Oct 3, 2012

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Xbox Marketplace Update: October 3, 2012

Microsoft has already started off October right with a great deal on some fighting games, an Activision sale, a couple great SEGA games rereleased on the arcade, and three new Games on Demand. What are you waiting for? Scroll down and check out your Xbox Marketplace Update!

Deal of the Week

  • Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown – 1200 pts 600 pts – Reignite your inner fighter and prepare for the ultimate showdown! Virtua Fighter 5 Final Showdown is the definitive version of the Virtua Fighter 5 series that incorporates all the enhancements SEGA has rolled out since 2007 with some brand new features.
  • Dungeon Fighter LIVE: Fall of Hendon Myre – 800 pts 400 pts – Hack-and-slash action and 2D side scrolling meet multiplayer mania in Dungeon Fighter LIVE: Fall of Hendon Myre. Take on the role of three classic Dungeon Fighters—Slayer, Gunner, and Fighter—to defend Hendon Myre from monsters spreading Phantasmalia. Customize your heroes by creating and enhancing gear, and deliver unique attacks by chaining and combining skills, all while playing with up to 4 players on the same console or via Xbox LIVE!
  • Street Fighter III: Online Edition – 1200 pts 600 pts – Street Fighter III: Third Strike Online Edition, one of the most revered, deep, and sophisticated fighting games of all time, now takes the battle online. Fighting game fans new and old owe it to themselves to experience this mastery of 2D fighting. Throw down with enhanced HD-filtered graphics, arcade-perfect gameplay, GGPO seamless multiplayer, YouTube™ replay sharing, new art, and more.
  • Super Street Fighter II: Turbo HD – 1200 pts 600 pts – Super Street Fighter II Turbo HD Remix receives a whole new look while improving on the innovative fighting system of the original game. Updated with 1080p HD redrawn art and widescreen support, the game offers a unique experience that appeals to new fans and Street Fighter purists alike.

Sales & Specials

Scratch & Match (Does anyone even win this game?)

  • Braid – 800 pts 560 pts – The famous indie title starring the time-bending Tim is on sale this week and if you’ve yet to play it, there’s no time like the present. A great blend of Mario-style platforming and mind-bending puzzles.
  • ilomilo – 800 pts 400 pts – By far one of the cutest and most visually appealing games to grace the XBLA is on sale this week. Don’t let the look fool you though because behind the cutesy style is some brain-teasing puzzles.
  • Limbo – 1200 pts 600 pts – This black and white adventure stunned gamers with it’s gorgeous looks and years later it’s still every bit as amazing. If you haven’t downloaded this before then you’re doing yourself an injustice. Get this platformer for half off right now!

Activision Sale

Games on Demand

Apache: Air Assault$49.99 $39.99
Call of Duty: Black Ops$49.99 $39.99
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2$29.9 $19.99
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3$59.99 $44.99
Prototype$19.99 $9.99
Prototype 2$59.99 $44.99
Transformers: War For Cybertron $19.99 $9.99

Call of Duty: Black Ops

• “First Strike Map Pack” – 1200 MSP 600 MSP
• “
Escalation Map Pack” – 1200 MSP 600 MSP
• “
Annihilation Map Pack” – 1200 MSP 600 MSP
• “
Rezurrection Map Pack” – 1200 MSP 600 MSP

Call of Duty 4: Modern Warfare

• “Variety Map Pack” – 800 MSP 400 MSP

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2

• “Stimulus Package” – 1200 MSP 600 MSP
• “Resurgence Pack” – 1200 MSP
600 MSP

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3

• “Collection 1” 1200 MSP 600 MSP
• “
Collection 21200 MSP 600 MSP

Call of Duty: World at War

• “Map Pack Bundle” – 2000 MSP 1000 MSP

DJ Hero 2

• “Hit Makers Mix Pack” – 640 MSP 320 MSP
• “Jay-Z vs. Eminem Mix Pack” - 640 MSP
320 MSP

Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock

• “Linkin Park Track Pack” – 960 MSP 480 MSP
• “Track Pack 1” – 1600 MSP
800 MSP

Transformers: War For Cybertron

• “Map and Character Pack #1” – 400 MSP 200 MSP
• “Map and Character Pack #2” – 400 MSP
200 MSP

XBLA Titles

Arkadian Warriors400 MSP 200 MSP
Assault Heroes400 MSP 200 MSP
Assault Heroes 2400 MSP 200 MSP
Carcassonne800 MSP 400 MSP
Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved²800 MSP 400 MSP
Call of Duty Classic1200 MSP 600 MSP

Family DOTW

  • Secret of Monkey Island Special Edition – 800 pts 400 pts – LucasArts famous adventure starring Guybrush Threepwood is back and in HD. Fans of point-and-click adventures shouldn’t think twice about downloading this classic.

