Sep 26, 2012

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Xbox Marketplace Update: September 26, 2012

Xbox Marketplace Update: September 26, 2012

Welcome everyone to the last update of September. We’ve got some Marvel content on sale, a couple new additions to the arcade, two good looking demos and a great indie game highlighted this week. There’s also some hidden items for sale in the Sales & Specials App definitely worth checking out. Read on for all that and more in this edition of the Xbox Marketplace Update.

Deal of the Week

  • Marvel vs. Capcom 2 – 1200 pts 600 pts – One of the craziest and most iconic fighters of our generation is available for half off this week. Enjoy this slightly updated hit with a near who’s who from Capcom and Marvel. Unfortunately, there’s no Mango Sentinel skin in this version but the online play is near perfect for fans of ‘Mahvel Baybee!
  • X-Men – 800 pts 400 pts – This iconic beat-em-up gobbled up quarters in the arcades when it first released and is fondly remembered these days. Unfortunately it hasn’t aged as well as you’d expect but is definitely fun with five other friends.

Pinball FX  2 Add-Ons:

  • Captain America Table – 240 pts 120 pts
  • Marvel: Avengers Chronicles – 800 pts 400 pts
  • MARVEL Pinball – 800 pts 400 pts

Marvel vs Capcom 3 Add-Ons:

  • Additional Character Jill – 400 pts 200 pts – From Resident Evil fame and shockingly absent from Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3.
  • Additional Character Shuma Gorath – 400 pts 200 pts – Like above, not included in Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3. Perhaps Capcom is waiting for Marvelously Ultimate Marvel vs Capcom 3 Hyper Edition?
  • Costume Pack – 400 pts 200 pts – Some pretty awesome alternate costumes for Ryu, Dante, Chris Redfield, Captain America, Iron Man, and Thor.

Sales & Specials

Scratch & Match Game

  • Blacklight Tango Down – 400 pts 200 pts – Fight tomorrow’s conflicts with or against your friends in the gritty Blacklight universe. Make your stand across seven game modes with 12 different maps in intense online battles supporting up to 16 players. Or fight through four intense Black Ops missions co-operatively or alone; all the while gaining experience, collecting stats, and unlocking items.
  • Warhammer 40,000: Kill Team – 800 pts 560 pts – Join the rich world of Warhammer in this 3rd person action shooter. Team up to form a 2-man kill team in same screen co-op mode and explore this arcade title.
  • Dungeon Defenders – 1200 pts 600 pts – I’ve gone into detail on why I enjoyed this tower-defense hack and slasher in my review so go reread that and download this game.

Chain Reaction

Buy the 1st item in the chain to unlock the next.

  1. Burnout Paradise – Big Surf Island – 560 pts 400 pts
  2. Burnout Paradise – Toy Collection – 400 pts 200 pts
  3. Burnout Paradise – Legendary Cars Collection – 400 pts 200 pts
  4. Burnout Paradise – Time Savers Pack – 400 pts FREE

Xbox LIVE Arcade

Marvel vs. Capcoms: Origins

Release Date: September 25, 2012
Price: 1200 pts
Developer: Iron Galaxy
Publisher: Capcom USA

The heroes of Marvel are back on the fighting ground, ready to do battle with Capcom’s greatest legends, and with each other. In Marvel vs. Capcom: Origins, you get two classic 90s Marvel arcade games for the price of one! Both Marvel Super Heroes and Marvel vs. Capcom play like their original arcade versions – with fast-paced, over-the-top fighting action – but now feature upgraded HD visuals and customizable appearances, online play, replay-saving and spectator mode, and a dynamic challenge system that earns points for unlockable goodies. Fight like a hero, play like a legend!


HELL YEAH! Wrath of the Dead Rabbit

Release Date: September 25, 2012
Price: 1200 pts
Developer: Iron Galaxy
Publisher: Capcom USA

You’re an angry rabbit with a thirst for vengeance, a super sawing jetpack driller and some seriously badass weapons. Explore, jump, shoot, loot, upgrade, drill and destroy Hell’s monsters. ALL OF THEM. Unleash the wrath of the dead rabbit in 10 huge levels packed with hidden areas, side quests and cursed souls to harvest.Charging through Hell on your jetpack driller, you’re on a quest to find out who had the balls to post your intimate photos all over the Hell-ternet. It’s payback time! While you’re at it, why not use this incredible journey to kill everybody else? There’s only one way to do this – FULL FRONTAL VIOLENCE sponsored by over-powered missiles, rockets and grenades! Inflict ultimate humiliation on the monsters of Hell using deadly “Finish him!” mini-games (includes the signature Dinosaur beheading). Grab as much loot as you can and spend it in big shops where you can buy bigger guns and awesome upgrades for your ride.


