Xbox Live Marketplace Update: April 5, 2011

While it’d be pretty hard to best last weeks deals, Xbox Live Gold members can save on some Battlefield content as well as download the sequel to one of 2009s best indie titles.

Deal Of The Week: Arcade Games

April 5 – April 11

  • Battlefield 1943 (600 MSP/ 50%) – An online multiplayer World War II shooter casting players as the US Marine Corp or the Imperial Japanese Navy.  Up to 24 players can wage war in this first-person shooter on 4 classic Battlefield maps.  Battlefield 1943 was 2009′s most downloaded XBLA game as reported by Larry Hryb.
  • Portal: Still Alive (600 MSP/ 50%) – Valves re-release of the popular Portal originally included in The Orange Box.  Along with the full game, Valve included 14 all new levels.

Deal Of The WeekBattlefield Bad Company 2 Add-Ons

  • Vietnam (600 MSP/ 50%) – This add-on takes players back to the 60′s in the infamous Vienam War.  15 weapons and 6 vehicles from the era are at your disposal in one of the biggest expansions to hit major FPS’.
  • Onslaught Mode (200 MSP/ 50%) – Up to 4 players can engage in co-op action across 4 enhanced maps.  Work together to secure a series of capture points from the enemy with 4 different difficulty settings.
  • Kit Shortcut Bundle Pack (600 MSP/ 50%) – Unlock all kit-specific across the Assault, Engineer, Medic, and Recon multiplayer kits.  Also includes the 7 available vehicle unlocks.
  • SPECTACT Upgrade Buncle (240 MSP/ 50%) – A bundle of the four kit upgrades.  4 kit specific unique uniforms and camouflaged M16A2, UMP-45, MG3 and M95.  The pack also also includes 12 new awards and 4 Achievements.

Xbox Live Arcade

The Dishwasher: Vampire Smile

Release Date: April 6, 2011
Publisher: Microsoft
Developer: SKA Studios
ESRB Rating: M (Mature)
Price: 800 Microsoft Points

The follow-up to 2009′s Dead Samurai, SKA Studios brings another stylish 2D brawler to the XBLA.  The gritty graphic novel look is back again with a brand new engine that allows an even more gruesome experience.  New weapons like the Violence Hammer and Painkiller can be enjoyed through the 2 solo character campaigns.  Vampire Smile also comes with a co-op campaign, 50 quick arcade challenges, and an endless dish challenge.

Red Faction: Battlegrounds

Release Date: April 6, 2011
Publisher: THQ
Developer: THQ
ESRB Rating: E10 (Everyone 10+)
Price: 800 Microsoft Points

The destructive gameplay from the Red Faction franchise comes to the arcade with twin-stick shooter Red Faction: Battlegrounds! Jump into your favorite tank or mech and use Gauss Cannons, Thermobaric Rockets, and Singularity Bombs to destroy the competition in a variety of party-play style local and online multiplayer modes and single player challenges.


Stacking: The Lost Hobo

Price: 400 Microsoft Points

The first downloadable expansion to Tim Schafers Stacking, players once again control Charlie Blackmore on an all new adventure.  Charlie must help his friend Levi’s uncle reclaim his rightful place on the throne of Camelfoot.  All new challenges, multiple solutions, a new assortment of unique dolls with engaging abilities, and a new round of hi-jinks to discover and make trouble with await those who download The Lost Hobo King.

[Source: Major Nelson]

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