The last few Xbox Live updates have been scattered to say the least, but now it looks as though we're back to the regular Tuesday update from Major Nelson. Here's what you can look forward to this week.
Deals of the Week:
The following discounts are already effective so the new prices should appear when you sign in. There aren't any blockbuster games here, but Mega Man is always a bonus.
- Mega Man 10 - 400 MSP (AU$6.50), a saving of 50%
- Afterburner Climax - 400 MSP (AU$6.50), a saving of 50%
- Scrap Metal - 800 MSP (AU$13), a saving of 33%
- Death by Cube - 400 MSP (AU$6.50), a saving of 50%
Please remember that all Deal of the Week specials are exclusive to Xbox Live Gold subscription holders.
The highlight of Xbox Live this week comes from LucasArts; Monkey Island 2 Special Edition: LeChuck's Revenge will finally be available for the more than justifiable price of 800 MSP (AU$13). Guybrush Threepwood returns for more of the same in what looks to be another mighty fine remake. Fans of the original will rejoice, and newcomers will realise that Tim Schafer was able to make enjoyable games once upon a time.
The second new release is called Blacklight: Tango Down, available for 1200 MSP (AU$20). Even though there doesn't seem to have been a whole lot of coverage on this FPS, it has the potential to be a fresh alternative to Battlefield 1943. The game will support multiplayer for sixteen people across twelve different maps, although unlike DICE's creation, this is gritty futuristic warfare. An in-depth customisation system offering 'thousands of combinations' is pretty much unheard of for an Arcade title. Could Blacklight be a sleeper hit?
This new content should be available tomorrow evening, yarrrr.