May 2, 2012

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Xbox Marketplace Update: May 2, 2012

Xbox Marketplace Update: May 2, 2012

We’re halfway through the Arcade Next promotion and this week we’re given a spin-off to one of Microsoft’s most famous franchises in Fable Heroes. There’s also a nice selection of game add-ons this week, games on demand, and a solid discount on some DLC for one of the best first-person shooters of 2011.

Deal of the Week

  • Battlefield 3: Back to Karkand – 1200 pts 600 pts – This massive themed expansion features four of the most loved Battlefield maps ever, boldly reimagined with the power of the Frostbite 2 engine. You’ll also get new weapons, vehicles, dog tags, and persistence in the form of all-new “assignments” to carry out on the battlefield. The maps included are Strike at Karkand, Gulf of Oman, Sharqi Peninsula, and Wake Island.

Xbox LIVE Arcade

Fable Heroes

Release Date: May 2, 2012
Price: 1200 pts
Developer: Lionhead Studios
Publisher: Microsoft Studios

Fable Heroes is a fresh spin on the beloved Fable franchise in which up to four players play both cooperatively and competitively in this hack-and-slash adventure. Work together as heroes of Albion to defeat familiar foes and new enemies while collecting as many gold coins as possible to unlock upgrades, characters, and items in both this game and Fable: The Journey for Xbox 360.



Release Date: May 2, 2012
Price: 800 pts
Developer: Ronimo Games
Publisher: dtp entertainment

It’s the year 3587; conflict spans the stars. Huge robot armies are locked in an enduring stalemate. In their bid for galactic conquest they call upon the most powerful group of mercenaries in the universe: the Awesomenauts! Play as one of several Awesomenauts and storm the online arenas alone or with friends. Each Awesomenaut can be upgraded with their own unique items to suit different strategies. Expect new items and Awesomenauts to be added regularly!


Games on Demand

  • PES 2012 – $29.99 – PES 2012 makes it’s bid to be the best football game of all time with Active AI always looking to support attacks and provide options for the most satisfying gameplay experience. Off the Ball Control makes you the target man in dead ball situations and Teammate Control gives you control over additional players. These and loads more improvements make for the most complete PES so far.
  • Kinect Adventures – $19.99 – If you pay $20 for this mediocre minigame collection instead of the hundreds of more worthy games on the marketplace then you have no hope. Not only was this game a glorified tech demo but it was actually packaged in with the Kinect peripheral when it first released. DO NOT BUY THIS FOR THIS PRICE!
  • Cabela’s Survival Shadows of Katmai – $29.99 – Disaster strikes Logan James as his plane crashes into the shadow of Katmai Mountain. His primal instinct to survive will be put to the ultimate test against the toughest of all opponents…nature. Hunt to avoid starvation, but beware, you are not the only hungry predator. Face the harsh Alaskan wilderness as you scale insurmountable cliffs and traverse treacherous mountain paths all in an effort to complete a mysterious mission. The question is…can you survive?
  • Puss in Boots The Video Game – $39.99 – Step into the boots of Puss as your sword fighting moves and sly skills are put to the test. Using the Kinect, master the style and charm of Puss in a full-body swashbuckling experience. Duel banditos with style and flair, use cat-like sneaking skills to fool your foes, and team with characters from the film to catch the Golden Goose.

Notable DLC

  • DiRT Showdown – Demo – Experience full-impact confrontational racing in the 8 Ball event in San Francisco. Boost and barge your way to the finish but watch out for your opponents on the brutal cross-overs. Challenge a friend to play online and unlock the multiplayer Rampage event to satisfy your appetite for destruction in a chaotic demolition derby.
  • Forza Motorsport 4 May Top Gear Car Pack – 560 pts – This pack includes 10 cars for you to collect, race, and customize: 2012 Hennessey Venom GT, 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8, 2012 Smart ForTwo, 1992 Mitsubishi Galant VR-4, 1966 Lotus Cortina, 2012 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, 1965 Austin-Healey 3000 MKIII, 2011 Ford Transit SuperSportVan, 1977 AMC Pacer X. In game credits or Car Tokens required to purchase these cars in Career Play.
  • Saints Row: The Third – 240 pts – Some new gangwear for your wardrobe with six new outfits. Disguise yourself as a Morningstar Soldier or blend in with the Luchador Specialist crowd. You can even don the Decker cyberpunk style and get in touch with your inner techno-goth!
  • SSX – Mt. Eddie & Classic Characters – 640 pts – Welcome to Mt. Eddie where there’s plenty of big air and the trick points run wild. Mt. Eddie features nine new Race and Trick drops and is filled with huge kickers, ridiculous grinds, a halfpipe, and fireworks. This DLC pack also comes with seven classic SSX characters from SSX 3 and Tricky: Elise, Mac, Zoe, Kaori, Psymon, Moby, and Eddie, each with alternate outfits and a unique snowboard.

[Source: Xbox]