Nov 9, 2011

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Xbox Marketplace Update: November 9, 2011

Xbox Marketplace Update: November 9, 2011

I’m well aware that this week has the launches of two blockbusters in Modern Warfare 3 and the upcoming Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.  Microsoft obviously recognizes this and is not even attempting to release anything major or noteworthy.  Much like last week, this palpable offering isn’t much, but does have one of the best brawlers on the XBLA at a reduced price, as well as one new arcade release.  Read on for that and more.

Deal of the Week (Gold Members)

November 8 – November 14

Legendary Warriors

  • Deadliest Warrior – 800 pts 400 pts – This 3D fighter based on the Spike TV show of the same name may appease fans but for all others it’s worth a pass.  Even at $5 it isn’t worth your money.
  • Deadliest Warrior: Samurai Helmet Prop (Avatar) – 160 pts 80 pts – This is Samurai headgear for your avatar.  That’s pretty much it.
  • Scott Pilgrim The Game – 800 pts 400 pts – One of the best brawlers to grace the arcade, Scott Pilgrim The Game is for fans and non-fans alike.  Four player co-op, awesome classic graphics, one of the best chip-tune soundtracks around, and a system not unlike the NES title River City Ransom.  If you need further convincing, watch this review then go to your dashboard and download this game.
  • Scott Pilgrim Guitar Prop (Avatar) - 240 pts 120 pts – Scott’s iconic guitar can now be yours.
  • Shinobi – 400 pts 200 pts – The original arcade classic that spawned a franchise. Test your ninja skills through five missions of increasing difficulty as you make your way to Zeed’s headquarters and free all the hostages.

Xbox LIVE Arcade

Fusion: Genesis

Release Date: November 9, 2011
Price: 800 pts
Developer: Starfire Studios
Publisher: Microsoft Studios

Unravel a sinister conspiracy in a galaxy on the brink of civil war. Choose your side. Expose the truth. Become a hero.  Follow six epic storylines as a trader, mercenary, peacekeeper, soldier, or seeker Explore an “always connected” dynamic environment Complete 100s of solo and co-op quests across 23 levels Fly over 100 ships with 1000s of upgrades Acquire 40 combat skills and 200 weapons Enjoy cooperative (1-4) and PvP (1-8) gameplay Connect with Fusion: Sentient on Windows Phone 7.

Games on Demand

  • Fight Night Champion – $29.99 – The most brutal iteration of the franchise to date, Fight Night Champion refines and simplifies it’s gameplay while improving on near every aspect of it’s predecessors.  Also includes a pretty good story mode (at least for sports titles.)
  • Ninety-Nine Nights II – $29.99 - An action packed game where the player must battle Giant bosses and hordes of enemy soldiers The players are given mission to clear during gameplay and they must use their action skills to solve the gimmicks and traps to clear the missions.
  • Monster Jam Path of Destruction – $39.99 – Bigger, Bolder and Badder!  Get ready to challenge 28 of the top monster trucks and battle in real Monster Jam events including stadium racing and freestyle competitions.  Enjoy bonus modes such as circuit race, time crunch, gate rush, and team race.  Win events and do big tricks to level up and unlock new trucks, parts, and stadium venues.  Create the ultimate monster truck on the path to the world finals in Las Vegas!

Notable DLC

  • Kinect Sports: Season Two Challenge Pack #1 (Free) – Add-on – Six new Challenge Play activities, helping eager athletes hone their athletic prowess on the field, green, court, slopes and even the dart board.
  • Disney Universe Demo – Disney Universe is an off-the-wall non-stop action adventure where Disney worlds and characters mix up for the first time. Suit up in iconic costumes and face challenges in legendary Disney worlds. Defeat enemies, collect coins and powerups, unlock new costumes and explore with friends as you battle in a mix-up of worlds inspired by numerous Disney and Disney•Pixar films.
  • Let’s Cheer Demo (Kinect) – Real cheers, real routines, controller-free! Cheer out loud with voice support in this demo featuring five authentic cheers and competitive routines choreographed by pro cheerleaders. Master more routines set to hits like “Shake It” and “Hollaback Girl” in the full version of Let’s Cheer!
  • Yoostar on MTV Demo (Kinect) – Yoostar on MTV fulfills the dreams of pop culture fans and gamers alike by giving everyone the opportunity to star in the most iconic scenes to ever hit cable TV. With a huge library of live events, news, classic, reality, and original shows to choose from, as well as the inclusion of upcoming shows to maximize its cultural relevancy, the extensive archive of trend-setting and entertaining content leaves no stone unturned. Additionally, some of the most popular music videos in recent history will be playable in Yoostar on MTV, in which you can perform with your own voice or via lip dub.
  • Rayman Origins Demo - (Finally something that looks GOOD!) Immerse yourself in this gorgeous 2D platfomer! Explore the lands of the Gibberish Jungle and Gourmand Land and discover or rediscover the magical universe and legendary 2D gameplay that captured the hearts of millions of fans.

[Source: Xbox]