Xbox LIVE Marketplace Update for 8/22/12

Xbox LIVE Arcade sees an update this week with JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure HD Version from Capcom for 1,600 Microsoft Points. This fighting game from the developers of Street Fighter III is a popular title based on a series of manga from Japan.

Joining JoJo in the Arcade this week is Counter Strike: GO (“Global Offense”), an extension of the popular tactical shooter series with 45 weapons, 165 awards, and lots of new modes, maps, and more. It’s going for 1,200 Microsoft Points.

For Xbox LIVE Gold members, two new free demos are available this week (and to the rest of us next week). One is for the new Hong Kong undercover cop game Sleeping Dogs, which promises martial arts battles, free-running, and intense gunfights– just like some of the best action flicks from the region.

The other demo is just what those who feel every night should be Hockey Night in Canada ordered: NHL 13, which boasts “the biggest innovation for the franchise in six years.” From the blurb:

NHL®13 accurately captures the speed, creativity, and strategy of today’s NHL with revolutionary True Performance Skating. Sync up with friends with the real-world of hockey in GM Connected, the first-ever online multiplayer dynasty mode with cooperative and Online Team Play, or relive the greatest moments from today’s NHL in NHL Moments Live. With core gameplay innovation, connected experiences, and the deepest feature set ever, NHL®13 is the definitive hockey experience.

The following deals run through August 27th:

  • TNT Racers 400 Microsoft Points (50% off)
  • Faery 600 Microsoft Points (50% off)
  • Crazy Machine Elements 400 Microsoft Points (50% off)
  • Dead Block 400 Microsoft Points (50% off)
  • Dead Block – More Dead to Block Map Pack 120 Microsoft Points (50% off)
  • Skydrift 600 Microsoft Points (50% off)
  • Skydrift – Extreme Fighters Pack 80 Microsoft Points (50% off)
  • Skydrift – Gladiator Pack 200 Microsoft Points (50% off)

In addition, there’s a special sale on the Kinect Central- Forza Motorsport 4 “May TopGear Car Pack” for 280 Microsoft Points, fifty percent off.

Finally, new releases to Games on Demand include Left 4 Dead, Ratatouille, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City, and Metal Gear Solid HD.

Source: Xbox LIVE’s Major Nelson


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