This week’s Xbox Live Arcade titles are “Monkey Island 2” and “Blacklight: Tango Down”. Log into your Xbox Live account to download the titles as of today.
Summer of Arcade 2009 comes to a close this week with the release of Chair’s “Shadow Complex” for the Xbox 360. The 2D/3D side scrolling Xbox Live Arcade (XBLA) will set you back 1,200 MS Points.
The game serves as an homage to classic games such as “Super Metroid” and “Castlevania: Symphony of the Night”. Players will take part in a rescue mission and uncover power-ups that will assist you on your journey.
A review of the game will be posted on the site shortly.
A new deleted scene was released for the Xbox Live Arcade title “The Maw”. The new level, titled River Redirect, will set you back 100 Microsoft points for the purchase. The game also gives you the opportunity to score another 15 achievement points.
The extra content is available now through the Xbox Live Marketplace.
Great news! You don’t really need Microsoft’s Windows to enjoy “Minesweeper” anymore as TikGames unveiled “Minesweeper Flags!” for Xbox LIVE Arcade (XBLA). Here’s a brief blurb taken from the official press release.
“Minesweeper Flags brings explosive excitement from your computer to Xbox LIVE Arcade! In this all-new take on the classic PC game, players can choose the Classic mode, where the beloved game is available in all of its glory, or revel in never-before-seen modes like single player Campaign, featuring over 100 non-square levels, or multiplayer Flags. ”
Minesweeper Flags has been rated “E” for Everyone by the Entertainment Software Rating Board for this platform, and is available now on XBLA for 400 Microsoft points.
Gamers who logon to the PlayStation Network on their PlayStation 3 this morning will have the opportunity to download EA Canada’s “3 on 3 NHL Arcade” for $9.99. The game was developed by the same team that brought you “NHL ’09“.
Here’s a sample taken from the game’s official press release:
“From the exaggerated player-looks of 40 of the NHL’s top stars to game changing power-ups, 3 on 3 NHL Arcade is a light-hearted hockey game that appeals to everyone. With no rules to hinder the action, you can deliver devastating checks that send your opponent over the boards, or check the goalie if he skates out of the crease to play the puck. Feel like you need to turn the tide? Grab one of eight power-ups to change the momentum of a game and fly down the ice with a super-speed skater to beat a mini-goalie with a trick move for that highlight reel finish.”
The game will feature two control schemes that will be accessible to gamers of all skill levels. Gamers will get to choose between the game’s simple pass, shoot and hit button scheme or NHL ’09 “Skill Stick” controls.
The game will also be available for download on Xbox Live Arcade next week for 800 Microsoft Point. For additional information on the game, click here to visit 3 on 3 NHL Arcade’s official site.