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Xbox LIVE Marketplace Updates for August 31

Beginning today, embark on a completely new “Dead Rising®” (Capcom Entertainment) adventure in “Dead Rising® 2: CASE ZERO” (Capcom Entertainment), available exclusively on Xbox LIVE and Games for Windows - LIVE. Set two years after the original game and three years before the action of “Dead Rising® 2,” “Dead Rising 2®: CASE ZERO” explores the link between the two titles.This prologue includes unique content not available in the retail release of “Dead Rising® 2″ and will introduce new protagonist Chuck Greene as he and his daughter find themselves caught in a desert town overrun with zombies. Get a taste of the new gameplay you will experience in “Dead Rising® 2″ as you create combo weapons, rescue survivors and take on a ruthless Psychos before making your escape.  In addition, players can carry over status and items earned to the full game when “Dead Rising®2″ releases in North America on Xbox 360 on September 28 and Games for Windows in early October.

“Halo®: Reach” (Microsoft Game Studios), the most highly-anticipated game of 2010, is almost here! To help prepare Spartans everywhere for the epic fight ahead, Xbox LIVE will offer an exciting series of “Halo” themed content leading up to the game’s September 14 launch, including new releases of “Halo” Avatar gear, exclusive themes and thrilling videos.

Are you ready to join Noble Team and serve as humanity’s critical line of defense? Once you pick up a copy of the game on Launch Day, join the fight online during “Invasion Week” where Xbox LIVE will host a dizzying array of “Halo” activities from September 14 through September 20, including new gear, exciting content, spectacular prizes and a chance to play with the creators of the game. And, as a special bonus, all fans that jump online will receive the “Halo: Reach” “Invasion Week” theme for FREE.

The sun may be setting on this year’s Summer of Arcade, but you still have time to reap some rewards. Purchase all five featured titles before August 31, 2010 11:59pm EST and receive 1200 Microsoft Points for free! Or, purchase at least three Summer of Arcade games and receive 400 Microsoft Points! Gear up for a fun fall too, full of thrilling downloadable games with The Game Feast, brought straight to your Xbox 360 by Microsoft Game Studios. Starting September 29 through October 20 enjoy a savory serving of fresh, innovative games from independent studios on Xbox LIVE Arcade. Featured titles include:

  • September 29: “Hydrophobia” (Dark Energy Digital Ltd/Microsoft Game Studios) - 1200 Microsoft Points
  • October 6: “Comic Jumper” (Twisted Pixel Games/Microsoft Game Studios) - 1200 Microsoft Points
  • October 13: “Pinball FX 2″ (ZEN Studios/Microsoft Game Studios) - Tables purchased individually, free import from original “Pinball FX”
  • October 20: “Super Meat Boy” (Team Meat/Microsoft Game Studios) - Pricing TBD

Itching to dive into the definitive new multiplayer experience in “Halo®: Reach?”  Following launch on September 14, Xbox LIVE Silver members can enjoy exclusive Gold-only features for a limited time. From September 17 (12:00 pm ET / 9:00 am PT) through September 20 (12:00 pm ET / 9:00 am PT) Xbox LIVE Silver members can take advantage of industry-leading multiplayer, not to mention exclusive access to movies, TV shows, music and friends via Netflix, Zune video,, Facebook and more.  These Gold-only features will be available all weekend long for the whole Xbox LIVE community.
September 8:
“Plants vs. ZombiesTM” (PopCap Games, Inc.) - 1200 Microsoft Points and available worldwide (except Korea and Taiwan)
September 8:
“Dance! It’s your Stage” (dtp young entertainment GmbH & Co. KG) - 800 Microsoft Points and available worldwide (except Asia, Australia, New Zealand, and Mexico)
September 15:
“Sonic AdventureTM” (SEGA) - 800 Microsoft Points and available in North America and Europe

Starting next week, enjoy discounts on avatar outfits and game add-ons from “Resident Evil 5” (Capcom Entertainment) as you take on the challenge of discovering the truth behind a bioterrorism threat that is transforming the people and animals of a city in Africa into mindless, maddened creatures.Then get ready to stretch your brain-power with puzzle-inspired games and trivia! Test your geographical skills, build the highest skyscrapers, topple the dark and atrocious Ashuring Empire, and more - all for 30 - 70 percent off.

Week of September 13:

PUZZLE BOBBLE Live!”/ “BUST-A-MOVETM Live!” (Taito Corporation) - 400 Microsoft Points and available worldwide (except Australia, New Zealand, India and Korea)
(Square Enix) - 800 Microsoft Points and available worldwide (except Korea)
“Tower Bloxx DeluxeTM
(Digital Chocolate) - 400 Microsoft Points and available worldwide
“Puzzle Chronicles”
(KONAMI) - 400 Microsoft Points and available worldwide (except Japan and Korea)

September 2:
“Crackdown 2″ Toy Box (Microsoft Game Studios) - available at no cost to “Crackdown 2″ owners; 560 Microsoft Points for additional content* and available worldwide
September 7: “Mass Effect 2TM” Lair of the Shadow Broker (Electronic Arts) - 800 Microsoft Points and available worldwide
September 7:
“Dragon AgeTM: Origins” Witch Hunt (Electronic Arts) - 560 Microsoft Points and available worldwide
September 7:
“Rock Band” Snoop Dog 8 Single Tracks (MTV Games) - 160 Microsoft Points for each track and available worldwide

*”Toy Box” includes the new Vehicle Tag mode, a Level 6 ability reward and the Keys to the City at no additional cost for all “Crackdown 2″ owners. “Toy Box” also comes with bonus content that can be purchased for 560 Microsoft Points, including 10 new Achievements, Avatar Awards and new vehicles and gadgets. Players who have not purchased the premium “Toy Box” content will only have access to the new vehicles and gadgets during multiplayer games if a friend who has purchased the premium content joins. Downloading “Toy Box” is not required to continue engaging in other multiplayer gameplay modes with those who have downloaded it.

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Posted by: Redeema
Date: August 31, 2010

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