May 9, 2012

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Xbox Marketplace Update: May 9, 2012

Xbox Marketplace Update: May 9, 2012

The final game in the “Arcade Next” promotion is here and it may have been the one we’ve all been waiting for. The multi-million selling Minecraft has made it’s way to XBLA bringing along some new features with the familiar gameplay that made it such a hit. We’ve also got some great Tom Clancy related gear on sale, four new Games on Demand, and a few add-ons sure to please fans.

Deal of the Week

Tom Clancy Games

  • GRAW 2 Co-op Collection – 400 pts 200 pts – Bring back some of the greatest maps in Ghost Recon history playing cooperative modes in exciting new locales. Five new missions inspired from the original franchise.
  • Splinter Cell Conviction Deniable Ops: Insurgency – 800 pts 400 pts – The critically acclaimed multiplayer mode is back with four new Deniable Ops maps.
  • Tom Clancy’s HAWX Air Supremacy – 800 pts 400 pts – Secure a powerful fleet of 16 mainstay and prototype aircraft and fight for supremacy in online and single player modes.
  • Splinter Cell Chaos Theory – 1200 pts 800 pts – One of the best online games to hit last generations consoles is on sale this week for only $10. Worth it if you’ve never played it but the lack of online servers takes away most of the fun of this classic.
  • Sam Fisher Backpack (Avatar) – 240 pts 120 pts – Gear for your avatar.
  • Tom Clancy’s HAWX 2 All in One Pack – 800 pts 400 pts – Add five new planes and five extra skins to your hangar options and enjoy fighting other players in three intense new Team Battle missions.
  • Tom Clancy’s Endwar Escalation Expansion Pack –  400 pts 200 pts – Four exclusive missions on all new battlefields playable in skirmish mode, three exclusive unit upgrades and an extra set of achievements to expand your experience.

Xbox LIVE Arcade

Minecraft Xbox 360 Edition

Release Date: May 9, 2012
Price: 1600 pts
Developer: 4J Studios/Mojang
Publisher: Microsoft Studios

Imagine it, build it! Minecraft: Xbox 360 Edition lets you create worlds from the comfort of your sofa. Play alone or play with your friends. Explore, build and conquer! At night monsters come out, so make sure to build a shelter before that happens. After that, your world is your imagination. Turn your hours into minutes with Minecraft!


Games on Demand

  • Nickelodeon Dance (Kinect)- $29.99 - Get ready for controller-free moving and grooving in the first dance game featuring Dora, Diego, The Backyardigans, and The Fresh Beat Band. Gamers big and small will twist and turn to music sung by these Nickelodeon friends. Includes 30 songs from popular favorites like “We Got the Beat,” “Dancing in the Street,” and “Locomotion” to Nickelodeon hits like “Al Rescate,” “Here We Go” and “We Did It!” Fancy footwork becomes fitness fun with the super cool work-out feature for heart healthy activity with your Nickelodeon friends!
  • Cars – $19.99 – A fun filled racing adventure with Lightning McQueen and all of his friends. Weird that they would wait nearly six years to release this game for Games on Demand.
  • Driver San Francisco – $59.99 (ARE YOU SERIOUS?!) – This classic franchise makes a return to form in one of last year’s nicest surprises. With a fun (though cheesy) campaign and some very addictive multiplayer, Driver San Francisco is a game fans of racers and open world titles should experience, though not at this inflated price.
  • Dance Central 2 – $49.99 – The best reason to own a Kinect is available for direct download now. With an ever-growing list of downloadable songs, improved mechanics, and the addition of side by side dancing, Dance Central 2 should already be in your game library (if you own a Kinect that is).

Notable DLC

  • Asura’s Wrath: Lost Episode 1 – 160 pts - One of the world’s greatest warriors appears before Asura… His name is Ryu. He challenges Asura to a duel and they exchange punches in an intense battle. Ryu is then suddenly consumed by the Satsui no Hado… *The characters appearing in this episode are voiced only in Japanese.
  • Prototype 2 Colossal Mayhem Pack – 400 pts - Are you ready to go Thermobaric?!? Introducing the “Colossal Mayhem” Pack – the ultimate collection of carnage-inducing content is now available for purchase. Prototype 2 fans will not want to miss out on these new exclusive powers, skins and upgrades… including the Thermobaric Boomstick, three new awesome skins [Heller Test Subject, Infected Heller, Infantry Heller] and three new Force Multiplier powers [Warp Vortex, Anti Gravity Field, Air Time]. Kitchen sink is not included.
  • Spec Ops: The Line – Demo – The demo begins with a Delta Force recon team, led by Captain Martin Walker, infiltrating Dubai six months after a cataclysmic sandstorm destroyed the city and left it buried in ruin. Chaos ensues as Delta is pulled into the middle of a civil war. Walker and his team must fight their way through the unpredictable war-torn city to find the man at the heart of its madness – Colonel John Konrad.

[Source: Xbox]