Jun 20, 2012

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Xbox Marketplace Update: June 20, 2012

Xbox Marketplace Update: June 20, 2012

We’ve got a ton of deals this week including sales on SEGA’s blue blur and some older Games on Demand. The newest Magic The Gathering hit the arcade today as well along with three new Games on Demand and a new table for the popular Pinball FX 2. Check out the details below in this weeks Xbox Marketplace Update.

Deal of the Week

  • Sonic 4: Episode 1 – 800 pts 400 pts – Sonic‘s return to the formula that made him a household name in the 90s was met with average reviews. Though not as good as the classic Sonic the Hedgehog 2 or Sonic CD, it’s apparently much better then the second episode.
  • Sonic Adventure – 800 pts 400 pts – Sonic‘s first true foray into the 3D world was met with great praise at the time it released. Though it’s reputation has severely diminished through the rereleases, check out this popular Dreamcast title for only $5 this week.
  • Sonic Adventure DX Upgrade – 400 pts 200 pts – This add-on gives you 60 new missions as well as the ability to play as Metal Sonic.
  • Sonic CD – 400 pts 200 pts – This SEGA Saturn classic returns and seems to have held up pretty well. Often called the perfect Sonic title, download it for a little over $2 while you can!
  • Sonic Car Prop – 240 pts 120 pts – Give your online avatar a toy car based on Sonic’s ride from Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing.
  • Racing Helmet – 160 pts 80 pts – A black racing helmet. That’s it. DO NOT SPEND YOUR DOLLAR ON THIS. Go and buy any number of great Xbox LIVE Indie Games instead.

Games on Demand Sale

(June 15 – June 25)

Up to 75% select GonD titltes June 19 – 25  Standard Price  Discount Price Discount % Savings
Alone in the Dark  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Blazing Angels: Squadrons of WW II  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Bolt  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Bomberman Act: Zero  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Conan  $    14.99  $     3.99 73% -$11.00
Dark Void  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
FaceBreaker  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Kameo  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Meet the Robinsons  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Open Season  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Perfect Dark Zero  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Prince of Persia The Forgotten Sands  $    14.99  $     4.99 73% -$11.00
Rockstar Table Tennis  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
SEGA Superstars Tennis  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Surf’s Up  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Tornado Outbreak  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Virtua Tennis 2009  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00
Viva Pinata Party Animals  $    19.99  $     4.99 75% -$15.00

 Xbox LIVE Arcade

Magic 2013

Release Date: June 20, 2012
Price: 800 pts
Developer: Stainless Games
Publisher: Microsoft Studios

Face a greater challenge in the latest version of this hit franchise. Play with friends or the AI, take on new encounters and opponents, and face up to three other players in the Planechase multiplayer format. Featuring ten customizable decks, Magic 2013 offers new game items to unlock and introduces the option to choose what lands to tap when you cast your spells.


Games on Demand

  • Michael Phelps: Push the Limit – $19.99 – Get inspired by the greatest athlete ever – Michael Phelps! For the first time ever, experience the fun, fitness and sporting excellence of head to head swimming on Kinect. With innovative, motion-controlled gameplay technology, you can turn your living room into a king-sized pool – big enough for the whole family or a bunch of friends! Splash into Quick Play for a casual match against friends and family, or dive into the world of competitive swimming for a chance to take on Michael Phelps.
  • Call Of Juarez: The Cartel – $39.99 – When a Mexican drug cartel bombs a U.S. law enforcement agency, the U.S. government puts together a special task force to bring them down.  As you fight to dismantle the Cartel and unfurl the mystery of the bombing, you’ll embark on an epic, bloody road trip from the streets of Los Angeles to Ciudad Juarez.  Protect your witness and put an end to the Cartel by any means necessary in this modern day Western shooter.
  • Tropico 4 – $29.99 – The world is changing and Tropico is moving with the times – geographical powers rise and fall and the world market is dominated by new players with new demands and offers — and you, as El Presidente, face a whole new set of challenges. If you are to triumph over your naysayers you will need to gain as much support from your people as possible. Your decisions will shape the future of your nation, and more importantly, the size of your off-shore bank account. Tropico 4 expands on the gameplay of the previous game with new political additions – including more superpowers to negotiate with, along with the ability to elect ministers into power to help get your more controversial policies passed. But remember to keep your friends close and your enemies closer as everyone has an agenda! Your political mettle will be thoroughly tested, as new natural disasters will have the populace clamoring for you and your cabinet to help them recover from some of the worst Mother Nature can dish out.


Notable DLC

  • Pinball FX 2: Marvel: Avengers Chronicles – 800 pts – Marvel Pinball: Avengers Chronicles takes the critically acclaimed pinball series to uncharted territory. Each of the four tables in this brand new pack chronicles a blockbuster event in the Marvel Universe: Marvel’s The Avengers (based on the 2012 film from Marvel Studios), Fear Itself, The Infinity Gauntlet and World War Hulk. Avengers Assemble!
  • Dragon’s Dogma: From A Different Sky – Part 5 – 80 pts – jThe fifth batch of 10 quests in the series, ‘From a Different Sky.’ Their goals are simple: obtain special medallions. But it will take all your smarts to get them all. Check the notice board below the Pawn Guild to begin! *Some quests may only be taken on or completed at certain points in the story, or with certain combinations of vocations and skills.
  • LEGO Batman 2: DC Super Heroes – Demo – Legends Unite! The Dynamic Duo of Batman and Robin join other famous super heroes from the DC Universe including Superman, Wonder Woman and Green Lantern to save Gotham City from destruction at the hands of the notorious villains Lex Luthor and the Joker. Collect 50 DC Comics characters, flex your new super abilities, and master new suits and gadgets. Players can also explore Gotham City and unlock a variety of cool vehicles.

[Source: Xbox]