 

Xbox LIVE Arcade

NIGHTS into dreams…

Release Date: October 5, 2012
Price: 800 pts
Developer: SEGA
Publisher: SEGA

Slip off into the dream world and go on an aerial adventure as NiGHTS in this classic Saturn remake. Collect Ideya (colored orbs), rack up points, and battle bosses to help Elliot and Claris save Nightopia from Wizeman the Wicked. With all 7 original dreams, enhanced graphics, achievements, leaderboards, and playable content from Christmas NiGHTS, this beloved title is back and better than ever.

 

Sonic Adventure 2

Release Date: October 5, 2012
Price: 800 pts
Developer: SEGA
Publisher: SEGA

In the fight between heroes and villains, will you choose to save the world or conquer it? The hunt for the Chaos Emeralds is on and battle lines have been drawn between Hero and Dark. Experience two unique adventures featuring both long-time heroes and new and returning villains as they battle for the fate of the world! Sonic Adventure 2 makes its return on Xbox LIVE Arcade with a full cast of playable heroes and villains, exciting two-player competitive modes, Chao Gardens, and more than 30 action-packed stages, all remastered in HD!

 

Games on Demand

  • LEGO Indiana Jones 2 – $19.99 – In LEGO® Indiana Jones 2: The Adventure Continues, play ALL-NEW levels from The Original Adventures and your favorite new moments from The Kingdom of the Crystal Skull… Or for the first time, create your own levels, for a true one-of-a-kind experience! New levels, vehicles and modes like 2-player split-screen, will let you build and battle your way out of trouble like never before!
  • Ghost Recon: Future Soldier – $49.99 – The newest edition in Tom Clancy’s squad based shooter puts players through 14 missions across 8 different locales. The multiplayer lets players square off with up to 50 weapons and customizations retaining the enjoyable gameplay fans grew to love. I must say though that this game will likely drop in price within the coming weeks so if you haven’t picked it up yet, wait for it to go on sale soon.
  • Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 – $29.99 – Your Shape Fitness Evolved 2012 is the fun and extensive fitness program on Xbox Kinect that delivers serious muscle-building, calorie-burning results. With over 90 hours of varied and customizable activities, including fitness classes such as Boot Camp, Cardio Boxing, Jumprope and Zen, as well as dance classes like Latin, Hip-hop and Pop, you can workout and get in shape your way!

 

Notable DLC

  • Dance Central 3 – Demo – The #1-selling dance franchise for Kinect is back with new features and an electrifying soundtrack featuring 40+ new tracks! From ‘70s disco grooves to current chart-topping dance hits, Dance Central 3 will have you mastering the biggest dance crazes of the past and the hottest moves of today. With brand-new, party-ready multiplayer modes, “Beginner” difficulty, and an epic Story mode, it’s the biggest dance game yet.
  • Darksiders 2: Angel of Death Pack – 160 pts – Give yourself an edge with a unique set of enhanced armor with a heavenly design as well as a pair of upgraded matching scythes and a new colored VFX trail for your trusty crow Dust.

 

Indie Game Highlight

Red Invasion: TD Blitzkrieg

Release Date: September 28, 2012
Price: 80 pts
Developer: Smudged Cat Games
Violence: 1/3, Sex: 1/3, Mature Content: 1/3

Tower Defense, more and better! Protect your base by placing turrets and destroy incoming enemy forces! Use your resources wisely to achieve victory! The Blitzkrieg edition features more turret types and enemies than the original Red Invasion, and a total of 40 new missions that provide hours of enjoyment. Red Invasion: Tower Defense Blitzkrieg is brought to you by Milkstone Studios.

 

If you’re wondering why there isn’t any game releasing today like what’s typically the fashion, the game that was supposed to hit the XBLA was the canceled NBA LIVE ’13. EA Sports announced that the game was canceled and Major Nelson stated that it was supposed to be this week’s title. With NBA 2K13 out this week though, there doesn’t seem to be much of a reason to be upset. In any event, stay tuned to Vivid Gamer every Wednesday for all things Xbox related in your Xbox Marketplace Update.

[Source: Xbox]

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