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Leading the pack this week is NetherRealm’s Injustice: Gods Among Us. The team behind Mortal Kombat has created a DC Comics brawler that pits Batman against Superman in a battle over the soul of the very world. Also available this week is Dragon Fantasy: Book I, an 8-bit-styled RPG that is the second game in Sony’s monthlong celebration of indie games, “Spring Fever 2013.” The game is available for $9.99 as a PSN/Vita Cross-Buy title.
What else can you look forward to this week? How about the side-scrolling beat ’em up Sacred Citadel, Capcom Arcade Cabinet‘s “1984 Pack,” and Team Ninja’s Ninja Gaiden 3: Razor’s Edge? All three are available on the PS Store now.
Sacred Citadel, a cartoony beat ’em up that will serve as a prequel to Sacred 3, is this week’s headlining new addition to the Xbox Live Arcade. It’s available to download for 1200 Microsoft Points ($15) and more details about the game can be found right here:
The once peaceful land of Ancaria is in grave danger. The evil Ashen empire has enslaved its population and is using the orc-like Grimmoc to wipe out the Seraphim, who swore to protect it. In order to defeat the empire you will have to prove yourself as a warrior by riding terrifying mounts, acquiring earth shattering skills and looting powerful weapons and valuable treasures. Grab your friends and join the resistance!
Also available this week is the final entry in the Capcom Arcade Cabinet, the “1984 Pack,” which contains 1942, SonSon, and Pirate Ship Higemaru. It can be purchased for 800 Microsoft Points ($10).
The Behemoth is not the first company to come to mind when you hear the words “prolific developer.” Since The Behemoth was founded in 2003, they’ve only released two games (although, to be fair, they’ve ported those two games to every platform that’ll take them). But even with just a pair of titles to their name, they’ve built up a reputation for quirky platformers that continues with their third game, BattleBlock Theater, which is available today on the Xbox Live Arcade.
Priced at 1200 Microsoft Points ($15), BattleBlock Theater is a bizarre tale of talking cats, magic hats, and a cursed theater that expects a “killer” performance from its captive performers:
Shipwrecked. Captured. Betrayed. Forced to perform for an audience of cats? Wait, what?? You’ve just unlocked the door to BattleBlock Theater! There’s no turning back once you’ve started on your quest to free your imprisoned friends from evil technological cats! Immerse yourself in this mind bending tale of treachery as you battle your way through hundreds of levels in order to discover the puzzling truth behind BattleBlock Theater.
Also available this week is the latest Capcom Arcade Cabinet update. The “1985-II Pack” includes Commando, The Speed Rumbler, and Savage Bees and has been priced at 800 Microsoft Points ($10).
A trio of new games have been added to the Xbox Live Arcade today. Come take a look…
The Capcom Arcade Cabinet continues to fill up as Capcom Arcade Cabinet: 1986 Pack was released today. The 1986 Pack has been priced at 800 Microsoft Points ($10) and includes Side Arms, Legendary Wings, and Trojan.
Another blast from the 80s past has been added to the XBLA today in the form of Giana Sisters: Twisted Dreams. Priced at 1200 Microsoft Points ($15), Twisted Dreams is a new and original take on the Giana Sisters, a pair of game characters who originally rose to fame in 1987 with a game that blatantly ripped off Super Mario Bros.:
Rescue the Giana Sisters in this fast-paced platform game! Jump through tricky levels and transform in an instant from cute to rebellious and back. The entire environment changes with you in real time, including the soundtrack, which was produced by sound magician Chris Hülsbeck. Use your skills, solve challenging puzzles, and defeat nasty end bosses. Start an unusual adventure in this dreamlike remake, and experience the rebirth of a real cult classic of the 80s!
