Microsoft has added three new Xbox 360 games to their Games On Demand service today. Be on the lookout for the rebooted Zoo Tycoon, the good vibrations of Rocksmith 2014, and the Indiana Jones-esque Deadfall Adventures:
Zoo Tycoon ($49.99)
Let your imagination run wild with Zoo Tycoon on Xbox 360! Build your dream zoo from over 60 visually stunning animals and a large, detailed selection of environments, then manage and maintain your creation with intuitive, easy-to-use controls designed for Zoo Tycoon fans of all ages. Whether you’re designing the ultimate zoo experience for your guests or getting up close and personal with the animals you love, the gates are open – the only thing missing is you!
Rocksmith 2014 ($59.99)
Rocksmith 2014 Edition is the fastest way to learn guitar. Plug in any real guitar or bass and join over 1 million people who have learned with the award-winning Rocksmith method. This official sequel is bigger, better, and faster than ever. Rebuilt from the ground-up, you’ll experience new modes, vastly improved features, a new look, more flexible and deeper practice tools, new techniques and tunings, over 50 new hit songs, and much more.
Deadfall Adventures ($39.99)
You are James Lee Quatermain, descendant of the legendary adventurer Allan Quatermain. Reluctantly, Quatermain agrees to help the US government find a powerful artefact before the Nazis or the Russians do. Its pieces are hidden in ancient temples across the globe, protected by deadly traps and raging mummies. Ready your guns, because the hunt is on.
Capcom has continued to narrow the release window for Ultra Street Fighter IV. To ensure everyone has enough time to practice ahead of Evo 2014, the publisher plans to release the PS3 and Xbox 360 upgrade download in early June. The update has been priced at $14.99 (€14.99) and can be applied to Super Street Fighter IV or Super Street Fighter IV: Arcade Edition.
If you’d prefer a boxed copy of the game, the retail disc version of Ultra Street Fighter IV for the PS3 and Xbox 360 will be released in August. The retail edition will be priced at $39.99 (€39.99).
Finally, PC players that want to join the fight will also have to wait until August as both the upgrade download ($14.99/€14.99) and full-game download ($29.99/€29.99) will be released at the same time.
Ultra Street Fighter IV will also be available in limited quantities as an arcade cabinet and Capcom has more details about arcade edition location tests at the Capcom-Unity blog.
Capybara Games previously revealed that their Xbox 360 shooter, Super Time Force, would be released in 2013. Today, the developer has some good news for us as well as some bad news.
The good news is that Super Time Force is also in development for the Xbox One. The team at Capy hopes to the release the game on next-generation consoles at the same time as the Xbox 360 edition. What this means is that the bad news is that Super Time Force won’t be released in 2013. In order to build both versions of the game, Capy had to move Super Time Force’s launch to “a few months into 2014.”
You can check out the new Super Time Force trailer above and consider the quick look at Capy’s other in-development project, Below, as a bonus.
Do you love retro games? Then you should definitely check out this week’s Nintendo Download.
Sega has added two more games to their 3D Classics collection: 3D Sonic the Hedgehog and 3D Altered Beast. Nintendo got in on the 3DS retro act as well with Donkey Kong 3. Finally, Konami brought the Super NES favorite The Legend of The Mystical Ninja to the Wii U eShop.
More information on all of these games (as well as Brilliant Hamsters! (3DS), Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs 2 (3DS), and Hooked on Bass Fishing (DSi)) can be found after the break.
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Good news for you indie game lovers: there’s a new Bundle-in-a-Box available! Get One Finger Death Punch, QbQbQb, Saviors, Cognition Episode 1, and Slender 5 Pages for $1.99. Pay more than the average and get Rooks Keep, Isaac The Adventurer, Cognition: Episode 2, Hairy Tales, Along Came A Spider, and The Grave Digger. All soundtracks are included no matter what you decide to pay!
There’s also a brand new Humble Weekly Sale as well! Pay what you want for Vincere Totus Astrum, Oddplanet, Splotches, Faerie Solitaire, MANOS: The Hands of Fate, and Pitiri 1977, as well as the game-creation software Multimedia Fusion 2. Pay more than $6 to also get Knytt Underground, Really Big Sky, and NightSky.
