Comic Jumper vaults to XBLA this week

Xbox Live Update: Twisted Pixel's latest adventure hits download hub next to demos for Castlevania and Enslaved; Modern Warfare 2 DLC packs 50 percent off.

Last week’s Xbox Live release slate was spearheaded by pugilism and robots, but this week’s focus is on a funny jumper from an indie developer.

Having established itself with The Maw and last year's Summer of Arcade standout Splosion Man, Twisted Pixel's Comic Jumper: The Adventures of Captain Smiley (1,200 MS points, or $15) will follow the adventures of the appropriately named Captain Smiley as he leaps into different comic books in an attempt to set right plotlines gone wrong. The journey begins on October 6 and will see Smiley traverse a quartet of comic styles through 11 2D and 3D levels, with an assortment of eight additional challenge missions and unlockables to keep gamers playing.

Captain Smiley probably isn't smiling here.

Leaping onto Xbox Live today are two new demos, the first of which is for Castlevania: Lords of Shadow. The sampler gives players a look and feel for the vampire-themed action game from Mercury Steam. Players are thrust into the boots of Gabriel Belmont, a member of the Brotherhood of Light armed with the Combat Cross.

The other trial hitting Xbox Live today is for Namco Bandai’s sci-fi platforming action game Enslaved: Odyssey to the West. Set in a postapocalyptic America, the game tells the story of slaves forced to work together for survival. The game's protagonist, the muscular Monkey, is captured by slavers along with the techno-savvy woman Trip. The pair escape, but Trip hacks a slave headband to tie her life to Monkey's, forcing him to protect her as they search for refuge.

This week’s Xbox Live Deal of the Week is on Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2's two downloadable content packs. This week only, players can pick up both the Stimulus Package and the Resurgence Pack for 600 MS points, or $7.50.

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Discussion

10 comments
Darqness
Darqness

Yes, ASS.... we know. The demo was out on PSN two weeks ago... BUT this is an Xbox Live article. Hasnt been that long on Live.

x-2tha-z
x-2tha-z

Already bought the points for Comic Jumper. I'll download it once I get home from work.

Pete5506
Pete5506

The map packs should be free

lilflex1
lilflex1

after playing enslaved around 2 weeks ago its worth buying

runstalker
runstalker

Comic Jumper has a killer soundtrack just about worth the points on its own. Twisted Pixel usually gives you a lot of game for $15.

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

what is game spot talking about that enslave demo has been out for two weeks now.

kennythomas26
kennythomas26

those map packs are just on sale for this week only then they go back to the old price.

I_am_theOpus
I_am_theOpus

Well, the MW2 map packs are finally a reasonable price. Too bad I've totally moved on from the game by now. I'll be buying comic jumper instead, and getting a free theme, gamer pictures, avatar awards, and free DLC for another game. Now there's a real deal, Microsoft.

kickblocker
kickblocker

this long after they decide to lower the map pack prices?

nissanmaxima
nissanmaxima

now i will buy the MW2 map packs. i refused to pay $15 each when they first came out. now i will pick up for $7.50 a pop.