citizens of Stilwater. Battle through three all new co-op enabled missions.  Commandeer new air and ground vehicles including attack aircraft and luxury sports cars.

Xbox LIVE Arcade

Guardian Heroes

Release Date: October 12, 2011
Price: 800 pts
Developer: Treasure Co. Ltd
Publisher: SEGA

The classic SEGA Saturn adventure returns to Xbox Live Arcade!  Guardian Heroes™  features co-op and online play, multiple game modes, optimised graphics, and brand new achievements.  One of the original side-scrolling beat-em-ups to infuse RPG elements, get the classic rereleased and upscaled today.

Real Steel

Release Date: October 12, 2011
Price: 800 pts
Developer: Yuke’s Co., Ltd
Publisher: Yuke’s Co., Ltd

This is a robot boxing game based on the upcoming film, “REAL STEEL”.  The player assumes the role of an owner of a fighting robot, and must battle against many different rival robots in an attempt to become champion of several levels of fighting tiers. Players earn in-game money by winning matches and, using this money, must periodically improve their robot, making it stronger and more fit to compete in the higher level match tiers. The vast amount of customizable parts and selectable equipment makes for over 100 million possibilities of custom robots!


Games on Demand

  • WWE All-Stars – $49.99 – One of the best arcade style wrestling games to release in the last decade, pit fantasy matchups with most of your favorite stars from two different generations.  Featuring over 30 of the greatest stars from the past and currently on the WWE roster.
  • Test Drive Unlimited 2 – $19.99 – Chase glory from behind the wheel of the most exclusive performance cars and take the race online to challenge rivals around the world. Customise your life as you tear through the streets and kick up dust off – road on the sun – kissed islands of Ibiza and Hawaii.
  • Quantum of Solace – $29.99 – Blending the action and excitement of “Casino Royale” with the “Quantum of Solace” feature film, the Quantum Of Solace game challenges players to be the ultimate secret service agent, James Bond, and use their stealth, precision shooting and lethal combat skills to survive the dangerous and gritty world of international espionage.

Notable DLC

  • The Cursed Crusade – Demo – It is a newly begun Fourth Crusade, and Denz and Esteban must quest across western Europe as soldiers seeking deliverance from a terrible curse that threatens to consume their immortal souls. Embark on a contentious quest for retribution in this 2-player co-operative adventure. Avail yourself of the powers of the Templar’s Curse at the high cost of your humanity.
  • Duke Nukem: Hail to the Icons  Parody Pack (add on) – 800 pts – Cocked and Reloaded, Duke Nukem Forever’s First Add-On Content, Hail to the Icons Parody Pack, parodies some of gaming’s most iconic battlegrounds and includes four all-new multiplayer maps, each with its own unique weapons and three new game modes.

[Source: Major Nelson via Xbox]