Over at Amazon, there’s a handful of Lightning Deals in video games, especially helpful to those of you trying to get Disney Infinity figures or Epic Mickey 2 special brushes.
The best deal of the day was found by Cheap Ass Gamer – there’s a forum post with a Toys R Us flyer advertising Pokemon Y for $19.99. That’s a deal and a half!
Oh, and, uh, go back Dino Run 2. :)
Just a few t-shirts today!
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Sony Computer Entertainment Japan recently held the 2013 PlayStation Awards in Tokyo to honor the year’s best PlayStation releases. Square Enix’s Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn received the Special Award in recognition of its “originality, buzz-worthiness, influence, and performance.”
After the massive debacle the original version of Final Fantasy XIV was, combined with the financial difficulties of Square Enix’s year-to-date, it’s refreshing to hear some positive news coming from the company. And even more good news is coming thanks to the announcement that the official service start date for the PS4 version of Final Fantasy XIV: A Realm Reborn is scheduled for April 2014.
The April 2014 release will follow a beta test of the game set to begin on February 22, alongside the PS4′s Japanese launch date.
Guys, I have a confession to make: I love the first Dino Run game. Nothing beats sitting around in your pajamas and doomsurfing your way through an afternoon. Which is why it’s really, really important that we all go back Dino Run 2 right now. Because you want to be able to play that beautiful, beautiful game… don’t you? Don’t you?!?!?!
For those of you who – like me – haven’t picked up Grand Theft Auto V yet, now might be your best chance before Christmas. It’s on sale for $39.99 right now, which might be the cheapest you’ll see it (other than that one time last week when it was $32.99 at Amazon).
There’s plenty going on over at the Humble Bundle site as well. There’s one day left on the Weekly Sale, which features a Philly-made game, Jamestown! If you don’t own that game, the bundle’s worth it for that alone. But, of course, there’s also Closure, which is another amazing game, and one of my personal favorites, Shatter. Then there’s the Humble Jumbo Bundle as well – pay what you want for Magicka and DLC, Natural Selection 2, and Sanctum 2. Pay more than the average to unlock Garry’s Mod, Orcs Must Die! 2: Complete Pack, and Serious Sam 3: BFE. As always, soundtracks are included in both bundles!
Oh, and you’ve still got time to pick up the Video Game Bundle at Story Bundle, as well as the fantastic Game Music Bundle 6. For $20, you get nine video game books and 24 video game soundtracks. I mean, come on! It’s a no-brainer.
Whew, that’s a lot of stuff. But wait: there’s more! Hit the break for some t-shirts, as always.
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Another Wednesday, another handful of new Xbox 360 games are now available on the Xbox Live Game Store:
The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief ($9.99)
The Raven: Legacy of a Master Thief is a thrilling crime adventure in three episodes from the creators of The Book of Unwritten Tales. Full of twists and turns, it immerses you in both sides of the story, combining thrill-of-the-chase whodunit with the risk and reward of a heist story. Paris, 1960. Europe is in the grip of the gentleman master thief The Raven. His burglaries are spectacular and he always emerges unscathed. Young hotshot investigator Nicolas Legrand stuns the public when he confronts the master thief and fatally wounds him. London, 1964. An ancient ruby – one of the legendary “Eyes of the Sphinx” – is stolen from the British Museum. At the crime scene: a raven feather. Is somebody trying to follow in The Raven’s footsteps?
Young Justice: Legacy ($39.99)
One Will Rise. One Will Fall. One Will Die. Experience Young Justice like never before. The creative forces behind the smash hit TV series have joined forces with Little Orbit to bring the ultimate in fan service – an interactive bridge for Seasons 1 & 2. Find out what happened during the missing years and be a part of the story in the action packed, RPG styled game. Assemble your team, level up and take on cunning villains in Young Justice: Legacy!
Zumba Kids ($29.99)
Jump in and have a blast with Zumba Kids, the ultimate dance-fitness party that gets kids moving together with fun, high-energy rhythms across 20 international dance styles. Feel the beat with 30 rockin’ tracks including hits from Justin Bieber and Willow Smith, and express yourself in creative mini games that mix up the fun. Unlock cool rewards, customize the game to fit your personal style and party with friends in multiplayer mode!