On Xbox Live: Sine Mora

From today, at 9AM GMT (2AM PDT), you can play new games for Xbox Live Arcade and get other Xbox Live Marketplace downloadable content for Xbox 360. Here’s an overview of what Microsoft announced worldwide.

Content: Sine Mora
Price: 1200 Microsoft Points (that’s US$15 / €14.40 / £10.20 / CAN$18.60 / AU$19.80)
Availability: Check availability in your Xbox LIVE region
Dash Text: SINE MORA is a horizontal shoot’em up that provides a unique take on challenge, where time is the ultimate factor. Mixing classic shooter sensibilities with contemporary presentation, SINE MORA is a gorgeous shmup that offers a Story Mode that weaves an over-the-top tale and an Arcade Mode that provides deep, satisfying gameplay to challenge fans of the genre. With many ways to manipulate time, SINE MORA features over 60 weapon combinations to complete each beatifully-crafted stage that form fits to the player’s skills with scaling difficulty. Soundtrack composed by Akira Yamaoka and featuring boss designs by Mahiro Maeda.

Content: Rayman 3: Hoodlum Havoc HD
Price: 800 Microsoft Points (that’s US$10 / €9.60 / £6.80 / CAN$12.40 / AU$13.20)
Availability: Embark on a fantastic and humorous journey with Rayman and Globox to save the Crossroad of Dreams. Masterfully enhanced with eye-popping High Definition visuals and sounds, Rayman 3 HD is the definitive version of the Rayman classics “Rayman 3 Hoodlum’s Havoc”, and a must-play for all Rayman fans and platform adventure game enthusiasts. Run, Jump and punch your way through the 2 first levels of the game battling the mysterious Hoodlums and their minions.

New Game Add-ons:

* Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 – Collection 1 – 1200 Microsoft Points
Description: The biggest DLC content pack in COD history arrives stockpiled with four Multiplayer/Survival Mode Maps and two Special Ops Missions—Collection 1 is available for purchase by all Call of Duty: MW3 owners with an Xbox LIVE Gold membership. If you’re a Call of Duty ELITE Premium member, you already have access to this content.

* Resident Evil: Operation Racoon City – Nemesis Mode – 320 Microsoft Points
Description: Seize the Nemesis control device to eliminate the opposing force in this DLC add-on. This is an Xbox 360 exclusive mode.

* Kingdoms of Amalur: Reckoning – Legend of Dead Kel – 800 Microsoft Points
Description: Defy the pirate Dead Kel and search for the treasures of Gallows End in this new downloadable content. Glimpse the monster behind the myth in the new trailer!

* Saints Row: The Third – Trouble With Clones – 560 Microsoft Points
Description: Help the Saints’ biggest fan, Jimmy Torbitson, stop his Saints clone from terrorizing the city by using the new Bee Gun and unlocking the true power in Saints Flow. In the end, maybe even save a lost friend in the process. Saints Row: The Third game required; sold separately. — If you own Saints Row: The Third Season Pass DO NOT purchase this content here as you will be charged again.

New Games on Demand are:

* Deus Ex: Human Revolution – $29.99
* Kinect Sports – $29.99

The latest Xbox Live Marketplace demos are:

* KINECT RUSH: A Disney • PIXAR Adventure Demo
Dash Text: Use Kinect to become unique characters in fast-paced Pixar adventures. Dive into five exciting movie worlds to discover hidden secrets and solve puzzles. Use your arms, legs, and wits to save the day! Invite your family to join Woody, Lightning McQueen, and others, in this one-of-kind Pixar experience!

* Dead or Alive 5 Demo – exclusive to America & Canada
Dash Text: The evolution of 3D fighting games kicks into high gear with Dead or Alive 5! Fighting Entertainment redefined!

* Blades of Time Demo

* Birds of Steel Demo

The Deal of the Week is:

This week, Xbox LIVE Gold members can save Microsoft Points on an assortment of select Marketplace items. The special pricing will be available until March 5. All of the below are 50% discounted.
* THQ Sale (50% off certain THQ items)
* BioShock 2 DLC:
Minerva’s Den 400 (50% off)
Rapture Metro Pack 400 (50% off)
Sinclair Solutions Tester Pack 200 (50% off)
Protector Trails 200 (50% off)
Big Sister Outfit 160 (50% off)
Bouncer Big Daddy 160 (50% off)
Bouncer Big Daddy Helmet 80 (50% off)

New Avatars are:

* Modern Warfare 3 Collection Update
* Dance Moves Collection

Delayed Xbox Live Arcade game originally set for today:

Content: Dungeon Fighter Live: Fall of Hendon Myre
Price: 800 Microsoft Points (that’s US$10 / €9.60 / £6.80 / CAN$12.40 / AU$13.20)
Availability: Hack-and-slash action and 2D side scrolling meet multiplayer mania in Dungeon Fighter LIVE: Fall of Hendon Myre. Take on the role of three classic Dungeon Fighters—Slayer, Gunner, and Fighter—to defend Hendon Myre from monsters spreading Phantasmalia. Customize your heroes by creating and enhancing gear, and deliver unique attacks by chaining and combining skills, all while playing with up to 4 players on the same console or via Xbox LIVE!