Wednesdays are becoming less about new releases and more about extending the value of the games already out there. We got Tetris Splash today, but even that has a load of premium downloadable content right out of the gate. So let's do a full rundown of our weekly haul.
XBLA Game: Tetris Splash
DLC: Carcassonne, Soltrio Solitaire, Tetris Splash
Trailer: 3D Ultra Minigolf
All of that content for Tetris Splash sure makes it seem a bit dubious (especially considering it arrives alongside the game). Soltrio Solitaire keeps coming back to delivery more every two weeks -- why would anyone be surprised by this arrival? And finally, how does everyone feel about paying 300MSP for 7 tiles in Carcassonne?
Full details for each and every piece of content after the break.
[via Major Nelson]
For those inclined to gustatory puzzling, Eets: Chowdown now has new downloadable content. Specifically, Puzzle Pack 2: Eets in Space.
The new pack contains 20 new puzzles and will set you back 200MSP (just like last time). People finished with the Marshomines from Puzzle Pack 1 and looking for new challenges will be treated to new items including the Pink Bud and the Marshopump.
[via Eets Official Website]
Gamerscoreblog has just confirmed the arrival of Super Puzzle Fighter II Turbo HD Remix this wednesday. It might just be the most confirmed game ever. Conspicuously absent from the latest post is any info on price or the inclusion of War World in this Wednesday's fun. Were we deceived? Hopefully we find out soon.
That's old news though. The interesting bit is this: Besides SPFIITHDR (and hopefully War World), XBLA will also see the release of two DLC packs this Wednesday. First, Bomberman Live! will be getting the Bomb-Up Pack 1. Second, Eets: Chowdown will also be getting some DLC. We already knew that though. No pricing details yet, nor any info on the specific contents of these packs.
Gotta love the advance notice though. Makes budgeting for this week that much easier (or harder as the case may be). Do you think Silver Creek with try to sneak another pack for Soltrio Solitaire in there just to avoid feeling left out?
[Update]: Chris Paladino of Gamerscoreblog has responded to concern about War World not making it this week with the following at the link below:
"War World is not release [sic] this week according to all of the internal folks I've asked...
Sometimes there are many bowling pins being juggled, and developers can get their signals crossed - which is why until you see the press release for the week - nothing is official. "
Looks like I might be breaking out the ol' strikeout tool...
At least they confirmed the price of SPFIITHDR will be 800 MSP.
Klei Entertainment is still mum on any of the details (like when, how much, and what exactly would be included) but they did throw us this snazzy "sample background" for some of the upcoming levels. And considering it is tentatively called Eets: Chowdown Puzzle Pack, I think it is safe to assume we are getting new puzzles.
[via EetsGame.com, thanks JDUDE11]
“Eets: Chowdown” Chomps Its Way Onto Xbox LIVE Arcade Get your thinking cap on and your sweet tooth in shape, as “Eets: Chowdown” becomes available for download on Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 beginning Wednesday, Apr. 25 at 0900 GMT (2:00 a.m. Pacific). “Eets: Chowdown” from Klei Entertainment Inc. is a visual feast for the eyes and a treat for the brain, combining 2D puzzle game elements with a surreal sense of humor. Gamers must use colorful and wacky items like spouting Prankster Whales, vengeful Marshomechs, Radioactive Ginseng and more to manipulate Eets’ emotions and safely guide it through myriad hazards to each level's exit. “Eets: Chowdown” offers a slew of new items, 120 levels and the exclusive debut of Marsho Madness, a high-adrenaline action game in which players must keep the impending evil marshmallows at bay. “Eets: Chowdown” will be available worldwide for 800 Microsoft Points and is rated E for Everyone. Game Features
More information is available at http://www.xbox.com/games/livearcade. Flip for “Pinball FX” on Xbox LIVE Arcade Gamers will soon be able to bump and flip in high-definition, as “Pinball FX” will be available for download on Xbox LIVE Arcade for Xbox 360 beginning Wednesday, Apr. 25 at 0900 GMT (2:00 a.m. Pacific). Zen Studios’ new “Pinball FX” offers a unique pinball experience for novice and expert gamers. It combines the arcade thrills of traditional pinball with enhanced gameplay and exciting, innovative features not found in any other pinball game. Gamers may control the flippers with their hand or arm motions using the Xbox LIVE Vision Camera or simply use the standard Xbox 360 controller. Pinball FX sets a new standard for realistic ball physics and graphical detail in pinball video games.
- 120 new levels in gorgeous high definition graphics
- Tons of crazy characters, including Marshomechs, Radioactive Ginseng, and Exploding Superpigs.
- Marsho Madness: the crazy, adrenaline-rushing “Eets” action game, where players can play co-op to keep the impending evil marshmallows at bay
- Earn up to 12 Achievements and 200 Gamerscore points