Mar 28, 2012

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Xbox Marketplace Update: March 28, 2012

Xbox Marketplace Update: March 28, 2012

A quarter of the way through 2012 and we’ve been treated to some really great content in the marketplace. Ending the month of March are four new XBLA titles! Though only three will be available today (with a fourth released Friday) I don’t think that there’s ever been a week with four new arcade releases. We’ve also got some great car-related content on sale as well as some nice discounts on some Games on Demand.

Deal of the Week

(Forza Motorsport Add-Ons)

  • American Muscle Car Pack – 560 pts 320 pts – This pack includes 10 cars: 1970 Buick GSX; 1966 Chevrolet Nova SS; 1970 Dodge Coronet Super Bee 1968 Dodge Dart Hemi Super Stock; 1967 Dodge Coronet WO23; 1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt; 1971 Plymouth GTX 426 Hemi; 1968 Pontiac Firebird; 1965 Pontiac GTO; 1969 Shelby GT500 428CJ.
  • November Speed Pack – 560 pts 400 pts – This pack includes the 10 cars: 2012 Aston Martin Virage; 2011 #2 Audi Sport Team Joest R15++ TDI; 2011 Audi RS3 Sportback; 1957 Chevrolet Bel Air; 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8; 2011 Ferrari #62 Risi Competizione F458 Italia; 2013 Ford Focus ST, 1992 GMC Typhoon; 2012 Lamborghini Aventador LP700-4; 2011 Volkswagen Scirocco R.
  • December IGN Pack – 560 pts 320 pts – This 10 car pack includes: 2011 Monster Sport Suzuki SX4, 2011 Mazda RX-8 R3, 1967 Chevrolet Chevelle SS-396, 1977 Ford Escort RS 1800, 1981 Volkswagen Scirocco S, 1986 Alfa Romeo Spider Quadrifoglio Verde 1988 Pontiac Fiero GT, 2010 Maserati GranTurismo MC GT4, 2011 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor, 1957 Maserati 300 S.
  • January Jalopnik Pack – 560 pts 400 pts – Like the last three, this pack includes 10 cars: 2012 Pagani Huayra, 2012 Honda Civic Si Coupe, 2011 Lamborghini #08 West Yokohama Gallardo LP560-4, 2011 Honda #33 Level 5 Motorsports Lola, 2011 Audi RS5, 2000 Fiat Coupe 20V Turbo, 1996 Chevrolet Impala SS, 1986 Dodge Shelby Omni GLHS, 1973 Ford Pinto, 1970 Alfa Romeo Montreal.

(Xbox LIVE Arcade)

  • Joe Danger Special Edition – 1200 pts 600 pts – This former PSN exclusive has finally hit the arcade and is quite the charming motorcycle title. Whereas Trials HD is brutally difficult appears more realistic, Joe Danger is lighthearted and bright. Definitely check out Joe Danger Special Edition when you get the chance.
  • Daytona USA – 800 pts 400 pts – The arcade classic returns featuring enhanced graphics, tracks for all skill levels, and the ridiculously catchy soundtrack. Challenge your friends with up to eight player online races or the whole world via Xbox LIVE leaderboards.
  • SEGA Rally Online Arcade – 800 pts 400 pts – Race through five different types of terrain in rally-bred vehicles including the Ford Focus RS, the classic Lancia Delta Integrale and the ferocious Bowler Nemesis. Play through a slew of modes including Time Trials, Single Races, and Championship Events. Or, play online in a variety of six player multiplayer events.
(Special Games on Demand Sale)
  • Halo Reach – $39.99 $26.99 
  • Fable III – $29.99 $19.99
  • Gears of War 3 – $59.99 $39.99
  • Halo Wars – $29.99 $19.99
  • Gears of War 2 – $19.99 $14.99
  • Gears of War – $19.99 $14.99
  • Alan Wake – $29.99 $19.99
  • Mass Effect – $19.99 $14.99
  • Fable II – $19.99 $14.99
  • Crackdown 2 – $29.99 $19.99

Xbox LIVE Arcade

Wrecked Revenge Revisited

Release Date: March 28, 2012
Price: 1200 pts
Developer: Supersonic Software
Publisher: 505 Games

From the creators of MASHED comes the next evolution of explosive battle racing fun. It’s time to unleash your rivalries again and make a few new ones in the process. Use weapons or just your driving skills, unleash your fury, cause absolute carnage, and send your friends to a very humiliating defeat!