Finally, there’s Alien Spidy. For 800 Microsoft Points ($10) you can control an alien spider (bet you didn’t see that one coming) as he attempts to find his way home:
After losing contact with his explorer friend Virgi, our fearless alien hero Spidy heads to Earth in his spacecraft to find her. While entering the Earth’s atmosphere, his spacecraft suddenly fails and starts to break up, causing Spidy to crash-land on the strange planet, with his craft scattered across forests, throughout ponds and into dark caves. Spidy finds himself alone on an alien world and faces the epic challenge of tracking down Virgi, battling strange new enemies and finding the missing pieces from his spacecraft in order to repair the damage and make their escape home.
Today’s Xbox Live Arcade update includes two new games…
First up is the Bomberman-like bank-robbing game Dollar Dash. If you’ve ever wanted to own one of those sacks with a big dollar sign on it, Dollar Dash is available to download for 800 Microsoft Points ($10):
Find it, rob it, and keep it. Grab the cash in this fast and frenetic top down multiplayer versus game. Dollar Dash will have you shouting for joy, as you make a dash with the cash. You must attack, defend or outrun your competitors in any of the three game modes (Dollar Dash, Save the Safe or Hit’n’Run) using unique and comedic tactics. Stand out from the crowd by customising your character, upgrading your favourite weapon, earning perks and unlocking achievements. You can’t stand still for a second as combat is crazy and money changes hands frequently. Choose your weapons carefully as you challenge your friends to become the best thief in town and laugh out loud as you smash them with a huge Bolder, peck them with a Mag Pie, while protecting yourself in Jelly!
Also available this week is the second installment in the Capcom Arcade Cabinet series, which includes Ghosts ‘n Goblins, Gun Smoke, and Section Z . The “1985-I Pack” is also available to download for 800 Microsoft Points ($10).
Two new games have made the Xbox Live Arcade a more retro-tastic place today.
First up is Serious Sam Double D XXL, a side-scrolling shooter based on the popular Serious Sam series. Like it’s first person shooter sibling, Double D XXL isn’t at all serious and promises crazy things like a chainsaw yo-yo and a butter gun.
Serious Sam Double D XXL is available to download for 800 Microsoft Points ($10):
Serious Sam explodes into the second dimension using everything in his arsenal to battle the legions of Mental’s horde. Let the heavy ordinance fly in this side-scrolling shooter featuring all the over-the-top action of the Serious Sam series. Stack guns one on top of the other, up to 6 GUNS HIGH, and take down unrelenting waves of beasts. Bring a friend for two-player action, and upgrade your guns to fire deadly acid rockets, cybernetic bees, chainsaw yo-yos, even pats of butter and much more!
Also available this week is the first installment in the Capcom Arcade Cabinet. The “1987 Pack” includes 1943: Battle of Midway, Black Dragon, and Avengers. It can be had for a handful of quarters or 400 Microsoft Points or $5:
Capcom’s pedigree arcade games are back! Take on players from around the world in “score attack” and even play together with online co-op! (Only for titles that support this feature.) Check out these classic games, now loaded with a “casual mode” geared towards newcomers and other new features. Try out Black Dragon, 1943 and Avengers!
This week’s PlayStation Store update was a bit late on the upload, but I suppose Sony can be forgiven. After all, tomorrow is a big day for the consolemaker.
The big new addition in today’s update is definitely Crysis 3. Crytek’s first person shooter series returns to the PS3 with a new locale (Rainforest New York City!) and a wild new weapon (The Predator Bow!). It can yours for the standard new game price of $59.99.
Also available this week is the first installment in the Capcom Arcade Cabinet. The “1987 Pack” includes 1943: Battle of Midway, Black Dragon, and Avengers.
Finally, portable players will be happy to know that the Vita game Patapon 3 and two PSP games, Hakuoki: Warriors of the Shinsengumi and Generation of Chaos: Pandora’s Reflection, are available to download now.
A complete list of this week’s new games can be found after the break and a complete list of this week’s new game add-ons (including Skyrim‘s “Hearthfire” content) can be found at the PlayStation Blog. (more…)