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Xbox 360: Two new Xbox Originals available

Two new Xbox Originals are available for download today, Monday May 19th. These games are Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse (not available in Austria, Switzerland, Germany, Korea and Japan) and Gauntlet: Seven Sorrows (not available in Japan or Korea). The games are 1200 points each. (Source: MajorNelson.com)

Stubbs the Zombie in Rebel Without a Pulse

Meet Edward “Stubbs” Stubblefield in Stubbs the Zombie™ in Rebel without a Pulse™. During the Great Depression, he was a down-on-his-luck traveling salesman. Now it’s 1959 and he’s a zombie with an insatiable hunger for human brains. How could this happen?

The answer lies buried somewhere in Punchbowl, Pennsylvania, a high-tech “City of the Future” built by the world’s richest man. Punchbowl is a paradise of hovercars and helper robots, where crime and pollution simply don’t exist. It’s the perfect city: safe, clean, and convenient. Stubbs can’t wait to move in … and have the last laugh on humanity. Indulge your appetite for vengeance … and brains.

  • Be the zombie: Play as Stubbs the Zombie and conquer the retro-futuristic city of Punchbowl.
  • Possess the living: Use any weapon in the game—machine gun, bazooka, sniper rifle, and more, by clamping your severed hand onto the gunman’s head.
  • Build a zombie horde: Convert your enemies into undead allies and lead a zombie assault upon the living.
  • Use your body as a weapon: Hurl gut grenades, spit zombie sputum, and unleash unholy flatulence to bring down your foes.

Gauntlet®: Seven Sorrows

The legendary arcade classic Gauntlet is reborn with a new vision, story, and gameplay in Gauntlet®: Seven Sorrows™.

Seeking to undo the past, a powerful emperor is lost in his own dreams and nightmares. After being imprisoned by the emperor for two centuries, four immortal heroes set out to undo their tormentor’s lifetime of regrets. In the process, they must deal with the consequences of their own actions and watch as the world shakes apart around them.

Seven Sorrows is the fusion of fantasy fighting action with the strategy and fascination of user-friendly RPG elements, challenging gamers in solo play, co-op, and a thriving online community.

  • New fighting system: Experience easy pick-up-and-play with deeper choices for more advanced players.
  • Online RPG and collection elements: Enjoy significant replay value.
  • Online multiplayer action: Live the adventure online for the first time ever.
  • Co-op play: Team up in a world filled with ancient splendor and action.
  • Intense combat: Hack, slash, and combo your way through fierce battles and spectacular levels.

Xbox 360: New Xbox Originals coming on April 21

On April 21st, 2008 Xbox Originals is seeing two new titles: Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® Chaos Theory™ (not in Korea) and Metal Arms™ (not in Korea or Japan). Each game is 1200 points.

Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® Chaos Theory™

The next installment of the critically acclaimed stealth-action franchise, Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® Chaos Theory™ sends Sam Fisher on a perilous mission to stop a cyberterrorist plot that threatens worldwide war.

Also included is the all-new cooperative multiplayer mode as well as the fan-favorite Spies versus Mercenaries mode that was introduced in Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell® Pandora Tomorrow™.

  • Unprecedented realism: State of the art graphics and sound technology collide to produce the most breathtaking gaming experience on any console. Advanced physics modeling enables rag doll physics, particle effects, and seamlessly dynamic environments.
  • Staggering replayability: Achieve primary and optional secondary objectives and negotiate missions with multiple pathways. Strive for ultimate stealth and rank yourself with the all-new post-mission statistics and scoring system.
  • Tomorrow’s stealth arsenal: Inflict devastation on America’s enemies with the most advanced prototype weapons and gadgets, including electronic jammers and the newly customizable SC-20K modular weapons platform. Get up-close and personal with the vicious new combat knife.
  • Deadly agility: Take command of an incredibly fluid and expanded variety of stealth maneuvers, including covert combat knife kills, crushing submission holds, and swift assault moves.
  • Hunt or be hunted: Take on enemies with clever A.I. that enables them to flank your position, take cover, and remember past events.
  • White-knuckle thrills: Unbearable, gut-wrenching moments of tension that will leave you gasping for air. A twisting story line in a world threatened by a new brand of warfare.
  • Top-notch talent: World-class performances include Michael Ironside (reprising his role as Sam Fisher), electronica genius Amon Tobin (providing a driving, atmospheric soundtrack), and cinematics director Andy Davis (director of The Fugitive, Under Siege, and Collateral Damage).
  • Cooperative stealth: Play the first-ever cooperative stealth action game. Coordinate infiltration missions with a partner against the A.I. over Xbox LIVE®, System Link, or split screen. Innovative joint strategies take teamwork to the next level.
  • Award-winning Versus mode: The universally acclaimed Spies versus Mercenaries mode from Tom Clancy’s Splinter Cell Pandora Tomorrow makes a triumphant return with all-new gadgets, cooperative moves, humiliation moves, and new multiplayer modes. Dynamic, evolving environments with elements like destructible walls and actionable triggers ensure that no two matches are ever the same.
  • Exclusive features: Including downloadable content over Xbox LIVE. Extend your game with future releases of extra premium content.

