Feb 29, 2012

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Xbox Marketplace Update: February 29, 2012

Xbox Marketplace Update: February 29, 2012

Happy Leap Day everyone! Welcome to the third week of the Xbox LIVE House Party and the final update of February. We’ve got an arena shooter available in the arcade today as well as some on sale DLC for Gears of War 3 this week.  If neither of those two do it for you, we’ve also got some new DLC for a few popular games as well as a couple new games on demand available.

Deal of the Week

February 28 – March 5

  • Gears of War 3 RAAM’s Shadow Pack 2 – 1200 pts 800 pts – More than three hours of new campaign gameplay featuring missions on both sides of the Locust War, new executions and the power of the Kryllstorm. As the COG, play as the veterans of Zeta Squad: Tai, Minh, Valera, and Barrick. Also included are 250 gamerscore, the chocolate weapon skin pack, and six new character skins for versus multiplayer.
  • Gears of War 3 Horde Command Pack – 800 pts 560 pts – The COG grows stronger with new fortification levels and command posts in Horde, two new weapon skin packs, and three multiplayer characters: Bernie, Onyx, Guard, and Big Rig Dizzy. Also included are 250 achievement points, two new maps for Horde players, and a remake of the most popular Horde map of all time, Blood Drive.
  • Gears of War 3 Weapon Skin Collection – 3600 pts 1800 pts – Unlock every launch weapon skin available for all Gears 3 multiplayer loadout weapons.
  • Gears of War 3 Weapon Skin Bundle Haze Set – 240 pts 160 pts – The Haze Set decks out your Gears 3 multiplayer weapon loadout with a wispy smoke texture.
  • Gears of War 3 Weapon Skin Bundle Thunderstorm Animated Set – 320 pts 160 pts – Decorate your Gears 3 multiplayer weapon loadout with the animated Thunderstorm skin pack.
  • Cover Barrier (Avatar Prop) – 320 pts 200 pts 
  • Berserker Pet (Avatar Prop) – 240 pts 120 pts

Xbox LIVE Arcade


Release Date: February 29, 2012
Price: 800 pts
Developer: Illfonic
Publisher: THQ. Inc

For centuries the Kavussari and the Forsellians have waged war. They have a fragile truce but due to their seething disgust of each other, they still pit their warriors against each other in arenas rather than on the fields of war. Those episodes of lethal combat are now broadcast throughout the galaxy, as entertainment… a spectacle known as… The Nexuiz Competition: An arena based first person shooter where you can alter the rules of the match and laws of physics while you dominate opponents in ever-changing hostile environments bleeding with hatred.


Games on Demand

  • Shadows of the Damned – $39.99 – This third-person shooter comes from Suda 51 and Shinji Mikami (of Resident Evil fame.) Though the narrative and missions are silly and often come off as immature, the encompassing gameplay is enjoyable and definitely worth a playthrough.
  • Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 – $19.99 – Playing as Harry, you are on the run fighting for survival on a desperate and dangerous quest to locate and destroy Voldemort’s Horcruxes. You must defeat Death Eaters and Snatchers in epic battle sequences at every turn.
  • Madden NFL 12 – (SERIOUSLY?) $59.99 – Arriving over a month AFTER the final NFL game of last season is the overpriced Madden NFL 12. Keep in mind that you’ll be paying $60 for last year’s football game.


Notable DLC

  • Assassin’s Creed Revelations - Lost Archive DLC – 800 pts – Explore the mysterious pasts of Subject 16 and Lucy Stillman in 2 hours of all-new single player content, using the innovative narration style and puzzle-platforming gameplay pioneered in present-day Desmond sequences. Unlock new features including single player skins, capacity upgrades, an additional mission, and three new characters for multiplayer.
  • Dance Central 2 – LMFAO song “Party Rock Anthem” – 240 pts – The anthem of last summer has arrived for Dance Central 2. 
  • Final Fantasy XIII-2 Sazh’s Episode – Add on – 400 pts - Unlock new casino content and a new episode featuring Sazh in Serendipity. Complete the episode to gain Sazh as a battle ally. To access this content, enter the Historia Crux (available from Chapter 2 onwards) and select “Serendipity -??? AF-”.
  • FIFA Street – Demo – Compete with style in a FIFA-quality, social, authentic street football game.
  • MLB 2K12 – Demo – The longest running Major League Baseball franchise returns to the virtual diamond with MLB 2K12 from 2K Sports. Demo the game featuring advanced pitching & hitting controls, detailed player tendencies & scouting reports, and immersive game modes for any level of fan. MLB 2K12 is the only game you’ll need this season, available March 6, 2012.

[Source: Xbox]