Xbox Live Update: Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime oozes onto XBLA

Online storefront adds Atari's top-down co-op licensed game to Xbox Live Arcade alongside Swarm; Games on Demand welcomes Call of Juarez and Supreme Commander 2; WWE All-Stars demo now out.

Last week new additions to Microsoft's virtual marketplace were spearheaded by Halo: Reach's latest volley of downloadable content, the Defiant Map Pack. This week's focus, however, shifts to ghost wrangling.
Sanctum of Slime gets messy on XBLA tomorrow.

Leading the pack this week on the Xbox Live Arcade is Atari's Ghostbusters: Sanctum of Slime (800 MS points, or $10). Due out on Wednesday, the top-down game set in New York City will be a cooperative adventure game playable online or offline with up to four players. It will drop players into the boots of the Ghostbuster team's newest recruit and task them with working cooperatively to take down towering bosses. Also, gamers will have a range of weaponry at their disposal, including the proton stream, the plasma inductor, and the fermion shock.

Also out tomorrow on the XBLA is Hothead Games' Swarm (1,200 MS points, or $15). Swarm will put players in control of up to 50 swarmites at a given time, guiding the entire pack through puzzling levels fraught with danger from spinning saw blades, poison gas, high explosives, and more. At least one member of the swarm will need to avoid becoming a splatter on the ground in order to collect DNA and pass each level.

Switching to the Games on Demand space, Microsoft added three new games to the download spot today, the first of which is Ubisoft's Wild West shooter Call of Juarez ($20). The other two new full-game downloads available now are Supreme Commander 2 ($30) and the movie tie-in game Cloudy With a Chance of Meatballs ($50).

Gamers looking to try before they buy can grab a demo for WWE All-Stars today from Xbox Live. The sampler gives players a first look at and feel for THQ's latest WWE-licensed game. The wrestling game is due out in full on March 29.

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Eddie Makuch is a news editor at GameSpot, and is a big UCONN athletics fan.

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9 comments
hahamanin
hahamanin

gr8 getting GHOSTBUSTERS!! tom

howie1926
howie1926

Who you gonna call?? Ghostbusters!!

FallenOneX
FallenOneX

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs $50?!?!? I hope that's a typo. The Ghostbusters game looks like a 3D version of the OG arcade game.... buying this weekend.

controlfreak25
controlfreak25

Love Ghostbusters! I have to get a MSP card first. Off topic, when is the Mortal Kombat demo going on xbox??? If it comes out the same day the game comes out then screw it cause im sure most people will be getting the full game.

JJMIZZY
JJMIZZY

I would have rather seen a disc based "Ghostbusters" sequel. I always liked the second movie better anyway, so the game could have just followed along with it's story line.

Bigbomb94
Bigbomb94

Where's the Mortal Kombat demo?

SLAMMIN23
SLAMMIN23

it actually comes out today not march 23 i know playstation is having it today im not sure when xbox updates i though they update on tuesdays to

ghstbstr
ghstbstr

I know that I want this game.

Mantis85
Mantis85

I ain't afraid of no ghosts! Accept Alma she's kinda creepy...