Jan 30, 2013

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Xbox Marketplace Update: January 30, 2013

Xbox Marketplace Update: January 30, 2013

After a long hiatus the Xbox Marketplace Update has finally made it’s return! 2012 was easily one of the best years in regards to XBLA titles and 2013 is looking just as promising with tons of great new debuts and content sure to satiate any fan. This week we’ve got a long awaited arcade release, a couple add-ons for popular titles, a lackluster deal of the week from Capcom and a solid looking publisher deal from EA games. The Kinect version of the arcade classic Dragon’s Lair is also on sale, a fun looking indie game is featured this week plus there are three new Games on Demand to hold you over for the week.

Deal of the Week

  • Mega Man 9 - 800 pts 640 pts - The Blue Bomber’s return to form features some of the best chiptune songs in recent memory along with the classic gameplay of the past.
  • Mega Man 10 - 800 pts 640 pts –  Nostalgic side-scrolling for all you masochists out there.

Street Fighter X Tekken Add-ons:

  • Additional Character Pack - 1600 pts 1200 pts 
  • SF/TK Swap Costume Complete Pack - 1440 pts 720 pts
  • SF/TK Alternate Costume Complete Pack - 1440 pts 1080 pts
  • Character Swap Costume Complete Pack - 480 pts 240 pts
  • Character Alternate Costume Complete Pack – 480 pts 360 pts

Sales & Specials

  • Forza 4 - Disc 2 Autovista Car Pack - 800 pts 400 pts - Contains all Autovista cars included on the second disc of Forza Motorsport 4.
  • Forza 4 - Alfa Romeo 33 Stradale - 
  • Forza 4 - 1966 MG MGB GT - 240 pts 120 pts

Kinect Central

  • Dragon’s Lair 800 pts 400 pts – The arcade classic comes home with all new motion controls using the power of the Kinect.

EA Publisher Sale

Arcade Titles

  • DeathSpank - 1200 pts 600 pts
  • Death Spank: Thongs of Virtue - 1200 pts 600 pts
  • Shank - 800 pts 400 pts
  • Shank 2 - 800 pts 400 pts
  • Warp - 800 pts 400 pts

Battlefield

  • Battlefield 3 Premium – 4000 pts 3200 pts
  • Co-op Weapons Shortcut - 400 pts 200 pts
  • Kit Shortcut Bundle - 3200 pts 1600 pts
  • The Ultimate Shortcut Bundle - 3200 pts 2000 pts
  • Vehicle Shortcut Bundle - 1440 pts 800 pts

Best Sellers

  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning - The Legend of Dead Kel - 800 pts 400 pts
  • Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning - Teeth of Naros - 800 pts 400 pts
  • Mass Effect 3 - From Ashes - 800 pts 560 pts
  • Need for Speed: Most Wanted - Ultimate Speed Pack - 800 pts 400 pts

Dragon Age: Origins + Add-ons

  • Dragon Age: Origins - $14.99 $9.99
  • Awakening- 2400 pts 1200 pts
  • Leilana’s Song - 560 pts 400 pts
  • Return to Ostagar - 400 pts 240 pts
  • The Darkspawn Chronicles - 400 pts 240 pts
  • The Golems of Amgarrak – 400 pts 240 pts
  • Witch Hunt – 560 pts 400 pts
  • Dragon Age II + Add Ons
  • Dragon Age II - $19.99 $9.99
  • Legacy - 800 pts 400 pts
  • Mark of the Assassin – 800 pts560 pts
  • The Exiled Prince – 560 pts 400 pts

Sports

  • Fight Night Champion - $19.99 $9.99
  • Madden NFL 13 - $59.99 $39.99
  • NBA Jam: On Fire Edition - 1200 pts 600 pts
  • NFL Blitz - 1200 pts 600 pts
  • SSX - $29.99 $14.99
  • SSX - Mt. Eddie & Classic Characters Pack - 640 pts 320 pts
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 - $39.99 $19.99
  • Tiger Woods PGA Tour 13 - 11 Course Pack – 3200 pts 1600 pts

Xbox LIVE Arcade

Skulls of the Shogun

Release Date: January 30, 2013
Price: 1200 pts
Developer: 17-BIT
Publisher: Microsoft Studios

Skulls of the Shogun is an award-winning genre mashup of turn-based tactics and arcade action, featuring 8-10 hours of epic (but tongue-in-cheek) story-driven campaign, and multiplayer modes for 2-4 players. With fast-paced tactical elements, intense action, and eye-catching graphics and animation, 17-BIT is getting back to the pick-up-and-play fun of previous generations of gaming, where the depth unfolds as you play.

 

Games on Demand

  • Zone of the Enders HD Edition - $34.99 - The HD remastering process has made Z.O.E. even more striking, re-igniting the thrills for long-time fans and blowing away those discovering the game for the first time. Either way, players will find a combination of hardcore gameplay and compelling story that has become all too rare in this day and age.
  • Need for Speed Most Wanted - $59.99 - To be Most Wanted, you’ll need to outrun the cops, outdrive your friends, and outsmart your rivals. With a relentless police force gunning to take you down, you’ll need to make split second decisions. Use the open world to your advantage to find hiding spots, hit jumps and earn new vehicles to keep you one step ahead. In true Criterion Games fashion, your friends are at the heart of your experience. In an open world with no menus or lobbies, you’ll be able to instantly challenge your friends and prove your driving skill in a variety of seamless multiplayer events. Your rivals will do everything they can to stop you from getting to the top. In this world, there can only be one Most Wanted.
  • Cabela’s Hunting Expeditions - $29.99 - Cabela’s Hunting Expeditions is like having a world-class outfitter at your fingertips. With unprecedented freedom, you decide the destination and the journey. Cover more territory and position yourself closer to the trophies by means of vehicles. Since every move you make is ultimately monitored and graded; the power to maximize your score will come through a sharpened skill set and strategic gameplay. A challenge for hunters of all levels.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 - $59.99 - The latest in the famed FPS franchise is available for download.

Notable DLC

  • DMC - Costumes Pack – 320 pts - Get three alternative outfits for the latest game in the famed franchise.
  • Call of Duty: Black Ops 2: Revolution – 1200 pts - 4-brand new Multiplayer Maps: Downhill, Hydro, Mirage and Grind plus the bonus weapon Peacekeeper hybrid SMG-Assault Rifle. Enjoy the brand new Zombies Co-Op map, Die Rise as well as the new Zombies game mode, Turned putting players into the role of the zombie.
  • Wreckateer - Callonburg Level Pack – 160 pts - 6 brand new levels for the fun Kinect title.

Indie Game Highlight

Dynasty of Dusk

Release Date: January 16, 2013
Price: 80 pts
Developer: Brian Paine
Violence: 2/3, Sex: 0/3, Mature Content: 1/3

Dynasty of Dusk is a classic-style RPG set in medieval China where a young man must stand up to an emperor trying to gain immortality at the expense of an entire civilization. Featuring four distinct classes and fully customizable skill trees, Dynasty of Dusk is a modern reimagining of the traditional JRPG style.

[Source: Xbox]

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