Feb 8, 2012

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Xbox Marketplace Update: February 8, 2012

Xbox Marketplace Update: February 8, 2012

Hopefully you’re all enjoying some of the games that February has to offer this week .  Both The Darkness II and Kingdoms of Amalur hit retailers yesterday and today we have two new arcade titles sure to satisfy your action fixes.  If that’s not enough, we’ve also got a solid RPG and a classic revival on sale this week.  Read on for all the details and more in our Xbox Marketplace Update.

Deal of the Week (Gold Members)

February 7 – February 13

  • Crimson Alliance Add-On – All Character Pack – 1200 pts 800 pts – This co-op action RPG offers hack and slash combat in what looks to be a Diablo-like title.  Crimson Alliance the game is actually a free download, but the three characters offered must be downloaded separately.  Downloading this character pack gives players access to the powerful wizard, mysterious assassin, and hardened mercenary which can all be played cooperatively online or locally.  (Alternatively, you can download each character individually for 800 pts 560 pts this week.)
  • NBA Jam: On Fire Edition – 1200 pts 800 pts – The classic arcade title was revitalized in 2010′s NBA Jam but has been shrunk down and tweaked to fit perfectly on the XBLA.  This isn’t an exact port of the retail version shipped two years ago, but with gameplay balancing and some worthy additions, this is the definitive edition of NBA Jam.  At $10 USD it’s a steal and even if you’re not a fan of the series, I’d recommend giving it a download.
Square Enix Publisher Sale
February 7 – February 13
  • Lara Croft: Guardian of Light – 600 msp (was 1200msp) 
  • Lara Croft: GoL Add ons – 200 msp each 
  • Lara Croft: GoL Premium Theme – 160 msp 
  • Tomb Raider Underworld – $9.99
  • Tomb Raider Underworld Add ons – 400 msp each 
  • Tomb Raider Underworld Premium Theme 1 & 2 – 160 msp each 
  • Just Cause 2 – $22.49 
  • Just Cause 2 Black Market Aerial Pack Add on – 80 msp 
  • Deus Ex: Missing Link Add on – 600 msp (was 1200 msp) 
  • Deus Ex Add On – Explosive Mission Pack – 140 msp 
  • Deus Ex Missing Link Premium Theme – 160 msp 
  • Tomb Raider: Anniversary Episodes 1 & 2 – 400 msp 
  • Tomb Raider: Anniversary Episodes 3 & 4 – 400 msp 
  • Battlestations: Pacific – $22.49 
  • Puzzle Arcade – 400 msp 

Xbox LIVE Arcade

Shank 2

Release Date: February 8, 2012
Price: 800 pts
Developer: KLEI
Publisher: EA

The fan-favorite 2D brawler is back in action with Shank™2. Shank is forced on the offensive wielding his trusty arsenal of weapons and combo moves to protect those close to him. Shank™2 raises the bar from the original, creating an amazing comic book visual style and combat system which redefines the 2D side-scrolling brawler.

Gotham City Imposters

Release Date: February 8, 2012
Price: 1200 pts
Developer: Monolith Productions, Inc
Publisher: WB Games, Inc

A 6 vs. 6 first person shooter, Gotham City Impostors is a multiplayer game unlike any other, giving players the opportunity to rebel against conformity as they customize their own characters. Posing as amateur vigilantes or villains, gamers create their own Bats and The Jokerz characters using unprecedented customization options including insane costumes, homebrewed gadgets and a wide range of traditional and imagined weapons.

Games on Demand

  • Lego Harry Potter: Years 1 – 4 – $19.99 – Lego Harry Potter combines the first four Harry Potter books and films in an interactive fun-filled videogame. Players can build the adventure from Privet Drive to the Triwizard Tournament through new LEGO gameplay elements like magical building and spell-casting. Select from over 100 playable characters including Harry Potter, Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger. Experience the wonder of Hogwarts: attend lessons, mix potions, fly on broomsticks, and complete tasks to collect LEGO studs and relive the adventures like never before with tongue-in-cheek humour and creative customisation unique to LEGO videogames.

Notable DLC

  • Kinect Disneyland Adventures Demo – Harnessing the controller-free magic of Kinect for Xbox 360, Kinect: Disneyland Adventures is your ticket to the timeless lands of Disneyland park right in your living room.
  • Forza Motorsport 4 February American Le Mans Series Pack – 560 pts - 10 cars for you to collect, race, and customize: 2011 Audi #2 Audi Sport North America R18 TDI, 1992 Alfa Romeo 155 Q4, 1986 Audi #2 Audi Sport quattro S1, 2011 Bentley Platinum Motorsport Continental GT, 2010 Dodge Quinton “Rampage” Jackson Challenger SRT8, 1995 Ford Mustang Cobra R, 2011 Holden HSV GTS, 1991 Mazda #55 Team Mazdaspeed 787B, 2011 Panoz #050 Panoz Racing Abruzzi, 2011 Volkswagen Polo GTI. In game credits or Car Tokens required to purchase these cars in Career Play. (Note: If you own the season pass DO NOT purchase this content or you will be charged again.)
  • The Simpsons Arcade – 800 pts - The long-awaited home console port of the classic Simpsons arcade game is finally here! Join three of your friends as you chase down Smithers and Mr. Burns on the epic quest to save Maggie. Battle your way through 8 classic Springfield locations in this hilarious blast from the past!  (This title was released last Friday)

[Source: Xbox]