Xbox LIVE Newsbeat 3rd – 16th April 2012: Fez Jumps onto Xbox & Shoot Some Hoops with Kinect Sports

by on April 3, 2012
 

Xbox LIVE Newsbeat 3rd - 16th April 2012: Fez Jumps onto Xbox & Shoot Some Hoops with Kinect SportsIn the latest fortnightly Newsbeat update for Xbox LIVE Arcade there are quite a few interesting new titles and add-ons for gamers to get excited about. First of all is the long-awaited release of multi-plane platformer Fez. The game has been in development for a very long time, but it looks like those with patience will be rewarded as the title is shaping up very nicely.

Sports fans can also look forward to the new Basketball add-on for Kinect Sports 2. The first update for the Kinect Sports titles that actually adds a completely new event to the game. And another interesting release of note – after Kalypso Games cancelled the retail release of Jurassic Park: The Game in Europe, the title will finally be coming to Europe via Xbox Games on Demand this month. Check out our review of the full season here. On top of the new games, SNK and Activision are both having special sales, where content such as the King of Fighters games and lots of Call of Duty content will be offered up at heavily reduced prices. Also be sure not to miss the Rockstar Max Payne sale, where they will also be offering discounts on content related to the bullet-time hero.

Find all of the latest releases and deals below (all prices listed in MS Points):

Xbox LIVE Arcade:

Diabolical Pitch (Microsoft Studios) – 4-Apr – 800
The Pinball Arcade (Crave Games) – 4-Apr – 800
The Splatters (Microsoft Studios) – 11-Apr – 800
Fez (Microsoft Studios) – 13-Apr – 800

Game Add-ons:

Kinect Sports: Season Two Basketball Challenge Add-on (Microsoft Studios) – 3-Apr – 400 pts
Forza Motorsport 4 April Alpinestars Car Pack (Microsoft Studios) – 3-Apr – 560 pts

Deal of the Week:

SNK – April 3 – 9:

King of Fighters 98 – 400 (50% off)
King of Fighters 2002 – 400 (50% off)
King of Fighters Sky Stage – 400 (50% off)
Metal Slug 3 – 400 (50% off)
Metal Slug XX – 600 (50% off)
Trouble Witches – 400 (50% off)

Activision – April 10 – 16

Modern Warfare 2 Stimulus Package – 800 (33% off)
Modern Warfare 2 Resurgence Pack – 800 (33% off)
Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 1 – 400 (50% off)
Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 2 – 400 (50% off)
Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack 3 – 400 (50% off)
Call of Duty: World at War Map Pack Bundle – 1200 (40% off)
Call of Duty: Black Ops RC-XD – 160 (33% off)

Special Sales:

Max Payne Sale (Rockstar) – April 3 – 9 – 33% off

Games on Demand:

FIFA 12 (Electronic Arts) – 3-Apr
Game Party: In Motion (WB) – 3-Apr
Kinectimals (Microsoft Studios) – 10-Apr
Air Conflicts Secret Wars (bitComposer Games) – 10-Apr
Jurassic Park The Game (Telltale Games) – 10-Apr

Avatar Items:

Sonic 4 Episode 2 (Sega) – 3-Apr
Kinect Rush (Microsoft Studios) – 3-Apr
MLB Update (Microsoft Studios) – 3-Apr
adidas Performance 4 Update (Konami) – 10-Apr
NHL Update (Microsoft Studios) – 10-Apr
Most Wanted (Microsoft Studios) – 10-Apr

This is the current release schedule for Xbox LIVE Marketplace content. As with all game related releases, dates, prices and availability are subject to change and vary by region.

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