Games on Demand

  • Syndicate – $29.99 – Chip Enhanced Gameplay – 4-Player Online Co-op – Visceral FPS Experience – Sci-Fi Fiction 2069 – The developed world is divided up into regions controlled by mega-corporations known as Syndicates. These Syndicates have revolutionized how the consumer interacts with the digital world. No longer does the consumer require a device to access the world’s data, they can do this at the blink of an eye via neural chip implant. With little governmental oversight, business has become war.
  • Big League Sports (Kinect) - $19.99 - This game requires a Kinect Sensor Play 6 of the most popular sports in the world in a single game and show the world what kind of game you have! Play football, baseball, soccer, tennis, basketball and golf and climb to the top of the real-time leaderboards, or challenge your friends for the ultimate competitive experience. Master each sport and dominate the competition!
  • Brave: The Video Game (Kinect) – $29.99 – In Disney Pixar Brave: The Video Game, challenge destiny and change your fate! Play as Merida, a Will ‘o the Wisp and other popular characters from new Disney Pixar film, as you run, jump and battle your way through the rugged landscape of mythical Scotland. With your wits and bravery, face off against fierce enemies to end a magical curse and save the kingdom! Play as Merida Single-Player or Coop with a Will ‘O The Wisp. Compete with archery mini-games using Kinect for Xbox 360.
  • Just Cause 2 – $24.99 -As agent Rico Rodriguez, your orders are to find and kill your friend and mentor who has disappeared on the island paradise of Panau. With the unique grapple and parachute combo, BASE jump, hijack and create your own high-speed stunts. With 400 square miles of rugged terrain and hundreds of weapons and vehicles, Just Cause 2 defies gravity and belief.
  • My Self Defence Coach (Kinect)$39.99 – Learn self-defence techniques from your Kinect. For $40.
  • The Amazing Spider-Man – $59.99 – One of the better superhero games in recent years stars your friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. Following the events of the recent movie, explore Manhattan from the web-slingers eyes as you battle infected enemies. I’d suggest looking for a retail copy though because there’s no way this game is worth full retail price now (some would argue it wasn’t worth it when it released either).


Notable DLC

  • NBA 2K13 – Demo – With more than 5 million copies sold worldwide and more than 25 Sports Game of the Year awards won, NBA 2K12 was another monster release for the biggest NBA video game simulation franchise in the world. This year, NBA 2K13 will represent all things basketball and take virtual hardwood to the next level.
  • Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth – Kinect Demo – The ultimate super hero brawler, Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth features 20 different characters including the Avengers: Iron Man, Hulk, Captain America and Thor as well as other fan favorite characters from the Marvel Universe.
  • Battlefield 3: Armored Kill – 1200 pts – This is one of five expansion packs included in Battlefield 3 Premium. You might want to consider Battlefield 3 Premium instead. Battlefield 3: Armored Kill ups the ante for vehicular mayhem as only Battlefield can do. Featuring new vehicles and persistence, Armored Kill also includes the biggest map in Battlefield history.


Indie Game Highlight


Release Date: September 13, 2012
Price: 240 pts
Developer: Smudged Cat Games
Violence: 1/3, Sex: 0/3, Mature Content: 0/3

Featured in the third annual Indie Game Uprising, Gateways is a world-twisting 2D platform game. Acquire the powerful gateways gauntlet and its power-ups to place gateways allowing you to travel instantly from one place to another, change size, rotate the world and even travel in time.


Hopefully you all have been enjoying the last few weeks of gaming goodness. We’ve been treated to some amazing XBLA titles, great retail games like Borderlands 2 and have more in store within the coming months. As always, come back every Wednesday for everything Xbox related in your Xbox Marketplace Update.

For those that noticed, sorry about missing last week’s update. I’ll do my best to keep things going consistently every week.

[Source: Xbox]