Metal Arms™

Blast your way to victory in Metal Arms as Glitch, the gun-slinging, half-ton menacing bot of Droid City. Found as scrap metal, but transformed into destructive machinery, Glitch is determined to free his people from the evil clutches of General Corrosive and his maniacal army of Mil bots. Unleash a world of pain and salvage the robot race as you annihilate the General’s sinister plan to dominate the world!

  • Unique world of Iron Star: In a land inhabited by robots, it’s Glitch’s job to travel throughout the mechanical world of Iron Star and search for General Corrosive, experiencing more than forty missions including sneaking, sniping, non-stop shoot-’em-up action, and mini-games.
  • Upgradeable weaponry: Many different and lethal weapons can be acquired and upgraded for more firepower.
  • Possess your enemies: Use the Tether Gun to possess your enemies and make them do your bidding.
  • Multiplayer: Pummel your pals with powerful ammo and devastating power-ups in three unique multiplayer modes including Death Match.
  • Voice work of Dan Castellaneta: The master voice actor behind Homer Simpson, Castellaneta provides the voices of Agent Shhh, Krunk, and Hosed.
  • Awards: Metal Arms was awarded Best Shooter Game of E3 2003, and received a 9/10 rating from OXM.

Xbox 360: Dreamfall coming to Xbox Originals on March 24

Dreamlfall is coming to Xbox Originals on March 24 and will cost 1200 points. According to Gamescoreblog.com it will only be available in US, Canada, Switzerland, Germany, France, Netherlands, Hong Kong, Singapore, Taiwan, India, Australia, New Zealand.

It’s a bit strange that the game is not available in Norway, since Dreamfall is made by the Norwegian company Funcom. But I’ll hope the game will be available in more countries soon. I’m for that all games should be available in all regions. Anyway, here’s the description of the game:

Dreamfall: The Longest Journey

Dreamfall: The Longest Journey, winner of multiple E3 awards as the best game in its genre, is the continuation of a saga that began with the award-winning The Longest Journey. In Dreamfall, prepare for an epic journey of exploration and adventure as you venture through a thrilling and emotional story line.

Dreamfall features a fully interactive world where beautiful music, stunning graphics, fascinating characters, and unparalleled gameplay variety promises to bring the adventure genre into a new era. Prepare for a spiritual, fantastic, and powerful gaming experience.

  • Unparalleled variety: Use your brains or your brawn—sneak, fight, or talk your way through the many challenges the game offers. Be polite or rude, threaten or sweet talk—in Dreamfall you make the choice, resulting in a game where you never quite know what to expect next.
  • Three characters: Experience the story from three separate perspectives, and learn how their destinies blend together in an epic finale. Each character has unique abilities and world views, giving you constant gameplay variations.
  • Three worlds: Dreamfall spans three beautifully realized worlds, multiple chapters, and a stunning number of detailed locations. Travel across a futuristic version of our earth, journey into a magical fantasy realm, and unravel the mysteries of the Winter.
  • Unique interaction: Bridging the gap between the classic “point and click” adventure game (where you could click on any given point at the screen) and the action adventure (where you need to move up to an object to interact with it), Dreamfall introduces the brand new focus field feature. In this easy-to-use context-sensitive interface, scan your entire visible environment as seen by the characters, and use it to get information on far away objects and trigger remote gameplay opportunities.
  • Thrilling story line: Dreamfall delivers a mature and compelling story line that mixes the futuristic, fantastic, and spiritual with a tale of murder, deceit, and a conspiracy threatening our very existence. Bringing the classic adventure game into the world of the modern action game, Dreamfall is a rare and special story experience.
  • Stunning sounds: Listen to an emotional and epic soundtrack in 7.1 Surround Sound. Hear gripping voices as recorded by more than 50 professional actors, and enjoy soundscapes bringing you to the edge of your seat.
  • Wide-ranging appeal: Half of the players of the original The Longest Journey were women. With its cinematic approach, believable characters, mature story line, and easy-to-grasp interface, Dreamfall is a game that any teenager or adult can pick up and enjoy, regardless of their gaming background.