Kung Fu Strike: The Warrior’s Rise

Release Date: March 28, 2012
Price:  800 pts
Developer: QOOCsoft
Publisher: 7Sixty

Ancient China is being ripped apart by three warring forces, the Tian Empire, the invading forces of Shaa seeking to overthrow the Empire’s King, and a rebel uprising with their own agenda. Playing as martial arts master General Loh, you’re thrown into the middle of this bitter war armed only with your deadliest weapon: your fists. Fight your way through waves of enemies and towering bosses with lethal attacks, learn new skills to take down even the toughest opponent and see if you have what it takes to complete the frantic challenge modes. If going it alone is too much, then team up with a friend in co-op mode or show off your killer moves in the Versus mode.

Pinball Arcade

Release Date: March 28, 2012
Price:  800 pts
Developer: Farsight Studios
Publisher: Crave Games

The all-time greatest pinball tables from Williams®, Bally®, Stern Pinball™, and Gottlieb® are now together in one game. Every flipper, bumper, sound effect, and display pixel has been painstakingly emulated in astonishing detail. The four table launch collection includes Tales of the Arabian Nights®, Ripley’s Believe It or Not®, Theatre of Magic®, and Black Hole™. Over the next few years, downloadable classics like Monster Bash®, Medieval Madness®, Creature from the Black Lagoon®, Funhouse®, Attack from Mars®, Black Knight®, Space Shuttle®, Pin•Bot®, Circus Voltaire®, Big Shot®, (and many others!) will be added along with online tournaments and additional modes to challenge yourself and compete against your friends. The Pinball Arcade is the most realistic and comprehensive pinball game ever created.

South Park: Tenorman’s Revenge

Release Date: March 30, 2012
Price: 800 pts
Developer: South Park Digital Studios / Other Ocean Interactive
Publisher: Xbox LIVE Arcade

Scott Tenorman is back and he wants revenge! Help Cartman, Kyle, Stan and Kenny take on Tenorman and his army of Ginger robots before they destroy South Park! Suit up as the boys’ superhero alter-egos to track Scott and his evil forces through time and space in this exciting platformer. It’s the ultimate fight to save South Park! If you’ve yet to see the classic (and quite disturbing) episode that inspired this game, check it out for free here.

Games on Demand

  • Fantastic Pets (Kinect) – $29.99 - Your uncle Doctor Menagerie is away on expedition and needs you to look after his Fantastic Pets. Take fire breathing dogs, flying ponies, horned cats and furry lizards home with you today (and more normal pets too). You appear on-screen with your pet to give them commands, take photos, play with a friend, enter Talent Shows and loads more. Plus, every pet can be customized in hundreds of ways.
  • Two Worlds II – $44.99 – Explore the next chapter in the history of Antaloor. The hero must investigate his mysterious roots, discovering surprising twists and turns in his adventure. A perfect mix of story, atmosphere, and technology promises a fascinating new RPG experience
  • Gears of War 3 – $39.99 – The conclusion to the trilogy, Gears of War 3 provides a decent ending to the famous Xbox 360 franchise. While the story is kinda forgettable at times, the action is fast paced, the versus mode is great, and the improved horde mode is a blast. For fans of 3rd person shooters, this download should be a no-brainer.

Notable DLC

  • Gears of War 3: Forces of Nature Map Pack – 800 pts – Five new multiplayer maps are included featuring unique weather conditions: Aftermath (Flooding city), Artillery (Tornado), Cover (Fog), Jacinto (Rainstorm and Imulsion), and Raven Down (Snowstorm). Also included are 250 achievement points and four new multiplayer characters; the Savage Hunger, and new variants of Commando Dom, Mechanic Baird, and the Savage Grenadier Elite.
  • Worms Ultimate Mayhem: Customization Pack – 400 pts – New additions extending the vast array of customisation options available including a number of crazy new hats, glasses, gloves, x5 new speech-banks and x5 new gravestones. Also includes x5 new weapon payloads for the Weapons Factory and x3 new Achievements.
  • Scarygirl DLC Pack 1: Spirits Unleashed – 160 pts – After Scarygirl has a strange encounter with a spirit, she must make her way to the top of the Old Man Mountains to visit a wise sage.
  • Birds of Steel – Demo – Strap in and grab the stick rewriting history in Birds of Steel. The demo gives aerial combatants a chance to sample the full game by thrusting them into 3 of the most prolific battles from WWII. Lift off in the Grumman F4F and battle your way through Wake Island, pilot the nimble Japanese Zero in the attack on the Lexington or hold on in the Spitfire Mk. V through the Siege of Malta. Birds of Steel gives aerial enthusiasts the ability to pilot planes from all combatants in WWII.

[Source: Xbox]