Puzzle Quest 2 adventures to XBLA

Xbox Live Update: Infinite Interactive's genre-fusing title hits digital marketplace alongside Games on Demand releases Tomb Raider Underworld, Command & Conquer Red Alert.

Following up last week's hefty release schedule with a similarly weighty week on Xbox Live isn't going to happen. Infinite Interactive's latest Puzzle Quest hits Xbox Live Arcade this week, sitting next to two Games on Demand titles, and not much more.

One of the more prominent releases this week is Infinite Interactive's Puzzle Quest 2, which hits June 30 for 1,200 Microsoft points, or $15. Similar to Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords, the game fuses puzzle elements with strategy, role-playing mechanics, and gem-matching to simulate the game's combat.

The game board has changed, but the gem-matching theme remains.

Also hitting XBLA on June 30 is Ancients of Ooga (800 MS points, or $10) from J. Kentworthy Entertainment. The platformer has players trekking through fantastical environments, internalizing foodstuffs, and violently regurgitating said consumables, if the player so chooses.

Switching to the Games on Demand front, Microsoft added two new full games to the store this week. The first is the action adventure game Tomb Raider: Underworld (1,600 MS points, or $19.99). In the game, players strap into the boots of Lara Croft and explore lush jungles, cavernous tombs, underwater refuges, and more.

The other Games on Demand addition this week is Command & Conquer 3: Tiberium Wars. Electronic Arts' futuristic strategy game is available for 1,600 MS points, or $19.99.

Added to the Avatar marketplace this week will be Crackdown 2 gear. Microsoft did not provide details outside of the gear's existence, saying only that it will arrive July 1, which is five days before the game comes to retail.

The above listing is Microsoft's current download schedule. It is subject to change. All content may not be available in all Xbox Live regions.

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Discussion

9 comments
kris912
kris912

will buy once it goes on sale for atleast 800 points!

Spybreak
Spybreak

I just got done with PQ DLC, I'll be looking forward to this one. I liked Galactrix but I managed to get it half off on ebay and well the game got better once you were in the mid to late game section (lots of battles, less opening gates).

Pete5506
Pete5506

Good to see, more is always good

FLEEBS
FLEEBS

Arrrrrgh!!!! I'm SOOOOO annoyed!!!! I've been waiting for Puzzle Quest 2 forever and my console Red Ringed last night!!

TimeWiseChubert
TimeWiseChubert

After I finish Breath of Death, Ill jump into Puzzle Quest 2....its feels soo good not having to go the store to get a game! XD

blackace
blackace

I still have finished the first game, but I'll definitely get this when I get home. I was hoping for a sequel. I still haven't finished the Galactrix Quest as well. Both games were very well made.

Amnesiac23
Amnesiac23 moderator

Yay! I get paid this weekend, so I can afford to buy Puzzle Quest 2 (I'm so poor...). I've really been looking forward to to playing this game and seeing what improvements have been made to the formula.

TheTrueMagusX1
TheTrueMagusX1

I might check this out. I actually enjoyed the first puzzle quest, and I am a fan of these Puzzle hybrid games that have been coming out the last couple of years. Heck one of my favorites of last year was Sir Henry Hatsworth the puzzle platformer. Now dang that was a fun game. Puzzle Quest 2 looks fun as well.