Xbox 360: New Xbox Originals coming next week

Next week, Monday February 11 to be exact, we will see three new (or old) Xbox Originals hitting Xbox Live Marketplace. The games are Black, Ninja Gaiden Black and Sid Meier’s Pirates. Each game costs 1200 points.
(Source: MajorNelson.com)

BLACK™

Join the world’s most brutal and enigmatic strike force. The BLACK™ tactical squad operates under the cloak of complete anonymity and deniability to protect the U.S. from threats foreign and domestic. It answers to no one, allowing it to carry out covert operations around the globe.

From manipulating politicians to controlling intelligence networks and militaries, BLACK operatives are trained at the highest level in psychological warfare, espionage, and lethal combat. Go deep into the world of clandestine warfare as you use any means necessary to get the job done.

  • Guns are the stars: An explosive arsenal of bleeding-edge weaponry is at your disposal.
  • Every bullet counts: Everything in the environment is affected by gunfire.
  • It’s bigger and louder: Experience the most exhilarating and destructive shooter ever created.
  • Death is an opportunity: Every enemy dies like a stuntman.

Ninja Gaiden Black

Ninja Gaiden, the critically acclaimed cut-and-slash action game, took the action genre by storm with its unique and innovative gameplay, killer story, and mind-blowing graphics. Now you can experience even more of Ryu Hayabusa’s deadly artistry in Ninja Gaiden® BLACK, the newest installment in the series, slashing its way to Xbox®.

  • Action-packed story: Play Story mode or Mission mode, including boss battles, time challenges, and more!
  • Hurricane Pack content: Encounter new enemies, big bad bosses, and new costumes from Hurricane Packs 1 and 2.
  • Difficulty levels: Choose from five levels of difficulty for all kinds of gamers, from “Ninja Dog” to “Very Difficult Master Ninja.”
  • Bonus extras: Play the original arcade versions of Ninja Gaiden and Ninja Ryukenden.

Sid Meier’s Pirates!®

Sid Meier’s Pirates!® is the action-packed roleplaying game that lets you live the life of a pirate in the seventeenth-century Caribbean. Choose which exploits and quests to pursue in this Xbox®-customized version of Sid’s original, award-winning Pirates! PC game.

  • Engage in fierce naval battles: Fight single enemies or multiple ships.
  • Build a fleet: Take the helm of 27 different ship types enhanced with assorted ammo, cannons, and other upgrades.
  • Integrated melee: Parry and slash your dueling opponents into submission with lightning quick moves onboard ships, in seedy taverns, and even in the Governor’s mansion.
  • Take your crew ashore: Dig up buried treasure or plunder enemy ports in strategic land battles. Sneak in and out of towns, escape from prisons, and avoid guards, or surprise them and knock them out!
  • A pirate’s life: Increase your riches and win the heart of the Governor’s daughter to earn gifts and valuable information.
  • Multiplayer combat: Grab a controller and jump into four-player ship battles in Versus mode.
  • Make your own story: Challenge and pursue the most infamous pirates in history, including Blackbeard, Captain Kidd, and Henry Morgan. If you prevail, they’ll teach unique skills to you!
  • Online bonuses: Use Xbox LIVE® to upload scores and compare your pirating prowess with friends and foes alike. Also, download sail emblems, flags, and other content.
  • Renowned creator: Designed by Hall-of-Fame game designer Sid Meier.