From today, at 9AM GMT (2AM PDT), you can play Sega’s Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I on Xbox Live Arcade for Xbox 360. Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I will be available worldwide for 1200 Microsoft Points (that’s US$15 / €14.40 / £10.20 / CAN$18.60 / AU$19.80).
The sequel fans have waited 16 years for is finally here: Sonic the Hedgehog 4: Episode I! Featuring enhanced gameplay elements including the classic Sonic Spin Dash and the versatile Homing Attack, Sonic 4 picks up right where Sonic and Knuckles left off. Dr. Eggman’s back, and in an effort to finally rid himself of Sonic, he revisits and improves the very best of his creations. Get ready for the next chapter in an all new epic 2-D saga built for old and new fans alike.
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Also available today is EA’s Dead Space Ignition on Xbox Live Arcade for Xbox 360. Dead Space Ignition will be available worldwide for 400 Microsoft Points (that’s US$5 / €4.80 / £3.40 / CAN$6.20 / AU$6.60).
Dead Space Ignition is a prologue to Dead Space 2, where you must survive the initial Necromorph outbreak on the Sprawl. Combining comic story-telling with three unique hacking games, it delivers a new Dead Space experience. Choose your path through the story, and upon completion of each ending, you’ll receive unlocks in Dead Space 2, including an exclusive suit for Isaac Clarke. You must complete different Hacking games in order to succeed: Hardware Crack is a puzzler where you align lasers to complete circuits. System Override turns tower-defense games on their head, with you on the offensive. Finally, Trace Route is a side-scrolling race against competing electrical signals. Can you survive the events leading up to Dead Space 2?
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New Xbox 360 game Add-On: Alan Wake: The Writer, 560 Microsoft Points.
“Our second downloadable content pack, “The Writer,” finds Wake in strange circumstances; now fully aware of the thing that opposes him, he must survive one increasingly nightmarish situation after another.”
Dead Rising 2: Skills Pack – Psycho game Add-On, 160 Microsoft Points.
“Wearing this special costume gives Chuck all the shockingly disturbing abilities of a deranged homicidal psychopath! Actually, that’s quite handy if you’re surrounded by a horde of zombies. Some of the special abilities Chuck’s costume-enhanced psyche affords him include better resistance to damage due to his deranged state, stronger attacks with some classic killing implements such as the chef knife and chainsaw, as well as truly sick new attacks for weapons loved by murderous maniacs everywhere, including the machete, mining pick and meat cleaver!”
The Deal of the Week is: Mass Effect 2 Game Add-ons and Accessories.
“Overlord, 400 Microsoft Points
Kasumi Stolen Memory, 400 Microsoft Points
Suit, 160 Microsoft Points
Helmet, 80 Microsoft Points”
New Xbox Game On Demand: Gears of War 2.
The latest Xbox Live demo is: Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II.
“Experience the explosive action and engrossing story in the brand-new demo for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II. Assuming the role of Starkiller, players go to the iconic clone planet Kamino and come face-to-face with the Ultimate Dark Lord, Darth Vader. Prepare to use even bigger powers and new dual lightsaber moves to survive an onslaught of enemies in the epic saga that is Star Wars: The Force Unleashed II. Unleash Truth in the full game on October 26.”